Luxury Oceanfront Studio ~ Walk to Beach ~ Hot Tub ~ November Discount!
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- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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Ever dreamed of whiling away the afternoon gently swinging in an ocean side hammock?
Then welcome to HALE HONU
and this beautifully romantic oceanfront studio!
20% 'GET AWAY TO PARADISE ' DISCOUNT ON AVAILABLE NIGHTS DURING NOVEMBER 2013
Hale Honu means 'House of the Sea Turtle,' aptly named for the 'family' of turtles frequently seen frolicking in the surf in front of the house (known locally as 'turtle cove'). This very special oceanfront home is perfectly situated to offer privacy and unobstructed views the Kona coastline.
Please see our VIDEO TOUR OF HALE HONU through the 'links' found just under the rates table, near the bottom of this webpage. Hale Honu is a two-story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, truly OCEANFRONT home with spectacular, unobstructed views of the ocean from every room of the home. The home is designed with an upstairs 3 bedroom/two bath main house, and a LARGE 1 BEDROOM COMPLETE STUDIO, WITH BATH, KITCHEN AND SEPARATE PRIVATE ENTRANCE.
This site is specifically for separate rental of the suite. The entire home can be seen at vrbo #34465.
This unique ocean front 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). Less than a three minute walk is Magic Sands (aka 'Disappearing Sands) State Beach Park, famous for body surfing & boogie boarding, and is a gathering place at sunset to watch the passing of another day in paradise.
On the garden/ground level is our complete PRIVATE SUITE with a separate, secured entrance, oceanfront private covered lanai and garden hammock, and private sitting,dining and lounging areas. The large (650+ square feet) living space includes a heavenly king-size bed romantically shrouded in privacy sheers, and a comfortable living room with tropical decor, perfect for entertaining or snuggling (!).
The suite has a complete kitchen with cook-top and refrigerator. The bathroom is luxuriously appointed with marble tile and glass block, and a large walk in shower containing dual shower heads, (for sharing of course!). There is also a large sitting area, and a separate dining room. 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.
Our large hot tub is at the ocean's edge is a unique experience!
Our home is located just 3.5 miles south of the heart of Kailua-Kona village, and two miles north of the Keauhou beach shopping and cinema complex. Hale Honu is close to everything but is in a world of it's own!
The grounds of the property are nicely landscaped and totally private, enclosed within six foot lava stone walls on three sides, opening to the Big Blue Pacific on the makai side. There are many comfortable places to sit and bask outside in the sun, or relax in the shade of the palms and tropical greenery. An antique bench from Thailand rests in a romantic shaded sitting area just at the ocean's edge, or just swing in the ocean side hammock under the shade of palm trees.
When the sea is calm, snorkelers can explore the abundant reef and arches directly in front of the house; the ocean can be entered and exited from the lava outcropping on site when the surf is low. You can also enter the ocean from the adjacent beach.
You will likely get a visit from our resident turtle family! A large lava shelf has excellent tidal pools for exploring at low tide. Also, Pahoehoe Beach Park is adjacent to the property(see above).
Ocean side lounges are provided, as is a full sized laundry room.
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.)
This home 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 Hale Honu for vacation rental in three different ways:
* Entire Home (including studio for a full four bedrooms and three baths)
* Upstairs Only (3 bedrooms and 2 baths)
* STUDIO/SUITE ONLY (one bedroom and one bath)
When the Suite and upper floor are rented to different parties, mutual respect of designated outdoor spaces assures privacy for everyone.
THE CALENDAR LINKED TO THIS SITE SHOWS AVAILABILITY OF THE STUDIO ONLY. To check on availability of the upper floor, follow the link to Hale Honu below, and scroll down to the availability calendar. (vrbo #34465)
We also own two ocean front condos within two miles of Hale Honu, and a tropical Estate and Bed & Breakfast in Kona (go to hawaiianoasis com) Click on 'All My Rental Listings' below for details!
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: Private Luxery Oceanfront Studio/Suite
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Petroglyph fields, Hula, Luaus, Live Hawaiian Music, Historical sites
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Magnificent Ocean Views
Magnificent Ocean Views
My husband and I stayed in the Oceanfront Studio in August 2013. The house has a magnificent view because it is right on the water, very secure and private. We fell asleep to the roar of the ocean hitting the beach each night. We could sunbathe at the beach on one side of the house and snorkle with the Sea Turtles on the other side. It was truly a little bit of paradise.
- Guest Virginia (West Palm Beach, Florida)
- Date of stay 07/31/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Little paradise right on the ocean
Little paradise right on the ocean
We had a wonderful stay in the studio of Hale Honu. Best snorkeling right in front of the house (I swam with 3 turtles one day!!), best beaches at walking distance, and tasty restaurants within 5min drive. It has all the gear you need for the beach, snorkeling, picnic and even a crib for the baby :) We plan to come back again and rent the full house!
