BEAUTIFUL HAWAIIANA ESTATE HOME WITH SPECTACULAR 180 DEGREE OCEAN VIEW

Lisen

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

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BEAUTIFUL HAWAIIANA ESTATE HOME WITH SPECTACULAR 180 DEGREE OCEAN VIEW

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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 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. 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, washer, dryer) and more is here for your stay. The perfect temperature at this elevation in the hills above Kona. Single older woman who works away from home in lives on property in separate apartment, very low key, gone much of the time--you will hardly know she is there.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
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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Lisen

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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 open water 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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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5
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434647vb
(808) 895-3962 (Hawaii, USA)
Holualoa Kona Coast
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5

THE PICTURES DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 spent four wonderful nights in this large and gorgeous house. The ocean view from the spectacular covered deck is much, much better than we expected from the pictures. The home felt like a real home with nice decorative touches all over, and we loved the orchard on the property. We tasted lychee for the first time, had perfect grapefruit, and sampled the mango and other items. Even though the house sits on 5 acres and at 1000 feet elevation, it was still an easy 10 minute drive to civilization and anything you would want. I would recommend this house for everyone, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention one issue. The roosters in the area crow from 2:00 am on. It seemed like a bigger deal the first night for those of us used to the silence of an air-conditioned home. We laughed about it and slept better the last three nights, but the roosters start early in Hawaii. We'd rent this home again in a minute. It was the best of the three homes we rented in Hawaii and one of the best we have ever rented using VRBO.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and location so much and hope to have you back. We just want to clarify that we don't have roosters or chickens on the property, but they are a fact of life in upcountry Kona. If you hear them, though--they are off in the distance, not up close and personal! We will provide ear plugs in the future for anyone who may wish to block out night sounds. Aloha, Lisen and Des
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
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Holualoa Kona Coast
Portland, Oregon
5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
Two grandparents, two parents, and two grandkids (total age range 1-65) loved this house for a few days in April. I would recommend it and hope to return. Some of my best memories of our vacation will be because of this house - an amazing lanai with a massive asian bed where our 1 year old was safe to crawl, a play house for our five year old, breakfasts on the lanai watching cruise ships or the night snorkeling, secret paths through the fruit trees, watching the lunar eclipse, and as I told Lisen the joy of trying to knock mangoes out of the tree in front. Loved Holualoa itself, the Holuakoa cafe was our farewell dinner and we loved touring the Holualoa Coffee Co. roastery.
No sign of Mssr. rooster.
This was my third time visiting the Kona side and I couldn't recommend a place more. The generosity of the owners to trust visitors with such a beautiful house, filled with such history and Hawaiiana, is inspiring.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434647vb
(808) 895-3962 (Hawaii, USA)
Holualoa Kona Coast
5

DELIGHTFUL

  • 5 of 5
This property is a home, not just a house or accommodation. It is a pleasure to simply be there lounging on the enormous covered, furnished lanai with the sweeping view of the ocean beyond the green trees. We love the location. It is about 15 minute drive to town, but up the mountain where the air is a little cooler so AC or fans are not needed. There are so many delightful details it is hard to know where to start - a few of my favorites - the covered entry way with the vaulted double doors flagged by palm trees. The fern covered fountain with the tiny fish. The filtered water at the sink. The half-mile winding drive way up from the road to the house. The spacious window seats. The lounging tub. The turbo-powered blender for pina coladas. . . . . it would be a spectacular location for a small dinner party.
The most difficult part of giving this property a good review is we don't want it to be full next time we visit!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434647vb
(808) 895-3962 (Hawaii, USA)
Holualoa Kona Coast
NY, NY
5

NEW YORKERS RENTING HOMES ON HAWAII FOR 6 YEARS

  • 5 of 5
The description and photos of the property on VRBO in no way adequately represents the scope of this property. The home has a special, highly individualized quality and is surprisingly large and comfortable. The grounds are a rare experience in the sense of 5 acres of seemingly random exotic plantings yet all beautifully coherent. And there is 180 degrees of the Pacific from the lanai way, way up on an elevation where the palm trees along the ocean look about 1/8 " tall from that height. I loved every minute of being there.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
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Holualoa Kona Coast
Victoria Canada
5

A WONDERFUL HOUSE.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for five days at the end of recent trip to the Big Island, our first. We were very pleased to have chosen this place. It is a very spacious, clean, comfortable, well-equipped house, with a huge, well-furnished 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. (But do remember that, for those unfamiliar with the road and especially at night, trips are best negotiated by a confident (and sober) driver with an alert navigator.) Thanks to Lisen, Des, and Cindy for all their help in making our stay so enjoyable and relaxing.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Hawaiiana estate home with spectacular 180 degree ocean view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434647vb
(808) 895-3962 (Hawaii, USA)
Holualoa Kona Coast
Fort Collins, CO
5

GORGEOUS ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5
We completely adored this house. The pictures do not do it justice. At all. The VRBO pics and low price had me worrying a bit that it might turn out a little sketchy. But we were blown away. This house is so beautiful! we especially loved the lanai, and spent most of our time at the house out there having cocktails while the sun set over the ocean.
The only 2 things that were not perfect: neighborhood roosters start calling enthusiastically at 5a.m. and sometimes throughout the night. The fountain out front helps to mask it a tiny bit, but if you like to sleep in on vacation...you won't. And it seems very private with all the surrounding foliage, but the caretaker/grounds people are around more than we expected. With everything so open and quiet, I couldn't exactly recommend it as a honeymoon spot.
Overall though, we really enjoyed being up away from town. It's cooler morning and evening and very quiet for the most part. We would definitely book again. We were sad to leave, and when we were staying our last couple days in the south, missed this house a lot, wished we had booked our whole stay here. But now we know for future trips!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Just to let you know, the rooster that was hanging about due to the hens on the property was graciously escorted away--down the road to our farm. We took the hens away and he lost interest in staying (imagine that!). Most folks do consider Kona Le'a Guest House a nice romantic getaway as well--it really is quite private in its rural setting. As for the gardener--he is there a couple hours Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. The caretaker is very busy,works outside her home and doesn't spend a lot of time on the property.
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Keahole Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kahalu'u
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Keauhou
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Keauhou
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Holuakoa Cafe
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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Availability & Rates

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Holualoa House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,330
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150.00
Tax Rate 13.4%
Notes Rates are based on two people. Add $35 for each additional adult and $20 for additional child per night for daily and weekly rates. No additional per person charge for monthly rates. For stays of one month or more, cleaning fee is $250. A $500 deposit is required to hold a reservation, which is refundable within two weeks of departure. Cancellations require 90 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.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , With closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , With drawers and cabinets for storage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located off of living room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom next to bedroom with King bed
  • 3.5 bathrooms, each bedroom having its own
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Has it's own bathroom
    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 3 - 1 queen , Has it's own bathroom with tub/shower
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom with its own full bathroom and walk-in closet, (2) Two twins can be put together to form a king, or can be separate. Has its own full bathroom. (3) The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed with private 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
  • Games ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
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:
Five acres of garden and flower/herb beds with tropical fruits and plantings all around--delightful to wonder through. You will feel away from it all here--yet you are so close to all the action Kona coast and town provide. All the creature comforts in this lovely Hawaiiana home.
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