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Beautiful Ocean Front Home- Private "Beach"-Romantic-Spacious- 5 Star Reviews

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + sofa-bed -air conditioning available, Sleeps 4-6

Air Conditioning available-Two Bedrooms with CalKing in master and Queen in 2nd bedroom plus Queen sofabed in livingroom to accommodate 4 to 6 guests. Bed's are very comfortable expensive Ortho posturepedic foam and are guaranteed no bedbugs.

This unique location offers beautiful turquoise surf breaking views from every room of the house. The 'Old Hawaii' atmosphere of Koa wood and vaulted ceilings create an open and spacious feeling of aloha and royalty. There is plenty of space with private relaxing places to escape and relax.

The 'Apple Oasis' is unique with a peaceful and serene private lawn along the shoreline. Can you smell the marsh- mellows roasting on your fire by the ocean? It's like heaven!

On the waters edge, you overlook some of the most pristine coral reefs and surf breaks in all the islands. If you're lucky, during their regular seasonal visits, you'll see Humpback Whales, pods of Dolphins, Mata Rays and Green Sea Turtles at your Lanai steps.

The house location on the island is a perfect starting point for nearby activities and day trips. The house is located in an ideal spot just a block away from the best snorkeling beach on the island, Kahaluu Beach Park. There is a great view of the parks' popular surf break from the lanai where you can watch the local surfers all day long.

You will love lounging in the shady peacefulness of your private seaside palm grove looking out over the Kahaluu Bay surf break. The tranquil privacy and natural beauty is rhythmically enhanced by the constant sounds of the breaking waves on your very own private oceanfront shoreline.

Afternoons are a great time to stretch out and relax in the comfort of your soothing Kona hammocks. Sleep inside with a view of the waves from your bed or sleep outside under the stars while being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the sea and the moon setting over the Pacific.

Without leaving the property, you can barbeque and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, diving, shore fishing, sunbathing, hammock laying, sunset watching, paddle-boarding and kayaking. It will be your own private vacation home for a romantic getaway, family vacations, reunions, spiritual retreats, and weddings. Wheelchairs can easily navigate this disability- friendly property.

Within 1 mile of the property you'll find a supermarket, a drugstore, good restaurants, "luxury" shopping, health/facial/nail spas, movie theaters, tennis courts, and hotels providing delicious Sunday morning buffets and live local entertainment . Another mile away are world class golf courses, genuine "tourist" luaus, a dive shop, snorkel and dive excursion boats, big game fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddle-board rentals.

Come see why Hawaiian royalty and their families lived along this magical oasis shoreline . Melt away your stress and pressures as you rest and listen to the waves break below your Lanai.

Full service property managers are always available for any questions or emergencies.

We also can introduce you to some of the best massage therapists on the Island. Yes the internet wifi connection is fast and reliable and our hi-definition T.V.'s in all the rooms use Time Warner Cable.

More Details

Richard Applebaum
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Richard Applebaum

Richard and Gloria have "owned" the Apple Oasis for almost 30 years. Your business is appreciated as they have two kids in college and six grand-kids. Living nearby in Kona Town overlooking the pier and harbor, they stay at the Apple Oasis when it is not rented.

Richard Applebaum purchased this house in 1987

Why Richard Applebaum chose Kona Coast

It's like Heaven! The water and wildlife at the home will create a unique vacation that you will never forget.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful environment on the ocean, spacious and comfortable. The art, decorations and furniture make you feel at home. It is equipped with everything you need to entertain your guests. The house is clean and bug-free. The beds are expensive Ortho high-density foam mattresses guaranteed bed-bug free!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location with extensive ocean frontage...not overlooked, plenty of space and comfortable. Close to Kona restaurants and amenities yet you feel you are in your own world.

