Full Oceanfront Home on White Sandy Beach
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Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Welcome To Our Oceanfront Kona Vacation Rental Beach House! We think it’s the best place we’ve ever stayed, and here’s why!
This Kona vacation rental is right on a small, beautiful, sandy white beach, perfect for couples and families. You can watch dolphins and sea turtles from both the upstairs and downstairs lanais.
And this townhouse is so easy to live in! The unit has approximately 2300 sq. ft. of centrally AIR-CONDITIONED space on two floors, plus 400 sq. ft. of lanai space.
Sliding glass doors open onto two oceanfront lanais that overlook the beautiful white sand beach, the black lava rocks, the surf, and sea-life including dolphins, sea turtles, and seasonal whales.
This particular Hawaii vacation condo is unusual in that there are only 8 units, two per building, and all are oceanfront. The complex is very private and easy—no long hauls from the car or to the water. There is covered parking adjacent to the unit, and the beach starts at the bottom step of the deck!
The living room and master bedroom have full ocean views and you can hear the soothing sounds of the surf. The spacious master bedroom is a king-sized suite containing a bathroom with a whirlpool tub and separate shower, and it opens up onto an oceanfront lanai. The second bedroom upstairs is large and has its own bath, two twin beds, and a futon sofa that converts to a double bed. The downstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed and a full bathroom. It can be entered either through the house or through its own entrance, and is perfect for grandparents, a nanny, friends, or families with more than two children.
Just a short walk of about 100 yards down the beach from us, there is a hidden protected cove with resident, rather inquisitive sea turtles. Although Hawaii State law prohibits humans from approaching sea turtles, the turtles themselves seem to operate under no such restrictions. On every trip, they have swum up to check us out (and, I suspect, to see if we happen to be carrying any seaweed). This is one of the most magical experiences we have ever had as a family, and look forward to it each year.
There are lots of amenities, too, including a fully equipped kitchen featuring a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and koa wood cabinets, washer/dryer, air-conditioning, whirlpool tub, BBQ grill, linens, beach towels, beach toys, boogie boards, FREE unlimited high speed internet access, wireless internet access, FREE unlimited local phone calls, cable TV, iPod player, stereo (with vintage Hawaiian CD’s), CD player, and DVD and VCR players.
The Ali’i Gardens Marketplace is just across the street and down about 3 blocks. It has over 50 merchants who offer handmade products, Kona coffee, incredibly fresh produce and flowers, snorkel rentals, shave ice, and lots of other wonderful things.
Kailua-Kona is only 2 miles north of our condo and features shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Magic Sands Beach is 1 mile south and offers the best waves in town—it’s great for body surfing and boogie boarding. Kahalu’u Beach is just 2 miles south, and is one of the best snorkeling spots we’ve ever been to, especially for children. It’s protected and shallow, and filled with fish, many of which are quite tame.
And, of course, there’s all of the other great stuff Kailua Kona is famous for, including Swimming, Snorkeling, Diving, Boating, Kayaking, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Tide Pools, Seasonal Whale Watching, Luaus, Wildlife Viewing; Submarine Rides; Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Museums, and Horseback Riding.
Now, if our words haven’t yet convinced you why we think this Hawaii vacation rental is really great, we’re hoping our photographs will!
Aloha and thank you for considering our home for your vacation. ...Read more
Full Oceanfront Home on White Sandy Beach Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
Located just 2 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Ali’I Drive on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The condo is about 100 yards down the beach from from a hidden, protected cove with resident, rather inquisitive sea turtles. Magic Sands Beach is 1 mile south and offers the best waves in town. Great for body surfing and boogie boarding. Kahalu’u Beach is only 2 miles south, and is one of the best snorkeling spots we’ve ever been to, especially for children. The Ali’i Gardens Marketplace is just across the street and down about 3 blocks. It has been voted the best Open Air Marketplace on the Big Island by West Hawaii Today.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Last updated on July 01, 2015
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- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Ceiling Fans
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- Suitable for children - yes
based on 22 reviews
of guests would stay again
Family Big Island Vacation
“Fantastic Family Vacation in Hawaii”
Just imagine the sound of surf breaking on the rocks and accommodations for a multi-generational family vacation, this is the place for you! The condo has a spacious family-friendly floor plan with a well-equipped functional kitchen. Three separate bedrooms with supporting bathrooms provide privacy for family units. The master suite is spacious with a luxury bathroom and its own lanai. Located in an ideal quiet location with a white sandy beach a step off the lanai, this condo is close enough to enjoy the culture, shops and restaurants in nearby Kona. Condo has essential beach amenities: towels, coolers, boogie boards, umbrella, sand toys and chairs. With a great view of the sunset every night, this family-oriented condo can't be beat!
