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Oceanfront Dolphin House Estate-Complimentary Concierge Service!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Kailua-Kona - Dolphin House Estate

4 Bedrooms with Attached Unit, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

COMPLIMENTARY CONCIERGE and RENTAL CAR DELIVERY INCLUDED with stay at this stunning oceanfront 6,000 square foot home known as The Dolphin House ('Ka Naia' in Hawaiian), is an upscale 4 bedroom, 4½ bath home. Features include an atrium entry with cathedral ceilings, skylights, large living room, family room, convenient indoor and outdoor dining, and a game room with a fully equipped bar. A unique floor plan, with all but the master bedroom on one single level. Heated swimming pool with waterfall.

Located in the prestigious, gated and 24-hour security-guarded community in Kailua-Kona, situated directly fronting the deep sapphire blue waters of Kona Bay. Only steps away from a private sandy beach and within walking distance to tennis and town.

Perfect retreat for that special get-away or family reunions, entertaining, or just plain relaxing.

Oceanfront Master Suite - Spacious room featuring King-size Bed, a custom designed, dolphin-motif stained glass window, oversized marble Jacuzzi spa, double vanities, large double-head shower, walk-in closet, and a private lanai off the master suite overlooking the spectacular ocean.

A/C available in all bedrooms.

Guest House Suites - Each suite has a ceiling fan, seating area and private bathroom.

Ohana Unit - The house has a private attached spacious unit that sleeps four people.

Kitchen - The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, utensils, just bring your food!

Home Office - A convenient home office provides you with all the necessities to stay in touch while on vacation, including desk, phone, and office supplies. Wifi High Speed Internet is provided. You only need to bring your laptop!

Game Room/Bar - Conveniently stocked with ice maker, wet bar, beverage fridge, glassware, blender, game table and games and books.

Accessibility - The kitchen and dining room are elevated a few steps but there is a convenient ramp from the pool deck up into the kitchen which makes the entire lower level with pool, patio, living room, den, bar/game room, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms all very accessible.

A short stroll along the oceanfront leads you to a sandy, reef-protected beach cove lagoon which is suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and playing in the sand. Abundant tide pools, which offer great exploration for children and teens, dot the lava rock shelf fronting the homes in the area. The beach cove is not staffed with lifeguards and does not have beach furniture, but portable beach chairs are provided at the house. You may also have views of turtles, dolphins, and whales (in the winter season).

From the house you can walk to tennis courts or into Kailua-Kona for entertainment, dining, and shopping. The sandy swimming beaches and resort areas of Hualalai, Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea are an easy 20-45 minute drive up the lava-fringed Kohala coast. Just a few minutes drive to the south are the world-famous Kona coffee plantations, snorkeling bays of Keahou and Kealakekua, and historic sites including the City of Refuge and Captain Cook Monument. There are several golf courses, play fields, movie theaters, and other recreation in Kailua-Kona within a few minutes drive.

Total Beds: Three Kings and Three Queens

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Greg Gaskin
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Dominique. We had a wonderful time. The Dolphin House was perfect in every way: design,

landscaping, furnishings, supplies. Everything was laid out perfectly and was right where you would

expect it. And the location was amazing with beautiful views and an easy walk to town and lots of stores

and restaurants. We’d love to stay again when we return to Kona.

Jun 2011
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Oceanfront Dolphin House Estate-Complimentary Concierge Service!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Arcadia, CA, USA

50th Anniversary + The Dolphin House = PERFECT VACATION

  • 5 of 5

After 9 wonderful nights at the Dolphin House, our whole family is rethinking our idea of a dream vacation! What an experience! Not only is the location beautiful and private, the house itself is absolutely perfect for almost any group of people. Our group of 9 ran the gamut from infant to senior citizens, yet we were accommodated with ease and complete comfort. The kitchen and bar are amazingly well equipped, and the sleeping areas are private and quiet. The rolling walls create the perfect island ambiance, and the outdoor dining area with it's huge table is terrific. It was fortunate that this was not our first trip to the Big Island, because we really didn't want to leave the house! In addition, it's hard to say enough about the service provided by Nicole and Greg. Every question or concern that we had during the entire process was answered with "I'll take care of it" - and they did! This entire experience has made our 50th wedding anniversary one of our most treasured memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, Washington

The trip of a lifetime at The Dolphin House !!

  • 5 of 5

Our family...10 in total...three adult sons and their wives and two grandchildren....spent 10 incredibly wonderful, memorable nights at The Dolphin House !! Rarely do pictures and reviews live up to the actual property...but in this case everything presented was spot on ! The location, the ambiance, the quality of the house and all its furnishings was stellar. Opening up the huge glass doors gave us a front row seat to the world outside ! The waves, and the Dolphins and whales passing by...it was always a grand show . The owners thought of absolutely every cooking utensil and pool toys we wanted. It was as though we furnished it ourselves !!! We lived in the pool morning noon and night....and actually had to force ourselves leave and see the sights of Kona ! We swam with the Mantas....went fishing....rode horses ...etc.....but the best adventure of the entire time was simply being at the house....and enjoying its awesome spaces. Nicole and Greg responded to every question we had with patience ...never hesitating to make everything perfect for us. This home is for any group of friends or family that want their own accommodations....yet be under the same roof to share in the experience. Our Sons and their loves treated us to a Chef that prepared us a scrumptious mahi mahi dinner....what a treat to be waited on !! So in closing I simply want to thank Nicole and Greg for creating such a precious memory for us....from start to finish. Our entire family would come back in a nano second!! Mahalo

