Condo, 1 Bedroom + new King bed+hide-a-bed sofa in livingroom: Bath, (2-guests)
About Cathie Becker
Picture of us in Kona on our wedding day (Summer Solstice, 2013). I purchased the property with a friend in 2002 but now John (JP) and I have full ownership. We are now both retired and have recently moved to the Big Island (from Corvallis, Oregon and Lake Tahoe,, CA), We love living in Hawaii where we spend most of our time bicycling, paddling, swimming, golfing, snorkeling, exploring out-of-the-way snorkeling spots and preparing fabulous meals for our friends.
Cathie Becker purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Cathie Becker chose Kailua-Kona
Location, location, location! Beauty, serenity, ease in meeting new friends.
What makes this Condo unique
I love our private beach. There's nothing like getting up early and sitting on the sea wall with a cup of coffee and binoculars..watching for the whales and dolphins. Of course, in the evening it's the same thing, to watch the sunset, only it's with a Mai Tai.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We loved the condo, the amenities at the condo complex, the location to the ocean, the location to town, etc, etc. The owner went out of her way to be accommodating. We will not hesitate to recommend this property to family/friends if they ever need a great place to stay on the Big Island.
Our first choice in Kailua-Kona
We chose this property based on location and appearance. With a lot of Hawaii and Caribbean experience (15 Islands) in snorkeling and VRBO properties, this one shows extra care in quality, charm, and functionality. The unit and location are even BETTER than the pictures would indicate. The actual experience was over-the-top with everything in appliances and kitchen tools needed to prepare gourmet meals after long days of snorkeling around Hawaii. There's a Shark vacuum, plenty of linens and towels, and beach gear like boogie boards, coolers, and more. It was close to grocery supplies in Kona, close to West-coast snorkeling areas, and close to church. Checking in and out was simple and easy. The powerful AC, hot water, comfortable sleeping, and relaxing living room made for a great stay. Falling asleep to the sound of breaking waves was a definite treat. There were TWO television sets (Samsung Series 5 in the Living Room and another flat screen in the bedroom), that's a nice extra feature, and HDMI jacks to view our GoPro footage off the laptop. WiFi was decent for an island, cable TV had lots of channels on Spectrum. The clean tiled patio area and provided drying rack made daily wetsuit and snorkeling gear care a breeze. The unit has partial ocean views from both the front door entry and patio area. The Casa de Emdeko facility is a true resort itself with secure gated entry, ample parking, three huge Weber grills for guest use, both salt and fresh water swimming pools, cabana bathrooms with dual showers, gorgeous views, open and covered patio areas with tables and seating for many, a patio-style bar area, grilling area with tables and a ring of huge propane tiki torches, and an oceanfront man-made beach area with palm tree shade. The other residents and guests were friendly and nice. One special treat was resident Dean, a Hemingway-like character who holds court at each sunset with all 4 Hawaiian gods represented for the blowing of the conch at sun's setting. A Vietnam Veteran, Dean is a good example of the good-natured and friendly people we met on our trip: Casa is a quiet, family-style resort property. If you're looking for an affordable vacation rental that's clearly a cut above the rest, Casa de Emdeko is a place and and experience that you should make a part of your vacation memories: we will return to this property again!
My family and friends stayed at casa for my niece’s wedding. Wonderful location for group activities s beauty. Close to downtown and beaches. Enjoyed!
Great place to stay
If you are looking for a place in Kona and you have a chance to stay, then give Cathie’s unit a chance. It has great amenities, and the infinity pool is a great place to to relax or watch the sunset. You are minutes from downtown Kona and a few beaches. Anything you need is within reach and you can contact her for anything. Thanks again for everything and we can’t say enough good things about Cathie and her lovely rental spot!
wonderful spot! Stayed May 30-June 10th 2019
My husband and I thought this condo was great! It had everything we could ask for and more. The area is quiet (except for the sounds of the waves) which was wonderful. The condo grounds and pools etc are well maintained and clean. Cathie and John were great hosts. There was a lovely Aloha note and chilled glasses and drinks in the fridge when we arrived, We would stay again at this condo.
We highly recommend it. Margaret and Brad
This is the second time I have stayed at this condo and will be coming back. Cathie is very accommodating and the condo has everything needed for an enjoyable vacation. The bed is super comfy, the condo is very clean, and the location is perfect!!!
Explore Kiluea Volcano. Take a trip to the top of Mauna Kea volcano and enjoy the astronomy telescopes and night star gazing with professionals. Rent bicycles to easily explore the treasures of Kona and Alii drive. Hold real live sea horses in your hand at the Seahorse Farm, boogie board at Hapuna beach, golf at one of the many courses, dance in the sand at Huggos on the rocks, or just spend your day relaxing on our private beaches watching the whales and dolphins play.