By B&B standards, this one is unusual. Perched on the top of the hill that can only be reached by a one mile somewhat difficult road, the best rooms have a gorgeous view down through the trees to the ocean and the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. Now, the road up can be daunting the first time, as you're driving on a country road not well maintained in some areas, but you don't need a 4WD--just a cautious approach to non-city driving.
Lee and Svetlana are very gracious, laid-back hosts who spend most of their time caring for their trees, property, and animals up the hill so they're almost always there. Svetlana makes a fantastic breakfast. There is also a small kitchenette where you can store some food and small refrigerators in the rooms. It's possible to use the grill downstairs and you have access to hte washing machine as well. They have a stock of snorkeling gear, boogie boards, and beach mats and chair to borrow.
You have a choice of rooms and there is a Lanai (enclosed balcony) that links most of them. We chose one of them with the best view, the Halawi Room, which has a view of the South Kona beachline right from the double canopied bed. My sister upgraded from a room that did not have a view of the ocean to the Kohola Room which does and was extremely happy to wake up in the middle of trees and listening to birds chirping.
This was a very relaxing stay, and we didn't move out very quickly in the mornings to do our touring since we were so enjoying the stay--it's more like overnighting in someone's home. It's centrally located and we managed to visit all the sites in South Kona that we wanted to see, as well as go snorkeling to see the manta rays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casually elegant, secluded, relaxed atmosphere with panoramic ocean views. Five guest rooms with private baths, premium linens, HDTV with DirecTV satellite programing. Generous fresh organic breakfasts sourced locally from Aloha Guest House's own fruit farm, farmer's markets, or the local natural food store; served with organic 100% Kona coffee. Snorkel gear, beach umbrellas, ice coolers available free of charge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aloha Guest House Hotel Captain Cook
- Aloha Guest House Hawaii/Captain Cook