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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 the view of Mount Hualalai, the coastline and beautiful blue ocean from the spacious wrap around deck. Although the entrance to our guesthouse is at ground level, it is elevated above wooded pastures. Located at the 2200 foot elevation, you will enjoy the cool temperature and peaceful setting. Tour our coffee mill and savor a complimentary half pound bag of our 100% Kona Keopu Coffee. Peruse the art galleries in Holualoa town. Enjoy watching the wild turkeys, pheasants and 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Well-equipped, modern, outstanding cottage in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights and loved it. The cottage has all amenities and is very comfortable (although, oddly, there are no handles on the drawers or cabinet doors). Bring a sweatshirt/jacket for the cool evenings.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MA

Like a ranch? You will love this one.

  • 5 of 5

From the deck we saw turkeys, pheasants, wild boar, and bulls framed by a panoramic ocean view. The cottage was stylish and comfortable. The owners, Nancy and Greg, were pleasant and helpful and we enjoyed our stay and their coffee.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, very quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cows, chickens, turkey with babies, pigs, coqui frogs & the rainbow trees. Loved the shower. Much cooler & quieter than Alii Drive.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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