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   A Beautiful Edge of the World B&B   

A Beautiful Edge of the World B&B

PO Box 888
Captain Cook, Hawaii
USA 96704
Architectural Type:  Two Story Redwood
Established In:  1998
Phone:  808-328-7424
Toll Free:   800-660-8491
Fax:  808-328-7424
Contact:  Kurt WEIGELT
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Single Occupant Rate Is: $65 - $114 + tax per night
Double Occupant Rate Is: $70 - $119 + tax per night
Off season discounts available for long stay
Additional Occupant Rate Is: $15 per person
Accepted Payments: Cash, Personal Checks, Money Orders, Travelers Checks
Deposit Amount Requested: $50
Minimum Stay Is: 1 night
Check In Time Is: After 2 PM
Check Out Time Is: 11 AM
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancellation within 30 days of reservation. Later refund possible if room is rebooked.

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.

Tickle the eyes, spark the imagination, remember what nature and being is all about. No matter where you have lived, after spending time at the Edge of the World, you'll feel you've returned to where you started.

As the name implies, this is the edge of the world. You can view down into Kealakekua Bay where James Cook met his demise in the late 1700's and easily imagine his awe of this island and the natives' awe of him and his ship. Five acres offers the quietude one should expect in such a beautiful setting. Tropical fruit trees are there for your picking, and macadamia nut trees and coffee plants are there for my picking, but you can help 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.

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. The house has various treasures from Dr. Weigelt's travels around the world, like masks from Borneo, that keep away the evil spirits and antique Asian furniture.

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.

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.

Located on a macadamia nut and coffee plantation, at your request you will be given a short tropical agriculture tour.

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.


Off season discounts for long term stay.


The Crow's Nest:

The Crow's Nest is on the second floor of the house and has a spectacular view of Kealekekua Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It has a private lanai, individual satellite TV, DVD, phone, private bath, refrigerator, wall to wall carpet, and king size bed. It is our most popular room and a favorite of honeymooners, artists and poets. It is $119 plus tax per night. This room may have the best view in Hawaii!

The Pacific Room:

The Pacific Room, on the main floor of the house, is a spacious bedroom with a huge private bathroom, king size bed, TV, VCR and DVD, wall to wall carpet, refrigerator, phone and opens on the long lanai which wraps around the back of the house looking out to the ocean. There is a cozy, semi-private area on the lanai for guests staying in the Pacific room. There is also a fine ocean view from the bedroom. This room is $99 plus tax per night.

Nut Room:

The Nut Room is slightly smaller than the other two rooms but still quite large, wall to wall carpet, has one double bed and one twin bed, no TV or phone (however guests are welcome to use the ones in the living room). The private bathroom is two steps down the hallway. It overlooks the orchard and has a wonderful skylight, and is $70 plus tax per night.


It's a ten minute drive to a modern, free public swimming pool and tennis courts, ten minutes to some of the world's greatest snorkeling, and twenty minutes to ancient archeological sites and ethnobotanical garden, or follow me around my orchard while I talk with the plants. Play badminton in the front yard. Free use of the washing machine, snorkeling equipment, coolers, and beach gear, and discount rates on the ocean kayak. Limited refrigerator space is available for guests. Free internet use to keep in touch with people at home. Satellite TV, and VCR are also available for guests.

Organic Coffee:

One of the most interesting and intriguing features about Edge of the World Bed and Breakfast is that we grow our very own organic coffee... which we must say, our guests absolutely enjoy! Our guests enjoy learning how our coffee is grown and of course our guests also enjoy our coffee's absolutely refreshing taste!

As our guest, we invite you to come and enjoy the many pleasures of Edge of the World Bed and Breakfast and of course, our coffee.

Our coffee is of the highest quality! In fact, our coffee is organically processed, meaning no chemicals are used during fermentation, and we don't use herbicides or pesticides in growing. It is also sun dried and for those that don't know, organic products have a noticeably more delicious taste or flavor and our organic coffee is no different!

