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Hawaiian Style Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Centrally located in North Kona,our studio is 15 minutes from the airport, town, and beaches. Our island home is situated at a cool 1000 foot elevation, in an older neighborhood of large lots, big trees, and no street lights. The studio is on the bottom floor with a fenced, private entry and a garden view through two sets of sliding glass doors. It will be clean, quiet, safe base while you explore the Big Island.

Colleen Sullivan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Colleen Sullivan

Colleen and Gary moved to the Big Island in the early 1970's. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.

Colleen Sullivan purchased this studio in 2004


Kona Palisades Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If futon is used, there is a $20 fee. The futon needs to be made if used.
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Studio - sleeps 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
owner is a licensed massage therapist our home uses a solar water heater for hot water and 40 PV panels for electricity


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Hawaiian Style Studio
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful! Amazing! Loved it!- stop looking and book this place

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect! There is a lot of room with a well stocked kitchen, a great comfortable bed and CLEAN!

When you wake up in the morning all you hear is the birds chirping and maybe a turkey or two. It is so peaceful to wake up like that. I wish I would wake up everyday like this. Great way to start the day. The location from downtown Kona is great! It is a 10 minute drive into town, especially if you go the back way.

The pictures do not do it justice. This place is amazing. You need to stay here, so stop looking and book this! Collen and Gary were great hosts and offered any advice we needed about the island. We had so much fun!

Thank you Collen and Gary! We WILL be back!

Book this place- you will enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Jay and Kelly, hope to see you in the near future!
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Clean, comfortable and safe.

  • 5 of 5

These are the most important things for us when we are looking for a rental. Colleen is a gracious host who is helpful and considerate. Both Colleen and Gary were very friendly and gave great suggestions on how to spend our days. All the essentials were provided to us. The only drawback is that you are staying in someone's home so although every effort was given for privacy you are none the less in very close quarters. That being said we wouldn't hesitate to request to return , it is a lovely well cared for rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are so very happy that we found this wonderful studio on the VRBO website. It definitely exceeded all of our expectations. The entire property is meticulously maintained, and pride of ownership is certainly evident. The studio is not only exceptionally clean and has great decor, but it is extremely well appointed. Not a single thing was overlooked that helped make us feel at home and comfortable. We have been to several VRBO and AirBnB's and, although we enjoyed them all, this was by far the best one yet!

The house is in a very nice area and we found it a perfect base from which to travel to anywhere we wanted to go on the island.

Communication with Colleen, before our trip was so easy (even though we had a big time difference). She responded very quickly each time I emailed her and answered all my questions and concerns.

Even though we got in late, Colleen came right out to greet us when we arrived. It felt very natural to give her a was as if we had known each other for years. She has such a warm and engaging way of making people feel welcome.

This truly felt like our "home" away from home.

Thanks again Colleen, for all you did!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat and Liz were like having my family stay. Easy engaging people. They left my studio in beautiful condition, Pat even polished my kitchen sink!
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very comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay in Kona. Gary and Colleen are wonderful hosts and provided lots of information about the Island. The Studio is very comfortable, neat and clean and very well equipped. Very nice location close to Kona airport with stores such as Costco and Safeway

relatively close. We were supplied with a cold box that we could take to beach etc, that certainly came in handy. We had a wonderful vacation and look forward to visiting the Big Island again as there is so much to experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Colleen and Gary were the perfect hosts. The rental space has everything you could want or need, and more. My fiance and I stayed here to celebrate Valentine's Day and my birthday. Colleen surprised us with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. The beach gear was extremely useful, and the treat basket was delicious. Will definitely stay here again if possible!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Jean and Joe for the lovely reveiw. Will look forward to seeing you again! Aloha Colleen
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Traverse City, MI, USA

Super clean and totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Colleen are wonderful hosts. Their studio was spotless and had everything one could image for a vacation in paradise. Location several miles inland and uphill from the airport make this unit very convient for flying into and out of KOA. We look forward to staying here again if available.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kona Palisades Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.5%

Our home uses a solar water heater for hot water and 40 PV panels provide the electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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