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Peaceful Private Pool / Hot Tub - Fast WiFi - Amazing Ocean Views - Spacious

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom House - sleeps 5 - Tranquility on a Lush Acre of Botanical gardens

This house is a real Gem! Comfortable, spacious, peaceful, and relaxing; You will enjoy the lush. luxurious landscape in this peaceful paradise, away from the crowds, yet close to many pristine beaches. This one acre estate is located in one of Kona's most desirable neighborhoods, four miles north of Kona village, at 900 ft elevation where the days are 10 degrees cooler than the coast and the humidity is far more comfortable. You can open your windows all year long and enjoy the breezes. You'll love the spaciousness of the 1 acre lot with no neighbors in sight and the 180 degree view of the Ocean will take your breath away.

900 feet is the best elevation for many of the delicious, exotic fruits growing here and also allows for great coastline and ocean views.

I am a medically trained massage therapist and am available by appointment to erase any stress you may have with a serene and reassuring professionalism from 25 years of practice. My husband and I live quietly upstairs and stay invisible unless you want us.

Come, enjoy the Kona Heavens Hideaway as your home away from home. It feels like you're out in the country, yet everything you need is just a short drive away . Staying here is the best of both worlds!

You will be 3 miles from the coast but the temperature is 10 degrees cooler during the day with far less humidity. In the hills above town you will have stunning views, great comfort and 1 acre of Lush gardens and fruit with privacy.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Sandra


My name is Sandra and I have lived in Kona since 1970. I came from California in search of cleaner beaches to ponder my future. As it turned out, I stayed - and have loved living here ever since. I have traveled the world and must say 'there is no place like home'. When my children grew and moved out I discovered that this home was too big for me, so I turned downstairs portion into a vacation retreat, which includes the pool, yard and downstairs kitchen and I'm so very happy to share this precious, peaceful place with visitors and share my knowledge of the Island as requested. I look forward to meeting you.

Sandra purchased this house in 1990

Why Sandra chose Kailua-Kona

This particular area of Kona is perfect as far as climate and location. I have lived in many different areas of the Island, and this location is, by far, the BEST.

At 900 ft. elevation, the great views are expansive and the climate, temperate. Coastal living can be very hot in Hawaii, while we are enjoying soft trade winds to keep the temperatures perfect. I also love this location because there are approximately 12 world class golf courses within a short drive, and the harbor is just 3 miles away, a launching place for many water activities. We are on one full acre , a beautiful park with no neighbors below us, which gives us all the privacy you could ask for.

What makes this house unique

If you choose to stay home one day and forego the many close, exciting, fun activities that the Big Island has to offer, this is what a typical day may look like. . . Wake up to the sweet sounds of song birds, lounge around your private pool and soak up the warming rays of the sun while awaiting your turn for an incredible, nurturing, relaxing massage by one of Kona's most experienced and well trained medical Massage Therapists (me : )). Leisurely prepare some breakfast in the outdoor kitchen while enjoying melodious Hawaiian music piped out to the pool area as the palms gently sway and the wind chimes sing to entertain you. IF you feel like going for a little walk, take hold of the fruit pickers and roam around the acre; in season you may find avocados, mangos, papaya, banana, zapote, pineapple and much more / help yourself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sandra's place is wonderful. It's beautiful and exactly as described. Exclusive use of the awesome pool and hot tub were great! It's close far enough out to feel private, yet close to places for groceries and supplies. We used the outdoor kitchen every day. We would definitely consider it again should we be lucky enough to return!
May 2017
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is a very large changing room / bathroom with a walk in closet, a steam shower, a large vanity and a separate Toilet area (W/C).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A Studio type room with the bed and living room TV etc.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Separate bedroom with 2 twins and a washer / dryer
  • Bedroom 1 is also the living room / studio type room. This room has a very comfortable King Bed and a sofa the size of a twin. There is lots of floor space (20' x 30') to put futons (provided) on the floor. The other bedroom with twin beds is a smaller room and includes a washer / dryer in it
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You will get the advantage of having me to guide you and give you some ' off the beaten track' advice if you need help deciding what to do. You will also have the advantage of privacy as I'm careful to guard your privacy while you are visiting The Kona Heavens Hideaway. Also you are able to make appointments for fabulously relaxing massages .... or therapeutic massages. I'm told they are the best : )


