About This Listing
3 bedrooms each with its own private bathroom. There is a sunroom common area downstairs and 2 outdoor lanais (decks) as well.
Our 3 bedroom guest cottage comfortably accommodates 6 and can accommodate up to 10. It is separate from our main home, uniquely connected by decks and stairs. Our property is nestled on 1.5 beautiful, private acres minutes from downtown Kona.
Experience Kona Country.
Experience Kona Country jungle living!
Our guest cottage has 3 bedrooms, each with it's own private bathroom.
The master bedroom/studio is located on the upstairs level of the home. It has a full bath, king size bed and kitchenette.
This room also has a beautiful view of the ocean and tropical jungle below.
The downstairs area has two bedrooms each with it's own bathroom.
The first bedroom has a queen size bed with a ensuite toilet room and outdoor shower. The shower is secluded by trees, greenery, flowers and a rock wall.
The second bedroom also has a queen bed. This room also has it's own outdoor bath with and shower that is conveniently accessible through the bedroom.
There is a very nice sun room downstairs with a wonderful view of the ocean, sunsets and tropical gardens. There is a coffee maker, toaster, fridge and purified water dispenser. There is futon that converts into a queen size sleeper and a full size sofa.
There is also a small lanai with patio table and chairs. This area is nice for enjoying a meal or even morning or sunset yoga.
*There is an extra charge for more than 6 guests.
In addition to the front sunroom lanai, the 3 bedroom guest cottage has a nice lanai (deck) in the backyard. There is a BBQ grill and 6 person table and chair set.
We will plan to meet you upon your arrival. We live in the main house on property and are here if you should need anything or have any questions.
If we're not home, we also have caretakers that live on property that are very sweet and helpful.
We invite you to visit our bakery in downtown Kona as well!
We've lived in Kona for 10 years and absolutely love our neighborhood.
It is located on the cool Coffee Country hillside, just minutes from downtown Kailua Kona.
We lived in downtown Kona before and also in the isolated jungles of Honaunau and this area is a perfect balance between the two.
We are on 1.5 private acres. You won't see any other homes from our property however we do live in a neighborhood and have neighbors around us. You don't ever hear the neighbors, who are mostly mellow coffee farm owners.
This is the place to be.
The public transit can be sketchy sometimes. Gotta love Hawaii!
When staying at our home, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you rent a car.
We do have dogs however they live in the fenced in courtyard and don't have any access at all to your quarters. Cats are also on the property but they rarely go near the quarters too.
Guests have access to the downstairs 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
We look forward to the day when we will have at the luxury of being full time airbnb hosts. In addition to our vacation home adventure, we own and run a small bakery and cafe in downtown know so we're busy bees.
We do however, have very friendly co~hosts/caretakers that live in their own private studio on property to answer any questions you might have.
We also do invite you to visit our cafe and say hello and have a coffee and organic homemade bagel on the house!
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 3 dogs that live in the fenced in courtyard. They're very sweet dogs and pretty much hang out in the courtyard and play. They rarely bark. If they do, it's short and usually only when a new guest arrives or they don't like the sound of a particular vehicle.
We live in Kona Coffee Country and are surrounded by nature and animal sounds. The area (and pretty much all of rural Hawaii) has it's share of wild turkeys, pheasants, coqui frogs during the rainy season (spring) and of course we can't forget Hawaii's official alarm clock, the wild rooster.
We do provide you with complementary ear plugs however if you are a particularly light sleeper you might want to consider staying here.
***This room in particular is not as subjected to the sounds of rooster.
A little info on the chickens of Hawaii:
One thing that you might find interesting is the number of wild chickens on the Hawaiian islands, although they don't resemble any chickens you've ever seen. These are the Hawaiian Moa (Ornamental Red Jungle Fowl) now considered a protected state bird introduced to the island centuries ago by the Polynesians on their travels across the pacific - although since that time these birds have been intentionally and unintentionally cross bred with many other species of chicken, from fighting birds to wild fowl.
They are the same birds you will see on Tahiti and would have meet on the other Hawaiian islands before mongoose were introduced to keep the numbers of chickens and rabbits down.
These chickens are strange birds indeed: take their habit of flying into the tree tops to eat bananas, or on to the roof of your car to just escape from predators like you. Brightly colored they 'strut their stuff' day and night, followed or preceded by mom and her chicks running through parking lots, backyards, roads, jungles, gas stations and golf courses. The roosters are usually a beautiful red color, occasionally speckled with white spots. They do not always cock-a-doodle-doo just at first light, but often at irregular times during the day & night, and seem most confused by a full moon. Some people love them, others just hate their obtrusive early morning alarm calls, or the habit they seem to have acquired of unpacking your bags on the beach looking for snacks while you swim. Either way, they are a part of the islands that you'll never forget!
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).
Please no cigarette or cigar smoking in any of the homes or decks.
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.
Antoinette was a great host! We really enjoyed our stay, though with 6 people it was a bit tight. Common space was fairly limited indoors: every room is a bedroom or bathroom except for the enclosed lanai (and you have to walk through a bedroom to get to the lanai). So it wasn't the most convenient for hanging out together in the evening, unless you light the tiki torches and stay outside. The master suite upstairs was very comfortable and spacious, but the downstairs layout was somewhat awkward.
The experience at Antoinette's place was great. The cottage is located about 15-20 minutes away from downtown Kona; it is in a beautiful jungle. We had a total of 12 guests sleeping in the 3 bedroom cottage as well as the main house and we were all able to sleep comfortably. Antoinette's communication was fast and efficient (within hours, if not minutes!) If you are in Kona to enjoy easy access to beach and the downtown life, this place may not be ideal. However, if you are here to take your time and embrace the nature and fresh air, this is a gem for you.
We had a wonderful time in Kona.
The house was great !
One of the best vacation experience we had! Antoinette is a wonderful host; and we absolutely loved the house.
For peoples who love nature, hear frogs "singing" at night, waking up with the sun...
Note: you need to love cats & dogs too; and a good GPS is definitely helpful to find the place the first time.
Antoinette place is nice and placed inside a beautiful area, easy to reach from the airport by car.
We didn't use much the house facilities (spent all days around and just just slept there), but I don't see any particular problem.
Only possible problem is with the bathrooms: both are in two of the bedrooms so you could have some problem if staying in the third one and have 'night needs'...
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About the Host, Antoinette
I'm Antoinette. Thank you for your interest in staying with us 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 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'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.
As a family, we love adventures, relaxing at home and doing home improvement projects. We are vegans for 3 years now and are solid and tight knit, just enjoying another day in paradise. Hope to meet you along the way.
With Warmest Aloha!
Antoinette, Johnny & Luna
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