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Private Luxury Villa with Ocean, Sunset Views & Very Private Pool

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Keauhou Villa Rental Photos and Description

2BR Suites/2.5BA, Private Sleeping Porch w/Murphy Bed, Sleeps 6

Sunset Villa is a luxury, private ocean-view retreat in Kona's most prestigious gated community of Keauhou Estates. Situated on the most private lot within the development, this home enjoys dramatic ocean views from Keauhou Bay to Kona Bay. The home and setting feature extensive rock wall and landscaping work; designer interior and exterior finishes; bamboo flooring; sliding glass doors/screens on all four sides of the house to catch cooling breezes; artistic lighting; outdoor living room furniture; bar stools, premium mattresses, bedding and towels; high definition TV/home theater and custom made teak cabinetry (including a queen size Murphy bed in the Private sleeping porch/media room); private gardens (including an outdoor shower); Bose stereo sound system and more. A major remodel was completed in June 2014, which includes: new granite counter tops, mirrors, sinks, and lighting in all bathrooms; new shower, tub, tile, and exterior door to outdoor shower in master bathroom; new hardwood flooring throughout; new Persian luxury rugs; new granite counter top, cabinet doors, sink/faucet, refrigerator, and micro-wave in the kitchen; new outdoor landscape lighting; new home theater system (with Apple TV) and more. Additional improvements were completed in August 2015 which include new flagstone around the pool, walkways, and lanais; new custom made entry gate and handrails; new outdoor kitchen with granite counter tops and custom bbq grill; new guest bathroom; additional privacy rock walls; and a special storage shed for beach equipment.

Features of this home include two very private bedroom suites, at opposite ends of the home, and a private sleeping porch/media room (with a queen size Murphy bed in a custom made teak cabinet) with a half-bath just outside its french doors. You'll enjoy panoramic ocean views throughout the home, with unsurpassed privacy and quiet. There is a large covered lanai with outdoor living room furniture, a barbecue area, outdoor wet bar with small refrigerator, media room with plasma HDTV and home theater system, laundry room with washer and dryer, den off the master bedroom suite with a desk and wireless broadband Internet access, and private enclosed garden/lanai with outdoor shower just off the master bathroom. The guest bedroom suite features a meditation garden, small lanai, and ocean views.

This architecturally designed and professionally decorated home boasts luxury details including high beam wood ceilings; quality new and antique furniture; an extensive art collection; hardwood floors with luxury area rugs throughout; tile floors in the bathrooms and laundry room; fully equipped gourmet kitchen, including high performance appliances; dramatic indoor and outdoor lighting; and well-equipped multimedia options. The high quality of the home's custom built furniture, antiques and original art create an aesthetically pleasing environment rarely found in vacation rentals! The private swimming pool has been resurfaced with a dark passive solar color, with designer glass tile around its edge. A salt-filter system eliminates the need for chlorine and feels smooth and silky to the swimmer.

This home's ideal location at the 500 foot elevation and screens on all fours sides ensures cooling breezes even during Kona's hottest days. In addition to Kona village just five miles to the north, Keauhou Shopping Center is a beautiful open air center just a few minutes drive from this home. This shopping center offers great shopping, dining, entertainment, and a multiplex movie theater. A variety of local beaches are just a few minutes from the house, including the island's most famous snorkeling beach - Kahaluu Beach Park. In addition, the rest of the Big Island, with its world-class resorts, signature golf courses, and dramatic coast lines, are within easy reach from our convenient location. Volcanoes National Park, a two hour drive from Kona, is a fascinating day trip destination.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Bob Arcand
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Bob Arcand

I am a former CPA and business owner who sold my company to PNC Bank and retired in 1998. Sunset Villa was purchased to provide my own sanctuary and residence. I have lived in the home full time in the past and have decorated, furnished, and equipped the home to create a perfect retreat for myself, family, friends, and guests.

Bob Arcand purchased this villa in 1999

Why Bob Arcand chose Kona Coast

This property simply offers unsurpassed quality of design/decoration/furnishing and is equipped to provide all needs. Because this was my full time home for a number of years, the home is designed and furnished beyond virtually any vacation rental on the market. Couple this with the safety of a gated, 24/7 guarded community and unique privacy and tranquility for the perfect relaxing vacation. The house is situated on a small hill at the end of a cul-de-sac, so most neighbors are about 20' below the level of the house. The only house on the same level as Sunset Villa is behind my 6-8 foot rock wall.

What makes this villa unique

Very unique and private setting. Furnished and equipped beyond virtually any vacation rental in the market.

The second I walked into this house and experienced the view and privacy, I made the decision to purchase.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing visit at your house! The website doesn't do it justice. The pool was amazing, as was the indoor and outdoor showers. We came for our yearly vacation from SF and it was the perfect getaway. See you again soon.
May 2012
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Private Luxury Villa with Ocean, Sunset Views & Very Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Carmel, CA

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for one week at Bob's lovely home in Keauhou Estates near Kailua Kona. It was absolutely stunning. When we arrived, the house was meticulously clean and organized with everything you could wish for. The floor plan is great for two couples as the bedrooms are both lovely and separated by the main living space. Everything at the house was state of the art. It had a wonderful kitchen with all the cooking tools we needed, including a Ninja blender we used to make our morning smoothies. The master bathroom was amazing. The house does not have air conditioning and it was a bit warm in August, but the afternoon breezes helped. The sunsets were to die for. The new jacuzzi and pool were a hit with our daughter and son-in-law and the tiki torches added a festive touch. Everything about this house is amazing. The snorkeling at nearby Kahaluu Beach Park was memorable and the lava boat tour out of Pahoa is a day we will never forget. We plan to make it the first of many visits to Sunset Villa. Thank you Bob!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Property with Privacy and Unforgettable Views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed at Sunset Villa for 7 nights in late May/early June 2016. We had lofty expectations based on previous reviews, but Sunset Villa managed to exceed even these.

We found Sunset Villa to clean and tidy and luxuriously appointed with all the amenities and great attention to details. Everything was set up to maximize the guests' comfort and convenience. The property is located inside a gated community with security patrol, so the attendant privacy and security were very reassuring. And of course, the view of sunset over the Pacific each evening was unforgettable.

We found Sunset Villa to be very conveniently located. It's handy to the beaches in Kona and Kohala, and sights such as the Volcanoes National Park, Hilo and the Hamakua Coast are only a couple of hours' drive away, which make for very pleasant day trips with plenty of time to get back "home" each night to enjoy the beautiful sunset.

We will definitely at Sunset Villa again on our future trips to the Big Island!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VA, United States

Perfect Honeymoon House!

  • 5 of 5

The Sunset Villa definitely deserves all of the hype it receives. My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this villa and we couldn't have been happier with our stay, it was the perfect romantic setting for our first week being married. We would recommend this house for anyone looking to celebrate a romantic event (honeymoon, wedding anniversary, romantic getaway). We have no regrets whatsoever!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big Mahalos for your kind words. So glad that the magic of Sunset Villa helped launch your marriage. Aloha, Bob Arcand
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Keauhou Gold Mine

  • 5 of 5

Sunset Villa; where do you start? Like many others, we are extremely reluctant to reveal too much data on this "Gold Mine"! All you have to do is look at the bookings on the calendar to understand just how popular this VRBO unit is. Folks are booking next year before they have even finished this year stay. If you want to stay at this unit, you had best plan ahead! From the security of Keauhou Estates to the privacy of Sunset Villa, you can not go wrong. The master suite is to die for with an excellent king size bed, a king size shower and even an outdoor shower. The kitchen has everything a master chef would want. Three HD TVs, one in each bedroom and a larger one in the media room, all with excellent cable service. Thank you Bob for the PAC12 network. The master suite includes an office with high-speed wifi. In addition to the excellent kitchen, the outside BBQ is one of best that we have ever had the privilege to cooked on. And, of course, the pool. When the beaches get crowded, you have your own private beach right at Sunset Villa. We are booked next year, are you?

