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Voted Most Tropical Accommodations on the Kona Coast

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Hawaiian Home, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping lanai's, 5 Baths, accommodates up to 20.

Sleeps 10 to 20 guests. Rates are average. Individual suites are available if whole house is not rented 60 days out. We do open for individual suite in April, May and September. Call or email for rate.

The "Kona Sugar Shack" is a lovely traditional Hawaiian style home surrounded by lush tropical gardens and is consistently listed as one of the best vacation properties on various on-line crowd-sourced review and travel sites as well as numerous travel publications.

From several of the spacious lanais you can watch migratory whales, spinner dolphins, kayaks, surfers and outrigger canoes and spectacular Hawaiian sunsets. Relax in the waterfall pool while you sip a Mai Tai, BBQ fresh island fish and let the weight of the world slip away while overlooking the ocean. Take a two minute walk to White Sands Beach Park, where you can swim, snorkel and scuba dive with colorful tropical fish and sea turtles.

Celebrate a special occasion with us or just kick back and relax poolside. Our home has (6) bedrooms, (5) baths, There are areas where everyone can gather, as well as gardens, and private suites for naps or quiet times.

Photos: vrbo 97506

General Amenities Provided

· In ground waterfall pool overlooking ocean

· free wireless Internet * cable TV/dvd

· linens provided including beach towels

· eco-friendly - photovoltaic electric and solar hot water

· Free off street parking - Front carport + rear parking with 8+ parking spaces

· tiki torches * propane BBQ grills

· hair dryers, liquid soap and body wash

· organic bananas * herbs (when available)

· Beach Gear · beach towels * mats * beach chairs * umbrellas * coolers * beach chairs *

· sand toys * boogie boards and more

· KITCHEN -(2) full kitchens and (1) efficiency kitchens and (1) outdoor lanai kitchen overlooking the Pacific Ocean and our pool. *coffee grinders and appliances * in sink disposals

· basic spices * dish and dishwasher soap *garbage bags * ice makers

· CHILDREN * baby gates * high chair * portable crib *stroller

· LAUNDRY · coin operated washers / dryers * soap, dryers sheets, spot remover * iron & board


SUITE DESCRIPTIONS AND RATES – The Sugar Shack is made up of several private suites which when combined can accommodate up to 20 guests. * $900 to $1200 per night / $550 to $625 One time cleaning fee, plus tax

(4) King Beds

(2) Queen Beds

(8) Twin Beds

FLOOR PLAN * vrbo 97506

Anniversary Suite - Sleeps (2-5). Approximately 900+ sq ft. (1) King Bedroom, (2) Twins in living room, (1) pune'e bed on lanai. This suite has a great room, kitchen with limestone counters, dishwasher, French door refrigerator, ice maker, large private lanai with view of pool and the ocean with Pune'e bed and dining table, full bath. This suite has wonderful breeze from the mountains at night and the ocean during the day, along with ceiling fans. Bedroom has A/C and ceiling fans. May open passage door to connect to the Ocean Suite.

Ocean Suite - Sleeps (6). Approximately 1400 sq ft. (3) bedroom with (2) King beds, (1) Queens, (1) Bunk with Twins beds, 2 bath, 2 private lanai with ocean view, living room, dining room, full kitchen with ice maker, dishwasher, all bedrooms have A/C, and ceiling fans. May open passage doors to connect to the Anniversary and Mango Suites.

Mango Suite - Sleeps (4). Approximately 600+ sq ft. (1) Queen Bedroom, (2) Twins beds in the living room, kitchen with ice maker, private garden with BBQ grill, full bath, living / dining room combination , all bedrooms have A/C and ceiling fans. May open passage door to connect to the Ocean Suite.

Honeymoon Pool Suite - Sleeps (4). Approximately 600+ sq ft. Studio Suite with (1) King bed and (2) twins beds and (1) pune'e bed on covered lanai, full bath, private outdoor kitchen with granite counter top, full size refrigerator, disposal, A/C, and ceiling fans.


* General Excise and Transit Accommodation Tax is 13.962%.

* The Security Deposit is the same as the daily rate and is refundable if there is no excessive damage or cleaning.

* Check-in is 3:00 p.m. / Check-out is 10:30 a.m.

* There is a $20 per day charge for each person over the number that the rented suite sleeps.

* When possible we can accommodate late checkouts at 1/2 the daily rate.

* 50% to hold reservation and remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

* Cancellation & Return Policy:

Cancellations more than 90 days prior will incur a $200.00 penalty, but the remainder of your deposit is fully refundable. Cancellations within 60 days of arrival will result in loss of deposit and all monies paid if space cannot be re-booked. If space can be re-booked, a $200.00 cancellation fee will be charged and the remaining deposit will be refunded.

Please call us toll free at 1-877-324-6444 discuss any special needs or questions you may have about our Inn or your visit to the Big Island.

More Details

'J ' McCaskill
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About 'J ' McCaskill

After years in the corporate world, we have found a new life in paradise where we are free to pursue a new phase in our lives. John is a passionate artist and tennis player. 'J” swims, hikes, snorkels, cliff jumps and loves the underwater world.

'J ' McCaskill purchased this house in 2000

Why 'J ' McCaskill chose Kona Coast

We wanted an unobstructed view of the ocean where we could see sunset from our home every day of the year. it was also important that the beach be nearby (2 minute walk).

What makes this house unique

Tropically landscaped, ground pool overlooks the ocean and sunsets every night of the year.


Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Cliff Jumping, Golfing, Active Volcano, Fitness Centers/Gyms, Waterfalls, snow, Hot ponds/springs, Coffee & Macnut Tours, Hawaiian Farmers Markets, We can arrange for you to pick coffee in season and take Hawiaan Gardening Classes for free


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Two BathTub - shower combinations, Three showers.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ocean middle bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Anniversary Suite Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Mango Suite Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Ocean Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean Bamboo Room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Honeymoon/Pool Studio
    Living Rooms - 4 twin/ single , Bahama Twin Bed Couches with bolsters.
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (9), Pack and Play (3) , high chair, (2) strollers,
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 Full Kitchen, 2 kitchenettes, plus 1 Outdoor Kitchen, Well stocked kitchens w/ all the amenities of home and many spices, Fresh herbs, bananas and papayas when in season, garbage bags, Linens, Washers, Dryers, 2 Gas BBQ Grill (BBQ), tiki torches, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, sand toys, books, puzzels, games etc, Starter packs of TP, Paper Towels, foil, too much to mention, No Smoking inside


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Tehachapi, CA

Kona Sugar Shack, wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

John and Jae were so friendly and helpful. The house is awesome, separate suites for our large group but a big central kitchen and lanai with a table big enough for our group of 15 to have a great Thanksgiving dinner enjoying a perfect sunset reflected in the ocean. The location is perfect, close to shopping and restaurants but not in a tourist hub. The house is very well equipped with everything we needed to prepare a great dinner, play or relax by the pool.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Sugar Shack is Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Jae and John were amazing to deal with from the start, the house itself is amazing and perfect for our large group. With different suites for all the different people it allowed us to have some privacy when needed but also enjoy the Big Island as a group also.

Having the beach so close was a definite benefit and easy access to Kona via Ali'i drive was great. The location of the house allows you to enjoy Kona but not be in the hustle and bustle of the city. Home is FULLY stocked and we didn't need to go buy anything extra for the one word this vacation was EPIC.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blair, NE


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful surroundings, wonderfully equipped. Close to town, beach, restaurants. Amazing views. So much to do in the island!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accidentally found "paradise"

  • 5 of 5

Our Kona Sugar Shack experience started a few weeks before we arrived. We were searching on the internet for somewhere to stay on the Big Island, the 1st couple of places were booked so kept on looking. Within 2 minutes of our call to Jae, we knew we found the right place, She was so nice and so wiling to talk (even though we're 5 hrs apart & she was at Costco). We sent many emails & she always answered quickly. We chose the Anniversary Suite and it was fantastic. Loved the lanai, the king bed, the huge kitchen, everything. Three adults stayed 4 nights and never had an issue. We did see whales swim/jump right from our lanai a few times (that was awesome). Beautiful sun sets too!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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so hard to leave....

  • 5 of 5

The Kona Sugar Shack was perfect for my family and friends, who gathered for a week to help celebrate my 60th birthday. The house immediately felt like home, and there was plenty of room for the 10 of us (all adults). We spent almost all our time on the second floor lanai overlooking the ocean; it was especially wonderful to open up the sliders all the way and bring the outside in. The main kitchen was extremely well equipped, and yes, even though it felt extravagant we used the second kitchen on the main floor as well. We all love to cook and this way everyone got involved without anyone getting in the way. Just had to remember to clean up both kitchens!

The range of beach equipment was excellent, and we made use of the boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, noodles. Even a cooler was provided! And we noted the variety of kid toys and life preservers, would be so easy to bring young children here. The white sand beach is just across the street, you don't know how wonderful it is to hop across the road and body surf whenever you feel like it. And the outdoor shower made clean up super easy and helped minimize the amount of sand we tracked everywhere. Plus 2 of the best beaches for snorkeling are just a short drive away - we swam with dolphins and turtles and saw the most astounding number of different tropical fish right up close!

John and Jae were friendly and easy to talk to. They provided exactly the right amount of contact and information. The property was in perfect condition and we actually did not have to ask them for anything, plus we were priviliged to see John's prints, which he makes in the downstairs studio. When we spotted a ripe banana, Billy the onsite manager came right over and cut the bunch down for us. The only tiny thing that confused us was the recycling - we have gotten used to recycling so much more than just soda cans and beer bottles. And none of the knives were super sharp, but hey we are getting into the picky little details now. Since there is really no way to make the Sugar Shack better other than moving it closer to the mainland USA!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, California

Will be back! Shari C

  • 5 of 5

This trip to The Sugar Shack was the third time I have visited this property. My family and I feel so at home here and enjoy being able to just cross the street for body surfing and snorkeling. Being so close to town is very handy and watching the beautiful sunsets is wonderfully relaxing. Billy is very quick to respond to any problem you may have and I'm already looking forward to returning soon. My grandkids love the pool and waterfall and I know we will be making a lot more memories at this special property.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $525
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $1,000

90 day policy: If the entire property has not been rented for less than 90 days prior to your arrival -individual suites will be made available to rent please e-mail or call for more information.
Cancellation & Return Policy: Cancellations more than 90 days prior to arrival date will incur a $250.00 fee, the remainder of your deposit is fully refundable. Cancellations within 90 days of arrival will result in loss of deposit and all payments if property cannot be re-booked. If space is re-booked, a $200.00 cancellation fee will be charged and the remaining deposit and payments will be refunded.

50% to hold reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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