|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This house is a real Gem! Comfortable, spacious, and relaxing; you will feel very spoiled getting to stay at the Kona Heavens Hideaway. Away from the crowds yet close to many beautiful beaches, water activities, fine dining, golf and shopping. Hawaii at it's best ... living in a botanical garden with an 180 degree view of the Ocean and perfectly comfortable weather all year long.
900 feet is the best elevation for many of the delicious, exotic fruits growing here and also allows for great coastline and ocean views. We offer an unwavering commitment to your privacy, relaxation and comfort.
I am a medically trained massage therapist and am available by appointment to erase any stress you may have with a serene and reassuring professionalism from 20 years of practice. My husband and I live quietly upstairs and stay invisible unless you want us.
Come, enjoy the Kona Heavens Hideaway as your home away from home. It feels like you're out in the country, yet everything you need is just a short drive away . Staying here is the best of both worlds!
You will be 3 miles from the coast but the temperature is 10 degrees cooler during the day with far less humidity. In the hills above town you will have stunning views, great comfort and 1 acre of Lush gardens and fruit with privacy.
My name is Sandra and I have lived in Kona since 1970. I came from California in search of a clean beach to lay on while deciding what major to take in college. Well, as it turned out, I stayed - and have loved living here ever since. I have traveled the world and must say 'there is no place like home'. When my children grew up and moved out I discovered that this home was too big for just me, so I made a vacation retreat of the downstairs portion, which includes the pool and yard and I'm so very happy to share this precious, peaceful place with visitors and share my knowledge of the Island as requested. I look forward to meeting you.
Sandra purchased this house in 1990
This particular area of Kona is perfect as far as climate and location. I have lived in many different areas of the Island, and this location is, by far, the BEST.
It's at 900 ft. elevation, which allows the great views and the temperate climate. Coastal living can be very hot in Hawaii, while we are enjoying soft trade winds to keep the temperatures perfect. I also love this location because there are approximately 12 world class golf courses within a short drive, and the harbor is just 3 miles away, the launching place for many water activities. We are on one full acre of lush flora and fauna, with no neighbors below us, which gives us all the privacy you could ask for.
If you choose to stay home one day and forego the many close, exciting, fun activities that the Big Island has to offer, this is what a typical day may look like. . . Wake up to the lovely sounds of many song birds, lounge around the private pool and soak up the warming rays of the sun while awaiting your turn for an incredible, nurturing, relaxing massage by one of Kona's most experienced and well trained medical Massage Therapists (me : )). Leisurely prepare some breakfast in the outdoor kitchen while enjoying melodious Hawaiian music piped out to the pool area as the palms gently sway and the wind chimes sing to entertain you. IF you feel like going for a little walk, take hold of the fruit pickers and roam around the acre; in season you may find avocados, mangos, papaya, banana, zapote, pineapple and much more / help yourself.
We came to Kona to look for property to buy and wish we could afford this one. It is IDEAL. Up at 900 feet elevation which makes it cooler and more comfortable than by the ocean and allows beautiful flowers and fruit to grow. Loved it loved it loved it.
We were there last week, and it is an amazing place. The pool and spa along with the gardens were great!!! It was also very convenient.
Our family enjoyed another wonderful holiday at Kona Heaven at the request of our children. Stunning views and beautiful property/gardens with fresh fruits we were able to enjoy. Sandra and Ken are very accommodating and Sandra very kindly arranged to pick up a birthday cheesecake for a 40th birthday surprise. We enjoyed cooking in the outside kitchen and relaxing in the hot tub after returning from a days outing. The children had great fun in the pool too. There are many beautiful beaches and places to visit.
Gorgeous property with an altitude overlook of Kailua Kona. Amenities and accommodations are most definitely top notch. Hosts were gracious and kept everything neat, tidy, and EASY. If, on your vacation, you may not be able to make it down to the coastline, you won't be disappointed with your day off at "home" away from home with Sandra's Big Island getaway. If you DO make it out, it's only a hop, skip, and a jump away down to some activity in the city, very close-by. Awesome bathrooms! Would absolutely recommend!
