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Kathy Johns

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Breathtaking Ocean Front Home! Gorgeous Views from Every Room!

36 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Kailua-Kona House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We invite you to escape to this beautiful, very private traditional Ocean Front Hawaiian home, just minutes from downtown Kona and a wide variety of other attractions.

This 2850 square foot home is perfect for family gatherings with a large master bedroom, a queen-bed bedroom, a 'bonus room' with bunk beds, and two and half baths. There is an additional studio-style 'ohana' (apartment) that is attached to the main house that has a queen bed, private bath, kitchen, washer/dryer and private entrance. The home is furnished in a comfortable, casual Hawaiian theme...some of the furniture is hand-made by Hawaiian artists. There are ceiling fans throughout the house. The kitchen is well-appointed with everything necessary to cook and then some, such as a blender, rice cooker, etc.

Open the French doors that stretch across the front of the home to allow in the Trade Winds, a wonderful respite from A/C. During the day, take a trip to the volcano, go whale-watching, visit the restaurants and shops of downtown Kona, or go deep-sea fishing. There are fascinating tide pools in the lava rocks right behind the house that are home to sea turtles, crustaceans, and an abundance of small fish. This house is a short walk from the sandy beaches of Magic Sands, or a half mile drive to the protected lagoon known for snorkeling. Be prepared to see gorgeous fish and gentle sea turtles!

Make sure to be home in the early evening, around 6pm, to relax in the hammock or on the lounge furniture and catch the famous Hawaiian sunset while drinking a Mai Tai! (see recipe below). During the winter months, watch carefully for the migrating humpback whales that swim. and sometimes breach, right in front of the house. If you're not in the mood to make your own Mai Tai, walk two doors down to Jameson's restaurant, which has a five star ocean view and wonderful food.

At night, each bedroom is filled with the sounds of waves crashing onto the lava rocks. This property is gated and walled which lets you relax and think of nothing but being part of a tropical paradise.

Easter Island Mai Tai Recipe

Layer all ingredients over ice

-1 shot light rum

-1/2 shot triple sec

-1/2 shot amaretto

-3 oz orange juice

-1 oz pineapple juice

-splash of sweet and sour mix

-1/2 shot dark rum

-float of amaretto once around the glass

-dash of grenadine

Keywords: Ocean Front Home, Kona House, Alli Drive House, Ocean Front House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy Johns (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Kathy Johns

We love to travel and of course, stay in nice places. Over the years, we've taken our 2 children many places they'll never forget. We hope our Kona beach home will become one of those unforgettable memories in your travels as well.

Kathy Johns purchased this house in 1999

Why Kathy Johns chose Kona Coast

We came to Kona and fell in love with it, now we would like to share that with you.

What makes this house unique

It could not be more ocean-front than this, watching sea turtles, tropical birds, dolphins and whales while eating breakfast, remaining in the United States but feeling like you are a world away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to thank you for the fantastic accommodations during our recent stay in Kona. They exceeded our expectations, and we did not miss a single sunset…and the sea turtles even showed up a few times!



I will definitely be in touch if my travels take me to the Big Island again!
Mar 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

Breathtaking Ocean Front Home! Gorgeous Views from Every Room!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 37 reviews
5

Great house with awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Great older home that has been very well maintained. The location couldn't have been any better and the fact that the house is right on the ocean with fantastic lava tidal pools allowed us to watch and admire many sea turtles during our stay. Kathy was fantastic during the booking and providing us with easy to understand instructions regarding the gate code, key box, etc. The only minor issue is a lack of central air conditioning. During our visit, the Kona temperature was HOT and the lack of central air was a mild inconvenience. The Master Bedroom did have a window unit that was a savior. Usual summer temperatures are rarely this hot, so there usually is no need for air conditioning. I'd recommend Kathy's lovely home to anyone wanting to stay near Kona (about a 5 minute drive from the home).

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying here. It was more than I expected! Waking every morning to the beautiful ocean and the sea turtles!!! The house is fully equipped with everything for cooking and barbecuing!

The sunsets are amazing. It's close enough to everything you need! I will defiantly rent this home again and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Kona!

I loved every second of being in this house!

Mahalo

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

Super !

  • 5 of 5

Good place, nice house with beautifoul see view . Thank You for good time in this property. Petras

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

BEAUTIFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5

We had a big group of 3 couples and an auntie on the island together from various places on the mainland and this place was PERFECT. Being so close to the ocean is so incredible. It’s a good layout for a group since the home is long and spread out- but really you spend most of the time on the lanai so the rooms are just for sleeping. I've stayed in tons of rentals in Kona and this place is really special. We were dodging a hurricane so the waves were huge and dramatic and beautiful. And to finish a long day of exploring the island under the stars on the rock wall was so glorious. It was truly an experience, especially coming from NYC and LA we don’t see skies like that!— One night we also saw a huge comet-like UFO looking thing that turned out to be a satellite reentering the atmosphere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocj1q2mkSs it looked 10x as big!) but to those of us on that lanai over the ocean, it was just supernatural and magical. Most mornings a pod of dolphins would swim by and jump and play in the water! The kitchen is good- for foodies it could use a few more amenities, and the coffee maker was quirky, but it all worked for us and we were able to make big family meals with ease! I still fell in love with this home, as did our whole group, so we think of it fondly and I highly recommended to those coming to visit Kona!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Great Vacation House.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very nice. It is right on the ocean with great sunset views, sea turtles swimming just below sea wall, dolphins jumping, and whales breaching a few hundred yards offshore.The setting is beautiful and there is a sand beach within an easy five minute walk from the house. The house is well maintained with plenty of beach and snorkeling equipment provided. The owner is very responsive. The one minor electrical problem we encountered was corrected the same day we reported it.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great week in Kona!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just like it looked in the pictures. It had everything you needed to have a fun vacation. It was clean and very comfortable. If there was one down fall, it was that they only had air conditioning in one room. It wouldn't have been bad if the weather was normal, but the humidity was 100%. So, it was hard to cool down. Other than that, it was an wonderful place to spend the week. There were many wonderful beaches nearby to go to. Restaurants and shops were very close. We sat outside most of the week watching dolphins, turtles, and fish swimming right in front of us. I would stay there again. We had a wonderful vacation. Great customer service!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles

Tide pools with fish and sea turtles right off back wall. Walk to Magic Sands beach, 3 minutes away. We are very close, less than half mile away, to a beautiful public beach with protected lagoon for swimming and snorkeling.

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
Iron Man
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
FAll
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
Winter
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , Also have pack n play crib for your use
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Small bonus room with bunk beds for kids.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are 2 bedrooms in the main house with an additional bunk room for kids. There is also an attached 'Ohana' or mother-in-law suite, complete with queen bed, private bath, walk-in closet, sitting area, furnished kitchenette, washer and dryer with separate entrance.

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