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Spacious Retreat in Kona Paradise!

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 9 nights


About the property

Spacious bedroom-living room, large bath, well-appointed kitchen, sleeps 2

$115/night or $775/wk at Spacious Retreat in Paradise

+ FREE Kona Coffee!

+ tax and cleaning fee

Peak season rats is $125/night or $850/wk.


Breakfast foods & Kona coffee (& staples for cooking)

Free WIFI and extended cable and Netflix

Free parking just steps from your door

Free washer-dryer use

Beach gear, boogie boards, coolers, chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc.

Come home to this spacious and comfortable ohana (in-law unit) with garden views and its own entrance. A NON-smoking property. Lounge in the large bedroom-sitting room, fully furnished with pillow-top king bed, glass-top table and chairs, recliner, TV with expanded cable, and free wireless internet access. Large bathroom has slate shower, shelving, and lots of fluffy towels. Full kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to create fabulous meals when you don't feel like dining out, and its conveniently stocked with basic foods, spices, & condiments.

Awake to the sounds of tropical birds. Sip Kona coffee in comfy chairs at your glass-topped table on the patio outside, surrounded by palms. Pick tropical fruits from the garden in season.

A comfortable elevation at 1000', great for relaxing after trips to the beach or town. A short trip to everything, yet a world apart in a quiet neighborhood setting. Off-street parking just steps from your door, with washer and dryer available for your use.

Affordable, with Breakfast in Your Time Zone: Our ohana is a fantastic value. Why settle for a cramped hotel room or studio or a 'Continental breakfast' when you can enjoy a great, affordable ohana (in-law unit) with breakfast foods and Kona coffee. Since you may be coming from the Mainland, and might be hungry long before we awake, we fill your ohana with plenty of goodies, available when you're ready to eat, like papaya, finger bananas, Hawaiian granola and almond milk. You are welcome to pick fruits from our trees in season, including lemons, papaya,and star fruit. Use the washer/dryer.

We fell in love with Hawaii because of the Aloha spirit. We want others to enjoy the spirit of Aloha, too. Many of our guests have toured the island and returned to us before leaving Kona. All have raved about our comfortable, clean, affordable ohana. They say this was their favorite place to stay in Hawaii, and a better value than other places they stayed.

All the Comforts of Home - Well-equiped Ohana: You'll find everything you need in our well-equipped kitchen to prepare fabulous meals when you don't feel like going out or want to save money for adventures. Our full kitchen includes full sized refrigerator-freezer, 4 burner gas stove and oven, and all major appliances: Grind and brew fresh coffee to sip on the patio or lanai. Use our great collection of pots and pan, salad spinner, rice cooker, and cooking utensils to cook at home, including toaster oven, toaster, microwave, blender, rice cooker, coffee mill and pot, extensive glassware, wine glasses, pitchers, and utensils.

Prepare snacks and meals for day trips and take along goodies in baggies and totes. Use cold packs in the cooler. No need to buy all of the things you need only a little bit of. We stock the fridge with condiments, salad dressings, soy sauce, oils and vinegars. We stock cupboards with coffee, teas, sweeteners, spices, herbs, granola and almond milk.

Going to the beach? Boogie boards, fins, chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach towels are all available.

Nowhere Else on Earth - Hawaii's Unique Offerings: The Big Island, the most exciting island in Hawaii, has 11 of the world's 13 ecosystems, from snow-capped mountains in winter, towering 14,000' above the ocean, to tropical rain forests. All this on an island almost 200 miles around. Kilauea Volcano adds land to the island daily, as lava flows into the ocean. See Thurston Lava Tubes in Volcano National Park, a short walk through a primordial forest of towering ferns. Star-gaze at Mauna Kea Observatory. Visit ancient heiau (temple) where King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands. Watch migrating whales and spinner dolphins at Kua Bay. Paddle out to Captain Cook's monument in Kealakekua Bay where the first known Europeans met Hawaiians. Meet Hawaiians, a truly diverse culture. Hula. Go to a real luau. Enjoy the sport of Alii (royalty), surf the waves. Swim with gazillions of colorful fish and sea turtles at Kealakekua Bay. Lie on a black sand at Punalu'u. Go coffee tasting at Kona farms. Discover your own secret treasures. Live aloha.

