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Minutes to the Beach - Fast WiFi - Comfortable King Bed with AC

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Living in a Botanical Garden up country with Great ocean Views

This is a Great price 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.

This is 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 than by the ocean.. 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.

Your accommodations are in the Ohana (guest suite) which is attached to the main house but is self-contained with its own private entrance, kitchen and parking space.

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!

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

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.

More Details

Owner
Sandra McGrath
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Sandra McGrath

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 McGrath purchased this house in 1990

Why Sandra McGrath chose Kailua-Kona

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.

What makes this house unique

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 minutes down the road and your comfort is my highest priority.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Double Vanity and a Bathtub / shower give plenty of room in this bathroom for 2 to take care of their necessities at one time.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • This bedroom has a Luxuriously Comfortable King Bed in it and air conditioning. The Living room has 2 separate fold out futon sofas. One is a twin and one is a Queen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a quiet, beautiful, neighborhood of 1 acre lots. The only thing between you and the ocean is 3 miles of flora and fauna. It's a great location for a home base while exploring the Island. Central to many activities; the harbor is just 3 miles away where diving and fishing boats take you out to explore. The property itself is like a botanical garden with places to sit outside and enjoy the beauty around you. Come and enjoy this very special piece of paradise. Many people have made The Great Kona Escape their annual pilgrimage to paradise.

Reviews

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Minutes to the Beach - Fast WiFi - Comfortable King Bed with AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Beautiful cozy property

  • 5 of 5

We rented this vrbo for a work trip and it was perfect. Spacious, clean, cozy and had everything we needed. We would absolutely come back! Mahalo Sandra!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Great Kona Escape. Whether for work or play, we work to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Hope to see you again. Sandra
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5

Sweet spot up the hill in Kona,

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place overall to stay in Kona. Location is good, 5-10 minutes out of downtown Kailua, apartment is comfortable and well stocked, price point is right and Sandra was a very sweet and generous host. If you are the type that likes to hang out at your apartment for long periods of time during the day, I would recommend somewhere else, but as a place to make home base while you go off and explore the island (what I prefer to do), this is ideal. If you like to cook your own meals, the kitchen is a little bit of a challenge owing to its size, but fully workable. We were able to make full egg breakfasts on the hot plate and even stuff like roast fish and potatoes in their little tiny toaster oven. The only things I'd say this spot needs is sharper knives and a few cutting boards.

Thank you Sandra!

-RL

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Great Kona Escape. I appreciate the feed back and will supply more cutting boards and sharper knives tomorrow; this is how we can continue improving the experience for our guests. There is also a large outdoor gas grill available with this unit for guests to prepare meals on. Mahalo for your kind words and we hope to see you again.
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Map

The Great Kona Escape
"Just 4 miles from the airport and 4 miles from Kailua Kona."
Hulihee Palace
"Great for History buffs"
Hiilawe Falls
Lava Tube Cave
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Keahole Airport (KOA)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Makalei
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen Kahumanu Hwy.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kona State Beach Park
Car: necessary

Medically trained Massage therapist, me, lives on the property and is available by appointment to soothe and smooth you into 'vacation mode'.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.25%

CANCELLATION POLICY ... If you need to cancel within 60 days of your arrival there will be no refund. If you think this is a possibility I recommend trip insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.