The Great Kona Escape!!
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- 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 a brand new, 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 is completely separate and the only thing you share is the porte cochiére, with 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.
- 890 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Parking Off Street
- 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
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- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
We really enjoyed our stay at the great Kona escape. It was our one year anniversary/belated honeymoon and the location was perfect for where we wanted to explore. Also, we enjoyed the sweet kitty cat that hung around the property. We have cats so we totally enjoyed his greetings when we came home from our explorations of the island each day. The location is very close to the bay & airport and only 30 minutes from the Kona coffee farms. And the drive to the volcano national park wasn't too bad either. The only thing was we were surprised by the vacationers staying in the lower part of the house/property but we got along fine. We was under the impression that we were alone on the property upon arrival (and apparently so were they). After the first day though we really didn't see much of them and didn't even meet the second family that stayed down there while we were there so it was rather private. Thanks for everything.
- Guest Danneil G. (Mountlake Terrace)
- Date of stay 09/12/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Great Kona Escape:
Great Kona Escape:
My husband and I went to Hawaii-Jun 22-July 4- The place we stayed at was like, it is for us at home, Sandra is a great person-We want to go back-Hawaii is beautiful-Sandra's place is wonderful-What good memories-So peaceful-The views where wonderful-cooler at her place also...Everything is so beautiful----We do hope to go back.....
- Guest Jenette H.
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Feels like home!!
Feels like home!!
This is the ideal location if you want to feel at home on the island rather than crowded into a hotel. Everything is just as portrayed in photos, etc. very clean and comfortable. Sandra has included everything you may need while there including beach chairs, towels, coolers, etc. It is centrally located yet private, and the neighbourhood is lovely for a morning run or walk. Sandra was warm, friendly and available for information or assistance. We loved our time on the Big Island and cannot wait to return!
- Guest Julie (Indiana)
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.
The Great Kona Escape
The Great Kona Escape
This is a wonderful place to relax and Sandra is more than accommodating with great suggestions as to beachs and where to dine.
- Guest Bill (Calgary, Ab/ canada)
- Date of stay 01/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/10/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.
Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home
Stayed at this property last week. Everything and more than we anticipated. A lovely place to reside in Kona. Facilities are well appointed featuring original art, a large futon couch, and a reclining chair in the living room that catches the morning sun. Perfect for reading. Kitchen area with all you need for breakfast or a quiet dinner at home. Bedroom with an excellent king bed that is incredibly comfortable. Bathroom with a double sink. Very well located between Kailua, the airport and the northern beaches. Sandra (owner) is kind, gracious and accommodating. Seems to have the uncanny ability to be around when you have a question and not when you don't. Don't hesitate on this one. It's a winner. The listing accurately depicts the facility and setting. Clean and inviting. Highly recommended. Our return visit is already in the calendar.
- Guest Karl H.
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 01/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.
We stayed here over the holiday and had a great time on the island. This is a perfect little home base, and a very convenient location for navigating all the sites on the island. Clean, well decorated and exactly as described. We'll definitely be back!
- Guest Carolyn B. (-)
- Date of stay 12/15/12
- Review Submitted 12/30/12
Great location close to it all but far enough
Great location close to it all but far enough
The house is a great base for enjoying all that the island has to offer. The location is up on the hill keeping things a little cooler and in a nice quiet area. Access to Kona and the Kailua coasts town is easy.
- Guest Alex (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- Date of stay 10/09/12
- Review Submitted 12/28/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
My boyfriend and I came to Kona for the first time and we are so glad we stayed at the Great Kona Escape! Sandra was available to give great suggestions on the best ways to enjoy the island, but we had total privacy at the same time. I really enjoyed the location, the weather was beautiful and it felt ten degrees cooler than down at the beach. The sounds of nature and the green landscape were really soothing and gave us a nice break from busy streets and beach activity. The massages were a real plus (at non-hotel prices at that!).
- Guest eve01 (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 06/18/12
- Review Submitted 06/27/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.
Exactly as advertised. This place is terrific - close to everything yet far enough away to make it peaceful and quiet. The 2 pet chickens are very entertaining as is Max the cat. This is the most comfortable I've ever slept in. I will return.
- Guest Sis (Culver City)
- Date of stay 04/19/12
- Review Submitted 04/29/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Stayed upstairs in the one-bedroom Escape. Exceeded my expectations. On-site host was a huge plus: very helpful, easy-going, otherwise invisible. Plenty of room, attractive and personal decor, mild and breezy, garden area to roam. Handy for activity in Kailua and for exploring both up and down the coast.
- Guest 1world (Seattle, WA/USA)
- Date of stay 03/14/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
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|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$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.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Cleaning Fee: $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.25%
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- Nearest Airport: Keahole Airport (KOA) at 4 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Queen Kahumanu Hwy. at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Kona State Beach Park at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Makalei at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Bite Me at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: Aloha Pumehana, (warm welcome) My name is Sandra, 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.
- Primary: +1 (808) 325-6795 (Hawaii, USA)
Did Someone Say Fun in the Sun; where Sea Turtles Sun themselves on the Shore
Great place to enjoy breakfast in the morning sun.
For your dining pleasure
From the Living room looking towards the kitchen.
Down the hall is the bedroom with the most comfortable bed.
Great reading chair.
The Ocean is just a 3 minute drive down the hill.
Lots of comfortable places to enjoy the great outdoors.
Partial Ocean view from the Living room
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.
Aloha Pumehana; Warm Welcome
The Great Room
The View from your Kitchen table.
Into the living room.
Feel like your in a tree house.
2 Fold out Futons in the living room for extra places to sleep.
THE most comfortable King bed in the world.
And it's immaculately clean.
Great place to sit and watch the sunsets right outside your front door.
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.
Oh and what Beautiful Kona Sunsets we have.
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