About Kona Hawaii Guest House

girl picking fruit at Kona Hawaii Guest House in Kona, Hawaii
We are a guest house in a quiet cul-de-sac, not a hotel or downtown in a condoplex. Relax on our deck with ocean and sunset views. We are at an 800ft elevation overlooking the ocean, about 5 minutes by car to the beach or less, and 5 minutes by car from the center of town as well as waterfront restaurants and stores. We have private rooms. Please be advised that this house has stairs, so please be comfortable navigating up and down stairs.

We are about about 5-10 minutes to three different beaches and 5-10 minutes from the center of town as well as waterfront restaurants and stores. There is good snorkeling at Kahalu'u beach, about 3-5 minutes west of us, with easy ocean access for beginners. You can rent snorkel equipment at the beach. We offer snorkel gear too, at no cost. Keauhou bay and Magic Sands beach are also close by.

About the Innkeeper

I am an herbalist, arborist, permaculturist, and a structural and sports massage bodyworker. My work with world champions on peak performance has always been very rewarding. By the healing Hawaiian Massage Lomi Lomi I have been able to help many people with Pain issues and Accident injuries so they can continue to support their families and live better lives.

I get a kick out of introducing guests to the Sacred Aina [land] of Hawaii. Best of all I enjoy exposing folks to the fun, interesting and rare ecology of Hawaii, pointing out the many healing herbs and their accompanying practices. With 90 percent of the life here being unique to Hawaii there is much to explore. Did I mention there are hundreds of tropical fruit varieties to taste in each kind of fruit. Enjoy over a hundred kind of bananas, and that is just banana. There are hundreds of different kinds of fruit completely different to try.

Come and explore the Hidden Hawaii with us and expand the treasure of experiences of your life.

Dolphins Spotted and Swam With

I swam with the dolphins 1/2 inch from my face not 30 minutes away by car and one of my guests swam with 35 dolphins not more than a mile north on the coast. We love living in Hawaii and sharing the Hawaiian experience with our guests.

Wild Hawaii

Living in Hawaii, we are blessed, but we also have a lot of wild nature surrounding us. We have a great amount of dust from the volcano. Everywhere there is wildlife from beetles to ants to praying manta. With high winds and tides and rain and sun our places need more maintenance as things come up to address changing conditions. We have high humidity that can cause towels to mold in a short time. There are unexplored ordinance around the island and earth quakes and even flash flooding. It's part of the challenge and beauty of living in Hawaii. If you let us know we can address concerns caused by theses island conditions and make your stay better; some of these conditions are a part of island living.

Supporting Beautiful Hawaii

Your money paid toward Tax makes a big difference in Hawaii. The Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) is collected by the State Department of Taxation. It goes into 3 main pools – State General Fund (pays for everything from teachers to parks), County General Funds (there is a distribution percentage by County – last year our county received a percentage that came out to $18 million), and to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, which gives lots of resources for travelers and money for some of the best events on the island which are available via links on our site and at go Hawaii. HTA uses theirs for all 9 of their initiatives (marketing, safety, product development, workforce development, etc.). The split is roughly 1/3 (state), 1/3 (all counties), 1/3 HTA. The state and county have in recent years been improving the parks and roads too, yeah usable restrooms and life guards, even reef education projects through the Kohala Center.