4 bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10

$335 - $395per night

Kona Private Home Rental Description

Hibiscus Hale (HAW-lay) is large, bright and elegantly appointed. A modern Hawaiian home, it's 2800 sq.ft may be easily shared by two families or 3 or 4 couples. Yet it retains a sense of seclusion and privacy. In an upscale neighborhood on the slope of Mauna Loa, the wide lanai overlooks the yard, the sparkling pool, palms and landscaped tropical greenery. It is directly above downtown quaint, active Kailua Village, which is situated along a wide bay on the Kona Coast.

From Kona airport (KOA) make an easy drive nine miles south on Hwy 11 into Kailua Village, then eight blocks up the mountainside. The circular driveway has a covered portico. The entry leads to the inviting ambiance of the upper living space and lanai level, appointed with both modern art and traditional Hawaiian decor.

The glass back and side walls slide to open the living room to the tropical views of the lanai. There are large leather couches, a 60in. television, lounge chairs, and large stone coffee table. The dining area opens to the veranda view. Wood and glass cabinetry, dually accessible from dining area and kitchen, contains enough fine dinner ware to accommodate the largest group. The kitchen is fully equipped. It has a new gas stove and refrigerator, a food prep island, plus appliances and convenient gadgetry to suit need and culinary whim.

"PROVED MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN PHOTOS CAN DETAIL" Fred M. -Washington state

"THE BEDS WERE FANTASTIC" -Scott and Ann T. -New York

The master bedroom is spacious and quiet. It has a king bed, walk-in closet and private bath with a glass block shower. The bedroom has a high ceiling with a fan, air conditioning, television, window seat and warm wood window treatments. Its furniture, lamps and art pieces blend traditional and modern Hawaiiana.

The second bedroom, has a king bed, closet, ceiling fan, air conditioning and Hawaiiana furnishings to continue the thematic decor. There is an adjoining bath (not in-suite), again with a glass block shower.

Upstairs from the dining area is a carpeted cupola space with 360 degree views. Equipped as an office with high speed wireless internet, desk and chair plus lounge chair, lamps and small table, the room is a quiet workspace... easily adapted to a crow's nest hideout to sleep a few young pirates.

The lanai wraps around three sides of the house, accessible from each. This elevated veranda has a large gas BBQ, two porch swings, table and chairs. The left side brushes the canopy of our large producing mango tree. The right looks over a driveway extension with added parking space.

"...POOL IS DiVINE, DECK IS GLORIOUS" -Mark and Elizabeth O. -Tennessee

Downstairs the third bedroom has a king bed, closet, ceiling fan and AC. A sliding glass door opens to the covered porch, the yard and gateway to the pool. Adjacent to the bedroom is a third bath and shower. A hallway accesses a linen closet and laundry room with washer, dryer and utility sink. There is work space and cabinets with cleaning supplies and small tools. The laundry room with a door to the yard, serves as a convenient changing room for pool use. There is a storage room for beach supplies.

"THE DOWNSTAIRS WAS LARGE ENOUGH FOR OUR KIDS TO HAVE THEIR OWN SPACE" Monica R. -Oregon

Also on the lower level, the fourth bedroom is the largest room in the house. It is carpeted, looks out to the back yard. It has two double beds, two dressers, AC, multiple ceiling fans and a dehumidifier. The room includes a recreation area with two love seats, a large lounge chair, a 48in. flat screen TV, wet bar, a game table with four chairs and a floor to ceiling book shelf stocked with books and table games. There is enough floor space for additional bedding if needed. (There is a full-size deluxe, self-inflating 9" thick air mattress w/bedding; takes 3 min. to set up.) An interior doorway connects back to the third bedroom. Another sliding door provides separate entry to the side driveway.

The bright floral yard is enclosed by rock and wrought iron fence. It has gated steps to the spacious lower terrace pool area. This verdant oasis is surrounded by palms and flowering trees to create a secluded tropical play area. The pool is large, 18ft.x50ft. There is an outdoor shower, a bin of pool toys, ample pool furniture and a table with shade umbrella.

"WE MET A FAMILY GATHERING WHO RENTED MULTIPLE ROOMS AT A HOTEL. IT COST MUCH MORE THAN WE PAID AT HIBISCUS HALE." F.M. -WA.

Hibiscus Hale is comfortable, fun and convenient. It quickly feels like a second home. We want it the house to welcome you with the spirit of Aloha. We are long-term owners. We provide local contacts who provide our pool, landscape, cleaning and handyman services. Furnishings are updated continually. The photos were taken by us (NOT altered by photoshop) and are updated to show the quality condition of the home. When you stay with us, We are pleased to offer FREE personal "CONCIERGE SERVICE" to share our knowledge and love of the Big Island. Ask the agent to have me E-mail or phone you. Knowing the make-up of your group and your activity interests, I will have definite suggestions to fit your itinerary. If there is something I don't know directly, I will know where we can find out! So...car rentals, restaurants, luaus, water sports, charters, golf, zip-lining, historical sites, volcano information, helicopter flights, Mauna Kea observatories, shopping, farmers' markets, unusual artisan shops, books to read, day trips, nearby secluded sandy beaches...ANYTHING, just ask. We have no commercial connection with anyone beyond sharing good experiences with you. John Kallio -updated July, 2012

