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Private Oceanfront Home 3/4 BR w/ Hot Tub, 2 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach!

Peter and Darla

Member since: 2004
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Private Oceanfront Home 3/4 BR w/ Hot Tub, 2 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Kailua Kona House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to HALE HONU ~ the Home of the Sea Turtle ~ an amazing vacation home right on the water just 3 miles from Kailua-Kona! **** SPECTACULAR LOCATION!! UNSURPASSED VIEWS!! FABULOUS HOME!!

Hale Honu has a 4.9 Traveler Review rating from 50 of our Guests! Read on, you'll see why everyone loves this home, the original Kona 'Hale Honu'!

If you are looking for a unique private, oceanfront home, where the unobstructed ocean view and sounds of the waves will lull you away from all your cares, offered by experienced and trustworthy owners, LOOK NO FURTHER! YOU'VE FOUND HALE HONU!

Hale Honu is a two-story, four bedroom, three bath, truly OCEANFRONT home with extraordinary views of the ocean from all rooms of the home. The home is designed with an upstairs 3 bedroom/2 bath main house, and a large 1 bedroom/1 bath ground level studio/suite with a separate entrance. The entire house has undergone a major remodel upstairs, including all new windows, bedrooms and baths, kitchen, and exterior. The bedrooms each boast a 4 X 10 foot retractable Nana window that completely open to the ocean. It's like being on the bow of an ocean liner! The master bath has a jetted bathtub and a custom Mango wood vanity and vessel sink.

This gated property is surrounded by a beautiful lava rock wall and borders Pahoehoe Beach Park (an oceanfront beach park with shaded sitting areas, grass and a small keiki (child) friendly beach). A two minute walk takes you to MAGIC SANDS BEACH, the best white sand beach in Kailua-Kona, and famous for body surfing & boogie boarding.

Hale Honu is located just three miles south of Kailua-Kona village, and two miles north of the Keauhou shopping and cinema complex. Here you are close enough to everything but still in a world of your own!

The grounds of the property are nicely landscaped and totally private, enclosed within 6 foot lava stone walls. We have 6 padded chase lounges in addition to 3 sets of outdoor tables and chairs, love seats, and two outdoor futons. You can bask in the sun just meters from the waves or wile swaying the oceanside hammock for two.

When the sea is calm, there is excellent snorkeling at the abundant reef and arches directly in front of the house. We enter the ocean right off the property. You can also easily enter the ocean from the always sheltered small beach at Pahoehoe Beach Park adjacent to Hale Honu. We swim with Honu (turtles) almost every time! A large lava shelf has excellent tidal pools for exploring at low tide.

The main living area of Hale Honu ('the house') is upstairs, where there are two large bedrooms (king beds), plus a 6X10 foot 3rd bedroom with a full bed. Upstairs are two full baths, and a sunny, open kitchen and living area, leading to the covered 2nd floor lanai. The kitchen is a gourmet's delight with a 5-Star range, french-door refrigerator, lots of workspace and everything a serious cook wants. The 180 degree views of the Kona coastline are breathtaking from every window. You may never want to leave this spot!

Throughout the home there are open beam cathedral ceilings and nearly floor to ceiling windows making the home light and airy, with full ocean views everywhere. The sound and energy of the ocean is present in every room. Decorated with travertine tile, bamboo flooring, seagrass mats, Balinese antiques, island fine art and photography, as well as elegant tropical furnishings, you will feel like ali'i (royalty) in this home.

A favorite lounging spot is the queen sized futon on the upstairs lanai-perfect for a shaded nap or sleeping over the ocean!

On the garden/ground level is the fourth bedroom, the 'honeymoon suite'. It has been designed as a complete PRIVATE STUDIO/SUITE with a separate, secured entrance, outdoor garden, dining and relaxing areas. This large (650+ square feet) space includes a king-size bed romatically draped in privacy sheers, and a roomy living / sitting area with tropical decor, a dining nook, and private covered lanai at the oceans edge.

The suite has a complete kitchen with a cook-top, refrigerator and full sized sink. The bathroom has luxurious marble tile and glass block, and a walk in shower for two with dual shower heads. Windows and sliders encompass all of the makai (ocean side) walls, so you can simply let the ocean air in, or step out and be right at the ocean’s edge. Hale Honu studio/suite is also listed as a separate vacation rental at VRBO 46951.

