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Stephen and Joy Connor

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Kona Oceanfront Twin Master Suite Hawaiian Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stephen and Joy Connor (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Why Stephen and Joy Connor chose Kona Coast

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I love the layout and openness of the house to the ocean. You did a great job building it out, fantastic!
Jun 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Kona Oceanfront Twin Master Suite Hawaiian Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Best Location on Big Island; Incredible House on the Shore

  • 5 of 5

Our family, including my wife, myself, and two boys (15 and 16) just came back from a great trip to Hawaii. I cant say enough good things about this house and the owners.

First, the hours is truly beautiful. It is right on the ocean. Sea turtles visit the rocks out back. Sunsets are breathtaking. Great decorating. Great architecture. Custom woodwork, cabinetry, and furniture. Massive glass doors open to the sea. Beautiful gloss slate floors. This is the kind of place I would build. It is not the kind of property that owners normally rent. It is just too nice. You feel special to have been invited to stay there.

Second, it is located in perhaps the best location there is on the big island. Quaint historic town just down the street. Incredible beach a quarter mile down the street in the other direction that attracts massive majestic green sea turtles in abundance. We have dived around the world, and this little beach down the road has some of the best snorkeling we have ever seen. If I was building a house on the Big Island, I would want to build it here.

Third, the owners are incredibly nice. Everything from the printed materials at the house, to the emails received from them, make you feel like an honored guest in their fine home. High end hotels should take lessons from them. Everything is just so pleasing that it takes you by surprise in the best of ways.

Finally, they left some Kona coffee from their private coffee farm for us to drink. The good news, I am a coffee snob, and this coffee was exceptional. The bad news, my 16 year old wanted to try some. He loved it. He will be searching for this kind of taste for the rest of his life.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from spending a week in this home and we had the best time. Such a unique design and the location was incredible. We could watch our kids' surf lessons right off the back. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place to stay. It would be difficult to get closer to the ocean! The layout of the property is unique, and our family loved it. Everything you need is here, and the location is perfect. I'd return in a second.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home because of the location and the amenities. It had a perfect layout for three couples. Beautifully decorated and maintained. Perfect outdoor area to enjoy the ocean and beautiful sunsets. The home/kitchen were stocked with all the necessary supplies. The owners were very responsive to our inquires. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5

Ocean as far as we can see as we sit having dinner. The sounds of the surf lulling us to sleep at night.

An architectural design that has been a special type of fun to experience. Parents traveling with our college age son, this home has proved to be perfect for everyone's privacy. This is a totally comfortable, while unique home that is "as advertised" . We must leave tomorrow ..wish we could stay longer. No "buyers regret" here. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Hale Pile

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous, exactly as advertised. It was bliss to have coffee on the lanai in the mornings, watching surfers and outrigger canoes. Close to beginner surfing and excellent snorkeling, and an easy drive to several swimming beaches.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Keahole Airport Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center (several)
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kamehameha III Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center (several)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Kahaluu Beach Park; Magic Sands Beach 0.9 miles
Car: recommended

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 having you as our guests!


Rates & Availability

Keauhou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer/Fall Special
Jul 19 2016 - Oct 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
2016 Ironman
Oct 4 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Fall
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
2016 Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 10 2017 - May 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2017
May 23 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Departure Cleaning Fee $425 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

ONE MASTER SUITE RENTAL; contact us for availability and special rate.

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.

Back to back departure and arrival that occurs on the same day requires prior approval as we need to confirm that our maintenance people are able to timely prepare our home for the arriving guests. If available, a back to back reservation will be assessed an additional cleaning fee to offset the additional maintenance expense incurred due to the expedited cleaning.

Occupancy of all bedroom suites and may require an additional cleaning fee.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • 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.

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