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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view

Lisen

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Lisen

Member since: 2010
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Holualoa House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom near to beach, convenient to shopping and restaurants

You will have to see this peaceful beautiful home to believe what good fortune may come your way! A spectacular 180 degree view overlooks the Kona coast from a lovely lanai, Kona Le'a Guest House is located in the quiet rural hills above Kailua-Kona, just minutes away from the ocean. Beautiful Hawaiiana decor sets a relax-and-enjoy mood. Set back far from the road on five acres of tropical greenery, chocolate and fruit trees--you will enjoy strolling around the property, picking fruit, taking pictures of flowers. Three bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. Perfect for couples traveling together or alone and ideal for families. Gourmet kitchen fully stocked for all your cooking needs. Office, lanai and dining room with a great view. Piano room. Everything you need (WiFi, Cable TV, IPOD connected stereo system, pantry with washer and dryer) and more is here for your stay. You will find it to be the perfect temperature at this elevation in the hills above Kona.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lisen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Lisen

Des and Lisen were both born in Hawaii, Des' family first having arrived in the early 1800's. We have a coffee farm, Holualoa Kona Coffee Company, about a half a mile from this property where we grow, mill and roast coffee for many farmers in the Kona area. Free tours of our organic farm are offered. Des is a farmer at heart and also enjoys growing chocolate, breadfruit and tropical fruits which you will see surrounding Kona Le'a Guest House as well. In our free time we enjoy ocean swimming, stand up paddle boarding, surfing and hiking. We live in the center of the island in the small town of Waimea where our children go to school.

Lisen purchased this house in 1998

Why Lisen chose Holualoa

We love the privacy of living in the rural hills above all the action of Kona--but also enjoy being close to it. It's a perfect spot between two worlds. This elevation has a delightful temperature--never too hot or cold, just right. This home has a special feel to it--a feeling of old Hawaii with all the comforts you enjoy.

What makes this house unique

Huge old trees surrounding the house give a feeling of being in a tree house--tucked away in a tropical wonderland of flowers and fruit trees. A great feeling of privacy with a grand view of the Kona coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing home and property!! Absolutely one of the most comfortable and enjoyable homes I have ever stayed in. Thank you sooo...... much!
Nov 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
British Columbia
5

Pictures can't begin do this home justice.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't believe it as we drove up the drive and arrived at this house. The home is vast and beautifully furnished so it feels like you're stepping back in time. It's only about ten minutes from Kona but feels like a different planet when you're sitting out on the lanai listening to the birds and watching the geckos. We found it hard to drag ourselves away to visit the beach or other places as we felt very content just to relax and soak up the environment. We particularly enjoyed exploring the grounds to pick avocados and papaya.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
British Columbia
5

Ohhhhh my...

  • 5 of 5

You know the feeling of returning home after a trip and sigh with the pleasure of having familiar and comfortable things to surround you. That is the feeling that you have upon entering this house that is an incredible part of traditional Hawaii. Everything here is welcoming from driving up the driveway, to gazing upon the entry, to finally entering through the double doors. You are greeted then with a view across the lanai (which is truly an outdoor living space) through to the Pacific. This is a home, not a house, or a rental space or a place that you have no trouble leaving. Indeed, it is a home that invites one to just stay quiet, relax, and enjoy all that is at your fingertips. As it is a huge home, there is no problem with having six people within. There are two large kingsized bedrooms, quite separate from each other, and a twin bedroom between them. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom and everyone is well stocked with towels, etc. There is also a half bath just off of the lanai. If you love to cook, or make simple meals, this is the kitchen for you. There is nothing left wanting..indeed....two huge sinks, dishwasher, a six burner range, two ovens, microwave, heating compartment, blender, toaster oven, two garberators...and so much more that is just too long to list. The office and dining room table have a view through huge windows to the ocean. If your evening is intended to relax in front the the television, the living room is furnished with comfortable sofas and chair. The decor is simply fabulous with personal touches in every room.

Fruit trees abound, including huge avocado, but when I was there it was the season for webs, so I didn't go into the gardens. Des and Lisen are the perfect hosts, and if there was ever anything that needed attending, Des responded within hours. (As an aside here, I must say that Des is a true gentleman)

The road to the property can be a wee bit intimidating at first, but after the initial trip, it becomes just like any other road that requires one to be cautious. At night, take your time, and do have a sober driver at the wheel. From leaving the driveway to entering Kona is around 12 minutes. This is a great spot to use as a travel hub. I spent a wonderful eight weeks here, and was saddened to leave....it became home.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
duvall, wa
5

Old Hawaii comfort in Halualoa

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from eight very relaxing days at this beautiful home in a spectacular setting with sweeping ocean views. The kitchen is huge and well equipped and opens onto the lanai. The bedrooms are spacious with views from every window and the beds are very comfortable. The master has a walk-in closet and huge bathroom with a soaking tub and large shower. The decor throughout the home is lovely and feels very authentically Hawaiian. My husband and I enjoyed the home so much that we ended up eating most of our meals in instead of going out. We started our days with organic kona coffee from the owner's plantation and ended with fresh fruits and vegetables (some harvested on the property) and some from local farmers markets. The neighborhood that surrounds the property is peaceful and is filled with some very unique plant specimens. Overall, we enjoyed our stay so much that it was hard leaving and we are already planning a trip back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Second visit. Another excellent experience.

