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Enjoy our private home and easy access to the Big Island's Best Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/3 bath private home with lovely garden, decks and screened lanai

Our 3 bed/3 bath home is ten to fifteen minutes from the Big Island's very best beaches. You'll find inviting indoor and outdoor spaces, a view of the Kohala Mountains, and dramatic colors at sunset. Maui (Haleakula) can often be seen looming above the horizon.

A wonderful floor plan for couples or families, the main house has 2 bedrooms, with queen beds. Bedrooms each with private bath, are located on opposite sides of the house. Pocket doors allow each bedroom/bath to be closed off for privacy. The master bedroom opens to a covered lanai. The other bedroom opens to the wrap-around deck. A third bedroom with king bed is located in a separate studio across the breezeway and includes full bathroom, kitchenette, sofa and large flat screen TV.

Along with new bamboo and tile flooring, and a pleasant color palette, you'll enjoy contemporary comfortable furnishings. Open floor plan includes kitchen, indoor dining and living area opening to screened lanai with dining set. The living room is furnished with very comfortable newer leather sectional sofa. There is a 42" flat screen TV with satellite, DVD and DVR. And of course Wi-Fi.

Towels and bed linens are newer and good quality. Beds are quite comfortable. You'll find beach towels, chairs, thermos bags, newer snorkel sets, and boogie boards. We also have a high chair and pack n' play stored in the garage.

Our kitchen, with breakfast bar, is fully equipped with coffee maker, electric tea kettle, toaster oven, blender, mini food processor, microwave, cookware and dishes, and glassware. The fridge has an ice maker. Newer gas BBQ is right outside the screened lanai. Washer and dryer are located in the adjacent garage.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, our home is a peaceful private oasis. Covered breezeway, two shaded lanais and wrap around deck contribute to the charming indoor/outdoor character of our home. Lounge chairs and built in bench seating are on the deck for your enjoyment. The garden is quite pretty with palms, plumeria, avocado trees. and flowering hibiscus surrounding the lawn.

Ceiling fans, a solar attic fan and good cross ventilation keep our home comfortable. Due to it's high elevation, mornings and evenings tend to be cool and comfortable.

Waikoloa Village has a full service grocery store with bakery, sushi counter and deli. There's also a gas station, coffee shop and a few restaurants. The community offers a pool, golf, tennis and riding stables. All are less than 5 minutes drive from the house.

The Waikoloa community pool includes both a very large pool for lap swimming and a large shallow kiddie pool. There are lounge chairs, a shaded area, showers, and restroom facilities.

The Kohala Coast resorts, all about 10-20 minutes drive time, offer a myriad of shopping and restaurant options. At the closest, the Waikoloa Beach Resort, you'll find the King and Queen Shops with boutiques, art galleries and a wide range of dining options. In the early evening, enjoy Hawaiian music and hula. Or skip the shops, and head out to our personal favorite, Lava Lava Beach Club at A-bay (Anaeho'omalu), for the fantastic ocean front atmosphere. Happy hour is from 3-5pm and at sunset the tikis are lit, and the live music starts. It just doesn't get any better.

Vacation like a local, take advantage of the Big Island's best beaches and other resort amenities for a fraction of the cost.

You'll find driving in our area to be a breeze, roads are great and there's never any traffic. Going to the beach you'll enjoy dramatic views of the coast and Mauna Kea and the Kohala mountains.

Centrally located, Waikoloa Village is a great home base for exploring all that the Big Island has to offer. Going north past the beaches you'll find Kawaihae Harbor with a few local restaurants and a great little place to buy fresh fish. Continue up the Kohala Coast to explore the old plantation towns of Hawi and Kapa'a. The Pololu Valley look-out is the end of the road and well worth the drive.

Kona airport is about 35 minutes to the south with Costco close-by. Kailua Kona town is another 10 minutes further south.

Waimea town, Parker Ranch and great Saturday Farmers' Markets are about 20 minutes away.

For further exploring, Saddle Road is about 10 minutes away. Taking the new Saddle Road, it's about an hour to the Mauna Kea Visitor Center and about 1.5 hours to Hilo. Volcanos National Park is under 2 hours away.

More Details

Jane Simon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Jane Simon

After working in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years, we retired to the Big Island in 2010 to pursue our dreams. We raise sheep and grow veggies and fruit on a small farm on the Hamakua Coast just north of Hilo.

We live here, and so appreciate all the Big Island has to offer, we're pleased to share information about all the fantastic places to explore.

After purchasing our home, we made substantial improvements before listing it as a vacation rental. We manage the property ourselves and take pride in offering a lovely home for our guests. As travelers, we've stayed in vacation rentals, with varied levels of satisfaction. Based on our experiences, we've tried to ensure we've furnished our home for a comfortable and pleasurable stay. We're very pleased with the feedback we're receiving as well as the repeat bookings.

We hope you'll enjoy spending time at our Waikoloa Village vacation home as much as we do.

Jane Simon purchased this house in 2012

Why Jane Simon chose Waikoloa Village

We purchased our Waikoloa Village vacation home because of it's wonderful year round weather and proximity to our favorite Kohala Coast beaches. We enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters, snorkeling among sea turtles, tropical fish and colorful coral reefs. Picnicing, lounging and reading on the beach all come in a close second.

