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Did Someone Say Fun in the Sun; where Sea Turtles Sun themselves on the Shore

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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

Wow! This one is VERY reasonably priced and in a GREAT location!

Exotic and refined. Breezy and sophisticated. This place is designed for people who want to hear the birds sing and feel the soft trade winds breathe on their sun-kissed skin. For those who want to smell the sweetness of the plumeria's and delight in the exotic colors of the Orchids.

From serene sunsets to exciting live volcanic eruptions, the Big Island has it all and the Great Kona Escape is ideally situated for all of your fun Kona adventures. Just 900 feet up from a quiet sandy cove beach where sea turtles are often seen sunning themselves on the shore and 15 minutes to the most pristine golf course you can imagine, where the wild Peacocks and Nene birds are free to roam.

You couldn’t ask for a better location or a more tranquil environment to go along with this uber comfortable, tropical spacious, yet cozy, ohana. This truly is a piece of paradise.

The Great Kona Escape is part of a beautiful luxury home situated in one of Kona's most desirable neighborhoods. Your ohana has it's own entrance and the only thing you share is the porte cochiére, with my new husband, Ken, and me, a quiet, Medical Massage Therapist, available (by appointment) to help restore your peace of mind.

Pick from the herb and vegetable garden, the fruit orchard, and enjoy the GREAT weather; beautiful flowers; singing birds and all the tranquility your heart desires.

This is a home you will want to return to year after year. Come and enjoy the lush, rich, peacefullness of The Great Kona Escape. You will be glad you did.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 890 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is a strict non smoking area. However, it is a beautiful neighborhood to take a stroll while smoking....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • This bedroom has a Luxuriously Comfortable King Bed in it. The Living room has 2 separate fold out futon sofas. One is a twin and one is a Queen. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Double Vanity and a Bathtub / shower give plenty of room in this bathroom for 2 to take care of their necessities at one time....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            There is a toaster oven in this unit and an under the counter fridge, a two burner cooktop and no oven....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            There are some pantry items so it's a good idea to check before you go shopping....moreless

          • Dining:

            Your dining table (cafe style) has a beautiful view of the flowers blooming....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            There are lots of utensils and pots and pans to prepare meals at home....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            There is a 12 cup coffee maker and a hot water kettle for tea....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All the dishes you will need to enjoy meals at home....moreless

          • Microwave:

            This is a microwave / convection oven....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            This is a under counter fridge....moreless

          • Stove:

            There is a 2 burner cook top....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            3...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Seating for 3 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Large living room with a TV Book shelf and a very comfortable reading chair....moreless

          • Parking:

            When you get here I will show you which is your designated parking stall....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Ceiling fans keep the temperature comfortable all year....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Plenty of linens to wrap your self in luxury....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beach and bath towels provided....moreless

          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • This is a quiet, beautiful, neighborhood of 1 acre lots. The only thing between you and the ocean is 3 miles of flora and fauna. It's a great location for a home base while exploring the Island. Central to many activities; the harbor is just 3 miles away where diving and fishing boats take you out to explore. The property itself is like a botanical garden with places to sit outside and enjoy the beauty around you. Come and enjoy this very special piece of paradise. Many people have made The Great Kona Escape their annual pilgrimage to paradise. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                There is a little stereo so you can either plug in your own music or play the cd's provided....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Just a few Hawaiian music CD's. There is a plug for your iPod....moreless

              • Video Library:

                There are books of a wide variety of interest ...moreless

              • Books:

                Lots of Books for you to borrow....moreless

              Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                The harbor is just down the hill. Boats can be chartered there or you can join a fishing or diving excursion from there....moreless

              • Golf:

                There are 12 world class golf courses within minutes from the house....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Bikes can be rented just a couple of miles from the house....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                There is a small charcoal grill available for you to use....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Some beautiful spots to relax outside of the unit....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                You'll feel like you're in a botanical garden....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                This can be rented very inexpensively....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis courts are 4 miles away....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Rural:

                While this property is jut 4 miles from town, you are out in the country with beautiful garden views and a gorgeous neighborhood to take walks in. ...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Sweeping Ocean view from the sitting area on the lawn. Ocean views from both the living room and bedroom windows...moreless

              • Golf Course Front:

                There are many world class golf courses close by...moreless

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Parasailing
              • Basketball Court
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Water Tubing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Hunting
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • ATM/Bank
              • Paddle Boating
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Synagogues
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Sight Seeing
              • Ruins
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Eco Tourism
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Luaus
              • Beachcombing
              • Tennis
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.8
              from 32 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Rates
              Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $130
              $910
              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $120
              $840

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Tax Rate 13.25%

              Notes:

              $130 is for 2 people and it is $20 extra per person.

