|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Hale Wailele (Waterfall House) is a beautiful, spacious home with floor to ceiling windows in the great room looking out onto fountains in the pool with an incredible ocean view beyond the palm trees and torches. The architecture of the home makes it unique and inviting with artistic touches such as arches and cathedral ceilings throughout.
The master bedroom is furnished with a king bed, flat-screen TV, garden tub with separate shower, Toto bidet commode, and infra-red sauna.
Bedroom two has a king and a queen bed, TV in an armoire, recliner, and full guest bath.
Bedroom three has a king bed, TV and sitting area.
The den has a flat-screen TV, recliner, and a pullout sofa. It opens to a fenced side yard perfect for game of croquet or bocce. The den and bedroom three share a full guest bath.
The loft looks over the great room, has a computer desk, foosball table, 2 queen futons and 1 double futon.
The 4th bathroom is a tropical outdoor bathroom complete with a basalt tub, rain shower, two vanities, and a separate commode (with an ocean view=)!
The gourmet kitchen features stainless appliances and two adjoining dining areas. There are also two bar areas.
If you prefer to cook and dine on the lanai, we have a large stainless gas grill, an Evo grill, and a high intensity gas burner for the big lobster pots. There is seating for 10 at two lanai tables.
There is also a separate o'hana (guest studio 18X18 ft.) available for an extra charge, please contact us for rates and details.
Our home is in a quiet residential area, and therefore we do not offer it for weddings, meetings or parties. The enjoyment of the house, pool etc. is limited to the individuals listed on the rental agreement.
Also a quick note about our animal friends :)
Geckos: Because of the tropical climate and vegetation in Hawaii you are likely to see our friends the geckos. They are a beautiful bright green with a few magenta spots. They have no teeth, are harmless, and considered good luck on the islands because they eat harmful insects. They are most easily spotted outside by lights waiting for dinner, but can fit through the smallest openings and are sometimes seen inside as well. If you see one inside and prefer not to have its company, please just toss a hand towel over it and release it into the gardens.
Birds: There are many birds around the house and throughout the neighborhood including Brazilian cardinals, finches, doves, exotic pheasants, chickens, and others. While they are fabulous to watch and a favorite part of the tropics, they can also be noisy for light sleepers. We recommend adding a sleep app to any smart phone or bringing earplugs if you think you might be bothered.
Our family lives in Texas and we love to travel and experience new things. The Big Island of Hawaii is one of our favorite destinations because it has so much to offer. We have been coming to Kona for decades and we discover something new every time. The picture above was taken in 2010 right next to the flowing lava! What an incredible experience!
Alanya Berthiaume purchased this house in 2002
I started coming to Kona in 1976 when my mom and dad decided it was the perfect vacation destination. I have come back with my family almost every year since. We chose Hale Wailele in Kona Heavens because of its ideal location on the Big Island. The house is a short drive to the airport, harbor, beaches and shopping. It is conveniently located between Kailua to the South, and the famous Kohala resorts to the North. Kona is on the drier side of the island so the coast is almost always sunny and warm, while the house is located at 1000 feet elevation with slightly cooler, incredibly comfortable temperatures. It is on a landscaped acre of land with palms, fruit trees and flowers, at the end of a cul-de-sac, so there is very little traffic.
We have a caretaker on site who can address any issues that may arise during your stay. If you'd like for me to email you a letter that lists some of my favorite restaurants, beaches, activities etc. just let me know. Aloha, Alanya
From the beginning, the owners contacted us and made us feel like we were part of their "home". The home, Itself, was one of the most lovely places we've ever stayed. It had provisions for almost everything you could want to use on a vacation, and so much more. We had candlelight dinners as the sun set , and visited with friends as we sat in the hot tub to soothe our aching bodies from all the days' adventures. We were truly blessed by the owners" home and this beautiful place called Hawaii. Mahola.
We just got back from a week's stay on the Big Island at this beautiful home. Let me just say, pictures don't do this place justice. We were a party of 5 though we were supposed to be a party of 7.....3 beds were never used. This house is truly spacious and we never felt claustrophobic. There are windows everywhere and wonderful views! The home is at the end of a dead end street so the only thing you hear are sprinklers and the morning wakeup songs of the birds at 6 a.m. (which only last about 15 minutes). So if your plan is to sleep in, you can still get a few more zzz's after the serenade. :-)
Here are a few things I loved about the house:
- comfy beds
- big bathrooms
- big kitchen
- lots of places to eat (inside and outside)
- nice size swimming pool
- large hot tub (we had 4 grown ups in it....could have easily seated 2 more)
- sauna (though we never used)
- washer & dryer (I know....rather odd to mention....you are on vacation right? Let me say that I hate this weekly chore.....then why did I wash multiple times? Maybe it was the wonderful view, rising early to have my coffee and listen to the birds while everyone else slept, or maybe because that domestic chore made me feel like this was really My Home....and folding clothes seemed kind of fun. Crazy, huh?)
- games to play, books to read, movie drawer, fuzball table
- AWESOME grill (it's an EVO) Had no idea what an EVO was, but I will say that I must have one now. :-) We were able to cook pancakes, bacon, eggs, and french toast on it......in 15 minutes! No joke. (with 2 people working it of course!) We also cooked chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and vegetables on it too.
- Chest full of swimming pool toys
- Lots of beach towels
- Access to beach chairs, ice chests, and boogie boards
- Friendly caretakers on site to answer any questions
- Close to town
- Easy & quick access to airport (about 15 minutes away)
- AWESOME SUNSET VIEWS OVER THE OCEAN (don't forget your camera....though my iphone 6 took some amazing sunset pics)
I'm sure there are things I am leaving out, but the best thing I could say is, if you have a large family or you are traveling with a group of people, you will not regret staying here. Or if money is no object and you are a party of only 2 or 3, grab it......and sleep in a different bed every night! Enjoy your vacation to the Big Island!
