About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
HUGE COVERED LANAI, GREAT FOR RELAXING,BBQ, OCEANFRONT VIEWS, GREAT LOCATION.
"PRIVATE HOME"!! 3 BEDROOM ON ALII DRIVE. ITS ONLY A 4 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEST SNORKELING BEACH IN HAWAII, "KAHALUU BEACH". 2 MINUTE DRIVE TO "MAGIC SANDS BEACH PARK". Near Lymans and Banyans Surf Beaches.
. PROVIDED ARE SOME SNORKELS, MASK, FINS, BEACH CHAIRS, BOOGIE BOARDS, SURFBOARDS, BEACH UMBRELLA, BEACH TOWELS. (OTHERWISE THEY ARE RENTALS BY THE HOUR AT KAHALU'U BEACH}.
THERE IS A COOL WADING POND , GREAT FOR CHILLING AND RELAXING.
MY HOME IS ALL ABOUT THE LOCATION!.. WALKING DISTANCE IS KEY TO KAHALU'U BEACH PARK , KNOWN TO BE THE BEST SNORKEL BEACH ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF HAWAII. PLENTY OF AMAZING COLORFUL FISHES, HAWAIIAN GREEN BACK TURTLES, AND SOMETIMES THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL.. GETTING A PARKING IS CHALLENGING, THERE ARE ONLY 75 SPACES AND IT FILLS UP FAST, WE ARE LUCKY TO BE WHERE WE ARE AT!
WE ARE NEAR " MAGIC SANDS BEACH PARK" , KNOWN TO BE THE BEST BODY SURFING BEACH ON THE ISLAND THIS IS ONLY A 2 MINUTE DRIVE , AND THERE ARE LOTS OF PARKING. IF YOU CARE TO WALK IT IS 16 MINUTES..
. YOU CAN ALSO CATCH THE KEAUHOU SHUTTLE BUS NEARBY, IT TAKES YOU TO THE KAILUA KONA TOWN FOR ONLY $2.50.
THE NEAREST GROCERY STORE IS ONLY ONE MILE AWAY AT THE KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER,(THEY HAVE MONTHLY LIVE HAWAIIAN MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND HULA SHOWS). NEAR THE FARMERS MARKET, KEAUHOU AND KONA SHERATON RESORT ( THEY HAVE THE BEST LUAU TOO)
SURFING LESSONS, IS AT KAHALU'U BEACH , 4 MINUTE WALK.
STANDUP SURF, I HAVE A SHOP IN TOWN "PACIFIC VIBRATIONS SURF SHOP". WE ARE RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE KAILUA KONA PIER, WHERE THE ROYAL HULIHE'E PALACE IS LOCATED.
MY HOME SITS NEXT TO 42 ACRES OF HISTORICAL PRESERVATION LAND, THIS LAND IS PRIVATELY OWNED BY THE PRINCESS BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP ESTATE. IT IS PART OF THE "NATIONAL HISTORIC KAHALU'U DISTRICT OF LANDSCAPE" KAMEHAMEHA I, AND III LIVED HERE. ROYALTY RESIDENCE OF THE HIGH CHIEFS.
MY HOME IS SUPER RELAXING! ESPECIALLY THE HUGE LANAI. MY GUEST LOVE IT HERE. ENJOY THE OCEANFRONT OCEAN, FEEL THE OCEAN BREEZE, AND ENJOY THE EVENING SUNSETS NEXT TO THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE SPARKLE OCEAN.
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME, CAN SLEEP 10 PEOPLE.
THE MASTER BEDROOM HAS A KING SIZE BED AND A SINGLE BED.
THE SECOND BEDROOM HAS A QUEEN SIZE BED AND A BUNK BED (2 REGULAR SIZE SINGLE MATTRESS).
THE THIRD BEDROOM HAS QUEEN SIZE BED, AND A SINGLE BED. THE LANAI HAS A FULL SIZE FOLD DOWN FUTON BED.
THERE IS AC !! AND CEILING FANS. THERE IS CABLE, DVD PLAYER AND WI-FI.
THE KITCHEN HAS A COFFEE MAKER, COFFEE GRINDER, BLENDER, MICROWAVE, TOASTER.
THERE IS A WASHER AND DRYER. CLOTHING LINE TOO. OUTSIDE GAS BBQ.
YOU WILL WAKE UP TO SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN AND BIRDS . THE YARD IS FULL OF FRUIT TREES, AND ALSO A WADING POND FOR COOL DIPPING.
THERE IS A COVERED CARPORT AT THE BACK ENTRY, NO STAIRS!... LOADING GROCERIES IS A BREEZE, YOU WILL LOVE IT.
NEED A BIGGER HOUSE, NO PROBLEM, RENT OUR HOME NEXT DOOR, OR RENT BOTH.. ITS A 3 BEDROOM HOUSE THAT SLEEP 10 PEOPLE. RENTING BOTH HOMES IS IDEAL FOR FAMILY REUNIONS, BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY.
