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Redwood Retreat, very private, EXPANSIVE OCEAN VIEWS, warm days/cool nights

Allyson and Andrei

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Allyson and Andrei

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015
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Redwood Retreat, very private, EXPANSIVE OCEAN VIEWS, warm days/cool nights

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Kailua Kona House Rental Photos and Description

5 Baths, 9 sleeping areas-beds for 16, 5000 sq ft of indoor-outdoor living space

When guests walk in we see wow on their faces. They look up at the redwood beams and stroll through the Great Room to the spacious gourmet kitchen.

'the perfect house for a family reunion'

'the cool at night was just right'

'close to everything'

The house is elegant, but not fancy...it's comfortable. And what a VIEW!

Situated at the end of a long private drive, you have complete privacy. You can't see any neighbors or the street.

There are many different spaces for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. A large group can spread out and not see much of each other or gather in the great room for a banquet or a polka!

HIGHLIGHTS:

9 separate sleeping areas including 3 master suites!

3600 sq ft of indoor space,

6 lanai (porches) provide 2000+ sq ft of outdoor living space (most of it covered),

real beds for 16,

two kitchens, full laundry facilities, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, ample parking

wireless internet, color printer and copier, pool table, 60' flat screen smart TV with media hook-up and unlimited movie streaming

cool mountain air at night and warm ocean breezes during the day,

closer to the best beaches than anything in Kona town, including top-rated Kua Bay,

quiet, completely private 1.5 acre lot all to yourselves.

VIRTUAL TOUR: The folks who sold us this house produced a very nice virtual tour. The 'pano' shots give you 360 degree views of most parts of the house. Of course, it shows the house with their furniture, but except for the studio (which they used as an office), we have made similar choices about furniture placement. Go to... tours(D0T)hawaiianvirtualtours(D0T)C0M

and search for tour number 4984.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE HOUSE

Natural Air Conditioning: We are at a perfect 1600 ft (500m) elevation, with expansive ocean and coastline views. Folks who live 300 ft below us are in the lava desert where they need air conditioning many nights; homes 300 ft above us are in the cloud forest where you don't get direct sunlight some days. Here, the cool nights are a wonderful contrast to the warm sunny days. The temperature is just chilly enough most nights to want a light blanket, but warms into the 70’s by about 9am. Mosquitoes are never a problem. Eat dinner on the front lanai with a commanding view of the ocean and the sunset 365 days a year.

The Grounds: Our house is situated well off the street at the end of a long driveway in a very private 1.5 acre lot filled with banana, papaya, macadamia nut, coffee and avocado trees. You are welcome to share in the bounty when the fruit (or the vegetables in our organic garden) are in season. Unlike many farm-like settings in Hawaii, we have no roosters to disturb your sleep. There is a gas grill on the back lanai for your use. Also in the back of the house, surrounded by a trellis and lush greenery for privacy, is our out-door shower with hot water! This is a wonderful first stop when you return home from the beach.

Central Location: We are just 8 minutes to Kona town with its restaurants and nightlife, and 5 minutes from Costco, directly above some of the best coastline on the island: Honokohau Harbor and National Park, and the Pine Trees surf break. The airport is 12 minutes. Kua Bay, recently voted the best beach on the Big Island and sporting the best boogie boarding, body surfing, and frolicking is just 15 minutes away. Our location gives us traffic-free access to all the kick’n Kohala beaches (Kua, Kukio, Beach 69, Hapuna and Mauna Kea) as well as Waimea, which is just 35 minutes. The Waipio Valley overlook is 75 minutes. Hilo is just over an hour via the recently completed Saddle Road Hwy. Captain Cook and points south (Green Sand Beach, Southpoint, and Volcano) can be accessed, avoiding the Kona traffic, via the quaint artist town of Holualoa, and the picturesque Mamalahola Highway.

Bedrooms:

Master Suite: king

BR Suite #2: queen, twin bunk beds

BR Suite #3: king

Studio (main space): Cal king

Studio (alcove): queen

Sleeping Porches/Lofts: for large groups, beds can be placed in either of the two sleeping porches or the lofts in BR#2 and BR#3.

Extra Beds: In addition to those listed above, we have an extra queen bed, 2 twins, a full size crib, a pac'n play, 2 queen size Aerobeds, and a very comfy cot. These can be placed in any of the 9 separate sleeping areas.

