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Very Private Oceanfront Condo Steps from Beach, Water, Turtles

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Enjoy Kona coffee on the lanai while you watch for turtles, dolphins & whales.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Hale Pohaku condo description

ALOHA E KOMO MAI! Come enjoy our spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo in this private 6-unit oceanfront complex on the sunny Kona coast of Hawaii. We are located just 2 miles south of the little village of Kailua Kona on Ali’i Drive, the main road that runs along the ocean. (Kailua Kona is the official Post Office designation, but it is also commonly referred to as Kailua-Kona with a hyphen).

Have breakfast on our large 25' lanai while watching the fish dance in the waves. Later watch the turtles in the little bay bobbing for seaweed, while the occasional one crawls up onto the sandy beach to take a snooze in the warm sun for the day.

Spend the day relaxing, snorkeling, doing a little shopping, or touring the island and seeing the many beautiful places like the botanical gardens or the volcano.

Later that evening, you can relax and have a scrumptious dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in town. But first, you should have a Mai Tai, Piña Colada or glass of wine at home while you sit on the lanai and enjoy those magnificent Kona sunsets that light up the whole sky.

After a relaxing day or a long day of snorkeling or sightseeing, you will look forward to a refreshing night's sleep, ready to start another day in paradise.

Designed by award winning Hawaii architect Vladimir Ossipoff, our large (1,161 ft²) unit shares no common walls with other units, allowing flow through ventilation from the floor-to-ceiling louvers in every room. The cool look of porcelain tile floors throughout is complimented by ceiling fans in each room and those cool ocean breezes bringing the fresh air and light outside, inside.

The sliding glass doors and screens in the living room slide back entirely into pocket doors, opening up the living room and kitchen to the lanai and an unimpeded ocean view. The lanai overhangs the pool and you have an unobstructed view of the reef, bay and sandy beach.

You are only steps to the ocean and the sandy beach just outside the seawall gate. Just to the north is a reef protected lagoon where the endangered green sea turtles have made their home and you can almost always see them swimming or snoozing on the sand in the warm sun. With its nice sandy beach and easy access, it’s also a great place for kids to play (always with supervision, of course), to sunbathe, to explore for reef creatures, or just to enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and reef.

The kitchen opens directly onto the lanai and is fully equipped with just about every appliance you might want for mixing a drink or cooking a 4-course meal. There's a built-in microwave, oven, Jenn-Air grill & cooktop, blender and toaster as well as a full range of cookware, dishware and flatware to meet your every need. And let's not forget the coffee pot and coffee grinder so you can try out those wonderful Kona coffees. We also suggest you taste the great local produce available at the nearby farmers markets — good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a snack.

Our home is fully equipped to give you everything you need, including all the linens for the bed, bath and kitchen — even beach towels so you don't have to bother packing your own.

The entire unit is tropically furnished to give you a traditional but comfortable Hawaiian experience and put you in the Hawaiian mood. Tropical lamps of rattan and bamboo give a subdued ambiance and Hawaiian artwork graces the walls.

You may find yourself so enchanted by all that we have to offer right here, that you may decide to forgo the sightseeing and just spend your days lazing on the lanai watching for turtles, dolphins, whales, or just enjoying the sight and sound of the ocean waves.

And during the month of the Kona Ironman in October, our location puts you right in the action as the triathletes train on Ali’i Drive. During the race, the athletes run south on Ali’i Drive, passing right by Hale Pohaku on their way to Keauhou. There they turn and head north again on Ali’i, passing Hale Pohaku a second time as they compete in the final leg of the Triathlon. Just set up your beach chair and cheer them on as they work the final leg of the Kona Ironman.


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Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            The Association prohibits smoking anywhere on the property....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • King size beds (1) California King bed in the master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the guest bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) A Cosco Funsport Playard (playpen/crib) available if you have an infant or toddler....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Oceanfront pool & entertainment area with restroom & shower, outdoor shower near the seawall to wash the beach sand off your feet, patio furniture, and a grassy lawn & lawn chairs for sunbathing. We provide some supplies to get you started, but depending upon how long you stay, you may have to restock certain items from the store. We always stock each bathroom with a new bar of soap and a unopened roll of toilet paper. We also have a hair dryer in the master bathroom, an iron & ironing board, and laundry soap for the washing machine. In the kitchen, you will find liquid dish soap, dishwasher soap, Jet dry rinse aid for the dishwasher, 13-gallon kitchen trash bags, coffee maker filters, a brand new kitchen sponge, and a full roll of paper towels. We also provide salt & pepper grinders (with salt crystals & peppercorns included, of course). There are usually other spices available in the pantry....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    In the unit....moreless

                  • Covered Parking:

                    One reserved parking space for our unit....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All kitchen, bath and bed linens are provided, including beach towels....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Two shared guest spaces are available....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Phone is provided for local calls only, anywhere on the Big Island....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    In the unit....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full set of cookware & utensils, flatware, dishes, glasses, as well as various small appliances; e.g., blender, rice cooker, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee maker, pineapple corer...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Built-in Kitchen-Aid dishwasher....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Built-in microwave, wall oven, & dishwasher. Jenn-Air countertop grill with interchangeable burners. Huge pantry....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Built-in microwave oven....moreless

