Oceanfront, overlooking a pristine Bay along the Kona Coast
This home sits on the bluff of one of the most pristine Bays of the Kona coast, (H) Heeia Bay. Keauhou Bay is just feet away to the South.
The home is a classic older Hawaiiana home that spreads out in all directions for spacious enjoyment and privacy for all guests. The master suite is located in the main house with the other 3 bedrooms located in a separate wing inside the courtyard, each with a separate entrance creating maximum privacy. Swim in the unheated black bottom pool while you watch dolphins and whales pass by.
Part of Baywatch's charm is its traditional Hawaiian coastal open air design. The prevailing trade winds from the west over the ocean and the mountain breezes from the east make this island home so comfortable that there is no need for air conditioning.
Follow a paved pathway for beach access at beautiful Heeia Bay, just around the corner of Manukai Street.
The famous Sam Choy restaurant is a five minute drive, a movie theater and shopping center are all within walking distance.
Numerous resort amenities are available just to the South. The Keauhou Bay area offers great ocean access, Scuba diving, Sailing, Catamaran, Fishing charters, Sea kayaking and Outrigger canoeing.
Hotel amenities do not come with the home.
If you are seeking local markets and historical context, downtown Kailua-Kona is approximately a 10 minute drive for easy access to shopping, businesses, waterfront restaurants and hotels. Watch the people and the cruise ships come and go from the Kailua Pier. Visit the famous Farmer's Market. Enjoy a shave ice or a cup of Kona coffee, have a light snack or a gourmet meal, buy an inexpensive souvenir or a piece of fine art, book an activity, go for a swim or hang out on the many beautiful beaches.
Up the coast is a busy marina with Hawaii's best scuba diving, big-game fishing, kayaking, dolphin and whale watching and other ocean activities. Hale Akala is conveniently located, a great home base to explore the many wonders of the Big Island including Volcano National Park, Mauna Kea Observatory, coffee and macadamia nut farms, artist communities, and more!
WARNING! Home might not be suitable for small children due to pool and cliff location as well as the location of the bedrooms.
Left on 09/02/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 2, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We had a great stay at Bay Watch. The location is everything as advertised. It was fabulous. The pool was great and in good shape. The house itself was clearly at one point very beautiful, but now needs a lot of investment. It was functional for sure and we had a great time but there were mice in the sofa. That was a bit of a downer but we spent most of our time outside anyway. We requested and received a very timely response from the property manager on one matter, but not on another. It wasn't a big deal though. I didn't mention the mice to them.
Left on 04/14/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Rhett W.Reviewed Apr 14, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
We loved the house and location. The house is spacious. Only 1 bedroom is inside the house and the other 3 have private entrances. The cliff is not ideal for small kids but there is a large front yard for them to play in. The pool was great.
Left on 04/02/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Julie H.Reviewed Apr 2, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
My family had a great time. The view was outstanding. I have rented hopmes before, and I was a lttle disapointed. When I rent a home that has a gourmet kitchen, I expect to have kettles, and accessories. The cabinets were bare. There was 4 kettles, one hotpad which didn't work. So we had to regroup on our meals. There were no grill accessories, so we had nothing to flip steaks, or fish. We left our extras behind to help the next renter. The description of the house never said the three bedrooms were not in the house, and because we couldn't lock the gates, everyone had to lock themselves in their seperate rooms at night. Half the lights didn't work. Maybe the owner should mark the lights so there easier to figure out. We never could figure out which switch turned on the lights by the garage door. All in all, this was a perfect location. Infact, my kids are talking about renting again. Just a note, don't shop at the grocery store up the road. stop at Safeway on Henry Dr.,or Costco right by the airport.
All in all, we all enjoyed the home. And we will be back!
Left on 01/25/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 25, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
Looking forward to booking again without any hesitation. Location and home is ideal for a family retreat, however due to bluff location small children need watching. This was however made very clear by property management co. beforehand.
Left on 01/20/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 20, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
This holiday was super. The rental home was very clean and accomadated the eight of us very well. There was lots of room and the unit was very well laid out for a large group. We would highly recomment it to anybody. The house was situated where it was easy to get around to the different attractions. Hope we can use your services in the future.
Left on 09/21/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 21, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Location and view were awesome. Living room, kitchen and dining areas were great. Rooms definitely need updating and general maintenance. The fan in our room didn't work, the towel rack fell off the wall, the window kept coming off the track and the sliding door didn't lock. Also, the first day of stay was unbearable since the air conditioner was turned off and there was no air circulation in the house. We have stayed at much nicer houses. Will not be back and would definitely NOT recommend.
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Carl & Tami E.Reviewed Sep 20, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
The house is beautiful and the four rooms with separate entrance and baths are perfect for a group of friends travelling together. The only complaint is no air conditioning... I know a lot of places don't have it, but it was pretty warm at night. The dishwasher also wasn't working, but otherwise it was excellent.
“Amazing location, Beautiful View and Fabulous House!!”
Left on 07/21/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 21, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We loved our stay here more than we can say. The house was really wonderful with the most breathtaking view. We were so impressed with how responsive the property management group was with our requests. Kitchen needs updated appliances, the pool light needs to be fixed for night swimming (which we did tons) and it could use more cleaning and kitchen supplies but otherwise it was great. It is so spacious for one large family or more. The location is very private and secluded. An amazing stay!
Left on 03/29/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Phillip T.Reviewed Mar 29, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
This lovely older house with a pool on the ocean: comfortable four bedroon, 5.5 bath house. The large deck, with BBQ lent itself to serene drinks and dinner at sunset. The dishwasher and the stove venting weren't working. The living room was sparsely furnished for a house with four bedrooms, and the only television in the house was undersized for the room. I'd charge a few dollars more each day and provide dish soap,toilet paper and laundry soap.
“Perfect house for hanging out with a large group”
Left on 12/31/2011 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 31, 2011Stayed Dec 2011
We stayed here for Christmas 2011. The house is recently renovated. The layout of the house was perfect for our family of 8 adults. Plenty of room to socialize and plenty of space for private time. It is much nicer than the pictures depict. There are two bays within a short walk for paddle boarding, snorkling, etc.
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