General Information

There are a few places in the world that seem to demand that you just let yourself go, unbend and soar with the wind. The Edge of the World is one of them.  The "Edge" is truly a special place. Tickle the eyes, spark the imagination, remember what nature and being is all about.

As the name implies, this is the edge of the world, or so said the explorer James Cook in his log book back in the 1700's. You can view down into Kealakekua Bay, from your room or the lanai, to where he met his demise.  It's easy to imagine his awe of this island and not difficult to imagine the natives' awe of him and his ship.

Five acres offers the quietude one should expect in such a beautiful setting. Organically grown tropical fruit trees are there for your picking, and macadamia nut trees and coffee plants are there for my picking, but you can help with the harvesting if you want to. There's also a tree house in the ever-being-built stage perched in a mango tree for the young and young at heart who really want to get away.  Many people who stay here say that our coffee is the best they've ever tasted.

South Kona is known for its rural flavor. People who live here call it the real Hawaii - as opposed to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki or the resorts to the north. Be sure to let me know your special interests (whale watching, kayaking, volcano watching, scuba, etc.) so that I can help you build them into your stay on the Big Island.

The Edge of the World is a modern, comfortable and tranquil bed and breakfast with amazing views down the Kona Coast and out to the Pacific Ocean. This is a boutique, upscale B&B with downscale prices. What we save on professional website construction (ha ha), expensive advertising, and 1200 thread Egyptian cotton sheets we pass on to our guests in the form of what I believe are amongthe best value rates on the island.  The house has various treasures from Dr. Weigelt's travels around the world, like masks from Borneo and Buddhas from Bali that keep away the evil spirits.

As your hosts are experienced world travelers themselves, they know what it's like to be on the road and offer many free services accordingly. Complimentary laundry service for stays of three days or more, free use of snorkel and beach equipment and beach towels, free use of the host's computer for a quick email check, and lots of good advice on things to see and do while you are on the Big Island can be expected. If you're interested in plants and how they relate to Hawaiian culture, you'll be invited to join Kurt on an easy walking tour of the plantation.

Great snorkeling and hiking near by. A great place to catch a sunset, swim with dolphins, watch the whales, play golf, or just relax and watch the papaya grow.

Your hosts, Dr. Kurt Weigelt and his Japanese wife, Kanae Naruoka, prepare an excellent breakfast: vegan, traditional, Japanese or Hawaiian.

If you want to experience the real flavor of Big Island life, this is the place to go.

King size beds, private baths, telephones in room, and much more.