Best Kona Location! ~Large Private 4 Bedroom Home
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•._.• Best location in Kona! •._.•
Please compare our location to others!
Large 4 bedroom home Perfect location Lots of extras Beautiful and uniquely designed 2 story home with 2 separate entrances, perfect for 2 families, a few couples, or a large family traveling together.
Nothing about this home will remind you of a 'Condo' experience!
Most all other large homes are either miles from town, or in less disireable areas near White Sands. Truthfully, the only 2 beaches in town (Kahalu'u and White Sands) are very small, and very crowded...most visitors may likely only go to these 2 beaches a few times. So, Why stay in that neighborhood? (We strongly recommend Hapuna Beach for a full day at the beach - please look it up, and you'll see why!)
Our home is centrally located, and a perfect base location for your Big Island visit!
¤ Managed by a family on island, so we're always just a phone call away if needed!
Our home is EXTREMELY well equipped, and we are glad to help with any questions or recommendations regarding activities, beaches, restaurants, or shopping.
We're even glad to do pre-arrival grocery shopping for you, so you can just relax as soon as you arrive!
You get the entire home! Great for groups, extended or multi generational families, or couples / friends traveling together!
Uniquely designed, each floor is a Home in itself! The 1st floor features an open floor plan with a large Great Room (47' LED TV and Blueray) with vaulted ceiling and a sliding door to the huge covered lanai. There is a Full Kitchen with everything...including a dishwasher! Large Dining Room (adjoining Great Room), and 2 Full Baths (Master and Hallway) and 2 main floor Bedrooms (King & Queen), each with a sliding door to the lanai). Plus there is a full laundry area, complete with folding counter in the 1 car Garage...Yes, there is even a Garage!
A pull out couch can add up to 2 more guests, but is (honestly) best for young adults or children. 2 additional floor futons are available too.
Second floor is very tastefully designed, with slate tile, Koa trim, and Vaulted ceilings too. The Great Room is large, open, and has 3 large windows for great breezes. There is a 32' LCD TV and DVD player in this Great Room. Add to that, the genuine Koa wood Breakfast Bar, the dining area, the nicely appointed Kitchen, and a large covered Lanai, and you have a great area for entertaining or having great conversations! Upstairs Master bedroom (King) has full bath, walk in closet, and sliding door to private Lanai view. 2nd bedroom (Full) has large closet and sliding door to main Lanai area. There is even a 2nd Laundry with a full sized washer & dryer behind louvered doors too.
Keywords: vacation home, vacation, large, town, Kona, Kailua Kona, beach, 4 bedroom, spacious, house, family, couples
- 2100 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- All Bedrooms are fully furnished, not just a bed and a closet! 4 Pillows on each bed, and 2 more in each closet, with additional linens. There are bedside lamps, and a suitcase stand in each bedroom closet. King size beds (2) 2 Memory Foam King beds (1 in each Master), Queen size Beds (1) Memory Foam, 2nd bedroom on first floor., Double Beds (1) 4th bedroom, upstairs, Baby Crib (1) A basinet and other infant items are provided: umbrella stroller, baby bath, play yard. high chair, and bouncer. Sleep Sofa and Futons: 1 Sofa sleeper and 2 folding twin floor futons. 8 adults possible in beds, 2-4 younger children possible - please inquire....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
Stocked with spices, oil, sugar(s), creamer, basic cooking needs, foil / plastic wrap, cleaning supplies, and soaps. Paper towels for your entire visit, and paper plates / cups for beach picnics. ...moreless
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- This home is very well equipped: 2 Washer / Dryers * All soaps/shampoos * Iron / Ironing Board * Gas BBQ * 4 TV's with Cable * Wireless Internet for your Laptop * Alarm Clocks * 2 DVD Players/Radios * 1 Car Garage & Side Driveway * Beach Supplies (Chairs, Umbrellas, Coolers, Sand Toys) * Assorted Snorkel Gear & Boogie Boards Kitchen(s): 2 full sized refrigerators with freezers * Ice Maker * Glass Top Range/Oven * 2 Microwaves * Dishwasher * 2 Toasters * 2 Coffee Makers * 2 Blenders * Rice Maker * 2 Coffee Grinders * Electric Skillet * 2 Toaster Ovens * Food storage containers & ziplock bags * 2 Breakfast Bars * Corelle Dishes * Glasses/Barware *Stainless Tableware * Steak Knives/cutlery * Pots, Pans, and Bakeware * Spices and Condiments All beds have a complete change of linens and extra pillows available. Each floor is supplied with a minimum of 12 full sets of towels. We don't just supply a 'complimentary' roll of paper products...we provide enough for your entire stay....moreless
