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Designer Home On Ocean Golf Course, ADA Accessible, Pool, 300 Yd To Keauhou Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Cars often stop in the road to admire the unique, flush cedar and lava tile exterior of this designer home. When they see the inside, most have just one word, “Wow.”

Less than 300 yards from the playground that is Keauhou Bay, this fully wheel chair accessible, 2400 SF contemporary, tropical home with 20' vaulted ceilings has a giant living-dining space, gorgeous kitchen, three bedrooms, three baths, three lanais, media and music corners, a private, solar-heated pool with wheel chair lift, and carefully selected artwork from throughout the islands. Choose from fire, water or earth themed, bed/bath suites. At night, light up the lanai and pool for a magical private experience.

Situated on the 11th fairway of a prime golf course, with high speed WiFi, four flat screen TVs and a solar heated pool, it can be tempting to just stay around this amazing house and watch the golfers through the safety-glass-paned fence that surrounds the pool and lanai, or space out with the view of the volcano, Hualalai. Don't give in to that temptation! There's too much to see and do without ever needing to get in a car!

• Walk 50 yards to see the sun set over the wild cove that is He’eia Bay.

• Walk or wheel the block to Keauhou Bay, to swim, snorkel, kayak, stand up paddle, play beach volleyball, fish (and barbecue your fish), or catch the Fairwinds, Kona’s most popular snorkel/party boat.

• Take a twenty minute walk in one direction to the island’s most popular snorkeling destination (Kahalu’u), (and when the surf is up, some intermediate surfing).

• Go 20 minutes the other direction to the “end of the world” trail, where burial grounds, scrub brush, lava and crashing waves eclipse any thought of civilization.

• Or stay in civilization and walk 15 minutes up the hill to restaurants, shopping, movies and urgent care if you need it.

• Enjoy our bikes, boogies boards, snorkels, coolers, beach chairs, and even a beach-worthy wheelchair when you’re out and about.

• Or just give those golf clubs a work out.

Then come back to the perfect place to relax, recharge, and start it all again.

More Details

Lew Brentano
Member since: 2003
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lew Brentano

We fell in love with Keauhou 12 years ago, when we realized Kanaloa might be a beautiful place for Lew to spend his last years with muscular dystrophy, especially since we could roll a wheelchair right into the bay. A couple of years ago, he got a reprieve on the 'term limit,' and we decided to become a permanent part of the Keauhou Bay neighborhood. We designed a home that would be as helpful to people with disabilities as a nursing home, but would suggest nothing of that, instead combining the high style of a luxury home, with the convenience and comfort of everyday living. We will retire here some day. But for now, we both work at Ripple Effects providing kids and the adults who work with them with technology-enabled tools to privately address behavior issues and the reasons behind them. Meanwhile, we come several times a year. When we're not here, we invite you to share our dream home. Please treat it with great care. Thanks, Lew, Alice and Delphy, Lew's service dog.

Lew Brentano purchased this house in 2013

Why Lew Brentano chose Keauhou

We wanted a single level house accessible to wheelchair users and also accessible to Keauhou Bay, which we have come to believe is the most extraordinary area on the entire island. When this house came on the market, it met those two criteria. Unfortunately, it was a wreck. We had to completely rebuild it, from the inside out. That gave us the chance to show that complete accessibility and fine design could go hand-in-hand, and both of them could pair with good environmental practices, like designing around natural air flow to cool the house. Through input with a strong group of workers and Hai On, our consulting architect, we were able to come up with a design that exceeded our expectations. It wasn't until we moved in that we also realized most mornings we have a great view of the 8000' Mountain, Hualalai. We are not golfers, but love the green space accorded from this ocean course. The neighbors are great. The house is great. And the great ocean is, well, just great.

