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COOL Mauka Retreat with Panoramic Ocean VIEW and the BEACH is only 5 Mins Away!

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Pool
Balcony
TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library

Overview of COOL Mauka Retreat with Panoramic Ocean VIEW and the BEACH is only 5 Mins Away!

Entire home

COOL Mauka Retreat with Panoramic Ocean VIEW and the BEACH is only 5 Mins Away!

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4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
Kailua-Kona, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMakalei Golf Club14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMountain Thunder Coffee Plantation12 min drive
  • Popular LocationKekaha Kai State Park14 min drive
  • AirportKailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)15 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
116 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    2 sofa beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1
    Shower
    Bath
Bathroom 2
    Shower
    Bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

COOL Mauka Retreat with Panoramic Ocean VIEW and the BEACH is only 5 Mins Away!

Family-friendly holiday home in Kailua-Kona
Enjoy beautiful Kona sunsets on a huge private lanai nestled amongst fruit trees, colorful flowers and lush tropical foliage, while enjoying panoramic coastline ocean views in the coolness and local flavor of Up Country Hawaii, after a fun-filled day of soaking up rays at one of many nearby hot and sunny beaches along the famous Kona Coast.
Kona Hale offers you the Spirit of Aloha in a charming, clean and spacious 2 bedroom / 2 bath turnkey retreat nestled in peaceful atmosphere. Vaulted Ceilings, Ceramic Tile and NEW HARDWOOD FLOORING THROUGHOUT LIVING AREA, fully stocked Kitchen, 3 TV's, DVD and CD players, Stereo, Cable, Wifi, Laundry facility and Onsite Parking will add to your overall vacation experience.

Local owners (40+ year Kona residents) are happy to share favorite island locations and to answer any and all questions regarding the beautiful Big Island. Guests can enjoy eating on the huge Lanai with a breath-taking ocean view. Kona Hale offers the use of books (including several about the Big Island), over 20 favorite board games, boogie boards, sand toys, snorkels, masks, fins, beach towels, chairs and umbrella.
*Maximum stay is 14 days.
Last fall the County of Hawaii initiated a policy (with a push from all Kona Coast Resorts): All independent Vacation Rentals are now required to pay an additional 15% tax as well as an annual $500 registration fee (the Big Island is the only Hawaiian island required to do this). This additional tax is now included in the cost.
In compliance with Hawaii County ordinances:
STVR: 19-360173 / NUCR: 20-1315
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Laura Bollinger
Speaks English, Spanish

Property amenities

Beach

  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's books

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Next to a golf course
  • In the city centre
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1250 sq ft (116 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number GE-198-355-7632-01,+TA-198-355-7632-01

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

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About this area

Kailua-Kona

Located in Kailua-Kona, this holiday home is in the city centre and near the beach. Kona Inn Shopping Village and Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Magic Sands Beach and Wawaloli Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation and Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Makalei Golf Club - 14 min walk
  • Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation - 7 min drive
  • Hawaii Gateway Energy Center - 11 min drive
  • Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation - 12 min drive
  • Kekaha Kai State Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • Hula daddy kona coffee - 7 min drive
  • Bubba's Barking Dogs and Tropical Treats - 8 min drive
  • Pink Mocha Cafe - 12 min drive
  • Rainbow Cafe - 12 min drive
  • Little Caesars - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 29 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 29 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 29 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 29 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 29 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

Nice place, but listing needs to be updated
Overall, a nice place to stay. It's about 20 min from Kona, and at least 15 min to the beach (not walkable). Listing and photos both include a pool/air hockey table, but there was no such table. Long term tenants live downstairs and are very nice, but you need to keep in mind this is a shared property. Lanai was lovely though and the views were great. Kitchen had dirty dishes and pans and was missing some utensils and accessories. Dishwasher and appliances work well, and the bedrooms/bathrooms were nice and tidy. I'd say an update to the listing and new photos would help better represent the property. Had a great time though and with minor fixes/updates this place could be even better.
Stayed 10 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Comfortable, lovely home
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely home, located in the lush upcountry above Kailua-Kona. Because of it's higher elevation, the temperature was much cooler than the lowlands, and downright chilly in the morning! (We visited in late Oct. Some space heaters would've been greatly appreciated! ) The neighborhood was fairly quiet, and located about 15-20 min. drive from local shopping and no more than 40 min. from the best beaches. We found plenty of beach equipment in the laundry room, which we made good use of. The house itself was sparkling clean and the kitchen was well-equipped, which is very important to us as we like to cook a lot of our meals on vacation to save money. The only real serious issue was the broken dishwasher, which was filled with stagnant water that smelled horrible! To be fair to Laura the owner, she had no idea that the prior guest had tried to run the washer and, when it didn't drain, just left it as is. We were afraid at first that we'd have to leave and find a new place, but in the end, we decided to bail out the water and clean the interior. It worked, thank goodness and we were able to stay. Laura was very apologetic and we were appreciative of her offer to refund our money. I'm so glad it worked out for all of us! We loved watching the sunsets on the lanai, and we counted 3 house geckos, which we thought were so cute! We'd definitely stay here again.

4/5 Good

Good treehouse vibe
Overall good but dishwasher was stinky and leaked out onto the floor so we couldn't wash dishes or rinse anything in the kitchen. We enjoyed the birds and sound of the frogs all night long. The ocean view was a spectacular, panoramic view!

5/5 Excellent

Breathe taking view
Clean, comfortable, and wonderful views. Most of our time was spent on the Lani. Enjoyed the evenings listening to the frogs, the birds in the morning. Temperature was nice (even without AC).

5/5 Excellent

Very Pleased with our Kona Home Away from Home
The pictures in the listing are very accurate and the home is well appointed and clean. We loved sitting on the swing on the lanai overlooking lush greenery with the ocean out in the distance, hearing the birds and the frogs (I know they are an import and a problem but I do love the sound at night). It was great to have towels and an ice chest ready so that we could just load and go. We like being up and away from the tourist areas. Everything you need or want is close enough from the property anyway - it’s not that large of an island after all. Laura was responsive and friendly. All in all I highly recommend this property.