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Enjoy our private home and easy access to the Big Island's Best Beaches

Waikoloa Village, HI, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

3 bedroom/3 bath private home with lovely garden, decks and screened lanai

Our 3 bed/3 bath home is ten to fifteen minutes from the Big Island's very best beaches. You'll find inviting indoor and outdoor spaces, a view of the Kohala Mountains, and dramatic colors at sunset. Maui (Haleakula) can often be seen looming above the horizon.

A wonderful floor plan for couples or families, the main house has 2 bedrooms, with queen beds. Bedrooms each with private bath, are located on opposite sides of the house. Pocket doors allow each bedroom/bath to be closed off for privacy. The master bedroom opens to a covered lanai. The other bedroom opens to the wrap-around deck. A third bedroom with king bed is located in a separate studio across the breezeway and includes full bathroom, kitchenette, sofa and large flat screen TV.

Along with new bamboo and tile flooring, and a pleasant color palette, you'll enjoy contemporary comfortable furnishings. Open floor plan includes kitchen, indoor dining and living area opening to screened lanai with dining set. The living room is furnished with very comfortable newer leather sectional sofa. There is a 42" flat screen TV with satellite, DVD and DVR. And of course Wi-Fi.

Towels and bed linens are newer and good quality. Beds are quite comfortable. You'll find beach towels, chairs, thermos bags, newer snorkel sets, and boogie boards. We also have a high chair and pack n' play stored in the garage.

Our kitchen, with breakfast bar, is fully equipped with coffee maker, electric tea kettle, toaster oven, blender, mini food processor, microwave, cookware and dishes, and glassware. The fridge has an ice maker. Newer gas BBQ is right outside the screened lanai. Washer and dryer are located in the adjacent garage.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, our home is a peaceful private oasis. Covered breezeway, two shaded lanais and wrap around deck contribute to the charming indoor/outdoor character of our home. Lounge chairs and built in bench seating are on the deck for your enjoyment. The garden is quite pretty with palms, plumeria, avocado trees. and flowering hibiscus surrounding the lawn.

Ceiling fans, a solar attic fan and good cross ventilation keep our home comfortable. Due to it's high elevation, mornings and evenings tend to be cool and comfortable.

Waikoloa Village has a full service grocery store with bakery, sushi counter and deli. There's also a gas station, coffee shop and a few restaurants. The community offers a pool, golf, tennis and riding stables. All are less than 5 minutes drive from the house.

The Waikoloa community pool includes both a very large pool for lap swimming and a large shallow kiddie pool. There are lounge chairs, a shaded area, showers, and restroom facilities.

The Kohala Coast resorts, all about 10-20 minutes drive time, offer a myriad of shopping and restaurant options. At the closest, the Waikoloa Beach Resort, you'll find the King and Queen Shops with boutiques, art galleries and a wide range of dining options. In the early evening, enjoy Hawaiian music and hula. Or skip the shops, and head out to our personal favorite, Lava Lava Beach Club at A-bay (Anaeho'omalu), for the fantastic ocean front atmosphere. Happy hour is from 3-5pm and at sunset the tikis are lit, and the live music starts. It just doesn't get any better.

Vacation like a local, take advantage of the Big Island's best beaches and other resort amenities for a fraction of the cost.

You'll find driving in our area to be a breeze, roads are great and there's never any traffic. Going to the beach you'll enjoy dramatic views of the coast and Mauna Kea and the Kohala mountains.

Centrally located, Waikoloa Village is a great home base for exploring all that the Big Island has to offer. Going north past the beaches you'll find Kawaihae Harbor with a few local restaurants and a great little place to buy fresh fish. Continue up the Kohala Coast to explore the old plantation towns of Hawi and Kapa'a. The Pololu Valley look-out is the end of the road and well worth the drive.

Kona airport is about 35 minutes to the south with Costco close-by. Kailua Kona town is another 10 minutes further south.

Waimea town, Parker Ranch and great Saturday Farmers' Markets are about 20 minutes away.

For further exploring, Saddle Road is about 10 minutes away. Taking the new Saddle Road, it's about an hour to the Mauna Kea Visitor Center and about 1.5 hours to Hilo. Volcanos National Park is under 2 hours away.


