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$129 Ocean View, 2 BR, 2 bath, Gated Com, Com Pool, Central A/C , 24 Hr. checki

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,440 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 9 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Full Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2-6)

Nestled in a sought after "gated community" you will find our charming Villa By The Sea with a stunning ocean view of Kailua Bay. 24 hour check in is available.

The view from the living room, kitchen and lanai is simply mesmerizing, with front row seats to watch seaside activities of Kona town and cruise ships gliding by. Sunlight pours in through skylights and vaulted ceilings with high-reaching windows offering a sense of openness. Hand scraped wood floors are throughout as well as quality furnishings, including a large antique leather top desk located in the master bedroom where you can quietly organize your time. For those needing wifi, we have a new high powered system that allows for wireless internet throughout the house.

A gourmet kitchen is organized and fully equipped for entertaining with everything from a slow cooker to a rice cooker. The bedrooms will wow you with their openness to beauty. All bed linens are top quality.

Two “full” bathrooms allow for stress-free mornings.

The master bedroom which has a “King Size” bed with a large walk-in closet, flat screen TV, and gracious bathroom. The private lanai opens to tropical flowers and view of the water feature from your bedside.

Central A/C is available for a reasonable fee. A barbecue is provided should you choose a more casual atmosphere.

Minutes from downtown Kailua-Kona, close to all amenities, community pool located in Kona is free, and many beaches are nearby. The villa is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac high in the Malulani gated development in a location designed to take advantage of air flow from cool cross breezes.

For the beach goers, we are stocked with snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach blankets, tennis supplies, coolers and picnic equipment.

The Malulani area has paved walkways and underground services (no wires to disturb your views). Entry gate has motorized gate opener.

Truly a vacation “destination” you will long remember. We want your vacation to be a memorable experience; one that will have you falling in love with Hawaii, with Kona, and with our Villa By The Sea!

payment only by Echeck saves you credit card processing fees. It is a simple process that the VRBO site will walk you through. If you choose to book it now, credit card option or PayPal instead, a 3% processing fee applies. International guests, including Canadians, have a 5 % credit card fee and are not eligible for Echeck payments. They may choose a money order option.

*We do not accept bank transfers from out of the country.

We provide our guests with our personal list of recommended restaurants and activities.

Cancellation of Ironman bookings must be 3 months prior to arrival.

Cancellation Insurance is available on the VRBO site

There is a minimum age limit of 12

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More Details

shannon cormie
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About shannon cormie

We want your vacation to be a memorable experience; one that will have you falling in love with Hawaii, with Kona, and with our Villa By The Sea!

shannon cormie purchased this house in 2011

Why shannon cormie chose Kailua-Kona

The ocean view and spacious property with quality furnishings. We fell in love with the Malulani community being located right in the heart of town, easily to access shopping and activities. It is set just above Kailua Bay, known for its courteous neighbours and quiet park-like setting. Villa By the Sea is located in one of the upper cul-de-sacs away from the main road. We provide our personal list of activities and restaurants. Please note the minimum age is 12.

What makes this house unique

Lovely ocean view and the luxury of privacy and space. High-speed internet and free long distance calling anywhere in North America are included. We also provide our personal recommendations list with everything you need to know for your vacation. Central A/C is available for a fee of $22.00 per night


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • two full bathrooms. The master bathroom and bedroom were beautifully renovated with custom order furnishings, materials and fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautifully furnished. Designed with simplicity of style with clean lines. We are dedicated to finding the most tranquil environment. Boogie boards, Beach towels/chairs and Snorkel equipment provided.


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$129 Ocean View, 2 BR, 2 bath, Gated Com, Com Pool, Central A/C , 24 Hr. checki
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

A Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy and comfortable in this adorable house. The beds were comfortable, the house was spotlessly clean. The owners really thought of everything, boogie boards in the garage, snorkeling equipment, plenty of towels, full size washer & dryer, fully equipped kitchen. It could not have been better. The setting was ideal. We miss waking up to our view of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kate for your kindness, and for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you had a great time. We are so happy when our guests love Hawaii and our property. Warmest Aloha Shannon
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It was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Shannon provided us with current update on the island to plan our trip. The house is like paradise, quiet, surrounded by a beautiful flowers garden, central to all the main activities and grocery stores in Kona, The house have all you need for cooking, for planning your beaches days, for cleaning your clothes etc. I will highly recommend this villa if you want to feel like home but staying in Hawaii paradise. Really enjoyed the stay and all the adventures on this Big Island 🌴�.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for almost two weeks. We came to the big island for vacation, but also to scuba dive. Thought it was perfect for our needs. Looking for a place with reasonable space to be able to house/dry our gear and not feel like we were stepping on each other all the time. For all that, the accommodations themselves were really outstanding - not glamorous, but very clean, well kept, pleasant and secure. Shannon, the owner, was very responsive and pleasure to communicate with.

