|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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**NEW UPDATES as of June 2015 : Salt water pool, solar hot water system (120 gallon storage tank), and 12 kW photo-voltaic system to reduce carbon footprint***
This fabulous ocean-view rental home is just 1 block from family-friendly White Sands Beach. You will know that you have arrived at Kona's premier estate property as you pull up to the iron gates and drive that lead to this 6 bedroom, 4 bath island oasis.
With both a large swimming pool and spa, Tradewinds is surrounded by an expansive lawn, tropical plantings and covered lanais on all sides creating a place of privacy and serenity less than a block from vibrant Alii Drive, well-known venue for walking, running, and biking.
There is a formal dining room plus additional seating areas on the lanais and near the swimming pool for you to enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining. Tradewinds has two full kitchens, one upstairs and one downstairs, perfect for accommodating multiple families.
The living room features a TV, DVD and Stereo entertainment center. FREE WI-FI and unlimited long distance. Located conveniently just off of Alii Dr. close to Kona town, and just 2 blocks from White Sands Beach. This quiet serene location provides you easy access to all of Kona's most popular destinations while offering unparalleled privacy and luxury.
Tradewinds is elegantly furnished and designed to enhance your feel of the tropical island life-style. Gentle tradewinds help you relax and help you forget everything except the joy of being in this most beautiful place.
**Payment schedule will be sent to guests upon initial $1000.00 deposit.
I have lived in Hawaii since 2005. I love Kona because of the weather (sunny), beaches (sandy), and the amenities (music, movies, shopping).
Robin Stark purchased this house in 2005
After visiting the other islands, we fell in love with the Big Island. The core of Hawaiian life and culture can still be found here. The beach and sun are such a part of Kona! White Sands attracts both locals and tourists because of its beauty and the mana of the ocean, earth, and sky that combine in this magical place!
We find the serene and peaceful quality of this neighborhood the perfect complement to the vibrancy of Alii Drive which is just a block away. We appreciate the lack of traffic, noise, and activity when seeking a respite from the day's activities.
We had a wonderful time! The house was so well equipped and beautiful. Thank you! - The Crowstons, Syracuse, NY
We were delighted to experience this beautiful, extensive home - two large floors with two kitchens, ensuite bathrooms for almost every room, multiple sitting rooms, dining rooms and two large lanais - in addition to a large pool, a hot tub, barbecue and washer and dryer made this ideal for indoor/outdoor living, privacy between family members or friends and space to spread out and enjoy! The location is perfect -- steps from beach, town, and highway to access all parts of the Big Island. The owner was on top of everything to ensure we had a great experience!
This place is fabulous. Plenty of bedrooms and amenities. Well stocked with everything ones needs to have one great vacation! The place is immaculate and there were even beach toys for the kids. Love the expansive decks and hot tub, pool. The main area is perfect for large group to dine and hang out. Outdoor stone barbecue will get plenty of use and all the beds and furniture is well selected. Owners were always available to answer questions/ help. Great vacation all in all! Totally pleased with the whole package!!!!
We - a group of 10 friends between 50 and 60 years old - enjoyed our first stay at Big Island. Positive vote mainly based on: pool, spacious rooms, large garden with a lot of places to sit, large lanai, which can be used at rainy days as well, even for large groups, big kitchen, perfectly equipped (dishes, spices, toiletries), washing machine and dryer.
Although one bed room has just a small windows to the garage and garbage bins, we rate 5 stars. Another negative point: barbecue was awful dirty, could not be used in fact.
Very helpful and caring owner.
This place will be remembered as the site of our best family holiday ever. We had four kids and six adults, so with six bedrooms and four bathrooms we had plenty of room. The bedroom layout is really thoughtfully set out, the two masters are next to the twin rooms which makes it ideal for the families, and the the two double rooms have a slightly more private feeling with access to separate bathrooms which made it perfect for friends of family. (And even though it is a gorgeous property with a lux feel, it's decorated just right, so that I didn't have to go around hiding lots of glass vases and fragile ornaments before the kids got there!!) Having two lounge areas came in super handy, we used the larger upstairs lounge, kitchen, dining area and lanai as our communal area for eating and hanging out, and the downstairs patios (with very comfy seating), lounge and kitchen as chill out areas for anyone who wanted some alone time. Good wifi too.
