A world of adventure awaits on Hawaii’s Big Island, where the diverse terrain ranges from volcanic activity to pristine beaches. For the outdoor lover, the Big Island is an epic playground. While there are many options for basing your stay on the Big Island, many choose to claim the Kona area of the west coast as their home base. With the sunniest days out of the year and easy access to the island’s best activities, Kona is the perfect jumping-off point for adventures around the Big Island. And while it may seem easier to simply book a room in the nearest big-name hotel, there are many advantages to securing a more personal, private home base. For your home away from home in Hawaii, consider selecting one of these private Kona Coast, Hawaii vacation rentals!
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A Custom Stay on the Big Island of Hawaii
Explore the many wonders of the Big Island of Hawaii from the comfortable home base of your private vacation rental in Kona. While it may seem counterintuitive on an island, the weather can be drastically different from location to location. By Hawaiian definition, the word Kona refers to the leeward, or dry side of the island. When it comes to planning a sunny island vacation, you can’t beat the Big Island’s Kona region, where blue-sky days are the norm.
After spending the day exploring some of the Big Island’s famed coffee farms, black and white sand beaches, or perfecting your swing on the golf green, it makes all the difference to have a comfortable vacation rental to return to. Our private vacation rentals in Kona offer an island haven where moments of rest and relaxation can occur. Rather than a one-size-fits-all vacation rental, you’ll find that each of these private Kona Coast, Hawaii vacation rentals offer their own unique amenities and style. Keep in step with the island vibe even after you’ve retreated back to your accommodations from these well-appointed homes!
Step inside your private vacation rental in Kona to discover a bright, welcoming space. Whether you select a lavish home with plenty of square footage or a sweet island bungalow tucked among the palms, you are sure to feel quickly at home. Our private vacation rentals in Kona take full advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds, offering oversized windows and glass doors to bring the outdoors in. Relax and unwind in the living room, where it’s easy to stay unplugged and soak in the views. Most homes are also outfitted with top-notch technology for staying connected and entertained as desired. You’ll find an open concept floorplan in most of these homes, offering a generous space for daily living. In the adjacent kitchen and dining area, a full kitchen with all of its amenities is at your disposal. Enjoy a leisurely start to the morning with breakfast and a cup of coffee from the comfort of your island home or gather in the evening around the table for a family dinner after a full day on the beach.
Group & Family Kona Rental Homes
The Big Island is a popular destination for couples, families, and groups alike. Whether you’re traveling as party of two or with extended family or friends in tow, you’ll find a variety of square footage options among our private vacation rentals in Kona. The majority of these private Kona rental homes offer 2-4 bedrooms, with many homes accommodating up to 8 guests. With multiple bathrooms as well, it’s easy to continue the flow of daily living while enjoying plenty of space and privacy. Enjoy catching up on much-needed sleep from the comfort of your restful bedroom outfitted with a plush bed, quality linens, and ample space for clothing storage. In addition, many bedrooms boast an en suite bathroom for additional convenience and privacy.
There is much to enjoy in the surrounding area from the convenient location of your private vacation rental in Kona. Whether you plan to lounge on the nearest beach or explore further afield, you are sure to enjoy the many activity options and beautiful scenery the Big Island has to offer!
Big Island Activities
From the mountains to the sea and everywhere in between, the Big Island of Hawaii offers a vast outdoor playground for the nature enthusiast. Between the natural beauty found here and its quaint historic towns, there’s charm to be found everywhere you look. Whether you prefer a packed itinerary filled with thrilling activities or a more laid-back daily agenda with locally harvested cups of coffee, long days at the beach, and serene sunsets, you’ll quickly settle into vacation mode once on the Big Island. Consider adding some of these top Big Island activities to your list of possibilities!
Hit the Beach
The Big Island is known for its exotic beaches, from jet black sand to pristine white beaches that curl up against aqua blue waters. Some of the island’s most beautiful postcard perfect white sand beaches are located along the western coast, within easy reach of Kona. Manini’owalu Beach at Kua Bay, King Kam Beach, and Makalawena Beach are just a few of the spectacular white sand beaches you’ll find in the Kona area. Pack your beach gear and a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day along the picturesque coastline! Along the coastline, activities such as surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, swimming, and stand-up paddle boarding are all easily enjoyed. If you feel like beach hopping, consider visiting some of the Big Island’s other unique beaches a bit further from Kona such as the famed Punalu’u Beach near the southern tip of the island with its jet-black sand. Papakōlea Beach is located in the same area and features unique green sand that looks otherworldly! Though spending the day at this beach will require a hike that totals five miles, it is worth the effort for those looking for a unique adventure.
Coffee lovers revel in the many coffee farms that can be found near Kona, where some of the world’s best coffee is locally grown and produced. Greenwell Farms and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm are two great options for those who delight in a great cup of locally crafted coffee as well as the process that goes into coffee farming.
Even outside of its famed coffee, you’ll find many other products that are locally grown on the Big Island. Consider a trip to The Vanillerie, where you’ll find a wide variety of vanilla infused food and body products created from their many shade houses filled with vanilla orchids.
Explore small farms and taste-test your way through locally grown products all cultivated fresh from the land.
If you’re not up for a farm visit but still want a taste of locally grown produce, plan to stop at the Kona Farmer’s Market in central Kona, which runs from Wednesday to Sunday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you want to do more than lounge along world class beaches, consider booking some activities that will add to your enjoyment
Golfing, hiking, and boating excursions are just a few of the other activity options that are easily accessible from Kona!
At Venture Hawaii, our Big Island team is happy to connect you with the best private vacation rentals in Kona. Contact us today! Browse our amazing Kona condos as well, if you’re looking to be closer to the shopping and dining scene.