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Old Hawaii Style Plantation Manager's Beach House

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • House2800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, ocean front property

The four bedroom home is built in the classic Hawaiian mauka - makai (mountain - ocean) fashion. It is one room wide with 10 foot high ceilings designed to capture the sea breeze during the day and the mountain air at night. The shady indoor and outdoor lanais provide an extraordinary view of the ocean and the Kona Coast. With modern amenities, the atmosphere of the beach house is little changed from the 1940's and 50s.

Two bedrooms have king beds, one has a queen and one has 2 twins. There is a roomy, comfortable living room with large flat-screen TV, a large dining room and comfortable lanai where we spend most of our time. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and service for 20. The large lawn has room for your wedding reception or a good game of croquet, touch football or volleyball. Free wi-fi and telephone to US and Canada.

When rental is combined with the Seaside Zen Cottage (446243) the property is ideal for weddings, family reunions or gathering of good friends.

There is a surcharge for more than 8 guests 6 years and older.

Property Manager

Valerie Ossipoff - (a lifelong family friend of owners)

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Valerie Ossipoff - (a lifelong family friend of owners)

Ian was born on Hawaii Island and this home was built by his parents in the 1940's. Now living in California, this is their place for rejuvenation. They play golf on one of the many magnificent courses on the Island. Dylan and Ian snorkel and scuba dive. We take amazing hikes down the Waipio and Waimanu Valleys. Ian's fisherman friends fly fish for aku, ahi, and au (marlin). In the morning, one can join the runners on Alii Drive and run the four miles to Keauhou, the finish line for the Ironman Triathlon. The less ambitious float in the lagoon just before sunset and then at the cocktail hour watch for the green flash from the open lanai. In the evenings, we often prepare something lean and healthy with organic greens, veggies and grilled fresh-caught deep water ocean fish served al fresco on picnic tables on the lawn.

Valerie Ossipoff - (a lifelong family friend of owners) purchased this House in 1946

Why Valerie Ossipoff - (a lifelong family friend of owners) chose Hōlualoa

When Robbie and Marjorie were married in 1938, Majorie gave up her job, her professorship and her profession to move from Honolulu to Paauilo and become a plantation manger's wife. She had absolutely no regrets. Her principal concern was her husband. Robbie was never in good health, his war wounds and the stress of running the plantation, while pursuing his agenda of social reform and industrial innovation took a toll. Marjorie insisted that they find a place to go to get away from the Plantation. At first they took weekends off. They would drive four hours to Kona and stay at the Kona Inn. In 1946, they decided to buy a lot on the ocean. It was a magical place. There were three sandy beaches and a little lagoon where their children could learn to swim and snorkel. The promontory in front of the lot offered views up and down the Kona Coast. They would build a house. The place would come to be known as the Plantation Manager's Beach Home.

What makes this House unique

From our lanai you can watch the humpback whales in the winter, the porpoises coming to feed every morning and the spectacular sunsets every night. It is the place we love to bring our friends (if too many we spill over to the Seaside Zen Cottage, our property next door). We can't imagine a nicer spot.


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, On the ground floor. Ensuite bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, On the second floor. Bathroom adjacent
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Jack & Jill bathroom shared with Bedroom 4
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, 2 balconies with wonderful breezes
      • All bedrooms have cross-ventilation and ceiling fans. The best night's sleep you will ever have!


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Downstairs off the kitchen.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Ensuite with ground floor bedroom
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs adjacent to bedroom #2
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, Jack & Jill between Bedrooms 3 & 4
      • Bathrooms upgraded in 2012.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Sandy beaches are a rarity in Kona!
        • Oceanfront
          Literally - not across the street but true oceanfront!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      with many books, comfortable seating and large screen TV
                    • Air Conditioning
                      NOT NEEDED - don't have it because the cross-ventilation from ocean to mountains is wonderful. Ceiling fans in every room if you want more.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      free WI-FI
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      600 thread count sheets
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Room for up to 6 cars
                    • Telephone
                      Free long distance US & Canada
                    • Towels Provided
                      bath and beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          and coffee grinder
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          included with refrigerator
                        • Kitchen
                          FULLY equipped
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full service for 16
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Hard to say exactly what is there on any given day - basic spices, oil, vinegar etc. are there but sometimes guests use everything up (or take it with them) and we have not noticed. We try very hard!
                        • Refrigerator
                          Additional refrigerator/freezer available for large events.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large table has extra leafs available and can, when fully extended, seat 12 comfortably. We have booster seats but no high chair.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  Large library - feel free to take an unfinished book (You can bring it back when you come again!)
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane is provided
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      comfortable seating as well as dining table. View whales in the winter and dolphins year round from the comfort of your lanai.
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • limited accessibility


                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

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

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • This home, when rented with the Seaside Zen Cottage, is ideal for weddings, family and friend reunions. You can then sleep 14 in beds and have a glorious time.

                                                              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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Special Paradise memories

                                                              Verna M.

