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Spacious Family Home ~ Stunning Panoramic Ocean Views and Private HEATED Pool!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 10. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 2 Cal Kings, 3 Queens. 2 Living Rooms.

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, & macadamia nut trees. 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 High Definition TV's, Wireless Internet, Cable TV, DVR, DVD players.

* 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

More Details

Owner
Jon Berman
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Jon Berman

Aloha,

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

Why Jon Berman chose Kailua-Kona

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Map

Green Flash Coffee
"Jackie's Favorite Breakfast is the Ham & Cheese Panini Sandwhich with French Toast break and..."
Thai Rin Restaurant & Bar
"Jon loves the Pad Thai, Jackie loves the Yellow Chicken Curry. Great Atmosphere on Alii wit..."
Rapanui Island Cafe -- CLOSED
"Overall Great Food of the South Pacific and an especially yummy Banana won ton dessert that ..."
Killer Tacos Incorporated
"Not much in the way of ambiance, but 'killer' Taco's. Even though you might be tempted to g..."
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
"This place is amazing if you are up for an adventure. The 2.5 mile walk is long, dusty, win..."
Kua Bay Beach Park
"We love this beach for a close but not too busy beach, with showers, close parking and beaut..."
Pololu Black Sand Beach
Pololu Valley
Hana Hou Restaurant
Island Lava Java
Car: necessary

Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King. Lanai access.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King. Lanai Access.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Room connects to poolside.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Room connects to recreation room with plasma TV and poolside
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A Limited supply of toilet paper, paper towels, & laundry soap is provided but guests will need to purchase additional supplies.

Reviews

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Spacious Family Home ~ Stunning Panoramic Ocean Views and Private HEATED Pool!
average rating of 4.955224 based on 67 reviews
Rochester, New York
5

This property deserves 10 plus stars!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The moment our family entered the door of this magnificent property we decided we never wanted to leave. Right from the beginning of planning our trip communication with Jon and Jackie was outstanding. They described every detail of the property in advance and what we may need to provide to make our stay a success. There were no hidden surprises as so often happens in rentals. They encouraged us to let them know at any point in our stay if we needed anything or had any questions and they always responded immediately.

Even though the pictures show the house to be beautiful we all know pictures can sometimes be deceiving. That's not the case here, if anything the property and views are a hundred times more spectacular in real life. The house was perfectly clean and absolutely maintained to the highest degree. The owners are so generous with all the equipment needed for a very comfortable stay whether you never leave the house or you take a trip to the beach there's even a kayak to borrow.

We were so spoiled that I don't think any other property will ever live up to this Kona Paradise. Thank you Jon and Jackie for being kind and generous hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monmouth, Oregon
5

Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation house was wonderful! It was spotless. The kitchen was great with everything you would need to cook for 9 people. Everyone loved the pool and the view from the upper and lower lanai. Plenty of outdoor furniture for a relaxing stay. The house is even better than the pictures show---no kidding.

The only suggestion we would have is maybe a larger grill. It was a bit small for 9 steaks and the igniter didn't work. The previous user neglected to burn off the grease.

Jackie & Jon were absolutely great to work with and kept in close touch until our visit was over. Thank you so much for sharing your house with our family. We thoroughly enjoyed it! 😀�😀�

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and constructive criticism. We will get that outdoor grill replaced with a larger one as soon as possible. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house! Sincerely, Jon and Jackie
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

House was as described. Owners gave very helpful information and responded to questions and requests prior to and during our stay. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valencia, CA
5

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home! We were a large group of 11 people and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location was perfect, close to everything: airport, shopping, food, gas, and water activities. The house itself is beautiful and spacious with amazing ocean views. We loved the whole back yard area: the pool, balcony, patio, & gardens. The house is very clean, comfortable, and well stocked. The owners are friendly, courteous, and easy to communicate with. We would defintiely recommend this home to anyone staying on the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Kona family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a 5 night vacation and were impressed by and very comfortable at this home. It had everything to make our stay fun - pool toys, beach gear, kitchen amenities and that fabulous view! It felt like our home away from home. The owners made us feel welcome and left helpful information. We are grateful!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann for the great review! We really appreciate it! And sorry that we weren't able to accommodate a later check-out. The scheduling often works out so that we can. Best wishes, Jon and Jackie
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5

Great, comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for about a week in early June. There were 7 adults and a 14 month old baby, and we felt like we had plenty of room, especially with the great lanai areas. The temperature in the house was fine most of the time despite some hot and humid days. Being at a higher elevation definitely helps, and honestly I would have been fine ALL of the time if I had just brought up one of the standing fans to the living room area.

I actually really liked the location of this house too. Close enough to anything in the area you'd want to do (e.g., 8 minute drive to Kahalu'u), but far enough removed for peace and quiet. We had some extended family staying down on Ali'i Dr and I'm glad we weren't with them.

Some of the added amenities are really nice-to-have's . I was able to use their snorkeling and beach gear, and also picked some fresh limes off the trees. Having baby gear was also super convenient (pack and play, high chair, baby gate for the stairs, and beach toys).

Jon and Jackie are great hosts, super friendly, and quick to respond to any questions we had. We unfortunately won't be coming back to the island for some time, but would stay here again if we were!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.41%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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