WHALE POD 2B w GRAND VIEW N Breakfast


Entire home/apt

14 Guests

2 Bedrooms

7 Beds


Entire home/apt

14 Guests

2 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

This Quiet restful place in Kona seems like you are in a remote part of the island , and roll out of bed , to hear the birds, go for a swim or go to local activities and foodie places to explor

The space

WHALES SPOTTED.... BIG OCEAN VIEW
99% YOU CAN SEE THEM TOO JAN-APRIL
I swam with the dolphins 1/.2 inch from my face not 30 minutes away by car and one of my guests swam with 35 dolphins not more than a mile north on the coast
40 BY 40 ROOM PLUS , AND STUDIO TOO
3 BEDS , SLEEPS 6
DISCOUNT BOAT TOUR AVAILABLE

It is a great time to reserve your spot
the place is going to go up in price
the price it is at now is just an introductory promotional price

Compare what we offer
no other place in our price range compares even at the coming
rack rate 186
more towels, high tread count sheets, cooking gear, table gear, light breakfast , free fresh fruit, ap enable tribite wifi and ethernet, free parking , in town of kona, ocean view, and more, tucked away but still in town , quiet place less than 5 minutes to Restarants/ Beaches , and Shopping

Compare Available Studios
All Studios are lockable and have Private sleeping and Bath areas and have the same rack rate

The place; With Host GIO Chef, Kona Historian, Exotic Tropical Fruit explorer and …..

THE PLACE- Da INSIDE SCOOP
Not a Commercail Hotel, Condo,or apartment building and does not have a pool, toxic good looking landscape or ocean front or down town oreintation. This place is not the noisy party pad place that those other places offer
IT IS A
A RUSTIC HOUSE with separate Private lockable studios, and 3b unit( lockable rooms) that share bath/kitchen and living room and some shared areas , WITH RARE CHANCE TO FIND OUT ABOUT EXOTIC FRUIT, EATABLE LANDSCAPING AND HISTORY OF THE ISLAND

Lots of TowelCooking Set uFreebies below
high thread count sheets

Deck with ocean and sunset views.
Private room with Tropically This house does have STAIRS, so must be comfortable walking up and down them.

We are at an 800ft elevation overlooking the ocean, about 5 minutes by car to the beach or less, and 5 minutes by car from the center of town as well as waterfront restaurants and stores.

Good snorkeling
At Kahalu'u beach, about 3-5 minutes west of us by car, with easy ocean access for beginners. You can rent snorkel equipment at the beach.

Our home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac 5 minutes from Kailua-Kona village by car, lanai with OCEAN, land & SUNSET VEIWS.

Private Studio with 40by 40 room
Tropically decorated twin-sized Futon/ and 2 king beds, studio apt., nice bathroom with shower, all not shared
Shared; refrigerator, cooking areas pitcher. Sun warmed hot water.

Fruit
Passion fruit or, papaya, or dragon fruit or Banana - ice cream / honey - or lady finger kind
Local Macnuts
and sometimes mac nut pan cakes or omelets for guests that stay longer

Enjoy micro tropical garden
Mini tropical fruit trees, papas, veggies, herbs and cherry trees.

Shared another lanai, Car parking, WIFI, and there is a washer/dryer for you to use (quarters needed)... Shared cooking oven, gas stove, microwaveIt is a great time to reserve your spot
the place is going to go up in price
the price it is at now is just an introductory promotional price


Airport
Pick up or drop is $ 43 includes tax (for 2 and kids max)
Prepaid only / Guaranteed Reservations Only

Check-in time
By advance appointment only
ideal checkin time 3pm-7 and by advance appointment only

With international flights and individual circumstances
We do make our best effort to accommodate early check-in, however our check-in by appointment stands - we need the time to prepare the place and expected early check-in is an unrealistic expectation putting stress on our staff and those that have those expectations
We cannot always accommodate early check-in. Some solutions to deal with early arrival; A Guest could reserve the day before or go get a bite to eat , even go for a swim year round and then check-in after. Thanks for your consideration

Services
Some additional Costs
There is an extra cost associated with massage, international calls, rental bikes or cars, requested pick up or drop off, island tours or other special requests. Requesting a service booking a time, accepting a charge for a service is associated with special requests,
We do not offer commercial credit or charge accounts

Guest room materThe quiet area and the view at about 1000 feet over looking the ocean
Tax not included in the Airbnb feeials
Room items are included for use in the rental and not as take home items. They can be purchased separately in advance through airbnb only
Items; Towels, robes, blankets bedding, utensils, cooking ware, baskets , gas canisters, plates, cups, books, paintings, batiks, or anything else that is reusable by the property from the property.