“Beautiful views with all the comfort you could want!”
The condo was more than expected in every way. It is the largest condo I have ever stayed in, it accommodated all of our wishes and needs. The views were wonderful. We loved the lava for exploration and climbing. Turtle bay was so much fun.
“Beautiful Ocean Views!”
This was a wonderful condo for our time in Kona. We were traveling with four children and everyone had plenty of room to spread out! Our children loved the turtles and were regular visitors to the cove. We also had a lot of fun with the boogie boards (provided in the closet of the condo) at White Sands beach and snorkeling at Kahaluu Bay. It was a great location for the other activities we did (surfing, manta ray snorkel, Mauna Kea summit trip). During our time in Kona, a highlight was always returning to the lanai of the condo. The view (and sound of the ocean) from the lanais is amazing!
“Perfect oceanfront condo”
Our family group of six adults and one infant loved every minute of our stay in this gorgeous condo. Everything we needed, from extensive kitchen equipment to a large beach umbrella, was available. The condo was very clean. The parking spot is just steps from the door. The complex was quiet and the neighbors were extremely friendly and helpful.
Each time we thought about going into Kailua-Kona to have dinner or drinks, we realized that we had the best possible ocean view right from the lanai. We ate almost all our meals at the outside table and loved watching and listening to the waves. When it grew warm in the early evening, we were grateful for the central aC which let us sleep very comfortably.
We did manage to drag ourselves away from the condo to snorkel in several great places, take surfing lessons, scuba dive, tour an organic coffee farm, sand snorkel at night with manta rays. We enjoyed walking to the nearby calm little cove and seeing the sea turtles. The location of the condo is perfect - close to the town of Kailua-Kona, but far from the touristy hustle and bustle. We appreciated the filtered water to refill our water bottles and the recycling available on site. Overall, we had a fabulous time and were sorry to have to return home and leave paradise.
“Fabulous location to enjoy Kona/Kailua”
This condo was perfect! Everything it was represented to be, very nicely furnished, classy yet homey, of course, the location is the kicker! Fall asleep to the crashing of the waves on the lava coast, white sand interspersed through the black lava, such a beautiful, extreme island! And the turtle cove! It's literally just down the beach, and the turtles came to commune with us each time we went there. Protected from the ocean waves, you can wade out, barely thigh-deep, and turtles come to swim by you. We can't touch them, but they definitely touched us! I loved Chris & Marty's house, and hope to stay there again--I hope in the not too distant future! Only 2.5 miles from Kailua/Kona town, so not right in the thick of things, but easily accessible if you want to enjoy restaurants, shopping etc.
Marty and Bill
“Outstanding Oceanfront Condo!”
Our family of six adults spent six wonderful nights at Hale Kai O'Kona. It is everything described and much more. I had worried about renting a condo as opposed to a house, as I didn't want to feel crowded. The photos of this condo don't give it justice. It is so spacious, especially with the added space of the two lanai's. The upstairs master bedroom is enormous. Waking up every morning overlooking the ocean was amazing. The condo was immaculate and totally updated. We really wanted an oceanfront location. You cannot possibly be more oceanfront than this! This was our first trip to Hawaii. It was the trip of a lifetime--due in large part to our stay at this condo.
“Wonderful Kona vacation home!”
We spent half of our Hawaii vacation on the Kona side of the Big Island and we were so happy with our vacation rental. This townhouse was just right for our party of 6. The location is wonderful - right on the ocean! It's not just an ocean view but the lanai actually overlooks the beach. I don't think it's possible to get any closer! We spent every morning and evening on the lanai. Most mornings we were able to see dolphins right from the lanai with binoculars which the owners have provided.
We were traveling with little children and Chris and Marty were very kind to let us check in early at noon. The condo was ready for our visit and very clean! The kitchen and laundry were well stocked. They have a lot of beach stuff in the condo - boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, beach toys for the little ones - all of which we happily used. :) They even have a small umbrella stroller if you are traveling with a toddler.
