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Big 3-4 BR Kona Home with Pool/Jacuzzi, Ocean View (Sleeps 17-22 max))"""

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,796 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Gated Estate Home, Total of 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 17 beds (Sleeps 22 max)

A four bedroom properly (Main House + 'Ohana' Studio unit) is on a non-smoking / no-pets property (3746 square feet/348 square meters), single level with a panoramic view of the ocean.

Main house (3 bedrooms: 'Master,' 'Twin' & 'Big') has two kings, one double, and ten single beds (or 3 doubles + 4 singles) for a total of 13 beds / 4 baths .. 'Ohana' room has one king, one double and two single beds; 4 total beds / 1 bath.

When sleeping double in king & double beds gives a maximum occupancy of 20-22 persons.


* Living Room (376 sq ft): Two sofas, entertainment system (large TV with cable, VCR, DVD, many movies on CD & tape), two couches & chair, large coffee table, and ceiling fan. Access to pool, jacuzzi, barbecue area (back yard).

* Master Bedroom (605 sq ft): One king (two persons), and one sofa bed with trundle (two persons). Has TV and VCR, reclining chair, ceiling fan, two separate (his/hers) bathrooms: one shower, one shower/tub, two basins, two toilets, one bidet, two large closets, and two ceiling fans. Private sliding door with access to side yard. Space for optional full-size bed and/or futons (two to three more persons).

* Bedroom #2 ('Big Room' / 536 sq ft): One king (two persons), two single (two persons), and two very large couch beds (two to three persons) that can be put together two make a king-size bed. Desk and chair, ceiling fan. Private access to front yard, Space for optional full-size bed and/or futon (two to three more persons). Adjoining common shower and basin area.

* Bedroom #3 ('Twin Room' / 209 sq ft): Two single beds (two persons). Ceiling fan, private access to side yard. Bathroom with tub, shower, basin, and ceiling fan.

* Bathrooms: All three Main House bathrooms have ceiling fans, hair dryers, shampoo, and hair conditioner. Fourth 'bath' is actually a separated shower and basin area; the toilet is for separate 'guest-use' located in the entry hall area.

* 'Ohana' unit (690 sq ft): Studio unit with private access with kitchenette, large living area, ceiling fans. Has TV, DVD player, cable internet connection, phone. Bathroom with tub, shower, basin, and toilet. NOTE: If you do not rent the Ohana, it will be locked and NOT rented to any other group for the duration of your stay at Lako House.

* More Property Features: There are two sets of washer and dryers (inside and outside), Lanai (434 sq ft) with tables and chairs for seating 25 people, outdoor swimming pool with waterfall, jacuzzi. Separate Dining Room (289 square feet) with seating for eight, high vaulted ceilings in all rooms, ceiling fans in all rooms. The barbecue area has separate charcoal and gas stations. Gated property with full security alarm. Property also has high speed cable internet with wireless & wired connections

* View: Master Bedroom, Living and Dining rooms face the ocean (West) with an unobstructed panoramic 130 degree ocean view from the Lanai. Second bedroom view is to the North (front yard) and the Third bedroom faces South (side yard).


The property is on a 19,000 square foot lot and has trees and greenery separating the nearest three neighbors' property to the east and the south. To the west (ocean view direction) and north, the property sits on top of a 30 foot high wall and overlooks the properties far below (no neighbors) and Lako Street to the north.


* Guest reviews on VRBO; see the 'REVIEW' tab

* Availability: Please see VRBO availability calendar, VRBO #: 13292

* Depending upon booking season & cancel notice timing, cancellation charges do apply (see policy listed on VRBO). Cancellation Fee less 5% is returned if other renter is found for same period

More Details

Lako House Staff
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, mandarin, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Lako House Staff

We've traveled around the world quite a lot and find that Hawaii is a natural mid-point between the USA and Asia (another frequent destination of ours).

Lako House has groups coming from North America, Europe and Asia.

Lako House Staff purchased this estate in 2000

Why Lako House Staff chose Kailua-Kona

The Big Island has it all ! It has the most diversity of the Hawaiian island climates, the most diversity of people and food (!) and, the most amazing range of possible activities !!

Of all the Hawaiian islands (Big Island included), Kona has the best weather, least rainfall, and also offers a quieter, less populated and more relaxed atmosphere.

Lako House is a very spacious place even for very large groups just staying or hosting events, parties and wedding receptions, etc. In addition, Kona has very little rain and Lako House's location (300ft elevation) much less heat & humidity (and traffic!) than right at the beach (but we're still just 5 minutes away).

Do check out our reviews on VRBO: See the 'REVIEW' tab on the VRBO portal

What makes this estate unique

Lako House is a very spacious place even for very large groups just staying or hosting events, parties and wedding receptions, etc. In addition, Kona has very little rain and Lako House's location (300ft elevation) much less heat & humidity (and traffic!) than right at the beach (but we're still just 5 minutes away).

