Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Oceanfront Dolphin House Estate

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

*Ask about our additional NEW CONCIERGE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION, RENTAL CAR DELIVERY, & GROCERY DELIVERY

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

Owner
Greg Gaskin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 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.

Aloha

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.

Gary
Jun 2011
  • 1 of 7

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
KOA

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.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The Ohana Unit is a separate but attached unit with 2-double beds. TID 27555729-01

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Oceanfront Dolphin House Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Southern California
5

Fabulous House with Everything and an Amazing Oceanfront View!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, with a gorgeous oceanfront view! We took advantage of the offer to have a chauffeur meet us at the airport for a special treat. Unfortunately, my husband couldn't take the limo because he had to pick up the car, but he did get to go to the rental counter without having to haul luggage!

The grounds and pool are well kept, and the house has an incredible "bringing the outdoors in" feel to it. During the day, the ocean breeze cools the house wonderfully, although in the evening, the air can sometimes be rather still. All the bedrooms have A/C and the master has the same great view of the ocean as the living area downstairs. Although the jets on the spa tub in the master were not working at the time of our visit, we did enjoy soaking in the tub after a long day of traveling.

The house is very well stocked with everything imaginable. Beach towels are plentiful, wonderfully plush, and appear new. Spices of almost every kind are in the kitchen, along with staples like flour, sugar, and Keurig coffee! And of course plastic wrap, foil, and Ziploc bags to keep the bugs away. Speaking of bugs, we were delighted not to have been bothered by any during our stay. The small community feels safe, with security guards patrolling 24 hours a day (important because there is a public path to the beach that runs along the shoreline behind the houses).

As for things to do, (as if staying at the house wasn't enough!) there are tide pools right behind the property and the beach is a short walk away. Be careful climbing down to the path from behind the house if you decide to go that way. If you decide to wander further, the house is stocked with plenty of boogie boards, beach chairs, ice chests--everything you can imagine needing for a trip to Hapuna or Magic Sands. Be sure to check out the supplies before buying or renting any beach toys. It will save you a lot of money! And the ice maker machine in the bar is perfect for stocking the ice chest with ice to keep all your drinks cold at the beach! Oh, and not to mention there are plenty of flashlights throughout the house. They are great for a walk to the beach after sunset, or take a few with you if you go to see the volcano erupting at night.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dolphin House. We did run into a few hiccups the first day, but Dominique was wonderful and Greg got things sorted out for us. After that, everything ran very smoothly and we had a marvelous time! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Amazing

  • 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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Arcadia, CA, USA
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Kingston, Washington
5

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 by...it 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
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Chapel Hill, NC
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean $450
Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Tax Rate 13.25%

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.

www.thedolphinhouse.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar properties