We just returned from spending 10 days here. What a great place to stay. Four adults were very comfortable here and we had plenty of room. The view is breathtaking. We enjoyed having the pool and spa to use on the days we didn't go to the beach and also to be able to jump into when we returned from being out all day. We arrived the same day that Hurricane Madeline was also supposed to arrive, thankfully she didn't. Sandra greeted us with a smile and hug when we arrived and was very accommodating that we had arrived earlier in the day than check in time. There was fresh fruit waiting for us in the bowl on the kitchen counter. We enjoyed having the kitchen for cooking breakfast and making lunches. Everything we needed was there. I did purchase two non-stick pans (which I left for future renters) as I found out I am unable to cook eggs in regular pans LOL. This truly is Kona Heaven. Thank you for opening your home up to us Sandra and Ken.
I cannot say enough good things about our stay at Sandra's beautiful Hawai'i home. This was our first return to the islands since our honeymoon thirty years ago, and this property made it a perfect anniversary gift to ourselves. I'll admit to a good bit of nervousness about booking a private residence online, especially one with so much glass (privacy?), but it said that the entire lower level was ours only, so we went for it. When we arrived, we were reassured that indeed, it was all just for us- The pool, spa, surrounding deck, back yard, all of it! I could make my morning coffee in my ratty tee shirt and shorts just like at home without worrying about dressing for the neighbors. We could have wandered around in our altogether, if we were that sort. It was that private.
The home and grounds were exactly as photographed. The interiors were spotless, the yard and gardens were impeccably maintained. The outdoor kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfasts and dinners, while being shaded from the sun and dry when it rained. There was a blender for making smoothies from all the fruit we picked in the gardens, and a coffee grinder for the coffee nerd in me that has to have fresh ground beans every morning. (Everyone on the island has their favorite Kona roaster- ask around. They aren't shy about it)
We would go out in the mornings to explore, swim, shop, walk across lava fields, eat, try local brews, whatever. When we had gotten toasted enough by the sun, we would return to our mountainside retreat where it was cooler and quiet, and relax in the warm spa or take a swim in the pool. Then it was time to choose- go out for dinner at a waterside restaurant and watch the sunset, or make dinner and see the sunset from our kitchen? Tough decisions, right?
The location of this home is perfect. Far enough out of town to be quiet and relaxing. Close enough to town for when we wanted to mingle like the tourists we are. In the heat of the day, the elevation makes the home cooler. At night we kept the sliding doors open to the breezes and didn't miss air conditioning at all. We woke to the sounds of birds we've never heard at home.
I must mention Mango, a young cat who liked to join us most mornings at breakfast, and make figure eights around my ankles while I did the morning dishes. Charming. Impossible not to like her. Say "Hi" for me when you see her.
We would recommend this property to anyone, and we plan to return there on our next trip.
We had a wonderful week. Thanks Sandra for sharing your property! We came all the way from Europe and truly found paradise at your house. We did not really wanted to leave the house for day trips. But is was absolutely great to come home after a day of sightseeing and snorkeling. The fruits in the garden were a real treat. We would love to come back some day.
Public tennis courts, many world class golf courses, great shopping and many ocean sports available close to home.
Kona is known for its world-class marlin fishing. We are almost directly above Honokohau Harbor which has a fun restaurant for lunch and is also where the fishing charters and many other ocean activities (sunset sails, manta ray snorkleing and diving cruises, zodiak tours, whale watching etc.) are based. There are some wonderful white sand beaches and tide pool areas within a 10 or 15 minute drive. Costco is also just about a 5 minute drive and is a great place to stock up for your vacation and it is usually the most economical place to buy gas.
|Property Damage Protection||£66|
CANCELLATION POLICY If you need to cancel before the 60 days prior to your stay, you will be Fully refunded except a $75 administration fee will be deducted from your $200 damage deposit. If you need to cancel after 60 days prior to your stay, you will be refunded, IF the suite can be re-rented. You will be refunded for as many nights as are re-rented since these nights were reserved for you. Thank you for your understanding. Please consider rental insurance