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House with 2 Master Bedrooms, Perfect for Families & Friends, Hot Tub, Kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Have an action packed day in the sun, then come home to cool & quiet Kaloko

Kona Mountain Home is a unique plantation style estate located on 3 acres on the slopes of Hualalai above Kailua-Kona. It is in Hawaii's serene cloud forest and is walking distance from hike/bike/horseback riding trails through the Honuaula Forest Reserve. Upstairs the home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an open kitchen/dining/living area, fireplace, a private lanai off a guest bedroom, and an expansive lanai with access from kitchen, living room, and master bedroom. Downstairs is a large open deck with a Hot Spot hot tub, a BBQ grill, and workout/game room. A separate detached bedroom adds a Second Master Bedroom to the home. There 2 more beds (King & Queen Sofa Bed), a sitting room, outdoor/indoor shower, and lanai. (***PLEASE NOTE THAT DEC 21, 2017 - JAN 1, 2018 ONLY THE HOUSE IS AVAILABLE, AND SLEEPS 9 TOTAL***)

Kona Mountain Home allows for full days between guests - this gives our staff a chance to make sure the home is in perfect condition for your arrival, and it gives you a later check out/earlier check in than most properties. Check Out is now 12 pm and Check In is 2 pm.

More than a just a house...: Kona Mountain Home offers guests the ultimate vacation experience while also giving a feeling of being home. Our family's dream came true and we hope to share this piece of paradise with you. Our guests don't need to worry about long lines to rent a kayak, or buying/bringing beach chairs, or packing bulky beach towels and coolers in their luggage. Some of our onsite adventure amenities are: Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Beginner Surf Board, Body Boards, Beach towels, Snorkel Gear, Coolers, Water Coolers, Chairs, & Shade Canopies. Through out KMH you will enjoy unique touches that make our home special, and you will feel the comfort that only quality details can give. KMH offers a beautiful, intimate setting for any couple, family, and/or friends to enjoy a special retreat as unique as Hawaii itself.

More about our home... The living room, master and guest bedroom have flat panel TV's with cable television (full package including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz). The master bedroom is furnished with antiques and a new king bed/mattress, a large bay window, and access to the spacious lanai. The master bath has dual sinks, a soaking tub, and a glass shower. The guest bedroom has a private lanai and beautiful teak furnishings, including a queen size bed. The second guest room has a full and twin bed. Dining tables on the lanai and in the house allow for indoor or outdoor meals. The comfy new sectional sofa (with a queen size sleeper) makes it easy to cozy up for a movie after a fun day of adventure. The bright, open kitchen is cooking paradise and is stocked with stainless steel service ware, pots & pans, and long stem wine glasses. Appliances include a 5 burner gas stove, side by side stainless steel refrigerator, Cuisinart coffee maker, coffee grinder, Kitchenaid stand mixer, large microwave, & toaster. A new small washer and dryer are located on the second floor near the bedrooms and a full size new washer & dryer are located in the garage (very convenient for cleaning up after coming in from the beach). Recently added, is an outdoor shower near the hot tub. The shower has both hot and cold water and is perfect for rinsing after the beach.

Hawaii Tax ID: W23301874-01

More Details

Laura Weaver
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Laura Weaver

My family and business reside in Austin, TX... but our hearts are always in Kona, HI. We have loved the island and the waters that surround it for decades. When we visit our 'piece of paradise' we love to snorkel, paddle board, hike, cliff jump, and catch up with our good friends living on the rock.

Laura Weaver purchased this house in 2011

Why Laura Weaver chose Kailua-Kona

Kona Mountain Home and Cottage is very special... central to Kailua-Kona, easy access to all North and South Beaches, yet so remote the birds are louder than any vehicle traffic. KMH is nestled in the eco-minded development of Kaloko and the forest reserves on the slopes of Hualalai.

What makes this house unique

More than your run of the mill vacation rental... explore the island like a local. Kayaks and 6 person Hot Tub, Paddle and Surf Boards, Beach chairs and Shade canopies, Coolers and Snorkel gear... all for your use and enjoyment. Play, Explore, Relax @ Kona Mountain Home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kona Mountain Home made our family's stay on the Big Island a delight. It is

a lovely property. The landscaping alone is awesome. Compare this to a

hotel. Private hot tub vs the crowded hot tub at the hotel pool. Let's take

it a step further. Private hot tub with a cocktail, listening to pleasant

chirping birds while your dinner cooks on the Webber gas grill. How about

this? You want to go snorkeling at the beach for the day. Kona Mountain

Home is stocked to the gills with snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, beach

