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Spacious Retreat in Kona

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Special rates for fall and winter. Cheaper than hotel for entire home away from home. Are you looking for something unique and Island style, not a cramped, cookie cutter hotel room? Come experience the Aloha spirit of Hawaii in your own private ground floor Ohana (in-law unit) and enjoy your home away from home. • Free wifi • Kona coffee, teas, tropical fruits, granola, and soy milk for breakfasts • Full kitchen stocked with everything needed for preparing gourmet meals, including condiments and spices • Snorkels, fins, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, and towels for beach adventures • Complimentary washer and drier and FREE off-street parking just steps from your door Our Ohana is located 7 minutes up the hill from the airport at 1000 feet, with an average temperature of 75 ...Special rates for fall and winter. Cheaper than hotel for entire home away from home. Are you looking for something unique and Island style, not a cramped, cookie cutter hotel room? Come experience the Aloha spirit of Hawaii in your own private ground floor Ohana (in-law unit) and enjoy your home away from home. • Free wifi • Kona coffee, teas, tropical fruits, granola, and soy milk for breakfasts • Full kitchen stocked with everything needed for preparing gourmet meals, including condiments and spices • Snorkels, fins, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, and towels for beach adventures • Complimentary washer and drier and FREE off-street parking just steps from your door Our Ohana is located 7 minutes up the hill from the airport at 1000 feet, with an average temperature of 75 degrees, providing a great place to cool down and relax from all of your daily trips, adventures, and activities. Downtown Kona is only 15 minutes away. Lounge in the large bedroom/sitting room, fully furnished with pillow-top king bed, glass-top table and chairs, recliner, TV with expanded cable, movie library, and great books and brochures about the island and things to do while here. The large bathroom has slate shower, shelving, and lots of fluffy towels. The full kitchen has a full-sized double door refrigerator-freezer stocked with all of the condiments, sauces, and oils you'll need, a 4 burner gas stove and oven, pots and pans, coffee maker, glassware, and utensils. There are even coolers, icepacks, and baggie for lunch on the go. Outside is a large patio with a table, chairs, and wonderful view. We fell in love with Hawaii because of the Aloha spirit. We want others to enjoy the spirit of Aloha as well. Many of our guests have toured the island and returned to us before leaving Kona. They have raved about our comfortable, clean, affordable ohana. They say this was their favorite place to stay in Hawaii, and a better value than other places they stayed. They want to return and to send friends. A caveat, Hawaii has dogs, wild turkeys and birds that sing loudly each morning. If you are sensitive to noise you might consider bringing soft earplugs. Nowhere Else on Earth - Hawaii's Unique Offerings: The Big Island, the most exciting island in Hawaii, has 11 of the 13 ecosystems, from snow-capped mountains in winter, towering 14,000' above the ocean, to tropical rain forests. All this on an island almost 200 miles around. Kilauea Volcano adds land to the island daily, as lava flows into the ocean. See Thurston Lava Tubes in Volcano National Park, a short walk through a primordial forest of towering fern. Star-gaze at Mauna Kea Observatory. Visit ancient heiau (temple) where King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands. Watch migrating whales and spinner dolphins at Kua Bay, Paddle out to Captain Cook's monument in Kealakekua Bay where the first known Europeans met Hawaiians. Meet Hawaiians, a truly diverse people and culture. Hula. Go to a real luau. Enjoy surfing, the apart of Alii (royalty). Swim with gazillions of colorful fish and sea turtles at Kealakekua Bay. Lie on a black sand beach at Punalu'u. Go coffee tasting at Kona farms. Discover your own secret treasures. Live Aloha.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Big Island is tropical and normally very quiet. We have no control over local dogs, wild turkeys, feral roosters, birds, or neighbors. We supply soft ear plugs for your use. The tropics are also home to a variety of pests. We have Terminex pest control service which sprays the perimeter of the porch (lanai) and the foundation regularly, and uses pellets as needed. They treat for ants, roaches, mosquitos, millipedes, and centipedes, mice and rats. Sorry, there are no refunds for noise or pests.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Caryl B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

The accommodations were GREAT! Clean, comfortable, with all the amenities you’ll need. Everything from coffee, granola, spices for cooking, beach chairs and umbrellas, coolers and boogie boards. Kitchen is well stocked with cooking appliances, (including popcorn maker), and utensils. Gas grill next to lanai. The...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank D. H
Reviewed 7 February 2020

The gracious and helpful hosts have included all amenities necessary for a tropical stay. We especially appreciated the beach equipment, and the wide selection of guide books that covered the island from many perspectives. The location is quite convenient to drive to but removed from...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank maynard s
Reviewed 27 January 2020

I initially found Caryl's spacious retreat on TripAdvisor from all the great reviews. I was also impressed with how well she communicated with renters. We expected an outstanding experience and were not disappointed. Our goal is to find a place to use as a home...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank phoaglan
Reviewed 7 March 2019

Della is a delight, so helpful and awesome. Awesome stay. So very comfortable and close to everything. Thanks so much.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Carol Dean M
Reviewed 2 March 2019

Our stay at Caryl and John’s Spacious retreat was wonderful. We loved the location where it was cool enough for wonderful sleeping. We were close to everything yet away from the crowds. Caryl and John couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating! We really appreciated...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Keith K
Caryl B, VR Owner at Spacious Retreat in Kona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2019

Thank you for the kind words. You were a joy to host! Caryl

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This really is a spacious accommodation on the warm west side of Hawaii Island. The rooms are bright and airy with a large lanai for dining or relaxing. It is well equipped for as much or as little food preparation as you like. The location...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Caryl is a great host. I had a relaxing stay at her place. It was an exceptional value and is most convenient to the Kona Airport.

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank randers57732
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Date of stay: February 2018
Reviewed 3 February 2018

It is very easy to give Spacious Retreat a five star rating! Caryl was very helpful providing many emails outlining places to see, car rentals, beaches and restaurants. She is the best travel agent to help us to date! Even though we arrived very late...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Deb B
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had a wonderful stay here. Caryl, our host, is full of information and more than willing to help you discover local places and her favorites. Some of the places she recommended were our favorite parts of the trip. Take advantage of her knowledge of...More

Date of stay: March 2017
2  Thank Melissa M
Caryl B, VR Owner at Spacious Retreat in Kona, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Aloha Melissa, Thank you for your kind review. It was a delight to get to know you both. Please come back to see us soon. Caryl

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Quiet residential neighborhood, close to everything, but away from it all! At 1000 ft. elevation, we have wonderful breezes (mauka-makai) from mountain to ocean, and back. This is especially important when you come home from a day trip to the beach, the volcano, or just to a restaurant in town. It's a comfortable temperature due to the elevation. No street lights means you can see the stars at night. We have unusual cactus, some night-blooming and fruit bearing. It's a real adventure! Free off-street parking. Lots of beach gear in the carport next to your car. All for your use. Gas grill on patio (lanai)
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Car not needed
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