|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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Transcend paradise with our absolute oceanfront 3 story home located only blocks to Kailua-Kona town and within a guarded gated community of luxury estates. Your private oceanfront setting overlooks rich lava, white sands, crashing waves and Hawaii's famous romantic sunsets.
Ke’ala Ho’omaika’i (The Blessed Path) was artisan designed to offer you 180 degrees of ocean front shoreline, while relaxing in 7,000+ square feet of elegant living space. When you arrive and open your mahogany entry gates you will walk into a tropical meditation garden. A gentile cascading waterfall draws you along the meandering path and over the pond to the grand entrance. Even before entering your home the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean beyond the disappearing walls takes your breath away. Throughout your stay the beautiful Pacific Ocean will be the backdrop for all of your memories.
As you walk through the home you will be surrounded by commissioned art work done by several local artists. The entryway inlayed Monstera Leaves are by artist Alex Gupta and will lead you to the open great room / gathering area and beyond to the covered lanai, infinity pool and ocean. The gathering area offers a baby grand piano and comfortable seating for all.
Adjacent to the great room is your chef designed kitchen with a generous bar sink island for dining or serving. Included is a Wolf six burner stove/plus griddle and two ovens; the kitchen also offers a built in drawer microwave, two dishwashers, two full size sub-zero degrees refrigerator and freezer with ice-maker. Hand carved from granite and travertine tile is an original tropical floral design on the wall above the range. A more extensive list of amenities is listed below.
The main home is comprised of 3 master bedrooms and four baths. In addition there is an attached Ohana Suite (Hawaiian for Family Suite) we have named Hale Honu (Turtle House) on the ground level; to the left of the entry.
Your main three bedrooms are accessed by the grand spiral staircase. The second floor hosts two bedroom en suites:
Aloha Suite is oceanfront with a private furnished covered lanai and a full size hot tub overlooking the ocean. The King Size Tempurpedic bed faces the azure blue waves. Aloha Suite has another Gupta work of art: inlayed glass etched leaves under the bathtub and 'growing' up the shower walls. An impressive piece of art that has been displayed in both national and international publications.
From the stair case there is a covered outdoor pathway with magnificent views of Mount Hualalai leading to Dolphin Suite.
Dolphin Suite has a king size bed in a private tropical retreat setting. Your lounging lanai has a shoreline view looking north for what seems like forever. Ensuite shower. It also includes a flat screen TV with DVD player, iPod dock, ceiling fan, desk and office supplies.
On the third floor we proudly present:
Lanihau (Heavenly Hibiscus) offering an authentic 1800s converted to a king size Chinese Wedding Bed (originally owned by Bart Ward of Batman and Robin fame) looking out to the ocean on three sides, you are literally surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean! The suite has two lanais: The oceanfront lanai has a full size backgammon table with breathtaking views up and down the coast as if perched in a crows nest. The mauka (mountain) view lanai is the ideal location to enjoy that first sip of Kona coffee while sharing in the view of the sun rising above the mountains each morning. There is also a twin size day bed for lounging, flat screen TV, exercise bike, desk, printer, office supplies, ceiling fan, small refrigerator, sink and library. This suite is an open air suite with no solid door for entry off of the stair case... similar to a loft but more private (people can not see in from below).
Hale Honu (Turtle House) which is located off of the entry way and to the right of the great room, a very private suite with it's own second entrance from the meditation garden. This Oceanfront Suite has a private covered lani and tropical garden, complete with large bamboo swing to while away the hours. Your king size bed faces directly to the ocean. There is a granite petite kitchenette with a small refrigerator and microwave. This suite has an artfully designed wheel chair accessible shower, flat screen TV, ipod dock, walk in closet and ceiling fan.
Sit on any one of the four ocean front lanais and be entertained by the spinner dolphins, whales and turtles. These are just some of the many visitors that on any given day may find their way to the ocean just steps away from your vacation paradise.
The grand lanai off of the great room has a large covered area gently leading to the open sunning area and ocean front infinity swimming pool. The ocean is just steps beyond. The area is large enough for an event with the intimacy of a family gathering.
Ke’ala Ho’omaika’i is the most northern home in this gated community offering the only completely unobstructed northern coastline view. All coastline in Hawaii is given respect as sacred ground, but the area directly in front of your home is considered to be the most revered. Ka'ma'aina (local community) honor their ancestors at this location. Christenings, Proposals, and Wedding Ceremonies take place on the shoreline adjacent to your home. This spot is also considered one of the best shore diving locations in the world.
