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Elegant Private Kona Oceanfront Hawaiian Beach House directly on Kahaluu Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Suite, 3 Bath, Hawaiian Beach House; or a single master suite rental

Kona Hale Pili is a craftsman's masterpiece and a modern adaptation of the traditional Hawaiian pili grass covered house. Originally constructed in 1972, Kona Hale Pili has been totally renovated and appointed with elegant wood and stone accents accommodating modern amenities and a environmentally conscious low voltage lighting system and point source hot water. Kona Hale Pili is comprised of three separate buildings with soaring vaulted ceilings that are centrally connected by an open air covered lanai. A open air uncovered lanai and lush tropical landscaping adjoin the central lanai. Located direct oceanfront at the north end of Kahaluu Bay, unobstructed views are offered from Kahaluu Beach to Kaiwi Point at the end of Kailua Bay. Enjoy watching the surfers at the Kahaluu surf break, reef fish and turtles, spinner dolphins and breaching whales, in season, and spectacular green flash sunsets. Kahaluu Bay is accessible adjacent to Kona Hale Pili for experienced water persons, or by an easy five minute walk to Kahaluu Beach. Kahaluu Bay is renowned for its plentiful tropical fish and green sea turtles. Kona Hale Pili is now available as a vacation rental. Take the virtual tour to fully experience the property.

Stephen and Joy Connor
Member since: 2014
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:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Why Stephen and Joy Connor chose Keauhou

We have been vacationers and part time residents of Hawaii for over thirty years. Our travels have taken us to many beautiful tropical places, but Kona captivated us. We found Kona Hale Pili in need of some TLC and embarked on what has become a stewardship to return the property to a condition suitable for its unique location. We enjoyed the six year renovation journey creating a craftsman's dream. You will appreciate it when you see it.

What makes this house unique

Quite simply, the oceanfront location could not be created today due to building setbacks and zoning constraints.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I love the layout and openness of the house to the ocean. You did a great job building it out, fantastic!
Jun 2015
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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Makai Master Suite - toilet , shower , bidet
    Lava Master Suite - toilet , shower
    Central Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • In the Master Suites, the Bathroom enjoys soaring vaulted ceilings with sky lights creating a luxurious setting. Each Master Suite Bathroom is appointed with a vessel sink, a custom slate shower, a mirrored dressing area and generous storage. The Central Bathroom may be converted into a powder room by closing a pocket door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Oceanview Suite - 1 queen , A view of the sea through the louvered windows.
    Lava Master Suite - 1 queen , The lava rock wall creates a cozy setting.
    Makai Master Suite - 1 king , Direct oceanfront with a window on the sea.
  • All bedrooms are furnished with custom mahogany platform beds with novafoam mattresses. All have an understated elegance and an intimate setting for relaxation and enjoyment of the ocean breeze. Ceiling fans and clear heart redwood louver windows provide gentle air flow. Cove lighting provides soft ambiance.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kona Hale Pili located on a 7500 square foot ocean front lot providing unparalleled ocean views and privacy.


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Elegant Private Kona Oceanfront Hawaiian Beach House directly on Kahaluu Bay
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 55 reviews

Feels like you are living outside!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice now. Our entire family loves this house and the truly outdoor Hawaiian feel that you have while there. The house is very well maintained, clean with all the amenities that you need to enjoy being in Hawaii. With the dark wood and slate flooring, open windows and absent roof areas, you truly feel like you are in a polynesian village. We go to the local farmers markets and do a lot eating in while watching the sunset. You are minutes away from Hapalu'u Beach (Turtle beach). Conveniently located on Alii'i Drive where you can run or walk every day, but south enough from Kona, so that you are not in all the congested area. We have stayed at other properties in Hawaii, but nothing matches our experience here-that is why we keep coming back.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Unique! Spectacular ocean front! Well equipped and very clean! I would suggest having more lighting in the bedrooms and perhaps a cover for the lanai when it rains. I would love to come again. Joanne

