Cozy room with spacious guest quarters.
Located in the beautiful jungle and coffee hills above Kona. Private bath, spacious sunroom and ocean view lanai.
Rustic, modern wilderness.
Enjoy and experience Kona. Hawaiian style.
This room has its own private bathroom and shares a really relaxing sunroom with guests in the room next door (if there are any guests at the time).
This room has a very cozy and relaxing vibe.
The main window looks out to the beautiful tropical garden. Bamboo trees, Palm trees and flowers.
There is a spacious screened in sunroom.
It has a nice, designated sitting area, coffee table, apartment size fridge, hot plate, coffee pot, microwave and electric tea kettle.
Step outside the sunroom onto the outdoor lanai (deck) where you can enjoy a meal, a board game or just relax and take in the ocean and tropical views. Stargaze and relax to the light of flickering tiki torches off your lanai.
We have high speed wifi available via two networks (cable and phone) so your can also get some work done if you need.
Guests have access to the adjacent sun room. This sun room has a really nice view of the pacific ocean and tropical jungle. Banana trees, large birds of paradise, heliconia, Lilikoi, plumeria and more.
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.
Just outside the screened in sunroom is a cozy outdoor deck. This has a table with 4 chairs and is a great spot for breakfast, tea, dinner or even yoga overlooking the ocean.
This room also has access to a nice "Mauka" (facing the mountain) 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
Limited interaction with guests. We also currently own and run a bakery and cafe in Kailua Kona town.
We look forward to the day we can be full time airbnb hosts. For now, we have very friendly co~hosts/caretakers that love
In their own private studio on property to answer any questions you might have.
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 on their porch, 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. You can easily walk to an award winning coffee farm called "Heavenly Hawaiian".
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!
The big island can fit all the other Hawaiian islands within its area. With so much to see and do, we recommend hiring/renting a car.
Our home is approximately 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 to our home 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 dogs do not have access to any of the guest areas and usually spend their day laying around or playing with one another.
When you visit the outside lanai, they may talk to you for a moment. There is a glass jar with dog biscuits that you can toss to them and make instant friends.
There are wild chickens and roosters that run around from time to time as well as pheasants, turkeys and other amazing tropical animals (geckos, Jackson chameleons, toads (when it rains) and coqui tree frogs.
We provide you with complementary ear plugs should the sounds of nature begin to drive you mad. :)
Welcome to Hawaii!
We have several guest quarters in our home. It's kind of like a hostel with all private rooms and bathrooms. :)
We kindly ask that from the hours of 10:00 pm to 8:00 am, voices are kept at a mellow volume. We want you to enjoy the sun room and back lanai as much as you like however the main house has rooms that are screened in and many guests leave windows open during their visit.
We do not allow cigarette/cigar smoking in any of the rooms, sun room or back lanai. If you wish to smoke cigarettes/cigars, please do so on the bottom parking area. It has a nice view too.
Please be conscious of food left out when you're gone for the day. Food, fruit and crumbs will attract flies and ants.
Please turn off all ceiling fans, lights and TV when you leave for the day.
Our house is on a catchment water system.
Use the purified bottled water (provided) to cook, brew coffee & drink.
Faucet water can be used for brushing teeth, showering, and bathing.
Please be conservative when using water (turn off faucet when brushing teeth) etc.
Antoinette and her partner made us feel at home and were very accommodating. The location was beautiful and the spaces very unique. Very comfortable beds with a gorgeous view. We fell asleep and had a sliver of moon in our window over the ocean!
We highly recommend this listing!
We stayed in the owl room, and it truly was a cozy jungle abode. Bigger than I thought it would be. We were invited to enjoy the paths through the forest where we could just go out and harvest bananas, mangoes....so delicious! Loved being immersed in nature sounds, yet so close to everything (15 min drive). Mosaic making was a great activity while recovering from a sunburn. Very child friendly place, very family friendly (we were single mom and 6 year old adventurers). Sweet spiritual retreat vibe, and very exotic plants and flowers blossom all around. A blooming jade plant was majestically showering blessings from the east side of the garden, very auspicious (for the feng shui set). The accommodations are very under-priced for all one can experience here. It is simple elegance, Hawaiian style at its finest. Civilized wilderness on the island. So wonderful. Finally, it is centrally located for any tourist destination, but being so lovely, we actually found all we wanted right there. The hosts and caretakers completely welcome all as family. We're so grateful, and hope to be back soon!!
I loved it the minute I walked in. Totally rustic, outdoor shower, sunroom. Everything was perfect. Antoinette was great with instructions etc. We didn't have time to meet up but everything was exactly as expected. There was a bit of noise in the mornings with people coming and going but it was rectified the next night and earplugs are provided. I had a great 3 night stay. The cool mountain air was a great way to end the heat of the day on the beach and in the water!
I'd definitely come back!
Antoinette was really nice and welcoming. We arrived quite late the first night, but she kept in great contact with us just in case we got lost. The room was great. It was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Our favorite part was the outdoor shower! I've never showered outside before and it was a great experience :) Antoinette's little coffee shop downtown was adorable and had amazing bagels. Only stayed for two nights and my boyfriend and I would've stayed longer if we could. Couldn't recommend it more.
Antoinette was just awsome!! We got precise information how to get to her house so we had no problems on our way there. For some reason we got even better room than we paid for with an amazing view to the ocean :) In our studio there was everything we needed and what we really appreciated was barrel with water. Everything was clean and tidy.
I also have to mention amazing communication with Antoinette during our stay. I wish we could stay longer.
The property is located nicely on the hillside with georgous views all the way down to the ocean! The room is cozy, comfortable and clean. Antoinette, John and Luna are a sweet and inspiring family. We enjoyed spending time with them in their wonderful house and bakery, which became a home away from home for us!
We spent 4 nights at Antionette's place. She is especially attentive to the needs of her guests. We can report no issues that arose during the stay and would highly recommend her to others.
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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