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

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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 04-21-2014 at 12:18 AM.

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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
    • rural
      • Agricultural community: cattle, coffee.
    • ocean view
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
    • historic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
    • adventure
  • General
    • internet
      • Two signals, 2.4 and 5 mhz
    • 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.
    • fireplace
      • To be enjoyed strictly with fire screen in place.
    • parking
      • In covered carport or on driveway in turn-around spot.
    • garage
      • Open and attached to home.
    • linens provided
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • living room
      • Pocket sliding doors in living room hide away to encompass large ocean-side (makai) lanai.
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Large sink and prep sink on island. Access to gas grill on terrace below. Window seat for relaxing company. TV coming soon...
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
      • Feel free to use items in the pantry.
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
      • Side-by-side and second refrigerator in adjacent carport.
    • stove
      • Dacor commercial gas range and hood.
    • oven
    • microwave
    • 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
    • books
      • Plenty!
    • games
      • ...and puzzles.
    • music library
      • CD collection in sleeved, zippered cases.
    • toys
    • video library
    • dvd player
    • television
      • HD format.
    • satellite / cable
      • HD format TV and cable box provided.
    • stereo
      • Tucked away in living room closet. Speakers throughout living areas of the home. Not in bedrooms.
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas. Charcoal grill available as well. Owner supplies briquettes and mesquite wood as well, known as kiawe in Hawaii.
    • lawn / garden
    • water sports gear
      • Snorkel/mask/fins/boogie boards/beach chairs/mats/towels/cooler...all yours.
    • lanai / gazebo
      • Two lanais with sitting areas provided.
  • Suitability
    • long-term renters welcome
    • children welcome
      • Upstairs master suite offers two window seats suitable for children up to age eight or nine.
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • 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.
  • 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
    • cinemas
    • library
    • marina
    • museums
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • restaurants
    • ruins
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • eco tourism
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • antiquing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • whale watching
    • luaus
    • boating
    • shelling
    • shopping
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling/diving
    • parasailing
    • golf privileges optional
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • hunting
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • roller blading
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • basketball court
    • kayaking
    • snorkeling
    • spelunking
    • pier fishing
    • hiking
    • hunting big game
    • jet skiing
    • deepsea fishing

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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
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

Great Family Vacation

Review submitted: April 13, 2014   Date of arrival: March 29, 2014

The house was wonderful and so comfortable. Our host was very helpful and thought of every detail. Everyone had there space and enjoyed all the cool spots in and outside the house. We had great fun picking and eating the fruit on the property. We drove all over the island and had great adventures, and were happy to get back to the house and watch the sunset and enjoy dinner. I will be back soon

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Thank you for perfect stay.

Review submitted: April 2, 2014   Date of arrival: March 24, 2014

It was so nice to stay for our family. Bed was so comfortable.That traditional home is very clean.I can play ukulele guitar and piano.I can eat fruit from yard ! Their coffee was excellent. We had very nice time in that home! We want to go back again very much!! Thank you for everything Lisa!! We really appreciated that.

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

Owners response: The property itself is a wonderful experience, picking the fruit in season, digging kitchen scraps into the compost pile in the garden, picking flowers or just peeking in on all the little corners of the yard while the birds chirp overhead or the social cat follows you about. The home and the yard will delight! Thank you Yoko.

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2 Families Looking for Fun and this rental made the vacation.

Review submitted: March 24, 2014   Date of arrival: February 10, 2014

We were two families/8 people, with four kids ages 4-9 and this was our first visit to the Big Island.I can say in all honesty that this home made our vacation. We were very central but away from the beachy/shopping tourist areas. We were able to fully explore the island on our two-week visit. We loved being close to snorkeling (10 minutes away) and to boogie board beaches 30 minutes north. We loved the property that just soaked us up at the end of each day so everyone was at peace gazing at the sunset or running on the grass or napping in the "country quietness" that did include chickens, dogs and doves. Lisa is a wonderful on-site host who was just quietly and not noticeably around and answered all our questions. The house itself is a classic historical family home -- not so fancy that we were worried about the kids wrecking stuff and yet completely clean and outfitted perfectly (especially the wonderful children's toys).
We loved the kitchen and the lanai especially and the acre or so of grass allowed the kids to burn off steam running in the "infinity pasture" and the full Hawaii gardens of bananas and wonderful flowers --even in the Hawaiian winter. Great for folks who want to explore all over or just relax watch the sunsets.
There were a few dogs on the property and an adventuresome cat but as pet owners this was not an issue -- maybe would be if smaller kids or if you are not keen on pets at all. Lisa is completely accommodating, though, so I know there would be no problem. You absolutely need a car here -- you are a steep and narrow shouldered 15-20 minute drive away from Kona and only 1 min from Holualoa which is a quiet little village for coffees and a nice dinner out and art galleries -- hours are definitely "island time" -- nice vibe though. Be sure to check out the owners coffee plantation and visitor center which we missed but regret as we continue to enjoy their amazing coffee - wish we'd bought some more.
SUMMARY: We fell in love with the Big Island in large part because of this home and wouldn't contemplate staying anywhere else when we return.

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

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Lisa Twigg-Smith 808-960-7085

Holualoa vacation rental

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