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Kona Lighthouse, FUN FAMILY HAWAIIAN STYLE BEACH HOUSE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bdrms, 3 bathrooms . Sleeps up to 8 adults & 2 chilldren. See special rates.

The Kona Lighthouse is centrally located along the Gold Coast of the big Island, a 5 mile scenic, oceanfront drive between the towns of Kailua-Kona and Keauhou-Kona. The Lighthouse is ideal for family and group vacations. You are a block from White Sands Beach and across the street from the ocean. Enjoy the private lap pool with waterfall in a lush tropical garden setting. This open and airy home (approx. 2400 square feet) has three lanai's (decks) each with ocean views. Enjoy cool ocean breezes flowing through the house night & day.

**** Wonderfully reasonable rates! The house is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood.

The Kona Lighthouse: The Kona Lighthouse is centrally located along the Gold Coast of the big Island, a 5 miles scenic drive between the towns of Kailua-Kona and Keauhou-Kona. Keauhou, just a couple miles north, is home to many fine resort hotels and condominiums as well as a shopping center with 8 plex theater and many fine restaurants.

A Spacious Vacation Home centrally located for all the fabulous activities Kona has to offer - snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, diving, hiking, shopping, dining and whale and dolphin watching, just to name a few.

The Lighthouse is ideal for family and group vacations. You are a block from White Sands Beach (also called Magic Sands Beach) and two miles from world class oceanside golfing.

Enjoy the private lap pool in a lush tropical garden setting. This spacious and comfortable house (approx. 2400 square feet) offers washer/ dryer, two cable TV's, WiFi, a large kitchen and living room and four lanai's (decks) each with ocean views.

More on the Kona Lighthouse: Sleeping Arrangements: Master Bedroom with King Bed, Ocean View Bedroom with Queen Bed, Guest Bedroom with Queen Downstairs Studio has a Queen Bed & Twin . Cots and sleep mats on site.

The Kona Lighthouse is centrally located along the Gold Coast of the big Island, A 5 mile scenic drive between the towns of Kailua-Kona and Keauhou-Kona. Keauhou, just a couple miles south, is home to many fine resort hotels as well as a shopping center with 8 plex theater, super market and many fine restaurants and shops. Kailua-Kona, just a couple miles north, provides island style entertainment a shopping 'boardwalk' as well as Costco, WalMart, and the largest Safeway grocery store in the State. The Makalapua Shopping Center is home to K-Mart, Macy's and an 8-plex cinema.

More on the Kona Lighthouse: Kailua-Kona is site of the Ironman Triathlon in October. The race starts and ends right in Kailua and runs all the way to Hawi, 1.5 hours to the north.

Also about 1.5 hours north is Mauna Kea, the worlds premier celestial observation point. Over a dozen observatories sit atop the 14,000 foot mountain accessible by car except then there's snow! When there's snow you can rent ski's or snowboards and take a tour up the mountain in 4wd vehicles.

Horseback riding is also available up the slopes of Hualalai Mountain, down into the picturesque Waipio Valley and around the mountains of Waimea town.

Volcanoes National Park, with an ongoing active volcano, is just 1.5 hours to the south with some of the most amazing and unique scenery in the world.

There are literally hundreds of things to do on the Big Island, and Kailua-Kona is the most centrally located staging point for all your vacation adventures. We can send

you maps and brochures upon request!!

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Pritikin
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Wendy Pritikin

Wendy Pritikin is your hostess. She has lived in Hawaii since 1987. She loves snorkeling, hiking, tennis and Hawaiian crafts, music, food and flowers.

Harry Pritikin is your host and is also a Realtor and Broker In Charge at Kona Realty, Inc. He's been in Hawaii since 1978. He surfs, snorkels, and enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge of the Big Island.

Wendy Pritikin purchased this house in 2002

Why Wendy Pritikin chose Kailua-Kona

The Kona Lighthouse is conveniently located between Keauhou-Kona and Kailua-Kona for your shopping and dining convenience. Also located across the street and just down a block from Magic Sands Beach; the only white sand beach in town. The famous "Honu Dive Beach" is directly across from the Lighthouse.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful ocean views and frequent whale or dolphin sightings - as you lounge on the Lanai above the tropical pool setting with your friends and family - easy walk to Magic Sands Beach and short distance to Kahaluu snorkeling beach, Keauhou shopping center by car or by Kailua town shuttle.

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Keahole Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sam Choys, Day Light Mind
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Metres
Sam Choys
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Magic Sands Beach
Car: necessary

The Kona Lighthouse is centrally located along the Gold Coast of the big Island, a 5 mile scenic drive between the towns of Kailua-Kona and Keauhou-Kona. Keauhou, just a couple miles south, has a shopping center with 8 plex theater, super market and many fine restaurants and shops. Kailua-Kona, just a couple miles north, provides island style entertainment as well as Huggos, Humpies, and Lava Java restaurants.Target,Island Naturals, Costco, WalMart, Safeway, Macy's and an 8-plex cinema. Up the coast from Kailua is the Kona-Kohala coastline which sports many fine beaches and resort hotels. About 1.5 hours north is Mauna Kea, the worlds premier celestial observation point. Volcanoes National Park, with an ongoing active volcano, is just 1.5 hours to the south with some of the most amazing and unique scenery in the world. There are literally hundreds of things to do on the Big Island, and Kailua-Kona is the most centrally located staging point for all your vacation adventures

Other Activities: Whale watching. Swim with the dolphins at the Hilton.

Golf: Some of the finest golf courses in the world are located on the Big Island. There is a public course called the Big Island Country Club just up the street in Keauhou. Up north the public course is in Waikoloa Village. All the big resorts up north have world class golf courses.

