RELAX, RENEW & REJUVENATE*QUIET FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOME*

Mary & Bob Stechmann

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Mary & Bob Stechmann (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Relax, Renew & Rejuvenate*quiet Family-friendly Home*
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Relax, Renew & Rejuvenate*quiet Family-friendly Home*
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Santa Ana, California, USA
5

Ten Days in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I stayed in this home for ten days in the middle of June, and it was absolutely beautiful. The yard and gardens were gorgeous, colorful, and well-maintained, and everything inside was equally spotless. The home itself felt very inviting with its spacious rooms and high ceilings, and you simply cannot beat the panoramic views from all of the ocean-facing windows. Most of the living room's back wall is made up of sliding glass doors, offering breathtaking views of Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook's monument. The home is secluded down a fairly long driveway, which gave us lots of privacy and virtually no noise from the road or neighbors. It was perfect for a relaxing getaway, and even though it was just the two of us, it was a large house with plenty of room for an entire family. A beautiful snorkeling spot, Manini Beach, is only about a mile away, and we used this beach frequently because it allowed us to get some of the Hawaiian beach experience without having to travel more than five minutes. I highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a place to stay on their Hawaiian vacations, because it was astonishingly beautiful and suited our needs perfectly! Thank you very much for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 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: Yes, our K-Bay home is a wonderfully private place to relax and get away. Its short distance from the ocean and the magnificent and colorful marine life at easy-to-snorkel Manini Beach makes it easy to take advantage of a spontaneous swim or a more carefully planned, but close, beach day. Do not forget to spend some time watching the spinner dolphins in Kealakekua Bay in the mornings!
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
San Diego, California, USA
5

Wonderful Home in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we booked this vacation home I knew it was going to be a wonderful trip. The owners contacted us and sent us extra information with locations we would need to feel right at home when we got there (groceries, closest beaches). When we arrived we were blown away by the wonderful views off the lanai. The property was clean and well maintained. We were met the day we arrived by the property manager checking to make sure everything was acceptable. The home is set up for relaxation and fun. There are so many areas to go visit including Volcanoes National park that is only about 2 hours away. We took advantage of booking helicopter rides, night snorkel with the manta rays, dinner cruise, Zip line, and well as visiting all 4 national parks on the island. If you are looking for a place you can go and be active every day, this is the place. If you are looking for a place to just go and relax, this is the place. The lanai around the house was wonderful for sitting with a cup of the locally grown Kona Coffee. We were also pleased to be able to enjoys lots of fruit growing right on the property. I will say that you MUST have a rental car here as it is a little bit off of the main freeway but that is what adds to its wonderful location. The neighbor even stopped by to welcome us and offered to answer any questions we might have about the area. This was a wonderful vacation in paradise with all the amenities of home.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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 are so pleased that our first renter enjoyed our K-Bay home for over 1 month and discovered all the magic the Big Island has to offer! They even left a written journal of the activities and sights they enjoyed. Yes, our home is 20+ minutes from touristy Kailua-Kona, but we believe its rural feel, breathtaking views, and ocean-close location provide the true Hawaiian experience. We hope you will also consider relaxing, renewing, and rejuvenating in our Big Island home. Mahalo.
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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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
Feb 18 2014 - Feb 28 2015
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

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 ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • fishing
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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