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the kind review. I am working very hard to create the perfect sanctuary for myself, my family, friends, and welcome guests. More improvements are on the way, including a 100-jet hot tub, cedar decking and fencing to complement the outdoor shower. I thank my guests for their comments here, as well as the private suggestions and recommendations which I try to incorporate in future plans. Bob Arcand
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Aromas, CA

True paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

I, like Gary am hesitant to leave an honest review because this house is so amazing I want to keep it all to myself. I will do you a favor however and let you know what to expect at this house. From the minute you enter, you will feel the stress from your daily life melt away. Every (I'm not exaggerating) aspect of this home is top quality and will make you feel so pampered. The owner asked me what he could do to improve it. Every single time I would think of something like "Aha, there's no salad spinner" I would open a cupboard and there it was. We were there for 11 days and we had such an amazing time, whether we explored the island, enjoyed the beach or stayed home and bbqd in the outdoor kitchen while sipping mai tais and cooling off in the private pool-it was perfection from the minute we walked in the door on day one until we left for the airport to go home. We are usually ready to go home after a week of being gone but this place is so special that we still, after two weeks of being back home, are boohooing our vacation being over. This was our 25th anniversary celebration and our daughter turned 13. It couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house for Ironman Week!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending 7 days at this luxurious house in Kailua Kona and loved every bit of it! Large, spacious house with open layout including kitchen. Beautiful pool and patio with gorgeous views of the ocean and sunset! Secure with gated entry! Everything one could ask for... our family (including young children) had a fantastic time and we look forward to coming back soon!

Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Keauhou Stopping Center
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shopping center with several restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Kahaluu Beach Park
Car: necessary

Sunset Villa is located just 12 miles south of the Kona International Airport, 5 miles south of Kona village, and within a mile of the beach, tennis, shopping, dining, cineplex, grocery and drug stores. Sunset Villa combines the best of all worlds, a central upscale location coupled with complete privacy, spectacular ocean views and a 24/7 security-attended entrance/exit.

Features of this home include two very private bedroom suites, at opposite ends of the home, and a private sleeping porch/media room (with a queen size Murphy bed in a custom made teak cabinet) with a half-bath just outside its french doors. You'll enjoy panoramic ocean views throughout the home, with unsurpassed privacy and quiet.


Rates & Availability

Keauhou Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Please check with us on last minute bookings.

Cancellation policy: Full refund, less $200 processing fee for cancellations made prior to 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. No refund if cancellation within 60 days of arrival, unless we can rent the time for the same rental amount.

The Hawaii Tax Identification Number for this property: W30201180-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Keauhou Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Huge Master Bath
    Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Great Room Bathroom - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower
  • All bathrooms feature new granite counter-tops, new mirrors, lighting, sinks, and toilets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Private Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , Queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Tempurpedic California King Mattress
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Deluxe Pillow Top Mattress
  • The master bedroom suite features a king size Temperpedic memory foam mattress, an attached den behind sliding shoji screen doors, an indoor walk-in shower and an outdoor shower, and double vanities separated by a doorway. The guest bedroom suite features a luxury pillow top king size bed. The sleeping porch features a queen size mattress in a custom made teak cabinet Murphy Bed. The sleeping porch has locking french doors to the interior of the house (with a half bath just outside the doors), exterior french doors leading to the meditation garden, and privacy blinds on all windows and doors.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
2 King Size Beds/1 Queen Murphy Bed in Custom Made Teak Cabinet. Whirlpool tub, pool; DVD player; ceiling fans; gourmet kitchen; gated community; wireless Broadband internet. Starter toiletries are included. Dishes and silverware are included.

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