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Peaceful Private Pool / Hot Tub - Fast WiFi - Amazing Ocean Views - Spacious
average rating of 4.8240743 based on 113 reviews
Princeton, NJ

Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

We were there last week, and it is an amazing place. The pool and spa along with the gardens were great!!! It was also very convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Shah, Thank you for your kind words; please come again. I hear from so many people that this place is even better than the pictures, but I'm not a photographer and it's difficult to capture "comfort" and "exquisite" in pictures. I'm happy your family had a good Kona experience and I was able to accommodate you. Much Aloha and Mahalo Sandra
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splendid view

  • 5 of 5

welcoming, spacious, very clean, fully equipement

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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wondeerfull ‼️

  • 5 of 5

The owner and the house were very wonderful. Especially the pool, the jacuzzi and the garden were widely the best.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Valparaiso, Indiana

A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We (Mom, Dad and 8 year old daughter)just returned from a week long stay and I can not say enough good things about it. It was clean, welcoming, roomy, peaceful. Everything from the pool and hot tub to the fruit trees and landscape-it was amazing. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Private Setting

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our family spring break vacation. Our son is six and had a blast in the pool doing cannon balls off the diving board as well as swimming in the hot tub. We were able to relax each day and BBQ, prepare great meals in the outdoor kitchen. We had total privacy and Sandy and Ken were great to chat with and there for anything we needed. This place is truly a slice of heaven. We can't wait to come back here some day. The house location is awesome too. It was 10 degrees cooler than Kailua so that was a treat. The location was very convenient to explore the whole island!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views with the most lovely garden, pool and spa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We climbed the hill in our rental car and the heat of Kailua-Kona lessened, becoming gentle breezes and just right temperature.

A private steep drive around the back leads to the oasis, making it even more our own. Sandra greeted us and kindly answered a lot of questions. Thank you Sandra. The notebook she made is very useful containing common sense info and island favourite activities and restaurants.

The main living room/main bedroom combo worked well. The adventures of the island are many and so the main room became our outdoor/indoor reading, resting, hang out space after a busy day.

We used the pool and spa every day! And the outdoor kitchen was really fun for whomever cooked, enjoying the comfort of mild weather.

The living space works so well we didn't want to leave.

We will be back. There are many adventures left to do on our list.

The location is great for driving anywhere! -towards Waimea; much to see that is like nothing else, or driving to the coffee farms or Captain Cook or the Paleaku peace garden on your way to Volcano Village.

My husband really enjoyed golf on top of the hill, 7 minutes from the house.

I liked that Kailua-Kona was close, just down Palani, easy to keep our fresh food stocked and plenty of restaurants. There is shopping and great Kona coffee.

We went on hikes and were glad we wore sneakers not flip flops.

And then we'd come home and crash.

The living space is separate, like a big condo or apartment with a magnificent view. A separate tasteful entrance and deck with a hammock so great for a rest or reading. It is also nice to have good info or answers to questions a quick call away. Sandra and Ken are there, but we didn't notice. Our space was our space.

We could have chosen a house near the ocean, but that is for people who like a more desert feel, like Kihei on Maui. Hot. To each their own. We like the amazing foliage up higher and the temp and the endless view and sunsets.

This is a family vacation with older kids/teenagers or a getaway kind of house. It is serene and in a real neighbourhood. There is morning and evening commuting traffic sounds, but it just made me feel like we weren't isolated in a jungle. Easily accessible to all parts of the island to explore and then come home to a paradise. So nice! So perfect! So restful! Thank you Sandra and Ken!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Harbor House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Harbor House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Turtle Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Kona Heavens Hideaway-Private Pool-Ocean View
Nearest Point of Interest
Closest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Makalei Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua Kona
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukio Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Holualoa Art Village
Car: necessary

Public tennis courts, many world class golf courses, great shopping and lots of different ocean sports are available within minutes from the house.

Kona is known for its world-class marlin fishing. We are almost directly above Honokohau Harbor which has a fun restaurant for lunch and is also where the fishing charters and many other ocean activities (sunset sails, manta ray snorkeling and diving cruises, zodiak tours, whale watching etc.) are based. There are some wonderful white sand beaches and tide pool areas within a 10 or 15 minute drive. Costco is our closest market and is a great place to stock up for your vacation. It is also the most economical place to buy gas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 14.25%

CANCELLATION POLICY .... If you think you may need to cancel I recommend travel insurance. Cancellations made within the 60 days prior to your stay will not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.