- Guest Alice (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 08/12/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children.
The house is very comfortable, and has all the amenities you would need. The master bedroom faces the ocean, and on a full moon night you see the glitter reflecting and dancing on the waves, and it is breath taking. The Owners were very helpful and work hard to keep their rental in top shape. The location is really great as you are close to go to downtown, and or to snorkle 5 minutes away at Kailua Bay. We highly recommend this property.
- Guest Marti (United States)
- Date of stay 02/03/12
- Review Submitted 03/08/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
Beautiful spot right on the ocean...
Beautiful spot right on the ocean...
My husband and I spent 9 nights in this property. It was clean and comfortable. Peter went above and beyond to accommodate my handicapped husband. We are very appreciative of that. The property is in a perfect spot. Right next to Pahoehoe Beach Park. They have sunset yoga twice a week that I really enjoyed. It's close to everything and Peter provides great information about the area. I loved the farmers market and went almost everyday! There was a little hole in the wall restaurant/carry out down the street that became my absolute favorite! The Poke Shack. Had never had poke, didn't know what poke was, but now poke is my favorite food on the islands! Great place, so fresh and delicious. The only draw back to the property was sharing it with renters upstairs. Luckily it was empty for 5 out of 9 nights. Our first night there was a lone couple up there who were quiet and respectful. Our last night had Peter and Darla up there and they were sooo quiet that you wouldn't even know they were there! The other 2 nights it was rented to two young couples with 2 young toddlers. They all were great people who we enjoyed talking too. But, they were so loud up there!!! They arrived at 10:30 at night and were up till 3am having a good loud time. We didnt say anything because we didn't blame them there enjoyment of the beauty of their first night on the ocean with the moon, the stars and crashing surf! If I ever came back it would be with my children and grandchildren and rent the whole place!
- Guest Maryman (Orland Park, Illinois)
- Date of stay 01/24/12
- Review Submitted 03/02/12
Can't get closer to the sea
Can't get closer to the sea
My husband and I stayed in this magical house right on the water. any closer you would be on a boat... Sleeping to the sound of the waves in a most romantic studio ( ground floor of a one story house) was exactly what we had dreamed of. Initially we thought we would have diner out every night but it felt so good that we end up cooking at home a few times. Peter had given us such great advice on local life and activities that followed his advice and had great experiences each time. Thanks for providing everything from beach towels, snorkeling, outdoor furniture etc.. I highly recommend it for people in needs of a break . great for big families also as you can then rent the upstairs as well
- Guest domino (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 09/01/11
- Review Submitted 09/21/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Heaven on earth!
Heaven on earth!
We brought the entire family to Kona for Christmas this year (kids, spouses and grandchild) and it was our best vacation ever! We rented the studio for our son, wife and baby while the rest of us took over the upstairs. That gave them the privacy and quiet (for naps) that they needed. I can't say enough about the view and sound of crashing waves 24-7, it makes you want to rush home from shopping/sightseeing just to sit on the deck and soak it in. The house has everything you could possibly need and Peter & Darla are a pleasure to work with. We hope to be in contact with them in the future for our next trip to Kona.
- Guest Debbie (Redmond, WA)
- Date of stay 12/19/10
- Review Submitted 01/07/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Hale Honu - magic for two
Hale Honu - magic for two
Our visit to Hale Honu was relaxing,beautiful,and met our expectations. We found that sightseeing was very enjoyable and convenient from this location. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the turtles. They were so active, as were the beautiful little birds on the property. We were also pleased with the proximity to the farmers market. The fruit and flowers were wonderful! Our favorite resturant was Kona Brewing Co. as had been recomended. Fun place! We would recomend that directions to places on the island be more precise and detailed. (At least that would have helped us.) We can't wait to visit again. Wayne wanted to go back in June!!!
- Guest Gloria & Wayne (Lexington, SC,USA)
- Date of stay 03/13/10
- Review Submitted 04/26/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway.
Owner response: It's a BIG island with so much to see! We'll review our locals guide to make it more precise. Mahalo for your stay and compliments. It is always our pleasure to share our piece of Paradise with visitors to this wonderful island. Peter and Darla
We recently (March 26-Apr 2, 2010) stayed in the full Hale Honu house with two families (7 people) and thoroughly enjoyed the house, the area, and the island (drove nearly 700 miles sight seeing!). Peter and Darla have put together a very good place to stay that puts you in close touch with the sights and sounds of the Big Island. This home is close enough to Kailua-Kona to easily be there when you want but not so close that you have to deal with crowds or traffic (at least we did not).We saw many turtles, fish, and crab playing/foraging in front of the house (literally a few feet away!) and enjoyed watching whales, surfers, fishing, sailing, and a cruise ship all from the house. Just a short walk away are three different places to swim, snorkel, body surf, long board surf, or sun bathe to your desire. A good place that has given us very good memories. Mahalo.
