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Pole House On Wooded Estate With Fabulous Coastline And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Spacious 1BR, 1BA With Large Loft And Wrap Around Decks

Our guesthouse is nestled along the slopes of Mount Hualalai on our 40 acre ranch and coffee estate near the quaint village of Holualoa. We are only a short drive away from Kailua town, beaches, shopping and resorts, yet surrounded by open space and tranquility. Enjoy expansive views of the mountain, coastline, and the beautiful blue ocean out to the horizon. Our acreage is roughly at the 2200 foot elevation. Surrounded by wooded pasture lands, you will enjoy the cool elevation and peaceful setting. Tour our coffee fields and coffee mill and savor our 100% Kona Keopu Coffee. Peruse the art galleries in Holualoa town. Enjoy watching the wild turkeys, pheasants and other birds, pet the horses in the pasture and lose yourself in star gazing at night. Beautiful, private and serene.

Nancy and Greg Gillette
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Nancy and Greg Gillette

Both Greg and I grew up on Kailua Beach on Oahu. The Gillettes are well known in the sailing world. We have been married for 35 years. Our son, Isaac, owns Keopu Coffee and manages the farm and mill. He, his wife, Jen and our grandson, Cy, live on the property as well.

Nancy and Greg Gillette purchased this house in 1989

Why Nancy and Greg Gillette chose Kailua-Kona

Our guesthouse offers a unique Hawaii experience. Located on wooded acreage at 2200' elevation on the slopes of Mount Hualalai near Holualoa Village in famous kona coffee country.

What makes this house unique

A cool peaceful and private retreat from the hot hustle and bustle of Kailua Town, restaurants and resorts. Beautiful and expansive views of the coastline and surrounding acreage. The house is perched on poles above the pasture so you can enjoy interacting with the livestock and wildlife. The house is built on sloping land so that the main deck is 12' above the ground but the entry is at ground level. The loft is spacious and open with a large window and two skylights. Beautiful corian counters and custom cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom; venetian green glass tile in the shower. Wrap around decks and a paddle tennis court.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious open bathroom with door for toilet stall. Large shower with plate glass window and venetian green glass tiles. Large wall to wall mirror above corian countertop and single sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The house is perfect for one or two people, but can accomodate as many as four people if those using the loft are in good physical condition. The main bedroom and single bathroom are spacious. It is furnished with one queen bed. There is also a spacious loft but it is accessed via a somewhat steep ship's ladder; so it is only suitable for those who are robust and spry. The loft and ship's ladder are too dangerous for small children. There are 2 twin beds in the loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Flexible check in and check out times. Just let me know what would work best for you. Drive 15 minutes to Kailua village. 25 minutes to Keahole Airport. On the cool, peaceful slopes of Hualalai yet minutes away from beaches, shops and resorts. Drive 2 miles along picturesque Mamalahoa Highway to Holualoa town with it's art galleries and restaurants.


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Pole House On Wooded Estate With Fabulous Coastline And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Columbia, SC

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Greg were lovely hosts with a most appealing Hawaiian cottage. We were hoping for peaceful and were thrilled to find it on this coffee farm in the hills. The cottage was clean and beautifully maintained. We could view the ocean from the deck, watch the cows in the pasture and listen to the birds and chickens; not to mention the sunrises and sunsets! Truly spectacular. Highly recommend this property and its hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What a beautiful guest home. Private, luxurious, and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time at Greg and Nancy's guest house. What a lovely home! Beautiful view of the ocean, clean, wonderfully furnished, and only about 20 minutes from the ocean. Private, quiet, and cozy! Loved all of the books about Hawaii and the lovely decorations. The woodworking was amazing! Great loft area for older children. We felt very safe and at home there. Thank you Greg and Nancy for a wonderful experience on the Big Island! Enjoyed snorkeling, especially in Hanapu'u Bay. Saw thousands of beautiful fish, a turtle and a black-and-white spotted eagle ray. Loved the volcano although it was a long drive. Enjoyed going down to the South Point where we saw 5 whales and saw a couple guys jump off a cliff into the ocean. Bubba Gump restaurant for dinner watching the sun set was our favorite.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bad Homburg

What a beautiful retreat above busy Kona!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the pole house for 3 1/2 weeks, and we just loved it! Nancy and Greg were the nicest hosts you could think of, and the house is just a gem, we immediately felt at home.

What shall we say? We spontaneously booked it for another 2 weeks in April before we're leaving for Europe again!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. The house was perfect for us and our two kids (ages 13 and 10). We enjoyed the hustle and bustle during the day whether we were in Kona, at a beach, or visiting Volcano National Park, and then came back and relaxed in the quiet. The stars were amazing from the anywhere around the house. We had everything we needed for preparing meals. There were also beach towels, chairs, a cooler bag, beach mats, and boogie boards for the kids. We didn't use the grill, but it was there if you needed it. Greg and Nancy were great hosts. Everything looked just as their posted pictures. Also, the directions provided led us right to the house. I just cannot say enough positive things. We enjoyed our Christmas holiday and would definitely stay again. Mahalo, Nancy and Greg (and Isaac)!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, picturesque, relaxing, perfect for our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the guest house. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to serve as the home base for our honeymoon adventures. It had everything we needed and more. It was conveniently located close to Kona, but far enough away to be very private, and the location allowed us to tour most of the Big Island in our two weeks.

As advertised in the listing, there are roosters that crow in the morning and tree frogs that sing at night. We loved these nature sounds and they didn’t bother us one bit. However, if that’s not your thing then keep that in mind. Additionally, because it is located up the mountain in coffee country it does rain lightly almost every day for a few hours, at least when we were there. This was not an issue for us at all because we were always out of the house during the afternoon and somewhere on a beach in the sun. The rain is very localized to the Kona coffee area so if you were thinking of staying in the house for your entire vacation, this may bother you, but it didn’t affect us at all.

The listing was very accurate. We were not disappointed in the least! The view is identical to as shown in the pictures. We had no trouble finding/accessing the place, even though we arrived in the dark. The guest house is also fully stocked in terms of dishes, utensils, towels, basic condiments (salt/pepper, etc.), the essentials for cooking (oil, basic spices), which we found super helpful. The property was very well maintained and clean. We met the owner once, she was very friendly and helpful. We had absolutely no issues while we stayed at the guesthouse. We would recommend this property for honeymooners or a couple who are interested in a private and relaxing setting up on the mountain, away from the business of Kona. You are about a 10 - 15 drive down to Kona and the beaches.

We had a great time and although I doubt we will be back (so much more of the world to see) we strongly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Platteville, WI

Private, Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent six nights at the Pole House in March and enjoyed our time there very much. The location is a convenient drive up the mountain from town, perfect for relaxing and recovering from long days exploring. The house is outfitted with most anything you might need, and Nancy is available by phone or text message to answer any questions. Hey, you know you are staying on a coffee plantation when you find three different coffee makers in the kitchen! We were thrilled to find a French press--other choices included an electric drip machine, and a stovetop espresso pot. We appreciated and very much enjoyed the gift of a bag of Keopu coffee. The house was comfortable, clean, and the views were lovely. Mahalo, Nancy & Greg!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Keahole-Kona, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Holualoa Cafe in Holualoa Town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway 180
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Holualoa Cafe in Holualoa Town
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Kailua-Kona Pier
Car: necessary

Paddle Tennis Court on property. Plenty of hiking trails or just take a brisk morning walk around the property and along the private roads within our neighborhood. Great star gazing away from bright city lights.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

Guesthouse will be thoroughly cleaned before and after your stay. If you would like additional cleaning during your stay, it will be provided at $25/hour with a minimum charge of $75.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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