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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

This beautifully restored one-of-a-kind oceanfront home has all the charm of yesteryear with the added conveniences and sustainability of today. Offered as a vacation rental for the first time in 2013, the view and location are spectacular. In 2014, The Guardian newspaper 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) with connections for Android and Apple products, 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. For bookings exceeding 14 days, a 'freshen up' cleaning will be arranged midway through your stay at no additional charge.

More Details

Owner
Ronald P. Herrema
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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 Kona Coast

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just left Kona Moana Hale yesterday. We had a great time in this beautiful and tastefully decorated home. We will surely miss the amazing sunsets, the sound of the waves and the cool ocean breeze. The home had everything we needed and more!



The fruits and goodies basket was a welcome treat. Everything you'll need for the beach (except sun screen!) has been provided - towels, chairs, snorkel sets and icebox.



It was also in the perfect location for everything we wanted to do - exploring the white, black and green sand beaches, snorkeling with the manta rays, visiting the volcanoes and eating out (but we enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the deck the most!). Even if the home was along a busy road, you can't hear any traffic noise because of the sounds of the crashing waves!



We also had a very pleasant experience dealing with Ron, the owner, when we were booking their home. He was very responsive over email, providing suggestions about the island and even calling us when we checked-in, to make sure we had everything we needed.



The Big Island is now our favorite of the Hawaiian islands and Kona Moana Hale was one of the reasons for that!
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Upon your arrival tropical flowers, kona coffee, fruit, homemade banana bread, etc will be provided. For stays exceeding 14 days a 'freshen up' cleaning will be arranged midway through your stay at no additional charge.

Reviews

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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 4.968254 based on 64 reviews
Huntington Beach, CA
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Couldn't get any better!

  • 5 of 5

The incredible view from the lanai, especially at sunset, coupled with the impeccable house, made this the perfect place to relax and use as the base to explore the island. The location is within walking distance of great snorkeling (turtles each time) and only a couple miles from shopping and restaurants.

It was very clean and lacked for nothing. We loved the Hawaiian music that greeted us and really appreciated the bedroom air conditioning on a couple of hot days.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical!

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly magical, we had an amazing time staying here. You feel like you are a part of the ocean. It's on such a quiet and tranquil bay. Every morning we took a short walk and went snorkeling, we saw tons of gorgeous fish, urchins, coral and Sea Turtles!!! A swell was in so there was lots of surfing fun to be had and everyone in the water was so friendly. The house is impeccably clean and the owners have thought of absolutely everything you could need. We explored all over the island but were always so happy to come back to our beautiful spot on the lanai. It's the perfect spot to watch the sunset. It's so private, you feel like you're getting your own personal sunset show every night! Also, I've never slept so well. The bed is so comfortable and the sounds of the waves lull you to sleep. I can't recommend this place enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay here! The house is perfect. We walked in to beautiful views, yummy snacks and water bottles next to our bed! This house is just as it looks in the pictures and is described in the reviews and we will definitely be back! It was a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Speechless

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin!

We had such an incredible time in Kona and mainly because of the oasis that is this oceanfront cottage. From the moment we walked in, we were in love. They have thought of EVERYTHING and haven't missed a single detail. Bed is super comfortable, bathrooms are great...but the lanai...this is where to BE. Our nightly ritual was to make some fresh guacamole from the wide variety of avocados on the island, open a bottle of wine and just take in all the beauty around us on the lanai.

Our favorite experience was horseback riding around Waipio Ridge and hiking through the forest reserve areas on the north side of the island. The hosts have a book with an incredible list of recommendations that we used every day we were there. Based off of their recommendations, we would find the most amazing food at the various farmers markets around the area and had the PERFECT kitchen to cook and prepare it all with the most incredible view you will ever have!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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👏🏼 🌊 on one side, and a very well travelled Alli Drive on the other side....Noisy!

  • 3 of 5

Stayed one month.......too long. I think a shorter time would leave a better feeling about this cottage. The owners were more than accommodating, but the negatives outweighed the beauty of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You can't be any closer to the crashing waves than this

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning. We spent most of our time on the deck, part of which is covered with dining table and comfy couch. Great care taken by the owners who have thought of everything. Comfy bed and great bathrooms. Highly recommend. Our favorite restaurants nearby were kenichi's and Huggos on the rocks. But numerous other options. Actually we preferred to cook simple dinners and enjoy the great sunsets.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choy's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
Kahaluu Beach
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

Keauhou House Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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5 night minimum stay
$489
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee & Amenities $365 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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