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A common encounter with a resident 'honu' directly in front of Hale Honu

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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Welcome to HALE HONU ~ the Home of the Sea Turtle ~ an amazing vacation home right on the water just 3 miles from Kailua-Kona! **** SPECTACULAR LOCATION!! UNSURPASSED VIEWS!! FABULOUS HOME!! Our 45 reviews rank us 4.94 on the 5 star rating system 5 star (94% perfect score)! Read on, you'll see why everyone loves this home, the original Kona 'Hale Honu'!

If you are looking for a unique private, oceanfront home, where the unobstructed ocean view and sounds of the waves will lull you away from all your cares, offered by experienced owners, LOOK NO FURTHER! YOU'VE FOUND HALE HONU!

Hale Honu is a two-story, four bedroom, three bath, truly OCEANFRONT home with extraordinary views of the ocean from all rooms of the home. The home is designed with an upstairs 3 bedroom/2 bath main house, and a large 1 bedroom/1 bath ground level studio/suite with a separate entrance. 2007 saw a major remodel upstairs, including all new windows, bedrooms and baths, kitchen, and exterior. The bedrooms each boast a 4 X 10 foot retractable Nana window that completely open to the ocean. It's like being on the bow of an ocean liner! The master bath has a jetted bathtub and a custom Mango wood vanity and vessel sink.

This gated property is surrounded by a beautiful lava rock wall and borders Pahoehoe Beach Park (an oceanfront beach park with shaded sitting areas, grass and a small keiki (child) friendly beach). A two minute walk takes you to MAGIC SANDS BEACH, the best white sand beach in Kailua-Kona, and famous for body surfing & boogie boarding.

Hale Honu is located just three miles south of Kailua-Kona village, and two miles north of the Keauhou shopping and cinema complex. Here you are close enough to everything but still in a world of your own!

The grounds of the property are nicely landscaped and totally private, enclosed within 6 foot lava stone walls. We have 6 padded chase lounges in addition to 3 sets of outdoor tables and chairs, love seats, and two outdoor futons. You can bask in the sun just meters from the waves or wile swaying the oceanside hammock for two.

When the sea is calm, there is excellent snorkeling at the abundant reef and arches directly in front of the house. We enter the ocean right off the property. You can also easily enter the ocean from the always sheltered small beach at Pahoehoe Beach Park adjacent to Hale Honu. We swim with Honu (turtles) almost every time! A large lava shelf has excellent tidal pools for exploring at low tide.

The main living area of Hale Honu ('the house') is upstairs, where there are two large bedrooms (king beds), plus a 6X10 foot 3rd bedroom with a full bed. Upstairs are two full baths, and a sunny, open kitchen and living area, leading to the covered 2nd floor lanai. The kitchen is a gourmet's delight with a 5-Star range, french-door refrigerator, lots of workspace and everything a serious cook wants. The 180 degree views of the Kona coastline are breathtaking from every window. You may never want to leave this spot!

Throughout the home there are open beam cathedral ceilings and nearly floor to ceiling windows making the home light and airy, with full ocean views everywhere. The sound and energy of the ocean is present in every room. Decorated with travertine tile, bamboo flooring, seagrass mats, Balinese antiques, island fine art and photography, as well as elegant tropical furnishings, you will feel like ali'i (royalty) in this home.

A favorite lounging spot is the queen sized futon on the upstairs lanai-perfect for a shaded nap or sleeping over the ocean!

On the garden/ground level is the fourth bedroom, the 'honeymoon suite'. It has been designed as a complete PRIVATE STUDIO/SUITE with a separate, secured entrance, outdoor garden, dining and relaxing areas. This large (650+ square feet) space includes a king-size bed romatically draped in privacy sheers, and a roomy living / sitting area with tropical decor, a dining nook, and private covered lanai at the oceans edge.

The suite has a complete kitchen with a cook-top, refrigerator and full sized sink. The bathroom has luxurious marble tile and glass block, and a walk in shower for two with dual shower heads. Windows and sliders encompass all of the makai (ocean side) walls, so you can simply let the ocean air in, or step out and be right at the ocean’s edge. Hale Honu studio/suite is also listed as a separate vacation rental at VRBO 46951.

Spend your evenings on the tiled huge ground-floor covered lanai in the Kama'aina (Local way ...barbequeing and talking story. This 400+ square foot outdoor lanai is filled with the sound of waves, trade winds, and Hawaiian ambience.

When rented in it's entirety, Hale Honu would be a PERFECT SITE FOR A FAMILY EVENT (reunion, celebration). The beautiful outdoor areas will accomodate a large party, with room for outdoor cooking/reception areas, seating, and spectacular ocean views.

