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Elegant Private Kona Oceanfront Hawaiian Beach House directly on Kahaluu Bay

Keauhou, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI, USA
  • House3500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

3 Bedroom Suite, 3 Bath, Hawaiian Beach House; or a single master suite rental

Kona Hale Pili is a craftsman's masterpiece and a modern adaptation of the traditional Hawaiian pili grass covered house. Originally constructed in 1972, Kona Hale Pili has been totally renovated and appointed with elegant wood and stone accents accommodating modern amenities and a environmentally conscious low voltage lighting system and point source hot water. Kona Hale Pili is comprised of three separate buildings with soaring vaulted ceilings that are centrally connected by an open air covered lanai. A open air uncovered lanai and lush tropical landscaping adjoin the central lanai. Located direct oceanfront at the north end of Kahaluu Bay, unobstructed views are offered from Kahaluu Beach to Kaiwi Point at the end of Kailua Bay. Enjoy watching the surfers at the Kahaluu surf break, reef fish and turtles, spinner dolphins and breaching whales, in season, and spectacular green flash sunsets. Kahaluu Bay is accessible adjacent to Kona Hale Pili for experienced water persons, or by an easy five minute walk to Kahaluu Beach. Kahaluu Bay is renowned for its plentiful tropical fish and green sea turtles. Kona Hale Pili is now available as a vacation rental. Take the virtual tour to fully experience the property.


Stephen and Joy Connor

Member Since 2014
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
Why Stephen and Joy Connor chose Kahaluu-Keauhou

We have been vacationers and part time residents of Hawaii for over thirty years. Our travels have taken us to many beautiful tropical places, but Kona captivated us. We found Kona Hale Pili in need of some TLC and embarked on what has become a stewardship to return the property to a condition suitable for its unique location. We enjoyed the six year renovation journey creating a craftsman's dream. You will appreciate it when you see it.

What makes this House unique

Quite simply, the oceanfront location could not be created today due to building setbacks and zoning constraints.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Oceanview Suite
        1 queen, A view of the sea through the louvered windows.
      • Lava Master Suite
        1 queen, The lava rock wall creates a cozy setting.
      • Makai Master Suite
        1 king, Direct oceanfront with a window on the sea.
      • All bedrooms are furnished with custom mahogany platform beds with novafoam mattresses. All have an understated elegance and an intimate setting for relaxation and enjoyment of the ocean breeze. Ceiling fans and clear heart redwood louver windows provide gentle air flow. Cove lighting provides soft ambiance.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Makai Master Suite
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Lava Master Suite
        toilet, shower
      • Central Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • In the Master Suites, the Bathroom enjoys soaring vaulted ceilings with sky lights creating a luxurious setting. Each Master Suite Bathroom is appointed with a vessel sink, a custom slate shower, a mirrored dressing area and generous storage. The Central Bathroom may be converted into a powder room by closing a pocket door.

      Location Type

        • Oceanfront
          Direct oceanfront on Kahaluu Bay.
        • Waterfront
          Right on Kahaluu Bay.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Conditioning shampoo and bath soap amenity provided.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Fisher Packel multicycle dryer.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Wireless internet throughout. Office area with laptop stand, keyboard, mouse and printer/scanner in the Makai Master Suite.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Garage
                      Covered car port for one car.
                    • Living Room
                      Located in the central pavilion, the soaring vaulted ceiling living room is the indoor gathering place that opens onto the ocean.
                    • Parking
                      Parking for three cars on site.
                    • Telephone
                      Local and complementary long distance to the United States and Canada.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels available.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Fisher Packel multicycle washer.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked.
                        • Dishwasher
                          LG Dishwasher with multiple cycles.
                        • Kitchen
                          Custom kitchen with large granite island for cooking and for entertaining. A water treatment system eliminates the need for bottled water.
                        • Microwave
                          LG microwave incorporating an exhaust fan over the stove.
                        • Oven
                          LG Stove with convection oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Complimentary 100% Estate Grown Kona Coffee from the owner's Holualoa coffee farm to get your morning started.
                        • Refrigerator
                          LG Refrigerator with ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          LG Stove with convection oven.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Open air formal or informal dining is accommodated in two dining areas on the covered lanai, buffet dining at the kitchen island, or outdoors on the uncovered Ka'u lanai and also the seawall.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Guidebooks and local information.
                                • Music Library
                                  Pandora Hawaiian Music library and one of your own creation is available on the Smart TV.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable TV.
                                • Stereo
                                  Bluetooth/FM tower speaker in the central pavilion and clock radios in each Bedroom Suite have USB charging stations and speaker connections for phones and tablets. Enjoy your music instantly.
                                • Television
                                  Smart TV located in the central pavilion. Ready for you to connect to your Netflix and Hulu account.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Ocean side uncovered lanais.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Open air lanai areas for shade and sun.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Soothing grass area adjacent to the sea wall steps away from the lanai.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill on ocean side uncovered Ka'u lanai.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Water sports gear rental is located at Kahaluu Beach. Beach towels, chairs, mat, umbrella, bags and cooler provided.


