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Private Oceanfront Home 3/4 BR w/ Hot Tub, 2 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

E komo mai (welcome) to HALE HONU!! (“Hall-eh Ho-new” ~ meaning the Home of the Sea Turtle) This is a great vacation home, really oceanfront, right on the water, just 3 miles from Kailua-Kona! **** SPECTACULAR LOCATION!! UNSURPASSED VIEWS!! PERFECT VACATION HOME!!

If you are looking for a unique, private, oceanfront home, where the unobstructed ocean view and sounds of the waves will lull you away from all your cares, offered by experienced and trustworthy owners, LOOK NO FURTHER! YOU'VE FOUND HALE HONU! Hale Honu has a 4.9 Traveler Review rating from 68 of our Guests! Read on, you'll see why everyone loves this home, the original Kona 'Hale Honu'!


Hale Honu is a two-story, four bedroom, three bath, truly OCEANFRONT home with extraordinary views of the ocean from all rooms of the home. The house is designed with an upstairs 3 bedroom/2 bath main house, and a large (650 sq feet) 1 bedroom/1 bath ground level studio/suite with a separate entrance. The upper floor 3 bedroom main house can be rented without the studio/suite on the ground level. Inquire directly to us about our rates for that option. This is a lengthy detailed description of Hale Honu… there are several unique features of this house worth hearing about!

The entire house has undergone a major remodel, including all new windows, bedrooms and baths, kitchen, and exterior. The main living area of Hale Honu ('the upstairs house') is on the second level, and offers two large bedrooms (with really comfortable king beds and down pillows), plus a smaller 3rd bedroom with a full bed. Upstairs are two full baths, and a sunny, open kitchen and living area, with a fully retractable glass wall that opens onto our 450 sq. ft. lanai, making the kitchen, living/dining room and oceanfront lanai one contiguous open air space. The kitchen is a gourmet's delight with a 5-Star gas range, stainless steel appliances with a new french-door refrigerator (with two ice-makers), plenty of workspace and everything a serious cook wants. We get a lot of comments from guests who tell us the kitchen is the best equipped of any vacation rental they have previously rented. The 180 degree views of the Kona coastline are breathtaking from every window. You may never want to leave this spot!

Upstairs, the two large bedrooms upstairs each boast a 4 X 10 foot retractable Nana window that completely opens to the ocean below. It's like being on the bow of an ocean liner, with the waves breaking literally a stone’s throw away. The master bath has a soaking bathtub and a custom Mango wood vanity and vessel sink with a private WC. The second bathroom upstairs is entered from the hall, and has a large walk-in travertine tiled shower and new fixtures.

The third bedroom upstairs is a smaller room with a full sized bed. It's cozy, though with the three large jalousie (louvered glass panes) windows overlooking Pahoehoe Beach Park and the ocean encompass almost all of one wall, plus another window at the head of the bed, this room seems roomier and is filled with the sound and breeze of the ocean.

The upper lanai is 450 square feet of travertine tiled, partially covered open air space with cable railings that are almost invisible and gives you unobstructed views of turtle cove, with its reef fishes and Honu (sea turtle) directly below, as well as 180 degrees out to 2500 miles of unbroken Pacific Ocean. Flood lights can be operated from upstairs or from the studio on the ground level, and create a dramatic scene of the surf at night.

On the garden/ground level is the fourth bedroom, the 'honeymoon suite'. It has been designed as a completely private studio-suite, with a separate, secured entrance, outdoor garden, with dining and relaxing areas. This large (650+ square feet) space includes a king-size bed romantically draped in privacy sheers, and a roomy living / sitting area with tropical decor, a dining nook, and private covered lanai at the oceans edge.

The suite has a complete kitchen with a cook-top, refrigerator and full sized sink. The bathroom has luxurious marble tile and glass block, and a walk in shower for two with dual shower heads. 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. Hale Honu studio/suite is also listed as a separate vacation rental at VRBO 46951. (The site you are currently on (VRBO 34465) offers the entire 4 bedroom property. However, if the studio has been previously booked, those booked dates will not appear as unavailable on this calendar. We will confirm availability of the entire property with your inquiry, but you can check the studio-suite calendar at VRBO 46951.)

