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Your Tropical Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,072 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

Please note: This house is NOT in Holualoa. VRBO has the location listed as such.

This Kona house and yard gives room to roam. The house is 2072 sq. ft with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. There is a king bed in the master suite across the house from the other 2 bedrooms, a queen in one bedroom and 2 twins that can function as a king in the third. It's ideal for either a family or 2 or 3 couples to rent together. There are quality linens for bedding with pillow protectors and fluffy towels. When this neighborhood was built in 2002 this was the model home so has some up-grades. It does have A/C but it would be rare that it will be needed. Throw the windows open and use ceiling fans which are in every room. The house has beautiful Australian teak floors in the living/dining rooms, tumbled stone tiles in the kitchen/sitting rooms/baths and carpet in the 3 bedrooms. The yard is a half acre with a waterfall spilling into a blue-tiled swimming pool. There are lush, tropical plants in abundance, even pineapple plants and banana trees. At the top of the yard is a 300 square foot gazebo with ocean views which looks over the rooftops to the ocean; perfect for entertaining! There is a high top table, 6 bar chairs and wrap-around benches to seat a group. Kids will love this yard and the geckos that live here. There is also a large grassy park within the neighborhood just for residents.

The house is in a gated community called Kahakai Estates. There is a walking path to get to Alii Drive which runs along the coast and one can be there in 10 minutes walking from the house. Driving into the village of Old Kailua-Kona is just a zip down the hill where you will find all kinds of eating establishments and shopping. Also right along Alii Drive are easily accessible beaches with great snorkeling. The Iron Man Race takes off from this town as well. Of course, there is much to do elsewhere on the island but these are the highlights of what is close by.

More Details

Wren Mead
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Wren Mead

We are a retired couple living on the central coast of California who desire spending time in both locations. When not on the island, we would like to share our home with others looking for a quality get-away in paradise.

Wren Mead purchased this house in 2013

Why Wren Mead chose Kona Coast

When we walked in the front door, we loved the house and layout......then we saw the back yard and waterfall into the pool. It felt like being in a private resort and we were smitten! The location to the "village" of Kailua-Kona is only about 5 minutes drive making it very convenient (we are not in Holualoa which is up the hill a few miles).

What makes this house unique

The pool, waterfall and yard. Who else has a hillside filled with jungle plants and a gazebo for entertaining at the top? And did I mention the waterfall? The melodious sound is music to the ears.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2072 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks, soaking tub
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , single sink
    Powder Room - toilet , Pedestal sink
  • Master bath has shower and tub, 2 sinks Guest bath has shower/tub, 1 sink Powder room has toilet and pedestal sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as king
  • Master bedroom has 1 king bed Bedroom #2 (shells and seahorses) has queen bed Bedroom #3 (coral) has 2 twins or 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a Christmas tree pre-decorated with lights should you be here at the holiday.


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Your Tropical Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Your own private tropical oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this well appointed, spacious and clean home. But hands down, the gorgeous yard, private pool and lush tropical vegetation made this property a hit with our group. The location is absolutely perfect! Close to shopping, restaurants, snorkeling as well as a good base for exploring the rest of the Island. Wren was a pleasure to deal with! We would come back and stay in this tropical paradise in a heartbeat!! Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Canadian family, As I recall, you were another 3-generational family spending time together. We are pleased to know that your stay worked out well for you. Communication was easy and we appreciated your flexibility. You were very considerate and tidy guests and we want to acknowledge that as well. Thank you for spending some of your winter on our island, enjoying better weather and the spirit of aloha.
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Puyallup, WA

the home made our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were entirely pleased with our choice. The home was perfectly comfortable and well-appointed in an excellent location. Having our own luxurious, very private tropical playground meant we spent whole days just hanging out there together, enjoying paradise as a family. Wren was very responsive and made the process very easy for us. No regrets whatsoever.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rutter Family, We were happy that you could escape the cold and rain of the northwest in January. Even if Hawaii gets rain, it is a totally different kind of rain! Thank you for choosing our home for your get-away and we are pleased to know that it lived up to your expectations. Warmest aloha~
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Morgantown, WV

Beautiful home and surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jan, for your positive words!
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Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

