House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
About Stuart Hess
I am a licensed Real estate broker in California and Hawaii. I enjoy four wheeling, quad riding, hiking and other out door activities. While in Hawaii it's all about relaxing on those out of the way beaches, hicking the Volcano and exploring the unlimited sites. It has become the only place that I can get away from it all and truly relax.
Stuart Hess purchased this House in 2002
Why Stuart Hess chose Kailua Kona
Hawaii, Kona, beaches, sunsets and the perfect temperature. What else is there?
What makes this House unique
Peace, tranquility, the ease of coming and going when I please and of course I never tire of those wonderful sunsets.
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Exactly as advertised!
The view from the Lanai was amazing. Kids loved the pool. Location was convenient for visiting both north and south points on the island. It was hot the day we arrived, property manager had the fans going and windows open when we got there, nice touch!
Idyllic vacation home on the Big Island
My family and I had a wonderful time at this house! We have two teenage daughters, and everyone had plenty of space. The house is even more beautiful than the pictures, and we enjoyed most nights on the island being at home in time to watch the fabulous sunsets. Stuart was very responsive and helpful with any questions we had - he's an excellent host. We all enjoyed swimming in the pool after a day at the beach or exploring. The setting is gorgeous...beautifully landscaped yard, sparkling clean pool, quiet neighborhood. The only sounds we heard were the roosters in the early mornings. You can hear some light traffic from the road below at times but nothing that is bothersome. The lanai is fabulous! It is huge and has multiple spaces set up with tables and chairs so that everyone has a place to sit and relax. We enjoyed eating dinner at the big dining table on the lanai - and it was a perfect time to watch the sunset. The bedrooms were great - master bedroom was beautiful and beds were comfortable in all the rooms. There were plenty of portable fans and all the rooms had ceiling fans. The kitchen was well stocked. I have nothing bad to say about this place - only absolute praises. It was the perfect getaway for our family and we will definitely stay here again next time we are on the Big Island!
Perfect family retreat
This house was just perfect for our family. We have two active boys who enjoyed the pool very much. We took day trips to great beaches, hiked the Waipeo valley and toured the lava fields and other attractions at the Volcano National Park. The house was a perfect “base” to come back to, rest between our trips exploring the island and seeing the beautiful sunsets from the lanai never got old. I enjoyed running on the paths that were close by, and the hills were challenging. We even had some friendly family competition racing up the steep neighborhood streets- which were tough! The only downside was the early morning rooster nearby, but I guess it allowed us to enjoy even more of our day on the island.
Great Property, Tremendous Value
This was our 7th trip to the Big Island and it was by far the best place we have stayed. The house is well equipped, quiet, and comfortable. The pool, very enjoyable. Had one issue that was addressed timely and satisfactorily. I believe this property is one of the best values to be found in the Kona area. It's not oceanfront, but it has a fantastic view from the lanai. Be aware, you may hear a rooster very early in the morning. However, if you've been to Hawaii before, you know that chickens are just a part of being there. Of all the places we have stayed, this is the first place we've said, "We'll be back!"
Another Great Stay at the Kona Sunset Home
Once again we found the house clean and comfortable. The sunsets from the Lani are incredible. The locals talk about the Green Flash, after ten years of sun breaks in Kailua-Kona we finally saw the Green Flash, amazing. From the Lani watch whales spout in the ocean below, enjoy you meals and read a good book.
Enjoy the pool after you tire of racing around the island to see all of the sites. Plenty of beaches close although our favorite is Hapuna, 45 minutes from the house. Full service, bathrooms, showers, life guards and picnic areas. Pack a lunch and go early it gets crowded. If you go to Hapuna drive 3 miles further to Kawaihae to the HaleI'A Da Fish House. They have the best fresh fish from the local fishermen you will ever eat, check it out on yelp. Expensive, you bet, all food is expensive in Hawaii. We mostly cook at the house, although have a few favorites, Frenchmen's Cafe, Da Poke Shack and for Hawaiian food Kaaloa's Super Js. All mom & pop shops worthy of a visit.
Did I mention the property manager lives across the street, Chris a great guy.
Great property and location.
The house was great, well maintained and clean.
Pros: Location was excellent , as was the view from deck.
Comfortable bedrooms and well equipped kitchen.
Cons: Open bathroom and toilet in master bedroom.
Pool was too cold to use at all.
This property is located in the heart of Kona on the Walua bike path. It is close to everything and the bike path is great for early morning strolls.