What makes this house unique

For people who appreciate fine design, but not the price tag usually associated with it, we offer: Elegant simplicity in a designer home that people can actually live in without breaking something. Complete wheelchair accessibility in every room. Three separate suites, so people can choose to be together or separate. Golf course location, mountain view, so close to the Bay that the impulse to swim is easy to give in to, and a kitchen to cook in, or to watch the cook in. All for a moderate price.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first return to the Big Island after 30+ years, this time with

adult children and daughter-in-law in tow. We needed spacious

accommodations and this property delivered wonderfully. The master bedroom

was not only large in terms of square footage, its soaring ceiling with

exposed rafters added to the profound sense of space. Same for the great

room and second bedroom. It makes a huge difference when lodgings are not

just somewhere to sleep, but a veritable sanctuary where guests can truly

relax in surroundings that have plainly been thought out with much

attention to the well-being of those who habituate them. We appreciated the

beautiful tile work and indigenous hardwood trim, trendy lighting, unique

plumbing fixtures, the "smart house" wiring with up-to-date controls, wi-fi

and security, the beautiful artwork throughout which was tastefully

arranged and not overdone, the absolutely wonderful, spotless, and

well-organized kitchen that was a joy to cook in, the large patio with

pool, sun awnings, and grill on which we prepared the most amazing fresh

ahi tuna steak (purchased from a roadside vendor selling out of the back of

a pickup truck en route back from Volcanoes National Park) I have ever

tasted, and the gorgeous landscaping for which passersby erroneously

complimented us. The very proximate Keauhou Shopping Center was also a big

plus, making running to the grocery store for missing ingredients, or

availing ourselves of the Farmer's Market there - whether by car or on foot

- easy breezy. The home's location was also perfect, situated as it is

between destinations to the north such as Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa or

beautiful Hapuna Beach, and points south such as the Keauhou Bay

whale-watching and snorkeling excursion docks and Sheraton with its manta

rays right down the road, Captain Cook with its venerable Coffee Shack,

Kealakekua, South Point and the Green Sand Beach beyond. A big plus was

also the quietness of the neighborhood at night, which made sleeping a

genuine pleasure. I cannot overstate the exceptionalness of this property.

My kids stated flatly that it was by far the best place at which we have

ever stayed. After returning home our modest house left us wanting for the

same sense of
Feb 2015
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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Roll in shower and room for wheelchair under vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large soaking tub, wheelchar access under 1 of 2 vanities
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , roll in double shower w seat, private WC, vanity accessibe
  • Master bath - ocean theme • Roll in 8 ft double shower with transfer bench on one side, French drains • Jacuzzi tub surrounded by a roomful of screened, jalousie windows that bring the outdoor garden in - minus the bugs • Travertine vanity, double, bamboo vessel sinks, undersink space for wheelchair • Separate enclosed toilet area; wheelchair turn-around space, handicap bars, bidet • Striking ocean images by prominent photographers • Double sided, mirror door Second bath – Earth theme • Double vanity and cut out sinks • One sink is wheelchair accessible • Combination deep soaking tub and shower • Petroglyph metal art • Double sided, mirror door 3rd bath- Fire theme (inspired by Pele) • Hanging, mahogany vanity with inlaid lava tile strips, granite vessel sink • Roll in shower naturally vented through high screens • Lava tile half-wall with cedar chair rail • Stunning aluminum print by “Volcano Man” • Deep reds, blacks and saturated blues and greens dominate here
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , also fold out sleeping cushion
  • 3 spacious, beautifully appointed bedrooms. 1. Huge Master suite: Ocean theme, full accessibility • Opening, vented skylight, cross vent screens, ceiling fan • King bed • Koa headboard, side tables and large dresser • Two closets, one with lowered hanging rack for wheelchair access • Sliding doors to main lanai with pool • French doors to side lanai with lava tile • Gorgeous, contemporary-tropical linens • Carefully chosen art featuring renowned local artists • 39” flat screen TV • Air conditioning • Meditation corner 2.Second suite–earth theme • One queen, one twin bed • Teak headboard, side tables and dresser • Tropical style art work and textiles • Smaller flat screen TV 3. Third suite–fire theme • Private entrance and lanai • Open trusses in ceiling with opening, vented skylight • King Bed • Striking, contemporary textiles • Teak headboard, side tables and dresser • 32” flat screen TV • Contemporary art by Hawaiian painters and photographers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Here's what we think you'll love: The best location on the island. Access to beach, golf, hiking, snorkeling, paddling, surfing, kayaking -- and this about the house: Great design: Uncluttered, clean lines; simple, natural materials; great artwork, comfortable furniture, and active sports equipment Full accessibility to all - roll in showers, extra wide doorways, ramps, levers on doors, dishes and food in pull out drawers Easy connection in community- Kitchen opens to great room; large lanai for hanging out, musical instruments; tables for 12 inside and out Space for solitude and reflection- meditation supplies and quiet shade garden Honors Hawaii - through local plants, lava stone, wood grown on island (eucalyptus, koa), artwork by local artists Care for the environment - Cooling through designed-in air flow, use of low VOC products, Energy Star appliances and fans, drought tolerant plants and lava rock to require minimal watering, support for recycling. Call us today to book.


