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Jacob and Laurie Teitelbaum

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Don't miss this one! LUXURY! Magnificent Sunset Ocean views, POOL/HOT TUB, KONA

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights

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Kailua-Kona House Rental Photos and Description

Heated Private Pool! Close-in Kailua-Kona! Sunsets! Designer Decorated! WiFi!

This luxury home has direct ocean views from the living room, the dining room, the kitchen and the master bedroom! You can hear the surf from your bed at night!

This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath private luxury home with a panoramic (sunset) view of the Ocean. This is not an 'ohana' (or in-law suite) associated with another house as some of them are. This is a separate house on it's own separate lot. This house has a private solar-heated pool…a hot tub with an ocean view…a printer, WiFi, and is a 5 minute drive to the main shopping and restaurant district in town and also to the closest beaches. The house has an extensive video collection of 'favorite' DVD movies (including children's movies), and has some toys, a high chair and Graco Pac n Play for children. It has most appliances you could want. The back of this house overlooks the ocean and is very private. The front overlooks the mountains.

We call this house the 'Crystal House' because of the crystals found in the foyer and scattered around the yard.

The house is in Kailua-Kona about 2 miles south of the main part of town with many restaurants and shops. Kailua-Kona is the main tourist spot on The Big Island. It is on the sunny side of the island (as opposed to Hilo which is on the rainy side). It is 80-85 degrees and sunny almost every day of the year in Kona. Kailua-Kona is on the coastline of the island. The Big Island is a magical place to visit. It's easier to understand this magic once you come, since a lot of this has to do with the 'feeling' many people get while on the island.

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jacob and Laurie Teitelbaum (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jacob and Laurie Teitelbaum

Jacob and Laurie love living on the Big Island and sharing it with others through rentals. We love providing you with the best of the best. We also love helping you plan your stay! Feel free to write us at any time for recommendations!

Jacob and Laurie Teitelbaum purchased this house in 2005

Why Jacob and Laurie Teitelbaum chose Kona Coast

This is a luxury home is close-in ( 2 miles) into the main tourist area of Kona, it has a private heated pool, outstanding ocean views from the living room, dining room, the lanai, and the master bedroom, an outdoor jacuzzi with an ocean view and a jacuzzi bathtub in the master bathroom. It is close into Kailua-Kona town, which is the main area people like to vacation on the Big Island. The home has many amenities for all. This house has amenities for the kids such as a video library (with adult and kid movies), a high chair and a Graco pac n play. We provide a nice list of favorite things to do on your vacation (many guests have told us they use only this list and are thrilled with their vacation!). This home provides an abundance of everything you would need. Don't miss our many great reviews!

What makes this house unique

This house is a private home with a private solar heated pool. Tis is not an "ohana" attached to another house, as some are. It is beautiful, very comfortable and extremely quiet. It is about a two mile drive to Kailua-Kona town and has luxuries such as a hot tub, and you can hear the surf from your bed at night! Baby items and toys included!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greetings Potential Guests! This is a new rental property so there are no rental reviews available yet. We look forward to some positive reviews in the near future!

Thank you. Jacob and Laurie
Mar 2013
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based on 42 traveler reviews

Don't miss this one! LUXURY! Magnificent Sunset Ocean views, POOL/HOT TUB, KONA
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 43 reviews

A beautiful property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Crystal House for a total of 9 nights(Me, wife and 2 daughters ages 11 and 13). We were so glad we did! If you're thinking of staying in the Kailua-Kona area look no further! This place was great. It was in a great location--we were able to see all parts of the island easily from here. The Crystal House is no more than 1.5 hours from anywhere on the island. It's close to great restaurants, shops, snorkeling beaches, Walmart, Costco, etc. The house is just as the pictures portray and the view of the ocean is amazing. One of our favorite things to do was to get up early and have our coffee out on the lanai and watch that ocean view. It never got old! Having the heated pool was truly a great feature. This was my 6th rental property from VRBO and this one was stocked the best for everything you could possibly need. We loved that the owners put together a very extensive folder of helpful information regarding the island and local tours. An FYI, there are only window A/C in each of the bedrooms so the rest of the house can get warm even with all the windows and sliders open. It was my understanding this is how most of the homes are in Hawaii. We also loved using the Sonos that was at the house, now we plan on buying one! Make sure you do the horseback riding in Waipio Valley, Flumin' Kohala, snorkeling at 'Two Steps', and a beach day at Manini'owali Beach. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!! Felt like home!!

