The sky above... the forest below... the ocean beyond! Wake up to the tropical sounds of forest birds. Enjoy the antics of wild turkeys. Enjoy fresh in-season fruit from the orchard and 100% Kona coffee. Have dinner on your private lanai watching the sunset over the Pacific; then enjoy the many stars in the expansive night sky. This brand new apartment located at the bottom of a quiet, serene area on the north side of Kona is your perfect getaway. Your private oasis is furnished with treasures from all over the Pacific. Situated at a comfortable elevation, you will enjoy ocean and mountain breezes all day and evening from this lovely upstairs setting. Avoid the traffic in Kona - easy access to Kaloko shopping area and just a short drive to the best beaches and shops on the Big Island (Kohala coast). Only five traffic-free minutes to Makalei Golf Course.
700 square foot studio
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Mar 2019
About Judy Schuman
I'm a woman of a certain age who moved here from LA where I lived in a canyon so I never saw a sunset or the light at the end of the day. I built on a property that overlooks the ocean and shore, with wondrous sunsets every night. I like to grow things, so have planted all sorts of fruit trees, flowers and vegetables, which I share with guests (as well as with an occasional wild pig) and also sell at the farmers markets. I enjoy meeting people from all over both at the markets and the rental..
Why Judy Schuman chose Kailua Kona
For the above reasons. I live on the property in a separate structure, so the rental is quite private. The closest house to this property is about 100' away. Because I am on the property, I act as a sort of concierge, with tips and suggestions.
What makes this Apartment unique
I bought this land and built to take advantage of the vast ocean views and since there is a protected dryland forest just below the property, no one can ever build there. Being at the end of the road, there is no traffic and the noisiest thing is the morning birds. Because I like open spaces, I didn't put in a wall to make this a one bedroom apartment so there is about 700' square feet of space. Looking out from the bedroom, living and dining areas there are wonderful ocean views. There is also a private garden for hanging out.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Nice, clean, quiet with great view of the ocean
Owner, Judy is a really nice, friendly and interesting host. The property is nicely situated with a great view of the ocean, close enough, but not too close to the busy part of Kona. It's on a quiet dead end street with no traffic. The very new apartment has everything needed from beach equipment to the usual amenities to prepare your own meals and make life comfortable. Nothing could be finer than taking meals and coffee on the roomy deck while enjoying dynamite sunsets over the ocean.
Just like a home in Paradise!
An exceptional place — Cozy, private, comfortable, and clean with a spectacular ocean view and lush vegetation. We spent a lot of peaceful time reading, just relaxing, and enjoying the view and Hawaiian trade wind. No big flat-screen TV, but good Wifi connection. Judy, the owner, is very accommodating, caring, personable, and fun to talk with. She was always willing to help whenever we needed her help. Wish we could go back there soon!
We had a wonderful stay. The setting is quiet and overlooks an unobstructed forest and beyond a water view of the ocean. We had beautiful sunsets. Judy was most accommodating and responsive to our needs. We look forward to returning to this secluded "gem." Judy gave us some valuable recommendations that made our trip even more special.
Beautiful and Peaceful Property
We stayed for a week at this beautiful property and it was so peaceful and serene. It met all of our needs and was well stocked. Judy was a great host. She met us when we arrived with a welcome basket filled with fruits grown on her property. She respected our privacy; but, was available if there was a question or something that we needed. She made sure we had information regarding the island and ocean conditions. We will definitely go back when we visit the Island again. Thank you Judy for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful space.
This is a beautiful retreat from the hustle amd bustle of the tourists in town.
A spacious apartment on the edge of a forest reserve. Waking up to a cacaphony of tropical birds and having breakfast on the lanai is wonderful! Judy the host is very gracious and has a wealth of knowledge on the area. She is a walking guide book and is more than willing to share with you which makes planning your activities much easier. The kitchen is well equipped and had everything we needed. The view, the trees, flowers and the birds are beautiful. We had a great stay and Judy made us very welcome and comfortable! The welcome basket after a long trip to get here was a very nice touch. If you want to get away from the main tourist hotel area, this is a peaceful and private alternative. Wish we could stay longer!! Thank you Judy for sharing your wonderful property with us!
Good place priced right
Would love to give 5 stars but did not because of a few shortcomings that may not be an issue to others; the kitchen uses plug in appliances (no stove top or oven) and the kitchen is only on one circuit. So if your cooking toast, making coffee, using the hot plate unit and the refrigerator is running, you’ll trip a breaker. We did cook breakfast several times, just had to be mindful of appliance timing. The kitchen is well stocked with a variety of appliances.
The new couch had a hump along the back of the seat cushion so was only useful for our stuff, not bottoms.
We spent most of our sitting time on the lanai watching the wildlife and sunsets. Lovely! Used the bed for reading and other couch type lounging.
It’s a good location at the end of a road boardering conservation land at about 1200’ elevation. Great spot to watch feral pig families, parrots eating seeds from the giant Neem tree off the lanai and to watch a variety of birds and fowl. Resident Kilij Pheasants roam the grounds. Judy has a wild orchard of fruit trees and we enjoyed a fantastic Pomelo from one of her trees, as well as a couple of the oranges. As we were leaving she asked if we had picked all of the pomelo from her tree. That was a bit awkward and quite surprising. Apparently someone did at some point during our stay.
Judy was otherwise a very gracious host and for the $ her ohana is a great option for two people.
Mahalo for your visit.
Sorry about that bumpy couch. It turns out that when the new cleaning man closed the sleeper he also put in the thick quilt. Without the quilt it's fine.
As for the fruit, I in no way was accusing you of taking it all. For one thing,, you asked about taking a grapefruit, not a pomelo. Either and/or all would have been okay. When I went into the orchard there were no more grapefruit on the tree.
Since I've been suffering the consequences of 4-legged and 2-legged pigs (not unlike other growers), I need to know whether or not it's time for a pig hunter.
I apologize if you feel you were accused.
Avoid the traffic in Kona - easy access to Kaloko shopping area and just a short drive to the best beaches and shops on the Big Island (Kohala coast). Only five traffic-free minutes to Makalei Golf Course. The orchard features a walking/jogging path... you can even pick your own papaya for breakfast! Other fresh fruits available in-season. Our property features mango, lime, lemon, papaya, grapefruit, lychee, guava, banana, longan, tangerine, avocado and coffee trees. Pineapple, lilikoi and tropical flowers are abundant.
Golf: Makalei Golf Course is just 5 traffic-free minutes away.
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