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Christine Carlson

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, A little bit of French

Peaceful Forest Setting*Charming*Tropical Garden*Coastline View*Near Kona*Wifi

39 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Kailua-Kona Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

WELCOME

Visit our charming custom-built apartment tucked away on 4 acres in up-country Kona. The apartment, with a private entry is located below our home and at the end of a long driveway allowing for privacy and seclusion. The property “looks like a park,” according to one guest, with expansive lawn areas, lush landscaping with ohia trees, tree ferns, antheriums, and other tropical plants. In our fenced pasture live our 5 goats and our baby donkey, "Bunny Ears."

BEDROOM AND BATH

The peaceful and private master bedroom is decorated in a tropical theme and features a queen-sized bed. Travertine covers the floor, shower, and antique cabinet in the bathroom, which includes a tub shower combination.

SITTING ROOM

The sitting room has a queen-sized sofa sleeper for two additional guests and features a 32” flat screen plasma HDTV. It is adjacent to the kitchen and opens on to the spacious lanai.

LANAI

From the sitting room, step out onto a vine-covered lanai looking out to views of the Kona Coastline, the perfect spot to enjoy the garden and 'plein air' dining. The lanai is furnished with a teak dining set and two comfy wicker chairs.

KITCHEN

The kitchen is small, yet sufficient, set up with a small refrigerator, cook top, microwave, coffee maker and necessary kitchen supplies for cooking and dining. Enjoy the granite countertop and lovely window that looks out to the yard and coastline views.

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SPECIAL FEATURES

WI-FI

Children Welcome

Keywords: Vacation Rental

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Christine Carlson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, A little bit of French

About Christine Carlson

My husband is from the beautiful island of Maui. I have lived in Hawaii since our wedding and am grateful that we were able raise our 4 children in this lovely place with its rich culture and lush surroundings. I am a retired teacher and my husband is a retired rancher now doing development consulting. We like hiking, swimming, golf, tennis and the ocean. 'Lucky we live Hawaii.'

Christine Carlson purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Christine Carlson chose Kona Coast

We opened our rental in 1995 in a private apartment below our main house. We rented it to guests for several years and recently our son and daughter-in-law lived in it for about a year. They have moved on to their own home and we are open for business again. I love sharing our lovely property and the Kona life style with guests. The rooms were recently renovated to make them even more beautiful and comfortable for our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the lovely pace to stay for the past 2 nights. We enjoyed it very much and thank you for having the best spot on the Island. If we are fortunate enough to return to Hawaii someday, we will definitely book in again. We loved the sheep.
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 39 traveler reviews

Peaceful Forest Setting*Charming*Tropical Garden*Coastline View*Near Kona*Wifi
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 42 reviews
5

Great getaway, great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible! It is set up on the mountain above the airport(no airport noise, quick drive) in the rain forest where the temps are a bit cooler at night. If you are outside at night you are treated to the beautiful sounds of Hawaiian birds cooing back and forth. The lanai is perfect, outside table for breakfasts and dinners... amazing ocean and sunset view. We had our 11 month old daughter with us and the hosts were kind enough to not only leave out some baby books but also invite us to participate in their easter egg hunt. When we needed more towels they delivered them promptly. My only recommendation to the owners would be to upgrade the mattress, for taller folks it's a little soft.

Overall, pretty much perfect experience here and the price is great too. You will not be disappointed you chose this property to stay at!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was just perfect for what we needed for our stay in Kona! Christine and Carl were kind hosts, and it was great to have Foxy welcome us home every day. The property was peaceful, quiet, and had everything we needed. It is about 10-15 minutes up the mountain from town, but considering we explored other parts of the island during the day, it was a good location to get where we wanted to go. We enjoyed watching the sunsets over the ocean at the end of the day, sleeping with the windows open at night, and having coffee on the porch with Foxy in the morning. Overall, I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best home and hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have a wonderful time at Christine and Carl's house. They are nice people with very good taste and their house is sooooo ELEGANT. The one bedroom apartment is very clean and cool place with a beautiful garden. Lying in bed, I can see the red flower on trees. Every morning I step out of the house, their dog Foxy will be there welcoming me. It such a sweet and lovely place. We love it very very much!

Christine and Carl both are very nice and helpful to accommodate us. At the same time, they give us plenty of privacy. Foxy is very well behave dog with very sweet personality. I couldn't say enough good things about them and their lovely dog and beautiful house. We will definitely come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I stayed for 2 nights at Christine and Carl's in March 2014. I can't say enough good things. Everything in the apartment was perfect. It rained one afternoon, and it was just lovely to sit on the covered deck with a blanket, read and listen to the rain fall. My daughter especially loved their dog. They became pals.The view is amazing and grounds lush and beautiful. We have a place in town on the beach, so it was a great experience to stay 'up the mountain'. My kids keep asking me if we can stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stade at Christine's and Carl place for 3 nights. The place is so peaceful and relaxing. 10 minutes drive to the center of Kona. The view is great. We had a wonderful time thème.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good Location, Cool Temps in the Evening

  • 4 of 5

We were at the last few nights of our trip and wanted to give Kona a try and be near the airport for our departure. First, the location, keep in mind that the vrbo location is not the same as the actual location, but we actually liked the location of the apartment better than we thought. For one it is at least 10 degrees cooler up on the hillside than it is in town. The grounds are nice and one can see stars on a clear night. There are goats and other animals, but they were never a noise issue. There are some beaches in Kona, but the best beaches are north about 40 minutes. Target, Wal-Mart etc... are 12-15 minutes away, but it is worth it to have the peace and quiet, and the cooler temps, although a bit humid, but what else can you expect.

Apartment: The apartment is located underneath a large home, but you have your own parking spot and a completely private entrance. It is a one bedroom, with a ceiling fan. The living room has a couch, cable, small fridge and microwave. We didn't do any cooking, just cold breakfast and what not, so it worked well for us. The bathroom is nice, although the water pressure could be amped up a bit. There was pretty good communication with the owner and they would respond within a day. Overall, this is a nice place and worth staying at, we liked the Kona location and the nice accommodations, just remember, you are under someone's home and you will hear footsteps, which wasn't a huge issue except for one morning, but don't let that stop you from staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$85
$560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleanine Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Excise tax # W-01816176-0
More than 2 people up to 4 guest there is a $5 per person/per night charge.

Cancellation policy. We will refund your deposit minus a $25 service fee if you cancel within 2 weeks of your arrival date. Otherwise we will refund your deposit if we are able to rebook the property.

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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Garden with tropical plants and fruit trees. Large expanses of grass.

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