Our private studio is nestled in the coffee farm hills just minutes from downtown Kona. Relax on your private lanai. Take in the ocean and jungle views. Light the the tiki torches for a Hawaiian style "candlelit" dinner. You can also enjoy incredible stargazing on the clear nights.
Spacious lanai (deck). A super relaxing place to enjoy a meal or conversation with an ocean view. Stargazing from here is also amazing.
Our private studio is a wonderful place to call home during your visit the island of Hawaii.
The studio has a King size bed, a sofa/love seat sofa bed, coffee table, kitchenette and outdoor lanai (Hawaiian porch) with table, chairs and patio table umbrella.
The bathroom is a full size bath with toilet, shower and has a one sink vanity.
Enjoy eating or relaxing on the oudoor table overlooking the tropical jungle and pacific ocean beyond or come by our cafe for a complimentary continental breakfast or 20% the entire menu during not just your stay with us, but during your entire visit to the island! *see below for details.
The kitchenette is small but functional with a nice apartment size refrigerator/freezer, induction cooktop (great for making eggs, rice, pasta, etc), a bullet blender for smoothies, plates, bowls, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. There is also a BBQ grill on the oudoor lanai (deck). There isn't a sink in the kitchenette. Dishes are washed in the bathroom sink. A dish drying rack is provided.
The kitchenette also comes with complimentary organic coffee, instant oatmeal and assorted teas.
There is snorkel gear and body boards that are available to all our guests on a first come first serve basis. Your studio does come equipped with beach chairs, a beach umbrella and cooler.
There is snorkel gear and body boards that are available to all our guests on a first come first serve basis.
Interaction with Guests
Our family is very mellow and friendly. We own and run a bakery in downtown Kona so we work and run errands quite a bit.
On work days we leave the house around 5:00 am and get home in the early afternoons...sometimes late at night. We usually end up going to bed pretty early or just relaxing around the house. On our "off" days, we're usually at the beach,
doing house/yard work or relaxing at home.
We invite you to come to our cafe in downtown Kona and enjoy a complimentary continental style breakfast per person on the first morning (or any one time during your stay).
An organic, home made NY Bagel and cup of 100% Kona Coffee, Apple Juice or Tropicana OJ.
Please enjoy a 20% discount at our cafe anytime during your stay with us as well.
We have GF and Vegan options too!
We want you to know that we are happy to see you and answer any questions you have regarding your stay or about the area activities.
When we are home, if you hear or see us, you're more than welcome to come by and say hello! We love meeting our guests, however if you prefer to be left alone and just relax, we totally respect that and your privacy.
Once you've booked your stay with us, you will be given both our cell phone numbers. We are best reached via text and also via the airbnb message thread. We always have our phones on us and are very good about replying and being in touch.
Our home is nested on 1.5 private in a beautiful, desirable area in the hills just minutes from Kona town. In fact if you're at the Kailua Kona pier and you look south, you can see our areas perched on the mountainside from there.
We've had many people visit our property (even long time locals) that have said "wow! This spot is amazing! I didn't even know this existed up here".
Driving down the road you'll see coffee farms, banana trees and macadamia nut groves and lush tropical foliage. Our neighbors are mostly coffee growers and farmers. You don't see any other houses from our home (even though we do have neighbors on adjacent properties), yet we are conveniently located minutes from Keauhou Resort and Kailua Kona where you'll find all the modern conveniences of shopping, dining, movie theaters, entertainment, grocery stores and of course wonderful beaches, snorkeling spots and amazing island adventures.
The historic Keauhou Store is located just under a mile from our home. This adorable country/vintage store sells all kinds of snacks, drinks and even has a small lunch menu. It's a great place to sit, relax and watch life go by. Oh! And the owner, Thea, makes amazing, fresh baked cookies!
Palekana road (the road our home is on) is a great road for a morning run or evening walk. One of our neighbor's farms is a sight for Kamehameha Schools so sometimes you can hear the kids chanting in Hawaiian as they work on the land. It's amazing.
On certain nights if you're sitting outside on the lanai (deck), the beats of the Tahitian drums from the luau down at the Sheraton Resort travel up the mountain. It is so cool. Makes one feel like you're in ancient Hawaii!
Our home is located approximately 25-30 minutes south of the Kona International Airport which is 10-15 minutes from downtown Kona.
If you're arriving on a flight at the Hilo airport, Kailua Kona & our home is about a 2 hour drive.
Renting a car is a ideal when staying at our place. If you don't have a "smartphone", we recommend a GPS or a great map.
If you choose to use one of our maps or guidebooks and don't have a GPS, no worries! We'll provide you with very detailed instructions to our home. It really is easy to find (even at night).
If you don't plan on renting a car, you will find our place to not be the best spot. However, when my schedule allows, I have accommodated guests before who didn't have cars. Let me know if this is something you're interested in.
Other Things to Note
The studio is accessible via an exterior, covered stairwell. If stairs pose a challenge for you, you'll find this to not be a suitable place.
The houses are separated enough where you rarely see or hear other guests, however we kindly request that from the hours of 10:00 pm to 8:00 am we are all extra conscious of our neighbor guests. (Conversations, TV's, Phone Calls, laptops, etc....at a lower volume).