The townhouse is close to grocery stores and restaurants in Kailua-Kona but still set away from the busy, touristy part of town...we really liked that. And to all Poke fans, the Poke Shack is just 1/4 mile down the road - best poke on the island in our opinion!
We are already planning a second trip the the Big Island. Thanks Chris & Marty!
Terrace, BC, Canada
“"wow" home away from home and much more!”
This place met our expectations and more! To have the opportunity to wake up each morning to that incrediable view of the ocean and spectacular sunsets in the evenings---priceless! The home was lovely and tastefully decorated. Kitchen was well equiped for a family (8 of us in total). The house was large enough that we never felt cramped. We spent 10 glorious days in this condo and many of those days was spent watching, from the lanaii, schools of dolphins and whales. The owner had provide binoculars for our use. Just a short walk down to a small beach we encountered, almost on a daily basis, numerous turtles. This condo is only 2 1/2 miles from town, which is perfect, far enough away from the crowds but close enough to enjoy the night life. The only disappointment was the barbecue that was provide for guests. We felt it was far to small for a family of 8.
Jim and Shirly
“Fantastic ocean front experience”
One of our best vacations ever in Hawaii. The ocean view is amazing. The home has beautuful decor and minutes from downtown Kona. The sound of the crashing waves was very soothing. We would stay there again and highly recommend it.
“Breath taking views set for a memorable vacation”
Our family of 8 had such a wonderful stay at Chris & Marty's beautiful condo. It was so clean and perfect for our stay in Kona.
It was so relaxing to sit out on the lanai everyday to gorgeous ocean views. The condo has all the modern conveniences of home plus the amazing ocean front too.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful place for families to stay at that even 3 generations of one family found comfortable.
“Hawaiian paradise home”
We had a wonderful holiday in Hawaii thanks to the hospitality at Kona Beach Retreat. The home was far beyond our expectations: it was very clean and spacious; the kitchen was fully equipped, the linens, beach towels and beach toys were provided. The home is beach front with a great little turtle cove within walking distance. The kids spent hours playing here. Sitting in the lanais we saw dozens of dolphins swimming and flipping in the ocean. I would highly recommend it for one or two families and those with children. Marty and Chris have paid attention to all the details that make this property really feel like your home.
Kona beach retreat is within 10-15 minutes of many of the islands main attractions such as the downtown strip, bars, shopping, beaches, and some of the best snorkling spots. There are excellent restaurants for those lazy moments!
In the past we had stayed in hotels while on vacation. Never again if I have a choice. The comfort of waking up and making your breakfast and coffee at your own pace is simply...priceless!!
The Hammond Family
“A dream vacation in a beautiful home.”
We couldn't have found a better home to enjoy while on vacation in Kona. We like to be just on the outskirts of all the shopping and night life and this location was perfect. It is 5 minutes from Kona town and literally a 3 minute walk to the farmer's market. The ocean is so close to the house, that is sounds as though you are sitting on the beach all the time. The turtle cove is literally steps away from your deck and we saw them daily. The home is beautifully decorated and up to date in every way. For the price, you cannot do better at an upscale hotel. The owner's provide you with all the resources to report any problem and have it resolved promptly. The only thing I might ask them to upgrade would be an ipod dock in the master bedroom. Heavenly place!
“Fabulous base for exploring the island”
Following the detailed driving instructions from the owner led us to the perfect beach retreat. Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, this condo provided everything needed for a wonderful stay in Kona. The condo was spotless with comfortable beds and furniture. The washer ad dryer helped us keep our luggage to a minimum. All appliances and furnishings are there for as much or as little cooking as you want to do. And the lanais were perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the island. The owners made communication easy. Looking for an alternative to hotels? Look no further!
SF Bay Area, CA
“Very satisfied !”
We had a great time staying in Chris/Marty's house in Kona during our vacation. The house was very spacious, well furnished and it was very clean. We ate breakfast and lunch every day on the lanai watching the ocean. Went to the turtle cove (just north of the house) and spent a lot of time watching the waves and the various kinds of fish. The revealed series of guidebooks and recommendations for beaches provided by the owners were very helpful. This was our first trip to Hawaii and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. Highly recommended !
St. Paul, MN
“Best View ever and great condo!”