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Lawn / Garden:
Large Tropically landscaped lot with Hibiscus, Plumeria, and other blooming plants. Starfruit, Oranges, and Mango in season. Please note, Kona is in a dry location, so our home has no lawn area....moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
(2) Lower Lanai has a dining table that seats 4-6, 2 chaise lounges, and an additional seating area with a couch. Upper Lanai has lg dining table that seats 4 - 6, and Ocean view thru the trees....moreless
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Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Just 1 mile south of downtown shopping & restaurants, you have all the conveniences, just not the noise, traffic, & crowds. Our private road has just 11 homes on it, and we're just the 5th house from the ocean. At the end of the road is a rocky ocean access area that is perfect for having your favorite drink and viewing a stunning Kona sunset. It is an area with huge lava boulders and beautiful pieces of coral. Many times you'll see dolphins, manta rays, and whales (Winter months). Honestly, the perfect place for people that want to be close to town! Close enough to walk to most anything if you choose. Our home is 1 house away from Alii Drive, which is the main route thru Kona Town. Bus pick up right across Alii, less than 1/2 block away. When comparing location, consider the neighborhood & distance from the downtown area. Kona is quite spread out, & many rentals are miles from the downtown area. Some older local neighborhoods more south (the White Sands Beach area) are fine if you don't mind the street noise and traffic, but are generally less desireable, especially at night. White Sands and Kahalu'u Beaches are about 2 and 2.5 miles away, right on Alii Drive. Quiet neighborhood, both neighboring houses are owned as 2nd house, and owners are rarely there, and the home is backed by a large open field. The Big Island is quite spread out, as you will see when you do a little research! Our location is a great base for all your travel plans, as well as being a very short distance from shopping and restaurants. There is a fun Farmers Market we recommend that sells local fresh fruit, tropical flowers, and has numerous booths of souveniers and tourist goods too. ...moreless
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Best Place To Stay (Flipkey)Guest comment entered by owner
Best Place To Stay (Flipkey)
This is absolutely the best vacation rental available for a reasonable rate. The owners have provided everything from paper goods and soaps to boogie boards, towels, snorkel equipment, coolers, and beach mats. When we arrived, we were amazed to find fresh fruit, drinks, and snacks to help us settle in. The cupboards were full of canned and dry goods in case you don't want to run to the store right away. Every pot, pan, dish, plate, cup, glass, you could want are right there. Same with all of the cooking utensils and small appliances...it's just like you are in your own kitchen (or better). Want to spend the day away from the house? Just use the coolers, blue ice, ziplocks, and plastic containers that are provided. Glenn was even generous enough to allow us to borrow a cooler for the Hilo part of our trip and return it on the way to the airport! The location is perfect. Just outside the tourist part of town, but close enough to run to the store (Walmart, Safeway, etc) at a moment's notice. 20 minutes North are excellent secluded beaches, and 5 minutes south is the excellent snorkeling beach, Kahaluu. The two floors have separate entrances so they can be used privately if two families are traveling together. We wondered if it might be a problem with our family of six (2 adults, 4 children), but we just had our older children ( ages 16 and 18) stay upstairs, and they felt like they had their own private apartment. We used the downstairs for family time and meals. It worked out great! I just can't say enough good things about this rental. We will return.