              Total payment will be due 60 days before arrival.

              There is a $150 cleaning fee and 13.25% tax.

              Check in is after 4 pm and Check out is before 10 am.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 07/27/2014
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              Location

              4 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Keahole Airport (KOA)
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Queen Kahumanu Hwy.
              3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Kona State Beach Park
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Makalei
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Bite Me

              Car: Necessary

              Medically trained Massage therapist, me, lives on the property and is available by appointment to soothe and smooth you into 'vacation mode'.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1989

              About the owner: Aloha Pumehana, (warm welcome) My name is Sandra, recently married to Ken. We are both originally from California, I came to visit Kona in 1970 and liked it so much I made this my home and didn't look back. Living on different parts of this Island, Maui and Kauai, I can truly say that The Great Kona Escape is in the BEST location on the Islands for kicking back and enjoying the perfect climate or visiting the many activities Kona has to offer. Now that my boys (3 of them) are off and on their own, I have more time to devote to making sure that your stay in Kona is all you dreamed it would be. I'm a medically trained Massage Therapist and can help you relax into Island mode - give you directions to just about anywhere - good advice for dining and activities, and assure your comfort and privacy at all times. You'll love it here.

              Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
              The Great Kona Escape is at 900 foot elevation where the trade winds offer a gentle breeze to keep the warm days at a perfect temperature. The song birds are plentiful, the rainbows are seen often and the location is central to many beaches, golf courses, water activities, hiking, dining and shopping. We are on one acre of beautiful flowers, herbs, a vegetable garden and fruit trees, all this and great ocean views as well.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              At The Great Kona Escape you can help yourself to the fruit on the trees, the organic vegetables and herbs in the garden, roam the property delighting in the many beautiful orchids and other tropical treats; while waiting your turn for an amazing Massage therapy session. There is WiFi and cable TV for your entertainment. The beaches and shops are just 4 miles down the road and your comfort is my highest priority.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Did Someone Say Fun in the Sun; where Sea Turtles Sun themselves on the Shore

                Did Someone Say Fun in the Sun; where Sea Turtles Sun themselves on the Shore

              • Great place to enjoy breakfast in the morning sun.

                Great place to enjoy breakfast in the morning sun.

              • For your dining pleasure

                For your dining pleasure

              • From the Living room looking towards the kitchen.

                From the Living room looking towards the kitchen.

              • Down the hall is the bedroom with the most comfortable bed.

                Down the hall is the bedroom with the most comfortable bed.

              • Great reading chair.

                Great reading chair.

              • The Ocean is just a 3 minute drive down the hill.

                The Ocean is just a 3 minute drive down the hill.

              • Ahhh.

                Ahhh.

              • Lots of comfortable places to enjoy the great outdoors.

                Lots of comfortable places to enjoy the great outdoors.

              • Partial Ocean view from the Living room

                Partial Ocean view from the Living room

              • Amazing beaches where you can spend the entire day relaxing in the shade.

                Amazing beaches where you can spend the entire day relaxing in the shade.

              • Kukio Beach, close to the house often hosts Sea Turtles sunning on the sand.

                Kukio Beach, close to the house often hosts Sea Turtles sunning on the sand.

              • Aloha Pumehana; Warm Welcome

                Aloha Pumehana; Warm Welcome

              • The Great Room

                The Great Room

              • The View from your Kitchen table.

                The View from your Kitchen table.

              • Into the living room.

                Into the living room.

              • Feel like your in a tree house.

                Feel like your in a tree house.

              • 2 Fold out Futons in the living room for extra places to sleep.

                2 Fold out Futons in the living room for extra places to sleep.

              • THE most comfortable King bed in the world.

                THE most comfortable King bed in the world.

              • And it's immaculately clean.

                And it's immaculately clean.

              • Great place to sit and watch the sunsets right outside your front door.

                Great place to sit and watch the sunsets right outside your front door.

              • World class golf courses just minutes from the house.

                World class golf courses just minutes from the house.

              • The property is like a botanical garden and a farmer's market all on one acre.

                The property is like a botanical garden and a farmer's market all on one acre.

              • Oh and what Beautiful Kona Sunsets we have.

                Oh and what Beautiful Kona Sunsets we have.

              VRBO #152193

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

              $120 - $130 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              View calendar: Updated 07/27/14
              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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