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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Oceanfront Mele Kai @ Kahalu'u Beach!!

Keywords: Adorable Custom Beach House! Spacious Three bedrooms, one queen bed, one king bed. Great room has a queen sofa sleeper,and lounge bed. Two baths in the main house. The third bedroom is a large detached unit in the rear, with 2 full beds, 1 Bunk (2 twin mattress), kitchen sink and full bath. Please note, the third bedroom is only included if 5 or more people are booked. Huge lanai and deck, with dry koa bar and even two sinks, in the master bath. Large lot, and the home sits near the rear of the property. No homes block the picture perfect view of the OCEAN across the street.. Behind the house is an open field with nothing but large monkey pod trees with lots of birds. Often times you will see the full moon, and well as the amazing Sunsets at the same time. We own the home next door! Great for large families, re unions, check out VRBO #49376 sleeps additional 8, total combined 18 people! The home combined is quite huge. The long driveway is great, being furthest back of the property. Alii Drive is Kona's Ocean Scenic Route. Every morning you will see people walking and jogging right. You are away from any crowds and only steps away from the Beach. Guest love going to the beach at least twice a day. Early morning as well as the evening. The ocean park is absolutely a playground in our Paradise. The lanai is everyone's favorite, morning coffee, and cocktails in the evening. Keauhou Shopping Center is only 1 mile away. Here is where there is Cultural events and activities including a hula show at 6:00 p.m. every Friday and farmers market 8:00 am- noon on Saturdays. The movie Cinemas is here too. Once a month there is live music entertainment, for a donation of 2 can foods donated to the food bank. Our location is all within one mile of the Best Snorkeling and Surfing Beach on the Island, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, gas station, bank, post office, and a medical health center, and Keauhou Kona Urgent Care center. IMPORTANT! WE ARE A LEGAL VACATION RENTAL!! The State of Hawaii is looking to shut down illegal ones, with fines. Rest assured your reservations is secured.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2003
Speaks: danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About The Owner

Local born and raised in Hawaii. Owner of the First Surf Shop in Kona, called ' Pacific Vibrations Surf Shop'. Opened in 1978 when Kona had no traffic lights!, or any major shopping centers. We are located right in the heart of Kailua Kona Town. We can offer our guest a 10% discount of our Surf wear for Surfing, lots of Bikini's and Sunglasses. We have Surfboards, Boogie boards, swim fins and Standups Surf boards. We also are the official retailer for the amazing GoPro underwater Cameras too! Check it out, we have the best selection in Kona. Also involved with the Ironman Triathlon World Championship since 1983. We are the official Water Patrol, making sure the swimmers are safe. October is super intense, our location becomes a training spot for all the runners getting ready for the biggest event in Kona. Its also steps away from the turn around spot for the run portion of the race.

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

You will love the location for one. Our price $$$ per night is the least expensive home in our neighborhood. We are surrounded only by private vacation rental homes, and not condo's or apartment. So for the most is quiet and peaceful, you can't help but love the feeling of a Hawaiian Home.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location !!!..its why King Kamehameha I and III decided it was their playground and residence.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Simmy,

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! We enjoyed the relaxing lanai, and exquisite sunsets, and slept WELL in the large comfy beds.


Oct 2014
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based on 17 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Great Location and great amenities

