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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage

Keauhou, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Luxurious 1 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Home - 1400 sq ft of oceanfront living space

This beautifully restored oceanfront home has all the charm of yesteryear with the added conveniences and sustainability of today. Meticulously appointed and private, the views and location are spectacular. The Guardian newspaper has listed Kona Moana Hale as one of the Top Beach Houses in the World.

Completely renovated, this updated home has hardwood floors, granite countertops, koa cabinets, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, iHome docking stations, Bose outdoor speakers with Bluetooth receiver (to pair your own devices and play music), iTouch pre-loaded with various Hawaiian music, wireless internet, full size washer/dryer, brand new California king bedroom set, luxurious bedding, hdtv plasma in great room and bedroom, gas bbq, Tiki Hut for afternoon drinks, teak lounges, etc etc. All lights are on dimmers so you can create your own environment and mood. There's even an indoor switch to light up the water at night to create a spectacular view!

Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach, you are within feet of the best snorkeling and surfing on the island. (If you do surf or stand up paddleboard, you can paddle straight out and be in the break in less than 5 minutes.) Dolphin sightings are quite common. During winter months, whales can be seen daily as they swim by.

Uniquely situated on a 9000 sq ft oceanfront lot, this home is a one-of-a-kind. You will experience complete privacy with expansive views up and down the coast. (We also own the property next door where you are free to pick papayas, bananas, etc. or just sit and watch the sunset.) While there is so much to do on the Big Island, you will have a difficult time pulling yourself away from your home and the incredible views and sounds of the ocean. You will find this special place to be relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring.

Upon arrival you will be provided with tropical flower arrangements, kona coffee, fresh fruit, homemade banana bread, etc. Playing softly in the background is Hawaiian music accompanied by the gentle sound of the ocean. The setting is nothing short of amazing.


Ronald P. Herrema

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About Ronald P. Herrema

Married over 20 years, we share the passion for travel and exploration. We own a business in California and Australia, and try to spend as much time as possible at this special home in Hawaii.

Ronald P. Herrema purchased this House in 2013

Why Ronald P. Herrema chose Kahaluu-Keauhou

We have been blessed to have traveled to many parts of the world and have not found a property or location as special as this one. Extensive renovation has been done to make this home both luxurious and sustainable. Expansive panoramic views and the gentle sounds of the ocean create a very unique setting unmatched by anything we have seen.

What makes this House unique

You will not find a home as close to the water as this one! The sights and sounds of the ocean are mesmerizing. From the large lanai and deck you can watch surfers, paddle boarders and boogie boarders or jump in the water and experience some of the best snorkeling on the globe. Lighting up the water at night makes for a spectacular view.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Brand new california king master bedroom set
      • New luxurious bedding with down comforter and duvet cover. Plasma TV in corner and expansive ocean views.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Recently renovated
      • Bathroom/Laundry
        Add'l half bathroom off master bedroom
      • Completely renovated master bathroom with large walk in shower. Vanity with wall sconces on dimmers.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
          Stunning oceanfront location
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Brand new
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Wireless internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size
                    • Living Room
                      Incredible ocean views
                    • Parking
                      Private parking for two cars
                    • Telephone
                      Free long distance in the US and Canada
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee maker in addition to french press
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All new dishes, knives and utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Brand new stainless steel appliances
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          All paper goods supplied
                        • Refrigerator
                          New full size refrigerator and freezer
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Indoor and outdoor dining tables
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Oceanic cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Bluetooth receiver with connections for Android and Apple products for Bose outdoor speakers
                                • Television
                                  HDTV Plasma in great room and master bedroom


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Expansive 500 sq ft lanai and deck
                                    • Golf
                                      Nearby golf at Kona Country Club
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak, surfboard and standup paddleboard rentals nearby
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large outdoor grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      New snorkeling equipment and boogie board provided


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • marina
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • Upon your arrival tropical flowers, kona coffee, local fruit, homemade banana bread, etc will be provided.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  81 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A very special place!