Bedroom Descriptions:

The Master Suite is nearly 500 sq ft and boasts panoramic ocean views, stained glass windows, cathedral ceilings, and a jetted tub surrounded by screened windows, creating the feeling of taking a bath in the forest canopy.

Bedroom Suites #2 and #3 are each the size of an ordinary master bedroom with en suite full bath with tub, 18 ft ceilings and a loft. The mauka (mountain side) suite (#2) has French doors opening onto the garden and is outfitted with twin bunk beds, and a queen bed. It is a mirror image of the makai (ocean side) suite except the latter has a king size bed and its own private balcony with ocean views.

Downstairs is a 1000 sq foot studio apartment outfitted with a queen bed and a California king. If members of your group want more privacy (and a romantic feel), beds can be set up on one of the adjacent covered porches.

Even the studio has ocean views from its picture window and two large lanais. With its own kitchen, entrance and a door directly into the main house, the studio is a perfect space for the in-laws or a second family that is part of your group.

Food Preparation: The primary kitchen is well stocked, has space for 4-5 people to work together, and is integrated into the Great Room. It has three sinks, over 8 square meters of granite counter space, cutting boards, dishwasher and other stainless steel appliances, a Vitamix blender, and everything else a foodie needs to grill, bake, or wok delicious meals. (There is also a kitchen with a full size fridge in the studio.) In the back of the house is a lanai with a gas grill. This lanai is also our favorite place to breakfast since it catches the morning rays.

Jurassic Park: On a hot afternoon, a great way to cool down is to drive two miles straight up our street (Kaloko Drive) into the Cloud Forest. There you will find some of the best hiking trails on the island, including one which was used for scenes in the movie Jurassic Park. The House Manual includes detailed instructions on how to find our favorite hikes, most of which you will not find in any guidebook!

Equipment: Beach and bath towels, all linens, hair dryer, shampoo/conditioner, boogie boards, beach chairs, and coolers are available for use free of charge. Surfers, paddle surfers, bikers (road or mountain): inquire with us about renting our bikes or boards. We can also arrange a surfing lesson for beginners or experts (with a top professional), or just point you to where the waves are breaking.

Adventure: There is no place on earth like the Big Island of Hawaii, and we chose this house because it is the perfect base for exploring it. You are welcome to borrow from our library of guide books, and we are happy to share our recommendations for the best beaches and hikes, the best places to snorkel with dolphins in the wild, where to eat and shop in Kona, and other little known secrets. From here you can day trip to other parts of the Island...to the wild coast near Hawi, the rugged jungle and spectacular waterfalls of the Hamakua coast and Waipio Valley, and, of course, the unparalleled Volcanoes National Park.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Allyson and Andrei (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015

About Allyson and Andrei

We are a family of five (with three little surfer boys). We used to live in Mexico (San Miguel de Allende), and before that in Seattle. But Hawaii rocks! We like to explore and we are happy to share what we have learned about our Island.

Allyson and Andrei purchased this house in 2012

Why Allyson and Andrei chose Kailua Kona

The Big Island is a BIG place, and we chose this house largely because of it's perfect central location with easy, traffic-free access to the airport (12 minutes), Kona (8 minutes), Costco (5 minutes), and the best beach (15 minutes). We are one of the closest upscale neighborhoods to Kua Bay (15 minutes), recently rated the top beach on the Big Island and one of the top 10 beaches in the USA!

The recently opened Saddle Road Hwy gets you from our house to the Hilo (wet) side in just over an hour.

What makes this house unique

We love our super private lot; you can't see our neighbors and they can't see you. The house itself is pretty amazing, lovingly constructed in redwood and ceder with a HUGE open Great Room. But many guests say their favorite thing about our house is the climate: at 1600 ft we enjoy cool nights, warm days, and just enough moisture to keep everything green.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Redwood Retreat, very private, EXPANSIVE OCEAN VIEWS, warm days/cool nights
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole experience at this property was beyond amazing! The house is large, very clean, and comfortable, bedrooms are private and well situated in relation to one another and the rest of the house. We loved the many options for outdoor seating. The telescope is a fun dimension, as well as the pool table. It is a very private setting with gorgeous views! Kitchen is well-stocked, and we love that there is a vitamix! The property is slightly above town, which is nice. It's quiet, but convenient proximity to area attractions. Andrei and his wife are very kind and helpful- the perfect hosts. It was nice to know they were available if we needed them. We enjoyed picking produce on the property! We will definitely stay again if we visit the Big Island, and recommend this property to everyone! (PS: if you enjoy coffee, take the tour of Greenwell Farm- pretty neat)

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious and very comfortable home. It has a very open feel with large rooms and so many windows, balconies and lanais.

