4 Bedroom Ocean View Home

Kona Vacation Homes, Hale Kona — Kailua Kona

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Owner/Manager: Kathy George, AZ Licensed RE Agent

Phone: (602) 300 1736

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Tax ID: TA-102-614-0160-01

Keauhou House Reservation and Rental Policies

78-6803 Kuhinanui Way   #121

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


Owner: Kathy George 

602 300 1736 (Arizona)


*** There are multiple sets of  STEPS inside the house and on the pool lanai. Guests should make themselves familiar with where steps are located upon arrival. Single step down to Great Room and out to Lanai from Great Room. Single step from Master Bedroom to Lanai. Multiple steps (3-5) in main entry, in hall to secondary bedrooms, and to pool level from Lanai. Please contact owner if you have questions  kgeorge@alohacondos.com  or 602 300 1736.


Hale Kona is a vacation home located in a quiet residential area. Weddings and Parties are Not Allowed. Quiet hours, 10pm to 7am are strictly enforced. Security and/or Police may be called if the quiet hours are not respected.


Air Conditioning is now available. Additional fees apply.


Deposit and Payment:

  • A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total rental amount must be received to confirm a reservation.
  • Full payment of the rental balance due is required no less than 30 days prior to the check-in date. 
  • A security deposit of $500.00 is also required. The $500.00 security deposit is required with this reservation and we will process a credit card authorization in that amount prior to your arrival. A charge may result for damage to the house, missing contents, excessive cleaning required or for exceeding the number of overnight guests billed for in the reservation
  • Tampering with any equipment in areas locked off from guest use, or adjustment to any thermostat may result in forfeiture of Security deposit and/or subject to an additional fee.
  • Removal or loss of any of the music system components will result in forfeiture of Security Deposit and/or is subject to an additional fee.·     
  • Early Check-in and/or Late Check-out is subject to availability and additional cost.
  • Any changes to a reservation are subject to availability.
  • Any changes to a reservation are subject to an administrative fee of up to 5% of cost of reservation, or a minimum of $35. 


Cancellations to Reservation:

  • Cancellations made more than 90 days prior to the check-in date can have the deposit applied to a stay of the same dollar amount or more, in the same Aloha Condos & Homes property within one year of the original check-in date, subject to availability. Such changes to reservations are subject to an administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 90 days prior to the check-in date will forfeit all deposits.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the check-in date will forfeit all deposits and rental balance due payments, i.e. all payments. 

Cleaning Fees:

·     All reservations are subject to a check-out cleaning fee of $325.00.

·     Stays of more than 11 nights have additional interim cleaning fees of  $325.00. For example, if you had reserved the house for 28 nights, you would be charged for three cleanings total - two interim cleanings and one check-out clean.


Air Conditioning:   Hale Kona A/C Policies

As of February, 2016, air conditioning is available to guests at Hale Kona.  

A nightly rate of $50, plus HI taxes will be charged when a/c is requested by guest.

This includes 3 a/c units that provide central air conditioning.

When making your reservation, indicate you would like air conditioning. The a/c charges will be added to your reservation costs.

A pre-programmed schedule is locked into the system. The program provides cooler temperatures at night and limits how warm the house can get during the day.

Guests can change the temperatures on the respective thermostats for specified durations, and then the temperature reverts back to the programmed schedule to help conserve energy.

We request guests never set the thermostat temperature below 70 degrees. Setting the thermostats too low can damage the units. Do not make multiple changes too quickly. Please allow time for equipment to startup, change temperature, or shut down.

The thermostats are wi-fi accessible to owner and under certain conditions, including when temperatures are set too low, a notification alert is sent to owner.

The costs of electricity in Hawaii are extremely high. We are trying to accommodate guests’ needs and wants, by installing solar panels and adjustable thermostats. We want guests to be comfortable, however, we appreciate everyone’s efforts in conserving energy so we can keep everyone’s costs as low as possible.

Please be sure windows and doors are closed when a/c  access is included in your reservation.

Please be sure to contact owner if you have any questions. For best resolution, please do not hesitate to contact me when you have a concern or question, rather than upon departure.


Pool Safety Policy:

  • There is no lifeguard on duty.
  • You are responsible for pool and spa safety for all members of your group.
  • Be especially vigilant with all children.
  • No running around pool, or diving from sides of pool.
  • Do not use glass or breakable items at pool.  Plastic glasses and plates are available in the kitchen.
  • There is no separate child-proof fencing.
  • Doors to outside areas are not child-proof.
  • Pool and Spa heaters are NOT available.
  • Please respect quiet evening hours of
  • neighborhood.


General Policies:

  • We allow a maximum of  8 overnight guests.  With more than 6 guests,  an additional fee per additional guest is charged per day.  Falsely representing less guests than are actually staying will result in loss of all deposits and immediate eviction.
  • Please make sure that all keys are left behind at the house. We charge a $50.00 replacement fee for each missing key, as it may require re-keying all locks.
  • No smoking is permitted in our home  and no pets are allowed.
  •  STEPS...Single step down to Great Room and out to Lanai from Great Room. Single step from Master Bedroom to Lanai. Multiple steps (3-5) in main entry, in hall to secondary bedrooms, and to pool level from Lanai. Please contact owner if you have questions  kgeorge@alohacondos.com  or    602 300 1736.
  • Garage door does not have electronic eye for automatic reverse. Use caution when opening and closing garage door. Garage door opener is NOT provided. 
  •  We charge a fee of $15.00 for any missing beach or bath towels upon checkout.


