|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
Homes Over Kona: Property Description
Enjoy resort living on hillside slopes at a perfect elevation. Each family in their OWN home! Aromatic tropical breezes, spring-like temperatures, and birds singing in this sub-climate are to be sure to tickle your senses. Not too hot, not too cold, Homes Over Kona are located centrally in the historic, quaint, artsy coffee town above Kona called Holualoa. Only 10 min. away, Kona’s shoreline beaches, downtown, and neighboring Captain Cook Town are all very conveniently located.
Homes Over Kona offers several private homes to choose from or rent them all exclusively as shown. Happily fits three generations on the same property without the dramas of being under one roof or squishing each family into a bedroom on a couch or futon. Perfect for a close family vacation without being too stressfully close! =-)
Each building is newly built (2013) and furnished modern-tropical, with an Asian-Hawaiian flair. The main Grandview Hale has the exclusive use of the Private Infinity Edge Pool with Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River. The other homes share the use of the 15' Waterfall Lagoon Pool and Sports Massager Hot Spa.
The pools are all solar heated and designed to feel as if you are sitting in natural Hawaiian waters. Both pools boast deep blue waters to match the Hawaiian oceans and giant lava beds to lay and relax on. The Waterfall Lagoon has a 15 foot waterfall drop that trickles and streams down creating an ambiance that only the sounds of water can offer.
The gardens are abundant with walking paths full of fragrance, proud of our native fauna, colorful plants and sweet smelling lei flowers. Yes, you can even pick and make your own lei. Majestic Monkey Pod trees canopy over the property and provide perfect shade for reading a book or taking a nap in a hammock. Fruit trees are everywhere and you are welcome to pick what you can eat. Fruits on the property include plum, serinam cherries, guava, lychee, mangosteen, rambutan, mango, papaya, star fruit, pomegranate, avocados, coffee, citris, and our secret miracle berry. Guests will also receive a bag of our local Kona coffee that is grown, picked and roasted right here in Holualoa.
Homes Over Kona is a unique property designed to keep you in tune with the aloha spirit of Hawaii. We want to share our air, our fauna, our wildlife. We want to welcome you to our homes.
The largest of the units is the Grandview Hale. 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 comfortably, however up to 4 futons could be set up in the living area (additional fee).
The Grandview is designed with exquisite taste with a focus on Japanese design with local elements of Hawaii. You enter through the 'genkan', a beautifully designed Japanese entry used for the removal of shoes and quiet space prior to entering the main areas. Take a few steps up to the living room or in the opposite direction, step down into the kitchen. From the kitchen you then take a few steps back up into the living room to complete the full circle. This design was inspired by a famous Japanese architect, Tomoe Sugiura.
The living room is grand with a showy 22' media wall and gigantic 70' flat screen HDTV for theater style viewing. TV offers 800 Cable channels including high definition and sports package as well as internet service introducing Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, etc. Complimentary Netflix allows a generous variety of movies. Eucalyptus solid hardwood flooring, ultra-comfortable leather sofas, and high ceilings add to the grandiose living space. A genuine wood koa table centers the formal dining area. Seating up to 8, this dining area is located to the rear of the living room with tall view windows. Large windows found on every wall of this main room. Expansive 8’ sliding glass doors on both sides offer tropical breezes, country views, and a feeling of openness connecting you to the beauties of Hawaii.
The kitchen is without a doubt the center of attention to this home. Curvy custom granite tops represent the flowing hot red magma, walls are tiled with true lava pavers, and floors show true hawaiian river pebbles to the mix of visual delight. Frameless, modern cabinetry design is sleek with automatic features that open the upper doors with a touch of a button. Stainless steel appliances include a double oven, 4 door refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. Top pro 36' Thermador induction cooktop with a telescopic downdraft vent allowing for the most efficient and clean cooking available. The 45' pro sink makes prepping a breeze. A second bar sink placed perfectly for prepping offers a perfect position for the assistance chef. Those who love to cook will appreciate all of these fantastic features. The island granite top is literally a full slab of exotic genuine red granite and sits 5 on the lower portion and another on the higher deck. A separate 42' high bar counter seats an additional 4 persons and has an internet connected HDTV for watching television or 'You Tubing' your favorite recipe. You'll find a complete set of cookware, dishes, and utensils, to complement the host of time-saving appliances: blender, coffeemaker, juicer, rice maker, electric grill, and ice cream maker (to name a few). Even if you love our kitchen, we also provide a BBQ on the patio so you can watch our fabulous sunsets turn to dusk.