THE LISTING FOR NEXT DOOR IS VRBO # 400030. , EACH HOUSE HAS A MINIMUM OF A PARTY OF 4 PEOPLE, ANY ADDITIONAL IS $25/$35 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT PLUS TAX.( SURROUNDING PRIVATE HOMES RENT FOR MUCH MORE,). ESPECIALLY WALKING DISTANCE TO THE MOST POPULAR BEACHES. CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE FOR THIS PRIVATE HOME AND LOCATION.
Kona has grown a lot. There is heavy traffic on the upper Highway as the County attempts to catch up building and expanding the road. I love it here because, you don't have to be stuck in the bumper to bumper of cars. Once you get to the house, everything is within a one to five mile radius., with no bumper to bumper traffic!
Kahalu'u Beach for Snorkeling, Swim, and Surf. Magic Sands Beach for Body Surfing and Boogie Boarding. Lymans and Banyans for Surfing.
Keauhou Shopping Center is only one mile away, with plenty of parking. They have KTA super market, Bank of Hawaii, the US Post office, lots of places to eat, Longs drugs store , farmers market. and more...
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Kanaka Maoli, Born in the Territory of Hawai'i. Owner of " Pacific Vibrations Surf Shop" in Kailua Kona, Since 1978, the First Surf Shop in Kona, located 5 miles from the house. Across from the Kailua Kona Pier, and the Hulihe'e Palace. Official directors for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship since 1982. We are in charge of the Swim Portion. Every year we have over 100 Surfers lining the Ironman course in the ocean, making sure everyone is Safe. We carry top of the line Surfboards, GoPro Cameras, Surfwear, and much more. We are built solid on word of mouth for our reputation. The smallest, oldest Surf Shop in the World. Not only a place to shop, but, old timers, friends and customers often stop by to get their fix, of "Aloha"
Why Simmy chose Kahaluu-Keauhou
Location!! We Love Kahalu'u Beach. This is where our kids grew up, they played here 5 days a week. Friends gathered at this beach 5 days a week in the 1970's. It was their playground, and they learned to swim and surf here. There is so much life to this beach, fishes galore, octopus, turtles, monk seals and more. We are into the Old Style Hawaiian living of simple, Single family dwelling homes, and Open Space. Not so much as concrete apartments, condo's, more into Nature. We are fortunate to be surrounded by 42 acres of trees. The back yard is full of birds, and the front is the Bright Blue Ocean with Coconut Palm Trees. Gives us peace of mind, and a connection to mother nature. King Kamehameha loved this beach chosen because of the Surf, the Ocean, and the Agricultural. We are so Blessed to call this our Hale (Home). We love sharing our Hale with visitors so they can experience what it feesl like to be connected with all the Cultural Natural Resources. We hope they enjoy our Special place on earth and have an everlasting Happy memorable time.
What makes this House unique
We loved it so much we purchased two homes side by side for our Ohana. There is no other place in the world like this. Being in touch with the Ocean and all the Hawaiian Cultural and Natural Resources is a Blessing! Once a place for the Hawaiian Chiefs, it was so special it is now the National and State Historic Kahalu'u District. So happy there is a movement to" Protect" our area, Kamehameha School, Bishop Estate l is now Demolishing the Keauhou Beach Hotel next to Kahalu'u Beach. They have now named it Kahalu'u" Maka"i, my home is located" Mauka" . They plan to use it as an educational center for the Keiki and Kupuna (young and old)." Restore" our Hawaiian Cultural , Not Destroy. Educate to protect our Cultural Resources. Respect and Strive to protect Kahalu'u District for the Now and Future Generation.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Mahalo Nui Loa Toshimi!
I'm excited you being my first guest from Japan!.
Being we have direct flights to Kona! It was "Wonderful" having you at my home.
I hope you will come back soon and tell your friends and family.
You are so Welcomed!
A special place
Hale O Makai was a perfect house for our three-generation family of six. Its location close to Kahalu'u beach was a significant factor in our choosing this house. It was so easy to walk there for early morning snorkeling or for grandkids to play in the waves. The five- and seven-year-olds also delighted in the wading pool. Moreover, grocery/drug store/movie theatre/etc. are truly a five-minute drive away.
The house itself worked well for us -- comfortable sleeping, well-equipped kitchen with enough counter space to prepare family meals. The highlight is the spacious lanai -- for dining, reading, playing games -- all with a fantastic ocean view. One morning as I ate breakfast, I saw spouts from three whales!
One of my favorite memories from our stay is the night sky -- seeing Orion in the evening looking mauka from the back of the house and then again over the ocean in the pre-dawn.
Mahalo, Simmy, for offering a special place to enjoy Hawaii.