Texas Party of 5
"I'll Be Back" :-)
What an awesome experience we had staying at Alanya's home. The home is a mansion, unlike anything you've ever seen. There are so many architectural features and quality details that you would think you are in a cathedral. Huge, spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and plenty of closets. Pool, jacuzzi, fussball table, hammock, tiki torches, all add up to provide you with lifetime memories. Wet bar with drinks provided, and welcome package were other features that made us feel like home.
Location is perfect too since it is only about 10 minutes from the Kailua-Kona airport, and about 5 minutes to Costco. If you want the cheapest gas, that's where you should go. We found Costco gas to be $1 less per gallon than any other station around.
Home is on a hill with an awesome view of the ocean with enough of a breeze and trade winds to keep it cool, even during the "hot" month of July we vacationed.
Alanya was the perfect host as well as her housekeeper couple who made us feel like long lost relatives. I would need a few more hours to describe all the great memories we have of this home but unfortunately I am out of time.
If this home is available don't even waste your time with other properties on the island.
We chose Hawaii as our family vacation destination this year and Hale Wailele has created wonderful memories for all of us. The home is beautifully and tastefully furnished with artwork and sculptures, and a more-than fully equipped kitchen (for those who enjoy cooking) with dishes and utensils for a large group. Cooking on the Evo outdoors was a blast. For our party of 8, we had more than enough room for all of us. The bedrooms were very spacious and comfortable. We had the huge master suite and loved it. After spending the days doing deep sea fishing, snorkeling, spotting manta rays, hiking to see petroglyphs and visiting botanical gardens/waterfalls, our grandchildren enjoyed both swimming in the pool, soaking in the hot tub and lounging in the hammock. This home has everything and more and we were so glad it was available. We didn't get to see the hidden garden tub or outdoor shower until our last day and it is a tranquil retreat the next time we return to Kona. The location is great with its views and being the end house on the street making it easier to get out of the driveway. Shopping (Costco) and restaurants are a short drive down the hill.
We had the awesome experience of visiting Kona for a week in June, 2016 and staying at this amazing home. Everything you need is here, and is well taken care of. The beds are delightful, the view is what you would find on a post card, the kitchen and outside cooking are divine. We followed another reviewers suggestion and did a complete breakfast on the EVO. You MUST try the outside shower! It was so relaxing an peaceful after a fun day at the beach. Speaking of beaches...there are so many choices that are convenient to this home. We followed the recommendations from Alanya and visited many of the places she suggested. We were not disappointed...EVER.... There are wonderful caretakers on sight who are there to help with anything you may need, but stay out of your way and were never intrusive. I highly recommend this home to families traveling together! It is perfect! Thank you to Alanya and Family for your wonderful home and hospitality!
This is a fantastic home to have a family vacation. We were a family of 6 on a one week vacation to explore everything the big island had to offer. The house has very comfy beds, and the location was perfect for excursions all around the island. We kayaked & snorkeled Caption Cook bay with Kona Boys guided tour. We also snorkeled 2 Steps by the Place of Refuge where we swam with the dolphins in the wild (both sites were 15-20 minutes from the house).
We used Hawaii Forest & Trail to go up to the top of Mauna Kea Summit on their observatory tour. Their tour guide did a great job entertaining us for this 8 hour adventure. We also used HF&T to take us on the Kohala Zipline thru the tree tops with rope bridges and water falls. The house location was perfect because it was only 3 minutes from HF&T office which is nice to have a quick ride home after a long day of adventures. The house is also close (5 min) to Kialua Kona town, Costco, and Safeway.
Cooking at this house was the best I’ve experienced on our more than 20 vrbo rentals. The kitchen has every item you could ever need and is doubled stocked with plates, utensils, cups, and more. You’ll love cooking with a 6 burner gas stove top. The non-stick pans were in great shape because they have the nylon cooking utensils to avoid scratches. There is very nice plastic ware for patio dining and the inside Koa wood dining table is perfect for a formal ware dinner. And the outdoor EVO grill was a fun new experience. I cooked a full meal for 6 people on the huge iron flat top and served everyone at the same time with steaks perfectly made to everyone’s liking. You’ll enjoy making a full pound of bacon, fried eggs, and hash browns all at the same time, all outside so it’s nice not making the house smell like bacon.
A couple of notes. The pool is not heated but it was refreshing going from the hot tub to pool and back to the hot tub. The property care takers do live on site in a separate ohana at the back of this very large property. They were very nice and helpful with the house, and island information like the best snorkel sites and times. Plus when the cable TV company had internet problems it was nice that the care takers were there to meet the repairman so that we didn’t lose any vacation time waiting on service people.
It always hard to leave Hawaii, but this place even made it harder. Thank you Alanya, and your family, for opening your home to ours for a wonderful vacation.
Kona is known for its world-class marlin fishing. We are almost directly above Honokohau Harbor which has a fun restaurant for lunch and is also where the fishing charters and many other ocean activities (sunset sails, manta ray snorkleing and diving cruises, zodiak tours, whale watching etc.) are based. There are some wonderful white sand beaches and tide pool areas within a 10 or 15 minute drive. Costco is also just about a 5 minute drive and is a great place to stock up for your vacation and it is usually the most economical place to buy gas.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 10 2017 - Oct 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
The listed rates are for up to 8 guests. Please contact owner if you have more than 8 guests in your group.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.