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Beautiful Ocean Front Home- Private "Beach"-Romantic-Spacious- 5 Star Reviews

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + sofa-bed -air conditioning available, Sleeps 4-6

Air Conditioning available-Two Bedrooms with CalKing in master and Queen in 2nd bedroom plus Queen sofabed in livingroom to accommodate 4 to 6 guests. Bed's are very comfortable expensive Ortho posturepedic foam and are guaranteed no bedbugs.

This unique location offers beautiful turquoise surf breaking views from every room of the house. The 'Old Hawaii' atmosphere of Koa wood and vaulted ceilings create an open and spacious feeling of aloha and royalty. There is plenty of space with private relaxing places to escape and relax.

The 'Apple Oasis' is unique with a peaceful and serene private lawn along the shoreline. Can you smell the marsh- mellows roasting on your fire by the ocean? It's like heaven!

On the waters edge, you overlook some of the most pristine coral reefs and surf breaks in all the islands. If you're lucky, during their regular seasonal visits, you'll see Humpback Whales, pods of Dolphins, Mata Rays and Green Sea Turtles at your Lanai steps.

The house location on the island is a perfect starting point for nearby activities and day trips. The house is located in an ideal spot just a block away from the best snorkeling beach on the island, Kahaluu Beach Park. There is a great view of the parks' popular surf break from the lanai where you can watch the local surfers all day long.

You will love lounging in the shady peacefulness of your private seaside palm grove looking out over the Kahaluu Bay surf break. The tranquil privacy and natural beauty is rhythmically enhanced by the constant sounds of the breaking waves on your very own private oceanfront shoreline.

Afternoons are a great time to stretch out and relax in the comfort of your soothing Kona hammocks. Sleep inside with a view of the waves from your bed or sleep outside under the stars while being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the sea and the moon setting over the Pacific.

Without leaving the property, you can barbeque and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, diving, shore fishing, sunbathing, hammock laying, sunset watching, paddle-boarding and kayaking. It will be your own private vacation home for a romantic getaway, family vacations, reunions, spiritual retreats, and weddings. Wheelchairs can easily navigate this disability- friendly property.

Within 1 mile of the property you'll find a supermarket, a drugstore, good restaurants, "luxury" shopping, health/facial/nail spas, movie theaters, tennis courts, and hotels providing delicious Sunday morning buffets and live local entertainment . Another mile away are world class golf courses, genuine "tourist" luaus, a dive shop, snorkel and dive excursion boats, big game fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddle-board rentals.

Come see why Hawaiian royalty and their families lived along this magical oasis shoreline . Melt away your stress and pressures as you rest and listen to the waves break below your Lanai.

Full service property managers are always available for any questions or emergencies.

We also can introduce you to some of the best massage therapists on the Island. Yes the internet wifi connection is fast and reliable and our hi-definition T.V.'s in all the rooms use Time Warner Cable.

More Details

Richard Applebaum
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Richard Applebaum

Richard and Gloria have "owned" the Apple Oasis for almost 30 years. Your business is appreciated as they have two kids in college and six grand-kids. Living nearby in Kona Town overlooking the pier and harbor, they stay at the Apple Oasis when it is not rented.

Richard Applebaum purchased this house in 1987

Why Richard Applebaum chose Keauhou

It's like Heaven! The water and wildlife at the home will create a unique vacation that you will never forget.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful environment on the ocean, spacious and comfortable. The art, decorations and furniture make you feel at home. It is equipped with everything you need to entertain your guests. The house is clean and bug-free. The beds are expensive Ortho high-density foam mattresses guaranteed bed-bug free!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location with extensive ocean frontage...not overlooked, plenty of space and comfortable. Close to Kona restaurants and amenities yet you feel you are in your own world.

Very functional, well equipped. The outdoor shower (as mentioned in other reviews), is a big hit. There's plenty of space and we saw other rentals which were more expensive but nowhere near as nice.
Aug 2013
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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Spacious double shower with sitting bench
    Guest bathroom - Spacious with easy to enter shower
    Outdoor shower - shower , outdoor shower , Great shower to wash beach sand away before enter the house
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Wonderful Cal-King Ortho mattress overlooks waves surfbreaks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfortable Queen hi-density mattress-ocean views from bed
    Livingroom sofa-bed - 1 queen , Pull-out Queen sofabed in livingroom great for kids & guests
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Ocean Front Home- Private "Beach"-Romantic-Spacious- 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 4.935484 based on 37 reviews

Magical Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for allowing us to once again stay at this magical property! It is such a beautiful spot. We have so much fun climbing the lava out front and watching the sea turtles. Watching the waves roll in is mesmerizing! It will hold a special spot for my son and his girlfriend, as they got engaged during our stay. We look forward to making more family memories there in the future. It is so nice having such a spacious home with all the amenities you need right there. We grilled out several times, and were able to save money by fixing our own meals. Thank you Richard and family for sharing your home. Special thanks to Carl for his thoughtfulness during our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Love is in the air". Thanks for returning to the Apple Oasis and congratulations on your engagement! Aloha Richard
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Timonium, Maryland

Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Apple Oasis for 10 days for the Ironman triathlon and wished we were able to stay much longer. The views are amazing from the vast back yard of the property. We were greeted as soon as we arrived and all of the amenities were explained to us. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and active vacation including snorkeling gear, hammocks, an outdoor pool/ping pong table, lush towels, a fully equipped kitchen and air conditioned bedrooms. The owner provided us with lists of suggested restaurants and things to do on the island and he was very responsive to questions and requests. The property was well maintained and very accessible to most attractions. I highly recommend this property for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean front gem

  • 5 of 5

Our week long stay at the "Apple Oasis" was spectacular. The home is at an ideal location steps from the ocean. The views, lanai, and private beach are the highlights. The kitchen is well stocked and the house is very comfortable and shows pride of ownership.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in Feb 2017

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 couples that stayed for 2 weeks and it was thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable!