We strive to make our homes and your experience in them unique and filled with the spirit of aloha. You’ll find the home tastefully decorated, carefully maintained, and filled with lots of little extras (CD collection of Hawaiian music, binoculars, books on local history and cultural sites, etc.)

Hale Honu imbues a special feeling of Peace and Aloha to everyone who visits it, and it is with that Aloha that we welcome you!

Please Note... We do offer this property for vacation rental in three different ways:
* Entire Home (including suite for a full four bedrooms and three baths)
* Upstairs Only (three bedrooms and two baths)
* Suite Only (one bedroom and one bath) (See vrbo listing #46951)

THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR LINKED TO THIS SITE REFLECTS AVAILABILITY FOR THE UPPER FLOOR OF THE HOUSE ONLY. THE SUITE CALENDAR IS VIEWED AT VRBO # 46951,
Mahalo and Aloha,
Peter Knoblich and Darla Mabery

ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES ARE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII AS 'TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS' UNDER GE TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER W 30343398-01.

Keywords: Oceanfront Private Vacation Home, Turtle cove

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Great beach and park next door. House is not "childproof" but knives and such things are out of reach. The ground floor sea wall has a cable restraint system. Small children must be supervised on the ground level....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom Platform King, Studio King Bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2nd bedroom upstairs queen bed. There is also a queen futon on the covered lanai of the main house., Double Beds (1) Double bed in the third bedroom of the upper floor. Room overlooks bamboo, park and ocean, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen size engineered bed that opens automatically out of a case with the push of a button. Stows easily with the push of another button....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            High quality cookware and utensils for the serious chef....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            French door stainless steel refrigerator...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            5 Star Professional Gas Range...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Gated property easily parks two cars, can accommodate 3. Remote controlled gate...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Down pillows, quality linens...moreless

          • Babysitter

          Other Amenities

              • ***2 MINUTE WALK TO MAGIC SANDS BEACH*** Futon for outdoor sleeping on raised lanai, private oceanfront HAMMOCK, Gated property, HIGH SPEED CABLE/WIRELESS INTERNET, VCR/DVD, 2 Full Kitchens, 2 Refrigerators, all cooking utensils and quality linens provided, full sized Washer & Dryer, Beach supplies, Separate private studio/honeymoon suite, Perfect special event home...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        This is a TRULY oceanfront home- 180 degree views from every room! Feel the seaspray from the lanai and hear the sound of the surf!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sailing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Rafting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Surfing
                      • Groceries
                      • Kayaking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Festivals
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Shopping
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Luaus
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
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                      Rates vary by season. "High" is Jan 2-March 31, "Low" is April 11 - Dec 18.
                      Rates are listed below as High/Low Season.*5 NIGHT MINIMUM (except late bookings)*
                      Entire Property: $675/625 ~ $4550/4200/wk ~$16500/14800/mo (28 nights)
                      House 3 BR + 2Bath: $510/470 nt...$3350/3175 week...$11275/10750 month
                      Suite only:  $275/232 nt...1875/1595/week **HI Tax 11.4167%**
                      Christmas (12/18 - 1/1/11) & IronMan(10/5-10/14/13)Entire = $695/nt  4775/wk
                      Ironman/Xmas for 3BR house only = 610 nt/4100/wk  Suite = $305 nt /1985 wk
                      Cleaning $165 house, $90 studio($255 both) Refundable damage $1000 ($500 suite)
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Location

                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Kona International Airport
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Magic Sands Beach
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Absolute oceanfront home has access to the ocean, beach park with safe area for small children next-door, and the famous Magic Sands Beach just 100 yards away.

                      Explore the nearby coffee farms, the artist's village of Holualoa, colorful farmer's market and other island treasures. The open-air Trolley takes you into historic Kona village for restaurants, shopping, live music and historic sites.

                      Great walking or biking just outside the gated home, and snorkeling the reef in front of the house will almost always bring you face-to-face with the Hawaii Sea Turtles! You can watch the whales from the lanai upstairs, and the dolphins frequently frolick just off the reef in front of the house.

                      This is a great spot from which you can explore the entire island, or do as many folks, and just STAY PUT. This is truly paradise!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: This is us, Darla and Peter, relaxing with friends and a 'Pint of Liquid Aloha' at the Kona Brewing Company! We bought our first oceanfront condo in 2002, on our first visit to the Big Island. (The Big Island definitely hooked us after several trips to the other islands!) We have been blessed to have several homes in Kona, including Hale Honu which we purchased in 2004. There is something about this particular spot on the ocean that everyone feels when they first walk on the site...maybe the turtles living in the cove, the spinner dolphins swimming by daily, or the calving humpbacks off shore every winter, but for us it was total love at first sight. We have been improving Hale Honu every year, with major remodeling completed in 2008 and ongoing maintenance and improvements several times a year. We have a permanent presence on the Big Island managing our Bed and Breakfast in Kona, The Hawaiian Oasis B&B. Our wonderful innkeepers at the B&B are always available when issues arise for our guests. Both of us are physicians, with continuing practices in California. We have a large extended family, three grown children (all artists) and a new grandson! We employ a full time contact person on the island and can respond to just about any need within a few hours or less.

                      Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                      You'll know why we fell in love with Hale Honu in the first thirty seconds that you stand on the sea wall and gaze over the ocean. Paradise. Amazing. Endless Ocean. Perfect... were our first thoughts. It continues to feel the same every day even after many years.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      You can simply lose yourself in this place. Peacefulness. An intimate connection with the ocean. Whether it's the constant pulse of the waves, palm fronds swaying and clacking in the trade winds, laying in the hammock or soaking in the spa under star studded skies a few feet from the breaking waves, Hale Honu is 'just what the doctor ordered' to escape from your cares of the world. We all need down-time in which we can just breathe and let our bodies and minds relax and rejuvenate. You need look no further, you'll find it, and more, right here at Hale Honu.


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                      Photos

                      • A common encounter with a resident 'honu' directly in front of Hale Honu

                        A common encounter with a resident 'honu' directly in front of Hale Honu

                      • Imagine a hot tub experience at the ocean's edge ~ room for six !

                        Imagine a hot tub experience at the ocean's edge ~ room for six !

                      • Living room and lanai.  What a view!  Kitchen is behind you.

                        Living room and lanai. What a view! Kitchen is behind you.

                      • Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi Tub.  King faces windows opening over ocean

                        Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi Tub. King faces windows opening over ocean

                      • Master bath with jacuzzi tub, custom tile and tropical hardwoods

                        Master bath with jacuzzi tub, custom tile and tropical hardwoods

                      • 3rd Bedroom overlooking park and ocean.  Full size bed

                        3rd Bedroom overlooking park and ocean. Full size bed

                      • Second floor Lanai:  Futon (open here) for sitting, napping, or overnight!

                        Second floor Lanai: Futon (open here) for sitting, napping, or overnight!

                      • Studio lanai with hammock, upstairs lanai above.

                        Studio lanai with hammock, upstairs lanai above.

                      • Darla enjoying the hammock and the view!

                        Darla enjoying the hammock and the view!

                      • Pahoehoe Beach Park is adjacent to the house, with a great beach for little ones

                        Pahoehoe Beach Park is adjacent to the house, with a great beach for little ones

                      • The sunsets are magnificent from the house...

                        The sunsets are magnificent from the house...

                      • Peter scored a whole stalk of bananas at the farmers market!

                        Peter scored a whole stalk of bananas at the farmers market!

                      • View of Hale Honu from the Ocean.  Note park to right and no close neighbors

                        View of Hale Honu from the Ocean. Note park to right and no close neighbors

                      • Another perfect Kona day at Hale Honu

                        Another perfect Kona day at Hale Honu

                      • Kitchen remodeled in September 2007

                        Kitchen remodeled in September 2007

                      • What a view from the Master Bed!  Both bedrooms have these windows & view!

                        What a view from the Master Bed! Both bedrooms have these windows & view!

                      • 2nd bedroom: Queen Bed,  Oceanfront windows behind you!

                        2nd bedroom: Queen Bed, Oceanfront windows behind you!

                      • King Bed in Studio (for complete studio pictures see VRBO # 46951)

                        King Bed in Studio (for complete studio pictures see VRBO # 46951)

                      • Covered Lanai groundlevel: Ocean is 10 feet behind photographers back!

                        Covered Lanai groundlevel: Ocean is 10 feet behind photographers back!

                      • Magic or White Sands Beach is a 2 minute walk from Hale Honu

                        Magic or White Sands Beach is a 2 minute walk from Hale Honu

                      • Unobstructed 180 degree view from this oceanfront home!

                        Unobstructed 180 degree view from this oceanfront home!

                      • Hibiscus and Plumeria plants at the house

                        Hibiscus and Plumeria plants at the house

                      • The park next-door... yoga class is held twice a week here!  See the kids beach?

                        The park next-door... yoga class is held twice a week here! See the kids beach?

                      VRBO #34465

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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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