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Cozy Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Palm Hale's King Palm is on the top (2nd) floor of the home. It is 1 bedroom with King bed, bathroom, screened in lanai, living room with a sleeper couch that makes in to a queen bed, dining room, ocean view from all rooms, kitchen with full size refrig.,stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker and coffee grinder to brew the famous Kona coffee, cable tv, wifi. There is coin operated washer & dryer in a common room. Outside has a gazebo, table, chairs and a bbq for those who like to grill. There is plenty of off street parking behind the home. The home is situated so that you get the ocean breezes and can hear the waves crashing on the shoreline at night. We are between Magic Sands Beach (white sands beach) and Snorkel Beach(Kahalu'u beach) and both are within walking distance if you just want to hang out at local Beaches. We are also only one mile from Keauhou Center which has a Grocery store, Restaurants, Post office, Theater, Medical facility's, and a farmers market on Saturday mornings, even has music and dance performances on some weekends. You have the town of Kona 5 minutes down Alii Dr. in the other direction which has lots of shops to browse through, restaurants,historical sites and locations to sign up for activities such as a luau, tours, snorkeling trips, surf lessons, submarine rides, Charters for Big Game fishing and much more, all of this is along the oceanfront.

The sunsets are amazing, in the evening you will see the locals pulled over to the sides of the road to watch for the green flash as the sun goes over the horizon.

There are two transit systems that run by on Alii drive making them very accessible.

More Details

David Hamm
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About David Hamm

My wife and I were fortunate to grow up on the beaches of Southern California but with all of the stresses of development we decided to move here in Kona where it is what California was like in the earlier years. We are now able to host guests so that they can come experiance the life style of Island living.

David Hamm purchased this house in 2011

Why David Hamm chose Kailua-Kona

We are located close to the hustle and bustle of the oceanfront Kona town and yet far enought to get away from it when you are ready to relax.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has a large shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom has King size bed along with a ocean view
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Batavia, OH

A great place and a great location.

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay. It was beautiful, well furnished. However, it was quite loud in the morning with traffic and birds and since there are no windows, only screens, wasn't much you could do about it. But the ocean breezes coming in throughout the house and all the ceiling fans was great. I would give the warning that some of the homeowners list their properties with several booking agents (VRBO, AirBNB, etc.). So when I thought I had the place for the entire week and booked it as such, I had to be notified by the owner that his calendars didn't match up and it wasn't available for my first 2 nights requiring me to find another place to stay which was really inconvenient. David was very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you for your review. I just want to clarify that our place was not the one with the calendar mix up. I go to great lengths to make sure I don't over book. As for the island birds, I believe you are referencing the Francolin bird. They do have quite a unique song that might not be for everyone, yet is part of the charm of the Big Island. We are blessed to have nature as part of our everyday lives. Hope you enjoyed the island. Mahalo, David
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Bellevue, WA


  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time here. David is friendly and attended to our needs quickly. My husband enjoyed the funny “chicken parade” this morning. The view is great, and the apartment is very cute. The only reason I give 4 stars is that the open air windows and shutters did not provide an adequate sound or wind barrier, and the room was cold at night. We would recommend adding a couple of luggage stands, and a TV channel/stations guide.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna BC

Great location and nice top floor suite

  • 4 of 5

This is in a great location for the snorkeling beaches and close to downtown Kona. David was very accommodating, even giving us fresh chicken eggs upon our arrival. The suite had everything you need, but the snorkel gear was quite worn out. The towels and beach chairs are perfect. The only reason we did not give it a 5 star, is that the noise level from the traffic is quite great. During the night for sleeping, it is quiet, but early morning rush hour starts early. Also, being that this house contains 4 other smaller suites, the main top floor one, King Palm suite, is the one we stayed in and there is a bit of noise from people coming and going. The living room only has a partial wall that doesn't reach the ceiling, and our voices and TV were clearly heard in the front foyer. We could also hear everyone else very clearly as they entered and exited the house. It wasn't a huge issue, but we did feel our privacy for conversation was a bit compromised. But the bedroom is very quiet and our sleeping wasn't bothered by this noise with the bedroom door closed. So we just made adjustments at certain times and thus the noise issue wasn't a huge deal.

All in all, a great place to stay. Having a full kitchen, enclosed bedroom with ensuite and screened in lanai, it was great value and we would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect visit

  • 5 of 5

Great space and location. Well stocked and very comfortable. Enjoyed my stay

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious and convenient to Ali’i Drive and South Kona sights. Easy parking and gracious host.

  • 4 of 5

We spent 3 nights here because of the proximity to the airport and the ocean before continuing on to other parts of the island. The property is as depicted, very open and spacious with screened windows on 3 sides. Evenings were cool during our stay, but sleeping was comfortable. The kitchen was adequately equipped and we ate breakfast and some other meals in. Good grocery store 10minutes away at Keahau We saw David every day working around the property. He is very nice, and knowledgeable about the area if you are looking for recommendations. We loved hearing the birds in the morning (especially his chickens—hens only, no rooster) and really appreciated the fresh eggs that David left for us! Within walking distance to snorkeling at Kahalu’u but be prepared to carry your gear a ways along busy Ali’i. Easy road for your morning run or walk in the along the roadside as well. But being one house away from the road with no glass in the windows does mean you pick up a lot of road noise. Usually not a problem at night but traffic begins early in the AM. We enjoyed our stay there, knew it was a busy area, and we were ready to move on to quieter areas after 3 nights. I would recommend this rental with that caveat, particularly for folks looking for access to Kona town and associated activities.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place. Spacious, clean, well decorated. Would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place to stay, airy, and an easy walk to the beach

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alii drive
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sam Choys, Bianelli's, Royal Thai, Kenichi's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magic Sands Beach (White sands)
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Clean fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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