|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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Enjoy a perfect vacation in this private Hawaiian home.
Imagine arriving in Hawaii and pulling up to your own private home with ocean views from every bedroom! This spacious home is located in a beautiful upscale neighborhood and has a private, heated pool, and a huge lanai with one of the best sunset views in Kona.
This home easily accommodates 3-4 couples or 1-2 families and much more affordable and convenient than a nice hotel.
Because of its location and elevation (650 ft), you not only get the amazing panoramic ocean views, but also island breezes flowing through the home ensuring fresh air and comfortable temperatures. Conveniently located, you are a short drive (5-10 minutes) from all of the action in downtown kona, Alii drive and beaches, whale watching adventures and golf resorts, and only 15-20 minutes from the airport.
The main floor of the home offers a large kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room and 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom with a California King size bed, large bathroom, walk-in closet, and opens onto the outdoor lanai. A second bedroom upstairs has a Queen bed and large bathroom across the hall, and also opens up to the lanai.
The lower level includes two bedrooms that access the pool deck. One has 2 Queen beds and the other has a California King and family room with surround sofa and TV. There's also an additional bathroom downstairs, conveniently located between the bedrooms.
Elegant furnishings and decorated Hawaiian style, this spacious home has an open floor plan with high ceilings, large rooms, and two living/family room areas. The gourmet kitchen has a counter height table set for 4, center island, new stainless steel appliances and is large enough for sharing quality time while the group chef whips up a meal! So many extra details are included, such as Reverse Osmosis filtered drinking water.
Outside, enjoy the incredible manicured landscaping with beautiful tropical plants and flowers (several Plumerias for Hawaiian leis). You may also pick fruit and nuts from the papaya, lemon, lime, orange, star fruit, guava, mango, banana & macadamia nut trees, and pineapple plants. Do you like avocados? We also have a shared avocado tree with our neighbor :) for you to enjoy.
The heated pool is an amazing mild saline pool (read more about it on our website, linked below). It is equipped with a pool light that changes color or you can leave it on your favorite color. The large pool deck offers both seating and table arrangements for sunbathing or sitting in the shade under covered areas and lounging, watching the kids swim, or reading a book from our large generous library. It is the perfect place to have fun with your friends and family and also relax, or fire up the BBQ.
According to guests, the lanai is definitely one of the best features of the house. It has 4 different seating arrangements, is covered, and has comfortable temperatures 24 hours a day ~ never too hot or cold. Wake up with your morning coffee while reclining in the lounger and bird watching. We even have a bird book so you can identify the countless varieties. Enjoy your lunch at the bistro table, or create a cozy, romantic dinner at the table for two while watching the sunset.
Sunsets are absolutely amazing with the 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean! We even include a pair of binoculars for whale watching from the lanai. You can also see surfers at the Big Island's most popular surfing spot!
Check out the guest reviews to see what others have enjoyed most. With 20+ 5 Star Reviews, you can rest assured that this house is as nice as it looks and we go out of our way to make your vacation great.
Other amenities include:
* Two 50 inch Plasma TV's, Wireless Internet, Cable TV, DVD players, & Surround Sound
* Propane BBQ, Electric grill, Large crock pot, Lobster pot, Rice cooker, Reverse Osmosis water filter.
* 10 Extra-Large Beach towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, 2 Coolers, Beach Bags, Beach Mats, Beach Toys.
* Wet suits, life jackets for many kid sizes and adults, Dozens of fins and dive masks/Snorkels, body boards
* High capacity Washer and Dryer
* Coffee maker, Coffee, Coffee grinder, Aeropress Coffee Press
* Various Blenders & Small Appliances
* Port-a-crib, High-Chair - bib, Portable gate, Infant Beach Tent, Sippy cups
*Dozens of board games, DVD's, & Books
* Queen size airbed
* A variety of party and dishware, Placemats , Napkin Rings, and Floral arrangements for table settings, Pots and pans, Tupperware.
* A 2 person kayak with paddles and life vests for the more adventurous guests (with the right rental vehicle).
Contact us if you want to book our lovely home or have any questions. We hope you choose our house for your Big Island Vacation. With 2,800 square feet, the home can accommodate up to ten guests ~ a great value for your perfect Hawaiian vacation.
Note: Because we are in a residential neighborhood, we do not allow parties.
Credit Cards Accepted
Hawaii Tax ID # W58671172-01
We are Jon and Jackie. We currently live in Missoula, Montana and are lucky enough to travel back and forth enjoying both beautiful states.
Jon is a native New Yorker and Jackie a Montanan, but both of us were also Hawaii residents at one time. Jon was a local Kona pharmacist and Jackie spent some childhood years growing up on Oahu.
In Montana, we enjoy riding mountain bikes during the summer and obsessively playing hockey in the winter ( all 9 months). Although we love the idea of retiring in Kona, we can't give up hockey just yet; Canadians, you understand, right?
We know quite a bit about the Big Island, and try to get back when possible to visit our wonderful friends and make improvements to the house.
We work hard to think of ways to make your trip more enjoyable and admit we are a little obsessed with getting 5 star Reviews! Therefore we are always a phone call away if you need anything, even if it's advice on the best beach for your family. We also have many reliable caretakers and contacts that keep everything working and running smoothly.
