CHARMING HISTORIC RANCHING ERA ESTATE. MAGICAL KONA VIEWS. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!

Lisa Twigg-Smith

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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CHARMING HISTORIC RANCHING ERA ESTATE. MAGICAL KONA VIEWS. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!

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Large Open Lanais, Ocean Views, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Fully Appointed Kitchen

Featured in the coffee table book, The Hawaiian House Now, the home is a historic 1895 structure, modified in the 1940s and retaining the charm of old Hawaii with architecture and furnishings of the day, while satisfying the needs and aesthetic of today's lifestyle.

Panoramic views of the ocean, Kona coast, tree canopy, landscaped yard, and surrounding pastures will amaze. The cool 1,200' elevation of Holualoa, the open lanais, spacious bedrooms, and a well-appointed kitchen are sure to please. Large established yard with old plantings of avocado, ulu (breadfruit,) fig, starfruit (carambola,) dragon fruit, pineapple, banana and lime trees is guaranteed to take you away from life's stresses and please the senses.

Three bedrooms to choose from, all with their own private bathroom and a private overflow room with a full-sized bed. One king, two queen, one single, and one full bed will accommodate eight. Two window seats can sleep children in the upstairs master suite. A wonderful fireplace on the main floor living area will warm you on chilly winter nights. Lower floor accesses the yard and outdoor cooking terrace through french doors and is the family room/TV center.

A leisurely stroll on a walking path through a sixty year old coffee orchard leads guests from the front door to our coffee establishment, the Kona Blue Sky Coffee visitor center.

A fenced vegetable/herb garden is steps from the kitchen, and a large lawn just beyond for bocce, throwing a football or a frisbee will delight the outdoor appreciator. Comfortable seating area on lawn sports a fire pit.

A gas grill, as well as a BBQ grill, teak dining set, and stone fire place on the terrace below the kitchen will entertain the outdoor dining enthusiast.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
From the moment we walked through the door, I felt all the tension just slide from my shoulders. We were surrounded by beauty, both inside and out. Our host, Lisa, thought of everything we could possibly have wanted: the freshest fruit, right from the garden/trees, books about the island, even Hawaiian music CDs...and the best coffee EVER. She is a wonderful resource about the property and the history of the island.



The house has lots of art and is tastefully appointed, but still feels like a place where you can relax. The animals are part of the welcome committee.



Lisa, mahalo for a wonderful visit. Aloha to you and Christian and Mariella, Hobbs, Maca and co. See you next year!
Feb 2014
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Lisa Twigg-Smith

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Aloha. I am Lisa, a life-long resident of Hawaii, raised in Honolulu and Hilo, having lived here on this property for thirty years, raising our four children with my husband, Christian. I love to share my culture, our Islands' stories and history with all. Treasure my morning coffee, interesting and considerate people, walks in the upland forests, dogs at my feet, gardening, yard work, and getting in the ocean every week!

Lisa Twigg-Smith purchased this estate in 1945

Hale Akala is a special piece of Kona. Built in 1895 by Manuel Goularte, a Portuguese immigrant who raised his thirteen children here. It was utilized by cowboys of the neighboring Greenwell family's Palani Ranch, to re-supply and breakfast in the 1920 and 30s. It was abandoned and left to the elements before WWII, eventually being purchased by Christian's grandparents, William and Margaret of Honolulu, in 1945. Wanting to retire to Kona (where Margaret's great grandparents, Reverend Asa and Lucy Thurston were part of the company of first Christian missionaries to the Islands, arriving in Kailua-Kona, the seat of Hawaii's ruling Kamehameha reign, in 1820, and raising their five children amongst Hawaiian ali`i), they chose the cool uplands of Holualoa. The home has been in the family for four generations. Cattle roam the surrounding ten acres of pasture and you'll hear an occasional bull bellowing from Palani Ranch in the quiet evening hours.