Of all the places we have visited in over 40 countries and of all the places we have stayed, your condo is the one I would most like to return to. Snorkeling on the Big Island from beaches ranks among the top in the world. Beautiful. Thank you.
Love to travel
Stevens Point, WI
“Unbelievable Location and View”
This condo was far beyond my expectations. Located right on the beach with unobstructed views and a short walk to turtle beach. We travelled with our 3 kids and my in-laws - plenty of space and something for everyone. Two bedrooms upstairs and a downstairs bedroom gave us all a little privacy and no need for my in-laws to climb steps. Newly remodeled we did not want for anything. Beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards provided a great beach experience. A notebook with restaurant suggestions, great beaches suggestions, and other fun activities just made this rental over the top. I would rate it 10 stars if they would let me.
Katy and family
We stayed here in august 2011, and believe me, it really is paradise found. The unit is really spacious, we felt so spoilt with so many lovely rooms, and so much 'family space' in the living room and on the lanai's. The master suite made us feel like we were in luxury, waking up to the ocean every day really starts the day off well. And it is so well equipped, we made full use of the boogie boards, cooler, beach chairs etc. We also really appreciated the owners 'top 12' list - we enjoyed all the activities (especially Lava Java) and wished we had longer to do more things. The location is so brilliant - close enough to delightful Kona, but also far enough away to feel peaceful. We so loved seeing the turtles on the private beach every day. We can't wait to stay again!
Hi Marty and Chris, we had a wonderful time at your beautiful home in Hawaii. We were so rushed, however, in the morning that we had to leave and did not have time to write in your guest book. With three teenagers, we managed to do a lot of fun activities on the island...as always not enough time. Next time we will leave the kids at home and either come alone or with 1 or 2 other couples. Everything we needed was right there in the condo and I'm telling you, I have never ever slept better in my life listening to the sounds of the ocean right outside. Thank you for a wonderful experience...no wonder you practically begged the owners to buy that condo, it is just wonderful! The green sand beach was our second trip and just as gorgeous as ever. My middle son Sean who is 17 is on a "Hawaii high". And my oldest son had a blast riding atvs (faster than I'm sure they usually allow), but the guys were the only ones on the tour; and my daughter absolutely loved the horseback riding in Waipo Valley. The snorkeling was amazing! and we swam with a huge sea turtle. No problems at all, we will definitely return and recommend your condo to others. Mahalo Marilyn and Jeff and three happy teens
“Feels like one's own home, not a rental!”
Marty and Chris are wonderful owners, have thought of everything needed for a wonderful stay on the Big Island.
Our family of six, grandparents, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, spent two weeks in the condo. Ample living space, comfortable sleeping, great views, quiet area, well-equipped kitchen.
The location is special. On the beach with the private turtle cove a short distance from the condo. Farmer's markets within walking distance. Parking area at the condo.
“Its great to come across a place that is better than advertised”
The view form both lanais are spectacular.We enjoyed sitting on them, w a glass of wine and watching the sun set, the dinner boat cruise by in the distance, and listening to the surf, The turtle cove is something to sit by and contemplate what ever you want. And the neighbors are nice and even though the condo is on alii Drive you do not hear any traffic, only the harmonic crash of waves.
“Perfection in Kona!”
We stayed in this condo for a week in January 2010. There were five in our family group. We felt like we were at home in paradise. We woke up early in the morning and watched the ocean change as the sun came up from the lanai. We saw whales, dolphins and turtles. We were able to walk to town and to the nearby farmer's markets. The condo was clean and well furnished. We loved every minute of it. The Big Island is beautiful and fantastic...many many things to see. We are going back this next January.
“Immaculate Oceanfront Beachhouse!”
Wow! That was our initial reaction to this beachfront townhome. It was as described and seen on the website, only better. It really is right on the beach, and is even more spacious than the pictures show. The ocean breezes were fantastic from the first and second floor porches. It was very clean and well-cared for, and all the promised amenities were really there. It truly is a home away from home. It was great having a well-appointed kitchen, and the washer and dryer were very handy. There is plenty of room for watching a movie with the family, and the bedrooms are large and located to afford privacy. The beachhouse has an open, airy, tropical feel to it. It really is in a great location, close to everything. We dined, snorkeled, swam, took a sightseeing cruise, attended a luau, shopped, and visited a coffee plantation, all within a few miles from us. We definitely would stay there again, and recommend it to our family and friends. What a gem!