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Richard Applebaum

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Ocean Front Home- Private "Beach"-Romantic-Spacious- 5 Star Reviews

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Kona Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + sofa-bed -air conditioning available, Sleeps 4-6

Air Conditioning available-Two Bedrooms with CalKing in master and Queen in 2nd bedroom plus Queen sofabed in livingroom to accommodate 4 to 6 guests. Bed's are very comfortable expensive Ortho posturepedic foam and are guaranteed no bedbugs.

This unique location offers beautiful turquoise surf breaking views from every room of the house. The 'Old Hawaii' atmosphere of Koa wood and vaulted ceilings create an open and spacious feeling of aloha and royalty. There is plenty of space with private relaxing places to escape and relax.

The 'Apple Oasis' is unique with a peaceful and serene private lawn along the shoreline. Can you smell the marsh- mellows roasting on your fire by the ocean? It's like heaven!

On the waters edge, you overlook some of the most pristine coral reefs and surf breaks in all the islands. If you're lucky, during their regular seasonal visits, you'll see Humpback Whales, pods of Dolphins, Mata Rays and Green Sea Turtles at your Lanai steps.

The house location on the island is a perfect starting point for nearby activities and day trips. The house is located in an ideal spot just a block away from the best snorkeling beach on the island, Kahaluu Beach Park. There is a great view of the parks' popular surf break from the lanai where you can watch the local surfers all day long.

You will love lounging in the shady peacefulness of your private seaside palm grove looking out over the Kahaluu Bay surf break. The tranquil privacy and natural beauty is rhythmically enhanced by the constant sounds of the breaking waves on your very own private oceanfront shoreline.

Afternoons are a great time to stretch out and relax in the comfort of your soothing Kona hammocks. Sleep inside with a view of the waves from your bed or sleep outside under the stars while being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the sea and the moon setting over the Pacific.

Without leaving the property, you can barbeque and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, diving, shore fishing, sunbathing, hammock laying, sunset watching, paddle-boarding and kayaking. It will be your own private vacation home for a romantic getaway, family vacations, reunions, spiritual retreats, and weddings. Wheelchairs can easily navigate this disability- friendly property.

Within 1 mile of the property you'll find a supermarket, a drugstore, good restaurants, "luxury" shopping, health/facial/nail spas, movie theaters, tennis courts, and hotels providing delicious Sunday morning buffets and live local entertainment . Another mile away are world class golf courses, genuine "tourist" luaus, a dive shop, snorkel and dive excursion boats, big game fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddle-board rentals.

Come see why Hawaiian royalty and their families lived along this magical oasis shoreline . Melt away your stress and pressures as you rest and listen to the waves break below your Lanai.

Full service property managers are always available for any questions or emergencies.

We also can introduce you to some of the best massage therapists on the Island. Yes the internet wifi connection is fast and reliable and our hi-definition T.V.'s in all the rooms use Time Warner Cable.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard Applebaum (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Richard Applebaum

Richard and Gloria have "owned" the Apple Oasis for almost 30 years. Your business is appreciated as they have two kids in college and six grand-kids. Living nearby in Kona Town overlooking the pier and harbor, they stay at the Apple Oasis when it is not rented.

Richard Applebaum purchased this house in 1987

Why Richard Applebaum chose Kona Coast

It's like Heaven! The water and wildlife at the home will create a unique vacation that you will never forget.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful environment on the ocean, spacious and comfortable. The art, decorations and furniture make you feel at home. It is equipped with everything you need to entertain your guests. The house is clean and bug-free. The beds are expensive Ortho high-density foam mattresses guaranteed bed-bug free!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location with extensive ocean frontage...not overlooked, plenty of space and comfortable. Close to Kona restaurants and amenities yet you feel you are in your own world.

