Air Conditioned, Tropical Garden, Ocean View, Central Location, Free Snacks(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Guest Apartment, quiet Kailua-Kona neighborhood, Air Conditioned
The apartment has one large bedroom, with a high quality queen sized mattress, one bathroom, and a dining/living area/kitchenette. The apartment sleeps a maximum of 2 people.
If this unit (the South Unit) is booked during the dates you wish to stay, please review the VRBO listing for the adjacent unit, 648500 (the North Unit).
The home is conveniently located just off of Palani Road and it is only a 13 minute drive from the Kona Airport (KOA), a 7 minute drive to the Kailua-Kona pier and the Ali’i Drive “old-town” tourist and restaurant district, a 5 minute drive to Walmart, and a 10 minute drive to Costco. Additional attractions include multiple nearby world-class snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and turtle/whale watching beaches, multiple golf courses, and numerous coffee plantations, farmers markets, restaurants, historic sites and other tourist attractions. As an added bonus, the property is a great spot for bird watching, including wild parrots, kalij pheasants, francolins, wild turkeys, cardinals, saffron finches, various song-birds, pueo (Hawaiian owl), and 'io (Hawaiian hawk).
Additional amenities include air conditioning, 40" cable tv, highspeed internet, barbeque grill, outdoor dining area, shared laundry access, use of snorkeling gear, beach towels and beach chairs, and off-street parking for one car per apartment. Also available, upon request, is a portable mini-grill and a portable Coleman camping stove, for use during your outings. The unit has newer furnishings, is very clean, and has everything you will need, including stove/oven, microwave, toaster, drip coffee maker, French press, water kettle, pots/pans, dishes, silverware, knives, cutting boards, can and bottle openers, cooking utensils, clothes iron and ironing board, towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, blow dryer, paper towels, Kleenex, and toilet tissue. Also included in the rental price is a welcome snack basket, an assortment of cold drinks, and coffee fixins, to hold you over until you can go to the grocery store.
Note that an excise tax (in lieu of sales tax) and a temporary accommodations tax will be charged in addition to the daily room rate. As required by Hawaii State Law, the owners’ Hawaii Tax ID Number is W76311435-01.
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Member since: 2014
- On floor 1
- 500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Children, over the age of 7, are welcome with appropriate adult supervision. The property has not been "child proofed" and may pose physical hazards to small children in the form of unsecured cupboards and cabinets, electrical outlets, sharp furniture edges/corners, knives, hot cooking surfaces, and property characteristics inherent in volcanic terrain, including rocky terrain, drop-offs, lava tubes and "lava skylights". Additionally, due to the limited size of the apartments, occupancy is limited to 1 adult and 1 child (over the age of 7) or 2 adults per unit. However, if two apartments are booked together, the property can accommodate a total of 6 persons over the age of 7, at least one of whom must be at least 25 years old. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Top quality queen mattress; very comfy! Guests not wising to share the bed can use a queen sized air mattress in the living/dining room space. Maximum occupancy is 2 persons, per apartment, unless both units are rented, together. Both units rented, together, will accommodate 6 persons in two traditional queen beds, and a queen sized air mattress in one of the living/dining room spaces. Note that the two units can be joined by opening a privacy door which can be unlocked only by the owner....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- An assortment of snacks is provided to hold guests over until they can go to the grocery store. Off street parking for one vehicle per apartment is included free of charge. Also, we are more than happy to suggest activities and excursions if you want help planning your trip. Feel free to call or email your questions; or, you can chat with us, in person, after you get here. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
Night time temperatures are perfect and are controlled by opening and closing windows and turning fans on and off. However, if supplemental heat is needed, a room heater is located in the closet....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
Free off-street, on-site parking for one vehicle per guest unit. Parking is on the concrete parking pad located just West of the home's driveway, on the makai side (ocean side) of the property....moreless
Cell phone reception is good for all major carriers. Canadian/European cell service may be limited by carrier contract. Shared land-line is available, with free calls to U.S. mainland and Canada....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Inside: stove, oven, microwave, sink, fridge. Outside: BBQ grill. Portable: Portable grill & stove (with pots), available on request, for picnic use (propane canisters can be purchased locally)....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Lawn / Garden:
Lawn, foot paths, relaxation/lounge areas, view corridors, pockets of "maturing" desert and tropical plants, a pineapple grove, papaya trees, & immature mango, avacado, star fruit & banana trees....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 16 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.416%
Price to rent both units (privacy door can be opened to join the units for family or group accommodations) is double the listed price. To book both units together, either call or email the owner, or check out VRBO listing number 648500, to view the other unit's availability. Once you verify both units are available, you can either call or email owner to book both units, or you can book both units, online, through their separate VRBO listings (648636 & 648500). When rented together, the two apartments can be connected through an interior privacy door. When rented together, the combined maximum occupancy of the two apartments is 6 persons.
All rental rates are subject to change up to point of booking and payment.
Taxes include a State of Hawaii Transitory Accommodations Tax (TAT Tax) of 9.25% and a State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET Tax) of 4.166% (grossed-up to cover the additional GET Tax that is assessed on the collection of the GET tax (it's a Hawaii thing). Note that the GET Tax and TAT tax rates are subject to change at the mercy of the state and county governments. As required by Hawaii State Law, owners’ Hawaii Tax ID Number is W76311435-01.
By booking this space, you agree to the terms of the rental agreement that is available for your review as part of this VRBO listing.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Air Conditioned. Barbeque Grill. Full Kitchen. Yard and Lanai. Washer and dryer available on site. Free use of snorkling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach towels. Portable stove and grill available, upon request, for beach/picnic outings.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: Martha and Lisa were married in 2008 and moved to Hawaii in August of 2014. Martha is currently a practicing attorney and Lisa is a recovering attorney looking for life balance, island style. They are loving Hawaii's welcoming aloha spirit and look forward to sharing it with others.
Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
Great location, nice view, and the opportunity to sculpt our own perfect piece of jungle. Also, the house was specifically designed and built with 2 independent apartments and is perfectly positioned for vacation rental.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This property is close to everything; great snorkling beaches only minutes to the South, great turtle beaches due West of the property and great swimming, surfing and whale watching beaches just minutes to the North. The property is also centrally located between multiple tourist attractions ranging from Volcano National Park, to various historic sites, to elegant plantations, spectacular botanical gardens, and tropical adventures including kayaking the Kohala flume, ocean kayaking, and zip lining in Hawi.
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View of house from private road
South unit bedroom.
Flowers in the garden (seasonal)
Lava flowing into the ocean as viewed from a lava boat tour
Kua Bay Beach - 13.9 miles North of the house
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 24.4 miles South of house
Fruit from the garden (seasonal)
Makalawena Beach - 12.2 miles from house
local farmers' market
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 24.4 miles South of house
Honu checking out Martha
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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