Charming Holualoa Historic Ranching Era Home. Magical Kona.
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Holualoa estate description
Featured in the coffee table book, The Hawaiian House Now, the home is a historic 1895 structure, modified in the 1940s and retaining the charm of old Hawaii with architecture and furnishings of the day, while satisfying the needs and aesthetic of today's lifestyle.
Panoramic views, cool 1,200' elevation, open lanais, spacious bedrooms, and a well-appointed kitchen are sure to please. Large established yard with old plantings of avocado, ulu (breadfruit,) fig, banana and lime trees is guaranteed to take you away from life's stresses and please the senses.
Three bedrooms to choose from, all with their own private bathroom. One king, two queen, one single bed. Two window seats can accommodate children in the upstairs master suite. A wonderful fireplace on the main floor living area will warm you on chilly winter nights. Lower floor accesses the yard and outdoor cooking terrace through french doors and is the family room/TV center.
A leisurely stroll on a walking path through a sixty year old coffee orchard leads guests from the front door to our coffee establishment, the Kona Blue Sky Coffee visitor center.
A fenced vegetable/herb garden is steps from the kitchen, and a large lawn just beyond for throwing a football or frisbee will delight the outdoor appreciator. Comfortable seating area on lawn sports a fire pit.
A gas grill, teak dining set, and stone fire place on the terrace below the kitchen will entertain the outdoor dining enthusiast.
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Screen doors slide open in kitchen dining area for expansive outdoor view. Seats four but families can fit more. Six stools pull up to solid surface counters to chat with company or to eat at....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Outdoor Grill:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Big Game
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Recreation Center
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- The town of Holualoa, once a ranching community, is known today as an artist's hub with several well-known artist residents and established galleries to explore. Right up the road, you'll find a full service spa, churches, a world-class restaurant, and a country post office for your convenience. Holualoa is in the prime of the 30-mile Kona coffee belt, where coffee has been a staple here for nearly two hundred years. Several coffee tours are offered in the area. The Kona Historical Society, a twenty minute drive south, offers an excellent cultural living history experience in early coffee lifestyle. Kailua-Kona Town in just fifteen minutes away with restaurants, Hulihe`e Palace museum, grocery stores, banks, ocean related activities, the Kona pier: the start and finish of the world famous Ironman World Championship competition in October as well as the International Billfish Tournament in August....moreless
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Last week my family and I were on our way back from a trip to Asia and ended our travels, Aloha-style, in Hawaii. We chose Kona for its unique offerings, preferring a quieter experience than the average on the other Islands. Plus, we love our Kona coffee! Words cannot describe what a special place Lisa and Christian’s house and the surrounding yards and gardens are. The feeling one gets after just a few hours of relaxing and enjoying the serenity and beauty of their lovely home is like no other. The art work of old time Hawaiian landscapes, the calming and subdued color scheme Lisa has chosen for the rooms, the antiques and super comfortable beds, the gorgeous, tropical plants and trees that surround the house and grounds are just a few of the things that make this home such a delight. One of our favorite things about staying at the house is the magical sunsets every night from the ocean-side lanai and backyard. When the sun dips down on the horizon, the sunset fills the entire house with the most magnificent colors and feelings of wellbeing. The sunsets I have seen from this house are some of the most beautiful I have ever witnessed. The home is very versatile and would be perfect as both a romantic get-a-way for two or for a large family holiday. The master bedroom has an old time romantic feel with a large bay window overlooking the sea and the rest of the house can accommodate a large family or group of friends while retaining an intimate and cozy feel. The well designed and fully stocked kitchen and dining room are a huge plus and the rest of the house has plenty of quiet little nooks and rooms to steal away to with a good book or dvd. Anyone who has the good fortune of staying at Lisa and Christian’s house will definitely be planning their return visit before they ever leave. Lastly, one of my favorite things about our stay on the Big Island with Lisa was that she is such a wealth of information about Hawaiian culture, history and botany. She loves to share her knowledge with you and after spending just a little bit of time with her you begin to feel as though you’re local too. I highly recommend taking a day tour with Lisa as it is the best way to get a feel for the island and learn about the Hawaiian way of life. Thank you so much Lisa for hosting us and for sharing your beautiful Aloha spirit. Your home is one of my new favorite places on earth and I hope to be back very soon. Aloha & Mahalo, Gigi and Seneca
- Guest Gigi and Seneca
- Date of stay 11/15/13
- Review Submitted 12/18/13
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Nov 15 - Jan 6, 2014
5 night min stay
Sep 27 - Oct 19, 2014
5 night min stay
Nov 15 - Jan 4, 2015
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning: $250
- Property Damage Protection: $69
- Pet Fee: $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 13.4%
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- Nearest Airport: Kona International Airport at 15 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Makalei Golf Club at 15 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Holuakoa Cafe at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1945
About the owner: Aloha. I am Lisa, a life-long resident of Hawaii, raised in Honolulu and Hilo, having lived here on this property for thirty years, raising our four children with my husband, Christian. I love to share my culture, our Islands' stories and history with all. Treasure my morning coffee, interesting and considerate people, walks in the upland forests, dogs at my feet, gardening, yard work, and getting in the ocean every week!
Why the Owner Chose Holualoa:
Hale Akala is a special piece of Kona. Built in 1895 by Manuel Goularte, a Portuguese immigrant who raised his thirteen children here. It was utilized by cowboys of the neighboring Greenwell family's Palani Ranch, to re-supply and breakfast in the 1920 and 30s. It was abandoned and left to the elements in WWII, eventually being purchased by Christian's grandparents, William and Margaret of Honolulu, in 1945. Wanting to retire to Kona, where Margaret's great grandparents, Reverend Asa and Lucy Thurston were part of the company of first Christian missionaries to the Islands, arriving in Kailua-Kona, the seat of Hawaii's ruling Kamehameha reign, in 1820, and raising their five children amongst Hawaiian ali`i. The home has been in this family for four generations. Cattle roam the surrounding ten acres of pasture and you'll hear an occasional bull bellowing from Palani Ranch in the quiet evening hour. Ask the owner for a private tour nearby, of Kona's uplands and see our 500 acres of working coffee farm, ohia forest, and the majesty of neighboring Palani Ranch. You'll see why Kona is magical.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The old established landscaping, rock walls, pathways, fruit trees, flower beds, along with the home's architectural appeal will make you feel held and comforted.
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Outdoor living room aka lanai
What's for dinner?
Upstairs master suite daybed
Queen bed in ocean-side room
Kailua Town and shoreline view
Lanai wine hour
Make yourself at home
Dine in style and comfort
Master with window seat for child or just curling up with a book, PPD, or better, BFF...
Pink House Hibiscus
Morning Panorama...Lyman's and Banyan's surf spot and Holualoa Bay
Another sunset in Paradise
Bottles from the era
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