From our beautiful place in south Kona we were only 15 minutes away from snorkeling at Honaunau (two step). Downtown Kona is about 20 minutes away. This place has everything you need and you don't have to rent it. It comes as a courtesy when you stay here. The grounds are so colorful with flowers, trees and growing fruit to pick. Not to mention the beautiful birds flying by all the time. The view from our room is the Ocean and the Sunset on the Ocean. This was our first stay here and we love it here. All four of us are ready to come right back. It is quiet and has all the comforts you need. The hosts are wonderful and very informative.
We left the Plumeria Suite 2 weeks ago and keep wishing we could be back there. This was our 7th or 8th visit to the same unit over the years, and we will return next year too! The cottage is nestled in the jungle, quiet in the daytime with a gentle koki and gecko duet in the evenings. The Plumeria Suite is well appointed with snorkels, fins, boogey boards, kayaks, towels and other supplies you may use and need, but you don’t really want to have to bring on the plane. “Our cottage” is very close to Honaunau (Two-Step) and Kealakekua Bay, meaning amazing snorkeling every day. This is not the place if you want to be around people all the time – it is great for those seeking quiet beauty. Enjoy!
Go if you like a great view overlooking the ocean, pet geckos, picking your own fruit in their large backyard, watching birds from your deck, snorkeling at the best site in the islands just 3 km away at "Two-Step", friendly hosts who will tell you where to get the best coffee deal, and a room that was decorated by the owner in total gecko shades (although recent photos show a toned down version of what we had - too bad).
Otherwise, get a room in a high rise hotel in Waikiki.
We just enjoyed yet another stay in the Plumeria Suite. We adore the space, the location, the amenities, and most of all the owners, Dave and Beth. This was our 6th or 7th stay in the suite - it's as comfortable to us as going to our second home, but we don't have to worry about upkeep! One of our favorite features is that it's about 3 minutes away from our favorite snorkel beach, Two Step (Honaunau), where we are excited to snorkel every day we're there. The space is secluded and understated - not for people who like the resort feel. We can't wait to visit again!
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I have stayed at Beth's Hawaiian Hideaway several times, in both of the different suites, and will be back again! This is one of the most authentic Hawaiian experiences you can have, and is so much better than staying in a resort; the surrounding coffee farms and towns are beautiful to drive through and explore. Dave and Beth are warm and welcoming, and will make you feel like part of the family while you are staying here. They have kayaks, boogie boards, and snorkel equipment; with nearby access to the ocean and one of the National Parks. The suites are spotless and beautifully decorated with Hawaiiana. You can't go wrong staying here!!