The Master Bedroom (king) opens on to the upper lanai via a sliding door offering a grand view over the pool and much of the property offering a quiet place to relax. Also a flat screen TV is available in the master. The connecting master bathroom boasts an open air shower and deep Jacuzzi jet tub sunken floor level like a Japanese Ofuro. The bathing and shower area have large windows to compliment Ofuro in nature, however privacy is enabled with bamboo blinds. Floating cabinets, his & her sinks, private restroom with sliding door, real wood countertops, and pebble laid floors are all components of the fabulous Japanese design.
A second bedroom also opens up to the upper lanai with the same grand view. It has a queen bed with 2 additional windows over looking the center lanai and kitchen area. The third bedroom, also with a queen bed, is fashioned in hot pink and zebra pattern,…perfect for girls or anyone with such a fashionable flair. The fourth bedroom painted in blue has twin bunk beds and reserved for kids,…or at least the young at heart. Each bedroom sleeps 2 persons comfortably.
The hallway bathroom is also designed artistically with mosaics made by sea glass and custom hand blown glass in the shapes of jellyfish. The his and hers vessel sinks and granite countertops are located on separate walls opposite each other and divided from the bathing and restroom area so that bathing individuals can have their privacy as others are getting ready for the day. Let your days drift away in the luxurious jacuzzi jetted deep bath with granite surround and lava tiles.
The Infinity Edge Pool with Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River are for your private usage (the Grandview Hale guests). Upon return from a day at the beach, there is direct access through the main gate that leads to an outdoor hot shower for rinsing off. Over a few step stones and you will find yourself on a large deck and playroom furnished with sofas, chairs and loungers to relax as others enjoy these gorgeous waters. The pool represents Hawaii with it's deep blue oceans, free flowing lava formations, lava beds to lie on, shallow pebble river for young kids to splash in, and best of all, the very large Massager Jetted Hot Spa designed with a custom lounger seat, benches and beds to relax on, and variety of jets, one of which will be perfectly suited for you. All water play is viewed conveniently from both lanais as well as the playroom which is furnished with a large flat HDTV with internet and a restroom for convenience. This private area, reserved only for the Grandview Hale guests is laid out with dotted lines on the pictorial map. Although private, we urge guests to respect the hours of 'open pool' for the sake of the other vacationing guests and neighbors.
Other amenities include a large laundry washer and dryer, beach towels, extra pillows and linens. You can enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet for all of your electronics. Cable TV is offered in 4 separate rooms. The Sports Package is available from the Media Wall in the Living Room, however internet TV is also installed on each for movies, youtube, news, sports, etc. A sports gym only 10 minutes away offers day or short stay passes with full access to their facility. However, there is also a single bench with weights for the quick workout right here on the upper lanai deck.
As mentioned in earlier descriptions, Homes Over Kona offers several private homes to choose from. This particular unit has private use of the Infinity Edge Pool with Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River however, there is a shared 15' Waterfall Lagoon Pool and Sports Massager Hot Spa reserved for the guests of the other 3 units located on a lower terrace and access separated by a gate. All pools are solar heated.
Over 2000 feet of walking paths & country roads to explore, mini lava tubes, and gardens full of Hawaiian fragrance, proud of our native fauna, colorful local plants and sweet smelling lei flowers. Lei making tools & instruction guides to show you how to make your own sweet smelling leis. Fruit trees everywhere welcome you to pick what you can eat. Coffee plants abound, offer you the true feel of coffee land. 1000ft perfect elevation sub climate offers breezes and temperatures specific to this area. You found the best!
These homes were designed by the owners who fell in love with the land and built the homes to represent Hawaii with minimal disturbance to the 2 acres it sits on. The owners careers are in the art, design and event businesses and these attributes are made evident in the homes offered.
