Hale Iki is a treasured family home for over 50 years. Tropical sunsets and the wide Pacific Ocean is all yours, right out front, all day long for you to enjoy. Recently remodeled & updated, Hale Iki has a darling new kitchen with black sand granite countertops, ocean seaglass tile backsplash, a farmhouse kitchen with and ocean view, lovely new koa wood floors throughout and brand new appliances. The two bedrooms have wonderful new mattresses: a queen bed in the master and 2 twins in the other (a memory foam mattress topper can convert the twins to a king bed if needed). Each room has their own private bathroom attached. There's both an indoor & outdoor shower. New stacked washer & dryer in a laundry room. New TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player, shelves of books to read, snorkels, fins and boogie boards to borrow, and a lava rock BBQ grill. The best day is spent relaxing on the lanai in chaise lounges reading a book & bird watching, or take a road trip to see the erupting volcano, it's mildly flowing, but quite exciting. The ocean right out front might be glassy smooth for snorkeling, or if the surf's up just walk 4 houses down to Kahalu'u public beach for surfboard/SUP rentals and tasty snow-cones. Hale Iki is on a large flat lot surrounded by lawn, a very old banyan tree, a low lava rock wall, literally right on the ocean and tide pools to explore for shells & crabs. Just 4 miles south from Kona town, (home of the Iron Man Tri-athalon), in October, the marathon runners go past right out front on Ali'i Drive.
Our family likes to rent to happy people who can understand & respect the treasure found at Hale Iki. Many months are booked ahead year-after-year, by return renters. It's clean classic Hawaiian style living. In fact, the highest honor in Kona is to be asked if you're a "local" or Kama'aina. Sorry, there's no air conditioning, just ceiling fans in each room & fresh breezes is all you need. There can be lil' green geckos scampering across the walls sometimes, but they are good luck and won't bother you. This is Hawaii and you might just love it. You may get lucky and find an open week or two to enjoy Hale Iki as your home base to explore the Big Island of Hawaii.