About the property
- Villa2700 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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 Honalo
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.
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Gorgeous house, great location, most comfortable
This was our second stay at Sunset Villa, and although we didn't think it could possibly be improved upon, Bob and his crew continue to update, refine and improve the property. We love this place. Keahou Estates is a great home base to access all the Kona coast has to offer. There are lots of restaurants and shopping close by, and Kahalu'u, our favourite snorkeling beach, is only a 10 minute drive away. We also really enjoyed an excursion to swim with wild spinner dolphins with Dolphin Discoveries, which departs from the marina just down the road.
Sunset Villa is beautifully furnished and decorated. The layout/property is well designed to provide ample space for two to six people be together, as well as quiet places for alone time. Bob is very quick to respond to any questions. We give Sunset Villa our wholehearted recommendation and look forward to going back again.
Mahalo for your kind comments; I am always looking for ideas to make Sunset Villa even more special for my guests, friends, and family.
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Great location, great relaxing view. We will stay there again. Thanks
This property was wonderful well maintained and worth the price.
This home was the most beautiful place we have ever vacationed. It was clean inside and out and the pool and hot tub were nice perks. The landscaping was gorgeous; our favorite was the yellow hibiscus "tree". We were in Kona to celebrate our 25th anniversary and wanted to hold nothing back...this place was exactly want we were hoping for.
Amazing home - exceeded expectations!
We cannot say enough great things about our stay at Sunset Villa. The house was immaculate and everything exactly as expected upon our arrival. The view and sunsets were impossible to ignore and we spent a lot of time just enjoying the pool and house; reading, relaxing and cooking all of our meals almost every day/evening. The landscaping as amazing - interesting touches and beautiful plantings around every corner - all thoughtfully planned, executed and maintained. The home was in a wonderful and safe gated community, very centrally located on the island and close to everything we wanted to visit! We had everything we needed for our stay and then some; literally everything we needed was at our fingertips from beach chairs and coolers to towels and pool toys. For the house, every kitchen and bath item we could want was right where we needed it. Again, the lighting and layout were perfectly designed and the decorations and touches in the house just added to it's charm. I have no hesitation recommending a stay at this house - it was a 5 star property! So appreciative that we were able to enjoy it for a week to kick off our summer!
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This was a really nice, quiet place to stay. Wonderful landscaping. MUCH nicer than staying in a hotel. We had plenty of space and the house was beautiful. If we make it back to the Big Island we will try to stay here again. Bob was very helpful and made sure that we had everything that we needed. Thanks Bob!
My wife joked on Facebook that I was going to have to "drag her, kicking and screaming" from this home. It never came to that, but we did love our stay. The house is spacious, beautiful, immaculate. We will absolutely book it again when we return to Kona. Thanks, Bob!
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.
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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.