We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travellers have booked this property

South Kona Studio, 2 mins from beach

Sunny private pato perfect for BBQing, gas grill included
10 reviews
Sunny private pato perfect for BBQing, gas grill included
Tropical greenery abounds
cocktail table
King size bed
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
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Welcome to South Kona, Big Island of Hawaii! I offer a private, quiet, ocean-view studio on the garden level of a single-family home in a quiet, low-key, rural subdivision comprised of interesting custom homes. The self-catering studio is separate and lockable from the main house and has a private entrance via side staircase. Sleeps two guests max. Two minutes drive to our own secluded black-pebble beach with easy access to outstanding snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Unlike beaches in town, it's very uncrowded here most days and you will probably have the whole beach to yourself. :) We have rainwater catchment here, so thus, water conservation is requested. My place is great for a single or couple who want a nicely located spot near the beach that's still in the West side tropical zone... but seek a setting well away from the... Read more
About the Owner, Kristina A
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Mar 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I meet and greet them, collect tax, show the apartment and then leave them be. They may always contact me with any question or need.
Contact Owner See more properties
Listing #FKN2948901
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 10 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
English first
Garrett K
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in January 2018

Our stay in South Kona was so nice, and Kristina was very welcoming and gave us excellent suggestions on what to do and see nearby. The best snorkelling of our trip was at the pebble beach at the end of the street - far more colourful fish and far less people than you could ever hope for! Overall it was...

Management response:

Thank you so much! You guys were an absoulte joy to host. Please return again someday!


Report response as inappropriate
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at this sweet little studio. It was just what we were looking for. It’s affordable, very clean, well equipped and has a fabulously comfortable bed. The neighborhood is extremely quiet. All we heard at night was the crashing surf. And speaking of the surf, the views from Kristina's place are just absolutely stunning! The ocean...

Andrew W
Murphysboro, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 8 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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.

Management response:

Loved having you!! Come back again!


Report response as inappropriate
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Quiet time 10PM-7AM. Respect our neighbors. •Only your approved and registered guests allowed. •Lodging tax in cash due upon arrival. Please conserve water; we're on a rainwater...
    1 Full bath
    1 Super King
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 1 night
4 Jan 2018 -
31 May 2018
1 night
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: $116 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $245 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
High season: November through April, and Ironman Week is higher. Christmas and New Years holiday weeks are one week minimum. Low season: July 1-31.
Hawaii excise and accommodations tax of 14.42% due in cash on arrival. Thank you.
Hide Rates
About the neighbourhood
South Kona is known for great snorkeling and uncrowded beaches. Our subdivision is stair-stepped onto the steep dramatic slopes of Mauna Loa creating commanding, 180-degree panoramic ocean views. Sunsets are extraordinary experiences on this part of the island, especially at our location and elevation. You feel like you are on top of the world --yet still close to the beach. This is a setting quite off the beaten track, so if you are looking to walk to nightlife or Starbux, this location is NOT the place. If you want to see canopies of stars, hear birds and whales and the crashing surf, that's more like us.

This beachy neighborhood features custom homes, a secluded beach and spectacular views. Free, easy parking in front of the house on safe, quiet street.
Getting around
Car rental is mandatory. We are located in a rural area of South Kona.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Keahole-Kona (KOA): 48.0 km
Please consult PDF I will send you.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.4 km.
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.
How can I contact the owner?
Initially, you may contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.
How will the owner contact me?
This owner will contact you via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox.
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
You can send another message via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.
How do I pay?
For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.
Is my payment insured in any way?
Yes. Payments made via the TripAdvisor inbox are covered by our Peace of Mind Protection.
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
/ Night
Book Now
34 travellers
viewed this property in the past week
This property has Payment Protection
Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer.
Learn more about paying safely.