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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. One bedroom, kitchen and bath downstairs. 1 Queen Airbed or 1 twin futon or a infant/toddle playpen/sleeper available for your use. 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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.

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
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 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 Bedroom - 1 queen , Closet and Dresser for guest use
  • The bedrooms 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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Kona Highlands Vacation
average rating of 4.928571 based on 36 reviews
Dallas, TX

Great house for a family staying in Kona

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great location. Everything is easy to get to. The house was stocked with absolutely everything we needed for a long stay. Yukiko and her husband were extremely nice and responsive. Please note that the upstairs and downstairs are separate units. That worked out really well for our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kai, We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Kona Greenhouse. It was wonderful meeting you and your family, and we hope that you will come back for a return visit some day! Mahalo~~ Yukiko
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Lovely spot! Super friendly host, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Yukiko is a wonderful host and the house is well stocked with everything you need for a super easy stay. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time!!! We aim to please! Mahalo~~
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Perfect stay and excellent value

  • 5 of 5

We used the Kona Greenhouse as our 'headquarters' when we relocated to the Big Island two weeks ago. It's perfectly located to run every errand in Kailua-Kona and beyond. Palani Road, Henry Street, Alii or Makala, we were always a quick ride in the rental. Waikoloa and Honokaa to the north or Captain Cook and Ocean View to the south, the Greenhouse was super convenient. So many beaches are close by that I can't imagine a better spot to be.

The TV here is beautiful, but we only turned it on once, as we were usually at the beach. :)

I needed aloe for a sunburn one day. It was here. I needed a printer one day. It was here. The Greenhouse has so many thoughtful appointments. Clean, nicely furnished and bright and cheery, too. We truly lucked out with this property, because we couldn't have asked for a better location or a nicer house to start our new life here on the Big Island.

The house is as cute the pictures shown -- we loved it here and think you will, too.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that you were so happy at the Kona Greenhouse! Thank you for being such awesome guests!! We would love to welcome you back Any Time!!!
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So happy we chose the Kona Greenhouse!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, excellent location, the perfect elevation -- not too hot, not too cool. The owners have provided all the information and amenities we could need and them some. This was the perfect home for us to use as our central 'hub' for activities throughout north and south Kona, up into Waimea, and the rest of the Island. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you're enjoying the Kona Greenhouse!! We look forward to hearing about your adventures in Hawai'i!
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Very Functional

  • 5 of 5

Clean and easy. Great interaction with landlord in answering questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lee! Glad it all worked out for you!!
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Santa Clara

Fantastic house for the family

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly located, and you could find everything you might possibly imagine. It was really clean and it was perfect for resting in the evening after long days visiting the Island.

Yukiko was very helpful and always replied promptly to any question. She made our lives easier.

I highly recommend it and I wouldn't doubt it to go back to this wonderful house.

Thanks for allowing us to stay there!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Inma, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!! I am looking forward to having you return on your next trip to HI! Mahalo~~~ Yukiko
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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!

You may also contact Kona Concierge to book and plan other available adventures of your choosing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 14.41%

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.