                                                                  Kona Moana Hale (translated means leeward side southwest-facing ocean house) is truly a place to experience on The Big Island. There is a real magic about this place. Once you arrive you know there is something different and special—a place which captures the island spirit, attitude, and the majestic beauty of Hawaii. Located in south Kailua-Kona, there is great access to everything in Kona within 10 minutes. However, there is a sense of a “home” feel and privacy right on the water at this place. Spending time overlooking the crashing waves, watching surfers &

                                                                  whales, and a 180-degree view of the ocean and setting sun, one will find themself losing all sense of time here (enjoying a long sunset fading into the ocean should be on anyone’s Hawaii bucket list). This scenery was so amazing, that my wife and I decided to spend most—if not all—our evenings and dinners on the patio/deck. The residence is fully loaded and excellent quality with everything right where you need or expect it. Ron and Pam are awesome and did an amazing job of creating such a special place for a great Hawaiian vacation experience. Thank you!!! …Highly recommend you take an opportunity to experience some time at KMH. Your vacationing soul will not be disappointed!

                                                                  Excellent in every way.

                                                                  julie h.

                                                                  This is the second time we have been lucky enough to stay at Kona Moana Kale and it was as perfect as the first time. We loved the house and the deck as much as ever. Everything was just as good as we remembered it from our first stay. We had some bad luck toward the end of our stay (my husband stepped just wrong on an uneven lava rock and broke his leg at the ankle), and Ron was as sympathetic, helpful and solicitous as he could be. I would recommend this property to anyone. It is a beautiful, soothing and wonderful place.


                                                                  Paul K.

                                                                  We absolutely loved Kona Moana Hale! This home couldn’t have been more comfortable and inviting. It was our favorite part of the whole island. Ron was so thoughtful, and really wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. We felt like celebrities staying here! The comfortable bed and extremely soft sheets, waking up and seeing the water, all the Hawaiian decorations, very nice appliances, too many things to count. They certainly have thought of everything. This was an amazing place to stay!


                                                                  Beautiful sunsets from the huge lanai

                                                                  Dancing to our favorite music over the deck speakers in the beautiful weather. So romantic!

                                                                  Outstanding snorkeling at Kahaluu beach

                                                                  Fresh Kona coffee on the lanai

                                                                  Watching the surfers on the incredible waves

                                                                  Water crashing on the rocks from the lanai

                                                                  Entering the home for the first time, to the sound of Hawaiian music playing

                                                                  Tropical drinks at our very own Tiki Hut

                                                                  Farmers Market at Sheraton Wednesday morning

                                                                  Restaurants - Splashers Grill, Jackie Rey’s, Kona Brewing Company


                                                                  Krishna S.

                                                                  It was a perfect getaway. The property was extremely well maintained. Location was great! Every single need was anticipated and was taken care of including a first aid kit! Ron was great, provided us with very useful recommendations and did everything to make us feel at home. The stay here was worth every penny. Would recommend to any body who is looking for a perfect getaway.

                                                                  A slice of heaven

                                                                  This house is something so wonderful that it has to be experienced for yourself. We went for a vacation and were completely overwhelmed at how beautiful and peaceful this home is. Whether you are watching the sunset or drinking coffee in the morning while you listen to the waves, the lanai is the perfect place to soak in the beauty of the island. On a practical note, they have everything you could need in this house: plenty of kitchen gadgets, a grill outside, amazing appliances so that you can cook while you are there, tons of seating, an amazing bed (crazy comfortable), all the little details (lots of toiletries provided as well as all kinds of water gear), tons of towels, washer and dryer, etc. They think of everything. The location can not be beaten as you are pretty central to everything. Walking distance from a fantastic beach, and lots of beautiful beaches along the way into town when you need groceries or want to go out for a drive or restaurant. This home is a must if you are staying on the big island. There's a little bit of magic in the air there :) Mahalo!

                                                                  Fabulous Home on the Ocean

                                                                  Loren S.

                                                                  This house is absolutely wonderful. It sits right on the ocean's edge. It is very nicely furnished and comfortable. The way the owners set it up is super convenient. The deck is very large and we spent a great deal of our time watching the surf, surf boarders, and the occasional spinner dolphin as well as just reading and enjoying the place. I can truly say that we did less on this trip than any of the other many trips to Hawaii due to the comfortable deck and living area. A large school of yellow Tang fish hung out right next to the rocks by the deck. We love Shashimi so we were able to get great Ahi at the KTA supermarket close by and eat it with some rice and salad out on the deck most evenings. Highly recommend this place. The owners and the local caretaker were wonderful to work with. Could not be happier with the experience.


                                                                  Keauhou, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI, USA

                                                                  Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach - the best surfing and snorkeling beach on the Big Island. Central to restaurants, shopping, golf, farmers markets, volcano, etc.

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