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John and Linda McCluskey

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront, BigWave Penthouse-1,200 sf- Fast Free WiFi, Absolutely Stunning view

58 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Kona Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, With Panoramic Ocean Views, Gourmet Kitchen and a Huge Lanai.

*** For more details and more pictures, go to our website at BIGWAVEHAWAII COM***

The Big Wave Penthouse is arguably in the best location on the Big Island. Consider this:

• Facing west, you're guaranteed a front-row seat every evening to a spectacular and colorful sunset. You'll think you're on a (very stable) cruise ship.

• You're literally feet from the ocean. Construction setback rules now preclude this for new developments.

• There are only 12 condo units per building and there are acres of greenbelt between and around them.

• You're well removed from Alii Drive, the busy main access road to all Kailua-Kona ocean-front properties.

• You'll be away from other developments. The Keauhou Surf and Racket Club is bordered on the north by Kahalu'u Beach and on the south and east by a golf course. Because of this low density, traffic within and around the complex is very light. And it's quiet.

• You'll be on the top floor, in a corner unit. Only the top floor units have soaring, 20-foot vaulted ceilings, very large lanais and sweeping ocean views.

• You're within walking distance of the Keauhou Shopping Center where you can find a grocery store, several fine restaurants and shops of many kinds.

NOTE: THE POOL WILL BE CLOSED FROM AUGUST 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30 FOR RENOVATIONS. GUESTS MAY USE THE KONA COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER, 75-5530 KUAKINI HWY.

HI Tax ID: W50856555-01

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John and Linda McCluskey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John and Linda McCluskey

We've been frequent travelers to the Big Island, our favorite destination, and we've stayed in many houses and condos, but when we saw the Big Wave Penthouse we knew we would never see a better, more lovely place and knew we had to buy it. We hope you'll share this beautiful home with us and enjoy a bit of true Hawaii aloha spirit.

John and Linda McCluskey purchased this condo in 2012

Why John and Linda McCluskey chose Kona Coast

The oceanfront view is incredible and we were impressed by the condo's location, in a gorgeous, impeccably landscaped, 14 acre sanctuary. Hawaiian royalty used to live on the grounds; they knew where the best location on the Big Island was.

It's close to everything but the property is tranquil, quiet and peaceful.

What makes this condo unique

This a very large home. Including the lanai, there's nearly 1500 sq. ft. of living space. The wide-open floor plan and soaring, 20' ceilings makes it seem even larger.

Original Hawaiian art is displayed and 50's period furniture from well-know designers such as Paul Frankl, Paul McCobb and Heywood Wakefield is both beautiful and comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us. It was everything we wanted and more. Beautiful sunsets and such a joy to hear the ocean waves, birds singing and seeing the whales!!! Mahalo!
Feb 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 58 traveler reviews

Oceanfront, BigWave Penthouse-1,200 sf- Fast Free WiFi, Absolutely Stunning view
average rating of 4.87931 based on 59 reviews
El Paso, TX
5

Best place and hosts ever!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we made contact with John, we felt comfortable with him. He was easy and fun to talk to, and we knew right away we had made the right choice in the Big Wave for our 10 day vacation. John stayed in touch with us prior to our arrival and throughout our stay answering our last minute questions and sending us emails (with links) of his personal restaurant recommendations, tips on where to shop, snorkel, etc., and even checking to see if there was anything more they could do to make our stay more pleasant. But he and Linda had already thought of everything and more! Upon our arrival, we found a personal note congratulating us on our anniversary and a chilled bottle of wine and glasses in the refrigerator.

And the Big Wave Penthouse? It is spectacular! As we opened the door, we were struck with an awesome sense of space and beauty. The vaulted ceilings and wrap-around lanai framed by the ocean is breathtaking! The entire penthouse is updated and exquisitely decorated from the furnishings and lighting to the eclectic artwork. John and Linda's attention to detail really makes it feel like home...cute KONA hat rack, fun dishes, wine cooler, lamps and candles on the lanai, etc. We started every morning on the lanai with coffee and fresh fruit on the blue glass fish plates and ended every evening on the lanai with candlelight and wine.