Some Freebies
The great tropical fruit in your baskets (not the baskets themselves)
Directions, ideas on places to go and see, limited rides to town (sometimes I drive to the store or town and it’s great to give you a lift then - no charge), 5 minute chair massage sampler, and special VIP/ insider event experiences when offered.

THE PLACE- Da INSIDE SCOOP
Not a Commercail Hotel, Condo,or apartment building and does not have a pool, toxic good looking landscape or ocean front or down town oreintation. This place is not the noisy party pad place that those other places offer
IT IS A
A RUSTIC HOUSE with separate Private lockable studios, , WITH RARE CHANCE TO FIND OUT ABOUT EXOTIC FRUIT, EATABLE LANDSCAPING AND HISTORY OF THE ISLANThe Host
John or Gio- short for Giovanni is an inspiring and aspiring, Kona Historian, Chef, Massage Therapist, Pilot, Entertainer, exotic tropical fruit explorer, micro scale farmer and aspiring world traveler. He likes to let you know about some of the secrets; of Kona, Hawaii, tropical fruit, healthy living, massage, and Tai Chi. He is available for various sessions
Massage, bodywork, structural integration, tarot, eternal being readings, and interpersonal exploration
Above all he is interested in meeting many good people from around the world and helping you explore Hawaii’s Island Paradise
Also appearances by Carolynn and Leona the play and food exploration crew
some of the differences are
the dolphin
has a dolphin theme, hard wood floors, outdoor dish sink 2 closets and a tube, a view of the ocean
the whale
has carpet, large dish sink in the bathroom, more windows, it can be a more nioser as it has many windows and is near the parking area and above another unit, better view
Jungle Garden
A Microcosuim or micro-ecosystem / garden has hard wood floors, has a more private deck, cooking area and dining area, but does not have the shared frig and deck close by, like the other two/ can use the shared frig and cooking area over looking the ocean. It has more of a garden atmoshere, and less of a ocean view
bike package
includes the bike or bikes
Whale/Dolphin Tour
( with one of the most longest running and expereinced captains on the island)
with the tour you save even more

Actual price
As Tax is included the actual price for the room differs
the real the price is 14.767% less tax


The Rack rate
189 per day before taxes

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Prepaid only / Guaranteed Reservations Only

Check-in time
By advance appointment only
ideal checkin time 3pm-7 and by advance appointment only

With international flights and individual circumstances
We do make our best effort to accommodate early check-in, however our check-in by appointment stands - we need the time to prepare the place and expected early check-in is an unrealistic expectation putting stress on our staff and those that have those expectations
We cannot always accommodate early check-in. Some solutions to deal with early arrival; A Guest could reserve the day before or go get a bite to eat , even go for a swim year round and then check-in after. Thanks for your consideration

Services
Some additional Costs
There is an extra cost associated with massage, international calls, rental bikes or cars, requested pick up or drop off, island tours or other special requests. Requesting a service booking a time, accepting a charge for a service is associated with special requests,
We do not offer commercial credit or charge accounts

Guest room materials
Room items are included for use in the rental and not as take home items. They can be purchased separately in advance through airbnb only
Items; Towels, robes, blankets bedding, utensils, cooking ware, baskets , gas canisters, plates, cups, books, paintings, batiks, or anything else that is reusable by the property from the property.

