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JUMPING DOLPHIN studio and view

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

Very quiet setting, private garden deck , close but tucked away,discounts, peaceful hawaiian home with studios n hawaiian touch , very close to beaches, galleries, aloha live theater, many restaurants, downtown & chocolate/coffee farms

Please read

An alternative country house in a rural neighborhood in town

Please do not stay with us if you prefer condos or hotels

Not a condo or hotel more rustic or simple

Deep cleaned outside 1 time a month and lightly weekly outside

Rooms deep cleaned 1 time a month and cleaned every time or guest , mopped , wiped down , swept scrubbed tub and toilet

Some repairs needed and ongoing and mold can discolor the grout if a previous guest does not open the curtain to allow air flow , weather and airflow a ongoing battle

Dust can form in 30-90 minutes as we are close to the sea

Many guests love the wild turkeys or geckos , butterflies, lizards and bugs that you find in Hawaii

Wild life program

Trash kept outside of rooms

Keeping the trash inside, leaving bright outdoor lights on or leaving the door open invites things in from outside

Invites guests

Quiet time

Before 8 and after 9

The kona hawaii guest house

With friendly host gio/ uncle john, chef, kona historian, exotic tropical fruit explorer

As a freebie only not included

Wifi internet


Micro- wave,



Gas stove

Rice cooker

Private baths & entrance

Beach chairs,





Hair dryers



Many towels, high tread count sheets, cooking gear, table gear, ap enable terabit wifi and ethernet, free parking , in town of kona, ocean view, and more, tucked away but still in town, quiet place less than 5 minutes to restaurants/ beaches , and shopping.Lots of towels cooking set up private studio & bath with

Tropically decorated king-sized bed, toilet with shower/ closable, refrigerator, cooking area. Sun warmed hot water. The place- da inside scoop not a commercial hotel, condo,or apartment building and does not have a pool, toxic good looking landscape or ocean front or down town orientation. This place is not the noisy party pad place that those other places offer. It is a rustic 30 year old house with separate private lockable studios, fruit passion fruit or, papaya, or dragon fruit or banana - ice cream / honey - or lady finger local mac nuts, enjoy micro tropical garden,mini tropical fruit trees, papas, veggies, herbs and cherry trees.

Shared another lanai, car parking, wifi, and there is a washer/dryer for you to use (quarters needed)... Shared cooking oven, gas stove, microwave

Compare available studios. All studios are lockable and have private sleeping and bath areas some of the differences are the dolphin

Dolphin theme, hard wood floors, outdoor dish sink 1closet and a tube, a view ocean. The whale has carpet, large dish sink in the bathroom, more windows, it has more sound near the parking area, as it has many windows and is near the parking area and above another unit, better view jungle garden

A microcosuim or micro-ecosystem / garden has hard wood floors, has a more private deck, cooking area and dining area, but does not have the shared frig and deck close by, ocean studio is the largest and has a full kitchen and a lockable shared bathroom

Further comparsion yes there are 12 stairs approx with railing for the dolphin and whale

The jungle garden only has 3-4 but less of a view and more private , less of a bathroom

The dolphin has the biggest bathroom and 2 closets

Whale/dolphin tour discount

Airport pick up or drop is $ 43 includes tax (for 2 and kids max)

Prepaid only / guaranteed reservations only

Check-in time

By appointment only; and is no earlier than 3 pm and no later than 6pm (as this is a residential community) unless you make special arrangements with the host

With international flights and individual circumstances

We do make our best effort to accommodate early check-in, however our check-in time stands - we need the time to prepare the place and expected early check-in is an unrealistic expectation putting stress on our staff and those that have those expectations

We cannot always accommodate early check-in. Some solutions to deal with early arrival; a guest could reserve the day before or go get a bite to eat , even go for a swim year round and then check-in after. Thanks for your consideration

The rack rate

126 per day before taxes


Some additional costs

There is an extra cost associated with massage, international calls, rental bikes or cars, requested pick up or drop off, island tours or other special requests. Requesting a service booking a time, accepting a charge for a service is associated with special requests,

