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Kahalu'u Bay Deluxe Oceanfront Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Relax in your luxurious studio where your backyard is the ocean. Beautiful oceanfront setting where the waves splash just outside your room. Your comfortable bed is less than 35 feet from the ocean. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen & fabulous views in your own private tropical bungalow. Studio guests have their own private covered lanai, separate entrance & parking area.

It is said we have the best location on the entire stretch of Alii Drive... we're located near the very end of Alii Drive overlooking Kahalu'u Bay. The studio is on the north side of our property which is bordered by an ancient Hawaiian temple called the Ku'emanu Heiau that is dedicated to the sport of surfing. Adjacent to the temple is the historical St. Peter's Little Blue Church & Kahalu'u Beach Park, one of the best snorkeling spots on the entire island and only a two minute walk.

If you would like even more room, please inquire about our 2 bedroom home next to the studio (VRBO#12805). Both have spectacular ocean views for sunsets and whale, dolphin, and surfer watching. Although close to shops, restaurants, and downtown Kailua-Kona, privacy is well assured. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, fishing, surfing, sailing, kayaking, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, and volcano watching are just some of the exciting things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. Come and enjoy . . . live aloha!


* $300 refundable Security Deposit.

* 13.42% Excise/Room Tax.

* $95 Cleaning Fee for studio.

* Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.

* Studio has 3 night minimum stay

Keywords: Oceanfront Studio

More Details

Julie Miller
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Keauhou Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full private interior bathroom; additional outside hot/cold shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Kahalu'u Bay Deluxe Oceanfront Studio
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Great Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this delightful studio apartment was wonderful! The location was superb -- right on the water with the waves almost reaching the seawall. My husband and I really enjoyed sitting on the lanai, watching the surfers in the morning and the beautiful sunsets at night. A large supermarket/shopping center was within a 5-minute drive ( so we were able to get all the foodstuffs to prepare simple meals in the well-appointed kitchen), and the restaurants and shops of Ali'i Drive were about 15 minutes away, which was convenient, but not in the midst of all the tourist bustle. The apartment itself was charming -- very comfortable and nicely decorated with Hawaiian pictures and artifacts, giving it a homey touch. Julie was a great host, responding to all of our questions immediately. We wholeheartedly recommend this lovely studio to anyone visiting Kailua Kona.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olalla, WA

Great Ocean Front Studio for Two

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 5 days at the studio. Loved seeing the eels in the evening and the great sunsets. Watching the surfers, the boats passing by and the moon was very enjoyable. The perfect place for us to hear the roar of the ocean. It does get the afternoon sun which is quite bright and hot. An outdoor umbrella would have allowed us to sit outside and have some protection from the sun.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was as advertised

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Enjoyed the privacy and the view. Saw turtles, dolphins and whales right from the lanai. I needed this quiet restful place. Thank you for allowing me to stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying with us and I'm so happy that your time was special. Please let us know when you might return to Kona and we'd welcome you back anytime! Mahalo nui loa - julie
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Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

This rental is all about the location. It is amazingly situated, just steps from the sea wall, and a lot of fun to watch the surfers, turtles and waves from the lanai. The interior space itself is a converted garage with high-end finishings. It is adjacent to a larger house rental unit, but the sounds of the surf result in complete privacy. Despite these significant plus points, there also were some cons: it gets very hot in the afternoons, with direct sun exposure through the sliding glass door into the unit, and there is no air conditioning. And although the bathroom, kitchen, and bed were clean on arrival, the overall space would benefit from a deeper clean, because there was a lot of dust around. If you have allergies, as I do, this could be an issue. So overall a good space that could be great if a few issues were addressed.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temecula, CA

Simply amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We hadn't been to Hawaii in 30 years (since our honeymoon). We searched and looked at many places to stay and I kept coming back to this listing. I'm sure glad we did. It was everything we were looking for. A great location, big enough for the two of us, quiet with the exception of the surf (a good thing) and close enough to Kona (but not too close). Amazing sunsets from our patio every evening and watching early morning surfers and snorkelers made this the perfect place to stay. Twelve nights went by much too fast!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Tiki Hut. Amazing location, as other reviewers have said, some of the best snorkeling in Kona just a short walk down the road. We also walked across the street and rented Stand Up Paddle Boards and launched right there at the beach also. And yes, we saw some turtles right there as well. One of the locals told us there are several turtles that frequent that spot. Perfect.

Loved the sound of the surf right outside the window. Being on Ali'i drive was great. We took advantage and had some nice walks and did a little running there also.

In addition to the excellent snorkeling, the dolphins seem to cruise by the mouth of the bay quite often. And there's always something to watch from the lanai: swimmers, surfers, the crabs or the sunset. We got some excellent sunsets sitting at the lanai as we ate our dinner that we prepared in the gourmet kitchen. In fact, we were in Kona for a week and didn't go to a restaurant for dinner one time. There's an excellent grocery store less than a mile away and there's plenty of cooking gear to make whatever you want.

Working with Julie was easy. Finding the property was no sweat and getting in and out of the property was also easy. Nice parking spot in the driveway.

For us (a pretty active couple that likes to cook our own food), I can't imagine a better spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kona International airport
Nearest Beach
Kahala'u Beach Park
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.41%

Payment in full due 3 months prior to arrival.
Check-in Time: 4:00 pm Check-out Time: 11:00 am

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.

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