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Affordable Ohana, child friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 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:
December 15, 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 Kona Palisades

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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.


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Affordable Ohana, child friendly
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Lovely cozy and clean! Look forward to returning

  • 5 of 5

Very nice clean and cozy. Perfect temperature, comfortable and has all you need including very nice hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Eileen Terri and I were glad we made your very first vrbo experience enjoyable. We look forward to your return. Aloha
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Great people, great location, great lodging, great price!

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Terri are lovely down to earth people who were always friendly and helpful.

The lodging itself was awesome having just been renovated. It was all brand new, clean, private and very comfortable. The good wifi was also appreciated.

These guys have real "House Pride" because the whole property was perfect and immaculate. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa Calvin for the kind words. Terri and I enjoyed your stay, short as it was and appreciate it when people appreciate the effort and aloha we put into our rental. We look forward to your next visit. Hui hou........ Bill & Terri
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  • 5 of 5

Bill and Terri are extremely friendly and accommodating. My friend and I needed to a place for a 6 week stay and they worked with us to make sure our needs were met. They went over and beyond our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Lindsey for the 5 star review. It was our pleasure to work with you and your friend to find affordable accommodations' during your schooling on the big island. Best of luck in your future endeavors. Bill & Terri
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Balajadia Family Ohana

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Terry’s Cozy N Quiet Ohana is not your average vacation rental home. It’s like a private island bungalow with a concierge service. Although our gracious hosts did not make any errands nor booked services for us, these weren’t necessary because they thought of everything we could possibly need and more.

Our living space and the surroundings were beautiful and restful. It’s a shame we had to leave it during the day to do our excursions. The beach accessories were all in perfect condition, and saved us so much money by not having to rent them nor fly them in from the mainland. I could go on and on, but to make a long story short, Mr. Bill and Ms. Terry were many steps ahead in anticipating our needs as well as wants.

The best part of it all were the hospitality and knowledge of our hosts. They may not have been brought up in Hawaii but they certainly have the “local” spirit. We love Mr. Bill’s stories and impeccable knowledge of the islands. He loved history and geography, and you can just listen to him “talk story” all day long. We enjoyed Ms. Terry’s treats, especially the homegrown papayas and the homemade cinnamon buns. Most of all, there’s Mr. Auggie (their pet dog). He made it known to us that he owned the house, and once he got comfortable, which didn’t take very long, he sat by us like an old friend. Our last day was very difficult because it felt like saying goodbye to your mom and dad before you head off to college.

Our little family unit of three have been to many vacations in Hawaii. Mr. Bill and Terry’s Cozy N Quiet Ohana is by far the best of them all! Mahalo plenty, and a hui hou kākou.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Melanie A super big Mahalo for your review of our Ohana. It brought tears to our eyes as Terri and I read it. We so much enjoyed your families stay here and it is meeting people like you that make opening up our home enjoyable. Terri and I hope to see you and your family again some time soon. A star is going next to your name as one of our extra special family guests Bill & Terri
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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: March 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: February 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $250

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.