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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 Aloha Pumehana; Warm Welcome Great place to enjoy breakfast in the morning sun. The Great Room For your dining pleasure The View from your Kitchen table. From the Living room looking towards the kitchen. Into the living room. Down the hall is the bedroom with the most comfortable bed. Feel like your in a tree house. Great reading chair. 2 Fold out Futons in the living room for extra places to sleep. The Ocean is just a 3 minute drive down the hill. THE most comfortable King bed in the world. Ahhh. And it's immaculately clean. Lots of comfortable places to enjoy the great outdoors. Great place to sit and watch the sunsets right outside your front door. Partial Ocean view from the Living room World class golf courses just minutes from the house. Amazing beaches where you can spend the entire day relaxing in the shade. The property is like a botanical garden and a farmer's market all on one acre. Kukio Beach, close to the house often hosts Sea Turtles sunning on the sand. Oh and what Beautiful Kona Sunsets we have.

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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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.

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Property Type

  • 890 sq. ft.
  • House

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

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • 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

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          • 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

          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

              • Sports & Activities
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              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

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

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

                  Other Activities

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

                      Reviews

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                      • quiet and comfortable

                        quiet and comfortable

                        • Guest well tanned
                        • Date of stay 02/19/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/03/14
                        This great unit exceeded our expectations. Very clean and well maintained and we had plenty of linens and cooking equipment. It was quiet and very comfortable. We felt it was easy to get to where ever we wanted to go... and we put 1200 miles on our rental car in 9 days.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Wonderful, restful place

                        Wonderful, restful place

                        • Guest Jane L.
                        • Date of stay 12/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/03/14
                        This place was great! Located on a beautifully landscaped street and lot, above the busyness of Kona, it was a cool and peaceful retreat from a day of sightseeing. Sandra was very helpful, brought fresh fruit, and also gives terrific massages. Though up the hill from Kona, the location was central for travel north and south on the Kona side. This little house is best for couples, and I would definitely recommend this to friends.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Nice accomodations

                        Nice accomodations

                        • Guest Danneil G. (Mountlake Terrace)
                        • Date of stay 09/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great Kona Escape:

                        Great Kona Escape:

                        • Guest Jenette H.
                        • Date of stay 06/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/13/13
                        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.....

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Feels like home!!

                        Feels like home!!

                        • Guest Julie (Indiana)
                        • Date of stay 03/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/06/13
                        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!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • The Great Kona Escape

                        The Great Kona Escape

                        • Guest Bill (Calgary, Ab/ canada)
                        • Date of stay 01/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/10/13
                        This is a wonderful place to relax and Sandra is more than accommodating with great suggestions as to beachs and where to dine.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Home Away From Home

                        Home Away From Home

                        • Guest Karl H.
                        • Date of stay 01/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/26/13
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                      • Hidden Gem

                        Hidden Gem

                        • Guest Carolyn B. (-)
                        • Date of stay 12/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/30/12
                        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!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                      • Great location close to it all but far enough

                        Great location close to it all but far enough

                        • Guest Alex (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
                        • Date of stay 10/09/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/28/12
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                      • Perfect vacation!!

                        Perfect vacation!!

                        • Guest eve01 (Los Angeles)
                        • Date of stay 06/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/27/12
                        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!).

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $130

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


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                      • 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:

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                      Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                      Location

                      • 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
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1989

                      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.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      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.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, March 27, 2014

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

                      View calendar: Updated 04/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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