Home to charming towns and an endless outdoor playground, the Big Island of Hawaii is a top destination for many travelers. And while aptly dubbed the Big Island for its larger land mass in comparison to the other Hawaiian Isles, many of the island’s top attractions can still be visited on day trips. Due to its location on the island’s west coast, which sees the most sunny days of the year, Kona is an excellent place to base your Big Island vacation. From the oceanfront town of Kona, visit some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, golf courses, and coffee plantations, among other favorite island sights. You’ll also find a wide selection of vacation rentals Kailua Kona Hawaii here, from sleek condos to lavish private homes. If you’re headed to Kona with the family in tow or are planning a group getaway, consider making one of our spacious 4-bedroom Kona vacation rentals your home base!
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4-Bedroom Vacation Rentals in Kailua Kona Hawaii
Whether planning a family vacation, a girls’ getaway, a guys’ golf trip, or a destination wedding, our 4-bedroom vacation rentals in Kona are popular for a variety of purposes. These spacious accommodations offer all the square footage you’ll need for your special event or to simply soak up space and privacy on your vacation.
There is no luxury left unexplored when it comes to our 4-bedroom rentals in Kona Hawaii. The majority of these accommodations are private homes, offering your own personal island retreat. These luxury homes will make you feel truly pampered as you indulge in the best of island life. Our 4-bedroom Kona vacation homes boast open, breezy floorplans, many with oversized doors that slide completely away to create an indoor-outdoor living space. And with many of these residences boasting ocean views, you can enjoy sights of the water whether you’re whipping something up in the kitchen or opening your eyes in the morning from your plush king bed.
Enjoy all the conveniences you’ll desire from the well-appointed great room of your 4-bedroom Kona rental. These homes boast a chef’s kitchen, complete with upgraded appliances, plenty of counterspace, and all the cookware and tableware needed for cooking and dining. Enjoy a family meal in the adjacent dining area or carry your plates outdoors to relish in al fresco dining island-style. The adjacent living room is equipped with ample comfortable seating, perfect for getting a leisurely start in the morning or unwinding in the evening with a game or movie.
In the evenings, you can finally get caught up on that rest you’ve been craving. Each of the bedrooms in our 4-bedroom Kona rentals are equipped with comfortable beds and quality linens. Many of our 4-bedroom rentals are also equipped with 4 bathrooms, offering everyone the privacy they desire. Vaulted ceilings and tropical touches await in many of the bedrooms, enlarging the space and adding a touch of elegance. And when you select one of our oceanfront rentals, many bedrooms boast water views. You’ll truly make the most of your island vacation when the first thing you see in the morning and last thing you see in the evening is serene ocean views!
With beautiful weather year-round, it’s no wonder the people of Hawaii enjoy an indoor-outdoor living style. If you plan to spend your holidays in Kona, our gorgeous holiday cottages will be waiting! Our 4-bedroom rentals in Kona Hawaii boast an outdoor living space perfect for quiet reading, soaking up the sun, or taking in an epic Kona sunset. Additional amenities onsite with many of our rentals include a private swimming pool and hot tub set among beautifully manicured grounds. Be sure to browse each listing for exact features and amenities included!
The Best of Kona
While it’s easy to relax and enjoy the amenities of our 4-bedroom Kona rentals, you’ll also want to get out and enjoy some of the exciting nearby activities. The Kona area is home to black and white sand beaches which offer days’ worth of beach hopping and water activity possibilities. Surfing, snorkeling, swimming, boogie boarding, and stand-up paddleboarding are just a few of the easily accessible activities that can be enjoyed along Kona’s waterfronts. With sunny skies and dry weather, golfers will also find plenty of options in the Kona area, perfecting their swing on championship courses all while soaking in epic ocean views. Make sure to check out our Big Island’s Kailua condo rentals that offer breathtaking views from your own private balcony!
Downtown Kona offers a variety of shopping and dining opportunities, from the waterfront venues along the popular Ali’i Drive to hidden cafes waiting to be discovered. This downtown area offers a unique blend of historic sites, shops, restaurants, and a bustling waterfront that even includes swimmable beaches. Kamakahonu Beach, also known as King Kam Beach, is located right along the Kailua Pier and is a great downtown spot for an early morning snorkeling or stand-up paddleboarding session. On the other side of the pier is Kaiakeakua Beach, the site of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, held yearly in October. Dolphins can often be spotted throughout the morning in the bay.
