Featured in the coffee table book, The Hawaiian House Now, the home is a historic 1895 structure, modified in the 1940s and retaining the charm of old Hawaii with architecture and furnishings of the day, while satisfying the needs and aesthetic of today's lifestyle.
Panoramic views of the ocean, Kona coast, tree canopy, landscaped yard, and surrounding pastures will amaze. The cool 1,200' elevation of Holualoa, the open lanais, spacious bedrooms, and a well-appointed kitchen are sure to please. The rural feeling of Hale Akala and the large established yard with old plantings of avocado, ulu (breadfruit,) fig, starfruit (carambola,) dragon fruit, and banana is guaranteed to take you away from life's stresses and please the senses.
Four bedrooms to choose from, of which three have their own private en suite. The fourth bedroom, with a queen-sized bed, is on the lower level of the home and adjacent to the TV/sitting room. Three sets of French doors extend to a terraced area in the yard, providing the room beautiful light. The middle (and main-floor) level consists of kitchen, dining, living room, two lanais, and two bedrooms with queen-sized beds. Upper-level master-suite has a king-sized bed, two window seats, single sleigh bed and pull out twin ottoman to sleep up to four adults in beds. The two wide window seats can sleep a young child. The sleigh day-bed area is just outside a door and separate from the master bedroom. In total, one king, three queens, and one single will accommodate eleven people in beds. Two ottoman twin pull out options for overflow sleep two more and the window seats allow for two children more. Lower floor accesses the yard and outdoor cooking terrace via stairs from the kitchen as well as from the ocean-side lanai.
A charming 1940-era guest cottage with a screened-in lanai, galley kitchen (toaster, microwave, electric kettle, fridge) and shower bath, privately situated across the driveway, sleeps two in a queen bed, allowing larger parties to use the entire property. Please scroll down the page to Owner Information to view this additional VRBO listing, #643478. Separate rates apply.
Take a leisurely stroll through the yard and grounds which includes a sixty year old coffee orchard to the south. Coming in late summer 2018, coffee will be roasted in the family's 37 pound Sivetz air-roaster in the roast hale (house in Hawaiian) on property. Take home fresh 100% Kona coffee to friends and family. The expansive yard to the north is super for bocce, throwing a football or frisbee, sitting on the lawn chairs to take in a sunset spectacle and will delight star-gazers, daydreamers and cloud watchers in their appreciation of outdoor offerings. Lastly, a comfortable seating area on terrace below the kitchen sports a gas grill and a teak dining set, certain to entertain the outdoor dining enthusiast.
Three friendly dogs and a social cat live on the property and will greet you and say hello on many occasions as you come and go.
**I prefer receiving payment by E-check, or electronic check. A simple option for you to choose in the payment process. It will save both renter and myself from transaction fees and international surcharges. Please look into this option on the listing.