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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 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 Kailua-Kona

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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Kailua-Kona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

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


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Private Luxury Villa with Ocean, Sunset Views & Very Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
Oahu, HI


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous property and view. We came here for our honeymoon and to celebrate my friends BSN graduation and are very happy we made the decision to rent this lovely home instead of going to a hotel.. We are in our 40s and just wanted peace and quiet.. We got it.. plus a perfect view of the sunset everyday! Everything was absolutely perfect. from the comfy beds, the pool & Jacuzzi to the kitchen and bathrooms.. super clean and the decor is lovely and calm. Our quote from the week "This house gives off great vibes" We hope to return again.

*We were here May 21-28, 2018 during the eruption and were not affected by the Vog.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the kind words; I strive to earn them. Can't wait to get back to the Big Island to photograph the lava flows. My heart breaks for those on the eastern side of the island. Bob
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Our Kona dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

The home is stunning! Best vacation experience we’ve had. The pool, view, and gourmet kitchen were highlights of the home that made for a relaxing stay. Five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing stay at the property and were thankful to be able to enjoy such a lovely home. The surrounding area offered plenty of things to do although the allure of the property will want to keep you there often.

We hope we will be invited back if we ever travel again to that area of the Big Island.

Lanse & Carina

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big Mahalos Lanse! You are welcome back any time!! Aloha, Bob
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well located and gorgous property. It really does look like the pictures!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jay, thanks for you kind words. Aloha.
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San Francisco

Second trip, as great as the first!

  • 5 of 5

We came back to Sunset Villa for the second year in a row. Great location, beautiful home! We would never stay anywhere else in Kona.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words; we work very hard to keep our guests coming back. Mahalo!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, great relaxing view. We will stay there again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Keauhou Stopping Center
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

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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