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Charming Historic Ranching-Era Estate. Magical Kona Views. Close to Everything!

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Last updated: 07/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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, pineapple, banana and lime trees 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 bathroom within. 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 extends 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 and a single day bed. The window seats can sleep children under the age of nine. The day-bed area is separate from the master bedroom, with a work/desk area adjacent. In total, one king, three queens, and one single will accommodate nine people in beds. The window seats allow for two more. A wonderful fireplace on the main floor living area will warm you on chilly winter nights. 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 an appealing screened-in lanai, small kitchen and full bath, privately situated across the driveway, sleeps two in a queen bed, and allows parties of ten to twelve adults to use the entire property. Please scroll down the page to Owner Information to view this additional VRBO listing, #643478.

A leisurely stroll on a walking path through a sixty year old coffee orchard leads guests from the front door of the home to our coffee establishment, the Kona Blue Sky Coffee visitor center where guests can have a coffee tour, sample our estate grown coffee and take home a reminder of their pleasant Hawaii visit with freshly roasted 100% Kona arabica.

A fenced vegetable/herb garden is steps from the kitchen, and a large lawn just beyond for bocce, throwing a football or a frisbee, will delight the outdoor appreciator. Comfortable seating area on lawn sports a gas as well as a BBQ grill, and a teak dining set, certain to entertain the outdoor dining enthusiast.

Three friendly dogs and a social cat, that live on the property with Lisa, will greet you and say hello on occasion.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Upstairs master suite offers two window seats suitable for children up to age eight or nine. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Owner has friendly dogs and a personable cat, and lives on-property in separate home. Guest dogs will always be considered....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking in the outdoor areas only, please. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    Two wide window seats can accommodate a child....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    In a room adjoining the TV area downstairs with no bathroom....moreless

  • Upstairs suite has a king bed, window seat, and separate sitting area with twin sleigh bed and window seat and private bath. Child's nook next to window seat offers floor pillows, books, and toys. October 2014 renovation of an adjacent guest cottage will accommodate two people in queen-size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The home is your's when you are here. We will be as accommodating as possible, answering your questions about Kona and Hawaii in general....moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    CD collection in sleeved, zippered cases....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HD format TV and cable box provided....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Tucked away in living room closet. Speakers throughout living areas of the home. Not in bedrooms....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic almost 180 degree views from the home and parts of the yard....moreless

  • Rural:

    Agricultural community: small town setting, horses, cattle, and lots of coffee farms and tours....moreless

  • Village:

    Holualoa Town is in the upper elevations, along the Old Mamalahoa Highway which once circled the island. A hub of social activities in the 1900s it is now an artist and agricultural community. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Screen doors slide open in kitchen dining area for expansive view. Seats four but and more. Six stools at kitchen counters. Adjacent dining room seats eight. Outdoor BBQ area's teak table seats six. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A laundry line is provided in the carport and below kitchen on BBQ terrace....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    To be enjoyed strictly with fire screen in place....moreless

  • Garage:

    Open and attached to home....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Two signals, 2.4 and 5 mhz...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    A laundry charge will be levied upon excessive use of linens, beyond those on beds in all bedrooms. Renter may wash and return extra sheets/blankets used, to avoid being charged. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Pocket sliding doors in living room hide away to encompass large ocean-side (makai) lanai....moreless

  • Parking:

    In covered carport or on driveway in turn-around spot....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    A laundry charge will be levied upon excessive use of towels, beyond those hanging in all bathrooms. Renter may wash and return extra towels used, to avoid being charged. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loader. All cleaning supplies and products provided in laundry room cabinets. Deep sink. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large sink and prep sink on island. Access to gas grill on terrace below. Window seat for relaxing company. TV coming soon......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Feel free to use items in the pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side and second refrigerator in adjacent carport. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Dacor commercial gas range and hood....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Two lanais with sitting areas provided. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas. Charcoal grill available as well. Owner supplies briquettes and mesquite wood as well, known as kiawe in Hawaii....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel/mask/fins/boogie boards/beach chairs/mats/towels/cooler...all for your convenience. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday 2016
Nov 18 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$465
Nightly 2017
Jan 7 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$360
Holiday 2017
Nov 18 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
$465
Nightly 2018
Jan 8 - Nov 15, 2018
3 night min stay
$360
Holiday 2018
Nov 16 - Jan 7, 2019
3 night min stay
$465
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$360

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $260
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

I require a further step in the booking process, and ask that rental parties print an individualized rental agreement, complete, and send back in a scan. Many thanks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Teshima's...a true local scene!
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Makalei Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queen Ka`ahumanu, Highway 11
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Holuakoa Cafe
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea summit in winter!
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
White Sands Beach

