The Jungle Cottage for Couples, Adorable W/ Ocean Views!
- Airport Shuttle
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
- Smoking Allowed
If you are seeking a unique & delightful place to stay in Kona without sacrificing luxury or paying a small fortune, we invite you to stay with us in our sweet Jungle Cottage. We're happy you found us & invite you to take a closer look at what makes us unique & special in a place with literally thousands of cheap condos, hotel rooms, resorts, beds & breakfasts, apartments & units to rent! Please see our other cottage, the Bbanana Bungalow at vrbo.Com listing #46770. It’s on the same private estate at $140. Per night.
The jungle cottage is “perfect for two people”; it is a free-standing, separate, self-contained house. It's downhill from our home but we cannot see it due the placement & landscaping. It is very private & secluded; not even visible from our private road.
IF YOU CRAVE BEING AWAY FROM IT ALL, the Jungle Cottage will suit you just fine. Feel like you’re all alone on this exceptional tropical estate. No other buildings spoil your views. This privacy was accomplished by artful use of physical space & beautiful landscaping. Much care was given to insure each house & occupants would not be visible to any other house or occupants. We think it's pure genius.
Decor & surroundings are Tropical; elephant bamboo furniture & bamboo trim everywhere. Top of the line bedding & towels, real oil painting by Gauguin (ok, it's a well-done copy). The “feel” ? Like a treehouse. It faces the ocean; the front on stilts & the back at ground level. Water, coastline, ocean & beautiful sunsets views. Surrounded on all sides by tropical vegetation. Palm trees, coffee orchard, flowering vines, amazing flowers so different than "mainland" flowers. All pretty spectacular according to our guests, "looks even better in person that the photos!".
We try to give each couple whatever it takes to make their time here enjoyable, fun & memorable. A stay at BwanaBob's is something special & much different than any B & B, condo, hotel or resort.
The ambience is authentic old Hawaii & Tranquil. Peaceful, zen-like & the first thing that stuns most guests is the mature tropical landscaping. It rivals any Kohala coast 5-star resort or botanical garden. The variety of flora is astounding! Green is the word, everywhere in all directions. It''s more than 50 shades of green, it's 100 shades of green! Your eyes will love the cool refreshing feel of the place; it just feels good to be awed by mother nature. The variety of exotic tropical flowers is exceptional...not all will be blooming though; it's luck of the draw to see what will be when you arrive. The photos below show what's in bloom now in the month of August.
As you may have heard, much of Kailua-Kona is a pretty much a typical tourist trap; shops selling Hawaiian items made in China, overpriced restaurants with mediocre meals that leave you feeling empty & unsatisfied. Alii Drive, the main drag has nonstop traffic sounds from 6am to 2am. The fans just dont do the trick at these lower elevations. It's one of our main draws; the fact that we're in a cooler more temperate zone at the elevation of 1250' compared to temperatures below that. A stay at the shore is not only hot, it is noisy. Open the windows & the roar of hundreds of air conditioning units & traffic noise assaults your ears. Close the door & be hot & uncomfortable. Sadly, we know this from experience, "pre-internet".
This is why the "trifecta" of so. Kona, Kealakekua, Captain Cook & Honaunau are so popular. So. Kona is a suburb & much quieter & less frenzied than Kailua-Kona. Plenty of choices in good restaurants, a nice grocery store, weekly farmers' markets & some glorious beaches & snorkeling will keep you busy; or hang-out here, it's easy to spend a day home when it looks this good. On occasion you'll see spinner dolphins frolicking at Hookena beach or the Captain Cook monument area. Everything is a short drive away & not in bumper to bumper traffic.
We have several areas to explore & take photos; sit & just be one with nature. Rare green grass to lay on including a hill to roll down should your inner child feel like playing.
Years of planting exotic flowers, bushes & fruits has paid off. Plentiful apple bananas & many many other fruit await you. We have statues & mosaic artwork around the grounds. The lower part of the property is a coffee & macadamia orchard. Enjoy our own 100% kona coffee, a pound per week is included.
Lovely Tibetan pheasants roam the grounds, along with the occasional turkey or two. The absence of dogs on our grounds ensures the wildlife lives here in harmony.
Although our house is here too, it’s not visible to either Cottage nor Bungalow. We don't see you & visa versa. Need anything? we're always home please just give us a call. We're here but out of sight, up a hill & blocked by vegetation. After your arrival we are available to help if you need anything, including info about where to go & what to see. We respect your privacy & space. We're usually up for visiting & "talkin story" if you desire but watch out, we can talk for hours once we get started!
No other vacation rental in so. Kona is like us, although they try. Years of seeing the competition take our exact words & phrases to be copied onto their advertising is more than upsetting & disheartening; it's really "muddied up the waters" causing guests confusion & the inability to discern the differences between one Vacation Rental & another. Not all So. Kona Vacation Rentals are the same; there are many important differences that will either "make or break" your honeymoon or vacation. It's one of the biggest factors in having your honeymoon or vacation be all you want it to be.
These are some issues to think about when planning your trip to the Big Island: the Jungle Cottage is not attached to any main house or other building. It is neither an apartment nor a condo underneath a house. It is a separate house on a private & gated 3 acre hillside estate above the highway with fabulous ocean & sunset views.
We are not in a lower elevation residential sub-division between a very busy highway and road. There are no pool noises, no screaming kids, no barking dogs, no slamming car doors, no traffic noises & you’ll rarely run into another person on our grounds. We have a groundskeeper that comes in twice a week to blow the leaves & keep the place looking manicured.
As mentioned earlier, there is a place to fit every budget, style & type of visitor to the island. In So. Kona the two most popular vacation rental choices are as follow: a stay with us at BwanaBob's, OR a stay in a lower elevation, “motel-like” setting, hotter elevation house with 2 attached apartments (now advertised as condos) with a 3rd option of a separate bedroom. Folks, this means the possibility of being in very close proximity of 6 other people including the owners & 4 cars coming & going at all times of the day & night, and a dog, all on a half-acre of land. Is this the kind of honeymoon or vacation you had in mind? Is it private, secluded & romantic? We mention this because we REALLY want our guests to know exactly what to expect when they arrive.
We strive to have happy guests & really knock ourselves out to make your stay perfect in any way we can. This property is too precious not to be shared & enjoyed with others. Rarely is a place so beautiful as this. As our guests have said "it's a little bit of paradise". If we sound like your kind of place then we’d love to have you stay with us! Please call or email with any questions or to check availability. We do not use VRBO.com’s calendar! We like to talk with you before we take your reservation to make sure we are a good fit. So please use our dime & call us on the toll free number if you have questions or would like to make a Reservation.