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Luxurious Oceanview Home/Private Pool Kailua-Kona Canoe Race Cancellation!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 12 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 8 in bedrooms, 12 with sofabeds, 18 with futons/port-a-cribs

Your island home is located above Magic Sands beach, just minutes from shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

You will love entertaining family and friends in our newly decorated 2700+ square foot home; there are great spaces for groups, and also quiet, private spaces for relaxing with a favorite book. The kitchens have everything we could think of to make preparing meals fun and rewarding, including bright colored Fiesta dinnerware and unique stemware to serve exotic treats.

There is a collection of books on indigenous fish, flowers, wildlife and local attractions for your use while exploring the island. There are books, games, DVDs, videos, and music for relaxing at home.

This home offers the ultimate in vacation living; the upstairs has a gourmet kitchen with a dishwasher & gas cook top stove, formal living room & dining room, ocean view lanai with dining & serving area including a sub-zero wine refrigerator.

Downstairs has an entertainment room with island-style furnishings, tiki bar, a full kitchen, as well as two sleeper sofas for added versatility when accommodating guests. All bedrooms and living areas have cable television and VCR/DVD players. Private pool area has comfortable lounges, another dining area, refrigerator, gas grill, outdoor shower in a lush garden setting. Most furnishings are new. WI/FI and domestic long distance are included.

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Kathy Doran
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Kathy Doran


My name is Kathy Doran. I am the owner of this beautiful Hawaiian vacation home. I actually bought it as my retirement home, then my daughter had children and I could not live away from my grand-babies. So, lucky you, my house is available!

Kathy Doran purchased this house in 2007

Why Kathy Doran chose Kona Coast

This home has a beautiful ocean view. It is perfect for family reunions and large groups. 12 people can sleep in beds and we have futons and port-a-cribs for additional sleeping. I have a wonderful property manager. Her name is Kim Baumgartner. Please do not call her to book this unit. She will help any of our guests though and her number is provided at the house. She is a local person, so she has many connections on the island and can help with your needs, such as a chef to cook that special meal. I don't book my property until I have shown the prospective guest the house on my website, so that you know the layout and if the house can accommodate your group. The house is located in a quiet family neighborhood. I operate a legal unit and conscientiously pay my taxes on this rental. My tax ID number is 0two8-fourone1-nine04zero-zero1.

What makes this house unique

Some of our guests favorite things about this house are:

Enjoying the gentle way the warm tropical breezes blow through the palms.

Watching the way exotic Hawaiian birds and island geckos dart about.

Visiting the orchids, ginger and heliconia, misty in the morning as you stroll through the lush garden.

Swimming in the clear, aquamarine solar heated pool, day or night.

Having a spacious layout that provides many opportunities for entertaining, or just for solitude.

Best of all, watching for the green flash as sunset unfolds after a perfect idyllic tropical day in paradise.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • See rental agreement for refund policy.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There is also an outdoor shower by the pool in a lush garden setting and a toilet in the pool equipment room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • two sofa beds in downstairs family room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 16 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxurious Oceanview Home/Private Pool Kailua-Kona Canoe Race Cancellation!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Big Island Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? We had the most wonderful time at this home, a memory that will last us a lifetime. We were looking for a quiet home to spend a week of relaxing, something in a quiet neighborhood but close enough to island activities so that we didn't spend hours in the car getting to all of those special places. The location of this home is perfect. Close to the town and all the shopping needed or wanted on the big island, restaurants and beaches. It is the perfect location for all of the before mentioned.

When we arrived at the home we were delighted to find the caretaker on premise to answer any and all questions we might have. She was a charming lady who took care to notice the make up of our group and point out the special things available to each of us.

The home owner has taken care to provide pack and plays for children, high chairs, strollers and even baby gates - all of which were important to us. In addition she has provided separate beach toys/accessories in the garage including beach shoes, towels, toys, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and snorkeling equipment for a number of people. We lacked for nothing!!! In addition she provided in the pool room toys for the pool as well including floaties, baby rings, noodles, etc.

The pool was heated by solar and so comfortable in temperature that we could swim any time of day or night and found the temp to be perfect for whatever time we chose to swim.

The kitchen(s) is (are) supplied with absolutely every appliance and utensil one could possible ask for. The abundant supply of dishes, pots and pans, glasses etc. were amazing.

The bedrooms (4) all have towels, both beach and bath, for all staying in the rooms. There are TV's in each of the bedrooms (although we didn't spend time watching much tv) with cable for each and internet access both inside and outside out side the house.

All in all it was one of our best vacations ever, not only because the weather was perfect, but primarily because of all the amenities this properties has to offer. I would recommend it to all.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alpharetta, GA

Perfect for Ironman World Championship Week!

