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Unique Oceanfront Home in Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Kona Onenalo is a ONE-OF-A-KIND property on the beautiful Kona Coast. There are 12 identical and individual homes in this quiet, gated community. The complex sits on a point of land adjoining La Aloa Bay, and is just a 3 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach. You'll love the sunsets!

The House is two stories, with two bedrooms upstairs, complete with king-size beds and private baths. The master bedroom has spectacular ocean views with only the sound of the waves to lull you to sleep. The living room features huge sliding doors which open to the covered lanai to create true island living. While sitting on the lanai, be sure to keep an eye open for spinner dolphins, and, in the winter, humpback whales!

The pool, spa and grounds are expertly maintained. Within minutes of your arrival, you will feel like you have your own piece of paradise.

Hawaii license number W91686388-01

Keywords: Oceanfront, Gated Community, Gorgeous Sunsets, Pool, Spa

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018

Why The Owner chose Kailua-Kona

We purchased our vacation home in this location because Kona is the combination of the best that Hawaii has to offer. Sun, surf, and lots of ALOHA!

What makes this house unique

Since each of the units is an individual building, you get the benefits of renting a home, while enjoying the convenience of a condominium. Because the complex is only 12 units, you can have the privacy you want, but you are likely to make new friends by the pool during the unofficial sunset happy hour!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great place to stay

We recently had the opportunity to stay at Kona Onenalo owned and operated by Jeff and Brenda Gilb. The home is absolutely amazing; the décor is beautiful, lots of room for everyone (we brought six). The Gilb’s take great care in ensuring that you get the most out of your vacation. Lots of books and literature to point you in the right direction in deciding what you want to do and where you want to go. The views from the lanai are beautiful and the ever sounding crashing of the waves leaves a memorable impression. Also from the lanai you can see whales and dolphins surfacing in the ocean. We actually saw two humpback whales, what a great sight to see. This is a gated community which provides safety a very relaxing stay.

The Island takes on many faces as you travel around; the waterfalls and rain forest near Hilo and the charm that Kona offers. As we traveled around we really grew to appreciate everything Kona has to offer. The main village in town is wonderful for walking and shopping, has one of the best markets I’ve ever seen. Kona really has something for everyone; this was the best vacation me and my family ever had, if you want to stay in a beautiful home with close access to the best the Big Island has to offer this is for you.
Feb 2010
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower with two shower heads, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to second upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2) Both Upstairs Bedrooms Have King Beds, Downstairs bedroom has two twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(41 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Great place to stay in a beautiful tropical paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This rental had everything you need to have an awesome time in one of the best places on earth! The accommodations were more than adequate and there were little touches that made it exceptional. Our favorite parts were the table outside on the lanai and the small bar the we quickly put into service. It's not far from town and Magic Sands is an easy walk even for small kids and all the gear you need is right in the house. We saw a turtle in the water just outside the gate from the homes the first day there. Brenda was on call if we needed anything else which wasn't much. I've been to Kona three times this has been the best place yet! I highly reccomend to families or couples traveling together.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newberry, MI

Awesome! Fantastic home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Brenda was great to work with and accommodated our schedule. Great family memories were made.

The mornings were great watching the dolphins out front of the property from the lanai. The sunsets were breath taking. The location of the pool was great and refreshing.

Waking to go snorkeling before breakfast, just down the road, was refreshing and convenient.

The home had everything you need plus. My husband loves to cook and found utensils, pans and spices he needed. All you need to pack is your swimsuit and a few outfits as they have a washer and dryer too. So pack and come enjoy this paradise home.

Price and Kaiser families

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erin, Ontario, Canada

Can't beat this location in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four adults who have rented a number of vacation homes over the years. This is one of the best vacation homes we have stayed in and the owner is trustworthy and easy to deal with. It was absolutely wonderful arriving and feeling so welcomed and the location was perfect! Our son enjoyed playing in the waves at White Sands and the snorkeling at the nearby park was incredible. As well we did a lot of day hikes that were within a short drive.

The home has privacy and enjoys a wonderful view of the ocean. The very first evening we saw whales from the deck!

The kitchen is very well stocked so if you forget something at the store, it is likely somewhere on the shelves. Everything feels comfortable and for the evenings, there are an ample number of games to choose from.

We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three couples recently rented this home and found it to be beyond perfect! Brenda and Jeff are great to work with and have seen to every detail that would make your stay ideal. The home is stunning and the photos are just what you will get plus more. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the upstairs master bedroom has a lovely lanai with ocean view. The home and storage area are stocked with everything you could need and more. This is the best stocked kitchen we have ever rented. The grounds are gorgeous and it is very relaxing listening to the ocean at the pool and watching spinner dolphins play.

This home is located in a great spot along Alii Drive with Magic Sands beach and Kahaluu Beach Park on either side. The snorkeling in the little cove attached to the property is very good when the tide is low. We all loved this home and would highly recommend it for your perfect stay in Kona!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troical Heaven! You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful visit at Kona Onenalo number eight in early November. Our hosts, Brenda and Jeff, have outfitted their house with everything that you could possibly want for a Hawaii vacation.

If we were going to the beach or going snorkeling or going hiking there was equipment and host-writtten books showing suggestions on where to go to have a thrilling adventure. There were beach chairs and loads of beach towels!

And, the house itself has a marvelous view of the Pacific ocean. and we saw dolphins exercising and showing their acrobatic moves while we sat on the lanai enjoying our meals. The kitchen and the pantry were beautifully equipped. We made very few trips to the grocery store! The tropical grounds around the 2000 square-foot house are beautifully maintained by a gardner who loves his work. After a swim in the spacious pool we spent the sunset hour meeting and enjoying our few neighbors and comparing favorite snorkeling spots.

The beds were terrific and we woke-up to the sights/sounds of the Pacific and the sounds of the tropical birds. The natural ventilation and the numerous fans kept the house at a comfortable temperature day and night. And, of course, everything worked -- TV, high-speed internet, etc.

I would strongly recommend this house to one or two couples and families of up to six. You will love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyckoff, New Jersey

Perfect Ironman Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Spent the week before Ironman getting ready to race in a great vacation rental. Best equipped VRBO rental we've ever been in. Pantry fully stocked with cooking needs, locker full of snorkeling equipment, beach towels, plenty of everything. Owners are very accessible and they keep the place in great condition. Location watching the ocean and sunsets is unbeatable. Short drive into town, and you can go up the hill if Ali'i Drive is slow. Quiet peaceful place to stay. Hope to return when I qualify again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Magic Sands Beach

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea Observatories, Various Hawaiian Cultural Sites


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to start of rental will result in loss of Security Deposit. Cancellations made 45 days or less from start of rental will result in forfeit of all funds paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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