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: J&J, thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed our home and we look forward to your return. When we started the renovation the property there was no area of covered lanai and was really an issue. We decided to cover the areas for dining and seating only. We felt that the open area was OK as it allowed a view of Hualalai,and also of the wonderful monkey pod tree that provides shade for our home. In doing so we were trying to get the best of all, but when it rains the open area does get wet and the monkey pod drops leaves etc. As you know, you can still walk all around our home without being in the rain due to the overhangs in the areas without a lanai cover. So a minor inconvenience for living in open air in real time. We will follow up on your lighting suggestion. Didn't want to have too much light, but agree that some additional light could be helpful.
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Fantastic Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely home and the location couldn’t have been any better .There was surfing in front for The surfers and then a 4 minute walk to the snorkeling beach and just up the road the other way was a good boarding beach .The Home exceeded our expectations and Stephen and Joy were great to deal with .Will be sure to try and rent this home again when we go back to Kona. We would give this home a five star without question . The Adams Family

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A repeat experience at an exceptional home

  • 5 of 5

We just came back for our second Christmas holiday in Stephen and Joy's beautiful home. We were thrilled to return to this exceptional property for a week of close family times. The house remains the perfect holiday destination - central to multiple adventures and an outstanding base to come back to and watch the sunset. There was even a lovely Christmas tree waiting for us! The house is full of lovely touches that make being there comfortable and relaxed. The house is tastefully appointed with all necessities and more; the beds are very comfortable, and there was sufficient space for our family of 6 adults.

We definitely hope to be back again. Thank you for having us.


  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stephen and Joy were amazing hosts. They were very quick to respond to any and all inquiries that we had and when I called them, Stephen was very kind and helpful. Now, let's talk property. It is the most amazing and beautiful property on the water. I have never seen anything like it. We were there Dec 13-19, 2017 and I am sad we had to leave! We have NOTHING negative to say about this rental. It was 5 stars and beyond!! It was a very unique home. We actually would love to mimic parts of it when we build. We loved that all of the doors opened up and made it feel like we were always outside. The ocean breeze along with the sound of the waves was super relaxing. We were there to visit our daughter whom was attending YWAM and it was a 15 minute drive to see her. It was awesome. It is on the main drag so at times you will hear traffic in the front bedroom, but no one cares... we were in Hawaii. I highly recommend this rental!!!! We would have been disappointed to stay anywhere else. The family was in awe of this home and because of that, we didn't even leave it for 2 days while we were there. Keep in mind, it was December. There were no bugs, a few visiting birds which was neat, and no air conditioning. Not once did we wish we had it. Highs in the days were 83ish and lows of 68ish. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! And I got the deposit refund back within 2-3 days.

Thanks again Stephen and Joy for allowing us to live and experience a little bit of your JOY. The coffee was amazing as well.


  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a family of 5 and wildly exceeded our expectations. The house is beautiful and recently updated; the kitchen is very well-appointed (and more than adequate to prepare Thanksgiving dinner); the bedrooms are comfortable (and the master has large windows right onto the ocean); and the location right on the water, with easy access to snorkeling and a sand beach was amazing. And Stephen and Joy couldn't have been nicer or easier to work with. We couldn't recommend this place more highly and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Keahole Airport Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center (several)
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kamehameha III Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center (several)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Kahaluu Beach Park; Magic Sands Beach 0.9 miles
Car: recommended

Kona Hale Pili is a modern adaptation of the traditional Hawaiian house. Hawaiian open air living at its best with louvered windows. Air conditioning is not needed as the diurnal breeze from the ocean during the day and the mountains in the evening provide natural air circulation. Ceiling fans throughout provide gentle air circulation in the bedroom suites.

Spend a relaxing day with an unobstructed view of the ocean for exceptional dolphin and whale watching. You will also have the prime location for watching the surfers at the surf break.

Dining, groceries and shopping are all conveniently located nearby.

For experienced water persons only, the ocean is accessible from the adjacent lava point. Easy ocean access is available at Kahaluu Beach.

We look forward to having you as our guests!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Departure Laundry Fee $95 + Tax
Departure Cleaning Fee $475 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%


Arrival time is 4 pm and departure time is 11 am. Early arrival and late departure options may be available; please contact us for availability.

Transient Accommodations Tax: TA-043-406-7 456-01
General Excise Tax: GE-043-406-7 456-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund