Private Oceanfront Luxury Studio-Suite on Turtle Cove, 2 Minute Walk to Beach!(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
600 sq foot Studio - Suite, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Hale Honu means 'House of the Sea Turtle,' aptly named for the 'family' of turtles frequently seen cruising and foraging in the waters directly in front of the house (known locally as 'turtle cove'). This very special oceanfront home is perfectly situated to offer privacy and unobstructed views of the Kona coastline.
Please see our VIDEO TOUR OF HALE HONU through the 'links' found just under the rates table, near the bottom of this webpage. Hale Honu is a two-story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, truly OCEANFRONT home with spectacular, unobstructed views of the ocean from every room of the home. Hale Honu is designed with an upstairs 3 bedroom/two bath main house, and a LARGE 1 BEDROOM COMPLETE STUDIO, WITH BATH, KITCHEN AND SEPARATE PRIVATE ENTRANCE.
This unique ocean front 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 beach that affords easy access to the ocean and great snorkeling. With less than a three minute walk to Magic Sands (aka 'Disappearing Sands) State Beach Park, a sugar white sand beach popular for bodysurfing & boogie boarding, Hale Honu is the closest oceanfront home to the best beach within 5 miles of Kailua-Kona village.
On the garden/ground level is our complete PRIVATE SUITE with a separate, secured entrance, oceanfront private covered lanai and garden hammock, and private oceanfront sitting and dining area. The large (650+ square feet) living space includes a heavenly king-size bed romantically shrouded in privacy sheers, and a living-sitting room with comfortable tropical décor furnishings and small flat screen TV. Included with the studio suite is Wifi, laundry facilities, a room safe and security alarm system.
The suite has a complete kitchen with cook-top and refrigerator. The bathroom is luxuriously appointed with marble tile and glass block, and a large walk in shower containing dual shower heads, (for sharing of course!). 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 edge of 2500 miles of unbroken Pacific Ocean blue!
In late 2014 we remodeled the studio suite, installing a state of the art sound isolation system with a suspended ceiling and acoustical blocking technology. This has eliminated almost all transmitted sounds and footsteps from the floor above.
Our large hot tub also at the ocean's edge is a unique experience! The hot tub and BBQ are in an outdoor common area of the property, and shared with the main house guests.
Hale Honu is located just 3.5 miles south of the heart of Kailua-Kona village, and two miles north of the Keauhou beach shopping and cinema complex. Hale Honu is close to everything but is in a world of its own!
The grounds of the property are nicely landscaped and totally private, enclosed within six foot lava stone walls on three sides, opening to the Big Blue Pacific on the makai (ocean) side. There are many comfortable places to sit and bask outside in the sun, or relax in the shade of the palms and tropical greenery.
When the sea is calm, snorkelers can explore the abundant reef and arches directly in front of the house; the ocean can be entered and exited from the lava outcropping on site when the surf is low or you can also enter the ocean from Pahoehoe Beach, right next to Hale Honu. You will likely get a visit from our resident turtle family when snorkeling! All pictures of sea life on this website were taken in the waters right in front of Hale Honu. Pahoehoe beach park also has a large lava shelf with excellent tidal pools for exploring at low tide. Almost daily a large pod of spinner dolphins comes Hale Honu. Sometimes they are close enough to swim out to. During the winter months, the waters of West Kona, including offshore from Hale Honu, are frequented by humpback whales.
Ocean side padded chaise lounges are provided. We have a separate laundry room for your convenience, and provide you with beach towels, rice mats, beach chairs and umbrellas, coolers and some snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
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 little extras (CD collection of Hawaiian music, binoculars, books on local history and cultural sites, etc.) Ipod/ smart phone compatible portable speakers are provided.
This home imbues a special feeling of Peace and Aloha to everyone who visits it, and it is with that Aloha that we welcome you!
Please Note... We do offer Hale Honu for vacation rental in three different ways:
* Entire Home (including studio for a full four bedrooms and three baths)
* Upstairs Only (3 bedrooms and 2 baths)
* STUDIO/SUITE ONLY (one bedroom and one bath). We will generally release the studio only during peak seasons if the main house is already yet booked.
When the Suite and upper floor are rented to different parties, mutual respect of designated outdoor spaces assures privacy for everyone.
THE CALENDAR LINKED TO THIS SITE SHOWS AVAILABILITY OF THE STUDIO ONLY. To check on availability of the upper floor, follow the link to Hale Honu below, and scroll down to the availability calendar. (vrbo #34465)
We have owned and been improving Hale Honu since 2004! , We also own the exquisite Hawaiian Oasis Estate and Bed & Breakfast in Kona (see VRBO 72476 or hawaiianoasis com) Click on 'All My Rental Listings' below for details! We have full time employees that are available to assist with anything might come up during your stay. You’re in good hands when you stay with us at Hale Honu!
With warmest aloha,
Peter Knoblich and Darla Mabery
ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES ARE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII AS 'TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS' UNDER GE TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER W 30343398-01.
Keywords: Private Luxury Oceanfront Studio/Suite
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Member since: 2004
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 18, 2017
6 night min stay
Aug 19 - Oct 6, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 7 - Oct 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 16 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2018
7 night min stay
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2018
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Departure Cleaning $125
- Tax Rate 13.417%
Please see the attached rental agreement for details. We often offer discounts for available dates within 4 weeks of arrival date, and are flexible regarding minimum night requirement. A credit card authorization through our rental agreement is how we handle a damage deposit of $500 (If you book directly with us). A damage waiver policy is included in payments received through VRBO. ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES ARE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII AS 'TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS' UNDER GE TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER W 30343398-01.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Petroglyph fields, Hula, Luaus, Live Hawaiian Music, Historical sites
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: This is us, Peter and Darla. We bought our first oceanfront condo (KKSR # 186) 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 now offer four 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 totally love at first sight. We have been improving Hale Honu every year, with major remodeling completed in 2008. We have a semi-permanent presence on the Big Island managing our Bed & Breakfast in Kona, The Hawaiian Oasis. Both of us are physicians, with continuing practices in California. We have a large extended family, three grown children...a fine arts painter, a photographer/film maker, and a fashion designer, and a growing family of pugs! We employ a full time employee and a handy man service in Kona to take care of all maintenance issues when we are on the mainland.
Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
You'll know the first thirty seconds that you stand on the sea wall and gaze over the ocean why we chose Hale Honu. Amazing. Paradise. Perfect... were our first thoughts. We feel the same every day, even after eight years.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Peacefulness. With the constant pulse of the ocean, palm fronds swaying and clacking in the off shore breezes, laying in a hammock or soaking in the spa under star studded skies a few feet from the breaking waves is 'just what the doctor ordered' for your 'cares of the world' to vanish. We all need 'down-time' when we can just breathe and let our bodies and minds relax and rejuvinate. If that is what you want in a real Hawaiian Vacation, you need look no further, you'll find it, and more, at Hale Honu.
- Primary: (530) 913-9235 (California, USA
- Secondary: (808) 937-6453 (Hawaii, USA)
Links to more information:
A common snorkeling encounter with a resident 'Honu' right in front of Hale Honu
This is Turtle Cove from the lanais at Hale Honu ~ "The Home of the Sea Turtle"
Studio living room. Lanai, Hammock and ocean are right outside the glass doors,
From the corner of bed looking into living room with the lanai and ocean beyond
Complete Kitchen with Antique Chinese Chest Island.
6 person hot tub at oceans edge, Hale Honu is paradise!
Private oceanfront lanai with double hammock for studio only guests, Hale Honu
Hale Honu palms at waters edge and night divers
Hawaiian Honu (turtle) at Pahoehoe Beach, 50 feet from Hale Honu house
Panoramic sunset from Hale Honu lanai
Breaching Humpback whale as seen from Hale Honu lanai, January 2015
Spinner dolphin aerobatics in turtle cove
Hale Honu ~ The studio is entire ground level enclosed space
California King Bed under canopy
Dining area of studio, looking toward the king bed
Living Room from the Ocean Side. Kitchen is Along Back Wall.
Studio Bath: Marble and Glass Block shower with Double Shower Heads!
Relax in this Private Hammock and Meditation Garden steps outside suite
Covered Lanai on Ocean Level (Ocean is 15 feet behind the photographer)
Whte Sands ("Magic Sands") Beach, about 300 feet from Hale Honu
Pahoehoe Beach Park bordering Hale Honu. Sheltered beach and yoga classes here.
Yoga class in Pahoehoe Park, which borders south property line of Hale Honu
Humpback (and paddle boarder) off shore Hale Honu January 2015
Hale Honu from the ocean. The studio comprises all ground level living area
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017
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