  • 5 of 5

We’re just back from our second stay at what we call the Kona big house. We obviously wouldn’t have booked it again if we hadn’t been totally satisfied with our first visit. Once again, we felt so lucky to have found this place. So we would just reiterate what we said in our first review: “It is a very spacious, clean, comfortable, well-equipped house, with a huge lanai (plus a smaller one). The views down to Kona-K. and the coast are spectacular, and we enjoyed walking around the sprawling gardens with various fruit trees (grapefruit, orange, tangerine, banana, papaya, and more). A great place to watch birds, too. We thought the location up on the slopes was wonderful, and the easy (10 minutes) access to the beach parks at the south end of Ali drive is a real plus. It is also a good launching place for trips to Kealakekua (home of Annie’s Burgers and other treats), Captain Cook and other points south.” Special thanks to Cindy for all her help, local knowledge, and advice, and to Lisen and Des for making their place available.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco Bay Area
5

Blissed out on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend 5 weeks this beautiful house. It's well laid out with a fantastic kitchen and has incredible views of the ocean from the lanai. We had another couple visiting for about 2 weeks of our stay and there was plenty of room for everyone. The huge orchards offer a lot of privacy and we spent many happy mornings wandering through the orchards with our young children. The owners of the house were great. They included lots of suggestions for places to explore in a binder in the house and when we contacted them with a few questions, they gave us even more ideas, including good beaches to take younger kids. The location is central much that the Big Island has to offer - Kalekekua Bay, great beaches, Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea Observatory. If we had the opportunity to stay in this amazing place, we would jump at it. We made many happy memories during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A perfect place in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with our 5-week stay at this house. It's in a fabulous retreat from all things tourist, has great views, beautiful grounds (including a huge diversity of tropical fruits that we enjoyed picking), and everything we needed for a terrific vacation. The kitchen is huge, the master suite terrific, and being on the lanai in the early morning was absolutely relaxing. The house is ideally set up for a family with kids, less so for multiple families traveling together. Only thing about the house that I would have changed was to install ceiling fans (there were none) as there's not too much breeze on the hillside. (or perhaps that is just the case in the summer?) At night it's pleasantly cooler up at the higher elevation. All in all, a very lovely stay and I was so delighted to make this house our Kona home.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a delight for us to have visiting families as we raised our children in this house. Since this review we have added a King bed in the second bedroom so that the house is perfect for couples traveling together--as many as three couples--providing privacy for all. Don't hesitate if you are just one couple! We have special pricing to encourage just that.

Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Keahole Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Keauhou
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Keauhou
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Holuakoa Cafe
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kahalu'u
Car: necessary

Just south of the small artist town of Holualoa, perched on the mountain above Kailua-Kona is a perfect place to enjoy Hawaii at its best. You've got the ideal temperature here where you can quickly escape the heat and crowds of Kailua-Kona. The lovely town of Holualoa is just a little over a mile away for you to wander through and get a feel for this creative artist community. Here some of the finest coffee in the world is grown. Mamalahoa Highway is a historic scenic drive that winds you through Kona coffee farms and tropical plantings. Kailua-Kona and Keauhou are so close (10 minutes!) for all your beaches, groceries, dining and entertainment.

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Rates & Availability

From $220 Per night

Holualoa House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
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$1,475
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.4%
Notes Rates are based on two people. Add $40 for each additional adult/$20 for child per night for daily and weekly rates. No additional per person charge for monthly rates. Rates include all utilities. A $500 deposit is required to hold a reservation, which is refundable within two weeks of departure. Cancellations require 120 days for full refund.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Holualoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With drawers and cabinets for storage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom, next to full, large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Off third bedroom (twins) with drawers/closet for storage
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath off of Living Room
  • 3.5 bathrooms, each bedroom having its own full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Sleeping Porch - 1 king , Kingsize futon bed on lanai for afternoon naps
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located privately at one end of the house with its own bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Has it's own bathroom with tub/shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With attached bathroom w/ shower
    Day Beds - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two Large Day Beds in Living and Dining Rooms
  • King size bed in (1) Master bedroom with its own full bathroom and walk-in closet, (2) The 2nd bedroom has a king bed with private full bathroom. (3) In the 3rd bedroom two twins can be put together to form a king, or can be separate. Has its own full bathroom. There are also two large daybeds built-in at side of dining room and living room--great for extra guests. There is a king sized sleeping bed that is on the lanai for the true lazy afternoon island experience.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We encourage couples with our pricing--it's really not too big a house for just two people. We love our longer term rentals and provide a good break in price for stays of over a month. This is a great house for couples traveling together as the main bedrooms, both with king beds, are at opposite ends of the house, providing privacy. It's perfect for families as well--we raised our two children in this home. A single older woman who works away from home lives below house in separate apartment, very low key, gone much of the time--you will hardly know she is there.

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