|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
|Living space||1000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Golf, Luxury, Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Wow! This one is VERY reasonably priced and in a GREAT location!
Exotic and refined. Breezy and sophisticated. This place is designed for people who want to hear the birds sing and feel the soft trade winds breathe on their sun-kissed skin. For those who want to smell the sweetness of the plumeria's and delight in the exotic colors of the Orchids.
From serene sunsets to exciting live volcanic eruptions, the Big Island has it all and the Great Kona Escape is ideally situated for all of your fun Kona adventures. Just 900 feet up from a quiet sandy cove beach where sea turtles are often seen sunning themselves on the shore and 15 m...Read more
The Great Kona Escape - Kona's Best Hidden Gem
Additional Location Information
This home is 4 miles from the Keahole airport and 4 miles from Kailua Kona 's downtown. It is at a comfortable 1000 foot elevation just 3 miles from the nearest beach. One of Kona's most luxurious and quiet subdivisions, this home is located on one acre of beautiful flowers, gardens and fruit trees; yours for the picking.
Location Type Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$120||$120||$840||$3,400||5 nights|
|Oct. 1 2011 - Mar. 31 2012||$120||$120||$840||$3,400||5 nights|
|All Other Dates||$120||$120||$840||$3,400||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $25 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guests
- Cleaning fee - $125 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $200 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
$125 cleaning fee
$200 refundable damage deposit - reservation holder
Payment due 60 days before arrival
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 10, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A Kona home away from home
Such a pleasant place to stay, well equipped and roomy. It's up the hill a bit where the trade winds blow. Great home base for seeing the island. Convenient to shopping. A beautiful garden setting and great avocados. Sandra was a gracious hostess.
First rate accommodations in a lovely setting
A perfect spot to enjoy all that Kona has to offer. The home is well located between Kailua and the beaches along the coast heading north. It is very clean and well appointed with a living room, kitchen and dining area, bathroom and bedroom with an amazingly comfortable king bed. Sandra, the owner, is warm and gracious. She has the uncanny ability to be around if you have a question and not when you don't. She has lived there for many years and was invaluable in advising us on places to go to fully experience the environment and culture.
As they say: "location, location, location." Far enough outside of town to make you feel you have a private retreat yet close enough to be in the heart of Kailua in 15 minutes. I highly recommend this property as a home base with which to appreciate the richness of Kona. We've already made the arrangements for our retun.
Little slice of paradise
We stayed for a week at this unit. It was spotless, comfortable and close to beaches and activities but far away enough that it was quiet. The bed was very comfortable and the place felt very private. Sandra was a great resource for us as this was our first trip to the Big Island. She also gives a great massage. Would recommend this as a great place to stay.
Half Moon Bay, CA
Great Kona Escape - perfect!
It was a year ago that I stayed @ Sandra's beautiful place. Since I'm returning again this year, her's was the first place that I checked since I have some friends that want to share also. However, her larger place is taken for our travel period. If I was going alone or with only 1 or 2 people, I would stay here again. Everything about the place was great - felt like a vacation & being home (or better than home I should say) @ the same time. She was a perfect hostess with great info to share also.
I didn't want to leave!
I love this place. Total privacy, absolute value, and unparalleled beauty... what more could you ask for?
Picture this: you wake up in the morning to the sounds of birds singing and the smell of fresh plumeria... you wander over to the fruit orchard and pick yourself a breakfast of fresh fruit... then you settle back into your private escape and plan out your island adventures, knowing that everything you could possibly want to experience is within a short car ride.
I can honestly say that my trip to Hawaii was made exponentially better by choosing the Great Kona Escape. It truly is my new home away from home. I will definitely be back!
Kansas City, KS, US.
Great Vacation Home..Truly a hidden gem...
Everything about the rental home was just great.. It was very clean. The location was just perfect. Sandra, the owner, is very nice and she shared a lot of information about the places to see and visit. It was very helpful as it was our first trip to Hawaii. Thanks Sandra for sharing your home with us. We liked the coconuts and fruits from your garden very much. Thank you.
Great Kona Value
Our stay at the Great Kona Escape was great. The owner, Sandra, was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. This was our first trip to the Big Island and she gave us great advice on where to go and what to do.
Kukio Beach was fantastic for sunsets. We also enjoyed the body boarding at Kekaka Kai / Kua Bay State Park, just south of Kukio Beach. We did a great snorkel trip to Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, seeing probably the best coral reef heads that we have ever seen. Volcano trip by car was long and arduous, as she had advised, but we are pleased that we chose to see that part of the island. Also enjoyed Sam Choys for dinner.
The accommodations were spacious and simple and clean and presented what I think was a great value. It is a wonderful property with great gardens and great views of the city below. Although we were on the go most of the time, when we were there, the place was very quite and quite peaceful. Loved the chickens! Our only critique was that the windowless bathroom needs a working exhaust fan in order to reduce the moisture and to help the towels dry. Also the shower gel and shampoo supplied, was very limited in quantity. Other than that, this place was just as advertised. We would recommend to friends.
Response from Sandra Bennett - 03/14/2012
Thank you for your kind words and for letting me know about the fan in the bathroom, which is now fixed and running perfect. Under the sink is an entire bucket of shampoos and lotions; I'm sorry you didn't asked. Many Mahalos for being great guests and I look forward to your next stay at The Great Kona Escape.
Wish we could move in permanently!
We just returned from a fabulous two week stay at The Great Kona Escape. This place was perfect for us; centrally located to all the activities we wanted to do and the price was very reasonable We feel so lucky to have found this place. The unit is clean and spacious, quiet and has the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in away from home. The grounds are beautiful complete with a garden full of fresh vegetables for our daily salads and fruit right off the trees for breakfast. We can't thank Sandra enough for her warm and friendly hospitality. The great bonus was amazing massages at reasonable rates. We will definitely be returning to The Great Kona Escape. Love, love loved it.
Great value! Great escape!
I stayed at The Great Kona Escape with my 11 year old son. The unit is a well appointed, large 1 bedroom apartment. The king size bed is comfortable and the living room easily sleeps a couple more people. It's clean and quiet with a lovely ocean view from the bedroom. The kitchen is small but well equipped. I was able to make all our meals myself instead of dining out. The owner, Sandy, provided beach gear for our excursions. She also brings fresh fruits grown on the property everyday. The location is perfect for getting around and exploring the island. If you're looking for a reasonable place to make your home base while visiting the Big Island, consider this spot.
If you're looking for a quiet getaway, this is it! No noisy rental condos anywhere near here. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown, the airport, the Kohala resorts, Costco, etc. Superb views, especially from the pool. Well appointed suites in excellent condition. Sandra is a lovely and sweet host and is available to answer any questions. The beach chairs, picnic cooler, towels, fresh eggs available were very much appreciated!
Larry & Linda
There isn't anything negative to say. Sandra makes you feel so welcome. She shares everything that you need to make your stay the best. Picnic cooler, umbrellas, beach chairs, fresh layed eggs, produce from her garden, papayas, bananas, star fruit, lemons. She is your personal travel agent. Tells you where the best beaches, farmers markets, luaus are. Whatever you need to know she is there to answer your questions. Sandra's rental is away from all the tourists and traffic. It is nice to hear the birds sing and see her 3 hens walk around her lovely 1 acre yard that is perfectly manicured with Hawaiian plants. The suite is clean and has everything that you would possibly need for your holiday. If there is something you need, Sandra will get it for you. We had a wonderful holiday and would stay at The Great Kona Escape again. Thanks for sharing your home with us Sandra.
Doug & Verna
Drayton Valley, Alberta Canada
Sandra was a warm, welcoming & helpful host. The accommodations were clean, comfortable & peaceful. It is well located to the airport & downtown. Don't forget to book a massage with Sandra, they are fantastic!
Santa Monica, California
Home away from home in Kona
Wonderful place to stay! Very private accommodations with a large living area, outdoor kitchen and dining area and a pool/jacuzzi deck with a gorgeous view of the Kona coast. Very easy-going vibe. Short drive to the downtown (tourist) area. Feels like a home-away-from-home. Thank you, Sandy... we'll definitely be back!