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Bears' Place Guest House 
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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Bears' Place Guest House 
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Plumeria Suite Living Room- Walk-in Closet & Bath in middle, Bedroom on right. Plumeria Suite Living Room
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Bears' Place Guest House 
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Plumeria Suite Living Room- Walk-in Closet & Bath in middle, Bedroom on right.
Plumeria Suite Living Room
Plumeria Suite Bedroom
Pick Papayas in the Garden
Plumeria Suite Lanai - great for spectacular sunset viewing.
Plumeria Suite Lanai - Ocean View of Kona Coast
Ocean View of Kona Coast from lanai.
Plumeria Suite Bedroom
Plumeria Suite Bedroom
Plumeria Suite Bath
Plumeria Suite Bath
Honu Resting at Kukio Beach, just downhill from Bears' Place, next to Four Seasons Resort.
Enjoy Spectacular Sunsets from Lanai.
King Kamehameha Day Parade in Kailua Kona
Ocean View from Lanai
Free Beach Gear
Laundry Facilities are available for guests to use.
Free, convenient, onsite Parking.
Bears' Place Guest House is surrounded by Nature.
Plumerias in our Tropical Garden
Stunning Heliconia
from our Garden
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Randy E
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cool, clean, near, nice people. And then there's the view.”
Reviewed 2 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

OK, you need to stay here to avoid crowds, noise, heat, and all the other BS that tourist towns are plagued by. It's cool at night, without the need for AC ( 1600 ' elev.)

It looks over the island, airport, and sea. A view without an elevator.

The hosts are real, down to earth. Not corporate.

You'll end up shopping for a lot next door.

Just try that in downtown Kona!!

Date of stay: March 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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whisper4u...
Kingsburg, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Garden getaway”
Reviewed 24 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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This was our second stay at Bears Place and we will be sure to check that it is available before we book our next flight to the Big Island. We have stayed at many short term rentals over the past 8-10 years from Montana to Hawaii and Bears Place is one of the cleanest and best equipped one we've visited. There is a sweeping view of the ocean from the lanais of both upstairs units. We also stayed in a downstairs unit for several days and the lanai was very private and protected by foliage and fruit trees. Bears Place is located in a peaceful neighborhood several miles from the hustle and bustle of Ali'i Drive which we find to be an advantage. It is located 15 minutes from the airport. Nanette and Anne are more than willing to provide you with information on local sights to see on their beautiful island home.

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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avocaro
Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“An excellent place to stay, surrounded by the natural beauty of Hawai'i”
Reviewed 3 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

It was so lovely staying in the Plumeria Suite at Bears' Place! This has been our best vacation ever, thanks to this fabulous setting and all the considerate EXTRAS that the hosts have provided, including information about Kona, restaurants, beaches, OOFOS and living here. We hope we will be back soon!

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: The design of the suite itself, the lanai with view of ocean, how clean and well maintained the house was!
Liked least: we are used to a king size bed, so the queen bed became challenging by the end of our stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Denise W
Hood River, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We were treated like ohana (family)!”
Reviewed 27 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I stayed in the Plumeria Suite on the second floor - sitting out on the lanai felt like sitting in a tree house! We were surrounded by foliage and birdsong, refreshed by soft breezes - delightful! Our hostesses were wonderful, making sure we had everything we needed and more - we were even gifted with homemade lilikoi jam, delicious! The suite was spacious, very clean and very comfortable. We would definitely repeat our stay should we ever come to Kona again!

Date of stay: February 2016
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Liked best: the tree top views!
Liked least: the only think I missed in the kitchenette was a blender (love papaya/mango smoothies!)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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VW Perth...
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
“Fabulously appointed studio in a quiet, lush green neighbourhood.”
Reviewed 18 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

I had the upstairs studio which felt more like an apartment. The high ceilings and good quality furnishings made me feel I was in a hotel. On arrival I received 1/2 pawpaw and a beautiful small cake - thank you Nanette. The studio has everything a traveller needs - clean rooms, comfortable bed and wi-fi that always works. After a busy day's sight seeing it was a wonderful retreat to come home to as its in a very quiet suburb with lush gardens surrounding the property.

You do need a car to reach Bears Place and to visit the Big Island (unless you stay in the tourist part of Kona and use tours). There is a supermarket, Matsuyama, a few minutes drive away which I used frequently, which also sell petrol.

Highly recommended and would stay if in Kona again.

Date of stay: November 2015
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Liked best: Spacious apartment like feel with good quality furniture.
Travelling group: Solo
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Robert H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Relaxing Home Near Kailua-Kona Hawaii”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed two weeks at this beautiful owner-operated guest house just a short 15 minute drive from the city center. Great location, nice ocean views, very clean, well maintained, nicely furnished, parking available, with all amenities available that you'll need during an extended stay and many beach items you can use. Owner was very personable and friendly, provided a walk through, answered our questions, provided us many locations to visit and other places of interest on the island and on an other occasion drove over to accommodate us on a personal request. If you are tired of resort living and staying in a hotel, this is a great option to consider!

Date of stay: October 2015
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pickycaro...
Marquette, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Squeaky clean!”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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people found this review helpful

We had the pleasure of staying in the Plumeria studio for 2 weeks. Our most important "make or break" in a vacation rental are cleanliness and comfy bed. This place had them both. We usually opt for a place with a king sized ned, but i would take this comfy queen over some of the inferior kings i have had. The large covered lanai was great. No problem with parking. The wifi was problem free. Easy access to utility room with washer and dryer for longer stays so you can pack fewer things! ($4.50 per load, soap included) i must admit, i haven't heard roosters on my previos stays in Kona, but they seem to be everywhere on the island now!
Nanette keeps the property in good repair and spotless inside and out. You will feel safe and looked after.

Date of stay: March 2015
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