Guests shall respect the Keauhou Estates House Community Rules, which include:

  • Upon initial arrival at Keauhou Estates security gate, you will be asked to complete a form listing the persons in your group, driver's license information for verification and vehicle information. This is part of the community security process. Security is notified prior to your arrival that you are our guests and are asked to provide you a vehicle pass and access to the community.
  • Observing quiet hours from 10:00pm to 7:00am.
  • No overnight parking on the street. Parking on the street overnight may be subject to fee.
  • Parking for 3-5 cars is available in driveway and garage.


A $500 security deposit is required with this reservation and we will process a credit card authorization in that amount 7 days prior to your arrival. A charge may result for damage to the home, missing contents or for exceeding the number of overnight guests stated at booking. Tampering with any equipment in areas locked off from guest use, or adjustment to any thermostat may result in forteiture of Security Deposit and/or subject to an additional fee. 

The initial reservation deposit is nonrefundable; however if cancellation is made more than 90 days prior to the check-in date, the full initial reservation deposit may be applied to a new reservation in the same home beginning anytime up to one year from the original check-in date (subject to availability).

Full payment of the rental balance due is required 30 days prior to the check-in date.

Check-in time is 3 PM and check-out time is 11 AM.  Please be certain to plan your arrival and departures times accordingly.  An early check-in time or a late check-out time may be available and is subject to a fee.

Cancellation made after the rental balance due payment is made or within 30 days of the check-in date results in loss of all payments.

Natural Disasters including Hurricane, Tsunami, Storm, Earthquake, Volcanic Activity Policy: No refund will be given unless a mandatory evacuation order has been given by the National Weather Service and/or Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for Keauhou and the surrounding area.  In the event a mandatory evacuation order is issued we will refund unused portions of rent of a guest currently occupying the property and any advanced rents or deposits collected for a guest that is scheduled to arrive during the evacuation period.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the home, on the home lanai or in the pool area.  Smoking in these areas will result in full loss of security deposit.

No pets of any kind are allowed.  

The stay was wonderful. The house outstanding. The view magnificent and the layout of rooms served our family very well. The amenities, even the little things like extra towels and kitchen implements, are well provided and add to the ease of living here. Heated water in the pool, since it was December, would have been helpful. Overall this house makes for a joyful experience.

Douglas from Ohio

4860 sq. ft. | 4 Bedroom | 5 ½ Bath | Sleeps 8

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Experience Hawail's Aloha on the Big Island of Hawaii while staying in Hale Kona - a luxurious private home located in the 24/7 private gated community of Keauhou Estates.

Your own tropical landscaped mini-resort and home with nearly 5000 square feet of living space that includes a great room that fully opens to the lanai and pool area.

Enjoy the ocean and beautiful sunset views while relaxing on the covered lanai or swimming in the pool.

The privacy of this home provides a relaxing and romantic setting with plenty of space for an active family.

Just 5 minutes from the best beach in Kailua-Kona.

*Please note:   STEPS...Single step down to Great Room and out to Lanai from Great Room. Single step from Master Bedroom to Lanai. Multiple steps (3-5) in main entry, in hall to secondary bedrooms, and to pool level from Lanai. Please contact owner if you have questions: kgeorge@alohacondos.com

Hale Kona is a vacation home located in a quiet gated residential area with 24/7 Security.

Weddings and Parties are Not Allowed.

Quiet hours - 10pm to 7am are strictly enforced. Please respect our neighborhood.

Air Conditioning is now available. Additional fees apply.

Early Check-in and Late Check-out subject to availability and additional fees.

Owner is  Arizona licensed real estate agent


Features & Amenities


  • Ocean View


  • Air Conditioning — Central AC $ fee
  • Kitchen - Full
  • Laundry - In Unit — full size
  • Jetted Tub in Bath
  • Parking - Free
  • Linens Provided
  • Cleaning Supplies — broom, vacuum, glass, sink, stove top, counter cleaner
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
  • Hair Dryer (3)
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Pool - Private — Spa and Pool Not Heated
  • Parking - Off Street — No overnight parking on street
  • Garage
  • In-room Safe


  • King Bed (2)
  • Queen Bed
  • Sofa Bed — Queen
  • Pack 'n play — available on request


  • Internet - Wireless [Free]
  • Telephone
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Desk
  • Answering Machine


  • Surfing - Nearby
  • Golfing Nearby
  • Day Spa - Nearby


  • Lanai/Balcony (2)
  • Deck/Patio
  • BBQ Grill [Gas/Electric] - Private


  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Refrigerator - Bar Size
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker — refrigerator/freezer icemaker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Grinder
  • High Chair — available on request
  • Crock Pot
  • Tea Kettle - Electric


  • TV - HDTV (2)
  • DVD (2)
  • Music Library — Wi-Fi Music System
  • Boogie Board (4)
  • Beach Chair (4)
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Beach Towels (6)
  • Cooler - Ice Chest (2)


  • Family-Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Honeymoon Spot
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed


Room Descriptions


  • Expansive Ocean, and Sunset Views


Pool - Not heated

Hot Tub/Spa

Jetted, but Not Heated Hot Tub/Spa

Living Room Lanai

  • Ocean Views
  • Dining Set for 4
  • Dining Set for 4
  • Wicker & Chairs, coffee table

