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Charming Historic Ranching Era Estate. Magical Kona Views. Close to everything! in Holualoa

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  • bedrooms 4
  • baths 3
  • sleeps 10
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets considered yes
  • type Estate
  • rates (USD) $ 350 - $ 450 / night

vacation rental description

Featured in the coffee table book, The Hawaiian House Now, the home is a historic 1895 structure, modified in the 1940s and retaining the charm of old Hawaii with architecture and furnishings of the day, while satisfying the needs and aesthetic of today's lifestyle.

Panoramic views of the ocean, Kona coast, tree canopy, landscaped yard, and surrounding pastures will amaze. The cool 1,200' elevation of Holualoa, the open lanais, spacious bedrooms, and a well-appointed kitchen are sure to please. Large established yard with old plantings of avocado, ulu (breadfruit,) fig, starfruit (carambola,) dragon fruit, pineapple, banana and lime trees is guaranteed to take you away from life's stresses and please the senses.

Three bedrooms to choose from, all with their own private bathroom and a private overflow room with a full-sized bed. One king, two queen, one single, and one full bed will accommodate eight. Two window seats can sleep children in the upstairs master suite. A wonderful fireplace on the main floor living area will warm you on chilly winter nights. Lower floor accesses the yard and outdoor cooking terrace through french doors and is the family room/TV center.

A leisurely stroll on a walking path through a sixty year old coffee orchard leads guests from the front door to our coffee establishment, the Kona Blue Sky Coffee visitor center.

A fenced vegetable/herb garden is steps from the kitchen, and a large lawn just beyond for bocce, throwing a football or a frisbee will delight the outdoor appreciator. Comfortable seating area on lawn sports a fire pit.

A gas grill, as well as a BBQ grill, teak dining set, and stone fire place on the terrace below the kitchen will entertain the outdoor dining enthusiast.

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Last modified on 08-28-2014 at 12:21 PM.

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Lisa Twigg-Smith 808-960-7085

estate rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • estate
    • floor area 3500 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • ocean view
    • rural
      • Agricultural community: cattle, coffee.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
    • away from it all
  • General
    • internet
      • Two signals, 2.4 and 5 mhz
    • fireplace
      • To be enjoyed strictly with fire screen in place.
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
      • Front-loader. All cleaning supplies and products provided in laundry room cabinets. Deep sink.
    • clothes dryer
      • A laundry line is provided in the carport and below kitchen on BBQ terrace.
    • parking
      • In covered carport or on driveway in turn-around spot.
    • garage
      • Open and attached to home.
    • living room
      • Pocket sliding doors in living room hide away to encompass large ocean-side (makai) lanai.
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Large sink and prep sink on island. Access to gas grill on terrace below. Window seat for relaxing company. TV coming soon...
    • refrigerator
      • Side-by-side and second refrigerator in adjacent carport.
    • stove
      • Dacor commercial gas range and hood.
    • oven
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
      • Feel free to use items in the pantry.
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining room
    • dining
      • Screen doors slide open in kitchen dining area for expansive outdoor view. Seats four but families can fit more. Six stools pull up to solid surface counters to chat with company or to eat at.
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower
      • All bathrooms are within the three bedrooms. No half-bath in the home.
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10, beds for 8-10
    • bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 2 child bed, Two wide window seats can accommodate a child.
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib
    • bedroom 3: 1 queen
    • bedroom 4: 1 double, In a room adjoining the TV area downstairs with no bathroom.
      • Upstairs suite has a king bed, window seat, and separate sitting area with twin sleigh bed and window seat and private bath. Child's nook next to window seat offers floor pillows, books, and toys.
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • HD format.
    • satellite / cable
      • HD format TV and cable box provided.
    • dvd player
    • video library
    • stereo
      • Tucked away in living room closet. Speakers throughout living areas of the home. Not in bedrooms.
    • music library
      • CD collection in sleeved, zippered cases.
    • games
      • ...and puzzles.
    • books
      • Plenty!
    • toys
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas. Charcoal grill available as well. Owner supplies briquettes and mesquite wood as well, known as kiawe in Hawaii.
    • water sports gear
      • Snorkel/mask/fins/boogie boards/beach chairs/mats/towels/cooler...all yours.
    • lanai / gazebo
      • Two lanais with sitting areas provided.
    • lawn / garden
  • Suitability
    • pets considered
      • Owner has friendly dogs and a personable cat, and lives on-property in separate home. Guest dogs will always be considered.
    • smoking allowed
      • Smoking in the outdoor areas only, please.
    • children welcome
      • Upstairs master suite offers two window seats suitable for children up to age eight or nine.
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • long-term renters welcome
  • Notes
    • The home is your's when you are here. Lisa will be as accommodating as possible, answering your questions about Kona and Hawaii in general.

