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Tropical Get-Away - Kahakai Place

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom (sleeps 8 comfortably), Tropical Lanai and Full Kitchen

Indulge in the casual comfort and understated elegance of this tropical get-away in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Sip a martini as you relax on the beautiful, lush lanai. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining area, living room, and a washer and dryer; It has everything you need.

Ideally located within walking distance to Ali'i drive in a quaint gated community. A short distance to Magic Sands beach, shops, and ocean-front restaurants. You will love this Hawaiian home away from home.

Property Manager
First Island Realty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About First Island Realty

Your privacy is our main concern, and we will always respect it. However, should you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call us or send us an e-mail! One of the many great things about our island is that we are always nearby and able to help when needed.

--James Little, Reservation specialist

Originally from Boston, James moved to this island of Hawaii with his fiancée in 2013. He has more than fifteen years of administrative experience, having worked in corporate, medical and academic environments. He is very happy to be able to assist in helping people fully enjoy the island experience.

--Lori McNeel, Concierge Services

A Texas native, Lori moved to the islands over 15 years ago first to Maui then the Big Island. Lori comes to us with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry. Past experiences include VIP concierge for Starwood and the Hyatt regency. Lori has an in-depth knowledge of the Big Island and will assist you in creating the vacation you have always dreamed of. From wedding planning to personal concierge services such as activity planning, she is your girl!

--Laure McElwee, Broker

As a long term resident and real estate broker in the state of Hawaii, Laure McElwee's focus has always been on providing the best service to buyers and sellers alike. Consistently a top producer both regionally and nationally for over 10 years, she loves the challenge of finding you the perfect property in paradise and assisting with the transition to the Big Island! She is honest, dedicated, and hard working and many buyers and sellers have become her dear friends. She brings knowledge, experience, integrity and a "can do" attitude to the table. Laure is a fun loving, high energy and driven realtor. Currently on the West Hawaii association board of realtors grievance committee and a member of the Hawaii association of realtors. Laure is also a 100 tons boat captain, a dive instructor and an avid paddler.

First Island Realty purchased this house in 2007

Why First Island Realty chose Kailua-Kona

Walking distance to Ali'i Drive; home to amazing ocean-front restaurants and shops. This home has a spacious living room, kitchen, half bath and lanai on the main floor. Fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and all of the amenities one may need. The second story has 3 bedrooms 2 baths, and a laundry area. An outdoor BBQ, beach gear and more awaits you in at this little oasis we call Kahakai Place.

What makes this house unique

For information about all of the activities that the Big Island has to offer, please contact our personal concierge, Lori, at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ext 8.

Interested in swimming with wild dolphins? Or maybe you'd like to scuba dive or snorkel at night with the manta rays! For all of your sea activities, contact our friends at Kona Ocean Adventures. They are simply the best!


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 bathrooms (2 full bath and 1 half bath)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Lush tropical settings. Close to shopping, church, beaches, entertainment, dining, activities, airport, hospital and many more.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews

We thought the house was clean, comfortable, and overall a great value.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our two daughters (12 & 14) and her parents. There was plenty of room, and our girls said it was their favorite place they had stayed so far in Hawaii. The central location made it convenient for accessing sites all along the Kona coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Mahalo for your kind feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You and your family are welcome back anytime! Mahalo :-)
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Las Vegas

Perfect house for the family.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. The master bed was a sleep number, and there were flat screens in every room. Beautiful exterior and close to amenities in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you for your kind feedback! This home really does have everything you could need while on vacation. We hope to see you again next time you're in Kona! Mahalo
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you for your kind feedback! We cherish our guests' opinions! Mahalo
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Substandard cleaning service.

  • 1 of 5

The house is situated on a quiet street with a gate access. I have asked for an early check in and we were allowed to check in at 1PM instead of 3pm, but the house was not cleaned. I have called the office to get it remediated. The cleaning lady showed up around 1:30PM and as she was cleaning the house we noticed that she did not change the linen but simply "made the bed". When we asked her about getting the linen changed she stated that she "was not told to do it." She left around 3:20PM and left a dryer full of wet towels. All the linen and pillows were filthy and smelly, clearly not washed or changed for weeks! I had to call the office again to get this resolved. Ended up spending the rest of the day shopping for new linen and pillows (which was only partially refunded to us) and making our beds (hardly an expected start to our vacation). Our cleaning fee was refunded and we were allowed a late check out on the last day. Overall I do not recommend staying in this house as you risk sleeping in a dirty bed unless you are ready to do all the work yourself upon arrival (small dryer and washer are not up to the task).

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. This lovely property is located in such a perfect part of town, short walk to alii drive, close to restaurants/shops/beach and more. It has everything one could want while away from home, and best of all it is affordable when you compare to hotel prices in the area. We take every review and feedback seriously and as a result the housekeeping team has been terminated and replaced. As a property management company here in Kona we always want to be sure our guests are satisfied; we refunded you for all items you purchased, refunded your cleaning fee and more. Your concerns were also addressed while you were here via phone and immediately remedied. We do hope that the overwhelming positive 5+ star reviews on this property will not deter future guests from booking with us. All the best, The First island Realty team
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Honokaa, Hawaii

Great house, super clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Only stayed one night, super impressed by how well the house was stocked. Comfortable atmosphere, great outdoors great indoors. We had a great time! Thank you we would definitely book again and will recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It means a lot to us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay with us again here in Kona! Mahalo
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Comfortable and convenient for Ali'i Drive attractions

  • 4 of 5

The property was comfortable for our family of 5 adults and 2 children. Finding the property was a little tricky, as the street off from Ali'i Drive did not have a noticeable street sign. But once we found the street, things went smoothly. We appreciated being able to connect to WIFI, but could not figure out how to play a DVD (there were a number of DVDs available). The location is very good: easy to find a beach for snorkeling, close to restaurants on Ali'i Drive, and a good starting point for many sight-seeing adventures. The property is low-key, nothing flashy, but comfortable -- and quiet. Good choice for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you for the review. As you mentioned the house is perfect for a family vacation. Affordable, fully equipped, close to town and alii drive. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
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Kona Town Tavern -- CLOSED
Kona Farmers' Market
Kahaluu Beach Park
Manta Ray Experience
Laaloa Beach Park
Huggo's Restaurant
Kona Country Club
Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
Huggo's on the Rocks
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Huggo's on the Rocks
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Magic Sands (Disappearing Sands) Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Reservation Fee $35 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Deposit is due upon booking and balance 60 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.