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Breathtaking views of K-bay, historic church, and monument from our large lanai

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We invite you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of the Big Island in our quiet, comfortable home on 3 acres overlooking Kealakekua Bay. Our 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom main house, which sleeps 4-6, has a breathtaking view of the bay from its huge lanai and almost every room. Fully open the bank of disappearing sliding doors in the great room and louvered windows throughout the house to invite the cooling island breezes and experience Hawaii’s unique outdoor living. A cozy Ohana cottage, which sleeps 3-4 and has an additional bathroom, is just steps away from the main house and is great for older children, teens, or another family.

Our property is conveniently located near Napo’opo’o Village and Kealakeua Bay, but without the congestion and noise. You can be at the warm water’s edge in an approximately 10-minute walk down the hill or a very short car ride. Experience a family picnic and great snorkeling at Manini Beach or rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for an adventure with the spinner dolphins to the Captain Cook monument on the bay. Just a little farther south off a bumpy dirt road, explore Ke’ei Beach with its white sand speckled with black lava fragments and tide pools—this area appeals to picnickers, fisherman, surfers, and the more adventurous snorkeler and is generally not very populated. Approximately 5 miles south of our property (~15 minute car ride), is the very popular “Two Step” snorkeling area in Honaunau Bay and adjacent to Pu’uhonuoa O Honaunau National Park (Place of Refuge). Snorkel or dive around coral covered lava fingers and deep water canyons for an entirely different underwater experience. Stop at the adjacent Place of Refuge and learn about the history and culture of Hawaii. For more adventure, experience the very remote green sand beach of South Point (~1.5 hour drive) or fascinating scenery and geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (~2 hour drive).

If you are looking to unwind and decompress in a rural setting away from the more touristy parts of Kailua-Kona (~20-30 minutes north), then our home and property will appeal to you. Our year-round warm dry climate and warm ocean waters are our idea of paradise. Enjoy our brilliant green “laughing” geckoes, our tropical native birds and their musical serenades, our fun “bleating” wild goat herd on the adjacent lava flow, and chasing the occasional hopping toad across our driveway. We offer a home-away-from-home for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and for those that just want to slow down.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2753 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We would prefer that the primary renter be at least 21 years of age, but we will consider younger adults on a case-by-case basis. We do not want our home to be a raging party house!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Small children will need to be able to navigate entry and lanai stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    An additional cleaning fee will likely apply....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • In the main house, there are two private bedrooms: 1) a large master retreat with a Cal King bed facing a bay window, an attached reading/media room, and ample closet and dresser storage; and 2) a spacious 2nd bedroom with a Queen bed and ample closet and dresser storage. An additional Queen sofa sleeper is located in the great room. In the Ohana, there is one private bedroom with a Double bed and ample closet and dresser storage. An additional trundle bed (two Twins) is located in the front room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • In main house, there are two bathrooms: 1) an en suite master bath with sink, walk-in shower, large soaker tub, and toilet; and 2) a 2nd bath, with sink, walk-in shower, and toilet, directly off the 2nd bedroom. In the Ohana there is a full bathroom with sink, tub/shower combo, and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are also two outside showers to rinse of sandy kids, sandy feet, or gear before entering either the main house or Ohana....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Numerous adult and children's books are located in both the main house and Ohana....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    One in the main house, one in the Ohana. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of family board games are provided in the Ohana....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have provided a wide assortment of CDs in the main house, but most of them are older because we are older (ha!)....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Only basic cable channels are provided. You should be outside enjoying the Hawaiian sunshine and warm water anyway!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Home theater system in the main house plays CDs....moreless

  • Television:

    One in the main house, one in the Ohana....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs and (ahem!) VHS tapes, are provided. We also have a kid-friendly assortment for when your little ones get antsy during cocktail hour....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Captain Cook obelisk across the bay...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mauka view to the east, lava fields to the south...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Almost 180 degree panoramic view from Ke'ei Beach to Captain Cook monument in Kealakekua Bay...moreless

  • Rural:

    Agricultural zoned area with lots of open space ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Inside dining area can seat 6 comfortably, as well as outside dining area on the lanai. Additional bar stools and long table are in the great room, as well as two bar stools and cafe table in Ohana....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Older weight-lifting equipment is located under a gazebo between the main house and Ohana. Use at your own risk!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet access for checking e-mail and browsing web pages for your next adventure is provided....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Each bedroom has additional linens. A memory foam topper is provided for the Queen sofa sleeper....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A large sectional faces the disappearing sliding doors to the lanai, as well as an older TV and home theater system....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels are located in the linen cupboard area near the 2nd bedroom, as are additional bath towels for the main house. The Ohana is also supplied with towel sets....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    An inside laundry room is located just off the kitchen. Laundry soap and fabric softener are provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Make sure you buy some world famous Kona coffee! One in the main house, one in the Ohana....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have tried to stock the kitchen with ample items to accommodate a large family. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A necessity for a family!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with large refrigerator, island induction cook top/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, and more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in the main house, one in the Ohana....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some items, such as seasonings and oils, we have left to be shared....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster ovens are located in both the main house and Ohana....moreless