  • 5 of 5

The Crystal House was such a warmth place to stay on a vacation. Very relaxing! Nice overlook to the ocean and watching the sunset from the house was amazing! Most of the accommodation you need is provided. Felt like home! Peaceful and private! We loved swimming in the pool and jumping in the jacuzzi after. Cool breeze coming in as we eat breakfast outside the dining area. It was exquisite! So glad to find this wonderful place on the Kona side. Near the beach and restaurants down by the Ali'i Dr. Would love to go back to this house again when we visit Big Island! Laurie is quick to respond on emails. We enjoyed our stay! Thank you so much for making our vacation at home!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kuesnacht, Switzerland

Our familiy inclusive our boys (7 and 10) had a wonderful time. We'd love to come again.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 weeks in this wonderful house. The house matched all descriptions and everything worked very well. We felt at home immediately after arriving and found a very clean and best equipped house at our disposel.

Our boys loved the pool and had their first swim usually before breakfast. The parents enjoyed the quite neighborhood, the birds singing in the morning, the spectacular view and the sunsets.

The location is very good and close to town, the beaches and to all island trips we made.

What made the stay even better, where our hosts. All our questions to Laurie were replied immediately and we all felt support was there if necessary.

We would not hesitate to stay again in this wonderful house.

Andreas and Gabi from Switzerland

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival at the Crystal House we where taken back by the beauty and the surrounding property of the house. and the view? I simply cannot touch upon the view you just have to see it for yourself! When my wife and I started searching for a house in Kona to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary with friends we wanted to find a place that would accommodate everyone and for me had that wow factor. and we found that with the Crystal House! and for us it was like hitting the lottery. it was everything promised and more. the master bedroom was so comfortable we hated getting up everyday! every thing was first class! Jacob and Laurie Teitelbaum know how to treat their guests. A+ The Crystal House is the very definition of heaven on earth.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week here for our honeymoon and it was so relaxing and picture perfect! If you are planning to stay in Kona, you must stay here! The house is in such a convenient location, just a few minutes from the downtown area and the views are just breathtaking. We spent every morning and evening on the patio overlooking the ocean. I want to go back already!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stuttgart, Germany

the land and the people are wonderful. the house, we rented, is an old one. must be renoveld.

  • 2 of 5

the house wasn't clean. After discuss, the owner ordered cleaning. all the other Things in the kitchen, also bathroom , wirl-pool, etc. wasn't in good Situation.

Sorry, this house must berenoveled!

Greetings Ernst Nagel,

We stayed 2 month, April-May 2016

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is very disappointing to read as we went overboard trying to please this couple. The house is in close-in Kailua-Kona. To get this prime area, the houses are about 20 years. We have fabulous cleaners and have the house Deep Cleaned every 3 months. We had the house Deep Cleaned immediately again when they complained, and they told us they loved the results. The master bath has been renovated. The whirlpool is fabulous. The outdoor hot tub is a year old. The house is very beautiful in most people's opinions with exquisite art, asian antiques, new carpeting, and new paint. The kitchen is in good shape with appliances less than 5 years old. There are times people cannot be happy despite our best efforts and sincere care to please our guests.
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Island Lava Java
White Sands Beach Park
"A quiet beach close to the house. "
Kahaluu Beach Park
"Lively beach with food, drink, and the best snorkeling on the island! Close by the house!"
Frenchman's Cafe
"Fabulous French Food with an Authentic French Chef! Breakfast and Lunch Only. "
Lava Lava Beach Club
"Fun!! Do this!"
Pololu Valley
"A great hike to a black sand beach and more! Bring water. Don't hike down if it's raining bu..."
The Coffee Shack
"Outstanding View! Great Food! Must do!"
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
"Gorgeous MUST-DO!"
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
"Go to Hawi airport to see the volcano! Fun!"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 11/ 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jackie Rey's
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
White Sands
Car: recommended

Getting around the Big Island is very simple since there is (pretty much) one highway going around the whole island. Check out the map of the island included in our photos. It's an excellent idea to get the book 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed' before your visit.

