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Charming Little Nook in Upcountry Kona

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our studio, Pueo's Perch, (named for the Hawaiian Owl) is located on the slopes of Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are in the area known as Holualoa, which is considered Upcountry Kona. Holualoa is known as an Artist's & Coffee community~ well demonstrated in our quaint village center. Pueo's Perch is at the 1200 ft elevation, so we enjoy cool mornings & evenings with a healthy dose of sunshine in between. We are located just 15 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from the coastal town of Kailua-Kona, 10 minutes from the Artists' Village of Holualoa and just 10 minutes from Costco. A number of wonderful beaches are also within this 10-15 minute drive time...access to all you wish to explore is simple.
Holualoa is a rural area with an old neighborhood feel. We are friendly with all our neighbors, human & animal alike. Our area is generally pretty quiet. There is some road noise during peak commuting hours, but Kona is a sleepy town, so that never lasts long.

This quaint studio sits apart from the main house on the back of our 10,000 sqft property, with its own parking and pathway. This is a loft studio with Koa and Bamboo flooring throughout and a large outdoor, covered lanai. Unique island artists touches give a nod to our gallery village nearby. Pueo's Perch comes turn-key furnished. A full kitchen allows you to prepare as many meals as you'd like. There is a full bathroom with tiled shower stall, as well as large closet to store your luggage. The hallway, bath and closet do have lower than normal ceiling heights. These areas are 6'7' in ceiling height.

The main sleeping area is a loft, requiring the climbing of built-in ladder. There is a full-size bed and room to stow your personal items in the loft** (see photos for configuration)** The main living area also features a couch that converts easily into a full-size futon. The living area is simply furnished with natural woods and local treasures. TV & DVD player & free WiFi. The front entry way is covered and screened and has a washer/dryer located here for your convenience. A large, covered lanai offers additional space to enjoy the fresh air, watch the birds & butterflies, listen to the fountain and perhaps do some stretching or napping.

This unit is perfect for one couple +, maximum 4 people. Okay for children, but please note that we do not claim to be child-proof. The overall square footage including the loft area & lanai is 500 sqft. This studio is not handicap accessible as it has stone steps to entry and ladder to sleeping loft.

Pueo's Perch shares the backyard with our main house, but, by all means feel free to meander and sniff a rose in bloom. We enjoy tinkering in the garden very much and as a result there is quite a variety of flowers, foliage & vegetables planted all around the yard. There is a small pond with plants, fish, and Cattaleya, our pet turtle. We welcome wishes always...look for the little pot with glittery glass to make your wish with. There are pets on the property, as well. Several cats deem us worthy to feed them. They will all be as friendly as you'd like them to be, but are happy to mind their own business too.

Kailua-Kona itself is host to several world-renowned events, including the Ironman Triathlon in October, the International Billfishing Tournament in August. Humpback whale watching is a favorite activity from October through March. Madam Pele has been putting on quite a spectacular show at the Kilauea Volcano with active lava flows regularly visible. Big Island activities, in general, tend to be just that, active! Hiking, surfing, snorkeling, scubadiving, golfing, horseback riding, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding & star gazing are just a few! We welcome your questions and truly enjoy sharing the unique qualities of our Island home.





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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, however neither the studio, nor the property are child-proof. We expect each parent to exercise their judgement as to suitability. We do have a 9 year old and other children in the neighborhood who make great playmates....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will happily consider well-behaved animal companions traveling with their mates...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only and in designated areas, please...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The topography of our property just doesn't make wheelchair accessibility possible. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Loft

    ...moreless

  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs futon easily converts to bed for extra sleepers or as an optional sleeping arrangement to loft...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Tiled, glass enclosed shower stall; full sink & usable drawers.