activities and attractions in Holualoa The Big Island

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • library
    • marina
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • ruins
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
    • cinemas
    • museums
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • luaus
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • whale watching
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • shelling
    • antiquing
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • golf privileges optional
    • hunting big game
    • pier fishing
    • roller blading
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • golf
    • tennis
    • kayaking
    • sailing
    • parasailing
    • jet skiing
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/diving
    • surfing
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • hunting
    • spelunking
    • basketball court

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  • owner Lisa Twigg-Smith
  • phone 808-960-7085
  • 2nd phone 808-324-1245

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 19 2014
3 nights
Holiday 2014
Nov 15 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $250
I require a further step in the booking process. I ask that rental parties print an individualized rental agreement agreement, complete, and send back via mail. I will review, initial and send back a hard copy by mail. I prefer payment by echeck. Thank you.
Tax Rate 13.4%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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traveler reviews for this holualoa estate rental

Everything we were looking for ...

Review submitted: August 26, 2014   Date of arrival: June 29, 2014

We had an excellent stay at Hale Akala. The house and grounds are beautiful, inviting, and relaxing. The owner Lisa is very friendly and knowledgeable about local activities, beaches, shops, restaurants, etc. She even took my wife standup paddleboarding! We did a lot during our trip but sometimes the simple things stick with you: sitting on the lanai in the cool morning air, sipping freshly brewed Kona coffee while taking in the expansive view -- a perfect start to another great day in Hawaii.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


A very special slice of Hawaii

Review submitted: August 10, 2014   Date of arrival: July 10, 2014

We highly recommend this home. It's hard to express how welcome and comfortable Lisa made us feel throughout our stay at Hale Akala. The vibe of this home made it possible for us to relax and be "in the moment" as we scurried around preparing for our son's wedding in Kona. We were able to relax and actually enjoy the wedding preparations in a peaceful, beautiful environment that contributed to almost stressless preparation because it was so well-furnished and equipped.

The ten-acre setting couldn't be more beautiful. Lisa has cultivated a vast array of tropical flora & fruits - mango, papaya, pineapple - which she invited us to pick as we liked. We felt as though we were living in a gorgeous botanical garden, far from the madding crowd.

Clearly this is a home not just a rental house. It reflects Lisa's thoughtful knack for creating the perfect blend of comfort and beauty. The home is brimming with anything one could need for daily living plus many special extras - a glorious collection of art, music and books, a rockin' sound system, comfy window seats for dreaming, reading and relaxing, plus stunning ocean vistas from the lanai. We were six adult family members and everyone had plenty of space for alone time. From the enthusiastic welcome of the friendly dogs, to the horses and cows in the back pasture, to the mysterious comings and goings of Hobbes the cat, we experienced a lived-in Hawaii which could never be matched by a luxury hotel or villa. We felt completely transported to a Hawaiian paradise. (If you have a phobia of animals or allergies, this may not be the place for you.)

A small suggestion we made to Lisa was to have a clearer sign at the entrance - it was difficult to find even with our GPS. The elevation is about 1200 ft & driveway is very steep and hard to see. We drove by twice, in full daylight and just couldn't see the driveway!

The location was perfect for us - we weren't looking for lively night life or a house on the beach. However, the beaches are closeby and Lisa has all the equipment for snorkeling, boogie boards, etc. We went snorkeling one day and appreciated not having to rent equipment. You are walking distance to the charming artist's village of Holualoa with its lovely, eclectic galleries and cafes. The drive into Kona to Safeway for groceries, farmer's market and the like is about a 15 min. ride on scenic winding roads. Ditto for restaurants.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: I aim to please and am happy when a guest finds the home as enveloping and welcoming as I envision. The driveway approach can intimidate but boldness is encouraged. Once one finds their way, they know it for the rest of the stay. The driveway markers have been improved with street numbers made to be more visible. Thank you, Mary Beth!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Stunning Views From Beautiful Property

Review submitted: June 14, 2014   Date of arrival: May 28, 2014

This ranch house was very nicely decorated, clean, and very comfortable. Window seats throughout the home and large porches for reading or just relaxing provided exceptional ocean and/or garden views. The owner, who lives on the property, was very friendly and provided us with some island history and very helpful suggestions for dining out.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Holualoa vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 09/22/2013.