Whale Watch view Heaven

Lanai Table perfect for Sunset Dinners
Lanai Table perfect for Sunset DinnersLanaiWarap around Lanai with room to loungeView SouthView NorthVaulted Ceiling In Living RoomLiving RoomKitchen & Dining AreaMaster BedMaster Bath2nd Bed3rd BedDay bed now on screened-in sleeper porchBBQ Grill on LanaiView from Lanai
“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews

From $128 / night

76-6353 Leone Way, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $128
Per week: $896
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Kailua-Kona vacation home rental
Private - awesome views, Gas BBQ,sleeps 7 + kids . 4/2 home includes screened-in sleeping porch (in addition to 3 bedrooms). 5 minute drive to downtown Kona.
Quiet court off the main street in an upscale neighborhood. Miles of coastline view, including popular Surf Spots.
Large living area with cable TV. 1 King bed + 3 queens. Floor futons available for the kids. Fully stocked kitchen with side by side fridge and oven / range.
Extras like aluminum foil,zip lock bags provided. Large wrap-around lanai has Gas BBQ Grill and
RATES: $120 to $155 per night . (The rate calendar above is a sample). Add HI State tax and one time charge /departure cleaning fee of $125. Rates vary depending on season, length of stay, and number in party- kids stay free. No required stay (i.e. Friday to Friday), but we do have a 6 night minimum. Max stay 16 nights except for repeaters. Special rates may apply for Holidays and Ironman event. Call or e-mail us for a quote. Last Minute discounts available.
Area Information
We help with a SAFE financial transaction for BOTH sides : No damage deposits to worry with, as we prefer the honor system instead . SEE DETAILS BELOW for your safety . We live, work, mail and bank within 4 miles from this home. TERMS: only $25 on bookings more than 5 months out, with 10% 5 months out, then 30% 80days out. The balance of 60% just 20 days before arrival. We can also arrange an arrival payment on this 60%.
Write and ask us for 40 extra pictures and more information on this home. We will also send you our FREE professional Big Island travel guide book called wwwkonafun ..on line- without obligation. It contains over 1,000 pictures and maps of Kona beaches, . We love to TALK KONA , so please call us anytime
We live, work, mail and bank within 4 miles from this home. We help with a SAFE financial transaction for BOTH sides : No damage deposits to worry with , as we prefer the honor system instead.

Write and ask us for 40 extra pictures and more information on this home. We will also send you our FREE professional Big Island travel guide book called search for > kona123 ..on line- without obligation. It contains over 1,000 pictures and maps of Kona towns, beaches, and area restaurants with menu prices. PLUS 700+ Pictures and maps of area shopping, farmers markets, gardens, coffee tours, snorkel, scuba and attractions.

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Gidget Borho

Gidget Borho


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2016 Dec 15 2016 $128 $128 $896 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.42%
Tax I.D.: State of Hawaii Business License Tax # W 00192828-01
Deposits: only $25 initial deposit over 5 months in advance , with 10% 5 months out, 30% 80 nights before.....and the balance 60% due 20 days before arrival. We may arrange this 60% pyt on arrival .
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: One time departure clean charge of $125. We have had the same - very good - Thai lady housekeeper at this home for over 7 years now



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • View (City Lights)
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai
  • Screened Porch
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (3 miles)
  • Whale Watching
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Beach
    (1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
boogie boards, beach chairs and beach towels supplied

Reviews (6)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii

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“ Excellent ”
6 reviews
Pauline Keogh Tivoli

Pauline Keogh Tivoli

Sydney, Australia


March 3, 2014

The family had a wonderful time at the house. Everything you needed to have a relaxing holiday was there. Sat and watched the whales off in the distance while enjoying our breakfast. Wonderful! Close to everything.

Gidget Borho

Owner's reply:

When were lucky enough to visit our own home, our favorite room in the home ? Actually , it is the covered lanai, where we enjoy most of our meals. We love to watch a cruise ships arrive in our harbor, while we sip our Kona Coffee. Our evening sunset view dinners with a glass of wine is awesome.

Carmen Plesch

Carmen Plesch

Vancouver, BC Canada

Best part of the day was watching the sunset...

August 16, 2012

In 10 days I missed only 2 sunsets, as we travelled out of Kona. I watched all the other ones from the lanai of the house, which has a great view of the ocean. Other things we enjoyed about this house: no matter how hot it would get, there was a little bit of a breeze, the living room felt airy and pleasant... With the trees around it, shade and its location above most of the town, the lanai was where we ended up spending most of out time. The kitchen has everything you need, it is clean, the space is well organized and functional. Excellent accommodation for my family and our friends.

Gidget Borho

Owner's reply:

First time visitors are pleasantly surprised to find that summers in Hawaii are much cooler than most of the mainland. Usually our hottest heat wave day of the summer ...is about 88 or 89. Never weather temps up in the 90's, with most summer days about 87. With the constant tropical breezes, its why we call it paradise on earth. Keep in mind the SUN sets .. year around between 6 and 7 p.m . which cools the nights down fast. PARADISE .