pop up canopy, Kayaks, stand up paddle boards. Our family tended to pile up

dirty laundry. But we didn't need no stinking' laundry mat! KMH has not one

washer and dryer but two washers and dryers! The kitchen rocked and we loved

having our meals on the beautiful lanai with a commanding view of the Kona

Coast. I cannot overstate how nice the kitchen is. It is full sized with a

5 burner gas cook top. The fridge is huge. The dishwasher was so quiet

sometimes I had to double check that it was running. Oh! By the way the 2nd

master cottage has a similar refridgerator and a 2nd gas grill. OK, here is

the clincher. KMH has not one but TWO outdoor showers with HOT WATER!

Nothing helps you get in touch with your inner Hawaiin child than an outdoor

shower! KMH is quality living. The only way to mess this up is to not rent

this property.


May 2017

PS. KMH has an Apple Computer and free wifi.
May 2017
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Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Makalei Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Kua Bay
Car: recommended

Kona Mountain Home is located in the heart of Kaloko, a rural community in the unique Hawaiian Cloud Forest just above world renowned Kailua-Kona, HI. Kaloko is home to farms and forest reserves ranging from 3 acres to 100s of acres. The Ohia Forests are teaming with wildlife including rare Hawaiian song birds, hawks, and owls. Within a 15 minute drive you can be in the heart of Kailua-Kona for shopping, dining, and night life. Or choose to go to one of Kona's beautiful beaches like Kua Bay. Just up the road there are hike, bike, and horse riding trails in the serene Forest Reserves. Resorts, Coffee plantations, Farmer's markets, Art galleries, & Unique cafes are abundant in Kona. Kona Mountain Home offers the perfect climate for indoor/outdoor living. No air conditioning or heat required... come up from the sunny, warm beaches to the cool, moist tropical forest. Enjoy thrilling ocean & coastline views, beautiful sunsets & moonsets, and star gazing all from Kona Mountain Home.

Other Activities: Kona Mountain Home now has a brand new Hot Tub and Deck for relaxing after a day at the beach, hiking, biking or shopping. We offer Kayaks, a paddle board, a beginners surf board, boogie boards, and all the beach gear you need for a great day on a beautiful Hawaii beach.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • The House has 2 full bathrooms on the upper level where the bedrooms, kitchen and great room is. At ground level near the hot tub we have an outdoor shower for rinsing after beach trips. The detached second master bedroom has a full bath with access from the bed area and the lanai. It also had an outdoor shower for rinsing the day's sand away. A handcrafted bamboo curtain gives privacy and the flat flagstone lava rocks make the outdoor footing smooth and unique.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold out Queen size sofa bed in the House living room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom 4 is a Second Master detached from the Main House.
  • The Main Master Bedroom includes a flat screen TV, Window Seat, Antique Furniture, and opens onto the Lanai. Bedroom 2 has both a double and twin bed. Bedroom 3 includes a flat screen TV, teak furnishings, and opens onto a private lanai. The second Master Bedroom includes a king bed and a new sofa that folds out into a queen size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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House with 2 Master Bedrooms, Perfect for Families & Friends, Hot Tub, Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Best of Both Worlds : Tranquil Mountain Setting - Short Drive to Tourist Attractions

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our extended family holiday and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The rural, mountain setting is extremely quiet and peaceful. We woke to bird song in the morning, watched beautiful sunsets in the evening and ended the day stargazing the dark night sky. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the hot tub was sparklingly clean and well maintained. The exotic jade plants hanging at the front entrance of the home say it all......TROPICAL PARADISE!

The layout of the property is well designed and suited us - lots of open, communal space in the kitchen/dining/living room areas with the bedrooms tucked away for privacy and quiet. My favourite place to relax was on the beautiful covered veranda.

The kitchen is very well equipped. We are foodies and cooked most meals. We were delighted to find the kitchen contained every gadget or appliance we wanted. Was also helpful to have a huge variety of spices and staples in the pantry. The BBQ grill was new and large enough to cook for a crowd.

This property is very nicely furnished but even more impressive were the extras ....helpful guide books, coolers, beach chairs, towels, boards, etc. - really everything needed to have a great day at the beach. It's just a short drive down the mountain to the beaches and touristy areas so I felt we had the best of both worlds..... easy access to tourist attractions but quiet, private accommodations.