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Designer Home On Ocean Golf Course, ADA Accessible, Pool, 300 Yd To Keauhou Bay
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews

Peaceful, spacious home. Close to beaches and services in quiet neighbourhood.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful. This house had more than enough room for our family of 5. Everyone enjoyed the pool, and the house provided everything we needed. The beds were almost too comfortable, had to drag the kids out of bed some mornings! Would not hesitate to book again, ideal for families or couples traveling together, would comfortably suit 3 couples each with own bedroom and bathroom.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend 12 days at Hale Manukai and were so impressed with the beauty of the home. It was peaceful, private and in an excellent location. The artwork, decorating and in house library were amazing. The pool and lanai are inviting and spacious. If you are looking for a property to truly relax, this has everything you need! We will most certainly return. Thank you to Shaun, Shannon and Ken for attending to the property to keep the pool clean, the grounds immaculate and all concerns addressed.

Batchelor Family


February 2017

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful place so large and roomy.

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained and plenty of room for 7. Kitchen well stocked and property management answered all our questions. The pool is perfect to cool off.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Coos Bay, Oregon

Great island home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. I'm in a wheelchair and this house is even more accessible than my own. The pool area is wonderful no fighting for spot by the pool here. Love the location as well. Thanks Lew.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nice spacious house near Kona

  • 4 of 5

Nice house with just about everything you will need to live like a local.

pros: newly renovated house, spacious rooms, fully equipped kitchen, quiet neighborhood, nice yard/gardens.

things you should know: you will need a car to get around. The nearby beach is all black rock you have to drive to sand beaches (15min-2hrs). No AC so you will have the windows open. The birds wake up at sunrise and start making noise (or singing depending if you're a morning person or not). The house is on a golf course and they mow a few days a week early (more noise). Some equipment (snorkels/fins) were broken, we bought new (relatively cheap). The pool is smaller than it looks in the photos. It's good for the kids to splash a bit while making dinner but not much more than that.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Amherst, WI

Lovely home with all the amenities to make your trip easy!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, we'll stocked kitchen allowed us to cook meals at home then enjoy them bye the pool! Owners thought of everything you might need to make your beach stay amazing...Beach chairs, boogie boards, fins, umbrellas, bikes, thoughtful!!! Would highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kona International airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many in Keauhou shopping center
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Keauhou bay
Car: not necessary

• Just 100 yards from He'eia Bay and 200 yards from popular Keauhou Bay, home of the champion Keauhou Canoe (Outrigger) Club, and the historic birthplace of King Kamehameha III

• A small sandy beach at Keahou allows wheelchair access for swimming snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing.

• Beach sand volleyball court and grassy area with barbecue pits make this a destination for all age groups.

• The Fairwinds, Kona’s most popular snorkel/party boat leaves from here most days, and evening swims with the manta rays happen at least once a week.

• For those who prefer to stay warm and dry, the manta ray show can be seen from the outdoor bar at the Sheraton, a short five minute walk past the beach. You can even charter a fishing boat, or fishing kayak from here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

heat pool to 82 degrees $125 + Tax
Cleaning -full $360 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.45%

Cancellation made 60 days or longer before arrival receives a full refund, cancellations 59 days or shorter before arrival get a pro-rated refund only for number of cancelled rental days that are re booked by other parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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