Spend your evenings on the tiled huge ground-floor covered lanai in the Kama'aina (Local way ...barbequeing and talking story. This 400+ square foot outdoor lanai is filled with the sound of waves, trade winds, and Hawaiian ambience.

When rented in it's entirety, Hale Honu would be a PERFECT SITE FOR A FAMILY EVENT (reunion, celebration). The beautiful outdoor areas will accomodate a large party, with room for outdoor cooking/reception areas, seating, and spectacular ocean views.

We strive to make our homes and your experience in them unique and filled with the spirit of aloha. You’ll find the home tastefully decorated, carefully maintained, and filled with lots of little extras (CD collection of Hawaiian music, binoculars, books on local history and cultural sites, etc.)

Hale Honu imbues a special feeling of Peace and Aloha to everyone who visits it, and it is with that Aloha that we welcome you!

Please Note... We do offer this property for vacation rental in three different ways:

* Entire Home (including suite for a full four bedrooms and three baths)

* Upstairs Only (three bedrooms and two baths)

* Suite Only (one bedroom and one bath) (See vrbo listing #46951)

THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR LINKED TO THIS SITE REFLECTS AVAILABILITY FOR THE UPPER FLOOR OF THE HOUSE ONLY. THE SUITE CALENDAR IS VIEWED AT VRBO # 46951,

Mahalo and Aloha,

Peter Knoblich and Darla Mabery

ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES ARE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII AS 'TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS' UNDER GE TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER W 30343398-01.

Keywords: Oceanfront Private Vacation Home, Turtle cove

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Peter and Darla (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

About Peter and Darla

This is us, Darla and Peter, relaxing with friends and a 'Pint of Liquid Aloha' at the Kona Brewing Company! We bought our first oceanfront condo in 2002, on our first visit to the Big Island. (The Big Island definitely hooked us after several trips to the other islands!) We have been blessed to have several homes in Kona, including Hale Honu which we purchased in 2004. There is something about this particular spot on the ocean that everyone feels when they first walk on the site...maybe the turtles living in the cove, the spinner dolphins swimming by daily, or the calving humpbacks off shore every winter, but for us it was total love at first sight. We have been improving Hale Honu every year, with major remodeling completed in 2008 and ongoing maintenance and improvements several times a year. We have a permanent presence on the Big Island managing our Bed and Breakfast in Kona, The Hawaiian Oasis B&B. Our wonderful innkeepers at the B&B are always available when issues arise for our guests. Both of us are physicians, with continuing practices in California. We have a large extended family, three grown children (all artists) and a new grandson! We employ a full time contact person on the island and can respond to just about any need within a few hours or less.

Peter and Darla purchased this house in 2004

Why Peter and Darla chose Kailua Kona

You'll know why we fell in love with Hale Honu in the first thirty seconds that you stand on the sea wall and gaze over the ocean. Paradise. Amazing. Endless Ocean. Perfect... were our first thoughts. It continues to feel the same every day even after many years.

What makes this house unique

You can simply lose yourself in this place. Peacefulness. An intimate connection with the ocean. Whether it's the constant pulse of the waves, palm fronds swaying and clacking in the trade winds, laying in the hammock or soaking in the spa under star studded skies a few feet from the breaking waves, Hale Honu is 'just what the doctor ordered' to escape from your cares of the world. We all need down-time in which we can just breathe and let our bodies and minds relax and rejuvenate. You need look no further, you'll find it, and more, right here at Hale Honu.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The past five days at the Big ISLand and this wundrfuLL house as bin great. I am so sad me, my mom, and my dad, haf to go. What I liked about this house is it is near the beach. Thank you for Leting us stay hear.

Sicerily,

Ali or Alexandra Rose Zambrano

"HANG LOOSE!" Age 8



Owners Note: Found this in our guest book, and couldn't help but share it!
Mar 2007
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Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 53 traveler reviews

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Private Oceanfront Home 3/4 BR w/ Hot Tub, 2 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach!
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 57 reviews
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
5

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location is probably what summarize Hale Honu best! This was our first experience on this Island and from what we were able to see, Hale Honu was probably one of the best location available on the Big Island. It offered proximity to downtown (3 1/2 miles) where most of the shops are located and only a short distance away from major grocery store and shopping center.

