Relax, Renew & Rejuvenate*Quiet Family-Friendly Home*
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We invite you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of the Big Island in our quiet, comfortable home on 3 acres overlooking Kealakekua Bay. Our 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom main house, which sleeps 4-6, has a breathtaking view of the bay from its huge lanai and almost every room. Fully open the bank of disappearing sliding doors in the great room and louvered windows throughout the house to invite the cooling island breezes and experience Hawaii’s unique outdoor living. A cozy Ohana cottage, which sleeps 3-4 and has an additional bathroom, is just steps away from the main house and is great for older children, teens, or another family.
Our property is conveniently located near Napo’opo’o Village and Kealakeua Bay, but without the congestion and noise. You can be at the warm water’s edge in an approximately 10-minute walk down the hill or a very short car ride. Experience a family picnic and great snorkeling at Manini Beach or rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for an adventure with the spinner dolphins to the Captain Cook monument on the bay. Just a little farther south off a bumpy dirt road, explore Ke’ei Beach with its white sand speckled with black lava fragments and tide pools—this area appeals to picnickers, fisherman, surfers, and the more adventurous snorkeler and is generally not very populated. Approximately 5 miles south of our property (~15 minute car ride), is the very popular “Two Step” snorkeling area in Honaunau Bay and adjacent to Pu’uhonuoa O Honaunau National Park (Place of Refuge). Snorkel or dive around coral covered lava fingers and deep water canyons for an entirely different underwater experience. Stop at the adjacent Place of Refuge and learn about the history and culture of Hawaii. For more adventure, experience the very remote green sand beach of South Point (~1.5 hour drive) or fascinating scenery and geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (~2 hour drive).
If you are looking to unwind and decompress in a rural setting away from the more touristy parts of Kailua-Kona (~20-30 minutes north), then our home and property will appeal to you. Our year-round warm dry climate and warm ocean waters are our idea of paradise. Enjoy our brilliant green “laughing” geckoes, our tropical native birds and their musical serenades, our fun “bleating” wild goat herd on the adjacent lava flow, and chasing the occasional hopping toad across our driveway. We offer a home-away-from-home for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and for those that just want to slow down.
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Member since: 2014
- 2753 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- In the main house, there are two private bedrooms: 1) a large master retreat with a Cal King bed facing a bay window, an attached reading/media room, and ample closet and dresser storage; and 2) a spacious 2nd bedroom with a Queen bed and ample closet and dresser storage. An additional Queen sofa sleeper is located in the great room. [Note: The main house was designed with 18-foot high ceilings and 8-foot plus high interior walls to enhance air circulation in all of the rooms--meaning tropical breezes circulate, as well as conversations.] In the Ohana cottage, there is one private bedroom with a Double bed and ample closet and dresser storage. An additional trundle bed (two Twins) is located in the front room. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- In main house, there are two bathrooms: 1) an en suite master bath with sink, walk-in shower, large soaker tub, and toilet; and 2) a 2nd bath, with sink, walk-in shower, and toilet, directly off the 2nd bedroom. In the Ohana there is a full bathroom with sink, tub/shower combo, and toilet....moreless
- There are also two outside showers to rinse of sandy kids, sandy feet, or gear before entering either the main house or Ohana cottage. Please note: There is no A/C in either the main house or ohana cottage. Two box fans are provided for the main house. Two ceiling fans are in the ohana cottage. Most of the time the house is cool to comfortable, but occasionally it can get hot....moreless
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- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
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You will likely be spending most of your time on the lanai while you are at the house. There's a spotting scope for you to check out what's in or on the bay. The kids will love the humane gecko trap! ...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2016 Main House & Ohana
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Cleaning fee $200
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 13.25%
Ohana ONLY rented with main house. 50% of rent/tax + damage deposit due to secure reservation. Balance + cleaning fee due 30 days before arrival. Discounted rates do not apply during Ironman, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year. All rates and taxes subject to change until reservation confirmed. In the event of an EMERGENCY cancellation, if informed immediately we will consider refund/reschedule.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Our home is located approximately 20-30 minutes south of the popular tourist destination of Kailua-Kona. In our area of South Kona there are only a few restaurants and stores--a rental car is needed to explore. Adventurous spirits and relaxed souls will enjoy the aloha in our home and that of beautiful Kealakekua Bay.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: It has always been our dream to live in South Kona on the Big Island, and in November 2013 our dream came true. This home will be where we live full time in our “golden years”, but for now we want to share the magic of the island with you. We ask you to treat this home as if it is your own, and to act as a steward for those that will enjoy it after you. We are both geologists, specializing in environmental geology, and lovers of the great out-of-doors. We love animals, both domestic and wild. The warm temperatures of Kealakekua Bay and rural feel of the area held great appeal to us, plus the surf spots and snorkeling were a great draw. We plan to nurture our existing fruit trees, plant some mango trees, and add a couple of domestic goats, possibly a pig, and a flock of chickens to the property in the future. The home was built in 1989 by a couple now in their 80s who had to move on. We have done very little to change the flavor of the home—a lot of thought, work, and love went into its construction and maintenance. The stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and woodwork were all done by the former owners. (It was our family project to add the Yellow Tang mailbox!) We think the walls enfold wonderful memories and energy. Please take care of it all for us, while we are away… Mary & Bob Stechmann (Hawaii Tax ID: TA-205-564-3136-01 / GE-205-564-3136-01)
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Breathtaking views of K-bay, historic church, and monument from our large lanai
High ceiling/open air construction enhance cool breezes thru the great room
Spacious and fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals and families to gather in
Awake to birdsong and stunning views from the Cal King bed in the master retreat
...with a huge soaker tub--aaah, total bliss!
An adjoining 2nd bath can be closed off making it en suite to the 2nd bedroom
..or lounge/swing and enjoy a book, conversation, or just the sound of waves
...and a Double bed in a peaceful adjoining private bedroom
Enjoy morning beverages at the Ohana's cafe table...
Be amazed by our 'laughing' geckos in and around the house
You will be amused by the antics and sounds of the area's wild goat herd
Rear view of the main house with wrap around lanai
Slide the doors open, bring the outside in & enjoy the view from our great room
A Queen sofa sleeper is available for extra sleeping space, if needed
Enjoy dining inside surrounded by a beautiful view (table comfortably seats 6)
En suite master bath with cleverly constructed & spacious walk-in shower...
A comfortable Queen bed and reading nook in the spacious & private 2nd bedroom
Of course, the views will entice you to dine al fresca on the lanai...
The Ohana is a retreat for older kids or teens, w/2 twin beds in the front room
There's even a full bath in the Ohana, so no waiting in line...
..or play games there. We have lots of space to work on art or craft projects
Feed the native birds and see how many different kinds you can identify
...and enjoy sunset on the lanai at the end of a perfect day in Kealakekua Bay
View of Ohana and main house with circular driveway and lots of land to explore
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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