I'm so happy you are planning on visiting Kailua-Kona! This area has so much to offer! My home is located about one mile South of the Kailua-Kona village area, and 8 miles from the airport. We are 2 miles from the famous "Iron Man" finish line! This location is fabulous and really everything is a very 'doable" from here with out long drives. A day trip heading to the north is about 40-80 miles depending on your route, Volcano National Park is 90 miles South. To the east-side, (Hilo) it is a 2 hour drive.
If this is your first time to this magical island, do not be dismayed when you land on a huge barren lava field, I promise the majority of the island is lush and gorgeous! If you have a week or so here and IF the lava is flowing and you want to see it at night, you may want to stay one night on the other side the island, and enjoy sight seeing in that area heading back to Kona the following day. MOST of my guests prefer the Kona side and 97% of things you want to see and do are accessible from here with in an hours drive.
My complex has 2 pools, 2 hot tubs and is well maintained and nicely landscaped. The Dolphin Room is a smaller bedroom with a double bed, in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor condo. It is very clean, and bright. The room is painted white, with many tasteful pieces of Dolphin art, hard wood flooring, and has blue accent colors. There are ceiling fans in the bedroom and living room. There is a small fridge in the closet. You will share a bathroom with me, (and any of my personnel guests, which is seldom) and "we" keep it very clean. There may not be room for extra towels and toiletries in the bathroom so they need to come in and out with you, hair styling needs to be in your room as well. There is a great mirror! Also, I keep a few things under that bed and rarely need access, but would always ask first when I do. I have a relatively large patio with a gas grill and it is quite private. You have limited kitchen access for light meal preparation. I am very easy to talk with and I have all that one usually needs, like beach mats, coolers, boogie boards, beach towels,etc. There is beach access about 3 minutes away walking. Swim beach is 2 miles away. The limited bus sevice stops right in front of my complex too.
You would be a temporary 'roommate'. Usually it would just be you and who ever is in the master bedroom, (and that is typically a single person), and myself, but occasionally I will have a friend over or staying with me, and I have been known to sleep on the couch in that case! I am up late at night usually and up early in the morning, so this does not seem to create any problem.
I am metaphysical in nature, love being around like minded people. My passions are dancing, swimming with the wild Dolphins and cooking. Not a lot of "rules" here except to clean up well after yourself so the tiny ants don't come for a feeding, be considerate and no cigarette or cigar smoking please close to my place. (vapor cigarettes are fine) I have a washer/dryer and we line dry when possible. You can use the dryer if absolutely necessary. Power is very expensive here, so be aware please, fans off while away and lights off please.
I'm happy to point you in the "right" direction for affordable grocery shopping, points of interest and places to eat and dance! I have no TV! I do have WiFi. Please use headphones when possible. The patio is shared with guests.
There is a 50.00 security fee, which is refundable if there is no damage. Airbnb will return the security deposit to you unless I notify them with in 48 hours of damage.
I look forward to sharing "Aloha" with you.
Just a few "rules". Quiet time is after 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM. Voices really carry close to the ocean, so if you are enjoying the patio please speak softly if possible especially in the late evening. Please close the patio screen door tightly when coming in and out. I love the geckos, but I like them outside best! No smoking with in 50 feet of the condo. And most important, clean up after yourself in common areas. We have little ants who love any form of food. Keeping the counters wiped off, dished done, and food put away
keeps them pretty much away.
Please de-sand as much as possible, and I do have a hose on my patio. if you end up with some sand in the shower I appreciate wiping it out, it is horrible for plumbing! Thank you!
Before I arrived cecily was making sure my arrival was as painless as possible. I didn't get to meet her till the morning of the 3rd day I arrived, she always left a note for me which made me feel very welcomed and as a if we were friends. Although i had plans every day she would tell me about all the happening places. She is very caring person and knowledgeable about the island if you have questions. I felt very welcomed and nothing compared to staying at a hotel. When I go back again I will definitely like to stay at Cecily ' place again.
Cecily made me feel more than welcome. The place was comfortable, in a quiet and convenient location, close to downtown Kona. She went above and beyond with providing help and suggestions for things to do. It's a nice clean room and condo, and a great value. I highly recommend!