Andrei was great to work with and he was available prior to and during our stay by phone, email and text for any questions. There is a house manual that covers everything from little house tips to where to eat or shop and activities on the island that are his favorites.

We were a group that wanted four private bedroom and bathroom areas and the house was perfect for that. But the house it perfect for a huge group of people too - so many places to sleep! The photos are accurate and the property is very private with a nice view of the coast. It is at an elevation that was great temperature-wise. It was not too hot during the day and the nights had quite cool sleeping temperatures.

The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was quite large and completely stocked. Practically everything you need is provided - everything from paper towels, toilet paper and spices to beach chairs, ice chests, umbrellas and portable tables.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Unique House with a real Hawaiian Feel. Versatile

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful with lots of space and diversity of layout options. Great Kitchen, stocked with appliances. Central Location on island 15 minutes from airport and downtown Kona is ideal (a bit cooler due to elevation but perfect for sleeping). The architecture and landscaping really immerse you in "Hawaii".

Andrei (owner) is fantastic to work with and goes out of his way to make sure our needs are met.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great space, view and grounds!

  • 5 of 5

Andrei was a spectacular host! His insights into the local island activities were most helpful. He quickly and thoroughly responded to our every question and offered suggestions for things we had not even thought to ask. The house is amazing! The spacious kitchen and living area gave our extended family of 15 the perfect place to enjoy each other. The four separate sleeping and bathroom facilities gave us the space and privacy we needed as well. The grounds offered fresh avocado, papaya and banana. The sunsets were stunning! A Private Redwood Retreat is an accurate description.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 13 people, 10 adults and 3 children scheduled to stay for 8 days. Prior to arrival to this beautiful redwood retreat, my husband and I were slightly nervous that the home wouldn't be as nice as it looked online. To our sheer delight, it was even more beautiful and welcoming than we expected. Andrei left us some gorgeous bananas to be enjoyed throughout the week. I can't possibly convey how amazing this home was for our group over our Thanksgiving holiday, but I will try.

The kitchen is HUGE and excellent for anyone looking to create meals together. Each bedroom is so spacious. The beds were luxurious and we all slept well in them each night. The lofts were fun for the little ones as it doubled as a "private fort". The master bathroom will make you feel like you're at a spa. The downstairs living area was so much fun for the teenagers and young adults in our group. They played pool, ping pong and enjoyed Netflix on the giant TV in the evenings. The lanais, both front and back, are relaxing and lovely. We grilled several evenings on the back lanai. We ate every dinner on the front lanai and it was so fun to be able to fit our entire group at the "dining table". My grand daughter enjoyed the drums and keyboard. She even discovered a swing and Grandpa hung it for her in the living room, which we all enjoyed! The grounds are lush, the fruit is plentiful, the avocados are huge and delicious and Andrei made everything so accessible. It was fun to explain to our grand daughter the idea of composting, so thank you for that as well Andrei.

We also enjoyed the "tips" for the local hikes and beaches.

If I had to rate our experience at Andrei's home, I would give it 5 out of 5 stars! He was a pleasure to communicate with before our trip, during our stay and now that we've returned home. I will certainly come back to this beautiful home for another stay. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Andrei and his ohana for a wonderfully comfortable home to call "ours" for that week!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful stay for a good price!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Andrei...This is a beautiful place!

It was awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Makalei
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Costco
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kua Bay
Car: necessary

Our house manual is chocked full of little-known or secret hikes and sights you won't find in any guidebook.

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Rates & Availability

From $649 Per night

Kailua Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Ironman 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Ironman 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$649
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $89

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Amenities

Kailua Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    BR Suite #2 (mauka) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    BR Suite #3 (makai) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Outdoor Shower w Hot Water - outdoor shower
    Guest 1/2 bath (off Great Room) - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Studio Alcove - 1 queen , Alcove is separated from the studio by curtain
    BR Suite #2 (mauka) - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Bunk beds plus twin in the loft
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    BR Suite #3 (makai) - 1 king , 1 queen , queen bed in loft
    Studio Mainspace - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cal King (86' long), twin on separate sleeping porch
  • Extra Beds: In addition to those listed above, we have a pac'n play, 2 queen size Aerobeds, and a surprisingly comfy cot. These can be placed in any of the 9 separate sleeping areas.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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