Do check out our reviews on VRBO: See the 'REVIEW' tab on the VRBO portal

Guestbook comments from the owner

Phone voice message left on 19 Feb 2013:

"Hello Bill, this is Frances ... Just stayed at the Ohana house and wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to be there ... Really enjoyed the place and the location, everything was really great ... Appreciate you working with us to getting some things that we needed ... so I just want to check in and make sure everything was right .. Thank you so much .. Bye-Bye"
Feb 2013
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Kailua-Kona Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3796 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If evidence of inside house smoking is found after departure, a US$300 fee will be charged to the guest's credit card on file.
  • See Lako House Rental Agreement on VRBO portal for cancellation policy. Cancel fees are calculated depending upon season & cancellation notice timing
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bedroom, bathroom #1 [Main House] - toilet , shower , has large hanger closet space and two sink basin areas
    Master bedroom, bathroom #2 [Main House] - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Has walk-in closet and two sink basin areas
    Twin Room, 1 bathroom [Main House] - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hair dryer
    Common area shower/basin area [Main House] - shower , Located in Main House laundry room; near Kitchen & Big Room
    Common (hallway) W/C [Main House] - toilet , This common area toilet located in Main House hallway
    Ohana Studio Unit bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ohana Studio Unit: full bath with separate hot water heater
  • Two bathrooms in the Master room with his & her baths (shower, tub, wash basin areas, toilet, bidet). One more bathroom in the Twin room (shower/tub, basin, toilet), one W/C (basin & toilet) and shower area + basin in the Main House common area and one bathroom in the Ohana Studio unit (shower/tub, basin, toilet)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Big Room [Main House]; sleeps 7-8 persons - 1 king , 6 twin/ single , 4 single beds can be put together to make into 2 double beds
    Twin Room [Main House]; sleeps 2 persons - 2 twin/ single , The Twin Room has its own bathroom with shower/tub & basin.
    Master Bedroom [Main House]; sleeps 4-6 persons - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Fold-out sofa: 1-2 persons; room has 2 (his/her) bathrooms
    Separate Futons [located in Main House] - Master & Big Rooms: Floor space in suitable for futon mats
    Ohana Studio Unit; sleeps 4-6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold-out sofa: 1-2 persons; 1bathroom, mini kitchen & dining
  • King size beds (3) One in the 'Master' bedroom, one in the 'Big Room' and one in the 'Ohana Studio' unit, Double Beds (2) can also get 3 more double beds (for a total of 5 max) by converting 6 single trundle beds as mentioned below., Twin or Single Beds (9) we actually have 12 (twelve) single beds and 6 (six) of these singles are the trundle type that can be converted into (3 max) double beds, Baby Cribs (1) day play pen only (portable type), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Many futon mats for those who want to sleep on the floor
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless Cable Internet, Outdoor Private Pool & Jacuzzi, Separate Gas & Charcoal BBQ Areas, Personal Safety Box, Alarm Clock, 2 Washer/Dryer Sets, Separate Clothes Line, 3 TVs (27' & 36'), 2 VCRs, 30 to 40 VCR/DVD Movies, Radio, Cassette Tape Player, Movie & Asia Channels, Full Kitchen (368 square feet), Toaster, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Wok, Popcorn Maker, Cooking Island, Matching Dishes, Matching Glasses, Matching Cutlery, Blender And Dishwasher, Rice Cooker (Suihanki), Coffee Beans Grinder, Barbecue Utensils, Hot Water Pot (Denki Kyuto Potto), Food Processor, Private (gated) driveway & entrance area can accommodate 5-6 vehicles in addition to street-side parking; Ohana unit: dining table + 4 chairs, writing desk, Cable TV+VCR, ceiling & floor fans. Floor safe in twin room


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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Amazing Sunset and Quiet Village. IT'S LAKO HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Hawaii for the our wedding ceremony at Mokuaikaua church, the oldest in Hawaii.

It was the second time that we came to Hawaii Island.

Since my best friends came to this trip to Hawaii this time,

I found LAKO HOUSE, where all of us can stay.

LAKO HOUSE, which we stayed for a total of 9 people,

is very large and quiet village.

And there was a very big pool and a hot water jacuzzi.

We entered the pool every morning and entered the jacuzzi every evening and enjoyed there with everyone.

The best thing was to see the ocean from the room.

KONA SUNSET I watched every day is amazing!

For dinner for about a week's stay, we cooked using ISLAND KICHEN.

we ate dinner with Koner beer is memorable.

There are too many memories,

I can not write it, but one word at the end.

What we were able to stay at LAKO HOUSE was the best.

The owner's BILL was very kind and care at any time.