Edge of the World coffee would be categorized as "estate coffee" as we don't buy from others to put under our label. Things you may have heard about "extra fancy" or "peaberry" being superior qualities are most likely hype. The density of the bean is an important factor, but most important is how it tastes to the person who drinks it.

We are careful to pick only fully ripened beans. We can ensure this by picking everything by hand.

Contact us for current prices as they flucuate somewhat dependent upon the rainfall. But no matter what the current price we assure you it is much lower than our competition.


You can order our organically grown coffee by email or phone.

We are also happy to answer your questions about our very interesting coffee bean operation.


The Edge of the World is about 17 miles from Keohole (Kona) airport.

  • Turn right on Rte. 19, which becomes Rte. 11 after Kailua-Kona town.
  • You'll pass the Manago Hotel (between 109 and 110 mile markers) on your right as you enter the small town of Capt. Cook.
  • On your left you'll pass the fire station, post office, and Kealakekua Ranch Center.
  • Two streets past the Kona Theater, (the first street is Anoi Place) maybe half a mile, you will make a right turn.
  • At that intersection you will see a one foot by six foot wooden sign saying "McCoy Plantation." Turn right there and remain on that road for the next two tenths of a mile. Don't drive down Coffee Drive. Please drive slowly from here to the Edge, as roads are narrow and visibility poor.
  • After two tenths you will see a small blue newspaper tube on a post on the right hand side of the road. You'll also see a white circle about two feet in diameter painted on the road and a small sign with the numbers 82-589 five feet beyond where you turn. Turn right there (it looks kind of like a driveway) and proceed down a narrow, lush road for two tenths of a mile.
  • You will pass two houses on your right, the second one with a fence running down the middle of the road, just keep going straight ahead, down a hill, up a hill and out of the lushness with coffee plants on your left and a small pasture on your right.
  • When the pasture (and a low stone wall) end, you will turn right down a cement driveway. You'll also see a six foot long white arrow painted in the road, a small sign that says "Edge" and again the numbers 82-5899 on a small sign.. It's a long driveway of about 400 feet.
  • Don't stop at the first house on your right, which has a green roof, or the next house on your left which also has a green roof, just keep going until you come to The Edge of the World, where you'll see a very small sign. You'll see a modern looking two story structure, upper floor is redwood with white roof, and the lower level is beige stucco, and maybe a white pick up truck parked near the entrance.

If you feel confused, just give me a call and I will be happy to meet you at the Manago Hotel or the Capt. Cook Post Office, as they are only a five minute drive from our bed and breakfast.

If you arrive at night, it might be a good idea just to let us meet you and show you the way.

Please remember to copy and bring these directions.

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A Beautiful Edge of the World B&B
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Web Page:  No


Languages Spoken:  English, German, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese


Types of Breakfasts:  Traditional, Vegan, Japanese and Hawaiian served with the farm's coffee and fruit. Special Breakfasts Prepared On Request

Special Meals Available:  No


Room Types:  Rooms, Luxury Rooms, Penthouse


Private Bathrooms:  Yes

Handicap Accessible:  No

Smoking:  Yes - requested to smoke on the balconies only

Consumption of Alcohol:  Yes

Children:  Yes

Pets:  No


Amenities/Features:  Satellite TV, Phone, Fireplace, Sundeck, Garden


Nearby Activities:  Hiking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Whale/Sea Life Watching, Bird Watching, Astronomy, Hang Gliding, Parasailing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Historical Places


Suitable For:  Pleasure, Relaxation, Business, Family, Spiritual, Groups, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience


Near To:  Beach, Ocean, Orchards, Ranches, Mountains, Caves, Jungles, Forests, Countryside, Nature & Parks


Sunsets:  Yes
Sunrises:  Yes
Wildlife:  Yes
Open:  All Year


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