- Guest Mark C, Snohomish, WA
- Date of stay 07/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/29/12
Best Vacation Home In Kona! (vacationhomerentals)Guest comment entered by owner
Best Vacation Home In Kona! (vacationhomerentals)
All The other reviews are very accurate. These are outstanding people. For example: Rich had heard that I was having trouble with my back , so he immediately came over with a tube of "biofreeze" to help eliminate the pain. He wouldn't take any money...he was just concerned for my well being. Kelly Not only is the house beautiful & furnished with anything you might ever want or need---they also checked on us several times to make sure we were doing well & had everything we needed. Our daughter who is not well, was with us also & even on the days she wasn't up to getting out, she had a wonderful time relaxing in that beautiful setting & listening to the birds off the lanai. We will definitely stay there on our next trip to Kona. Barbara
- Guest Barbara T, Salem, OR
- Date of stay 05/26/11
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Ten Star Vacation Home! (vacationhomerentals)Guest comment entered by owner
Ten Star Vacation Home! (vacationhomerentals)
If I could give this beautiful Kona home 10 stars I would. It was perfect for the 5 of us. Very well stocked and beautifully decorated. The beds were very comfortable and lots of space in the living areas to move around and not be on top of each other. And having 4 bathrooms was wonderful. The owners were so kind and sweet and provided us with everything they said they would and more. I highly recommend this home for your next stay in Hawaii. You won't be sorry. The location is great, near town but off the main drag so it's very quiet. Short walk to a beach and short drive to another one. And the home is clean, clean, clean!! And very reasonable rates. You can't ask for more.
- Guest Laura J, East Hampton, CT
- Date of stay 05/12/11
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Best House In Kona! (vacationhomerentals)Guest comment entered by owner
Best House In Kona! (vacationhomerentals)
We have stayed at many rental homes in the kona area and this is by far the best. Everything you could want is there. Model home clean, quality home furnishings, bug free, comfortable, quiet. The house is close to town, but in a nice residential neighborhood. The perfect upscale, family home. Peaceful, with amazing views from the upstairs deck. Downstairs, you can pick fruit in the yard and enjoy the lovely flowers and tropical trees. We rented both units for seven of us. My husband and I brought our adult daughter and her boyfriend, and our three teenagers. Everyone was happy with the house. Teenagers were happy, almost a miracle. The house had wi-fi, board games, scuba gear, boogie boards, tv's in all the rooms. Mom appreciated the dishwasher, washer, dryer and the overall cleanliness of the whole house. The bedding was soft, new, with comfortable mattresses. We did not need to use the air conditioner, because the fans were so effective. Most houses have fans, but they are usually cheap, wobbly, and noisy. These fans are silent and are operated by a remote. Top of the line in both design and function. The decor is so much nicer than you normally see in rental homes. This is tasteful, not tacky. They have a lock box, so you don't have to worry about locking yourself out. They also have off street parking. The driveway can fit severall cars. The garage also offers a recycle center, so no feeling guilty tossing cans. The owners were so nice and welcoming. They went out of their way to make this an amazing trip. Tourist informaton, snacks, lots of helpful notes. Our only concern is how popular this house is going to be. We want to stay there again on our next Hawaii vacation.
- Guest Mary H, San Diego, CA
- Date of stay 06/19/11
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Amazing! Ready To Go Back! (vacationhomerentals)Guest comment entered by owner
Amazing! Ready To Go Back! (vacationhomerentals)
Thank you Ray and Glenn! Your property exceeded all our expectations ! Your advertisement that it is well stocked is an understatement. Not only was there enough food in the cupboards to last through any emergency we also had medical supplies to treat any minor mishap. Decorating for Chrstmas was a special touch and being greeted by the lit tree a heartwarming site. The beds were so comfortable and linens colorful. I really appreciated your well organized garage full of boogie boards, coolers, snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels and laundry facilities. The decks with barbecues, comfortable furniture and tiki torches made our meals a treat. Thanks for your advice on things to see and do while visiting the Big Island. Our whole family enjoyed it so much and we'd love to come back. We will definitely try to rent your home again.
