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Cathe or Jeff Herbert

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Awesome Ocean Views! Private Tropical Setting!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Large Private Yard with Ocean and Mountain Views.

Your Hawaii vacation starts here at “Hale CJ Kona Kai” with the advantages of a single family home located in Alii Heights an Upscale Neighborhood. Enjoy the great Ocean & Mountain Views from this lovely Tropical style furnished home that's within 2 miles driving distance to two of the most Popular Beaches in Kailua-Kona. Feel the enchantment of the Big Island when watching the Gorgeous Sunsets and when seeing the Whales during whale season.

You will wake each morning hearing the beautiful Singing Birds & feeling relaxed from your peaceful nights rest from no shared walls, no one walking overhead or busy traffic sounds. Start each day in your own private yard filled with many Beautiful Tropical Plants and when in season there are Fruit-producing Trees for you to enjoy.

You will have room to move around in as the home is 1,665' sq feet and features a great room with vaulted ceilings with overhead fans in most rooms. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths; the master suite includes a walk-in closet, dual sinks in the bath and a private lanai, and is set off from the other two bedrooms. There is a well equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and plenty of cupboard space.

For your entertainment there are two TVs; a 40' and 19' flat screen both w/DVD players, CD player and Free High Speed WI-FI for your laptop. There is plenty of Beach Gear provided for your enjoyment. Close to Kailua-Kona Village (4.7 miles), Keauhou Shopping Center & minutes from world class beaches, snorkeling, swimming, surfing, and scuba diving and championship golf courses.

* This is a Non-Smoking property & sorry No pets.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathe or Jeff Herbert (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Cathe or Jeff Herbert

Aloha! We are Cathe and Jeff the home owners of Hale CJ Kona Kai. We were both raised and currently live in WA State. However, the Pacific Northwest is a beautiful area with a lot to offer we long for the warmth of the aqua water, sandy beaches and ever present sunshine. We fell in love with the Big Island because there is so much to see and do here. So many great beaches and the Volcano is really something to see, you don't want to miss that and the snorkeling is the BEST!

Cathe or Jeff Herbert purchased this house in 2013

Why Cathe or Jeff Herbert chose Kona Coast

We choose this property mainly because of the spectacular ocean view and expansive yard full of tropical fruit trees. Also because it’s far enough away from traffic noise, yet within close distance to two of the best local beaches in Kailua-Kona.

What makes this house unique

Our home is situated so it has a private setting with expansive ocean view with gorgeous sunsets. You'll hear tropical breezes rustle the palm trees and at times hear the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. The neighborhood is newer, but still has that tropical look and feel to it.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Awesome Ocean Views! Private Tropical Setting!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Aloha in every sense of the word!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 months in this home that put us about half way between Kailua-Kona and Keauhou. It is as exactly advertised: the views are awesome and we enjoyed every sunset surrounded tropical plants that provided both privacy and tasty treats - nothing like fresh coconut water or guavas or figs!! The house is well appointed for easy living; lounge on the lanai or at nearby beaches and enjoy local restaurants or entertain using the grill and fully stocked kitchen. When we arrived everything was spotless and in perfect order; any requests we had were immediately answered. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thank you for sharing your home and the Aloha of Kona! We look forward to our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa for your amazing review of our home. Reviews like yours help others seeking a vacation rental know how much we have to offer and we do have a little piece of Hawaii heaven here. Thank you for selecting our home for your extended stay in Hawaii… you have been “5 Star Guests" and we feel very fortunate you chose our home as your vacation rental. We’re so happy that you were able to get some fresh fruit from the yard. We only wish the mangoes hadn’t been so late this year so that you would have been able to enjoy those too. Its great to hear you had a wonderful experience while on Big Island, it truly is a magical place that’s filled with much Aloha. Warmest aloha, Cathe & Jeff
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Louisville, Colorado

Spectacular home!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying in Jeff and Cathe's home. All of our experiences renting homes through VRBO have turned out very well - this home was the best yet! The house was extremely well taken care of and amazingly well equipped - from kitchen and beach equipment to laundry and bathroom supplies. The views from the back yard lanai were gorgeous, and it was very convenient to be only about 5 minutes from great snorkeling and beaches. We would definitely enjoy coming again - Jeff and Cathe have put a lot of careful thought into making a visitor's stay very relaxing and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your great review of our home. We are always thrilled to hear our guests tell us “this home was the best yet”! It really does make us feel like our extra work was all worth it. Our guests comfort means a great deal to us, so thank you very much for taking the time to let us and others know how much you enjoyed your stay at our home. Everyone really does love our amazing view and how close we are to so many amenities. We hope you have the opportunity to come see us again soon. Mahalo and warmest alohas to you and your o'hana, Cathe and Jeff
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely home on a beautifully landscaped property with a view of the ocean. The three bedrooms and two baths were perfect for a senior couple, two teenagers, and a single adult. The Hawaiian décor throughout was nicely done. The large kitchen with granite counters had absolutely everything that was needed and the refrigerator even had bread and drinks upon arrival. It was so pleasant just to eat and relax in the lanai, we rarely used the living room.

