Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights

Overview

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 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 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 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.

More Details

Owner
Allyson and Andrei
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 18
  • 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
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Very private. Expansive ocean VIEWS, close to town & the BEST BEACH. Free SUP!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect for a large family, all ages celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family (10 adults and 12 children, 2-21 years) spent a wonderful week in this home celebrating our 50th anniversary! It was spacious enough for all of us and very convenient to shopping and beaches while being private and away from the crowds. Everything we needed was provided (beach gear, cooking supplies, information on where to go, extra towels etc.) I very highly recommend this lovely home to any family wanting to feel like they're living in Hawaii for a week or two! Thank you Andrei and Allyson for the opportunity to stay in your awesome house!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Newport Beach, California
5

Perfect house in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Allyson & Andrei's home for the week of our wedding with 14 of our closest friends and family and it was perfect! From the very beginning of our booking, our hosts were communicative and answered our every question. The guide that they've written about the house and things to do on the island is incredible and helped us plan our whole week.

We loved how spacious the house was and that it slept so many people! They are not kidding when they say it fits large groups. We loved cooking dinner and hanging out on the back deck with the fire pit at night. The location is above the town of Kona, about a 10 minute drive, so it stays very cool during the day and at night which was so nice to come back to after a hot day at the beach. If you're asking yourself if you need to bring towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc - they have it all, and plenty of them!! We had plenty of coolers, chairs and everything we needed for our days out.

The house had a wonderful kitchen with nice appliances and all bathrooms had soap and toiletries there for us. We felt like we were in our own home immediately! And the views from the front porch - absolutely amazing. The photos in this listing do not do it justice!!

If you are thinking about staying here - do it! It will be one of the highlights of your vacation on the Big Island. Thank you Allyson & Andrei for having us! We can't wait to come back :)

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Perfect for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year renting the Straumanis House for our large group and it proved to be an equally splendid experience, again!!! The house is equipped with all the amenities needed (e.g. beach towels, laundry soap, basic kitchen necessities) to make the stay carefree and comfortable. If issues do arise, the house manager, Monika, is prompt, helpful, and resolves any concerns immediately. This is a huge relief when managing a large group!!! Thank you, Andrei, Allyson, and Monika!!! We appreciate your hospitality!!! Sincerely,

Angie Effertz (Normandale Community College)

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Beautiful, amazing living space amid gorgeous trees and natural environments!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here. Our youngest son got married on the island and we all stayed in the house and were able to visit and share meals when we weren't out exploring the island!

The kitchen was well equipped and the many different outdoor gathering areas were wonderful as well!

Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Perfect for a Group - Tons of Beach Gear!!

  • 5 of 5

We have taken several trips to Kona and never stayed in a home with such a surplus of beach gear - we saved hassle with packing and money on rentals! Tons of beach towels, a big shade tent, an umbrella, enough snorkel gear for a small army, paddle board, boogie boards, etc. We were thrilled. Also a good place for families with a high chair, cribs and a pack and play. The outdoor space is AMAZING with foliage all around and HUGE avocado trees - we had more guacamole than we could eat. One lanai with two big tables accommodated our big group for meals and games and the back lanai had a lovely fire pit for evening star gazing. Really an amazing rental.

One note - although the add lists five bedrooms, it's really three individual bedrooms with two "rooms" separated by a curtain. Works for kids or close friends, but was a bit disappointing for our couples :)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and gear. We love setting up the folding tables for a exquisite sit-down meal at the beach. Thanks for your feedback about the alcove bedroom (Bedroom #5). It used to be walled off from the studio mainspace (Bedroom #4), and each has their own private entrance to the bathroom...so the house truly has 5 bedrooms...but we discovered that taking down the wall and putting up a thick curtain that goes almost but not all the way to the floor dramatically improved airflow. We are big proponents of airflow, and during the night the cool mountain air flows into the large low window at the back of the alcove, across the floor under the curtain and out through the windows at the front of the mainspace. We considered putting vents along the bottom of the wall but decided it would not be very different from the curtain in terms of sound privacy, and we opted for the curtain since it gave the possibility of full retraction to enjoy the expansiveness of the studio mainspace during the day. We placed the alcove bed around the corner from the mainspace bed to maximize the privacy, and to augment it further we placed a high-end white noise machine in the room. It looks like an alien spaceship (and sounds a bit like one too). I wonder if the couple staying in that room didn't notice it or realize what it was. I hope the setup did not interfere too much with their enjoyment of the space. It came about as a result of compromising a bit of sound privacy for really good airflow. Now it is actually our favorite bed and we sometimes stay down there ourselves since it is the coolest room in the house. Thank you again for your kind words and feedback.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful, nice ocean view, lots of fruit trees, plenty suplies.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy this beautiful house very much. definitely will come back to visit it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79

To protect the house from becoming party central for large groups that include folks staying elsewhere (e.g., weddings), we charge an event fee of $15-25 per person per day for day use of the house by folks not staying there. The $15 fee applies to a ceremony or other even that does not involve food. The $25 fee applies too a catered reception or party. Describe your event and we will come up with an appropriate fee.

Cancellation Policy: 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. (*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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund