Enjoy your stay in paradise in this fully equipped 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in an exclusive, walled and gated oceanfront community of 12 private two-story residences. Located on the ocean drive 4 miles south of Kailua Kona, this 2000 square foot luxury home sleeps 6. First floor: a vaulted ceiling living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, a convertible bedroom with either twin single beds or a queen bed and a hallway full bath. Upstairs: king master bedroom and king guest bedroom both with private baths. Upper and lower lanais feature a palm-framed view of breaking ocean waves in La Aloa Bay.
A great location adjacent to White Sands Beach, one mile from Kahalu’u State Park, the best snorkeling lagoon on the islands. Golf, tennis, shopping and dozens of restaurants are within a 5 mile radius. Lush tropical property features an oceanfront swimming pool and spa with fabulous ocean and sunset vistas. Wireless internet, private parking for 2 cars, no smoking, no pets, only 6 occupants of any age.
Kona Onenalo is exactly 4 miles south of the town of Kailua Kona on the coast road called Alii Drive. It is immediately south of and adjacent to White Sands Beach on La Aloa Bay, one of the premier body surfing and snorkeling sites on the Island. Kahalu'u State Beach Park is one mile south. Its huge natural saltwater lagoon may be the best 'beginner' snorkeling in the Hawaiian Islands.
Kona Country Club, a 36 hole public golf course is 2 miles away. Kailua Kona has all of the usual shopping amenities including many restaurants, local stores, Costco, Wal-Mart, Safeway, etc. The Keahou shopping center is two miles south and has restaurants, a cinema, Longs Drugs, and KTA, a local supermarket. There are many beaches, historic sites and tourist attractions in and around this area and the Volcanoes National Park is a scenic 100 mile drive away.
You see us here with our neighbors, enjoying cocktails and pupus on the pool deck at sunset. It's a Kona Onenalo tradition to gather each evening and share the end of another wonderful day. Each sunset is unique and once in a while we get to see the fabled 'green flash'. Visitors and guests are welcomed and there is a resort quality to life here. There are no full time residents and generally you will only find 3, or 4 house occupied at any given time. This makes for a very private vacation experience.
The old adage: location, location, location is never more appropriate than here at Kona Onenalo. Built in 1979/1980, it would not be possible to duplicate this community of 12 homes right on the ocean in today's more restrictive environment. Each house has a direct ocean view and the breaking waves are only feet away. An ocean gate opens directly onto La'Aloa Bay, one of the premier snorkeling and scuba diving venues on the Kona coast. White Sands beach is 300 yards from our front door. The ocean front pool and spa offer panoramic vistas and sunsets. The property itself is meticulously maintained with lush tropical landscaping. And all of this is set in the middle of the greater Kailua-Kona area, a community filled with restaurants, shopping and many other resort amenities.
Kona Onenalo is a walled and gated community. All of the owners are mainland based and it is rare for more than 3 or 4 homes to be occupied at any given time. One of the things that we treasure about our place is that it is always peaceful, quiet and private. Alii Drive itself has a unique character. As it winds along the shoreline from the town of Kailua-Kona to the Keahou Resort 6 miles to the south, it passes several wonderful little sandy beaches as well as four favorite local surfing locations. Residents walk, jog and bike this 6 mile stretch of road at all times of the day. Kona Onenalo is the perfect combination of a private retreat set amid the hustle and bustle of a larger community.