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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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!


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Exotic Kona Bay Hawaii Beachfront Tropical Paradise Stunning Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

The views were the best in the area. The pool was made for people to never leave. We could not ask for a more beautiful place to stay. The few little things that came up were taken care of immediately. Would come again and stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beachfront property!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, secluded tropical retreat.

  • 5 of 5

With large glass doors opening to a majestic oceanfront, we felt completely connected to tropical nature and beauty, while still experiencing all the comforts of luxury home living. This home was well-appointed with everything we needed. The property management staff was very attentive and informative and provided us with a lovely lei greeting.

We’d definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay at Hale Kona A'ekai!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kona Brewery
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kona Brewery
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mauna Loa Seasonal
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

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

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.