                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Entertainment area pool side at sea level with sink, counters, furniture, and even a private bathroom with shower. Directly accessible via back or center stairs....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Large 9'6" x 25' (246 sq.ft.) lanai right on the ocean, the full width of the unit kitchen/living room....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        A large oceanfront swimming pool is shared by the 6 units in the condo complex....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter 2014
                      Dec 1 - Apr 15, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $210
                      $1,470 $5,355
                      Ironman 2015 (Oct 10)
                      Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2015
                      10 night min stay
                      $210
                      $5,355
                      Winter 2015
                      Dec 1 - Apr 15, 2016
                      4 night min stay
                      $210
                      $1,470 $5,355
                      Ironman 2016 (Oct 8)
                      Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2016
                      10 night min stay
                      $210
                      $5,355
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $170
                      $1,190 $4,335
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                      • Departure Cleaning $170 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13.416%

                      Notes:

                      ❖ Normal stay is 7 nights; but we will consider shorter stay when close to the check-in date or reservation immediately precedes/follows another booking. There is a 15% surcharge for < 7 nights (FORM FAILS TO CALCULATE).

                      ❖ Discounts: 10% for 15 or more nights; 15% for 30 or more nights (FORM FAILS TO CALCULATE 10% DISCOUNT).

                      ❖ A $300 deposit is due within 7 days in order to confirm the reservation (applied to rental cost).

                      ❖ The remaining balance, including the Security Deposit, must be received 60 days prior to check-in.

                      ❖ Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed by payment of deposit.

                      ❖ Licensed in the State of Hawaii — Department of Taxation Tax ID# W40906420-01.


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                      Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                      Location

                      Kahalu'u Beach, one of the most popular snorkeling sites on the island, is only 2 miles south. La'aloa Beach (commonly called White Sands, Magic Sands or Disappearing Sands Beach) and Pahoehoe Beach are even closer. Snorkeling, scuba, boogie boarding, swimming, surfing, reef exploring, fish and turtle watching are all available within a short distance. This is a water lover's paradise!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1986

                      About the owner: Since we honeymooned in Hawaii in 1976, we've spent all our vacations in Kona. We love the island’s beauty and the friendliness of the people. Since we were visiting Kona so often, we decided to buy our own Hawaiian condo. The first time we set foot in Hale Pohaku, we fell in love: one look at that amazing ocean view only feet from the lanai and we were totally hooked! — Aloha e komo mai, Sherron & Dennis, Kailua Kona, HI

                      Why the Owner Chose Hale Pohaku:
                      Hale Pohaku has everything -- a small private complex, large swimming pool, flow-though natural ventilation, quiet & serene, a huge lanai that stretches the full width of the unit on the ocean side, glass doors that slide into a pocket opening up the indoors to the outdoors and bringing that fantastic view inside, a lovely sandy beach and a nearby lagoon with sea turtles and lots of sea life. Plus wonderful snorkeling beaches nearby like Kahalu’u Beach, La’aloa and Pahoehoe. How could we resist?

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      We love Hawaii so much that we have since moved to Kona and live in our own house now, just 1/2 mile from Hale Pohaku. It makes it easy for us to respond to any problems that might come up, such as misplaced keys or appliances that might develop problems. Or even just turning on the lights for guests who might be arriving late at night. Now we enjoy sharing our condo with visitors to the isles so you can also experience the beauty and friendliness of Hawaii and the pleasures of Hale Pohaku.


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                      • Enjoy Kona coffee on the lanai while you watch for turtles, dolphins & whales.

                        Enjoy Kona coffee on the lanai while you watch for turtles, dolphins & whales.

                      • The entire unit opens up seamlessly to the lanai & ocean -- what a view!

                        The entire unit opens up seamlessly to the lanai & ocean -- what a view!

                      • A large pool beckons for a cool dip, or sunbathe next to the seawall.

                        A large pool beckons for a cool dip, or sunbathe next to the seawall.

                      • A few steps North you'll find this lagoon that beckons both turtles and people.

                        A few steps North you'll find this lagoon that beckons both turtles and people.

                      • The master bedroom contains a California king bed and tropical furniture.

                        The master bedroom contains a California king bed and tropical furniture.

                      • The master bathroom has its own walk-in closet with a built-in chest of drawers.

                        The master bathroom has its own walk-in closet with a built-in chest of drawers.

                      • Even the chef has a wonderful view of the ocean.

                        Even the chef has a wonderful view of the ocean.

                      • Grill fish on the Jennair with MaiTai's for dinner … who needs restaurants!

                        Grill fish on the Jennair with MaiTai's for dinner … who needs restaurants!

                      • Sun, sand, wading, seashells, reefs, fish, eels, sea turtles, dolphins … FUN!

                        Sun, sand, wading, seashells, reefs, fish, eels, sea turtles, dolphins … FUN!

                      • Turtle Lagoon is sanctuary for the endangered green sea turtle; don't touch!

                        Turtle Lagoon is sanctuary for the endangered green sea turtle; don't touch!

                      • The guest bedroom has a queen size bed. Dietrich Varez artwork graces the walls.

                        The guest bedroom has a queen size bed. Dietrich Varez artwork graces the walls.

                      • Another gorgeous Kona sunset from our lanai … don't you wish you were here?

                        Another gorgeous Kona sunset from our lanai … don't you wish you were here?

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                      Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

                      $170 - $210 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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