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Kona Coast Vacations

Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english

VIlla Kai - Ocean Front, Spacious Island Home in Gated Kona Bay Estates

60 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Kailua-Kona House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

This impressive Villa, located in the secluded, gated community of Kona Bay, is designed to showcase the majestic Pacific Ocean with the sense of bringing the outdoor sights and sounds indoors to you. In Hawaii, water is the theme. So, relax, pamper yourself and escape into the luxury of this expansive estate. Whether indoors or outdoors, water surrounds you and invites you to indulge in your choice of water activity, a dip in the pool or a dip in the ocean. A small, private, sandy beach (locally referred to as Keiki Beach, known for being child friendly) is located just steps outside your door or just a short walk away is a larger, sandy beach. Choose what suits you.

Explore the meticulously maintained gardens, the breathtaking views and feel the ocean spray on your face. Enjoy our unique island plants and exotic flowers and meet our indigenous creatures. Keep an eye open for the humpback whales or spinner dolphins you may see from the lanai. In fact, with the ability to completely open the lanai doors you can enjoy the sights of the ocean including spectacular Kona sunsets from the main living area or outside on the lanai.

The Villa features popular, island comfort, furnishings. The latest and best in design, style and fixtures are found throughout the villa including the thoroughly modern 3-1/2 baths and kitchen. Our concierge service can deliver fresh island produce and seafood directly to your well stocked gourmet kitchen. Choose indoor dining, with a view, or keep mealtime casual and fire up the poolside grill.

The Villa consists of two separate structures connected by a breezeway: Makai and Mauka. The main living area and the master bedroom are located Makai (closest to the ocean) and take advantage of the ocean views and breezes. The Mauka (located towards the mountain) structure is located behind the main living area and boasts an air conditioned master suite, along with two other air conditioned bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The separation of the two structures allows for a quiet sleeping area that is ready when you are, to provide quiet, undisturbed zzz's for sleepy heads.

Spacious 'Villa Kai' offers opportunity for memorable private moments with loved ones, friends or colleagues in its many comfortable settings throughout the estate. Priced right, the villa is a comfortable experience for up to 8 adult guests. Whether romance, business, reunions, or just great fun, 'Villa Kai' has everything you want for that perfect Hawaiian experience.

This island paradise is all about: water, privacy, spaciousness and luxurious comfort. And, 'Villa Kai' is all about you.

Walk, run, bike or drive to discover all our island has to offer you. See our complete list of amenities. There is air conditioning in the 3 back bedrooms.

There is a 5 night minimum stay/10 during Ironman & Christmas season. This is a non-smoking, no pets property. Hawaii Tax ID: W37864013-01

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kona Coast Vacations (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

WE CAME WITH THRE OTHER COUPLES WHO HAD NEVER BEEN TO HAWAII BEFORE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE OWNERS FOR ALLOWING STANGERS TO RENT THIS BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY.. THIS IS A WONDERFULAND RELAXING HOME TO COME HOME TO ATER A DAY OF EXPLORING. WE TREATED THE HOME WITH LOVING CARE AND HOPE OTHERS DO AS WELL.WE HAD A GREAT TIME HERE WITH OUR FAMILY.

MAHALO,

GRANT, FLORIDA
Feb 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 60 traveler reviews

VIlla Kai - Ocean Front, Spacious Island Home in Gated Kona Bay Estates
average rating of 4.85 based on 64 reviews
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was the second time we stayed at Villa Kai and it was just as wonderful as the first time! The views from the Lanai are amazing. We literally ate dinner here every night as nothing else beats the sunset views. The location is perfect to be close enough to the downtown area with shops and restaurants (5 mins) but far enough away to feel like you are in in a secluded resort. We will come back again and again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Kona Coast Vacations
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Hot Property

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was somewhat unhelpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The good news,.. This is a beautiful home on a street with other luxury custom homes right on the coast. The home was bigger than we expected. And though darker than the pictures online, the home generally lived up to those photos. Here's the problem, there's no A/C in the front i.e, the luxurious (and largest) part of the house. And if you've never been to Hawaii, it can be HOT and HUMID in Hawaii during the low season. And so it was for us... Consequently, we were all relegated to sleeping in the air conditioned guest house behind the main house. There is no way you could sleep in the one BR in the main house. During the day, the sounds of the waves outside were drowned out by the sounds of floor fans and people saying, "Don't touch me!" We were there in the low season Jul-Nov. I can understand a rating of a 4 or even a 5 from guests who stayed here in the high season when I understand the weather is glorious. But for us it was generally less than a luxurious experience. I've seen other reviews complaining about the A/C. I hope my 2 star rating will act as a wake up call to the owner to fix this problem once and for all and make this property the luxury property it could be. In addition, besides the A/C, another much smaller issue worth pointing out to prospective renters is that this small gated community is located a short drive outside the village of Kona. But it's right behind a commercial property area full of car washes and big box stores. So, a stroll into the village for a cocktail would be less than, well, let's say, delightful. In summary, for us, because of the discomfort in the house, we really feel like we didn't get our money's worth. If you choose to rent this property during the low season and you don't like heat and humidity then you, too, are really rolling the dice.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for the comments. It is unfortunate that your stay on the island coinciding with some tropical storms churning out in the ocean. These weather disturbances, will sometimes stop our regular trade winds which is our natural cooling. Most homes on the island, were designed to take advantage of these winds and the ocean breezes and do not have AC. When they are not blowing, we do experience some hot weather. Of course we are in the tropics and the summer season is hotter than the winter season. The owner has been exploring the addition of AC for the master bedroom and it should be installed shortly. Please feel free to take a look on google earth, you will see the coast line follows from the pier, to a Marriott hotel, then Paul Allen's estate which is also inside this gated guarded community, called Kona Bay Estates. The area outside of this includes a community pool, ball diamonds and the north end flows into a popular beach and surfing area. It is a three block walk to the pier and the shopping area of Kailua which has restaurants, bars and small shops.
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Not so Great Vacation Rental