Just a few steps away is the community park that offers Olympic size pool, indoor sports center, tennis courts, pickle ball, horseshoes, soccer and baseball fields, a community garden walking track and an outdoor roller rink.
You are just a short stroll to a sandy waveless beach.
Just a two minute drive is the International Market Place and the Kona Brewery. The International Market Place offers local gifts, artwork and cuisine. Kona Brewery is the home of the world renown island brews.
The village of Kailua-Kona is a half mile away where the Pier is the center of the towns activities. The cruise ships, snorkeling and dinner cruises, the historic home of King Kamehameha, and the Queen's Palace are all in this locale.
Other highlights of the home:
Five spacious bathrooms (many including rain shower heads) all of elegant travertine and granite.
A private outdoor heated shower
Ocean front infinity swimming pool (divided into two pools to offer both heated and non-heated accommodations).
Hot tub with a panoramic view of the ocean
WiFi through out
Free long distance calls to Mainland and Canada.
Wheel chair accessible
Outdoor BBQ area including a Wolf Barbeque Grill and outdoor sink.
Baby Grand Player Piano
Library of games, books, videos, DVDs and CDs.
Original artwork by well-known and highly respected artists.
Three sets of washers and dryers.
Water Toys and Two Bicycles
Home is fully stocked with all necessary provisions for cooking, including rice cooker, pots, pans, plates, bowels, glassware, flatware, toaster oven, electric can opener, ice chests, ice-maker etc.
Pocket doors through-out home provide for disappearing walls to allow for luxurious living while becoming one with the ocean and park like surroundings. It allows for the constant ocean breeze throughout the home minimizing any need for air-conditioning. (The home is one of the few oceanfront homes that does have central air available upon request at an additional charge).
Pre-arrival shopping and stocking of groceries is available.
Traditional Lei Greeting at airport. (pricing dependent upon number of guests)
Rental car can be pre-delivered to the home to make for a hassle free arrival.
Upon request we will help you contact: On-site private chef, massage therapists, hula instructors, yoga instructors, and entertainment by local musicians.
Destination Venue - Ke’ala Ho’omaika’i is available for celebratory events!
For those looking for a destination wedding, retreat, corporate event, fund raiser, family reunion/celebration look no further. Our home is available for 2 - 60 guests and comes with the options of a professional chef and an event coordinator concierge. Everything is available from spoons to fireworks, renowned Hawaiian musicians, performers, florists, makeup and hair stylist.... what ever your vision we have the magic to make your Hawaiian dreams come true. Please note events/parties have costs and need to be pre-arranged prior to your arrival.
My wife and I and another couple rented the home over Labor Day week. The very sweet lady who owns the home greeted us upon arrival and gave us a full tour of the home, where things were and how everything worked.
The home was in tip top condition and everything was cleaned to perfection. Even though it was a bit warm that week even by Hawaiian standards, with the windows open the tradewinds kept the house cool and comfortable.
The amenities were great! The pool was heated and quite comfortable. We used the outdoor grill almost nightly and enjoyed outside dinners watching the sun set over the ocean. Lots of pool and ocean toys and gear. By law, Hawaiians are allowed access to all beachfront so there is a walkway between the home and the beach. However, we saw maybe 5 people all week.
Security at the complex was quite comforting. Not only was there a guard gate, the guards came by continually, day and night foot patrolling the area. The house is amazingly appointed, all the furnishings are top of the line and the artwork and antiques made you feel you were among royalty. I was surprised somebody said the house was "tired". That could not be further from the truth. The home and everything about it was immaculate. All the bedrooms were amazing, even the ones on the back of the home had stunning views of the ocean. Rainfall showers with views out to the ocean, a jacuzzi on the second floor patio, workout equipment, the list goes on and on.
The front three bedrooms all have floor to ceiling glass doors facing out to the most amazing view of the ocean I've ever seen this side of Bora Bora. My wife fell in love with the side lanai with the wooden porch swing. She stayed out there for hours reading, dozing and just enjoying the tranquility of this amazing home.
It was a very short hop to town. We have always enjoyed visiting Kona but quite frankly, every time we went to town we wanted to hurry back to our new "home". There were two grocery stores a couple minutes away which made staying in and enjoying leisurely meals at the home a breeze.
I would recommend this incredible home to anybody. Celebrities frequently rent this home and evidently are multiple time renters. I can understand why. This home is the most relaxing vacation getaway I've ever had the privilege to enjoy, and my wife and I have traveled the world. We absolutely hated to leave this amazing little piece of paradise. Best holiday we've ever had!
