|Minimum Stay||5 - 10 nights|
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 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 home is comprised of 4 Bedrooms (3 en suites), 5 Bathrooms.
One ensuite is on the main floor; three bedrooms are accessed by the grand spiral staircase. The second floor hosts two bedroom en suites. The third floor has the fourth bedroom.
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 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, 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 queen offers views 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 numerous 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
Hot tub with a panoramic view of the ocean from second floor.
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.
Original artwork by well-known and highly respected artists.
Three sets of washers and dryers.
Mobile air conditioning units
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.
Pre-arrival shopping and stocking of groceries is available.
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 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.
This home is beautiful. The pool and patio are perfect. We had all our dinners outdoors watching the sunset on the ocean. Loved lighting the gas tiki torches every night. House was so well stocked that we entertained friends and family by having a dinner party of 16 one night. The snorkeling in the cove is the best. Spotted so many colorful fish, turtles, eel and an octopus. Close to shopping and restaurants. All 4 bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect for 4 couples. The manager is very attentive and satisfied all our needs. The only complaint is on the weekends the rec park behind the house is very active with sporting events using announcers and playing music over loud speakers. If you are located ocean side it's fine but we had to shut up the windows and doors on the rec park side of the house to block out the noise. I suggest you plan on exploring the island on those days. Hilo and Waimea are great day trip destinations.
The home description and pictures were definitely misleading. The furniture was very dated, tattered and the towels, sheets, bedspreads, etc. were quite old. The cleaning that was done after the prior guests left was not done well. We had to rewash the kitchen utensils as they were not that clean.
The layout of the house is very odd. The top floor has no bathroom and you have to go down one flight of stairs to use one. The master bedroom on the second floor has a his and hers bathroom, but one was shut off so that a different bedroom could use that one. The outside upstairs bedroom that is accessed by going out a door and down an exposed hallway was not very helpful if you have children as you could not leave them alone.
The view from the backyard was very nice (a positive). The ocean view was beautiful, however, there was no privacy. No problem with people walking the public walkway that separates the home from the ocean. The problem is that the location of the home at the end of the street offers no security since it is right next to a public parking lot, tennis courts, and open fields. The noise in the evening was ridiculous. No fault of the people in the public places--they had every right to party and play loud music--it was a public place. The problem was that you could hear it from inside the house and especially from the outside bedroom. No matter what we did (closing doors, windows, etc.), the only relief we got was when the partying stopped.
Honestly, if we did not have to leave early because my granddaughter became ill, we would have left anyway because it was not tolerable. The daily price was extremely high and we could have found much more suitable accommodations that were equal to or less than what we paid.
We had an amazing experience in a home in Kona Bay Estates 4 months prior, so we knew the area and thought this property would be comparable. Not by a longshot. The other property was already booked, otherwise, we would have booked there for our stay.
This is the first negative review I have ever given, but this property needs a lot of work, and if you do not need the security and privacy a "gated" community has, then book this property. So overpriced and not very functional. Very noisy and no privacy.
Absolutely stunning vacation home. We awoke every morning to the sunrise over the beautiful scenic horizon that could be seen in a panoramic view from EVERY bedroom in the house. Beautifully kept and maintained. We constantly felt safe with the security guard on rounds every couple of hours and felt our own sort of peaceful seclusion even though we were in a neighborhood. It was the most serene piece of the island with our own little cove that you could swim around in and snorkel for a small little view of some of the colorful fish. The water was CRYSTAL clear and a little tide pool stayed protected near the house that was perfect for a small dip if you don't want to climb over the lava rocks. All of the rooms had bathrooms and laundry areas and the spa showers were PHENOMENAL for rinsing off after a long day at the beach. I absolutely can't wait to return!
This house and the surrounding property were an absolute dream come true. The house was beautifully decorated and furnished, and the view was unbelievable. The maintenance staff was courteous and considerate of our schedule. The place was spotless. After less than a week visiting, I was ready to move in. If you are looking for the perfect spot for an unforgettable dream vacation. This is definitely it. Even the locals visiting the nearby beach were friendly. Two showed us a nearby underwater cave that I swam through. Amazing experience. Amazing property. Don't miss your opportunity to stay here.
The condition of the estate was even better than we could have imagined. The pantry and refrigerators had condiments, etc., even though we did our own grocery shopping, it was nice to have those extra necessities there if needed (which they were…who buys steak sauce on vacation?).
Every room had fresh linens and extra towels folded for use. All the bathrooms and each of the washer & dryer units were convenient and worked perfectly. This was nice because we found ourselves washing a lot of laundry between trips from the pool or the ocean, which was just a few steps away from the house.
We grilled dinner 3 times during our 7-day stay using the propane grill on the back patio, which was large enough to cook steaks, burgers, bratwursts & chicken for 6 people – all in one session! I fired the grill up with ease – I’m no expert, but it was pretty simple to start a propane grill. I felt like Gordon Ramsay!
The exquisite furniture, granite counter tops, lovely floors, ceiling fans and table tops were polished and immaculate. There were two high-powered dishwashers, so it was extremely convenient to run alternating cycles…we never ran out of glasses or silverware!
The air-conditioning worked and was there if needed, but even though we stayed during the hottest time of the year (the last week in August), we did not need it once. It was warm outside, but the house is designed in such a way that there is a constant ocean breeze blowing through – all of the downstairs walls are like screened-in windows, so there was ongoing air flow. Additionally, there are strong fans in every room to keep you cool. I seriously wandered to bed every single night and fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. It felt like the most comfortable bed on Earth.
Our week was perfect at this absolutely GORGEOUS Oceanfront Estate. It was honestly the most magical and memorable experience we have had on a vacation. This place had everything we needed and more. We have traveled all around the globe and this estate is absolutely one of my TOP 10 Most Elegant Vacation Rentals in the World! If we could come here every year we would. I think we just might!
We were a group of 3 couples looking for an unforgettable experience…and we found it here! This estate is awe-inspiring from the moment you walk through front gate. The pictures for this estate are absolutely breath-taking, but honestly, they cannot even capture the beauty of this home. Trying to do so would be like trying to take a picture of the stars with a 5mp camera phone. If you are looking for the most romantic & accommodating estate in Hawaii, then you are looking at the right one!
During our stay, we managed plenty of sight-seeing, but often times we found it difficult to actually leave the estate because we would just get lost for a few hours relaxing in the amazing pool with an ocean-front view. This “infinity” pool is magnificent and provides a nearly surreal image during sunset – the sunlight retreating beneath the horizon dances perfectly across the ocean and atop the pool!
Every room in the house is a designer masterpiece. While we spent most of our time in the kitchen, or on the back patio, it was frequent too that we found ourselves just hanging out late into the night playing card games indoors or on a balcony. The bedrooms themselves are like small houses, each with their own niche lounge area, whether it be an upstairs balcony, a hot tub overlooking the ocean, or a private garden patio with quick access to the ocean.
The residence is at the very end of a gated, private community and the security team is well-mannered and respectful; and with their regular patrols, we always felt secure, even on the nights we stayed up until sunrise. We'll definitely stay here again!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 16 2016 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 4 2017 - Oct 21 2017
10 night minimum stay
peak season 2017 - 2018
Oct 22 2017 - Apr 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Main House exit cleaning||$600 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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