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Relax, Renew & Rejuvenate*quiet Family-friendly Home*

Mary & Bob Stechmann

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Mary & Bob Stechmann

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Relax, Renew & Rejuvenate*quiet Family-friendly Home*

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 10. 3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

We invite you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of the Big Island in our quiet, comfortable home on 3 acres overlooking Kealakekua Bay. Our 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom main house, which sleeps 4-6, has a breathtaking view of the bay from its huge lanai and almost every room. Fully open the bank of disappearing sliding doors in the great room and louvered windows throughout the house to invite the cooling island breezes and experience Hawaii’s unique outdoor living. A cozy Ohana cottage, which sleeps 3-4 and has an additional bathroom, is just steps away from the main house and is great for older children, teens, or another family.

Our property is conveniently located near Napo’opo’o Village and Kealakeua Bay, but without the congestion and noise. You can be at the warm water’s edge in an approximately 10-minute walk down the hill or a very short car ride. Experience a family picnic and great snorkeling at Manini Beach or rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for an adventure with the spinner dolphins to the Captain Cook monument on the bay. Just a little farther south off a bumpy dirt road, explore Ke’ei Beach with its white sand speckled with black lava fragments and tide pools—this area appeals to picnickers, fisherman, surfers, and the more adventurous snorkeler and is generally not very populated. Approximately 5 miles south of our property (~15 minute car ride), is the very popular “Two Step” snorkeling area in Honaunau Bay and adjacent to Pu’uhonuoa O Honaunau National Park (Place of Refuge). Snorkel or dive around coral covered lava fingers and deep water canyons for an entirely different underwater experience. Stop at the adjacent Place of Refuge and learn about the history and culture of Hawaii. For more adventure, experience the very remote green sand beach of South Point (~1.5 hour drive) or fascinating scenery and geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (~2 hour drive).

If you are looking to unwind and decompress in a rural setting away from the more touristy parts of Kailua-Kona (~20-30 minutes north), then our home and property will appeal to you. Our year-round warm dry climate and warm ocean waters are our idea of paradise. Enjoy our brilliant green “laughing” geckoes, our tropical native birds and their musical serenades, our fun “bleating” wild goat herd on the adjacent lava flow, and chasing the occasional hopping toad across our driveway. We offer a home-away-from-home for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and for those that just want to slow down.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary & Bob Stechmann (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Mary & Bob Stechmann

It has always been our dream to live in South Kona on the Big Island, and in November 2013 our dream came true. This home will be where we live full time in our “golden years”, but for now we want to share the magic of the island with you. We ask you to treat this home as if it is your own, and to act as a steward for those that will enjoy it after you.

We are both geologists, specializing in environmental geology, and lovers of the great out-of-doors. We love animals, both domestic and wild. The warm temperatures of Kealakekua Bay and rural feel of the area held great appeal to us, plus the surf spots and snorkeling were a great draw. We plan to nurture our existing fruit trees, plant some mango trees, and add a couple of domestic goats, possibly a pig, and a flock of chickens to the property in the future.

The home was built in 1989 by a couple now in their 80s who had to move on. We have done very little to change the flavor of the home—a lot of thought, work, and love went into its construction and maintenance. The stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and woodwork were all done by the former owners. (It was our family project to add the Yellow Tang mailbox!) We think the walls enfold wonderful memories and energy. Please take care of it all for us, while we are away…

Mary & Bob Stechmann

(GET# W44680746-01)

Mary & Bob Stechmann purchased this house in 2013

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Relax, Renew & Rejuvenate*quiet Family-friendly Home*
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
San Francisco Bay Area
5

Beautiful Kealakekua Bay House

  • 5 of 5

Great location with amazing views. The house is very luxurious and decorated with attention to detail. Photos and description are very accurate. A nice option is that it is possible to rent the house with or without the Ohana. We rented the Ohana (guest house) but our kids (10 and 12) actually preferred to stay with us in the main house. Our family travels to the area each year and this house so far has been the nicest. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to have our home be your home while you are on the Big Island; and, amazing views, awesome weather, and close proximity to K-Bay are the icing on the cake (or the pineapple garnish on the Mai Tai).
stockholm
5

