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shannon cormie

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

SPECIAL $129 To Sept 1, Ocean View. Elegant home in gated community, CENTRAL A/C

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights

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2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Full Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2-8)

Nestled in a quiet gated community you will find our charming 'Villa By The Sea' overlooking Kailua Bay of Kona. This property is considered to be in the 'favored zone' due to the perfect elevation, climate and proximity to town & local attractions.

The ocean view is simply mesmerizing, with front row seats to watch sea side activities of Kona town and cruise ships gliding by. Embrace a sense of peace the minute you walk through the door. The sun pours in through skylights and vaulted ceilings with high-reaching windows offers a sense of openness. Wood floors throughout show off the Hawaiian style quality furnishings, including a large antique leather top desk located where you can quietly organize your time.

Everything about Villa By The Sea speaks of serenity. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped for entertaining. A barbecue is provided should you choose a more casual atmosphere. The bedrooms will wow you with their openness to beauty. Two “full” bathrooms (one with double sinks) allows for stress-free mornings. A queen hide a bed is available for additional guests.

You will love the space in the master bedroom which has a “King Size” bed with a walk in closet , flat screen TV and gracious bathroom. It's private lanai opens to tropical flowers and view of the water feature from your bedside. Each of the bedroom suites are enhanced with furnishings and decor to captivate a mood of relaxation, tranquility and comfort.

Minutes from downtown Kailua-Kona, close to all amenities, public pool and beaches, the villa is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac high in the Malulani development to take advantage of air flow from cool cross breezes. The perfect place for weekly or monthly stays with family or friends, or a romantic get away for a couple.

For the beach goers, we are stocked with snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach blankets, tennis supplies, coolers and picnic equipment.

The Malulani area has paved walkways and underground services (no wires to disturb your views). Entry gate has motorized gate opener.

Truly a vacation “destination” you will long remember. We want your vacation to be a memorable experience; one that will have you falling in love with Hawaii, with Kona, and with our Villa By The Sea!

PLEASE NOTE: *VRBO has a separate booking fee as of March 2016 for any bookings paid on their site. Guests have the option of paying us directly should they want to save the booking fee costs.

There are no additional processing fees for the ECHECK on line payment only. It is a simple process that the VRBO site will walk you through. If you choose book it now, credit card option or paypal instead, a 4% processing fee applies. International guests, including Canadians, are not eligible for Echeck payments, and may choose a money order option.

We provide our guests with our personal list of recommended restaurants and activities.

Cancellation of Ironman bookings must be 3 months prior to arrival. We will actively seek a replacement booking to retreive funds

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
shannon cormie (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About shannon cormie

We truly enjoy getting to know our guests. We want your vacation to be a memorable experience; one that will have you falling in love with Hawaii, with Kona, and with our Villa By The Sea!

shannon cormie purchased this house in 2011

Why shannon cormie chose Kona Coast

We fell in love with the Malulani area in Kona. One of the few gated communities in Kona, it is set just above Kailua Bay, and is known for its courteous neighbours and quiet park-like setting. Villa By the Sea is located in one of the upper cul-de-sacs away from the main road. We provide our personal list of activities and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Lovely ocean view and the luxury of privacy and space. High speed internet, and free long distance calling anywhere in North America is included. We also provide our personal updated list for our favourite activities and restaurants. Central A/C is available for a fee of $17.00 per night


based on 12 traveler reviews

SPECIAL $129 To Sept 1, Ocean View. Elegant home in gated community, CENTRAL A/C
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Very Impressive Holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a beautiful clean property, and the best stocked holiday rental I have ever stayed in. The area is quiet and the neighbors are friendly. Very comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms, with plenty of towels, not to mention the fantastic tropical courtyard and BBQ area. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, it was a pleasure to cook here. The house is very close to Walmart for your supplies and the restaurants, beach and shops just a short drive away. Watching the sunset from the front lanai with a glass of wine was very relaxing.

Shannon was very helpful during the booking and check-in process. She also supplied the most comprehensive information sheet on restaurants, beaches, shopping and tours I have ever seen.

I will definitely stay here again when in Kona.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

One of the VERY BEST rentals we have ever had. Beautiful home in a fantastic location. Close to the city center but far enough away to give you quiet and privacy. The house is clean, well kept, and stocked with everything you could need. But, even more important, the owner is gracious, kind, understanding, and SO helpful. Every suggestion was spot-on!!

