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'
'the sleeping porch was so romantic'
'close to everything'
(Please see AirBnB listing 1057070 for more guest reviews.)
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!
9 separate sleeping areas including three! 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. Mosquitos are almost never a problem. If it has rained recently there will be some mosquitos in the back garden at dusk; but we eat dinner nearly every evening on the front lanai, which is 20 ft off the ground, without any problems.
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.
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.
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.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
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.