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Dolphin House

  • 5 of 5

8 of us had a geat time at the Dolphin House this past Christmas. Beautiful location, great layout, very well equipped. Couldn't have been nicer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Dolphin House in July to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Our group of 9 included my parents, my brother and I and our spouses, and my three kids who are in their teens and 20s. We all loved this gorgeous home and ideal location. The home is just as described and shown in the photos, but pictures are nothing compared to actually being there. We had so much space to relax and enjoy the ocean-side location and private pool.

We ate dinner in every night on the lanai and the huge table had plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen had everything you could ever need in term of dishes, utensils, small appliances and gadgets. There was even a small supply of some pantry items, seasonings, etc.

While at the house you feel like you are at a secluded retreat, but the grocery store, Target, Walmart, gas station, tourist shopping are just a few minutes away. Nothing was inconvenient. We used the home as our base and took day trips to Volcano National Park and the Hilo side of the island. Hawaii Island has very different landscapes in different locations and elevations and I highly recommend taking some trips to other parts of the island.

Perhaps the best part of the Dolphin House was the wonderful customer service. A major traffic accident in Honolulu caused us to miss our flight between Honolulu and Kona. It was a pretty dramatic and stressful morning getting our group of nine re-booked on another flight. I called Nicole to tell her we would not be arriving as scheduled and she was so nice - told me to keep her posted and she would tell the driver who was planning to pick us up. Once we had our new arrival time I called her again and she took care of it. What a delight to arrive at the airport to find a driver waiting with a sign with our family name. He helped us get our luggage, offered us cold water and a refreshing towel once we got to the van, and took us right to the house where our two rental cars were waiting in the driveway. We had a problem with the clothes dryer not working properly and someone came within hours to look at it. When it still didn't work properly the owner replaced it while we were out sightseeing. I was very impressed with the level of service and attention to detail paid to us by the owner and his staff and caretakers. A five star operation in all regards.

Our stay at the Dolphin House was the experience of a lifetime for my parents and one my entire family will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita, KS

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren at the Dolphin House in June. What a perfect place for a family reunion! We loved the location. It was close to Kona for souvenir shopping, grocery shopping and occasional meals. We also loved the wall of windows that opened up the living area to become open air. Most of our time was spent at the beautiful marble table on the lanai. We spent time there with coffee in the morning, lunch, happy hour and dinner! We walked to the sandy cove beach (which was perfect for the children) and walked the stone wall path to see the blowhole and the sunsets (although the sunsets are also seen from the patio.)

We did attend a Hawaiian Festival at the north end of the island and the 30-somethings went on the Night-time Manta Ray Dive.

We used the chauffeur from the airport, which was a wonderful way to be welcomed to Hawaii. We also had two Hertz cars delivered.

Thank you, Nicole, for all the assistance from where we could rent baby equipment to recommending a professional photographer for a family photo! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We'd love to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Campbell River

Little piece of Heaven in Kona

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent six unforgettable days at the Dolphin House on the Big Island to celebrate my 70th birthday in April. Starting with the service of the Chauffeur and the lovely Greeter meeting us when we arrived was such a lovely way to start ones stay. The house is beautiful and the view along with the sunsets are spectacular! We truly enjoyed our strolls along the sea walk and the access to the sandy beach so close by. The sound of the crashing waves on the black lava rock and so close, was wonderful. The location of convenience to shopping as well as it being walking distance to Ali'i Street to get fresh fruit and vegetables at the open Market for great food and little shops and great coffee is also a plus. The house supplied us with everything imaginable and more. The gourmet kitchen where my family put together some great meals. Each of us having our own bedrooms and bathrooms. The open concept of the indoor/outdoor living to the pool area. The waterfall flowing into the pool. The family spent many hours in the pool. The indoor/outdoor garden as you come through the main entrance. This place is truly paradise. Thank you to the owners and the staff for making this time with my family so special! I hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kona International Airport
Car: recommended

Kona Bay Estates is a gated community of upscale homes located on the ocean just north of Kailua Bay. Walk just a few minutes from the Dolphin House and you'll find a small sandy cove and beach perfect for adults or children and also a large recreational park. The town of Kailua-Kona is within walking distance.

Other Activities: boating, parasailing, wildlife viewing, shopping


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kailua-Kona, Kona Coast

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7 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £369 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

$2500 Refundable Security Deposit

Local tax additional

Rates quoted are for 8 guests (each additional guest is $50 per night per guest)

*A/C optional for $50/night

* Holiday and Special Events, please inquire.

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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:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Den
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • * Crib available upon request. www.thedolphinhouse.com
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Recent Furnishings, Paint and Carpet! Air Conditioning optional in all bedrooms. Visit www.vacationwithaview.com for more information

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