                                                              In celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, my husband and I gave a gift to ourselves....a month at the most beautiful Plantation Manager's House in Kona to be shared with family and close friends as the perfect place to create new, special memories. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The location is perfect, the home accommodated all of us, the fully equipped kitchen allowed all of us to share our culinary talents, the large dining room where many group meals were shared, the beach and lagoon where our little grandson learned about waves, turtles and how to float, the lanai where we viewed whales & dolphins, many beautiful sunsets and on and on.... We never felt cramped for space and could always find things to do. We all loved the traditional Hawaiian feel of the home and the wonderful history of the property.

                                                              Valerie did an excellent job handling our reservation and planning, providing lots of suggestions for things to do. Tina, what can we not say about her, excellent property manager and a lovely lady. Tina provided updates on the ocean and whale activity, current events in the Kona area and was most helpful with any of our needs while at the home.

                                                              Mission accomplished - we all now have many special memories that we can share with each other for many years to come. Thank you to the owners for sharing their piece of paradise with so many of us. We will definitely be back.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Aloha Verna - Mahalo for the lovely review. You were a pleasure to work with in setting up your reservation and you clearly captured the feeling that we hope our guests have when staying with us. You are a part of our ohana and we would welcome your return and hope that it will be possible.

                                                              Aloha pumehan


                                                              A Little Bit of Heaven

                                                              Larry H.Flat Rock, NC

                                                              My wife and I recently turned 75 and invited the family to celebrate with us in the plantation house for 8 fabulous days. It was our second stay at the plantation house and definitely will not be the last! The house is beautiful in the traditional Hawaiian style and the property is amazing with a private spit of land jutting into the ocean nestled between 2 small beaches. No one can sit on that lanai, watch the whales and dolphins go by, listen to the surf roll in, see the spectacular sunsets, and have any negative thoughts in their mind! The house is furnished exceptionally well. Our son-in-law couldn't believe it when we pulled out a French press coffee maker...his greatly preferred way to make coffee. We ate out at some wonderful restaurants nearby but also made good use of the well-stocked kitchen and nice propane grill that was available. The house is designed to allow for a pleasant breeze to flow though every room, which makes it impossible to have a case of insomnia. In the game storage bin, the grandchildren found croquette and badminton sets to play with along with all the equipment necessary for snorkeling. There is no need to bring any casual reading material as the house is a small library of books of fiction, history, and nature! Add to all of this two amazing Ladies; Valerie, who manages the reservations and finances, and Tina, who lives adjacent to the property and looks after the house and grounds, making sure your every need is taken care of without you having to ask. I really hesitated to write this review because I almost don't want a lot of people to find this gem and have it unavailable when I want it *smile*.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We loved having you and your brood back, Larry, and look forward to welcoming you back again and again. Thank you for these thoughtful and glowing comments. They are very much appreciated. It is because of people like you that Tina and I love our jobs.

                                                              Pure Paradise!

                                                              Kelly G.Southern California

                                                              My husband and I booked this property for our wedding in February. The photos do not do the houses or the property justice. We booked both the plantation house and the beach cottage for 7 nights. Both houses are exceptional! There is so much character in each and it truly feels like being at home. The kitchen were well stocked, the beds were very comfortable, and the houses were so clean. We enjoyed making breakfast everyday and enjoying it out on the lanai as well as cocktails at sunset. There is nothing better than falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean right outside your window. Plus, the little lagoon on the property was excellent for snorkeling and visiting with the resident sea turtles!

                                                              The property manager Valerie is excellent with email contact and the on-site manager, Tina, is absolutely wonderful. We had a little trouble with the automatic gates, but Tina was very quick to assist with the problems. It probably had a lot to do with several vendors and guests coming and going on the day of the wedding.

                                                              The property is walking distance into town and there are several amazing restaurants in the area.

                                                              I can honestly say that we will book this property for EVERY stay in Kona and would not hesitate to recommend it to everyone traveling to the Kona area on the Big Island.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for this review --- we loved having you as guests and look forward to your return....just say the word! Many of our guests are repeaters and we are happy to have you join the ohana (family). ALOHA

                                                              PS: Since you were with us we have installed new gates and they seem to have eliminated the problems that you experienced. We regret the inconvenience.

                                                              We have not come down from the cloud yet

                                                              Penelope & Daniel K.Gold Coast (OOL)

                                                              We have not come down from the cloud yet, despite being back into our daily routine at home.

                                                              We truly had a memorable family holiday, enjoying the lovely house and grounds, and the perfect weather and surrounds.

                                                              Tina was marvellous and made us very welcome and we felt secure with her and the 2 ‘guard dogs’!


                                                              Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

                                                              Many of our guests come armed with a list of things to do - and the choices are endless - but end up having a hard time tearing themselves away from the peace and beauty of resting by the ocean in a hammock with a cool drink and a good book! Our website has many suggestions for water sports, volcano visits, fern forest hikes, horseback riding....you get the idea!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              There is a surcharge levied for occupancy by more than 8 guests. We do not charge "seasonal" rates but there is a surcharge for stays that include Ironman Triathlon, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Once booking is accepted we contact you with information about payment of taxes (14.417%) and cleaning fee (basic fee is $500+4.167% tax) Transit Accommodation Tax Identification Number: 30448008-01

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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 446099vb