There was 5 of us in our party and we had rented the whole house. The fenced property allow for all the privacy and the noise from Alii Drive was never an issue. Since we had both floor of the house, we had more than enough space and the property offered all the amenities one can ask for. The sound of the surf crashing on the lava at the front of the property and the view was all the entertainment we needed and it was so relaxing that we never even use the television.

The view from the upper lanai was just spectacular with whales, dolphins and turtles being center stage every day. We spent hours every morning and every evenings just looking out for them and we were never disappointed. We saw hundreds of whales and dolphins that provided us with front row seat to unbelievable shows; from just swimming along the coast, to breaching, tale slapping, jumping and spinning. Wow, it was like watching Discovery Channel live....

Unfortunately, the surf was very high during our stay which limited the amount of snorkeling we were able to do but this was the call of mother nature and it had nothing to do with Hale Honu.

I don't know yet when we will be returning to the Big Island but Hale Honu will certainly be at the top of our list as a place to stay.

Don A.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston, MA USA
5

New Years Week in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We held our family vacation at Hale Honu with nine adults and teenagers from two families. We used both the upstairs and the studio which provided a bit of separation for the older teenagers. We had read about the ocean views at Hale Hanu and we weren't disappointed! Hale Hanu is on a slight point in the coastline, providing an excellent vista. We toured up and down the Kona coast and never found a better place to sit and watch the ocean making us wonder why we ever left! Perhaps it was because we were there so close to the winter solstice, but the view from the hot tub was straight toward the sunset and perfectly framed by two palm trees! It couldn't have been a better hot tub view if it were in a postcard. We also appreciated the binoculars provided in each unit. There were daily sightings of dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. The house was well stocked with comfortable furniture, towels, and beach gear (even new boogie boards). The owners were available any time we had a question and some confusion we had with the trash service was cleared up immediately. The beds were very comfortable. The only thing we needed to get accustom to was the all night roar of the surf but once adjusted it became a wonderful sonic dimension of this relaxing home. Now I hear the surf every time I think about the place. The location was convenient for going into Kailua-Kona, local beaches, or the grocery store.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tyler Texas
5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation to Hale Hona. Both visits were absolutely fantastic. Beautiful sunset views. Loved the multiple areas to view ocean.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tom and Beth, A big Mahalo again for choosing Hale Honu again. It's a quite different house than it was when you visited in 2009! We're so glad we had the opportunity to host you again. Warmest aloha, Peter & Darla
5

Incredible stay on the Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home that worked out perfectly for our first time on the Big Island. Seven in our group, very comfortable. Newlyweds got the lower level suite, and Mom, Dad, two brothers and Grandma stayed upstairs. The house is everything Peter and Darla described. Every day we saw turtles from the lanai or out the bedroom windows. Easy walk to snorkel. Kona is a great base camp to explore the entire island. After being gone several hours, we were so spoiled to return to Hale Honu and truly relax. The evening we arrived, I needed some guidance and sent a text to Peter, who immediately called me and answered my concern. I knew if I needed anything he would be easily contacted and fix any problems. The rooms have extremely comfortable beds, plenty of storage, and the kitchen is wonderful. Staying on the coast was amazing, with daily views of turtles, colorful saltwater fish, unbelievable sunsets, and overall just an amazingly relaxing place to hang out. Thanks Peter and Darla!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mark !! Mahalo again for choosing Hale Honu. You made our day noticing and complimenting the experience we strive to create for our guests at Hale Honu. We're really happy we played a part in your first Big Island experience being a great one! A hui ho! ("Until next time!") ~ Peter and Darla
5

Great place for family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your place. Lots of beach time nice runs in the morning followed with a swim with the turtles . We had s few great sunset BBQs . Shopping is close by Sam Choi is just up the street. Its the best place I have been too for relaxing. We could have stayed for another 11 days. We will stay here again. Thank you Will Clayton . Sandy Ore.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bill and Family, Mahalo for staying at Hale Honu and your review. You said exactly what we love about the place: "It's the best place I've been to for relaxing." It's easy to not even leave the lanai because the cares of the world seem to float away with the ocean tides. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Warmest aloha to you, Peter and Darla
Northern British Columbia, Canada
4

Hale Honu

  • 4 of 5

We have just arrived home from 2 weeks at the Hale Honu house. I must say Peter and Darla are accommodating and easy to deal with. We loved the location of the house and you cannot get any closer to the water. We rented a vehicle and mopeds as there is not a store close by, which is exactly what we wanted.

