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Stuart Hess

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Unbeatable Sunsets from your private Lani

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Kailua-Kona House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Futon, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is a fantastic home that has unsurpassed ocean sunset views. Located in a quiet upscale neighborhood on the Walua bike and walking path just minutes from downtown Kona. Above the heat at approximately five hundred foot elevation where the cool breezes create a perfect climate. The center of the home features a great open space of living and dining with bedrooms located at both ends of the common area, great full multiple couples wanting privacy. Fantastic views are seen from kitchen, living room, master and bedroom two. Newly upgrade kitchen includes, granite counters, tile floors and new appliances. Newly remodeled full length lanai completely furnished with additional table and chairs for out-door dining, futon, deck chairs and bistro set for all day enjoyment. Large master suite in island decor with private lanai and out-door shower, includes a solid mahogany four post king size bed, flat screen t v, new large custom tile walk-in shower and granite counter sink. Bedroom two is Asian decor complete with a solid teak queen size opium bed and private entrance to the lanai. Bedroom three has bamboo decor with two twin beds that can be made into one king. Large private pool with fully landscaped grounds makes this paradise. This is a very clean and comfortable home. Sit back and watch the palms sway in the sunset or take a snooze to the sound of exotic birds singing.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Stuart Hess (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Stuart Hess

I am a licensed Real estate broker in California and Hawaii. I enjoy four wheeling, quad riding, hiking and other out door activities. While in Hawaii it's all about relaxing on those out of the way beaches, hicking the Volcano and exploring the unlimited sites. It has become the only place that I can get away from it all and truly relax.

Stuart Hess purchased this house in 2002

Why Stuart Hess chose Kona Coast

Hawaii, Kona, beaches, sunsets and the perfect temperature. What else is there?

What makes this house unique

Peace, tranquility, the ease of coming and going when I please and of course I never tire of those wonderful sunsets.


based on 55 traveler reviews

Unbeatable Sunsets from your private Lani
average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews

Very nice, centrally located lovely home with BEAUTIFUL lanai!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Kona Sunset House for 2 full weeks as a family of 5 (including three grown teenagers). The home was very lovely and clean, and in a nice quiet neighborhood. We liked it's central location in the Kona area that was close to everything on that side of the island, without being too close to the tourist areas. The lanai was hands down the best part of the home. We also liked having the pool - the weather was a little muggy when we were visiting, so was nice to cool off in the pool at the end of an exploration day.

There is so much to see and do. But on the west side of the island, Kona Sunset House made easy to get to our highlight attractions:

1. Kayaking to Captain Cook monument and snorkeling in the bay - waters were crystal clear and beautiful fish!

2. Quinns for dinner and 808 Grinds Cafe for breakfast

3. Around the Hwy 19 90/91 mile marker is the turnoff to Black Sands Beach (lovely black sand and a Queens bath) and Makalawena Beach (beautiful water and turtle sightings!) - both great to see!

4. Farmers Markets in town

5. Place of Refuge

Very nice and spacious home we would definitely stay in again should our travels find us back on the Big Island. Many thanks again for a wonderful home to help make our vacation memorable!

The Isbell Family

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sunset home is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The lanai with the view, the home and the pool were a perfect setting for relaxing. I can't recommend this place more if you plan to stay in Kona. The location is great. Away from the traffic near the beaches, but not too far from all the fun in all directions. You won't regret booking here.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding views, Great home

  • 5 of 5

The view from the full length lanai is outstanding, even better than you see in the pictures. The house was very clean on our arrival. The kitchen has everything you need for your stay, right down to knives that are much sharper than you find in the usual rental. The owner is very accommodating and easy to deal with. Even though the house has no a/c and gets a bit warm in the afternoon, the fans and the cross ventilation cool things off quickly. The bed in the master bedroom is exceptionally comfortable. The water temperature in the pool was refreshing, a great way to cool off when things got too hot. The level of privacy from other neighbors on the lanai and around the pool area is excellent. Had no dealings with the property manager, no need to. If I was to ever retire to the Kona area, I wouldn't rent this house - I would buy it.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunset House is Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five adults stayed at Sunset House mid March 2016. The house is clean, well maintained and the kitchen is well equipped. We were able to prepare most of our meals and enjoyed them on the lanai. The lanai is fabulous - great view of the pool, and private. We could leave our patio doors open at night. Sunset House is easy to find and convenient to many spots in Kileau-Kona. The downtown area along Ali'i drive is only about 10 minutes away. Stuart provides a great list of things to do and restaurants to check out - much appreciated!

There were warnings about Dengue Fever in the months and weeks leading up to our visit, and posters at the airport - but we didn't see a single mosquito during our stay. However, the Wipeo Valley was closed to hiking because of mosquitoes. The Black Sand beach in north Kohola was open - no mosquitoes seen even when hiking up the mountain at the far end of the beach.

Enjoy your stay - we surely did!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was so much more beautiful than described!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent only six nights in the sunset house. By the time we left we felt so much at home, we could have spent another month easily! One of the most perfect vrbo rentals we have ever enjoyed. Everything was clean, totally equipped with everything you could ever want, quiet, cool at night for sleeping, the pool was clean, kitchen great for cooking a meal - I could go on and on. Lots of fun things to do in Kona, but we could hardly tear ourselves away from the spectacular lanai and the view. Hope to be able to return some day!


  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most comfortable King size bed!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful and relaxing weeks @ The Kona Sunset House. First off, my husband is 6'5, so when traveling we always have to stay in places w/a king sized bed. I can't say enough about how comfortable the beds were in this rental. Thank you for spending a little extra money to ensure quality sleeps for your guests. Another plus is, the large lanai can only be accessed from inside the house, so you can sleep w/all the doors open at night facing the ocean for the cross breezes and not worry about anyone walking by and looking in, or getting up on the deck. Nice safety feature.

The house is beautiful and yes, the sunsets out on the deck are amazing. We made almost all of our meals in house and enjoyed eating them out on the deck. The kitchen was adequate and well supplied for cooking. When the sun sets in Hawaii, it gets dark quickly. I would recommend another light in the cooking area if you cook dinners after the sun sets. But other then that, everything worked perfect and the house was very clean, very beautiful and extremely comfortable. We throughly enjoyed how quiet this neighborhood is and how private it felt. Just right out your door, there are walking paths in each direction, and that was a big bonus. The pool is amazing and very private and the grounds were nicely kept. Loved being lulled to sleep by the palms slightly swaying back and forth in the evenings. All in all, if we are able to get back to Kona, we would def. re-book this home!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alii Dr.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Alii Dr.
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Queen Kaahumanu
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Alii Dr.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
There are severall beaches on Alii Dr.
Car: recommended

This property is located in the heart of Kona on the Walua bike path. It is close to everything and the bike path is great for early morning strolls.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

The rates posted are general rates and we do not charge for children under the age of two years. Our rates are based on number of guests and nights stayed. Some discounts can be applied for reservations exceeding 21 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Master
  • Fully remodeled master bath has large granite counter and walk-in shower and out-door shower. Guest bath is shower over tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Or can be made into a King, Child Beds (1) Pull out mat, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon on the Lani
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have tried to provide everything to make your stay an un-forgetable one. Please notify us if you have special needs.

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