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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage

Ronald P. Herrema

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Ronald P. Herrema

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Kailua Kona House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom/2 Bathroom - 1400 sq ft of oceanfront living space

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Ronald P. Herrema (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Ronald P. Herrema

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

Why Ronald P. Herrema chose Kailua Kona

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Corsicana TX
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Aaaaaaah on Ali'i

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Alberta, Canada
5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Just a few words:

Breathtaking

Relaxing

Romantic

Perfect!

... And Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Top shelf property!

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Palm Desert, CA
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful home and views!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Anthony's By The Sea
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
Kahaluu Beach
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

From $489 Per night

Kailua Kona House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $265 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kailua Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Recently renovated
    Bathroom/Laundry - Add'l half bathroom off master bedroom
  • Completely renovated master bathroom with large walk in shower. Vanity with wall sconces on dimmers.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Brand new california king master bedroom set
  • New luxurious bedding with down comforter and duvet cover. Plasma TV in corner and expansive ocean views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Upon your arrival tropical flowers, kona coffee, fruit, homemade banana bread, etc will be provided. For stays exceeding 14 days a 'freshen up' cleaning will be arranged midway through your stay at no additional charge.

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