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Exotic Kona Bay Hawaii Beachfront Tropical Paradise Stunning Home

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • House4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8 ADL & 4 CHD)

Our stunning Hawaiian Paradise home is located just a few blocks from the waterfront village of Kona, Hawaii in a private gated community of luxury homes. With a nearly constant year around temperature in the 80s, and a cool ocean breeze, this custom Hawaiian home is as tropical as you can get. Overlooking the crashing waves on the lava and sandy beach coast, the home features a designer infinity pool with two waterfalls, a sandy bottom wading pool, huge lanais, and two courtyard ponds with their own waterfalls in a 'Jurassic' garden setting. There is even a private 'island' dining patio next to the waterfall overlooking the dramatic Kona surf. The house comes fully furnished with a designer dream kitchen, open air oceanfront dining room, kitchen bar, living room, entertainment room, an unbelievable Master Suite with panoramic ocean views, a pampered oceanview study, two Tropical Guest Suites, each with their own separate entrance and opening onto the lush courtyard and waterfalls, and a separate Ohana Cottage Suite with its own kitchen, kitchen bar, sitting area and lanai. The master suite comes with its own private whale watching tower! The house sleeps eight, two in each suite plus futons for young children up to 10 years old.

'HALE KONA A'EKAI' is a unique oceanfront private custom home meaning 'the home by the wash of the sea'. It was intricately designed to capture the essence of waterfront Hawaiian living. Thatched ceilings, open walls, louvered teak windows, ten foot teak doors, endless lanais, and tropical landscaping, all help to capture the spirit of the islands. The house is exquisitely detailed with imported teak, bamboo, marble, granite, and quartzite throughout. The home has been featured in several magazines. The grounds are equally impressive with rare tropical flowers and palms, four waterfalls and a stunningly impressive bathing pool with an infinity edge. A stairway bridge takes you across to the island pedestal where you can lavish in a dinner surrounded by water with simultaneous views of the sunset, waterfalls and the crash of the waves! Enchanting, magical and romantic--there is so much more to describe---but you must see it for yourself! Unsurpassed luxury. Come stay with us and experience the mystique and beauty of the Big Island!

MAIN HOUSE LIVING AREA: Large open oceanfront living area includes:

KITCHEN: Teakwood and solid granite dream kitchen with all the appliances including separate ice maker, warming drawer, vegetable sink, double ovens, triple stove.

LIVING ROOM: Bamboo furniture adds to the tropical feel of the high ceiling open living area which extends out onto the Lanai. There is an area to sit and enjoy the ocean views and the infinity pool, a more private area to engage in conversation, and an entertainment area to enjoy the surround sounds of TV, a movie from our DVD collection, or relaxing music on our Bluetooth sound bar.

DINING: Enjoy the sunset while sipping Mai Tais on the whale watch tower. Don't forget to look for the 'green flash!' Dine at the six seat bamboo dining table that borders the lanai with open air ocean views, sit for pupus (appetizers) at the granite bar, or take dinner out to one of the ocean side teak tables to enjoy the sound of the dramatic nearby surf while dining under the bright Kona stars. The experience is mystical!


OCEANFRONT MASTER SUITE:(sleeps 2+ in sheer luxury!)

Stunning oceanfront views from all rooms includes: Master Suite: Entire spacious second floor with private outside entry, wrap around lanais, private sitting area overlooking pool and surf, private sitting area overlooking lush gardens, private whale watch tower. The Master Suite is truly spectacular!

Master Bedroom: King size hand made Bali Style Coconut Bed with tropical netting and grass roof overlooking the ocean. Sleep to the gentle sound of the Kona surf! Master Study: Teak desk, fax/copy machine, DSL, printer, teak and leather lounge chairs w/TV, wet bar & refrigerator. Scenic ocean views! Master Bath: Exquisite marble throughout w/tropical indoor/outdoor shower, double vanities, teak makeup vanity, separate water closet, and Jacuzzi spa overlooking the crashing surf. Whale Watch Tower: Private nautical spiral stairs take you to a spectacular panoramic lookout of the picturesque Kona Coastline, the waterfront village and the inland volcanoes.

