|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Private comfortable home and studio where your backyard is the ocean. Beautiful oceanfront setting where the waves splash against your deck. The beds in the master bedroom of the house and studio are less than 35 feet from the ocean. The main house has a gourmet kitchen, fans, large private covered lanai, sun area, and swimming pool (solar heated) next to the ocean. The studio located on the other side of the garden, approximately 35 feet from the main house also has a gourmet kitchen, fan, private covered lanai, separate entrance & private parking area.
It is said we have the best location on the entire stretch of Alii Drive... we're located near the end of Alii Drive overlooking Kahalu'u Bay. The south side of our property is bordered by an ancient Hawaiian temple called the Ku'emanu Heiau that is dedicated to the sport of surfing. Adjacent to the temple is the historical St. Peter's Little Blue Church & Kahalu'u Beach Park, one of the best snorkeling spots on the entire island and only a two minute walk.
Both house and studio have spectacular ocean views for sunsets and whale, dolphin, and surfer watching. If you don't need quite so much room, please see our studio VRBO site # 201215. Although close to shops, restaurants, and downtown Kailua-Kona, privacy is well assured. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, fishing, surfing, sailing, kayaking, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, and volcano watching are just some of the exciting things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. Come and enjoy . . . LIVE ALOHA!
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION including Other Costs:
* $300-$500 refundable Security Deposit.
* 13.41% Excise/Room Tax.
* $150 Cleaning Fee for house and/or $95 Cleaning Fee for studio.
* Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.
* house rented on a Sat. to Sat. basis only (some exceptions); studio 3 night minimum
* Max capacity: 4 persons (house) 2 persons (studio) unless approved prior to arrival with additional cost.
Keywords: Private Home & Separate Studio
Great oceanfront house. Spent endless hours on the patio enjoying the view,whales,dolphins,surfers and snorkelers. Great pool and gardens too. The house has a great island feel. its stocked with everything you could need. The owner was awesome and very helpful answering any questions we had.
My college buddy, Greg from Del Mar Calif. rented the studio for the second time this last December. I live in North Kona above the airport about 30 minutes away from Kahalu'u . Since I wanted to spend most of the week with Greg I decided to rent the house. Greg and I have been on many trips together and we always seem rushed! This trip was what we both agreed, the best yet. We surfed, snorkeled, walked, and generally relaxed. My sister in law and her husband came by almost everyday ! I live here and I would much rather stay in this very private house with it's own pool (love moonlight swims) and own bar b que than rent a crowded hotel room for MORE MONEY. I am going to rent the house for my son, daughter in law, grandson, and granddaughter next summer while I rent the studio for me !!! Love this place ! P.S. The owners and the caretaker are great people. ALOHA ! Jon
My Husband and I are often returning guests to this property. We live in Germany and every time we visit the Hawaiian islands we visit Big Island first. Every time we enter the house we fell at home.
The setting is extraordinary, very close to the ocean. You can open the door from the Master bedroom at night and hear the ocean. During daytime you can swim in your private pool and watch the surfers just steps away. And of course you can watch beautiful sunsets. After snorkeling in the bay next to the house (you do not need a car to go for snorkeling, it is very near) you can take the outdoor shower and relax afterward on the shady lanai.
The house is equipped very well for cooking and stocked with essentials such us oils,pepper, salt, herbs etc. And the washer and dryer are located outside befor the house in a small separate building, no noises are disturbing you in the house.
My husband and I are always visting different islands while our vacation to Hawaii (minimum 3 weeks, it is a long way from Germany) and most islands we decide for different private accommodations each vacation. On Big Island we always decide for this property, because for us it is a perfect property to stay. We feel like coming home.
Just got back from our second stay at this property. I'm already dreaming of another visit.
The house was perfect for our family of four. The master bedroom faces out to the ocean and I enjoyed waking to the waves every morning.
The second bedroom with twin beds worked perfectly for our kids.
There are ceiling fans in each room and they cooled the house down when needed.
The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed, although we didn't need much more than the BBQ. The views were so great from the lanai that we preferred to cook at 'home' and watch the views at sunset rather than eat out.