- Guest Ben I. (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Date of stay 04/12/10
- Review Submitted 04/12/10
Peter & Darla, Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your "beachside bungalow" - it was absolutely incredible. Also thanks a million for stocking the fridge - once we arrived we never wanted to leave so I got to whip up my famous French toast and have breakfast on the lanai. We didn't get much sleep because we just had to do the late night star viewing on the hammock. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the ocean view. Hope we returned everything back to the original places and left the fridge with enough goodies for the next person. Would love to stay at one of your fine lodgings again soon and will DEFINITELY recommend you to our friends and coworkers. Everything worked great by the way, no issues with the gate or anything. Thanks again for everything - it was perfect. Chris and Amanda
- Guest Amanda60 (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 10/08/09
- Review Submitted 10/08/09
Peter and Darla, At the risk of repeating things that you have probably heard a billion times, our stay was amazing. The wedding, and sharing of such treasured memories by both families will never be forgotten. For some, it will probably be the last trip of it's kind, for others it will inspire the motivation to broaden their traveling experiences. On the last day that we were all together on the patio, whales displayed their entire body from the water, followed by several tail slapping maneuvers, unlike any that our visitors had seen, even on the boat tours. My nephews and nieces keep comparing this trip to those they have taken since "That was fun, but no Hawaii!" We can not say enough in thanks for the opportunity to stay at your home for such a special time in our lives. Mahalo, Ryan & Marie Polito
- Guest Marie Polito (Huntington Beach, CA)
- Date of stay 09/27/09
- Review Submitted 09/27/09
Rates vary by season. 'High' is Jan 2-April 1, 'Low' is Apr 1-Dec 18 Studio only: 5 night minimum stay High Season .......... $275/night .. $1875/week Low Season ........... $232/night .. $1595/week Holidays: 12/18-Jan2 and Ironman 10/5-13/2013 ........ $305/night .. $1985/week The studio/suite is generally not rented separate from the entire house during holidays unless the main house is already booked (vrbo 34465) Cleaning $95 Hawaii Bed Tax 13.417% (Shorter stays considered for arrivals within 4 weeks or backing to booked nights)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Kona International Airport at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Pahoehoe Beach Park-nextdoor! at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Keauhou at 2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Keauhou at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Da Poke Shack at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: This is us, Peter and Darla. We bought our first oceanfront condo (KKSR # 186) 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 now offer four 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 totally love at first sight. We have been improving Hale Honu every year, with major remodeling completed in 2008. We have a semi-permanent presence on the Big Island managing our Bed & Breakfast in Kona, The Hawaiian Oasis. Both of us are physicians, with continuing practices in California. We have a large extended family, three grown children...a fine arts painter, a photographer/film maker, and a fashion designer, and a growing family of pugs! We employ a full time employee and a handy man service in Kona to take care of all maintenance issues when we are on the mainland.
Why the Owner Chose Other Kailua-Kona Properties:
You'll know the first thirty seconds that you stand on the sea wall and gaze over the ocean why we chose Hale Honu. Amazing. Paradise. Perfect... were our first thoughts. We feel the same every day, even after eight years.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Peacefulness. With the constant pulse of the ocean, palm fronds swaying and clacking in the off shore breezes, laying in a hammock or soaking in the spa under star studded skies a few feet from the breaking waves is 'just what the doctor ordered' for your 'cares of the world' to vanish. We all need 'down-time' when we can just breathe and let our bodies and minds relax and rejuvinate. If that is what you want in a real Hawaiian Vacation, you need look no further, you'll find it, and more, at Hale Honu.
- Primary: (530) 913-9235 (California, USA
- Secondary: (808) 937-6453 (Hawaii, USA)
Links to more information:
A common snorkeling encounter with a resident 'Honu" right in front of Hale Honu
Let the Ocean Air In! Studio Living Room.
Heavenly "Pillowtop" King Size Bed, Hale Honu Studio.
Studio Bath: Marble and Glass Block shower with Double Shower Heads!
Relax in this Private Hammock and Meditation Garden steps outside suite
Covered Lanai on Ocean Level (Ocean is 15 feet behind the photographer)
Hale Honu palms at waters edge and night divers
Hawaiian Honu (turtle) at Pahoehoe Beach, 50 feet from Hale Honu house
Incredible Ocean Front Lodging on "Turtle Cove" at Hale Honu Studio
Living Room from the Ocean Side. Kitchen is Along Back Wall.
Complete Kitchen with Antique Chinese Chest Island.
6 person hot tub at oceans edge, Hale Honu is paradise!
Private oceanfront lanai with double hammock for studio only guests, Hale Honu
Hale Honu ~ The studio is entire ground level enclosed space
Whte Sands ("Magic Sands") Beach, about 300 feet from Hale Honu
Pahoehoe Beach Park bordering Hale Honu. Sheltered beach and yoga classes here.
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