We do not offer commercial credit or charge accounts

Guest room materials

Room items are included for use in the rental and not as take home items. They can be purchased separately in advance


Well, we try hard to reschedule your trip, or rebook the room with someone else to avoid any fees; generally,for a full refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days 50% up to 1 week prior

Absolutely, no refunds after that strict we recommend travel insurance in case you need flexibility, we have to protect others 7-14 separate guests trying to book per spot, (they may end up having to pay 21-70 more a night), the host who guarantees your spot and you in turn pay for that spot during that time

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona in the North Kona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(4 traveller reviews)

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JUMPING DOLPHIN studio and view
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Substandard facility and amenities. Only one 2" soap, no dresser, black mold in tub caulking-tile

  • 1 of 5

Do not stay here! Health and safety hazard. Had to wait 4 days for dresser in room. Coffee pot had terrible mineral stains and heating element had 2-3 Inch hole. Requested another. Deck was dirty. Microwave was dirty. Only provided two towels...no hand towel nor wash clothes. Had to request hand towels and two white ones were stained. No electric plug in bathroom and was not legal grounded plug if it did work. Deck electrical plug was overloaded with about 8 items plugged in. When oven toaster was in use and then microwave turned on, circuit would break and shutdown microwave. An extension cord lead from upper deck electrical over deck and down to unknown area. No table and chairs for eating for 3days and when requested then on deck. Dishes and silverware were dirty and had to wash with limited supplies. No cable nor local tv connection. So no tv news or weather. No sound on tv either. Grill under deck in a cluttered Junky area. Breakfast was a huge misnomer. Papayas were placed on microwave table some mornings. That was it.. Area was quiet and lots of trees

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay with all that you need! John is an excellent host

  • 5 of 5

This was a first time for my wife and I booking a place like this to stay. Normally we always stayed in known hotels and resorts (spending usually hundreds a night for just a place to shower and sleep). We were a little nervous at first but it turned out to be one of our best travel experiences. If your looking for that local feel and hospitality than this is the place. If you want the ritzy feel that costs a small fortune go stay at one of those chain hotels. John was an awesome host and made us feel right at home. The view was great and the neighborhood quiet. Nothing like waking up and sitting out on the deck with our ocean view. John gave us the scoop on local places to eat and have fun that also saved us a ton and let us do more. We got a little taste of true hawaiin culture and food with little dishes John made us right from food growing wild in the yard. We will definitely be heading back in a few months and will be hitting up John again for a comfy place to crash. Mahalo for the great experience.

Josh and Alicia

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erholung abseits vom Trubel

  • 5 of 5

Als wir anreisten hätten wir nicht gedacht, einen solch wunderbaren Ort vorzufinden. Nur wenige Querstraßen abseits vom Highway fanden wir Ruhe und wunderbare Natur. Das Quartier ist sehr günstig gelegen, wenn man abends essen gehen möchte oder einkaufen will.John ist ein hervorragebder Gastgeber. er gab uns viele Tipps, die wir gern befolgten. Wir können diese Unterkunft gern weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a refreshing experience from the typical hotel!

  • 5 of 5

As a frequent traveler to the island, I am constantly stuck in tiny hotel rooms, hostels, and friends couches. John's place is a beautiful house located up on the hillside above Kona. Its close to some really cool attractions like a chocolate farm, and my favorite coffee plantations like green well farms and Hula Daddy. John's rooms are spacious and literally feel like home. A major feature that I really enjoyed about this place is the ability to cook a full scale breakfast on the outdoor stove. On the island, you can expect to pay $15 for a simple plate of bacon and eggs. Being able to reduce my food costs down to a minimum by cooking at the house proved to be an excellent way of saving some hard earned cash in Hawaii.

Overall, the room was spacious and clean and John is an amazing host who is genuinely dedicated to making sure that you are comfortable and enjoy your stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £72.21 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £72.21
clean room £28.88 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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