Beautiful house, great host, great location
Our family of 4 adults had a wonderful stay at this house, which would easily accommodate 8-10 people. It was nice to meet Simmy at check-in! Excellent communication from owner both before and during our stay, well-kept & clean house, everything supplied except food (a few staples, like sugar, were in kitchen), lots of nice towels. We were grateful to have the option to use air conditioners but did not need them the majority of the time (July). Having a washer/dryer onsite was a major plus, allowing us to pack lighter than we otherwise could have. Didn't use the TV, but noticed a selection of video tapes and DVDs in the house, and appreciated access to the house wi-fi (turned on with the power strip in the media cabinet).
Easy 4-block walk to Kahalu'u, a lifeguarded beach that's good for novice snorkelers -- no sidewalks, but lots of people walk along the roadside here. (Good experience renting gear from Snorkel Bob's in Kona.) There's also public access to a lava rock beach right across the street (no lifeguard, but nice views.) Lovely ocean views from the expansive lanai. Lots of nifty lizards & birds to keep you company outdoors!
10-minute drive to nice grocery store (KTA), in shopping area that includes post office, good Thai food (Royal Thai) and shave ice, and excellent pizza (Bianelli's)! Easy access to downtown Kona, but house is far enough down Ali'i Drive that it's away from the tourist area and is peaceful. Under 20 minutes to Target, 30 to airport. (Add 10-15 minutes when traffic is heavy.)
From this location you'll need to drive into Kona. I'd recommend parking at the Marriott Kona Beach Hotel lot (just to the right of the hotel's main entrance) -- it's open to the public, and at $6 per hour it's cheaper than other parking in the area (the free public lots fill quickly), and is close enough to downtown's many restaurants and shops that it is a good base for getting oriented in town. We parked there several times, and there was always space, even when there seemed to be a lot of cars on the road.
House was also a good base for longer drives, about 90 winding minutes south to black sand beach where sea turtles feed. Volcanoes National Park is a solid 2 hours from here, maybe a bit more. For our family, it worked better to stay several days in a house closer to the National Park, especially so we could visit at night to see the crater glowing.
Simmy and her house were a great fit for our family! Would recommend them to anyone!
Best week ever. Owner was great and we had a wonderful time.
Simmy's wonderful home could not have been better. The home is perfect and in a perfect location. Our three teenagers enjoyed the short walk to the beach where they were able to enjoy the snorkeling and surfing. The furnishings and amenities were perfect for our family! It was the greatest place to relax and enjoy our time on the Big Island. We will certainly be back. Thank you Simmy for making our stay wonderful!
Aloha Richard, I'm so glad you and your Ohana enjoyed my home and the Location especially Snorkeling and Surfing! Its nice the teenagers were able to just walk to the beach. Glad the furnishing and amenities was perfect too! Yes please come back to Enjoy and Relax !! Much Mahalo!! Simmy
Being a first-time user on VRBO, Simmy went above and beyond to make sure that our family was comfortable with the entire process.
The home is situated back from the main road and is spacious with a huge lanai and multiple bedrooms. There's a huge amount of items to use (kid's toys, sand toys, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, etc) which let us pack a bit easier.
Definitively recommend this property and Maholo Simmy!
Thank you so much for taking the time for the review. It was great to meet you and your Ohana. I'm happy to know I was able to make your vacation comfortable, and you enjoyed my spacious home. Glad you enjoyed all the beach gear too, it makes life at the beach Fun.
I hope you will come back someday soon.
Mahalo Nui Loa!
National Register of Historic District Kahalu'u Beach!! The Best Snorkel Beach in Hawaii. It was King Kamehameha's favorite for Surfing, and he loved coconuts. So much that he had a caretaker guarding the trees. The most important, Surfing Heiau "Kuemanu" dedicated to the ancient Hawaiian Sport of Surfing, is only steps away from my home. It was where the Hawaiians prayed to the God to bring waves to the Bay. Kahalu'u has ancient ponds, and a menehune breakwater built by the Chief, Kalai'kini, that encloses part of the bay. Kahalu'u is one of the most popular beach on the entire Island of Hawaii. You will see an abundance of Reef fishes in this protected Bay. Many turtles will frequent this area. Surfing the Bay is popular and many Surf schools to teach beginners and teach people to respect our ocean as well as being safe. There are two lifeguard stands, pavillions, picnic tables, bathrooms, showers, and lunch wagon with shave ice. The weather is almost always Sunny all year round. The Big Island is the largest of all, so the weather varies around the entire Island. Kahalu'u is one of the Best! You can sometimes see Dolphins right in front of my home! Also, you will love the Sunsets above the ocean on the huge lanai.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Fully refundable (less charge card fees) if cancelled within 90 days prior to arrival date. I accept personal checks, if for any reason it is returned by the bank there is a $30.00 fee