Bears' Place Guest House

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


Ocean and garden 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. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Your hosts, Anne Stockel and daughter, Nanette, offer five beautiful vacation studios. Each have ocean and garden views, a full bath, free wireless internet, cable TV and convenient on-site parking. The Hibiscus and Heliconia Studios and the Plumeria Suite each have kitchenettes with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, electric skillet, rice cooker, hot water pot, portable stove top and dishes. The Orchid Suite, has a well-equipped, full kitchen. The Ginger Room has a refrigerator/freezer and a coffeemaker. All studios have a comfortable queen size bed and sleeper sofas for extra guests.The Plumeria Suite also has a separate living room and walk-in closet. Laundry facilities are available. We have lived in Kona for over 25 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.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit

5 on December 27, 2014

Wie bereits bei unserem letzten Besuch waren wir wieder ausgesprochen angetan von dieser schönen Unterkunft. Die Highlights Big Island's sind von hier aus optimal zu erreichen und durch Lage, Ausstattung und die Gastfreundschaft von Nanette und Anne kann man hier einen schönen Urlaub genießen.

Wonderful and Enchanting

5 on October 17, 2014

We were married while there, we found Nannette and Anne very hospitable and helpful. The rooms were exceptionally clean and nicely decorated. The decks overlooking the ocean were large and tastefully furnish. It was nice to come back after a day looking at sea turtles or snorkeling and feel at home and comfy with the spectacular views from our deck. We cant wait to return,not just to Hawaii but at Bears place our new Home Away From Home!

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!

Lovely, peaceful, convenient guest house

5 on June 01, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Spacious and convenient to everything. Just far enough from downtown to be quiet, but easy to get everywhere you want to go. Very reasonably priced. Kind and courteous staff.

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.

- Nanette (innkeeper)

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

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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.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $145

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, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, hot-water pot, electric skillet, stove top, rice cooker/vegetable steamer and dishes Convenient off-street parking and beach gear included.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $155

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, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, hot-water pot, electric skillet, stove top, rice cooker/vegetable steamer and dishes. Convenient off-street parking and beach gear included.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $165

Orchid Suite

Gorgeous top floor ocean view suite 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.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $185

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Location Type

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


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

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Apartment

On-site amenities

CD player, DVD Player, Washer/dryer , hot water pot, medium sized refrigerator/freezer, ironing board and laundry facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Parking, 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, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00, flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in the home, but guests can smoke outdoors.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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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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tropical fruit and muffins first day only

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