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Stunning Oceanfront Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Luxurious 1 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Home - 1400 sq ft of oceanfront living space

This beautifully restored one-of-a-kind oceanfront home has all the charm of yesteryear with the added conveniences and sustainability of today. Meticulously appointed and private, the views and location are spectacular. The Guardian newspaper has listed Kona Moana Hale as one of the Top Beach Houses in the World.

Completely renovated, this updated home has hardwood floors, granite countertops, koa cabinets, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, iHome docking stations, Bose outdoor speakers with Bluetooth receiver (to pair your own devices and play music), iTouch pre-loaded with various Hawaiian music, wireless internet, full size washer/dryer, brand new California king bedroom set, luxurious bedding, hdtv plasma in great room and bedroom, gas bbq, Tiki Hut for afternoon drinks, teak lounges, etc etc. All lights are on dimmers so you can create your own environment and mood. There's even an indoor switch to light up the water at night to create a spectacular view!

Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach, you are within feet of the best snorkeling and surfing on the island. (If you do surf or stand up paddleboard, you can paddle straight out and be in the break in less than 5 minutes.) Dolphin sightings are quite common. During winter months, whales can be seen daily as they swim by.

Uniquely situated on a 9000 sq ft oceanfront lot, this home is a one-of-a-kind. You will experience complete privacy with expansive views up and down the coast. (We also own the property next door where you are free to pick papayas, bananas, etc. or just sit and watch the sunset.) While there is so much to do on the Big Island, you will have a difficult time pulling yourself away from your home and the incredible views and sounds of the ocean. You will find this special place to be relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring.

Upon arrival you will be provided with tropical flower arrangements, kona coffee, fresh fruit, homemade banana bread, etc. Playing softly in the background is Hawaiian music accompanied by the gentle sound of the ocean. The setting is nothing short of amazing.

More Details

Ronald P. Herrema
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Ronald P. Herrema

Married over 20 years, we share the passion for travel and exploration. We own a business in California and Australia, and try to spend as much time as possible at this special home in Hawaii.

Ronald P. Herrema purchased this house in 2013

Why Ronald P. Herrema chose Keauhou

We have been blessed to have traveled to many parts of the world and have not found a property or location as special as this one. Extensive renovation has been done to make this home both luxurious and sustainable. Expansive panoramic views and the gentle sounds of the ocean create a very unique setting unmatched by anything we have seen.

What makes this house unique

You will not find a home as close to the water as this one! The sights and sounds of the ocean are mesmerizing. From the large lanai and deck you can watch surfers, paddle boarders and boogie boarders or jump in the water and experience some of the best snorkeling on the globe. Lighting up the water at night makes for a spectacular view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just left Kona Moana Hale yesterday. We had a great time in this beautiful and tastefully decorated home. We will surely miss the amazing sunsets, the sound of the waves and the cool ocean breeze. The home had everything we needed and more!

The fruits and goodies basket was a welcome treat. Everything you'll need for the beach (except sun screen!) has been provided - towels, chairs, snorkel sets and icebox.

It was also in the perfect location for everything we wanted to do - exploring the white, black and green sand beaches, snorkeling with the manta rays, visiting the volcanoes and eating out (but we enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the deck the most!). Even if the home was along a busy road, you can't hear any traffic noise because of the sounds of the crashing waves!

We also had a very pleasant experience dealing with Ron, the owner, when we were booking their home. He was very responsive over email, providing suggestions about the island and even calling us when we checked-in, to make sure we had everything we needed.

The Big Island is now our favorite of the Hawaiian islands and Kona Moana Hale was one of the reasons for that!
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Keauhou, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Recently renovated
    Bathroom/Laundry - Add'l half bathroom off master bedroom
  • Completely renovated master bathroom with large walk in shower. Vanity with wall sconces on dimmers.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Brand new california king master bedroom set
  • New luxurious bedding with down comforter and duvet cover. Plasma TV in corner and expansive ocean views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Upon your arrival tropical flowers, kona coffee, local fruit, homemade banana bread, etc will be provided.


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average rating of 4.97561 based on 83 reviews

Book it if you can

  • 5 of 5

In a 5 star rating system, this place deserves a 6. It really is that good.

Obviously the owner cares about maintaining this home to the highest levels. From cleanliness (place was spotless), to replacing appliances as needed (obviously a new dishwasher and toaster for us), to nice art pieces, right to one of the nicest ceiling fans I have ever seen - the place is phenomenal.

