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Modern Luxury in South Seas Setting

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6


Everything the Big Island has to offer. Welcome to Kona OneNalo, a community of 12 private homes in a gated oceanfront community. Your rental borders one of the best snorkeling areas on the Big Island and is 200 yards from Magic Sands Beach. You can snorkel, surf, scuba, swim or just sunbathe on the beach, all within 200 yards of your front door.

Your home has two lanais from which to sip your morning Kona coffee and view the spectacular Pacific ocean and Kona coastline. Watch the surfers from the lanais when the surf is up. Let the waves lull you to sleep while you watch the stars from the master bedroom. Wake to the calls of tropical birds and the sounds of the surf. Plumerias and gardenias are among the lush landscaping surrounding Kona OneNalo. Massive lanai doors permit unfettered views of the surf from both the first and second floors.

This home boasts a three-story cathedral ceiling in the living room and cathedral ceilings in the bedrooms. The master bedroom is furnished with a California king bed and a TempurPedic mattress. The second bedroom has twin beds which can be configured to a king. Both bedrooms have private baths. There is a den with a trundle bed that opens out to two twin beds. A full dining room and a gourmet kitchen make mealtimes a breeze.

The house is decorated with many works of art with an emphasis on local artists and their work. The Hawaiian ambiance is carried out with koa trim throughout the home and an assortment of glass fishing floats.

Kona OneNalo is minutes from Kahulu'u Beach, perfect for snorkeling and surf lessons and populated by amazing tropical fish and sea turtles. There are many golf courses nearby for golf enthusiasts, and the pool and adjoining whirlpool/spa at Kona OneNalo are steps away from your door. You are centrally located on Alii Drive, only four miles from the center of Kailua-Kona and one mile from the Keauhou Bay community.

Further afield you can visit Volcanoes National Park, the Mauna Kea observatory or the famous black sand beaches.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I first went to Hawai'i in 1967 and were captivated. It took more than 30 years before we actually bought a house. We live on the East Coast, but decided it was truly worth the 10 hour flight to be able to spend time in Hawai'i.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Keahole International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Anthony's Italian Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
White Sands (La'Aloa Beach Park)
Car: recommended

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing, basketball court, boating, shopping, kayaking, spa


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful two-person shower and double sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds convert to a king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed converts to two regulation-sized twin beds
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Modern Luxury in South Seas Setting
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Fantastic location and best view around

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a phenomenal location and has an amazing view to boot. We just spent a week there with our adult kids and their two friends and the house is plenty big enough to accommodate six adults. The downstairs lanai occupied large amounts of our time relaxing, having a cocktail, and enjoying the sunset. The upstairs lanai was a private get-away for my husband and myself. The best part of the day was the morning and hearing the birds chirping while taking in the fabulous view from the master bedroom.

We enjoyed cooking breakfast everyday, packing lunches, and even bbq'ing on the lanai. Having six people with us, we only ate out for one meal a day. The kitchen is stocked with every item one could possibly need - including two coolers which we used on a daily basis.

The house is also stocked with beach towels, boogie boards, floatation toys, snorkels, etc. We enjoyed snorkeling right out in front of the house (be careful of sea urchins), and used the beach towels everyday.

The best part of this house is the location. For those wanting a sandy beach, it is less than a five minute walk to Magic Sands. Our kids went there frequently to enjoy a beverage and some body surfing. The house is very close to downtown Kona where shopping and excellent restaurants await (we loved the Kona Inn). Additionally, there is a KTA grocery store, urgent care, and Long's Drugs in a shopping center five minutes away (yes, we had to use all of those!). Costco is only a short drive as well.

We also enjoyed the spa on the property and for those with young kids, they would love the pool.

I highly recommend this as a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Who needs Maui? Kailua-Kona on the Big Island is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our one-week stay at Kona OneNalo was way too short! So much to see and do and so little time. This place turned out to be perfect in every way for our family of two adults and three teens. The accomodations are accurately described elsewhere. Plenty of room, comfortable for everyone, cool breezes through huge sliding doors, excellent wifi with great bandwidth, clean and well equipped. Check-in and check-out were simple and trouble-free. Breakfast on the lanai was a joy, watching the surf, listening to the birds, and surrounded by lush green gardens. We even ate fresh bananas and limes growing in the complex, provided to us by the grounds keeper.