P.S. We are available 24/7 via cell phones. We have excellent house-keeping staff and property manager on call. Please let us know if we can do anything at all to make your stay ideal.

More Details

Caryl Boyer Burns
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017


Kona Palisades House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom sparkles with light and mirrors. Slate floors and large shower complete the room. Lots of extra bedding, linens, and beach towels are ready. Shelving unit and hanging bars provide plenty of space for clothes. We hope to anticipate your every need. Your bathroom cabinets contain all of the items you had to leave at home, plus others especially for Hawaii: everything from a hair dryer to bandaids, rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, sun screen, aloe vera, and body moisturizers, floss, tooth paste, and an extra tooth brush, finger nail polish remover and cotton balls. If you don't see it, just ask. PACK LIGHT! Almost all of our guests say they brought way too much stuff. Come with a bathing suit and a smile. A few tee shirts, shorts and undies are all you need. Long pants and jacket or sweater for cool nights or higher elevations. One 'nice outfit' only if you plan an upscale outing. Hawaii is casual! Bring a small carry on! Everything else is ready for your arrival.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Pillow-top
  • Sleep in a luxurious king bed with pillow-top mattress, surrounded by tropical theme decor. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a retreat from a busy life. Relax in the comfy recliner and cozy up with a good book from our library. Books range from architecture and Hawaiian to inspirational, health, gardening, cookbooks, novels and biographies. Watch expanded cable or DVDs from our visual library in the mahogany entertainment center. Check out Hawaiian channel 16 for local events and films of volcano! Listen to CDs. Play games. Or just listen to the birds singing outside the two sliding glass doors. Awake to enjoy Kona coffee at the glass-top patio table just outside your doors as you listen to the rustling of the palm trees. Enjoy the super clean feel of your toes on the hardwood floors. Breathing is easy in the soft, warm air in an low dust environment. Email photos to friends via our secure wireless network, browse your day's destination on our broadband internet access.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
E Komo Mai = All are Welcome. Aloha! Stretch out on the comfy futon couch, or sit on the deck and enjoy the warm island breezes with a cool drink and a good book. Grill local fish on our outdoor charcoal BBQ. Washer/dryer are available to our guests. For entertainment, we have books, CDs, DVDs, extended cable access on TV, music and movie libraries, games, etc. Good for cozy nights in. Use our many maps and travel guides to plan the next day's events. Wireless access is available. When you head out for adventures, take along our beach chairs, umbrellas, totes, towels, fins, coolers, and ice packs for your day trips. We also provide information via our 'Great Places to See on the Big Island' emails that provides links to websites for our favorite beaches, day trips, Volcano National Park, Honaunau, trips to Hilo, restaurants, and events, to help you discover our island jewels. No need for heat or AC. Ceiling fan is rarely used at this cooler, comfortable 900' elevation.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Spacious Retreat in Kona Paradise!
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
Saskatoon, Sk., Can.

