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Kuakini Garden House, A Vacation Home Walking Distance to Kona Village

David Winett

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

David Winett

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Kuakini Garden House, A Vacation Home Walking Distance to Kona Village

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Kailua Kona House Rental Photos and Description

Great location and comfortable home like accommodations for four to six guests

The Kuakini Garden House is a great place for the cost-conscious vacationer. The house has a beautiful spacious upstairs unit perfect for one or two couples or family. There is also a studio bedroom downstairs with two twin beds, a bathroom (shower), and a small kitchen. The two-story house is surrounded by tropical gardens and a nearly perfect segment of the historic (circa 1850) Great Wall of Kuakini. The house is conveniently located less than a mile from the quaint Kailua Kona village with its restaurants, shops, nightlife, farmer’s markets, Alii Drive, historical landmarks such as the Hulihee Palace, the Kailua pier (where the Ironman race begins), and beaches.

There are two bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom a queen bed. There is a large bathroom with a shower/tub upstairs. The downstairs studio has two twin beds. There is a covered lanai off the upstairs living room with a view of the ocean. This is a great place for enjoying your breakfast and delicious Kona coffee, as well as an afternoon refreshing beverage with the ocean in view and trades cooling you off. There's also a screened-in lanai off the master bedroom. This is sort of a sitting room for the master bedroom and has space perfect for storing bikes, and exercising. You'll find a full kitchen complete with granite counter tops, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, a full range, 18 cubic foot refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, huge pantry, and all the dishes and utensils needed for in-home dining. Maximum occupancy upstairs is four people and two in the downstairs studio.

The units are not air-conditioned, however, there are ceiling fans throughout the house.

There's a 42-inch flat screen TV in the living room, featuring Direct TV (with premium channels), and a BluRay Player. The studio has a 22 inch flat screen with Direct TV.

The garden backyard has a barbecue gas grill, and for your laundry needs you'll find a large capacity front-loading washer and dryer in the backyard laundry cabinet.

Beach chairs, beach towels, and coolers will help you enjoy our beautiful nearby beaches.

Only the upstairs and the studio bedroom of the Kuakini Garden House are available for guests.

The owner and his family might be in the downstairs unit when they are on-island keeping the property maintained and the house beautiful.

Sorry, no pets are allowed and thank you in advance for not smoking in the house and on the premises. Six is the maximum number of guests and there's off-street parking for guest vehicles (owner's green truck is there too).

General Excise Tax License and Transient Accommodations Tax Certificate Registration Number: W11629940-01

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David Winett (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About David Winett

I live part time in Eugene, Oregon now, but I spent most of my life in California (UCLA 1964). I come to Kona whenever I can.

David Winett purchased this house in 2011

Why David Winett chose Kailua Kona

I've been coming to the Big Island to visit friends for the past 30 years - now I'm happy to have a home here and to be able to share it with others.

What makes this house unique

Walk to town, bike to beaches, who needs a car!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Kuakini Garden House, A Vacation Home Walking Distance to Kona Village
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
Newberg, Oregon, USA
5

excellent vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This was a really great house. We were a group of 6 and stayed for 8 nights and had a wonderful time. The house is spacious and comfortable and the yard is very nice and quite private. We really enjoyed sitting out on the lanai as well. We cooked dinner at the house about half of the nights and it had everything we needed (especially enjoyed grilling fresh fish out back). The shops and restaurants of Kailua are all just a few blocks away and easy to walk to - a little bit of a hill to get back though. All in all we enjoyed our stay immensely - definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed being within walking distance of the Kona Village and the steep hills back to the house was great for working off the Scandinavian shaved ice... The house and studio were well equipped and we really enjoyed eating dinner on the lanai each night. The yard is very well maintained but make sure you put on a bit of bug repellent as those dang ankle biters are hungry. Dave made sure we had everything we needed and gave us a great recommendations for a delicious Thai restaurant just down the street. We would defiantly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

wonderful family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in Kona. With 6 people in our family we had lots of room. David the owner made us feel right at home. The house has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. We especially enjoyed the lanai, all our meals outside looking into a well kept garden and a distant view of the water. The walk to town is about 3 blocks with a bit of a hill. We found the walk to be no problem. I would Recommend this property and will go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sacramento, CA
5