When there, we enjoy riding our bikes on the nearby Walua road and trail system (a couple of blocks below the house,) and snorkeling. A special treat is taking the kayak out at night and snorkeling while the Mantas feed near the Sheraton hotel.
Jackie likes working in the yard and she landscaped and planted nearly everything. Jon enjoys making new smoothie combinations from the various fruits & nuts on the property.
Whatever we are doing during the day, we always make sure we are home by 6pm to see the most amazing sunsets. Each one is unique night after night and no picture seems to do them justice.
Mahalo for reading , and hopefully you will let us share our amazing home with you and make your next vacation epic :)
Jon & Jackie
Note: We also want to mention that in this era of online scams, we will never ask you to wire funds. If you get that request, you are not dealing with us.
Jon Berman purchased this house in 2010
Like many people, we used to dream of owning a home in Hawaii. Northern winters can be long, dark, and cold. We came here for the weather, but stayed and bought a home because of the people.
Hawaii is, hands down, the friendliest place either one of us have ever experienced. The Aloha spirit is generous, friendly, warm and loving. The Big Island, especially has a casual atmosphere and easy going charm.
And not just locals. Hawaii seems to be a transient place with diverse populations of people moving in and eager to meet friends. We both agree that Hawaii is the easiest place we have ever made friends and continue to make them every time we come to the island.
We started out renting this home and fell in love with the open floor plan, high ceilings and large rooms. We especially like the majestic panoramic ocean views at this higher elevation, better than the close up views on the coast, which seem small in comparison.
Jalousie windows that open on the east and west sides of the house are so important in Hawaii. Why? Because you need the trade winds flowing through your house for airflow to keep it cool and open.
The alternative is closing all the doors and windows to run an air conditioner, which is what you have to do down in the lower elevations where the temperatures are much hotter. We don't like that option. We usually have cabin fever from being in Montana winters, so really enjoy having doors and windows open all day and night.
Another unique benefit of the house design is that it also offers outdoor areas (lanai and pool deck) in the SHADE, which we prefer. Don't get us wrong, there's plenty of sunny areas around the house, if you're a sun lover. But, for fair skinned people, or those who get overheated easily there's also plenty of covered areas to lounge around and enjoy the outdoor pool, garden, and views.
The neighborhood is upscale and friendly with many dog walkers who like chatting on their morning treks, but also quiet and uncongested with traffic and people. There's also flocks of turkeys who strut down the streets, plenty of colorful birds, and even a neighborhood owl that flies around, who once even bathed on the top step of our pool.
overall we were very pleased and enjoyed our stay. the extras such as pool toys, snorkel and beach gear were a nice touch. our only complaint was the lack of common supplies. house had only 5 trash bags, 5 washing machine tide pods and 2 rolls of tp per bathroom. we had to purchase extra of each. not a big deal or expense, just a little inconvenient. Other than that, we really enjoyed the house, location and the view. the owners were great, very responsive and accommodating.
What an awesome place to celebrate a milestone birthday with family. Where to begin, the house is fully furnished, anything you may need is here. Jon and Jackie have made this place feel like home! From sunrise to sunset we absolutely enjoyed our stay here!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
House was everything stated in description. The landscaping was beautiful. Large bedrooms, spacious layout. Large dining area plus eat in kitchen. Wonderful private pool. And the view! Every night our own private view of the sunset with cooling ocean breezes. Within short car ride to several beaches and Kona.
If I ever have the opportunity to travel to the big island again - this is where I would want to stay.
We had an amazing experience at this beautiful property. Booking, payment and conversations with the owners were so easy and pleasant. The house is huge and has the most amazing views you can ever imagine. The owners definitely thought of everything when preparing their vacation home. There are many utensils and dishes to use, towels for everyone, pool toys, beach toys, a kayak with transportation supplies and a clean and comfortable environment. I noticed that every room was decorated.. they really took their time to put up paintings and decorations to make the home feel very home-y. Guests leave extra food in cabinets for the next arriving visitors. The pool was so fun to play in each day. There are numerous fruit trees to pick fruit from. We ate breakfast and dinner on the lanai every day and it was breathtaking. We had one family of 4 upstairs and another family of 3 downstairs and there was more than enough room! I would highly recommend this vacation home for your next adventure in Hawaii! Thank you Jon and Jackie for a great vacation!
The house was clean and lots of items are provided to make excursions to the beach and other activities easier. The neighborhood is peaceful. We enjoyed the view and using the pool. The location is great for making day trips all over the island. We hope to visit again!!
Stayed 10 days in July with 6 adults and 4 teens. The house was perfect for all of us. Jon the owner was great to work with. He answered several questions promptly and offered suggestions for things to do. The house was spacious for all of us. We spent most of our time on the lani either watching the kids play in the pool or watching fantastic sunsets. The location is ideal to shopping, restaurants and great beaches. The house has everything you would need for a beach day or a night grilling by the pool. The owners have thought of everything. Would highly recommend and will be back.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Maid Service: Maid service and/or extra cleaning is available. Please contact us for further information.
Noise: The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, and noise travels well along the breeze that often moves through the area. For this reason, we are now trying to screen out guests who want to party or are exceedingly noisy.Truly sorry to have to mention that, but our Kona neighbors are also good friends and we don't want to disrupt their peaceful lives. Sincerely, Jon and Jackie
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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