Our Story
Bed and Breakfast Mountain View is the home of artists Jane and Linus Chao. Jane and Linus found this 4-acre lot in 1989 on South Kulani Road in the town of Mountain View, located halfway between Hilo and the Volcanoes National Park, 13.5 miles and about a 20-minute drive each way.

The property was originally full of lava with native trees and flowers. Over the years Jane and Linus have added many varieties of flowers and trees to the beautiful landscape, making Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Mountain View truly a piece of living art.

It’s a Chinese scholar’s dream to have a home with a fish pond, so the first thing Linus made on the land was a large fish pond. The B&B has two art studios on the lower level for art classes, four bedrooms upstairs, and large areas for fishing, walking, and relaxation. The living rooms and comfortable guest rooms are decorated with paintings and calligraphy by Jane and Linus; the property is an amazing exhibit of art, landscape, and serenity.

Jane and Linus are very fortunate B&B owners and operators, having hosted and enjoyed guests from all over the world. Many guests return year after year to B&B Mountain View because of Jane and Linus’ hospitality and friendship. An important attraction is the sumptuous and hearty breakfast made fresh every morning.

From their guests Jane and Linus have learned about many different countries and their traditions, culture, and history. Guests also enjoy hearing about the rich Chinese culture and philosophy from Linus, and about Big Island news and many hidden places to explore.

Jane and Linus truly enjoy their guests and make them feel at home. Jane and Linus feel that their lives are blessed by their guests, and delight in helping guests fully enjoy their vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii.