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Architect's Personal Dream Home With Spectacular View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Welcome to our beautiful executive home on the sunny Kona Coast! The views are spectacular from any of the 5 lanais! This home was the personal residence of the architect who designed and built it. The house is spacious with over 2000SF laid out with large comfortable open rooms. There are too many features to cover them all, but you will love every minute of your stay here. The setting is quiet, private, and peaceful - perfect for your romantic stay in Paradise.

The house sits on a 1/2 acre that is a tropical garden of flowering trees and shrubs. Fruit trees include papaya, grapefruit, orange, avocado, mango, and lots of macadamia nut trees. There are skylights throughout the home that, along with the vaulted ceilings, make this house sunny and open. Enjoy your morning Kona coffee out on the dining room lanai next to our beautiful rock waterfall and koi pond. The unobstructed ocean and coastline views from the covered living room and master bedroom lanais are spectacular!

The master bedroom wing is a sanctuary. Windows all around make the space light and airy. It has its own lanai facing the ocean and is perfect for reading, listening to music, or taking a nap. You won't believe the bathroom suite. It has a large tiled walk in shower stall with glass walls and door, plus a separate jetted soaking tub, and vanity. There are 2 private toilet rooms - one with its own vanity, and the other has a skylight and laundry chute. There is also a roomy walk-in closet.

Downstairs is the second bedroom with its own sunny lanai. There is a spacious full bathroom, and a large laundry room. The family sitting room has a sleeper sofa and a love seat to visit, nap, or watch TV. Sliding glass doors open to a lanai and out to the large tropical yard.

We don't want you to miss out on any of the many great restaurants in Kona, but dining at the house will be a treat. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for making a snack or feeding a family gathering. There is a radiant cooktop, convection microwave and wallovens, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, and all of the countertop appliances. Dine at the beautiful teak dining room table or out on any of the lanais.

Compare the cost and qualify of a stay in even the nicest hotel rooms to the beauty, space,and tranquility of your private vacation home.


More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About The Owner

We are long time Alaskans looking forward to retiring and an end to the long cold winters. We have traveled extensively throughout the world and believe there is no better place than the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Kona Palisades

We have been visiting the islands for well over 40 years, often for many months at a time. Of them all, the Big Island offers the most space and diversity. The Kona Coast is the best place with perfect weather year round and lots to do. We look forward to our future retirement when we can be in Kona all of the time.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing better than walking out of the house in the morning and picking a ripe papaya or grapefruit for breakfast. Then sitting out on the lanai next to the bubbling waterfall drinking my Kona coffee while watching the fish in the pond is true bliss.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an absolutely gorgeous house! Congratulations on your purchase of such a beautiful place. We truly enjoyed our stay over the holidays. We had invited our family from the area for Christmas day, and everyone oohed and ahhed over the home. The view is unbelievable without a house, power line, or telephone pole to take away from it. It was so peaceful and quiet all of the time. My favorite was to sit out on the lanai next to the dining room in the morning, drink my coffee, and listen to the waterfall. My husband loved sitting out on the master bedroom lanai reading a book and watching the airplanes down at the airport. Thank you for having everything we needed in the house, even stuff for going to the beach. We can't wait to come back again and are already telling all of our friends about your vacation rental.
Dec 2010
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Kona Palisades House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The master bedroom has a great California King bed with a 3' memory foam pad., Queen size Beds (1) The second bedroom offers a queen size bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The hide-a-bed sofa sleeper in the family room is queen size. Twin/Queen air beds, and a Portable Crib are available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Architect's Personal Dream Home With Spectacular View
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews
Bodega Bay, CA

Comfortable home that feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Good location and well appointed. Comfortable and functional. I will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago area

Secluded and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, private, welcoming, COMFORTABLE, with a wonderful view, the house felt like home the minute we walked through the door. The house is located in a relatively dense residential neighborhood, but is so cleverly sited and landscaped that no other home is visible (or audible) from inside the house or from the many fabulous outside spaces. The owner is extremely responsive and thoughtful. I can't say enough good things. Our visit to the Big Island was twice as delightful because we stayed in Cole's lovely home.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairbanks, Alaska

And what a house it is

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in the hills above Kailua-Kona. It's five minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from Kailua, a great tourist town with live music and trinket shopping on every corner, 15 minutes from some of the most beautiful and fun beaches I've ever been to and a head start to Hilo, where you will find the volcanoes and beautiful waterfalls. When entering the house, it's a fun maze of living space with five lanai's, laundry room, family room, a well stocked kitchen of cooking utensils, two bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms,, dining room and a living room that you won't want to leave. The view from this room is breathtaking and as you walk out onto the lanai to get an even better view of the horizon, you become mesmerized with the Island's beauty, the view of the ocean and the sunsets and sunrises.......priceless. They have on-hand caretakers if you need assistance or directions. The house is stocked with all the beach gear you could even think of or need. The only thing missing is you.......

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Architectural Tropical Gem

  • 4 of 5

Unique home with beautiful design and layout. Good location if you want to be in a quiet residential

neighborhood with the ocean in view - but rather far away. Handy to the northwest coast of Hawaii

with A-Plus beaches and where the upscale hotels are located, and the roads go to special places such as Pololu Lookout, or to the little town of Kawaihae with it's Cafe Pesto restaurant (great unusual menu), or a glorious ride thru the Parker Ranch property while the sun shines off the Pacific below you. The town of Kailua-Kona and Kealakekua are not so close by. House is very near the airport. The house was

actually more than we needed - would be good for a family or two couples.

The few things I would comment on which could be improved would be the decor of the master

bedroom - needs some sprucing up - and perhaps some new linens and throw rugs for the master

bath. I'm sure the tropical air makes it difficult to keep up with the shower stall mildew but, since

there is a cleaning crew, I would expect that to be a non-issue for renters - although there was

mildew present. There also was an ant problem in the kitchen even though we refrigerated

everything we brought in that was open or sweet. Know that's a typical problem in Paradise too, but

renters should be aware of that possibility.

This is a belated review since it has been 8 months since we were in Hawaii so some of these things may have changed. The owner was prompt and pleasant to deal with even though he lives in Alaska.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always like to receive feedback from our guests. Usually we get comments directly at the time of a stay, and not later in a review. We have just visited the house ourselves and did not see any sign of mildew in the master bathroom, so the cleaners have addressed that issue. We have notified them of the guest concern to make sure that proper attention is paid to that issue all year long. Ants and bugs are a fact in a tropical destination. We are contracted with a pest control company that treats the house regularly. Guests are given advice in our Welcome Letter on methods to follow to reduce the chance that ants will show up. This guest appears to have followed the recommendations to keep all opened foods in the refrigerator or freezer. The other key is to keep all counter surfaces totally wiped down with a spray cleaner. Those critters can smell a drop of juice on the counter from outside the house! We will certainly listen to the comments to improve the appearance of the master suite bathroom. It is a wonderful spacious facility, but we can review the decor for ways to enhance our guests' enjoyment. Linens and towels are replaced regularly. We will add some new throw rugs as this guest recommended. As for location, what can we say - we can't change it, and we consider it perfect. We are minutes from the airport, and downtown is only 7 miles away. The house sits at 850' elevation which is the best for breeze and temperature. The view is incredible without anything in front of us to obstruct it. All of the best beaches of the island are north of us and the airport. Access to the big luxury resorts with all their amenities are only 20 miles up the coast. It is true we are not very close to the far side of Kailua Kona in the Keauhou area, or down to Captain Cook and Kealakekua. However, if we were down there then all of these other areas would be too far away! We appreciate it when guests contact us directly, and pass on their comments and recommendations. Our goal is to have every guest's visit to be their best vacation ever. Many of our guests now are return visitors, which was another goal of ours. We believe our home is the best available in Kona for the reasonable rates we charge.
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Great find in the hills on the north side of Kailua-Kona

  • 5 of 5

The location was great, really nice for getting a feel for the local community. Also an excellent choice if you're budget-conscious. Not only are you effectively getting 3 bedrooms for the price of two, but being on the north side of Kailua is great for affordable shopping at Target (most food) and Coscto ($4.99 roast chicken and cheap gas), as well as lots of free beach access. The place has plenty of lovely outdoor areas: we spent mornings by the koi pond watching the birds, fish, and geckos, and evenings on the lanai watching the sunsets and the local fauna passing thru. It has a spacious feel and seems to have been designed with a lot of consideration for natural light and air flow, and the decor is homey without feeling cluttered. The facilities include wi-fi, board games, and guide books, along with water sports equipment downstairs. Very nice master suite, and a roomy downstairs area suitable for a group of four. Superior kitchen and dining facilities. The owner is personable and responsive, and there is even a very nice neighbor who delivers her own locally made desserts. Does it get better?

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay in Kailua-Kona

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for 9 nights. We were looking for a quiet place for both of us to recharge our energy as we live and work in Kabul/Afghanistan. Our stay exceeded our expectations. We had read all the reviews before booking the house, but when we entered, we knew we had found the "place we needed". The house is absolutely unique, beautiful. Each room has many windows, lot's of light, and views be on teh ocean or a beautiful secluded garden with a small pool. Everything is there to make your life easy! We appreciated the full kitchen as we could cook fresh fish every night. (there is a great fish market by the boat marina called Bite Me).

We also appreciated choosing the lanai where we had our meals, at times by the quiet garden, others on the lanai with a great view of the ocean.

We could drive to the closest beach (10 mns drive) and see turtles. We also appreciated having access to the snorkel equipment, the beach chairs and umbrella.

Everyday we could easily explore Hawaii and then returned and be quiet and relaxed. We in fact many days chose to stay and had a late start as the house is so comfortable! The house also has an amazing garden with fruit trees and orchids. We just hope that soon we can come back as we had such an amazing stay. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Kona International at Keahole
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Makalei Golf Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Wawaloli Beach Park @ OTEC
Nearest Point of Interest
OTEC Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Kahaluu Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Keahou Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Kua Bay Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kekaha Kai Beach Park

The Big Island has so much to offer. From the observatory atop Mauna Loa to the Black Sand Beach at the City of Refuge, there are so many sights to see and activities to do. The snorkeling and diving are phenomenal. Catch a record Marlin or take home some Mahi Mahi for dinner. Zip line over a tropical forest, or hike into see one of the many beautiful waterfalls on the island. You have to visit the Volcano National Park and maybe take a helicopter ride to watch the lava flow into the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

*** SHORT NOTICE SPECIAL WITHIN 30 DAYS OF STAY *** $1200/Wk (SAVE $300-400) w/ 7 Night Minimun * Tax, Damage Protection Policy, and Cleaning Fee Extra. Full rental amount due at time of booking this special rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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