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    You will likely be spending most of your time on the lanai while you are at the house. There's a spotting scope for you to check out what's in or on the bay. The kids will love the humane gecko trap! ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fruit trees (2 types of figs, oranges, avocados, papaya, & lychee) are on the side yard. Pineapples at the rear of the Ohana. What's in season is for you to pick and enjoy!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ and tools....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We have provided two men's medium down jackets for excursions to the Mauna Kea Observatory--trust us it get's that cold!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some masks, fins, goggles and other snorkeling gear. Boogie boards, wet suits, chairs, an umbrella, and ice chests are located in the Ohana....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Main House & Ohana
Mar 22 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,750 $6,800
2016 Main House & Ohana
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$300
$1,925 $7,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225
$1,425 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Ohana ONLY rented with main house. 50% of rent/tax + damage deposit due to secure reservation. Balance + cleaning fee due 30 days before arrival. Discounted rates do not apply during Ironman, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year. All rates and taxes subject to change until reservation confirmed. In the event of an EMERGENCY cancellation, if informed immediately we will consider refund/reschedule.


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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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Location

24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Highway / Hawaii Belt Road (HI-11)
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Manago Hotel
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Manini Beach Park

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: It has always been our dream to live in South Kona on the Big Island, and in November 2013 our dream came true. This home will be where we live full time in our “golden years”, but for now we want to share the magic of the island with you. We ask you to treat this home as if it is your own, and to act as a steward for those that will enjoy it after you. We are both geologists, specializing in environmental geology, and lovers of the great out-of-doors. We love animals, both domestic and wild. The warm temperatures of Kealakekua Bay and rural feel of the area held great appeal to us, plus the surf spots and snorkeling were a great draw. We plan to nurture our existing fruit trees, plant some mango trees, and add a couple of domestic goats, possibly a pig, and a flock of chickens to the property in the future. The home was built in 1989 by a couple now in their 80s who had to move on. We have done very little to change the flavor of the home—a lot of thought, work, and love went into its construction and maintenance. The stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and woodwork were all done by the former owners. (It was our family project to add the Yellow Tang mailbox!) We think the walls enfold wonderful memories and energy. Please take care of it all for us, while we are away… Mary & Bob Stechmann (GET# W44680746-01)


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Breathtaking views of K-bay, historic church, and monument from our large lanai

    Breathtaking views of K-bay, historic church, and monument from our large lanai

  • High ceiling/open air construction enhance cool breezes thru the great room

    High ceiling/open air construction enhance cool breezes thru the great room

  • Spacious and fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals and families to gather in

    Spacious and fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals and families to gather in

  • Awake to birdsong and stunning views from the Cal King bed in the master retreat

    Awake to birdsong and stunning views from the Cal King bed in the master retreat

  • ...with a huge soaker tub--aaah, total bliss!

    ...with a huge soaker tub--aaah, total bliss!

  • An adjoining 2nd bath can be closed off making it en suite to the 2nd bedroom

    An adjoining 2nd bath can be closed off making it en suite to the 2nd bedroom

  • ..or lounge/swing and enjoy a  book, conversation, or just the sound of waves

    ..or lounge/swing and enjoy a book, conversation, or just the sound of waves

  • ...and a Double bed in a peaceful adjoining private bedroom

    ...and a Double bed in a peaceful adjoining private bedroom

  • Enjoy morning beverages at the Ohana's cafe table...

    Enjoy morning beverages at the Ohana's cafe table...

  • Be amazed by our 'laughing' geckos in and around the house

    Be amazed by our 'laughing' geckos in and around the house

  • You will be amused by the antics and sounds of the area's wild goat herd

    You will be amused by the antics and sounds of the area's wild goat herd

  • Rear view of the main house with wrap around lanai

    Rear view of the main house with wrap around lanai

  • Slide the doors open, bring the outside in & enjoy the view from our great room

    Slide the doors open, bring the outside in & enjoy the view from our great room

  • A Queen sofa sleeper is available for extra sleeping space, if needed

    A Queen sofa sleeper is available for extra sleeping space, if needed

  • Enjoy dining inside surrounded by a beautiful view (table comfortably seats 6)

    Enjoy dining inside surrounded by a beautiful view (table comfortably seats 6)

  • En suite master bath with cleverly constructed & spacious walk-in shower...

    En suite master bath with cleverly constructed & spacious walk-in shower...

  • A comfortable Queen bed and reading nook in the spacious &  private 2nd bedroom

    A comfortable Queen bed and reading nook in the spacious & private 2nd bedroom

  • Of course, the views will entice you to dine al fresca on the lanai...

    Of course, the views will entice you to dine al fresca on the lanai...

  • The Ohana is a retreat for older kids or teens, w/2 twin beds in the front room

    The Ohana is a retreat for older kids or teens, w/2 twin beds in the front room

  • There's even a full bath in the Ohana, so no waiting in line...

    There's even a full bath in the Ohana, so no waiting in line...

  • ..or play games there. We have lots of space to work on art or craft projects

    ..or play games there. We have lots of space to work on art or craft projects

  • Feed the native birds and see how many different kinds you can identify

    Feed the native birds and see how many different kinds you can identify

  • ...and enjoy sunset on the lanai at the end of a perfect day in Kealakekua Bay

    ...and enjoy sunset on the lanai at the end of a perfect day in Kealakekua Bay

  • View of Ohana and main house with circular driveway and lots of land to explore

    View of Ohana and main house with circular driveway and lots of land to explore

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/28/2015
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