I was a bit concerned the house might be hot with no air conditioning, but the breeze and mountain altitude kept us very comfortable. My other concern at the time of booking was the wifi connection. We had absolutely no problems staying connected. We would highly recommend this property and hope to go back again sometime. Over the years, my family has stayed in a number of VRBO's and this property was probably the best overall. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I hope you and your family have wonderful memories of Kona and we would love to have you as guests again.
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central Minnesota

Amazing property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Aloha! Where do I start? This property has it all! It is set on 3 lush acres with limes, oranges and coffee beans growing in the yard along with all sorts of tropical vegetation and flowers. The main house is gorgeous, cozy and decorated beautifully! The kitchen is very functional and has so many extras. Lots of grocery staples, seasonings, gadgets, appliances, Tupperware (for taking snacks to the beach)...the pantry is packed and the cookware was great! There is lots of storage space in the house, the floors are beautiful, the ceilings are beautiful...I am ready to move here! The beds were comfy and the bathrooms were stocked with anything you may have forgotten. There is a washer & dryer on the main level (with tons of launary soap, bleach, stain remover...) and there is another larger washer & dryer in the lower level. The lower level of the house had exercise equipment and a garage full of every beach accessory you can imagine along with coolers in every size, beach towels, a paddle board, surf board, kayak, snorkel gear, water shoes in every size, sand toys, beach chairs, an umbrella...the list goes on & on. The outdoor area is also gorgeous. The lanai off of the kitchen is just beautiful and big. Wish I had this at home! The hot tub got used in the morning and every evening. You relax in it while surrounded by nothing but nature. So serene!

It is cooler at the house than in town and at the beach since it is up on the mountain, which made the hot tub even better. We never used air conditioning. We had cool mornings and cool evenings at the house and hot, sunny days at the beaches.

The house was easy to get to and in a great location to explore both north and south of the Kona area. You will need to rent a car, but you would want to do that no matter what because this island has so much to see and do!! It was very easy to get around.

The Big Island itself is the most interesting, diverse and nature filled island we have ever been to. The weather was perfect every day. We have fallen in love with this island and with this house. Can't wait to come back! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaiian mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

WE loved our stay in this beautiful home and felt totally taken care of. The location is a little bit off the beaten track but we had no trouble going back and forth to Kona for the wedding and family adventures. The place was so well stocked with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chugiak, Alaska, USA

Great layout for relaxing and entertaining

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Gudrun were awesome hosts; available and helpful but not intrusive. The home was spacious and comfortable. Highly recommended if you want space from either crowds or heat. This Alaska family was tickled by the Moose vane as well. Great memories were made. Dreaming of our return.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property up in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay here.. the landscape and views were spectacular. We enjoyed the cool breezes and eating out off the patio in the evenings. The separate casita was great for our in laws... it gave them some extra privacy. We liked the location because it was cooler and also close enough to the harbor as we chartered a boat for 4 days. Many thanks for a memorable time.. we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This is a bright, happy, updated home that feels loved - and feels like its owners really want their guests to be able to make the most of their stay. We've been here twice and would love to return. The property manager is available and tends to pop in to check on things - I'm sure it could be worked out otherwise if desired. Nice to have her there in case of an issue - the dishwasher broke during our stay and addressed the problem. The owners are very friendly and communicative and are happy to accommodate requests and inquiries about your stay. The house is in a location that requires a lot of driving to and from town if one needs to run errands often, and doesn't get a lot of sun due to the clouds at the higher elevation - but nonetheless is a lovely hideaway that feels very private and exclusive. The sunsets peaking through the trees as the sun sinks below the horizon of the sea way off in the distance, are absolutely beautiful. We had a small wedding here and it accommodated almost all of our needs - lots of fridges to store food in, beautiful large lanai for lounging and dining, fairly well-equipped kitchen (though the stove is quite outdated); in our opinion, the only drawback to having gatherings here is that feels short a bathroom - there is really only one small common bathroom with easy access, the other two are in the master bedroom and guest house. Great set-up for laundry (which you really need when frequenting the beach), clean and comfortable bed and bath linens, lots of beach toys, towels, chairs and coolers. There were two beach tents, and we tried each of them on separate days, but unfortunately both of them had seen better days and couldn't be assembled. I left something behind and the property manager was happy to mail it back to me. Overall we highly recommend this place and would love to share it with loved ones again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

Maximum of 13 guests allowed, with the exception of 2 and under.
Special Events (Weddings, Parties, Dinners):
Additional Deposit $250
Cleaning Deposit $350
Event Fee $100/hour
Max of 30 people permitted, special event contract must be signed. If the guest holds an event w/o permission, payment and a signed contract, the guests will be asked to vacate the home & will not receive a receive a refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund