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OCEANFRONT, MAGNIFICENT 3RD-FLOOR CORNER PENTHOUSE. 4000 MILE, 180 DEGREE VIEW.

John and Linda McCluskey

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

John and Linda McCluskey

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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OCEANFRONT, MAGNIFICENT 3RD-FLOOR CORNER PENTHOUSE. 4000 MILE, 180 DEGREE VIEW.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Keauhou Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, With Panoramic Ocean Views, Gourmet Kitchen and a Huge Lanai.

*** For more details and more pictures, go to our website at Bigwavehawaii com***

The Big Wave Penthouse is arguably in the best location on the Big Island. Consider this:

• Facing west, you're guaranteed a front-row seat every evening to a spectacular and colorful sunset. You'll think you're on a (very stable) cruise ship.

• You're literally feet from the ocean. Construction setback rules now preclude this for new developments.

• There are only 12 condo units per building and there are acres of greenbelt between and around them.

• You're well removed from Alii Drive, the busy main access road to all Kailua-Kona ocean-front properties.

• You'll be away from other developments. The Keauhou Surf and Racket Club is bordered on the north by Kahalu'u Beach and on the south by a golf course. Because of this low density, traffic within and around the complex is very light. And it's quiet.

• You'll be on the top floor, in a corner unit. Only the top floor units have soaring, 20-foot vaulted ceilings, very large lanais and sweeping ocean views.

• You're within walking distance of the Keauhou Shopping Center where you can find a grocery store, several fine restaurants and shops of many kinds

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John and Linda McCluskey (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About John and Linda McCluskey

We've been frequent travelers to the Big Island, our favorite destination, and we've stayed in many houses and condos, but when we saw the Big Wave Penthouse we knew we would never see a better, more lovely place and knew we had to buy it. We hope you'll share this beautiful home with us and enjoy a bit of true Hawaii aloha spirit.

John and Linda McCluskey purchased this condo in 2012

Why John and Linda McCluskey chose Keauhou

The oceanfront view is incredible and we were impressed by the condo's location, in a gorgeous, impeccably landscaped, 14 acre sanctuary. Hawaiian royalty used to live on the grounds; they knew where the best location on the Big Island was.

It's close to everything but the property is tranquil, quiet and peaceful.

What makes this condo unique

This a very large home. Including the lanai, there's nearly 1500 sq. ft. of living space. The wide-open floor plan and soaring, 20' ceilings makes it seem even larger.

Original Hawaiian art is displayed and 50's period furniture from well-know designers such as Paul Frankl, Paul McCobb and Heywood Wakefield is both beautiful and comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us. It was everything we wanted and more. Beautiful sunsets and such a joy to hear the ocean waves, birds singing and seeing the whales!!! Mahalo!
Feb 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront, Magnificent 3rd-floor Corner Penthouse. 4000 mile, 180 degree view.
average rating of 4.878788 based on 34 reviews
business
Oceanfront, Magnificent 3rd-floor Corner Penthouse. 4000 mile, 180 degree view.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451476vb
+1 -(406)594-2197
Keauhou Kona Coast
5

Great times at the BigWave

  • 5 of 5
Spent two weeks at the BigWave for a post-Thanksgiving vacation. What a great condo in a great location for exploring all sides of the island. The condo is close to shopping, etc as needed but you feel like you are away from it all when you are out on the lanai enjoying the ocean breezes and amazing sights and sounds. Booking and checkin/checkout were extremely easy. The owner provided all the beach chairs, boogie boards, etc needed for long days at the Big Island's many beaches. Looking forward to returning again soon!
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront, Magnificent 3rd-floor Corner Penthouse. 4000 mile, 180 degree view.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451476vb
+1 -(406)594-2197
Keauhou Kona Coast
Long Beach, CA. USA
5

The Big Wave Penthouse....Like Going Home Again.

  • 5 of 5
This was my second stay at Linda & John's Big Wave Condo Penthouse. Coming back was like going "home again".
The condo is wonderfully comfortable and secure and with a visually stunning view, that you are instantly in love with it.
Linda and John have again done some more very tasteful and practical upgrades to this otherwise beautiful condo, that I don't see how much more perfect it can get.
Looking forward to going "home again" in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront, Magnificent 3rd-floor Corner Penthouse. 4000 mile, 180 degree view.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451476vb
+1 -(406)594-2197
Keauhou Kona Coast
Las Vegas, NV
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
We loved our vacation get away at the Big Wave Penthouse. The location is ideal, close to town but you never hear the noise from the street..just the waves to lull you to sleep. It was quite warm and we were not used to so much humidity so that was a little uncomfortable. I think a room a/c is needed for the front bedroom as it gets very hot from the afternoon sun. The condo provides everything you need for preparing meals and enjoying time away from the water and other island activities. We were there during the Ironman so town was crazy for driving and parking, but everyone was very patient and accommodating. And to get to witness this amazing athletic event was truly inspirational.Now that we are back home we are talking about when to plan our next trip back!!! Highly recommend this property and I guarantee you will never deal with nicer owners.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront, Magnificent 3rd-floor Corner Penthouse. 4000 mile, 180 degree view.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451476vb
+1 -(406)594-2197
Keauhou Kona Coast
Pleasant Hill, CA
5

Island Gem!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely loved The Big Wave Penthouse. Beautiful and comfortable condo with amazing, large windows that let in the island air and sounds of the ocean. At first was apprehensive that there was no air conditioning, but w/ the cross breezes through the open windows and screened patio doors, along w/ the ceiling fans in every room but the kitchen ... I didn't miss the AC at all. The condo was beautifully and tastefully decorated, and loved the big open great room that had a sliding panels that cordoned off the master bedroom. Everything was clean, fresh and new. I very much recommend this condo ... it was great.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront, Magnificent 3rd-floor Corner Penthouse. 4000 mile, 180 degree view.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451476vb
+1 -(406)594-2197
Keauhou Kona Coast
North Carolina, Texas
2

No trade wind breeze/ No air Conditioning

  • 2 of 5
We arrived during the third week in September, at our serene and lovely VRBO within a very hot and extremely humid weather setting,...... much to our surprise there was no air conditioning to combat the suffocating home environment. Upon receiving the owners routine welcome/arrival email,.... we returned the email noting our surprise and dilemma and were advised by owner email to manage the trade wind breeze (not a leaf blowing) by closing and opening the shades during various times of the day,.... we were "dismissed" by implication as uniformed and just inexperienced visitors. It became necessary to purchase additional fans to survive for sleeping in these extremely uncomfortable conditions. Our issue was not the in-climate & unusual weather conditions, rather his assumption we did not know what we were doing and just inexperienced in managing trade wind breezes and the implication we had no understanding in residing in a hot climate. We are experienced in traveling to Hawaii. The VRBO marketing literature fails to indicate that there is no air-conditioning in majority of Hawiian VRBO rentals. Who thinks to ask this question? In the unbearable heat/ humidity scenario it created a disappointing situation in such a high-value vacation site.
There was a beautiful vista from the lanai, however the issue of no air-conditioning under these extreme weather conditions created the perfect storm of surprise!
Our recommendation is to include within online marketing documentation- "Note- No Air Conditioning available in most VRBO Hawaiian Island rentals", so that visitors are prepared for above possible scenario.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm just not sure how to respond to this. We can control many things about our guest's experience but weather is not one of them. Air conditioning is seldom needed in the BigWave Penthouse but if the trade winds stop - a rare event - it can get warm.
My suggestions to this guest were to help minimize the discomfort and to pass on my personal experience, not talk down to her.
For those who demand air conditioning, VRBO and Homeaway have an amenity filter. Check any amenity box and the search will eliminate any property lacking that amenity.
I can only hope this guest returns again when the trade winds are active and experiences the real Hawaii where's little distinction between indoors and outdoors. For a different prospective from a guest during the same time frame see "Island Gem!" below.
business
Oceanfront, Magnificent 3rd-floor Corner Penthouse. 4000 mile, 180 degree view.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451476vb
+1 -(406)594-2197
Keauhou Kona Coast
5

We miss the view!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, our daughter, and I just returned from a wonderful week in the Big Wave Penthouse, and we highly recommend it. LOCATION: There's that splendid view of the always-interesting ocean and the each-one-unique sunsets, but the location of the complex is also great. It's near enough to tourist destinations without being in the middle of the action. COMFORT: Not only is it lovely, but the condo contained pretty much anything we needed. We made good use of the beach gear (coolers, boogie boards, towels, umbrella) and were grateful for the computer, printer and paper. We frequently referred to the recent edition of the Big Island Revealed guidebook. The kitchen was well-stocked, everything was clean, and we happily did some laundry during the week. CUSTOMER SERVICE: The owner, John, was responsive and friendly and genuinely interested in making sure we were comfortable and enjoying his beautiful place. Top-notch!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kailua-Kona Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Kukio Makai Beach Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Kahalu'u Beach
Car: necessary

The Big Wave Penthouse celebrates early Hawaiian style throughout. We've taken care to integrate all the elements of the warm and colorful Hawaiian ethos in every aspect of the layout and design.

Life in Hawaii revolves around the water and the beautiful Pacific Ocean is front and center and visible from nearly all the areas of the penthouse. Soaring 20-foot foot ceilings, massive sliding glass doors and floor-to ceiling windows blur the distinction between inside and outside..

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Rates & Availability

From $235 Per night

Keauhou Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High-winter
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Ironman
Oct 5 2015 - Oct 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage waiver $59 + Tax
Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 13.43%
Notes Special rate: if you see 5 days or less BETWEEN existing reservations. Email those dates for a SPECIAL quote.

Cancellation Policy

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

Keauhou Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Master bath has granite vanity surface and tile floor Guest bath has tile floor and tub/shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has 1 king bed and an ensuite full bath Guest bedroom has 1 queen bed and an ensuite full bath with tub Convertible sofa expands to queen-size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
Wine cooler for red and white wines

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