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Private Oceanfront Luxury Studio-Suite on Turtle Cove, 2 Minute Walk to Beach!

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A common snorkeling encounter with a resident 'Honu' right in front of Hale Honu

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Ever dreamed of whiling away the afternoon gently swinging in an ocean side hammock?
Then welcome to HALE HONU
and this beautiful, romantic private oceanfront studio!

WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL 20% DISCOUNT ON THE REMAINING AVAILABLE NIGHTS IN November and December2014.
Hale Honu means 'House of the Sea Turtle,' aptly named for the 'family' of turtles frequently seen cruising and foraging in the waters directly in front of the house (known locally as 'turtle cove'). This very special oceanfront home is perfectly situated to offer privacy and unobstructed views of 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. Hale Honu 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 website (VRBO 46951) is specifically for the separate rental of the studio-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). With less than a three minute walk to Magic Sands (aka 'Disappearing Sands) State Beach Park, a sugar white sand beach popular for bodysurfing & boogie boarding, Hale Honu is the closest oceanfront home to the best beach within 5 miles of Kailua-Kona village.
On the garden/ground level is our complete PRIVATE SUITE with a separate, secured entrance, oceanfront private covered lanai and garden hammock, and private oceanfront sitting and dining area. The large (650+ square feet) living space includes a heavenly king-size bed romantically shrouded in privacy sheers, and a living-sitting room with comfortable tropical décor furnishings and flat screen TV.
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!). 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 edge of 2500 miles of unbroken Pacific Ocean blue!

Our large hot tub also at the ocean's edge is a unique experience! The hot tub and BBQ are in an outdoor common area of the property.

Hale Honu 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 its 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 (ocean) 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.
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 or you can also enter the ocean from Pahoehoe Beach, right next to Hale Honu. You will likely get a visit from our resident turtle family when snorkeling! All pictures of sea life on this website were taken in the waters right in front of Hale Honu. Pahoehoe beach park also has a large lava shelf with excellent tidal pools for exploring at low tide.

Ocean side padded chaise lounges are provided. We have a separate laundry room for your convenience, and provide you with beach towels, rice mats, beach chairs and umbrellas, coolers and some snorkeling gear and boogie boards.

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). We will generally not release the studio only during peak seasons if the main house is not yet booked.
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 have owned and been improving Hale Honu since 2004! , We also own the exquisite Hawaiian Oasis Estate and Bed & Breakfast in Kona (see VRBO 72476 or hawaiianoasis com) Click on 'All My Rental Listings' below for details! We have full time employees that are available to assist with anything might come up during your stay. You’re in good hands when you stay with us at Hale Honu!
With warmest 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 Luxury Oceanfront Studio/Suite

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Property Type

  • Studio

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    we can provide 2 ramps for 4' thresholds. Grab bars are not installed in the bathroom....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • King size beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Cooler and other beach gear provided, BROADBAND WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION PROVIDED, Separate phone is in the suite. Alarm system....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    28 ' flat screen TV. Can be moved to be closer to sofa...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Down pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Love seat, 2 arm chairs, 28' flat screen TV with DVD player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Within property gate...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Within the property gate...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    And espresso maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pretty much what you'll need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    2 burner electric cook top...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane, in common area...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkel, masks and fins are usually available (they have a way of disappearing but we try to keep up with it). Boogie boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Located right on the ocean wall, common area...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER 2015
Jun 2 - Aug 16, 2015
5 night min stay
$265
$1,775
FALL 2015
Aug 17 - Oct 2, 2015
5 night min stay
$249
$1,715
FALL 2015
Oct 13 - Dec 17, 2015
5 night min stay
$249
$1,715
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$249
$1,715

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Departure Cleaning $104
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Notes:

We often offer discounts for available dates within 4 weeks of arrival date, and are flexible regarding minimum night requirement. A credit card authorization through our rental agreement is how we handle a damage deposit of $500. ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES ARE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII AS 'TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS' UNDER GE TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER W 30343398-01.