SIMPLE BIG ISLAND VACATION PLAN OF MUST DO's: (see more details below)

1. Have Breakfast and coffee at Lava Java downtown 75-5799 Alii Drive- 327-2161 You may want to start every morning this way... Our # 1 'MUST DO'.

2. Lunch at The Coffee Shack. The view is 'wow'. (11 miles south on highway 11. (808) 328-9555)

3. Go to Huggo's for a fantastic dinner and view of the ocean followed by Huggo's on the Rocks (next door). downtown Kailua-Kona. . 808 329-1493. Needs reservation for Huggo's. Alii Drive, right of Royal Kona Resort.

4. Have Drinks at The Kona Inn- downtown on the water- Go for the view and the Mai Tai's. 75-5744 Alii Dr, 329-4010

5. Go to Hawi and eat at the Bamboo Restaurant for a very Hawaiian experience. Shop Hawi then go to Polulu Point (see more below).

6. Go Zip-Lining near Hawi!

7. Do the Sea Quest snorkeling and Cave trip boat tour with Captain Liam (2 miles from the house).

8. Drive to Volcano National Park (dont miss the Chain of Craters Road) and have lunch at Cafe Ono.

9. Drive to Hilo and see the Botanical Gardens, see Akaka Falls and eat at the 50's restaurant on the way.

10. Have a Lava Flow and snorkel at Kahalu'u Beach (2 miles away from the house, best snorkeling on island) and/or spend a day at (the more lush beach) Hapuna Beach, perhaps have lunch at the price Hotel next door- (45 minutes north).

11. Stroll through the Kona Outdoor Market open Wednesdays through Sundays. Downtown Kona next to St Michael's Church.

12. Go to a luau the Royal Kona Luau (2 miles from the house).

13. Check out some traditional Hawaiian take-out food to keep at the house. Kailua Pork gotten at the Kava Bar next to Wasabi's downtown and the 'Dynamite Poke' from Da Poke Shack on a mile away. Also Killer Taco's is a legend in Kona for take out tacos and the famous 'Barnyard Burrito'.

14. Consider para-sailing and Jet-skiing in close by downtown Kailua-Kona.

See below for much much more!

BEST BOOK TO GET: 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed' (the blue book)- hands down.

The house offers a solar heated pool, an infra red sauna, an extensive video collection, and some toys.

We have boogie boards, surf boards, towels, beach chairs, coolers etc etc. Feel free to use anything.

A fantastic WALKING PATH is just up the street- (the Walua trail is 3 blocks up the hill to the right). This is a historic trail where donkeys used to deliver goods to this town. It is a fairly flat trail (hard to find in a hilly town like Kailua-Kona) and if you look you'll see mile markers, so you will know how long you've walked.

The house is close to one of the best snorkeling beaches on the island (Kahalu'u Beach Park), one of the best surfing spots (Lyman's Beach which you can see from the bedroom), 'Magic' Sands Beach (the beach is there... then it's 'not' there!) and Keauhou Bay (that offers many water activities- we love Sea Quest fast boat snorkeling and cave tours 329-7238 and dolphin excurions (see below for much more). In downtown Kona / Alii Drive you can sign up for parasailing, kayaking and jet-skiing.

.....Ask Lauri for the complete list of activities and restaurants- also included in our guest book in the house!


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Iron Man 2016 (10 day minimum)
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
10 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2016-2017
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Ironman 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
10 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Oct 16 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $260
Tax Rate 13.42%

We require 50% of the total due to secure your dates. The remainder is due 90 days prior to arrival. We do not offer a refund after these payments are made. WE CANNOT OFFER LATE CHECK-OUTS. We have tried to accommodate guests with this but the stresses occur with our cleaning crew. KEEP IN MIND that many flights depart Kona later at night and with an 11 AM check-out you may wish to add an additional night. Rates may change without notice and cannot bear changed.

Check-in time is 4 PM and Check -out time is 11 AM.

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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - powder room
  • The house has two full baths and powder room. The master bathroom is luxurious with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. The two guest rooms share a nice bathroom with a shower/bath combination. The powder room is close to the living room/kitchen area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • This house has 3 bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a very comfortable king sized bed, the additional two bedrooms have very comfortable queen sized beds. All three bedrooms have air conditioning units.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We care so much about our guest's delight and hope it exceeds their expectations.

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