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Large Kona Home, 6 Bdrm*, 5 Bath, Sunset View, Private Pool, Walk to Beaches

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Beach House In Quiet Private Cul-De-Sac. Sleeps 12 Comfortably.

People call it the Blue Lagoon home. The official Hawaiian name for the home is "Hale 'Olu Olu", "The home of relaxation and comfort" which was recently given the name by Kahu Danny Akaka after a traditional Hawaiian house blessing was done for the home. The home is considered a great Hawaii beach house with nice Hawaiian decor. Park the car and walk to the beach. It’s a 5 minute walk to White Sands Beach (aka, Magic Sands Beach) and a 10 minute walk to Kahalu’u Beach Park, one of Kona’s premier snorkeling spots.

The Hale 'Olu Olu is a private home nestled in the quiet community of White Sands Estates. The home is built to feel as if you’re sleeping in the open tropical air and trees with detailed Hawaiian features throughout the home. The location is great for both the active person or just to sit and relax. After a day at the beach enjoy the sunset view from the Lanai and the living room or wash off the sand and jump in the private blue lagoon like salt water pool.

This family friendly Hawaiian beach house is a great hub for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, wedding get together and don't forget the annual Ironman world championship.

The property is dotted with palms, fruit and plumeria trees. The home sits in a friendly and normally quiet cul-de-sac in a friendly Kona neighborhood.

The Hale 'Olu Olu is a large two story home. All bedrooms have its own private bath and entryway along with a private lanai. All the downstairs rooms have an upgraded feature of a wet bar for added convenience. The home has a separate stand-alone unit for additional privacy. Hale 'Olu Olu is great for birthdays, anniversaries and wedding get together's.

BOOK EARLY! Rates will change for 2018 on October 1, 2017

*Upstairs: Master bedroom with a queen and second family room set up to be used as a bedroom room with a futon full bed, Hawaiian armoire and office nook.

Downstairs has a bedroom with a queen, wet bar and private bath and lanai. A second and third bedrooms consist of two twins (covert-able to kings) each with its own bath, private lanai and wet bar. The separate unit consists of a queen, private bath and kitchenette. All bedrooms have a TV and wet bar. The beach home also comes with a full laundry facility, wireless and patio table for eight and an extra BBQ in the patio area.

We also have two Pak-n-Plays, high chair and three fold-aways for extra sleeping accommodations.

Other amenities include beach equipment, boogie boards, snorkel gear and three strand cruisers (bikes).

Amenities near by are White Sand Beach (aka, Magic Sands, aka La'aloa Beach) 2-3 minute walk, Khalu'u Bay a 10 minute walk for snorkeling, Kona Village 20 minute bike ride or 10 minute car ride, KTA Shopping center a 4-5 minute drive and the birth place of King Kamehameha III and all the associated historical reference just to name a few.

Water sports is extremely big on the Big Island. Banyans, a world famous surf spot is on a 2-3 minute drive located at the 2 mile marker along Ali'i drive, Snorkeling can be done just about anywhere along the coast when its calm, usually in the morning hours. There are many luanch points for paddle boarding and kayaking. Surf lessons can be conveniently taken at Kahalu'u Bay through Kahalu'u Bay Surf and Sea which is just a short distance from the Hale.

Some recent updates to the home include a new washer and dryer, new refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, cushion covers, tiled lanais, O'hana lanai and new fans throughout the home.

Daily price of $449 is the quiet season price. Prices and minimum stay vary depending on time of year.

First two weeks of October - $795 a night. Minimum stay of 10 days.

Mid December to the end of March - $695 a night. Minimum stay of 7 nights.

No matter the pricing always make an inquiry in case were running a special!


Tax ID's: TA - 178-151-0144-01 & GE - 178-151-0144-01 as of 10/27/2016.

'Any and all final bookings will be when the booking/property manager can verify verbally information with the client and discuss terms in detail.'

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More Details

Property Manager
Mike & Laura (Owners)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Mike & Laura (Owners)

Owners and operators Mike & Laura, married for 33 years and semi retired love to travel to the Big Island. Its our favorite island of all the islands because of its laid back feel and the friendliness of the local people. Mike grew up in New Mexico and Laura in Southern California. We currently live in Southern California and look to be living in Kona in the future.

Mike & Laura (Owners) purchased this house in 2014

Why Mike & Laura (Owners) chose Kona Coast

We love this property because of its location, close to the beach, close to snorkeling and surfing and it's quiet location. The home also fits our family well when we come out to stay. We especially love waking up in the mornings to the sounds of birds and the ocean. Our favorite thing to do is to walk down and watch the sunset every evening and come back and BBQ and sit around, eat and talk story on the upstairs lanai.

