House, 4 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)
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The house was huge and the way it is set up everyone has privacy. Bathrooms with showers and bathtubs in every room including the room with 2 twin beds. We utilized the downstairs apartment as well as we had 3 couples and 3 teens.
The pool was immaculate and we used it daily. The multiple decks and seating arrangements for outside were awesome and we ate dinner outside together every night with room for our entire party.
The decor was pleasing and we didn’t need anything in the kitchen as far as plates, utensils, etc. We ate at the house most of the time.
We did have little critters as expected in Hawaii - gecko friends who did show evidence of defecating where they lived and had some dead ants in two of the bathrooms but seriously - how can you completely avoid that. We love the geckos.
The house is a bit worn in places and could use a super spring cleaning but again - seriously - given where it is as it most likely being a very popular rental (and VERY reasonably priced) we were not surprised.
The location was awesome and you could see the ocean from the patios.
There are air conditioners in every bedroom which we figured out quickly to set them and close the doors so it was nice and cool for sleeping. There were times when it was unbearably hot in the kitchen and dining area but we may have been there during a very hot time (79-89). However, we really didn’t spend much time in the house - eating outside for every meal.
Zac was great and we would definitely stay here again. I think that the reviews on this site represent the house very well!!!
Thanks Zac for the amazing place and awesome stay!
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We rented the five bedroom house in Kailua Kona with another family because we wanted a house with AC and a pool close to a beach. We had some reservations from the start since several of the reviews mentioned problems with rodents and most of the house being hot, but we decided to go ahead given the pool and number of rooms. Generally, we had a nice time at the house and it was situated well for us to explore the island, but we had to deal with some issues that took away from our enjoyment of the vacation. The host wasn’t very helpful and didn’t provide any beach supplies despite advertising the local beach as part of the attraction of the house—obviously not required, but would have been a gracious touch. We had to reach out several times as the fridge did not make ice, there were rats & droppings in one of the bathrooms, and one of the toilets had a leak. The host never showed up or apologized for the inconveniences; he did reply to our messages (somewhat curtly) and sent someone to fix the toilet, but did not notify us that this person was on their way. The kitchen was poorly equipped (utensils, Tupperware, etc) and the range was difficult to use as the knobs were mis-marked. As indicated in the other reviews, the AC only cooled the bedrooms and the rest of the house stayed warm or hot depending on the time of day. The local beach was also disappointing— you have to walk a good 10 minutes, up and down a hill, partly along a busy road, and then the beach is small and crowded. The benefits of the house were the pool, plenty of space and towels, a large balcony for dining, the car ports, and the decor was generally attractive. It was also close by car to an excellent snorkeling beach. All in all, I would not choose to stay here again and would not recommend it to friends or family.
Great rental, we would go back
Our multi generational family of 9 stayed for 10 days. It was our 4th time on the Big Island, and 6th time in Hawaii. We usually stay in VRBO or other home rentals. It was our first time in this house.
Zac was a good communicator throughout the process of renting and staying. He promptly changed out the propane on the BBQ when we realized it was empty.
The house was in a great location. It was an easy (10min) stroll to Magic Sands beach, and a few minutes drive to downtown. The ocean view from the patio/balconies was nice.
The pool was awesome! We swam everyday, and the kids were in it non-stop. The water was clean and a great temperature (not too cold or too hot and).
The layout of the house was great, with ample bedrooms for all of the family. The beds were very comfortable. Everyone really liked that each room had a private en-suite bathroom.
The kitchen was well stocked with all the things we needed to cook meals as well as small appliances like a blender. It was also really nice to have a dishwasher (which looked pretty new).
We appreciated the amenities like WiFi, cable tv, a ping pong table and pool/beach toys. A/c in the bedrooms was so nice. It was also great that there was plenty of basic supplies (dishwasher pods, laundry pods, plenty of T.P and paper towels, etc). We have stayed in places that don’t provide those things and it makes it that much nicer to not have to worry about the basics.
The only thing that could use improvement was that the house seemed like it could use a deep clean, rather than just basic upkeep between renters. I think mostly is was that the house is probably rented heavily and after a while It starts to show wear and tear. There were large dead (and alive) bugs inside the house and gecko poop on the walls and in the showers/tubs. It wasn’t a huge deal—we just cleaned the bugs up when we saw them, and rinsed out the gecko poop.
This is a nice large house at a great location
We stayed during January 2019 and had beautiful weather and a great time. We were 4 couples and the house met our needs and is set up with plenty of room and the layout provides good privacy for each couple. There were a couple minor issues when we arrived but the owner promptly solved the issues and more than made up for the minor inconveniences. I would definitely recommend this house to my friends as a great place to stay while exploring the Big Island.
Thanks for the great vacation rental!
Arrived and were very pleased . Quiet neighbourhood, lots of room , and a pool for the children to play . Close to amenities but a car is a must . Great for a nice family holiday .
The house location was convenient to both beach and shopping. The house was large enough to accommodate at least 11, each bedroom had it's own bath. We loved staying there, the pool was fabulous and a babysitter for the kids. They needed a couple of fans outside and the house required a bit of maintenance. I would go there again.