This house had a beautiful private pool with an incredible landscaped yard. The view of the ocean from the gazebo was amazing. The house was very well maintained, modern and spacious. Great family house which was very close to downtown Kona, restaurants and beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for another 5 star review. As I remember, there was a family of 19 of you between 3 rental homes. What a fun way to have a family reunion! I'm pleased that the accommodations for your group met your needs and were a good base for your holiday. Mahalo and happy new year.
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Perfection in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO and we could not have picked a more perfect home. The owner answered all of our inquiries quickly and kept us informed every step of the way. Our family of 6 adults traveled to the Big Island for my husband to participate in the Iron Man World Championship triathlon. The location of the home was ideal for all of our activities, with the highlight being the bike turnaround at the entrance of the neighborhood. We were there to cheer my husband on and he had a great smile when he saw us.

The set-up of the house was perfect with the Master bedroom on the opposite side of the house from the other bedrooms. We have stayed in condos before and this home was so clean and everything was ready for us when we arrived. We appreciated all of the things that were already at the house, such as paper towels, tissues, and dish soap. The washer and dryer got a lot of use and laundry items were also already there.

The house was beautifully decorated in island style but not over the top! And the pool was so beautiful and relaxing with the waterfall. The one comment I would make is because of the heat and the pool being in full sun most of the day, we used the pool a lot in the evenings and it would have been nice if the waterfall had stayed on past 7 pm. And the landscaping! Wow! I have never seen so many tropical plants and it was just extraordinary!

The kitchen also included many items so we didn't have to purchase salt and pepper and cooking oil and coffee and tea. Thank you for that.

Conditions on race day were brutal, but my husband did finish and we were there to see that. An experience we will never forget! This house made it all so convenient and comfortable. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ironman and family, We didn't know that we were your first VRBO home until reading your review but I'm pleased that it was a positive experience. CJ, our housekeeper, does a great job of cleaning and keeping everything ready if we are not available. Our gardeners also deserve kudos for managing a half acre yard. This was our 3rd year of being able to host an Ironman participant and we are so humbled by what the human body can do in that grueling race. As someone also a senior citizen, I can say you have to be incredibly fit.....but also a little bit crazy! As I remarked in another response, we are waiting (still) for the approval to get our solar panels turned on. At that point, running the a/c and waterfall won't be costly as it is now using electricity which is expensive on the island. I know it would be magical to run the waterfall at night with the pool lights on. Thank you for your communication leading up to your stay and for your feedback after. We were so happy to have your family for this momentous event. Mahalo and may the spirit of aloha stay with you.
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, plus an aunt, stayed at Nakukui house for 11 days. The house has a lot of space and had plenty of bedrooms for our group. My daughter even found the living room couch very comfortable to sleep on. The house was very clean when we arrived and was well maintained. The backyard was beautifully landscaped. I especially enjoyed the view from the gazebo.

My teenage kids loved the backyard, especially the swimming pool. We spent a lot of time swimming in the pool. The geckos and anoles were fun to watch and photograph. We also enjoyed all the birds that gather over the waterfall.

The house is ideally located in Kona. It only takes a few minutes to get to the downtown area for restaurants and shops. Several beaches are about 10 minutes away from the house. It takes about 1 1/2 hrs to get to the Hilo side. We went to the Hilo side for a helicopter tour, zipline tour, and a hike around Akaka waterfall. I also enjoyed a night manta SCUBA dive, which was only about 15 minutes from the house.

Wren was very quick to answer any e-mails or questions that came up. I would definitely recommend this property to friends, family, and co-workers. If we return to the big island, I will definitely check to see if the house is available.

Thanks for the use of your beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dale was extremely prompt in writing his review from the airport as they were traveling home from the island. We are pleased that Noah and Ellie enjoyed their time in the pool and yard. We enjoyed seeing the creative artwork that Noah did about one experience (inside joke!). Thank you for being our guests and for the good care that you gave to the property during your stay. If you do return, it would be our honor to have you stay at Nakukui again and do appreciate word-of-mouth recommendations very much. Mahalo nui
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jackie Rey's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Kuakini Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jackie Rey's
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mauna Kea…..extinct volcano!
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
White Sands Beach Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 3 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 17 2017
10 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 31 2018
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

This is a non-smoking, no pets property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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