What makes this house unique

The feel of the home is Hawaiian in and out. Our daily routine is, early morning run or walk on Al'i Dr. Walk to either Magic Sands Beach Park or Kahalu'u Beach Park to snorkel. Come home wash of the sand at the outside shower and jump into the pool, then BBQ on the Lanai and watch sunset. Get an occasional golf game in or just simply just sit and relax.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Awesome Kona Vacation Rental

Left on May 22, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017

The Blue Lagoon Kona Rental is always a great place to visit! It's close to everything and minutes from the beach and snorkeling! Always clean and the pool is refreshing! If you are looking for a place to relax or the perfect hub for all your Big Island adventures... this is the perfect spot!
Apr 2017
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time is from 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM.
  • All sand must be washed off using the outside shower before entering the pool, the house or sowers and bathtubs. Fee may apply for excessive cleanup.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Five of the six bedrooms have a personal bathrooms and we also have an outside shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bed can be converted into to two twins.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with queen bed on the second floor. Full bed on second floor. First floor has 3 bedrooms, one with queen beds and two with twin beds that can be converted to king beds. Separate unit has a queen bed. We also have 3 single hideaways, one queen air mattress and two Pak-n-Plays.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Best thing about homes location is closeness to beaches and the village of Kona. The home is very close to the popular Kahalu'u Bay known as a pristine snorkeling spot on the islands and just steps away from Magic Sands beach. The home "DOES NOT" have air conditioning. The home is built in the theme of the old Hawaiian style of the open air concept with fans in every room.


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Large Kona Home, 6 Bdrm*, 5 Bath, Sunset View, Private Pool, Walk to Beaches
average rating of 4.6530614 based on 50 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful. House was spotless so much room and each bedroom has its own bath!

Ohana was perfect for my daughters little family...the pool was perfect, and the lanai off the kitchen's view of sunset was gorgeous. Walked to magic sands to swim each day veey convenient for young and old alike. The house decor was extremely tasteful and the house held everything we needed.

Highly recommend for families with children of all ages...or for couples wanting to get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lisa, Mahalo for the great review! We too feel that the home is great for families and couples alike and made a effort to set it up that way both with convenience and the decor. It's nice to see the feedback confirms our teams efforts. We're glad you enjoyed the Ohana and pool and the sunsets too. Mahalo...Mike & Laura
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Great home !!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our family vacation. House was clean and very welcoming. Highly Recommend vacationers to stay here walking distance to the beach awesome night swims in the pool.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming home !

  • 5 of 5

Great experience overal walking distance to the Sand beach. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you until next time Kona Home.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were a very large group but accommodated nicely in the home. The pool was wonderful.

  • 4 of 5

The home was an interesting one, with screens and windows, no solid outside walls. We enjoyed the lovely pool and the children loved the pool toys, great choices. The lanais and barbecue were very useful and lovely. We felt there was a shortage of soap for dishes, laundry, and baths. The dishwasher was a little iffy and the refrigerator, although nice and large was inadequate for making ice. We loved how close the home was to the beach and within a good distance for shopping. Altogether, I would say we had a super time in a super place with many desirous of returning soon. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Joan, Mahalo for your review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you return as you mentioned. In response to some of your mentioned concerns:... 1. shortage of soap for dishes, laundry, and baths. This is the first time we've had mention of a shortage for these items since the hale has been a vacation rental >>>> The hale is setup for a large group and our maximum of 12 people when it comes to supplies. We also mention in our welcome information that if there are any concerns or issues to call us or our Home Support Specialist, Cassie to remedy them. With this feedback we will reevaluate our inventory for future stays.... 2. The dishwasher was a little iffy >>>> More feedback on this would be great so we can look into what the exact "iffy" is. We will check it out though.... 3. and the refrigerator, although nice and large was inadequate for making ice >>>> Not sure what to say about this but as with all or most refrigerators and large groups we do have to buy extra ice at times.... 4. The home was an interesting one, with screens and windows, no solid outside walls >>>> Just to reiterate what we have in our opening description >>> The official Hawaiian name for the home is "Hale 'Olu Olu", "The home of relax and comfort" which was recently given the name by Kahu Danny Akaka after a traditional Hawaiian house blessing was done for the home. The home is considered a great Hawaii beach house with nice Hawaiian decor. Park the car and walk to the beach. It’s a 5 minute walk to White Sands Beach (aka, Magic Sands Beach) and a 10 minute walk to Kahalu’u Beach Park, one of Kona’s premier snorkeling spots. The Hale 'Olu Olu is a private home nestled in the quiet community of White Sands Estates. The home is built to feel as if you’re "sleeping in the open tropical air and trees" with detailed Hawaiian features throughout the home. As with most homes in Hawaii, and due to the climate it's very common to have single wall construction homes with screens. Please advise us as to what we can do next to earn a 5 star review. Mahalo Mike & Laura
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Kona and we enjoyed our time at the house as well visting the beautiful beaches. It was definitely hot and humid some days but we jumped in the pool and head to the beach to cool off. The best part of the trip was snorkeling with the manta rays and dolphins. We will definitely will come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We rented this for a family reunion and it worked out perfectly! Having enough beds and baths for everyone was a big plus. Everything was very clean and tidy. Having a well stocked kitchen was also a big plus (since we all love to cook), so by and large we didn't have to buy basics (salt, etc), or even some extras (sriracha sauce, etc.).

