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Oceanfront Dolphin House Estate-Available for Ironman 2017!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Picture yourself vacationing in this magnificent and upscale 6,000 square foot oceanfront home. The stunning house is comprised of 4 bedrooms and 4½ baths with a variety of features including an atrium entry with cathedral ceilings, skylights, a large living room, delightful family room, convenient indoor and outdoor dining, and a game room with a fully equipped bar. You will enjoy a spacious, open floor plan, with all but the master bedroom on one single level. Benefit from the heated swimming pool with a beautiful waterfall.

Only steps away from a private sandy beach, the short stroll along the oceanfront leads you to a reef-protected beach cove lagoon which is suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and playing in the sand. Abundant tide pools dot the lava rock shelf fronting the homes in the area. Beach chairs are provided for your leisure. Enjoy the turtles, dolphins, and whales!

The splendid property is located in the prestigious, gated and 24-hour security-guarded community in Kailua-Kona, situated directly facing the deep sapphire blue waters of Kona Bay. You can walk to the tennis courts or into Kailua-Kona for entertainment, dining, and shopping. Just a few minutes’ drive to the south are the world-famous Kona coffee plantations, snorkeling bays of Keahou and Kealakekua, and historic sites including the City of Refuge and the Captain Cook Monument. There are several golf courses, play fields, movie theaters, and other recreations in Kailua-Kona within a few minutes’ drive. The sandy swimming beaches and resort areas of Hualalai, Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea are an easy 20-45 minute drive up the Kohala coast.

Indulge yourself in this magnificent private retreat for that special get-away, small family gathering, entertaining, or just plain relaxing.

MASTER SUITE (King-size bed, sleeps 2)

Spacious room featuring a custom dolphin-motif stained glass window, oversized marble Jacuzzi spa, double vanities, a large double-head shower, walk-in closet, and a private lanai off the master suite overlooking the spectacular ocean.

TWO GUEST SUITES (King Bed in each suite, sleeps 4)

Both bedrooms feature ceiling fans, seating area and private bathrooms.

OHANA UNIT (Two Queen Beds, sleeps 4)

Private, attached, spacious unit comfortably sleeps four.

DEN/OFFICE (Convertible Sofa, sleeps 2)

Can be used as an additional bedroom.

KITCHEN - The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and utensils. Just bring your food!

HOME OFFICE - A convenient home office provides you with all the necessities to stay in touch while on vacation, including a desk, printer/copier. Free High speed internet access. Just bring your laptop or ipad or android device!

GAME ROOM/BAR - Conveniently stocked with ice maker, wet bar, beverage fridge, glassware, blender, game table and games and books.

ACCESSIBILITY - The kitchen and dining room are elevated a few steps but there is a ramp from the pool deck to the kitchen which makes the entire lower level with pool, patio, living room, den, bar/game room, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms all very accessible.


Message from the owner about airport experiences:

'An inconvience I experience at the airport is arriving with more than 270 other people at the same time (in Paradise), all in a rush to get to the rental car location. I have had many long waits in line upon exiting the airport in the bustle of travelers and the Hawaiian heat. I struggle, hauling my luggage towards crowded shuttle lines while my family waits in the hot sun. I then board a busy shuttle and trek to the rental car lines, with my bags in tow, where I wait with the crowds of travelers.'

That being said:

Imagine, instead, exiting the airport with your bags and being greeted by a driver with leis and a sign with your name. Your luggage is then stowed in the waiting car by the driver. Upon entering the car, cold water and Hawaiian chocolates await you. You are whisked away to the home, and, upon arrival, the driver helps carry your bags into the home.

Waiting for you at the home is your pre-arranged, rental vehicle and groceries for your stay. Email or call for more information on this additional.

Keywords: Stunning, Hawaiian, Oceanfront, Luxury Home with spectacular views

More Details

Greg Gaskin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Greg Gaskin

For many years my family and I have enjoyed coming to Kona and we are happy to share the home with others.


Greg Gaskin purchased this house in 2007

Why Greg Gaskin chose Kona Coast

The location of the home being so close to downtown activities and dinning as well being hidden and off the main street.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful setting and quiet location. With a well laid out floorplan and lots of room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Dominique. We had a wonderful time. The Dolphin House was perfect in every way: design,

landscaping, furnishings, supplies. Everything was laid out perfectly and was right where you would

expect it. And the location was amazing with beautiful views and an easy walk to town and lots of stores

and restaurants. We’d love to stay again when we return to Kona.

Jun 2011
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Master Suite features a king-size bed. Each guest bedroom has a king-size bed. Separate Ohana Unit has 2-queen size beds. Den has fold-out sofa bed with air mattress. Baby Crib available upon request, is set up in Ohana Unit.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Ohana Unit is a separate but attached unit with 2-double beds. TID 27555729-01


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Oceanfront Dolphin House Estate-Available for Ironman 2017!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at the Dolphin House, and we were only there for a few days before we booked the house for the summer of 2018. This says a lot for how much we love this house. It has everything you could ever possibly want or need, just a few steps from the pool and the beach, and neighbors are very friendly. There is something to do for all ages, we are ages 85, 63, 45, 39, 36, 26, 11 times 2. Must see for yourself.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Who Could Ask For Anything More?