The colors, themes, and landscaping to the homes compliment the nature which abounds us. Black and red for lava. Green and browns for nature and deep blues represent our oceans. Genuine stone and woods are used to finish and furnish these homes.
The entertainment areas are just that. The owners specifically designed each area to entertain your senses. TV's are large and lay flat against the walls. Spaces are open to enhance family communication and scenic viewing pleasure.
The owners also have a love for cooking and this is evident in the design of the kitchens (especially with focus on the Grandview Hale). All kitchens are fitted with genuine granite countertops, real wood cabinets, and a true focus on making cooking a convenient experience.
Adventure is what brought these owners to the Big Island and perfection is what made them settle in the town above Kona, Holualoa. The Big Island has the best of everything. Almost every climate is attainable here ranging from snow capped mountain tops to tropical rain forests and hot sandy beaches. The owners love diving, and it doesn't get better than this anywhere else in the islands of Hawaii. Hiking too, is a favorite, and these owners have explored many. They have left a suggestion book with details so that you can find children friendly beaches and trails as well as some of the more challenging ones.
Emily Hill purchased this house in 2005
This is an official Vacation Rental Home.
TAT & GE Hawaii State Tax ID Number & Certificate: W08251157-01 / W76239692-01
This house is unbelievable. We always had something to do here. The pools & hot tub were amazing. - Christina
To Homes Over Kona- Emily...
Mahalo for letting us invade your properties! It was everything we could have imagined and then some! We were all anxious to come back each day and evening after our race knowing we would be able to relax in comfort and enjoy each other's company. Our keiki spend every moment they could in the pools and hot tub!! (FYI: They took 1st place in their race - so coming back afterwards to celebrate was icing on the cake!!) We'd all love to come back again soon!! Will send (email) you come club pics that we took here when we get back. Once again - Mahalonuiloa and until we meet again - Lisa (California)
Mahalo nui loa for letting us stay in your beautiful hale. Our club created many wonderful memories here. Toni (California)
Thank You - Mahalo Nui Loa! Merci! Danke! Such a beautiful home! I cannot wait to see the gardens fill in! It will be amazing! Aloha! Angie & Shepard (CA)
Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful house. I can't wait to come back next year. Alyssa
Fantastic Home & Property! Mahalo Nui Loa for opening your home. What a great place to prepare and then relax after our races! Especially for our keiki's. Aloha!! Paul
Our family, consisting of three generations, stayed at Homes Over Kona for five days. The property is well maintained and landscaped. The homes are clean. By far the Grand View Hale is the best. Our grandkids thoroughly enjoyed the pools. There were a few minor issues but they were immediately taken care of with just a phone call. We even made guacamole with the avocados on the property. I would recommend this property to anyone who is vacationing with a large family. Thank you for your hospitality.
Every few years our entire family (approx 24 people) makes it a point to get together for a family vacation. We have been to Disneyworld, on cruise ships and rental properties in different parts of the country. Recently we stayed at the Homes Over Kona renting the entire property and loved it. The beautiful view and landscape were outstanding. The pools were never empty of swimmers.
From the moment we pulled onto the property we could see that it was a clean and well kept place. All four homes were clean, modern and ready for us to use when we arrived. Cooking for our family in rental properties has been a problem in the past, but not this time. The main house kitchen was large and loaded with cooking utensils and supplies. The other homes on the property also had good kitchens with supplies, but the main house was used most of the time. If the younger children were not in the pool they could be entertained with one of the many flat screen TV's to watch their favorite videos.
On a trip like this packing lightly is important when it comes to air line bag fees. Packing lightly was not an issue for this trip because every home has a new and modern clothes washer and dryer. We could keep our clothes, towels (supplied in each home)and bed liens clean with very little effort.
Even though the house was high up on the hill it was a short distance to Kona and the beaches were the young adults spent most of their time swimming in the ocean.
Now a day's I have become very aware of "scams" of all sorts. Renting a property never seen before scares me the most. The information and descriptions given to us about the Homes Over Kona was what they said the property was and we loved it. Homes Over Kona will be on out list next time we return.