Perfect vacation home for us!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Caryl and John's ohana. Everything is exactly as described in VRBO's website. The location is great, in a neighbourhood on the mountain overlooking the ocean with easy access to tourist attractions, shopping, and beaches. Our hosts were extremely generous, going over and above expectations both in the provisions in the ohana and in sharing their knowledge about anything island-related that we needed to know. Many helpful guide books and maps were available, as well as all the beach equipment. The home and garden are just lovely, and we enjoyed bird-watching in the mornings before heading off on our adventures. This is a great place for those who wish to experience the laid back ambience of the Big Island!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, cleaan and tidy

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay with Caryl and John, both were very helpful in planning our vacation. Would gladly stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great little spot

  • 5 of 5

I was in the downstairs unit for 1 week and loved every minute of it. The unit was clean and well-appointed, and had everything I needed for the stay. It was a great place, and a great value. I wouldn't hesitate to book it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Caryl's ohana

  • 4 of 5

Caryl was extremely helpful, and easy to reach, calling me from the East Coast to make sure everything was set and in order. The ohana was spacious, and very comfortable, and the kitchen had everything needed for cooking in... enjoying dinners with the beautiful Kona sunset. Everything from the internet to the shared beach equipment made this stay relaxing and pleasant. Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had such a pleasant stay. We hope you'll come back again soon. Caryl
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Wonderful Stay !!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Hawaii and our hostess and host made it very memorable! We absolutely enjoyed our stay and their hospitality, friendliness, and recommendations for places to visit during our week there. Caryl and John were easy to communicate with and very approachable; we felt truly welcomed. Whenever we travel back to Kona we will stay with them. Being 1000 feet above sea level made it 10 degrees cooler, we watched the birds, and listened to them singing in the morning. Many thanks!

Wayne & Carol - Portland, OR

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA

Best ohana in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We had been staying in Mountain View in a yurt. It was cold at 3000 ft with lots of vog. Caryl and John had a cancellation and we left for sunny, warm Kona. They were wonderful hosts. Provided us with fresh local fruits, coffee, kitchen supplies and condiments. They were so warm and welcoming. We were away from the tourist crowds downtown but only minutes from anything we needed or wanted. Very short drive to the best beaches on the island. We were supplied with snorkel gear, boogie boards, towels, coolers, beach chairs and umbrellas. They gave us tips and directions to out of the way beaches and great restaurants. The ohana is beautiful...king sized bed, beautifully appointed and supplied bath. We sat on our private lanai each morning with kona coffee and listened to tropical sounds in a quiet residential neighborhood. They even invited us to their deck to watch the sunset.

Definitely check out A Bay at Waikoloa and Beach 69. Thank you Caryl and John!!! We we definitely return.

Tom and Rose

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Rose, Thank you for your warm words. You were among our favorite guests to date. Thanks also for the lovely bottle of local wine. We will toast you on Valentine's Day. Mahalo nui loa, Caryl
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Nearest Airport
4.1 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
7.4 Miles
Kona Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Makalei Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Ka'iminani & Mamalahoa Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
7.3 Miles
Harbor House, Honokohau Harbor
Nearest Beach
6.4 Miles
Kaloko-Honokohau National Park
Car: necessary

Close to everything, yet worlds apart! Located on a 1/2 acre in a quiet upland residential neighborhood, this spacious, comfortable attached ohana (in-law unit) provides convenience and accessibility.

A short drive to world class beaches, snorkeling, scuba, surfing, golf, farmers' market, restaurants, night life, shopping, sightseeing, Costco, Walmart, Starbucks, Macy's and post office. Centrally located for day trips to Volcano, City of Refuge, Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawi art galleries, hiking, coffee tasting tours.

A quick 7 min. drive to Kona airport, with no airport noise. We are at a cool 1000 feet elevation with ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Elevation and tropical breezes provide ideal weather year-round, about 10 degrees cooler than seaside temps, with slightly cooler nights. No street lights makes for great star-gazing.

Affordable. Low cleaning fee. Wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer.

Other Activities: Observatory at Mauna Kea, Volcano National Park


Rates & Availability

Kona Palisades House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring-Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
8 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring-Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
9 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45
Tax Rate 13.5%

eChecks are preferred and have no charge from HomeAway.
Credit Cards carry a 2.5% HomeAway charges.

Please agree to Rental Agreement prior to completing payment.
Complete, sign, and return Guest Information sheet and Rental Agreement to complete and confirm your reservation.

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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