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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious 1 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Home - 1400 sq ft of oceanfront living space

This beautifully restored oceanfront home has all the charm of yesteryear with the added conveniences and sustainability of today. Meticulously appointed and private, the views and location are spectacular. The Guardian newspaper has listed Kona Moana Hale as one of the Top Beach Houses in the World.

Completely renovated, this updated home has hardwood floors, granite countertops, koa cabinets, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, iHome docking stations, Bose outdoor speakers with Bluetooth receiver (to pair your own devices and play music), iTouch pre-loaded with various Hawaiian music, wireless internet, full size washer/dryer, brand new California king bedroom set, luxurious bedding, hdtv plasma in great room and bedroom, gas bbq, Tiki Hut for afternoon drinks, teak lounges, etc etc. All lights are on dimmers so you can create your own environment and mood. There's even an indoor switch to light up the water at night to create a spectacular view!

Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach, you are within feet of the best snorkeling and surfing on the island. (If you do surf or stand up paddleboard, you can paddle straight out and be in the break in less than 5 minutes.) Dolphin sightings are quite common. During winter months, whales can be seen daily as they swim by.

Uniquely situated on a 9000 sq ft oceanfront lot, this home is a one-of-a-kind. You will experience complete privacy with expansive views up and down the coast. (We also own the property next door where you are free to pick papayas, bananas, etc. or just sit and watch the sunset.) While there is so much to do on the Big Island, you will have a difficult time pulling yourself away from your home and the incredible views and sounds of the ocean. You will find this special place to be relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring.

Upon arrival you will be provided with tropical flower arrangements, kona coffee, fresh fruit, homemade banana bread, etc. Playing softly in the background is Hawaiian music accompanied by the gentle sound of the ocean. The setting is nothing short of amazing.

More Details

Owner
Ronald P. Herrema
Member since: 2013
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Ronald P. Herrema

Married over 20 years, we share the passion for travel and exploration. We own a business in California and Australia, and try to spend as much time as possible at this special home in Hawaii.

Ronald P. Herrema purchased this house in 2013

Why Ronald P. Herrema chose Keauhou

We have been blessed to have traveled to many parts of the world and have not found a property or location as special as this one. Extensive renovation has been done to make this home both luxurious and sustainable. Expansive panoramic views and the gentle sounds of the ocean create a very unique setting unmatched by anything we have seen.

What makes this house unique

You will not find a home as close to the water as this one! The sights and sounds of the ocean are mesmerizing. From the large lanai and deck you can watch surfers, paddle boarders and boogie boarders or jump in the water and experience some of the best snorkeling on the globe. Lighting up the water at night makes for a spectacular view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just left Kona Moana Hale yesterday. We had a great time in this beautiful and tastefully decorated home. We will surely miss the amazing sunsets, the sound of the waves and the cool ocean breeze. The home had everything we needed and more!



The fruits and goodies basket was a welcome treat. Everything you'll need for the beach (except sun screen!) has been provided - towels, chairs, snorkel sets and icebox.



It was also in the perfect location for everything we wanted to do - exploring the white, black and green sand beaches, snorkeling with the manta rays, visiting the volcanoes and eating out (but we enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the deck the most!). Even if the home was along a busy road, you can't hear any traffic noise because of the sounds of the crashing waves!



We also had a very pleasant experience dealing with Ron, the owner, when we were booking their home. He was very responsive over email, providing suggestions about the island and even calling us when we checked-in, to make sure we had everything we needed.



The Big Island is now our favorite of the Hawaiian islands and Kona Moana Hale was one of the reasons for that!
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Recently renovated
    Bathroom/Laundry - Add'l half bathroom off master bedroom
  • Completely renovated master bathroom with large walk in shower. Vanity with wall sconces on dimmers.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Brand new california king master bedroom set
  • New luxurious bedding with down comforter and duvet cover. Plasma TV in corner and expansive ocean views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Upon your arrival tropical flowers, kona coffee, local fruit, homemade banana bread, etc will be provided.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9753084 based on 82 reviews
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A very special place!

  • 5 of 5

Kona Moana Hale (translated means leeward side southwest-facing ocean house) is truly a place to experience on The Big Island. There is a real magic about this place. Once you arrive you know there is something different and special—a place which captures the island spirit, attitude, and the majestic beauty of Hawaii. Located in south Kailua-Kona, there is great access to everything in Kona within 10 minutes. However, there is a sense of a “home” feel and privacy right on the water at this place. Spending time overlooking the crashing waves, watching surfers &

whales, and a 180-degree view of the ocean and setting sun, one will find themself losing all sense of time here (enjoying a long sunset fading into the ocean should be on anyone’s Hawaii bucket list). This scenery was so amazing, that my wife and I decided to spend most—if not all—our evenings and dinners on the patio/deck. The residence is fully loaded and excellent quality with everything right where you need or expect it. Ron and Pam are awesome and did an amazing job of creating such a special place for a great Hawaiian vacation experience. Thank you!!! …Highly recommend you take an opportunity to experience some time at KMH. Your vacationing soul will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have been lucky enough to stay at Kona Moana Kale and it was as perfect as the first time. We loved the house and the deck as much as ever. Everything was just as good as we remembered it from our first stay. We had some bad luck toward the end of our stay (my husband stepped just wrong on an uneven lava rock and broke his leg at the ankle), and Ron was as sympathetic, helpful and solicitous as he could be. I would recommend this property to anyone. It is a beautiful, soothing and wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Kona Moana Hale! This home couldn’t have been more comfortable and inviting. It was our favorite part of the whole island. Ron was so thoughtful, and really wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. We felt like celebrities staying here! The comfortable bed and extremely soft sheets, waking up and seeing the water, all the Hawaiian decorations, very nice appliances, too many things to count. They certainly have thought of everything. This was an amazing place to stay!

