Private "Pueo" (owl) room.

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

Get away from it all!
This cozy room is located the guest cottage. The guest cottage is separate from our main home, uniquely connected by decks and stairs. Nestled on 1.5 beautiful, private acres minutes from downtown Kona.

Your host, Antoinette
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Get away from it all!
This cozy room is located the guest cottage. The guest cottage is separate from our main home, uniquely connected by decks and stairs. Nestled on 1.5 beautiful, private acres minutes from downtown Kona.

The Space

This cozy room is a private room located in the 3 bedroom guest cottage. This guest cottage is separate from our main house only connected by stairways, overhangs and decks.
Our home has a really unique, whimsy feel to it. The entire home including guests quarters and lanai's (decks) is around 4,000 square feet so it has a very spacious & open but private feel to it.

This is a wonderful room if you're looking for something comfortable, affordable and located in a desirable area of Kailua Kona.
The room has a queen size, cable TV & high speed wifi.
The view out the bedroom is filled with green, tropical foliage and the view from the Lanai has a beautiful view of the ocean and tropical foliage.

There is a private, enclosed outdoor bathroom/shower that is accessible via the bedroom.

The room comfortably fits 2 people however a third or even forth guest is possible if they choose to sleep on sofa bed that is located in the adjacent sun room. *There is an extra charge for more than 2 guests age 16 and up.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the adjacent sun room. This sun room has a really nice view of the pacific ocean and tropical foliage.
This sun room is a shared space with the room located next door. (See our listing under "Bamboo" room).
The sun room has a coffee maker, small refrigerator, toaster, microwave and induction hot plate for simple cooking.
It's easy to enjoy fruit breakfasts, toast, cereal, oatmeal, eggs, rice, etc.
This room also has access to a nice lanai (back deck). This area has a teak patio table with chairs and umbrella, a BBQ grill and sink for washing dishes, cups, etc.

Interaction with Guests

We love meeting our guests.
Our small family owns a bakery and cafe in downtown Kona so we work and run errands quite a bit.
We invite you to come and enjoy a complimentary delicious home made NY Bagel and cup of 100% Kona Coffee, Organic Apple Juice or Tropicana OJ. Please enjoy 10% off anytime during your stay with us as well. Our cafe has GF and Vegan options too!
On work days we leave the house around 4:00 am and get home in the early afternoons. We usually end up relaxing at home or going to bed around 8:00 pm.
On our "off" days, we're usually out enjoying the beautiful weather, doing house/yard work or relaxing at home.

We want you to know that we are happy to see you and answer any questions you have regarding your stay or area activities.
When we are home, 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 it's all good with us.
Once you've booked your stay with us, you will be given 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.

The Neighborhood

We live in a beautiful area, nestled in the hills just outside of Kailua Kona, known as Holualoa. Driving down the road to our place you'll see coffee farms, banana trees and macadamia nut groves. Our neighbors are mostly coffee growers and farmers. You don't see any other houses from our property but 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.
Our comfortable elevation of 1400' allows for cool breezes and no need for AC. In fact, during the winter months (January & February) you'll find it can be a bit "chilly" in the mornings (around mid 60's).

Getting around

Renting a car is a must when staying with us.
We are 25 minutes south of the Kona airport and approximately 10 to 25 minutes from many of the popular beaches and snorkel spots. Riding a bike is really not a realistic sort of transportation as we are located uphill from Kona town. The old highway that leads to our house is also windy and there is no shoulder to ride on. There is a local bus however it only runs a couple times a day and drops off/picks up about a mile from the house.

Other Things to Note

We have dogs that live in the courtyard outside the sun room. 2 are big dogs and as you'll see from our reviews are very sweet and good.
They normally walk up the stairs to the little gate to say hello to our new guests and then usually spend the rest of their day laying around or playing with one another.

There are wild chickens and roosters that run around from time to time as sell as pheasants, turkeys and other amazing tropical animals (geckos, Jackson chameleons, toads (when it rains) and coqui tree frogs.

Welcome to Hawaii!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $525 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • This was our first accomodation on Big Island and it couldn't have been a better start. From the balcony one has an amazing view on the ocean, there's Big Island's famous coqui frog concert at night and beautiful vegetation all around. The room was and bathroom were clean and well equipped and nicely decorated. It was a very enjoyable stay. Antoinette and her husband stroke a good balance between providing advice and granting privacy and arranged everything for our late night arrival. One must note though that it's better when you're not afraid of mosquito bites since the outdoor shower doesn't have a door, there's no way of keeping them from getting into the room.


    July 2014
  • Only met Antoinette briefly when I arrived, but she was so nice and helpful. There was a booking error and I was upgraded so that was a plus. The place itself was clean and everything you could need was right there. Would def recommend the place. Views are fantastic: I could see the sunset from the lanai.

