About LUVA Team

LUVA Vacation Rentals is a boutique vacation rental firm located in Kailua Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island.  We pride ourselves in representing only the most desirable properties at almost every budget, helping to ensure that the accommodations that you choose will turn your dream vacation into reality.  LUVA offers full concierge service to our clients looking for activity planning, private chef services, spa treatments, helicopter and lava tours and more.  We can help custom design an itinerary for your vacation to help you see and experience the best in what your destination can offer.

LUVA Vacation Rentals offers a myriad of choices for the most discerning travelers around the world. Whether you are in the market for an affordable yet luxurious rental or looking to stay in one of the worlds most magnificent homes, LUVA has your answer.  We offer accommodations that span the globe including properties in the Hawaiian Islands, Ibiza, Brazil, Miami, and more.  Each property is hand picked and inspected by LUVA’s team to meet our stringent guidelines with the goal of delivering the luxury that our clients deserve.

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Jean “John” Laliberte

Jean “John” Laliberte

REALTOR(S) / Co-Founder

Bringing an international business background from Montreal to LUVA, John provides energy and pursuit of perfection.

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Yuki Laliberte

Yuki Laliberte

REALTOR(S) / Co-Founder

Yuki Laliberte, a co-founder of LUVA, balances her passion for fashion and design with her talent for helping clients.

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Brian Collins

Brian Collins

REALTOR(S) / Partner

Brian comes to LUVA Real Estate with a background both in sales and marketing, business startup and administration.

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Albert 'AL' A. Gulick

Albert 'AL' A. Gulick

Principal Broker

Before joining LUVA, Mr. Gulick oversaw the daily operations of Aloha Kona Realty, where he was consistently a top producer in sales and marketing during the last seven years.

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Lance Owens

Lance Owens

REALTOR(S)

Lance started his successful local real estate career in Kailua-Kona in 2004 after a lengthy sales and management career in Las Vegas, Honolulu and New York City.

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Cindy Barnett

Cindy Barnett

RB, BIC, ABR, CRS, EPRO, GRI, SRS

Drawn to Hawaii’s year-round mild tropical climate and the rewards of an active island lifestyle, Cindy Barnett moved to Hawaii from Seattle, WA in 2003.

"Aloha! There’s a Hawaiian word which describes Lance well — “kahuna”. That’s an expert in a profession, and that is indeed what Lance is. In addition to sound knowledge of real estate he has particular experience in short sales — an important part of our local market. I’ve seen him get transactions done which no one else could have shepherded through successfully."

− JS

"Thanks Lance! We wouldn’t have made our out-of-country purchase without your local market knowledge and expertise in foreclosures. Friends say “You bought the house without seeing it?!” You bet! We trust Lance and would highly recommend him as your REALTOR."

− J&N S

"Lance gives 100% always… we were lucky and grateful to be able to work with him several times! We liked the fact that he is honest, trustworthy, & always looking out for the best interests of his clients. At times the buying or selling process of a home can be a headache. Lance always has a demeanor that seems to make any situation positive. He exceeded our expectations and along the way gained our friendship. We would recommend Lance to our family and friends any day!!! Thanks — Lance!!! "

− C&D L

"It’s hard for me to even express my gratitude to you, Missi and your amazing staff for the hospitality you showed us this weekend. Our entire company is on Cloud 9 and won’t be coming down anytime soon! You would think that on our second visit some of the luster would’ve worn off and the grandeur of the location and the incredible attention to detail would have less of an impact. I’ve must say it was SO much better the second time! We all have a lot to be thankful for. You made this Retreat one of the most memorable yet. We are totally spoiled and I promise not matter what corner of the world we decide on for our future retreats, you will be involved. Thanks Rick!!!"

− Mike R., Foothill Ranch, California

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Amy-Noelle Gallo

Amy-Noelle Gallo

REALTOR(RS)

While on Vacation 18 years ago, Amy-Noelle & her husband fell in love with the true beauty of the Hawaiian islands and the warmth of the people.

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Samar Obra

Samar Obra

REALTOR SALES (RS-77703)

Samar was born in Rhinebeck, New York and moved to Kailua Kona on the Big Island at the age of three.

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Samuel Schaus

Samuel Schaus

REALTOR(S)

My position as the Sales and Operations manager in the family Propane business and owning my own Real Estate investment company were stepping stones into the development of who I am today.

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Stephen P Jubina

Stephen P Jubina

REALTOR(S)

Steve joins LUVA after beingintroduced to the world of Hawaii Island real estate through property management of luxury homes at the beautiful Kukio Golf and Beach Club.

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Robin Sanborn-Dant

Robin Sanborn-Dant

REALTOR(S)

Robin joins LUVA Real Estate with a reputation of trust, innovation and dedication. She sets a new standard for work ethics and professionalism.

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Marty Kimball

Marty Kimball

Real Estate Broker

Marty is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Hawaii. He began his working life as a software engineer in a career that spanned 25 years, most of that time as a self employed consultant.

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Kurt and Kirsten Carlson

Kurt and Kirsten Carlson

REALTOR(B)

Where Kurt and Kirsten’s love of Hawaii really flourishes is in their work as one of Kona’s premier real estate teams.

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Vince Mott

Vince Mott

REALTOR(S)

Having called the Big Island of Hawaii home for over 27 years, Vince brings to LUVA the energy, compassion and real world interpersonal skills that make him a true partner to his Real Estate clients.

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Ryan K Dawson

Ryan K Dawson

Real Estate Broker

Before joining the LUVA Team as a Real Estate Broker Ryan enjoyed time with University of the Nations (YWAM), a successful operation of a Small Business and service in the military.

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Asia Becerra

Asia Becerra

REALTOR(RS)

As a full-time Realtor and lifelong Kona resident, my goal is to ensure your dreams of home ownership in Hawai`i become reality.

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Adriana Camacho

Adriana Camacho

REALTOR(S)

Adriana is a native of Southern California who moved to the Big Island of Hawaii to join LUVA’s growing Vacation Rental division.

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Kimi Nagatoshi

Kimi Nagatoshi

REALTOR(RS)

Adriana is a native of Southern California who moved to the Big Island of Hawaii to join LUVA’s growing Vacation Rental division.

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Micah Markley

Micah Markley

REALTOR

Growing up, everything was a competition to him. Any kind of sport, board games/video games, academics, you name it, he did it and always wanted to win.

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Luke Malendres

Luke Malendres

REALTOR (RS-76895)

Hard work, integrity, and commitment to a high level of customer service are just a few of the things that clients recognize immediately when working with Luke Malendres.

Amber Lane

Amber Lane

REALTOR (RS-79687)

Amber - how does this sound? As a native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida the moment that Amber first landed on the Big Island in 2009, she knew she had found her home.