Body surfing at the Magic Sands Beach is just a 5 minute walk (one of the best beaches on the Big Island). Close to shopping and many restaurants. We learned about Kona Coffee, Captain Cook, black sand beaches, and lava flows. Took selfies at the southern-most-point in the 50 states! The kids took surfing lessons at Kahaluu Beach Park, just down the road. Ate and drank way too much at the luau at the Sheraton, just minutes away. And my 15-year-old son caught a 374-pound Blue Marlin on a sport fishing trip. We have memories to last a lifetime!

Susan is a caring and responsive host. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed 9 nights for a reunion and found everything we needed and more at this property. Opening the huge front glass wall to let in the morning breeze off the lanai was just wonderful! View - amazing. Two back bdrms a bit noisy with the road traffic but hundreds of other accommodations are on the same road, so pretty hard to get away from it if you want the splendid view - a pair of earplugs and no problem. The master suite is GRAND! Convenient to downtown - just down the road, a trolley goes by every two hours for only $1.50 each way which saves looking for parking. The grounds and pool were meticulous and clean. Susan was quick to respond to our several inquiries and the receipt of keys, etc was well organized. We appreciated the boogie boards, umbrellas, coolers and travel beach chairs. For two couples and some kids it is a perfect spot. We would absolutely stay in the same unit again. Maholo!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful waterfront location

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended for anyone wanting to stay directly on the waterfront. View of the Pacific directly from the living room and bedrooms.

Clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very lovely property, with beautiful landscaping, by the wat and the VRBO description very accurate.

  • 5 of 5

We found the description of the property to be very accurate, with lovely surroundings and beautiful landscaping. The written instructions were easy to follow, in sufficient detail and accurate. The ladies in our party especially liked the extremely well-appointed kitchen, with every conceivable appliance, container and the utensils making cooking fun in it. The interior decorating we found to be very tasteful, making for pleasant surroundings. Everything was clean and well maintained. The units in the complex are situated in such a manner as to provide privacy and quiet. We were close (but not too close) to shopping and restaurants and the nearest beach was an easy, short walk away. As an added bonus, since we were there on July 4, we watched the Kona fireworks right from our front deck, away from the bustle of crowds but with good views of the exploding fireworks. And not to forget the gorgeous sunsets most evenings. We are definitely recommending this property to friends, as a great place to enjoy the Big Island.

All in all, we were very happy and would like to come visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in Kailua-Kona

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here in mid July. Our family of 5 found the location to be perfect. It is 3 min from a great snorkel spot, 5 min from a grocery store, and 10 min from all of the restaurants in the area. You are a good 45 minutes from the best beaches in the NW, but it was a pleasant drive there. As for the property itself the grounds are beautiful and the pool/jacuzzi area are perfect. Though the units are fairly close together it felt very secluded. Road noise from Ali'i drive was present, but not a big issue for us. The rooms were comfortable, the kitchen was fun to use, and the Lanai was great. The property owners/managers were great communicators and eager to make our stay more pleasant.

A couple of things that you need to know. The house does not have A/C and the fans are mostly adequate, but it does get hot (especially upstairs in Mid-July). This wasn't a huge issue for us as I didn't have a problem getting to sleep at night with the fans blasting. Also, there is no shower/bath downstairs. If you have an elderly guest (like we did) it took some effort to help them upstairs to shower. Lastly, the beach right next door (Magic Sands) is super cute, but can be quite dangerous because of the strong surf. Apparently broken necks and 911 calls are not un-common from here, and in fact some of the locals have dubbed it "Tragic Slams". I learned this the hard way after spending my first evening at urgent care after being slammed into the ocean floor while body boarding. Be careful!!

Lastly, if you're looking for a special meal at a special location try Holuakoa Cafe up in the hills. It's only 10 min away, but feels like a different universe. Amazing organic food in a unique setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 13.25%

Rates for Ironman are $425 per night. Transient Accommodations Tax ID: W-40936258-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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