TWO GUEST SUITES: (sleeps 2 in each suite, 4+ Total) Tropical gardens and waterfall views includes: Guest Suites: One separate building with two separate outside private entrances. Makai Bedroom: Banana leaf thatched ceiling with lanai overlooking the tropical gardens and waterfalls. Queen size hand carved teak poster bed with tropical netting, separate sink in-room vanity, closet, cable TV, ceiling fan and sitting area. Mauka Bedroom: Banana leaf thatched ceiling with separate entrance, lanai overlooking the tropical gardens and waterfalls. Queen size hand carved teak poster bed, separate in-room sink vanity, closet, cable TV, ceiling fan and sitting area. Bath: Large all-marble dual-vanity bath with shower, tub, and separate-room watercloset. Shared by both guest rooms (separate entrances).


Private lanai overlooking courtyard gardens and waterfall includes: A separate cottage with high ceilings, its own full kitchen, pass through eating bar, private lanai patio with dining table, full bath, desk, sitting area, closet, cable TV, ceiling fan, and a Queen size hand carved teak four poster bed with tropical netting.Bath: Full tile and teak bath with vanity, tub and shower.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a tropical home with open air louvered windows---there is no need for air conditioning as the nearly constant ocean trade winds fan a delightful gentle breeze from over the water during the day and from the mountains at night. You'll enjoy the natural tropical feeling!!!


Sheree Matheson

Member Since 2000
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
Why Sheree Matheson chose Kailua-Kona

We purchased this lot and designed and built the home in 2000. The home was built and is maintained with the warmest Aloha spirit and we look forward to sharing this with our guests.

What makes this House unique

This one of a kind Hawaiian ocean front home is ideal for creating family memories that will last a lifetime. The cool kona breeze and the smell of the salt air while basking in the panoramic view will be vivid reminders of your unforgettable stay on the Big Island.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Makai Guest Suite
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sitting area Overlooking courtyard, private vanity
      • Mauka Guest suite
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Private Entrance, overlooking courtyard, personal vanity
      • Master Suite
        1 king, Coconut thatched roof withTropical, In/Outdoor shower
      • Ohana Suite
        1 queen, Private entrance, Large Lanai, Full Kitchen, Full Bath
      • King size beds (1) Hand Carved Coconut Thatched roof King Bed in the Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Hand Carved Teak four poster bed in the three guest bedroom suites, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futons available for 4 small children under the age of 10.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master Suite
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, outdoor shower, indoor/outdoor shower and jettud tub overlooking the ocean
      • Guest Suite Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower, Double vanity, water closet, walk in marble shower & tub
      • Ohana Suite
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Full Bath
      • Powder Room
        toilet, Pedestal Sink, Wrap around Bamboo mirror, Teak finishings
      • Out Door Shower
        outdoor shower
      • 3.5 Unique Custom Baths! From the luxurious one of a kind semi-outdoor master shower with Pulse Spa overlooking the surf, to the romantic jetted Jacuzzi with beach views to the grand bathroom with vaulted ceilings surrounded by warm marble tile and rain shower faucet, to the eight custom marble vanities with bamboo style faucets, the bathroom experiences at the Hale Kona A'ekai are extraordinarily tropical!

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Right on the beautiful lava and white sand beach!
        • Beachfront
          Crescent shaped white sand beach and lagoon only steps from the home along the beach path. Right out front is a lava and white sand beach.
        • Downtown
          Less than a one mile stroll to the famous Ali'i drive!
        • Mountain View
          Awesome views of Hualalai Volcanic mountain right behind the home and Mauna Loa, the world's tallest mountain in the distance.
        • Near The Ocean
          Expansive views of the largest body of water in the world is all yours.
        • Ocean View
          Panoramic coastal and ocean views!
        • Oceanfront
          Directly oceanfront with unobstructed views!
        • Village
          Located IN Famous Kona Town
        • Water View
          Expansive views of the largest body of water in the world is all yours.
        • Waterfront
          Expansive views of the largest body of water in the world is all yours.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Media room and sitting area for relaxing and watching local Hawaiian channels or one of many cable channels and library of DVD's as well as book library for relaxing by the pool with your new Novel!
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer and fabric softener in Laundry room
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free domestic long distance!
                    • Garage
                      Owner use only.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All Linens including beach towels provided
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Community track just a short walk south with outdoor workout bars and benches along the route.
                    • Parking
                      Off street Parking in private driveway.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Driveway parking for up to five vehicles
                    • Telephone
                      Telephone with FREE domestic long distance! Phone is in the Office
                    • Towels Provided
                      Daily towels as well as Beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing Machine and soap in laundry room
                    • Wireless Internet
                      FREE WIFI
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Kitchen
                          Full tropical gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, kitchen island with separate vegetable sink, triple Jenn Aire stove top, double convection oven, warming drawer, built in microwave, dishwasher, pantry and much more....all with an incredible oceanfront view!
                        • Catering Available
                          We can refer wonderful private chefs for your in home sunset elegant dinner or a family style lu'au at your very own home! .
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully outfitted kitchen for gourmet cooking and entertaining.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes for dinning, pool side, and children
                        • Dishwasher
                          Built in dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Traditional Drip Coffee machine French Press Electric Kettle
                        • Microwave
                          Built in microwave.
                        • Oven
                          NEW Gourmet Double Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Initial supply of the following: Coffee Olive Oil Foil Spices Salt and Pepper
                        • Refrigerator
                          Side by side spacious refrigerator and beverage cooler in Kitchen. Additional full refrigerator in the Ohana and a wet bar with mini fridge in the master suite.
                        • Stove
                          NEW 5 top burner with Griddle, warming drawer. Chafing dishes in pantry.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              6 Seated at a Bamboo and Marble dinning table with 5 seated at the adjacent bar
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 11 people