Claire Stanbury

Claire Stanbury

Seattle WA

Georgeous view

July 29, 2012

Really nice to have all the comforts and convieniences of home when traveling. Made good use of the washer and dryer. Well equiped with towels and dishes. Beautiful trees with fragrant flowers on the land. All around very easy to make the arrangments and a very enjoyable stay. Thanks

Stephanie Bussmann

Stephanie Bussmann


Beautiful spacious appartement with ocean view

July 16, 2012

Lovely spacious modern place with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, large open space for dining and kitchen, the best is the lanai with ocean view, could just sit there all day... Can highly recommend this place and Bill and others made everything very easy... Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Angie Rites

Angie Rites

edmonton, AB

Two week retreat

February 10, 2012

we stayed here with our 3 small children and my parents for 15 days. There was plenty of room for all of us and the house was well equipt with supplies and beach toys. The view is something we miss the most, and the beautiful trees and shrubs. The window screens and doors don't close 100% so you do get the occasional visitor in the house, (geckos) but otherwise for the price and the quality of the home, this was a great place to stay. Our community representative was great, and very accommodating, our kids even got a pool for the deck to play in when we where at home, and on our last day he was very flexible in giving us a few extra hours with the house. Not to mention he provided us with free car seats, they would have been about $250 to rent. I hope we have the chance to stay here again, thank you for everything.

Gidget Borho

Owner's reply:

We love having small children and babies - free use of day cribs, high chairs and strollers.
Our home gets its name honestly . Awesome views of the whales playing and wide angle sunsets Ben the maintenance man has adjusted the screens . The doors get lots of " play " with little guests running in and out. We can't always accommodate later check outs i.e. if other guests are arriving the same day, but are happy to help out if no guests are arriving till the next day. If available on booking , a late check out purchase at half rate is also available - giving you the home till midnight. A great half rate option for those that don't want to take their chances. - our little Aloha

Tina Eccleston

Tina Eccleston

Salford, Ontario, Canada


March 24, 2011

This was our second stay at this wonderful house. I would highly recommend it. I don't like to read the other reviews as it reminds me that this isn't MY home, and that other people stay here. I would love to be able to call this house my home. It has everything that you could possibly need to have a wonderful vacation. I have nothing negative to say about it at all, except the fact that the deed doesn't have my name on it!!!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This was the best trip we took to Hawaii. Thanks for the service you provided. It sure was easy to book with you. Everyone enjoyed staying at this home. Very convenient. I think it is the best value on the island. - Bertram Young, San Francisco

We found the Whale Watch Home to be a good value, especially with the size of our party. Hotel rooms would have been much costlier. We found the beds to be comfortable and we all slept very well. Enjoy the sunsets from the lanai, even if it is cloudy, you might be surprised. The house was very comfortable and well located and we look forward to returning to Whale Watch House. Bring good binoculars. -- Don Bua and Family, Ukiah, Ca

Thanks for your help whilst we were staying in Whale Watch house. We had a wonderful time and the house was great. - Cheers and thanks again, Matthew Dusting, Victoria Aus

Very little to improve on in the house - it was very comfortable, beds were great (I've a bad back and didn't have any problems), kitchen was well fitted out, etc. There was nothing at all we needed that wasn't there, the place was very clean and well maintained and it was the first property we've rented anywhere that has had so many supplies in - normally you have to go out and buy cleaning supplies, etc., and it was great to have everything there. - Des & Maria Meagher Slane, Co Meath Irland

We had such a wonderful time at the whalewatch home! We especially enjoyed our surprise visitors... the geckos. It was fantastic how well equipped for kids you were... We will absolutely stay with you again, and we are hoping to make it to Kona again. Thanks for making our vacation special. Hope to see you again, The Guss family
Ps we've rented many beach houses on East coast beaches, and none have been so well supplied. It was particularly nice have the paper products ect. - John & Julie Guss, Sewickley, PA

We had a really great time. The house was beautiful and well equipped. There were plenty of cleaning supplies and bags, foil, et cetera. Everyone slept comfortably and soundly. We also really appreciated not having to rent our own body boards. Our experience was totally positive. We actually saw many more whales than expected from the lanai and it was also nice to watch people surf Lyman's. Thanks again, Tonia White - Portland OR

After my stay at your place we moved down to the Marriott (a company meeting): boy were we sorry. I told everyone how great your place was. I would love to stay at this house again... Thank you for making my family's trip so nice. - Scott Lucas & Family, Modesto, CA

We had a wonderful stay at your house. Good location, fabulous view, and plenty of space for our family... The beds were great, as was the weather. And thanks for supplying the baby items, i.e. crib, high chair, toys etc. We also appreciated the boogie boards, beach toys, and flippers. I would definitely recommend others to stay at the Whalewatch Home. Cheers, Blake Kadane , Calgary, Alberta

We had a great time and enjoyed the Whale Watch home immensely. Beautiful view and great neighbourhood. There was only one day that we did not spot whales! The geckos provided lots of amusement - especially the evening one of them took on a huge moth on the lanai and took a chunk out of its wing! - Margaret Waddell, Saskatoon Saskatchewan

It was very fun and nostalgic to be living in"our" Whale Watch Home for a week. That home has lots of memories for our family and it was great to be able to share our vacation with our adult children and some friends. ... As building contractors, we lead a very busy life here on Anderson Island. To see my husband Paul relax on the lanai and serenade us every morning with the ukulele was really the highlight of this vacation for me! Mahalo for making it all possible! - Bridget Larsen, Anderson Island WA

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