Nice studio with lanai, with ocean and coastline for miles. mauna kea summit view. Clean and quiet. Microwave. Toaster oven, small fridge. Coffee maker. BBQ. WiFi. Internet .Cable TV. Queen size bed. Private Parking. Private entry way. Near all the best beaches Beach chairs and beach towells provided.
- Studio350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- english, spanish, japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Phil Abbinante’s Whale Jump is probably one of the best values you will find in the VRBO options on the Big Island. Very simply, your total night’s cost is less than the upgrade differential you would pay to a resort for a partial ocean view that would not compare to the views you will get from this property. Sunsets and moonscapes you won’t believe. You will wake in the morning to the songs of birds outside the walkout studio as spacious as most any basic hotel room and very private.
As with any VRBO selection be sure of what you are looking for. Kamuela is a sparsely populated area with limited resources and a rental car is a must. Choose an SUV or shorter wheelbase car because, as mentioned in other reviews, a larger vehicle may bottom out on the driveway. This should not be a deterrent. Even if you park on the road it is a shorter walk than if you were in the lot or garage and staying on the upper floors of a resort. Research location of area markets to get some basics on the way from airport. Small Melita style coffee filters and some Kona coffee/condiments will make for a perfect first morning on the private lanai.
Nice quiet neighborhood with great view!
Everything is same as picture! Quiet neighborhood, beautiful view from the patio.
Quiet retreat with great views
Phil and Mitsuko are wonderful and generous hosts, and their place is a great hilltop retreat with nice views of the sunset. If you just need a quiet place to put down your head after a long day of exploring the island, this is a great spot. With all the windows open, there’s a refreshing cross breeze. A rental car is a must and although the driveway is unpaved, all rental cars will have no problem going up and down the driveway. I hope to visit again soon. Mahalo!
Kohala is a beuatifull side of the island
This place has a wonderful view of the ocean, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa. Very comfortable room for a couple plus maybe one small child. If you are looking for a reasonably priced accommodations this place has all of the basic amenities and can serve as a place to sleep and enjoy simple meals at. There is a small fridge basic silverware Toaster oven coffee maker and a propane gas grill. We ate out most lunches and dinners, the local food is incredible and hard to find in Texas. I stayed with my 16-year-old son we were gone most of the time sightseeing all over the island. Would highly recommend this place it is in a beautiful quiet side of the Island Phil was an extremely helpful host
Peaceful and relaxing
Quite area with great views! Second time staying here and always have everything we need. Thank you!
Beautiful area on the Big Island
If you prefer to stay in North Kohala where the beaches and resorts are, this is the place for you. The studio is in the lower lever of an estate house. With multiple sliding doors for evening breezes and a table with a view of the ocean for morning coffee. The studio was perfect for making breakfast before heading off for the day. The host was friendly and informative without being intrusive. About 12 miles from Waimea with one of our favorite restaurants The Fish and Hog. Snorkeling and swimming was about 6-10 miles away. We enjoyed our stay. The only negative was the long unpaved driveway that did not allow our small rental to climb.
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No parties or events, no smoking, no extra guests. check in 1pm, check out 11am. Mahalo!