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Breathtaking Ocean Front Home! Gorgeous Views from Every Room!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We invite you to escape to this beautiful, very private traditional Ocean Front Hawaiian home, just minutes from downtown Kona and a wide variety of other attractions.

This 2850 square foot home is perfect for family gatherings with a large master bedroom, a queen-bed bedroom, a 'bonus room' with bunk beds, and two and half baths. There is an additional studio-style 'ohana' (apartment) that is attached to the main house that has a queen bed, private bath, kitchen, washer/dryer and private entrance. The home is furnished in a comfortable, casual Hawaiian theme...some of the furniture is hand-made by Hawaiian artists. There are ceiling fans throughout the house. The kitchen is well-appointed with everything necessary to cook and then some, such as a blender, rice cooker, etc.

Open the French doors that stretch across the front of the home to allow in the Trade Winds, a wonderful respite from A/C. During the day, take a trip to the volcano, go whale-watching, visit the restaurants and shops of downtown Kona, or go deep-sea fishing. There are fascinating tide pools in the lava rocks right behind the house that are home to sea turtles, crustaceans, and an abundance of small fish. This house is a short walk from the sandy beaches of Magic Sands, or a half mile drive to the protected lagoon known for snorkeling. Be prepared to see gorgeous fish and gentle sea turtles!

Make sure to be home in the early evening, around 6pm, to relax in the hammock or on the lounge furniture and catch the famous Hawaiian sunset while drinking a Mai Tai! (see recipe below). During the winter months, watch carefully for the migrating humpback whales that swim. and sometimes breach, right in front of the house. If you're not in the mood to make your own Mai Tai, walk two doors down to Jameson's restaurant, which has a five star ocean view and wonderful food.

At night, each bedroom is filled with the sounds of waves crashing onto the lava rocks. This property is gated and walled which lets you relax and think of nothing but being part of a tropical paradise.

Easter Island Mai Tai Recipe

Layer all ingredients over ice

-1 shot light rum

-1/2 shot triple sec

-1/2 shot amaretto

-3 oz orange juice

-1 oz pineapple juice

-splash of sweet and sour mix

-1/2 shot dark rum

-float of amaretto once around the glass

-dash of grenadine

Keywords: Ocean Front Home, Kona House, Alli Drive House, Ocean Front House

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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , Also have pack n play crib for your use
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Small bonus room with bunk beds for kids.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are 2 bedrooms in the main house with an additional bunk room for kids. There is also an attached 'Ohana' or mother-in-law suite, complete with queen bed, private bath, walk-in closet, sitting area, furnished kitchenette, washer and dryer with separate entrance.


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Breathtaking Ocean Front Home! Gorgeous Views from Every Room!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 49 reviews

Large house on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Finding a large house on the ocean in Kona that we could afford was a challenge, but this house filled the bill! We will try to book this house again for our next adventure to the big island!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house in November for two weeks with 8 adults. The house was very spacious and there was more then enough room for everyone to feel comfortable. The location is fabulous with amazing beaches and snorkeling spots in close walking distance. We loved watching the sea turtles and dolphins in the back yard and enjoying the amazing sunsets from the patio! Kathy was helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had during our stay which we greatly appreciated. We had an amazing trip and would definitely love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Great house with killer views

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. All the doors and windows open to let the ocean breeze in. The 2 large bedrooms in the main house do have a/c but we never used it.

The views are the best you can get. Very comfortable stay and we'd definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great view from the back lanai.

  • 4 of 5

The house met our needs. Great location. Really beautiful view of the water and lava rocks from the back yard. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to cook. The only drawback was that there was no air conditioning in the house, except a unit in the master bedroom. So the house was very, very HOT, even with all of the fans blowing.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington


  • 4 of 5

I would have given 5 stars if there was aircon in other bedrooms. Kids room never cooled down even with fan and windows open. Falling asleep for them was challenging. Aside for some updates, the location is the best !! I would recommend this location- tons to do - we didn't cover many things despite staying 6 days! Walkable beaches were so great for our group with 3 small kids

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Pineapple house. The kitchen was well equipped and clean. The living area was perfect for our family to watch the NHL & NBA finals, we enjoyed the games with the french doors open...the sound of the ocean and breeze was perfect. Each room of the house is on the ocean side so you can fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and a nice breeze. The house should be advertised as 4 bedrooms, the bunk room was perfect for our 19 year old son. The beds were all comfortable, the house has all the linens you need and plenty of beach towels. There is plenty of snorkel gear and beach toys.

We grilled on the large propane grill several nights and enjoyed dinner on the patio. The house is less than 10 minutes away from a large shopping plaza with a grocery store and drug store. It's also less than a 5 minute walk to a nice beach.

The owner is very responsive to emails and went above and beyond to ensure we were having a nice stay. I highly recommend the pineapple house.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Kathy Johns
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Kathy Johns

We love to travel and of course, stay in nice places. Over the years, we've taken our 2 children many places they'll never forget. We hope our Kona beach home will become one of those unforgettable memories in your travels as well.

Kathy Johns purchased this house in 1999

Why Kathy Johns chose Kailua-Kona

We came to Kona and fell in love with it, now we would like to share that with you.

What makes this house unique

It could not be more ocean-front than this, watching sea turtles, tropical birds, dolphins and whales while eating breakfast, remaining in the United States but feeling like you are a world away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to thank you for the fantastic accommodations during our recent stay in Kona. They exceeded our expectations, and we did not miss a single sunset…and the sea turtles even showed up a few times!

I will definitely be in touch if my travels take me to the Big Island again!
Mar 2012
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Tide pools with fish and sea turtles right off back wall. Walk to Magic Sands beach, 3 minutes away. We are very close, less than half mile away, to a beautiful public beach with protected lagoon for swimming and snorkeling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.