The spacious nature of the property, old established landscaping, rock walls, pathways, fruit trees, flower beds, along with the home's architectural appeal will make you feel held and comforted.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Charming Historic Ranching Era Estate. Magical Kona Views. Close to everything!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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STUNNING VIEWS FROM BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
This ranch house was very nicely decorated, clean, and very comfortable. Window seats throughout the home and large porches for reading or just relaxing provided exceptional ocean and/or garden views. The owner, who lives on the property, was very friendly and provided us with some island history and very helpful suggestions for dining out.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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GREAT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The house was wonderful and so comfortable. Our host was very helpful and thought of every detail. Everyone had there space and enjoyed all the cool spots in and outside the house. We had great fun picking and eating the fruit on the property. We drove all over the island and had great adventures, and were happy to get back to the house and watch the sunset and enjoy dinner. I will be back soon
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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THANK YOU FOR PERFECT STAY.

  • 5 of 5
It was so nice to stay for our family. Bed was so comfortable.That traditional home is very clean.I can play ukulele guitar and piano.I can eat fruit from yard ! Their coffee was excellent. We had very nice time in that home! We want to go back again very much!! Thank you for everything Lisa!! We really appreciated that.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The property itself is a wonderful experience, picking the fruit in season, digging kitchen scraps into the compost pile in the garden, picking flowers or just peeking in on all the little corners of the yard while the birds chirp overhead or the social cat follows you about. The home and the yard will delight! Thank you Yoko.
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2 FAMILIES LOOKING FOR FUN AND THIS RENTAL MADE THE VACATION.

  • 5 of 5
We were two families/8 people, with four kids ages 4-9 and this was our first visit to the Big Island.I can say in all honesty that this home made our vacation. We were very central but away from the beachy/shopping tourist areas. We were able to fully explore the island on our two-week visit. We loved being close to snorkeling (10 minutes away) and to boogie board beaches 30 minutes north. We loved the property that just soaked us up at the end of each day so everyone was at peace gazing at the sunset or running on the grass or napping in the "country quietness" that did include chickens, dogs and doves. Lisa is a wonderful on-site host who was just quietly and not noticeably around and answered all our questions. The house itself is a classic historical family home -- not so fancy that we were worried about the kids wrecking stuff and yet completely clean and outfitted perfectly (especially the wonderful children's toys).
We loved the kitchen and the lanai especially and the acre or so of grass allowed the kids to burn off steam running in the "infinity pasture" and the full Hawaii gardens of bananas and wonderful flowers --even in the Hawaiian winter. Great for folks who want to explore all over or just relax watch the sunsets.
There were a few dogs on the property and an adventuresome cat but as pet owners this was not an issue -- maybe would be if smaller kids or if you are not keen on pets at all. Lisa is completely accommodating, though, so I know there would be no problem. You absolutely need a car here -- you are a steep and narrow shouldered 15-20 minute drive away from Kona and only 1 min from Holualoa which is a quiet little village for coffees and a nice dinner out and art galleries -- hours are definitely "island time" -- nice vibe though. Be sure to check out the owners coffee plantation and visitor center which we missed but regret as we continue to enjoy their amazing coffee - wish we'd bought some more.
SUMMARY: We fell in love with the Big Island in large part because of this home and wouldn't contemplate staying anywhere else when we return.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Holualoa Kona Coast
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5

WHEN CAN WE GO BACK TO THE PINK HOUSE?

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a blissful and special week on the Big Island. I can't imagine a home or rental having anymore Aloha spirit than this beautiful and historic property, located within 10 easy minutes of Kailua-Kona but a world away in upcountry coffee land. My family never wanted to leave the warmth and extreme comfort of our tastefully and artistically furnished bedrooms and living areas (the beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in!) and the incredible ocean and tropical garden views that treated us from every room. Lisa and Christian's home is steeped in history but is outfitted with every modern convenience. The care and thoughtfulness with which Lisa approaches this rental feels like you are staying with family. We had easy access to Hawaii's best beaches and Volcano National Park among other sites but each day we looked forward to leaving some time to come "home" and enjoy the lanai and the property, which was really what will stay with us in our memories of our fantastic Hawaiian vacation……book early if you have dates in mind because once this secret is out it will be hard to get a spot!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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AN EXTRAORDINARY HOME IN HOLUALOA

  • 5 of 5
This Historic Holualoa Home was absolutely perfect for our large extended family.