Jane Simon

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018
About Jane Simon

After working in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years, we retired to the Big Island in 2010 to pursue our dreams. We raise sheep and grow veggies and fruit on a small farm on the Hamakua Coast just north of Hilo. We live here, and so appreciate all the Big Island has to offer, we're pleased to share information about all the fantastic places to explore. After purchasing our home, we made substantial improvements before listing it as a vacation rental. We manage the property ourselves and take pride in offering a lovely home for our guests. As travelers, we've stayed in vacation rentals, with varied levels of satisfaction. Based on our experiences, we've tried to ensure we've furnished our home for a comfortable and pleasurable stay. We're very pleased with the feedback we're receiving as well as the repeat bookings. We hope you'll enjoy spending time at our Waikoloa Village vacation home as much as we do.

Jane Simon purchased this House in 2012

Why Jane Simon chose Waikoloa Village

We purchased our Waikoloa Village vacation home because of it's wonderful year round weather and proximity to our favorite Kohala Coast beaches. We enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters, snorkeling among sea turtles, tropical fish and colorful coral reefs. Picnicing, lounging and reading on the beach all come in a close second. We're drawn to the home's inviting indoor/outdoor spaces. At day's end, we're on the lanai with cool drinks in hand watching the sunset colors unfold. We enjoy the mature tropical landscaping with palms, plumeria and avocado and banana. We like having a house rather than a condominium. The location on a quiet cul-de-sac feels private. Our neighbors are full time residents. While our home is located only 35 minutes north of the Kona airport and Costco, we appreciate being away from the congestion of Kailua-Kona.

What makes this House unique

Why stay in a condo when you can rent a private home? The mature landscaping and location on a quiet cul-de-sac make for a private feel. You'll find an open floor plan with newer (2012) bamboo and tile flooring. New leather sectional, screened lanai and nice outdoor furnishings Splendid view of the Kohala Mountains and dramatic colors at sunset. Maui can often be seen looming above the horizon Swim and snorkel the best beaches, explore the charming Kohala Coast plantation towns, and enjoy all the Big Island has to offer at a fraction of the cost.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Nicely furnished with patio doors opening to covered lanai
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, nicely furnished, patio doors open to deck
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, kitchenette, large flat screen TV, sofa and bath w/ shower
      • Total 3 bedrooms. The house has two bedrooms, located on opposite sides of the great room. Each bedroom is a separate suite with spacious bathroom and outdoor access. The third bedroom is a studio with kitchenette and bath furnished with king bed, flat screen TV and sofa Is a few steps from the house.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Located in studio
      • Three bathrooms. Main house includes two spacious bathrooms, studio has an additional bathroom with shower.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
        • Mountain View
          Kohala Mountain view can be enjoyed from the lanai.
        • Ocean View
          Looking out from the lanai some peak-a-boo ocean views through the trees. On clear days Maui can be seen looming above the clouds. Gorgeous sunsets.


            • Adventure
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Also clothes line
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Wireless, log in and password provided in a binder.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Newer sheets, blankets and pillows
                    • Living Room
                      Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and bamboo flooring. Sliding doors lead to covered and screened lanai.
                    • Parking
                      Private garage and driveway, adequate parking for two vehicles. Additional street parking if needed.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Newer bath and beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Electric drip coffee maker and electric tea kettle
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Two sets of ceramic dishware and everything else you'll need including cooking utensils, knives, pots and pans, dishes, glassware and silverware.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen with bar seating in main house. Blender,mini-food processor, toaster oven, micro wave salad spinner, etc. Kitchenette with small fridge, microwave and coffee pot in studio.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric with timers
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic condiments, salt, pepper, some spices
                        • Refrigerator
                          Includes ice maker
                        • Stove
                          electric, sealed burners
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              in addition to indoor dining, outdoor dining set on screened lanai
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Guide books, cook books and some fiction
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  TV offers a variety of music channels
                                • Television
                                  Two Flat ScreenbTVs
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Wrap around deck with built in bench seating and lounge chairs.
                                    • Golf
                                      Discounted golf available, guest passes provided.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak rentals available at Waikoloa Beach and Kawaihae Harbor.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Covered and screened lanai adjacent to living room furnished with dining set, great for enjoying sunset colors. Additional lanai off master bedroom.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Grassy lawn area surrounded by trees, flowering oleander and hibiscus. Plumeria, Shower and Avocado trees.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Newer gas bbq
                                    • Tennis
                                      Waikoloa Village courts, guest passes provided.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Masks and snorkels, floating, sand toys, beach chairs, boogie boards, fins, thermos bags, beach towels.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Lap pool and kiddie pool, guest passes provided


