About this listing
Aloha our 3 bedroom 2 bath, beautifully decorated hawaiian style vacation house is conveniently located close to Kailua-Kona town, beaches, fishing, stores and restaurants. With all the conveniences of home sleeps 2 to 6 persons at a great price.
Aloha and welcome to our 3 bedroom 2 bath vacation house. Conveniently located just 3 minutes from Kailua-Kona town and its many shops, restaurants and grocery stores. You are just 5 to 10 minutes from many of Kona's most popular beaches, snorkel spots and activities. Only 20 minutes from the Kona Airport [koa] its a great location to enjoy Kona and the Big Island from.
Granite and marble abound in this newly renovated and beautifully decorated hawaiiana style home. The Master bedroom "The Palm room" has a king bed with TV, walk-in closet and private full bath. The second bedroom "The Parrot room" has a queen bed with large closet and opens up to the outdoor Lanai and the gardens. The third bedroom "The Ocean room" has two twin beds and a large closet. The second full bathroom has marble appointments and all rooms in the house have sealing fans. The full kitchen has most everything for the chef with a lot of little extras, a large refrigerator and has a bar counter that opens up to the dinning/living room. The beautiful entertainment center offers HD flat screen TV with WiFi internet access, DirectTV Dish service, HD dvd player and various movies, cards and games. We are kid friendly with toys and books available. The Lanai has a barbeque grill and set up for outdoor dinning, pick papaya's and fresh herbs from the garden, and delicious Golden Mango's in season. An outdoor shower to wash off sand and towel racks to hang your beach towels are provided but there is a washer and dryer to clean up after your activities. A great place for 2 to 6 persons in a home away from home at a great price.
Guest parking is off the road in front of the house with space for two vehicles. We have provided a fully stocked house with most all of the conveniences of home plus beach coolers and beach supplies for families and friends. Your hosts Alan and Jeanne Borowski have lived in Hawaii and The Big Island for over 37 years and can share their passion and knowledge of the island with you. Captain Alan Borowski runs a 5 star rated, sport fishing charter boat, called Hapa Laka Hawaiian Charters, for over 20 years. Call or look us up for availability. Jeanne is an artist, a member of the orchid club and worked as a naturalist interpreter trail guide for years and can offer you personalized tours learning about Hawaii. We are both avid dancers, Salsa, West Coast Swing and all the Ballroom Dances, so we can let you know where to go dancing too! Jeanne also is into horses, and has been Breeding Arabians here in Hawaii for 25 years.
Interaction with Guests
Aloha give us a call or email/text any time so we can answer your questions about Hawaii and our vacation house, sport fishing or tours, we have earned our 5 star rating with great customer service. We will meet you when you arrive and start you off with a fresh local fruit basket. We can answer any of your questions about the island and where to go.
This upcountry neighborhood is a safe and friendly residential area, it is high up enough to be at the beginning of our green belt, where you are surrounded by Hawaii"s lush tropical flora. This is also known as the famous Kona Coffee Belt. Just 1 mile above the house begins a great scenic drive along Hwy 180, a Historic area of Kona. There are many coffee estates for the next 30 miles south, many that do tours, plus breathtaking views of Kailua and the coastline.
Our Island is so big that having a rental car is the best way to see it. There is parking space for 2 vehicles at the house.
Once you are down in Kailua town you can use the Kailua Trolly for getting around Kailua to Keauhou (6 miles south) along the ocean on "Ali'i Drive".
We do have a good public bus system that goes across the island north and south, for bus schedules look up The Hele-On Bus Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency.
There are also Tour buses that go around the island and to other destinations, look up Jack's Tours or Robert's Hawaii Tours.
Aside from from rental cars, there are moped and motorcycle rentals in Kailua.
We have lots of taxi's that also do tours, and to and from the airport, but there is also a Speedi Shuttle Bus to choose from.
Other Things to Note
Our check-in is at 3pm or after, and check-out is by 11am. If you need different times please make arrangements in advance, we will help if the booking schedule allows enough time between guests, and cleaning.
