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Jeff & Nikki Caufield

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Kona Calm- Comfort of home with island appeal

12 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 15 nights

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Overview

Kailua-Kona House Rental Photos and Description

Ocean-view House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Beautiful professionally decorated home that is perfect for a family or large group. At 2,000 square feet with a separate family room and living room plus a large back ocean-view patio, there is plenty of space to spread out. We are also about 1 block away from a large grassy park and kids playground area. Close to shopping, airport, water activities. Well maintained and loved, our home away from from home! Perfect for triathletes participating in annual Ironman competition. Situated perfectly in a quiet residential neighborhood, with unobstructed ocean views from every bedroom.

Wifi internet access for the 'working' vacation (who wants to work on vacation??!) and large screen TV's with DVD's and PS2 gaming console. Sleeps 10-12 very comfortably with Cal King bed in Master BR, 2 twins in BR #2, one Queen in BR #3, 2 Queens in BR #4, plus a Queen size sleeper sofa. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, garage for storing bicycles and gear. Propane gas grill on patio.

Boogie boards are also available for use and a few sets of snorkeling gear. Very cozy and comfortable!

Keywords: Ocean view house

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff & Nikki Caufield (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jeff & Nikki Caufield

We are an active family of four that enjoys traveling and outdoor activities. We love visiting Kona and partaking of all it has to offer. We really like the small town feel of Kona and easy going pace that Hawaii is famous for. Lots of volleyball for us as well as outrigger paddling, fishing, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, soccer...etc.

Jeff & Nikki Caufield purchased this house in 2009

Why Jeff & Nikki Caufield chose Kona Coast

We love the feel and pace of Kona. Not as urban as Oahu or Maui, so perfect for relaxing and still enjoying the best of Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

We are close to Keauhou Bay where snorkeling, outrigger paddling and volleyball can be found. Within 2 miles of downtown with lots of shopping and restaurants. Close to the airport. Perfect jumping off grounds for traveling around the Big Island.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Kona Calm- Comfort of home with island appeal
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful home! Terrific ammenities!

  • 5 of 5

We visited the big island while bringing daughters over for school, go UH Vulcans! We were all very comfortable. House is very well equipped, use of the recreation equipment is huge benefit! Looking forward to several more stays since we will be "forced" to visit the kids I suppose!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Relaxing and beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to have the most peaceful vacation, Kona Calm is the place. The view of the Pacific from the patio was my favorite perk. The house was clean and stocked with all the bedding and towels you might need. The kitchen had all the necessary tools. The 7 of us were felt right at home. Perched on a hillside and at the end of a street with open space next to it, I understood why it is called Kona Calm. Costco, Safeway, Walmart, and Target were all just minutes away. The owners were helpful and cooperative, and genuinely nice . When I come back to the "Big Island" , I will not hesitate to stay here again. Two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Kona Location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Kona Calm for a two week stay for 6 people at a busy time in Kona. This location gave us the convenience of a close location to town with a bit of distance to allow a chance to enjoy paradise while quietly watching the sunset over the ocean. The house was used as home base for many explorations. The owner's book of local spots they enjoy was particularly helpful. The neighbourhood was quiet and safe. The use of the coolers and chairs for the beach was great. The house was big enough so if anyone wanted some "alone time", this was easily achievable. The closeness to the Queen K highway made getting to town quick and reasonably easy. We would definitely recommend KONA CALM to anyone we know heading to The Big Island and would also stay again if we ever find our way back. Mahalo Jeff & Nikki!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Vacation Rental Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We recently booked Kona Calm for a small mini family vacation (3 generations) and the house was absolutely perfect! To start, it has breathtaking views of the ocean from the back patio and 3 out of 4 of the bedrooms. It included all of the amenities of home but in Hawaii. You name it, it's got it. The owners even allowed us to rent their truck for a small fee for the entire week. It is the perfect vehicle for the island. We have vacationed a number of times on the Big Island and this is by far the most convenient and nicest place to stay for the price. If you are looking to explore Hawaii, make this area a "must visit" including this property. The owners were super nice and very easy to work with for booking and other information as needed. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A good base for a busy vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kona Calm in February to escape the cold of the Canadian Prairies. We were delighted with our experience and would whole-heartedly recommend it to others.

Kona Calm is the perfect base for an active vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii. If your group enjoys exploring and outings, and needs a comfortable and spacious home to which to return, this should be your choice. Located in a quiet neighborhood it is just a very short drive away from the Kona beaches, restaurants, supermarkets and airport. Indeed, being just a few blocks away from the main highway makes getting on the road to more distant destinations just that little bit easier.

With three teenagers we wanted a property with a little space; Kona Calm gave us the luxury of four separate bedrooms. However, 10 people could be accommodated comfortably in beds, 4 on the upper floor (master bedroom, and 2 twins) and 6 on the lower floor (2 queens in one room, 1 queen in the other). With a communal area on each of the floors, this might work well for two families staying together allowing each some extra privacy. The kitchen on the upper level is well-appointed, and the wireless internet worked seamlessly, even during intensive use by our teenagers.

There is a small, very basic patio at the back of the house, with table and chairs available stored in the garage. Families with young children should note that there is a drop-off with no barrier at the edge of the patio which would pose a hazard. Due to the slope of the land towards the ocean, the patio (and the bedroom windows at the back of the house) give beautiful views of the ocean. We watched the sunset, a cruise ship anchored in the harbor, and a whale frolicking just off shore. We were woken by birdcalls in the morning and spotted numerous birds including a flock of feral parrots. Our daughter loved the geckos, both green and pale pink versions, who come out to hunt insects at night.

The owners provide their own recommendation of places to go and we tried several of them, all excellent. We did lots of snorkeling, and every time spotted and even swam with sea turtles. As our first visit to the Island, and with only a week to spend, we feel we have only just started to discover this beautiful place and we hope to be back before long. Meanwhile, we agree that we have found both our new favorite hawaiian island and our new favorite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy house, friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week there and enjoyed both the island and the house that is nicely decorated, clean, spacious and filled with practically everything. The only item I could not find there was a meat thermometer :-) The listing info is accurate. Internet connection was good and easy to use.

You can see the ocean and mountains (and neighbor's bananas growing) sitting on the deck and listening birds. The place is quiet but we heard the Rt. 11 noise through the open window (not too loud).

It's possible to walk to downtown but you need a car to get to parks, beaches, shopping.

The owners are friendly. You can easy reach them by phone or email, and any reasonable issues or questions are resolved very fast. Also they've prepared a book with advices some of which we followed.

For coffee lovers we'd recommend to visit a coffee farm nearby (www.mountainthunder.com for details).

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Magic Sands
Car: necessary

Outrigger canoeing nearby, snorkeling tours out of Keauhou Bay (about 2 miles away), open air markets

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ironman Triathlon
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
15 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,550
$5,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change according to holidays and special events. Cleaning fees are also subject to increase according to number of guests. 100% fees refunded minus $500 non-refundable deposit fee if cancellation is made 60 days prior to start of scheduled stay. 50% refunded if cancellation is made 30 days prior to scheduled stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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