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Our tropical studio (or 'ohana' as they are called in Hawaii) has beautiful ocean views from the studio’s outdoor dining/BBQ area, front entrance and driveway area as well as spectacular ocean sunset views year round! Our studio is located in the home that we live in so we are your immediate neighbors.
The Tropical Studio is located in Waikoloa Village, which is a residential area, approximately 6 miles from the famous Waikoloa Beach Resorts and the best beaches on the island!
Whether you are into golf, exploring volcano activity on the other side of the island, enjoying lazy days spent on white sandy beaches or searching for the bountiful treasures that the Big Island has to offer, our tropical studio is the perfect 'base-camp' for relaxing and rejuvenating island style.
This charming studio is very comfortable and inviting with windows throughout for natural sunlight and airflow. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and has great ocean views and year round sunset views from the studio's outdoor dining/BBQ area and front entry. Decorated in a tropical theme our studio is freshly painted and has a new, comfortable California King size bed. The kitchen has bamboo floors, brightly colored counter tops and is equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, 2 burner hot plate (there is no oven or stove but every other piece of cooking equipment to get the job done), toaster oven, blender, toaster, crock pot, electric skillet, coffee maker, coffee grinder, french press and all necessary kitchen utensils; silverware, glassware, dishes, pots and pans, etc. as well as a large 4 burner stainless steel BBQ, perfect for grilling the fresh catch of the day or local Big Island beef.
We offer a unique setting for Waikoloa Village, our studio is part of our home, so both the main house and the studio are under one roof but they each have their own entrance and individual living space. Many other vacation rentals in this area are either condos or houses and there are no B&B’s. Staying in our studio, you will get the best of all worlds, your own private place along with the benefit of “innkeepers”, sharing our knowledge of the island's best places to go and things to do. If you are seasoned Hawaii travelers and know your way around then we simply offer you a nicely appointed, clean and cozy place to stay as you come and go as you please.
We look forward to sharing our home’s studio space with you and supporting you in discovering all of the wonderful and amazing places and cultural sites that the Big Island has to offer. Mahalo nui loa for considering our little 'peace' of paradise!
Special Note: Our house is perched atop its lot to provide for spectacular views which also means that there is a steep driveway to walk up and down to/from the parking spot/studio. However, at any time you can drive up the driveway for loading and unloading purposes. There are 6 steps up to the front door.
This is a studio so it has an open concept bedroom area, meaning that the bedroom area does not have interior walls or a door that would create a separate room. It has a nice new, large and comfortable California king bed with a bamboo headboard, the bed rests on a platform bed frame and there are matching bamboo night stands and lights on each side of the bed. The bed is located under the bedroom window which has room darkening drapes to keep out the light when needed. There is a ceiling fan directly above the bed....moreless
Things to see and do: Plenty kine ocean sports, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, manta ray night dives, big game sport fishing, Mauna Kea w/ its world famous observatories & star gazing (& really cold evenings), volcano hikes & hot magma glow gazing, whale watching in winter (Nov. - April), swimming with the dolphins, jungle hikes, botanical garden walks, excellent zip lining adventures, coffee farm tours, Parker Ranch rodeo events, choke waterfalls, expensive helicopter tours, old Hawaii/historic towns, spelunking (lava tube), just to name a few....moreless
Hawaii island guide books and maps and paperback books are provided....moreless
DVD player in the studio and a selection of CD movies are available to borrow anytime. ...moreless
Dark wood dining table, 2 wood chairs with seat pads for comfort. Two extra chairs available if needed. There is a ceiling fan with a light in the dining room area. ...moreless
Seating for 4 people
Free Wi-Fi internet connection! No land line telephone....moreless
Iron & Board
All bedroom, bathroom and kitchen linens are provided. Also included are 2 oversized beach towels....moreless
Love seat, side table that fits over lap when seated, small ottoman with storage, 2nd table located under living room window with a small AM/FM/CD player with Hawaiian music CDs and a reading lamp....moreless
