|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Kona Blue Hale is the perfect place to start your vacation in Paradise. Just drop off your bags and walk minutes away to Magic Sands Beach, one of the best all around beaches on Alii Drive. The property has been completely updated from top to bottom with all the amenities and convenience to evoke the spirit of Aloha. Kona Blue Hale is in a perfect location to enjoy all the activities the Big Island offers.
This property was just turned into a Vacation Rental in Aug. 2012. Unit is just over 1000 sq. feet with all floors in Travertine for a cool easy to maintain lifestyle. The kitchen cabinets, counters and refrigerator are brand new and the place was just painted and furnished from top to bottom.
There are 2 bedrooms including 1 King bed and the other bedroom with 1 Queen bed. Both bedrooms have nice Hawaiian style themes including dressers and nightstands. Both bedrooms have full size closets with plenty of room for everything you can bring with you on your vacation. The bathroom is full size with shower and bathtub and plenty of storage for towels. The kitchen has plenty of room to create a magical meal or just hanging out with Family or Friends.
The front yard has available parking for 2 vehicles.
The backyard has a great grassy area just to hang out, play games or just enjoy the property. There are also a couple fruit trees and always beautiful plumeria flowers falling off the trees.
We purchased this home in late 2011 as we fell in Love with The Big Island of Hawaii. After visiting all the Islands several times we decided it was finally time to add the home of our dreams on the Big Island. We just love Hawaii and look forward to spending as much time as possible in Kona. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Jeff purchased this house in 2011
This property is a Gem. We looked at over 100 homes via online and in person. Our objective was to find a property that had amazing Ocean Views and looked like a BEACH HOUSE. This is hard to find. Most homes look pretty basic and don't have the Beachy Feel. I hope you know what I mean by this. Out of every property we looked at this was the only one that we made an offer on. Once we finally got it and made the changes to the property we realized that we found something special. Anytime we mention this house and start to describe it to the local people they stop me after about one sentence and say that they know this property and how lucky we are to have it:)
Now we are able to share this with our potential guests which is a great feeling.
There are not too many places in the World where you can sit out in front and watch bikers, runners have 2 Beaches less than 6 blocks in either direction. These Beaches are also amazing....Magic Sands is one of the best boogie boarding beach with it's beautiful waves and local flare and Kahaluu is know for it's reef and snorkel. In addition, the neighbors are amazing and offer some great Hospitality if you get to know them. There is never a dull moment at the Kona Blue Hale property!
Owners were very friendly and helpful, house was very spacious and the location was great! Very close to great beach and just a few miles outside of the congestion of town which we enjoyed. Would book this property again!
We stayed at Kona Blue Hale from February 1- February 21 of 2016. This was our second visit to the Big Island and the first time that we stayed in the Kona area. The location of Kona Blue Hale is just perfect. You are within walking distance of several beaches and we took advantage of that almost everyday. We liked it that we were not right in Kona but not so far away that it took more than a few minutes to drive there. The house itself was very clean and comfortable and had everything that we needed for our 3 weeks there. Loved having some spices and staples provided so that we didn't have to purchase too much stuff in order to prepare a meal. We used the charcoal grill quite a bit. Really enjoyed the table and chairs near the front door. We usually had our meals out there. The yard was very nice with all the flowers and, of course, the banana tree which was loaded with bananas. They were too high up for us to pick but I would have liked to try one! This rental does not have air conditioning but most times we were very comfortable with just the fans running.
We did most of our grocery shopping at Target and also the KTA store at the end of Alii Drive. We also enjoyed the Farmers Market in Kona and went several times each week...the avocados, mangos and papaya were a real treat. Our favorite places to dine were Huggos, Huggos on the Rocks, and the Kona Brewery. We also had a fun lunch at Bite Me. The owner, Jeff, is very easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend this rental to people and would stay there again if we return to the Island.
We had a good stay at Kona Blue Hale. It truly is steps to the ocean, beaches 5 minutes walk away whether you turn right or left at the foot of the driveway. The rooms are spacious, the kitchen has plenty of working room, the furniture is up to date as are the linens, kitchen utensils, etc. Plenty of room for a family of 4, lots of beach toys provided.
The only issues for us were that the volcanic fog has been very active on the whole island and seemed particularly dense on the Kona Coast. With allergies and asthma, this was a challenge, but certainly not an issue with the unit itself. No air conditioning in the unit at all, so could not close any windows, and adjusting to the temps and humidity in Hawaii is a challenge when coming from the Midwest, especially at night. The other issue was that the TV did not work for a week, and the DVD player never worked. The owner was aware of this, did what he could to get the TV reception going eventually, did not offer to replace the DVD player or have it fixed, did not offer a percentage refund for the unit lacking all of what was listed in working order. He was nice to deal with on the TV issue and concerned, but did not go that extra mile when a problem cropped up.
This review is long overdue. We stayed in Kona for the first time two summers ago at this incredible vacation rental. The thing that prompted me to write this review is that we are planning another Kona trip this summer and there was no question that we would rent Jeff and Suzanne's property again. The property is clean, well appointed and in the perfect location directly across from the ocean, close to downtown Kona (close but not close enough to be loud). The day that we arrived we took a short walk down the road to magic sands beach to watch the surfers and the sunset....it set the tone for a truly memorable week. This condo has everything you could possibly need...internet, big screen TV, washer and dryer, fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds and even your own banana tree in the backyard! The landscape is meticulously manicured to create its own perfect paradise. The owners were always available to answer questions about the island sights (like the locations of the best and secret beaches). We've stayed at about a dozen VRBO's over the years and this one tops the list as our favorite!
This unit is in a nice, residential location and it was easy to get to spots on the island from there. It's nicely decorated and was roomy enough for the four of us (two teenage boys). Beware that the photo is a bit misleading. The upstairs unit with the deck and umbrellas is the owners residence and the rental is a garden level unit. If the TV was on, and I wanted to get away and read a book, there was just the patio outside the front door, and it was not especially scenic or comfortable, no breeze, etc...
Watch Dolphins, Whales when in Season, golf, run, bike, hike or swim at all the local attractions just blocks away. You can schedule surf lessons or rent snorkel gear just a few blocks away. There is always something to do on Alii Dr.
Nearest Golf: Kona Country Club - 2.0 miles
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|
Price does not include cleaning fee
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.