Hale Kona A'ekai

Rates: $1299 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Bed types: KQQQ (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 4.84 (from 58 reviews)
STVR-19-352032 NUC-19-651
Our stunning Hawaiian Paradise home is located just a few blocks from the waterfront village of Kona, Hawaii in a private gated community of luxury homes. With a nearly constant year around temperature in the 80s, and a cool ocean breeze, this custom Hawaiian home is as tropical as you can get. Overlooking the crashing waves on the lava and sandy beach coast, the home features a designer infinity pool with two waterfalls, a sandy bottom wading pool, huge lanais, and two courtyard ponds with their own waterfalls in a 'Jurassic' garden setting. There is even a private 'island' dining patio next to the waterfall overlooking the dramatic Kona surf. The house comes fully furnished with a designer dream kitchen, open air oceanfront dining room, kitchen bar, living room, entertainment room, an unbelievable Master Suite with panoramic ocean views, a pampered oceanview study, two Tropical Guest Suites, each with their own separate entrance and opening onto the lush courtyard and waterfalls, and a separate Family Cottage Suite with its own bar sink, microwave, coffee maker, sitting area and lanai. The master suite comes with its own private whale watching tower! The house sleeps eight, two in each suite plus futons for young children up to 10 years old.

'HALE KONA A'EKAI' is a unique oceanfront private custom home meaning 'the home by the wash of the sea'. It was intricately designed to capture the essence of waterfront Hawaiian living. Thatched ceilings, open walls, louvered teak windows, ten foot teak doors, endless lanais, and tropical landscaping, all help to capture the spirit of the islands. The house is exquisitely detailed with imported teak, bamboo, marble, granite, and quartzite throughout. The home has been featured in several magazines. The grounds are equally impressive with rare tropical flowers and palms, four waterfalls and a stunningly impressive bathing pool with an infinity edge. A stairway bridge takes you across to the island pedestal where you can lavish in a dinner surrounded by water with simultaneous views of the sunset, waterfalls and the crash of the waves! Enchanting, magical and romantic--there is so much more to describe---but you must see it for yourself! Unsurpassed luxury. Come stay with us and experience the mystique and beauty of the Big Island!

MAIN HOUSE LIVING AREA: Large open oceanfront living area includes:

KITCHEN: Teakwood and solid granite dream kitchen with all the appliances including separate beverage cooler, warming drawer (JennAire 2016)vegetable sink, double ovens, 4 burner stove with grill/griddle (JennAire 2016).

LIVING ROOM: Bamboo furniture adds to the tropical feel of the high ceiling open living area which extends out onto the Lanai. There is an area to sit and enjoy the ocean views and the infinity pool, a more private area to engage in conversation, and an entertainment area to enjoy the surround sounds of TV, stream a movie, enjoy the player, or relaxing music on our Bluetooth sound bar.
DINING: Enjoy the sunset while sipping Mai Tais on the whale watch tower. Don't forget to look for the 'green flash!' Dine at the six seat bamboo dining table that borders the lanai with open air ocean views, sit for pupus (appetizers) at the granite bar, or take dinner out to one of the ocean side teak tables to enjoy the sound of the dramatic nearby surf while dining under the bright Kona stars. The experience is mystical!


OCEANFRONT MASTER SUITE:(sleeps 2+ in sheer luxury!)
Stunning oceanfront views from all rooms includes: Master Suite: Entire spacious second floor with private outside entry, wrap around lanais, private sitting area overlooking pool and surf, private sitting area overlooking lush gardens, private whale watch tower. The Master Suite is truly spectacular!
Master Bedroom: King size hand made Bali Style Coconut Bed with tropical netting and grass roof overlooking the ocean. Sleep to the gentle sound of the Kona surf! Master Study: Teak desk, printer, teak and leather lounge chairs w/TV, wet bar & mini refrigerator. Scenic ocean views! Master Bath: Exquisite marble throughout w/tropical private outdoor shower, double vanities, teak makeup vanity, separate water closet, and Jacuzzi spa overlooking the crashing surf. Whale Watch Tower: Private nautical spiral stairs take you to a spectacular panoramic lookout of the picturesque Kona Coastline, the waterfront village and the inland volcanoes.

TWO GUEST SUITES: (sleeps 2 in each suite, 4+ Total) Tropical gardens and waterfall views includes: Guest Suites: One separate building with two separate outside private entrances. Makai Bedroom: Banana leaf thatched ceiling with lanai overlooking the tropical gardens and waterfalls. Queen size hand carved teak poster bed with tropical netting, separate sink in-room vanity, closet, cable TV, ceiling fan and sitting area. Mauka Bedroom: Banana leaf thatched ceiling with separate entrance, lanai overlooking the tropical gardens and waterfalls. Queen size hand carved teak poster bed, separate in-room sink vanity, closet, with safe, cable TV, ceiling fan and sitting area. Bath: Large all-marble dual-vanity bath with shower, tub, and separate-room watercloset. Shared by both guest rooms (separate entrances).

