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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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


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."


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.


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.


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.


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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Christine Carlson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, A little bit of French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

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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Kailua-Kona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
Garden with tropical plants and fruit trees. Large expanses of grass.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Forest Setting*Charming*Tropical Garden*Coastline View*Near Kona*Wifi
average rating of 4.822222 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful lush garden setting. Excellent view of the coast from the mountains. Cozy apartment.

  • 4 of 5

This is a very secluded, clean, tidy & cozy 2 room apartment adjoining the main house. Beautiful home in a lush garden setting. Very impressive tropical garden-lined driveway. We were greeted by 3 goats (fenced on a hill), chickens, birds and Foxy (the sweetest dog).

Quite an interesting drive up a hill and around winding roads to get here. Would have been a more pleasant drive if everyone enjoyed the beauty of the area as much as we did.

The best part of the apartment was the deck. We sat there as much as we could for meals or just to relax as the sun set. Such a gorgeous view of the coast and town when the "vog" cleared out. And Foxy made our time on the deck even more relaxing. She needs to do a blog or Facebook page.

The kitchen & TV areas are cozy. Microwave & coffee maker worked great. Didn't try the toaster oven. Not much counter space for cooking or prepping food. Dorm size frig worked good, altho freezer needs help. Sofa bed & TV worked great, too. Bedroom was roomy with lots of places to store our stuff.

The area is very humid, so a dehumidifier is a must. It worked great & did it's job well. Just a little loud. We turned it off overnight.

We got to meet Carl and enjoyed our chat. He was speedy in getting us a replacement lightbulb we needed.

We were disappointed to not be able to meet Christine. She was very good about replying to my emails in a timely manner.

All-in-all a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise haven

  • 5 of 5

This place was a piece of heaven! Very tropical and refreshingly cool after warm days at the beaches. Peaceful and quiet. We loved having Foxy (resident pup) around ~ she was a love! We can't wait to come back again.

Kevin and Sheryl, Santa Rosa, CA

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay here. Carl and Christine were very gracious. It is close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful relaxing place to stay. We loved Foxy too.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and tranquil place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed here for a few nights, and it was such a comfortable and wonderful place to be. Every morning my son would spend time exploring outsid before we took off for the day--he particularly loved when Foxxy was around to play with. What a beautiful home and property!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay near Kona, up in the lush hills and away from the heat.

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had our first visit to Hawaii and our first stay with VRBO. Neither disappointed. Comfortable and quiet accommodations had everything we needed, including excellent coffee which is a must for me in the morning. Lush grounds, less hot than at sea level, lots of calling frogs and birds, and their sweet dog Foxy to greet us. Christine was a great host. Bed was very comfortable and the lanai has a nice view of the ocean. I would recommend this place and would come back again.


  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beatiful mountain home with a beatiful view of Kona and the Ocean.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and found everything to be adequate. The lanai, yard & grounds were exquisite, as was the sunset view. The beach and snorkeling supplies were great. We didn't get to know the owners very well because they were very busy, as were we. They were very welcoming and always reachable. The property was clean and we would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kailua-Kona Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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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