Alongside world-class beaches, you’ll also find opportunities to dig into the culture and history of Hawaii. Kona was the location of choice for vacationing Hawaiian royalty in the days of the monarchy, evidenced by the Hulihe‘e Palace which today serves as a museum of life in Hawaii in the 1800s.
When hunger strikes, take a stroll down Ali’i Drive, which hugs the ocean on one side while offering a wide array of shops and restaurants along with the other. Huggo’s is a staple waterfront eatery for feasting on fresh seafood or steak, sipping a glass of wine, and catching a spectacular sunset over the ocean. If you’d prefer to pick up ingredients to enjoy a meal within the privacy of your Kona vacation rental, consider shopping local at the Kona Farmer’s Market. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, you’ll find a variety of fresh produce, coffee, and gourmet food items, as well as products such as jewelry and clothing.
An array of shopping options is available throughout Kona, from shopping centers with mainstream stores to local vendors offering unique products. Pick up anything from a ukulele to the latest style of sunglasses as you browse Kona’s best shopping venues.
Coffee lovers will be delighted to discover that there are about a dozen coffee farms just in the Kona region alone, not to mention the additional farms located in the Ka’u and Hilo areas. Thanks to the rich volcanic soil and high elevation in Kona’s upland slopes, the conditions are perfect for coffee farms, so visitors can explore the entire coffee production process from seed to cup. The Kona Coffee Living History Farm offers the unique experience of seeing how coffee production on the Big Island has changed over the years. Costumed interpreters bring the experience to life, making it interesting for children as well as adults. If you’d rather just taste test your way through Kona’s many working coffee farms, you’ll have plenty of options for doing so. Many of Kona’s coffee farms offer tours and tastings, so you can enjoy a good cup of joe onsite and pick some up to bring back to your Kona vacation rental as well. Some farms such as Rooster Farms and Sunshower Coffee Farm even offer a hands-on roasting lesson so you can roast your own coffee to bring home.
Nearby Big Island Activities
There is much to see and do within the heart of Kona and the immediate surrounding area. And if you want to venture further afield, popular day trips such as the scenic Saddle Road, Mauna Kea, coffee plantations, and the scenic beaches further up the western coast are all accessible from Kona.
Visit the Highest Point in Hawaii
Spend the morning soaking up the sun along the shoreline and the afternoon standing on the peak of the state of Hawaii’s highest point, easily accessible from Kona. In fact, it takes under 1.5 hours to reach the Mauna Kea Visitor Center from Kona, making it an easy day trip. At over 4,200 meters above sea level, this dormant volcano is the highest point in Hawaii. It is so high, in fact, that its peak can see snow during winter months, offering the unique opportunity to splash and play in the warm Pacific in the morning and throw snowballs just a couple of hours later. Due to its altitude and lack of light pollution, Mauna Kea is known for its excellent stargazing opportunities.
Explore Multi-Colored Beaches
From silky white sand beaches to exotic black sand beaches that stand in stark contrast to the aqua sea, the Big Island’s beaches have their own personalities and even their own hues. The best white sand beaches on the Big Island lie along the island’s western coast within easy reach from Kona. But if you’re interested in seeing some of its other exotic beaches, consider setting aside a day to beach hop your way among stretches of shoreline that are drastically different. Punalu’u Beach is perhaps the Big Island’s most striking black sand beach and is located along the island’s southern tip within a 90-minute drive from Kona. The black sand here is made from basalt and creates a stunning backdrop against the thick grove of palm trees that line the beach. You’re also likely to spot green sea turtles resting along the shore at Punalu’u. Papakōlea Beach is located in the same area, making it also about a 90-minute drive from Kona. This green sand beach gets its hue from the green olivine crystals that are washed out of the old cinder cone near the beach. This beach is more difficult to reach than Punalu’u Beach, requiring a 5-mile round trip hike. But those who choose to make the effort will be rewarded with a unique beach setting that can be experienced in few other places!
Whether you’re snorkeling alongside friends in the heart of Kona or enjoying a romantic evening of stargazing with a loved one, there are so many ways to enjoy the island from your 4-bedroom rental in Kona!
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