We are Pete and Loni: a commited, loving, kind-hearted pair from the Big Island of Hawai'i. We use our extensive backgrounds in service and caretaking to aid us in our exploration efforts and intention to broaden our community.
With a vast range of life and work experiences between the two of us, we feel comfortable in a wide variety of environments; from rustic or off-grid to higher-end estates.
Loni's background in bartending has taken her across the continent. From living in a trailer under the Northern Lights in Alaska, to swimming with sharks off the coast of Key West. She loves adventure and new experiences. She has a green thumb, and loves to be surrounded by nature. But it's her artistic background that defines her. To nurture her creative side in the past, Loni has spent time running a ceramics studio and working with stained glass, as well as practicing leather crafting and jewelry design on a professional level. She paints, draws and writes on a highly regular basis, loves to be near the ocean, and will look for any excuse to watch a sunset. Currently, she is finishing the editing of her first novel, and does freelance writing on the side
Peter is something of a jack-of-all-trades. Though he, too, has spent his fair time working behind a bar, it's just one of the many hats he's worn. He has his BFA in photography and has been booked for everything from wine-country weddings in California to internationally viewed projects with well known liquor brands. Beyond that, he's also tended to the greens on one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world and has recently been assisting in the care-taking and upkeep of a multi-million dollar luxury estate (including their three dogs). Pete has trained Muay Thai and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu for years, and has since progressed on to helping others in their practice as well. He is working on restoring a 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser affectionately called 'Large Marge', loves being able to spend time in the kitchen, and can do a mean Robert De Niro impression.
We both have had animals of our own over the years. Pete is fantastic with dogs, and has actually helped turned an aggressive, registered 'dangerous dog' into one who would sit quietly at our feet in public places and walk calmy beside us without pulling or barking. Loni, on the other hand, could sit all day with a cat in her lap. She also has limited experience with horses (though would love to expand upon that!).
We're open to various date ranges, but prefer longer term stays of at least a month, to enable us to fully experience the area we're staying in. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions for us, as we'd love to hear from you!
- Loni & Pete
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