Things we liked:

- excellent host help from Richard

- views were outstanding

- spacious living areas, including outside

- really well stocked kitchen supplies

- fantastic outdoor shower with Ocean views

- short walk to good snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach Park

- short & easy drive to Kona and Keauhou Shopping Center

Things to know:

- the Master Bedroom is Ocean Front with great views and the Master Bath has a shower with a view! King Bed. In room air-conditioner which helped on humid days/nights.

- the 2nd Bedroom has a slider onto the side of lanai facing the building next door with views of the ocean if you are standing right there but not from the bed. Another window is high above the bed and faces the Ali'i Drive. In room air-conditioner which helped with humid days/nights and street noise. Queen Bed.

- the Master Bedroom door can be closed so that others can access that bathroom and laundry which is handy

- the "main" bathroom is across an entrance hallway from the 2nd bedroom and also accesible from the living room

- because the front door is not used, we found the space in that entrance hallway perfect for storing all of our luggage

- there were not 4 low beach chairs when we were there and we wish there were the back-pack kind to make it easier to carry to Kahaluu Beach Park as the walk there is a little treacherous with cars whizzing closely in some stretches with little shoulder space and at times felt long in the heat trying to carry all of our things (we are in our 60s)

- the grill wasn't working when we were there and we had to contact the maintenance guy several times to see about getting it fixed (it ended up not being a big deal as we found so many fun restaurants nearby to eat at!)

- it is difficult to pull into and out of the driveway with our large SUV but we eventually mastered some ways to do it

- it is an older home so not in perfect, updated contdition which did not matter at all to our group but might to some

- we were disappointed to not be able to snorkel right off the rocks in front of the house due to high surf the week we were there but at the end of the week we did get to see honus in the tide pools

We would highly recommend and stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

The location is amazing. The lanai is huge and has a pool table. We watched the sun set over the water every night. The house has everything we needed for our stay including beach chairs and toys. The owner, Richard, was great. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, California


  • 5 of 5

The front of the home is located on Alii Drive, the rear situated on the lava beach on Kahaluu Bay, a 10 minute drive to Kona Town. Perfect location for a beach house with great access to

Kona Town. Great neighborhood with quick access to the snorkeling beach and the Keauhou shopping center.

We very much enjoyed our stay, and would definitely consider renting the "Apple Oasis" for another Kona-Kailua visit!

Owner and property manager were always available, everything represented in the property description is accurate, even understated.

Rich and Nancy Shockley

Pleasanton, California

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kreolé Kitchen
Tin Shack Bakery
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Paolo's Bistro
Ning's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Strato's New York Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Pahoa Fresh Fish
Seafood Restaurant
International Grindz Cafe
Boogie Woogie Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
No. 1 Chinese Barbecue
Chinese Restaurant
Pele's Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Mighty Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
New Moon Foods
Organic Restaurant
Luquins Mexican Food Truck
Mexican Restaurant
Sirius Coffee Connection
Coffee Shop
Black Rock Cafe
American Restaurant
L & L Drive-Inn
Barbecue Restaurant
Ginas Lunch Wagon
Blane's Drive Inn
Liquid Life Hawaii
Spoonfull Cafe
Thai Restaurant
Canton Garden Cafe
Chinese Restaurant
Lemongrass Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
L & L Hawaiian BBQ
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kurtistown Cafe
Ma'ona Lunch Counter
Hamburger Restaurant
Honi Wai Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Hilo Coffee Mill
Coffee Shop
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Bar & Grill
Kandi's Drive Inn
Kow's Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Genki Ramen House
Pizza Hawaii & Deli
Pizza Restaurant
Ling's Chop Suey House
Cantonese Restaurant
Kuhio Grille - Home Of The Famous 1lb Laulau
Hawaiian Restaurant
Jamba Juice Prince Kuhio Mall
Juice Shop
Hiro's Place
Sunlight Express
Hot Dog on a Stick
Hot Dog Restaurant
Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Zippy's Hilo
American Restaurant
Pizza Ala Slice
Pizza Restaurant
Sum Leung Chinese Kitchen
Chinese Restaurant
Hilo Rice Noodle Soup
Asian Restaurant
L&L Chinese Express Chopsticks
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kalbi Express
Korean Restaurant
1 Plus 1 Cafe LLC
Vietnamese Restaurant
Blane's Drive Inn - Industrial
Hawaiian Restaurant
Leung's Chop Suey House
Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
KOA- Kailua-Kona
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keahou Country Club - Big Island Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Get up before sunrise to swim with the Dolphins in Kealekekua Bay, Go Kayaking, Snorkel at Kahalu'u State Beach - the BEST place to see fish and choral on the Island - walk 5 minutes.

turtles on the Island!, Golf at the WORLD FAMOUS Kona Country Club with an ocean view, Do a night dive with manta rays in Keauhou Bay, Visit an active

volcano - watch the Island 'grow' before your very eyes, Explore the petroglyphs, Visit the lush Waipio Valley where the first Hawaiians lived and

view beautiful waterfalls, Dance the hula at a luau, Rent a boogie-board and

catch some waves at White Sands-Disappearing Beach, Visit the Kona Coast

Macadamia Nut Factory, Rent a scooter and go cruising, Hang out at Huggo's,

or one of the many other great restaurants in town!

Full service property managers are available for any questions or emergencies.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rates are subject to change and must be approved by owner. Holiday rates will be higher than standard rates and will be approved by renter before signing Rental Agreement. Minimum stay is negotiable depending on calendar schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.