The location is ideal, only ten minutes from Kailua-Kona yet a world away, peaceful and spacious. The 180-degree panoramic views of the Kona Coast are incomparable. The house is thoughtfully designed, artistically appointed and exceptionally clean and comfortable. We shared memorable family meals in the elegant dinning room, had fun playing bocce and Frisbee on the expansive lawns, delighted in the magical sunset views from the lanai, and sipped our morning Kona coffee in the bright sunny kitchen overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The owner could not have been more accommodating and gracious. She was able to answer all of our questions about the house, the community and the island, and she made us feel very welcome.

It was truly a privilege to be a guest in this historic home. I would highly recommend this extraordinary vacation rental to friends and relatives visiting the Big Island.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to have such interested, inquisitive, and appreciative guests as you and your family were. There is so much to see and do here in Kona and our home is a wonderful place to stage from and return to after a day out and about. Thank you for the terrific endorsement, Mary Ann! One small correction/clarification...the location is not particularly suitable for visitors without a car. You will want a vehicle when visiting the island of Hawaii. As always...Aloha. Lisa
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Hulihee Palace
Kona Historical Society Museum
NELHA - Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Kona Coast
Holuakoa Cafe
Kimura Lauhala Shop
"Find your favorite Kona made lauhala hat. A local classic!"
Holualoa Inn
Keei Cafe
"Wonderful local fare!"
Kona Brewing Company
Sushi Shiono
"Great Japanese dining experience!"
Kona Blue Sky Coffee Visitor Center
"Have a cup of coffee on us. Enjoy a free tour!"
Greenwell Farms Inc
Big Island Bees Honey Museum and Tasting Room
"Learn something about bees while discovering unique locally made items and a wonderful array..."
Kilauea Volcano
"This fascinating destination has it all! Not to miss."
Body Glove Cruises
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Makalei Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Holuakoa Cafe
Car: necessary

The town of Holualoa, once a ranching community, is known today as an artist's hub with several well-known artist residents and established galleries to explore. Just up the road, you'll find a full service spa, churches, a world-class restaurant, and a country post office, for your convenience. Holualoa is in the prime of the 30-mile wide Kona coffee belt, where coffee has been a staple crop here for nearly two hundred years. Several coffee tours are offered in the area. The Kona Historical Society, a twenty minute drive south, offers an excellent cultural living history experience in early coffee lifestyle. Kailua-Kona Town in just fifteen minutes away with restaurants, beautiful Hulihe`e Palace museum situated on the water's edge, grocery stores, banks, ocean related activities, the Kona pier (the start and finish of the world famous Ironman World Championship competition in October, as well as the sight of the International Billfish Tournament in August.)

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Holualoa Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Ironman
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Holiday 2014
Nov 15 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Cleaning $250.00
Tax Rate 13.4%
Notes I require a further step in the booking process. I ask that rental parties print an individualized rental agreement agreement, complete, and send back via mail. I will review, initial and send back a hard copy by mail. I prefer payment by echeck. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

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

Holualoa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are within the three bedrooms. No half-bath in the home.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Two wide window seats can accommodate a child.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , In a room adjoining the TV area downstairs with no bathroom.
  • Upstairs suite has a king bed, window seat, and separate sitting area with twin sleigh bed and window seat and private bath. Child's nook next to window seat offers floor pillows, books, and toys.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting big game
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • basketball court
Notes:
The home is your's when you are here. Lisa will be as accommodating as possible, answering your questions about Kona and Hawaii in general.
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