I could go on for way too long about this place but suffice to say that this place was a stretch for me financially and I do not regret a single dollar of it - and with the +30% as a Canadian - that is saying something.

For those who believe not all is perfect ... yes, it is on a road so you will want to back into the driveway for safer exiting but the amount of traffic while we were there was never bothersome to us in any way. And yes, it is on the water so you can hear the surf and at night with bigger waves and having the bedroom sliding glass door open...yes, can be louder than a gentle beach burble. To me ...awesome...your tastes may differ. We never used the A/C but I could believe, if you do, that it , plus the closed windows as a result, would be pretty quiet.

If this place fits your needs, book it, I highly doubt you will find better...just look at all the 5 star reviews this place has. The reviews - and the deck! - convinced me to book and it should convince you.

Thank you Ron and Pamela for letting us experience your place - it is wonderful.


Be well


  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very special place!

  • 5 of 5

Kona Moana Hale (translated means leeward side southwest-facing ocean house) is truly a place to experience on The Big Island. There is a real magic about this place. Once you arrive you know there is something different and special—a place which captures the island spirit, attitude, and the majestic beauty of Hawaii. Located in south Kailua-Kona, there is great access to everything in Kona within 10 minutes. However, there is a sense of a “home” feel and privacy right on the water at this place. Spending time overlooking the crashing waves, watching surfers &

whales, and a 180-degree view of the ocean and setting sun, one will find themself losing all sense of time here (enjoying a long sunset fading into the ocean should be on anyone’s Hawaii bucket list). This scenery was so amazing, that my wife and I decided to spend most—if not all—our evenings and dinners on the patio/deck. The residence is fully loaded and excellent quality with everything right where you need or expect it. Ron and Pam are awesome and did an amazing job of creating such a special place for a great Hawaiian vacation experience. Thank you!!! …Highly recommend you take an opportunity to experience some time at KMH. Your vacationing soul will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have been lucky enough to stay at Kona Moana Kale and it was as perfect as the first time. We loved the house and the deck as much as ever. Everything was just as good as we remembered it from our first stay. We had some bad luck toward the end of our stay (my husband stepped just wrong on an uneven lava rock and broke his leg at the ankle), and Ron was as sympathetic, helpful and solicitous as he could be. I would recommend this property to anyone. It is a beautiful, soothing and wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Kona Moana Hale! This home couldn’t have been more comfortable and inviting. It was our favorite part of the whole island. Ron was so thoughtful, and really wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. We felt like celebrities staying here! The comfortable bed and extremely soft sheets, waking up and seeing the water, all the Hawaiian decorations, very nice appliances, too many things to count. They certainly have thought of everything. This was an amazing place to stay!


Beautiful sunsets from the huge lanai

Dancing to our favorite music over the deck speakers in the beautiful weather. So romantic!

Outstanding snorkeling at Kahaluu beach

Fresh Kona coffee on the lanai

Watching the surfers on the incredible waves

Water crashing on the rocks from the lanai

Entering the home for the first time, to the sound of Hawaiian music playing

Tropical drinks at our very own Tiki Hut

Farmers Market at Sheraton Wednesday morning

Restaurants - Splashers Grill, Jackie Rey’s, Kona Brewing Company

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect getaway. The property was extremely well maintained. Location was great! Every single need was anticipated and was taken care of including a first aid kit! Ron was great, provided us with very useful recommendations and did everything to make us feel at home. The stay here was worth every penny. Would recommend to any body who is looking for a perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This house is something so wonderful that it has to be experienced for yourself. We went for a vacation and were completely overwhelmed at how beautiful and peaceful this home is. Whether you are watching the sunset or drinking coffee in the morning while you listen to the waves, the lanai is the perfect place to soak in the beauty of the island. On a practical note, they have everything you could need in this house: plenty of kitchen gadgets, a grill outside, amazing appliances so that you can cook while you are there, tons of seating, an amazing bed (crazy comfortable), all the little details (lots of toiletries provided as well as all kinds of water gear), tons of towels, washer and dryer, etc. They think of everything. The location can not be beaten as you are pretty central to everything. Walking distance from a fantastic beach, and lots of beautiful beaches along the way into town when you need groceries or want to go out for a drive or restaurant. This home is a must if you are staying on the big island. There's a little bit of magic in the air there :) Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choy's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
Kahaluu Beach
Car: recommended

Ideally located overlooking Kahaluu Beach - the best surfing and snorkeling beach on the Big Island. Central to restaurants, shopping, golf, farmers markets, volcano, etc.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$490.52
Damage Insurance AU$79.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.