There is off street parking at the bottom of the driveway and at any time you can park at the top of the driveway for loading/unloading purposes. There is a fairly steep driveway (hence the views)....moreless
There is designated washing machine and clothes line (no dryer) available that is located on the property but not inside of the studio. ...moreless
Mr. Coffee coffee maker, filters, coffee grinder, french press and an electric kettle for tea drinkers....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
All cooking utensils, pots and pans, silverware, dishes, glasses, wine glasses for reds & whites, cork screw, plates, bowls, plastic-ware, coffee mugs, ice chest for the beach, blue ice packets, etc....moreless
Bamboo floors, bright colored counters, fully equipped; 2 burner hot plate, electric skillet, toaster oven, toaster, crock pot, blender, coffee maker/grinder, french press, electric kettle, NO STOVE....moreless
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed course features generous fairways, well guarded greens. 1,000 ft location, golfers are treated to spectacular ocean views, the arid location provides 365 days of golf....moreless
There is a designated outdoor dining/BBQ area with a pub height, outdoor table & 2 chairs that overlook the neighborhood below, coastline ocean views, year round sunset views and the Kohala Coast....moreless
Located 1.5 miles away next to the community pool, there are 2 tennis courts available for guests (racquets not provided)....moreless
Water Sports Gear:
Available for rent at nearby resorts and local rental shop in Waikoloa Village....moreless
Pool / Spa
Located 1.5 miles away is the community pool for guests, including 1 adult pool (42' x 75') & 1 kid-friendly pool. On M/W/F there is a water aerobics class & every W is an Aqua Zumba class. On T/Th/S/S there are swim lanes for lap swimming. The pool contains lounge chairs, tables, a covered area, showers & restroom facilities. The pool temperature ranges throughout the year, but is always comfortable for swimming....moreless
10 Nights or Longer Discount Dec 16 - May 31, 2015 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
One Time Cleaning Fee$60 + tax
We accept echecks, credit cards (through vrbo.com), personal checks, cashiers checks, money orders. We allow a 2 payment plan IF NOT paying with credit card AND check-in date is more than 30 days out; 1st payment of 50% of balance due 30 days prior to check-in, remaining balance due 14 days prior to check-in. Tax Info: 4.166% on cleaning fee, 4.166% & 9.25% on nightly rate. HI Tax ID W14324493-01.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Waikoloa Village is a sleepy little community consisting mostly of permanent residences, snow birds and vacationers. It is centrally located on the island so that you can easily manage day trips from this location. It also has the majority of necessary commercial amenities such a nicely appointed grocery store -Waikoloa Village Market, a gas station, US post office, Waikoloa Mail Boxes, real estate office or two, doctor, dentist, acupuncturist and naturopathic offices, baby equipment/beach gear rental store, 2 restaurants that serve breakfast and coffee drinks, 2 restaurants that serve lunch and dinner, 1 restaurant that serves dinner only and 1 bar & grill on the golf course.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We have lived in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii for the past 9 years. We moved from San Diego, California, because we were ready for a simpler life style, a slower pace of life and the aloha spirit that really does exist in everyday interactions here. We feel very fortunate to call Hawaii our home because there is so much diversity, both in culture and landscape. Where else can you get up close and personal with an active volcano and then the next day be snorkeling in the warm, azure waters of the Pacific? It is truly a remarkable place to live and we are happy to be able to share our home and our local knowledge with our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Waikoloa Village: The wife part of the relationship has been coming to Hawaii since 18 years of age and had a dream of one day living in Hawaii. Much later in life she met the husband part of the relationship and celebrated by vacationing in Hawaii and then they both had the dream! Hawaii is a very unique place with its Native Hawaiian history and yet it is part of the United States, it is the most isolated island chain in the world and yet living here creates a feeling of closeness to the land and to the many different ethnicity of people that call Hawaii home.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio: We rented this property prior to buying it and fell in love with the spectacular and amazing views. We spend almost every evening on our lanai watching the sunset and hoping for a green flash and in winter seeing the whales breach in the distance!
Speaks: english, Aloha spoken here!
Primary:808-883-2131Please be mindful of the time difference, mahalo!