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Spectacular Views and Close to Eveything Oasis.

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Nestled in a quiet, cool 1800ft elevation with a great view on Hualalai

Hawaiian Town and Country Lifestyle

Welcome to our home, Papaholua at Kaloko, a spacious oasis nestled 1,800 feet above Kailua-Kona on Mount Hualalai. Our home features outstanding 180-degree coastal views with over 3,000 square feet on a split-level floor plan. Upstairs you will find two master suites with en suite bathrooms, an additional full bathroom, dining room, living room, and partially stocked kitchen, and downstairs features a full living area, including a sitting area, two full bathrooms and a partially stocked kitchenette. Each master suite has a full dresser plus a walk-in closet, so there is plenty of space for your travel wear plus suitcases. And for the best in indoor-outdoor living, we feature two furnished lanais that you will enjoy watching the spectacular Kaloko sunsets while sipping a tropical punch.

This is our second home, so we have furnished it with care so it truly feels like an elegant home away from home. We feature high-end furniture, such as incredibly comfortable bedding, and personal collection of Hawaiian artwork and paintings by a local artist. Because this is our home away from home, we also have high-speed internet and a printer/scanner/fax to service your occasional business needs. Not only are we sharing our lovely, relaxing home, we are also a working coffee farm, with nearly 3 acres of coffee in production and also some treats, like papaya, avocado, and a small garden for fresh vegetables.

At Papaholua at Kaloko, you will be close enough to town to access everything quickly and easily, but far enough to feel like you’re on your own private country estate. Great beaches, shopping, restaurants, grocery, gas stations, airport, resorts, and Honokohau Harbor are all within 15 minutes driving distance. And because we are in a rural area, you may get to know some of our friends, the chickens, turkeys, pheasants, parrots, and geckos. We are at elevation, so, despite it being Hawaii, the climate can be cool in the mornings and we get occasional rain showers, so include cozy clothes in your suitcase. But after a hot day at the beach, our breezes will soothe you with perfect temperatures until bedtime.

Although this house could comfortably fit more than 8 people, we recommend a party not larger than that, to preserve the relaxing influence that our home has on our guests. Please ask us about our couple’s rates.

Finally, a bit about our name - a papaholua is the sled used in the ancient Hawaiian tradition of He'e Holua. It was a sport of sledding down lava hill from the top of the mountains. The sport was part of the Makahiki (celebration of life festival). All the Hawaiians would come together in peace to celebrate. Warriors would test their bravery sliding down the long, dangerous mountain slide. We wanted to celebrate of life's with you by sharing this fabulous culture. Please check out our replicate in our home.

Kaloko means fish ponds in the Hawaiian language. At the bottom of our mountain (Hualalai), which you can see from our scope, are the ancient Hawaiian's fish ponds. They used these little estuaries to capture fish more easily. It also represents the area where we live.

Come celebrate life, relaxation, and lifestyle at our house. Town and Country living close to everything but, also a beautiful oasis to get away from it all.

Aloha from our family to yours

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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have 5 full bathrooms. 3 for each bedroom plus 2 for the living areas. Each bath has towels provided with ample back up stocked. The water is gas heated and back up tank for many uses at a time.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All the bedrooms have great views of the coast and coffee from the bed. All the beds are high quality memory jell for cool comfortable sleeping. Fresh linens provided with changes. Each bedroom has a walk in closet and private full bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Views and Close to Eveything Oasis.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Outstanding property, perfect location, excellent experience with an infant and child

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a non-resort property that had all the amenities of home while travelling with a baby and an 8 year old and THIS house was perfect!

Spacious, comfortable, close to everything, cool at night so we set up the crib downstairs. Easily spacious enough for 2 families, but wonderful also for a family of 4. Also, lovely personal touches like a welcome basket with local goodies including amazing coffee grown on the property!

Very close to COSTCO, Kona, Kohala beaches, we were able to explore north to the Polulu Valley, east to Hilo via the saddle road, south point, a day trip to the Volcano National Park (and saw lava spewing from Kilauea crater!), Waipio Valley, driving the Kohala mountain road and many other scenic drives and unforgettable family adventures!