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The pictures of the property look better then they really are. It was listed as 2 master suits. It was a very far cry for the master suite in the main house. It was a small room with little ventalitation. We used 6 fans 24/7 for air circulation. There was not even a ceiling shower fan for exhaust. It was like living in a sweat lodge in that room. No air conditioning in that bedroom. Plus the sliding door from the bedroom opened up directly into the living room. No privacy! The refrigerator did not keep food very cold. We had to throw many food items away. Even the water we kept in the frig was not cold. The house was hot and stuffy at all times. The second house with the 3 bedrooms had air conditioning. But zero view of the ocean. We would not rent this location again in the summer months.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice Wedding Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We chose this property as our destination wedding. We were married between the gorgeous black lava, sand and blue Pacific Ocean, practically in this backyard. The house was very clean - one of the cleanest vacation rentals we've stayed in. The kitchen was very nicely appointed with spices, olive oil, etc. There was a large array of cookware, place settings and everything you need to make a gourmet meal and cocktails. The view is astronomical. Immediately, you feel your stress and mainland life ebbing away as you slide open the floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open up the entire back wall of the house. The Master Bed in the main house is comfortable; however, we used the Master en suite area in the other "wing" of the house to shower and get ready. The air conditioning works perfectly and the large dual shower and lighted sinks were a very nice touch. We appreciate the host offered laundry detergent and a good supply of paper towels and cleaning products. The property management company is pretty anal about the check in time and demand that you check in "AFTER 4 PM". Sorry, but for almost $1k a night, you can allow a guest to check in 30-minutes early, if they arrive early. Also, the Concierge Staff will bombard you with emails to use their service. If you don't respond, they will call you (and not tell you they are the "Concierge") to get you to meet them as soon as you check in, so they can "show you the home". My CEO and President somehow got ahold of the Concierge, the property management company didn't have the "time" to speak with them...they wanted to send us congratulatory flowers on our wedding day. A simple task the property management company could have assisted with - giving them the address for delivery. But they referred them to Michelle, the Concierge...who dropped the ball. Took my CEO's credit card information but we NEVER received the flowers!!! Kind of a buzz-kill ending to our wedding and lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Kona Coast Vacations
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5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We stayed here in April 2016 with 7 adults and 2 children. Our stay could not have been more perfect. The house was spotless as was the patio area and the grounds are very well maintained. The location is great...convenient to town, walking distance to the baby beach and the ocean is at your back door. We hosted our family reunion dinner one night with 28 of us and we had plenty of room for everyone to sit and talk and enjoy the priceless time together. The kitchen is large and well stocked, the living area is very open and large and the separate bedrooms are all good sized. It gave our group a perfect mix of alone time and together time. It is also a one-story home which was a huge plus. Fabulous sunsets every evening from your lanai. Would not hesitate to recommend this home. My only "con" is that there are a few maintenance items that need to be fixed (toaster has no handles, washing machine smells mildewy and many tiles missing in spa). Just a few slight imperfections to an absolutely beautiful home that helped give us a perfect vacation. Can't wait to come back again!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Kona Coast Vacations
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for the comments. The Spa has been retiled since your stay ( May 15th completion). We will replace the toaster immediately. With the moisture in Hawaii, we need to leave the doors open on the washers to allow them to dry out. A vinegar wash usually takes the odor out and then we will leave the door open. We must mention that a reunion, party or get together of that size is a direct violation of the HOA/ and our rental policies and you would have been evicted if someone was notified. The great part of a vacation rental is living like a local; However, for our homes to remain available for other guests and travelers , we expect our guests to behave like a respectable neighbor which means adhering to their owner association guidelines as well as no large gatherings at our managed homes.
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5

The Small Stuff

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved everything about this property. The house itself is beautiful and so was all the furniture, built-ins, and pool area. Our only problems were small--one of the appliances didn't work, and while trying to make it work, we discovered that some of the kitchen outlets aren't functioning. Also, the speed of the internet depends on where you choose to sit. Best reception is the office, which is small, dark, and uninviting. I think the owners need to know about the wiring and the internet access.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • Discounts offered for booking less than 30 days and/or 60 days from arrival . For Last Minutes Offers and Coupon Codes:
    Please email KCV at reservations@konacoastvacations.com or call 1-877-322-2407

    Please add 13.416% Hawaii taxes.Choice between a Security deposit protection plan 49.00 or an equivalent security deposit.
    Booking fee and Departure Cleaning Fee Vary (please place an inquiry for amount).

    Deposit is equivalent to the 3 nights rent; balance due 90 days prior to arrival, travel insurance is available.

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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2848 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes:
KONA BAY ESTATES IS A GATED OCEAN FRONT COMMUNITY WITH SECURITY GUARDS 24/7. SO CLOSE TO KONA VILLAGE YOU CAN WALK THERE. TENNIS COURTS, HORSE SHOES, WALKING TRAILS ARE A FEW MINUTE WALK ALSO. SO MUCH TO DO HERE.

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