The master bedroom had it's own very nice bathroom, desk and large walk in closet. Didn't use the TV in the bedroom - but there is one there. The other bedroom also had a desk, large walk-in closet. A full bath next to bedroom with access for the house. Kitchen was well stocked. Full kitchen with rice cooker, microwave, oven, fridge, etc. Sufficient spices for cooking. There is a backyard with a table/chairs for outside dining (no views), but very pleasant backyard with lawn chairs and electric grill. Two car garage (really more for one) with clothes washer and dryer. Living area with TV and cable. Good internet access.

Air conditioning is optional. Started without, but quickly decided during the heat of August to go ahead and purchase. It was well worth it. There are numerous free standing fans as well as ceiling fans. I bet in the fall/winter/spring, you may not need AC.

The living room window faces west and you can see sunsets and water, but the house is not on the water at all. Have to drive 15 minutes for ocean access. If you're looking to be on a beach front property, this is not it.

Location is great. Gated community. Close to safeway, target, etc. Costco is 15 minutes away. Easy access to the new saddle road as well as to 11 for volcanos. We dove a lot with Kohala divers (who were great) but the drive north took about 45 minutes consistently at 6:30 in the AM. Also close to a bunch of dive shops in Kona including Kona Diving Co and Jacks dive locker.

Thought the house was great for our needs. As I mentioned, if you're looking to step out of your accommodations and see nothing but ocean, this is not the place for that. If you're looking for a modern, clean, quiet place to hang out and enjoy space - non hotel oriented vacation. This is a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful ocean view. All of the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 11 days in June of 2018 and couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Ms Shan was very helpful if I needed anything. The home is close to the KOA airport and right around the corner from Walmart and Safeway. The neighborhood is really nice with all of the colorful flowers everywhere. Looking at the view of the ocean from the front lanai is outstanding!! A well-decorated home with anything you could possibly want in it. There were plenty of dishes so that you didn’t have to do the dishes before eating again. Cooking utensils were plentiful so preparing ANY meal was possible...whisks, grinder, hand mixer, quality knives for chopping, cutting boards, blender, etc. They provided a list of beaches (which included details about the terrain) and good restaurants with directions. There is a dishwasher, washer & dryer. Beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers, ice packs, mats, beach towels, tons of bath towels, extra sheets, an electric grill.... This truly is a home away from home. Mahalo Ms Shan for allowing us to stay in your beautiful, well-equipped home.


  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for your lovely review. I am always so happy when someone loves our beach home. I try to equip the kitchen with everything (and a little extra) whike keeping it organized. Your kindness was much appreciated
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First rate two bedroom home close to the kona village though high enough to benefit from trade winds

  • 5 of 5

The two bedroom house has AC though not required due to elevation.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do not past go until you consider this home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable and has all the immensities anyone would need plus some!

We needed a house located close to Kailua Village, beaches, to the airport, and to everything we normally do while in Kailua Kona. We have rented many homes during our travels and Villa by the Sea exceeded in all the things we need while we are away from our own home.

Firstly, we deeply appreciated the quite location. In this lovely gated neighborhood everyone is very respectful of each other . People drive slow and they make sure to wave as you drive by. Villa by the Sea does have awesome ocean views directly off the very comfortable front lanai. We completely enjoyed the visits from the green geckos while sitting on the lanai enjoying all the beautiful flowers around us. An eye full of fun!! I call it my living TV.

Villa by the Sea was very clean at arrival and has all the basic necessities along with some basic grocery items. I love to cook yes...even while traveling...and their kitchen did not disappoint.

We had the pleasure of meeting Neil and Shannon, the owners. If we needed anything they were VERY responsive and happy to help. We feel like we made friends in them for hopefully a long time. Mahalo Neil and Shannon for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. We truly enjoyed meeting you, and look forward to the day that you move to Kona. Mahalo nui loa for the wonderful stew that you left for us. Everyone loved it!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Free heated pool
Nearest Point of Interest
White sands Beachs
Nearest Point of Interest
Airport Beach
Car: recommended

swim with the dolphins, submarine rides, tropical botanical gardens, whale watching, world class dining, surfing lessons, helicopter tours, dinner cruises, world class beaches, island nature tours, abundant marine and wildlife exploration, boogie boards provided for swimming, snorkel masks provided for snorkeling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $189 + Tax

Villa By The Sea is located in a zone that gets natural cooling with the breezes. However central air may be added for a small fee. Electricity is diesel powered in Hawaii and the most expensive in the nation.
The $250.00 down payment to secure a reservation is non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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