Car: Necessary

The town of Holualoa, once a ranching community, is known today as an artist's hub with several well-known artist residents and established galleries to explore. Just up the road, you'll find a full service spa, churches, a world-class restaurant, and a country post office, for your convenience. Holualoa is in the prime of the 30-mile wide Kona coffee belt, where coffee has been a staple crop here for nearly two hundred years. Several coffee tours are offered in the area. The Kona Historical Society, a twenty minute drive south, offers an excellent cultural living history experience in early coffee lifestyle with thier interactive Uchida Farm destination tour. Kailua-Kona Town is just fifteen minutes away with restaurants, beautiful monarchy-era Hulihe`e Palace museum situated on the water's edge, grocery stores, banks, ocean related activities, the Kona pier (the start and finish of the world famous Ironman World Championship competition in October, as well as the sight of the International Billfish Tournament in August.)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1945

About the owner: Aloha! I'm Lisa. I'm Hawaii born, in Honolulu and Hilo, and haved lived on this property for thirty years, raising four children with my husband, Christian. I love to share my culture, our Islands' stories and history with all. I cherish my morning coffee, love food, appreciate interesting and considerate people, like a few dogs at my feet, gardening, yard work, and getting in the ocean every week!

Why the Owner Chose Hōlualoa, HI, USA:
Hale Akala is a special piece of Kona. Built in 1895 by Manuel Silveira Goularte, a Portuguese immigrant who raised his thirteen children here. It was utilized by cowboys of the neighboring Greenwell family's Palani Ranch, to re-supply and breakfast in the 1920 and 30s. It was abandoned and left to the elements before WWII, eventually being purchased by Christian's grandparents, William and Margaret of Honolulu, in 1945. Wanting to retire to Kona (where Margaret's great grandparents, Reverend Asa and Lucy Thurston, part of the company of first Christian missionaries to the Islands, who arrived in Kailua-Kona, the seat of Hawaii's ruling Kamehameha reign in 1820, lived until the 1860s), they chose the cool uplands of Holualoa. Hale Akala has been in the family for four generations. Cattle roam the surrounding ten acres of pasture and you'll hear an occasional bull bellowing from nearby Palani Ranch, in the quiet evening hours.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The spacious nature of the property, old established landscaping, rock walls, pathways, fruit trees, flower beds, along with the home's architectural appeal will make you feel held and comforted.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Join us...

    Join us...

  • Gather in the fully appointed kitchen...

    Gather in the fully appointed kitchen...

  • Enjoy your meals with a view...

    Enjoy your meals with a view...

  • ...and step out onto the ocean-side lanai...

    ...and step out onto the ocean-side lanai...

  • Master king with a window seat for child or curling up with a book, PPD, or better, BFF.

    Master king with a window seat for child or curling up with a book, PPD, or better, BFF.

  • Main-floor level ocean-side room with queen bed...

    Main-floor level ocean-side room with queen bed...

  • Good day, sunshine! Mountain-side bedroom with queen bed...

    Good day, sunshine! Mountain-side bedroom with queen bed...

  • Queen-size bed in lower level floor, adjacent to TV room and garden access.

    Queen-size bed in lower level floor, adjacent to TV room and garden access.

  • Lanai wine hour...

    Lanai wine hour...

  • The Great Yard is just steps from the home...

    The Great Yard is just steps from the home...

  • Expansive outdoor enjoyment...

    Expansive outdoor enjoyment...

  • Close to main house, yet private, with a screened-in outdoor sitting...

    Close to main house, yet private, with a screened-in outdoor sitting...

  • Be enchanted...

    Be enchanted...

  • Spread out into adjoining kitchen dining...

    Spread out into adjoining kitchen dining...

  • Make yourself at home in the gathering room...

    Make yourself at home in the gathering room...

  • Expansive views from the lanai and ocean-side bedroom...

    Expansive views from the lanai and ocean-side bedroom...

  • Upstairs master suite...

    Upstairs master suite...

  • Ocean-side room's bath...

    Ocean-side room's bath...

  • Mountain-side room's bath...

    Mountain-side room's bath...

  • Comfort while watching a movie, game, or playing the piano...

    Comfort while watching a movie, game, or playing the piano...

  • Kailua Town in the distance and sunset shoreline view...

    Kailua Town in the distance and sunset shoreline view...

  • Outdoor dining in the Great Yard BBQ area...

    Outdoor dining in the Great Yard BBQ area...

  • Hale Aka guest cottage across the driveway. Queen, bath, kitchen, and porch...

    Hale Aka guest cottage across the driveway. Queen, bath, kitchen, and porch...

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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