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Oceanfront, Bigwave Penthouse-1,200 Sq Ft, Fresh Renovation, Stunning View, Wifi

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, With Panoramic Ocean Views, Gourmet Kitchen and a Huge Lanai.

*** For more details and more pictures, go to our website at BIGWAVEHAWAII COM***

The Big Wave Penthouse is arguably in the best location on the Big Island. Consider this:

• Facing west, you're guaranteed a front-row seat every evening to a spectacular and colorful sunset. You'll think you're on a (very stable) cruise ship.

• You're literally feet from the ocean. Construction setback rules now preclude this for new developments.

• There are only 12 condo units per building and there are acres of greenbelt between and around them.

• You're well removed from Alii Drive, the busy main access road to all Kailua-Kona ocean-front properties.

• You'll be away from other developments. The Keauhou Surf and Racket Club is bordered on the north by Kahalu'u Beach and on the south and east by a golf course. Because of this low density, traffic within and around the complex is very light. And it's quiet.

• You'll be on the top floor, in a corner unit. Only the top floor units have soaring, 20-foot vaulted ceilings, very large lanais and sweeping ocean views.

• You're within walking distance of the Keauhou Shopping Center where you can find a grocery store, several fine restaurants and shops of many kinds.

• Although the Big Wave is not air-conditioned, none is needed. The cooling trade winds keep the interior delightfully cool during all but the hottest days. For the rare times when the trade winds are still, efficient, high-capacity ceiling fans will keep you comfortable.

HI Tax ID: W50856555-01
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in unit or on the lanai...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Master bedroom has 1 King bed and an ensuite, full bath Guest bedroom has 1 King bed and an ensuite full bath with tub. Convertible sofa expands to queen-size...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Master bath has granite vanity surface and tile floor Guest bath has tile floor and tub/shower combo...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wine cooler for red and white wines


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray movie, DVD and CD player...moreless

  • Games:

    Liberty Puzzles all-wood, Traditional Hawaiian 500-600 piece jigsaw puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free Netflix, Amazon movies, Pandora and many other apps...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40' 1080p HDTV...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Luaus
  • Shopping
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    The east side of the Big Wave Penthouse overlooks the newly-renovated Kona Country Club golf course (open to public play.)...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    You're literally feet from the ocean, perched over lovely green grass and black lava. The Big Wave Penthouse commands a magnificent, panoramic view of the blue Pacific....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dine casually at the kitchen bar or alfresco on the lanai. There are plenty of tables and chairs for additional guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-load, high-capacity LG...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High-speed, 50Mbs broadband with WiFi - Guest HP 15' laptop computer with Windows 10 & software suite...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One dedicated parking space. Visitor spots in all parking lots...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free mainland calls. Bluetooth connection to your cell phone available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front-load, high-capacity, high efficiency LG. Laundry soap provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch built-in, ultra-quiet, stainless-steel ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Solid wood, glass-front cabinets with granite counter-tops evocative of the Big Island's swirling black lava....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Kitchenaid built-in ...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Built-in SubZero with ice-maker & two freezer drawers...moreless

  • Stove:

    Built-in electric with smoothtop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster / Oven combination...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound, quartz-tiled 345 sq. ft. lanai with glass railings...moreless

  • Golf:

    Newly renovated Kukio Makai Beach Golf Club. Open to the public. Rentals available...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 communal gazebos available for groups...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane, 4-burner Grill. Close to your unit....moreless

  • Tennis:

    3-regulation, well-maintained professional courts. Racquets and tennis balls provided....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.9
from 65 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer prime 2017
Jun 15 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Ironman 2017
Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
Winter prime 2017
Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2018
7 night min stay
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
Summer prime 2018
Jun 15 - Aug 31, 2018
5 night min stay
Ironman 2018
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2018
7 night min stay

flat fee
Winter prime 2018
Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2019
7 night min stay
Christmas week 2018
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2018
7 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $165
  • Damage waiver $59
  • Tax Rate 13.429%


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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Kona Town Tavern

    "Hard to find but a real delight for a quick lunch. Outdoor seating, bustling activity and go..."

  • Kahaluu Beach Park

    "Walking distance form the BigWave Penthouse, Kahalu'u Beach is a great place to snorkel, sur..."

  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

    "Very close to the BigWave Penthouse in the Keauhou Shopping Center (NOT 3.9 miles as noted a..."

  • Kenichi Pacific

    "Excellent sushi, attentive service and easy access to the BigWave Penthouse, Kenichi is one..."

  • Kealakekua Bay Historical Park

    "Also know as "K" bay (for obvious reasons), this is one of the Big Island's finest snorkelin..."

  • Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

    "A former stronghold of Hawaiian chiefs, Honaunau Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii has some of..."

  • Kona Farmers' Market

  • Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill

    "Family friendly with a great wait-staff and exceptional food. Away from Ali'i Drive (that's ..."

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kailua-Kona Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Kukio Makai Beach Golf Club
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Keauhou Shopping Center
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Kahalu'u Beach

Car: Necessary

The Big Wave Penthouse celebrates early Hawaiian style throughout. We've taken care to integrate all the elements of the warm and colorful Hawaiian ethos in every aspect of the layout and design.

Life in Hawaii revolves around the water and the beautiful Pacific Ocean is front and center and visible from nearly all the areas of the penthouse. Soaring 20-foot foot ceilings, massive sliding glass doors and floor-to ceiling windows blur the distinction between inside and outside..


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We've been frequent travelers to the Big Island, our favorite destination, and we've stayed in many houses and condos, but when we saw the Big Wave Penthouse we knew we would never see a better, more lovely place and knew we had to buy it. We hope you'll share this beautiful home with us and enjoy a bit of true Hawaii aloha spirit.

Why the Owner Chose Keauhou, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI, USA:
The oceanfront view is incredible and we were impressed by the condo's location, in a gorgeous, impeccably landscaped, 17 acre sanctuary. Hawaiian royalty used to live on the grounds; they knew where the best location on the Big Island was. It's close to everything but the property is tranquil, quiet and peaceful.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This a very large home. Including the lanai, there's nearly 1500 sq. ft. of living space. The wide-open floor plan and soaring, 20' ceilings makes it seem even larger. Original Hawaiian art is displayed and the 50's period furniture from well-know designers such as Paul Frankl, Paul McCobb and Heywood Wakefield is both beautiful and comfortable.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The lanai - oceanfront

    The lanai - oceanfront

  • Lanai at sunset

    Lanai at sunset

  • Wine cooler. Indispensable in Hawaii's warm climate

    Wine cooler. Indispensable in Hawaii's warm climate

  • Entertainment center

    Entertainment center

  • 20ft High ceilings + tradewinds = cool

    20ft High ceilings + tradewinds = cool

  • Queen size convertible sofa

    Queen size convertible sofa

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Lanai early evening.

    Lanai early evening.

  • Perfect place for morning coffee, evening wine

    Perfect place for morning coffee, evening wine

  • 2nd BR. King bed. Ensuite full bath.

    2nd BR. King bed. Ensuite full bath.

  • Big Wave pool

    Big Wave pool

  • Welcome to the BigWave Penthouse.

    Welcome to the BigWave Penthouse.

  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops echoing Big Island lava

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops echoing Big Island lava

  • Evening at the Big Wave

    Evening at the Big Wave

  • 2nd BR overlooking the Kona Golf Course.

    2nd BR overlooking the Kona Golf Course.

  • 2nd bedroom ensuite bath

    2nd bedroom ensuite bath

  • Lanai at sunset. Another perfect day at the Big Wave

    Lanai at sunset. Another perfect day at the Big Wave

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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