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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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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More Details

Owner
Robin Stark
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 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 Kailua-Kona

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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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
BBQ

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Elegant White Sands Estate. Ocean Views, Pool, Tropical Grounds.
average rating of 4.826087 based on 31 reviews
San Diego, CA 92107
5

Incredible Kona Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Tradewinds exceeded our expectations in every way for our much-anticipated Hawaii vacation! This lovely Tahitian-style home is perfectly situated for experiencing the old-Hawaii charm of Kona and its beautiful white sand beaches.

We thoroughly enjoyed our sunset meals on the Dining Lanai, cooling off in the pool, and uxurious soaks in the spa!

The gorgeous landscaping enclosing the property provided incredible privacy and enhanced our immersion into this beautiful island oasis!

The owners were helpful at every step of our journey making this one of our most memorable vacations!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded all our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Kona home was luxurious, incredibly spacious, and very comfortable. It is secluded and peaceful yet in close proximity to White Sands Beach, major roads, and attractions. I loved having meals on the large lanai and wrap-around deck, swimming and hot-tubbing, and resting in the beautiful tropical gardens. The owners were super helpful and provided all of the needed amenities for a stress-free getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdated, no air conditioning and lots of mosquitos

  • 3 of 5

White Sands although perfect in location to Kona and spacious it has many draw backs for what they are asking per day. The decor and fixtures of this home are stuck in the late 70's/ 80's. The home is two completely seperate units connected only by outside stairs that go up to the wrap around deck, as a family we felt disconnected. There is NO air conditioning in this house, the home owners have provided oscillating fans beside the ceiling fans but it gets extremely hot inside making it miserable to sleep at night. The yard is beautifully landscaped and has a nice big pool but the mosquitos are so thick you can't enjoy the outside without getting bit. This was a last minute decision to rent this home so our options were very limited but I am thankful that we had a safe place to stay while in Kona. Some updating of the decor and fixtures, fog the yard for mosquitos and air conditioning would get a higher rating of this home on my list.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback as we take all reviews very seriously and strive to make your experience of our property the best that it can possibly be! We are very sorry that our home was not up to your expectations. Our goal is to provide our guests with an authentic Hawaiian Island experience that is very different from that commonly found in hotels and condos. Our 24 foot high ceilings, ceiling fans, and wrap-around lanais (porches) are unique and typical of the tropical lifestyle. So often we hear from our guests that they love the privacy that the floor plan offers because it provides both communal and private areas! As all of our photos and floor plans that you saw are accurate and up-to-date, it is unclear why you chose our tropical home if you do not find the décor, fixtures, and general layout appealing. Since you did not make this reservation until 2 days before your arrival, you may not have had time to check our listing? We are sorry if you were expecting Four-Seasons or hotel décor. We provide a more laid-back feel of a Big Island Hawaiian Estate. We have rarely experienced mosquitoes at this property as the ocean breezes usually keep them at bay. It is true that they cannot be avoided after the nightly rains that you experienced during your brief 3-night stay. This is something that would be an issue with any tropical area and can be handled with local knowledge of appropriate measures. We apologize for not meeting your expectations but you may find it beneficial to spend more time reading the property description before selecting your next vacation rental. Had you contacted us during your stay, our team would have gladly provided citronella candles, mosquito spray, and other conveniences to enhance your experience in every possible way. We delight in making sure our guests achieve a 5-star experience, and it pains us that this didn’t happen with your stay. Mahalo!
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Portland, OR
5

Excellent home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a group of 3 families (all with kids <7yrs) in January of 2017. This home was wonderful. I think the best feature was the wrap-around porch. Each family had their own space. There is plenty of parking for 2 minivans, and access in and out of the house is super easy. The pool was amazing, it was bigger than we expected. The pool was perfect for the kids who were 4-7 years, but the smaller kids were a little chilly in the water. Fortunately, we have had this problem before with our smaller kids so we packed shorty wet suits for them (2-3mm Oneill kids suits that we got on Amazon). The 4 and under kids spent a lot of time in the hot tub, so they still had a blast. Overall, this was an absolutely wonderful home for our vacation. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Our only regret was that we didn't have more time!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for 40th Birthday Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

The house is two units--a main floor upper house with the 2nd unit at lower grade, pool level. It was the perfect set up for us as we were multi-family. The location was alooking great. The house was close to several attractions and close main roads for everything else. The kitchen was stocked with all the equipment we could need. We had lots of towels and toys for the beach and pool and we definitely took advantage of the laundry. We stayed for a full week and enjoyed breakfasts on the lanai and grilling on the deck.

Super easy to book and was really perfect for our party!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Stay at Tradewinds!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Tradewinds! We were in Kona for my brother's wedding (which was a short drive away at the Sheraton) and were traveling with a large group. We had 2 families staying at Tradewinds, which worked out great with the 2 separate living quarters. Each family had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and their own kitchen. The kids were able to play in the pool together all day and then we all had plenty of room to spread out and get a good night's sleep every night. I called the housekeeper with a couple of questions and she was extremely helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Heidi! We are so glad that everything went so well for you and your extended family! - Robin and John
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
WHITE SANDS BEACH aka MAGIC SANDS
Nearest Point of Interest
KAHALUU BEACH PARK aka Turtle Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER
Nearest Point of Interest
HISTORIC KAILUA VILLAGE
Nearest Point of Interest
KONA AIRPORT
Nearest Point of Interest
KUA BAY

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Ironman (mid-October) - 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 - Actual Holiday Weeks Flexible**

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. A cash "thank-you reward" will be sent to you if you use VRBO Echeck or mail a check to us for the balance due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.