This house is absolutely beautiful. It has every amenity and it is all 5 stars. It is located in a private gated community, located such that each ensuite is ocean front. Sitting right on the water, you enjoy 220 degrees of ocean view. When rating the multi-bedroom suites, artisan kitchen, location, privacy and high level of comfort I give this a triple A+. I recommend this home only if you are looking for the best vacation experience on the entire island.
Beautiful home on beach in Kona was perfect for the 7 people we came with. Bedrooms facing ocean were nicely decorated and comfy. Bedroom on front side of house was comfy even without a view. We all loved the windows opening to the pool and beach that disappeared into the walls. Screens well used and needed to have the net replaced. The cleaning of the house needed attention--dust was thick and obviously ignored for more than just a week or two. $600 cleaning fee should have taken care of this. Pool was beautiful and we spent hours in it. No one came by to check the water so I assume it was okay--hopefully! lots of beach towels and toys included. tiki torches would have been nice to use at night but we were told we couldn't use them. Gated community was only a guard house with a gate across the road to keep out road traffic. The public beach and public park area gave access to anyone. While we were in the pool we could have shaken hands with drifters camped for the in the public beach right next door. The safe feeling of a gated community wasn't happening. The appliances were all high end but damaged by salt over the years. The grill outside was rusted and didn't work until we called someone to help grind off the corrosion to start the fire--something that should have been checked before we ever got there. The master closet downstairs was full of dishes for parties. didn't need to be there it could have been stored in the pantry so we could have more room for clothes and our own stuff. the pantry needed to be cleaned out and organized. the fly situation was beyond control--horrible!! We couldn't eat without a fly swatter. we couldn't use the air conditioning without paying more--we should have looked at that more closely--it was way!!!! hot. at night-- it was horrible. I would suggest getting the air conditioning turned on. There was a locked caretaker part of the house and we thought we heard someone. We worried about squatters that may have found their way in. The water feature in front of the house was only on for 2 hours a day. The 3 sets of washer and dryers weren't all available for our use or smelled so bad they weren't usable. Towels in the bathroom smelled so bad I washed them before using them. Negative review but had a great time and enjoyed staying here. Expensive and way too high cleaning deposit but probably was similar to the market in area.
It was a great place to relax. We ended an around the world trip there with family and friends, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The accommodations were well appointed, and there was everything we needed from a workout bike to floating devices. The location was very private and right on the water. We spent the majority of our time outside on the patio watching the waves break all day.
Ocean swimming was not safe there, so we drove to other sand beaches.The owner was accommodating when we discovered little glitches with the barbecue and the coffee machine. I think it was a very good value for the money, much better than a hotel. We would definitely go again. As my daughter said, "Mom this place is EPIC."
What a great vacation rental! The location is excellent - last house on the ocean side of the road in a gated subdivision with security guard patrols. From the back patio, it is just a few steps out to the lava and pathways to the ocean. Sitting on the patio looking out over the pool to the ocean at sunset is a special experience. A very nice beach is just a short walk away, and you can catch fish from the lava right outside. Just a 4 minute drive to "downtown" Kona.
The house is gracious, comfortable, and well maintained. The spacious, well equipped kitchen was especially great; sometimes our whole party was in there cooking at the same time, and there was still plenty of working/counter space.
The rental crew was very supportive, answered all our questions quickly, and furnished us a great list of contacts for everything we wanted (like having groceries delivered or finding a chef for dinner). They are very gracious.
My wife and I decided to splurge for a getaway with her 14 year-old niece for a few days in celebration of her niece being declared cancer free. We wanted to give her an experience that she would never forget, and this home delivered. In short, it was an unforgettable experience at this residence with the ocean view, and all the amenities that the home had to offer. We actually stayed at the residence almost as much as going out sightseeing because the home had everything we needed right there. One night we watched the sunset from the infinity pool. The next night, we relaxed from our hiking by sitting in the spa on the second floor and watched the waves into the evening. The property manager was very friendly and really made us feel at home, being more than accommodating in providing us whatever we needed, or even for advice on places to sight see. Our niece said that her favorite thing was being able to listen to the waves at night and know it wasn't just a recording like she had at home. I will never forget our time here and I hope that one day i'll be lucky enough to stay at another place this nice. The pictures don't do it justice.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 16 2016 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Main House exit cleaning||$600 + Tax|
Hale Honu (Turtle House) suite/studio is rented additionally for $200.00 per night.
Exit cleaning fee: $450 for main house.
Additional $150 cleaning for Hale Honu (Turtle House) Ohana