561732

  • 5 of 5

A very lovely wonderfull place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to share our home with our first international guests!
Madison, WI
5

Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

The main house is spacious with incredible views of the ocean and bay from the master bedroom. The photos on the website did not do it justice. The property is located within a short drive of great swimming and snorkeling beaches, and if you are a bit more adventureous, a short walk takes you down to a pebble and cobble beach on the bay. The owners were wonderful to work with and provided all sorts of tips on activities and places to visit. And while we did not rent the Ohana, we worked with the owners to gain access to the water toys (boogie boards, coolers, umbrella, etc.) I think one of the best parts of our day was returning after a day of swimming/snorkeling/exploring and relaxing on the lanai with a beverage of choice. Highly recommend the hike down to the Captian Cook monument along the Ka'awaloa trail (Napo'opo'o Road near Hwy 11). Best snorkeling on the island, but avoid cruise ship days!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments! Yes, that lanai and view is what made us fall in love with our home; plus, it's in a pretty sweet location too.
Wisconsin
5

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property with outstanding views. The home is very spacious. Our family of 10 was extremely happy with every aspect of our stay. We very much appreciated having the water toys, outdoor showers, and washer/dryer available for our use. The owners were fantastic to work with during the entire process. We highly recommend this home for anyone planning a vacation in this area. We would love to stay there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love fun families and we would love to have you back too! Thank you for choosing our Kealakekua Bay home.
Seattle, Washington
5

Great location and property

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome an clean place to stay that is central to many wonderful underwater adventures including Captain Cook Memorial and 2-step. We really enjoyed our stay with our family (8 of us) over Christmas. The owners were friendly and very responsive, sending our damage deposit back quickly.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely compliments on our home and service. We believe in treating our renters the way we would want to be treated, so that the whole experience is magical!
Captain Cook, HI
5

Great home and perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home to house several employees who came to the island for a company retreat. Everyone loved the home and it satisfied all their needs. The keyless entry system on both the main house and the ohana were great! No worrying about keys which was a problem at the other homes we rented. The views were wonderful and the location is within walking distance up the road to the coffee mill for snacks or down the hill to Kealakekua Bay. One couple decided not to rent a car but they were still able to enjoy the area either walking or hitching a ride with locals who are always willing to take you up to the main highway where you can catch a bus into town. The ohana was great for a small family that needed additional privacy. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely happy our home met your employees needs, and they enjoyed Kealakekua Bay. It is also great to hear the positive comment about our keyless entry system--we strive to embrace new technology and conveniences for our renters. Mahalo!

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway / Hawaii Belt Road (HI-11)
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Manago Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manini Beach Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Main House & Ohana
Mar 22 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$6,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,425
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Ohana ONLY rented with main house. 50% of rent/tax + damage deposit due to secure reservation. Balance + cleaning fee due 30 days before arrival. Discounted rates do not apply during Ironman, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year. All rates and taxes subject to change until reservation confirmed. In the event of an EMERGENCY cancellation, if informed immediately we will consider refund/reschedule.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kealakekua Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2753 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In main house, there are two bathrooms: 1) an en suite master bath with sink, walk-in shower, large soaker tub, and toilet; and 2) a 2nd bath, with sink, walk-in shower, and toilet, directly off the 2nd bedroom. In the Ohana there is a full bathroom with sink, tub/shower combo, and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • In the main house, there are two private bedrooms: 1) a large master retreat with a Cal King bed facing a bay window, an attached reading/media room, and ample closet and dresser storage; and 2) a spacious 2nd bedroom with a Queen bed and ample closet and dresser storage. An additional Queen sofa sleeper is located in the great room. In the Ohana, there is one private bedroom with a Double bed and ample closet and dresser storage. An additional trundle bed (two Twins) is located in the front room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
There are also two outside showers to rinse of sandy kids, sandy feet, or gear before entering either the main house or Ohana.

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