                                • Books
                                  Large selection of books to read
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Sony Blu Ray internet ready
                                • Games
                                  Puzzles and some games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Oceanic Time Warner Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Sony Sound bar bluetooth or Aux cord
                                • Television
                                  5 Smart TV's, one in each room and large TV in Media room including DVD library.
                                • Toys
                                  Pool Toys
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD Library available.


                                    • Balcony
                                      See Lanai (Hawaiian for balcony)
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Espansive gorgeous flagstone patio which runs from the driveway through the courtyard and out around the pool area and down to the 'floating' dining pedestal beachside.
                                    • Gazebo
                                      Gazebo means Tiki Hut in Hawaiian. We have four: one in the courtyard with a swing, one on the whale watch (third floor), and two poolside; one with Lounge chairs and one over a table and 4 chairs.
                                    • Golf
                                      World Class Golf courses near by.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Four private lanais (balconies) for watching the surf, whale watching, quiet reading, napping, eating or just relaxation
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Jurrasic Park like Courtyard with waterfalls, misters and giant foliage.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      One of a kind Ocean front grill!
                                    • Tennis
                                      Near by free tennis courts.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      We often have snorkel gear in our pool toy box. Inquire prior to arrivial for latest selection.


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          From the garage to the pool the main floor has no thresholds to navigate.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Nearby Olympic Public Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Private Infinity Pool with lower sandy bottom pond
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Beautiful ROMANTIC jetted tub in the Master Bath overlooking the surf!

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • marina
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • photography
                                                        • boating
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • shuffleboard
                                                        • 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

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • RIGHT ON THE OCEAN!!! Just steps down beach path to the crescent shaped White Sand Beach & Lagoon ocean swimming and snorkeling! 4 Tiki Huts to enjoy! Private Oceanfront Infinity Pool, 4-Waterfalls, 3-Ponds, Lush Landscape, Private 'Jurassic Park' garden, Outdoor Shower, Outdoor Gas BBQ & Sink, Ceiling Fans, CD/DVD Player, Dream Kitchen, MW & DW, 3-Refrigerators, 4-Ice Makers, 2-Convection Ovens, 6-Stovetop, Warming Drawer, W&D, Jaccuzzi Overlooking Kona Surf, NO PETS, NO SMOKING & NO HOUSE PARTIES! Free HIGH SPEED coconut internet!!! Beach toy box full of rafts, floaters and pool toys! Baby chair, crib and baby gate available!, It is a short ten minutes from the Kona Airport to your magical Hawaiian vacation home! Gorgeous white, black and even green sand beaches, lush tropical valleys, rain forests and arid lava landscape await your discovery, Its an incredible adventure, Come and experience the Aloha spirit---come to the Big Island and be our guest!

                                                                      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.

                                                                      73 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great beachfront property!

                                                                      Warren M.

                                                                      This house was exceptionally comfortable for our family of 10. The private community was a wonderful respite away from the hustle and bustle of busy Kona. The furnishings were lovely, the pool area beautiful! We found the house very clean with many amenities, and soaps, paper products, and beach towels provided. Strongly recommend this vacation get-away.

