We loved everything about the house, which is high up on the mountain and provided a great sense of privacy and seclusion. The beds were extremely comfortable (adjustable Temperpedic), the pool was a huge hit with the kids, and there was plenty of space for our family of five to retreat if we needed alone time. So many soothing bird sounds, plus chickens (including chicks) roaming next door. The kitchen was well appointed with everything needed to cook full meals, and we found a great little coffee shop just five minutes away. And I can’t forget all of the beach and pool gear…. We didn’t have to buy or rent anything except for sunscreen. David checked up on us after we arrived, and was extremely responsive to the one question we did have. Overall a great house and vacation.
Loved the view and area.
David’s home was a fabulous time to spend time on the tropical island with our family and grandkids. The views are spectacular at anytime of the day. The house was everything that was mentioned in the listing and then some. There are too many things to describe. You wouldn’t go wrong in booking David’s home. Mahalo
We had a fantastic time in this gorgeous home! It was perfect for our family. Our son had his 40th Birthday celebration with his beautiful wife & daughter. Grandpa & grandma had the most heartwarming time together with all! It made all of our breakfast perfects, that were usually followed by pool time. Great experiences to the one & only Seahorse Farm. Great establishments for dining were very close. The “beyond anything we could imagine Beaches” were at every turn! A wondrous time for our family to have our own time away in Paradise thanks for all the memories!
This house is gorgeous and perfect for a family! Beautiful pool and landscaping. Great place for family memories!
Loved the layout of the home, loved the decor, loved the yard and patio. The warm saltwater pool and waterfall was perfect. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked. There was everything you needed for the pool and beach. Made friends with the geckos, frogs and chickens. David was very responsive to all our needs and wants. We have stayed for several years in ocean front homes but after staying here, we all agreed this location was the best.
Our family was blown away by the entire property, what a treat from the first wow moments when we walked in through the entire week. Gorgeous views from every room, conveniences and luxuries at every turn, close proximity to everything, positioned higher up the island so you see amazing old growth forest and eagle eye ocean views every day. A+++, we would definitely book here again. Thanks David!
I highly recommend this property! It was very clean and everything was maintained well, including the pool. Be sure to check out the guides and map in theater room. Rooms have darkening shades which was wonderful for sleep and beds were very comfy with moveable platforms. Well appointed kitchen and the location is great. Check out 180 and 190 to skip traffic on 11 and 19. Don't miss Holualoa Coffee Shack and the galleries that are in the area. The pool and garden is so relaxing that you will be tempted to stay all day. Don't miss a sunset.
We had an amazing time at David's property. The best part of the whole stay was the lanai and pool. We loved sitting outside on the deck, using the BBQ and enjoying each others' company.
David’s property is better than we could have asked for. The pool was perfect for our family of 7. The quiet neighborhood was amazing to take in the beautiful sunsets but also wasn’t to far from anywhere we needed to go. David’s communication was quick and helpful every time.
The property was perfect and David responded immediately to every question. Highly recommend and we will book again.
We completely enjoyed our stay in your home David. Everything about it was perfect for us. We brought our two teenage daughters with us and the home had everything we could have wanted for them and for us. The lanai area and the pool were beautiful and our favorites. The kitchen and living room area provided us all we could have asked for after full days of playing and exploring the island. We appreciated your communication with us, your prompt response to any questions we may have, and especially appreciated you checking in with us after the big storm. We could not have thought of a more perfect experience for our home away from home during our 12 day vacation to Kona. Thank you, and we would highly recommend your home to anyone.
From the moment we entered the home we knew this was the perfect place to start our vacation. Our family enjoyed hanging out in the kitchen while cooking or relaxing outside around the pool. The location was perfect. Beautiful view and sunsets every day. This is truly a quality home and you feel that upon entering. This was our first time to Hawaii, the home and island did not disappoint. When we retrun this home will be our only choice.
We booked this lovely property to stay in with extended family. All in all we were 5 adults and 2 kids (ages 5 and 1).
The place was perfect for us, and seems especially accommodating for those with young children - our 5 year-old used the pool for hours every day, and our 1 year-old loved exploring the gardens and watching for the geckos to make their appearance in the bushes in the evening. There was also a high chair ready for us to use for her mealtimes, toys and beach towels for the kids to use in the pool and at the beach, etc etc.
The place was big enough for everyone to find their own corner and do their own thing when they wanted to, while also being set up for cooking shared meals in the kitchen or BBQ and sharing drinks and playing board games on the lanai.
It’s situated not far from Kona and its conveniences (easy to do a Target or Safeway diaper run if needed!) and not a far drive from good beaches and coffee shops.
David made our experience seamless and was easy to get in touch with when we had questions.
Highly recommend this place!
Literally cannot describe the beauty of this property. From the minute you walk in the door its paradise. Beautifully landscaped and when you walk out the sliding doors and see the pool and the breathtaking views omg. Very clean, so well maintained, stocked with all the essentials. Had everything we needed for the beach, pool toys, games, infant sleeper and highchair, a super cool vacuum that had a suction outlet in each wall(made cleaning up after my girls so easy and fun), a grocery store discount card. They thought of everything. David was awesome! Communication was instant, Recommendations for the beach, talked me down after an earthquake, even called to let me know construction was happening on the neighbors pool which didn't bother us at all. Stepping into that house made all 16hrs of travel worth it. Perfection.