    June 2014
  • Antoinette was very friendly and willing to help. The room was in a beautiful setting, surrounded by trees and shrubs. What Hawaii should be, not like Waikiki (too touristies) Since the other room was not occupied, I had an enjoyable stay with a lot of privacy.

    June 2014
  • Had a great time in this room for two nights. The whole house was like a giant tree house, all at different levels with some rooms separate and some interconnected. Clean and came with amenities that we didn't even expect like small foods, coffee maker, microwave etc. Antoinette and the family were lovely. Thanks so much guys!

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay with Antoinette, she was very lovely although we did not interact post check in to how brief our stay was. Very nice room with lovely outside cooking/sitting/ dining area which we had all to ourselves during our stay and unbeatable views of the ocean! Definitely need a rental to access proprerty.

    May 2014
  • My friend and I were traveling Big Island this past weekend and stayed in Kona for a couple days to SCUBA dive. I live on O'ahu so it's great to get out in the country for a few days. Antoinette's house is in a beautiful area outside of Kailua town (away from the buzz of the strip), up on the hill a bit but not so high as to make SCUBA decompression problematic (based on NOAA tables, we just hung out for an hour or so after surfacing from a regular dive ~80ft before heading up the hill). It was a quiet, comfortable, and convenient place to stay. The outdoor dogs and cats were so cute and well behaved, and the outdoorsy feel was just what we were looking for! The lanai was perfect for a relaxing breakfast before starting an athletic ocean day. We met the rest of the family at their bakery down in town, and had a very yummy bagel, raw date bar, fresh squeezed apple juice and coffee. All were delicious, and it was great to talk story with the hosts while waiting for the bagel to toast! Wonderful aloha at this house. Thanks Antoinette and family!

    March 2014
    Response from Antoinette:

    Aloha Christina,
    Thank you again for staying at our place during your visit to Moku Nui!! We're happy you enjoyed your stay.
    Thank you for the positive review of our animal ohana too. We're happy to hear they were well behaved while we were gone for the day.
    Thanks for visiting the café too! Hope you'll be back again soon.
    Warmest Aloha,

    March 2014
  • Solid place. The grounds are really beautiful and the view from the deck is great. The walls are a little thin and the dogs come up to the gated area of the porch - that might bother somebody who is afraid of dogs or something. Definitely some noise from toads and other animals at night, I enjoyed it though. We were also able to borrow some snorkeling equipment which was really nice.

    March 2014
    Response from Antoinette:

    Aloha Guys!
    Thanks for your kind review. I'm happy I got a chance to meet you folks when you arrived. Glad to hear you enjoyed the jungle sounds at night. :) It's definitely a unique experience!
    We've since removed the stairs to the sunroom so the dogs can no longer go up there. We are in the process of building a nice little lanai to enjoy meals overlooking the ocean ......and the view of the dogs at a distance. :)
    Glad you enjoyed using the snorkel gear too!
    Hope you'll be back again soon!

    March 2014
  • Antoinette is a lovely person, she is really nice and welcoming! Unfortunately we met her just once during our four day stay, because she is working a lot...Her house and the property is really big so she offers more than one room. We lived in the owl room and it was very cozy and decorated with love. The WC and shower are outside on a kind of balkony. there is a TV in the room and there is also a fridge outside on the 'real' balkony (you share it with your neighbours). I liked the ouside bathroom the most because its nice to take a shower while looking into the nature :)
    If you decide to stay at Antoinettes you should like/be not afraid of animals...There are some cats and 4 dogs living at the property.
    The only negative thing I have to mention is that it could be really loud if someone is staying in the apartment above the owl room.. unfortunately you can hear every step they take... (but that has nothing to do with Antoinettes as the host!) You do not live completely alone there but you have your privacy in the room.

    All in all we can recommend staying at Antoinettes place!!!

    March 2014
    Response from Antoinette:

    Thank you for the review. We're happy you enjoyed staying at our place and especially loved the outdoor shower. :)
    Thank you for the feedback on hearing the neighbors upstairs. The floors are wood and maybe the guests were walking a little harder than usual. It has inspired me to definitely install a large throw rug and also make a little sign to make sure guests walk barefoot or with socks and "tread lightly".
    Thanks again. We hope you enjoyed visiting our beautiful island.

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in the guest cottage. Antoinette upgraded us from the Owl Room in order to accommodate some other guests. Everything was as described in the listing, quite clean, and the view from the lanai was amazing! This cottage is truly in the hills of Honalo, up and over the ocean and down a windy road. This lends for a quiet stay, aside from the sounds of the forest of course. The room gets a bit chilly at night and my only complaint would have been for an extra blanket! Otherwise we had everything we needed.

    We also tried the restaurant owned by our host, Cafe Evolution in Coconut Grove. The breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed the gluten free treats.

    March 2014
  • A great stay in a really unique house! Antoinette could not have been nicer, the room was extra clean and ready for my arrival, and the outdoor shower was a great bonus.

    February 2014
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