                                                                      Amazing stay at Hale Kona A'ekai!

                                                                      misty b.

                                                                      Everyone in our group had an amazing vacation! From the moment we walked in to the beautiful "Hale Kona A'ekai"!

                                                                      We felt we didn't need to go anywhere! This house is BETTER than the pictures! Thank you Sheree!!

                                                                      Paradise in Kona!!!!!!

                                                                      Curtis L.Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

                                                                      We were a family of 8 adults and one baby, could not have asked for anything better. The home is set up so we all had our own space. However, we spent so much time together because the home made you want to be together. The kitchen had everything you needed and the dining area was perfect. We LOVED the deck and pool, so so beautiful. The stunning view of the lava rocks, sunsets and whales made it a place to truly enjoy. The boys enjoyed fishing from the rocks in front of this home. It was an easy walk to town with lots to do. However, we always looked forward to coming back to our 'awesome home'. We had such a special family holiday, this beautiful home truly made it happen!!!!!

                                                                      Amazing location, beautiful home

                                                                      Emily S.

                                                                      We just spent the week in Kona and couldn't have asked for a better "home base." The house is close to everything but feels miles away. We loved waking every morning and opening the doors wide to allow air to flow in from the beach to the garden courtyard. The pool was cool and refreshing and the master suite amazing. Our 4 year old enjoyed the tide pools just a short walk along the sea wall north of the house and it was a short trip in to town or to bigger beaches. Great for groups of family or friends.


                                                                      Cody H.

                                                                      My wife and I vacationed at the Hale Kona A'Ekai house this summer and it could not be more perfect. The second you walk through the gate, into the property, you are transported into a Hawaiin paradise. The entrance will begin your mindset shift from wherever you came from to island relaxation. The home is completely open which is perfect for hanging out and relaxing in the cool island breeze. Each and every room let's you go to bed knowing you are free from any and all stress of the mainland. They also let you wake up knowing you are in paradise. The master bedroom is a stretch a above any room I've ever stayed in my life. The pool makes you never want to leave. It's infinity effect straight into the ocean allows you to sit in a beach lounger and feel like you are in the sand. The home is within walking distance to activities, food, and night life. Everything is very user friendly. I won't spoil everything for future guests, but I will say you will love your decision to vacation here.


                                                                      Samantha H.

                                                                      Best place on earth!!! The open concept to the home is a dream it makes the Hawaii experience even more amazing. The view the Kona paradise home has is enough to make you never want to leave. The infinity pool is so much fun, it is incredibly beautiful at night with the blue light and one of the cleanest pools I have ever swam in!! The organization and attention to detail was very impressive to me, such as indoor dinnerware, outdoor dinnerware, and having it fit the theme of the home. Don't even get me started on the bedrooms, each had their own theme and were made unique which made us feel so special. The master suite has a beautiful balcony and the whale watching perch is so breath taking we loved eating our breakfast up there. The bathrooms are huge and have the most incredible showers in them. One of the best things about this home is that you feel like you are on your own private island but walking distance to town. My husband and I loved this home and are planning our next trip back!! We love the Kona Paradise home!!!


                                                                      Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

                                                                      World Class Golfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Awesome Snorkeling/Scuba, Volcano Viewing, Waterfalls & Tropical Gardens, Award winning White, Black and Green Sand Beaches, Submarine Rides, Dinner Cruises, Hawaiian Luaus, Kona Coffee Farms, An Olympic size public swimming and lap pool is free and open daily just 1/2 block outside our gated community!, So just relax in the luxurious surroundings, enjoy the adjacent white sand beach and lagoon, explore the village of Kona or venture out to one of the endless Big Island adventures, Eleven of the fourteen world climates are found only on this very unique island! The largest of the Hawaiian Islands has it all!

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Year Round Regular Rates of $1700-$2500/night. A VERY UNIQUE & EXCLUSIVE OCEANFRONT property! DISCOUNTED to VERY SPECIAL RATES BY OWNER!!! $1700*/night OR stay for 7 nights and receive an additional discount off of your week stay. *Rate for up to 8 guests. Additional guests $50/ea/nt or $250/ea/wk. MAX 12 (8 adults and 4 small children under the age of 10 on futons). Call or e-mail for details & available dates! (Holiday rates slightly more) Rates are subject to change

                                                                      73 Reviews
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