This is a clean, comfortable, and beautiful modern home, with all the amenities you need, high-end appliances to make your stay easy and an outstanding view to enjoy from almost every corner of the property. We laughed at the rain while hanging out on the huge, covered lanai on cozy patio furniture. After spending time in town where it was sweltering hot, we enjoyed the slightly cooler temperatures uphill where the home is located. Your host has thought of every little thing to make your stay easy, restful and memorable. We didn't want to leave.
Words can not even begin to describe how wonderful this house was. It made our dream vacation just over the top even better. Very clean, lots of supplies, and an owner that is on top of things with quick responses. The views are just out of this world. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and clean. Not hard to get to at all. I would recommend this house 1000%!!! I would love to stay here again in the future if I was able to. Thanks again David for such a wonderful place for people to stay at to make their dreams come true.
This was our second time staying at David’s house. We can’t say enough good things. The house and location work out great for us, and the sunsets from the patio can’t be beat. We look forward to our next visit! Mahalo!
Everything about our stay was exceptional. The Villa was super clean, very well decorated. The kitchen was very well equipped and contained everything we needed to cook and grill on the great gas grill. TV’s in all rooms and theater seating made viewing a lovely experience. The lanai was fabulous, lots of space for outdoor eating, lounging and playing games. The pool was beautiful, perfect for our family of 8 to enjoy. The pool toys and beach equipment (chairs, umbrella, buggie boards, etc made our stay even more fun and carefree. Location was fantastic close to restaurants, beaches, grocery stores and lots of other fun activities. David the owner was wonderful. Communication from him was quick and helpful, offering recommendations for beaches and restaurants. We have rented all over the world and this has been our best experience.
Thanks, David, for a wonderful experience.
This was our second visit to this lovely home and once again it did not disappoint. A wonderful property in a quiet setting where one can truly get feel the Ohana of the Big Island.
See our review of August 2021 for more details, little has changed and the level of communication with the owner, David Johnson, is top notch.
Our 10 day say at this home was truly glorious! Our party consisted of two teenagers, one 10 year old and one 12 year old……. Accompanied by 3 adults. The floor plan of this home offers privacy, comfort and beautiful views. The home was very well equipped, meeting every need, from beach supplies to kitchen and outdoor grilling. We each slept comfortably and we’re quite sad to leave the beds behind. David was extremely helpful and was very responsive.
Our family really enjoyed the pool and spacious home! Amazing sunsets over the ocean!
We had an amazing time. The property is lovely, well maintain and spacious. We would absolutely stay again!
We had two families with four little ones under 3 in our group. This place was perfect. Everything is well stocked, they have all the kitchen essentials, laundry, even some toiletries. Loved the pool and sunset view. Close to downtown Kona, longer drive to some of the key destination beaches (40 min or so). We are every meal outside, would love to come back!
A wonderful home for our multi-generational family vacation. Peaceful, comfortable and surrounded by beauty.
This was the perfect house for our family vacation. Everything you could ever need in the home was there. Great communication with the owner. Would love to rent this home again!
Great place for spring break! Our kids loved the pool which made things so much easier. David was quick to respond to our questions and was really helpful. Close to safeway and other stores. Check it out!
Gorgeous, everything was better than we could’ve ever imagined
This house more than met any of our expectations! The kitchen was VERY well equipped, and the layout allowed the multiple "chefs" in our group of 6 adults to shine. The sliding doors to the lanai gave us a seamless transition to eating all of our meals outside, using the pool, and watching gorgeous sunsets! This house is located in a very quiet neighborhood, with easy access to grocery stores, beaches, and downtown Kona. The next time we come to the big island, this is the place we want to stay!
The property was everything we had hoped. Beautiful property and home. We were close to all the shopping downtown. We were able to get out to all the sites we wanted to visit which made for a wonderful trip. The only downside was the bunkbed room which we did not realize would not be comfortable for the one single adult which we had. There is also no place in the room to store anything. Everything else was great! David was also great in responding to any questions we had. Thank you so much!
This house has everything you need including fabulous views from a peaceful neighborhood. It’s up a fun hill into the trees so you can hear the breeze and birds, but only 10 minutes from Safeway in case you need to get back to reality. We can’t wait to return. Mahalo David!
We had such a great stay at David's house! Everything about this property is wonderful! The house, pool, and grounds are immaculate! We stayed here for almost 2 weeks over Christmas, and my family of 6 just loved it! Great location close to town, activities, beaches, and stores. David is a great host and is very responsive. We only had a few questions, and he always got back to me immediately. This house is as good as all the reviews testify! Rent it and start planning your dream vacation in Kona!
You don’t need to think twice- reserve your stay here! We had everything we needed plus more. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to a friend.
Wonderful location and view of sunsets. This was our second trip to this home and the owner is great to work with. A car is necessary to get to all that the island has to offer. Highly recommend this home for its inside comfort and outside pool and yard area.
