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Clean - Quiet - Convenient - Comfortable - GREAT PRICE.

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 4 mini bedrooms, 2 baths. Sleeps up to 12 or more.

Perfect base to that all the Big Island has to offer and great place to relax. Nearly New home located on a quiet cul-de-sac 1 mile from the heart of Kailua Kona. Two private acres in new subdivision where one can take in the sights/sounds of nature and Kailua Bay/town. Convenient shopping, dining, and entertainment in this quaint Hawaii town. Experience snorkeling, tide pools, turtles, surf and sun at the numerous beaches. Enjoy Kona's near perfect weather with a comfortable 5 degree cooler temperature (less humidity) than at locations along the shore. Nights usually bring a gentle flow of cool air off Mt. Hualalai for great sleeping.

2000 square feet (all on one level), sleeping for 12, living room, kitchen, kitchenette, laundry room, dining room, and large covered lanai. Ping pong table, lawn/card/board games, beach towels, boogie boards, and ice chests all available for your use. Huge gorgeous lawn for playing and lounging.

GE tax ID W01177115201

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

About Ralph

Hi. My name is Ralph. I'm the owner/builder/manager/gardener/decorator & cleaner of this home. By now, over 2,000 people... all sharing a common love for this Big Island, have enjoyed their Stayinkona under this roof . What a privilege to have made friends with so many of you. From Ironmen to an 'Ultrawoman', Ausie paddlers, 'Guamish' divers, Apple Event staggers, extended families, numerous regulars, wedding couples, and so much more. One of the treats of traveling is meeting new people. For me there's been a happy reverse to this in meeting you, the honored travelers & guests to this beautiful place.

A long story tells how this place came to be. Not many know it but I live thankful for the story ... and thankful to you who decide to make your stay with us.

Why Ralph chose Kona Coast

In a word - 'perfect location'. So quiet and comfortable. Awesome view of town and close to town without the noise and heat. Just the right spot to all points north, south, east, or west. Like a recent guest said, 'perfect for kids - without the resort pull on them ... made getting out and about to see the rest of the Island easy'.

'Couldn't have been better'.

What makes this house unique

While this home gives everyone their space (and does so afford-ably), it tends to a sharing of the whole space. Be it extended family or other group, it is the increase in numbers that results in such a good time. Stayinkona is a 'THE MORE THE MERRIER' (and affordable) PLACE. Let us know ahead of time and we'll set up a tent for even larger groups :-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us share in the beauty of your home, it was truly awesome.
Aug 2008
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Clean - Quiet - Convenient - Comfortable - GREAT PRICE.
average rating of 4.918919 based on 43 reviews

Great location and owner

  • 5 of 5

Rented this place for a team of reporters who were covering the Ironman World Championship. They loved it, and its proximity to the event expo and goings on. The owner is kind and an excellent communicator--would not hesitate to rent again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and incredibly convenient for all of our excursions. It easily housed nine people and provided a nice place to sleep, relax, and play when necessary. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed and even had extra that we wanted.

My only complaint would be the temperature. The island breezes didn't always make their way through which Ralph acknowledged and has plans to fix with the addition of A/C. Don't let the temperature prevent you from booking this place though!

I would highly recommend this place again and would definitely re-book if I had the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home base for our group of 10

  • 5 of 5

I am so thankful our original reservation fell through and we found this home to spend our week at! The grounds are stunning, the home immaculate, the neighborhood quiet and safe. The view of the ocean from the front yard is just as gorgeous as the view of the mountains from the backyard. The house had plenty of space for our family and served as our home base for our family vacation/destination wedding/honeymoon. Our group included my parents, my fiance-turned-husband (wahooo!!) and myself, and our niece, nephew, and four kids (ages range from 10 to 20 yrs old.) The house is incredibly well-stocked with enough toilet paper, trash bags, laundry and dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, etc ,and many condiments. We made good use of the ping pong table, the croquet set, and the football, as well as the coolers, beach umbrellas, and the pool noodles. We expected hot and humid Hawaii August weather, and weren't disappointed. We kept busy enough during the day that everyone was able to sleep at night with the fans on high, despite the heat. Our favorite beaches were Ho'okena Beach Park for snorkeling with turtles and playing in the waves and Manini'owali Beach for it's white sandy beach and amazing turquoise water. For authentic Samoan food, you have to try FOB's. Dinner at the Kona Brewery and Pub was a huge hit. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I often host groups in Kona and am almost hesitant to write this for fear of it being booked solid

when I need to rent it again.

We were a group of 8, had everything we needed and then some. Quiet, comfortable, spacious.

and elegant. Everything was clean and modern. Ping Pong table was a big hit.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Experience

  • 5 of 5

It was truly a wonderful experience to stay here. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone visiting the area. Plenty of room for any and all guests. Home was beautiful and full of all the amenities you could want/need.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Ralph's house. The island was spectacular and the location of the house was perfect. Proximity to downtown Kona is great, beaches, everything on the west side of the island. Ralph was very kind and helpful in knowing what to check out. We spent most of our time checking out different beaches because that's what we like. House was very well equipped with beach gear (towels, sand toys, cooler) and the kitchen is well stocked with dishes and appliances. Plenty of sleeping space. The yard is lovely--really we loved every minute of our time there. I've rented numerous properties off of vrbo and this was by far the best equipped house. We will definitely stay again if we ever get the chance to return to the Big Island.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Kaiilua Kona is a quaint Hawaiian town on the sunny side of The Big Island. Visitors and locals enjoy perfect weather, water, and beaches. Relax or body surf on green, white, and black sand beaches. Star gaze or play in the snow on 14,000 foot Mauna Kea. Kayak to Captain Cook Monument for incredible snorkeling. Experience turtles, exotic fish, dolphins, and whale watching (Dec-Feb).

There's Manta ray dives, scuba lessons/diving in crystal clear blue water, and

surfing lessons with helpful /experienced instructors at easy beginner locations. Charter a boat to go deep sea fishing for Ono, Ahi, Marlin and more. Visit Island wonders such as Waipio & Pololu Valley, Green Sands beach, Volcano National Park, Akaka Falls, and botanical gardens. Take a day trip to Hilo. Back in Kona ... shop and dine along Alii Drive. Bet you'll want to stay for another week.


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £160 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Deposit, Payment, and Cancellation information available from owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms 4 thru 7 are mini bedrooms that are separated with privacy curtains. They each have small desk, and closet. Two of them have window to the yard. The two sofas in the Living Room convert to beds (futon style).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking outside only.

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