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Michelle Keyser

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Sleeps 6, with Pool, and Panoramic Ocean Views

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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1 Bedroom, sleeps six, with Kitchenette, Pool and Ocean views

Enjoy your tropical vacation away from the crowds and traffic in our guest suite. Our 2 acres are located about six miles north of Kona Town at 1100 ft elevation where the sunsets are spectacular, the stargazing is magical and the relaxation is complete.

Your accommodations are in our Ohana (guest suite) which is attached to our home but is self-contained with its own private entrance. Bedroom #1 is a studio with king bed that can convert to two twins, a queen size wall bed, a kitchenette and a sliding door leading out to the lanai and pool. The spa style bathroom connects the studio to the second bedroom which features a king bed. We have a barbecue, loungers and a dining table on the lanai for your use.

GROUPS WITH CHILDREN PLEASE NOTE: Sadly, because our pool is unfenced our liability insurance requires that we accommodate groups with children only age five and older.

High speed Wi-fi internet is included, and the flat screen television is equipped with Roku for on-demand viewing using Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video. We have a large selection of DVD movies as well. We do not have broadcast or cable television channels.

We strive to provide a resort experience for our guests. If your goal is to relax, this is the perfect place for you. If you are celebrating a special occasion, we would be happy to arrange extra in-room amenities.

We have factsheets that provide recommendations for best nearby beaches, day trips, and restaurants. We also can offer advice on best sources for many other tourist and leisure activities on the island, such as helicopter tours, botanical gardens, and ocean adventures.

Lastly, it is never fun having to stop at the grocery store after a long trip. If you contact us a minimum of 1 week in advance of your stay, we can stock your refrigerator with milk, fish, fruit and other basic grocery items; we do not charge extra for this service, you pay only for the actual cost of the items we purchase on your behalf. As our guests, you will have access to our pantry, which stocks sugar, flour, basic canned goods, cooking oil, rice, and other bulk items that you might need.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michelle Keyser (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Michelle Keyser

Hello we are Michelle and Paul. We moved to Hawaii in 2013 after vacationing on the big island for years. Between the two of us we have lived in or visited much of the world (living most of the time in the Pacific Northwest) - but now we call Kailua Kona home. Michelle is a social worker and Paul is computer consultant.

Michelle Keyser purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Michelle Keyser chose Hawaii

We looked for a place away from the busy and touristy center of Kona. We bought 2 acres about six miles outside of town with a great ocean view at a comfortable elevation of 1100 feet. We are now engaged in the exciting process of building ourselves a coffee farm and planting gardens to grow much of our fruit and vegetables.

What makes this apartment unique

Heated Swimming Pool

Access to full size front load washer and dryer

Well appointed kitchenette

Basic pantry items such as flour, sugar and cooking oil.

Beach gear (cooler, umbrellas, boogie boards, beach mats and towels)


based on 54 traveler reviews

Sleeps 6, with Pool, and Panoramic Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews
West Palm Beach, FL

Very Memorable Visit to Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Hale a Lehua, and had a very enjoyable time. The apartment was very clean and spacious and the owners provided everything that we needed during in our stay. The owner's house is located in a very quiet neighborhood with excellent ocean views, spectacular Hawaiian sunsets, and landscaping that rivals the best hotels. The owners, Paul and Michelle, are excellent hosts and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and welcome. I would highly recommend staying there if you are looking for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, texas

Such a pleasant stay! :)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and another couple stayed here for part of our vacation. The owners were VERY nice people and worked with us on anything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and the apartment was clean. The owners provided anything we needed from towels to their washer and dryer. I wish we had been able to swim in the pool more! There is a spectacular view and the landscaping is top notch. I loved the pineapples growing right outside of our door. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the area. Mahalo, Michelle and Paul, for sharing your home and your puppies with us! Oh, the owners also have great suggestions for places to go and things to eat. We took their suggestions and we were not disappointed. I miss Hawaii everyday!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples stayed here for five very enjoyable days. The very comfortable memory foam mattresses were a definite blessing to my old bones and joints! Michelle and Paul were very helpful with any questions and even allowed us to use their grill for our steaks and salmon purchases at the local Safeway. Even though it was hot down at the beach the location up the hill provided a lovely breeze which made the rooms cool at night for sleeping. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

