|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This beautifully restored oceanfront home has all the charm of yesteryear with the added conveniences and sustainability of today. Offered as a vacation rental for the first time in 2013, the view and location are spectacular. In 2014, The Guardian newspaper listed it as one of the Top Beach Houses in the World. Completely renovated, this updated home has hardwood floors, granite countertops, koa cabinets, stainless steel appliances, iHome docking stations, Bose outdoor speakers with Bluetooth receiver (to pair your own devices and play music) with connections for Android and Apple products (including iPhone 5 & 6), iTouch pre-loaded with various Hawaiian music, wireless internet, full size washer/dryer, brand new California king bedroom set, luxurious bedding, hdtv plasma in great room and bedroom, gas bbq, Tiki Hut for afternoon drinks, teak lounges, etc etc. All lights are on dimmers so you can create your own environment and mood. There's even an indoor switch to light up the water at night to create your own private manta ray and eel show!
Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach, you are within feet of the best snorkeling and surfing on the island. (If you do surf or stand up paddleboard, you can paddle straight out and be in the break in less than 5 minutes.) Dolphin sightings are quite common. During winter months, whales can be seen daily as they swim by.
Uniquely situated on a 9000 sq ft oceanfront lot, this home is a one-of-a-kind. You will experience complete privacy with expansive views up and down the coast. (We also own the property next door where you are free to pick papayas, bananas, etc. or just sit and watch the sunset.) While there is so much to do on the Big Island, you will have a difficult time pulling yourself away from your home and the incredible views and sounds of the ocean. You will find this special place to be relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring.
Upon arrival you will be provided with tropical flower arrangements, kona coffee, fresh fruit, homemade banana bread, etc. For bookings exceeding 14 days, a 'freshen up' cleaning will be arranged midway through your stay at no additional charge.
Married nearly 20 years, we share the passion for travel and exploration. We own a business in California and Australia, so Hawaii is a natural fit as a stopping off location in between.
Ronald P. Herrema purchased this house in 2013
We have been blessed to have traveled to many parts of the world and have not found a property or location as special as this one. Extensive renovation has been done to make this home both luxurious and sustainable. Expansive panoramic views and the gentle sounds of the ocean create a very unique setting unmatched by anything we have seen.
You will not find a home as close to the water as this one! The sights and sounds of the ocean are mesmerizing. From the large lanai and deck you can watch surfers, paddle boarders and boogie boarders or jump in the water and experience some of the best snorkeling on the globe. Lighting up the water at night makes for a spectacular view.
We just left Kona Moana Hale yesterday. We had a great time in this beautiful and tastefully decorated home. We will surely miss the amazing sunsets, the sound of the waves and the cool ocean breeze. The home had everything we needed and more!
The fruits and goodies basket was a welcome treat. Everything you'll need for the beach (except sun screen!) has been provided - towels, chairs, snorkel sets and icebox.
It was also in the perfect location for everything we wanted to do - exploring the white, black and green sand beaches, snorkeling with the manta rays, visiting the volcanoes and eating out (but we enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the deck the most!). Even if the home was along a busy road, you can't hear any traffic noise because of the sounds of the crashing waves!
We also had a very pleasant experience dealing with Ron, the owner, when we were booking their home. He was very responsive over email, providing suggestions about the island and even calling us when we checked-in, to make sure we had everything we needed.
The Big Island is now our favorite of the Hawaiian islands and Kona Moana Hale was one of the reasons for that!
We enjoyed a lovely week at Kona Moana Hale in early February. Highly recommend this perfect Kona coast home. The house was perfect - everything very clean & beautifully appointed. The owners obviously put a lot of thought into the furnishings and fittings. Everything you need is there - complete kitchen (even had a pizza slicer for those of us that look for simple stay-in meals), well stocked with towels, toiletries, etc. They provided supplies you might need for beach and/or snorkeling outings (beach towels, beach chairs, noodles, snorkel gear, cooler...). The location is great - walking distance to Kahalu'u beach (great snorkeling access), easy drive/shuttle to old town Kona, easy access to Keauhou Harbor, walk to Farmer's Market... Really nice, central location. Also a great place to just hang out on the deck & watch the surfers (of which there were many while we were there - surf was definitely up), sunsets, whales, etc. The owners were very communicative, helpful & available if needed. Caretaker Henry was a nice chap as well. The "back yard" is the amazing, beautiful Pacific Ocean - you can't get closer than this. We will be back! Thank you Ron & Pam for sharing your lovely slice of Paradise!
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We felt like we found a needle in a haystack by finding and staying at Kona Moana Hale. It is truly unlike any property or location we’ve seen, let alone had the privilege to stay at. The house is in pristine condition with a perfect location. It is the ideal place to do nothing or everything.
Upon arriving we felt instantly welcomed with fresh fruit, beautiful flowers and soft Hawaiian music playing in the background. The panoramic ocean views are mesmerizing and the sound of the ocean soothing. From the lanai/deck we saw whales every day and over 50 dolphins. So awesome! We were easily able to connect own devices to play music on the outdoor speakers. If that wasn’t enough, Ron provides pre-loaded iTouches with various Hawaiian music.
This home is the best of the best and lacks for nothing. It has everything we have at home (and nicer!). When we stayed home to BBQ and cook, we found every utensil imaginable. The outdoor closet is great with snorkeling equipment, Tommy Bahama beach chairs and even a yoga mat. Right up the road we could rent standup paddle boards and surfboards and even take lessons.
We never wanted to leave...
My husband and I spent a fantastic, wonderful week in this perfectly outfitted home! Ron and Pam have thought of everything!!! From the moment you walk in the door, you know you'll enjoy every moment -- and we did! Every picture on their VRBO site is exactly as it appears! The only thing the site cannot provide is the wonderful and soothing sounds of the surf! We highly recommend it and will hope to return!!!
Jack and Sherri, Palm Desert, CA
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in Hawaii and spent five nights in this special little house. Hawaiian music greeted us, along with fresh fruit, banana bread and a Lilikoi Cheesecake for our special event. The view is stunning and we felt so relaxed the entire time we were there. The house is close enough to town to be able to get out and around but far enough away to enjoy the serenity. Our trip was better than we ever could have dreamed.
We just returned from our two weeks at Kona Moana Hale and were extremely sad to have to leave. The house is absolutely perfect for 2 people. It is highly upgraded and you can't get much closer to the water. The bed is very comfortable and the bedding is fabulous.
We went to Costco on our first day and purchased almost everything we needed for our two week stay. Everything else can be purchased at the market about 1 mile South of the property. We barbecued almost every night and had breakfast and dinner on the lanai. The sunsets are marvelous. Plenty of great things to do in Kona to occupy the rest of your day.
We can't say enough good things about this property and will stay there on our next visit to Kona.
Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach - the best surfing and snorkeling beach on the Big Island. Central to restaurants, shopping, golf, farmers markets, volcano, etc.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Cleaning Fee||$265 + Tax|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.