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • luaus
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • boating
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • paragliding
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Kona Hale Pili located on a 7500 square foot ocean front lot providing unparalleled ocean views and privacy.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          46 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great time in the Keauhou home

                                                          julie g.Danville ca

                                                          We recently stayed in this home in Kailua-Kona. It was a great experience. The house is so unique and well appointed, the views are incredible and the location is perfect. The owners and their support staff were very responsive since our initial inquiry and the home was as beautiful as promised. Close to town, and within walking distance to one of the most popular snorkeling and surfing beaches in the area. Since parking can be challenging at local beaches being able to walk out your front door and just walk to a popular beach was a huge plus! The house had all of the daily needs, a great kitchen, laundry room, beach towels, ice chest, etc...We loved it and would recommend it to all.

                                                          Upscale home in a perfect location

                                                          Bill P.

                                                          We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful, clean, well appointed home. The layout provides a wonderful open air feel, a bit of privacy for each of the bedrooms and a central kitchen/living room/lanai area for hanging out with your group. There is nothing between this home and the water. We loved the snorkeling accessed right off of the lava from our back yard and view of the surfers and outrigger canoes out in the distance.

                                                          The location was perfect for all of our day trips. The owners were easy to deal with and responsive without being hovering. We feel fortunate to have found this house for our stay.

                                                          Thank you!

                                                          Amazing house and great exeperience!

                                                          Kevin M.

                                                          Stephen and Joy took care of everything! this house is unbelievable. The house has been beautifully decorated and appointed and has all of the necessities in order to have a pleasant stay, everything was in great working order. We look forward to coming back again soon!

                                                          Kevin McDonald

                                                          Feels like you are living outside!

                                                          Douglas M.

                                                          We have stayed at this property twice now. Our entire family loves this house and the truly outdoor Hawaiian feel that you have while there. The house is very well maintained, clean with all the amenities that you need to enjoy being in Hawaii. With the dark wood and slate flooring, open windows and absent roof areas, you truly feel like you are in a polynesian village. We go to the local farmers markets and do a lot eating in while watching the sunset. You are minutes away from Hapalu'u Beach (Turtle beach). Conveniently located on Alii'i Drive where you can run or walk every day, but south enough from Kona, so that you are not in all the congested area. We have stayed at other properties in Hawaii, but nothing matches our experience here-that is why we keep coming back.


                                                          Joanne C.

                                                          Beautiful home! Unique! Spectacular ocean front! Well equipped and very clean! I would suggest having more lighting in the bedrooms and perhaps a cover for the lanai when it rains. I would love to come again. Joanne

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          J&J, thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed our home and we look forward to your return.

                                                          When we started the renovation the property there was no area of covered lanai and was really an issue. We decided to cover the areas for dining and seating only. We felt that the open area was OK as it allowed a view of Hualalai,and also of the wonderful monkey pod tree that provides shade for our home. In doing so we were trying to get the best of all, but when it rains the open area does get wet and the monkey pod drops leaves etc. As you know, you can still walk all around our home without being in the rain due to the overhangs in the areas without a lanai cover. So a minor inconvenience for living in open air in real time.

                                                          We will follow up on your lighting suggestion. Didn't want to have too much light, but agree that some additional light could be helpful.

                                                          Fantastic Home and Location

                                                          larry a.

                                                          This was a lovely home and the location couldn’t have been any better .There was surfing in front for The surfers and then a 4 minute walk to the snorkeling beach and just up the road the other way was a good boarding beach .The Home exceeded our expectations and Stephen and Joy were great to deal with .Will be sure to try and rent this home again when we go back to Kona. We would give this home a five star without question . The Adams Family


                                                          Keauhou, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI, USA

                                                          Kona Hale Pili is a modern adaptation of the traditional Hawaiian house. Hawaiian open air living at its best with louvered windows. Air conditioning is not needed as the diurnal breeze from the ocean during the day and the mountains in the evening provide natural air circulation. Ceiling fans throughout provide gentle air circulation in the bedroom suites. Spend a relaxing day with an unobstructed view of the ocean for exceptional dolphin and whale watching. You will also have the prime location for watching the surfers at the surf break. Dining, groceries and shopping are all conveniently located nearby. For experienced water persons only, the ocean is accessible from the adjacent lava point. Easy ocean access is available at Kahaluu Beach. We look forward to welcoming you as our guests!

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          PLEASE REVIEW OUR RENTAL AGREEMENT THAT INCLUDES OUR CANCELLATION POLICY. WE RECOMMEND THAT ALL GUESTS OBTAIN CANCELLATION INSURANCE COVERAGE. Arrival time is 4 pm and departure time is 11 am. Early arrival and late departure options may be available; please contact us for availability. HAWAII TAX ID NUMBERS: Transient Accommodations Tax: TA-043-406-7 456-01 General Excise Tax: GE-043-406-7 456-01

                                                          46 Reviews
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