600 sq foot Studio - Suite, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Peter and Darla
About Peter and Darla
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.
Peter and Darla purchased this Studio in 2004
Why Peter and Darla chose Kahaluu Bay
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.
What makes this Studio unique
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.
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Great suite right on the water
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The studio unit was the perfect size and the property is right on the water. We got to hear the waves all night long which was wonderful. The hot tub was perfect for watching the sunset. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone. Thanks Peter and Darla!
Gorgeous view, location fantastic!
The property was in a great location, and had magnificent views. It is always great to have the beach and waves crashing against the rocks to wake you up in the am. The sunsets were magical too. One thing I would mention is that the property is in need of some maintenance. Many of the window screens had holes, the espresso machine listed on the amenities was not there, and there were some areas in the studio that looked like they needed a little TLC. I was happy to have the space to stay, but was expecting the property to be in a bit better shape physically.
This was the first time we stayed in a vacation rental on the Big Island. It was perfectly wonderful! The privacy of this studio, the fabulous view, and gorgeous location was amazing. We ate every single meal on the lanai - in the morning watching the sunrise, and at dusk, watching the sunset, surrounded by tiki torches and the sound of the surf. The whole experience was so romantic and truly unforgettable. The apartment is well furnished; the kitchen well stocked; there are plenty of towels and every necessity imaginable. We snorkeled at the adjoining beach, and body surfed (using the boogie boards in the laundry room) at the next beach down the road. Although there are plenty of people around during the day at these beaches, we felt totally secluded in the quiet and privacy of our rented studio. We loved every moment. It was indescribable!
Hale Honu Studio
Now that we are back on the mainland I'd like to thank you for making your beautiful house available to us. It was my 70th birthday and I had decided to bring my entire family, my wife, my first son, his wife and their three children, my second son and his wife (they got married on July 1st) and my daughter. We all had a great time in the house, dining on the lanai, watching the sunset, going to beaches, the volcano and to Mauna Kea. Both the main house and the studio were ideal for our stay. Kitchen fully equipped, beach amenities, beds, towels, etc. all perfect. The proximity to the White Sands beach made it a favorite for the kids. We’ll have pleasant memories for a long time.
Awesome location. Great views. Private.
This is a really nice and clean place. We stayed on the bottom floor. The location is awesome and it's really convienient to get to multiple beaches by walking. You do hear some (limited) foot steps from the upstairs, but we felt this was really minor and never impacted the quality of our stay. Honestly we kept the screen door open and just listened to the crashing waves most of the time. I think the most impactful thing to share is that we would return to this rental.
Beautiful ocean front studio!
Being on the ocean with covered patio was a delight. Perfect location to walk and /or drive to snorkeling or restaurants. Would stay here again!
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