Although we have a strict "No Smoking rule inside the house." we have provided two areas to smoke outside, since our weather is so mild it makes it easy to use these areas. One is in front of the house with a comfortable seating area. The second is on the back Lanai, where table and chairs in 3 different locations around the garden provide plenty of pleasant choices. Be Aware that our state has no smoking laws in any public area, but has provided places for you.
Having typically stayed in hotels when visiting kona, I wanted to try something different... So I used airbnb to rent a house there for the first time. The experience was really great.
Alan and Jeanne were very accommodating and friendly... And they have a very nice place. It has all the comforts you could hope for, making you feel at home while on vacation. They even gave us a nice basket of delicious fruit that was grown in the back yard.
Jeanne was very willing to share local knowledge with us about things to do, places to eat, and more.
The location is great... Close to the main part of kona, but at a slightly higher elevation which keeps the place nice and cool.
I will definitely recommend staying at Jeanne and Alan's rental to friends and family in the future, or to anyone looking for a great place to stay in kona.
Our host Jeanne made us feel very welcome. She greeted us upon arrival and then was available when needed. The listing is accurate and very nice. It is always good to re-iterate a few points on the listing that were especially nice and otherwise: The listing is very very well furnished, offers three bedrooms at a good price and is very clean. When we stayed, there was fruit available to pick from the back yard. It is a great place to stay if you are looking for that "home away from home" feel. Additionally, the listing is up a very large hill that is only accessible by car, and can get hot inside at night. The listing has plenty of fans for moving air - but if you are really looking to cool off (varies depending on day temp) at night - you need to go to a hotel. Jeanne graciously noted that she is considering re-wiring the house to accommodate for an air conditioning system. That being said - we looked at many options - and air conditioning was not consistently available. Jeanne's place is a fantastic option -especially if you have kids and are on a budget.
C'était un plaisir de séjourner chez Jeanne et Alan. La maison est idéale pour des familles avec enfants. Il y a tout ce qu'il faut pour profiter de la plage également. Jeanne et Alan sont très attentionnés (panier de fruits, livres sur l’île, jouets pour les enfants) et tout était bien préparé pour que nous puissions passer un très bon séjour.
Merci ! Mahalo !
Great clean house in convenient location with full closets of toddlers toys and gadgets. We were traveling with kids (1 and 3) and they didn't seem being bored. One drawback is lack of A/C, but after sometime we got adjusted.
Aloha Denys..so glad the kids liked all the toys and games. Along with the rest of the country we have had long hot spells this summer (record breaking), that are not normal for Kona. I hope all the extra fans in each room helped. Due to our electric costs being 3 to 4x's higher than any in the US, AC is too expensive for our low rental rates. I am going poll prior guests, if we were to put in AC, would you be willing to pay an extra charge as an option for it's use, like a lot of condo's do.
Mahalo.. we look forward to seeing you again.
The Palani house should be named the “Mango tree house”! Great backyard with a huge mango tree, we arrived during the mango season and really enjoyed all the fruits in the backyard including the pineapples and papayas. The Palani house ifs more than a vacation rental, it’s a “home” while on Hawaii. A beautiful house with everything you need for your stay: Boogie boards, snorkel gear, chars, beach towels, umbrellas, mats, coolers, BBQ combined with HD TV, a well stocked kitchen, wash machine and dryer. It is centrally located, close to Kona downtown and 15-20m from the airport.
Jeanne prepared a great fruit basket stocked with fruits from the backyard for our arrival. Meeting Jeanne is like meeting an old friend, a guide, biologist, artist, builder all in one and a husband who does fishing tours what do you want more? She spend over an hour when we arrived giving tips for the best snorkel places, surf beaches, local restaurants etc. We stayed with 6 people, the grandparents ourselves and two teenagers, celebrating the grandparents 50th anniversary and my sons graduation. Thanks for making our stay an unforgettable memory!
The house is good, Alan and Jeanne were so nice to stay till 10pm to meet us, due to the late flight. The house is clean and with everything we need. Location is good though one of the bedroom is a bit noisy due to bear the route 19.
Jeanne provided a nice clean house and lots of local info on things to do. The fresh fruit from the trees was a nice bonus. Sorry our stay was so short.