If you are staying in Kona, THIS IS THE ONE!! You can stop your search right here!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Allison, You were such wonderful guests to have. We truly appreciated having you stay at our property. Mahalo for your lovely review. We hope you return soon. Warmest Aloha, Shannon
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The most divine, charming and perfect home for our family's visit to the Kona environs!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house came equipped with everything we could possibly need, both at the house and at the beach. Fantastic suggestions for places to visit as well. We could not have been more pleased! :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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You Won't Be Disappointed

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful stay we had at your Villa by the Sea. This was by far the best place we have ever stayed in Kona. Thank you for sharing your home with us. This property is beautiful quiet gated community with a view that yielded us magnificent sunsets. Well equipped to let you save by cooking and drinking in. Wifi worked great for all our devices, 4 mobile phones 3 tablets and a MAC. Awesome gardens front and back of house. Very quiet very relaxing friendly owners. Close to downtown Kailua.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed Hawaii and Villa By the Sea. Thank you for your kindness
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 great days on the Big Island at the Villa by the Sea in Kona. 2 adults and three teenagers had enough room, a clean place, and a beautiful view from the lanai for relaxing before and after big days. It was a nice change coming from several great days on Oahu in 2 hotel rooms to have the space, kitchen, and driveway for the car.

Some things to note that weren't fully understood from the the sheet. The house is over a mile up the mountainside from downtown Kailua which was fine for us, but it is not really walking distance to the downtown, especially in the summer. Also, air conditioning is not included but with the winds and fans, it cooled down after a while. Coming from the East Coast, it was ok, even when the locals were complaining about the humidity. Finally, the washing machine is only set for cold washes.

Overall, a fantastic stay in a beautiful, clean, nicely kept house.


  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 11 nights at the beautiful Villa by the Sea. It was our best vacation ever. The house is conveniently located in central Kailua-Kona, with Safeway nearby. The house has everything. We mostly cooked our own meals at home as we like to treat ourselves to fresh ahi tuna and delicious ono fish while in Hawaii. Spectacular views of the ocean from, unbelievable sunsets. Very quiet community, the only thing you hear is only the birds crying. My wife especially liked the backyard garden with flowering ginger where you can relax with a drink! Our favourite beach is the Kapalua Bay where you can swim with the turtles every time (15 min. drive). We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. You are such wonderful guests! Mahalo for taking the time to write a review.
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Hapuna Beach Park
"Great waves for boogie boarding"
Waipio Valley Lookout
"horseback riding in this area is excellent"
Mauna Kea Beach
Kona Farmers' Market
"great way to buy local produce"
Kahaluu Beach Park
"Best snorkelling in Hawaii"
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
"little nearby area to swim with dolphins in the ocean"
Laaloa Beach Park
"great local beach in Kona"
The Painted Church, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
"Free attraction near Kona"
Onomea Bay
"Hawaiian tropical botanical gardens is excellent"
Bongo Ben's Island Cafe
"Excellent prices. Great food in casual oceanfront atmosphere"
Island Naturals
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
"excellent gardens. well worth the drive. use a GPS"
Holei Sea Arch
Car: recommended

swim with the dolphins, submarine rides, tropical botanical gardens, whale watching, world class dining, surfing lessons, helicopter tours, dinner cruises, world class beaches, island nature tours, abundant marine and wildlife exploration, boogie boards provided for swimming, snorkel masks provided for snorkeling


Rates & Availability

Kailua Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer special
Jul 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2016 - Oct 15 2016
10 night minimum stay
October 16th through November
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
December special
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2016 - Mar 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
March 22 to June 30
Mar 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $179
Tax Rate 13.42%

Central A/C is optional for a small fee of 17.00 per night . Villa By The Sea is located in a zone that gets natural cooling with the breezes.
The $250.00 down payment to secure a reservation is non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Kona Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • two full bathrooms. The master bathroom was extensively renovated in may 2114 with custom ordered materials and fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautifully furnished. Designed with simplicity of style with clean lines. We are dedicated to finding the most tranquil environment that we can find. Bicycles, Boogie boards and Snorkel equipment provided.

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