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Exotic Kona Bay Hawaii Beachfront Tropical Paradise Stunning Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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!!!

More Details

Sheree Matheson
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your fantastic home. After years of studying architecture, it was wonderful

to finally see a home that the great architects said how a home should be built but never quite accomplished it.

Form follows function, living within the surrounding environment was finally accomplished. I understand

your husband designed and built this home and I’d like to give him praise. It’s no wonder everybody LOVES

this home, it’s at the core of the human soul. I’d love to see his other designs some day but I don’t think

any one could out match this one. I am so thankful there was an opening for us to see this work of art.

God granted me a “bucket list” blessing. Thank you,
Mar 2015
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • 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!


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Exotic Kona Bay Hawaii Beachfront Tropical Paradise Stunning Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

Paradise in Kona!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here, what a beautiful home. You can just sit and watch the ocean all day long if you desire.

The owners and property management company where wonderful in making us feel at home. I dont think there is a better location in all of the islands. peaceful, elegant and relaxing, yet only 5 minutes from town. everything you could need is right around the corner, yet when you are at the house you feel miles away from everything. The sound of the waves on the rocks at night was just magical. We got home and could not sleep the first night, it was just too quiet.

we absolutely loved this home and hope to be back soon.

Thank You Sheree

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time my family vacationed in Sheree's home. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the OPEN house! It's perfect for multiple families to stay together, and offers plenty of space if you want some privacy. The location is ideal for walking into town. Some of us even snorkeled to Kona.

Everyone loved the pool and there is a keiki beach a few houses away which was perfect for my 2yr old grandson.

It's in a quiet beautiful gated community.

We enjoyed the 4th of July Parade up the street and watching the fireworks from the oceanside of the house.

I'm sure we'll be booking this house again! We viewed Sheree's other homes, and they are just as amazing. Hoping to get to Lake Powell for 4th of July one year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kona Brewery
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kona Brewery
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Keiki Beach
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $1,000 + Tax
One Time Cleaning Fee $475
Tax Rate 13.46%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.