About the property
- Bungalow2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
3 Bedroom 2 bath vintage home with sunset ocean views
Come enjoy this historic plantation style home just steps from Kainaliu town on the Big Island. The charming exterior leads inside to 2500 sq ft of spacious, elegant rooms and 10' ceilings! Charming features include the original vintage cabinets in the kitchen, and beautiful original hardwood floors. Three bedrooms and two full baths can sleep 8. Two rooms have full size futons along with the queen beds. Amenities include a fabulous great room living/dining combination with 10 foot ceilings,master bedroom with ensuite updated bath, large fully outfitted kitchen, screened breakfast room, washer/dryer, wifi and cable. Enjoy sunset views from the lanai, the cooler elevation, and starry skies at night. Centrally located in Kona, we are 15 minutes from Kealakekua Bay to the south for kayaking and snorkeling, and 10 minutes south of the shops and restaurants and beaches in Keauhou. Close to everything yet the setting is rural. Walk to historic Kainaliu and enjoy boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Visit Oshima’s general store, catch a show at the historic Aloha Theater, and grab dinner at Annie's. The lanai is a wonderful place to relax, overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard and an ocean sunset view. The enclosed terraced orchid garden on the lanai adds more beauty to the delightful setting. The yard is lush with tropical flowers and fruit trees, including lemons, limes, lychee, papaya, banana, coffee, mango, avocado, pomegranate, tangelo, breadfruit, jackfruit, pomelo, and tangerine.
Entire house, 3 bedrooms, (includes 3 Queen beds and two futons) 2 baths, large fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath, great room combination living/dining room with 10' ceilings, lush botanical setting, washer dryer, wifi, gas grill, lanai, screened breakfast room. Caretakers may need to access garage or office below house but use a separate entrance and will respect your privacy.
Property managers Sally and Allan live in the cottage next door. They have their own yard and driveway.
Kainaliu is a charming historic town packed with restaurants, cafés and shops. Walk to famous Oshima's old fashioned general store, the Aloha Theater (4 productions per year plus smaller events), Annie's, voted Best Burger in Hawaii in 2014, Gypsea Gelato. Kaya's cafe is a short walk north and has great coffee and free wifi. Kona Joe's coffee plantation is a two minute walk downhill from the house.
You'll need to rent a car at the airport, approx. 30 minute drive south of the airport. Ample parking in rear of house.
Washer and dryer in house, gas grill, completely outfitted kitchen. Ironing board and iron, hair dryers, coolers, beach towels, mats, umbrellas, flashlights.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Sally Colwell
I was born and raised in Maryland, right outside Washington DC, and studied environmental science at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. I came to Hawaii to work on an organic farm for the summer and couldn't bear to leave, and have been here for eight years now. My husband, Allan, grew up here and has a deep connection to the island. He is carpenter, landscaper, fisherman, and general jack-of-all-trades. We live in the caretaker house (with a separate yard and driveway) on the property with our two daughters.
Sally Colwell purchased this Bungalow in 2014
Why Sally Colwell chose Kealakekua
This is a unique historic property with many updates in a prime location central to all of Kona. It is walking distance to Historic Kainaliu and a short drive to Kealakekua Bay, City of Refuge, Manini Beach, as well as the restaurants and shops of Keauhou and Kailua.
What makes this Bungalow unique
15 minutes to the beach, walking distance to shops. Charming original vintage touches and many modern updates throughout the house! Centrally located close to restaurants, beaches, snorkeling, Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, City of Refuge, Kahalu'u beach, Manini Beach.
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A Great Stay!
A charming old home set in a beautiful garden. Our family enjoyed our stay here - thank you Sally and Allan!
Wonderful time in paradise
Mahalo nui loa to Sally & Allen . We had a wonderful time in Red Gate. Thank you very much for your hospitality, kindness and helpfulness. We had everything we need and more... The house is very luxurious, the garden is full of beautiful flowers, trees and tropical fruits. And it was amazing to listen to the cookie frogs and tropical birds. The best concert I ever had! Greetings to Andy & Paddyfoot. Mahalo nui loa for everything <3
Stunning, spacious home with wonderful caretakers!
My annual work trip to the Big Island was truly a success in part to our stay at Red Gate. My crew and I were able to rest peacefully after long days of work. The kitchen was gorgeous and well stocked, the dining room and living room were beautiful for large groups, the bedrooms were quiet, clean and comfortable. Wonderful plantation home with window screens throughout that allowed for cool breezes at night after long warm days. Loved the morning breakfast nook too! Listening to tropical birds and frogs and chickens while you have some toast is the best.
The grounds are also stunning. Sally and her family are so generous and accommodating to anything we needed while also dropping off fresh eggs from their chickens and apple bananas before our long shoot days! We will most certainly be back!
Treated like a true guest in paradise
Sally, Allen and their children were wonderful, sharing hosts. No detail was spared: well-equipped kitchen, nice bathrooms (w/plush towels) and comfortable bedrooms with deluxe linens. This home is very child-friendly and the many beach accessories were useful to adults as well. The ample yard, as well as the house, was impeccably maintained and we were treated to fruit from the various trees. We enjoyed several of the restaurants close by, and exploring the town of Kainaliu, within walking distance. We are already thinking of coming back for a longer stay.
We stayed for 5 nights with our adult children in this charming house. It had everything we needed and more. The house is comfortable, well decorated in welcoming colors and furnishings and easy to relax in. Our favorite parts were the big front porch with stylish and relaxing seating, the beautiful and lush huge garden and the chickens and bunnies out back. The only drawback is the road noise during 'rush' hour but even that can't dampen our enthusiasm for Redgate and the host family, Sally and Allan. Also it was handy to walk to a coffee plantation, a church, a small grocery store and some restaurants. It truly was a moment in paradise for us.
Beautiful building with everything we needed. Be aware it abuts the highway. I recommend it.
Wonderful place to hang out. Great kitchen, too. The outdoor shower is a huge plus. Thank you for the fruit and eggs -a treat!
Host was very helpful, responsive, and easy to work with.
The highway can be noisy, but mostly during rush hours.
Great place to base for south Kona activities.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based 6 guests. $20/night per extra guest. Cleaning fee of $300 Refundable Security deposit $200 Hawaii occupancy tax of 13.25%