About this listing
Discounts for stays of longer than 6 nights, and monthly discounts as well. The price shown in the reservation request should reflect the discount when applicable. No additional cleaning fee if you leave the apartment in good condition.
This conveniently located, clean, peaceful self-catering apartment is on the lower level of our house. It is just a few blocks from world class snorkeling, swimming, surfing and boogie boarding in the heart of the White Sands Beach area off of Ali`i Drive.
The ground floor apartment with private entrance and designated off-street parking consists of a bedroom with comfortable queen sized bed, living area with full and twin size (child size) futon, full eat in kitchen, spacious bathroom (shower but no tub) tropical decor and an outdoor deck for relaxing. There are ceiling fans in each room, but no AC. We are located on a quiet cul-de-sac, but there is some road noise from Alii Dr and the sound of the waves during high surf.
We love the Big Island and look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.
Amenities provided include:
• Free high speed internet via wi-fi
• Basic Cable TV
• Keyless Lock
• Full Kitchen – Fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker
• Pots & Pans
• Cooking utensils
• Dishes and cutlery
• All linens provided
• Gas BBQ Grill
• Beach Chairs for 2
• Boogie Boards for 2
• Snorkel Gear for 2
Shared Washer/Dryer on request
If you have a 5th in your party, ask about our extra person fee.
No Smoking Please-
$200 Security/Cleaning deposit. This will be refunded if you leave the apartment clean and as you found it.
There will be an additional charge of 13.5% for Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax/GE collected at arrival via cash or check USD.
Separate entrance, garden patio with bbq, private apartment with living room, eat in kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bath room with shower.
Interaction with Guests
We value our guests privacy and we let you decide how much you want to chat with us. I mostly work from home and am available to provide information or answer questions as needed.
Our household is usually up by around 6am. We do our best to minimize any noise, but if you are a very light sleeper, you may hear footsteps or plumbing sounds.
Located on a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential neighborhood with easy access to local beaches and sightseeing.
The Kona airport is approximately 30-45 minutes from the house. Downtown Kona is 3.5 miles, Kahalulu beach park is 1 mile, and Keauhou shopping center about 1.5 miles away. Rental car is highly recommended for ease of transportation and sightseeing. However the house is two blocks from the public bus line and sightseeing trolley pick up along Alii drive.
Other Things to Note
Cleaning fee is waived if you leave the apartment clean and as you found it. We ask that you:
1. Remove the trash
2. Wash all dishes
3. Wipe up any spills or messes
4. Report any damage
5. Notify us when you check out
Please see our house manual for more details when you check in.
There is a small, friendly dog and a cat on the property.
Even though we are near the beach, this is a quiet residential neighborhood of small lots and close neighbors so we ask our guests to keep the noise down particularly after 8pm to 6am. This apartment is not a good fit for those who like to party or have lots of friends visit.
If you have a 5th in your party, ask about our extra person fee.
No Smoking inside or outside the unit-
$200 Security/Cleaning deposit. This will be refunded if you leave the apartment clean and as you found it. See the house manual on arrival for further details.
There will be an additional charge of 13.5% for Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax collected at arrival via cash or check USD.
From Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 04, 2016 the minimum stay is 6 nights.
Quiet peaceful and clean. The hale was spacious and we loved the lanai for all our meals. Close to beaches and a block from Ali'i drive but no noise. Liz and Robert and their little dog are delightful. Would definitely stay again. Mahalo!
Liz and Robert were welcoming. The apt. is nice, comfortable, and very private. The only drawback was the heat/humidity as we visited during early July and there is no A/C. There are ceiling fans, but if you are not used to that type of climate, beware.
Our apologies for your discomfort. We do not offer AC as noted in the listing, as we find it comfortable most of the time. However, the state of Hawaii has been experiencing record high temperatures for the last week, along with unusually high humidity. While July - September can be warmer than the rest of the year, many long time island residents have been commenting about how unusual this is- El Nino may be to blame. We encourage future guests to consider our tropical climate when coming to the island and our ohana.
We had a great stay at Honu Ohana, Liz and Robert are the perfect hosts. The printed out house manual and guidebooks are all you need to enjoy the best of the Big Island.
The apartment had everything you could wish for, well stocked kitchen with basic supplies, Weber grill, great TV/DVD with selection of movies and a very comfortable bed.
It is walkable to several great beaches and snorkeling spots so the beach chairs and snorkeling equipment available for use were excellent!
We could have easily stayed for 4 weeks rather than just 4 days!
A lovely spacious place, within easy walking distance of the beach made for a great holiday. Everything at hand that is needed for a self catering stay. Liz & Robert were extremely proactive in ensuring we had all the necessary access details in advance of our arrival. They have a handbook that outlines everything you need to know about the accommodation. When we needed to contact them they responded immediately. There is a library of guide books in the sitting room that provide great tips on places to go - the Blue Book is fantastic and accurate for of the beaten track information. Definitely recommended.
We had a wonderful time at hono ohana. Everything we needed was there, we especially loved the view from the bedroom and terrace into the garden with all the flowers and the Mango tree!! It's also just the right spot on the island for exploring the beaches and other destinations. Liz helped us with the planning of our day trips and we also had some nice chats. Very recommended!
This has been a fantastic stay. We have everything we need including pool noodle, surf board and etc that we can bring to the beach. We loved the kitchen, cooked simple dinner during the stay. Walking distance to the white sand beach. Liz is so nice that she offered us some fresh delicious mango from their backyard. Would totally recommend their place!!
About the Host, Liz And Robert
I have been in the travel business most of my life and currently own Anita Travel, Inc. I love almost everything about Hawaii and I have vacationed here for many years. Several years ago, my husband and I decided to come here full time. We both love nature and watersports, so we can share our "local" knowledge of the area and help make your vacation special.