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Ultimate Kona Vacation Home On Acreage

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Palauna Hale is a five bedroom five and one half bath custom home centrally located in the quaint town of Kailua-Kona. The house sits on six acres of agricultural land in the private expansive subdivision of Ho'omalu Estates (the subdivision is gated as well as the property).

The 4200 square foot home features sweeping views of the mountain, ocean, and lush tropical gardens. Relax and grill on the open lanais or take a swim in the 75 foot saline swimming pool while watching a beautiful Hawaiian sunset over the ocean.

The Palauna Hale is the perfect home for gathering and entertaining. A large family or group of friends will appreciate the space and privacy our home has to offer. Directly located off of the pool lanai are two beautiful master suites with Jacuzzi tubs, walk-in closets and sunset views. Additionally, there are three spacious bedrooms suites located on the mountain side of the house, each with private entrances off of the interior courtyard.

Located minutes from the best snorkeling beach on the island, a 36-hole world-class golf course, Hawaii's historic Kealakekua Bay and Keauhou Shopping Center where you can find gourmet coffee shops, fine dining and casual restaurants, a supermarket, movie theater and more.

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Zac Smith
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Ultimate Kona Vacation Home On Acreage
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Exceded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Thanksgiving week at the house. We thoroughly enjoyed it! It is the perfect property for a family vacation. The swimming pool is beyond outstanding and the view is amazing. We enjoyed both the nearby beaches, the night swim with the Manta-rays was unbelievable, also loved the Fair-winds snorkel cruise which was great for kids and adults, went to the local Luau, and the ATV ride on the north end of the island and the zip-line on the Hilo side. We prepared most meals at the house including a magnificent Thanksgiving Day feast. There is abundant room for everyone to relax and play. The only problem was that we didn't want to leave! We definitely would recommend it to friends and family and hope we can come back some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grass Valley, CA

Relaxing, beautiful, well appointed home with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation in this home. We had 10 adults, each room has a private bathroom and closet! Each room has it's own AC for temp control plus fans. The pool, yard, views, and sunsets are all spectacular. The home is well appointed, with lovely decor throughout! Beds are comfortable with plenty of bath towels and beach towels. Everything was clean... No problem with bugs - normal occasional cockroach or spider but that is expected in Hawaii! We are a cooking family with a chef-daughter. The kitchen is fairly well stocked but not really for a chef so we may bring a few items if we come back! The bbq's did not work properly and the ice maker is broken. The owner is extremely responsive, friendly and helpful - in all fairness, we didn't ask for help with the bbq but alerted him to the fact that it needs replacing. We purchased big bags of ice at Costco which was not a problem. Everyone loved the location of this home! It's very private- you really can't even see another home from the yard... Just lush landscape and the ocean!

This is by far our best VRBO experience ever!

A bonus - a few beach items in garage... Mats, umbrella, rafts etc! Zac brought us a rice cooker upon request which was very appreciated! Also, we just love that there are two master suites!!!

Thanks Zac for a great stay!

The Ring family from California

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family get-together!

  • 5 of 5

This home is conveniently located to the main highway, beaches, and town of Kona. There are ocean views, tropical landscaping, and the space feels secluded from neighbors even though the house is within a subdivision off the main road. The home itself is clean, well-stocked and spacious. There is plenty of parking in the driveway. As indicated in the property description, 3 of the 5 rooms are separated by a courtyard from the main house and allows for people to easily have separate space. Each room has its own bath + temperature control and there is a washer/dryer. The house accommodated all ages in our group- from toddler to teens to adults. The owner was very responsive to our questions and answered emails quickly. The infinity pool is huge and perfect for kids and their play with 3 different shallow ends. Those with very small children/toddlers should be aware that the pool is fully open to the patio and backyard without a gate. There are 2 family-friendly beaches within walking distance and lots of restaurants and shopping located within a short drive. We will definitely return and highly recommend this for others seeking a beautiful home base for their Hawaiian vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was a small family gathering of adults and adult children, 5 couples in total. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Very nice layout with very private rooms/suites, each with it's own bathroom. Nice large gathering spaces (kitchen, family/living room, lanai, pool) and the house itself was located so that it is very private.

The home was very clean and as advertised. The twin beds indicated are very large for twins. It was close to White Sands beach and a short drive back into town - really very convenient to everywhere we wanted to go. I highly recommend it for a gathering of couples.

FYI - you will want to take bar soap, shampoo and laundry detergent as it was not provided - the quality of the house and its location more than offset this inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaii getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property with five large bedrooms and bathrooms, a big kitchen and living room. It was very clean and the most well stocked kitchen I have seen in any rental. The pool was huge and made for great relaxation. The location is great, just a few minutes south of downtown Kona, close the beach and close to Costco. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and loveyly house and pool

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay and loved the house and pool. However, there were a few items that made it so I could only give our stay 4 stars.

When we arrived, we noticed the WiFi did not work, the hot tub in one master bath did not work, the icemaker did not work and that the house needed a little TLC. The property manager was quick to response and did get the wifi working but not until after the weekend (a few days before we had to depart). The ice maker never worked and the manager admitted the hot tub motor needed to be replaced. Also, the lighting in the 3 bedrooms outside the house was very poor, especially in the bathrooms. The only rooms that had TV were in the main house. The other 3 bedrooms did not. Not sure it that is important to everyone, but we like to see the news so that was annoying.

The only other thing was the fact that they do not spray for bugs. One palm tree near the pool must have had at least 20 wasp nests in it and we saw centipedes. cockroaches and garden spiders on many of the bushes. Fortunately the wasps were not very aggressive and we learned to watch for the centipedes. Just something I would rather not have to deal with.

We did love the pool, it was beautiful and an absolutely gorgeous view. The rooms were well appointed and the house was decorated very nicely.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and feedback on our house. We always read our reviews carefully and address issues immediately to provide the best possible experience for our guests. That being said there are occasionally situations that come up during a stay that are beyond our control. We are committed to fixing issues or taking care of guest requests as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. We would like to respond to your feedback on the WiFi, lighting and pest control. Regarding the WiFi: Our local cable company, Time Warner Cable turned off the modem to the house with no explanation as to why the mistake was made. It took four hours of me on the phone and a service representative 3 days (weekend) to come out to the house and fix the problem. I was at the house within minutes after the phone call and followed up several times with TWC to see if they could get a rep out sooner. Relying on vendors and service reps can be frustrating especially if its over a weekend and it was unfortunate that you were without WiFi in the house for part of their stay. We have never had this happen before and do not foresee it happening in the future. Lighting: The lighting through out the house is on a medium scale of brightness including the bathrooms. Some people like it some people don't. Most people appreciate it as it adds to the tranquility of the home as opposed to high voltage bright lights. Pest Control: The bugs are a constant battle for us in the tropics. We do have a local professional pest control company that sprays the houses once a month to keep the bugs out. We are on a 7 1/2 acre country property and there are bugs outside that you may come across. Most of our guests would like to vacation in a house that is not overly sprayed with poison and we always try to maintain a balance while accommodating special requests from individual guests. Our pest control company is always on call to come out between scheduled service and take care of any special needs/requests. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the house, the bedrooms & pool and hope your stay was a memorable time with family and friends. Much Aloha, Zac Smith
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Keahole Airport
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Magic Sands Beach


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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

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Kailua-Kona Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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