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Peaceful Private Pool / Hot Tub - Fast WiFi - Amazing Ocean Views - Spacious

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom House - sleeps 5 - Tranquility on a Lush Acre of Botanical gardens

This house is a real Gem! Private, comfortable, spacious, peaceful, and relaxing; You will enjoy the lush. luxurious landscape in this peaceful paradise, away from the crowds, yet close to many pristine beaches. This one acre estate is located in one of Kona's most desirable neighborhoods, four miles north of Kona village, at 900 ft elevation where the days are 10 degrees cooler than the coast and the humidity is far more comfortable. You can open your windows all year long and enjoy the breezes. You'll love the spaciousness of the 1 acre lot with no neighbors in sight and the 180 degree view of the Ocean will take your breath away.

900 feet is the best elevation for many of the delicious, exotic fruits growing here and also allows for great coastline and ocean views.

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 25 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.

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Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Sandra


My name is Sandra and I have lived in Kona since 1970. I came from California in search of cleaner beaches to ponder my future. 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 and moved out I discovered that this home was too big for me, so I turned downstairs portion into a vacation retreat, which includes the pool, yard and downstairs kitchen 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

Why Sandra chose Kailua-Kona

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.

At 900 ft. elevation, the great views are expansive and the climate, temperate. 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, a launching place for many water activities. We are on one full acre , a beautiful park with no neighbors below us, which gives us all the privacy you could ask for.

What makes this house unique

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 sweet sounds of song birds, lounge around your 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sandra's place is wonderful. It's beautiful and exactly as described. Exclusive use of the awesome pool and hot tub were great! It's close far enough out to feel private, yet close to places for groceries and supplies. We used the outdoor kitchen every day. We would definitely consider it again should we be lucky enough to return!
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona in the North Kona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is a very large changing room / bathroom with a walk in closet, a steam shower, a large vanity and a separate Toilet area (W/C).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A Studio type room with the bed and living room TV etc.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Separate bedroom with 2 twins and a washer / dryer
  • Bedroom 1 is also the living room / studio type room. This room has a very comfortable King Bed and a sofa the size of a twin. There is lots of floor space (20' x 30') to put futons (provided) on the floor. The other bedroom with twin beds is a smaller room and includes a washer / dryer in it
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You will get the advantage of having me to guide you and give you some ' off the beaten track' advice if you need help deciding what to do. You will also have the advantage of privacy as I'm careful to guard your privacy while you are visiting The Kona Heavens Hideaway. Also you are able to make appointments for fabulously relaxing massages .... or therapeutic massages. I'm told they are the best : )


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Peaceful Private Pool / Hot Tub - Fast WiFi - Amazing Ocean Views - Spacious
average rating of 4.8189654 based on 121 reviews
San Jose, CA

Well appointed accommodations and supportive hosts

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in numerous VRBO properties on Kona and this ranks as one of the best as far as how the the accommodations are set up. The kitchen is well stocked with necessary cookware, serving wear, and appliances, which is not always the case. We've experienced other places where such things are a haphazard collection of dated items and poorly organized. Also the pool equipment and patio furniture were in great shape. The large combined bedroom and sitting area is spacious and comfortably decorated and has a view looking towards the coast. Our hosts Sandra and Ken live on the property and were always available to answer questions, and gave us many excellent recommendations from where to snorkel to places to eat. We also found the property location near the intersection of Hina Lani and Hwy 190 gave us more options for traveling both north and south than some of the other places we'd stayed, so it's convenience to facilitating us getting to place more quickly is a plus.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write up a review. We look forward to your return.
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Princeton, NJ

Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2007
  • Date of Stay: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Shah, Thank you for your kind words; please come again. I hear from so many people that this place is even better than the pictures, but I'm not a photographer and it's difficult to capture "comfort" and "exquisite" in pictures. I'm happy your family had a good Kona experience and I was able to accommodate you. Much Aloha and Mahalo Sandra
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Clean, huge outdoor space, fun pool!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our short stay here. The outdoor space is huge and beautiful. Pool is is small but comfortable. The only downsides were the jacuzzi didn’t get super hot, just warm, and there were lots of bugs, but that can’t be helped! Other than that it is a beautiful property I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. I wish you had told me about the temperature of the hot tub. We had a new one put in the morning before you arrived and it must have needed an adjustment, that's all. The house is 1200 square feet as stated in the description, so I'm sorry you were expecting more but happy you had a good time anyhow.
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Was a fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying here, truly felt like a paradise. The accommodations were great, we really liked that the kitchen and dining area were outdoors, not common to us coming from SD. Our 3 kids all play soccer so they had plenty of room to kick the ball around and play frisbee in the huge yard. Picking fresh fruit from the property was awesome too. The kids ate a ton of fresh starfruit while we were there. We received a botanical tour from the yard care guys that came by to mow and clean the property and then one of them invited our kids to join the local youth soccer club at their next pick-up game time which they did (another highlight for them). The pool and hot tub were used a lot, we got some really awesome silhouetted pictures of our kids doing poses on the diving board at sunset. The view is breathtaking but even more so at sunset. We also enjoyed the badminton. Always felt like there was something for everyone to stay occupied with. Sandra was very accommodating and always responsive if we had a question. Although this was our first VRBO experience, I’m not sure there’s a better property out there.😉?

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review this property. We love happy visitors and hope you can return someday.
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Magical time on a beautiful island. Sandra’s garden is just amazing and made our stay extra special

  • 5 of 5

The garden and outdoor space are exceptional and a wonderful place to hang out complete with volley ball net, pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and fruit trees galore. And you have it all to yourself with a killer view of the ocean and cooling trade winds. The main room is spacious with plenty of room to spread out in. You are away from the noisy commercial center of Kona and a super short drive from it if you want to get to town. A perfect place to make your base and easily explore the island from. Sandra has lots of top tips to share and creates a warm friendly retreat for her guests. Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. It happens often that guests can't wait to bring their friends and family back to share their discovery. I will look forward to your return.
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A great location lush property kitchen-pool-jacuz

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great except that our chef had problems with no oven in the kitchen. I would have liked maybe one sofa bed in the main room. But we had 11 people in our group. Nice with kitchen, bar & pool & jacuzzi all close together. Great views at this altitude & good for sleeping. I slept under the stars. Lush gardens & yard area. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Town Tavern -- CLOSED
Kahaluu Beach Park
This is an easy access snorkel spot. Gear can be rented on the beach and the fish are plent...
Kona Farmers' Market
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Kukio Beach
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Makalei Golf Course
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Harbor House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Harbor House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Turtle Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Kona Heavens Hideaway-Private Pool-Ocean View
Nearest Point of Interest
Closest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Makalei Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua Kona
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukio Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Holualoa Art Village
Car: necessary

Public tennis courts, many world class golf courses, great shopping and lots of different ocean sports are available within minutes from the house.

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 snorkeling 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 our closest market and is a great place to stock up for your vacation. It is also the most economical place to buy gas.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £169.18 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.36

CANCELLATION POLICY .... If you think you may need to cancel I recommend travel insurance. Cancellations made within the 60 days prior to your stay will not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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