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from two fantastic weeks at Mele Kai @ Kahalu’u Beach. Two years ago we stayed at the property next door, Hale O Makai, also owned by Simmy and Michael with a smaller party of five. This year we needed more space to accommodate 6 adults and 3 children under 4 and were lucky enough to rent Mele Kai. Not only are all the pictures and descriptions spot on, Simmy and Michael are wonderful to work with and truly go above and beyond to make your stay unforgettable. If you don’t see something that you can’t live without, mention it to Simmy and she has always been able to accommodate. Lots of equipment for beach going including boogie boards, coolers, umbrellas, and currently beach chairs with shoulder straps so you can really load up for the day. There were toys galore for the little ones for both land and water. The wading pool shared by the two houses was really appreciated in the heat of July to cool down. The lanai is the highlight of the house and she has a little child gate to close one end so the kids didn’t get away from us. I know the nearby amenities are listed with the house amenities, but I want to push them all anyway since they are just as important as the house. There is shoreline access almost directly across from the house with a tiny sand area and, depending on tides and experience, you can get in the water there, but it is a rock entrance. The sandy beach park is 4 minutes walk away…or 7 if you meander looking at the flowers and great water views between the houses on the way. Kahalu’u is a great beach park with multiple water entrances and depending on the tides a nice little pool forms below one of the lifeguard stands, great for sitting and playing with little ones in the water while gentle waves wash through occasionally. There was also a food truck with snacks and the all important SHAVE ICE! Turtle viewing from above and below water is almost guaranteed. When I was coordinating this trip with multiple families I used Google Earth to show them distances and where the sand was. This location and rental was exactly what our large family needed with plenty of private/quite areas for those needing naps or less family time! Already repeat customers and Simmy will be the first person we contact on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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truckee, ca.

Great Kona Coast Home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, perfect accommodation for couples or families. Within walking distance of best snorkeling beach on the Kona Coast. Simmy, the owner was a pleasure to meet and help us get settled. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your stay and your review. I'm so glad it was Perfect! It was great to meet all of you! Much Aloha! Simmy
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Glen Ellen, California

Great location, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10, my husband, our daughters, their husbands and our 4 grandkids, thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay at Hale MeleKai. Simmy lived nearby and was able to help us get settled in and answered any questions we might have. Our two 15 year-old teens and our 11 year-old boys, (all cousins) enjoyed having the “dorm style” back room to themselves and the sofa bed in the living room worked out fine for our third couple. We ate all of our “at-home” meals on the lanai in the front of the home. I especially enjoyed the home’s many ceiling fans on the warm, humid days. We all snorkeled several times at nearby Kahalu’u Beach and watched beautiful sunsets a few times at the beach access across the street up from the house. My daughter appreciated having the use of a surf board and surfed every day except the day we all spent the entire day enjoying the Volcano National Park. During our last evening in Kona we were all thrilled to snorkel at night with the manta rays up at the nearby Sheraton Hotel. The “Fair Wind” night snorkel with the mantas” was amazing and included soup & buns & hot chocolate after the snorkel. We would definitely recommend it. This was our family’s first visit to Kona, and Hale MeleKai was the perfect home in a great location from which to discover Kona’s unique qualities and sites.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are true and correct. Having arrived in the early evening with a six hour jet lag, Simmy was kind enough to meet us at the home to show us the ropes. The lanai is wonderful as is the view. There are at least two parks within easy walking distance for kids of all ages and there are enough water toys to entertain the entire crew. Keauhou shopping is about one mile away, has a KTA grocery, Pizza place(really good) and other shops of interest. Please note that food and alcohol is expensive in Kona like any other vacation spots.

The trade winds will keep you cool in late afternoon and somewhat chilled at night. The road noise from Ali'i Drive is minimal. You could drive a golf ball down Ali'i drive after 8:30 PM or so and wouldn't hit a soul.

For the chefs; If the item you need isn't in the house, you probably don't need it. The kitchen is fully stocked. There are two grills, one is gas and the other is a small charcoal grill and both work well.

For the bird lovers, get ready for a grand time with several varieties to observe. If you have little ones, you can fill the bird bath in the back with water and they can entertain themselves watching the birds bathe.

For us, the best was early morning with coffee on the lanai and watching the joggers and walkers go by and wave.

The trip to Kona Town takes about 15-20 minutes with the slow speed and stop signs. We would go in the morning and hit the lanai for happy hour.

One of the best things about this house is the host, Simmy. What a special person, if there is a problem or if you just want to know the easiest way somewhere, she is there for you. If you are a novice surfer and want to improve your style, ask Simmy really nicely and she might, just might help you hang ten. She still surfs most days. This house is a definite return for us.

Simmy, Mahalo Nui Loa

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lanai and location are the best!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed for making breakfast in the morning and having an overall comfortable stay. Lanai was our favorite spot for morning coffee, afternoon games (when it was raining) and nightcaps with conversation of what we had done that day. Location is perfect for being close to Kona town, Magic Sands and other great spots, like place of refuge for snorkeling. Very easy to work with Simmy as she is very attentive and a great host. I would book again. :)

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton CA

That view says it all!

  • 5 of 5

For me, one of the things I enjoy the most about vacation is the mornings; sitting outside with my husband and friends drinking coffee and enjoying the morning. There couldn't be a better place in Kona to do just that than this property. The view is exactly as it appears in the picture and the lanai is huge, with options to sit at a table, lounge in a chaise, or sit at the bar. Whatever you choose, you have that beautiful view and a variety of bird species singing good morning. The property is central to several activities, and walking distance to a beautiful beach. The owner was very easy to work with and our deposit was returned within a week of coming home. Highly recommend this one!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kahaluu Beach Park
"One block away from the best Snorkeling Beach on the Island. Famous for half mile wide bay, ..."
Kahaluu Beach Park
"One block away from the best Snorkeling Beach on the Island. Famous for half mile wide bay, ..."
Keauhou Shopping Center
"I love to shop here, its a small shopping center owned by Kamehameha Investment, and it has ..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Keahole Kona International airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choy's
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Keauhou Kona
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kuakini hwy, Queen Kaahumanu
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Huggo's, Bongo Bens, Lulu's, Kona Inn, Fish Hopper
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Kahaluu snorkel Beach, only a 4 minute walk

Kahalu'u is a Historical Preservation District. Hawaiian High Chiefs and Kings were born in Kahalu'u. They lived here for all its beauty and because it was close one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii, Kahalu'u. There was plenty of fishes and still does. And also Surf in our protected bay. Kahalu'u beach park is 4.2 acre opened in 1953. It has fishponds, bathing ponds, and popular is the shallow, calm water, which teems with tame, colorful reef fish, coral head, and turtles. The Kohala Center sponsors the Reef Teach program, in which volunteers educate visitors about the marine life and water quality in order to minimize damage to the natural resources . There is still standing the ancient Surf Heiau, where they often prayed for waves. Its a very special place, and you will be amazed. We are located on the race courses of the 'Ironman Triathlon World Championship', and the Lavaman races. Our location is key, numerous beach parks are all within 10 miles, including White Sands, Pahoehoe County park, Honokohau Harbor, Old Airport has an Olympic swimming pool. gymnasium, football and soccer fields, a skateboard facility, ball fields, and community center.


Rates & Availability

Keauhou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/ New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancel policy: 90 days prior to arrival date, 100% of the rental is refunded. Charge cards accepted + fee, this is non refundable. Checks accepted, no fee, except, if for any reason its returned by the bank, $30 fee will be charged. Reservation is guaranteed only when full payment is received, all forms are signed, and confirmed by owner.

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  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean view, ceiling fan, private bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view, with private bathroom, double sink.
    Detached Unit - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Private room, separate from the main house, and bathroom.
  • Living area has a queen size pull out sofa bed, also a single bed lounger.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located on scenic Alii Drive, 4 miles south of Kailua Kona town, Hawaii. This three bedroom, three bath home is very comfortable Island style home with Shoji sliding doors opens out to the 1,500 sq. ft. partially covered lanai with a Koa Bar, and dining table and chairs, and outdoor sofa / chairs, and chaise lounges. We are also owners to the adjacent property 'Hale O Makai' vrbo listing 49376. This home sleep 8! If you have any large groups, this is the perfect set up! Total you can sleep 18! Our location is perfect! Kahaluu Beach is one block away! Its known as the best snorkeling beach, Life guards and rental equipment , surf instructions, lunch wagon, covered picnic tables, restrooms , and open BBQ. We are all about location! Keauhou Shopping Center is only a mile away. Surrounded by all vacation resort homes. 15 miles from Kona International Airport. Other beaches close by, Kona White Sands beach, and Banyans Surf. There is a small wading pond only 2 feet deep, shared.

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