Living Room

  • Large Sectional
  • Coffee Table
  • 2 Round Tropical Chairs with table
  • 2 Tropical End Tables
  • Highback Tommy Bahama chair
  • Sofa Table with accessories
  • 48-inch LCD Screen Digital HDTV
  • Tropical Artwork
  • Wetbar
  • Beverage/Wine Refrigerator
  • Raised Wood Ceiling
  • Solid Bamboo Wood Floor
  • Indich Tropical Area Rug

Entry Area

  • Elegant entry with 4 stairs to living area
  • Private Entries throughout Home


  • Ocean Views
  • Granite Countertops
  • Rich Cabinetry
  • Side-by-Side Refrigerator
  • Full Size Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dishware & Flatware - Service for 12
  • Full Cookware
  • Full Glassware Including Wine Glasses
  • Extensive Kitchen Utensils, Bakeware, Serveware
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Table - 4
  • Toaster - 4
  • Blender/Mixer/Crockpot
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Electric Hot Water Teapot
  • BBQ Tools
  • Cleaning Supplies


  • Kitchen Lanai
  • Gas Grill
  • Seating for 2

Dining Area

  • Mango Wood Dining Room Furniture - Seats 8 Persons
  • Ocean Views
  • Tropical Artwork
  • Indich Tropical Area Rug

Master Bedroom

  • Ocean View
  • Tommy Bahama California King-Size Bed
  • Two Night Stands
  • Two Reading Lamps
  • Two Swivel Chairs and Coffee Table
  • Tropical Artwork
  • High Quality Bedding
  • Huge Closet Space
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Indich Area Rug

Master Bathroom

  • Granite Countertops
  • Glass Vessel Sinks
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Private Lavatory
  • Tile Floors & Shower
  • High Quality Bath Towels & Linens
  • Satin Nickel Fixtures
  • Hair Blow Dryer

Second Bedroom

  • Ocean Views
  • Garden Views
  • Private Entry
  • Cal King platform bed
  • Large 4-Drawer Dresser
  • Two Night Stands
  • Two Reading Lamps
  • High Quality Bedding
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Chairs - 2
  • Tropical Artwork

Second Bathroom

  • Granite Countertops
  • Inset Kohler Sinks
  • Shower/Tub
  • High Quality Bath Towels & Linens
  • Satin Nickel Fixtures
  • Hair Blow Dryer

Third Bedroom

  • Queen Size Bed
  • 2 Night Stands w/Drawers
  • 2 Reading Lamps
  • High Quality Bedding
  • Ceiling Fan

Third Bathroom

  • Granite Countertops
  • Kohler Sink
  • Tub and Shower
  • Lavatory
  • Tile Floors & Shower
  • Bath Towels & Linens
  • Hair Blow Dryer

Fourth Bedroom

  • Office
  • Tommy Bahama Desk and Chair
  • Tropical Print Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • End Table
  • Cocktail table
  • Floor Lamp
  • Rattan Chair

Fourth Bathroom

  • Granite Countertops
  • Vanity Sink
  • Private Lavatory
  • Shower

Family Room

  • Media Room
  • Sofa, Cocktail Table
  • 48" TV, Surround Sound, DVD Player
  • Large Patio

Fifth Bathroom

Fifth Bathroom adjacent to Family Room

Sixth Bathroom

Powder Room w/ house and pool access


  • Full Size Capacity Washer and Dryer
  • Detergent included


  • Ocean View Keauhou Estates 24/7 Gated Community
  • Private and Peaceful - "Mini Resort"
  • Private Pool in Tropical Landscape Yard (Pool and Spa are NOT heated)
  • Conveniently located to beach, town and shopping
  • No parties 
  • Quiet hours 10pm -7am


Parking - No overnight Street Parking


  • 4800+ Square Feet of Living Space
  • 4 Bedroom 4 Full Baths
  • Spacious Ocean View Lanai
  • Full Kitchen
  • Spacious Living & Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings Throughout



Dream Getaway in Kailua, Kona

Reviewed by Francine

Date 07/01/2018

This home is absolutely gorgeous, located conveniently near shopping, beaches, and highways leading everywhere you might want to go, but in a gated community overlooking the ocean! Beds, and all furnishings were comfortable, and well cared for, and while actually a four bedroom house, a “den” doubled as a 5th bedroom for one of our grandchildren. There is a lovely swimming pool and beautiful garden area off the living room, and a large covered area next to the house for conversation, life guarding, ocean admiratination, and watching the sun set over the ocean. The kitchen was convenient and well appointed, there was a great dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a two car garage, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, and float toys. Wish we could have stayed a month!!


Reviewed by roger

Date 06/25/2018

House itself was very nice.. Service not so much..

Well maintained and very spacious home

Reviewed by Barbara

Date 06/11/2018

Our family of 8 adults and a toddler were very comfortable in this spacious and well decorated home. The pool and yard were beautifully maintained, and the indoor and outdoor sound system was a nice touch for relaxing. There was plenty of room to be together when we wanted to, but the benefit of two tv/family rooms can’t be ignored when you have so many people in one home. We enjoyed our time in this little slice of paradise, and would definitely recommend it.

Amazing vacation... outstanding home!

Reviewed by Matt

Date 05/26/2018

We booked the home for May 16th-May21st. The second we walked in we were so impressed with how well kept and how nice it was! The volcano eruptions were happening on the other side of the island and clearly had ZERO impact anywhere close to where we stayed.

We fell in love with the property! It has been immaculately kept and want to go back and stay longer!

Amazing home!!!

Reviewed by Stacey

Date 04/20/2018

We couldn't have picked a better home to stay in on our vacation!! We used the backyard so much beautiful sunsets having dinner. Everyone was comfortable and it had everything you need. Location was perfect! If we ever visit Big Island again this will be the home we would want to stay in again!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

Feb 8 - Mar 8, 2018

Reviewed by Lowell

Date 03/13/2018

Absolutely perfect! This home was exactly like the pictures down to every detail. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, appliances, spices and even found some basic condiments in the Frig. The pool area and lanai were wonderful for daily relaxing and nightly enjoying the beautiful sunsets. The home was well kept, clean and inviting.

Thank you for sharing your home with our family.

Wonderful Home!

Reviewed by Mark & Cat

Date 01/25/2018

Three couples joined us for a week's stay in this lovely property. The home is very spacious and relaxing with plenty of areas to sit and chat or to just be by yourself. Everything was very clean and the house was well supplied with all we needed for entertaining and relaxing. The times we cooked at home often found three or four of us working in the kitchen area at once but we never had a problem with feeling crowded. We opted not to use air conditioning (mid-January stay) and were able to keep comfortably cool at night with the use of ceiling and floor fans. The Sonos system worked very well. We were too busy to use the media room for any movie watching but we did connect laptops to the big TV in the living room to review photos -- very nice! The only drawback with four couples is having to use a fold-out sofabed. This is not a fault of the house at all, and EVERYONE loved their stay, just take note if you have more than three couples. We highly recommend this home as a vacation stay for couples who prefer quiet elegance!

Hale Kona exceptional

Reviewed by Douglas

Date 01/06/2018

The stay was wonderful. The house outstanding. The view magnificent and the layout of rooms served our family very well. The amenities, even the little things like extra towels and kitchen implements, are well provided and add to the ease of living here. Heated water in the pool, since it was December, would have been helpful. Overall this house makes for a joyful experience.

Fantastic Location & House

Reviewed by Alex

Date 09/15/2017

This was a fantastic place to stay and visit Kona from handy to all the attractions and activities we had arranged for our stay the house was great and all of us thought it was perfect for the occasion. We will be recomending this to all our friends and hope to re book next June again.Would definatly stay here !!!

AWESOME Vacation

Reviewed by Martin

Date 08/31/2017

Hi KathyWhat's a truly awesome home you have, perfect location,stunning views, and everything supplied to make it a memorable experience. We could not find fault with your home and would return in a heartbeat. We came to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday along with our 2 daughters and other halves and we could not have chosen a better place. As part of the celebrations we had spent some time in San Francisco and on the isle of Oahu and your home in Kona was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay and we look forward to returning.


Martin & Kim Bond

Fantastic House

Reviewed by Debra

Date 08/08/2017

The house was truly just like the pictures! We had eight people (six adults and two young boys). Everyone had their own room, bed and bath. The kitchen was beautiful and well stocked. We made many meals at the house before adventuring. The pool was perfect and had a lovely view of the ocean. We were hosting a family vacation and all wanted to stay longer and come back next year! Both "Kathys" were extremely professional, informative, responsive and helpful about any of our requests or questions. It was a great trip!

Perfect homes vacations

Reviewed by Stephane

Date 07/27/2017

We had great time at Big Island. We were 2 families and the home fit perfectly our needs. The large living rooms was really impressive and we had a lot of fun with the large pool. Great house well equiped. We had also an excellent services from the date of our booking til the end of our vacations, thanks to Kathy!

It was Fantastic!

Reviewed by Victoria

Date 05/01/2017

We had a fantastic time! The house is beautiful and was perfect for our family vacation. There were 5 adults and one toddler and we were there to celebrate my father's 69th birthday!

We loved everything about the house - the location, the surroundings, the amenities, the layout of the bedrooms, the stocked kitchen and of course the pool and the views!

Our entire week consisted of waking up to the sounds of the waterfall, swimming in the pool, going to the beach, cooking almost every meal in the fantastic kitchen and falling asleep to the sounds of the waterfall!

We loved every moment!

Thank you - The Fleming Family

Beautiful Home

Reviewed by Renna Stevens

Date 04/07/2017

Absolutely beautiful! My family and I had an amazing Hawaiian vacation here. With 6 adults and 1 infant there was plenty of room for everyone. The views from sunrise to sunset were stunning and we felt completely at home here. Can't wait to go back!!

You have a lovely home that worked perfectly for u

Reviewed by Michael

Date 02/17/2017

Kathy we enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was as promised andthe pictures do not do the location justice. The morning view everyday was fantastic as were the sunsets and we truly did not want toleave.You have a lovely home that worked perfectly for us. The houseis well stocked with every necessity and the location was veryconvenient to the water, shopping, golfing, dinner out as well astravelling around the island. As you had suggested we did not need theair conditioning as the house temperature stayed pleasant all day andthe gentle ocean breeze at night along with the ceiling fans madesleeping comfortable. Looking forward to returning.

Mike - Ontario

Great Home Base

Reviewed by Mai

Date 12/05/2016

The house is beautiful with more than enough space to accommodate our party. There were 8 adults, so we really liked that each room had it's own private bathroom and shower. We spent a lot of time in the great room and the lanai outside the great room. The house provides a perfect view for when you want to dine outside by the pool. The great room has a really good sound system and the kitchen is well stocked. We cooked two meals a day for our week vacation so it was nice that Kathy had a lot of the kitchen utensils and spices available for use.

