Hale Pohaku 1

Welcome to paradise. Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1161 sq. ft. condo was recently and completely remodeled and is ready for you to enjoy.

The large 25' lanai puts you incredibly close to the water. You'll love the oceanfront dining and relaxing, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while watching the dolphins, sea turtles and fish dance in the waves plus see the whales during season. The lanai is fully covered, with a Hunter ceiling fan for your comfort, and is your own private place to see the incredible Kona sunsets.

The sliding glass doors and screens in the living room slide back entirely into pockets, opening up the living room and kitchen to the lanai and oceanfront experience. The lanai overhangs the pool and you have an unobstructed view of the reef, bay, beautiful sunsets and sandy beach.

Hale Pohaku was designed by award winning Hawaii architect Vladimir Ossipoff, called the "master of modern Hawaiian architecture". It shares no common walls with other units, allowing flow through ventilation from the floor-to-ceiling louvers in every room. His unique design incorporates Kamaaina (local) style. The cool ocean breezes bring in the fresh air and are complimented by Hunter ceiling fans in each room, even the kitchen and master bathroom. The complex feels very private with only 6 units sharing the oceanfront pool, paddle tennis court and covered parking. The pool is light salt, eliminating the need for chlorine and feels much better on your suntanned skin.

Inside our condo, you'll find beautiful new furniture, granite countertops, Koa cabinets and fresh, contemporary bathrooms. The furniture and cal-king size beds in both the master bedroom and second bedroom are custom crafted by a local artist and features the Honu (turtle) carved in the wood. The unit is fully stocked with linens and towels, including beach towels, along with a selection of beach toys. The kitchen has top end appliances and everything you need to prepare meals featuring local produce from the nearby farmers markets. In the living room, you'll find a 49" full HD TV, and audio system. New solar hot water heating system installed for 2019.

Location, location, location! The location is unique with a small white sand beach just steps away and your own private seawall gate to get there. Beyond the beach, there is a nice size wading area surrounded by lava and a coral reef. You could spend hours here in the water exploring or on the sand sun bathing. If you have children, they will love it when the turtles come over to the shore to visit. They are very curious and amazing to watch up close. And you'll find other great beaches and surf spots close by. Finally, the oceanfront pool has plenty of patio furniture, shaded section and a grassy area for sunbathing, plus its own bathroom and shower. These are a few of the many reasons Hawaiian royalty picked Kona as their home!

We are close enough to town to walk (about a mile and a half), with lots of scenery to see along the way. You can head to town in the morning to have breakfast and then walk it off on the way back to the condo, followed by a swim to cool off. You can also hop on the Kona-Keauhou trolley as a stop is only a block away and it runs from about 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The open air Alii Gardens Marketplace is about ΒΌ mile away, with local crafts, coffee and foods.

During the Kona Ironman in October, Hale Pohaku puts you right in the action as the triathletes train on Ali'i Drive. During the race, the athletes run south on Ali'i Drive, passing right by Hale Pohaku on their way to Keauhou. There they turn and head north again on Ali'i, passing Hale Pohaku a second time as they compete in the final leg of the Triathlon. Just set up your beach chair and cheer them on for the final leg of the Kona Ironman.

We hope that you enjoy our new oceanfront paradise as much as we do!

3 night minimum, 10 nights during Ironman and Christmas. This is a no pets, no smoking property. Hawaii Tax ID: 129-406-5664-01


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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bath

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Great for Two Couples

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5 stars given by: Michael on March 17, 2020
Beautiful Ocean Front. Lanai door opens across entire front of the unit. Two 'Master' BRs. Kitchen and laundry room were well equipped with modern appliances. Easy covered parking. The larger Master BR was a little noisy and had fumes from street traffic. (1 out of 4 of us noticed this.). There is no BBQ. The gate to the ocean was not functional. (We just hopped over the wall. I understand that there is ocean access next door.). We saw two green sea turtles right in front on our first morning there. Great Condo!

Awesome Place!

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5 stars given by: Greg on Jan. 6, 2020
Awesome place. If you want a great family place with all the excellent amenities stay here. We had an amazing time.

Can't beat the view.....

