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Sunny private pato perfect for BBQing, gas grill included
Tropical greenery abounds
cocktail table
King size bed
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Sunset at our beach
This is our own serene private beach
Small but clean!
The view from the studio
The entrance to my house; studio is downstaird on the left.
We are minutes from spectacular snorkeling
Two of my guests enjoying our secluded bay
sunset at our beach
Rural drive out is beautiful
Our beach in summer
Photo taken at our own bay
Whales can be heard in winter
Our beach is 2 mins by car
we love our beach
Looking up at our subdivision from our beach
Hiking along the coastal trail
We love our beach!
View of our subdivision from the coastal trail
Hookena Beach is 8 mins away
Kona coffee country is five mins away
Turtles are everywhere.
Our wild dolphins are a joy.
Puuhonua o Honaunau, 15 mins north
Snorkeling here is fab
Puuhonua o Honaunau
This spot is 15 mins from me
One of my guests invited us down for cocktails!
Orchids grow at my house year round.
I collect orchids!
Our sunsets rule!
Turtles are everywher in S. Kona
A fishing boat as seen from my house.
Always some amazing sights in Hawaii
This is the extent of our nightlife!
I'm a Fodors Hawaii guidebook author, all these are available for you to borrow
Our neighborhood--very beachy
Spectacular moonset over the ocean in winter
Sunsets can be astounding
Puuhonua o Honaunau NP, always uncrowded. 15 mins from me
Puuhonua o Honaunau NP--15 mins
Plumeria grows on the property.
Wine and/or cocktails at sunset is an island tradition.
Grilling at sunset is a favorite guest activity.
Taking my dog to one of South Kona's uncrowded beaches—15 mins from me.
Kayaking to Capt. Cook Monument
Enjoy South Kona surf
Photo taken at our own bay
Photo taken at our own bay
Photo taken at our own bay
Photo taken at our own bay
Photo taken at our own bay
Reeeeelaxxx, you're in Hawaii.
The nearby national park.
Green Sands beach, about 1.5 hours away
Our own beach again
South Kona resident
They call us mellow yellow.
Volcano caldera at night. Photo by Sean King
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Andrew W
Murphysboro, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great comfortable Stay!”
Reviewed 8 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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The studio apt was well equipped, the bed was very comfy, the furnishings creative, breezy patio of useful information. Kristina was available to answer any questions we had. Nice location close to beaches, coffee farms , main tourist attractions. We had a great time.

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11 Jun 2017
Loved having you!! Come back again!
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teachlaus...
Long Beach, CA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to wind down and relax”
Reviewed 30 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This is a great place to get away from it all but still close to so many attractions and activities. Sitting on the lanai having your morning coffee is pure heaven.

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Jason B
1 review
“Lovely studio with great snorkeling.”
Reviewed 27 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Excellent location close to one of the best snorkeling beaches I have seen. Private location away from the tourist bustle. Host was nice enough to provide snorkeling gear. The bed was amazing. Best sleep in a long time. Highly recommended!

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Management Response
11 Jun 2017
You guys were awesome and are,welcome back anytime!
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Crompton...
2 reviews
“Tropical Paradise”
Reviewed 9 May 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We loved our stay at South Kona studio! The photos don’t do it justice. We LOVED the location. It is tucked away from the tourist scene of town and yet perfectly central to explore all the Big Island has to offer, literally next to the beach but also driving distance to the volcanos. Can we say PRIVATE BEACH!?! The beach is about 1min by car or scenic short walk and has to be the best snorkeling and swimming on the island. We were literally the only people at the beach. The studio has spectacular, jaw-dropping ocean views and front row seats to the world's most amazing sunsets. We were even able to watch humpback whales breaching! The studio itself is extremely well equipped with everything you need for a perfect Hawaiian holiday. We found it to be spotlessly clean and colorfully decorated with vintage furnishings and Hawaii-eqsue items. The patio is very private with BBQ and outdoor furnishing. I can't stress how quiet and tranquil the setting is, you can even hear the whales making noise, splashing, and spouting. The host, Kristina, obviously really cares about her guests and has the best insider tips and goes out of her way to ensure we were happy, well informed and comfortable. I wish we had more time here. Way better than advertised. Five stars. We will be back!

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Kristina...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely fantastic!”
Reviewed 9 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Kristina's place is absolutely fantastic. The apartment is ideal for two people. Quiet, super clean, warm, personally decorated with Hawaiian taste, comfortable (big bed), and well equipped. The location is perfect to visit both the west and the east sides of the island. (If you don't mind a bit of a drive, you can have both a day at Kilauea Volcano and enjoy the sunset at the beach in the evening!) The barbecue allows you to enjoy the local cuisine nightly without spending a fortune at restaurants. She is really friendly and helpful, providing maps and useful tips on were to eat and which beaches and bays are best for snorkeling. The pebble beach near the studio is a joy. Secluded and lovely. I would definitely go back and stay at her lovely place again.

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205Amy
Chilliwack, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Celebrated our 25 th Wedding Anniversary here and it was romantic and quiet, loved the beach!”
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We spent 4 nights with Kristina and highly recommend! The studio, location and privacy was much appreciated. Kristina however was always a text away if we had any questions or recommendations of what to do in the area. Would go back!

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charles60...
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My husband and I loved our stay at Kristina's studio - spectacular ocean view for a reasonable price. The place is well equipped, and Kristina has thought of everything (including beach gear) for an enjoyable holiday in Hawaii. Quiet location, close to a very secluded beach (where you won't find a bunch of tourists) - yet centrally located for sightseeing around the entire Big Island. We really appreciated all the knowledge and insider tips (saving us time and money) Kristina provided. If you want to escape the bustle and heat of Kona town, and are looking for a more authentic experienence - look no further. And the mattress is a dream to sleep on...esp. while listening to the sounds of the waves and whales.

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