Very functional, well equipped. The outdoor shower (as mentioned in other reviews), is a big hit. There's plenty of space and we saw other rentals which were more expensive but nowhere near as nice.
Aug 2013
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Beautiful Ocean Front Home- Private "Beach"-Romantic-Spacious- 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

My Dream Home!!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this home more than five stars I would. This house was paradise! Richard is one of a kind host who literally goes out of his way to make your stay perfect! The view is breathtaking, the outside shower looking at the water was one of our favorite features and waking up every morning to the site of the surfers was just spectacular! I have rented many homes over the years and this by far is the most well stocked, clean, comfortable and relaxing! The house is the perfect location for everything you could need. It was a few minute walk to the beach where we snorkeled and took surfing lessons and only a short drive to the many restaurants in either direction. We absolutely loved this house and will definitely return hopefully very soon! Thank you Richard and Gloria for sharing your amazing home and all you did to make our vacation truly memorable!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale, CA

Highly Recommended Oceanfront House on Kona

  • 5 of 5

Richard & Gloria, Thank you so much for sharing your oasis. We loved staying there--the view is just spectacular, very clean, comfy beds, everything worked! My sister & her husband joined us & there was plenty of room for all to have their own privacy yet be together. Kitchen was so well equipped but would like more light for cooking at night. Saw the turtles right out off the huge lanai. Appreciated the tour when we arrived. Have already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Oceanfront Property!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to the Big Island a couple of times now. We've stayed all over the Island and this has been one of my favorite properties. The house was in great condition when we arrived and Richard met us there and showed us around. The property was larger than expected and the access down to the ocean was easy. Smaller children may have some difficulty getting out, but if that's the case the beach is just a short walk away. We enjoyed jumping in at the house and letting the current carry us down to the beach and then simply walking home (or vice versa, depending on the tide). My wife and I stayed there with another couple and there was plenty of room to accommodate dinner gatherings and movie watching, as well as to find our own little nooks for some quite time during the day. I wouldn't have any reservations about staying here again the next time we're in Kona.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newbury Park CA

Kona Apple Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 2 weeks at this amazing property. Very impressed, ocean right at your door step, spacious double lot complete with every amenity imaginable. Snorkel gear, beach chairs and umbrellas, and a surf board? Ridiculous! Perfect location near to stores, markets and even an Urgent Care should you need it. We have stayed on the Big Island in this area many many times, but this property far exceeded our expectations. Richard is the perfect host, he will take care of you. Highly recommend this piece of Paradise! The house itself is truly fully stocked, every detail provided. Lull yourself to sleep with the sound of the waves, it just doesn't get any better, Hawaii at its best! Susan and Bill

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, USA


  • 5 of 5

The house and the location were even more terrific than pictured on the VRBO website and photos. The house is lovely. The location is amazing, quiet, and peaceful but close to anything you want. The kitchen was well equipped and, with a stop at Costco on the way in from the airport, made the week absolutely perfect. Richard is gracious and a terrific host. I can't rave highly enough about the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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California and Canada

Highly recommend this home!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location and very comfortable home - we were 2 couples so the house was the perfect size; provided privacy but was not too big. Fantastic views from the lanai - great for whale watching! It was hard to sleep when we got back home because we got so used to the sound of the waves at night! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
KOA- Kailua-Kona
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keahou Country Club - Big Island Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Get up before sunrise to swim with the Dolphins in Kealekekua Bay, Go Kayaking, Snorkel at Kahalu'u State Beach - the BEST place to see fish and choral on the Island - walk 5 minutes.

turtles on the Island!, Golf at the WORLD FAMOUS Kona Country Club with an ocean view, Do a night dive with manta rays in Keauhou Bay, Visit an active

volcano - watch the Island 'grow' before your very eyes, Explore the petroglyphs, Visit the lush Waipio Valley where the first Hawaiians lived and

view beautiful waterfalls, Dance the hula at a luau, Rent a boogie-board and

catch some waves at White Sands-Disappearing Beach, Visit the Kona Coast

Macadamia Nut Factory, Rent a scooter and go cruising, Hang out at Huggo's,

or one of the many other great restaurants in town!

Full service property managers are available for any questions or emergencies.


Rates & Availability

Kailua Kona House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Free Night - Summer Special - Limited Time Offer!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 1, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016

Stay seven nights and get the next night free!

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ironman Weeks
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
10 night minimum stay
Holiday Seasons
Nov 21 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $180
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.25%

Rates are subject to change and must be approved by owner. Holiday rates will be higher than standard rates and will be approved by renter before signing Rental Agreement. Minimum stay is negotiable depending on calendar schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kona Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Spacious double shower with sitting bench
    Guest bathroom - Spacious with easy to enter shower
    Outdoor shower - shower , outdoor shower , Great shower to wash beach sand away before enter the house
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Wonderful Cal-King Ortho mattress overlooks waves surfbreaks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfortable Queen hi-density mattress-ocean views from bed
    Livingroom sofa-bed - 1 queen , Pull-out Queen sofabed in livingroom great for kids & guests
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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