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Kona Sunshine

2 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 5

Area/town

  • Kailua - Kona
Age 18 and under.
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Description

Located on a quiet oceanfront property just south of commercial Kona, this two-bedroom two-bath vintage cottage boasts a large covered lanai, classic Hawaiiana furnishings and a grassy yard with parking. With one queen bed and three twins, it’s ideal for a small to medium family or a couple wanting some well earned space. The kitchen, which offers both a bar and a dining table for four, has ocean views to the north and south, where whales splashing about offshore can be seen regularly from November-March. Two surf spots are located just out front to either side — one for all levels and one for experts only — guests can check out Pacific Vibrations Surf shop in downtown Kona for all your surfboard rentals. Having been owned by the same family for three generations, this charming cottage has the upside of mixing time with labor of love.

*NOTE: This home is located on the marathon route for the Ironman World Championship that occurs in Kona every October, and will be affected by road closures related to the race.

Hawaii Life Rentals is a locally owned, licensed real estate company with rentals on Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and Hawaii. We offer on-island personal assistance and Concierge services.

Rates do not include taxes, cleaning and applicable fees.

TA-148-041-7280-01
STVR 21-461126

VRBO/Hawaii Life bookings: Guests must sign a rental contract within 48 hours of booking to confirm the reservation.

Amenities

Living

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • WiFi
  • TV

Outdoor

  • Deck

Geographic

  • Near Beach
  • Near surf break
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Business

  • TA-148-041-7280-01
  • STVR 21-461126

Kitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware

Entertainment

  • Cable TV

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthly
05/27/2024 - 09/06/2024$320 - $327$2,240 - $2,280$9,600 - $9,640
09/07/2024 - 10/20/2024$320 - $527$2,254 - $3,346$10,545 - $12,073
10/21/2024 - 10/29/2024$737 - $751$5,141 - $5,184
10/30/2024 - 12/18/2024$391 - $485$2,805 - $3,701$13,042 - $13,457
12/19/2024 - 01/03/2025$4,752 - $5,367
01/04/2025 - 03/31/2025$547 - $699$3,884 - $4,806$18,056 - $19,344

Reviews

Heaven!

Reviewed on 2024-03-10 by Laurel E. of Anaheim, CA US
Updated on 2024-03-10
Review of stay from 2024-03-02 to 2024-03-09
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Recommend to Others
One of the best places we've ever stayed..location and home were perfect! -- surfing was great too!

A slice of heaven

Reviewed on 2023-08-26 by Unknown of Newtown, PA US
Updated on 2023-09-29
Review of stay from 2023-08-05 to 2023-08-10
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Recommend to Others
We had the loveliest stay at this property. Location was central to everything. Home was quaint, clean and host responded immediately at all questions. She truly went above and beyond. You cannot beat the sunsets from the deck and my children loved exploring the rocks and water ‘pools’ created by waves. It was a wonderfully memorable experience.

Great Cabin on the water

Reviewed on 2021-12-30 by Unknown of Sun City West, AZ US
Updated on 2022-01-20
Review of stay from 2021-12-18 to 2021-12-26
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Recommend to Others
Great little cabin on the beach. The patio is awesome. You don't need to drive anywhere to have a wonderful and relaxing ocean vacation. It is next door to a nice little park. Only negative is that the road behind the house is a bit loud at night.
Manager response on 2022-01-20 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
We are glad you had a fun and lovely vacation & enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate this review and feedback. We look forward to hosting you again! Mahalo from the Hawaii Life Vacations Team!

Kona gold

Reviewed on 2021-10-15 by Unknown of Lincoln park, MI US
Updated on 2021-10-21
Review of stay from 2021-10-02 to 2021-10-13
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Manager response on 2021-10-21 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Mahalo for staying with us!

Amazing

Reviewed on 2022-10-12 by Anna P. of Richmond, VA US
Updated on 2022-12-27
Review of stay from 2022-10-01 to 2022-10-10
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We had a wonderful stay at the Kona Sunshine house. It is in a perfect location for Ironman participants and the deck is hard to beat. The view is just so, so beautiful and serene. Host was lovely and communicative.
Manager response on 2022-12-27 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
We are so happy we were able to host you on your beautiful Hawaiian vacation!

Kona Sunshine

Reviewed on 2023-03-07 by Neil W. of Portland, OR United States
Updated on 2023-03-31
Review of stay from 2023-02-28 to 2023-03-05
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Recommend to Others
We have been fortunate enough to stay at several amazing properties in Kona throughout the years. However, none of them can compare to this property. The Kona Sunshine property is truly special. And, I cannot say enough about Heidi, as she was a great host throughout our stay.

A great spot in Kona

Reviewed on 2016-06-26 by Unknown of Santa Fe, NM United States
Updated on 2016-07-03
Review of stay from 2016-06-06 to 2016-06-10
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Recommend to Others
A private house right on the water with space and fabulous waterfront views and access.
This is an authentic older house with great summer cabin feel- open shutters and doors for breezes and ocean sound. We loved our spot for enjoying full day access and viewing of the ocean and lava rocks (with turtles) right out front. The generous linai, the well stocked kitchen, the comfy living room were all as pictured and wonderful. Easy access to town and anything Kona right off Alii Dr.
The one slight issue was noise in in the bedrooms from Alii, but the road calms down a lot at night and doesn't impact the living spaces at all. If you are looking for an authentic cabin on the water from which to explore both the water and Kona- this place can't be beat!
Manager response on 2016-07-03 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Aloha Abigail! Thanks so much for all the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Kona Sunshine! Come back soon:)

Enjoying Kona Sunshine

Reviewed on 2016-10-17 by Unknown of La Jolla, CA United States
Updated on 2016-10-25
Review of stay from 2016-10-06 to 2016-10-15
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Recommend to Others
A gorgeous location on the water...relaxing and lovely!
Manager response on 2016-10-25 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Aloha Lynn! Glad you enjoyed your stay and found some lovely relaxation at Kona Sunshine!

Kona Vacation

Reviewed on 2018-01-05 by Chris and Maria H. of Studio City, CA United States
Updated on 2018-04-11
Review of stay from 2017-12-25 to 2018-01-01
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Recommend to Others
We arrived on Christmas Day, Monday Dec. 25 and left on Monday, Jan. 1,New Years Day. The only problem with arriving on a Monday that is a Holiday, no trash pick up. So the entire time we were there we had no trash service. I tried texting the number I was given if there was a problem and the reply from the text was, I had the wrong number. Mind you it was the number listed at the rental on the information page for tenants. If it wasn't for the trash issue I would give all 5 stars for the rental. The location is perfect, saw sea turtles everyday right down in from of the house on the water, Sunsets beautiful. I feel it's best for a family or couple. It would have been difficult if it was 2 couples, one bedroom had 3 twin beds the other a queen. There are 2 full bathrooms and the kitchen sink overlooks the ocean which made doing dishes wonderful. I would recommend this property. Snorkeling, paddle boarding, bogey boarding, hiking you name it it's all there. We had a wonderful time.

Beautiful traditional Hawaiian beach house with a few rough edges

Reviewed on 2018-05-14 by Clifford S. of Washougal, WA United States
Updated on 2018-05-14
Review of stay from 2018-05-02 to 2018-05-12
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Beautiful and modestly sized house right on the water. Not sandy beach babe t we were not looking for beachfront. Relaxing lanai and terrific location for watching surfers and sunsets. Overall, comfortable but pricey.

For the cost, the beds are rock hard and can leave one stiff. Driveway needs mirrors in order to safely pull out onto road. Neighbors park vehicles on shoulder eliminating view to oncoming traffic.

Great place for an unplugged stay that does not suffocate as resorts can do. I would recommend with eyes wide open on bed comfort.

Location, location, location

Reviewed on 2018-06-19 by Matthew S. of Aurora, CO US
Updated on 2018-08-06
Review of stay from 2018-06-02 to 2018-06-08
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Once we got inside and opened the house up we made ourselves at home for a week and it was great. Nice and cozy home with a central location between shopping, restaurants, and beaches.

The cons seem like nitpicking but you should be aware of them. Traffic on Ali’i can be distracting if you wake easily, and since the neighbor seems to have a used car lot at his house getting out of the property can be difficult and could really be helped with some mirrors. The management company says they have a concierge but we never got a response with three attempts after the initial contact.

Wth all that being said, I would definitely stay at this house again.
Manager response on 2018-07-19 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Aloha! Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with us! Its wonderful to know you were able to make yourself at home quickly and it sounds like you had everything you needed for an enjoyable stay! We appreciate your feedback on the traffic and some potential improvements that could be made with some mirrors. We will definitely look into these suggestions for our future guests! You are correct, The Hawaii Life Vacations’ Team does offer a complimentary concierge for all of our guests. We apologize you were not able to make contact with them. Upon sharing this information with our concierge, we were not able to find any record of you contacting them. We do apologize for this error and we will double check to make sure all of our concierge information is up to date. Please know you can always contact your island host/ property manager for all of your needs as well! It’s great to know these inconveniences did not take away too much from your overall enjoyable experience! Mahalo for being such pleasant guests and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kona Sunshine

Reviewed on 2018-12-21 by Unknown of La Jolla, CA United States
Updated on 2018-12-27
Review of stay from 2018-12-12 to 2018-12-19
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Recommend to Others
Idyllic spit!!
Manager response on 2018-12-27 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Thank you for your review. We are happy you had a great stay!

Sunset and Surf Paradise

Reviewed on 2021-09-08 by Tangie C. of Round Rock, TX US
Updated on 2021-09-14
Review of stay from 2021-08-08 to 2021-08-12
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The view from the patio is incredible. We spent hours enjoying the beautiful sunsets, rainbows, and surfers. We also enjoyed the tide pools directly in front of the house. The location is perfect near Kona and several nice snorkeling beaches.
Manager response on 2021-09-14 - Response from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
We are glad all was enjoyable and relaxing for you. We appreciate this feedback. We look forward to hosting you again! Mahalo from the Hawaii Life Vacations Team!

TOTALSERENTIY

Reviewed on 2021-04-20 by tammy j. of Coeur D Alene, ID US
Updated on 2021-04-20
Review of stay from 2021-03-25 to 2021-04-04
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Location location location!! Amazing serene place! Highly recommend this house and it’s property manager! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Highly recommend!!

turtle-watching from the lanai!

Reviewed on 2013-10-17 by Unknown of Anchorage, AK United States
Updated on 2013-10-17
Review of stay from 2013-10-09 to 2013-10-15
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Recommend to Others
Such a wonderful, relaxing place to stay. Located a little too far to walk to downtown Kona, but very convenient on Alii Dr. We enjoyed snorkeling off the rocks behind the house and sleeping on the Lanai at night. Saw dolphins jumping in the wake of a boat off the lanai as well. Pretty ideal spot for a typical Hawaii vacation!

Kona Sunshine

Reviewed on 2014-06-05 by Unknown of Newark, DE United States
Updated on 2014-06-05
Review of stay from 2014-05-26 to 2014-06-02
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Recommend to Others
Good value for the price.

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