|Minimum Stay||4 - 8 nights|
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 minus 5% fee..." 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 and quiet. 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 5 queen bed-height AeroBeds available
two full size refrigerators, dishwasher, gas range, full laundry facilities, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, ample off-street parking
wireless internet, color printer and copier, pool table, 60' flat screen smart TV with 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. Unlike many farm-like settings in Hawaii, we keep no roosters on the property. 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.
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 (main space): Cal king, twin
Studio (alcove): queen
Extra Beds: In addition to those listed above, we have a full size crib, a pac'n play, and 5 queen Aerobeds. (These are very comfortable, bed height with headboard, and can be set up in any room).
The 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.
Bedroom Suites #2 and #3 are each the size of an ordinary master bedroom with en suite full bath with tub, 18 ft ceilings and a loft. The mauka (mountain side) suite (#2) has French doors opening onto the garden and is outfitted with twin bunk beds, a queen bed, and a twin in the loft. It is a mirror image of the makai (ocean side) suite except the latter has a king (and a queen in the loft) and its own private balcony with ocean views.
Downstairs is a 1000 sq foot studio apartment outfitted with a queen bed and a full size crib in the alcove and a California king and a twin in the main space.
Even the studio has ocean views from its picture window and two large lanais. With its own kitchen, 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: On a hot afternoon, a great way to cool down is to drive two miles straight up our street (Kaloko Drive) into 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 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 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 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 a family of five (with three little surfer boys). We are currently on a family adventure in Mexico (San Miguel de Allende), but Hawaii rocks! We love to explore and are happy to share what we have learned about our BIG Island.
Allyson and Andrei purchased this house in 2012
The Big Island is a BIG place, and we chose this house largely because of it's perfect central location with easy, traffic-free access to the airport (12 minutes), Kona (8 minutes), Costco (5 minutes), and the best beach (15 minutes). We are one of the closest upscale neighborhoods to Kua Bay (15 minutes), recently rated the top beach on the Big Island and one of the top 10 beaches in the USA!
The recently opened Saddle Road Hwy gets you from our house to the Hilo (wet) side in just over an hour.
We love our super private lot; you can't see our neighbors and they can't see you. The house itself is pretty amazing, lovingly constructed in redwood and ceder with a HUGE open Great Room. But many guests say their favorite thing about our house is the climate: at 1600 ft we enjoy cool nights, warm days, and just enough moisture to keep everything green.
This lovely house fairly shouts, "Welcome to Hawaii!" Hospitality is the art of making others feel welcome, comfortable and at home and we certainly felt that here. There were 16 of us but the spacious rooms and outdoor areas never felt crowded. We were fortunate to find a crib, high chair, a full toy box and shelves of books. And for the rest of us there was snorkel gear, boogie boards, bikes, etc. One of the greatest pleasures was walking down the long, curving driveway trying to identify all the fruit trees and exotic plants. Very private with a gorgeous view.
Our family group gathering of 11 Adults and an infant slept comfortably in this beautiful red wood house. The great room and the kitchen was such a lovely gathering area for the group to interact by cooking, reading, and playing games. Having the pantry stocked with spices and some dry goods was a nice bonus and added to the kitchen. Lots of equipment for the outdoors there are beach towels, snorkeling gear sets, fins, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, a beach umbrellas, pop up canopy. The upstairs kitchen is where we prepared our meals and ate as a group, but it was great to have the downstairs refrigerator for storing the cold drinks and extra food. The views are fantastic and we really enjoyed the cool evening sunsets on the front porch. The home is up in the hill away from traffic, but close enough that it only took a short drive to town, Costco, Safeway. Andrei was very responsive in a timely manner and attentive to any need. He has provided a house manual that has a lot of good beach tips and local eateries, ect… Our group experience was wonderful and we all loved the home and would definitely return in the future.
My best friend and I decided to celebrate our milestone birthday in style by inviting 13 of our closest friends to spend the week in Hawaii with us. We're so glad we found this house! It is everything that it advertises -- beautiful spacious rooms with amazing views. We ate dinner every night out on the lanai and watched the glorious sunset. What's also great is its proximity to the airport and Costco and local beaches. The house manual provides some really great tips on places to sightsee and eat, including some secret hikes. :-) They even provided beach towels and snorkel gear! The owner is quick to respond to emails, and the house manager was quick to respond to our needs during our stay. I highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to have a luxurious stay on the island. Five stars all the way. :-)
This home easily and comfortably slept our group of 17 people. I'm pretty sure it could fit more. One of the upstairs master closets was stocked with at least 3-4 nice queen, bed height aerobeds. One couple in our group chose to use the aerobed rather than climb the thin ladder to a loft. The loft is great for kids or more agile adults. Loved how well stock the house was. ...... for the outdoors: beach towels, snorkeling gear sets, fins, plenty of boogie boards, beach chairs, water noodles, coolers, couple of beach umbrellas, pop up canopy. The upstairs kitchen had a pantry full of spices and dry food items, probably left from previous renters...but all good, we used anything we needed. There were two kitchens, but the upstairs kitchen is where we prepared our meals and ate as a group. It was nice and roomie and worked great for our size of group.
On a clear day, the view is fantastic. The home sits more inland up in the hills away from traffic. But close enough that it only took a short drive to town, Costco, safeway, Walmart. Around the corner from the house, up the street, was a small grocery store too.
When it gets dark, you can hear all the Coqui frogs croaking....really cool sounds.
I thought I should add that the hosts are very responsive. I had tons of questions prior to securing the home. All answered in a timely manner. When I needed an aerobed upon arrival to home, I emailed the host and got an answer right away.
All in all, our group experience was wonderful. We all loved the home. Loved the view of the beach and surrounding area.
Great location, plenty of room, I highly recommend this place!
Andrei and Allyson were the perfect hosts! They provided us with a house manual in advance and answered all questions before we arrived with our group of 17 adults. Upon arriving, we found the house very clean and exceptionally stocked with full kitchen necessities! The sleeping areas, cooking space, and eating areas (on the lanai) are spacious and very comfortably accommodated our mixed-gender group. The close proximity to the entire Kona coastline provided easy driving distances to all hiking trailheads and activities from Polulu Valley to South Point. The close distance to the Kona airport and Costco were an added bonus that made our experience very easy with a large group!!! Mahalo, Andrei and Allyson! We would love to stay again in 2017!!!
Angie Effertz (Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN)
Our house manual is chocked full of little-known or secret hikes and sights you won't find in any guidebook.
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Cleaning Fee||$400 + Tax|
Guests are entitled to a full refund less 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. (*10% for high season; 15% for holidays. **90-120 for high season; 120-180 for holidays. High season = Jan-Mar, Jun-Aug; holidays = Ironman, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years)