When planning a vacation - you want it to be as stress free as possible. Michelle made that happen! Not only was she responsive to any questions I had, she provided information readily about the house and the Big Island. You are essentially renting a wing of the house, and it is extremely comfortable and inviting. Once we landed in Kona, we made our way to a local restaurant for lunch/dinner and then headed to Costco to grocery shop for the week. Once completed, we made it to the house very easily using google maps (not one time were we steered in the wrong direction). We were welcomed graciously and spent the evening unpacking, and then relaxing on the lanai by the pool watching the amazing view of the sunset. It was warm while we were there but the cool breezes at our elevation were a welcome treat. The house itself was very clean and was ready upon our arrival. The home can sleep 6 comfortably. The bathroom is a pass through, and does allow for showering/toileting while someone else can be at the sink/mirror getting ready. The main bedroom is quite large with a king bed that can convert to twins, and the TV room held 2 twin beds that could convert to a king. Adjacent is the kitchenette, but really everything you could want is ready for you. They have an induction cook top (one burner), coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, microwave, etc. Really everything you need is there to enjoy a meal at "home". We often ate a hearty breakfast before heading out for the day. The pool is very easy to use and clean! The views are amazing! It was so nice to also have access to beach items like towels, mats, basic snorkel gear, etc. Really everything you need is provided and then some!

I loved how peaceful the neighborhood was and appreciated that it was away from the downtown area and the chaos there. We often went to "Town" to the farmers market (12 min drive and parking was never an issue), or for a shave ice, or to the beach but when we were tired it felt very luxurious to go back to our own "home" and away from the busy pace of down town. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review. We are thrilled that you had a great time at Hale a Lehua. I do need to clarify one point, however; the king bed in the master bedroom does not convert to two twins. In the "studio" room (where the television and kitchenette are located) the beds can be configured as either two twins or as one king. The studio also includes a queen size wall bed, which brings total maximum occupancy in the suite to six. Again, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back to Hale a Lehua on your next trip to Kona.
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third times a charm~

  • 5 of 5

this was our third time staying at hale a lehua. we have enjoyed each time more and more. paul and michelle are amazing hosts and a wealth of knowledge re; the big island. the view and location is perfect~only 10 minutes to the airport and 15 minutes to downtown kona. we plan to return to hale a lehua soon. aloha!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Spacious, well-located, great-value rental, with super thoughtful hosts to boot!

  • 5 of 5

Michelle and Paul's unit is a really great, centrally located rental in the Kona area. I've vacationed in the Kona/Waikoloa area many times over the last four years and find their unit to be a great value relative to others on VRBO.

Spacious (!) bedrooms and bathroom, excellent memory foam mattresses and really luxurious, oversized, extra long, plump, down (?) pillows. Way above my expectations.

Well appointed kitchen, albeit a skosh on the small side. However, the four of us made the kitchen work, and the induction hot plate heated everything so fast it made cooking a lot easier. And Paul thought of everything, including having frozen jugs of water in the freezer ready and waiting to be used as ice-packs for the coolers we took with us every day. Just popped them back into the freezer when we got home and they were ready for the next day. Brilliant! Having kitchen basics available was also nice, sugar, coffee, coffee filters, paper towels, and full size high efficiency washer and dryer for use.

Beautiful, expansive view, lovely pool, spacious outdoor area with a 4-person as well as 6 person table, and lounge couch close to the pool. A whole tribe of geckos own the place and you'll be entertained by them on the tables every morning, for sure, as they saunter between plates and coffee cups.

Location! Super close to the airport, Costco (where you'll want to buy most of your groceries rather than Safeway, which is also super close), the best coffee I found also a few minutes away at Kona Coffee Brewing (and I'm a Seattle coffee snob). Unless you've got lots of bucks to spend on a beach-front resort, this rental is well located: only 10 minutes from two great beaches to the North at Kekaha State Park (one on the south end of the park, one on the north end), and another 5-10 minutes further north for a series of great beaches (A-Bay beach, Beach 69, Hapuna Beach) all with different characteristics and benefits. And higher-end shopping malls near A-bay beach, and more mainstream malls closer in near the rental. To the south, 2-step beach and Captain Cook are only 40-60 minutes away. And since the rental is up the slope from the main highway at a higher elevation, the temperature is a comfortable 10 degrees cooler with a great cross breeze. No AC needed. Last, Paul and Michelle are extraordinarily kind, thoughtful and helpful hosts, but also very respectful of privacy. I look forward to staying with them again within the year. =)

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kailua Kona Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

We reserve the right to limit 2-night booking to fill gaps in our schedule of 5-nights or less. Reservations are subject to a 20% (twenty percent) cancellation fee when canceled more than 60 days in advance of arrival. Cancellations within 60 days of arrival are subject to a 50% (fifty percent) cancellation fee. No refund within 30 days of arrival.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Hawaii Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Split bathroom that contains the shower and toilet separate from the vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California king size.
    bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 murphy bed , King bed convertible into twins. Queen size murphy bed.
  • Suite has two rooms. A bedroom with a california king size bed and main room with kitchenette that has a king bed that can be separated into 2 (two) twin beds, and a queen size murphy bed with memory foam mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The guest suite with private entrance is adjoined to the main house via the shared laundry room and pantry with a locking door. The property is also the home to two small non-shedding and very friendly dogs. There is a photo with a layout of the accommodations.

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