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Spacious, Private, Custom Built Home on the Kona coast. Recently Reduced Rates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Nicely decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath up and open area down sleeps up to 4 more.

Panoramic views of the ocean and Kona Town from all living areas of the house. Spend lazy moments in the lanai watching whales, sunsets, cruise ships arrive at sunrise and leave at dusk, surfers and more.

Centrally located. Nearby activities include world class fishing, snorkel cruises, golf, hiking, walking (the Walua Trail is two blocks from your vacation home). You will be about a 5 minute drive to Magic Sands beach and Kahalu’u Beach for swimming and snorkeling amongst a plethora of tropical fish and the famous giant Kona turtles.

Kona town and Keauhou are only minutes away with shopping, fine dining, ocean front night life, movie theaters, golf, tennis, beaches, kayaking and outrigger paddling. Ask us about 'kamaaina' discounts for golf at Kona Country Club or tennis court time at The Holua Resort and Tennis Club. (Note: Shuttle services available on request. The owner/operator of Adventurous Limousines is our on premises property manager and your local contact. He offers special rates for our guests).

The bedrooms on separate wings of the home, with scrumptious California Queen beds are an invitation to a great night’s sleep after a busy day of fun and exploration of the Big Island.

Call now to book your vacation! Take advantage of our fall special rates.

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George & Elisa Doktorczyk
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, About my French - je ne parle pas mas je comprends
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About George & Elisa Doktorczyk


We are the proud (an lucky) owners of "Kona Sunsets", George & Lisa Doktorczyk.

The best thing about the property is that for at least six months each year, it's our home so its well appointed, comfortable and fully stocked with all the utensils of home.

It all started back in January of 2001. We came to the Big Island for a 2 week get-away from the hustle, bustle of Southern California. We had visited other islands but we fell in love with the Kona Coast and made a spontaneous decision to retire early and make Kona our home.

When we announced to friends and family we were retiring in Hawaii most of them thought we were a little wacky and too young to retire! And we couldn't blame them. After all, we were city folks with good jobs and a large network of friends and family in California.

Well, here we are 15 or so years later!. We lived in Kona full time until 2013 years when we were seduced by the call of grandchildren. and we modified our residency to allow us to spend time with family and friends in California. When we're in So Cal, we live in a small, rural community between Riverside and Palm Springs.

We're blessed in that se like both places, but if we ever have to narrow it back to one or the other, it's no contest and Kona wins by a good margin!

Why George & Elisa Doktorczyk chose Kona Coast

After giving notice at work and letting the bosses know that we had decided to move to Kona, we went house hunting. We could not find anything we liked and could afford (we wanted it all..... spacious, great view, close to town, etc) and were about to give up when one of our new friends found a lot for us. To make a long story short, we bought the lot, designed the house and finished it in 2004. Building a house is not for timid (this was our 3rd one and after the last one we had vowed never do it again.It's particularly challenging here in Hawaii. But, we're happy we did. It turned out better than we had imagined. We love the Hawaiian people, their culture and their friendliness.... and we're in a nice upscale area with great neighbors/friends.

What makes this house unique

The place is a joy to be in. When we're here, we're always busy doing fun things. We both enjoy the outdoors, the beauty of the tropics and all things beach and ocean.

We are both warm weather people but did not want to be right at the shore as it is hotter and more humid than our location. Sunsets House is at about 700 ft. elevation so the trade winds and the elevation keep it cooler and less humid.

Typically, down by the water and in Kona town it can be 10-15 degrees warmer and 10-20% more humid than at our property.


Nearest Airport
11.7 Miles
Kona International (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Jackie Rey's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
Kona Country Club (Open to the public)
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
H-11 Hawaii Belt Hwy (aka Queen's Hwy)
Nearest Restaurant
5.1 Miles
Ray's - Sheraton Resort
Nearest Beach
3.1 Miles
Kahalu'u (aka Snorkle Beach)
Car: recommended

Our location is ideal. Kona town, beaches, tennis, golf, surfing, paddling, shopping, restaurants and more are within 5 miles . radius. Sitting on a hillside you facing directly west, you have unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean and Kona Town. You can spend lazy moments on the lanai watching whales, dolphins, the fishing fleet, an occasional cruise ship , surfers, and last but not least, superb sunsets.

Kona, Keauhou and Waikaloa are minutes away with shopping, ocean front night life, movie theaters, golf, tennis, and all ocean sports activities. Ask us about discounts.

