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Amazing Kona Oceanfront Private Home, 2 Bedroom + bonus room, 3 bath, sleeps 8

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Snorkeling with Honu right offshore at Hale Honu, Turtle Cove, Kailua-Kona
Yes, Hale Honu is right on the ocean!
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1 of 29Snorkeling with Honu right offshore at Hale Honu, Turtle Cove, Kailua-Kona
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Hale Honu is a 2 story Hawaiian style beach home which is ideally located to take advantage of all that the Pacific Ocean has to offer! TRULY OCEANFRONT, you hear the waves from every room, and the sea breeze moves easily through this airy, thoughtfully designed and well-appointed Hawaiian home. The bedrooms and living areas are designed so that the inside and outside world flow into each other. In the main living areas of the house, the inside and outside world are separated by an eighteen foot bank of interlocking retractable glass sliding doors, which creates one contiguous indoor-outdoor living space between the kitchen, living-dining room, and lanai. The natural bamboo flooring in the bedrooms and kitchen transition to Italian travertine tile in the living-dining room, ...Hale Honu is a 2 story Hawaiian style beach home which is ideally located to take advantage of all that the Pacific Ocean has to offer! TRULY OCEANFRONT, you hear the waves from every room, and the sea breeze moves easily through this airy, thoughtfully designed and well-appointed Hawaiian home. The bedrooms and living areas are designed so that the inside and outside world flow into each other. In the main living areas of the house, the inside and outside world are separated by an eighteen foot bank of interlocking retractable glass sliding doors, which creates one contiguous indoor-outdoor living space between the kitchen, living-dining room, and lanai. The natural bamboo flooring in the bedrooms and kitchen transition to Italian travertine tile in the living-dining room, which continues out onto the lanai. This 400 Sq. foot lanai is about 70% covered with a finished bamboo ceiling with lights, and constructed of locally sourced ohia poles and railing, and a nearly invisible stainless cable railing system that gives you an amazing, unobstructed 180 degree view over the ocean and horizon (facing directly west, affording sunsets 365 days a year!) You can sit out here at any time of the day, in any kind of weather, be in the shade or get a tan...your choice! Curtain screens easily pull across this opening if desired or if a bug hatch is on (though during the day and most nights there are so few bugs that we almost always leave this entire space wide open). There is a queen futon on this lanai, providing additional space for guests or for some of those heavenly vacation naps! The lanai also has outdoor tropitone chairs and a table that can seat 6 for dining and 8 more chairs can be moved into this space to accommodate larger groups. At night you can turn on flood lights that illuminate the ocean surf rolling onto our coastline. There is also an expandable wood dining table in the living-dining room that can seat nine. Everyone loves the kitchen at Hale Honu. It's designed and outfitted with the serious cook in mind (that would be Darla!). We've got pretty much everything you could need or want. Everything is stainless steel. Huge refrigerator with 2 ice makers, a Five Star gas range, rice cooker, blenders, espresso and coffee maker, servings for 12, island pottery and more. The Master bedroom has an en-suite bath with a soaking tub and tub-over shower, with a super comfy California King bed that is raised on a platform so you can look right over the ocean and sunset from the bed. The Master and second bedrooms are each outfitted with a 4 X 10 foot Nana Window that completely opens with no obstruction to the incredible view and ocean air! The 2nd bedroom also has a King bed! That’s not all though… both bedrooms have banks of jalousie windows above and below the Nana windows so even if the big windows are closed you’ll get plenty of airflow. Upstairs there is also a nook with a double (full) sized bed which overlooks the ocean and the Pahoehoe Beach Park, another place for a nap or additional guests. The second bath upstairs has a large walk in shower and vanity, and is accessed from the hall. On the ground level of the property is a wonderful 625 square foot “bonus room” with a King sized Murphy bed (really comfy!), breakfast nook, living room with private oceanfront lanai, and wet bar with sink, refrigerator, coffee maker, and all the accoutrements needed for simple meal preparation.. The bathroom here has a double headed marble walk in shower (roomy enough for two!) This bonus room has a private secure entrance and no contiguous passage to the upstairs main house. Young children are not permitted in this space unattended as the sea wall just outside the door is not childproof like the upstairs lanai is. Snorkeling in excellent in front of the house, with sea turtles a regular occurrence at Hale Honu (this spot was locally known as “Turtle Cove.”) One can enter the ocean or launch a canoe or paddle-board from Pahoehoe Beach next door, or walk two minutes to island-favorite Magic Sands Beach for sunning, swimming and boogie-boarding! Magic Sands is a great boogie boarding beach, has a lifeguard, and is a safe walk and beach for kids. We provide boogie boards, beach and snorkeling gear. There is now an excellent restaurant “Magics” at Magic Sands Beach, which also has an outdoor, beach side snack bar. (Watercraft are not provided by owners, but can be rented in town.) On the ground level where you park inside the remote and keypad controlled gate is a hot tub right literally one foot from the edge of the sea wall. A propane BBQ is here also. On the ground level is a third lanai that is covered, looking right out onto the ocean. We have 6 reclining lounge chairs with pads, and a total of 3 outdoor glass tables and chairs. We’re located 3.6 miles from historic Kailua-Kona town, and an easy drive to all the sights of the Big Island's West side. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: STVR-19-361476~NUC-19-1650~TA-009-656-7296-01More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We allow smallish gatherings such as a wedding of less than 25 people until 9 pm. Pets are not allowed generally, though we may consider small dogs. Smoking is not allowed. QUIET TIME 9PM TO 8 AM ENFORCED. Landscape maintenance, pest control, and repairs are scheduled between bookings, but may occur during your stay as needed. Hot tub is serviced weekly. You must take the trash to the street on Monday mornings. Changes in check in/check out times need our OK.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Peter K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2009
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Lovely house. Everything you would need to have fun in Hawaii. Our grownup kids and grandkids loved the location. Fish right below the house. We saw whales and dolphins from the back deck. Close to Kahalu’u for snorkeling. Little beach right next to the house...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank barkingdog273
Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Sunsets were amazing. Saw a whale breach from the kitchen window. Very close to Kona center but far enough away for quiet. 5 minutes from Kahulu’u Beach Park where snorkeling was the best of the trip. Upstairs AC was very nice as it was a...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Mary C
Reviewed 23 April 2019