The only downside is that quiet time starts at 10 pm but with good reason. We were in the pool the second night we were there and was told to quiet down before it was even 10 pm. After that, we didn't get into the pool any more for the rest of our vacation as we didn't want to disturbed the neighbors. The homes are pretty close to each other and is a really quiet community. Any noises outside would seem really loud since it's pretty quiet.

Mahalo Kathy for allowing us to rent your beautiful home. It was the perfect home base for our first trip to Hawaii as it was close to everything we wanted to do in Kona.

My stay

Reviewed by Andrea

Date 09/21/2016

It was my 50 birthday and I had friends from New Zealand and Canada with me. We all had our own space and never felt on top of each other. Location was convenient, House was clean and had everything we needed. Thanks again and I will definitely recommend if not return to this fabulous place!✌️


Reviewed by Ashton Family

Date 08/16/2016

Our second vacation in this beautiful home was just as good (or better) than the first! Everything that we could ask for is included: a fully equipped kitchen, brand new BBQ, comfortable seating and bedding, and of course the pool. The neighborhood is secure, quiet, and very well maintained. Also included are coolers, umbrellas, and beach toys for days at the beach. Kathryn and her local contact checked in on us and made sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Recent renovations have enhanced the flow to this already superb layout. Can't wait for our next trip!!

Beautiful Sunsets

Reviewed by KSElwood

Date 04/30/2015

We really enjoyed staying at the home and found it to be one of the most well equipped vacation rentals we have used recently. Sunsets were particularly fantastic and we were able to see whales while sipping cocktails by the pool.

Fantastic Vacation with 2 grown children - full of ADVENTURE!

Reviewed by csdVA

Date 03/21/2015

We loved the HOUSE - there was not anything missing from our home away from home. The kitchen was fully equipped, the bedroom were spacious and comfortable and the baths were very nice. The Pool, yard and neighborhood was beautiful, convenient, and secure. Groceries were just a minute away, cute little shopping area, too. Short drive into Kona, We did the Volcano in a day - A must!, Hiked to Cooke's Monument, Swam, snorkeled. Hiked to Valley of the Kings, another MUST!! This is a great place to stay.

In one word? Perfect.....

Reviewed by Mark G

Date 02/26/2015

We stayed at Hale Kona for 10 days in Feb of 2015 and the pictures do not do it justice. The house is absolutely beautiful and the views are amazing. Even before we arrived Kathy kept in touch with us to ask if we needed any information and to provide suggestions on things we may need or want to do. Once we got there, the check in process was very easy and the directions from KOA were super simple. It's very close to Ali'i Drive and the Queen K for those triathlete's in the crowd and going for morning runs/bikes from the house was ideal. The house was very spacious, the kitchen was a good size, and the lanai was where we spent the bulk of our time. We had young kids and they loved the pool! And we loved sitting on the lanai watching them with a cold Kona Island Longboard Ale as the sun went down! On top of this, Kathy provided beach gear: snorkels, towels, mats, and toys. You really can't find anything wrong with this house. I can't say enough and we are already looking at booking again next year for a longer period. Once you stay here, you'll never use a hotel again. Thanks Kathy!

It was EXACTLY the way it was advertised!

Reviewed by Smithlouiselee

Date 09/17/2014

We rented Kathy's house for my 60th birthday. There were only 4 of us (all adults) and we loved having all the space. The kitchen is great, although we only cooked a couple of meals. The pool is wonderful! My daughter and I spent hours in it. The wifi is fast and reliable which was important to all of us and especially to my daughter and son-in-law as they worked a few hours each day. We used the snorkel gear and shoes. Having a cooler was wonderful for our trip to the volcanoes. The house was spotless and had everything we required and frankly, we're pretty picky. If you have questions, call Kathy. She's the best and will answer everything you need to know. Go! Enjoy! You won't want to leave either.

Perfect Place for Family of 4 and grandparents

Reviewed by LOPfamily4

Date 08/08/2014

We had an absolutely FANTASTIC stay at Hale Kona. We have had family living in Kona for nearly 15 years, so we're very familiar with the island and have stayed in many different types of accommodations. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. We gave my parents the master bedroom on one side of the house and they loved how much room they had to really "move in" for 10 days (luxurious master bath and amazing walk-in closet space). Our family of four occupied the other side of the house. Our young teen children (boy and girl) each had they own bedroom and bathroom and my husband and I stayed in what can really be called a 2nd master bedroom (smaller than the room/bath my parents had, but still lovely). We were probably in the pool at least 1/2 the time we were in the house. We cooked more than half our meals at home and the kitchen had everything we needed. The location is great and it's a quiet community with a perfect neighborhood for morning and evening walks. We certainly hope to be fortunate enough to stay at Hale Kona again!

Perfect setting for a fantastic week!

Reviewed by TCPop

Date 07/24/2014

What a great time our family had recently staying in this gorgeous home. It provided a perfect arrangement and setting to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. Our grown kids flew in from Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Tokyo (they with our two grandchildren in tow). There was more than enough room for everyone. The house is beautifully appointed, the furniture highly functional and comfortable. The pool was a focal point for the kids. It features a really sizable lanai area that looks directly out onto the ocean below. A stunning view. The two Kathys -- the owner and caretaker -- go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and feel at home. Nice ladies. The kitchen is fully equipped and can handle any sort of cooking/dining experience you might have in mind. The house has dependable, fast wi-fi and a great TV/sound system set-up (with plenty of DVDs from which to choose) in the Great Room and the separate media room. So, if you're looking for a fabulous place for a family get-together, this is your place!