  • 5 of 5

We were 11 adults in Kona for 10 days over Ironman World Championship Week supporting a first time competitor. We'd been advised to stay away from the craziness of Ali'i Drive, up the hillside where it's cooler and yet close enough to get downtown in a few minutes. Kathy's home in a quiet residential neighborhood just off the Queen K Highway was the ideal location. The home itself is gorgeous with every amenity you could ask for. It's modern yet homey and stocked with everything from spices to beach chairs to pool toys to many beach towels to every conceivable pot and pan to a large grill to 3 refrigerators. This is often not the case in many VRBO homes. As a tourist town Kona restaurants are expensive for a large group so we appreciated having a modern kitchen with everything needed to prepare meals and a large dining table. When we did dine out our favorite spots were breakfast at the Coffee Shack when snorkeling south of town, the Fish Hopper for breakfast after a morning practice swim/run on Ali'i and Huggos for Happy Hour and appetizers.

We particularly enjoyed sipping Kona coffee on the full width lanai with Pacific views. The pool was perfect temperature and Kathy has a special system that doesn't use chlorine.. ideal to cool off after a hot day at the beach.

From this great home base we got to Ali'i beaches and downtown quickly via Royal Poinciana, Kuakini, La Aloha or the Queen K. Venturing further afield we took the Queen K to the beaches and snorkeling spots north and south of town from Hapuna to Two Step and enjoyed beautiful sunsets on the beach. Half our party took a 2 day road trip around the island to see the waterfalls, rain forest and molten lava spewing in the ocean from the active volcano on the eastern half of the island. Our one regret was not booking more post-race vacation time as there are so many things to explore in the area.

On race day we followed our athlete around the 137 mile bike and run course using the 190 all the way to Hawi which provided stunning western vistas all the way to Maui.

We were surprised by the volume of traffic along the Queen K and learned to expect an average speed of 20 miles per hour and rush hours involved lots of stop and go traffic. We planned our time accordingly especially for airport pickup/drop-off trips.

Kathy is a great host who is very responsive and full of tips for making the most of your Big Island vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yakima WA

~Relax in Paradise~

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! I hope you love amazing ~sunsets~and gorgeous views of the ~ocean~!The house is very spacious (there was 11 of us). It was a nice refuge after spending the day at the beach to come home to such a relaxing atmosphere. The decor was tasteful and the home immaculate. We used the barbecue many times. The kids (and big kids) swam in the pool almost every night (the pool water in particular was just right!). The gardens were very well maintained and pretty. The house was stocked with every pot, pan, knife and dish ware you could think of. In the garage there was an assortment of beach toys, beach towels, chairs, sun screen and umbrellas. There was also plenty of pool toys as well. The bathrooms were particularly pretty, with ornate tiles that gave it a "wow" factor. I would highly recommend this home to anyone but especially for large families. It suited us perfectly and Kathy was wonderful to work with. We would definitely stay again. *Mahalo Kathy*

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate, beautiful home, and great host!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days in Kathy's beautiful home. The online photos do not do it any justice. Beautiful pool, great bedrooms, and great kitchen . Kathy was amazing spending time to discuss sightseeing activities, very prompt with her responses, and has added many nice personable touches. This house has everything you need and is one of the cleanist homes I've stayed in. Unexpected extra features included: well stocked kitchen equipment, wet shoes, beach towels, beach umbrellas, and baby gear (stroller, high chairs, play pens, unopened baby proofing gear). I would definitely stay again if I'm ever back on the Big Island and would highly recommend for others wishing to travel to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

This property was just what our large group needed. The kitchen was well equipped and fully stocked with things we needed instead of us running to the store for every little thing. Kathy was so easy to work with and made sure everything was set up prior to our arrival to the way we wanted it to accommodate our big group. Everyone had a great time relaxing in the evening along the pool or on one of the many lanai's after an all day function for 2 days. I would highly recommend this property to our family and friends. You won't regret it. Mahalo Kathy!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation rental for family fun

  • 5 of 5

This property is well maintained and the property manager and pool person were both helpful and friendly and made us aware of the amenities in a timely manner. The youngest member of our family is 8 and was in the pool before breakfast, which is saying quite a bit. The rest of the family spent considerable time in the pool area; however not quite that early. The sunset views from the upper deck are sensational and the neighborhood is quiet and very relaxing. The house has ample towels for the beach as well as the pool and bathrooms and the kitchen. I have rented several condos and this house is by far the best equipped of any I have stayed in. We all would have liked to continue our stay but reality called us

back. I look forward to staying at this house again, hopefully soon, and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kailua-Kona Airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Magic Sands Beach
Car: recommended

Our beautiful ocean-view home is located at the 300 foot elevation in a quiet neighborhood in Kailua-Kona. It is convenient to everything. By various routes, it's 5 minutes to beaches, downtown, shopping, the farmer's market, or grocery stores.

Partial day or day trips can be made to Kealakekua Bay, The City of Refuge, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or Rainbow Falls.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 4
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 22 2017
12 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Rate 6
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Rate 7
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
12 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Rate 8
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Rate 9
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Rate 10
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 22 2018
12 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Security Deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Prices quoted are for up to 6 guests. Additional guests are $25/night per guest. There is $350 cleaning fee. The Hawaiian tax rate of 13.42% is applied to the total rental cost and the cleaning fee. I also charge a refundable $500 security/breakage deposit, which I regularly return to guests. My second payment is due 45 days before arrival.

Ironman/Christmas 10 day to 2 week minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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