Being at Cecily's home was similar to staying with a friend. She was very welcoming and gave us leis and a fruit basket as a welcome. The place is very clean and the room is as it looks in the description, we were supplied with everything we needed and more (umbrella, DVDs, beach towels) and I felt very comfortable. The room is quite small but you are able to use the rest of the house so we didn't feel cramped. The only thing that could have been better was that at times we were quite warm, in the room even with the fan on and blinds shut. The home is about a twenty minute walk from the outside of Kona but it is near to a market and across the road from a convenience store. We used the pool and hot tub as well as they were very nice too. The unit is a condo so there is a bit of noise from the street and neighbours but nothing too bad. Cecily is a wonderful host though that goes above and beyond to make you feel like you are at home. I had a great first air bnb experience.
세실리의 따듯한 호스팅이 가장 인상적임. 도움이 필요할 때 항상 가까이에서 조언해주고 배려해줌. 돌핀룸의 데코레이션도 귀여움. 부엌시설도 이용할수 있고 간단한 오일 소금등도 사용할 수 있어서 매우 편리함. 밖에 있는 란나이에서 매일 아침 여유로운 식사를 할수 있었고 차와 커피를 마음껏 마실수 있게 해줘서 좋았음. 화장실도 수압 온도 모두 좋았고 샴푸등 어메니티도 잘 갖춰져 있으며 타올도 충분히 제공됨.
길가와 인접해 있어 차소리가 들릴 수 있으나 예민하지 않다면 크게 문제되진 않음. 전반적으로 만족스러운 경험.
Staying at Cecily' s was fun. She is very nice, hospitable and helpful. Staying there feels like at home. We really enjoyed it. It is verly close to the rocky beach, the town and restaurants. We highly recommend this place.
Cecily was an excellent host. Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed our stay in Cecily's house and in the delphine room. Everything was furnished friendly, clean, comfortable and really cozy. We even had a welcome-basket in our room with chocolate and fresh fruits in it. I loved it.
This is really the perfect location in Kona with the perfect host. It is nearby to a crocery store, the coast, shops and restaurants and you find everything in walk distance. Cecily is a warm hearted, open minded person and she takes allways care about her guests needs. To stay in a 5 star hotel can not be better than to stay in the dolphin room at Cecily's home. She wellcomed me with a lei, a fruit basket and a meal. She already asked or offered me things before I could asked for. I enjoyed the stay at her place a lot. Her home is cosy and clean and have enough space. I also enjoyed the large terrace. Cecily offered me all kind of beach items like sun umbrella, extra beach towel, cooler box and beach mats which was very helpful. In the bathroom I found shampoo, conditioner and showergel for me as guest. The room also have a fridge which don't make much noise at night. Cecily draw me hand painted maps to find secret beaches were I swam with dolphins and I was snorkeling and she recommended me to other nice places to visit. She introduced me to her friends, we were out for dancing and dinner. To stay at Cecily's place was like coming home to a friend for me. I would like to come again to Big Island and stay with Cecily. Thank you so much my "soul sister". We had a lot of fun, joy and happiness together. I will never forget this experience. Mahalo! Thank you! Danke! Merci! Gracias! Obrigada! Greetings from Wiebke to Cecily
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I am a happy hearted, conscience lady who likes to have fun! I am "dancing along to the songs of my soul" which is why I live in Kailua-Kona! This is the most amazing island. Such a variety of things to do and see. It is more laid back with less traffic than any other island, and has more to offer, (except big department stores, for that kind of shopping you want Honolulu)! My passion is cooking and entertaining, enjoying a passion fruit margarita on the patio with you or friends, dancing to the great local bands who performing just 1 mile down the road at great ocean side restaurants and bars, I love swimming with the wild Dolphins, and.... of course, going to my favorite beaches for sunning, playing in the waves and snorkeling. I am easy to talk to, please just ask if you need anything! I am known to have it! I am eager to give you my guidance to great places to eat,site see, the best farmers markets, fabulous Kona coffee, nightly entertainment and how to get to Costco! :)
Welcome to my humble sweet home.