Beautiful home with great amenities driving distance to town

Reviewed by Vanderphamily

Date 06/18/2014

At first glance this home is absolutely perfect. Beautifully decorated with everything you could need in terms of a vacation rental. Plenty of bathrooms (even a fantastic one off the pool), ample kitchen supplies, comfortable furniture and a pool with a fantastic view. Kathy was a fabulous and thoughtful host arranging a high chair and pack-n-play for our little ones and even provided some Kona coffee, banana pancakes and coconut syrup (which was delicious!) upon arrival.

My only complaints were that there was construction going on next door so we heard sawing all day most days (even on the weekend), the screen doors opening from the living room did not close completely so we did get mosquitos in the house, and the refrigerator didn't seem to work properly so some of our food went bad. The worst was the noise from construction. Had I known this was going to happen, I would definitely have chosen another place as it detracted from the relaxing atmosphere.

It would have been nice to be within walking distance from beaches and/or stores but the neighborhood was beautiful for nice strolls. We were vacationing with several small children (ages under 1 to 11yo) so having to get in the car any time we wanted to go anywhere was a bit of a pain. The kids enjoyed having their own pool though - they were in it more often than out!

Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this house to a friend.

Fantastic home in great location

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 05/04/2014

This home is wonderful for us 4 adults - it was much more house than we needed, but we were so glad we picked it! It is laid out nicely with the great room extending out onto the lanai through sliding pocket doors which open the entire back of the home to the outdoor living space. We spent most of our time at the home enjoying the view, meals and pool from the lanai. We never did use the dining room, as there was ample seating out of doors. The ocean breeze kept us cool, but the amazing sunrises and sunsets kept us in awe. We were very surprised to find a full outdoor bath, which came in handy for a quick rinse off after a refreshing swim in the pool. The home was beautifully furnished and we found the kitchen well stocked. This was important, as we love to cook. The bedrooms were large and each one had its own attached bath. The beds were comfortable and sleeping without air conditioning was not an issue, as each room had a ceiling fan and pedestal fan to keep us cool. The community surrounding the home was very well manicured, maintained and monitored. It is located in an ideal area - close to many activities, groceries and shopping - very easy to get around.Our experience was all good. 10 days was great, but it was still not easy to leave.

Great R&R; Vacation with amazing ocean views and sunsets

Reviewed by Ehman Family

Date 04/19/2014

When we arrived, we were amazed how clean the house was, floors, rooms, bathrooms, fridge, kitchen, appliances and amenities were spotless. We are "shoes off at the door" people and this is the very first home rental we have stayed in where our feet remained clean throughout the whole house, not the usual black we've seen in the past. The cleaning staff Kathy has do a great job. The beds we used in the 2 master suites were very comfortable. The pool was fantastic! it was unfortunate the pool skimmer was ripped and non functional to take the leaves and such out of the pool in between the weekly Tuesday pool maintenance, but the pool guy also did a great job keeping the pool in shape. The water was the perfect temperature when the sun was out, more than invigorating in the evenings. We didn't use any of the pool/beach toys and amenities provided, but here looked to be a very ample supply to look after any visitors, more than any other rental we have ever stayed at, and we have stayed in many over the years. Great place to stay and very impressed overall. The 2 Kathy's were great to deal with on all aspects of our dealings with them before, during and even after our stay. Keep up the great level of service and quality of this vacation rental! Our next trip back to Big Island will definitely be lined up to stay here.

Beautiful Rental Home

Reviewed by M Jensen

Date 03/20/2014

This home was perfect for our family of 7. Plenty of room and very spacious.The pictures before hand were beautiful but when we actually saw it we couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It is equipped with everything you need in a home, we couldn't have asked for more. It is beautifully maintained, decorated lovely. Our family just loved it. We could see the water from the lanai so the sunsets were beautiful. There were plenty of tables outside for us to eat at and sit around and visit. The neighborhood was great for taking morning walks and every one was very friendly. The location is close to shopping centers and really not far to any thing.Even though there is no air conditioning we never were too warm with the ceiling fans and the large patio doors. Everything is well marked on what do to do in the house and their is a binder with very detailed instructions and this helped as well. What we liked best was the privacy we had and the spaciousness. We met the property manager for the house and she was very nice and helpful. We hope we can go back and stay at this house again.

Beautiful home with lots of insect wildlife inside and out

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 03/12/2014

This was a beautiful home in a lovely gated community. However, insect control had been neglected and we were battling ants in the kitchen and bathrooms even before we unpacked. They had bug spray under all the sinks and in the garage,and my husband spent the first three mornings and evenings spraying the entire perimeter (outside) and inside. Washing dead ants off the patio and reapplying after it had dried out. There was a mosquito overabundance and the citronella candle buckets outside had been all burned up. Would have been nice to have had a few new ones! (We never went to a store that carried them--who goes to home depot in Hawaii on vacation?!) Spiders inside. Google huntsman spider. The pool is very cold. The house is very hot. I was concerned about no a/C before the trip and was told it was not necessary and the breezes keep the house cool. The master bedroom does not cool down. The bedroom wing will. The stairs don't look bad in the pictures, but there is no way to avoid them. Multiple levels inside and outside the home...it is a guarantee that someone will fall eventually. Was hoping the bug problem was going to be taken care of while we were there, but it wasn't. Very disappointing. Part of the bug problem is probably due to the screens on the doors not fitting very tight (some had gaps). Something that could be fixed easily. So, one may say, Hey, you are in Hawaii, there's gonna be bugs. Well, our friends rented a home in the jungle area about 1000 feet higher and never saw one at their place, and got eaten alive with mosquitos when they visited us. I lived in Hawaii for a year of college and didn't experience the bug problem in the dorms. I returned with a souvenir-- when I took my clothes out of the dryer after washing them, a dead cockroach. Lovely. We only saw these outside the house, but there must have been at least one inside as well. Won't rent a home in Hawaii again. This is my first negative review, ever. Hate to do it.

