About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Living in a Botanical Garden up country with Great ocean Views
This is a Great price in a GREAT location! Just 4 miles from the hustle of town and yet close to beautiful beaches and the local Harbor from where you can take off on many fun water activities like deep sea fishing, snorkeling cruises or manta ray diving.
This is Hawaii at it's best. . You will enjoy the lush. luxurious landscape in this peaceful paradise, away from the crowds, yet close to many pristine beaches. This one acre estate is located in one of Kona's most desirable neighborhoods, four miles north of Kona village, at 900 ft elevation where the days are 10 degrees cooler than the coast and the humidity is far more comfortable than by the ocean.. You can open your windows all year long and enjoy the breezes. You'll love the spaciousness of the 1 acre lot with no neighbors in sight.
Your accommodations are in the Ohana (guest suite) which is attached to the main house but is self-contained with its own private entrance, kitchen and parking space.
It seems like you're far removed from everything, but everything is close by at your fingertips, just a short drive away when you want anything. Staying here is the best of both worlds!
High speed Wi-fi internet is included, and the flat screen television is equipped with Roku for on-demand viewing using Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. We also have basic cable. Here are some of the other things that will delight you staying at The Great Kona Escape.
Loads of Tropical birds singing sweetly all around you.
The botanical gardens just out your door.
A temperature that is comfortable all year.
Close proximity to a dozen world class golf courses.
The beauty and wonder of living in a floral paradise.
The ability to pick from the large variety of organic fruit
We are located 3 miles up from a quiet sandy cove beach where sea turtles are often seen sunning themselves on the shore and 15 minutes to the most pristine golf course you can imagine, where the wild Peacocks and Nene birds are free to roam.
You couldn’t ask for a better location or a more tranquil environment to go along with this uber comfortable, tropical spacious, yet cozy, ohana. This truly is a piece of paradise.
This is a home you will want to return to year after year. Come and enjoy the lush, rich, peacefulness of The Great Kona Escape. You will be glad you did.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Sandra McGrath
Aloha Pumehana, (warm welcome) Our names are Sandra and Ken. We are both originally from California, i, Sandra, came to visit Kona in 1970 and liked it so much I made this my home and didn't look back. Living on different parts of this Island, Maui and Kauai, I can truly say that The Great Kona Escape is in the BEST location on the Islands for kicking back and enjoying the perfect climate or visiting the many activities Kona has to offer. Now that I am semi-retired, I have more time to devote to making sure that your stay in Kona is all you dreamed it would be. I'm a medically trained Massage Therapist and can help you relax into Island mode - give you directions to just about anywhere - good advice for dining and activities, and assure your comfort and privacy at all times. You'll love it here.
Sandra McGrath purchased this House in 1990
Why Sandra McGrath chose Kalaoa
The Great Kona Escape is at 900 foot elevation where the trade winds offer a gentle breeze to keep the warm days at a perfect temperature. The song birds are plentiful, the rainbows are seen often and the location is central to many beaches, golf courses, water activities, hiking, dining and shopping. We are on one acre of beautiful flowers, herbs, a vegetable garden and fruit trees, all this and great ocean views as well.
What makes this House unique
At The Great Kona Escape you can help yourself to the fruit on the trees, the organic vegetables and herbs in the garden, roam the property delighting in the many beautiful orchids and other tropical treats; while waiting your turn for an amazing Massage therapy session. There is WiFi and cable TV for your entertainment. The beaches and shops are just minutes down the road and your comfort is my highest priority.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location if you like to explore
If you want to be close to the action but want a good nights sleep this is for you. Our apartment was clean and roomy with kitchen, overall very comfortable. The location worked for us because we like to explore the island not just lay on the beach. Would have got a full 5 if it had a deck with a view. There was a view from our bedroom. Minutes from the beach. Very nice owners.
Beautiful cozy property
We rented this vrbo for a work trip and it was perfect. Spacious, clean, cozy and had everything we needed. We would absolutely come back! Mahalo Sandra!
Thank you for taking the time to review The Great Kona Escape. Whether for work or play, we work to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Hope to see you again.
Sweet spot up the hill in Kona,
This is a great place overall to stay in Kona. Location is good, 5-10 minutes out of downtown Kailua, apartment is comfortable and well stocked, price point is right and Sandra was a very sweet and generous host. If you are the type that likes to hang out at your apartment for long periods of time during the day, I would recommend somewhere else, but as a place to make home base while you go off and explore the island (what I prefer to do), this is ideal. If you like to cook your own meals, the kitchen is a little bit of a challenge owing to its size, but fully workable. We were able to make full egg breakfasts on the hot plate and even stuff like roast fish and potatoes in their little tiny toaster oven. The only things I'd say this spot needs is sharper knives and a few cutting boards.
Thank you Sandra!
Thank you for taking the time to review The Great Kona Escape. I appreciate the feed back and will supply more cutting boards and sharper knives tomorrow; this is how we can continue improving the experience for our guests. There is also a large outdoor gas grill available with this unit for guests to prepare meals on.
Mahalo for your kind words and we hope to see you again.
Medically trained Massage therapist, me, lives on the property and is available by appointment to soothe and smooth you into 'vacation mode'.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CANCELLATION POLICY ... If you need to cancel within 60 days of your arrival there will be no refund. If you think this is a possibility I recommend trip insurance.