A thoughtful gift of fruit was provided midway through our stay.

Children and adults alike enjoyed the pool. We did buy extra fans for the master room as it seemed warmer than the downstairs rooms, so those were left for future guests.

Beds were comfortable, ceiling fans an asset. The short walk (5-10 min.) to the beach was pleasant.

We did find the mop to clean up spills, but couldn't locate a bucket. The microwave appears to need some securing to the wall behind it. The kitchen knives were in very poor condition and I spent about an hour trying to sharpen them, but didn't make much headway.

All in all a wonderful holiday. We would definitely consider returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sara, Mahalo for your review and feedback. We're extremely happy you enjoyed all the amenities the Blue Lagoon, or as the locals affectionately call it, "Hale 'Olu 'Olu", (the home of relaxation and talk story), has to offer. This is our second set of knives in three years. Living so close to the ocean tends to dull them faster than normal. We'll get someone in to sharpen them before our next guest check in and the same with tightening up the loose microwave. Mahalo for bringing that to our attention. We do look forward to your return. Again mahalo for considering our hale. Aloha. Mike & Laura.
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Hulihee Palace
"Make sure you make time for the incredible sunsets."
Mauna Kea Beach Golf Course
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Kona Country Club
Manta Ray Experience
"This is awesome! Swimming with the manta rays."
Kilauea Volcano
"Make sure to stop in a night time to see the incredible glow."
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
"Great historical things to see."
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Hilo Farmers Market
"Great prices at the Hilo Farmers Market in downtown Hilo."
The Black Sand Beach
"This is a must stop! Always turtles on the beach and a grat place for picture taking."
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
"The southern tip of the island."
Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center
"Great hawaiian bread sandwiches. A must stop when driving south around the island."
Da Poke Shack
"Great fresh poke at better than reasonable prices."
Big Island Steak House
Akaka Falls State Park
"Great views of waterfalls. Everything you think of when in Hawaii."
Kealakekua Bay Historical Park
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Nearest Airport
12.8 Miles
Kona International Airport, 73-200 Kupipi St
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona)
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Kona Country Club, 78-7000 Alii Dr,
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Sam Choy's Kai Lanai, 78-6831 Alii Dr
Nearest Ski
64.2 Miles
Mauna Kea Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740
Car: recommended

Shielded from winds by Maunaloa, south Kona’s calm and clear waters are perfect for snorkeling, diving and spotting dolphins and honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles). One of Kona’s most memorable experiences is going on a manta ray boat tour to scuba or snorkel with these gentle, graceful sea creatures. Kona is also famous for its deep-sea fishing, hosting the International Billfish Tournament (August) every year. And on land, don’t forget to travel to the cooler upland slopes of towns like Holualoa, where you can sample the distinctive flavors of 100% Kona coffee. On the versatile Kona coast, you’ll find the adventures are as big as the island itself.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $395
Damage Insurance $59

Cleaning fee of $395.00
Additional guest fees may apply for more than 12 guest.

Any and all final bookings will be after the booking/property manager can verify verbally information with the client and discuss terms in detail.

Quiet time is from 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM. This is a neighborhood and year around residents live here. If your stay is going to include any form of celebration please advise us so that we can provide you with our process of informing neighbors and revisiting specific rules of the house.
Maximum occupancy is 12, please do not exceed this without prior approval during the booking process.
Number guests of guests. Guests are welcome but please no outrageous party’s and remember the home sleeps a maximum of 12 unless other accommodations were made during the booking process.
Please don't earange the furniture.
Please don't take bath towels at the beach. We supply enough beach towels for the beach.
Please don’t use the bath towels for cleaning up messes or for makeup removal. Fees can result for replacement of the towels if they cannot be washed.
Please don't smoke inside.
Please don't smoke outside.
Please don't eat in the living room. Hawaiian furniture is hard to get and redo!
Please don't place pots and pans in the dishwasher.
Please honor our no shoes inside policy.
Please don't burn candles.
Please don't place glasses on the coffee table without coasters.
Trash day is on Mondays. Guest will be reminded to take place the trash cans on the edge of the driveway the night before by email on file but it’s the responsibility of the guest the trash receptacles out. If we have to call the disposal company for a special pick up a fee of $100 will be charged.

Pool Rules:
No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.
Children are allowed to swim or play in the pool only when adults are present. Please maintain constant supervision over children.
No pets allowed in the pool.
Walk slowly in the pool area.
No roughhousing, dunking or pushing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund