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1 / 19 Rosemary bedroom



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Description from owner

SIX night minimum stay charge , you may stay for less - but pay for 6 nights

Clean, quiet, private, non smoking , WIFI. gas BBQ.

Perfect for travelers on a budget who want a comfortable, clean and safe place to stay that is a close drive to town and beaches. Perfect base for sightseeing. NOTE: This home is non-smoking both inside and OUTSIDE.

Our minimum stay is 6 nights. Max stay is 21 nights. Our Rosemary suite has two rooms & two bathrooms. One room with Queen Bed, other room can have up to two twin day beds for kids, or just use as TV or reading room while your the other sleeps . This unit has two full bathrooms, one next to the queen bedroom and one next to the living area with 2 single day beds. We have a limit of 3 adults and one child under 18 yrs, or 1 adult with 3 children , or 2 adults and 2 children. We DO NOT rent Rosemary to four adults.

Our Basil Unit is a studio unit with a queen sized bed,TV, dresser, and a private bathroom. Both units have separate entrances, but share a kitchenette and common area. This is where friends are made.

Common area has covered area with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, 2 coffee makers, supplies like aluminum foil, plastic baggies, etc., tables & chairs. Park at the door. washer and dryer no charge ( we even supply the laundry detergent and fabric softener.

There is also brick patio area with TWO gas grill, lounge chairs and table - all next to a garden with lots of tropical plants.

$40 to $50 / night - Basil Studio with bath

$45 to $65 / night - Rosemary 2 private rooms & 2 full baths.

* Rates vary based on season, length of stay, and number in party. Also add HI tax .Add to your subtotalthe 1 time charge to clean on departure = Rosemary $43 --Basil $32 Special rates may apply for Ironman event and holidays

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 6763142

About the area

We live on the top front floor , so here to assist you if needed. TERMS: only $25 on bookings more than 100 days out, then 30 % 90 days out. The balance on arrival. Write and ask us for 40 extra pictures and more information on this home. We will also send you our FREE professional Big Island travel guide book called wwwkonafun ..on line- without obligation. It contains over 1,000 pictures and maps of Kona towns, beaches, and area restaurants with menu prices. PLUS 700+ Pictures and maps of area shopping, farmers markets, gardens, coffee tours, snorkel, scuba and attractions. We love to TALK KONA , so please call us anytime .



  • Grill
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (7)

Excellent – based on 7 reviews Excellent
7 reviews

“Great functional appartment”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2017

Quiet location with a nice garden full of song birds. Attentive, fun host who did everything possible to make us feel at home. A great place away from the buzz of the city yet close to beaches and restaurants. Good place to go for morning walks or runs with a trail down the road .


Reviewed 23 Jun 2015

We stayed in the Rosemary suite for 13 nights. It was perfect. They have everything you need. It is clean, quiet and close to downtown Kona. Owner was very nice and helpful. Highly recommended.

“Rosemary Cottage”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2014

This was the perfect setting for a lovely week on the island! Tom was the perfect host, and made our stay very comfortable. The apartment was perfect with everything we could need for our stay. We are looking forward to seeing Tom again on this trip, just to reconnect, as we are now taking possession of our own home. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone vacationing in kailua Kona!!

Owner's reply: Wow , when we can.... pass the inspection ..... of a 30+ year retired military couple.... we know were doing our job right !

“Right at home”

Reviewed 31 May 2011

This "Garden Cottage" is aptly named with a shared kitchen opening out onto a patio complete with BBQ and a lush tiered garden featuring palms, bananas, orchids, iris, vegetables and of course gorgeous flowering hibiscus. The sound of birds is ever present. It was a great home base for our ten-day stay on the Big Island. The Rosemary Suite was just perfect for us, clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The kitchen was equipped with lots of great "extras" so we were able to start the day with a good breakfast and pack lunches in a small cooler, complete with ice pack. Our host was most friendly and helpful. We would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing place in a picturesque and quiet neighbourhood that is conveniently close to many interesting attractions--and at a very affordable price! Thank you!

“perfect family retreat”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2011

We have recently returned home from our fantastic 3 week stay here. We visited with a 9 year old and a teenager,and it suited us all perfectly! Tom was the best host we have had on a holiday,he made sure we were happy and really looked after us. The accommodation also included many domestic items,such as detergents,bin bags,toilet rolls and towels for home and beach ,so we had everything we needed.This even included body boards,ice boxes and beach chairs,which really were a bonus,as we had travelled from the UK and could not bring loads with us. After hiring our car from the airport, the location was perfect for beaches,supermarkets and shops.At the same time this is a really quiet area to enjoy the tranquillity of the garden and outdoor kitchen. Our son loved the ghecko's..they kept him amused for ages! We loved the fact the kitchen was shared, as we made a new friend while there and spent many a happy evening chatting. We cant recommend this house enough,we just wish we were still there! and will remember it with lots of happy memories. Aloha! Katherine,Barry,Amelia and Theo

“Serenity in Rosemary Room”

Reviewed 17 Dec 2010

From the moment we arrived, and saw the rooms and their surroundings, I fell in love with the place. It was ideal for us. Meals in open air - what a concept! And I was able to relax with my computer on the Internet in the evenings, also in open air, gazing at the lovely garden and patio. Our host, Tom, was incredibly friendly (thanks for the paper every morning!) and conversational - as were the other guests. Tom was also a source of information about activities that we could pursue during our say (like the Christmas parade). And those cute geckos! I'm going to come back some day - hopefully not too long in the future.

“Great place at a great price”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2010

This was a highlight of our stay. We were upgraded for free to the larger unit when we arrived, and had a lovely time for the week we stayed. We loved being able to prepare fresh island food with the fully equipped kitchen and grill and patio setup. You could watch the sun go down and have a drink from the patio and then enjoy a homemade dinner. We made smoothies every morning. This is a very centrally located spot-outside the hustle and bustle of the main drag in Kona, but close to everything. It is clean, cozy and has everything you'd need, including boogie boards, coolers, etc. We highly recommend :)

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We had a wonderful stay in the Basil suite! Everything was perfect- very clean with a lot of extras- books to read, nice shared refrigerator, and books and other info about the Island and things to do. That open kitchen- our dream! It was a fantastic 10 days- better than any Hotel. Thank you! -- Elisabeth and Walter S., Felsenau Switzerland, March 2010

This was my third stay with you and I won't change my plans to come back to your home the next years. Your place is quiet, clean and affordable. It's nice to sit in the kitchen area and talk with different visitors of the world. I did really enjoy this and Wolfgang agrees. The place has everything you need to make a comfortable stay. It's simple but perfect for me. Thank you again for everything and I hope to see you next year. -- Jay Diedrich, Frankfurt Germany, Ironman 2008, and again 2009

Excellent value! The price made our trip affordable. We really appreciated the use of the ice chests, boogie boards, beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs, BBQ etc. It made our vacation very simple. You don't get that with a hotel. Get up, eat, pack a lunch and go. Having two full bathrooms was really nice. - Patt & Marley Witt, Folsom, CA, February 2011