As for practical aspects, everything was perfect: comfortable bed, nice size shower with great shower head, plenty of closet space, and fully appointed kitchen with everything one could possibly need, including some basics in the pantry. A Weber grill is just steps away from the edge of the parking lot. Wifi is excellent! Although John's laptop and printer are available for guests' use, we were able to print our boarding passes from our iPad. There are fans in every room and by following John's "steps for keeping cool" we were quite comfortable. Nights are very cool with all the doors and windows open. We fell asleep to the sounds and breezes from the ocean and slept like babies!

We have traveled quite a bit (this was our 3rd trip to Hawaii in 6 years), and we rank this as our best trip ever. The Big Wave is a paradise, and John and Linda are consummate hosts. Their aloha spirit made us feel like the Big Wave was our home for ten magical days. We look forward to our return. Mahalo, John and Linda, for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time at "The Big Wave". It was everything we expected: clean, quiet, convenient, and welcoming. Beautiful sunsets! Thank you so much. We are grateful to have such wonderful memories of our family vacation - felt like home!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has a perfect, quiet location and is exactly as pictured with stunning views, ocean breezes and waves crashing. The owners of thought of a ton of details to make our vacation special and answered questions promptly. The location was central to hiking trails, snorkeling and swimming beaches but away from the zoo atmosphere of big hotels in downtown Kona. Thank you John and Linda for sharing your beautiful home and your knowledge of the island with us. The second my husband walked through the door he said, "I could stay here every year." and when we walked out, "This place is great!"

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We'll definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the property - the panoramic views and vaulted ceilings make the place feel huge & open - we truly felt at home!

They've thought of everything you might possibly need - my favorite discovery was finding a foam roller in the closet after a long hike, after wishing I'd brought my own.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • 5 of 5

John and Linda have the most perfect Hawaiin home.

If you are looking for a clean, comfy, safe retreat, then you have found the perfect holiday location!!!

Your hosts are most knowledgeable and kind. My husband and I have travelled all over the world in some very nice hotels, and we would defiantly recommend this vacation home to travellers!! A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Well done John and Linda!!!

Thank you for a holiday we will both remember forever!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

"Next time!"

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to the island of Hawaii. Barely scratched the surface of its offerings. This condo made an excellent base camp- quiet, spacious and well appointed. Nice kitchen, with wine fridge as well. WiFi, TV, DVD player. Far from the madding crowd in the center of Kona. Beautiful view to the west on the breezy lanai. The sunsets will make you happy to be alive.

You could easily take all your meals in if you so chose. We took breakfast in, packed lunch, as we went out early every day to one activity or another. Had dinner in a couple of nights as well. I recommend you shop at Island Naturals Market and Deli just before you enter town (Yes, Costco is cheaper, but unless you really need Costco sized quantities of staples, you're going to throw out a lot of it). It's hippie, funky, but the food is good (try the local Cathee's tortilla chips, and their own organic salsa!)

We spent the entire 5 day vacation saying to each other of the things we DIDN'T have a chance to see or do, "Next time!" And we could see staying here to do so.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love reviews like this because the guest gives an insight on something we missed. In emails to guests, we suggest stopping at Costco on the way from the airport to the Big Wave but if you're just two people staying for 5 nights - like this guest - you're likely to end up throwing away a portion of Costco's mega-quantity offerings. Her suggestion to shop at the Island Naturals Market and Deli was spot on.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kailua-Kona Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Kukio Makai Beach Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Kahalu'u Beach
Car: necessary

The Big Wave Penthouse celebrates early Hawaiian style throughout. We've taken care to integrate all the elements of the warm and colorful Hawaiian ethos in every aspect of the layout and design.

Life in Hawaii revolves around the water and the beautiful Pacific Ocean is front and center and visible from nearly all the areas of the penthouse. Soaring 20-foot foot ceilings, massive sliding glass doors and floor-to ceiling windows blur the distinction between inside and outside..

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Rates & Availability

Keauhou Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer prime
Jun 15 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Ironman 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$390
 
 
Winter prime
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,765
Flat fee
 
 
Summer prime 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
Ironman 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$390
 
 
Winter prime 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$239
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage waiver $59
Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 13.43%

Special rate: if you see 5 days or less BETWEEN existing reservations. Email those dates for a SPECIAL quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kona Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Master bath has granite vanity surface and tile floor Guest bath has tile floor and tub/shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has 1 King bed and an ensuite, full bath Guest bedroom has 1 Queen bed and an ensuite full bath with tub. Convertible sofa expands to queen-size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
Wine cooler for red and white wines

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