The Holiday of a Lifetime

Tropical Treasure – Vacation Rental Units – Kona, Hawaii

What’s Your Dream Holiday in Hawaii?

If you love the hustle and bustle of a busy hotel…

Or you want to stay right at the beachfront, where it’s insufferably hot year-round…

Or maybe you want to be far away from everything, so it takes hours to get to the beach, the airport, or to town?

Then this is not for you.

About Our Holiday Rentals

Cool & Breezy (But not TOO cool)

Where beachfront accommodations stay hot and humid year-round (even in winter!), we’re at 1300 feet elevation (about 400m). This means the temperature is just perfect at any time of the year.

Quiet & Safe

No hustle and bustle and loud tourists here – we replaced them with peace and calm and the sounds of nature. Our neighbourhood is quiet and safe, perfect for relaxing after the many activities the island of Kona (Big Island) has to offer.

Go Anywhere

Our location is a perfect starting point for any trips. Only 15 minutes from the most beautiful beach of the island and from downtown Kona, and 10 minutes to the airport – from here, you can get about anywhere.

Book Your Stay

When you choose your accommodation below, you’ll be taken to the page on AirBnB to book. 

We’ll get in touch with you within 24-48 hours after your booking to say hi and make sure you’ve got all the information you need. 

Contact us at any time, we aim to reply within hours!

The porch alone was worth the stay for that awesome view!

Millie (June 2019)

Select Your Holiday Style

Hawaiian Cottage

The Cottage is a single room, with a sliding glass door that opens to a private deck to sit and enjoy the birds and all year-round tropical climate.

The cottage is completely separate from other units, so you can come and go at any time.

There’s a kitchenette with dishware and utensils, sink, microwave, gas grill, ceiling fan – as well as a separate bathroom with hot water shower, sink and WC.

2 guests – 1 bed – 1 bath

Tropical Garden Treasure

This 1-bedroom studio is a sanctuary after a day at the beach or exploring the island. It’s a “mother-in-law-unit”, means you’ll occupy a complete section of our house at garden level – with complete privacy. It’s roomy, newly decorated and very quiet.

The spacious bedroom has a new queen size bed and comfy chairs; there’s a single bed on the covered lanai, and the futon sofa folds down into a full size bed. It’s great for 4 people, and palatial for 2. There’s a brand new gas range, washer and dryer. The screened-in lanai (deck) has an ocean view – enjoy dinner with spectacular sunsets.

4 guests – 3 beds – 1 bath

Million Dollar View Penthouse

The Penthouse unit boasts a private entrance, two bedrooms with cathedral ceilings, an outdoor kitchen and a dedicated parking space.

The huge outdoor, covered lanai (deck) offers a stunning panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Enjoy the dramatic scenery during your meals at the beautiful bar we built on the lanai.

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4 guests – 2 beds – 1 bath

BONUS: Moonlight Swimming with Manta Rays

If you book any of our units for 7 nights or more, we invite you to join us on a moonlight swim with manta rays. We’ve been offering guided tours for over {x} years now, and this night time snorkel has been called “one of the top-10 aquatic adventures in the world”. Read more about it on this page!

How hot/cold does it get?

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We aim to be home to welcome you if possible, unless it’s late at night or early in the morning (in which case we will give you instructions to check yourself in). The units are available to you through a keyless lock.

As a general rule, check-in is after 3pm, and check-out is before 11am. We’re happy to make exceptions when needed – just get in touch and ask!

What’s included?

All of our rental units have a private entrance, great views and cooking facilities. Please read the description for each unit for specifics.

Interaction with guests

We generally distance ourselves from guests out of respect for your privacy. However, we live and work at our tropical treasure, so we’re often around.

We love sharing our love of manta rays, ocean conservancy and marine life advocacy – so don’t hesitate to ask us about it if you’d like to know more!

If you have questions about the island, where to go and what to do, we’re happy to help. We want you to have an awesome vacation time!

Our primary means of communication is text, but do call us if needed.

What People Say About Our Rental Homes?

Warm and Welcoming

“I’ve stayed in many Airbnbs, but I think this was my favorite experience to date. Martina was a warm and welcoming host, and we felt right at home from the very beginning. She even lent us a basket to take our things to the beach! And throughout our stay she was quick to text back when we had questions. The house is WONDERFUL. Cozy beach vibes and yet perfectly neat and crisp. The porch alone was worth the stay for that awesome view! 100/100 would recommend to a friend. Can’t wait to come back!!”

-Millie stayed at the Penthouse, June 2019

Perfect Location

“This was our first foray to the Big Island, and without knowing much of the area we definitely feel like we had lucked out! Close to Kailua-Kona and Kona Mountain Coffee (we stopped there a LOT), the place was a perfect first stop for all the sunny and water-based activities we wanted to do on the west side. Although many folks may want to be closer to the ocean, being up on the hill above town was nice at night being cooler and quieter away from the noise except the sounds of nature. Really nice set-up they have going on. Both Martina and Jim were accommodating and quick to respond to any questions we had. We even did the Manta Ray tour they run, which was amazing and we definitely recommend.”

-Madeline stayed in the Cottage, April 2019

Everything We Hoped For

“Martina’s place was everything my crew and I could hope for! Beautiful space with ocean view and everything you need ( location, privacy, cleanliness, kitchen amenities, and soft coolers for daily use) to enjoy the Kona side of the island. Martina provided us with local tips and was only just a text away if any needs came up. The location to Kona airport (KOA), Costco, Makalawena & Kua beach, and local food/breweries were only about 10 mins away! Pro tip: if your crew is interested/considering swimming with the manta rays, Martina is your lady!”

-Anthony stayed at the Tropical Garden Treasure, June 2019