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Kona Coast Vacations

Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Koihale- Architecturally Designed Island Estate near Kahalu'u Bay

21 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Keauhou House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

We love Koihale, like she’s part of our Ohana. In her we feel the spirit of aloha that is the embodiment of Hawaii.

Koihale or Koi House, was built in 1961 by the Big Island’s most famous architect, Lucky Bennett, and was named by its first owner, to celebrate the carefree spirit of the Koi whom he loved.

Koihale is an exquisite 4 bedroom 3.5 bath gated home, found in the small beach community of Kahalu'u beach, in Kona. She embodies the iconic and livable Lucky Bennett design. Large flowing Koi ponds sets the ambiance as you walk by the natural stone decked swimming pool nestled in the folds of this home making it a mini resort of its own.

Koihale showcases Lucky’s luxurious Hawaiian ‘Island style living’ at the beach park at Kahalu’u. This small beach community of Kahalu’u Beach lots, is just a short stroll to the surf, and a few minutes drive to the center of Kailua-Kona. It’s a dreamy lifestyle for beachcombers, golfers, surfers or artists. This area is steeped in Hawaiian history and is presently seeing a revival in culture, dance, and music!

Koihale captures seaside Kona style and utilizes the mild climate & famous Kona Trade Winds. The timeless design allows you to open the many sliding wooden doors and windows exposing the natural beauty of Hawaii and more importantly utilizes the cooling tropical airflow. Outside this beauty is everywhere - in each angle and in all directions.

Complete with palms & Plumeria; the incredibly generous use of Koa & Mango wood throughout; various cupolas; cool tile floors; the upstairs sunset lanai; the sliding glass walls and doors, and open, indoor-outdoor layout; Koi pond and waterfall gardens - all create a peaceful ambiance that casts the charm.

We love waking every day to the gentle sound of Koi pond’s waterfalls – doves & myriad colored finches splashing about at the waters edge. The ponds - framed by lava rock walls, surrounded by tropical palms & fragrant Plumeria - cradle the Koi that swim playfully through the water. Beyond them lay Kahalu’u Bay, teaming with Honus, Parrot Fish, Black & Yellow Tang, & brilliantly colored coral reef.

Whether you’ve come to Koihale as a retreat from “an extremely hectic life” or just to enjoy the natural beauty of the Big Island, we know that you will find the Spirit of Aloha here within our beautiful Koihale.

We hope that you come and enjoy her as much as she enjoys giving to you.

E komo mai, Nou ka hale - Welcome, our house is yours.

This is a non-smoking, no pets property. There is a 5 night minimum stay/10 during Ironman & Christmas season. Hawaii Tax ID: W00278100-01

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kona Coast Vacations (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Kona Coast Vacations chose Kona Coast

We've enjoyed this property as a family and would love to share it with you. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Big Island. It's truly a magical place. Aloha and welcome to Koihale!

What makes this house unique

Across the street is the best snorkelling in kona if not all of hawaii. The house itself is truly a work of art, designed by one of hawaii's best known architects - lucky bennett. Just a few minutes drive from kona town yet the designed with its rich hawaiian hardwood interior, lava rock pool and flowing koi ponds give koihale an amazing and relaxed holiday atmosphere.

Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

Koihale- Architecturally Designed Island Estate near Kahalu'u Bay
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
5

Living in an Architectural Gem

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We stayed at KoiHale for 6 nights in August, 2016. What a wonderful way to cap our vacation! The house was beautiful, a classic of its time and type. We loved discovering all of the different rooms, connections, and architectural details. There were a lot of different spaces that allowed our large party (7, including 2 teenagers) to find privacy, yet we all met in the large kitchen for sharing stories and cooking together. The upstairs master bedroom was luxurious and comfortable, and the elegant ohana suite downstairs (off the pool) was a great private space. The main floor bedrooms were a little warm at the start of the evening, but there were plenty of overhead fans to help keep us comfortable. The property met the descriptions we read on-line and was clean and well-stocked. The 3-layer koi pond was fantastic (look out for the frogs every evening!)and we spent many hours on the lanai (breakfast, lunch, after-dinner...). We made good use of the lovely pool every day, along with many trips to the beach (Kahalu'u beach really IS great for snorkeling!). The house and grounds were well maintained, and the Kona Coast vacations crew were very helpful at all times. A special shout-out to David at Kona Concierge for his excellent suggestions and assistance with the surfing lessons and the octopus farm visit. We would definitely recommend this beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Kona Coast Vacations
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5

Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We took our family members to the Big Island for our 70th birthdays. The ages were from 13 - 70; all of us LOVED Koihale. The architecture was unique, the layout was flowing, the size of the house was perfect, and the location was close to everything. The furnishings and kitchen supplies were comfortable and plentiful. Whether eating at the dining room table or enjoying the atmosphere of the koi ponds, meals were fun. The house was amazing, and the only down side was the humidity. Even with all the house fans, the electric fans, and the windows open, the house was difficult to cool. I'd suggest visiting at another time of the year when the weather is less humid. All in all, we all were extremely satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Kona Coast Vacations
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Gering, NE
5

Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The time we spent evaluating cost, location, amenities etc paid off in our decision to stay at this property. Location would have only been more perfect if it was directly on the water but having two great beaches within a short walking distance was the next best. We had a bit of culture shock getting used to the humidity, lack of air conditioning and the many little critters that paid us a visit but we were in Hawaii and expected that. My grandchildren were in the pool constantly. It is bigger and deeper than it appears in pictures. The lanai near the koi ponds was the perfect place for total relaxation. The property was sold while we were there and hopefully the new owners will continue to rent to vacationers. My family of eight (three generations) enjoyed every minute on this vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Kona Coast Vacations
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for the comments. This is a great location and a great home. This property has been listed for sale. The current owners are only accepting reservations 90 days from arrival, and if the property is sold they will be honoring all the reservations. Mahalo Kona Coast Vacations
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Jamaica, NY
5

5 Night Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This house is beautiful, we enjoyed our time here even though we had some company from the bugs and the lizards. Anyone considering renting this house that needs air conditioning should not stay here, there are only fans in the house and it is very humid during the day. This location was near everything, the longest drive was 30 minutes and that was to and from the airport.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Kona Coast Vacations
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Brighton, XX
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This house is amazing,it stuns me that people could complain about this house when I read reviews before we chose to stay here .it was perfect , great location no commercialism ,so laid back no shops a bit of old Hawaii .magic sands 1 mile away swim with turtles everyday . The koi ponds so relaxing . I brought my parents along and my wife's father and brother ,so much room . I could go on forever about this house and location , the pics don't do it justice . I will be back next year . Thank you Mathew and Marie King xo

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Coquitlam, BC
5

Koihale a very special retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed our family vacation in this very unique home ! it provided space to be together or quiet spots to enjoy a book or a siesta. Eating in was great with a BBQ and a well equipped kitchen that was spacious enough to prepare meals together. One of our favourite spots was by the koi pond shaded from the heat of the afternoon! The bedrooms worked for our group of eight however a queen bed instead of a double on the main floor would have worked better and would be a great addition. The location was perfect only a short walk to the beach. The staff replaced two items that were broken very promptly - thank you for your friendly service!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • Discounts offered for booking less than 30 days and/or 60 days from arrival . For Last Minutes Offers and Coupon Codes:
    Please email KCV at reservations@konacoastvacations.com or call 1-877-322-2407

    Please add 13.416% Hawaii taxes.Choice between a Security deposit protection plan 49.00 or an equivalent security deposit.
    Booking fee and Departure Cleaning Fee Vary (please place an inquiry for amount).

    Deposit is equivalent to the 3 nights rent; balance due 90 days prior to arrival, travel insurance is available.

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Amenities

Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • library

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