Cigarette smoking is allowed on your private outdoor lanai only. You're welcome to smoke on the lower part of the parking lot as well or down by the palm trees where the turtle birdbath is.
Large beach towels have been provided for taking to the beach.
Please turn off all fans, TV's and lights when you leave for the day.
We harvest the majority of our water from the rain. Please be conservative when using water (brushing teeth, showering, washing dishes). On that note: THE WATER in the water bottle stations are for consumption.
Store all food in the microwave or refrigerator when you're gone. Any food left out is a party invitation for bugs.
Antoinette, her family and the two friends living on the property were very welcoming and friendly. Everything is as described and we were having a great time in this green paradise. We enjoyed the lanai with the BBQ very much and had very relaxing evenings watching the sunset and listening to the sounds of the ¨jungle¨ while the housecats were visiting us.
We really enjoyed our visit on the Big Island the location was great. The studio apartment was nice and it has it's own private deck with grill. The view is beautiful and the surroundings are very pretty and jungle like. The hosts are very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommend!
Wish we could stay here all year...Antoinette Made us feel right at home, the bakery she and her husband run is awesome...Thank you!!
Simply amazing! The studio is even better than it looks on the pictures and the ocean view is unbelievable!!
Antoinette and her husband were extremely friendly and welcoming. Their bakery in Kona serves delicious bagels, coffee, smoothies and a lot more, had our breakfast there every day!
We really enjoyed our stay, would definitely recommend this place!
Very comfortable retreat in a funky setting up on the mountain. This was one of our favorite places on the Big Island because of the ocean view, the constant cool breeze wafting through the room, the large deck and comfy chairs, the well supplied kitchen area, fresh water and plentiful towels provided. I would recommend it without any reservations to anyone looking for a quiet place to retreat to.
Annette's place was a dream! Although we weren't home much, we communicated with her often and she was very accommodating. We had everything we needed and then some; it was great to have some cooking oil and salt and pepper handy in the kitchen, as well as free coffee! Spacious room, high ceilings, and a great bathroom with several towels. We borrowed a boogie board and beach umbrella one day, which was a huge plus! The view from the balcony was stellar, and we enjoyed all the wildlife we encountered in the neighborhood.
I would definitely recommend this studio to any person or couple traveling to the west coast of the Big Island!
The private studio was even more charming than we had imagined. We selected this location as an escape from our busy lives on O'ahu and it certainly did the trick! The studio was equipped with everything we needed such as coffee maker, linens, even a down blanket for the chilly nights. Plenty of extras were available as well such as a beach umbrella, chairs, grill, pots and pans that we never got around to using. Having a phenomenal bakery owned by the hosts just down the hill in Kona to start our day at was a huge added bonus. I LOVE the herb bagel with vegan cream cheese! It's not often I find delicious vegan food in a small town.
We will absolutely check for availability at the studio on our next island hopping adventure.
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I'm Antoinette. Thank you for your interest in making our home your home away from home during your visit to the island of Hawaii.
My husband, Jonathan and our 15 year old daughter are originally from "The Land of Enchantment" (Taos, New Mexico) and have been living on this amazing island for 10 years. We came here after a 3 year adventure in Homer, Alaska.
In 2013, we were blessed by our hanai uncle who sold us his home which gives us the opportunity to share it with visitors from around the world!
After staying at a couple hostels in Alaska, I fell in love the "B&B", "Hostel" vibe. There is something really cool about sharing space with others in a "non hotel like" setting. You get to experience an interesting reality. We're really happy we get to create that here on the beautiful Big Island.
I love nature and am a passionate animal and earth lover. I love full moon nights, stargazing, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins. I'm an ethical vegan.
I love writing, reading, and learning. I'm really fascinated by holistic health, wellness and spirituality.
I love stories about UFO and mermaid sightings and pretty much things super~natural.
Even though I love studying and learning about the spiritual worlds, I am definitely very grounded. :)
I'm also very much into the self discovery and self improvement realm.
Some of my favorite teachers are:
Don Miguel Ruiz, Louise Hay, Lucinda Bassett, Serge Kahili King, Deepak Chopra & Tony Robbins.
My next adventure is to become a therapist and facilitate healing and expansion retreats at our home.
My husband is very mellow and a bit on the introverted quiet side.
However once he gets comfortable, he enjoys chatting. He's one of the hardest working persons I've ever known. He used to be a longline fisherman in Alaska for 15 years and also did crab fishing in the Bering Sea. He is now a passionate vegan too. He's the main baker at our cafe. He enjoys SCUBA diving and working around the house.
Our 15 year old daughter is very sweet and an amazingly grounded teenager. I think it helps that she's been home schooled the last 5 years. She's very athletic and is a Big Island and State Champion 6 man canoe paddling racer.
She helps us at our cafe and runs the front of the house. When she's not working or paddling, this mermaid child loves spending as much time as she possibly can at the beach. She's also an animal lover and vegan.
As a family, we love adventures, relaxing at home and doing home improvement projects. We are solid and tight knit, just enjoying another day in paradise. Hope to meet you along the way.
With Warmest Aloha!
Antoinette, Johnny & Luna