Looking from closet toward bed. Bedroom door leading to Lani. Please keep closed so mosquitos don't get inside. :)Livingroom looking into the kitchen on the right, bathroom door to the left.
Spectacular Round House/Whale watching/Volcano
Spectacular Round House/Whale watching/Volcano

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Locally known as the Whale House because of the 180 degree views of Kaohe Bay ( Pebble Beach) where seasonally, whales feed off the beautiful deep reef 1000' from the house.
Hawai'i Volcanos National Park is 57 miles away!
This centrally located setting (located near mile marker 97 on Highway 11) is 25 miles south of Kona and perfect for exploring Hookena Beach (near mile marker 105).
Famous 2- Step beach and Kealakekua Bay(mile marker 110) (swim with the spinner Dolphins!)
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The space

The Whale House is only 900' feet from beautiful black pebble Kaohe Beach ( may be denoted as Pebble Beach on a map). There is deep water here with a very nice reef, perfect for scuba and snorkeling!

Kings Trail (hiking) goes along the ocean in both directions.

The locals call this "The Whale House" as it is known for being one of the best locations for seasonal whale watching with it's 180 degree views of the ocean. You can see and hear the whales from the spacious lanai or inside the house!
The large living room also has 180 degree views of the ocean is a wonderful place to practice yoga, dance or just mediate.

lt is a perfect writer, artist retreat and couples get away.

This unique house is in a terraced sub division called Kona Paradise, in a very quite neighborhood, with fantastic star gazing! No street lights!

This centrally located setting (located near mile marker 97 on Highway 11) is 25 miles south of Kona and perfect for exploring Hookena Beach (near mile marker 105).
Famous 2- Step beach and Kealakekua Bay (mile marker 110) (swim with the spinner Dolphins!)
It is about 57 miles to Kilauea Crater (an active volcano located at mile marker 30), with Green sand beach (mile marker 70) and Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, with scads of turtles! (mile marker 55) on the way.

This first floor (1200 sq feet) of this two story house ,with one bedroom and a full bath, has a very comfortable queen size bed.
The 850sq ft living room is a very spacious space for painting, reading, writing, yoga, dancing or just relaxing.
A wonderful farmers market on Sundays is nearby for fresh produce, local honey, jams, eggs, local art, fresh coconuts and yummy treats.
The house is on water catchment,( rain water only) with drinking and cooking water provided!
We appreciate and require short showers! Please be mindful of the water usage in general, no letting the water run while brushing teeth etc. You really have to be water wise and conservative to use this home!
Garbage and recycling is picked up on a weekly basis.

Guest access

The house is on raised stilts with two flights of stairs leading to the first floor. There is a land line provided with access to phone calls across the United States for free. Any out of the country calls will be charged to the guests.

Interaction with guests

Leanna and Jed are the caretakers and will be available to answer any questions or provide anything you may need. I am happy to answer any questions by telephone, and will check messages frequently while having quests!!

Other things to note

Kona Paradise is a very quiet neighborhood and I ask that we all respect that too! Noise really travels, so respecting the neighbors is essential.
Hawaii has bugs of all sorts! Please keep the sliding glass doorsscreens closed and the back kitchen door closed, to keep mosquitos out while getting settled! Keep all surfaces clean of food or you will get ants. Don't leave food opened on counter tops as that attracts all sorts of critters.
If mosquitos get into the house, sleep with a fan on or turn on the bathroom night light or light and keep door cracked to attract them to the light.
Geckos make a chirping noise at night!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £69
Security Deposit: £323
Weekend Price: £61 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

I expect you to have lots of fun, exploring all the wonderful places the island has to offer, peace, joy and happiness! In a kind way! Kona Paradise is a quiet place to relax and rejuvenate. Please be respectful of the quiet neighborhood. Noise really travels and water conservation is a must. If you run out of water a water truck will need to be called.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Martin User Profile
January 2017
This beautiful house looks like a ballroom. We loved it! Great view, great kitchen,

Angee User Profile
January 2017
This was by far our favorite of the three Airbnb's we visited on the Big Island! The Kona Paradise neighborhood is gorgeous, and the pebble beach (about a 2 minute walk from the house) was so neat! The caretakers renting above brought us fresh milk upon arrival, which was much appreciated! The view of the ocean was breathtaking, and the high ceilings of the house were great. We loved sitting on the porch looking at the ocean at sunset watching the lizards play. Definitely recommend if you're staying on the Kona side!
Roslyn User ProfileRoslyn is a superhost.
Response from Roslyn:
Thanks Angee, really appreciate your review! It was lovely having you as our guests! Roslyn
January 2017

Tammy User Profile
December 2016
Very well welcomed. Nice to know if we needed something they were right there. This is definitely KONA PARADISE!!!

Deena User Profile
December 2016
We would completely recommend the Round House. It is very clean and roomy. It has a very good and comfortable feeling about it. It was actually a joy to spend the "flash flood warning" days inside because you could see the beach and the surrounding windows made you still feel like you were experiencing Hawaii. Hope to come visit the Round House again!

Adelbert User Profile
November 2016
This is a wonderful place with ocean view and very close to a nice beach. Inside there is plenty of space and the apartment has all the comforts you need. Leanna and Jeb, who live upstairs, are very friendly and they have helped us with all our questions. The location is somewhat south of Captain Cook in a beautiful, quiet residential area.

Eric User Profile
November 2016
This is a great place to stay if you're looking to get off the grid and live like a Big Island local. Bonus points if you're crunchy/hippie/into yoga. It's quite remote and the area has no cell service once you get off the highway, but there is ample wifi in the house. Also, if you think lizards are cool, this is the place for you. Tons of geckos on this property, sunning themselves on the deck and hunting bugs. They are so cute! We will always have fond memories of sunny breakfasts on the deck with our gecko buddies. House is 45-55 minutes south of Kona and a solid 15-20 minutes away from any real services. The road from the highway down to the house is SUPER steep (and I say that as a Seattle resident!), so be aware and be okay with driving cautiously and slowly up and down. The black pebble beach is a 5 min walk downhill and is totally gorgeous and fairly secluded. Hardly saw anyone there whenever we walked down. Very peaceful and serene.

Mélanie User Profile
November 2016
Leanne and jed are great. Thé place is wonderful

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States · Joined in July 2014
Roslyn User ProfileRoslyn is a superhost.

Hello, we are Roslyn and Donny.

Roslyn has lived on Half Moon Bay and the Coastside for over 40 years and loves it.
Originally from Gary Indiana, I have found Paradise by the ocean!
I was a telephone worker for 20 years, climbing telephone phones and working down in manholes. I have been a massage therapist for the last 15 years. I have traveled through Europe, Costa Rica and love exploring The Big Island of Hawaii.
I really enjoy traveling. Hiking and snorkeling are some of my favorite sports! I look forward to sharing the coast and my home of 30 years with you. Donny is an abstract painter and has been in the construction trades for 35 years. He is now a a special project construction liaison. He shares his time between Half Moon Bay and Arizona.

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