Some Freebies
The great tropical fruit in your baskets (not the baskets themselves)
Directions, ideas on places to go and see, limited rides to town (sometimes I drive to the store or town and it’s great to give you a lift then - no charge), 5 minute chair massage sampler, and special VIP/ insider event experiences when offeredThe Host
John or Gio- short for Giovanni is an inspiring and aspiring, Kona Historian, Chef, Massage Therapist, Pilot, Entertainer, exotic tropical fruit explorer, micro scale farmer and aspiring world traveler. He likes to let you know about some of the secrets; of Kona, Hawaii, tropical fruit, healthy living, massage, and Tai Chi. He is available for various sessions
Massage, bodywork, structural integration, tarot, eternal being readings, and interpersonal exploration
Above all he is interested in meeting many good people from around the world and helping you explore Hawaii’s Island Paradise
Also appearances by Carolynn and Leona the play and food exploration crew
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Interaction with guests

Close, but tucked away. Peaceful Hawaiian home VERY Close to Beaches, Galleries, Aloha live theater, many restaraunts, DownTown & Chocalate/Coffee farms.

Checkin or Arrival Time by Oppointment Only
By advance
ideal checkin time 3pm-7 and by advance appointment only


Checkin or arriving on weekends or Holidays not available without advanced specail request, terms, non refundability and additional fees

Compliementary wifi, breakfast supplies , internet tv, fruit, hot pool , cold tub, restaraunt passes, massages, classes , tours are subject to availability, available sun to heat, repairs, mainteince third party providers policies, and third party availability -repair and maintenience and availability. We do not garentee nor do we warrentee them, or include them in any costs, refunds or etc... In Hawaii repairs can take longer, office time is limited and staff time is limited so we all do our best and at times there be unavailability or it takes us time to get everything done

Other things to note

Tax not included in Airbnb fee
It's quiet and safe for kids and older adults
100 deposit, cleaning fee 35, extra person fee past 2 guests except under 11 kids, taxes and services are extra
100 deposit, cleaning fee 35, extra person fee past 2 guests except under 11 kids, Spa Area (10-25) a person, taxes, and services are extra
200 deposit for 2 rooms
Tax not included in Airbnb fee
No smoking W01605696-01

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $143
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No niose after 10pm , its quiet time / close the windows
This is a quiet, safe and smoke free property- That is a big part of the charm. If this part of the House Rules is violated, you could be asked to make other arrangements and terminate your stay
Quiet time after 9pm -8am and 10 am on weekends
Tax not included in the Airbnb fee
need to collect funds offsite for tax purposes, and note that these funds can not be collected prior to check-in. These funds must be collected as a cash transaction and not through credit or debit transactions, before hand
No smoking in or near rooms
We value the rights, safety and experiences of others, and violating others will shorten a person's stay
We prefer the house smoke-free, drug-free and drama-free.
* Thank you for not smoking in the house or near the house, taking your shoes off in the house.
* We do not allow CANDLES to be lit in the house.
* Use washer and dryer only between 7am and 10pm out of respect to the guest that lives next to them.
Hang up towels - mildew and mold can easily affect the towel and the whole room

We recycle - please separate the plastic, card board and food from your trash

* We try to conserve energy, a Greening household, so please turn off all lights and fans before you leave a room (including bathrooms, common areas).


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States · Joined in November 2009
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I am a bit of an eclectic person, I like to do cultural travel, grow tropical exotic fruit, definately into the whole health and wellness thing. I've found that I really enjoy the hosting aspect of having people come into my home and us get to know each other over the course of their stay. Maybe it's the massage therapist in me but I really enjoy the satisfaction that comes with providing a good experience for my guests, be it good advice on what to see and do, brewing fresh coffee in the morning, or having everything clean, ready, and in order when guests arrive. Having traveled a lot myself (staying in everything from hostels and guesthouses to five-star hotels), I know only too well what kinds of things are important to me in a homestay -- conveint location,clean linens, a comfy bed, helpful people that turn me onto the to do's of the place and a hot shower after a long day of traveling or sightseeing. Oh, and a friendly host, of course.. I really, really enjoy living on the Big Island of Hawaii and know it pretty well. I'm amazed every day that a place as special as this exists and that I get to call it home and I'm thrilled when I get to share it with others. Hope to see you soon!

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