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Oceanfront Condo, walking distance to beach Kaikea Hale- Perfect for Families

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6, Ocean Front

Step into old Hawaiian charm inside this newly designer decorated cottage situated on one of Hawaii's prime oceanfront locations on Ali'i drive! Within walking distance to Kona town and Honls beach, this two and half bedroom 2 bath charmer offers guests a home style feeling with a spacious comfortable interior and gorgeous oceanfront exterior setting perfect for lounging, dining or simply taking in the ocean activities.

Recent upgrades include new wood flooring, flagstone tiled lanai, granite kitchen counters, paint and furnishings. Master suite has a private bath, guest room is situated on the opposite side of the house and the half bedroom offers a trundle bed and is situated at the entry of the house.

This home also includes a washer and dryer, flat screen TV, Stereo/CD/DVD, fully stocked kitchen, charcoal grill and all the amenities to make your next visit to Kona all the more special.

Tax # TA-064-271-7696-01

More Details

Property Manager
Grand Welcome, Big Island
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
85%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed at the Kaikea Hale in November of last year with two friends and we all thought it was a great place. It is located right on the water and we started and ended every day watching the surfers and occasional dolphins play off of our lanai. The home itself is clean and well maintained with a full kitchen and two baths. We had a problem with the alarm (our fault) when we first arrived and received immediate help from the property management company. The house is within easy walking distance of downtown Kailua right off the main highway - which can be noisy from time to time. Hawaii can get hot and humid (it's tropical!) but we found there were enough fans and windows to keep us comfortable. We enjoyed it so much we have booked it again for this September.
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Internet ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Condo, walking distance to beach Kaikea Hale- Perfect for Families
average rating of 3.25 based on 6 reviews
4

Beach house with great location and View but some updates needed

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property for 10 days in mid-August 2018. Overall, the property has a lot of the big things right.......a back deck that extends nearly to the water's edge with a 180 degree view of the water and within walking distance to Kailua-Kona (about a 10 minute walk). It has its own driveway for parking and the property itself is fairly private. Doors to back deck all open out to let the wave sounds and tradewinds in. Very nice.

Free, secured wi-fi was a nice amenity in the house considering spotty mobile coverage on the island generally. TV is cable/sat although we didn't use it much.

The Washer and Dryer are outside (because if they were inside it would just make the house hotter and more humid! ). They worked great and were very handy.

House fairly well equipped with kitchen pots and pans/utensils, microwave, etc. Closet full of fins, snorkel and water sport gear.

Snorkeling in front of the house itself was surprisingly good. You just enter the water from the small beach about 100 yards to the North and snorkel back to the house. Lots of reef fish, some turtles also. Bring binoculars, Dolphins pass by in pods about 2-3 times a day.

No Air /Conditioning, but LOTS of fans available to use and place around the house. When we were there, it was nearly record heat and humidity on the big island (90 degrees and about 79% Humidity). It takes a few days to acclimate to that kind of climate. No way around that.

The fans helped a lot, but the trade winds died down a lot during our stay and it was a challenge to keep the house cool in the middle of the day. We just went out and enjoyed the island and the got in the water during mid-day to avoid the heat/humidity.

Okay, the big things about the property are great...but.... some little things kept us from giving this property a higher rating:

When we got there, house was not cleaned completely. People spray suntan lotion and other things in the tropics on themselves and it gets on the walls, cabinet doors. They were not wiped down and they should have been. The floors also needed a quick mop.

The place needs to upgrade a few things..... Door knobs, latches, the hinges on the Water-facing doors are rusted and need replacing. Outside chaise lounges need repair. Not huge things, really.... but it does cheapen the look of the place a bit.

Fix/address these items and you would find your ratings on this property going higher.

Tim & Michele Ricks

Seattle,

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

It’s Kona. On the ocean. Sunsets.

  • 4 of 5

There are pros and cons with this property.

