This custom, tropical, almost at the beach, house is located in a very quiet small cul-de-sac, one block off Alii Drive, just around the corner from Magic Sands Beach. Tastefully and tropically landscaped, this two-story ocean view pool house has lots of windows to bring the ocean breezes and views in and slate floors, tile roof and large pool and spa to help you stay cool and comfortable. There is a custom rock wall surrounding the property.
The upstairs level has a full living room, dining room and kitchen, complete with an entertainment area, as well as a mini office area; all with ocean views and breezes, underneath a beautifully finished natural wood vaulted open beam ceiling. Also up here are two bedrooms; the master having its own full bath and ocean view, the other bedroom is a queen and shares its right next door full bathroom with the living room and dining area. A walk down the open, wide stairway leads to an almost identical floor plan with a couple of exceptions.
The downstairs master bedroom doesn't have the same views as the one upstairs, but is cooler, and the other bedroom down here (16x13ft) is also cooler, and has two twin beds. The family room on this first floor is identical to upstairs with the exception of no stove. This area is all slate floored, and opens to the large clean enclosed pool, spa, BBQ, and laundry area. There are 4 Full Baths, one in each Master Bedroom (both kings), and two adjacent to the other two bedrooms. 1280 ft per floor (32'x40') for a total square footage of 2560 sq ft. Lots of new art.
Each and every room in the house has a phone, TV with cable, and large ceiling mounted fan with light. The stove (a smooth top) and a dishwasher are upstairs, as is the mini office.
BOTH floors have their own; new large refrigerators with ice and water dispensers, coffee makers, large microwaves, toasters, blenders, cabinet and counter and dining areas, as well as tables and chairs and a queen sleeper sofa for extra sleeping needs. The pool area is complete with multiple seating, dining and lounging arrangements, BBQ and extra gas tanks, Spa, different sized mask, snorkel and fin sets as well as a variety of toys and floats for kids and beach chairs that guests have left for their next visit. The pool is 30'x15', in ground, and 7' deep to 4 1/2' in the shallow end. The spa was replaced in Dec 2004 with a brand new larger one and will hold five adults. A Hayward Auto pool vac was installed in Jan 2005 to keep the pool clean. A complete, large capacity laundry area with 2 washers and 2 dryers is at the back of the house. Service/maintenance days include; trash pickup on Mondays and Thursdays, pool service every Wednesday, and yard service every other Thursday.
Housekeeping/maid service is performed before and after every guest. High speed wireless Internet service (provided by Road Runner) along with Digital Cable w/movies for family nights is always available as is free long distance calling to the US and Canada. Bring laptops. Every conceivable water sport is available in this area, as is golf. One mile to the Keauhou Shopping center, two miles to Keauhou Bay, three miles to town and all it has to offer!
Alii Drive is a short block away, as is Magic Sands Beach Park. Kahalu'u Beach and its' world class snorkeling is a short walk (maybe 1/2 mile). The 4 mile marker on Alii Drive is known for its' underwater caves, is a favored scuba spot, and is around the corner from the house.
Had a great time. The fishing was really good ( Mahi Mahi, Ono, 3 Marlin at once, and several small Tuna ), and the house was really cozy for all of us. Thank you for the great conversation and hospitality.
Thank you Paul for providing a wonderful place for us to use during our recent vacation. It was perfect for us! The kids loved the pool and the TVs! I loved the kitchen. Husband enjoyed the hot tub! There was something for everyone!
You were a gracious host and we appreciated all you did for us.
Sitting poolside writing this review on our last day of an amazing two week holiday. Paul's house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need including lots of beach gear, towels, bbq, spices and condiments (not to mention the great pool). Walking distance to two amazing beaches and close to shopping. We were a family of 5 adults and 3 kids with space to accommodate more without feeling crowded. Paul is very informative and helpful and we certainly enjoyed the 2 bottles of champagne he brought for us. I would definitely recommend his place to anyone looking for the perfect vacation rental. Mahalo Paul!
Trish Rush (and all our brood!)
Paul's place is the perfect family getaway. Plenty of room for everyone. It was great having a pool and Hot tub to relax in after a busy day. Paul made sure we were comfortable, but was not intrusive at all. Saw him twice during our week, and that was to do some chores outside. The beach was a quick 10 minute walk away, and everything else You could want was a 15 minute drive away. If I am ever lucky enough to get back, I hope Paul's place is available. Maholo Paul, had a great stay! Also thank you for allowing a later than normal departure, it was a very generous thing to do.
We stayed at the property for six weeks. Paul was a great host. He attended to our every need. The house was spacious, well appointed (ie: televisions in every room, cable, wifi) and in an ideal location. The pool was large and warm. The extras that were included (ie: boogy boards, snorkeling equipment, BBQ, etc) were a nice addition.
A car(s) is a necessity as the nearest shopping is a couple of miles away. Snorkel beach was about a mile away and a swimming beach was three blocks away.
Short of a couple of small issues which Paul attended to immediately we had a marvelous time.
We had a great stay at Paul's almost perfect pool house. So much that we think it should be renamed to Paul's perfect pool house! We were 8 from age 15 to 80 and the size of the house was great. It was close to walk to Alii rd, the shoreline road and you could hear the waves from the house. Paul comes by and is great resource for things to do and places to go. We recommend any large group to stay at Paul's!
Paul's house was wonderful and exactly as he shows on the ad. The space was very clean and comfortable with tons of extras around in case you forgot something like shampoo, contact solution, lotion etc. We took advantage of the beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards he had for us to use as well. The pool was great during the day and the hot tub came in handy in the evenings to wind down after a fun day at the beach.
Paul is a great guy that was close enough if you needed something, but never imposed on our trip. Great to have an owner so close in case there was a problem...which there never was.
My family and I had a wonderful time enjoying "snorkel beach" just a mile south of the house, Magic Sands beach and the shops and restaurants on Ali'i drive. Everything was very close including the Long's Drugs and grocery store. Check out Long's for some great deals on wine and beer!!
We will definitely hit up Paul's house next time we make it to Kona! Thanks for a great trip!
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