- Guest Marilyn Y, Whitehorse Yukon Canada
- Date of stay 12/18/11
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Felt Like Home-Only Better! (vacationhomerentals)Guest comment entered by owner
Felt Like Home-Only Better! (vacationhomerentals)
We were welcomed by the owners like we were honored guests. Seven of us stayed five days and the kids loved searching for all the edible goodies our hosts stocked for us. And then the wine and other yummies for the adults. We rented the whole house and had tons of room. The upstairs bedroom and living room were great, but on the warm side so we had to use the aircdonditioner at night. The short walk to the shore from the house was lovely -- just the thing for a sunset stroll. Walking into downtown Kona was about a mile and a half. I loved the decor: kitch old Hawaii, yet tasteful and cozy. Owners were on the spot to answer any touristy questions. Just like having your own concierge. All emails and money dealings handled promptly and personably. Having owners nearby is so much better than an agency or absentee owner. Don't hesitate!
- Guest Elaine S, Juneau, AK
- Date of stay 02/16/12
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Best Hosts Ever! (vacationhomerentals)Guest comment entered by owner
Best Hosts Ever! (vacationhomerentals)
I should have written this review months ago. Shame on me. We travel around the world and stay in all sorts of properties. We can honestly say that this was one of the best ever. Great location, beautiful house, wonderful coquis, and without doubt the best hosts ever. We will always try to stay here when we visit. Glenn and Ray, thank you for everything. The coffee lady at Costco sold us some of the best coffee we ever had. It will be a sad day when we run out. And thank you again for the turtle you got for Isabela. She still loves it. I am confident that you will enjoy your stay at this property!!.
- Guest Ray & Leslie, Pittsburgh, PA
- Date of stay 09/17/11
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Delighted with quality/ artistic taste: On FlipkeyGuest comment entered by owner
Delighted with quality/ artistic taste: On Flipkey
My 83-yr old mother, 28-yr old daughter and I stayed at Kona for a week. My mother, a veteran of 4-star (the highest in those days) international resorts, told her brother the trip was a 10 out of 10. That says it all. Kona House's hosts Glenn and Ray couldn't be more thoughtful - including stocking the fridge with breakfast supplies for late night arrivals, sound advice, current guidebooks ready to use, food basics ready to use, great signage and even cutely named geckoes (George and Gertrude). Despite being one house away from a major road, it was delightfully quiet and birds serenaded us each morning. Beach gear is ready in abundance, allowing us to travel very light, avoiding baggage charges. Beaches are close enough, and the short walk to the ocean from Kona House has its own charm - a "lava beach" that is iconic for the volcano island, with a great view both directions. My bed in master bedroom was extremely comfy. The upstairs apt is slightly more elegant and had slightly more noise from roadway. House is very nicely designed. We won't consider staying anywhere else in Kona area.
- Guest Christopher J, Denver, CO
- Date of stay 03/02/12
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Great Family Getaway (on Flipkey)Guest comment entered by owner
Great Family Getaway (on Flipkey)
What a treat to find a home where everyone can have their own space and privacy, yet affords wonderful opportunities and locations to gather as a group. This rental has all the amenities of home. No detail is overlooked. The owners do a thorough job of contacting renters and are attentive to anything you might need. It is a short walk to the beach and old town Kona is also accessible. Great parking too!
