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Bears' Place Guest House

Kailua Kona, HI 96740 USA (Show map)
4.4
87 Reviews
$95 - $135
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About

Ocean view studios (1-4 guests) with full kitchen or kitchenette, lanai, full bath, cable TV, free internet, parking and beach gear. Great location 10 minutes from town, airport, beaches, and golf. Stay and SAVE! 10% Weekly Discount. 20% Two Week Discount. The entire 4BE/4BA ocean view home also available for $395/nt. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Your hosts, Anne Stockel and daughter, Nanette, offer four beautiful vacation studios. Each have ocean and garden views, a full bath, free wireless internet, LCD cable TV and convenient on-site parking. Three studios have kitchenettes with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, electric skillet, rice cooker, hot water pot, and dishes. A portable stove top is available on request. The fourth studio, the Orchid Suite, has a well-equipped, full kitchen. All studios have comfortable queen size beds, and sleeper sofas for extra guests. Glass sliders open onto spacious, covered lanais. The Plumeria and Pineapple Suites also have a separate sitting area and walk-in closets. A washing machine, dryer, detergent and ironing board are available. We have lived in Kona for over 20 years and have explored this beautiful island extensively. We greet our guests in person and are available throughout their stay to help plan their outings. We supply beach chairs, towels, coolers, and boogie boards free of charge. There is convenient on-site parking. We especially enjoy our European visitors, as we both speak German.

Rooms & Rates

Hibiscus Room

A lovely, tiled, ground floor room with queen-size bed, sleeper sofa, full bath, lanai, LCD cable TV, free WiFi and a kitchenette with medium-size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, hot water pot and dishes. It has a wonderful garden view, and you can see the Kona coastline through the banana trees, which are so close, you can almost pick the fruit from the lanai.Convenient off-street parking and free beach gear included. $95/nt single, $105/nt double.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Pineapple Suite

A spacious, ground floor suite(about 600 sq. ft.) with a queen bed and a separate sitting area with two sleeper sofas. It has a full bath, walk-in closet, cable TV, ceiling fans, free WiFi, covered lanai and a kitchenette with medium sized refrigerator/freezer, large microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, hot-water pot, and dishes. There is a view of the ocean through the banana trees. Convenient off-street parking and beach gear included. $105/nt single, $115/nt double.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Plumeria Suite

Top floor ocean view suite(about 600 sq. ft.) with a queen bed and a separate sitting area with 2 sleeper sofas. It has a full bath, walk-in closet, LCD cable TV, ceiling fans, free WiFi, covered lanai and a kitchenette with medium sized refrigerator/freezer, large microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, hot-water pot, and dishes. Convenient off-street parking and beach gear included. $115/nt single, $125/nt double

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Orchid Suite

Top floor ocean view suite (over 600sf) with vaulted ceilings and a WELL EQUIPPED FULL KITCHEN. It has a queen bed, 2 sleeper sofas, full bath, covered lanai, LCD cable TV, and WiFi. $125/nt single, $135/nt double.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining3.8

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Serene and so clean!

5 on July 20, 2014

Bear's Place was outstanding! We spent one week in Hilo before coming to the Kona side and we really appreciated the cleanliness upon arrival. Also, it was so quiet and so comfortable that we quickly realized how much better it was to have stayed away from the tourist area, I wouldn't stay anywhere else when I come back in the future. We stayed in the Plumeria room and although there was no 'kitchen', the other cooking essentials were perfect! They really have thought of everything to make your trip easy and convenient. Thank you so much Ann! Namaste my friend!


Orchid Suite Recommended

4.4 on April 18, 2014

We had a good stay in the Orchid Suite. It was clean, very well furnished and had a fully equipped modern kitchen. The view from the lanai is fabulous and we loved listening to the birds. The road to the property is steep. We appreciated the welcome basket as well as the daily "goodies" that Nanette and Anne left for us. Nanette provided helpful information regarding where to find free parking, scenic roads, sights to see, etc. The laundry facility, available for a small fee, also came in very handy.


Comfortable, easy affordable!

4.0 on March 31, 2014

We have stayed at Bears Place before, and will continue to come back. The rooms are spacious, right up the hill from the airport and Kona making it easy to get to wherever you are going. Anne and Nanette are around frequently to make sure we have everything we need. And it's affordable!


Nice place easy acces

2.8 on March 24, 2014

Their was not realy a possibility to cook dinner at the appartment as their is no cook top. We would go back but we would rent the appartment with a full kitchen.

Innkeeper Response
We now have portable stove tops in all studios that have kitchenettes. There is also an electric skillet, rice cooker/vegetable steamer, full size microwave, medium size refrigerator/freezer, toaster, coffeemaker, hot water kettle, cooking pot and utensils, salad bowls, plates, cups and silverware.


Nice place away from downtown activities.