Nearby activities include world class fishing, snorkel cruises, golf, hiking, walking (the Walua Hiking Trail, the walking path of Hawaiian royalty, is two blocks from your vacation home). You will be a 5 minute drive to Magic Sands beach (great for body surfing) and Kahalu’u Beach (the best place for swimming and snorkeling among a plethora of tropical fish and the famous giant green Kona turtles.

Call to book your vacation now to take advantage of summer and early fall specials.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Spacious Master Bath Suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Nicely appointed with tiel and glass block shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On lower level.
  • Downstairs third bathroom is a full bathroom with a spacious shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite with lounging area & mirrored walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with California Queen bed and full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The additional sleeping facilities are on the lower floor.
  • Two bedrooms on upper level, both with California Queen beds. Master Suite is spacious and includes a lounging area and a large master bath suite. Second bedroom with full bath on opposite ends of the house for optimum privacy. Third bedroom lower level with a very comfortable queen Davenport. Also on lower level, a double futon bed comfortable for one adult or 2 preteen children.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Spacious, Private, Custom Built Home on the Kona coast. Recently Reduced Rates!
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Too hot to handle!!!!

  • 1 of 5

Needed to buy 2 additional fans to try and cool the house so it was livable. Was not successful even though all windows were open and outside blinds were down in the afternoon. Master bedroom was the hottest and was extremely difficult to sleep. Strongly suggest finding a property a couple of hundred feet higher to get the cooling needed to enjoy your visit. Extremely disappointing for a 32 day stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mark, We feel terrible that you were disappointed with your stay. September is often the hottest month in Kona. Had you checked, you would have learned that the average daytime highs are typically in the mid to high 80's and that at night it rarely drops below 70F. This September was actually 2-3 degrees cooler than the norm. At our elevation the temps were lower by another 3-5 degrees. That puts it in the low 80s which is OK with most folks. The big difference last month was the humidity. It was higher than normal by about 20% and that can be tough on folks who are not used to tropical climates. In the 4 years we've been doing this, we've had 14 guests stay with us in the summer. No one is ever complained about 'too hot' and, more to the point, they all rated us a 5 (please check our reviews on VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb and Prior to that, we were full time residents and spent 13 summers at the house and never felt the discomfort alluded to in your review. It's a crying shame you threw us under the bus with the terrible rating because of the weather. Particularly since you never reached out to us about the problem. We would have gone to great lengths to help remedy the situation. Moreover, your review does not speak to the property but rather to things we cannot control combined with a lack of research on your part. Having said that, your critique is appreciated. It's got us thinking and looking into A/C. The idea was very short lived. We moved to Kona because we love the warm and not so humid climate of West Hawaii. We sincerely hope that you do better on your next vacation. Best Regards, George & Elisa
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay. The house is spacious and well decorated. The owner is responsive. There is a beautiful ocean view.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, nice place.... Great value!

  • 5 of 5

The VRBO listing does not do this place justice. Everything was better than depicted. We absolutely loved our stay here. The hosts were exceptionally helpful. They are very knowledgeable and friendly and made the visit to Kona and the Big Island more enjoyable by sharing their knowledge. We enjoyed speaking with him and listening to his great suggestions about what to do on the island. The home was very comfortable, very clean house with everything furnished. The neighborhood was upscale and quiet. The neighbors were friendly. Doc and Lisa have put some thought into making guests feel at home. Their effort to make the stay as good as possible showed! We've stayed in dozens of vacation rental homes in locations around the world. This one ranks in the top 5% and we are planning to visit again next year. Many thanks to 'Doc' and Lisa for their wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely days and nights

  • 5 of 5

This was a most relaxing week for me and my friend,

. The house was beautiful, spacious and had all the amenities one could ask for on a vacation. The location was great. A few blocks from main highway. Also owner gave us lots if great tips for places to see and restaurants. Would definitely book this place again

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed a lot!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed ourselves in your beautiful and well appointed home. We found everything as described and can highly recommend this home if you want to stay in a luxurious accommodation.

Thank you for sharing it with the grateful Thomas Family.

Best wishes.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kona, Hawaii

Struck Gold!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place! It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The views are 'to die for'. Boats, cruise ships, paddlers, surfers, dolphins, whales, Kona town (very pretty at night with all the lights) and some real wow sunsets. The owners, Dok and Lisa, were very friendly and helpful and good communicators. Can't say enough good about what a good choice this was. Will definitely stay there on our next visit to the Big Island..

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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