Washer and dryer facilities were extremely handy, as were the pool and beach accessories provided -saved us from spending money on water gear and toys for the kids. We loved the pool which was a good size, very inviting on a sunny day, and set in a pretty garden: wonderful for both the sun-worshippers and the shade-seekers in our group. The house was so nice that we only ate out once or twice and the rest of the time enjoyed BBQ on the lanai, followed by star gazing from the hot-tub.
The kitchens are very well-equipped, with every tool and gadget you would have in your own home. We never needed to use the downstairs BBQ, but the upstairs one was high quality, and easy to use.
For us it was a perfect location, the closest beach was a short walk away. The second closest beach, a very quick drive, had superb snorkelling in a naturally enclosed bay with life guards, so all the kids got over their fear of sharks, and were ecstatic to see turtles for the first time. The nearby town centre was a fun place to spend a relaxing day window shopping and eating ice-cream, and had many family friendly places to go if you did want a a night out. It was an easy couple of hours' drive to the volcano park, and Akaka waterfalls.
All the people invested in the house from the owners, Robin and John, to the housekeeping folks, the pool man, the gardeners, we're very friendly and easy to reach if we had any questions. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay for longer.
Our family went to Hawaii to celebrate my 60th birthday and had a fantastic time! The Trade Winds was a great house for us and our family. There were 11 adults and 7 kids. Yep, I was told by Robin that since most of the children were small that it would work. With the air mattresses that were provided, it worked great! We had dinner together on the lanai every night except one and loved it! Made for some great conversations, funny stories, and just a wonderful time. Loved the fact that we were close to most everything and yet far enough away to be private. Enjoyed being able to walk to the beach only 2 blocks away. Had a few problems with the refrigerator and stove but a phone call brought the repair man right away. Thank you for a wonderful place to lay our heads, eat great family meals and just relax.
Tradewinds is a beautiful property, tastefully decorated and nestled among stunning tropical foliage. We found the casual elegance and spaciousness of the home both inviting and comfortable. The kitchen was open and bright, equipped with all the conveniences of a modern kitchen. The bedrooms were comfortable with adequate closet space. One of the most pleasant parts of our stay was having meals on the lanai, surrounded by a gorgeous landscape that enhances the property’s privacy and serenity. The large pool and Jacuzzi provided an even more relaxing experience!
The location of the property, within walking distance to White Sands Beach and many cultural sites, made our daily morning jogs interesting and quite enjoyable and we would highly recommend this route.
We can’t wait to come back to this gorgeous home!
From Guestbook: ... Our week at Tradewinds was fantastic and filled with memories that will last a lifetime. ... Swam with the sea turtles at the beach 2 blocks away, hiked Volcanic National Park at sunset, Kayaked off Cook Inlet and snorkeled with the dolphins and other wondrous creatures. Great margaritas at Lou Lous, terrific food at Jamison's and Huggo's. Great band plays Huggo's Wed - Sat. Pahui'a at the Four Seasons was amazing.
World class golf throughout Kona including Mauna Kea, Big Island Kona Country Club, Mauna Lani Golf Club
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
As of March, 2016 we recommend that you do not book through the VRBO "Book Now" button, as they have instituted an additional fee to guests. Simply send us a request for contract, and you can book through us, allowing you to still pay the deposit with a credit card, and that way there will be no booking fee.
**All reservations have a 3 day minimum requirement with a max of 14 guests permitted to stay on the property.
**Higher Rates and 7-day minimum for Christmas, New Years **
Balance due for the rental is 90 days before check-in. You will receive a reminder from us a month before the payment is due.
** Ironman: $1150/night for 7-9 night reservation or $995/night for 10 nights **