- Guest Catharina & John, Corvalis, OR
- Date of stay 02/11/12
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Great Kona Beach House
Great Kona Beach House
My wife and i were returning to the place we were married 18 months ago and researched online for a place in Kailua Kona on Ali'i drive. We decided we wanted to be next to the ocean on the west side of Ali'i, within walking distance to beaches/town center and somewhere more private than a resort or condo community. This property ticked all of these boxes and we were pleasantly surprised by the way the owners provided an accommodating feel on our vacation. By the location and the pictures, we knew that this place was going to work and it was great that upon arrival, that everything was exactly what we had hoped. The owners had provided items in the kitchen for us like water/soda/beer, coffee and snacks, which was an awesome touch to not have to run to the store the minute we got there. Also, upon inspection of the property, we discovered that we would be able to use an assortment of snorkels/masks, boogie boards, towels and chairs for beach time activities. That was an nice surprise and something that made the whole week so much more manageable and much less expensive by renting these items. The place was very clean and well organized for us, so that we could begin our vacation the minute we got there. The owner was nice enough to meet us when we were checking in and was very helpful in answering our initial questions on the property. We were then able to use that centralized location to walk to swim/snorkel at the Magic Sands Beach, drink at the Royal Kona Resort’s tiki bar and dinner at the Kona Inn. There are also many other advantages to this place, like a one minute walk to sit by the ocean, where my wife spent hours shell collecting. Early in the morning we would walk to our favorite local coffee shop (Green Flash) and come back to enjoy sitting on the lanai, taking in the sounds and sights that being in Hawaii and near the ocean affords. Also, i was able to walk right outside and take advantage of the great running culture that is north and south on Ali'i drive. If you are looking for a place in a great location with great hospitality, the luxury of having your own water sports/ beach gear and the privacy of having your own place for an extremely affordable nightly rate, please contact Ray and Glenn.
- Guest Jake Ponz (Arizona)
- Date of stay 04/12/12
- Review Submitted 05/01/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Rates are seasonal & start at $189/night for up to 4 guests. Extra Adults are $15 each per night, children under 13yrs are $10 each per night. Add $190 Housekeeping Fee and mandatory state taxes. 5 Night Min per guest/7 Night for Holiday. BASE SEASON: (March-November 14th) $189 night, Specials may apply, please inquire! WINTER(Nov 15-Dec15 & Jan15-Feb 28) $209 night HOLIDAY (Dec 15-Jan 15) $239 night We accept personal & cashiers checks. As a convenience, we accept Credit Cards thru Paypal Only, adding their 3-4% fee. A $100 deposit will hold your dates, with 50% due at 60 days prior, and the balance with Damage Deposit is due at 30 days.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: KOA at 8 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Kahalu'u ('Snorkel Beach') Right down Alii Drive at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Numerous at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Keauhou at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Numerous at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We've been operating another Kona vacation rental for several years now, so we know how to make sure you enjoy the home. No 'bare bones' rental here, you will feel like you are staying at a friends house. We are fortunate enough to have several groups return for 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th visits so far, and many more have become great friends as well. (We do use other sites, and have numerous reviews posted, but we are new to this site!) I'm originally from the Chicago suburbs, and relocated to Kona after visiting here - - and knowing that this was the place for me!
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
We felt our home's location was the best, and it's design was very unique. It is basically an upscale 'up / down' Duplex type home, and you get the entire home. We spent many vacations at Vacation Rentals, and we feel that (by far) your expectations will be exceeded with what we provide, and our honest presentation of our homes.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
After a day of activities, you can come back to a well appointed home, in a a peaceful setting with a large and private outdoor area to enjoy. Many guests have commented that the 'comfort level' far exceeded their highest hopes, and that the many extras we provide made it feel like home. We live in Kona as well, and are glad to meet to give advice or suggestions.
Spacious and uniquely designed 4 bedroom home with 2 separate living areas.
Great Room on first floor is large with vaulted ceilings and entrance to Lanai.
Well supplied 1st floor Kitchen has dishwasher and large fridge.
1st floor Queen bedroom, across hall from full bath, sliding door to Lanai.
Lanai area outside of Great Room, large gas BBQ
2nd Great Room too!
2nd King Master Suite, has TV, window A/C, and sliding door to Lanai area.
2nd Lanai Upstairs
We provide lots of beach accessories including snorkel gear and boogie boards!
The Best Location In Kona!
Main Great Room has new 47'LED TV and Blueray
1st floor King Master Suite, private bath, Lanai sliding door, TV, window A/C
Lanai seating and grill area. (Large and shaded most of the day!)
Floor Plan, First floor
2nd Kitchen Area (upstairs)
4th Bedroom, Full bed, closet, sliding door to Lanai
Floor Plan, 2nd floor
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