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.
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom Suite, 3 Bath, Hawaiian Beach House; or a single master suite rental
Stephen and Joy Connor
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The open-air plan; teak, mahogany and lava rock building materials; and unobstructed ocean view is perfect for relaxing, entertaining and celebrating Hawaii. The well-appointed kitchen is spacious and beautiful. Bedrooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated. It's close enough to Kona for a quick trip to town yet far enough away to feel totally connected with nature. Sitting on the patio, we saw more spinner dolphins than I have ever seen before. Kona Hale Pili is the best stay we've experienced in Kona -- a 5 star for certain!
Great time in the Keauhou home
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
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.
Amazing house and great exeperience!
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!
Feels like you are living outside!
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.
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
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.
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!
Additional information about rental rates
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