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Breathtaking Ocean Front Home! Gorgeous Views from Every Room!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Johns
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 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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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Breathtaking Ocean Front Home! Gorgeous Views from Every Room!
average rating of 4.811321 based on 54 reviews
columbia, mo
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Close to magic sands and snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View was amazing

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the view was amazing. The house had 3 bedrooms in the main house which they only count as 2. The 3rd bedroom had a closet and a bunk bed in it, it was small but it was an additional bedroom great for kids. Plus there was an additional in-laws room with a kitchenette and additional washer and dryer. There was air conditioning in two of the main bedrooms in the house. We did not have any problems with the house, it was just a little outdated and could use some updating and maintenance. I don't think the pictures shown are the most current. It had everything we needed, plenty of snorkel gear to use. We enjoyed our stay! We saw a turtle from the deck everyday we were there. The TV in the family room needs to be replaced (2 vertical lines across the TV the entire time it is on) and there are no TV's in the bedrooms, however you are not in Hawaii to watch TV. We did watch a game one night!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent home for a relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Kathy's house was perfect for our extended family of eight adults. It's close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away to be quiet. The ocean is all you hear at night. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Crans-près-Céligny, VD
5

A treat and retreat !

  • 5 of 5

Totally met our expectations and needs.

Aloha and Mahalo

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, WA
5

Great house with wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay. The house was well stocked and clean. The property and ocean view was perfect for our vacation. Thank you so much! Hope we can return someday.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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