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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 9 nights


About the property

Heated Private Pool! 2 miles from town! Sunsets! Designer Decorated!

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! Air Conditioning!

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 its 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, and an extra cot if needed (please ask us for this before your stay). It has most appliances you could want. The back of this house overlooks the ocean and is very private. The front overlooks the mountains. Air Conditioning is in all the bedrooms and will be provided in the main living area beginning July of 2017.

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.

More Details

Jacob and Laurie Teitelbaum
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 and toys. 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. This 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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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
  • 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. There is an extra cot available if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We care so much about our guest's delight and hope it exceeds their expectations.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.870968 based on 63 reviews

Luxury! Magnificent! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home is awesome! The ocean views are spectacular! My family of 5 - including me and my husband, our 2 young adult sons (ages 24 and 21) and our teenage daughter (age 15), totally enjoyed our stay at the Crystal House. It was perfect for having great family time! There was enough room for us to spread out and have alone time - with a deck off the Master Bedroom when I wanted to read alone, and a deck off the garden bedrooms when the young adults wanted privacy for phone calls. We had such great family moments - playing family games of basketball in the pool; games of scrabble on the lanai; and having conversations in the hot tub. The kitchen has everything that you need! Most importantly, the house is so convenient for activities in Kona - just a short drive to the airport, to dining, for jet skiing and water activities. We had an awesome time!!!

Also, the owners provide so much information before you arrive which is very useful for planning your visit to Kona.

Highly Recommended!!!! Thanks, Laurie and Jacob, for sharing your home in paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your thoughtful review! We welcome you back anytime! We enjoyed having you! Many thanks again! Laurie
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Wonderful place to stay. All of us - grandparents, parents and children had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was even better than the photos. The owner's information packet was very helpful. We spent most of our time when we were at the house and not sleeping on the deck enjoying the quiet, the breezes and the view. The pool was a big hit with all. Very nice to come back to after our snorkeling and sightseeing. The house is very well taken care of. It had everything we needed. We all highly recommend a stay at the Crystal House!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was great. It had a great view and was located close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving this nice review! We welcome you back anytime. Aloha from Kona, Laurie
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Stunning home with all the amenities we needed to enjoy the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our time at the Crystal House - even though the Big Island has so much to explore and we spent our days attempting to see as much as possible, it was wonderful to have a refuge like the Crystal House to return to each night as opposed to a hotel room. We absolutely would stay again. Our family includes an 18-month old and a 5-year old and it was so great to have all the equipment needed to deal with them at our fingertips (pack and play, high chair, tons of toys, a whole play area set up in the garage, etc.). The deck/pool/hot tub/grounds are stunning and we very much enjoyed taking a refreshing dip every night after long days of adventures across the island. The location is great for convenience to airport, downtown Kailua-Kona, grocery stores and just about everything else on the Kona side of the island. The house itself is beautifully decorated and inviting in every feels like home after just a short time. The master suite is top-notch and the extra bedrooms are perfect if you have a bigger crew. Our only complaint is that our 5 days went way too fast.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Kona rental I've ever booked!

  • 5 of 5

We frequently travel to Kona and rent vacation houses. This property is by far the best we have EVER stayed at. Normally we book oceanfront rentals but those tend to be overpriced and have not been as well maintained or provide as much as this place. The ocean sunset view, pool, jacuzzi was a tranquil break from spending days at the beach! Location is perfect and close to everything. Laurie was easy to contact before arrival. I was concerned about my toddler with the pool and she responded she would buy a swim vest. Sure enough it was there when we arrived! We found they live next door, which is great for quick action to anything you need, we didn't and doubt you will. But also note that other than running into Laurie because we showed up an hour early (my fault - got check in time wrong. When my 11 yr old daughter exclaimed "Your home is so beautiful! It's sooo awesome!" Laurie responded "Well it's your home now" with a loving smile. No sign of being annoyed at our early arrival) they respected our privacy - even with entertaining several unexpected family gatherings that got a bit noisy (!), they did not come by or complain.


*Check in first before heading to the store! We bought many unnecessary items that were already provided (spices, pool floaties, etc.) or left by previous renters in the fridge (dressing, jelly, condiments, etc.)

*READ THE BINDER - we almost called the owners on little things like hot water issue or controlling the jacuzzi. Everything you need to know is in there, plus a TON of great info on things to do in Kona.


*This place is STOCKED with everything you need and more! Especially loved the games, books, movies and kids play space with toys in the converted garage. Even had items for infants like highchair, pack n play and toddler bed. Air mattresses, pump. Just ask if they have what you may need.


* Comfortable beds!

* Great floorplan for large gathering or private retreat spots.

* Interior and exterior decor is beautiful! Property is clean and well maintained.


* Master bedroom has a peak through cut out window space open to the hall below that lessens privacy and temp regulation of the room a/c. Didn't bother us any but just noting it. There may be a solution to block it if you ask.

* I wish we stayed longer than 5 days! With wedding events, then hosting gatherings there, we should have stayed a few more days to really relax and enjoy the place in low key vacation mode.

Thank you Laurie!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for this review. Very appreciated! Your family was incredibly sweet to deal with. We hope to see you again. Xox. :: ))))
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Amazing Property and Views

  • 5 of 5

We loved returning here to this oasis. Stayed her three years ago and wouldn't have dreamed about going anywhere else. Laurie is so kind and caring. Every detail you could possibly want or need is at your disposal. Hate to leave the peacfulness of the neighborhood. Thank you again Laurie and Jacob!!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Several in downtown Kailua Kona
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 outdoor hot tub plus a jacuzzi in the master bath, 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 master 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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Iron Man 2017
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 18 2017
9 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
5 night minimum stay
Ironman 2018
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 15 2018
9 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Oct 16 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Note: We can offer 10% off for 3 week rentals. Remind us of this option.

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. Sorry but we CANNOT OFFER LATE CHECK-OUTS. We have tried to accommodate guests with this but 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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