25% RESERVATION DEPOSIT WITH BALANCE DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Rental agreement provided and required.

Cancellation less than 60 days refundable only to the extent that the cancelled nights can be rebooked.


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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Keauhou
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keauhou
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pahoehoe Beach Park-nextdoor!

Petroglyph fields, Hula, Luaus, Live Hawaiian Music, Historical sites

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • A common snorkeling encounter with a resident 'Honu' right in front of Hale Honu

    A common snorkeling encounter with a resident 'Honu' right in front of Hale Honu

  • This is Turtle Cove from the  lanais at Hale Honu ~ "The Home of the Sea Turtle"

    This is Turtle Cove from the lanais at Hale Honu ~ "The Home of the Sea Turtle"

  • Studio living room.  Lanai, Hammock and ocean are right outside the glass doors,

    Studio living room. Lanai, Hammock and ocean are right outside the glass doors,

  • From the corner of bed looking into living room with the lanai and ocean beyond

    From the corner of bed looking into living room with the lanai and ocean beyond

  • Complete Kitchen with Antique Chinese Chest Island.

    Complete Kitchen with Antique Chinese Chest Island.

  • 6 person hot tub at oceans edge, Hale Honu is paradise!

    6 person hot tub at oceans edge, Hale Honu is paradise!

  • Private oceanfront lanai with double hammock for studio only guests, Hale Honu

    Private oceanfront lanai with double hammock for studio only guests, Hale Honu

  • Hale Honu palms at waters edge and night divers

    Hale Honu palms at waters edge and night divers

  • Hawaiian Honu (turtle) at Pahoehoe Beach, 50 feet from Hale Honu house

    Hawaiian Honu (turtle) at Pahoehoe Beach, 50 feet from Hale Honu house

  • Panoramic sunset from Hale Honu lanai

    Panoramic sunset from Hale Honu lanai

  • Breaching Humpback whale as seen from Hale Honu lanai, January 2015

    Breaching Humpback whale as seen from Hale Honu lanai, January 2015

  • Spinner dolphin aerobatics in turtle cove

    Spinner dolphin aerobatics in turtle cove

  • Hale Honu ~ The studio is entire ground level enclosed space

    Hale Honu ~ The studio is entire ground level enclosed space

  • California King Bed under canopy

    California King Bed under canopy

  • Dining area of studio, looking toward the king bed

    Dining area of studio, looking toward the king bed

  • Living Room from the Ocean Side.  Kitchen is Along Back Wall.

    Living Room from the Ocean Side. Kitchen is Along Back Wall.

  • Studio Bath:  Marble and Glass Block shower with Double Shower Heads!

    Studio Bath: Marble and Glass Block shower with Double Shower Heads!

  • Relax in this Private Hammock and Meditation Garden steps outside suite

    Relax in this Private Hammock and Meditation Garden steps outside suite

  • Covered Lanai on Ocean Level (Ocean is 15 feet behind the photographer)

    Covered Lanai on Ocean Level (Ocean is 15 feet behind the photographer)

  • Whte Sands ("Magic Sands") Beach, about 300 feet from Hale Honu

    Whte Sands ("Magic Sands") Beach, about 300 feet from Hale Honu

  • Pahoehoe Beach Park bordering Hale Honu.  Sheltered beach and yoga classes here.

    Pahoehoe Beach Park bordering Hale Honu. Sheltered beach and yoga classes here.

  • Yoga class in Pahoehoe Park, which borders south property line of Hale Honu

    Yoga class in Pahoehoe Park, which borders south property line of Hale Honu

  • Humpback (and paddle boarder) off shore Hale Honu January 2015

    Humpback (and paddle boarder) off shore Hale Honu January 2015

  • Hale Honu from the ocean.  The studio comprises all ground level living area

    Hale Honu from the ocean. The studio comprises all ground level living area

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