Highlights:

Beautiful sunsets from the huge lanai

Dancing to our favorite music over the deck speakers in the beautiful weather. So romantic!

Outstanding snorkeling at Kahaluu beach

Fresh Kona coffee on the lanai

Watching the surfers on the incredible waves

Water crashing on the rocks from the lanai

Entering the home for the first time, to the sound of Hawaiian music playing

Tropical drinks at our very own Tiki Hut

Farmers Market at Sheraton Wednesday morning

Restaurants - Splashers Grill, Jackie Rey’s, Kona Brewing Company

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect getaway. The property was extremely well maintained. Location was great! Every single need was anticipated and was taken care of including a first aid kit! Ron was great, provided us with very useful recommendations and did everything to make us feel at home. The stay here was worth every penny. Would recommend to any body who is looking for a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This house is something so wonderful that it has to be experienced for yourself. We went for a vacation and were completely overwhelmed at how beautiful and peaceful this home is. Whether you are watching the sunset or drinking coffee in the morning while you listen to the waves, the lanai is the perfect place to soak in the beauty of the island. On a practical note, they have everything you could need in this house: plenty of kitchen gadgets, a grill outside, amazing appliances so that you can cook while you are there, tons of seating, an amazing bed (crazy comfortable), all the little details (lots of toiletries provided as well as all kinds of water gear), tons of towels, washer and dryer, etc. They think of everything. The location can not be beaten as you are pretty central to everything. Walking distance from a fantastic beach, and lots of beautiful beaches along the way into town when you need groceries or want to go out for a drive or restaurant. This home is a must if you are staying on the big island. There's a little bit of magic in the air there :) Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Fabulous Home on the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely wonderful. It sits right on the ocean's edge. It is very nicely furnished and comfortable. The way the owners set it up is super convenient. The deck is very large and we spent a great deal of our time watching the surf, surf boarders, and the occasional spinner dolphin as well as just reading and enjoying the place. I can truly say that we did less on this trip than any of the other many trips to Hawaii due to the comfortable deck and living area. A large school of yellow Tang fish hung out right next to the rocks by the deck. We love Shashimi so we were able to get great Ahi at the KTA supermarket close by and eat it with some rice and salad out on the deck most evenings. Highly recommend this place. The owners and the local caretaker were wonderful to work with. Could not be happier with the experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Map

Kahaluu Beach Park
Los Habaneros
Mexican Restaurant
Royal Thai Cafe
Thai Restaurant
Peaberry & Galette
Breakfast Restaurant
Keauhou Shopping Center
Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kenichi Pacific
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Tropics Tap House - Keauhou
Sports Bar
Bianelli's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta
Pizza Restaurant
Kona Country Club
Amici Vista Italian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Holualoa Kona Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Green Flash Too
Cafe
La Bourgogne French Restaurant
French Restaurant
Rays On The Bay
Lounge
Haleo Luau
Da Poke Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Kona Blue Sky Coffee Co
Coffee Store
TJ'S BBQ By The Beach
Barbecue Restaurant
A Whale of a Crêpe
Mi Taqueria Potosina
Mexican Restaurant
MI TAQERIA POTOSINA
Mexican Restaurant
Holuakola Garden
Holuakoa Cafe
Green Flash Coffee
Coffee Shop
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farms
Coffee Shop
Wild Mac Kona Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
Eclectic Restaurant
Sugai Kona Coffee
Coffee Shop
Tea:licious Cafe
Cafe
Tiare Lani Coffee
Tea House
Blue Moon 100% Kona Coffee
Coffee Shop
Buddha's Cup
Coffee Shop
Habaneros Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Banyan Tree Cafe
Cafe
Don the Beachcomber
Fusion Restaurant
Basik cafe
Health Food Restaurant
Huggo's
Fine Dining Restaurant
On the Rocks
Seafood Restaurant
Laverne's Sports Bar
Bar
Teshima's Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Bongo Ben's
Cafe
GetSum' Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Oceans Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Humpy's Big Island Alehouse
Bar
Kona Haven Cafe
Cafe
Foster's Kitchen
Fine Dining Restaurant
Kanaka Kava
Cafe
Island Lava Java
Bar & Grill
Thai Rin Restaurant & Bar
Thai Restaurant
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choy's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
Kahaluu Beach
Car: recommended

Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach - the best surfing and snorkeling beach on the Big Island. Central to restaurants, shopping, golf, farmers markets, volcano, etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $365
Damage Insurance $59

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.

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