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Elegant White Sands Estate. Ocean Views, Pool, Tropical Grounds.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

**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.

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Robin Stark
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2017

About Robin Stark

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

Why Robin Stark chose Kona Coast

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time! The house was so well equipped and beautiful. Thank you! - The Crowstons, Syracuse, NY
Mar 2009
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) (2)blow up mattresses
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Elegant White Sands Estate. Ocean Views, Pool, Tropical Grounds.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 25 reviews

Great stay at White Sands

  • 5 of 5
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Just got back from a wonderful vacation in Kona. We had 13 people, three generations, 18mo to 65 and the house worked well for all of us. It was a hot week and we all loved afternoons in the beautiful pool. Loved that there were many beach towels and beach toys for our use. The 18mo and 2 year old enjoyed the large areas in the house to run and play. The house now comes with a pack-n-play. The location is perfect, close to beaches, shopping and many restaurants. It made a great central location as we explored the big island. Thank you John and Robin

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Brighton, MN

One of 13 guests

  • 5 of 5

The best part of Tradewinds is the incredible pool. We had very hot weather during our stay and the pool was a respite for all ages (18 months to 65 years). Ample pool toys/floats/fins were provided (if you don't have your own in tow).

The two levels allowed for privacy when needed.

The location, within walking distance of two beautiful ocean beaches, is great.

Also, Kona Country Club is within 5-8 minutes driving time. It is beautiful with 6 ocean front holes. Very playable with generous fairways and excellent customer service. If you're a golfer I recommend you check it out.

The only improvement I would recommend is a lower temperature for the upstairs refrigerator. I don't know if we couldn't adjust it properly or if it needs repair.

We were allowed to arrive early and stay late at the property due to different group's arrival and departure times; this flexibility was greatly appreciated.

We had a terrific time.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your great review! We are always very happy when our guests share their enjoyment of this beautiful property! Thank you also for the information on the refrigerator. It is just over a year new and under warranty so I checked with the manufacturer, Whirlpool. They advised me that there is a vent in the freezer that transfers cool air into the refrigerator side. If it is blocked (for instance by a bag of ice), the refrigerator may not properly cool. We will put a label in the freezer and a note in our guest book advising future guests of this and hopefully avoid a repeat of this issue. We are glad to hear that the Kona Country Club is open again! It is a beautiful course, reasonably priced, and conveniently located near Tradewinds. That is great news for everyone who loves golf!
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Elegant White sands retreat Tradewinds rental can't go wrong staying here

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house, I rented it for myself an two of my kids with there families and we all loved it there, 14 of us in total for 8 days, the place is beautiful we immediately felt at home, location is perfect, yet still has some privacy, open an roomy w/ a porch that circle's the hole house 2 full kitchens on each floor most important excellent washer w/2 dryers definitely going to be renting it again. Thanks Tradewind

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Del Mar, CA

Spacious, elegant retreat with pool, spa, 2 extensive lanais, steps from beach and ocean views

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego


  • 5 of 5

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!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bjoern, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We apologize for the BBQ issue and have instructed our housekeepers to pay particular attention going forward. We recently started using a new service, and although they are doing a fabulous job, it always takes a couple months to master a new property. We strive to maintain all aspects of our house and property in excellent condition and greatly appreciate your feedback. Mahalo! - John and Robin
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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


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.

Ironman (October 14, 2017) - The Ironman rate is either $1195/night for 7-9 night reservation or $995/night for 10 nights.

**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 **

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