With the time difference between California and the Island, Emily and staff were quick to respond to our phone calls or e-mails before we arrived in Kona. If your planning a trip, give them a call. Homes Over Kona is a five star location without paying a five star price.
We just got home from our vacation in Kona. Homes over Kona was awonderful place to stay. There were 16 in our family group with more than enough room for all. It is a beautiful setting. The main house is where we all hung out and the kitchen is very well equipped. We have rented many vacation homes and Emily was the easiest and most accomodating that I have dealt with. Wonderful vacation, it just went too quickly.
I could not have done a better job anywhere, when it comes to picking a site for our getaway. This location was truly perfect for our group. The four homes helped separate the guest beautifully. The pool / hot tub / spa was very relaxing and just made you smile at a glance. I will always have a special place in my heart for the waterfall, because this was the background where I married the girl of my dreams. I am already thinking about my 5 year anniversary and this would make a wonderful place to celebrate. Mahalo
We had a group of 14 kids (3 months to 10 yo) and 13 adults and rented the entire complex. We were so impressed. The property was amazing - there was diverse vegetation covering the entire grounds. It was so much fun to walk around and pick and eat the oranges and avocados (what we found that was ripe while we were there). The kids (and adults) really enjoyed all the geckos around the property. We spent most of our time around the upper pool and hot tub which were so much fun for all ages. The lazy river was perfect for the younger kids to play in while the upper pool was perfect for the older kids. The houses were updated and spotless. They were well stocked and the owners offered to reimburse us if we purchased anything that was missing. The only negative that we had was that in 2 of the units (Fruit Orchard and Garden Hale) the Wifi didn't work or was too slow to watch Netflix which was disappointing for our few indoor moments. Overall, we were very happy with our stay!
We hosted our wedding at this amazing location, as well as our family and some pre-wedding events during the week. It couldn't have come out better. Through the week house ended up being a gathering place for the nearly 50 people we had attending our wedding. People would come over for breakfast, drinks, wedding prep, or just to catch the killer sunsets.
Emily and Chris were really helpful and easy to work with when needed. The house is beautiful and full of top of the line appliances (that washer and dryer - WOW). The kitchen was a great gathering point and had almost everything we needed for cooking throughout the week and for our wedding. Everyone loved being walking the grounds to pick flowers and fruit. There was also a wild pig that showed up a couple times too. The pools were super nice to cool off in. The lower lanai was a hit, especially with the men. They loved sitting outside and watching football.
We really couldn't have asked for anything better than this Hawaiian paradise.
Enjoy resort living on hillside slopes at a perfect elevation. Aromatic tropical breezes, spring-like temperatures, and birds singing in this sub-climate are to be sure to tickle your senses. Not too hot, not too cold, Homes Over Kona are located centrally in the historic, quaint, artsy coffee town above Kona called Holualoa. Perfect for a quiet cup of coffee and morning stroll. Only 10 min. away, you will enjoy Kona’s shoreline beaches with every water sport imaginable, downtown shopping or pier fishing, neighboring Captain Cook Town, or kayaking with the Dolphins at Kealakekua Bay. You can enjoy every direction very conveniently within a matter of minutes.
This particular island is famed for the ocean diving and snorkeling along with all the ocean activities you can imagine. White, black, or even green sand beaches can be found here. The only active volcano and endless number of glorious hiking trails await you including the famed Waipio Valley and even a quickie hike just a short drive away. During certain times of the year, you may even experience snow on the caps of Mauna Kea as you capture unforgettable sunsets and stargaze the most glorious night skies imaginable. These are the skies we share with some of the famed observatories available for tours. Only this island can offer such variety in such a compact way. Lucky you, our property is right in the middle of it all.
|Service Fees: Ldry,Util||$790|
|Pool Service Fee: min.wk||$340|
|Spa Service Fee: $25/day||$175|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
***5% to 10% DISCOUNTS off "Rental Amount" for Last Minute Reservations. Must state the Refund Code at time of reservation. Discount in the form of a refund; applied soon after first payment. "Book It" option preferred for efficiency. Reservation Acceptance is based on a First Paid Basis.
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