Manager Response

We are very disappointed to see this review. This kind of review for our rental properties is one of a kind.
As owner of the home, we take pride in our home and do want our guests to enjoy their stay. We do invite our guests to call us or our local contact with concerns, prior to and/or during their stay. As owner, I was in contact with this guest twice during her stay, the first was in response to her complaints of house being warm upon arrival and, the second later in the week with the first mention of ants. Until this review from this guest, neither our local contact nor I had heard of some of the issues related by this guest in this review. I would like to respond in as factual manner as possible to this review.
No guest prior to this guest or since this guest, has commented, seen or "experienced the wildlife" this guest describes. In fact, our other reviews, emails and comments express quite the opposite of this review.
Insect control has been maintained on a regular basis at the house. Prior to this complaint, no guest has mentioned an issue about ants, mosquitoes, spiders, or cockroaches as mentioned in this review. The spider referred to is most likely a Cane Spider which can be a scary looking spider due to its size, but it is actually quite a helpful arachnid, eating just about any other insect. They are quite timid, but can startle one due to their size and speed of retreat.
We do ask guests to take garbage out of the house to the trash can in the garage regularly, and to the street on pickup days. We ask guests to be sure to wipe counters to discourage any insect activity. Upon the departure of this guest, at the end of their 7 day stay, they left approximately 10 bags of garbage in the driveway, rather than taking the trash can to the curb for pickup that morning. Our cleaner and local contact had to personally remove the garbage from the property. During their stay, there would have been 2 scheduled garbage pickup days ...one midway through their stay and one the morning of their departure.
Pest control was scheduled as soon as possible subsequent to guest complaint. The pest control service found no evidence of ants inside the home, as he looked extensively throughout the home, including inside each cabinet in the house...bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
Without speculating, it is not possible to explain why these guests say they experienced such an ant problem. It is possible due to the exceptionally heavy rains that week, ants may have been driven out of their underground homes. However, no other guest has communicated this kind of problem to us before.
With respect to the steps in the house, our website clearly indicates multiple steps in the home and we do advise all guests to familiarize themselves with the layout of the home and lanai areas due to the multiple levels throughout the home and pool area. Although there are no full flights or half flights of steps...everyone, of all ages and abilities needs to be aware of the steps.
Our website and policies do indicate the pool and spa are not heated. What can be refreshing to some, can be too cold to others. If a heated pool is critical to a guests' stay, a resort is probably more suited to ones needs.
We do ask our guests to contact us, or our local contact, with concerns and we will make every effort to respond accordingly.

Kathy, owner Hale Kona

Amazing house! Even better than the pictures and reviews let on!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 01/23/2014

Our group of three families (total of 6 adults, a 5 year old, two 3 year olds, and a 2 year old) stayed here for 10 nights with room to spare. There's a master suite with a king bed, a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, a media room with a queen sofa sleeper, plus an office with four keiki mats--lots of room for sleeping. The master suite has sliding doors to the pool area; all other rooms are located along a long hallway on the other side of the house; the hallway has doors to the pool area. The washer and dryer closet are also located in this hallway. Huge plus--every sleeping room has its own bathroom! There is wood flooring throughout, which is beautiful, but made for some echoing. We stayed in the master suite which meant we could hear people sitting in the kitchen eating breakfast in the morning--and not their voices as they were quiet, we heard the spoons clinking on the glass bowls! Not a huge deal, but if you're a very light sleeper, be aware. The outdoor area was very nice, but also had the biggest disappointment of the house--the pool and spa are not heated. It says this at least three times during the reservation process and confirmation you are sent so we knew ahead of time, but make no mistake--an unheated pool in January, even in Hawaii, is downright cold. It would have been beyond amazing to sit in the hot tub to watch the sun set over the ocean. There is also not much yard, due to the pool and deck, so just be prepared. But the ocean view is spectacular--and great sunsets! Our other biggest complaint about the house was the lack of appropriate meal seating for the group. We were allowed two beyond the max since we had 3 small kids. But there are only two tables outside (which is where you want to eat your meals), each of which seat only 4, and at different heights so you can't join them. Kind of a bummer. The house is well stocked--everything we needed in the kitchen, plus coolers, boogie boards, beach towels, sand toys, chairs, etc for the beach.

An Unbelievably Gorgeous Property

Reviewed by Alaska Visitors

Date 01/03/2014

Wow! I can't say enough wonderful things about this spacious, amazing home. The owners spared no expense on upgrades and the property is truly luxurious. The kitchen is generously equipped, the rooms are all spacious and elegant, and every bedroom has its own bath. The master suite is the size of a small house. The property is in a gated community of well-kept, upscale homes, so the neighborhood is very safe and quiet.

A great deal of attention went into the landscaping and the placement of the home on the lot. When on the lanai, you cannot see any neighboring properties - only palm trees and the ocean. The view is stunning, and you almost feel as though you're on your own private island. We found it immensely preferable to the beach, and most of the time we were perfectly happy to lounge around the pool and read.

