|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
We rented this house and the twin house next door for a family gathering and wedding. The house was much more spacious than the photos suggested (even though it looks big in the photos). This allowed people to break off and get some privacy even though they are in a house with nine other people. The living room/dining area was comfortable even when everyone was gathered in there for meals. The pool was every bit as good as the photos suggest. It was big enough that when kids were going crazy on one end of the pool you could still have a quiet conversation on the other end away from the madness. It was also nice that these houses were set back away from Ali'i Drive and the other houses, which made it a very private setting. It was a great set up for a family vacation and I'd love to go back. The only thing that may concern some visitors is that three of the bedrooms open to a gated courtyard and are not attached to the main part of the house. The walkways linking those rooms to the "main house" are covered (if it is raining). But, parents of small children may not be comfortable putting their kids in a room that opens to the outside. We just had the little kids share rooms with parents to get around that. Everybody was fine with that workaround because everything else was so great.
The house is about a 5-10 minute drive from downtown Kailua which has tons of restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores. White Sands beach is about a 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive away. We frequented both and loved the convenience.
I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat for any large groups including families or multiple families or groups of couples. It is set up to be flexible and accommodating enough for almost any kind of visitor.
What a fantastic house, great location, beautiful pool, spacious, everything anyone could ask for. We spend a week with two other couples and our children. The pool, although not gated, was perfect for our young ones. There were two areas our 3 year olds played on safely obviously while watched! We were minutes from downtown Kona, grocery store and of course the ocean. Many things to do close by, snorkeling, Luau's, restaurants, shopping, etc. etc. All in all, we give this house a 5 out of 5 and would definitely go back!
Enjoy the spacious comfortable yet luxurious home with fantastic amenities and a great location!
Wow! This house is as beautiful as the pictures. It was the perfect home base and resting retreat for our party of 7 people, including 2 kids (8 & 11) and 2 seniors. We did not understand the detached nature of 3 bedrooms ahead of time, but it worked out to have the kids share one of the king size beds in the house and have us as the parents down the hall. It would not have worked well to have our children in the bedroom with 2 double beds because the room was too far away from all the other rooms. Our favorite part of the property was the pool, we used it every day. It is huge, clean and the temperature was just right. How wonderful to be working in the kitchen and see the kids playing in the pool. We appreciated the oversized beach towels available. We made good use of the coolers in the garage as well as the boogie board and noodles. We also appreciated the large counter along the back of the kitchen. It was a great place to store and charge phones/tablets, keep books, travel brochures, etc. The house is very nicely laid out and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The location feels private and quiet with close proximity to downtown Kona and major roads. Very quick drive just south to good shopping with grocery store. Also easy quick drive to a popular snorkel tour and Monday night luau we attended at a hotel resort, both south of Kona.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Cleaning Fee||$350 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.