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Tropical Paradise Home W Heated Pool, Spa, Waterfall, and Gardens (2B)


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
Garden Hale: Nestled among tropical flowers, palms and fluffy Japanese grasses

Enjoy resort living on hillside slopes at a perfect elevation. Aromatic tropical breezes, spring-like temperatures, and birds singing in this sub-climate are to be sure to tickle your senses. Not too hot, not too cold, Homes Over Kona are located centrally in the historic, quaint, artsy coffee town above Kona called Holualoa. Only 10 min. away, Kona’s shoreline beaches, downtown, and neighboring Captain Cook Town are all very conveniently located.

Homes Over Kona is a complex of four private homes of different sizes and this particular listing is for the Garden Hale (2B). Description of this unit is listed in detail below. To rent the whole property exclusively please visit vrbo #482045 or homeaway #482045vb.

This complex is newly built (2013) and furnished modern-tropical, with an Asian-Hawaiian flair. The 15' Waterfall Lagoon Pool and Sports Massager Hot Spa is communal. Exclusive use of the Private Infinity Edge Pool with Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River is reserved for the main Grandview Hale.

The pools are all solar heated and designed to feel as if you are sitting in natural Hawaiian waters. Both the private Main pool and Waterfall Lagoon pool boast deep blue waters to match the Hawaiian oceans and giant lava beds to lay and relax on. The Waterfall Lagoon has a 15 foot waterfall drop that trickles and streams down creating an ambiance that only the sounds of water can offer.

The gardens are abundant with walking paths full of fragrance, proud of our native fauna, colorful plants and sweet smelling lei flowers. Yes, you can even pick and make your own lei. Majestic Monkey Pod trees canopy over the property and provide perfect shade for reading a book or taking a nap in a hammock. Fruit trees are everywhere and you are welcome to pick what you can eat. Don’t be surprised to find a bunch of bananas, basket of passion fruit or a fresh pineapple waiting on your lanai when you visit us. Other fruits on the property include plum, serinam cherries, guava, lychee, mangosteen, rambutan, mango, papaya, star fruit, pomegranate, avocados, coffee, many kinds of citris, and our secret miracle berry. Guests will also receive a bag of our local Kona coffee that is grown, picked and roasted right here in Holualoa.

Homes Over Kona is a unique property designed to keep you in tune with the aloha spirit of Hawaii. We want to share our air, our fauna, our wildlife. We want to welcome you to our homes.

GARDEN HALE: Unit Description

Nestled between avocado trees, amongst tropical flowers and fluffy Japanese grasses, this unit is appropriately named the Garden Hale.  Although this unit only has 2 bedrooms, it feels spacious due to it's large open-plan living and kitchen area as well as an outdoor lanai to spread out on.

Relax in your living room in front of a large flat screen HDTV or read a book on the adjacent lanai, furnished with comfortable tropical furniture. The expansive 8' slider leads from the living room to the outside lanai connecting your spaces and introducing tropical breezes, garden views, and a feeling of openness for you to share the beauties of Hawaii. The TV is set up to the internet and offers Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, etc. Complimentary Netflix allows you to watch a generous variety of movies for the whole family. (The video streaming in this unit is sensitive at times, however a DVD has been made available) This unit is perfect for unwinding after a busy ocean day snorkeling and diving or mountain hiking and biking.

The lanai also has an enclosed screened in portion for 4 person dining and cooking in a bug free environment while enjoying the fresh feeling of Holualoa. The outdoor covered cooking facilities include an oven, range, and microwave with a sliding door leading directly into the kitchen area where there is the refrigerator, bar sink, dishwasher, and counter space for preparations. The table is also counter height to allow for additional preparation space as well as additional dining space for 4.

The kitchen boasts mahogany custom cabinets with granite countertops and a bar top for a casual snack or chat. Inside the cupboards you'll find a complete set of cookware, dishes, and utensils, to complement the host of time-saving appliances: microwave, blender, coffeemaker, rice maker and dishwasher (to name a few). Even if you love our kitchen, we also provide an outdoor BBQ so you can watch our fabulous sunsets turn to dusk.

Each bedroom has a queen bed suited with well designed beddings. The bathroom shows off Japanese design using porcelain tiles and pebbles to decorate the floor. An 18' deep soaking tub allows for relaxation in luxury after your hard hike or beach day. The sink is separate to the bathing and restroom area for privacy and maximum efficiency. This house can accommodate 4 persons in beds, however futons or beds can be set up to accommodate an additional 2 persons (for an extra fee).

Other amenities include a large laundry washer and dryer (outdoors) along with beach towels and extra pillows and linens. You can enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet for all of your electronics as well as access to a complimentary Netflix account where you will find a vast array of movies for the whole family. Cable TV is not offered in this unit, however internet TV is installed for movies, youtube, news, sports, etc. A sports gym only 10 minutes away offers day or short stay passes which give you full access to their facility at a minimal charge.

As mentioned in earlier descriptions, Homes Over Kona offers several private homes to choose from. This particular unit shares the use of the 15' Waterfall Lagoon Pool and Sports Massager Hot Spa. (The Private Infinity Edge Pool, Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River are reserved for the main Grandview Hale). All pools are solar heated boasting deep blue waters to match the Hawaiian oceans and designed with giant lava beds to lay and relax on. Waterfalls trickle down the sides and above your heads offering the true ambience of vacationing in Hawaii.

This 2 acre property has over 2000 feet of walking paths and country roads to explore. If you look carefully, you may also find a mini lava tube. Gardens are full of Hawaiian fragrance, proud of our native fauna, colorful local plants and sweet smelling lei flowers. Available are lei making tools, suggestions and instruction guides to show you how. Yes, you can pick and make your own sweet smelling leis to wear to dinner. Fruit trees are everywhere and when ripe, you are welcome to pick what you can eat. Coffee plants abound offer you the true feel of a coffee farm. Reading a book or taking a nap in a hammock is made perfect under the Majestic Monkey Pod trees which canopy the property and provide perfect shade. The 1000 foot elevation sub climate introduces comfortable breezes and temperatures specifically experienced in this Holualoa area and nothing like the sticky hot found along the shoreline or the cold found at the much higher elevations. 1000 feet is the perfect elevation. You found the best.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Homes Over Kona was designed by the owners who fell in love with the land and built the homes to represent Hawaii with minimal disturbance to the 2 acres it sits on. The owners careers are in the art, design and event businesses and these attributes are made evident in the homes offered.

The colors, themes, and landscaping to the homes compliment the nature which abounds us. Black and red for lava. Green and browns for nature and deep blues represent our oceans. Genuine stone and woods are used to finish and furnish these homes.

The entertainment areas are just that. The owners specifically designed each area to entertain your senses. TV's are large and lay flat against the walls. Spaces are open to enhance family communication and scenic viewing pleasure.

The owners also have a love for cooking and this is evident in the design of the kitchens. All kitchens are fitted with genuine granite countertops, real wood cabinets, and a true focus on making cooking a convenient experience.

Adventure is what brought these owners to the Big Island and perfection is what made them settle in the town above Kona, Holualoa. The Big Island has the best of everything. Almost every climate is attainable here ranging from snow capped mountain tops to tropical rain forests and hot sandy beaches. The owners love diving, and it doesn't get better than this anywhere else in the islands of Hawaii. Hiking too, is a favorite, and these owners have explored many. They have left a suggestion book with details so that you can find children friendly beaches and trails as well as some of the more challenging ones.

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Speaks: english, Japanese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha from the Kilohana Outrigger Canoe Club based in Redwood City & Fremont CA. We were participating in the largest Canoe Race on the Big Island, the 42nd Queen Liliu'Okalani Canoe Race. Our club rented all four houses on your property.

We enjoyed out little hale with it's beautiful view and all necessary amenities. We ate good ono, went to Hapuna beach and Waimea on our off days. Many Mahalos!
Aug 2013
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12 Reviews

based on 12 traveler reviews


Topical oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spend 9 days in the 2b home. The pictures don't do it was beautiful. The house had everything you might need and more. We stopped at the grocery store before coming to the house and held off on buying certain things because we weren't sure what the kitchen would have. It ended up having everything we could possibly need. Even extras like flashlights, boogie boards, etc.

We spent every morning with a cup of coffee on the porch watching all the green geckos jump from leaf to leaf and finished every evening cooking dining while listening to the birds and rain.

We unfortunately, only swam in the pool once because it was a little chilly for us but it was beautiful. The property has endless places to walk and explore. So many bright and beautiful plants, flowers and creatures.

The only two cons I will mention are the house does get pretty warm in the afternoon (which was no problem with all the fans they provide it does cool down decently quick) and also, on two different occasions our dryer shut off automatically while the clothes were still wet. We're not sure why or how it happened but caused our plans to get pushed back a bit.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!!! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear you had a great stay at our home and do hope you have a chance to visit Hawaii again,... maybe even the big island again! Thanks for letting me know about the dryer and sorry that it caused some delays for you. Even though we all hate bad news, we need to know so we can fix it for the next guest. I always ask my guests, even if it is minor, to please never hesitate to let us know. All of our appliances are covered under a warranty so we will call upon Sears to come and check it out immediately. Thanks again for the feedback! =-) Emily
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Relaxation at it's best

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. I would definitely stay there again. The property was clean and there were plenty of towels and other amenities.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home on Kona side !

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time in Emily's home on Kona side of Big Island. House was very clean , with a view on Ocean, and this is a quite location . I can only recommend it !

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous modern Hawaiian house

  • 5 of 5

Homes over Kona was a perfect.gorgeous property and a well stocked and kept home. If you like air conditioning this will not be for you. Fans only. The pool and gardens are gorgeous. Very convenient to Kailua.

Views are slightly obstructed by greenery but you can see Ocean. I would go there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnifique endroit

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup aimé l'endroit, l'environnement est superbe la piscine est magnifique. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié et s'était très propre

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean & modern

  • 4 of 5

We came and stayed at this beautiful property as a group. 4 adults total. The house was very spacious and clean and was stocked with all the kitchen amenities you could need. We got to enjoy several home cooked meals from all the goodies we bought from the farmer's markets. We enjoyed the beautiful lanai and we slept very well every night. It was very dreamy staying up in the mountains and it was very convenient to all the awesome coffee farms. Costco is also relatively close. The only complaint we had was that the drive way down is REALLY steep and narrow. The one night when it was dark and rainy a big rock must have fallen in the middle of the driveway down to our unit and it got our minivan stuck and caused damage to the car. Otherwise, we had a wonderful & pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kona International Airport at 12.9 Miles Nearest Motorway : Mamalahoa Hwy Nearest Restaurant : Holuakoa Cafe at 1.6 Miles Nearest Beach : White Sands Beach at 3.9 Miles

Enjoy resort living on hillside slopes at a perfect elevation. Aromatic tropical breezes, spring-like temperatures, and birds singing in this sub-climate are to be sure to tickle your senses. Not too hot, not too cold, Homes Over Kona are located centrally in the historic, quaint, artsy coffee town above Kona called Holualoa. Perfect for a quiet cup of coffee and morning stroll. Only 10 min. away, you will enjoy Kona’s shoreline beaches with every water sport imaginable, downtown shopping or pier fishing, neighboring Captain Cook Town, or kayaking with the Dolphins at Kealakekua Bay. You can enjoy every direction very conveniently within a matter of minutes.

This particular island is famed for the ocean diving and snorkeling along with all the ocean activities you can imagine. White, black, or even green sand beaches can be found here. The only active volcano and endless number of glorious hiking trails await you including the famed Waipio Valley and even a quickie hike just a short drive away. During certain times of the year, you may even experience snow on the caps of Mauna Kea as you capture unforgettable sunsets and stargaze the most glorious night skies imaginable. These are the skies we share with some of the famed observatories available for tours. Only this island can offer such variety in such a compact way. Lucky you, our property is right in the middle of it all.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct - Nov (see discount below)
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving (see discount)
Nov 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
Dec Specials (see discount)
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/NY: (see discount)
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan - Mar (see discount below)
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr (see discount below)
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr Specials (see discount)
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May Specials (see discount)
May 1 2017 - May 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
May (see discount below)
May 11 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun - Aug (see discount below)
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sept Specials (see discount)
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
YR 2018 & Beyond
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 30 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Service Fee: Lndry, Util $165
Ask About Discount 5-30% $0
Cleaning Fee $0
Tax Rate 13.42%

***5% to 30% DISCOUNTS off "Rental Amount" for Last Minute Reservations. Must state the Refund Code at time of reservation. Discount in the form of a refund; applied soon after first payment. "Book It" option preferred for efficiency. Reservation Acceptance is based on a First Paid Basis.
*5% OFF (max 60 days in advance) CODE: 5off60days
*10% OFF (max 30 days in advance) CODE: 10off30days
*20% OFF (max 20 days in advance) CODE: 20off20days
*25% OFF (max 15 days in advance) CODE: 25off15days
*30% OFF (max 7 days in advance) CODE: 30off7days

Other Discounts
*5% OFF: Military ; Kama'aina ; Full Month Stay
*5% OFF: Facebook Followers
*10% OFF: Facebook Followers for Repeat Guests

*Discounts do not apply for extensions of stay
*Discounts may not be combined

***Min 7 nights on Ironman, Tnxgiving, Xmas or NY. Min 10 nite if stay is both Xmas & NY.

*Min stay negotiable if check in or out date is on the same day as an existing reservation. Please call for arrangement.

*Above rate up to 4 persons: Add service fee $30/night/person for futons, linens, towels, etc. (max 2 extra persons = total 6 persons).

*Rates subject to change prior confirmed hold or reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

This is an official Vacation Rental Home. TAT & GE Hawaii State Tax ID Number & Certificate: W76239692-01

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural


  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1224 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Deep Soaking Tub
  • Bathroom is designed with a Japanese flair using stone porcelain tiles and river pebbles. Sliding door keeps the sink separate to the tub and restroom area. This provides for privacy and efficient mornings.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • *Beds sleep 4. There is a $30/night charge for the each extra person for futons, bed linens, towels, etc. (Max 2 more persons). Please call 808-854-1461 for more info if you have a larger group.


  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Mosquito Control: Under the guidance of Terminix we are proud to say that our property is treated for mosquitos and they are very few. Additionally, we offer Full Service Pest Control. If you see them, Terminix will come out to remedy the pesty situation! Amenity Credit: Although we ask our guests not to move items from one unit to the next, we sometimes notice something may be missing. Because of this, we offer our guests a $25/unit credit to replace something. Just email a photo of the receipt and say it was missing from your unit; leave it in the unit upon your departure and we will refund up to $25/unit. We want to make sure you have everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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