Comfy, cozy & private studio!

House - Private room · Palekana Road, Hōlualoa, HI 96725, United States

This spacious studio has a comfy king bed, full bath and kitchenette where you can create small meals and enjoy them on the bistro table over looking a beautiful view of the pacific.

The Space

Surrounded by beautiful history and nature, our home is located on 1.5 private acres approximately 13 minutes from Historic Kailua Kona and 10 minutes from Keauhou resort. Keauhou Bay is a wonderful spot to do a night time guided snorkel with majestic mana rays, stand up paddle board, take an amazing kayak adventure or just hang out and watch the local kids practice 6 man canoe racing.

We offer wonderful, comfortable accommodations. This room is very spacious and has a very comfortable king size bed, full bath, large vanity and kitchenette.

EXTRA GUEST: If you have a child age 18 or under, they are able to stay in the room (on a provided air mattress) at an additional charge of $15/night.. This can be collected separately upon arrival. Book the room under "2 guests".
Extra guests over the age of 18 the charge is $25 a night. Please book the room under 3 guests.

There is a small kitchenette equipped with a full size fridge and freezer, electric cooktop/hot plate with pots and pans, microwave oven, blender, toaster oven, it uncles, etc.
there is also a BBQ grill on the back lanai (deck). A table and chair set is available for you to enjoy breakfast or dinner surrounded by trees and nature.

Please know that no request is too big and we will do our very best to meet any special requirements you may have. When we are home in the evenings, we love chatting with our guests and talking story. Please know you are welcome to visit and ask questions any time we're home. We can also be reached via text at any time of day as well.

The Keauhou Sheraton has a lovely Luau several times during the week. Luau's are wonderful entertainment! If you haven't seen one, we recommend it.
There is usually lots of life music nightly at the waterfront restaurants in Kailua Kona. Huggos on the Rocks, Humpy's, Lava Java are some of our favorite places to go in close proximity to the house.

Keauhou Bay: Birthplace of Kamehmeha III. Manta Snorkel Encounters, Kayaking, Catamaran Snorkel Cruises, Stand Up Paddling.
Kahalu'u Bay: See the "Pa o ka menehune" (which means literally "wall of the ancients"), a breakwater constructed in Ancient Hawaii that might have once enclosed the entire bay. The Kuʻemanu Heiau is on the north end of the bay. This was used by royalty to view surfing and as a residence. Nearby the Keawaiki canoe landing site is popular today with local surfers. This is also a great place to snorkel, ride some great waves or take a surf lesson if you like!
Kealakekua Bay: Landing site of Captain James Cook and also where he met his demise. Beautiful snorkeling and also kayak tours. We recommend "Kona Boys".
Manini Beach: Beautiful local beach.
Kua Bay: Gorgeous turquoise water and white sand.
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau: City of Refuge. Ancient Hawaiian Resting grounds for wounded warriors and tribe members who broke "kapu" laws and were seeking safety and refuge.
The volcano is approximately 2 hours south east of our home. Hilo town is also about a 2 hour drive.
We are happy to help with Maps, Tour Bookings, Directions and share with you our very favorite spots and tips on where to go and what to do.

Smoking is not allowed in any of the guest quarters or courtyard. Lucky for us we have year round beautiful weather where you can take a walk or enjoy your smoke at the lower part of the parking area pretty much any time of the year. (Unless it's raining).
We provide free use of fast wireless internet and free parking.
We do have pets. Our cats are mostly outdoor cats and only come into our main house. You will most likely only encounter them (if at all) on the back deck.
We have dogs but they are live in the front courtyard and you will never have to encounter them. There is a very old dog, Bruno, that came with the house. :) He is totally harmless and you might see him when you drive up. Just be careful not to run over him. :)

Tropical birds are abound and wake with the sun. Coqui frogs serenade you to sleep.
We have wild chickens that run around the property from time to time!

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions at all!

