Max occupancy: 4
2 Queen Bed
73-1282 Awakea Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Private ocean view oasis with dream pool, rooftop deck, vaulted ceilings
This open concept two bedroom bungalow features a beautiful private pool with tanning shelf and waterfall feature, a covered baroque/outdoor dining area surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Nestled into the hills overlooking Kona & the Pacific Ocean, this private oasis offers all of the comforts of home such as WiFi, printer, washer/dryer, and outdoor grill.
What's nearby: This convenient location is a short 10-minute drive from Costco and the airport meaning you can start your vacation right after you land. Less than 10 miles down the hill is Ali'i drive and downtown Kailua-Kona. There, you can take a waterfront stroll and experience local coffee, beer, and food at places like Island Lava Java, Humpy's Ale House, and mainland favorite Bubba Gump. If you'd like to get out on the water, head south to Honokohau Harbor to meet a boat charter to go snorkeling, scuba diving, or even whale watching (in season). If you need some beach time, Magic Sands Beach Park is a great spot for a little boogie-boarding and sun bathing.
Things to Know: Private pool with tanning shelf and waterfall feature Covered outdoor dining area w/ grill. Rooftop deck with ocean and sunset views. Open concept home with great room and vaulted ceilings *This home is not recommended for children under 10.
This property is managed by Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC
Property tax ID: GE-049-156-3520-01
Washer/dryer : Private
Not suitable for children
Kitchen & dining
Pool : Private
Gas grill : Private
STEPHEN T.Feb 2020
The house is very nice and clean with a good selection of utensils in the kitchen. The pool is going to be cold in the winter. We knew that. There are a lot of chickens in the neighborhood. You are going to have your windows open to keep the house cool. You will hear them in the morning. We didn't mind them.
Beverly V.Jan 2020
The home was lovely and nicely decorated. My husband, adult daughter, her husband and I enjoyed our stay immensely. The management company, with Hailey and Erin, was incredible! Best communication I have experienced in renting vacation homes! The owners are fortunate to have this team! Simple requests like more towels or soap for the dishwasher were quickly fulfilled. The pool was lovely---cool on the days it rained [January is the rainy season on the island] but nice on the warmer days. We enjoyed grabbing the ripe mangoes from the tree for breakfast! We cut the giant gardenias and placed them in a glass to add fragrance to the house [I grow gardenias as a hobby, so this was particularly fun] The house is well ventilated --we closed the house when we were out [in case of rain], then opened windows and doors for cross ventilation--with the fans provided in each room, this was very comfortable.
My family and I enjoyed the proximity to Kona Coffee, luau, beach, and restaurants. They even have LYFT if you do not want to drive! Getting to Hilo was about 2 hours . Our donkey tour was cancelled because Hilo had flash floods. Driving in that rain made for white knuckles. We did go ziplining with Skyline Eco-Adventures at Akaka Falls [highly recommend--ask for Charles]. Light rain but dynamite views!
It was nice to come home to our 'Island home' after our activities. The four of us had space so we could read, swim, watch TV, or walk. We would definitely come back to this gem on one condition, that Hailey and Erin would be part of the team. Exceptional management company! Brava! Bev
Chezaray G.Dec 2019
If your looking for a place in Kona, this is a great home. Great location. The pool was another added bonus! The house was equipped with items for your beach trips. We enjoyed our stay in this lovely home.
Dan C.Dec 2019
We just left Kona Paradise and already making plans to book again for next year. The house has everything anyone can imagine, quality furnishings, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen and a very cozy outdoor area where we spent most of our afternoons. We enjoyed long morning walks through the quiet neighborhoods, watching the spectacular sunsets in the evening and stargazing at night (on one clear night we were actually able to spot the elusive Andromeda!). We got a good use of the pool every day and cooked most of our meals on the outdoor grill. The house was squeaky clean when we arrived, is spacious, very private, on a quiet street, and 10-15 minutes away from the main shopping areas and the touristy Ali'i Drive. Hailey, the property manager, was the perfect hostess, making sure every step of the way that we had everything we needed. And lastly, Mahalo to the owners for sharing their beautiful home with us. We are going home relaxed, happy and rested, now the hard part is to wait for another year to return.
Katrin B.Aug 2019
We had almost 3 weeks and wish we could have stayed longer. The house is well equipped and nicely decorated. We also had a problem with the pool pump but the property manager fixed it the very next day. We enjoyed the morning hours at the pool side and the sunsets on the upper deck. Kohanaiki beach park and O'oma beach are close by and really nice with natural shadow and zones for surfer, swimmer, and children as well. Everything else what people could need is nearby. Thanks, VACASA!
Todd R.Jul 2019
Beautiful small Kona hillside home, with beautiful pool. Nice centralized area, close to beaches, fishing, etc. No AC, and the winds were very light during our stay, so nights we’re a little uncomfortable. The pool pump & filter system was not operational for the first 5 full days of our 7 day stay (arrived on Wednesday, pool pump repaired on the following Monday). The local Property Manager was not very responsive.
Dale S.Jun 2019
We loved this rental home! Beautifully decorated, spacious home away from home! We enjoyed our 1 week stay and relaxed in the pool. Close to town and shopping area. Loved the cool breeze flowing throughout the house and we will rent this home again!
Patricia S.May 2019
We only had one week, but wish we had more. This cute little bungalow is located 10 min from airport, high up against the mountain, that the tropical breezes were so relaxing. We were also close to Costco, the harbor for fishing & diving events and 10 min drive to Alaii drive for Kona shopping & were Ironman runs. A short drive north landed us in Waikaloa where there is terrific shopping at Queens & Kings shopping center, fantastic beaches. This house had all the amenities that we needed. The owners had left us with papayas on the tree, they provide the picker, limes, lettuce/tomatoes/basil. We didn't spend that much time inside, most of it was by the pool, enjoying the tanning shelf and falling asleep to the waterfall sounds. It came to life at night with the party lights that lit up the gazebo, pool lights, really enchanting. Up on the rooftop deck, enjoyed sipping wine while watching the sunset and enjoying the ocean view. The place was so relaxing & quiet. We will definitely be back, only this time, for much longer.
Robin L.May 2019
My boyfriend and I came over for a long Thanksgiving vacation. The house was very clean and comfortable, but the best part was the private pool. The landscaping makes the whole backyard, pool, and patio area very private. You cannot see any neighbors, nor can they see you. We spent ALL our time out there. Every meal as well. There were a few days we didn't even leave the house. The neighborhood was very quite, and the house was quite close to shopping and just a few minutes from the beach. We'll definitely be back!