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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage

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


About the property

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

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
Upon your arrival tropical flowers, kona coffee, local fruit, homemade banana bread, etc will be provided.


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Kona Moana Hale a magical waterfront Hawaiian paradise experience! Truly breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Kona Moana Hale was the perfect waterfront Hawaiian paradise experience! Truly a remarkable and special place. Romantic, peaceful, quiet, private and fun. From the moment we arrived we were blown away. Just upon opening the door we saw a direct view of the horizon as the sun was casting the most breathe-taking sunset! Beautiful exotic arrangements greeted, a bowl of local exotic fruits and a hand written card inviting us to relax and enjoy our stay. Hawaiian music played throughout the home upon arrival which put us right in the ALOHA spirit! We could hear the sound of crashing waves and feel the fresh tropical breeze. When we walked through to see this gem we started crying with joy! Every view in this home is of the ocean. Especially magical was any time of day on the Lanai that is literally right on the water! Sunrises, afternoon sunning, dinner at sunset. Not to mention the “Tiki Bar” for the perfect Happy Hour and grill! Every detail in the vacation rental has been thought of, cared for and perfectly executed to give a full luxury yet Aloha vibe to your stay! We were blown away by the details, the cleanliness, thoughtfulness and ease this rental allowed. Travel itineraries and everything available to do on the island both local and adventuring is suggested in the guest folder too! A FULLY stocked kitchen with every high end gizmo and gadget allowed for ease when cooking and preparing meals. We especially loved the Hawaii volcano coffee mugs for sunrise brews. We loved how all the products were green and eco-friendly. The BED was incredibly comfortable which made it hard to want to get out of it! Cozy, plush pillows, soft comfy sheets and mattress too. We slept better than at home, falling asleep to the lulling of the waves. Everything you need from winter jackets for the volcano, umbrellas for rain storms and a steamer/iron for clothes. The stocked outdoor closet had everything we needed to enjoy snorkeling and hiking. Beautiful snorkeling was locating just a short walk from the house. The house was close to the main town of Kona as well. We could rinse any sand off right with the shower hose outside which was convenient. There was even a silent A/C unit for warmer nights. The convenience of a high quality washer/dryer came in handy with traveling and hiking also. This truly was the best and most memorable vacation we have ever had and can’t wait to return! Thanks for the tote bag keepsake!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still perfect after 3 years!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Kona Moana Hale. After 3 years, I was in awe that nothing had changed! The same newness, cleanliness, and appointment of everything you need. As you discover the contents of each drawer and closet, there is an immediate feeling of home because of all the extras and basic supplies necessary for an extended stay. Kudos to the owners for their attention to detail, and bravo to the maintenance crew for keeping the home in such pristine condition. The residence, location, view, and surroundings evoke a spontaneous chant of “glorious, glorious, glorious!” Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ionia, MO

Best Ocean view House

  • 5 of 5

This house was accommodated with everything you would need. A beautiful ocean view, walking to best snorkeling around, great deck, comfortable living areas, would highly recommend for any couple looking for a Hawaiian retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing oceanfront home in Kailua-Kona

  • 5 of 5

A great spot to spend a week in Kona. Beautiful one bedroom home, with absolutely everything you would need! Updated and very nice furniture. Amazing Oceanside deck with the sounds of waves crashing! Just far enough away from the busy downtown stretch of Kona- near a great a snorkeling beach, etc, etc, etc. cannot say enough- Ron was great to deal with!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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35 Year Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Super nice place. Every detail covered. We won't wait another 35 years before we come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Kona Moana Hale on Kona, Hawaii as our 25th Wedding Anniversary-Honeymoon this past August. (We couldn't afford a honeymoon when we were first married back in 1992).

When we first entered the home, we were greeted with Hawaiian music, a nice breeze coming in from the windows, a fresh fruit basket, and a lovely welcoming card from the owners. The place was very clean, beautiful, and located right on the water.

We had a very minor problem with the snorkeling equipment and the owner called us immediately to resolve the issue. They even gave us a beautiful "Kona Moana Hale" beach bag for us to keep as a souvenir of our most stunning vacation ever.

Thank you so much, Ron and Pamela! We hope to return to Hawaii soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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.