Antoinette, Johnny & Luna

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a wonderful time in this spacious studio! Getting there seemed a bit tricky for us since we were travelling at night time. But Antoinette helped a lot patiently staying on the phone when we got confused. And once you there - it is like a little tropical paradise with the most beautiful views and sounds. The studio is very neat, has a little kitchen - it was a great plus for us. Antoinette also gave us towels, beach towels and offered to use the snorkeling gear and boogie boards - yohoo! Overall it was a very pleasant experience. All the communication went really smooth and she was always responding within a very short period of time! Great host and just a sweet person!

    February 2014
  • Our room was lovely, and with an exceptionally comfortable bed! The view was great, and while it is our of the way, being surrounded by lush plants and natural sounds was great.

    February 2014
  • The upper private studio guest room was a wonderful stay for us!

    We had no problems following the directions to the location, even in the middle of the night, as our flight arrived quite late in the evening.

    Our beautiful room (the upstairs guestroom) had a marvellous view overlooking the ocean. It had a mini kitchenette, equipped with a full refrigerator and a single hotplate which we used on a frequent basis. There was also a BBQ on the lower deck which we were invited to use, and we did!

    The bed was super comfortable, the ceiling fan was a welcome respite from the sometimes muggy heat, and the rain shower was fantastic. It was truly a well stocked self-sufficient room that we felt very comfortable in.

    We got a chance to meet Antoinette and her family, who were very friendly and were introduced to their dogs and cats, including Bruno, who came with the house.

    All in all, a great AirBNB experience which we would recommend to our friends!

    February 2014
    Response from Antoinette:

    Thank you for your wonderful review on the room. I'm glad you found it a great space to enjoy and also cook.
    I'm happy you got to meet all the animals too! :D Bruno is definitely a sight to see. hehe!
    We hope to see you again on your next visit on the big island!

  • I had a great stay here. This place was exactly what I was looking for in Hawaii. The place is a little off the main road, and a little bit away from any towns, but it is pretty accessible to the island. The road in is dotted with coffee farms.
    The room was pretty private and well setup. The bed, bathroom, etc... were fine, and the kitchen had everything I needed. The view on to the ocean is amazing! I was looking through my photos, and the sunset from here was one of my favorites from the trip. Very open air, which was mostly fine (I was hit with a very rare rainstorm while I was there, and I wasn't so happy with the windows then, but nothing got wet). You are really out in the woods, so there were lots of nature sounds, like wild roosters in the morning!
    I didn't see Antoinette or her family too much while I was there, but they seemed quite nice and were great hosts. There were a few others guests staying at the house while I was there.

    February 2014
  • Our stay in the Master Bedroom of Antoinette's place was great. The room is spacious, mosquito-free through mosquito-nets over the open windows, but still with a great view from a large uncovered window. The location in the foothills elevates the house well over sea level which we found great since it makes for cool, fresh air at night, and there are much fewer critters around than at sea level.
    The kitchenette has all the pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and appliances you need for basic cooking (only a single hotplate).
    The house is pretty isolated with woods all around, from which the coqui frogs chirp all night (we found it charming, not annoying). Antoinette has several dogs that we heard barking sometimes. Neither was a problem for us, but light sleepers shouldn't expect complete silence at night.
    There were some other guests, but other than meeting them sometimes around the house, we didn't hear/notice much of them.

    Antoinette and her husband Johnny usually live in the adjoining house on the same property, but weren't here during our stay. Still, they were very responsive by phone/messages to all questions we had and gave us tips for activities with very detailed directions.

    Overall a wholly positive experience, and we hope to come back!

    January 2014
  • Although we did not meet Antoinette in the couple of days we stayed there, communication was smooth and all was perfectly fine! The place is not that easy to find, so I recommend other guests without mobile internet access to be better prepared than us and to look up directions in advance!

    The room has a lovely view, with windows all around, is very clean - in brief, we found it just as shown on the pictures. The house is very nice too. I can recommend staying with Antoinette! And her cafe in Captain Cook was nice too!

    November 2013
  • The room and the location are just perfect. Everything went without troubles, even though we arrived late. She just texted me where I find the entrance and that was it.

    You have your own little kitchen, bathroom, a large room with a large bed. If you look out of the window, you see many tropical flowers and the ocean.

