YOUR TROPICAL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Wren Mead

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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YOUR TROPICAL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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Your Tropical Home Away From Home

This Kona house and yard is amazing. The house is 2072 sq. ft with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. There is a king bed in the master suite across the house from the other 2 bedrooms, a queen in one bedroom and 2 twins that can function as a king in the third. It's ideal for either a family or 2 or 3 couples to rent together. When this neighborhood was built in 2002 this was the model home so has some up-grades. It does have A/C but it would be rare that it will be needed. Throw the windows open and use ceiling fans which are in every room. The house has beautiful dark hardwood floors in the living/dining rooms, tile in the kitchen/sitting rooms/baths and carpet in the 3 bedrooms. The yard is a half acre with a waterfall spilling into a blue-tiled swimming pool. There are lush, tropical plants in abundance, even pineapple plants and banana trees. At the top of the yard is a gazebo with ocean views which looks through the palms and over the rooftops to the ocean; perfect for entertaining! There is a high top table, 6 bar chairs and wrap-around benches to seat a group. Kids will love this yard and the geckos that live here. There is also a large grassy park within the neighborhood just for residents.

The house is in a gated community called Kahakai Estates. There is a walking path to get to Alii Drive which runs along the coast and one can be there in 10 minutes walking from the house. Driving into the village of Old Kailua-Kona is just a zip down the hill where you will find all kinds of eating establishments and shopping. Also right along Alii Drive are easily accessible beaches with great snorkeling. The Iron Man Race takes off from this town as well. Of course, there is much to do elsewhere on the island but these are the highlights of what is close by.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Wren Mead

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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We are a retired couple from the Central Coast of California who want to spend time in both locations. When we are not on the island we would like to share our home with someone looking for a quality get-away in paradise.

Wren Mead purchased this house in 2013

When we walked in the front door, we loved the house and layout......then we saw the back yard and waterfall into the pool. It felt like being in a private resort and we were smitten!

The pool, waterfall and yard. Who else has a hillside filled with jungle plants and a gazebo for entertaining at the top? And did I mention the waterfall? The melodious sound is music to our ears when we have breakfast on the lanai.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Your Tropical Home Away From Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Your Tropical Home Away From Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495275vb
8058019790
Holualoa Kona Coast
Salt Lake City, UT
5

PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
The home is beautiful and very well decorated to make you feel right at home. Wren was more than accommodating for all of our special requests. The backyard ... WOW. They have created a very private and tropical paradise. 80% of our time was spent outside in the pool enjoying the surroundings.
The waterfall is a wonderful treat and when running changes the energy of the entire backyard.
The house is located central to everything!
Thank you Wren. This was truly a wonderful experience. (Thanks to Rebel and Tricia also.)
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you feel the spirit of Aloha while at our home. The communication between us, before the stay and once or twice during, made me feel confident that you and your friends would be respectful renters.
Thank you for your rapid and flattering review. If you choose to return, we would love to have you. Maybe you will come back to further your musical training?!
I will share your comments with my two helpers as I couldn't do it without them.
Mahalo Shawn and friends~
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Your Tropical Home Away From Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495275vb
8058019790
Holualoa Kona Coast
5

AMAZING BACKYARD PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Yep, the pictures of the pool area are not some kind of photoshop magic. It really is a tropical paradise! Fantastic back yard with small pool, waterfall, and treehouse like gazebo made our vacation really special. House was great too. Well-equipped and comfortable. Great location for all of your daytrips to the beach or volcano as Kuakini Hwy is just above the community. It is 2500 steps to the Greenflash coffee shop down on Alii drive at SeaVillage (15 min walk?). Owner is helpful and responsive.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your review makes me laugh! That you counted the steps (using a pedometer, I hope) to the Green Flash is amazing…...I'm glad you found that little place. We also like walking into town for breakfast at several locations. Speaking of green flashes, I have seen some of the most amazing ones ever on this island.
We are so pleased that everything lived up to your expectations and that your family had a good stay. I know that you were super happy to get out of winter "back home".
Please let us be your Paradise again whenever you are ready.
Mahalo~
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Your Tropical Home Away From Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495275vb
8058019790
Holualoa Kona Coast
5

