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Kona Highlands Vacation

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 15 nights


About the property

A beautiful House for Family Stays and Celebrations

Beautifully decorated, quiet home in the Kona Highlands. Away from 'resort style' living, this very local home is the ideal place to get a true flavor of living in Hawai'i. A house that dreams are made and realized. Located in the cooler elevations, it tends to be less muggy and hot. You can relax on the lanai, barbeque and relax. Only 10 minutes from the airport and easy to get to. Beaches and downtown Kona are less than 15 minutes away. Two Bedrooms, full kitchen and bath upstairs and a mini office. 1 Queen Airbed or 1 twin futon or a infant/toddler playpen/sleeper available for your use. Currently we are renting the entire house. We have Specialty services are available and paid to the provider at time of service.

Keywords: home, quiet house, cool elevation, 10-15 minutes from town, beaches.

More Details

Property Manager
Yukiko Northon
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Yukiko Northon

Aloha! E Komo Mai! Welcome to our Hale! We are the Northon Family, Jeff, Yukiko, and our children Nicholette, Alyssa and Jason. We have worked together to bring this wonderful house together so that it may be used as a retreat, a vacation house and eventually, Jeff and my permanent residence. We hope to share the love we have for our home with you and give you a chance to experience the wonderful island of Hawai’i.

Yukiko Northon purchased this house in 2010

Why Yukiko Northon chose Kailua-Kona

We purchased this house with the intent to move back to Kona after the kids grew up. The kids are now grown and we are living in Hawai'i and now, and have this wonderful vacation rental. We have remodeled this house for comfort and beauty and want to share it with those that can appreciate Hawai'i and its inhabitants.

What makes this house unique

This house is located in the Highlands where the air is cooler and crisp in the evenings but still warm by mainland standards. It is a place where the *rush* of being on vacation can be let go and one can truly relax to the sounds of nature. Being among the Locals, it is very different than the 'Resort Style' living, coupled with our personalized service, it is by far, the 'best of both worlds'!! This house is a place where dreams are made and realized.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Look no further!! This is the place you will want to stay. Close to everything Kona, great neighborhood and the host is awesome!!
Jan 2017
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave clothes washer door open after use to let it dry it out.
  • Please do not leave food out for the ants to feed upon.
  • Beach towels are ok for the beach, not the bath towels. Cleaning rags are on top of the dryer, please don't use the guest towels for icky things.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Complete use of pantry with supplies for minor emergencies
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Separate Unit
  • Full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Dresser and 1/2 of the closet is for guest use.
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dresser and closet for guest use
    Downstairs - 1 queen , Full Separate Unit
  • The bedrooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The air bed, futon, Playpen/Sleeper is by request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have 2 SUV's on Turo. Look for Yukiko and Jeff's 4runner or Sequoia.


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Kona Highlands Vacation
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 42 reviews

Great home, with great amenities !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this home, it was perfect for 3 couples. All three rooms had queen beds. Everything you need they had at the home, including kitchen appliances. There were beach towels, umbrellas & even snorkeling gear to use. We had a great time & would definitely return to stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time at our Kona Greenhouse! We were so pleased to have you as our guest, and will welcome you all back anytime! It was great meeting all of you~~ A Hui Hou, Yukiko
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would stay here again

  • 5 of 5

love it

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Very clean and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

I'd recommend this place to anyone with a group of four or less with a rental car. When the sun sets - it's time to enjoy the palatial living room with reclining love seats, ceiling fan with a huge smart tv (already set up with Netflix and a variety of other streaming services).

Without question - the most relaxing living room we've ever experienced and just perfect at the end of a long day in the sun!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your stay!! It was really nice meeting you both!! You both are welcome back any time and bring friends!! Just so there's no confusion, the downstairs ohana was yours to use as well!!! So a total of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and actually 2 kitchens. 😊? Plus we have air beds and futons for Folks to use! Hope that you will be our guest again!! Aloha, Yukiko
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Lovely stay on the big island

  • 5 of 5

This house is really lovely, especially the large outdoor seating area. We had beautiful views of the ocean and enjoyed all the birds and flowers. This house is very conveniently located and very well appointed with everything you could need. The host was very gracious as well. We highly recommend this lovely vacation home.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! I'm so happy that you all had such a nice time here. I certainly hope that you will return to the KGH again! It was a pleasure meeting all of you! A hui hou!! Till we meet again!!
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Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay! It had everything we needed for our stay!! We were a family of 5. We really appreciated the cleaningness of the home when we arrived. We were able to cook and bbq during our stay. They also had a pantry full of cooking items available to use. It was a perfect location ...stores/shops/ beaches were easy access. I definitely recommend the stay!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time!! It was awesome having you as a guest! Many thanks!!
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean with everything you could need, felt just like home.

We enjoyed a wonderful one week stay and would recommend this home to any visitors staying in Big Island!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Kona Greenhouse! It was a pleasure having you as guest and would welcome you back anytime!!
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Nearest Airport
5.3 Miles
KOA - Kona Keahole Airport
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Makalei Golf Course
Car: recommended

There are so many wonderful adventures that you can have here in Hawai’i, that it would be difficult to list them all, however, here are a few that we have enjoyed.

1) Dolphin Quest: Take the time to learn all about the dolphins and interact with them. It is fantastic to be able to touch them and learn about them.

2) Kohala Kayak and SUP: Sean, of Kohala Kayak is a wonderful guide and teacher of Stand Up Paddle. He also does Kayak trips and other water activities. He is knowledgeable about the area and is a very patient teacher.

3) ZipLine: This is quite the adventure and very fun.

4) Mauna Kea Observatories: This is a fantastic day trip. Be sure to take the time to adjust to the elevation at the store for at least an hour before continuing up to the Observatory. There are tours available if you do not want to go up yourself.

5) Paleaku Peace Garden: A wonderful place for looking at different plants and scenery. They have a garden representation of the Milky Way, which is pretty cool.

6) Akatsuka Orchid Gardens: This place has an *amazing* collection/display of orchids for sale and display. It’s on the Hilo side of the Island.

7) Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden: Located off of Hwy 19 near the Hamakua Coast. The drive going to the garden is also quite beautiful.

Well, there are lots more adventures available, but, half the fun is finding them!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please ask about Military and Kama'aina discounts.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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