Private lanai overlooking courtyard gardens and waterfall includes: A separate cottage with high ceilings, pass through eating bar, sink, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator/ice maker, private lanai patio with dining table, full bath, desk, sitting area, closet, cable TV, ceiling fan, and a Queen size hand carved teak four poster bed with tropical netting safe located in the closet.
Bath: Full tile and teak bath with vanity, tub and shower.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a tropical home with open air louvered windows---there is no need for air conditioning as the nearly constant ocean trade winds fan a delightful gentle breeze from over the water during the day and from the mountains at night. You'll enjoy the natural tropical feeling!!!

Registration Number: GE-038-018-6624-01,+TA-038-018-6624-01

Hale Kona A'ekai Reviews

Dawn H.
March 2023
Beautiful location, pool area & ocean view! Many persons stopped walking along the path, to take photos of the backyard/pool layout. The pool was a hit for everyone as it was frequented daily to cool off & relax. Though the property description stated an "open air" house, we were not fully aware what that totally meant & it was HOT for all of us, even with 2 floor fans/bedroom. The natural elements of flying cockroaches & ants were daily occurences we dealt with. Many geckos were kept busy "helping" us. Debi was great in explaining everything while walking through the house & having TWO new coffeemakers delivered when the current one wouldn't work. The location is close to the hub of Kona & Walmart which was great!

Spencer M.
December 2022
Tropical paradise getaway; beautiful and interesting. We loved it!

Timothy J.
November 2022
This home is amazing! Very tranquil, it is everything as presented and more. This was a surprise birthday trip for my wife and Sheree and Evan were extremely helpful in making this stay memorable. If you need a chef we definitely recommend Evan, he and his son prepared a wonderful meal for our group! We will definitely be booking this property in the future.

Sascia H.
October 2022
Our group of 8 (my husband and I, our four adult children, one son’s girlfriend and one daughter´s boyfriend) spent ten nights at ´HALE KONA AÉKAI´. This was our third visit to the Big Island. On our arrival we were greeted by Evan, who had already opened all doors facing the ocean, so while walking in our breaths were taken away, stunned by how amazing the location of the house really is and how wonderful the views are. The pool area is by far the most beautiful one that ever came with a private home we rented. There are many places to sunbath around the pool and also places to stay in the shade – which I really appreciated. The property itself is quite big and offers enough room for everybody to spread out. The house is very well equipped – everything you need is there. We were a bit disappointed by the barbeque, my son would complain that it doesn’t get hot enough (just very poor flames – which was not caused by a shortage of propane) and my husband complained that the regulator knobs of the BBQ would become very hot and you could easily burn your fingers. We went to different restaurants and really liked the Keei Café in Kealakekua, they offer great food for a fair price and have several vegan options (which was important for some in our group). We also liked the ULU Ocean Grill at the Four Seasons, they also have good vegan options. Unfortunately there is one major negative memory as well. At the end of our “arrival tour” Evan mentioned that the dishwasher was broken. There is a second dishwasher in the Family Cottage Suite, so I suggested to get that dishwasher down und bring it into the kitchen but Evan wouldn’t react to my suggestion. On the 3rd day of our stay I complained to Even again about this matter and he sent Sears Service the next day. They came while we were gone and I don’t know what they did, but the dishwasher would still not work. Evan came in two days later to vacuum the water out of the machine. That was the last time I have ever been in touch with him. So, in the end we either handwashed the dishes for 10 days or carried them upstairs to the Family Unit and used the dishwasher there. That made us use the plastic dishes as much as possible because they were much lighter to carry up and down the stairs and really reminded me of a camping vacation and not a vacation in this price range. What really bothered me the most is that – neither Evan nor Sheree – ever said “Sorry for the inconvenience”!

Beverly C.
September 2022
This property is spectacular. It offers so much; it is really hard to describe. Lush tropical gardens, beautifully decorated rooms, a well-stocked kitchen, a luxurious pool and a breath-taking view are just some of the features that give this house a resort-like quality. Our family, consisting of eight adults, thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The property is convenient to the town of Kona and to a variety of shopping. Short walk to a beach that is great for little ones if you have them.

Flint D.
August 2022
A spectacular get away. Easy access to all of the island’s amenities. House needs some appliance updating but otherwise is perfect.

Melanie A.
August 2022
The house was amazing, the view was gorgeous.

Cyndi and warren B.
July 2022
Our family started planning our trip 18 months prior to our arrival date and the anticipation and excitement were worth every second. We arrived and we met by Evan with leis for us all and he gave us the house and grounds tour...wow! I think we were all speechless with the sheer beauty of the home and the view. Exactly as pictured! We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the deck and I think we were only inside long enough to get food and drinks! Plenty of room for all 9 of us with lounge chairs aplenty ! Our family had not been together for years and what a wonderful way to be reunited. The younger folk made their way easily on foot to target and the ‘ town’ which has restaurants and bars and shops in abundance. All in all we were thrilled with the home and location...exceptionally clean, well organized and a very well equipped kitchen ...we were lacking absolutely nothing. Would I recommend this home? without a doubt, yes I would ! It was a dream vacation for us all come true!

Kelly T.
June 2022
Great family vacation- very relaxing- magnificent views and location

March 2022
Our family of 10 (6 adults and 4 kids) stayed here in March 2022 for 8 nights. The outdoor space exceeded our expectations and the indoor space on the whole, met our expectations. Our local contact person was personable and helpful…greeting us with beautiful leis, providing activity and restaurant ideas, and responding to issues with some of the kitchen appliances. The property was super clean and stocked with linens, paper products, pantry items and even sunscreen. The pool was crystal clear and the perfect temperature for a cooling dip. Our family spent a lot of time there....relaxing and taking a glorious break from hectic lives back home. The neighborhood was safe, with good security, and the house was within walking distance of Ali’i Drive, Old Kona Airport Beach, Keiki Beach, pickle ball courts and a playground. Our time there ended much too soon, but while it lasted, it was wonderful!

Richard L.
March 2022
Second time visiting this house. Perfect location and overall amazing week and house.

Holly A.
January 2022
Property Manager was great if we had any questions he was able to answer. We cooked most meals at home. Kitchen has everything you need. The infinity pool was enjoyed by all. Beautiful views ! Whales , turtles, dolphins and tide pools to explore. Loved hearing the waves !

Kelly H.
November 2021
We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay with extended family. The location was great with lots of room for all of us. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you!

Sally R.
August 2021
The house and property are stunning in every way. Great size for our family of 12...4 grandkids and 8 adults. Each bedroom was beautiful, the master bedroom out of this world. The kids were in the pool at least 6 hours everyday. This is a home where every detail was thought out carefully and was perfection!

Kathleen C.
August 2021
My husband and I rented this beautiful home for a once in a lifetime kind of trip. Sadly only our children and grandchildren could go, due to our covid tests. The property from my children's eyes was amazing and couldn't be better! They thoroughly enjoyed the pool and everything the house had to offer. The two left burners would not work on the stove. Everything they tried to cook took 3 times longer because the burners kept going out.When we first booked it, I inquired about a chef since the listing said in the amenities "chef available upon request". I wanted to have ONE special night with paying a chef to come and prepare a beautiful dinner. When I asked the owner several times about a chef, I never got a reply. I then after getting it approved with owner, hired a highly rated chef. I could go on and on about how miserable sheree made it for the chef to do her job, and then continued making everyone for the dinner party very uncomfortable by having the chefs assistant move her car because sheree was watching cameras. The house is amazing if you plan on relaxing and NOT planning on any extra services like a massage , chef etc.

Nelda C.
June 2021
We have traveled well in 40 countries in 50 years and this beats everything --ever. The setting on the ocean is beautiful, but that applies to several homes in the same location. This one is extra special because of the furnishings, the extensive landscaping, the negative edge pool, the arge complete kitchen, and the hundreds of extras provided, like ALL the dishes and utensils you could possibly want, a shower in the master suite that you never want to leave, softest towels ever, robes, mosquito netting on the beds, gorgeous art in every room-- even the shower--indoor AND outdoor dishes, fountains and outdoor lighting on timers, 3 complete well- separated suites plus an additional room and extra space for more, outdoor barbecue, numerous 12 foot tall doors that enable full indoor -outdoor living; I could go on and on. The owners are super responsive, the on-site host as well. IF this place is available, book it now!

Trip A.
June 2021
Beautiful property….first time we have done a house rental and were quite satisfied. Patio, pool and master bedroom all orientated directly to the ocean. 3 other bedrooms in back with no ocean views, but can't have everything. All surfaces are stone which can be slippery particularly the stairs, so be careful when wet feet. It was our 50th anniversary, and we had our 2 kids, and 4 grandkids in he house They surprised us by hiring Evan Kennedy the local property manager, also a gourmet chef, to cater a fantastic dinner for us. He also did our check in when we arrived. First class guy. The house is in a gated community with security which makes us feel secluded, however, Safeway, Kona Town and anything else you might want is 5 minutes from the house. Our grandkids were in the salt water pool at least 10 hours a day, clearly a highlight. This is truly a Hawaiian experience with all floor to ceiling doors open to the pool and ocean. The views from the main floor and master are spectacular, and compares to an ocean front suite at a 5 star hotel. We were there in late May so summer weather was starting up. Everything is open with no air conditioning, which would have been nice at night when sleeping. But after 3 days or so, you get used to the climate. Admittedly, we are spoiled living on SF Bay. Bottom line, we would rent this property again. The owner Sheree Matheson was easy to work with and very professional.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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