ALASKANS IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I loved this this home in Kailua. It was very convenient to events, stores and activities in Kailua. Further, it was centrally located for trips to volcanoes, across to Hilo, and to the North end. The backyard yard landscaping was beautiful, making a person know they were in the tropics. We spent 90% of our home time in the backyard, enjoying games, the 80 degree pool and relaxing. Sunsets were special from the gazebo. The area was very safe, and the home and lanai were comfortable and clean. We highly recommend renting this fully equipped home while in Kona. The owner was very accomodating and helpful. The Big Island is full of potential for fun, and we filled our time sightseeing, beach time, great restaurants (owner provides suggestions) , volcanoes, waterfalls, golfing, snorkeling, manta ray watching, and don't forget the seahorse farm.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Alaskans,
It was great to have you spend your time away from the cold at our island home. You really made the most of it while here and did and saw lots! As well, it sounds like you did enjoy quiet time by the pool and around the house.
Thank you for the compliments regarding the house, yard and convenience to everything. We would be grateful to have you recommend to any others wanting to get out of the cold!
We learned something from you…….we will have to look into the seahorse farm since that's a new one to us!
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Your Tropical Home Away From Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495275vb
8058019790
Holualoa Kona Coast
5

CHRISTMAS 2013 IN KONA

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five (all adults) stayed at this home for one week over Christmas, 2013. There were no surprises, we had a great stay and it's probably a matter of time until we come back.

This home is in a semi-private residential area with gated access. It's several miles from what we would call "central Kona". It's about a similar distance to the Keahou area. It's about a 1 mile walk to Alii Drive and the ocean front through the residential neighborhood. It's also about a 1 mile walk to the nearest restaurant. There is a bit of an ocean view from the front door however the ocean view is very nice from the gazebo that sits atop of the hill in the back yard. The gazebo area was thoughtfully appointed with comfortable chairs and cushions. We watched the sunsets from the gazebo almost every evening. The sunsets did not disappoint. This home features a private pool which we used extensively. There were plenty of lounge chairs to complement the pool area. The patio area also includes a nice BBQ and covered outdoor table which comfortably seats six and could accommodate more. We used the BBQ almost every evening. We also ate outdoors under the covered patio every evening we were "at home".

The home has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The master suite is on one side of the house and the other bedrooms / bathrooms are on the other side. This might be an issue for families with small children. There are no steps or stairs to negotiate except for the single step into and out of the house. Access to the pool area entails just a few short steps. The gazebo area could be too difficult for a handicapped person to access.

The owner was very engaged and always accessible via telephone and email to answer any questions. She provided us with extensive and useful information about the home and the area in advance of our stay. She did her best to accommodate our travel schedules with respect to her rental obligations.

There are really no negatives to report. The pool is not particularly large nor deep but it was fine with us. Be advised that a car is pretty much a must-have for staying here.

Thanks again for a great stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Dear Family,
Thank you for your words which show much thoughtful input. We were most happy to have you at our home to celebrate an island Christmas! As time goes on, we hope to make the experience better and better for both ourselves when we are on island and for our guests. We would be honored to have you stay with us again for your tropical home away from home.
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Your Tropical Home Away From Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495275vb
8058019790
Holualoa Kona Coast
Michigan
5

GREAT HOUSE WITH BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE GROUNDS.

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 days in Kona and the house was just perfect! The owners keep it immaculately clean with very nice high end furnishings. We especially loved the pool, waterfall and the landscaping of the back yard. It was absolutely beautiful. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware, utensils and plates and everything you could possibly need to cook your own meals. It was conveniently located 5 min from downtown by car. If I ever get back to Kona I will defiantly stay there again.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steve, for your complimentary review. We are new to being landlords and you had the "honor" of being our first guests.
We are very pleased that you, your parents and son felt at home during your stay.
As new owners, we will keep making improvements to the home itself and grounds. We are excited to be there part of the year and to share with guests of discriminating taste when we can't be on the island.
Mahalo~
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Kuakini Highway
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
White Sands Beach Park
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jackie Rey's
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mauna Kea…..extinct volcano!
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Makalei Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jackie Rey's
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Holualoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Ironman
Oct 5 2014 - Oct 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
High season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$345
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Property Damage Protection $69.00
Cleaning $200.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes This is a non-smoking, no pets property

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Holualoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2072 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks, soaking tub
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , single sink
    Powder Room - toilet , Pedestal sink
  • Master bath has shower and tub, 2 sinks Guest bath has shower/tub, 1 sink Powder room has toilet and pedestal sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as king
  • Master bedroom has 1 king bed Bedroom #2 (shells and seahorses) has queen bed Bedroom #3 (coral) has 2 twins or 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
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