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Affordable Ohana, child friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom & 1 Bath w/ pull out sofa couch (queen size) Private entrance.

Adorable 1 bedroom 1 bath Ohana in a quiet new neighborhood with 1 Queen sized bed, pull out couch for extra bed. 350 square ft. indoor space with 200 square ft. on outside covered Lani. Will accommodate 2+ persons, but best suited for two couples or parents with children. Pack N Play, stroller and highchair for infants provided. Full bath and cozy living area with fully stocked kitchenette, small refrigerator, hotplate, microwave etc. Outdoor dining on the large covered lani, with a gas grill. Secure high speed Wi Fi internet, Beach chairs,(4) beach towels, boogie boards(2) & snorkel gear (2) provided. All on a beautifully landscaped property. Use of washer, dryer, with laundry detergent and dryer sheets provided. Secure garage for bikes during Iron Man Event. All at a comfortable elevation for an affordable price. Costco and Walmart are both located within 15 minutes of our home. The Ohana is the bottom floor of our home, with private entrance and bath for total privacy. The only shared space is the laundry area. We live on premises, so any cares or concerns can be addressed promptly. Our home is approximately three miles up from the lower road just 10 minutes from the Kona airport This location is perfect in the fact that you have access to all parts of the island on the upper mountain roads, and the lower road. There is a TV in in the sitting room and bedroom with basic cable, and secure Wi Fi. SMOKING IS PERMITTED ON OUTSIDE LANI WEEKLY PRICES FOR STANDARD RATE AND SUMMER SPECIAL REFLECT 1 FREE DAY.

Terri & Bill Hughes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Terri & Bill Hughes

Aloha we are Bill & Terri, originally from the Philadelphia area. Bill was stationed on Oahu in the military many years ago, and is a retired trucker. I am currently an accountant for a property management company. We renewed our wedding vows on this very island in 2005. That is how the dream started. We are now semi retired living in paradise. Through VRBO we were able to visit the islands every year affordably before moving here. We want to make the same thing possible for you. Come share the Aloha with us!

Terri & Bill Hughes purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Terri & Bill Hughes chose Hawaii

After many years of traveling to Hawaii we chose this property for the quiet and comfortable elevation in a newer neighborhood. Our home is in a new development with underground utilities, so no ugly power lines to spoil the view. It is in close proximity to shopping, dining, and roads that will lead you in any direction, no matter where on the island you want to travel; yet not in the hustle and bustle of town. And it is only a 10 minute drive to the airport, so when you arrive after a long days travel you are only moments away from relaxation instead of half hour drive or more to the hotel. And when you finally do have to say aloha, you can spend those extra precious moments right here enjoying paradise.

What makes this apartment unique

Very clean newer home in desirable neighborhood, for an affordable price. Owner operated, no outside vendors to deal with, your concerns are ours. Smoking is permitted only on outside Lani. Complimentary Kona Coffee and Kona natural soap is supplied. Beautiful view of coast line and only minutes from the airport with a great location to all activities to the north and south ends of the island. For the days you want to just relax there is a comfortable lani for you to enjoy the gentle breeze, beautiful garden and listen to the birds singing. Never too hot or too cold here, after a warm day at the beach you can come home to the Ohana and the weather is perfect.


Kona Palisades Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 full bathroom with tub & shower combo. All towels and amenities including soap shampoo conditioner and much more.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Single bedroom with queen bed, sleep sofa in living area (Queen size) Will sleep 3 to 4 total. Best suited for couples or parents with children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private entrance and bathroom, floors of home do not connect for total privacy. Only shared space is the laundry area in garage. SMOKING is only permitted OUTSIDE on the Lani.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Affordable Ohana, child friendly
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Cozy stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cozy place, as advertised, it is in the neighborhood, houses are near by. I was there by myself, but place sleeps 4 people if needed. You have a outdoor grill and nice porch. Bill & Terri, can help you if you need any suggestions, or tips. It was a cozy home away from home for 15 nights!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Yelena for the wonderful review. Terri and I enjoyed having you stay in our Ohana. You are truly a woman of many talents and enjoyed reading the books that you illustrated, and by the way thank you again for them. This is what I enjoy the most about our rental, the fact that we get to meet interesting people from different places and vocations. Thanks again for choosing our rental. Aloha
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Great place to stay in the Kailua-Kona area!

  • 5 of 5

After staying on the Hilo side for about a week we rented this Ohana so we could explore the west & north side of the Island. What a great place, so convenient to the airport and all the west/north side activities. Super clean, beautiful inside and out (wish we had more time to enjoy that outside space) Never had a chance to meet Terri but Bill was great making sure we had everything we needed even offering suggestions regarding activities and restaurants if needed. Would highly recommend this Ohana, we would definitely stay there again. Thanks Bill & Terri for sharing your home with us. Sue & Karen

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo Sue and Karen for the wonderful review and very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and location of our rental. Our Hale is truly located in a "sweet spot" on the big island of Hawaii. Thank you for choosing our Ohana and hope to see you two again.
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  • 5 of 5

