When guests walk in we see wow on their faces. They look up at the redwood beams and stroll through the Great Room fit for a wedding or banquet to the spacious gourmet kitchen. Enjoy all our FREE toys: boogie boards, snorkel gear, coolers, beach chairs, folding tables, surfboards and stand-up paddle board.
(CANCELLATION POLICY: "...full refund less HomeAway/VRBO fee plus 5% administrative fee for low season..." READ FULL POLICY BELOW)
Past guests say... 'the perfect house for a family reunion'...
'the cool at night was just right' ... 'close to everything' ... 'what a VIEW!'
Situated at the end of a long private drive, you have complete privacy. You can't see any neighbors or the street, but you can see miles and miles of sumptuous blue ocean.
There are many different spaces for relaxing and enjoying the peace. A large group can spread out and not see much of each other or gather in the great room for a banquet or a polka!
9 separate sleeping areas including 3 master suites!
3600 sq ft of indoor space,
6 lanai (porches) provide 2000+ sq ft of outdoor living space (most of it covered),
real beds for 16, plus up to 3 queen bed-height AeroBeds and 3 memory foam twin mattresses
two full size refrigerators, dishwasher, gas range, full laundry facilities, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, ample off-street parking
wireless internet, pool table, 60' flat screen smart TV with cable, media hook-up and unlimited movie streaming
cool mountain air at night and warm ocean breezes during the day,
closer to the best beaches (including top-rated Kua Bay) than any condos, houses or hotels in Kona,
quiet, completely private 1.5 acre lot all to yourselves.
VIRTUAL TOUR: The folks who sold us this house produced a very nice virtual tour. The 'pano' shots give you 360 degree views of most parts of the house. Of course, it shows the house with their furniture, but except for the studio (which they used as an office), we have made similar choices about furniture placement. Go to... tours(D0T)hawaiianvirtualtours(D0T)C0M
and search for tour number 4984.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE HOUSE
Natural Air Conditioning: We are at a perfect 1600 ft (500m) elevation, with expansive ocean and coastline views. Folks who live 300 ft below us are in the lava desert where they need air conditioning many nights; homes 300 ft above us are in the cloud forest where you don't get direct sunlight some days. Here, the cool nights are a wonderful contrast to the warm sunny days. The temperature is just chilly enough most nights to want a light blanket, but warms into the 70’s by about 9am. Mosquitoes are never a problem. Eat dinner on the front lanai with a commanding view of the ocean and the sunset 365 days a year.
The Grounds: Our house is situated well off the street at the end of a long driveway in a very private 1.5 acre lot filled with banana, papaya, macadamia nut, coffee and avocado trees. You are welcome to share in the bounty when the fruit (or the vegetables in our organic garden) are in season. There is a gas grill on the back lanai for your use. Also in the back of the house, surrounded by a trellis and lush greenery for privacy, is our out-door shower with hot water! This is a wonderful first stop when you return home from the beach. It's private enough that some groups use the outdoor shower as the "guys" shower.
Central Location: We are just 8 minutes to Kona town with its restaurants and nightlife, and 5 minutes from Costco, directly above some of the best coastline on the island: Honokohau Harbor and National Park, and the Pine Trees surf break. The airport is 12 minutes the other direction, and beyond it is gorgeous Kua Bay, recently voted one of the Top 10 beaches in the USA. Sporting the best boogie boarding, body surfing, and frolicking on the Island, Kua is just 15 minutes away.
Don't spend your vacation stuck in traffic! Getting back our house from the beach is 20 minutes faster than getting back to Kona town because our location gives us traffic-free access to Kua and all the kick’n Kohala beaches (Kua, Kukio, Beach 69, Hapuna and Mauna Kea) as well as Waimea, which is just 35 minutes from home. The Waipio Valley overlook is 75 minutes. Hilo is just over an hour via the recently completed Saddle Road Hwy. Captain Cook and points south (Green Sand Beach, Southpoint, and Volcano) can be accessed, avoiding the Kona traffic, via the quaint artist town of Holualoa, and the picturesque Mamalahola Highway.
Master Suite: king
BR Suite #2: queen, twin bunk beds, twin in the loft
BR Suite #3: king, queen in the loft
Studio Mainspace: Cal king, twin
Studio Alcove: queen plus full size crib
Extra Beds: In addition to those listed above, we have a pac'n play, 3 memory foam twin mattresses and 3 queen, bed-height Aerobeds that can be set up in any room.