Other Amenities

  • Our property is planted in many edible plants including Avocados, Mangoes, Papayas & Bananas. We also live across the street from a small Community Garden hosted by our neighbors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A smattering of some fun reads, as well as Hawaiiana & site seeing ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    HDMI hook up available; Access to streaming sites...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable TV channels...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outdoor table on the private, covered lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Separate from Main house's laundry facilities: located on front entry porch of studio...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    All Cotton bedding...moreless

  • Parking:

    One car parking separate from owner's parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking just below the Perch and well off the main street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Separate from Main house's laundry facilities: located on front entry porch of studio...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi with your stay...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press & Grinder available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full fridge, full stove & oven, Microwave & Toaster oven, Coffee Grinder & French Press, dishes & silverware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Oven functions perfectly; broiler does not work (used for storage)...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Lanai (deck) attached to Perch with Dining Table and BBQ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large covered Lanai offers considerable additional space to enjoy. Dining table provided....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden area is common area with Owners, but we encourage your use and enjoyment of all....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill on Lanai for use...moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$95 $100
Fri, Sat
$525 $1,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

We accept cash or Traveler's checks. No deposit necessary. Payment made in full upon check-in.


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Location

8.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Keahole International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Makalei Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Holuakoa Cafe
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kaloko National Park

Car: Recommended

Pueo's Perch is situated at the cool 1200ft elevation in the Historic Holualoa District. Kona Coffee is world renowned and we sit in the heart of its past, present & future. Local farms offer tours & tasting. Free tours are offered at Hula Daddy Coffee Farm 5 days a week just across the street from Pueo's Perch. Just 7 miles South in the village of Holualoa are local artist galleries, cafes, a general store & post office. A 10 minute drive down the hill will bring you to Kailua-Kona town itself or the main highway and points beyond. The Kona Coast is known for pristine snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, golfing, fishing, dolphin & whale watching and other abundant leisure activities.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: Ilana, who grew up in D.C., and David, who grew up in Santa Barbara & Hawaii met in Santa Cruz in 1994. We moved to the Big Island together in 1998 and bought this property in 2000. David is a master finish carpenter and Ilana is a Doula, artist & Aromatherapist. We enjoy raising our two children and squeezing in fun things like surfing, camping, hiking, music & friends wherever we can.

Why Holualoa:
We fell in love this the whole property because of its unique history and a certain calling we felt to it. The main house was originally built in 1908, an original Kona Coffee Shack, and the land was never bulldozed, leaving a large lava flow untouched in the backyard area. Pueo's Perch, the studio, was originally built as a sound studio by the owner's previous to us. David rebuilt it into what you now enjoy as Pueo's Perch. Holualoa is also a magical area. Ilana first visited the area at age 18 and made a mental note to return and settle. Nearly ten years later this home called us both into stewardship.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Pueo's Perch: Lanai and front entry

    Pueo's Perch: Lanai and front entry

  • Looking in from outside your screened entry door

    Looking in from outside your screened entry door

  • Living area. Bright & Airy

    Living area. Bright & Airy

  • From living to kitchen w/front door open

    From living to kitchen w/front door open

  • Bathroom w/granite countertop & ceramic tiles

    Bathroom w/granite countertop & ceramic tiles

  • Tiled Shower stall

    Tiled Shower stall

  • Sleeping Loft area with Full-size bed. Cozy Comfort

    Sleeping Loft area with Full-size bed. Cozy Comfort

  • Bird's Eye view of Living Area from loft

    Bird's Eye view of Living Area from loft

  • Large, covered Lanai with ceiling fan, light & custom skylight.

    Large, covered Lanai with ceiling fan, light & custom skylight.

  • Entry & Lanai...Lemons on the tree almost year around...help yourself!

    Entry & Lanai...Lemons on the tree almost year around...help yourself!

  • Pueo's Perch: private parking area with access to yard & entry

    Pueo's Perch: private parking area with access to yard & entry

  • standing in front door looking left to kitchen, hall, living area

    standing in front door looking left to kitchen, hall, living area

  • Kitchen, Front door, Lanai access

    Kitchen, Front door, Lanai access

  • From hall through to Lanai door

    From hall through to Lanai door

  • Large walk-in closet

    Large walk-in closet

  • Granite, tile, wood accents, fresh towels...just with the Bathroom ordered

    Granite, tile, wood accents, fresh towels...just with the Bathroom ordered

  • Loft sleeping area

    Loft sleeping area

  • Loft ladder from above

    Loft ladder from above

  • Another Bird's Eye view to the living area from loft

    Another Bird's Eye view to the living area from loft

  • Al Fresco dining rain or shine!

    Al Fresco dining rain or shine!

  • the path up to front entry~ be mindful of the rock steps, sturdy by ungroomed

    the path up to front entry~ be mindful of the rock steps, sturdy by ungroomed

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 02/11/2015
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