There is a grocery store about 1.5 miles away that stocks everything you need. Just don't expect to get in and out fast- everyone is on 'Island Time'.
The pool was a lot of fun. My kids enjoyed swimming before breakfast every day and then eating breakfast outside watching the surfers. They also played in it quite happily some afternoons and my husband I got to relax in the sun and read our books.
There is amazing snorkeling just moments walk from the house. We really enjoyed snorkeling in the late afternoon and then walking home to cook dinner and watch the sunset.
The washer and dryer are located outside in a little hut. It made doing laundry fun as you could hear the birds singing and the waves crashing whilst sorting your laundry.
There is an outdoor shower which was great for hosing off the sand. The kids thought it was really cool to have a shower outside.
The caretaker left us some fresh treats from a farm he takes care off. The kids were delighted to discover the fruits he had left. This visit he brought us fresh avocados and oranges. They were delicious. Last time he brought us bananas that tasted incredible.
The location is great for everything in Kona as well as for day trips further afield.
My husband and I stayed at Honu Kai Hale for 3 weeks and had a fantastic time. From the moment we opened the front door of the house we were in love with the place. You could not be closer to the ocean unless you had an over-water hut. The house is super bright with a lovely tiled backyard (there is a small grass area also) that includes a pool and ample space to eat and relax. We spent most of our time outside and had all our meals there.
Your backyard is the ocean and the surf (one of the best surf spots in that area, as the pool guy confirmed) - you can watch surfers very closely and see nothing but beauty while chilling in a chaise lounge. Next door is a very good snorkel beach where we saw many turtles; also good for paddle boarding. It's the right mix of having peace and quiet but being close to things happening in the area.
The house has anything you can think off(ok, a blender would have been good), but they have excellent knives, pots, cutting boards, bowls, table wear...we love to cook and this place made it very very fun and easy. Definitely top notch. The kitchen appliances are all top end, although the dish washer did not dry very well.
The bed was very comfortable (good mattress) and roomy. The whole house is decorated in Hawaiian style with tons of memorabilia, pictures and other fun items that make it very cosy. Perfect for the location. There is a guest room (more of a kids room) with two separate beds that can be pushed together.
There are plenty of towels for the bathroom, beach and kitchen.
We brought our yoga mats and practiced in the back facing the ocean every morning, which was heaven. A snorkel gear rental shop is close by ($20 for the week!), as well as a KTA supermarket and little mall with a coffee shop, movie theatre etc (3 min in the car; 15 on foot).
There is a car port, which is very convenient. Washer and dryer and a super gas BBQ with gas provided (thank you!). For kids, we saw boogie boards etc. for the pool available. The pool is great and super to cool down and do some water aerobics; not for labs.
For us, this place was heaven. Hearing the waves crash at night, waking up to sunshine every day, being able to cook and having responsive owners; just amazing.
It's a short drive to Kailua-Kona and there is so much to explore from this location, including the City of Refuge, Greenwell Coffee Tour or Yoga at Big Island Yoga. Hapuna and Mauna Kea beaches are only 45 minutes up the road. This is it!
We stayed at the house because the studio was full as there was only two of us. Man was it worth it. Brand new kitchen, interesting and great decor. There is a grill of the patio with lights, many beach toys, great parking and an outdoor shower. The pool is great in concept, but you can't see much of the world while your in it so we called it privacy pool.
The view of the sunset off the lanai are one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. You do get to share it with the surfers though, who are there all day every day and yup, they can probably see in. But they have bigger waves to worry about than you. Being this close to the ocean you don't realize how loud it can be. What a wonderful problem to have though.
From the house you are a 5 minute walk to one of the best snorkeling beaches around. It gets crowded though. There are also a lot of surfers too. Probably the most ideal beach to be near in Kona. Not one for sand or lazing, but getting in the water.
My only complaint was the grounds keeper just shows up and does his thing without warning. Makes for awkward moments.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rental is based on Saturday to Saturday week with a maximum of 4 guests. Other arrival/departure dates may be available if stay is over 1 week and either arrival/departure day is a Saturday. For other exceptions please check in with owner. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS may be available. No pets. No smoking. No large parties or gatherings.