|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!
My wife and I stayed at Kona Moana Hale in late April, early May 2015. The cottage is unassuming from Ali'i Drive, but that is deceiving. From the bedroom, with wonderful views of the water, the spacious and well-equipped kitchen, the relaxing and roomy living room, the two bathrooms and a lanai that was spacious and ever so serene, this cottage was the nicest vacation rental we have ever experienced (and we have stayed at many over the years). It was thoroughly stocked, clean, and exceptionally well-furnished with supplies to make the stay stress-free. The owner, Ron, goes out of his way to make sure that all questions are answered and every need is met.
We particularly enjoyed sitting outside and watching the surfers, and sometimes their dogs, ride the waves. Although the cottage is not air-conditioned, the ceiling fans and cross-ventilation from the open windows kept the place cool and comfortable.
Snorkeling off the property can be a bit tricky if there is much in the way of waves; however, the beach park is only a few minutes walk and has good access. There was a surprising amount of diversity in the coral beds there. We saw a turtle, an eel, and a large number of fish.
Shopping is convenient and there are a number of nice restaurants nearby. Our last time on the Big Island, we stayed at a resort on the Kohala Coast. While that was a wonderful place, we enjoyed this stay so much more. Our heartfelt thanks to Ron for allowing us to stay in his beautiful home.
We arrived late Wed night after a long busy day. We relaxed on the lanai for a short time before retiring for the night. After an incredible nights sleep (thanks to the sound of the waves and the cool breeze) I woke up the next morning I sat up in bed, looked outside, then turned to my husband and said "I am never getting out of bed"!! The view from the bedroom was simply breathtaking. The beautiful lani, the beautiful ocean, an occasional boat, it was like something you see in a magazine. The rest of the cottage was amazing as well. All the amenities one needs and more! The owners truly thought of everything! As residents of the Big Island we have many choices of places to stay and I must say we have found our favorite, Kona Moana Hale! The most romantic, scenic, peaceful, breathtaking place we have ever been!
Kona Moana Hale is absolutely perfect for 2 people! Perfect location, stunning view, beautiful décor & furnishings, so comfortable, everything you need & a wonderful home away from home. We had the best vacation ever here - we couldn't stay off the lanai - saw 14 humpback whales from the lanai! Kona is beautiful & laid back with great restaurants & fun tours. We loved watching the surfers from the lanai. The owners were so kind & thoughtful & nice to work with in every way - called us upon our arrival to make sure we had everything we needed. You cannot beat the view here & loved falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves & cool ocean breeze. Mahalo to Ron & Pam for everything - we will be back!
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...
Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach - the best surfing and snorkeling beach on the Big Island. Central to restaurants, shopping, golf, farmers markets, volcano, etc.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59.00|
|Cleaning Fee||$265.00 + 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.