You will have to see this peaceful beautiful home to believe what good fortune may come your way! A spectacular 180 degree view overlooks the Kona coast from a lovely lanai, Kona Le'a Guest House is located in the quiet rural hills above Kailua-Kona, just minutes away from the ocean. Beautiful Hawaiiana decor sets a relax-and-enjoy mood. Set back far from the road on five acres of tropical greenery, chocolate and fruit trees--you will enjoy strolling around the property, picking fruit, taking pictures of flowers. Three bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. Perfect for couples traveling together or alone and ideal for families. Gourmet kitchen fully stocked for all your cooking needs. Office, lanai and dining room with a great view. Piano room. Everything you need (WiFi, Cable TV, IPOD connected stereo system, pantry with washer and dryer) and more is here for your stay. You will find it to be the perfect temperature at this elevation in the hills above Kona.
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Just 10 minutes to Kailua-Kona but tucked away in the peaceful, cool hills above
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 2018
Des and Lisen were both born in Hawaii, Des' family first having arrived in the early 1800's. We have a coffee farm, Holualoa Kona Coffee Company, about a half a mile from this property where we grow, mill and roast coffee for many farmers in the Kona area. Free tours of our organic farm are offered. Des is a farmer at heart and also enjoys growing chocolate, breadfruit and tropical fruits which you will see surrounding Kona Le'a Guest House as well. In our free time we enjoy ocean swimming, stand up paddle boarding, surfing and hiking. We live about an hour away in the center of the island in the small town of Waimea where our children go to school.
Lisen purchased this House in 1998
Why Lisen chose Kahaluu-Keauhou
We love the privacy of living in the rural hills above all the action of Kona--but also enjoy being close to it. It's a perfect spot between two worlds. This elevation has a delightful temperature--never too hot or cold, just right. This home has a special feel to it--a feeling of old Hawaii with all the comforts you enjoy.
What makes this House unique
Huge old trees surrounding the house give a feeling of being in a tree house--tucked away in a tropical wonderland of flowers and fruit trees. A great feeling of privacy with a grand view of the Kona coast.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The highlight of our visit to Hawaii was staying in this beautiful, gracious home. Lisen and Des have seen to every detail and made their home an unparalleled place to set down roots on the Big Island. Every comfort is seen to. The grounds are lush, the architecture is lovely, the appointments are tasteful and everything contributes to a sense of well being that I haven't ever experienced away from home. Really, they have seen to every possible need. I would return here in a heartbeat and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on the island. In fact, I would be perfectly happy never to leave this lovely, lovely home. The lanai is so special, the kitchen has everything one could want, and the home is light and airy and beautifully furnished. So many rentals in the islands have stock, cheap furnishing; however, Des and Lisen have furnished this like a real home. No tat! It has an understated elegance that I so appreciate. Thank you so much for such a wonderful home away from home.
Thank you(!) for such a lovely review.
And we would love to have you back in a heartbeat 💗
Aloha and all the best, Lisen and Des
This property absolutely checked all the boxes in terms of a true vacation home!
Of the four properties my family stayed at during our month-long vacation on the Big Island and Kauai, all very nice locations, this property was head and shoulders above the others. You truly feel you are in a home. To the well equipped, expansive kitchen, the comfortable sleeping quarters, relaxing lanai and outstanding views of the Kona coast, this property was a home run in every sense. We loved every minute and truly were sad to leave. Should we ever get the opportunity to return to the Big Island, this property would absolutely be my top choice to locate.
I want to especially thank Lisen for the gracious hospitality she showed us before, during and after our stay. She is a special person.Thank you so very much!
The house will make your vacation
Lisen and Des have a beautiful home with all the touches for comfortable living. Though it does not have AC, the windows and doors create a nice breeze and the nights get down into the 60s or 70s. Cooking is easy with a fully stocked kitchen and nice appliances. The back deck is to live for. All the rooms have beautiful views. The photos can't do it justice. Even the ride up to the house with all the trees and flowers makes you feel cozy. I will definitely book here again when I visit. Enjoy!
Lovely, expansive home in a hilly, private, country setting.
We were surounded by the sounds of nature, greenery, and beautiful views! Both ends of this lovely, house allowed for us - two couples - all the privacy needed. Having breakfast outside on the open laina/deck, during the month of April was a treat, and such a pleasure - especially for those who are visiting Hawaii from the Northeast!
The home, architecturally interesting as well, has been beautifully decorated with the owners' family art, and very much reveals their sense of honoring and preserving an older home. Among us were a biologist, a painter, and a potter - and all of us appreciative of the art, conservation, flora and fauna - so the setting was a perfect place for us. Relax and unwind.
Using the home as a base for excursions to other parts of the island, you will find that due to the elevations on the Big Island, the country roads wind and bend. You will need a car to reach everything - grocery stores, restaurants, etc., which are not very far away, yet may seem far.
There is another tenant on the property - an apartment below the house, so it is not totally private in that sense. Entrances are completely separate.
It was lovely to have you and hope you can make it back sometime!
Lisen and Des
Great Up-country “Old Hawaii” Getaway
Great return visit, feels like home!
We always enjoy the up-country location, community, beautiful surroundings, spacious home and endless views!
Spectacular location and home
What a wonderful plantation house and location. The citrus fruit was ripe during our stay and what a joy to pick and eat. Enjoyed the privacy and the cooler temperatures where air conditioning not necessary. Our favourite was sitting on the lanai each morning having coffee and the beautiful sunsets each night. We will return to such a gracious house soon.
Just south of the small artist town of Holualoa, perched on the mountain above Kailua-Kona is a perfect place to enjoy Hawaii at its best. You've got the ideal temperature here where you can quickly escape the heat and crowds of Kailua-Kona. The lovely town of Holualoa is just a little over a mile away for you to wander through and get a feel for this creative artist community. Here some of the finest coffee in the world is grown. Mamalahoa Highway is a historic scenic drive that winds you through Kona coffee farms and tropical plantings. Kailua-Kona and Keauhou are so close (10 minutes!) for all your beaches, groceries, dining and entertainment.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on two people. Add $40 per night for each additional person. Cleaning charge for a month's stay or more is $250. Cancellations require 120 days for full refund. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.