Very functional, well equipped. The outdoor shower (as mentioned in other reviews), is a big hit. There's plenty of space and we saw other rentals which were more expensive but nowhere near as nice.
Aug 2013
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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Spacious double shower with sitting bench
    Guest bathroom - Spacious with easy to enter shower
    Outdoor shower - shower , outdoor shower , Great shower to wash beach sand away before enter the house
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Wonderful Cal-King Ortho mattress overlooks waves surfbreaks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfortable Queen hi-density mattress-ocean views from bed
    Livingroom sofa-bed - 1 queen , Pull-out Queen sofabed in livingroom great for kids & guests
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.962963 based on 33 reviews

Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

The location is amazing. The lanai is huge and has a pool table. We watched the sun set over the water every night. The house has everything we needed for our stay including beach chairs and toys. The owner, Richard, was great. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, California


  • 5 of 5

The front of the home is located on Alii Drive, the rear situated on the lava beach on Kahaluu Bay, a 10 minute drive to Kona Town. Perfect location for a beach house with great access to

Kona Town. Great neighborhood with quick access to the snorkeling beach and the Keauhou shopping center.

We very much enjoyed our stay, and would definitely consider renting the "Apple Oasis" for another Kona-Kailua visit!

Owner and property manager were always available, everything represented in the property description is accurate, even understated.

Rich and Nancy Shockley

Pleasanton, California

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Once-in-a-Lifetime Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location is to die for, just you and the ocean. The house itself is perfectly designed with cross-breezes and tons of light and everything opening out to the lanai and the water. Furthermore, it's soulful, not some generic modern hotel-like place, but a funky and artistic and homey and fancy and un-fancy and welcoming home with a vibe. It's clear that the house works for a lot of folks but what a treat for a couple! Loved all the action out the windows, from surfers to local fishermen. Loved, of course, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean steps away. It was easy to explore the whole island from here We could walk to snorkeling and swimming. Thank you to the owners. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cotati, California

Could not have made a better choice

  • 5 of 5

This is just a lovely place. The location is perfect--close to, but far enough away from Kailua, and between two nice beach parks, one great for snorkeling (Kahaluu), withing walking distance, and near White Sands (one of the only beaches with actual sand on the big island). Spectacular sunsets every night. Good restaurants nearby. It's a sprawling property where you can laze on a hammock away from everyone else, it has a beautiful outside dining/lounging area with an outdoor pool/ping pong table which was a wonderful surprise. We never felt compelled to leave the house, despite all the things there are to do on the island. It's its own little resort. Went to sleep every night to crashing surf on the rocks. So nice. Richard, the owner, was very gracious and helpful, although we never met him in person. His local caretaker Carl was extremely accommodating and helpful and showed us all the inner workings of the house, etc. He was very thorough. We like to cook, so the grill was great and the kitchen was well stocked. If you plan to cook, seek out the knife sharpener first. We didn't see it until the day we left. Beds were very comfy and AC is available in the bedrooms and there are multiple fans in the common areas.

Overall, I can't recommend this place highly enough. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, Colorado

Great location and view

  • 5 of 5

The patio area is much longer than it looks in the photos. Huge beach front location with the waves literally coming up to the bottom of the patio. I don't see how you can be closer to the water this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moms hawaii trip

  • 4 of 5

Great location love the view it was my moms 89 birthday gift she has never been to the islands of Hawaii and this was the best place for her to be she just loved it thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
KOA- Kailua-Kona
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keahou Country Club - Big Island Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Get up before sunrise to swim with the Dolphins in Kealekekua Bay, Go Kayaking, Snorkel at Kahalu'u State Beach - the BEST place to see fish and choral on the Island - walk 5 minutes.

turtles on the Island!, Golf at the WORLD FAMOUS Kona Country Club with an ocean view, Do a night dive with manta rays in Keauhou Bay, Visit an active

volcano - watch the Island 'grow' before your very eyes, Explore the petroglyphs, Visit the lush Waipio Valley where the first Hawaiians lived and

view beautiful waterfalls, Dance the hula at a luau, Rent a boogie-board and

catch some waves at White Sands-Disappearing Beach, Visit the Kona Coast

Macadamia Nut Factory, Rent a scooter and go cruising, Hang out at Huggo's,

or one of the many other great restaurants in town!

Full service property managers are available for any questions or emergencies.


Rates & Availability

Keauhou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ironman Weeks
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rates are subject to change and must be approved by owner. Holiday rates will be higher than standard rates and will be approved by renter before signing Rental Agreement. Minimum stay is negotiable depending on calendar schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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