Ski: When there is snow on Mauna Kea you can rent skis & snowboards in Hilo and hire a 4WD vehicle to take you to the top. You ski down and the vehicle drives down to pick you up and take you back up. You can even use boogie boards or inner tubes to slide down the mountain.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2 upstairs bathrms and 1 downstairs studio bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Queen Room - 1 queen
    3rd upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Master bedroom has air conditioner, private lanai and large bathroom with double sinks. Queen room has ocean view and sliding glass door to main lanai. The third upstairs bedroom has a queen. 2nd upstairs Queen room and third bedroom share a bath. Private studio downstairs has kitchen sink, microwave, private lanai overlooking pool, a queen and a twin bed. (crib optional in any room) Futons, cot, available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Lighthouse comes with basic condiments, paper towels and toilet paper. But we do not replace what you run out of. There is one refrigerator and freezer in the upstairs kitchen and smaller refrigerator in downstairs studio. There are also towels & wash clothes, beach towels, sheets, pillows, pillow cases and blankets. Washer & dryer downstairs In the garage are coolers, boogie boards, masks, snorkels, fins, beach chairs, etc. Please replace what you break or lose. Dining area is on the outside lanai with two tables seating eight and a breakfast bar seating two. There is seating for four inside at two breakfast bars for a total of 14 seats. Downstairs studio has private lanai with table seating for two. Inside kitchenette has small fridge, sink and microwave. Studio also has it's own TV and VCR/DVD.

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Kona Lighthouse, FUN FAMILY HAWAIIAN STYLE BEACH HOUSE
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 36 reviews
Finland
5

The Kona Lighthouse

  • 5 of 5

We spend a week at The Kona Lighthouse. Our group was 7 adults and one 2 year old. Our family with the child stayed in the master bedroom where they had their own bathroom. Two couples stayed both in other bedrooms where they joined the bathroom. Our single stayed downstairs in his own little apartment.

Everything in the house was like it was in the web pages. No bad suprises at all. The Magic Sands beach was in the walking distance from the house.

The communication and the renting process was very easy with the owners. Our requests conserning the money transfer and everything else were fulfilled.

The renting experience, which was our first, was very pleasing.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Otto was one of the nicest people. From Finland. We really enjoyed having him and his family stay at our vacation rental. We encourage anyone wishing to stay with us to call and talk to us. It is always a pleasure serving you. Mahalo Nui Loa.
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Portland Oregon
5

Perfect for getting the family together!

  • 5 of 5

Great value, good location, thoughtful host. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Perfect location, disappointing condition of home

  • 3 of 5

The location could not have been better – an easy walk to Magic Sands Beach, good access to the local shops, close to town. The home is kitted out with everything you might need (towels, beach stuff, etc.). That being said, our big disappointment was the condition of the home. Overall, it’s used and worn, needing repair and refurbishment. While it was a great value, we would have gladly paid more if it had been better maintained and looked fresher.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that these guests found this beach home to be so neglected But luckily we have so many guests who love the place!
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4

Great location & family friendly

  • 4 of 5

Worked well w/7 adults & 6 little ones. Tho' due a bit of furnishing refreshment, it had all we needed... esp. the pool for the kids & lotsa beach toys & equip in the garage : ).

Mahalo mucho, Wendy!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a nice family, but never expected all the children 7! and then to complain about the furniture after we provided extra cots, cribs, mats and toys seemed a little ungrateful for the extra efforts....
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5

Had an awesome time at the Kona Lighthouse and in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We (group of 10, comprising 2 families) stayed at this property and absolutely loved it. There was enough space to accommodate us and the house was stocked with everything that we needed to cook and enjoy the nearby beaches. The ocean view and sunsets were spectacular, nice beaches and tide pools close by, and shops and restaurants were relatively close. I particularly loved the books left in each room as it gave me things to do when I was not out and about. The board games were great and it was great to see our teenage kids disconnect for a while and play with each other. Pool was great as well.

The Home Away app was disappointing and I did not get the codes for the garage or the lockbox with the house key over the app even though the message said 'click link below to get entry information' There was no such link. However, I called Wendy from my layover in Seattle and she gave me this information promptly. Thank you for that.

I had read some reviews citing maintenance issues, but I did not see anything that would prevent me from considering this property again if I were to return to Hawaii. I spend a lot of time traveling and in hotel rooms, so I appreciate being able to be in a home environment on this vacation. I also do not expect everything to be perfect as you would in a hotel/resort room/suite.

The one thing I was disappointed by was by my expectation (based on Picture 6 in Row 1) titled 'Ocean Across the Street' that there was a large grassy yard with direct access to the coast road from the property. That is actually the neighbor's property separated by a rock wall. So the one piece of advice would be caption this appropriately to make sure there is no future misunderstanding. To be fair, there is nothing explicit in the property description that says you have direct access to that road. In hindsight, I should not have assumed that, but this was also my first experience renting from VRBO.

Did this take away from our overall enjoyment of the property and vacation? Absolutely not, and I would love to come back some time. I would have loved to meet our hosts to thank them for the opportunity to use this property for our wonderful time in Hawaii. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The lighthouse is perfect for multiple families. It is well equipped for small children and babies, with a crib and pack any play.

We stayed here with 6 adults, 2 young children and one baby, plenty of space and privacy, nice pool and lots of beach equipment!

Had a lovely stay, and the owners are great, friendly and very helpful!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cleaning $250

Rates quoted are subject to change.... $295 per night 8 or less...$325 for more including children
100% refund - $250 reservation fee - if cancelled at least 6 mos. before arrival date (depending on how far in advance property is booked) after 6 mos. cancellation refunded if property is re-booked or proven emergency.

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