Pros: it’s literally on the ocean’s edge although sitting on volcanic rock. The beach is a couple of minutes walk. A bit longer walk and you have nice restaurants and bars. The house has all you need for cooking and dining including a kettle BBQ on the deck; if you’re lucky you might get briquettes and lighter fluid left over from previous guests! They also left whiskey and rum!! We left similar items plus a few beers. For beach lovers there were chairs, umbrellas, water toys and body boards, mask and snorkels.

Cons: no disrespect to HomeAway but it’s not really 3 bedrooms in a privacy sense. The “3rd” bedroom is the entryway to the house and has a single bed plus a trundle underneath. We had 2 couples and a single so it worked....

There are cockroaches! It’s hawaii on the coast so maybe to be expected.....so expect and try to ignore. They were mainly outside. There are ants but killer spray was kindly left. There is no A/C but lots of fans and we left windows open. It was OK but I fear the heat of full summer here.

The TV had vertical black lines but you don’t want to waste time watching when you’re on a beautiful island like this. Enjoy yourselves!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Property, Great Property Management!

  • 4 of 5

The house is as represented in the photos. It is legitamately 3 bedrooms but with the entry from the garage through one of the bedrooms. The layout is unusual, but not unexpected considering it appears to be a small beach bungalow that was renovated several times over the years.

Detractors: The "tub" in the #1 bathroom is not really a tub, rather a tiled enclosure that does not plug up effectively. The shower in the second bath is short and placement is unusual, requiring the master bedroom to be closed off when someone is showering. There is no dishwasher.

Attractors: LOCATION... Sitting on the lanai listening to the waves is one of the most serene and relaxing experiences you could ever have. Unobstructed views of the sunset, dolphins, etc. There is no sandy beach directly in front of the house, but that was not important to us. Lots of outside seating and the doors open up to blend outside and in.

The property management crew is OUTSTANDING! they were extremely responsive and checked on us several times during our week long stay. They brought over brand new fans and insect traps when we needed them. (Roaches and ants are part of Hawaii. There is no getting around it. It doesn't mean the house is dirty or unkempt).

I cannot say enough about the property management team.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shack on the beach

  • 1 of 5

The house is what it is. It sits on the beach. It's walking distance to Kona. It is grossly oversold in its description. First of all there is no AC. It doesn't say that there is; however, you need to know it's like a swamp. We were so hot it was nearly unbearable. There is a washer and dryer - but it's outside. As in take your laundry outside the house to the side yard. We were fortunate enough to have rain our last night so I had to do laundry in the rain. There were ants in the pantry. And kitchen. And bathrooms. And bedrooms. There were cockroaches on the patio. You have to leave the windows open because of the AC situation, but then more bugs come in. The shower in the master bath is so short that I'm 5'6" and could just barely fit under the shower head. There is a big gap under the front door between the bottom of the door and the floor. Lastly Honls beach 2 houses down is tiny. It's rocky. The sand is terrible. My kids hated it. We ended up having to drive to other beaches. So it is what it is. It's ocean front and a nice view and that is it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tiffany, I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the accommodations. It is true, this home does not have air conditioning and is not advertised as having this amenity. There are ceiling fans in every room to help with the tropical weather, I am sorry this was not enough. Honl’s beach is a great spot to hang out and watch the surfers. Although it is sandy on the beach, it is rocky in the water and not an ideal swimming beach. Luckily there are a couple of swimming beaches nearby. The home does have regular pest control, unfortunately in the tropics there is always the possibility of insects, and if there is a problem a technician can be dispatched to perform an interim spray. I hope that you were still able to enjoy your Hawaiian vacation. There are quite a few items considered in pricing of a vacation home, I do hope that you were still able to find value in your rental. Mahalo, Eme Manley General Manager Abbey Vacation Rentals SunQuest Vacations
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Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

  • $250
  • US Dollars
  • Rates are subject to change, cleaning fee and 13.42% taxes. Optional travel
  • insurance is offered. Refundable security deposit of $200 is required or the
  • purchase of a $35 damage waiver. Waiver includes up to $3000 in accidental
  • damage. Tax ID# W40507366. 5 night min stay required.
  • 7 night minimum required during Ironman and the Christmas/New Year holiday.

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