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Very Private 6-Unit Oceanfront - Steps from Sand, Water, Whales and Sea Turtles

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Enjoy 100% Kona coffee & watch the ocean from your private lanai at Hale Pohaku

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  • Minimum stay:6-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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


Keywords: Condominium

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1161 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Floor to ceiling louvers allow free ventilation flow and permit light and cooling breezes. Plus there are ceiling fans if needed. We also have a Cosco Funsport Playard (playpen/crib) available if you have an infant or toddler....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

    Walk-in closet with built-in chest of drawers...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Master bath has private attached bath with full walk-in closet. Iron and board in closet. Hair dryer. Clothes washer and dryer off the hallway outside the guest bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Oceanfront pool and entertainment area with restroom and shower, outdoor shower near the seawall to wash the beach sand off your feet, patio furniture, and a grassy lawn and 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 and 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 and pepper grinders (with salt crystals and peppercorns included, of course). There are usually other spices available in the pantry....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All digital channels with full lineup of high-definition (HD) channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Water toys are located in the big storage locker on the lanai...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Hale Pohaku is just steps away from a nice sandy beach, as well as a larger sand beach just north at the Turtle Lagoon....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You have an unobstructed view of the ocean and beach from the lanai....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Hale Pohaku is right on the ocean, and the large lanai has a gorgeous view of the ocean & sunsets....moreless

  • Village:

    The town of Kailua Kona is just 2 miles to the north, which many people walk....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The ocean is just steps away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is inside dining for 4, but you will probably find you eat all your meals on out on the lanai where you can watch the waves or the sunsets. There are dining table/chairs for 4 on the lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the unit....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Covered parking with a dedicated space reserved for our unit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

    Entire room opens up directly to the lanai and ocean. Entertainment center with flat panel TV, books, videos, and games....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls anywhere on the Big Island of Hawaii. Please use a credit card for calls to other islands or long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath linens provided, including beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the unit....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High-speed Internet. MP3 dock for iPhone/iPad....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Also a coffee grinder, so you can grind and brew fresh 100% Kona coffee in your own kitchen to enjoy on the lanai...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of cookware & utensils, as well as various small appliances; including a blender, rice cooker, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee maker, pineapple corer. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full compliment of dishware, flatware, glasses, etc. to serve 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built-in Kitchen-Aid dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with everything you need. Built-in microwave, wall oven and dishwasher. Jenn-Air countertop grill with interchangeable burners. Huge pantry....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in microwave oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Built-in wall oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Jenn-Aire cooktop with grill is great for grilling fresh local fish...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Entertainment area by the pool with tables and chairs and lounges for sunbathing. Partially covered. Nice lawn & garden with seawall gate opening to the beach/ocean. Outdoor shower....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large 9'6" x 25' (246 ft²) lanai covered lanai right on the ocean. Lanai is the full width of the unit and accessible from kitchen and living room....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Great for sunbathing next to the ocean and the swimming pool....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Paddle tennis court over the carport...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large pool shared by only the 6 units in complex. Very private and quiet. Steps from the ocean and beach....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    A large oceanfront swimming pool shared by the 6 units in the complex. Very private and quiet. It was recently converted to light saltwater to eliminate chlorine and other pool chemicals....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ironman 2015 (Oct 10 race)
Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2015
10 night min stay
$235
Winter 2015
Dec 1 - Apr 15, 2016
6 night min stay
$235
$1,645 $5,993

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $235 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Summer 2016
Apr 16 - Sep 30, 2016
6 night min stay
$210
$1,470 $5,355

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $210 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $179 Nightly

Ironman 2016 (Oct 8 race)
Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2016
10 night min stay
$250
Fall 2016
Oct 16 - Nov 30, 2016
6 night min stay
$210
$1,470 $5,355

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $210 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $179 Nightly

Winter 2016
Dec 1 - Apr 15, 2017
6 night min stay
$250
$1,750 $6,475

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $250 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $216 Nightly

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $4,973

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $195 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $166 Nightly

* 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:

❖ MINIMUM STAY: Normal minimum stay is 6 nights; but Ironman, Christmas/New Year holiday periods are 10-nights. Will consider shorter stays when close to check-in date or immediately precedes/follows another booking.

❖ DISCOUNTS: 10% for 15 or more nights; 15% for 30 or more nights. NOTE: Form fails to calculate 10% discount.

❖ TAXES: All amounts are subject to Hawaii State tax rates at time of occupancy. Current rates are 4.166% GET + 9.25% TAT.

❖ PAYMENT DATES: A $300 deposit is due within 7 days to confirm the reservation (deposit applied to rental cost). The remaining balance, including the Security Deposit (HomeAway calls it a Damage Deposit), must be received 60 days prior to check-in. Security Deposit is refundable; minus deductions for damages, cleaning company overcharges (for excess laundry or trash left in the unit), fines for Association rule violations, long distance phone charges, etc., if any were incurred.

❖ PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: Payments in U.S. dollars (USD) only, by personal check or USPS postal money order. Bank wire transfer or PayPal acceptable only if renter pays all transaction & foreign exchange fees. NOTE: In keeping with HomeAway/VRBO policies, we do not accept instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

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

❖ CANCELLATION POLICY: Applies to cancellations and/or reductions in the number of nights rented. Full refund if cancellation and/or reduction is more than 60 days prior to the check-in date. A $300 cancellation fee applies if the cancellation/reduction is 30 to 60 days prior to the check-in date. Otherwise, no refunds are given except at our discretion. We will attempt to rent the unit for the cancelled days; if we are able to do so for all or part of the time, then further refunds may become available.

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


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Keahole Kona International Airport
3.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club, Keauhou
1.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Hwy (via Royal Poinciana), 4.7 via Alii
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack, 76-6246 Alii Drive
81.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea summit via Hwy 11 & Saddle Road
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Oceanfront; the beach & ocean are just steps away

Car: Recommended

We are located just 10.6 miles south of the airport and 2 miles south of Kona village. Our street runs right on the ocean and some of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches are just a short distance away. Our unit is direct oceanfront and has a fabulous view of the ocean and beach.

Pahoehoe Beach Park, 1 mile south, is a pretty place for a picnic with grass, benches, outdoor shower. It has a small sandy area and nice snorkeling off the rocky lava edge when the ocean is calm. We often see larger fish and even octopus here.

La'aloa Beach (commonly called White Sands, Magic Sands or Disappearing Sands Beach), 1.3 miles south, is a white sand beach popular with boogie boarders, with shade palms, lifeguards, and free parking.

Kahalu'u Beach, 2.4 miles south, is the best snorkeling in the area. It has a protective reef, free parking, lifeguards, grills, tables, shade, food, even snorkel rentals. The fish are very used to people and will swim close by. You will also see lots of sea turtles feeding on the seaweed on the rocks close to shore.

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!

Outdoor Ali'i Gardens Market, just 1/4 mile north, offers handcrafts, tropical clothing, artwork, souvenirs, jewelry, orchids & plants, and fresh produce.

Keauhou Farmers Market, 3 miles south in the Keauhou Shopping Center, is open Saturdays 8-12. They sell only locally grown produce and other items, plus 100% pure Kona coffee and flowers. It's a favorite!

 

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 moved to Kona in 2006. We 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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Photos

  • Enjoy 100% Kona coffee & watch the ocean from your private lanai at Hale Pohaku

    Enjoy 100% Kona coffee & watch the ocean from your private lanai at Hale Pohaku

  • 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!

  • Our large oceanfront pool provides a cool dip, or sunbathe next to the seawall

    Our large oceanfront pool provides a cool dip, or sunbathe next to the seawall

  • The Turtle Lagoon is just a few steps north - an enclosed reef with sandy beach

    The Turtle Lagoon is just a few steps north - an enclosed reef with sandy beach

  • Turtle Lagoon is home for endangered green sea turtles; look but don't touch!

    Turtle Lagoon is home for endangered green sea turtles; look but don't touch!

  • Guest bedroom with queen bed and floor-to-ceiling louvers on each side

    Guest bedroom with queen bed and floor-to-ceiling louvers on each side

  • Spectacular May sunset lights up the sky in this view from our Hale Pohaku lanai

    Spectacular May sunset lights up the sky in this view from our Hale Pohaku lanai

  • Clothes washer/dryer in closet on right. Guest bathroom & shower just beyond.

    Clothes washer/dryer in closet on right. Guest bathroom & shower just beyond.

  • Just outside our seawall gate is a nice sandy beach for sunbathing and relaxing

    Just outside our seawall gate is a nice sandy beach for sunbathing and relaxing

  • 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?

  • Kahalu'u Beach is just 2 miles south with lifeguards, tables, snorkel rentals...

    Kahalu'u Beach is just 2 miles south with lifeguards, tables, snorkel rentals...

  • Even the chef has a wonderful view of the ocean from the kitchen at Hale Pohaku

    Even the chef has a wonderful view of the ocean from the kitchen at Hale Pohaku

  • Screens slide into a pocket to open the entire living room to the lanai & ocean

    Screens slide into a pocket to open the entire living room to the lanai & ocean

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

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

  • Aerial view of Hale Pohaku condo (blue arrow), with Turtle Lagoon to the left

    Aerial view of Hale Pohaku condo (blue arrow), with Turtle Lagoon to the left

  • Master bedroom with California king bed & floor-to-ceiling louvers each side

    Master bedroom with California king bed & floor-to-ceiling louvers each side

  • 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.

  • Hallway to bedrooms/bathrooms -- guest bedroom on left, master at end of hall

    Hallway to bedrooms/bathrooms -- guest bedroom on left, master at end of hall

  • Living room with main entrance to the right and hallway back to bedrooms/baths

    Living room with main entrance to the right and hallway back to bedrooms/baths

  • Main entry ocean side of Alii Drive, with covered parking & paddle tennis court

    Main entry ocean side of Alii Drive, with covered parking & paddle tennis court

  • 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!

  • Sea turtle snoozing on beach just outside our seawall gate only 10' from lanai

    Sea turtle snoozing on beach just outside our seawall gate only 10' from lanai

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