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TROPICAL VACATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

Catherine Petterson

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Catherine Petterson

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2014
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TROPICAL VACATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Kailua Kona House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Come to the Big Island, unpack your bags in The Kona House and begin the perfect tropical get away! The Kona House is in an ideal location: one hundred feet from Magic Sands Beach, a mile and a half to Keauhou Shopping Center and three miles from the heart of old Kona Town. You'll have access to shopping, movies, great restaurants, shave ice, galleries, golfing, snorkeling and diving tours, live entertainment, parks, beaches and harbors . If you are an explorer this is a great starting point for traveling south to the Volcano or north to the majestic Kahala coast and mountainous Waimea town. The Kona House is a child friendly destination and serves as relaxing family retreat. Warm sunny days keep our pool warm enough for evening dips while you BBQ on the huge, roof top lanai. Or, put your feet up listen to the chirping birds in the old banyan tree and the rhythmic sound of the waves hitting the shore at Magic Sand Beach and order in.

If you are really motivated walk the hundred steps to the beach and applaud the sunset. It's a good show and guaranteed daily. The Kona House is a generous, 3500 square foot double story house. The space is designed to allow privacy and quiet on wrap around decks while providing a large group area for watching TV and playing games. There is also an office with hi speed wireless internet access for those who need to stay in touch with friends or work. The Kona House has a hidden secret. A one bedroom, completely equipped apartment with a private entrance that is separated from the main house by a hallway. It is the perfect getaway for a couple. The Kona house has been beautifully landscaped with local plants and is especially proud of its old Banyan Tree.

Year Purchased: 2000. Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Magic Sands. It's a great way to live, always sunny and close to the beach. The Unique Benefits at this House. This house is very centrally located yet set back in a quiet friendly neighborhood. It is a great alternative for a family wanting to make the most out of their vacation for a reasonable price.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Catherine Petterson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2014

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Tropical Vacation at an Affordable Price
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Mission, BC, Canada
5

Couldn't have asked for a better place!

Couldn't have asked for a better place!
  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect! We had more than enough room, and LOVED the completely equipped kitchen. Just steps to the beach every morning for the moon set and every night for the sunset. The beds were comfortable, the rooms were large and airy with the opportunity for privacy, the deck was divine. We had access to lots of beach gear, including towels, with a fully equipped laundry to make our stay easier. Not only extremely close to a wonderful beach, but very central to shopping and exploring as well. With all the windows, air-conditioning was really needed either. The owner was very helpful as well, and I would highly recommend this house for family, couples, or friends.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Washington state
3

Hawaii vacation with family

  • 3 of 5
Very good location, close to the best snorkel beach.The kitchen and living room were great. Size of the home was perfect for a large group. The setting was great, beautiful trees and flowers in back. We had an issue with something and the property owner promptly responded. The areas for improvement would be central air-quite hot in the afternoon and PM. The pool, and decks need to be power washed. The ceiling and carpet on the back bedroom on the ground floor needs some help, (it sounds like they plan on tiling the floor which would be great.)
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Kona is known for its beautiful warm weather all year round, making it a very popular travel destination. Occasionally, it does get warm but we have provided a/c in the bedrooms, ceiling fans, floor fans and ample ventilation, allowing for reasonable prices so large and small families can afford an amazing trip to Hawaii. Don't forget, there is a pool and the ocean is just steps away if you need to cool off. We do regular maintenance on the house to ensure it is clean and looking beautiful for all of our guests. We have new flooring going in next month and a fresh coat of paint for the house as well. It is a great space and perfect location that is large and comfortable enough for the whole family. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
British Columbia, Canada
5

Wonderful home for our wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely home; warm and welcoming, spacious with everything you need for a great holiday experience. We were a large group including an 18 month old toddler and there was ample room for sleeping and finding space to be alone if necessary. The large outside dining area was fabulous and it is fenced so that our toddler could run freely and safely and we loved watching the sun setting from that lanai. The owners have even thoughtfully provided amenities for 'fun at the beach', i.e.,Snorkels, masks, lots of beach towels, etc.

The home is ideally situated in a quiet, beautifully foliated, neighbourhood but yet within a minute's (literally) walk to wonderful Magic Sands Beach. Each morning, I woke to birds singing. It was heaven!

We were in Kona for a wedding. Catherine and Charle's house was located within an easy 10 minute walk from where the wedding party were both staying and where we celebrated the marriage, so visiting back and forth was easy.

The pool was actually larger than we expected based on other reviews and was delightfully refreshing on the hottest days; loved by adults and our toddler alike.

We had some questions about the functioning of the fridge when we arrived. I appreciated being able to connect with Kaia, the property manager, who was so friendly and prompt at returning my calls. Catherine and Charles were wonderful about taking care of our concerns immediately.

While the upstairs bedrooms and suite bedroom have air conditioners, the main living area and downstairs bedrooms do not. Coming from cool weather in Canada, I found the heat a bit overwhelming, but there are many fans which certainly help with cooling and of course, there is the pool!

If you are into recycling, you will need to take your recyclables to the depot outside of town towards the airport. We were unsure of how to get there, so more information on directions would be great to include with the general house instructions.

In asking for specific suggestions from our group, I got these couple of comments:
"the towels in the master bedroom appeared to be discoloured and I wonder if they can be bleached or replaced" and "the stairway from pool area to outside, upper deck is in need of painting.

All together it was a beautiful experience. Would we go back? Overwhelming concensus was "absolutely, let's do it soon"!
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

Perfect Kona Location!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a wonderful vacation on the Big Island. We spent a week at this property and were very happy with the accommodations for our group of 12, including 6 adults and 6 children. The house had plenty of bedroom and bathroom space for our large group, as well as a spacious kitchen/living room/patio/pool with plenty of room for us all to hang out together. The proximity of this home to Magic Sands Beach makes this the PERFECT house for a relaxing beach vacation. The beach is truly within walking distance of the home, which we have found is not always been the case with other VRBO homes that claim to have walking distance beaches. At this house we could make trips back and forth from the house to the beach throughout the day, whenever necessary, because the home is probably less than 1/8 of a mile to the ocean. It was a relief to not have to pack lunches, snacks, etc, as we could easily return to the house whenever we needed to. We spent our time hanging out by the water, boogie boarding, snorkeling at the adjacent park, and watching the sunset. A terrific time was had by all!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Alaska, United States
5

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to the Big Island was for several birthdays, a going away party and a reunion. We had a group of eight people (3 couples and 2 singles). The place was perfect. There was plenty of room for everyone and at an affordable price. The kitchen has everything you could possibly want and more. We cooked or grilled most of our meals at the house. The lanai was probably our favorite spot, we spent most mornings and evenings socializing here. The birds and geckos were great. The house is centrally located and just a block away from the beach. We truly had a great time here.

The house is exactly as advertised. There were a few issues but the owners took care of them immediately. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
San Diego
4

The Kona House

  • 4 of 5
The Kona House is every thing it says it is, and the owners are courteous and helpful. It is extremely affordable, clean and within a short driving distance of downtown Kailua shops and farmer’s market.

The pluses: We love the roomy open air plan. The house is large and every bedroom (5) has a queen or king bed, and 2 of those has an additional twin. A large patio off the living room offers morning solitude and outdoor eating. A separate lanai on the other end of the house wraps around the upper 2 bedrooms, providing private nooks and crannies. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything we needed, and we cooked every day, including making bread. We did have problems with the refrigerator not staying cold, but the owners were very helpful to try and remedy that problem. The ground floor apartment also has a fridge which was helpful. An office & wireless connection kept us in touch with the outside world. Laundry room was a wonderful addition after long days at the beach. Much of the ground floor is tiled which makes for easy clean up of sand. A chest of snorkel gear was handy, as well as shelves of beach towels and pool noodles.

The Kona House is on a corner lot in a quiet neighborhood, just a few miles south of Kailua. Magic Sands Bch is about a 2 minute walk and is a great boogie boarding beach. Swimming was a little rough in the evenings, mornings were smoother. About 1 mile south is Kahaluu Bch Park, a great snorkeling beach and we saw several turtles there. We tried Honaunau Bch (Two Step), but the snorkeling was too rough for some of our gang, and we ended up back at Kahaluu near the house.

Bright green geckos entertained us inside and out. My favorite highlight was waking to a chorus of birds every morning. They seemed to love roosting in the trees & palms surrounding the house.

The (one) negative which isn’t a negative if your group is healthy: The Kona House is a house of many stairs which was great exercise for most of us. However, it was a huge factor for our mother who has developed Parkinson’s Disease this past year. Fortunately we had some big dudes and healthy young folk who helped her up and down the stairs every day, and we made it work. But it is a factor to consider if you have older people in your group or wheel chairs. Living/kitchen/dining areas and deck are all on the upper floor, as well as 2 large bedrooms, and is only accessible by tiled stairs - the only reason I gave it 4 stars.

It’s a great deal and we loved it!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

100 Foot Walk To Magic Sands Beach

Other Activities: Miniature Golf, Basketball Court, Boating, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa, Outrigger paddling

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Rates & Availability

Kailua Kona House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Cleaning USD250

Notes

  • $225-$325/nt US Dollars
  • 1-4 Guests ..... $225/night;
    5-8 Guests ..... $275/night;
    9-12 Guests .... $325/night;
    $250 cleaning fee for up to 12 guests and $225 cleaning fee up to 8 guests;
    $500 payment at time of reservation and full payment 60 days prior to arrival;
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  • Dates Available: Year Round
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Amenities

Kailua Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King Bed (2) Queen Bed (3) Twin/Single Bed (2) Convertible Bed: day bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Full Kitchen (2) : Full kitchen up stairs and small kitchen with 1/2 sink, refrigerator and cooking utensils in down stairs studio. Deck/Patio: Large 500 square foot deck perfect for entertaining. Ocean View. WiFi (Wireless Internet): wireless Internet is available, laptops need to have wireless capability with a Internet card.

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