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a stunning location. Our family of 10 (four generations) had plenty of room to spread out and be happy. And beyond a doubt, this is the best-supplied house we have ever rented. Yoga mats, floatie mats. Boogie boards, emery boards. Spices and cookware and condiments and games and books and puzzles. We were not wanting for anything. The two recent five-star reviews say it all.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arcadia, CA, USA

50th Anniversary + The Dolphin House = PERFECT VACATION

  • 5 of 5

After 9 wonderful nights at the Dolphin House, our whole family is rethinking our idea of a dream vacation! What an experience! Not only is the location beautiful and private, the house itself is absolutely perfect for almost any group of people. Our group of 9 ran the gamut from infant to senior citizens, yet we were accommodated with ease and complete comfort. The kitchen and bar are amazingly well equipped, and the sleeping areas are private and quiet. The rolling walls create the perfect island ambiance, and the outdoor dining area with it's huge table is terrific. It was fortunate that this was not our first trip to the Big Island, because we really didn't want to leave the house! In addition, it's hard to say enough about the service provided by Nicole and Greg. Every question or concern that we had during the entire process was answered with "I'll take care of it" - and they did! This entire experience has made our 50th wedding anniversary one of our most treasured memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, Washington

The trip of a lifetime at The Dolphin House !!

  • 5 of 5

Our family...10 in total...three adult sons and their wives and two grandchildren....spent 10 incredibly wonderful, memorable nights at The Dolphin House !! Rarely do pictures and reviews live up to the actual property...but in this case everything presented was spot on ! The location, the ambiance, the quality of the house and all its furnishings was stellar. Opening up the huge glass doors gave us a front row seat to the world outside ! The waves, and the Dolphins and whales passing was always a grand show . The owners thought of absolutely every cooking utensil and pool toys we wanted. It was as though we furnished it ourselves !!! We lived in the pool morning noon and night....and actually had to force ourselves leave and see the sights of Kona ! We swam with the Mantas....went fishing....rode horses ...etc.....but the best adventure of the entire time was simply being at the house....and enjoying its awesome spaces. Nicole and Greg responded to every question we had with patience ...never hesitating to make everything perfect for us. This home is for any group of friends or family that want their own accommodations....yet be under the same roof to share in the experience. Our Sons and their loves treated us to a Chef that prepared us a scrumptious mahi mahi dinner....what a treat to be waited on !! So in closing I simply want to thank Nicole and Greg for creating such a precious memory for us....from start to finish. Our entire family would come back in a nano second!! Mahalo

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Dolphin House

  • 5 of 5

8 of us had a geat time at the Dolphin House this past Christmas. Beautiful location, great layout, very well equipped. Couldn't have been nicer!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Dolphin House in July to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Our group of 9 included my parents, my brother and I and our spouses, and my three kids who are in their teens and 20s. We all loved this gorgeous home and ideal location. The home is just as described and shown in the photos, but pictures are nothing compared to actually being there. We had so much space to relax and enjoy the ocean-side location and private pool.

We ate dinner in every night on the lanai and the huge table had plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen had everything you could ever need in term of dishes, utensils, small appliances and gadgets. There was even a small supply of some pantry items, seasonings, etc.

While at the house you feel like you are at a secluded retreat, but the grocery store, Target, Walmart, gas station, tourist shopping are just a few minutes away. Nothing was inconvenient. We used the home as our base and took day trips to Volcano National Park and the Hilo side of the island. Hawaii Island has very different landscapes in different locations and elevations and I highly recommend taking some trips to other parts of the island.

Perhaps the best part of the Dolphin House was the wonderful customer service. A major traffic accident in Honolulu caused us to miss our flight between Honolulu and Kona. It was a pretty dramatic and stressful morning getting our group of nine re-booked on another flight. I called Nicole to tell her we would not be arriving as scheduled and she was so nice - told me to keep her posted and she would tell the driver who was planning to pick us up. Once we had our new arrival time I called her again and she took care of it. What a delight to arrive at the airport to find a driver waiting with a sign with our family name. He helped us get our luggage, offered us cold water and a refreshing towel once we got to the van, and took us right to the house where our two rental cars were waiting in the driveway. We had a problem with the clothes dryer not working properly and someone came within hours to look at it. When it still didn't work properly the owner replaced it while we were out sightseeing. I was very impressed with the level of service and attention to detail paid to us by the owner and his staff and caretakers. A five star operation in all regards.

Our stay at the Dolphin House was the experience of a lifetime for my parents and one my entire family will never forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles

RIGHT ON THE OCEAN!!! Just steps down beach path to the crescent shaped White Sand Beach & Lagoon for ocean swimming and snorkeling! Private Oceanfront Pool, Waterfall, Lush Landscape, Private, Outdoor Gas BBQ, Ceiling Fans, Phone, Cable TV, VCR and Stereo CD/DVD Player. Free HIGH SPEED internet. Beach toy box full of rafts, floaters and pool toys.

Dream Kitchen is completely stocked with everything needed to make gourmet meals. 2-Ice Makers, 2-Convection Ovens, 6-Stovetop.

Gorgeous white, black and even green sand beaches, lush tropical valleys, rain forests and arid lava landscape await your discovery. It's an incredible adventure. Come to the Big Island and experience the Aloha spirit--come be our guest!

Short ten minute drive from the Kona Airport to your magical Hawaiian vacation home. NO PETS, NO SMOKING & NO HOUSE PARTIES.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Damage Deposit $2,500

Rental Agreement Required
Weekly Rate $8500
Each additional guest $50 per guest per day.
$2500 Refundable Security Deposit
$450 Cleaning Charge
13.25% Taxes Apply
Optional A/C for an additional $50/night
*Holidays and Special Event Rates differ-please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.