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Kona Magic Sands Hawaii Hale Akai Vacation Rental

Blaine Shultz

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Blaine Shultz

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Kona Magic Sands Hawaii Hale Akai Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Kahaluu House Rental Photos and Description

Four bedroom, four bath, two story home- walk to Magic Sands Beach Park

Hale Akai means home by the sea- your sanctuary. Enjoy brilliant tropical sunset skies and a peak of the ocean from the lanai and upstairs suites. You'll have two master suites and a single bed room upstairs and a master suite and two bathrooms downstairs. You are provided toilet paper, hand soap, towels and all bathrooms have a tub/shower. The floor plan allows a large family or group of friends to share the home yet have individual privacy. The owner's master suite coffee maker, bar refrigerator and seating area- your own private get away! You will have secure wireless internet, HD Television with DVR and blueray, board and card games, a modest library of dvds, as well as fiction, historical, ethnographic, and geographic literature. Beach towels, mats and related items are also available.

*High season covers major holidays, spring and summer break and special events- see reservations calendar or call for dates.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Blaine Shultz (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Blaine Shultz

We lived in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains and needing a break from stressful jobs, we found the La'a Loa /Kahalu'u/Keauhou area to be the perfect place to relax, heal and enjoy friends and family. We purchased Hale Akai as a vacation rental partnership. We fell in love with the island, neighbors and Hawai'i life. In 2006 we decided that we were more than just business partners and 'married'' our homes, lives and families. We have been privileged to make lifetime friends with many of our guests, some of whom have returned twice a year since 2004!

Blaine Shultz purchased this house in 2004

Why Blaine Shultz chose Kahaluu

The location! We have just placed Hale Akai back on the vacation rental market after three years of sharing our home with family and friends. We have all of the benefits of living near the ocean on the beautiful Kona coast with out all of the noise and congestion of being right on the beach. After renting a home on the beach for two years, we found that being down on Ali'i drive, next to the ocean, was noisy, scary during high surf and expensive. Less than a mile from one of the best snorkeling beaches in Hawai'i, 0.2 miles from a white sand beach with amazing sunset and boogie boarding, close to shopping, public transit and centrally located on the western coast, it's the perfect location! We wanted this specific neighborhood for it's safe, peaceful and convenient location. There were few properties for sale in the area so our Realtor sent letters to every property owner in the neighborhood and we spent several vacations driving up and down the streets waiting for a home to become available!

La'a Loa, the name of this area, means very sacred and Keauhou is 'a place to return to for healing' The area has a peacefulness that stays with you. King Kamehaha III was born two miles away and this was a favorite vacation area for King David Kalakawa, his summer cottage is one mile away. Sharing Hale Akai as a vacation rental gives us a chance to give back some of the pleasure and peace this home has given our family and friends over the past 10 years. Before booking please know that our home is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Hawai'i Island, known by tourists as the Big Island, is the most diverse having 11 of the worlds 13 climate zones. You can literally play in the snow and be back on the beach in just over an hour, walk in rain forests, over lava fields and actually watch lava flow.

The Kona Coast is known for it's beaches, coffee farms, cattle ranches, beautiful sunsets and peaceful, laid back atmosphere. Hale Akai is in a quiet residential neighborhood with both vacation rentals and residences.

As I sit on the lanai writing this, the palms are gently swaying and I can hear the surf crashing, doves and cardinals singing and far off in the distance the gentle sound of bagpipes from a Scottish neighbor. The sand is not the only magical part of this island!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Although we don't know you personally, we'd felt the warmth of your hearts and the aloha sent here by your kindness and generosity when we shared in your rental home on the Big Island.
May 2014
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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based on 6 traveler reviews

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Kona Magic Sands Hawaii Hale Akai Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Great Location. Owner is very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

I had a group of 11 people staying at the house and everyone we just happier than could be. The 4 bathrooms made it easy for everyone to get cleaned up after snorkeling just 1/2 mile down the road at one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. And now with the new road up to the main highway, getting to your next adventure is even easier. The house is also situated in the perfect location. Close to the downtown with lots of activity while at the same time close to the south end of town with quiet more relaxed pace. The house also comes pretty well equipped with toys and supplies for the beach and a kitchen that has everything you need for a perfect sunset barbecue.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Louisville, Colorado

Perfect house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better house or location for our vacation. We walked to beaches for sunsets, surfing and enjoying the sun. Had wonderful breakfasts and dinners on the back patio watching the geckos play in the beautiful garden, which included fresh papayas!! The house was comfortable and wonderful to spend time in and supplied with great kitchen equipment and beach supplies like towels, chairs, and snorkeling gear. We loved each and every day there and hope we can be back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mariposa, CA

It's like my second home!

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming here for almost 9 years, and the house just keeps getting better and better. The colors are soothing, the furnishings are comfortable, the plantings around the house are beautiful, and there are always birds singing.The kitchen is open and efficient, and the whole place has a feeling of peace and serenity. It's a reasonable walk to Magic Sands beach for body surfing, swimming, and nightly sunsets, and close to town for shopping and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa, you are forever welcome!
Hilo, HI

Great location & great patio!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in great proximity to Kona beaches and has a wonderful porch and patio to enjoy dinner and time outside. We walked to Magic Sands every night for sunset. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and we enjoyed using the beach toys and snorkeling equipment. My only regret is that I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa for loving Hale Akai. You are always welcome!


  • 5 of 5

Two week vacation with my sister and a friend. We were able to rent three bedrooms and three bathrooms- lots of room! We each had our own bathroom an extra bathroom off the living room. Perfect for family gatherings and for people who want their own private space. I had the owner's suite with my own bar fridge, coffee maker and microwave which was perfect as my morning clock is different than theirs. Nice neighborhood, friendly neighbors and good selection of towels and beach chairs. I especially liked the short walk to the beach as the sunsets are AMAZING!

Thank you Blaine and Dianne we felt welcome and had even more amenities than expected. We especially enjoyed picking papaya and bananas in the yard, Thank You!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mariposa, CA

Comfortable, peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Hale Akai is a bright, airy home with a serene, peaceful feel. The kitchen is well-equipped and easy to cook in. The living area opens onto a lanai that is great for outdoor breakfasts, and the front screen door lets in ocean breezes. Bedrooms are spacious, with good closet space, comfortable mattresses, and adjacent bathrooms. The proximity to Magic Sands beach is excellent for swimming and nightly sunset watching. A great vacation home.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kona International (KOA) Kailua Kona
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Sam Choy's and Kenichi Pacific
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mamalahoa (Hawaii Belt Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Kenichi Pacific, Subway, L&L Bar-B-Q, Sam Choy's
Nearest Ski
69 Miles
Mauna Kea Summit (not developed)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Magic Sands (La'a Loa Beach Park)
Car: recommended

Hale A Kai - means Home by the sea, your vacation retreat. This 2000 square foot home is located on a quiet cul de sac in the Magic Sands community, twelve miles south of the Kona (KOA) airport. Walk less than two blocks to La`a Loa (Magic Sands) Beach for boogie boarding, swimming and fabulous sunsets .

Less than one mile away is Kahalu'u Beach Park, acclaimed for its easy access snorkeling for all levels. Swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and a large variety of reef fish or just relax and watch the sea turtles sunning on the rocks. Rentals and lessons are available for snorkeling, surfing and stand up surfing.

The Keauhou Shopping Center is two miles away featuring an array of shopping and dining options. Keauhou Bay features the Kona Country Club 18 hole golf course. Available at the Keauhou Bay Marina are kayak rentals and boat excursions to swim with manta rays and dolphins as well as a whale watching, snorkel and sunset cruises. You will be just 4 miles away from the village of Kailua Kona featuring dozens of restaurants, stores, historic sites and major retail stores such as Target, Ross, Walmart and Hilo Hattie. Drive or pay $2.00 for an open trolley ride from Magic Sands Beach Park. Just over an hour away is Mauna Kea Summit which offers spectacular star gazing with nightly tours available through the Mauna Kea Observatory Visitor Information Center. On winter days travel to the snow, rent a board or sled and bring back an ice chest full of snow for a beach snowman! Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Zoo, Rainbow and Akaka Falls are all about 2.5 hours away, so plan for a long day, the island really is Big!

Free cultural events are available almost nightly, check, West Hawaii Today, Keauhou, Kona Commons and Lanihau Shopping Center's calendars (to name a few). Start streaming KAPA FM Radio live to begin your Aloha filled vacation NOW!

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Rates & Availability

From $255 Per night

Kahaluu House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes High Season includes all major holidays, summer and Ironman. Minimum stay during high season is 7 nights. For low season or last minute opening bookings, Hale Akai may be available as a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom home for a 5 night minimum, priced from $105.00 to $235.00 per night. Minimum stay during high season is 7 days unless shorter openings are available. Contact owner for details and availability.
We accept pay pal. DO NOT pay any invoice without talking to owner first. A deposit of 50% of total cost secures booking and final balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Amount is refundable up 90 days before arrival with a 10% booking fee. After 90 days, if we can rent to another guest for any of your stay, that amount will be refunded, less the booking fee.
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Kahaluu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a shared bathroom off the living area.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - Can be private or shared with small bedroom. Hair dryer.
    Bathroom 4 - Double sinks, hair dryer
  • Four full bathrooms with tub and shower combination. Three master suites have king beds and private bathrooms, queen bedroom room can share bath with Kalani suite or use full bath downstairs. Ohana Suite has a full (double) bed in addition to the king size bed
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Makali'i - 1 queen , May share bath with Kalani or use downstairs bath.
    Ali'i - 1 king , Studio w/bar-fridge, coffee maker. microwave & seating area
    Kalani - 1 king , Private or shared bath, futon available
    Ohana - 1 king , 1 double , Ground floor, private bath, full size bed and seating area
  • Full house rate is based on 6 to 8 adults with 4 children. While beds are available for up to 10, an additional deposit and daily rate will apply. We may consider more than 8 adults but the deposit will be $1,000.00. No additional charge for up to 2 children (under 12). Downstairs Ohana suite is on ground level, with 4 inch rise into house, and is perfect for those who have difficulty with stairs. Bathroom door is 30 inches wide, bathtub has 15 inch rise into the bath tub. (Many Hawaiian homes are above grade and have multiple levels to take advantage of tropical breezes and views.)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Nearest spa is at the Sheraton Hotel, 2 miles away. Many local massage are therapists available to come to the home. All major hotels have spa services. Babysitting service is available, Doorstep Dining will deliver meals from most restaurants and Pizza delivery from Dominoes is also available.

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