We met our adult children in Kona for a week of sun and relaxation. There were six of us in the house, and it was so spacious that no one felt as though he or she was tripping over anyone else.

The house was immaculate. A small welcome basket with Kona coffee and Hawaiian breakfast items awaited us. Basic supplies such as picnic totes, beach towels, grass mats, and an excellent visitor's guidebook are available. If you want to barbeque steaks or chicken, the house also has a small patio off the kitchen with a gas grill. A grocery store and shopping center are just minutes away, but Costco (approximately halfway between the airport and Hale Kona) is by far the best place by far to stock up on food and wine.

We have rented some wonderful homes and condos over the years, but Hale Kona took the experience to a whole new level. It's an exquisite property, and we can't wait to return.

Wonderful ambiance and view.

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 12/19/2013

The home was clean, nicely kept up and in a beautiful gated community with actual security. Very quiet neighborhood. Very pleasant for walks.

There was more than ample room for our family of 8. We were contacted by the local manager on the day of arrival to see if we needed anything. Very informative gal that did historic tours of the island.

The location was very close to the beach and shopping.

We liked being able to open the house up as there were large screen doors the width of the living room. The only negative we had was the temperature of the pool. It was a little too cool for our taste.

I would recommend this home in a heartbeat.

Beautiful Relaxing Stay

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 11/12/2013

My family and I had a wonderful vacation. The house is absolutely astonishing! The master bathroom in itself, jaw dropping. The owner was very accommodating, and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Although we have stayed on the Big Island several times, we got to try new places to eat that we never would have known about due to the location of home, which is ideal. Every amenity that you could need was available, and we very much appreciated the beach toys and cooler to use, as well as beach towels. Can't say enough good things!The least thing I liked is there was no pool vacuum that would have helped out with the birds and what they carried in, but other than that it was amazing, and I will definitely be renting this property again.

Beautiful mountainside home / Secure subdivision

Reviewed by Arizona triathlete

Date 10/20/2013

Our stay in this home was beyond belief! It is beautifully maintained, with everything working well. Easy to communicate with the owner for any questions. The home is just as advertised, and quite luxurious. Although we only used 3 bedrooms (all quite nice), the "sofa couch" is also a separate room, with it's own bathroom, too! We were in town for Ironman, and it was easy to get into Kailua-Kona for the race and the other events. Loved the quietness of the area, and the security of the gate (with guard). We would definitely rent this home again. It was our fifth year to attend Ironman, and this was our best rental yet, although not the most expensive.

Kona Vacation Homes Home Hale-kona home

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 09/04/2013

Kathy George's beautiful home is spacious and the decor outstanding! My favorite thing to do if we got back in time from our day of play was sipping a beverage watching the glowing and radiant sunsets captured between the palm trees from the pool area! The video of the rental is exactly what the home looks like. Kathy bought us extra boogie boards to use at Hapuna Beach! Please read her House Description Book which gives details of things to do and places to eat. She has also included other interesting things about island living which is very helpful. We had 4 teenagers and two adults and everyone could unwind in their own rooms, then we would meet in the living room to play Crazy 8 and other card games. Bbq on the new grill was a plus too. There is a Costco on Kona side between the airport and Kilauea.We had an exciting time and felt safe with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Company and did the waterfalls and active lava flow tour! We drove to Hilo side because it was less expensive and we wanted to tour the other side of the island too. It will be a whole day adventure. The atlantis Submarine Tour & Island Breeze Luau Combo in Kona was a great show for our family! Reading the reviews online was very helpful too. Make sure you check in at their office before you go to the docking area.One of the least things I liked was that being gone all day with the house windows and doors locked could become very warm. Thank you Kathy for adding to our great family memories we will be back! Mahalo!Jeanne a.

Wow - this rental home is amazing

Reviewed by Karen Wohlers

Date 07/06/2013

We have rented many houses over the years and this home far surpassed them all. This home is in a gated community with very strict security which made us feel very safe. When we arrived there was a welcome basket with Kona Coffee, Pancake mix and bottled water - what a nice touch. The home was immaculate and had everything we needed. There were 8 of us (all adults) and there was plenty of room for all. Each couple had a bedroom with full bath which was important to us. No matter what we did during the day we all made sure we were settled by the pool with cocktails by 6:30pm every evening to watch the unbelievable sunsets - wow, wow & wow. There is plenty to see and do in the area (most things were free) Kona Brewery Tour (20 minutes by car) you do need a reservation for this (10:30am & 3pm), Greenwell Farms Coffee Plantation (20 minutes by car) tours are every 20 minutes no reservation needed. There is great snorkeling down the hill (5 minutes by car). We also snorkeled at two step (30 minutes by car) and we found a great white sandy beach and lagoon near the airport (30 minutes by car). The only excursion that cost us any money was snorkeling with the Manta Rays - what a wonderful experience. We did this just down the hill from the house (5 minutes by car) you will find the dive shop in the shopping center. There are also dive shops that do this closer to the airport - they all seem to be about the same in experience and cost. I would not recommend this home for the elderly, disabled or vision impaired as there are lots of little step downs throughout the house. My personal highlights were: the house, lanai & pool area, sunsets, swimming with a large sea turtle and snorkeling with the manta rays. We are already talking about a return visit in the near future. The owner Kathy was very easy to work with. The local contact did call to make sure everything was OK and the pool and grounds people were very pleasant.


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