The Grand Master Suite is nearly 500 sq ft and boasts panoramic ocean views, stained glass windows, cathedral ceilings, and a jetted tub surrounded by screened windows, creating the feeling of taking a bath in the forest canopy.
The Mauka (mountain view) and Makai (ocean view) Master Bedroom Suites each have en suite full bath with tub and shower, 18 ft ceilings and a loft. The Mauka Master Suite has French doors opening onto the garden and is outfitted with a twin bunk beds, and a queen bed, plus a bonus twin in the loft. It is a mirror image of the Makai Master Suite except the latter has a king size bed, its own private balcony with ocean views, and a queen bed in the loft.
Downstairs is the 1000 sq foot Studio Mainspace, plus the Studio Alcove bedroom. The Mainspace is outfitted with a California king bed and twin bed, a pool and ping pong table, and a full size fridge. The Alcove has a queen bed and a full size crib, and its own entrance to a bathroom (shared with the studio main space). There is plenty of floor space where one or more AeroBeds can be set up. We also have a full size cot and pac'n play, available upon request which can be placed in any room.
The Mainspace has ocean views from its picture window and two large covered lanais (which can be used as sleeping porches, if desired). With its own exterior entrance and a door directly into the main house, the studio is a perfect space for the in-laws or a second family that is part of your group.
Food Preparation: The primary kitchen is well stocked, has space for 4-5 people to work together, and is integrated into the Great Room. It has three sinks, over 8 square meters of granite counter space, cutting boards, dishwasher and other stainless steel appliances, a Vitamix blender, and everything else a foodie needs to grill, bake, or wok delicious meals. (There is also a kitchen with a full size fridge in the studio.) In the back of the house is a lanai with a gas grill. This lanai is also our favorite place to breakfast since it catches the morning rays.
Jurassic Park: Drive two miles straight up our street (Kaloko Drive) to the Cloud Forest. There you will find some of the best hiking trails on the island, including one which was used for scenes in the movie Jurassic Park. The House Manual includes detailed instructions on how to find our favorite hikes, most of which you will not find in any guidebook!
Equipment: Beach and bath towels, all linens, hair dryer, shampoo/conditioner, boogie boards, two beginner surfboards and a new standup paddle board (SUP)!, beach chairs, and coolers are available for use free of charge. Surfers, paddle surfers, bikers (road or mountain) inquire with us about where to surf or bike. We can also arrange a surfing lesson for beginners or experts (with a top professional), or just point you to where the waves are breaking.
Adventure: There is no place on earth like the Big Island of Hawaii, and we chose this house because it is the perfect base for exploring it. You are welcome to borrow from our library of guide books, and we are happy to share our recommendations for the best beaches and hikes, the best places to snorkel with dolphins in the wild, where to eat and shop in Kona, and other little known secrets. From here you can day trip to other parts of the Island...to the wild coast near Hawi, the rugged jungle and spectacular waterfalls of the Hamakua coast and Waipio Valley, and, of course, the unparalleled Volcanoes National Park.
Cancellation Policy: (for guests who start and end their stay in the months of April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, or Dec except **Holiday season weeks)
Guests are entitled to a full refund less HomeAway/VRBO fee plus a 5% administrative fee if they cancel 90+ days before the start date or all the booked nights can be filled with another booking. Guests are entitled to a 50% refund if they cancel 60-90 days before the start date and the dates are not rebooked.
High-Season Cancellation Policy: (winter and summer)
Guests are entitled to a full refund less HomeAway/VRBO fee plus a 10% administrative fee if they cancel 120+ days before the start date, or all the booked nights can be filled with another booking. Guests are entitled to a 50% refund if they cancel 90-120 days before the start date and the dates are not rebooked.
**Holiday Season Cancellation Policy
Guests are entitled to a full refund less HomeAway/VRBO fee plus a 15% administrative fee if they cancel 180+ days before the start date, or all the booked nights can be filled with another booking. Guests are entitled to a 50% refund if they cancel 120-180 days before the start date and the dates are not rebooked.
**Your booking is Holiday Season if it includes Christmas Day, New Years Day, Ironman Saturday, or Thanksgiving Day or any of the 5 days prior or after these days.
We are not a rental company or off-island investors. We are Hawaii residents who rent this one home. We comply with all State and Federal Laws and pay all our taxes under Business License W86513859-01 and General Excise/Transient Accommodations Tax # GE/TA-183-538-8928-01 :-