perfect house for my family of 8, loved sup on the bay in our backyard. everyplace we wanted to go was a short drive away. i highly recommend the night swimming with the manta rays. it was amazing! and you can walk to it.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Meander618511
Reviewed 26 December 2018

This is the perfect beach front bungalow with so much space! Literally ocean front-- the photos don't do it justice! The kitchen if completely outfitted; no need to buy spices (unless you use it all up then you should replace.) Bedrooms perfect. Peter was very...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank DayTrip728976
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Now that we are back on the mainland I'd like to thank you for making your beautiful house on the Big Island available to us. It was my 70th birthday and I had decided to bring my entire family, my wife, my first son, his...More

Date of stay: July 2017
2  Thank VittorioF138
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Hale Hona after a so-so stay at a large resort in the area. We were so glad we did! All the provisions you could ask for, a beautiful property, wonderful hosts, and an incredible on-the-water location. Close to Kona town and a...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank TravBugs0321
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The house is really nice and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen, wonderful balcony, hot tub, snorkeling gear, beach towels, everything you need for beach. Ocean views and sun sets kept us on the balcony for hours. I would go back in a second!

Date of stay: February 2017
2  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 5 July 2016

As advertised, Hale Honu has all amenities you will need for a great vacation. We bought some groceries on day 1 - but did not want for anything after that. Every detail addressed from snorkel gear, towels, etc to fully stocked kitchen with spices and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank timhQ5411PO
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This property was amazing! The hosts have thought of everything. I don't know where to begin...the various deck areas lend themselves to amazing views, regarding of the time of day. We loved watching the sea turtles and colorful tropical fish, which could be seen from...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank Angelina D
Management response:Responded 28 March 2016

Aloha David and Angelina! Mahalo nui loa for choosing Hale Honu. We're happy you loved your first trip to Hawaii and that Hale Honu was a big part of a great vacation for your family, and that our efforts to "think of everything" are recognized...More

Reviewed 25 April 2015

Having just closed our stressful business and retired, my wife and I needed a place to escape, think and rejuvenate as we finally now have the time to actually enjoy life as it is meant to be. Jill found the HALE HONU HOUSE on line...More

Date of stay: April 2015
2  Thank Jim H
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
OCEANFRONT gated private home -Located just 3 miles south of historic Kailua-Kona village, next-door to a grassy beach park and just beyond that a Kona favorite-Magic Sands Beach. 2 minute walk to a sandy swimming and boogie boarding beach. Fantastic reef snorkeling with turtles right in front of the house. Upscale, elegance yet practical beach house. Incredible location right on the water. Parking for 2+ cars inside property + plenty of street parking. Yoga in the park next door.
Getting around
There's a trolly that runs by the house north to town and south to other shopping every 20-30 minutes. There are also electric bikes to self rent (similar to those in big cities). A car is really needed to explore the Big Island.
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