This 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). A two minute walk takes you to MAGIC SANDS BEACH, the best white sand beach in Kailua-Kona, and renown for body surfing & boogie boarding. It’s a kid friendly beach too, with a gentle slope, and sugar white sand. Magic Sands Beach is also known as Disappearing Sands Beach…. It gets this name because winter swells can make much of this beach disappear and limit access for swimming.

Hale Honu is located just three miles south of Kailua-Kona village, and two miles north of the Keauhou shopping and cinema complex. Here you are close enough to everything but still in a world of your own!

The grounds of the property are nicely landscaped and totally private, enclosed within 6 foot lava stone walls. We have 6 padded chase lounges in addition to 3 sets of outdoor tables and chairs, love seats, and two outdoor futons. You can bask in the sun just meters from the waves or wile away the hours swaying in our oceanside hammock for two.

When the sea is calm, there is excellent snorkeling at the abundant reef and arches directly in front of the house. We enter the ocean right off the property, but this requires a climb down the sea wall, and is for people comfortable with a rock entry into the ocean. You can also easily enter the ocean from the always sheltered small beach at Pahoehoe Beach Park adjacent to Hale Honu. We swim with Honu (turtles) almost every time! A large lava shelf has excellent tidal pools for exploring at low tide.

Throughout the home there are open beam cathedral ceilings and nearly floor to ceiling windows making the home light and airy, with full ocean views everywhere. The sound and energy of the ocean is present in every room. Decorated with travertine tile and bamboo flooring, Balinese antiques, island art, as well as elegant tropical furnishings, you will feel like ali'i (royalty) in this home.

Hale Honu has a second covered lanai on the ground level, where you can spend your evenings in the Kama'aina (Local way ...barbequing and talking story. This 400+ square foot outdoor lanai is filled with the sound of waves, trade winds, and Hawaiian ambience.

When rented in its entirety, Hale Honu would be a PERFECT SITE FOR A FAMILY EVENT (reunion, celebration). The beautiful outdoor areas will accommodate a larger party, with room for outdoor cooking/reception areas, seating, and spectacular ocean views.

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 extras; binoculars, books on local history and cultural sites, guidebooks, etc.

Hale Honu imbues a special feeling of Peace and Aloha to everyone who visits, and it is with that Aloha that we welcome you!

With warmest aloha!

Peter Knoblich and Darla Mabery

Please Note... We do offer this property for vacation rental in three different ways:

* Entire Home (including suite for a full four bedrooms and three baths)

* Upstairs Only (three bedrooms and two baths)

* Suite Only (one bedroom and one bath) (See vrbo listing #46951)

*This is an oceanfront home, and in the winter months there are many days (and nights) when the waves outside are 4-7 feet high and crashing onto the rocky shoreline below. If you are someone who must have a very quiet place to sleep, think about staying at least 1/4 mile off the shoreline. We provide ear plugs at the house for those who need them. This is not usually a concern the other 9 months of the year.



Keywords: Oceanfront, Private Vacation Home, Turtle cove, Beach House

More Details

Peter and Darla
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Peter and Darla

This is us, Darla and Peter, relaxing with friends and a 'Pint of Liquid Aloha' at the Kona Brewing Company! We bought our first oceanfront condo 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 have several 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 total love at first sight. We have been improving Hale Honu every year, with major remodels completed in 2008, 2014 and 2016, and ongoing maintenance and improvements several times a year. We have a permanent presence on the Big Island managing our Bed and Breakfast in Kona, The Hawaiian Oasis Estate and B&B. Our wonderful innkeepers at the B&B are always available when issues arise for our guests. Both of us are physicians, with continuing practices in California. We have a large extended family, three grown children (all artists) and six grandchildren! We employ a full time contact person on the island and can respond to just about any need within a few hours or less.

Peter and Darla purchased this house in 2004

Why Peter and Darla chose Kailua-Kona

You'll know why we fell in love with Hale Honu in the first thirty seconds that you stand on the sea wall and gaze over the ocean. Paradise. Amazing. Endless Ocean. Perfect... were our first thoughts. It continues to feel the same every day even after many years.

What makes this house unique

You can simply lose yourself in this place. Peacefulness. An intimate connection with the ocean. Whether it's the constant pulse of the waves, palm fronds swaying and clacking in the trade winds, laying in the hammock or soaking in the spa under star studded skies a few feet from the breaking waves, Hale Honu is 'just what the doctor ordered' to escape from your cares of the world. We all need down-time in which we can just breathe and let our bodies and minds relax and rejuvenate. You need look no further, you'll find it, and more, right here at Hale Honu.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Aloha Peter and Darla,

We have truly enjoyed our stay in your lovely home! What a treat to be able to feel at home while on vacation.


Den and Lynn


Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo!!! What a completely relaxing home. It has been a long time since I just sat and watched the waves! My family got the best of Hawaii from your home!

Mahalo and aloha!

The Zambrano Family

owners note: these comments were written in our guest book at Hale Honu! P&D
Mar 2007
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , toilet in private space with door
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower, hallway entrance
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en-suite in ground level studio-suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Studio Suite on ground floor
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon (lanai), Frontgate Queen, queen airbed, big sofa
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom Platform King, Studio King Bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2nd bedroom upstairs queen bed. There is also a queen futon on the covered lanai of the main house., Double Beds (1) Double bed in the third bedroom of the upper floor. Room overlooks bamboo, park and ocean, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen size engineered bed that opens automatically out of a case with the push of a button. Stows easily with the push of another button.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
***2 MINUTE WALK TO MAGIC SANDS BEACH*** Futon for outdoor sleeping on raised lanai, private oceanfront HAMMOCK, Gated property, HIGH SPEED CABLE/WIRELESS INTERNET, VCR/DVD, 2 Full Kitchens, 2 Refrigerators, all cooking utensils and quality linens provided, full sized Washer & Dryer, Beach supplies, Separate private studio/honeymoon suite, Perfect special event home


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Private Oceanfront Home 3/4 BR w/ Hot Tub, 2 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach!
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Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation at Hale Honu recently & found it fit our needs perfectly. My wife & I stayed in the downstairs studio while our 3 adult children & spouses shared the upper floor. The sound of the waves rolling onto the lava rock shore was very soothing. The view of the ocean was wonderful with yellow and black schools of fish easily seen. The biggest shoreline treat was watching the sea turtles right off the patio & balcony come in to shore to nibble algae & seaweed. The location was perfect for us with a short drive to Kona town with its shops & restaurants. The house is in excellent condition with plenty of beach toys, boogie boards & snorkeling masks. The house was spotless with plenty of bath & beach towels. A creamy soft sand beach is just a block away to the south and was a great place to swim, boogie board & body surf. Snorkeling the reef just off the shore of the house was fantastic with lots of different fish, coral and sea turtles. We were there 10 days & felt at home from day 1. The owners, Peter & Darla, were very responsive to our questions & provided an excellent info package about the area & the island. I cannot imagine a better place to stay in Kailua-Kona

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bill and Family, Mahalo again for your choice of Hale Honu. It gives us great pleasure to hear from our guests who came away with great family memories of staying in our home. We strive to make Hale Honu feel like home when you first walk in, and for our guests to have a carefree vacation and an one of a kind experience of the ocean life right out the door. Thank you again, and we look forward to hosting your family again. Warmest aloha! Darla and Peter
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Fabulous Location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to enjoy the turtles, spinner dolfins and the bright yellow fish that lived right below our terrace that opened into the living area of the home. Everything that one would need was provided in the kitchen and for beach use. Our only problem was the size of the double bed room. It was not large enough for two adults. It would work for two small children. Bring binoculars to see everything even closer. The owners are very helpful. Enjoy

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, USA

Great Ocean Front House on the Kona Side!

  • 5 of 5

I've been remiss in not writing about what a great time we had staying at Darla and Peter's lovely house, big enough for Nana, Papa, two sets of grown kids and 4 grandchildren! The house itself was near perfect! Especially since Nana and Papa had the studio apartment downstairs and could quietly excuse themselves if it got a tad noisy in the main house. It's beautifully appointed, with everything you'd need, including snorkeling equipment and swim gear. And ESPECIALLY the great kitchen! I've stayed in many vacation homes, in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, (even one that was owned by the producer of a tv cooking show) and nothing came close to how well stocked this kitchen was! It was a pleasure taking everybody "into town" to eat out, but it was even more fun staying in and being able to cook and grill!

I'd also suggest NOT spending all your time on the beaches, beautiful as they are. The Big Island is amazingly diverse. From landing onto what appears to be the moon (the airport is on barren, ancient lava rock) to a drive north to go horse back riding on seemingly endless rolling pasture land (Dahana Ranch) to ATV'ing through lush forest, then getting up close and friendly with the denizens of the deep at The Octopus Farm and enjoying a tour of a beautiful coffee plantation, there is TOO much to do! Oh, and don't miss going to the Island Breeze luau at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. You might think these are "cheesy." You'd be wrong. A musical and dance oriented tour of the history and islands of Polynesia was fascinating and the food was wonderful!

I also know what you're thinking....Volcano!....What volcano?!

Thank you, Peter and Darla, for your beautiful house and your hospitality. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calabasas, CA

Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Firstly, I would consider myself very picky so keep in mind as you read this. We usually stay in condos at new resorts in Maui where everything is kept like a hotel. Staying in this house was very different, and overall I would recommend it. The pros: the location is great with two places to walk to for swimming/snorkeling and a bicycle rental station .2 miles away. The decks are beautiful and great to spend time together. Watching the sunsets from here was breathtaking. The house feels like a home because it doesn’t get emptied out like most condos do. It is outfitted very nicely with kitchen supplies and basics, towels, beach toys, etc. The owners did a great job labeling everything so you know where to find things and where they belong. The rooms and bathrooms are nice and comfortable. The beds are great. We didn’t use the 3rd bedroom upstairs which would have been the only one that is small with no bathroom. The downstairs studio is very cute and big. The jacuzzi was very clean and worked great. The bbq was brand new and it was fun to grill out. I loved having all the space compared to a condo and also being able to drive right up to the front door, especially when moving luggage or a car full of groceries.

Some cons: there is no air conditioning except in the downstairs studio. The House has glass slots in every room that can be opened so that a good breeze goes through and leaves the house at a comfortable temperature except when it gets very hot outside. Then it gets pretty hot in the bedrooms, which heat up the most because they are directly exposed to the afternoon sun. After sun down, it cools off pretty fast with open windows, but at night you will have to choose between leaving the glass slots open for air at night, or closing them and hearing the VERY loud sounds of the ocean hitting the rocks. I read another review about the ocean “noise” and didn’t think twice about it as being a problem, but it really is much louder than I expected. As great as the ocean sounds are during the day, if you are used to sleeping in a quiet room, you will not sleep well here. Also, there are only light curtains that don’t block out the light, so expect to wake up when the sun comes out.

With that said, we still had an amazing week in this house, and for the price it definitely met my expectations. Thank you Peter and Darla for sharing your amazing home with us, and for being great hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gate issues initially. Views spectacular!! Seemed casual and pleasant but very outdated decor.

  • 3 of 5

Oven and hot tub did not work. Dishwasher smelled bad. Disposal backed up and would not drain even with plunger. Studio has several steps, difficult to manage especially at night. Magic Sands beach very close to walk to and great! Bedrooms are very noisy to sleep with waves crashing. Lots of outdoor chairs and towels available. Owner responsive to calls which good.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sue, First we're sorry you were not totally satisfied with Hale Honu. Let me address each issue raised: A new gate was ordered in late November, and was installed the day you left the property. I did pick up your phone call about the gate immediately when you called, and got the mechanism reset and working right away. The gate tracking problem is solved with the new gate. The hot tub heater was not functioning correctly, despite the installation of a new heater in early November. There is no reliable spa repair service in the Kona area, and with multiple attempts and troubleshooting, more parts were back ordered form the mainland to get it working. We were aware and have been working on it for 2 months now. Expect the new heater relay board to be installed by mid January 2018 and hoping that solves the problem. The oven worked when we were at Hale Honu in November 2018. This is the first we are aware of it not working. It might have needed the pilot manually lit. We could have easily solved the oven issue if you had called. We are always available on our mobiles. The garbage disposal and dishwasher were perfect in November. If dishes are not rinsed, food debris builds up in the filters. We've put our housekeeper on a regular sanitation schedule for the dishwasher. Garbage disposal lines plug up when too much fibrous material is put in there. Our plumber came the day I was made aware of it and cleared the obstruction. Guests considering the studio-suite should know there is a single 4" rise from the living room and entry/dining area to the kitchen and bed area. Finally, Hale Honu is an oceanfront home. Surf is often 3-5 feet in the winter months. It's one of the wonderful features of this home, and previous reviews have discussed the sound of the waves. We again want to make potential guests who are reading this response to be aware that if they require a very quiet bedroom for sleeping, then plan to either sleep in the studio suite, wear earplugs at night (which we have in the home), or choose a vacation location further away from the ocean, especially in the winter months. Peter and Darla
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Great hosts and a great house for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Darla are excellents hosts and were very flexible, responsive and supportive throughout our VRBO experience. Hale Honu is a great house. We rented both the upstairs and the downstairs suite for our extended family of grand parents, parents and grand kids. They offered the use of a playpen for our 17 month old grandson. The large living/kitchen and lanai overlooking the pacific was where we spent most of our time. We saw whales surfacing, dolphins spinning, turtles swimming and sun bathing and tons of tropical fish right from the lanai. The lanai was also a great spot to watch the sunset and lookout for the green flash!

Peter and Darla offered a wonderful assortment of beach toys, chairs, umbrella's that we used daily to spend time at the beach right next door or Magic Sands a short walk away.

It was a great stay at Hale Honu and we would definitely recommend it or stay again if our travels take us back to the Big Island and Kona.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Da Poke Shack
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Magic Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Exact Location of Hale Honu (Use Hybrid Map Setting)
Nearest Point of Interest
Pahoehoe Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Magic Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua-Kona Village ~ Home of the great King Kameamea III
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Makai 1-302 (VRBO 34203)
Nearest Point of Interest
Holualoa Coffee Country
Nearest Point of Interest
Kealakekua Bay ~ Captain Cook Monument
Car: necessary

Truly oceanfront home has access to the ocean, beach park with safe area for small children next-door, and the famous Magic Sands Beach just 100 yards away.

Explore the nearby coffee farms, the artist's village of Holualoa, colorful farmer's market and other island treasures. The open-air Trolley takes you into historic Kona village for restaurants, shopping, live music and historic sites.

Great walking or biking just outside the gated home, and snorkeling the reef in front of the house will almost always bring you face-to-face with the Hawaii Sea Turtles! You can watch the whales from the lanai upstairs, and the dolphins frequently frolick just off the reef in front of the house.

This is a great spot from which you can explore the entire island, or do as many folks, and just STAY PUT. This is truly paradise!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning and Laundry $365

Smaller groups have the option to book only the upper floor, 3 bedroom main house. Those rates are not listed here (it's too confusing!), and we will provide you information and a quote for this option upon your request. Attached to this quote is our rental agreement, which contains a clause that you are responsible for damages due to your negligence and guarantee that with a credit card on file. If booking directly through VRBO, you are purchasing a damage waiver and paying a booking fee charged by HomeAway and VRBO. You may opt to book directly with us, in which case we may authorize a hold on your credit card for a "damage deposit" of $1000, which we void after your departure. The amount is not actually charged (or "settled") to your credit card but will appear temporarily in an online history (similar to the procedure when renting a car or hotel room). In ten years of offering Hale Honu there has never been substantial damage caused by a guest. Only a few times has the house been abused to the extent that we had to charge extra to cover the cleaning costs or replacement of damaged linens and bedspreads. We prefer to email you from our email account where we can provide you with pictures and links. Mahalo!

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.