Dolphin Room, Perfect Kona Location
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bath
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Enjoy true ALOHA! Conveniently located, nicely appointed, super clean room just minutes away from awesome beaches, fabulous restaurants, live music, fun shops, several farmers markets and much more. When you stay in Kona anywhere on the island is a doable day trip! At this point I am only able to accommodate a minimum of 30 day stay because of new rules at my condo complex. I am working on relocating! Mahalo, Cecily

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Aloha Travelers!

I'm so happy you are planning on visiting Kailua-Kona! If you choose to become part of my "Ohana" (family) while visiting Kona you will be welcomed by a "Super Host". I was awarded this honor after receiving more than 92% five star ratings from my guests, which I am so grateful! I will greet you with a fresh flower lei, have a basket of local fruits and flowers in your room, a box of Hawaiian chocolates in your refrigerator, as well as filtered water, and treats. I provide 100% Hawaiian coffee, and an assortment of teas. You are welcome to use staples in my kitchen for light cooking. There is a copy of "The Big Island Hawaii Revealed" in your room to help you explore options of how you want to spend the days, and I'm here to help you as well! I also have connections for great price on Manta Ray night swims, which my guests rave about! I also provide a local cell phone for my international guests to help with communications for tours and with me! And that is not all! Beach towels, beach bags, boogie boards, chairs, cooler, swim noodles, and I have nice quality shampoo and conditioner all for your use!

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! 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 1.5 hour drive with out stops. Whether you stay with me or someone else, I personally would discourage you from staying in Hilo, and certainly not more than a night, or better yet, one night in Volcano, see the crater glow at night (if the volcano is active) and a drive back to Kona through Hilo, perhaps visit the Botanical Gardens and Akaka Falls if you like. It rains a lot, and is much cooler than Kona, has a lot of Mosquito's and loud frogs, very little beach. Be sure not to fly into Hilo!

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 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 so feel free to ask about anything! Needs, wants, help, a bandaid, aspirin, etc. If I can help I will!

There is beach access about 3 minutes away walking. Swim beach is 2 miles away. The limited bus service 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 rarely 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.

About me: 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, keep the screen doors closed, 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, but I have a DVD player in your room, and LOTS of DVDs! I do have WiFi. Please use headphones when possible. The patio is shared with guests.

I look forward to sharing "Aloha" with you.

In Joy
Cecily

Guest access

You have access to the kitchen for light meal preparation, the patio for lounging, eating, and grilling, the pools and hot tubs.

Interaction with guests

I'm known for my enthusiastic opinions on what and where to go and or see, where to eat, where not to eat, ways to save money, etc. while on the Big island! I'm not attached you following my advise, suggestions or accepting offers to join me in adventures, but if you ask for my opinion, (and maybe if you dont) I will happily guide you if I am here! I travel occasionally (maybe 3 weeks out of the year) but I will always make sure you have contact with my helper friend! If I go off island, she will greet you and make sure you are well cared for! Its your special time in Hawaii!!!!

Other things to note

I am LGBT friendly!

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Amenities
Wheelchair accessible
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $45
Weekly Discount: 7%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

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, dishes washed (using soap, I guess some cultures don't use soap) and food put away in secure closed containers to keep bugs away!
I really appreciate it if you would 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 please wipe it out, not down the drain, it is horrible for plumbing! Thank you!


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Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
30 nights minimum stay

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Inchieh User Profile
March 2017
The Dolphin Room is clean and cozy. It was my home base for a week. There is ample closet space to unpack into and a mini-fridge. The shared bath is also kept clean. The best part about staying is that Cecily is an awesome host!

Jemma User Profile
March 2017
lovely home and fantastic host! Cecily is so kind and a joy to be around. everything is really clean

Orla User Profile
February 2017
Cecily was such a great host! I was welcomed with a fresh flower lei, fresh local fruit and some yummy local chocolates! I stayed in the Dolphin room. It was perfect. Very clean. The room also had a fridge. Cecily had extra towels, beach bags, beach chairs to use! Everything I forgotten! There were also lots of maps and leaflets on things to do. The pool and hot tubs were also great. I would recommend renting a car. There are not too many sand beaches close. Plus, there is so much to see, a rental is advisable. It's very close to the local bars/restaurants. I met many locals who told me all the best places to go! Such a fun trip. Thank you, Cecily!

Yewon User Profile
February 2017
This place is great! One of my best Airbnb experiences, especially for a private room (vs an "entire place"). Cecily greeted me with a lei and a big smile, and there was a bowl of fruit waiting for me in my room. The space is very clean and accommodating. The mini fridge in the room was helpful. I didn't have a problem sharing the bathroom with Cecily at all. Cecily is very flexible and helpful. She is knowledgeable of the close by downtown Kona. I took up many of her recommendations including the beaches that are just a few minutes' drive away! I wish I could have spent more time here; I will for sure be back!

Katherine User Profile
January 2017
Great that there is a pool and spa you can use, Cecily is also very accommodating should you need something!

Drew User Profile
January 2017
Great spot for exploring Kailua-Kona and the nearby locations.

Inchieh User Profile
December 2016
This was my first stay in the Dolphin Room after multiple stays in the Turtle Room (occupied during my dates). The Dolphin Room is a good size, there was ample closet space for me to unpack my things. There's even a mini-fridge provided to keep my own food. It was very easy to share the bathroom with Cecily, she really keeps it clean and it never felt like we were waiting on each other to be done. The lanai was perfect for dinners and breakfasts at home. Cecily offers a great local fruit basket upon arrival and kept me supplied with local coffee too! She's an amazing hostess and really provides that home-away-from-home feeling. I highly recommend her place!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Cecily User ProfileCecily is a superhost.

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, especially Kona side (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 fantastic 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, and 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, sites to see, the best farmers markets, fabulous Kona coffee, nightly entertainment and how to get to Costco! :)
Welcome to my humble sweet home. My goal is for you to have a 5 star experience!

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