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Very private. Expansive ocean VIEWS, close to town & the BEST BEACH. Free SUP!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 8 nights

About the property

9 sleeping areas, real beds for 16, 5 Bathrooms, 5000 sq ft of living space

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!

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

Bedrooms:

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).

Bedroom Descriptions:

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.

More Details

Owner
Allyson and Andrei
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Allyson and Andrei

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

Why Allyson and Andrei chose Kona Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Very private. Expansive ocean VIEWS, close to town & the BEST BEACH. Free SUP!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Schoenchen KS 67667
5

Hawaiian Vacation Jan. 26th Thru Jan. 31st 2017 ..... Family of 16 including 2 infants & 2 Toddlers!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was exactly as promised; by the end of our first day of vacation we were already calling it "Home"! We are a Family of 16 including 2 infants and 2 toddlers and the sleeping arrangements fit our needs perfectly. Our adult children and grandchildren used the bedrooms on the lower level which worked perfectly for afternoon naps for the children. My husband and myself used the master bedroom on the main level adjacent to the dining and family room area. We set up 1 airbed in the TV area of the main room. Each of us had our privacy and each of the bedrooms had personal bathrooms. One of our favorite times of the day was waking up to "Henry" the Rooster at dawn and gathering in the main kitchen area for coffee and breakfast.

We arrived in Kona at 1:00 am (Extremely Tired) but the location of this beautiful home from the airport was not at all difficult to locate. Just as described it was approximately 3.5 miles straight up the hill. Our first morning there we located a Wal mart and Safeway to stock the cupboards; shopping and restaurants in the area were very easy to find.

We really enjoyed the Kona Farmers Market which was located on Alii Dr. in the center of Really Fun Shopping and right next to the ocean. We also experienced a Fantastic Luau at the "Royal Kona Resort". We highly recommend the Luau and "Hapuna Beach State Recreation" ....... BEAUTIFUL Sandy BEACH about 30 min away! If time permits we would also recommend driving to the other side of the island. The vegetation and ocean views surrounding Hilo were absolutely amazing.

Thank you Allyson and Andrei for describing your home and surrounding area so detailed...We truly enjoyed Your home and Our Vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan. Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad the house worked well for you. Our kids enjoyed (and we still do enjoy ;-) napping downstairs. Isn't it wonderful how the cool mountain air is preserved down there all day. Thanks for letting us know about the rooster. We don't own any chickens or roosters and the one you heard must have been an escapee from the folks down the road. We will get him back home right away as roosters are a pet peeve of ours. Glad it didn't bother you. Come back any time! Andrei & Allie
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5

A Superb Place Makes for a Superb Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Redwood retreat for family get togethers!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA
5

Great home-away-from-home for our group of 15

  • 5 of 5

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. :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great large home with a wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Albany, MS
5

Great place for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, plenty of room, I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Makalei
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Costco
Car: necessary

Our house manual is chocked full of little-known or secret hikes and sights you won't find in any guidebook.

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sunny Snowbird Season
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Specials
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
September Specials
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Ironman 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Specials
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
December Specials
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Sunny Snowbird Season
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$557
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Ironman 2018
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 17 2018
6 night minimum stay
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
8 night minimum stay
$880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Sunny Snowbird Season 2019
Jan 6 2019 - Mar 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
$557
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2019
Dec 14 2019 - Jan 4 2020
8 night minimum stay
$880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    BR Suite #2 (mauka) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    BR Suite #3 (makai) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Outdoor Shower w Hot Water - outdoor shower
    Guest 1/2 bath (off Great Room) - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • BR Suite #2 (mauka) - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Bunk beds plus twin in the loft
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    BR Suite #3 (makai) - 1 king , 1 queen , queen bed in loft
    Studio Mainspace - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cal King (86' long), twin on separate sleeping porch
    Studio Alcove - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Alcove is separated from the studio by curtain
  • Extra Beds: In addition to those listed above, we have a pac'n play, 5 queen size, bed-height Aerobeds, and a surprisingly comfy cot. These can be placed in any of the 9 separate sleeping areas.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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