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Kona Oceanfront Twin Master Suite Hawaiian Beach House

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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:
  • 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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Kona Oceanfront Twin Master Suite Hawaiian Beach House
average rating of 4.95 based on 52 reviews

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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A Perfect Pad in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

You know you are in an exceptional vacation rental when you regularly happen upon people taking pictures of the front of the house due to the thoughtful and stunning architecture....I am not kidding...this happened three times during the stay! The whole experience of staying in this house is nothing short of magical. The owners and property manager are super responsive and friendly, which is not always the case with VRBO. The location is close enough to town, but far enough away to ensure privacy and peace. The layout and furnishings are nothing short of perfection! The house happens to border some of the best snorkeling the island has to offer. We saw over a dozen turtles while snorkeling during our stay.....and we even saw a whale breaching in the distance, which is early for migration season! There was nothing better than coming back to this place for a cocktail after a day of fun in the sun. Do yourself a favor and pick this rental for your holiday in Kona. You will return home rested and relaxed and thankful that you got to experience this exceptional property and setting!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property and the location was everything we were looking for in Kona. Close enough to everything, yet far enough away to be peaceful. Only thing we might add would be some air conditioning for some of the rooms during this time of year, and a way to clean up the rain in the central foyer as it can become slippery. Overall, we truly enjoyed staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed our home and your vacation in Kona. As our listing explains, our home is a modern adaptation of a traditional Hawaiian open air concept house. Louvered windows and vented vaulted ceilings allow for natural air flow. As such, air conditioning is not a practical option. When it rains the open central lanai area will become wet, but is designed to drain any water. The majority of the lanai area is covered, so need to get wet. Embracing the open air concept, living with the environment in real time in a wonderful location next to the ocean, is quite amazing.
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the finest homes I've had the pleasure to be in, let alone stay in for several days with my family. At every moment you are surrounded by palpable quality and worksmanship. Also surrounded by amazing oceanfront views, soft sea breezes, gorgeous sunsets and the occasional spray from a large wave crashing on the lava rocks just below. Truly wonderful. Sleeping in the master suite closest to the ocean, the waves were very loud the first night, but then I think we got used to it and they became pleasant for the remaining nights. I came to love the sound while sleeping.

Swimming from the house was delightful if you are comfortable walking out onto some lava rocks and plunging into the ocean at a calm moment in the surf. I did this with mask, snorkel and fins in hand (putting the fins on once safely away from the rocks) and was treated to a turtle friend my first time in. This is probably only for strong swimmers - otherwise, Kahalu'u beach (aka turtle beach) is a five minute walk away, and there are plenty of other beaches within a short drive.

During our five-night stay we had a couple of rain showers. As a portion of the roof of the house is open, this meant that it basically rained in the house, which was a little weird but also kind of cool. Using a broom (provided in the trash closet) to spread out the little rain puddles and running a fan over the wet area speeded the drying process. Even without rain, it was necessary to sweep out vegitation debris from the floor under the open portion once or twice per day to maintain a clean space. This was all a small trade-off for the great pleasure of having an open-air space such as this. The actual living areas (the kitchen/living room, and each bedroom suite) are totally sealed off or openable to the air as desired. Really the design of the house is amazing. We felt privileged to be allowed to stay in such a fine home on our holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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

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

ONE MASTER SUITE RENTAL; contact us for availability and special rate during off seasons with an extended stay.

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.

Back to back departure and arrival that occurs on the same day requires prior approval as we need to confirm that our maintenance people are able to timely prepare our home for the arriving guests. If available, a back to back reservation will be assessed an additional cleaning fee to offset the additional maintenance expense incurred due to the expedited cleaning.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.