Old Hawaii Style Plantation Manager's Beach House

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Last updated: 04/06/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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The four bedroom home is built in the classic Hawaiian mauka - makai (mountain - ocean) fashion. It is one room wide with 10 foot high ceilings designed to capture the sea breeze during the day and the mountain air at night. The shady indoor and outdoor lanais provide an extraordinary view of the ocean and the Kona Coast. With modern amenities, the atmosphere of the beach house is little changed from the 1940's and 50s.
Two bedrooms have king beds, one has a queen and one has 2 twins. There is a roomy, comfortable living room with large flat-screen TV, a large dining room and comfortable lanai where we spend most of our time. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and service for 20. The large lawn has room for your wedding reception or a good game of croquet, touch football or volleyball. Free wi-fi and telephone to US and Canada.
When rental is combined with the Seaside Zen Cottage (446243) the property is ideal for weddings, family reunions or gathering of good friends.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    On the second floor. Bathroom adjacent...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    On the ground floor. Ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Jack & Jill bathroom shared with Bedroom 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    2 balconies with wonderful breezes...moreless

  • All bedrooms have cross-ventilation and ceiling fans. The best night's sleep you will ever have!...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs off the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ensuite with ground floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs adjacent to bedroom #2...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Jack & Jill between Bedrooms 3 & 4...moreless

  • Bathrooms upgraded in 2012.

Other Amenities

  • This home, when rented with the Seaside Zen Cottage, is ideal for weddings, family and friend reunions. You can then sleep 14 in beds and have a glorious time....moreless


  • Books:

    Large library - feel free to take an unfinished book (You can bring it back when you come again!)...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Sandy beaches are a rarity in Kona!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Literally - not across the street but true oceanfront!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Telephone:

    Free long distance US & Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Additional refrigerator/freezer available for large events....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane is provided...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Cleaning - minimum $500
  • Tax Rate 13%


There is a surcharge levied for occupancy by more than 8 guests.

We do not charge "seasonal" rates but there is a surcharge for stays that include Ironman Triathlon, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Transit Accommodation Tax Identification Number: 30448008-01

$1500 Refundable security deposit to hold reservation returned withing 14 days after departure

Rental and cleaning fees due 2 months prior to arrival.

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack (#1 on Yelp)

Car: Recommended

Many of our guests come armed with a list of things to do - and the choices are endless - but end up having a hard time tearing themselves away from the peace and beauty of resting by the ocean in a hammock with a cool drink and a good book! Our website has many suggestions for water sports, volcano visits, fern forest hikes, horseback get the idea!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1946

About: Ian was born on Hawaii Island and this home was built by his parents in the 1940's. Now living in California, this is their place for rejuvenation. Barbara likes to play golf on one of the many magnificent courses on the Island. Dylan and Ian snorkel and scuba dive. We take amazing hikes down the Waipio and Waimanu Valleys. Ian's fisherman friends fly fish for aku, ahi, and au (marlin). In the morning, one can join the runners on Alii Drive and run the four miles to Keauhou, the finish line for the Ironman Triathlon. The less ambitious float in the lagoon just before sunset and then at the cocktail hour watch for the green flash from the open lanai. In the evenings, we often arrange for Tina (our on-site caretaker) to cater a gourmet meal - something lean and healthy with organic greens, veggies and grilled fresh-caught deep water ocean fish served al fresco on picnic tables on the lawn.

Why Private Homes:
When Robbie and Marjorie were married in 1938, Majorie gave up her job, her professorship and her profession to move from Honolulu to Paauilo and become a plantation manger's wife. She had absolutely no regrets. Her principal concern was her husband. Robbie was never in good health, his war wounds and the stress of running the plantation, while pursuing his agenda of social reform and industrial innovation took a toll. Marjorie insisted that they find a place to go to get away from the Plantation. At first they took weekends off. They would drive four hours to Kona and stay at the Kona Inn. In 1946, they decided to buy a lot on the ocean. It was a magical place. There were three sandy beaches and a little lagoon where their children could learn to swim and snorkel. The promontory in front of the lot offered views up and down the Kona Coast. They would build a house. The place would come to be known as the Plantation Manager's Beach Home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From our lanai you can watch the humpback whales in the winter, the porpoises coming to feed every morning and the spectacular sunsets every night. It is the place we love to bring our friends (if too many we spill over to the Seaside Zen Cottage, our property next door). We can't imagine a nicer spot.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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