I appreciate it very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ace & Mikako-san, We trust you two are settling into your life together. Mahalo Nui for your the kind review of your stay at Lako House. Your group added to the rich history of wedding parties over the years at Lako House ! Thank you for choosing Lako House and we hope that someday you will come back and visit / stay with us again. All the best to you two over the coming years together. Makoto ni Arigatou Gozaimasu ! bill Lako House
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Great house for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

Bill, thank you for everything! Our family vacation was perfect. Our family consisted of three generations (26 members) so we needed a lot of space. Our family wanted to avoid hotels since we all just wanted our own privacy so finding these homes (lako, ohana, hnd) were perfect.The Lako house was large enough to gather in and all three homes were able to room all members, giving us all of us our privacy when needed! We spent everyday in the pool and hot tub! Still missing the pool and the 180 view! The kitchen was also huge which made it so much easier for all of us to cook and enjoy dinner together. Everything regarding the Lako house, ohana, and HND posted on here and on the were accurate! Bill is so detailed oriented and easy to work with. If we had any questions or concerns, he was quick to respond. I highly recommend the Lako house, Ohana, and HND to anyone looking for a home to accommodate a large party. From our family to yours, thank you Bill!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again Julia ! We are very happy that your extended family had a great time on the Big Island and of course, at Lako House + HND. Thank You also so very much for treating our Lako House & HND with great care & kindness ... And although the number of folks staying was very large, your family left Lako + HND in very good order and it's groups like yours that keep us wanting a repeat visits. Please do stay with us someday again in the future. All the best, bill Lako House
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Gorgeous views with a spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous views overlooking the ocean with a pool and hot tub. Perfect vacation week to celebrate my husband’s birthday. There were 3 couples and plenty of room for all of us. This is also great for large families because it was so spacious. Kitchen was huge so we stayed in to cook most nights. It also had a BBQ which we used a lot. We would highly recommend it and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne ! We are very pleased to learn that you folks had a great time at Lako House. Thank you also for the kind feedback during your stay. Feedback is a gift we do cherish and it inspires us to improve the stay experience for all who come to stay at Lako House. We look forward to another visit perhaps from someone in your group in the near future. Mahalo Nui Loa !! bill Lako House
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Family Christmas Vacatin

  • 5 of 5

Fanastic views! Great Space! With a family of 14 with a wide range of ages, it was great to have mutliple patio sets to eat together.The kitchen was spacious enough that we had different folks doing differen things.. the neighborhood was quiet.. perfect sunsets..close to Magic Sands Beach... would definitely stay again, if we go back with a big group..

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy for your feedback. We look forward in potentially hosting your group again at Lako House for your next Big Island stay ! Aloha, bill
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Beautiful pool, views, and extremely helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 20 staying at the Lako house, studio, and house next door. Amazing experience! Highlights included:

- pool and hot tub with 180 degree views of ocean

- sunsetting over water every night

- grill and outdoor seating by pool for 20 to eat diners in same area each night

- extremely close proximity and some space for separate families between the main house, studio, and house next door

- Bill the owner is super attentive and helpful with any and all questions about the house and the island. He is also very organized in getting payments for place and clearly laying out all expenses for house, cleaning fees, taxes, and credit card surcharge in very transparent manner

- separate fridges and washer/dryer in house, studio and house next door

- property was clean and very well described on the website

Phenemonal experience and magical place to celebrate my 40th birthday!! Thank you, Bill!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan for your kind feedback ! We are pleased to hear your group had a great stay and do look forward to potentially hosting your next stay at Lako House. Aloha, bill Lako House
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Greatest vacation home in Kona, Big Island!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so much glad to stay at Lako House in December. There is no better place than Lako House. Enjoyed beautiful sunset ocean view every day and you can actually see the horizontal line to feel the roundness of earth. Entire property is well maintained and the owner definitely provide such excellent service. The swimming pool and Jacuzzi were very clean and made us so much relaxed and even watched lots of stars while we were enjoying Jacuzzi hot bath. We really hope to go back to this place again and definitely recommend everyone who is looking for the perfect place to stay in Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mike & Junko ! We are very pleased to hear your family enjoyed your stay at Lako House ! We hope you folks will come and stay at Lako House again someday in the near future. We wish you all very Happy New Year 2018 !! bill
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kailula-Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
see Lakofor Golf course listings
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Hwy 11 (Hawaii Belt Road); 4 blocks away
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ali'i Drive beaches
Car: recommended

Walk, Drive or Transit to Shopping & Dining, Drive by car to nearest in-town shopping or dining is less than 5 minutes away, Downtown is less than 10 minutes away, The closest Beach (Kahalu'u Beach Park) is too far to walk to but is about 5 minutes by car, In the Kailua-Kona area (by car), the nearest beaches are along the road called Ali'i Drive, Nearby Golf Courses (20 of them on the Big Island !)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Add'l Cleaning $10/pax $0
Main Departure Cleaning $325 + Tax
MAIN HOUSE; Included $0
Property Damage Protection $79
OHANA Cleaning $50 + Tax
OHANA Studio; Included $0
Tax Rate 14.42%

Important: Main House has 3 bedrooms plus Ohana Studio unit gives you a total 4 bedrooms total, 5 bathrooms. If your group is 10 persons or less and YOU do NOT want the Ohana unit, please let us know and we will adjust your quote appropriately. NOTE: If you do not rent the Ohana, it will be locked and NOT rented to any other group for the duration of your stay at Lako House.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations ARE permitted but there are also cancel fees levied. Please see the Lako House Rental Agreement on VRBO portal for our cancellation policy. Cancel fees are calculated based upon season booked (Peak, High, Standard, Low) and how much notice was given at the time of the cancellation request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund