We arrived at the Ohi’a Park Estate Kona, on Big Island after a "so-so" experience at a condo in town. Imagine our delight to meet the gracious owners who did everything to make our stay memorable and totally restored our enthusiasm for the Big Island.
The estate is a lovingly tended 3 acre paradise with flowers and fruit trees everywhere you look. It is in a peaceful residential area, not even ten minutes from downtown Kona and with a splendid sea view. As others have mentioned, it is high enough to be away from the crushing heat at the coast and sleeping without air conditioning meant no dry throats and no allergy problems.
There is a fully-fitted fitness room, hot tub and even an "English Pub" for celebrations.
We have travelled widely (Europe, Africa, USA, Australasia) and have never had a bed and breakfast experience to match it.
The luxury suite was spacious, brand new and decorated with a taste we have seldom seen. Everything (and I mean everything!) was impeccably clean and thought through to the tiniest detail – top quality toiletries, fresh flower displays, fruit, water and a stocked refrigerator. The bed was the most comfortable we have had.
Breakfast on the sea-view Lanai (terrace) was a delight (see photographs). Fresh exotic fruit, the best breads and coffee we have ever had in USA, yoghurts, cheeses and turkey ham were served up as a matter of course and then we were offered a full cooked breakfast too!
We too experienced (as we loved to call it) the fun wine, nibbles and chat time in the evening. The owners are friendly, accommodating, cultured, multilingual Swiss and know more about the Islands than most of the tour guides we encountered. They were more than happy to make recommendations which made our holiday the delight it undoubtedly was.
All in all, a stay against which all others (whether hotel or Bed and Breakfast) will be measured. A difficult job to find anywhere as good…we'll just have to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our aim is to be your "home away from home". We focus on quality, luxurious, sustainable lodging for our guests. Our newly in 2012 opened house is more than just a great bed and breakfast. We create an environment of pampered luxury that surpasses the standard. Our 2-room suites are individually decorated in Island Style and range in size from 580 sq.Ft. (54M2) up to 650 sq.Ft. (60M2). The bathrooms are designed in an elegant contemporary SPA-style in travertine, with showers, wood vanities with glass sinks and double mirrors. An exclusive Bed and Breakfast surrounded by huge native Hawai'ian Ohi'a trees on 3 acres of lush tropical grounds with breathtaking ocean views, all the luxury and comfort you deserve, outstanding personal service, overwhelming hospitality and guest rooms that are beyond your expectations. Daniel Peter Gross and Robert Edel will gladly help to make your stay an unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ohi'a Park Estate Hawaii/Kailua-Kona