                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • While there is no AC, our home is quite comfortable temperature wise. Mornings and evenings tend to be cooler due to our high elevation. Good cross ventilation, remote controlled ceiling fans and a solar attic fan all work to keep the home comfortable.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  18 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Maxene L.Two Harbors, Mn

                                                                  This home was perfect for our five week stay on the Big Island. The location was ideal for going back and forth to various parts of the Island. So quiet and peaceful. Mahola, Jane and Margaret. We love it here!

                                                                  Comfortable, Convenient, Peaceful Aloha!

                                                                  Portico B.Pittsburg, KS

                                                                  Excellent! You will arrive and effortlessly feel at home. Jane has carefully prepared guides and basic snorkel equipment. You can be enjoying the Big Island immediately. You can even arrive hungry. When we came the kitchen had some basic food items, rice, bread, pasta. This was very helpful for that first night. The house feels cared for and full of aloha! Jane is prompt in all of her communication and we were able to focus fully on our vacation. All I can say now is, Hana Hou!

                                                                  Great value for a nice quiet family vacation.

                                                                  Nathan L.

                                                                  We had a great time staying in Waikoloa over the winter break. The house is perfect for a family of four with two younger kids (ours are 10 and six, and had no problem sharing the queen bed in the second room). The house is well-stocked, very clean, and has a spacious yard and deck. It's a great location for the northern beaches, and not too long of a drive to get to Kona. Overall, it's the perfect house for the money.

                                                                  Peaceful bases for exploring Big Island

                                                                  James B.

                                                                  Very clean, spacious, well-equipped house in quiet residential area of Waikoloa Village. Ideal location for access to both west and east coasts. Owners were responsive and helpful and it's a nice bonus that the property has boogie boards etc that kids can borrow.

                                                                  Awesome, we all loved this place

                                                                  Andrei G.

                                                                  The house is great, everything you could possibly want!

                                                                  We traveled as 2 couples, and the floor plan is perfect for this: each couple had a bedroom (with closet) and a bathroom.

                                                                  We absolutely loved being able to enjoy our meals on the porch, watch the geckos bask in the sun and listen to the birds sing.

                                                                  Imagine drinking a cold beer while laying in the hammock browsing the internets! I did that! While the others were preparing the meats on the grill. Yes there is a grill.

                                                                  As other reviewers already mentioned, the house has everything you need.

                                                                  The owners were VERY responsive, we texted / emailed each other while on the island, they made us feel comfortable and welcome.

                                                                  I cannot stress this enough: if ever I'll be on the Big Island again, this is the place I would choose.

                                                                  If you are reading this review, rest assured - you will love it.

                                                                  Charming Home/Great Location

                                                                  Desert WifeSilver Springs, Nv

                                                                  This was the first time my family and I have stayed over in Waikoloa. The house is charming, cozy and felt like home away from home. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is there, plus, the neighborhood is very quite. You're just minutes from the beach, local farmers markets and some great eats. We had so much fun staying there and look forward in the future, to coming back again. I would highly recommend this VRBO for your next getaway!!



                                                                  Waikoloa Village, HI, USA

                                                                  Ideal for longer stays, our home is in Waikoloa Village, just 10-15 minutes from the Big Island's best sandy beaches. Waikoloa Village has a full service grocery store, bank and gas station. There is a community pool and golf course. Additional shopping and dining options can be found at the Waikoloa Resort, just 10 minutes away. Further north you'll find gorgeous scenery and the charming old sugar plantation towns of Hawi and Kapa'au. Waimea, an old cattle ranching town, is 20 minutes away, offering fine dining restaurants and unique shops.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  The above rates apply to the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home. A separate studio is available for $75 per night. Please contact the owner directly to reserve the studio. Discounted rates for stays over 7 days may be available and a separate cleaning and security will apply as well. Late check-out maybe arranged.

                                                                  18 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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