    If you want to explore the area around Kona it is the perfect place to stay. We even went to the Star gazing program to the Mauna Kena Visito Center which is 1,5 hour drive.

    September 2013
  • I stayed for a week with my sister while visiting the Big Island and had a wonderful stay at Antoinette's place. The place was situated in a very quiet and peaceful surrounding. Seeing the sunset from the lanai was a beautiful sight. Room was clean and everything was in working order. Great central location to the beaches, shopping, and restaurants. Thank you Antoinette for opening your place up to strangers!

    June 2013
  • Antoinette and John are very warm, flexible & generous hosts. Their lovely house is situated in a beautiful paradise-like surrounding - definitely worth the meandering road up the hill. The view of the distant bay from our room was an important part of the deal. The studio is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. All our requests were answered effortlessly and with a smile. What a wonderful way it was to end our trip in Hawaii !!! If we ever return to Big Island we'll definitely consider making them our base.

    June 2013
  • This was the best place we could have chosen on the Big Island! We arrived late and woke up to the most beautiful panoramic oceanview. The space was clean and just up our alley. We live on Maui and try to avoid the resorts and condos and "touristy" parts of the island. Their property was the "real Hawaii" to us. We also loved their cafe! We ate there both mornings. The food was delicious and so healthy!Our time here was exactly what we were looking for on our trip. Aloha and Thank you!

    April 2013
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Aloha~Greetings! We're originally from "The Land Of Enchantment" Taos, New Mexico and moved to Hawaii 9 years ago after living in Alaska for 3 years. My husband Jonathan and I have been married for 15 years and have an awesome 14 year old daughter, Luna. Our family is very entrepreneurial & non conventional. We live a very passionate life on the edge, to the fullest and are very passionate about experiencing the new and unknown. We are risk takers and entrepreneurial. Our friends are (never) amazed that we're creating something new, working on a new project, running around like crazies, expanding, remodeling.....pretty much DOING. We love being able to share lots of time together and work for ourselves while living on this amazing island. We own a popular bakery & cafe called "Evolution" located in the heart of downtown Kailua Kona. We are known for creating delicious, healthy meals, juices and smoothies as well as having the most AWESOME pastry case in all of Kona. We use all organic ingredients in our baking and lots of local, organic and Non-GMO ingredients in our offerings. Our family is Vegan so we also offer lots of vegan options and Gluten Free items too! We also have a contemporary ceramics business called "Pele's Paint Your Own Pottery" (named after Hawaii's Volcano Goddess). This fun business give us the opportunity to create art projects with children at one of the most beautiful golf and beach clubs in the world. We just embarked on the vacation rental business after moving into our dream home/property last year. After the experience of staying in some really neat Hostels and vacation homes in Alaska, we thought it would be neat to be able to have a space to offer that experience ourselves one day. And here we are. We've been LOVING the experience and have made some great friends through this really fun business adventure. Jon and I are very casual and conscious hosts. We want you to feel comfortable while staying at our home and are super easy to communicate with. Because of our super busy lives, we can be on the go quite a bit, however we're very easy to reach via cell phone, email or bakery number if needed. While it's been a while since we've traveled, we LOVE exploring new places and plan to travel abroad very soon. Jon traveled to different places in Europe years ago. I've yet had the opportunity to go there. Top of the dream list is England, Scotland, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Egypt and an African Safari. Jon is a certified diver and we have a 21' Ali'i Kai fishing boat. He was a commercial fisherman in Alaska for over 15 years and also a building contractor for many years. Our 14 year old daughter is "unschooled". She's really mellow, loves animals and sports. She runs the front of the house at our café and can make a mean latte or Americano! She can easily handle a line out the door with calamity and ease. She recently hired a personal trainer and is in the process herself of becoming a certified trainer. She also paddles and races with her canoe racing team several times a week, is a certified SCUBA diver, certified in CPR and is also in a year long, Hawaiian Studies Canoe Sailing program called "Na Pe'a". So that's the story of the Sharfin's in a nutshell. If you're looking for a beautiful home to stay in with people who are really mellow and real. Check us out!
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