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property. We were a family of 5 that stayed here for 13 days. It was a destination wedding for our son. He stayed at a nearby resort with their friends. We had everyone over for a BBQ the first night they arrived and a pizza party on their last night. This place has all the conveniences of home. There's a large and well landscaped backyard. And, a roomy lanai and living room for an indoor gathering. There's also a washer and dryer for you laundry. And, there's an ice chest, beach chairs & beach towels for the beach. There's enough room in the driveway for 3 cars (actually 4 cars but the owner has his car parked there). Every morning we would have our breakfast out on the lanai. The view of the vegetation was nice and colorful. And, the sites and sounds of the birds were soothing. There was also a mongoose that we often saw running about the yard. The only regret that I have is that we were not there during mango season as there is a large mango tree in the back yard. The tree was in full bloom, so I suspect it bears a lot of fruit. The owner and property manager provided excellent customer service. This site is well worth the very reasonable price. It's also a great location with lots of places within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Elaine, Thank you for your very wonderful review of my home in Kona. I'm so glad you and your family were able to enjoy your stay. Best Regards, David
Colorado
3

Nice, but not as advertised

  • 3 of 5

I travelled to Hawaii with my family in the hope that we would have a quiet, boring vacation. It was a little frustrating to realize that the owner does live in the lower portion of the Kuakini House. While some vacationers may not have any problems with the owner being on-site, we found it uncomfortable. Especially since we felt like we needed to walk softly and whisper on the second floor. That was particularly difficult with my father (who snores) and my under 6 month old infant (who cries). I don't recall that a live-in owner was advertised when booking the home.

Another thing that should be mentioned is that you in a very residential neighborhood, with all of the normal residential noises and issues. The apartment complex next door has people who seem to argue loudly. The master lanai and master bed also look directly into the second story of the apartment complex. There are motorcycles and diesel pickups that drive up and down the street at all hours. We also watched unfortunately as the small neighbor dog got run over one morning!

The house itself is nice and the gardens in the back are beautiful. There is a "guidebook" with some very specific instructions on how to use the house. The second floor can also be very warm. We had temperatures in the high 80's in December.

Overall, I would say we had an OK time, but I don't think we will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Laura, I'm sorry you and your family didn't find my house to be to your satisfaction. I state in the house description that my family or I might be downstairs during a guest rental. About the temperature upstairs, I wish you would have told me you were warm upstairs. As I mention in the house instructions, there is an attic fan that exhausts warm air. I believe I mentioned to you that I spoke with the owner of the building next door about the loud arguing. It didn't occur again after I spoke with the owner. Yes, my house is in a neighborhood and it was very sad that a puppy was hit by a car. Again, I'm sorry that added to your not enjoying your stay at my house. David
5

Just like home....maybe a better

  • 5 of 5

The stay here was absolutely fabulous. Nice 2 story house a 15 minute walk from anything in downtown Kona-Kailua area. 10 minute walk to the beach and shops, 15 minutes to the Kona Brewing Company. House feels like home and the amenities were great. The neighborhood was very quiet. The property is well taken care of and feels like you're staying in someones home. Nice furniture, beds, marble countertops, plenty of hot water, amazing lanais and plenty of room to stretch out if you have a large group. The house even has a detached suit that includes a full bath, tv, and fridge, to put those in your party that you might want to distance during your stay. Direct tv, fast internet service, washer and dryer, full kitchen and plenty of off-street parking. We had the privilege to stay while the owner was in town and even met the property manager by chance. Both individuals were very kind, courteous and accommodating. This will be at the top of my list when we come back and stay and I would recommend anyone stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Eric, Thank you for your very complimentary review. I too enjoyed you and your party staying at the Kuakini Garden House. I hope you will consider staying here again on your next vacation to the Big Island. David

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Kailua Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter Holiday 2015
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Summertime on the Big Island
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 1 2015
6 night minimum stay
$100
$650
 
 
Ironman World Championships
Sep 30 2015 - Oct 13 2015
14 night minimum stay
$1,950
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
6 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancellation Policy:
Refund of 50% of payments (except property protection) if cancelled within 60 days prior to arrival
Refund of 25% if cancelled within 30 days
No refund after 30 days prior to arrival

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Amenities

Kailua Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located in the studio bedroom
  • The upstairs bathroom has a tub and shower with tile surround.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans. The studio bedroom has a separate entrance in the backyard.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Notes:
Perfect accommodations for two to six guests.

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