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Air Conditioned, Tropical Garden, Ocean View, Central Location, Free Snacks

(32 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Guest Apartment, quiet Kailua-Kona neighborhood, Air Conditioned

This spacious, well appointed apartment is located in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, on one acre of land, on a private road, and overlooks 15 acres of grassland and jungle, with background ocean views. At 938 feet above sea level, the property enjoys morning and evening breezes, cooler temperatures, and spectacular sunsets. This apartment is one of two ground level apartments in a two story private home (owners reside in the 2nd floor living space); it is the right unit in the photos taken facing the sliding glass entrance doors. Each apartment has a separate outside entrance which is located on the opposite side of the house from the owner’s 2nd floor entrance. The owners are very quiet and considerate of guest privacy but they are always available to answer questions, make suggestions, and provide directions.

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at last 25 years old to rent this property. At least one guest must be 25 years old, or older......moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • 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

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom, with large vanity, sink, tub/shower, and toilet. Towels, toilet paper, and use of blow dryer are included in rental price....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Games:

    An assortment of board games and puzzles are available for guest use, upon request....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    free expanded basic cable tv...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Hualalai from North and East portions of the property....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view, on clear days, over open green space in foreground....moreless

  • Water View:

    Partial ocean view, on clear days, over open green space in foreground....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Compressor/blower are inside the unit but are vented outside. AC noise is similar to an in-wall hotel-style AC unit. Guest may need to periodically empty AC unit's condensation reservoir....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    laundry facilities available, on site, upon request...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    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

  • Internet:

    Free high speed cable internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Unit comes outfitted with linens. A change of linens is available, at any time, if the guests wish to change out linens during their stay...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    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

  • Telephone:

    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:

    Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and beach towels are provided. A change of all or any towels is available, at any time, if the guests wish to change out towels during their stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry facilities available, on-site, upon request...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, season-all, half & half, mustard, ketchup, mayo, paper towels, toilet paper, coffee filters...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    In addition to the guest apartment lanai, guests can lounge in the lawn oasis or in one of the garden lounge areas situated throughout the property....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    guest lanai with outdoor dining area and gas grill...moreless

  • 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:

    An outdoor grill, located in the guest apartment common area, is available for shared use with other guests....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkeling gear (various sizes and styles) and boogie boards, for shared use by both apartments. Also available are beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and water-noodles, ...moreless

Building Type

  • House


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from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Mar 16 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Iron Man
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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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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8.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach

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.


Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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  • View of house from private road

    View of house from private road

  • South unit bedroom.

    South unit bedroom.

  • Flowers in the garden (seasonal)

    Flowers in the garden (seasonal)

  • Lava flowing into the ocean as viewed from a lava boat tour

    Lava flowing into the ocean as viewed from a lava boat tour

  • Kua Bay Beach - 13.9 miles North of the house

    Kua Bay Beach - 13.9 miles North of the house

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 24.4 miles South of house

    Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 24.4 miles South of house

  • Pololu Overlook

    Pololu Overlook

  • Fruit from the garden (seasonal)

    Fruit from the garden (seasonal)

  • Makalawena Beach - 12.2 miles from house

    Makalawena Beach - 12.2 miles from house

  • local farmers' market

    local farmers' market

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 24.4 miles South of house

    Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 24.4 miles South of house

  • Honu checking out Martha

    Honu checking out Martha

VRBO #648636

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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