3.6 on February 19, 2014

Nice place to stay. I would recommend it to those who would like a nice place to stay away from the downtown activity. The guest house is surrounded by locals, so you do get barking dogs and crowing roosters. The garden is beautiful and made it a little oasis. The owners were very helpful and accommodating to requests.


Excellent choice in Kailua-Kona area

5 on January 18, 2014

We stayed in the Hibiscus room for 5 days and were pleasantly surprised. Nanette and Anne went above and beyond to ensure our comfort with a "welcome breakfast" in the fridge the night we arrived, providing lots of tourist info for us (including many recommendations), and friendly hospitality. The room itself has a wonderful environment giving one the feeling of being in a jungle house while in a neighborhood that is only minutes from downtown Kailua-Kona, the airport, and the Hawaiian Belt Highway. This was extremely convenient as we were able to minimize time stuck in traffic and maximize time at the sites themselves. We toured all of the north, west and south of the island while staying at Bears' Place without having to spend a lot time driving. I would highly recommend this guest house to anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing, stay in the Kailua-Kona area. You will not be disappointed. To note, I had to enter a "dining score" but this guest house does not serve meals (aside from the "welcome package" of fruit, butter, jam, etc that is left in the fridge for your first morning, and the little bowls of nuts, chocolates, etc that they left each day. They do, however, provide everything you'll need to cook your meals. A quick trip to the grocery store, and you are all set to eat.


A place to be

4.6 on December 21, 2013

If I had known that Bears' Place was so beautiful, I would spend there all my week in Big Island!! Anne and Nanette are very nice and willing to give a lot of info and advices. Hibyscus room was great, big and very very clean. We had breakfast in our private lanai, surrounded by tropical flowers, palms and singing birds. The room is equipped with everything you need to make coffee, tea and cook. There are fridge, microwave, electric pan etc. We could cook even pancakes! If you need you can use washing and drying machines. If one day I'll be back in Big Island I'll stay here again, no doubt. Marco


Good value for money with personal touch

4.6 on December 18, 2013

We stayed 3 weeks in the orchid suite and felt very much like home. The kitchen is well equipped. The living/bedroom is spacious, the lanai has a wonderful view. We enjoyed very much sitting there having meals. It is always a few degrees cooler at this spot than at the coast. We found this very refreshing. Our hosts nanette and anne were looking every day at the house, very carring and helpfull for every question.


Nice place far from the action

4.2 on December 12, 2013

We stayed in the Hibiscus room on the first floor. The view from the balcony is on a tropical garden with tall banana trees. The breakfast for the first morning is in the fridge . The room is equipped with everything you need for quick lunches but you can hardly cook a dinner since there is no stove and if you want to go to the restaurant you will have to drive down the road for about 8 miles. The B&B is a bit far from the beaches but it is a very nice place and Nanette the owner will give you good advices.


great place to stay

4.6 on October 27, 2013

Bonus to have extra ammenities available for beach use and a washer and dryer!! thanks ever so much. Would stay again and recommend it to others.


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Location

Location Type

Near Ocean, Airport, Countryside, Island, Mountains, Small town, Tropical

Airport

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (KOA-Keahole) 6 miles

Directions to property:

We are a 10 minute drive from Kona International Airport. Exit the Airport to Highway 19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway) and turn right towards Kailua. The first traffic light you come to (in about a half a mile) is Kaiminani Dr. Turn left and go 3.7 miles all the way uphill to the end and turn left on Highway 190 (also known as Mamalahoa Highway) In about 1.4 miles, take the first left after the 32-mile marker (just past Makalei Drive). This is Puukala Road. Go downhill 0.2 miles and bear right at fork (do not turn right on side road). We are the third driveway on the right after the fork- number 72-1071.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Videos, Washer/dryer , rice cooker/ steamer and electric frying pan, dishes, free use of washer & dryer, detergent supplied., hot water pot, medium sized refrigerator/freezer, ironing board available

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Kona Coffe farm tours, whale watching, world class snorkeling and diving, surfing and boogie boarding, swimming with dolphins and turtles, Exploring active volcanoes, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00, flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require a deposit of 50% of the total. Balance is due at check-in.
  • Cancellations: Guests can receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee, if they cancel their reservation in writing at least twelve weeks prior to scheduled arrival. Otherwise, the deposit may still be refunded if the room is re-rented. Guests who find it necessary to arrive late or depart early are still responsible for the full amount of their reservation, unless we can rebook the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Anne Stockel and daughter, Nanette

Languages spoken

English, German

About the innkeepers

Anne and Nanette were both born in Germany, but have lived in Kona for 20 years. They love to swim, snorkel and boogie board, and have explored this beautiful island extensively. They will be happy to help you plan your daily adventures.

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Meals

Breakfast

tropical fruit and baked goods first day only

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Special Package

Stay Longer and Save More!!

7 consecutive nights in the same studio - Discount: 10% 14 consecutive nights in the same studio - Discount 20%

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

72-1071 Puukala Road , Kailua Kona, HI 96740 USA (Show map)

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