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Kona Highlands Vacation

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 15 nights

A beautiful House for Family Stays and Celebrations

Beautifully decorated, quiet home in the Kona Highlands. Away from 'resort style' living, this very local home is the ideal place to get a true flavor of living in Hawai'i. A house that dreams are made and realized. Located in the cooler elevations, it tends to be less muggy and hot. You can relax on the lanai, barbeque and relax. Only 10 minutes from the airport and easy to get to. Beaches and downtown Kona are less than 15 minutes away. Two Bedrooms, full kitchen and bath upstairs and a mini office. 1 Queen Airbed or 1 twin futon or a infant/toddler playpen/sleeper available for your use. Currently we are only renting the upstairs unit. We have Specialty services are available and paid to the provider at time of service.

Keywords: home, quiet house, cool elevation, 10-15 minutes from town, beaches.

Property Manager

Yukiko Northon

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Yukiko Northon

Aloha! E Komo Mai! Welcome to our Hale! We are the Northon Family, Jeff, Yukiko, and our children Nicholette, Alyssa and Jason. We have worked together to bring this wonderful house together so that it may be used as a retreat, a vacation house and eventually, Jeff and my permanent residence. We hope to share the love we have for our home with you and give you a chance to experience the wonderful island of Hawai’i.

Why Yukiko Northon chose Kalaoa

We purchased this house with the intent to move back to Kona after the kids grew up. The kids are now grown and we are living in Hawai'i and now, and have this wonderful vacation rental. We have remodeled this house for comfort and beauty and want to share it with those that can appreciate Hawai'i and its inhabitants.

What makes this House unique

This house is located in the Highlands where the air is cooler and crisp in the evenings but still warm by mainland standards. It is a place where the *rush* of being on vacation can be let go and one can truly relax to the sounds of nature. Being among the Locals, it is very different than the 'Resort Style' living, coupled with our personalized service, it is by far, the 'best of both worlds'!! This house is a place where dreams are made and realized.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Dresser and 1/2 of the closet is for guest use.
      • Upstairs Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Dresser and closet for guest use
      • The bedrooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The air bed, futon, Playpen/Sleeper is by request.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Complete use of pantry with supplies for minor emergencies
      • Full bath

      Location Type

        • Ocean View
          The view of the ocean is from our Front door and Lanai. While it is not a Full View, it is very beautiful and you can see the sunset from here.


            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Free-standing units available in the house.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Computer Available
                      Bring your laptop, there is a printer and some office supplies available for your use. Faxes can be sent to Toll free numbers from the printer.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                      Very comfortable living areas downstairs
                    • Parking
                      Parking available in driveway
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      Available for all calls to the US and Canada.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath Towels and a few Beach Towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      HE Washer and Dryer. HE Detergent and fabric softener is available for your use.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Secure WiFi Available


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          On the counter along with electric water kettle.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full set of dinnerware and utensils for your use.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher upstairs only
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Cookware, plus blender, juicer, coffee maker, grinder, rice cooker, and toaster.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic spices and flours, oils, teas, and other items like spare batteries, reusable grocery bags, coolers, etc.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              dining table can seat 4 Lanai table also seats 4
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Local Tourist books are also available
                                • Games
                                  Some games are available by request
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  WiFi included
                                • Television
                                  Big Screen with cable and Netflix.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Upstairs Lanai has seating and table and chairs and a grill. Downstairs has a patio area with grill, lounge chairs and small table and chairs
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf Course is a few miles North on Mamalahoa Highway
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Downstairs Lanai has a grill and a small patio set.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Grill is available, spare propane tank is kept in the garage.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Some snorkel and beach gear in the garage.


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • duty free shops
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • luaus
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • massage therapist

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • paragliding
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • We have 2 SUV's on Turo. Look for Yukiko and Jeff's 4runner or Sequoia.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          34 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great home, with great amenities !

                                                          Aleks S.

                                                          We had a wonderful time staying in this home, it was perfect for 3 couples. All three rooms had queen beds. Everything you need they had at the home, including kitchen appliances. There were beach towels, umbrellas & even snorkeling gear to use. We had a great time & would definitely return to stay in this home.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          I am so glad you had a great time at our Kona Greenhouse! We were so pleased to have you as our guest, and will welcome you all back anytime! It was great meeting all of you~~ A Hui Hou, Yukiko

                                                          would stay here again

                                                          janice g.

                                                          love it

                                                          Very clean and comfortable house

                                                          Tim C.Vancouver, BC

                                                          I'd recommend this place to anyone with a group of four or less with a rental car. When the sun sets - it's time to enjoy the palatial living room with reclining love seats, ceiling fan with a huge smart tv (already set up with Netflix and a variety of other streaming services).

                                                          Without question - the most relaxing living room we've ever experienced and just perfect at the end of a long day in the sun!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          So very glad you enjoyed your stay!! It was really nice meeting you both!! You both are welcome back any time and bring friends!!

                                                          Just so there's no confusion, the downstairs ohana was yours to use as well!!! So a total of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and actually 2 kitchens. 😊� Plus we have air beds and futons for Folks to use!

                                                          Hope that you will be our guest again!!



                                                          Lovely stay on the big island

                                                          Suzanne T.

                                                          This house is really lovely, especially the large outdoor seating area. We had beautiful views of the ocean and enjoyed all the birds and flowers. This house is very conveniently located and very well appointed with everything you could need. The host was very gracious as well. We highly recommend this lovely vacation home.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much!! I'm so happy that you all had such a nice time here. I certainly hope that you will return to the KGH again! It was a pleasure meeting all of you!

                                                          A hui hou!! Till we meet again!!

                                                          Great Stay!!

                                                          Maria S.

                                                          Perfect place to stay! It had everything we needed for our stay!! We were a family of 5. We really appreciated the cleaningness of the home when we arrived. We were able to cook and bbq during our stay. They also had a pantry full of cooking items available to use. It was a perfect location ...stores/shops/ beaches were easy access. I definitely recommend the stay!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          So glad you had a great time!! It was awesome having you as a guest! Many thanks!!

                                                          Wonderful stay!

                                                          Minh T.

                                                          The house was clean with everything you could need, felt just like home.

                                                          We enjoyed a wonderful one week stay and would recommend this home to any visitors staying in Big Island!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Kona Greenhouse! It was a pleasure having you as guest and would welcome you back anytime!!


                                                          Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

                                                          There are so many wonderful adventures that you can have here in Hawai’i, that it would be difficult to list them all, however, here are a few that we have enjoyed. 1) Dolphin Quest: Take the time to learn all about the dolphins and interact with them. It is fantastic to be able to touch them and learn about them. 2) Kohala Kayak and SUP: Sean, of Kohala Kayak is a wonderful guide and teacher of Stand Up Paddle. He also does Kayak trips and other water activities. He is knowledgeable about the area and is a very patient teacher. 3) ZipLine: This is quite the adventure and very fun. 4) Mauna Kea Observatories: This is a fantastic day trip. Be sure to take the time to adjust to the elevation at the store for at least an hour before continuing up to the Observatory. There are tours available if you do not want to go up yourself. 5) Paleaku Peace Garden: A wonderful place for looking at different plants and scenery. They have a garden representation of the Milky Way, which is pretty cool. 6) Akatsuka Orchid Gardens: This place has an *amazing* collection/display of orchids for sale and display. It’s on the Hilo side of the Island. 7) Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden: Located off of Hwy 19 near the Hamakua Coast. The drive going to the garden is also quite beautiful. Well, there are lots more adventures available, but, half the fun is finding them!


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