Features and Amenities

Attractions

Beach: 10 min drive to both active and secluded beaches nearby

Property

4 Bedroom Private Home3 full bathrooms
Partial Ocean ViewGarden View
Pool ViewA/C in 4 rooms
Number of Floors: 3Yard
Outdoor FurniturePorch
LinensWasher
Ceiling FansGame Room
BalconyDeck Furniture
Iron/Ironing BoardFenced Yard
DeckPorch Furniture
Beach TowelsDryer

Beds

3 king beds2 double-full beds

On-Site Facilities

Private PoolAdditional Outdoor Shower
GrillBeach Chairs

Kitchen

Fully Equipped KitchenGourmet Kitchen
Stove Top BurnerBlender
RefrigeratorCoffee Maker
OvenMicrowave
DishwasherIce Maker
ToasterGarbage Disposal
Wet BarCoffee Grinder

Internet/Computer

Wireless Internet

Children

Port-A-Crib/Pack N PlayBaby Gate
Highchair 

Entertainment

TelevisionDVD Player
VCRStereo
GamesSatellite/Cable Television
Books 

Phone

Telephone

Suitability

Elderly FriendlyChild Friendly
SinglesNo Smoking

Sports

SurfingSailing
FishingDiving
Horse RidingKayaking
GolfMountain Biking
SwimmingWalking
Cycling 

Theme

AdventureFamily
SightseeingRomantic
BeachCultural/Historic
Food/Wine 

Activities

BeachShopping
GolfFood/Wine
FestivalsFishing
SightseeingPhotography

Other

Maximum Occupancy: 10 peopleMaximum Cars Allowed on Property: 4 cars
2800 sq ftMauna Kea Observatories
Full ocean view from cupola2 HDMI flatscreen TVs
Crock Pot commercial jet skiing
Partial ocean view from deck1 additional bedroom flatscreen TV
Rice Cooker /steamercommercial parasailing
Hillside hiking path from house1 large conventional TV
Blendercommercial submarine rides
local beachesceiling fans all rooms
Coffee Grindercharter fishing
scuba divingvolcano helicopter flights
local luau venuesKona coffee plantations
snorkelguest book recommendations
local music eventslocal farmer's markets
boogie boardCostco nearby

Rates

$335 - $395 per night. 30% down to hold a reservation. Balance due 75 days before check-in. $500.00 security deposit. $350.00 cleaning fee. 4% processing fee. Listed rates do not include tax. Holiday and peak season rates and required length of stay may be different than quoted above. Credit cards, cash, checks and wire transfers accepted. Minimum night stay varies amongst the various rental units. Many rentals have 30-night minimums. Tax number: W06763546-01.

Reviews

  • Overall:3 The location of the home was great. 5 minutes from the beach & downtown, yet quiet neighborhood. The home itself was pretty good. Apparently, the maids that cleaned the house prior to our arrival loaded the outside garbages & did not take them to the street for pickup. We did call the handy-man & he took care of the garbage right away. We planned a BBQ only to find out that the propane had been left on & the bottles were empty. We had to exchange the bottle at Wal-mart. The Geckos were something to get used to running around the house, but no big deal. The kitchen/dining room area was overwhelmed with little white spiders/bugs everywhere. We kept ALL food in the fridge. Might be time for a fumigation. House was very spacious with a good floor plan. The pool could have been cleaner, but the kids did use it. Will we go back to Kona? DEFINITELY!! Will we stay at Hibiscus Hale? Probably not. Kona is an incredible place!! We truly enjoyed every minute we were there.

, Miles City, MT, 6.21.15

Comment by Owner/Manager:

We are very happy that the location of our home and the layout was convenient. We take pride in our home and want all our guests to feel comfortable. We wish you would have called us directly. We pay to have someone replace the propane and take out the garbage and the only way we know if it is not done is if someone tells us. In addition, we have the place checked for bugs and at times they can appear over night in a tropical location. We contacted our housekeeper and our pool man to make sure that the issue is remedied immediately. Thanks for letting us know. Our only regret is that we did not have the opportunity to rectify the issues prior to your departure.

  • I enjoyed my stay at this house so much. The best vacation I have ever had. The house was gorgeous. Beautiful kitchen. And having the pool was the best part. Milton was fabulous and in general the service people so helpful and friendly. Would recommend highly.

, Grayland, WA, 2.24.15

  • Hibiscus Hale was everything we thought it would be and more. The property, home, and pool are fabulous, with a fantastic sunset every evening. The home is centrally located in town. The beds were very comfortable. We did have to make a few repairs ourselves, as one of the ceiling fans was missing a screw, resulting in a screeching noise when the fan was turned on. The balcony sliding door would not lock properly until we screwed down the latching mechanism. There was a small problem with the home on the first day, and we had to stay at a hotel, which was paid for by the home owner.

, Victoria, BC, 2.10.15

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