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Spacious, Private, Custom Built Home on the Kona coast. Recently Reduced Rates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

Nicely decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath up and open area down sleeps up to 4 more.

Panoramic views of the ocean, Kona Town and surroundings from all living areas of the house.

Spend lazy moments in the lanai watching whales, sunsets, cruise ships arrive at sunrise and leave at dusk, surfers and more.

Centrally located. Nearby activities include world class fishing, snorkel cruises, golf, hiking, walking (the Walua Trail is two blocks from your vacation home). You will be about a 5 minute drive to Magic Sands beach and Kahalu’u Beach for swimming and snorkeling amongst a plethora of tropical fish and the famous giant Kona turtles.

Beaches, golf, tennis, kayaking, fishing, ocean front fine dining, night life, movie theaters, kayaking, outrigger paddling are all in nearby Kona Town and Keauhou. Both are about about 5-6 minutes from the property. Ask us about 'kamaaina' discounts for golf at Kona Country Club or tennis court time at The Holua Resort and Tennis Club. Note: Shuttle services available on request. Our property Manager and your local contact is the owner/operator of Adventurous Limousines. He offers special rates for our guests.

The upper level bedrooms are on separate wings of the home, both have scrumptious California Queen beds that are an invitation to a great night’s sleep after a busy day of fun and exploration of the Big Island.

Call now to book your vacation! Take advantage of our fall and winter special rates.

More Details

George & Elisa Doktorczyk
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, About my French, je ne parle pas je compren un pue
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About George & Elisa Doktorczyk


We are George & Lisa Doktorczyk, the proud and lucky owners of "Hale Akala", aka "The Sunsets House".

We first visited the islands in 1996. Over the next 5 years or so, we spent time as tourists in Maui, Oahu, Hawaii, Lanai and Kauai.

In 2000, during our 3rd visit to the Big Island, we decided it suited us the best. We realized that the fun things we like to do were more available and accessible here; the weather on the Kona side was more to our liking and, most important, folks here, both locals and visitors are warmer and friendlier. So we started talking about how great it would be to retire on the Kona Coast and started making plans for our next visit.

On our next trip in January of 2001, we came back to the Kona for a 2 week get-away from the hustle, bustle pace of SoCal. Before heading back to the mainland, chit chat about retiring evolved into putting together a plan. A friend helped us find land and we started looking for an architect and a builder. The rest is history!

When we announced to friends and family we were retiring in Hawaii most of them thought we were a little wacky and too young to retire! And we couldn't blame them. After all, we were city folks with good jobs and a large network of family and friends in California.

Well, here we are almost 20 years later!. We lived in Kona full time until 2013 years when we were seduced by the call of grandchildren. So we modified things to allow us to spend time with the kids, family and friends in California. We now spend about half our time in a 55+ neighborhood in Winchester, a small, rural town in the Inland Empire about half way between Temecula, Riverside and Palm Springs.

We're blessed in that we really like both places, but if we ever have to narrow it back to one or the other, it's no contest and Kona wins.

Why George & Elisa Doktorczyk chose Kailua-Kona

After giving notice at work and letting the bosses know that we had decided to move to Kona, we went house hunting. We could not find anything we liked and could afford (we wanted it all..... spacious, great view, close to town, etc) and were about to give up when one of our new friends found a lot for us. To make a long story short, we bought the lot, designed the house and finished it in 2004. Building a house is not for timid (this was our 3rd one and after the last one we had vowed never do it again.It's particularly challenging here in Hawaii. But, we're happy we did. It turned out better than we had imagined. We love the Hawaiian people, their culture and their friendliness.... and we're in a nice upscale area with great neighbors/friends.

What makes this house unique

The place is a joy to be in. When we're here, we're always busy doing fun things. We both enjoy the outdoors, the beauty of the tropics and all things beach and ocean.

We are both warm weather people but did not want to be right at the shore as it is hotter and more humid than our location. Sunsets House is at about 700 ft. elevation so the trade winds and the elevation keep it cooler and less humid.

Typically, down by the water and in Kona town it can be 10-15 degrees warmer and 10-20% more humid than at our property.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please refer to Covenants (sent by email about 30 days prior to arrival).
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Spacious Master Bath Suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Nicely appointed with tiel and glass block shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On lower level.
  • Downstairs third bathroom is a full bathroom with a spacious glass tiles shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite with lounging area & mirrored walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with California Queen bed and full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The additional sleeping facilities are on the lower floor.
  • Two bedrooms on upper level, both with California Queen beds. The Master Suite is spacious and includes a lounging area and a large master bath suite. It is on the north side of the house. The second or guest bedroom has a full bath and also has a California queen bed. It's on the opposite south end of the house for optimum privacy. The lower level sleeping areas include a very comfortable queen bed, a queen Davenport and a double futon bed comfortable for one adult or 2 preteen children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Spacious, Private, Custom Built Home on the Kona coast. Recently Reduced Rates!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Kona Hawaii House on the Hill

  • 5 of 5

Love the place we stayed at it was great had everything for your stay , great kitchen , 3 bathrooms lots of space to relax in ,the porch was to die for it over looked the ocean and you had the most beautiful sunsets. We were 5 min.. from the beach and 10 mi

n. from down town farmer market. I will tell all my friends about this place ,my son want to go back again .

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa Ken, We appreciate the review. More important we're glad you had a good time in Hawaii. When you're pleased we're pleased. You are the epitome of a great guest! Thank you for your offer to tell others. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer you or anyone you refer that books with us, a free night for each 6 nights on your all future stays. Keep our contact info and, please, don't hesitate to reach out if we can help in the future. Regards and we hope to have another chance to host you or your family or friends.
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Great location, comfy & clean

  • 5 of 5

Has everything a family needs who don’t want pool or by the water. Worked out perfectly for us with two little ones. Central to the sights and hosts are very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living like kamaaina (a local) for a month!

  • 4 of 5

We just spent a month here. The house had everything we needed to feel right at home. We particularly liked having the fully stocked kitchen plus the high-end washer and dryer came in really handy. Nice big flatscreen tv’s everywhere and a gas grill added to our enjoyment. There’s lots of room to spread out, too. Oh, and did I mention the views to the ocean are gorgeous and we loved watching the sunsets every night. Mahalo, Dok and Lisa!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha John & Barb, Your review made our day. We would love hosting you or your friends next visit to the Big Island. Thank you for taking the time to put together your suggestions on how to improve the guest experience. We are in the process of implementing all of them. Mahalo Nui Loa, George & Lisa
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Wonderful home for our vacation stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We had two families of four stay at George's gorgeous home for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The home is spacious, lots of space upstairs and downstairs for the teenagers to hang out and the adults to do their own thing. The balcony view is great, along with sunsets everyday.

George was very accommodating and the house has a fully-equipped kitchen and dishware. The location is not far from downtown Kona and very convenient.

Mahalo, George!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Grace! We are glad our place met and exceeded your expectations and we appreciate the positive review. Please keep our contact info for future reference. As our way of saying thanks, you or anyone you refer to us that books directly with us will get a 10% discount on the rate of a future stay. Best Regards and have a Healthy and Happy 2018! George & Lisa.
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Too hot to handle!!!!

  • 1 of 5

Needed to buy 2 additional fans to try and cool the house so it was livable. Was not successful even though all windows were open and outside blinds were down in the afternoon. Master bedroom was the hottest and was extremely difficult to sleep. Strongly suggest finding a property a couple of hundred feet higher to get the cooling needed to enjoy your visit. Extremely disappointing for a 32 day stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay. The house is spacious and well decorated. The owner is responsive. There is a beautiful ocean view.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.7 Miles
Kona International (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
Kona Country Club (Open to the public)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H-11 Hawaii Belt Hwy (aka Queen's Hwy)
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Jackie Rey's on Kuakini Hwy.
Nearest Beach
3.1 Miles
Kahalu'u (aka Snorkle Beach)
Car: recommended

Our location is ideal. Kona town, beaches, tennis, golf, surfing, paddling, shopping, restaurants and more are within a 5 miles radius. The property faces directly west and you have unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean and Kona Town. You can spend lazy moments on the lanai watching whales, dolphins, the fishing fleet, an occasional cruise ship , surfers, and last but not least, superb sunsets.

Kona, Keauhou and Waikaloa are minutes away with shopping, beach front night life, movie theaters, golf, tennis, and all sorts of ocean sports venues. Ask us about discounts.

Nearby activities include world class fishing, snorkeling and scuba cruises, golf, hiking, walking (the Walua Hiking Trail, the walking path of Hawaiian royalty, is two blocks from your vacation home). You will be a 5 minute drive to Magic Sands beach (great for body surfing) and Kahalu’u (the best beach for swimming and snorkeling among a plethora of tropical fish and the famous giant green Kona turtles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax

Please note rates quoted and pictures shown are the upper floor and do not include the downstairs 'ohana'. The upstairs is the main living area, about 1900 sf, sleeps 4 in 2 bedroom suites on separate ends of the house, each with two California queen beds and 2 full bathrooms. Please contact the owner to inquire about availability of the downstairs.

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.

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