Morgan the property manager lives next door and is so lovely and helpful and Gary the owner is a very kind and gracious host.

I would not hesitate recommending this for families of all ages, friends, girls getaway, etc.

We will be very excited to return here in the future. It is a true gem in the hills of Kaloko.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great property, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks in March and were initially unsure of the location - a 10 -15 minute drive to the coast. However we soon came to realize how delightful it was to be in a peaceful, relaxing spot with cool mountain air. We could get quickly north up the Kohala coast and quickly south to our favorite snorkeling destinations. We also found a great restaurant in Holualoa (Holuakoa cafe restaurant). The house itself was lovely and Morgan, the property manager, could not have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northville, MI


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, amazing views from all rooms. Superb location close to Kona. Amazing hosts. Will stay there again without hesitation

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this house. It has an amazing view over Kailua-Kona and the ocean, perfect for watching sunsets. It was only a short drive into town, and the elevation kept it cool. The house was very comfortable, with plenty of space for the four of us to spread out and a well-stocked kitchen. The neighbor/manager was extremely friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Erica Thank you for the wonderful response. It was a try pleaseure to have you join us in our oasis. If you would ever want to book again, please let me know and I would gladly give you a discount. After all your family now. Take care and please keep in touch. Gary
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Gold River, CA

Beautiful home in a gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in this beautiful 3 bedroom home with amazing views! The house was plenty big to give our teenagers space away from us and each other, giving us an argument free week! The house was the perfect place to relax after a day of sight seeing and enjoying the beaches. It was centrally located to enjoy the Volcanoes National Park, zip lining, body surfing and snorkeling at pristine beaches, and snorkeling with the manta rays! One of our best vacations ever! Thank you to the very friendly and helpful owners and property manager!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic place to spend the holidays

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous view, which also proved to be unexpectedly well suited for watching New Year’s Eve fireworks. We were a family of 3 couples; there was room for everyone without tripping over each other. Very peaceful (apart from some loud roosters), estate-grown coffee wonderful perk. The owner was extremely responsive, with lots of useful suggestions, and a friendly neighbor is unobtrusively on hand for any minor questions. Kitchen well equipped. Short drives to beaches, restaurants, (also whale watching, snorkeling, historic sites, etc.), and well situated for explorations further afield. One caveat: there is nothing within walking distance, and the roads immediately around the house are steep enough to dissuade long strolls. That said, the cloud forest 5 minutes drive up the road has several trails and is a beautiful area to explore.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Gary Austin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Gary Austin

Welcome to our home and Aloha! My wife and I cam to this wonderful island when we were young adults and fell in love. When fell in love with all the beauty and activities to do here. Where else in the world can you visit, a desert, a tropical rain forest, hot beaches and cool mountains all in the same day. We were married here and completed our family with our 4 child here. It was only natural to come and find our second home here. Come and enjoy our get away. We love it and you will do the same.

Gary Austin purchased this house in 2014

Why Gary Austin chose Kailua-Kona

It is an outstanding property. We fell in love it first sight. As you come down the drive to our cul de sac you will see what you will be waking too every morning. Peaceful and beautiful all in one. My family enjoys comfortable luxuries living and designed the interior surrounds to reflect the beautiful exterior. Everyone that visits our property is always taken back by the beauty and serenity of the house and surroundings. We know you will fall in love just like we did. Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

From the moment you turn down the drive (beautiful view), the enter the comfortable luxury, and enjoy our care basket (our coffee). The house was designed to take in the outdoor beauty. You will know you picked the right place.


Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Kona International Airport, 73-200 Kupipi Street
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Lulu's, 75-5819 Alii Drive
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 190
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Kona Brewing Co.
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Manini'owali Beach, Mamalhoa Hwy
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are based on 4 people. Rates may change with more but are secure once deposit is received. Cancellations(60) days or more prior to Arrival Date 100% of Reservation Deposit will be refunded. NO refunds possible on bookings made less than (60) days prior to Arrival Date. Cancellations, including changes that result in a shortened stay made (60) days or less prior to Arrival are Non-Refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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