4 bdrms, 3 bathrooms . Sleeps up to 8 people. Call if you have more than 8.
About Wendy Pritikin
Wendy Pritikin is your hostess. She has lived in Hawaii since 1987. She loves snorkeling, hiking, tennis and Hawaiian crafts, music, food and flowers. Harry Pritikin is your host and is also a Realtor and Broker In Charge at Kona Realty, Inc. He's been in Hawaii since 1978. He surfs, snorkels, and enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge of the Big Island.
Wendy Pritikin purchased this House in 2002
Why Wendy Pritikin chose Kahaluu Bay
The Kona Lighthouse is conveniently located between Keauhou-Kona and Kailua-Kona for your shopping and dining convenience. Also located across the street and just down a block from Magic Sands Beach; the only white sand beach in town. The new Magics Beach Grill now open next to the beach. The famous "Honu (turtle) Dive Beach" is directly across from the Lighthouse.
What makes this House unique
Beautiful ocean views and frequent whale or dolphin sightings - as you lounge on the Lanai above the tropical pool setting with your friends and family - easy walk to Magic Sands Beach and short distance to Kahaluu snorkeling beach, Keauhou shopping center by car or by Kailua town shuttle. New Magics Beach Grill no open at Magic Sands Beach.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Plenty of decks outside.
Child proof gates, highchairs & playpens, stroller
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent family vacation!
My family, my sisters family and my parents for a 1 week vacation to celebrate my birthday. This house was excellent for us!
Plenty of room for all of us (adults upstairs and kids downstairs). Loved the pool and balconies and nooks. 3 full bathrooms. Plus additional outdoor shower off spots.
Close to everything! We walked to beach for surf and snorkeling. Easy access from airport and Into town
Well stocked: plates and cups and kitchen stuff. But more importantly boogie boards and snorkeling gear, towels and beach chairs! Also shampoo and condition.
In one week we snorkeled 3 times, beach every day, Hilo for hike and more snorkeling 2 times, swam with the manta rays, town visits, relaxed, swam, bbq 3xs ... so much fun! Sunsets are amazing.
Highly recommend. It’s a great house and great hosts.
Kona Lighthouse is Amazing!
We had the best time staying at the Kona Lighthouse! Enjoyed sitting on the deck every morning, drinking coffee and listening to the birds and in the evenings looking at all the stars. Tons of amenities are provided for a awesome family stay. We snorkeled everyday, went on excursions with sunlight on the water, amazing! Manta rays at night spectacular. Wendy and Harry are awesome hosts. We fixed a really awesome Thanksgiving dinner at the house and sat on the patio, we fixed all our breakfasts at the house. We definitely recommend staying at the Kona Lighthouse! My fiancé s sons really enjoyed hanging in there own space in the separate studio. Fun was had by all of us and we will be back! Thank you, thank you! Clean, comfortable, no bugs!
Perfect Getaway near the Beach
We had a great time at this clean, comfortable, well equipped beach house! Loved the view from the kitchen and balcony, and the short secret path to White Sands. Super convenient restaurant and coffee place right on the beach. Definitely a great value for such a large home and ideal location!
Bug infested/dirty not what worth the money
The only reason we booked this place was because of the reviews and the pictures. So we payed a lot of money to stay 14 nights, and really after what we experienced should have at least been refunded half, not just the cleaning deposit.
We arrived at 10:00 at night so the extent of how dirty this place was when we arrived we didn’t know till morning. After the second day I reached out to the property owner Wendy. I let her know that communication is important and that this is not what we had signed up for.She apologized and said she has no idea it was left that way. She said her last guests were roudy and left the place a mess and the place was just sprayed for bugs before we got there.
She had the cleaner bring new sheets, and refunded us our cleaning deposit. Mind you we spent 3 hours cleaning just to feel comfortable enough to eat there.
We tried to make the best of it. But the bug situation was so bad. My husband used to live in Hawaii, so we knew not to leave any food or crumbs out. We couldn’t figure out why we kept getting bit, especially at night. My first thought was bed bugs, nope it was ants, and carpenter ants inside eating away the house literally. Having cockroaches climb over you at night is not so fun either. There should Not be mice, ant or bug traps in ever corner of a home.
there was no other place we could go to either as everything was booked up. I kept in contact with Wendy the whole time, every time something else came up I took a picture and sent it to her. This place has not been cleaned in a long time, and if I could figure out how to post the pictures I would.
The last 2 nights we were there a rat ate through the screen and left a big hole.
Cons- not the same furniture that is in the pictures- cushions all stained. And rug
Dirty- when you have bugs crusted to the wall in the kitchen, that’s bad.The oven only had one working burner
When you open the drawers- no joke there were dead bugs in it and dirty
The stairs outside are very questionable and rotten.No AC in main living area, so even with 5 fans going at 85 degree weather it was too hot. There are AC units in the bedroom, but are on a timer of 2 hr increments.The topper is that my mother in law was laying in bed, and a cock roach landed on her eye. Long story short either it be the cockroach, ant or bug bite she now is fighting cellulitis in her eye, no joke major serious infection. So now you can read a true real review.
In all of my 15 years that I've rented vacation rentals in Hawaii
I've never seen anyone try so hard to get their vacation for free
by complaining. This must be what they do, I have no words....
A great place to stay
Nice house, perfect for a team with a nice big living room and outdorspace for a BBQ, nice view over the ocean for sundowner, next to be best beach in Kona = white sands.
Nice that you can use Bodyboards and snorchel stuff from the houese
Enjoyed having these appreciative friendly guests!
The Kona Lighthouse is centrally located along the Gold Coast of the big Island, a 5 mile scenic drive between the towns of Kailua-Kona and Keauhou-Kona. Keauhou, just a couple miles south, has a shopping center with 8 plex theater, super market and many fine restaurants and shops. Kailua-Kona, just a couple miles north, provides island style entertainment as well as Huggos, Humpies, and Lava Java restaurants.Target,Island Naturals, Costco, WalMart, Safeway, Macy's and an 8-plex cinema. Up the coast from Kailua is the Kona-Kohala coastline which sports many fine beaches and resort hotels. About 1.5 hours north is Mauna Kea, the worlds premier celestial observation point. Volcanoes National Park, with an ongoing active volcano, is just 1.5 hours to the south with some of the most amazing and unique scenery in the world. There are literally hundreds of things to do on the Big Island, and Kailua-Kona is the most centrally located staging point for all your vacation adventures
Other Activities: Whale watching. Swim with the dolphins at the Hilton.
Golf: Some of the finest golf courses in the world are located on the Big Island. There is a public course called the Big Island Country Club just up the street in Keauhou. Up north the public course is in Waikoloa Village. All the big resorts up north have world class golf courses.
Ski: When there is snow on Mauna Kea you can rent skis & snowboards in Hilo and hire a 4WD vehicle to take you to the top. You ski down and the vehicle drives down to pick you up and take you back up. You can even use boogie boards or inner tubes to slide down the mountain.