We're drawn to the home's inviting indoor/outdoor spaces. At day's end, we're on the lanai with cool drinks in hand watching the sunset colors unfold. We enjoy the mature tropical landscaping with palms, plumeria and avocado and banana.

We like having a house rather than a condominium. The location on a quiet cul-de-sac feels private. Our neighbors are full time residents. While our home is located only 35 minutes north of the Kona airport and Costco, we appreciate being away from the congestion of Kailua-Kona.

What makes this house unique

Why stay in a condo when you can rent a private home? The mature landscaping and location on a quiet cul-de-sac make for a private feel. You'll find an open floor plan with newer (2012) bamboo and tile flooring. New leather sectional, screened lanai and nice outdoor furnishings

Splendid view of the Kohala Mountains and dramatic colors at sunset. Maui can often be seen looming above the horizon

Swim and snorkel the best beaches, explore the charming Kohala Coast plantation towns, and enjoy all the Big Island has to offer at a fraction of the cost.


Waikoloa Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in studio
  • Three bathrooms. Main house includes two spacious bathrooms, studio has an additional bathroom with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nicely furnished with patio doors opening to covered lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , nicely furnished, patio doors open to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , kitchenette, large flat screen TV, sofa and bath w/ shower
  • Total 3 bedrooms. The house has two bedrooms, located on opposite sides of the great room. Each bedroom is a separate suite with spacious bathroom and outdoor access. The third bedroom is a studio with kitchenette and bath furnished with king bed, flat screen TV and sofa Is a few steps from the house.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
While there is no AC, our home is quite comfortable temperature wise. Mornings and evenings tend to be cooler due to our high elevation. Good cross ventilation, remote controlled ceiling fans and a solar attic fan all work to keep the home comfortable.


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Enjoy our private home and easy access to the Big Island's Best Beaches
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Two Harbors, Mn


  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our five week stay on the Big Island. The location was ideal for going back and forth to various parts of the Island. So quiet and peaceful. Mahola, Jane and Margaret. We love it here!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburg, KS

Comfortable, Convenient, Peaceful Aloha!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent! You will arrive and effortlessly feel at home. Jane has carefully prepared guides and basic snorkel equipment. You can be enjoying the Big Island immediately. You can even arrive hungry. When we came the kitchen had some basic food items, rice, bread, pasta. This was very helpful for that first night. The house feels cared for and full of aloha! Jane is prompt in all of her communication and we were able to focus fully on our vacation. All I can say now is, Hana Hou!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value for a nice quiet family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Waikoloa over the winter break. The house is perfect for a family of four with two younger kids (ours are 10 and six, and had no problem sharing the queen bed in the second room). The house is well-stocked, very clean, and has a spacious yard and deck. It's a great location for the northern beaches, and not too long of a drive to get to Kona. Overall, it's the perfect house for the money.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful bases for exploring Big Island

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, spacious, well-equipped house in quiet residential area of Waikoloa Village. Ideal location for access to both west and east coasts. Owners were responsive and helpful and it's a nice bonus that the property has boogie boards etc that kids can borrow.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome, we all loved this place

  • 5 of 5

The house is great, everything you could possibly want!

We traveled as 2 couples, and the floor plan is perfect for this: each couple had a bedroom (with closet) and a bathroom.

We absolutely loved being able to enjoy our meals on the porch, watch the geckos bask in the sun and listen to the birds sing.

Imagine drinking a cold beer while laying in the hammock browsing the internets! I did that! While the others were preparing the meats on the grill. Yes there is a grill.

As other reviewers already mentioned, the house has everything you need.

The owners were VERY responsive, we texted / emailed each other while on the island, they made us feel comfortable and welcome.

I cannot stress this enough: if ever I'll be on the Big Island again, this is the place I would choose.

If you are reading this review, rest assured - you will love it.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Springs, Nv

Charming Home/Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my family and I have stayed over in Waikoloa. The house is charming, cozy and felt like home away from home. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is there, plus, the neighborhood is very quite. You're just minutes from the beach, local farmers markets and some great eats. We had so much fun staying there and look forward in the future, to coming back again. I would highly recommend this VRBO for your next getaway!!


  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pueo's Italian Restaurant, Waikoloa Highland Ctr
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Waikoloa Village Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pueo's Italian Restaurant, Waikoloa Highland Ctr
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
A-Bay (Anaehoomalu Beach) in Waikoloa Resort
Car: necessary

Ideal for longer stays, our home is in Waikoloa Village, just 10-15 minutes from the Big Island's best sandy beaches. Waikoloa Village has a full service grocery store, bank and gas station. There is a community pool and golf course. Additional shopping and dining options can be found at the Waikoloa Resort, just 10 minutes away. Further north you'll find gorgeous scenery and the charming old sugar plantation towns of Hawi and Kapa'au. Waimea, an old cattle ranching town, is 20 minutes away, offering fine dining restaurants and unique shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

The above rates apply to the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home. A separate studio is available for $75 per night. Please contact the owner directly to reserve the studio. Discounted rates for stays over 7 days may be available and a separate cleaning and security will apply as well.

Late check-out maybe arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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