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Tropical Vacation at an Affortable Price

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Come to the Big Island, unpack your bags in The Kona House au nd begin the perfect tropical get away!

The Kona House is in an ideal location: one hundred feet from Magic Sands Beach, a mile and a half to Keauhou Shopping Center and three miles from the heart of old Kona Town. You'll have access to shopping, movies, great restaurants, shave ice, galleries, golfing, snorkeling and diving tours, live entertainment, parks, beaches and harbors . If you are an explorer this is a great starting point for traveling south to the Volcano or north to the majestic Kahala coast and mountainous Waimea town.

The Kona House is a child friendly destination and serves as relaxing family retreat. Warm sunny days keep our pool warm enough for evening dips while you BBQ on the huge, roof top lanai. Or, put your feet up listen to the chirping birds in the old banyan tree and the rhythmic sound of the waves hitting the shore at Magic Sand Beach and order in. If you are really motivated walk the hundred steps to the beach and applaud the sunset. It's a good show and guaranteed daily.

The Kona House is a generous, 3500 square foot double story house. The space is designed to allow privacy and quiet on wrap around decks while providing a large group area for watching TV and playing games. There is also an office with hi speed wireless internet access for those who need to stay in touch with friends or work.

The Kona House has a hidden secret. A one bedroom, completely equipped apartment with a private entrance that is separated from the main house by a hallway. It is the perfect getaway for a couple.

The Kona house has been beautifully landscaped with local plants and is especially proud of it's old Banyan Tree.

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More Details

Catherine Petterson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Catherine Petterson

I love living in Kona and thought this would be a perfect place to own a vacation rental and share the joy with others. Catherine and Charles Petterson

Catherine Petterson purchased this house in 2000

Why Catherine Petterson chose Kona Coast

Its a great way to live, always sunny and close to the beach

What makes this house unique

This house is very centrally located yet set back in a quiet friendly neighborhood. It is a great alternative for a family wanting to make the most out of their vacation for a reasonable price.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) day bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.609756 based on 41 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Perfect house for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! It's traditional Hawaii at its best. There's tons of room, it's not cramped in any way. We had spaces we never used! The beach is a 3 min walk away and the pool is perfect to cool off in or hang out at with friends and family!! The house is well stocked and Catherine is very responsive to any needs! Stay here!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonney Lake, Wa

Great house, lots of room for everyone, kitchen well stocked including some spices.

  • 5 of 5

House was very nice and the rooms large. We were very comfortable (8 of us) and the pool was well equipped with toys for the kids. The only thing that kinda was bad is that the mosquitoes were horrible. We could not use the pool as often as we wanted and we were unable to eat outside on the beautiful deck because of those buggers. Maybe more spraying and vegetation cut away more. We would love to stay there again, but without the mosquitoes. Great price and owner is very nice and helpful. Can't go wrong.

Thank you Catherine for lending us your home, my grandchildren wanted to buy the house and move there, lol🤗?

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great size house & perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This house was great for our group of 13, plenty of space, kids friendly (toys, beach stuff, light pram, high chair, swim vest, portable cot, etc), very close to the beach (even walkable for small kids), pool was a big bonus for us and our kids!

Not a modern house, but for the price it was good & clean. Well equipped, except, for some reason there were no dish cloth, cleaning product & no cleaning cloth, so we had to buy some because we were there for almost 2 weeks and had to maintain a bit the kitchen...

Only down side for us was that the pool got a bit greeny after few days, but the owner quickly tried to correct the situation...

Thanks Catherine!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, plenty of room, very clean, owners are very nice to work with, but it gets hot.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here (5 adults and 5 kids from 3 to 10 years old). The house is very spacious, has everything you need in the kitchen, was clean when we arrived, had plenty of beach stuff, and the pool was perfect. The location was great for us as Magic Sands beach was ideal for our group. We did have a problem with a bedroom air-conditioning unit but the that was quickly and easily resolved by the owner. The only negative was the temperature of the main part of the house during the day. The bedrooms were all cooled with window units but the kitchen/dining/living room areas was quite hot in the afternoon and evening. Since we cooked most meals in the house, we really noticed it. All in all, we would certainly rent here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely located near Kona.

Excellent for medium to large sized groups (we had six in our party).

Large kitchen and appliances for cooking as wanted and needed.

Loved the upper deck patio with breezes.

The property manager was very responsive and helpful when needed regarding information about the home and activities on the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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hated to leave

  • 4 of 5

Living room fan did not work. The doors did not lock. Despite that,we had a wonderful time. The house was most roomy and comfortable. The pool was very nice. There was lots of beach toys and towels. So much to see and do, we ran out of time too quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$250 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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