|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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This place is truly Hawaii at it's best. You will enjoy the lush. luxurious landscape in this peaceful paradise, away from the crowds, yet close to many pristine beaches. This one acre estate is located in one of Kona's most desirable neighborhoods, four miles north of Kona village, at 900 ft elevation where the days are 10 degrees cooler than the coast and the humidity is far more comfortable. You can open your windows all year long and enjoy the breezes. You'll love the spaciousness of the 1 acre lot with no neighbors in sight.
It seems like you're far removed from everything, but everything is close by at your fingertips, just a short drive away when you want anything. Staying here is the best of both worlds!
Your accommodations are in our Ohana (guest suite) which is attached to the main house but is self-contained with its own private entrance, kitchen and parking space. Reasonably priced and in a GREAT location! Just 4 miles from the hustle of town and yet close to beautiful beaches and the local Harbor from where you can take off on many fun water activities like deep sea fishing, snorkeling cruises or manta ray diving.
High speed Wi-fi internet is included, and the flat screen television is equipped with Roku for on-demand viewing using Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. We also have basic cable. Here are some of the other things that will delight you staying at The Great Kona Escape.
Loads of Tropical birds singing sweetly all around you.
The botanical gardens just out your door.
A temperature that is comfortable all year.
Close proximity to a dozen world class golf courses.
The beauty and wonder of living in a floral paradise.
The ability to pick from the large variety of organic fruit trees
and make your own salads from the organic vegetable garden.
We are located 3 miles up from a quiet sandy cove beach where sea turtles are often seen sunning themselves on the shore and 15 minutes to the most pristine golf course you can imagine, where the wild Peacocks and Nene birds are free to roam.
You couldn’t ask for a better location or a more tranquil environment to go along with this uber comfortable, tropical spacious, yet cozy, ohana. This truly is a piece of paradise.
This is a home you will want to return to year after year. Come and enjoy the lush, rich, peacefulness of The Great Kona Escape. You will be glad you did.
Aloha Pumehana, (warm welcome)
Our names are Sandra and Ken. We are both originally from California, i, Sandra, came to visit Kona in 1970 and liked it so much I made this my home and didn't look back. Living on different parts of this Island, Maui and Kauai, I can truly say that The Great Kona Escape is in the BEST location on the Islands for kicking back and enjoying the perfect climate or visiting the many activities Kona has to offer. Now that I am semi-retired, I have more time to devote to making sure that your stay in Kona is all you dreamed it would be. I'm a medically trained Massage Therapist and can help you relax into Island mode - give you directions to just about anywhere - good advice for dining and activities, and assure your comfort and privacy at all times. You'll love it here.
Sandra purchased this house in 1989
The Great Kona Escape is at 900 foot elevation where the trade winds offer a gentle breeze to keep the warm days at a perfect temperature. The song birds are plentiful, the rainbows are seen often and the location is central to many beaches, golf courses, water activities, hiking, dining and shopping. We are on one acre of beautiful flowers, herbs, a vegetable garden and fruit trees, all this and great ocean views as well.
At The Great Kona Escape you can help yourself to the fruit on the trees, the organic vegetables and herbs in the garden, roam the property delighting in the many beautiful orchids and other tropical treats; while waiting your turn for an amazing Massage therapy session. There is WiFi and cable TV for your entertainment. The beaches and shops are just 4 miles down the road and your comfort is my highest priority.
The rooms were perfectly kept, the views and the sunsets are beautiful. I found the location great, shopping, dinning and the beach easy to get to. Ken and Sandra were helpful with all things Big Island.I plan on returning in the near future. Ruth Shiro
My wife and I returned to the Big Island for our eight visit and our 12th trip to the Islands. Our 23days at Sandra and Ken's home could not have been better! Everything at The Great Kona Escape pleased us. A great outdoor experience including the pool area, the beautiful landscaping, the views to the Pacific, etc. are outstanding. We highly recommend it. Ron and Pat D.
Coming from winterly Germany, we found this homelike accommodation, which became our home for 10 recreative days. Great Kona Escape is a comfortable flat within a private house, situated ca.1.000 ft above Kailua. Nice ocean-views, phantastic sunsets in the evening and fresh trade winds in the night are included. The great living room is equipped with tasty furniture and a big flat TV. Many beautiful pictures, painted by the host Sandra, make the room homey. The integrated kitchen contains all equipment, which is needed to prepare a good meal. The tasteful bedroom with a comfortable king-size-bed also is decorated with Sandras paintings.
The hosts, Sandra and Ken, are caring and helpful and have always good ideas for excursions, beaches, etc. In summary, a perfect place for holidays. Thank you very much Sandra and Ken, we will visit you again.
Monika & Martin
My wife and I recently spent 3 weeks plus on a very relaxing vacation at Sandra's wonderful suite on her property in Kailua-Kona. Sandra and Ken are friendly, inviting and respectful of their visitors. If it is privacy you want they are unintrusive if you want advice, suggestions or just a chat they are available and informative. Being up the mountain we found our January visit just right temperature wise. The humidity and warmth of being "on the ocean" is not always an asset-especially where sleep is concerned! Access from the Airport is quick and easy-especially if you follow Sandra's directions off the Highway and not listen to the GPS! It is easy to prepare simple meals in the suite and we found the bed very comfortable and conducive to rest after a busy day of visits to various sites around the island. The property is gorgeous and well cared for. It was so enjoyable to experience a tropical garden for us visiting from wintery Canada. It is a pleasant and quiet street. We even enjoyed the roosters-who apparently are chronologically challenged and the odd sound of a cow off in the distance.
We enjoyed the Fishhopper and Buns in the Sun restaurants in town and Annie's Burgers and Pesto in other locations. Service is consistently good across the Island. Beaches, historical sites and other destinations on the island are well written-up with literature being plentiful on the island-or you can always consult the owners! We would easily recommend friends or family consider staying at this location for at least a week. Regards, Beverly and Gavin Scott Winnipeg Manitoba Canada-or as I like to say four hours north of Fargo ND!
We had a great time staying at Sandra's place. Quiet and comfortable with beautiful grounds and views. Easy access to all the wonderful things the island has to offer.
We had a wonderful three week stay at Sandra and Ken's. They are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was perfect for our use with kitchen facilities, comfy king bed, and private entrance. It was very quiet at night which we really appreciated. The property is lush and having access to the fruit trees and garden was a bonus. We were able to sit and sip a cocktail and view the sunset over the ocean each evening. A car is a must as the property is up in the hills and nothing is within walking distance but grocery stores, restaurants and the coast or the upcountry were all a short drive away. It is centrally located above Kona which provided a good point to discover the many varied landscapes of the island. We would definitely recommend this property for couples looking for a quiet retreat.
Medically trained Massage therapist, me, lives on the property and is available by appointment to soothe and smooth you into 'vacation mode'.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
CANCELLATION POLICY If you need to cancel before the 60 days prior to your stay, you will be Fully refunded except a $50 administration fee will be deducted from your $200 damage deposit. If you need to cancel after 60 days prior to your stay, you will be refunded, IF the suite can be re-rented. You will be refunded for as many nights as are re-rented since these nights were reserved for you. Thank you for your understanding. Please consider rental insurance