The best part was having beach paraphernalia at our disposal. Great snorkeling and swimming was just a few miles away down the hill - a great location. This was the best vacation home we've ever had! Thank you, Cathe and Jeff.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carole, Mahalo Nui Loa for such an outstanding review! Saying this was the best vacation home you’ve ever had really means a great deal to us! We’re so pleased you enjoyed our home. We are like you, when we are there we spend a great deal of time on the lanai too. There is so much to enjoy; the warm sun, seeing and listening to the ocean, palm tree leaves swaying in the lightly perfumed breeze, pretty flowers, different species of birds, sunsets, and star gazing. Mahalo and warmest aloha to you and your o’hana, Cathe and Jeff P.S. We don't normally leave packages of bread and drinks except you followed us in and we thought you might be able to use them. Happy to hear you enjoyed finding them. :)
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Best way to spend 2 weeks in Kona

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for everything! It is in a neighborhood so you don't have the touristy area feel. If you stay home, you're never too warm because the house catches the tropical breezes. (Lots of windows! ) But if the weather is a too warm for you, the house is well equipped with fans in every room. Wi-fi works great if you need to feel connected. The lanai offers lovely views of the ocean, not to mention all of the bird life that visits the yard. The house is spacious so everyone finds their own space. The kitchen is fully equipped for any kind of cooking. A decadent treat is to go outside and pick a tangelo, mango or lime from the many fruit trees outside. If you're off to go exploring, the house is easily situated to go north or south. The new road offers a convenient connection to the highway. The house comes with everything you need to pack a picnic lunch; coolers, beach chairs etc. Also has you covered for a day at the beach with snorkel and beach stuff. Having stayed here twice, I can't think of staying anywhere else! Sound too perfect? Ok, I'll offer one comment to keep this real...the birds like to wake up just as the sun comes 6:00 am. But then, it really is an amazing view so this comment isn't a complaint. Simply a very comfortable house that is both homey and modern. Thank you Cathe and Jeff!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Carolyn and family, we are grateful for your wonderful review! Mahalo nui loa! As return guests with plans of coming again next year you verify to others how great their vacation can be at CJ Kona Kai. We are honored that you love our home almost as much as we do. And, yes somedays the birds can wake you up a little early, but you can’t buy an alarm clock like that right! Besides who wants to sleep their day away in paradise anyway; there is so much to see and do on this amazing island. We are always happy to hear when our guests have tried the fruit, we think the mangos and tangelos are the best! Mahalo and warmest aloha to you and your o’hana, Cathe and Jeff
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The perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting the big Island after having been to Kauai, Oahu and Maui. The House was very easy to find and is located in a very quiet, clean and modern neighborhood. The big surprise was the 180 degree western view of the water. A huge patio off the west side favored family gatherings well into the evening. The sunsets were awesome. The house is well provisioned, clean, modern with all we needed to be comfortable and well fed the entire trip. We prefer to cook at home so the big kitchen with everything needed to make wonderful meals was big bonus. The house layout is perfect for giving everyone privacy and space. Jeff and Cathe thought of everything for the guests with beach chairs, snorkeling gear, umbrellas, etc. We had everything we needed. The house is clean and nice. We LOVED it there. It is in the right place on the Island to enjoy what Kona has to offer. We will be back

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ken, Aloha and Mahalo for your excellent review of our Hawaii home! It is reviews like yours that help others seeking a vacation rental know how much we have to offer. We feel honored that you chose CJ Kona Kai for your very first trip to this amazing island. We are so happy to hear our home worked out so well for you and your o’hana that you plan to stay with us again. Mahalo nui loa and warmest alohas to you all, Cathe and Jeff
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Wenatchee, WA, USA

Large home in great location for all Kona fun

  • 5 of 5

This is a very lovely 3 bed, 2 bath home in an excellent location in the Kona area. The owners (off-island) and manager (on-island) are easy to deal with and fair. The house is well equipped with what you will need for a long or short stay---much much better than any rental condo or house I have ever stayed in (not exaggerating). Everything is clean and has a place. Location is ideal---close to town, shopping, etc. Ate fresh fruit from trees in the yard every morning. Neighborhood is quiet and newer. Easy walk to magic sands beach should you want to go on a morning walk. View from the house is incredible. Large yard that's manicured.

Went on a trip with Capt. Kris of Aloha Ocean Excursions and really enjoyed that and it's our highlight even though the entire week was great.

Only negatives / be aware of's: It was quite hot when we were there and the home does NOT have AC (understandable given the cost of power but I do wish it would have had AC), Lots of fans (ceiling and floor fans) but they didn't cool it as much as we'd have liked. No TV in Master Bedroom. Garage is locked with owner's personal items, so parking is in the driveway. Driveway is somewhat difficult to turn around in. Even with these items I still rate it 5 stars.

Last tip: Like ALL Kona vacations you DO need a rental car. Do not try to do the Big Island without a rental car.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your thoughts, it is much appreciated. We do try to supply almost everything a family needs to feel at home. It’s always good to hear our guests comment they found our home to be clean, orderly and well equipped, not to mention our “incredible” view. We would love to supply AC for our guests as we are aware it can at times be quite warm in Kona. This year especially as we’ve had a lot of rain and with it came the humidity, which makes it that much warmer. However, as you mentioned electricity is high (300% higher than anywhere else in the states, excluding Alaska), so it’s just not affordable for us to have it and rent out. So happy you found fresh fruit from our yard to enjoy and that our home worked out well for you. Mahalo and warmest alohas to you and your o'hana, Cathe and Jeff
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Nearest Airport
13.3 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
4.1 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
White Sands Beach
Car: necessary


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Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
HAWAII TAX I.D. NO.: W13318113-01

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Kona Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1665 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Has Double Sinks. Entrance to Walk In Closet.
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom: Private Lanai, Bathroom & Walk In Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean view out west side window.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a TV and DVD Player.
  • Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Along with Hair Dryers there are a couple of Curling Irons for your use.

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