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Amazing Ocean View, 2 BR, Gated Community, CENTRAL A/C , Wifi, 24 Hr. Check-in,

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 where you can quietly organize your time.

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. Two “full” bathrooms allow for stress-free mornings. A queen hide a bed is available for additional guests.

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. Each of the bedroom suites is enhanced with furnishings and decor to captivate a mood of relaxation, tranquility, and comfort. 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, and beaches, the villa is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac high in the Malulani development to take advantage of air flow from cool cross breezes. The perfect place for weekly or monthly stays with family or friends or a romantic getaway for a couple.

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. 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

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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:
April 12, 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.

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 updated list of our favorite activities and restaurants. Central A/C is available for a fee of $22.00 per night


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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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Amazing Ocean View, 2 BR, Gated Community, CENTRAL A/C , Wifi, 24 Hr. Check-in,
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Rang the bell!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was quiet, had a well appointed kitchen, nice furnishings, centrally located minutes from shopping and downtown, in a gated community with elevated views of the ocean. The owners had thoughtfully provided for things we were likely to want.....bikes, helmets, car rack to carry them, beach chairs, coolers, a collection of snorkel gear and a boogie board.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you had a great stay in Hawaii. We have some recent updates so when you return there will be new experiences awaiting
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Do not pass go without seriously considering!

  • 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
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Great location and Super Clean with Awesome Amenities

  • 5 of 5

Villa by the Sea was an excellent choice for our Big Island vacation. It is centrally located to all of the action, but plesantly tucked away in a beautiful and secure gated community. The house also offers some very useful gear such as ice chests, beach chairs, snorkle gear, beach towels, etc... these made our stay soooo much more enjoyable. The landscaping around the house is amazing! When you are sitting on the back lanai you would never know you are in a neighborhood. Finally, I can’t say enough about how clean and well apointed the house is. Top notch host!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your Aloha Chris. We really appreciated your words. Hawaii patiently awaits your return. Malama Pono. Shannon
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Location, location

  • 5 of 5

This owner has thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. Great location, attention to detail and everything we needed to have a base for exploring the Big Island. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your lovely review. It was wonderful having you. We do hope that you return soon. Warmest Aloha Shannon
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Perfect vacation getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a gated community, the home feels private and secure. The location is great, close to shopping centres and minutes from downtown Kona. The home is well maintained, nicely furnished and decorated. The front and back gardens are full of flowering tropical plants. As advertised the view from the lanai is amazing, overlooking the Kailua Kona Harbour. The sunsets were beautiful. We had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay and would highly recommend this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. It made me home sick for sitting on the lanai watching sunsets.
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Wonderful oasis

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Villa by the Sea. Quiet, secure and conveniently located, it had everything promised and more. I really appreciated the welcome email from Shannon, and her willingness to be available by text at any time. My sister and I enjoyed meeting Shannon on a chance visit, and her suggestions for beaches and other activities were spot-on. We hope to make another trip to the Big Island and stay in this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was just lovely meeting you. Mahalo for your lovely review and for all the Aloha. We offer discounts to our repeat guests, so I hope you return soon.
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Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area
Great waves for boogie boarding
Waipio Valley Lookout
horseback riding in this area is excellent
Mauna Kea Beach
Kona Farmers' Market
great way to buy local produce
Kahaluu Beach Park
Best snorkelling in Hawaii
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
little nearby area to swim with dolphins in the ocean
Laaloa Beach Park
great local beach in Kona
St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
Free attraction near Kona
Onomea Bay
Hawaiian tropical botanical gardens is excellent
Bongo Ben's Island Cafe
Excellent prices. Great food in casual oceanfront atmosphere
Island Naturals
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
excellent gardens. well worth the drive. use a GPS
Holei Sea Arch
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

Cleaning Fee $189 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.42%

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