The house is PERFECT! We had the best time and loved every moment of our stay! Thank you so much!
We had the best time at the house! Gorgeous property, close to great turtle beaches. And we snorkeled with dolphins!!
The house was perfect for our family. We enjoyed the grounds, the pool, the creatures. If we come back to the Big Island again, we will definitely rent from David!
Mahalo and Aloha!!
We absolutely loved everything about this house! We especially loved the outdoor space with the pool and views of the ocean. It was in a very quiet neighborhood. While there are no shopping or restaurants within walking distance, it was still convenient to the town using both our rental car and Uber.
My wife and I enjoyed our first stay in Hawaii with our friends family. Great property that was clean, quiet, and a view that was hard to beat.
We enjoyed our two weeks at the Johnson home, and as others have said, it is nicer than the photos reveal. Furthermore contacting the owner with a quick question or to advise of a malfunction was only a txt msg away - they are engaged.
If you are looking for tranquility, within a beautiful garden replete with the voices of Hawaii ( Doves, Canaries, Cardinals) and the flow of running water from the pool's waterfall, this is the place for you.
The kitchen is well appointed, and the pay-it-forward pantry is full of surprises from herbs to drygoods and drinks placed by prior guests for the next - so makes sure to check out what's present before you make that food run - a most positive vibe.
We grilled every evening, and enjoyed using the Lynx grill - first time ever having a "sear" option, so that was a new. Grill masters may wish to carry with them their favorite instant thermometer.
Bedrooms and beds were comfortable, with the multi-zone air-conditioning making a real difference. Having a full-size washer and dryer was much appreciated.
Advice: read the notebook describing the property and how things work - it will answer many questions which percolate. Remember you are in a home and not a resort, maintenance (pool, yard, etc) occurs during working hours.
What was missing? Maybe a beer tap in the outdoor cook-space to pour a Longboard while watching the sunsets and grilling the fresh caught Ono.
Will we return? We already made our reservation for another two weeks.
We spent a week at this home, and it was spectacular. The place is even more spacious in person than the photographs show. The pool and lanai area are perfect for lounging, taking a dip to cool off, and enjoying the sunsets. We had an issue with one of the TVs not working - David tried valiantly to get it resolved while we there, which we appreciated, and I'm sure it's resolved by now. The kitchen was amazing - we ended up stocking up on groceries at the beginning of our stay and then cooked most of our meals at the house, which was really nice since most of the restaurants are really understaffed right now so long waits to get a table. Highly recommend this home. One thing to know is about the mattresses - they are Temper-Pedic and seemed to be medium firmness. We are firm mattress people, so found them to be a bit soft for our taste.
This is our 2nd time staying here. Dave has gone out of his way to make sure every details is perfect. He is super responsive with any issues. The home is clean and well stocked. Very comfortable for 6 adults and two kids.
The home was perfect for our grown kids and grandchildren. The home is very safe for a 15 month old with no steps or hazards. He even has a pack and play on site for use. The kitchen has everything you need right down to a coffee grinder for the fresh coffee you will want to buy down to a pressure cooker for chicken.
We recommend Hapuna Beach and Magic Sands Beach. Both have nice soft sand. We also love Gypsea Gelato downtown. I think we went 4 times!!
If you are looking for great food, visit Willie’s Hot Chicken. Big portions of fresh chicken strips or sandwiches. Also no trip to Kona would be complete if you don’t visit Punalu’u Bake Shop at the southern tip of the island.
Enjoy the sunsets by the pool and feel relaxed as all your worries drift away at this Oasis.
We loved the house especially the pool and outdoor space. It was a great location to beaches in the Kileau-Kona side of the island. The neighborhood is quiet. The views are amazing.
First time to the Big Island with our family! The property is private, secluded, outstanding views, full pantry, lots of pool & beach toys, full theater, beautiful kitchen, comfortable beds, and definitely feels like home in a couple of days:)
David was an amazing host and quickly (island time) took care of a couple issues upon arival
Such a lovely place! We are so happy we chose this spot for our honeymoon-the area is secluded enough that we did not feel the hustle and bustle of tourists- the gardens were so fun! With fruit right on the property! Very clean and modern home. Would definitely recommend.
This property has everything you could possibly want--from a gorgeous view of the Pacific, beautiful landscaping, and an outstanding outdoor set-up with pool, waterfall, lanai, and grill to a great kitchen, entertainment system, comfortable bedrooms, and beach gear. We loved that we were close to the town of Kona, but that it was 10 degrees cooler at the house. The air conditioning was also a major plus! Can't wait to return!
This was the perfect place for our family to stay while on the Big Island! The lanai and pool area with those views of the ocean and sunsets were just wonderful! The house is large, clean and furnished very nicely. The kitchen was great for cooking large breakfasts each morning and very well stocked with cookware. It has a nice large laundry room. There are pool and beach toys, chairs, beach towels and more. We would definitely recommend this home to others!
The place was actually nicer than the photos! We had a great stay and the pantry’s were fully stocked, as well as the beach equipment. I highly recommend this vrbo.
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