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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

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 and 2016, 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; a special storage shed for beach equipment; new luxury, 4-person, 100-jet jacuzzi with custom privacy fencing; new exterior paint; new landscaping; new copper gutters; custom coated driveway treatment; and more.

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, jacuzzi, and three tier fountain, 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

Bob Arcand
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

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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Keauhou Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Private Luxury Villa with Ocean, Sunset Views & Very Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of making Sunset Villa our home for two weeks. Sunset Villa is everything you are expecting and more. It's beautiful and clean with gorgeous views. The kitchen is filled with updated appliances and cookware, everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. Outside has a covered lanai which is great for sitting poolside and enjoying the incredible view. There's an awesome outdoor BBQ and a nice hot tub for relaxing under the stars. The home is located in a gated subdivision but the yard is private with high wood fences and gorgeous lava rock walls.

We appreciated the use of beach chairs, boogie boards and coolers as we spent many days on Hapuna Beach. Best beach around for sand, surf and whale sightings. We loved Two-Step and found it to be the best for snorkeling (thanks for the tip, Bob). When you drive south, stop for bakery goods and breakfast/lunch at Big Robs Bakery. Looks are deceiving, this place rocks!

Home is conveniently located near beaches, shopping and restaurants. Such a lovely home to return to after spending your days playing tourist.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate property with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bob. Everything we could wish for in a vacation home. Beautiful property, immaculately clean and all the appliances and conveniences needed. Even pool toys and beach equipment. The gated community offered security and quiet and considering there are close neighbors there was privacy while poolside and in the lovely outside seating area where we spent most of our time. A wonderful home base from which to explore the island. High points: watching lava spew from the caldera, kava and poki at Kanaka kava bar in Kailua Kona, City of Refuge, tropical gardens and visiting beaches during high surf - wow! Low points: Weather advisory cancelled our lava boat adventure and the traffic around Kailua Kona is frustrating. Kudos to Bob Arcand for his thoughtfulness in creating a lovely vacation home.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Julie and big mahalos for your kind words. I try to anticipate the needs and desires of my guests, family, and friends staying at Sunset Villa, but unfortunately, can't control the weather or traffic (they continue to widen the main road!). So sorry you could not make the lava boat; it is a once in a lifetime adventure. On the other hand, rough seas would have made for a very uncomfortable trip. Bob
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  • 5 of 5

Since Mary and I had planned this trip to Hawaii and stay at Bob's rental property, we visited with him, by phone, on several occasions. Bob's knowledge and love of the islands made him a perfect host before we even left home. Unfortunately, health issues caused us to cancel this trip. I can say with full confidence, when we are able to travel, again, we will be renting Bob's property. I feel that with the time he has spent with us by phone and email, we have gained a great friend! If his property is as reputable as he is, it's got to be 5 stars!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom and Mary; your kind words are most appreciated. I love the house and setting, as well as all the Big Island has to offer. Do not give the slightest worry to your cancellation; it re-rented within two hours and you have more important issues to deal with. Good luck and hope to see you and Mary in Kona when this is behind you. Bob Arcand
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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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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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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
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: 214-055-9360-01

We are happy to provide one free house clean per monthly stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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