Kailua-Kona Ocean View Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kini Loop, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States
Your host, Rory
85 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Kailua View Estates STUDIO (12.5 x 15 feet + full private bath) SEPARATE and LOCK-ABLE from main house. Eloquently furnished with ocean view. Private outside lanai with table and sliding door with ocean views. Great Queen Size bed, SAFE and Secure, dishes, pots and pans, kitchen, refer, full bath, B B Q, separate and lock-able from main house. Includes Satellite TV with hundreds of channels. $59 per day or less in summer season + $50.00 cleaning. special for 1 week or longer stays, washer dryer, wireless internet and Satellite TV with hundreds of channels.. Will be available on June 7th 2011. Area of Custom Homes and neighborhood with underground utilities and close to town and beaches with safe parking, Call owner (phone number hidden) or e-mail: (email hidden)

Guest Access

Check with Rory-owner/ manager for details for access, parking areas

Interaction with Guests

Owner available for beach information or restaurant suggestions

The Neighborhood

Upscale neighborhood with wide streets, sidewalks and underground utilities

Getting around

Walking to town possible but owner strongly suggests renting a car. All the world class beaches are a short drive

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Rory's place in Kailua Kona was perfect for us. Everything was clean and in good working order, with the exception of the which we made Rory aware of and he's getting it solved (we could access it, but spotty). Overall the studio is very pleasant.

    The king bed was comfortable. With windows on three sides, plus a ceiling fan, the space had wonderful airflow and the temperature (early June) was pleasant in the studio. The bathroom space is large and easy for two people to use.

    We loved the sunset views from the lanai, and spent three evenings there with nachos and drinks just soaking in the ocean view. It was also nice to have access to many beach supplies--towels, mats, sunscreen, wake boards, umbrellas. And the studio had a great guidebook for our use.

    Rory is a very good host who really knows the island. He has a good sense of the exact balance point for interacting with guests. He was available when we needed him, and offered great suggestions that fit our unique reasons for visiting Hawaii. The dining options he suggested were superb, and places we never would have found without his advice, and we had some nice non-travel conversations, too.

    As for location: it's possible to walk to downtown Kaillua from Rory's place (about 20 minutes each way, quite steep hill), but you will want to rent a car, especially as there's so much more than the town to explore on the Big Island. Rory's studio has ample parking for a rental car.

    We can hardly wait to return to the Big Island and will hope Rory has space for us next time!

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I spent 5 days at Rory's studio and had the best time of our lives. The studio is located in a nice neighborhood and in the perfect location for plenty of scuba diving. The place was very clean and comfortable and Rory was a wonderful host. He provided us with recommendations on what to do on the big island as well as snorkeling, surfing, and body boarding gear. We also appreciated the convenient parking spot in the driveway in front of the studio. I highly recommend staying at this studio and can't wait to come back!

    June 2014
  • Rory was a great host! The place was cozy and in great shape. He let me borrow his bikes and even his truck once to get into town. Plus I met the "neighbors" that he was hosting in the apartment above and had a great time hanging out with them. I had a great experience at this place and I would definitely stay there again.

    May 2014
  • Rory was a perfect host. Everything was clean and worked perfectly. He told us the best places to go and provided all of our equipment and extra towels at no extra charge. Couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be staying with him again.

    May 2014
  • Rory was a wonderful host! He answered our many questions from the best beaches to go to as well as the best local restaurants. The room is very well kept and the bed and pillows are very comfortable. He also has all you can ask for in regards to supplies for a great day at the beach (snorkel equipment, umbrellas, boogie boards, etc. as well as bikes). The private lanai also has an ocean view where you can just sit and enjoy some quiet time. We enjoyed the fact that this apartment is in a local neighborhood and we felt like we "lived" there for a short time. I would recommend staying at this apartment with Rory if you want to feel what it is really like to live in Hawaii with someone willing to take the time to share real island information and not just send you to tourist traps.

    April 2014
  • Rory is a very friendly host, and very knowledeable of local conditions. He is extremely helpful to our questions. We truely enjoyed our stay at his house.

    April 2014
  • Rory is a great host. We felt very comfortable and well with him as our host.
    The room was good and well equipped.
    It was clean and in a good location.
    Rory gave us great advice concerning special places and nice beaches.
    We would definitly stay again and can recommend him as a host.

    April 2014
  • Rory was a wonderful, low key host during our recent stay at his place in Kona :)) The studio is appointed with all items necessary for a comfy stay, and we enjoyed having the kitchen to prepare some of our meals each day. The outdoor lanai was also enjoyed by us, as were the beach gear that he provides for guests to use too. Rory went above and beyond to ensure that our visit to the Big Island was fun! We'd highly recommend his place to all other AirBnB folks -- Mahalo! Y&G, Homer, AK :)))

    April 2014
  • Rory was extremely friendly, helpful and generous with the use of beach and snorkeling equipment, bikes etc. The location is excellent for Kailua-Kona Village. We enjoyed our stay.

    March 2014
  • I love this studio. Nice and clean. An excellent bed. Everything you need for vacation is there. Very good location and very nice host. Thank you Rory. I would recommend Rory's place to other people and to my friends. As for me, I would love to come again. As soon as I go to Hawaii I will use this place again :). Thank you very much for your hospitality. Natalia

    March 2014
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