We loved the crashing surf and were mesmerized by it every moment and found it did not bother us at night but be aware that it is not a quiet lapping shoreline if that is what your looking for. You will not find this anywhere in this area of Kona if you want to be close to the water.

The only negative we found was that the lanai furniture and cushions were well used and "tired". For the money we also would have appreciated good pillows and nicer sheets. The beds were very comfortable. The 2nd bedroom needs screens replaced as moths seemed to get in easily.

Overall we would stay here again and certainly enjoyed our trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We arrived at Hale Honu shortly after your departure, and agree, a couple of the lanai cushions are getting flat. We're looking to replace those. We have both foam and down pillows available for all the beds, and on our arrival there were foam on some beds with the down pillows on the shelf. We ALWAYS encourage our guests to contact us about these kinds of things while there so we can remedy it at the beginning of your stay and not after! We have housecleaners and our full time innkeeper at the Hawaiian Oasis whose job it is to make all of Kona guests as comfortable and satisfied as we possibly can.

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Magic Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Exact Location of Hale Honu (Use Hybrid Map Setting)
Nearest Point of Interest
Pahoehoe Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Magic Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua-Kona Village ~ Home of the great King Kameamea III
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Makai 1-302 (VRBO 34203)
Nearest Point of Interest
Holualoa Coffee Country
Nearest Point of Interest
Kealakekua Bay ~ Captain Cook Monument
Car: necessary

Absolute oceanfront home has access to the ocean, beach park with safe area for small children next-door, and the famous Magic Sands Beach just 100 yards away.

Explore the nearby coffee farms, the artist's village of Holualoa, colorful farmer's market and other island treasures. The open-air Trolley takes you into historic Kona village for restaurants, shopping, live music and historic sites.

Great walking or biking just outside the gated home, and snorkeling the reef in front of the house will almost always bring you face-to-face with the Hawaii Sea Turtles! You can watch the whales from the lanai upstairs, and the dolphins frequently frolick just off the reef in front of the house.

This is a great spot from which you can explore the entire island, or do as many folks, and just STAY PUT. This is truly paradise!

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Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

Kailua Kona House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Entire Property
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,400
$15,995
 
 
Summer Entire Property
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$680
$4,595
$15,995
 
 
Low Entire Property
Aug 15 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,400
$15,995
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
6 night minimum stay
$785
$5,295
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$715
$4,900
$17,700
 
 
Ironman 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,299
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning upstairs only $225
Cleaning and Laundry $335
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes We will send you a rental agreement, which contains a clause that you are responsible for damages due to your negligence and guarantee that with a credit card on file. We will typically authorize a hold on your credit card for a "damage deposit" of $1000, which we void after your departure. The amount is not actually charged (or "settled") to your credit card but will appear temporarily in an online history (similar to the procedure when renting a car or hotel room). We prefer to email you from our email account where we can provide you with pictures and links. Mahalo!
Rates are subject to change until confirmation sent. Reservation deposit 25% of the total, balance due 60 days prior to arrival (90 days for Christmas and Ironman). We appreciate payment by personal checks, but accept Visa and MasterCard with no additional fee. Amex charges are also accepted with a 5% processing fee.
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Kailua Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom Platform King, Studio King Bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2nd bedroom upstairs queen bed. There is also a queen futon on the covered lanai of the main house., Double Beds (1) Double bed in the third bedroom of the upper floor. Room overlooks bamboo, park and ocean, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen size engineered bed that opens automatically out of a case with the push of a button. Stows easily with the push of another button.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
***2 MINUTE WALK TO MAGIC SANDS BEACH*** Futon for outdoor sleeping on raised lanai, private oceanfront HAMMOCK, Gated property, HIGH SPEED CABLE/WIRELESS INTERNET, VCR/DVD, 2 Full Kitchens, 2 Refrigerators, all cooking utensils and quality linens provided, full sized Washer & Dryer, Beach supplies, Separate private studio/honeymoon suite, Perfect special event home

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