Martina is a manta ray and marine life advocate, educator, author, and underwater photographer. She came to Hawaii in 1998 as a tourist, and never really left. Together with her husband James, they have devoted their life to educating and inspiring others on how to honor, protect, and support our oceans and ecosystem.
AVAILABLE VACATION RENTALS
UNIT 1 TESTIMONIAL
"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 (June 2019)
UNIT 2 TESTIMONIAL
"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 (April 2019)
UNIT 3 TESTIMONIAL
"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 (June 2019)
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We aim to be home to welcome you if possible, unless it’s late night or early in the am. If not, we will discuss a plan about check-in. The units are available to you through a keyless lock.
Generally we will distance ourselves out of respect for your privacy, but we live and work at our Tropical Treasure. Our primary means of communication is text, but do call us if you need to.
If you have questions about the island, where to go and what to do, we are always available as a resource. We are happy to help and want you to have an awesome vacation time.