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Breathtaking Oceanview Paradise at Malulani Green Haven in Kona

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Welcome to Malulani Green Haven! This private home is located in a gated, quiet cul de sac neighborhood right in the heart of Kailua-Kona. You will enjoy a 180 degree spectacular ocean view from the back lanai and a mountain view on the opposite side. The cool ocean breeze that comes with the elevation makes your stay comfortable. The location is a convenient 10 minutes drive from the airport, five minutes drive to the historic town and the beach, few minutes drive or walk to shopping areas with Safeway, Walmart, Lowes, Costco and numerous restaurants.

You will have the use of three bedrooms and two baths. The master bedroom has a king size bed, a dresser and a walk in closet in the bathroom area. The master bath has a huge jacuzzi and double sink. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a walk in closet with drawers. The third bedroom has two twin beds and a mirrored closet. Next to it is the second full bath. You will be provided with bath products and linens.

The dining area is large with a glass dining table. The kitchen is fully equipped with small appliances, cooking and eating utensils. Barbeque grill is provided by the lanai next to the outdoor sink. There is a huge refrigerator, a microwave and a dishwasher. Cable TV and free wifi are also available.

The beach such as magic sands is a five minute drive. Hapuna beach, a several hundred yards of white soft sand, is about thirty minutes drive The clear water offers excellent swimming, snorkeling or boogie boarding when the surf picks up. Boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas and beach toys are provided for your use.


More Details

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:
September 19, 2018

About Josephine

Our family loves to travel. Friends who live in Kona introduced us to this wonderful paradise. We were convinced that this will be our retiring place so we decided to find the right home. We did and this is the Malulani Green Haven.

Josephine purchased this house in 2002

Why Josephine chose Kailua-Kona

We fell in love with the location of this house. It is on top of rock wall overlooking the most gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean. The house was built for our retirement home in paradise. The master bath was redesigned to fit a jacuzzi. We planted our favorite dwarf mango tree in front. Our first morning was the most exciting since we did not expect to see two cruise ships docked in our view from the lanai. Our family would like to share with you the experience of living in this lovely place and hope you will agree with our choice.

What makes this house unique

Malulani Gardens is a gated neighborhood right in the heart of Kailua-Kona. The location is very convenient to go anywhere whether it is to the beach, getting a quick meal, Starbucks coffee (around the corner) or picking up forgotten items (2 min from Walmart, Safeway). The tourist area of Alii Drive is only two miles away.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Mirrored closet, fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , View, walk in closet connected to master bath, fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View, walk in closet, fan.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin size beds, Baby Cribs (1) Upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Breathtaking Oceanview Paradise at Malulani Green Haven in Kona
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful home, ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We, five people spanning three generations of a family, spent a week in this beautiful home in Kailua-Kona. Our original goal was to use it as a base for exploring the west side of Hawai’i: night snorkelling with mantas, day snorkelling off the beaches, exploring the petroglyphs up North, learning about Hawai’ian culture, and, of course, eating local food.

Our hopes were more than met - Josephine’s home was in an ideal location for us, in a quiet, private community, yet with quick access to shopping (Walmart is a 5 minute drive, downtown about 10) for food and other supplies.

For longer trips, we could be on the highway in a few minutes, for destinations either south or north, launching us on our out-of-town adventures.

The home’s three bedrooms gave us privacy when needed, and the lanai let us hang out together, enjoying the ocean view and the visitations of various birds and the occasional gecko. On the few days that we stayed home, the air-conditioning kept us cool and let us catch up on our sleep.

The house was clean, quiet, and spacious. It was equipped with everything we needed, other than our food, including barbeque, swim fins and beach chairs. It even has a mango tree, which on occasion dropped fruit onto the driveway, and which we, of course, ate for dessert.

I have no reservations in highly recommending this rental home.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mark! Mahalo for this excellent review. Guests like you inspire me to continue providing for an unforgettable stay. Hawaii is a special vacation place and your home away from home should be equally special. I hope to share this wonderful experience to all our guests. I would gladly host your next visit to Kona. Josephine
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Awesome location and comfortable place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The house is very conveniently located near Kailua-Kona. As mentioned in the description, the view from the back lanai is amazing - a great spot for viewing the sunset! The house worked very well for me, my husband, and our 1.5 yo daughter. The open kitchen/dining room/living room area was great for our daughter to play in and the bedrooms were nice. The A/C also worked well and we used it to cool down the house at night.

Josephine was an awesome host: responsive, nice, and flexible. We requested an early check-in (in the end, we didn't actually make there early) and a late check-out (to let our daughter take a nap at the house before heading out to the airport), and Josephine was kind enough to grant us both.

As mentioned by some of the other reviewers, the house does need some basic maintenance (e.g., the screen doors were tricky to use, the sliding shower door over the tub didn't work, and some of the surfacing on the kitchen cabinets was falling off. That being said, we weren't too bothered by these little issues.

I would happily stay at this place again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fit our needs perfectly

  • 5 of 5

Location is excellent for Kailua-Kona---it's close to many activities. The house is clean, roomy, and well stocked. The three bedrooms worked well for my husband and me, and our daughter and her family. Our little granddaughter loved the lanai. Josephine was quick to reply when we had questions or concerns. The house is tricky to find the first time; keep driving up and up with some zig zags.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosemount, MN

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this rental was perfect, shopping and restaurants nearby, beach close and within driving distance to major site seeing. The beds were comfortable and the home was adequately stocked with the things we needed. It was nice to have access to beach chairs, snorkels, and even a stroller!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the excellent review! Location is definitely our top advantage. Being close to everything is convenient for our guests. Visit us again.
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17 day stay in Paradise.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, quiet neighbourhood, accommodations perfect for 5 adults. House was a little tired looking, in need of a good deep cleaning and needs fresh paint, blinds and fans need to be cleaned. Had a chance to point this out to owners as they live on mainland and maybe not aware of "tiredness" of property. Found owners very cooperative and easy to work with so I am sure they will address the cleaning issues. We really loved our stay there and would book there again in future and for sure recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granite Bay California

Magical View and Location

  • 5 of 5

A Huge Mahalo Nui Loa to Josephine for sharing your island retreat with our family. Josephine and the Property were spot on. Perfect Location above Konatown with Spectacular Ocean views and sunsets.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Troy and family are wonderful guests!! They are easy to get along and kept the house in order. They are welcome to come back and stay anytime. Mahalo for the chance to host your vacation!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen Kaahumanu Hwy.
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Magic Sands
Car: necessary

Centrally loated in the heart of Kailua-Kona with breathtaking ocean view.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Negotiated rates for longer stay. Flexible payment terms upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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