• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    700 ft²
  • Floor No.
  • Parking available
  • Lockable room
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Towels
Property summary
Address Carissa Rd, 96704 Captain Cook, United States
Property type Apartment
Property ID ADCL8BUF
Property listed by
This property is managed by Kristina . Kristina will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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Welcome to South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. (Wimdu has it wrongly listed in Kamuela; it is NOT in Kamuela!) Private, quiet, ocean-view studio apartment downstairs of a single family home in quiet rural subdivision. Private entrance via side staircase. Two minutes to secluded pebble beach with easy access to outstanding snorkeling. Clean, simple, comfortable room with picnic table, your own private patio. Separate and lockable from the main house.

This is a very unique area. The dramatic, steep slopes of Mauna Loa in South Kona create commanding, 180-degree panoramic views, affording us clear views all the way to Kailua town, 25 miles to the north and to Milol‘'i, 15 miles to the south. Clear horizon lines are 35 miles straight out to sea. We can see (and hear) the raucous humpback whales from here nearly every night in the winter season, (November through April). Cool elevation of about 750 feet..Ocean breezes keep us naturally comfortable. This is a setting quite off the beaten track so if you are looking to walk to nightlife or Starbux, this is not the place. If you want to see stars and whales and hear the surf, that's more like us. It's not the Mauna Lani but we have other charms here. :)

The beach below is a pebbled cove with protected bay. Snorkeling along the finger reefs here is EXCELLENT. Our beach is a TRUE best-kept secret. Shore divers love this area, also known for its great diving. (The Kona Aggressor dive charter parks just to the north of our bay.) In the winter we do often receive raucous northwest swells, so sometimes the beach is not safe for swimming in winter. (But when this happens, usually ALL Kona leeward beaches experience dangerous conditions.) The beach is about two minutes away via a crazy steep road. You can walk it-- but driving is recommended.

We are coqui-frog free, which means you will NOT hear the night calls of these shrieking pests that have invaded much of the island, especially in rural locations. At the moment, I have no neighbors on either side of us, so it is fairly dead quiet at night. What you might hear at night: Whales. And surf. That's about it. :)

Rental includes kitchen with basic cookware, dishes, glasses, kitchen utensils, toaster, microwave, rice cooker/steamer, coffeemaker, teapot, free advice ;-) and linens. Free use of snorkeling equipment, beach cooler & chairs, boogie board, beach towels and beachmats. Free Wi-Fi. Furniture includes queen size bed, end table, chair and lamp, dropleaf bar table and barstool set, luggage shelf, two armoires for storage. Folding card table and two chairs. New 19-inch flat screen/DVD player with a few movies. :)

Enjoy spectacular sunsets in the evenings, amidst the sounds of thousands of roosting mynah birds, (depending on the time of year.)

Your hosts in the main house are friendly, longtime Hawaii Island residents with a Maltese dog. Subdivision is approx. 22 miles south of Kailua-Kona. Good central home base location to tour the island. 15 minutes from Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park and "Two-Step," 10 minutes to Ho'okena Beach. About an hour and 15 from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. About an hour south of Keahole Airport. Half hour to Captain Cook, the nearest town with services such as gasoline, grocery and banking. There is a county bus that services the island, heading both north and south; they stop right at the top of our hill a couple of times a day. But please note... having a car for mobility's and convenience sake is DEFINITELY recommended. ( In other words, you really MUST have a car.) I also recommend making an advanced car rental booking; don't take a chance! Kona can sometimes become sold out of rental cars during the busy seasons.

Apartment sleeps two (2) guests max. We have solar hot water and rainwater catchment here. No tobacco smoking on the property (or smoking of any kind inside.) The site won't let me change the charge per additional guest number, but I can't take more than two. If the guests wish to sleep separately, there is a foldout futon and extra bedding provided.

My place is great for a single or couple who want a nicely located spot near the beach but seek a quiet retreat well away from the bustle of Kailua town.

Winter rates (November through April) are higher. One week minimum at Christmas week. I do not have monthly rates. There is a $100 cleaning fee and $160 refundable security deposit required. I must collect this from you before arrival. In addition, Hawaii Tax of 13.45% applies to total. I will let you know the amount, you may bring this in cash.

Please ask if you have questions. :)

Absolutely no smoking, inside or out, is allowed.

I can often take you last minute, so please enquire.

Write with questions, Mahalo! and e komo mai!

House rules
Absolutely no smoking on the property. If you must, you may walk up to the street. :)

This is a family home. Quiet time after 10PM. We do ask that you conserve water; we're on a self-sustaining water system.

You must haul your own trash as we have no trash service out here: Trash and recycles can be taken to nearby trash station.

No candles in the room or outside, please.

Once you are a confirmed booking, I will send you a complete info pack with additional details including directions.

$100 Cleaning fee
$160 refundable security deposit required. (Paid by paypal) I will try to refund this to you in cash when you leave so we won't get dinged by Paypal.
Hawaii Tax of 13.45% applies. (You may bring this in cash--I will advise you on the amount due.)
Maximum nights 1 month
Check-in after 4 PM
Check-in before On arrangement
Check-out before 11 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Available for check–in
Reviews of this property
10 Excellent
January 2015

Perfekte Unterkunft für alle Aktivitäten, die man sich nur denken kann, sehr gute Lage, toller Strand.
Liebevoll eingerichtet und sauber. Danke für die vielen nützlichen Insider-Tips und die super Ausrüstung fürs Wasservergnügen, ist wirklich alles da, was man brauchen könnte.
Und am besten: eine sehr nette und zuvorkommende Gastgeberin. Großes Lob.
Mahalo Kristina

10 Excellent
April 2012

I've been very happy with my stay at Kristina's studio. I loved the many details that make it feel like a home. I also appreciated various food items left behind by previous visitors (and left some behind myself). I'm seriously keeping this in mind in case I want to come to the Big Island again.

10 Excellent
March 2012

Ein schönes Aparment mit guter Ausstattung in super Lage.
Alles entspricht der Beschreibung und es mangelt an nichts.
Kristina ist sehr nett und gibt super Tipps.

A really nice appartment next to the bay. Good equipment for snorkling and several books are helpful for a really nice vacation. Kristina is really nice and gives good tips. I would return to this place for my next vacation on Hawaii.

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