Bill and Terri were the best hosts and their Ohana was very very nice, clean and pleasant. Would highly recommend. Our family runs a vacation rental business in Lincoln City Oregon and these folks are doing it right and going above and beyond to make your stay the best!!! Mahalo Bill And Terri

Aloha James, Lynn and Forrest

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn, Kimo, and Forrest for your kind words. We were glad you enjoyed your time here visiting your son and happy to be a part of it. I must say, you had the best of the best as far as the weather goes while you were here. Not that there is ever a bad time to come to the big island of Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa for choosing our Ohana and we hope to see you again. Hui hoi
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So happy we found this Ohana

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Bill and Terri for opening their home to us.This was our first VRBO booking and we were so happy to have found Bill and Terri's property. We couldn't have asked for more. The property is beautiful and well cared for. Bill's love of landscaping and gardening shows. The indoor space was clean and had everything we needed to be comfortable for our stay. The space is small but well organized and cozy. The lanai was our favorite spot! We spent every morning with coffee on the lanai, and every evening enjoying the breeze. We used the grill and ate dinner several nights out there.

Bill and Terri were the perfect hosts and were so friendly and accommodating. Bill's knowledge of the island was an awesome help in figuring out what we wanted to do on our trip. They had everything we needed for our days at the beach; boogie boards, chairs, beach towels, coolers and snorkeling equipment. It was so nice to not have to pack those things in our luggage, and not have to buy them for our trip.

We consider ourselves lucky to have found this little piece of Paradise and hope to visit again next year.


Jason, Dawn and Maclaren

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dawn Jason and Maclaren Terri and I truly loved having your family stay with us and are very happy that your first VRBO experience was a good one. We particularly enjoyed your son Maclaren who shared with us his happiness and joyful spirit. We also enjoyed the homemade jarred salmon that you shared with us from Alaska. As our first guests from Alaska, I think we have a lot in common as far as sharing the Aloha, as we like to call it. Mahalo for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Hui hoi Bill & Terri
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Very nice ohana in a convenient location in Kailua-Kona.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, affordable, really pleasant accommodation in a convenient Kona location. The information and pictures provided by Bill and Terri on their site are accurate. Plenty of street parking. The ohana is well stocked with anything you might need. There is a notebook with good local information and driving directions. Bill is friendly and helpful with questions and advice about the area. Their home is in a pretty neighborhood located higher up, so the nights are really pleasant and cool. There is a large, nicely furnished lanai and bbq just for the use of the rental unit. The property is beautifully landscaped, so sitting on the lanai is really pleasant. You will feel very welcome and I encourage you to stay with Bill and Terri when you are in Kona.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Vicki for the very kind review of our rental. Terri and I strive to make your accommodation's with us as pleasant as possible. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself while visiting the big island of Hawaii and look forward to seeing you again. Aloha
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Amazing Place, Great Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

For starters, the listing gave us a true idea of the place - it was everything we expected. We had a fantastic stay in January 2017 for 5 nights. Bill and Terri could not have been more hospitable, sharing advice and travel tips, as well as some tangerines from the yard! They had some great books and guides in the room, as well as many other bonuses like a cooler, beach towels, and all kinds of other stuff for our use, which we really appreciated. The place is cozy and small, but the bed was super comfy and we had everything we needed. The big lanai was our favorite spot to hang out - we played cards, relaxed, grilled out and enjoyed the beauty and great weather between our adventures. The location was great for us too, with easy access to the main roads to get around, and close to Kona too. It was a great value, a nice place and with amazing hosts - couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sonja for your great review of our rental. Terri and I were glad you and your husband chose our Ohana and the Big island to celebrate your 25th anniversary, and your first trip Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa and hui hoi.
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"This lava tube cave is located on Queen Ka' ahumanu hwy (route 19) on the right side of the ..."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
kailua kona
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Kailua Town
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pine Tree Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mauna Kea, no lifts. Snow permiting.
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Kua Bay
Car: necessary

Historic Kailua Kona Village, a quiet seaside town located on the west side of the island. The home of King Kamehameha the Great! The very first capitol of the United Hawaiian Kingdom. Great snorkeling, fishing, and just getting a sun tan beaches. Our home is located about 15 minutes from these places at about 1,000 ft or 0.304 kilometers. Pu' uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge) is just a short drive to the south. Many upper mountain roads to the north to cattle ranch areas are easily accessible from our home. Volcanoes National Park is however a two hour drive. Mauna Kea or the (White Mountain) is only an hour away where you can see the stars above the clouds at the top of the world, 14000 ft or 4.267 kilometers. This is just a sample of the Big beautiful island. 13 climate zones in the entire world and we have 11 of them on the Big Island.


Rates & Availability

Kona Palisades Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season2016-2017
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Iron man
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
High season2017-2018
Nov 12 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
High season2017-2018
Jan 20 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 13.42%

CANCELLATION POLICY Reservations cancelled prior to 60 days of stay will receive a full refund, 60 days or later will be refunded if the Ohana can be rebooked and refund will be based on the amount of those days rebooked. Catastrophic events such as hurricanes and other storms which delay or prevent your arrival will be taken into consideration for a refund. Thank you for your understanding please consider rental insurance. All weekly bookings reflect 1 free day for each 7 days booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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