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4 stars given by: Heidi on Nov. 4, 2019
If spectacular water views, easy access to the beach and the sound of the waves crashing is your thing then this place is for you. You can’t beat morning coffee while watching the spinner dolphins off the lanai or the spectacular sunsets each evening. Unfortunately the unit while once very lovely is growing tired and in need of TLC. It’s adequately clean. The appliances functioned for the exception of the dryer which management was not successful in getting fixed the entire week we were there although we did have many visits from the handy man. The road noise from Alii Drive is only eclipsed by the sound of the waves on the water end of the unit. Inconveniently the master bedroom gets the brunt of the relentless road activity day and night. Since there is no AC closing the windows is certainly not an option. So bring your ear plugs!

Aloha!  On behalf of the staff and management of Kona Coast Vacations, we very much appreciate you taking your valuable time to provide us with this very important feedback. The state of our guest rooms is very important to us as we aim to provide our guests with a quality stay and outstanding service. Ocean front properties require constant upkeep & our team will personally inspect the property and will address any issues with the property owner. We are sorry that you experienced an issue with the dryer. The tech tried his best to repair it; however, a part needed to be ordered and unfortunately, part of Island living is parts aren’t always readily available, so it needed to be ordered.  It has since been repaired.

It has been a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to the Big Island! 

Great location

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5 stars given by: Elizabeth on Aug. 1, 2019
Truly special. Lovely condo overlooking the water, cooled by trade winds. Lanai is wonderful; we could sit there and watch the ocean and listen to the waves crashing all day. The nearby white sand beaches are protected by the rocks, so it’s possible to swim or beach-comb or see turtles—be aware that you do have to walk over rocks to get to the sand. Unit is comfortable, well-equipped, nicely decorated. You could stock up on food and never have to leave. We hope to return.

Paradise

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5 stars given by: Tally on July 11, 2019
We loved this property and if we go back to Kona, we will book it again. Location and views are amazing. The property is clean, well equipped, and comfortable. It was the perfect home base for my family on our vacation.

Great condo and location in Kona

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5 stars given by: Ray on June 28, 2019
Great condo and location in Kona. Right on the water, nice kitchen and really well equipped for cooking. Enjoyed the pool and access to local beaches. One of our best trips to Hawaii!

Great place

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5 stars given by: Tim on May 31, 2019
A beautiful place with an incredible view Very well stocked and close to town. A wonderful place to get away!

Perfect Location

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5 stars given by: Suzanne on May 17, 2019
A beautiful property in a wonderful location! This was our third time renting this property and we have never been disappointed with the location, amenities or the service of of Kona Coast Vacations.

Great two bedroom...sunset from our balcony every night!

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4 stars given by: Benjamin on April 15, 2019
This is a great two bedroom apartment right on the water and in a pretty good location. It's a 30+ minute walk to town, but only a 10 minute car ride. The ocean breeze was amazing and we could see the sunset from our balcony every night which is AMAZING. We kept the doors to the lanai wide open could hear the ocean waves crashing. There are sliding screens to keep the bugs out too. The management team was super responsive when we had questions or needed ideas for activities. My gf and I traveled with another couple and the place worked really well for a jumping off point to nearby beaches and town. You can also access the water right in front of the property. It's rocky but beautiful and fun to explore. The pool is a great amenity as well. Clean and warm. Overall the place was clean but I wouldn't say it sparkled. Kitchen was nicely updated with working appliances but the bedrooms and bathrooms seems a little out dated. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from Kona Coast again, they were great.

Stupendous Views!!!

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5 stars given by: Caprice on April 10, 2019
Words are inadequate to describe Hale Pohaku1...the condo is better than the pictures display! The moment you arrive at the covered off street parking and step out of your car you can here the waves breaking onshore...heavenly!!! It is just a short walk through the garden courtyard to the front door of the condo and when you step inside the view is astounding and better than expected. We immediately opened the glass doors to the lanai and sat down to enjoy the tranquil sounds of the surf, a welcome sight and sound after 14 hours traveling. It was wonderful to stay here and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us. The kitchen is beautiful and well stocked, we ate all breakfasts and dinners on the lanai as who could resist that view!!! We had the pool to ourselves most of the time and the complex was quiet and serene. As others mentioned there was a little road noise during the day, but it quieted at night and honestly didn’t bother us at all. We had no issues with hot water at any time...as long as you run it s bit it was toasty hot for the duration of our showers and washing up at any time of the day. It was very nice that both bedrooms had their own private bath as we were with another couple. The decor and artwork were amazing...as was the view and the sound of the surf! It was very easy to find and just a short drive into town. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and did not want to leave. We hope to return someday. Mahalo for sharing your fabulous home with us!

Lovely!

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5 stars given by: Becky on Feb. 24, 2019
Our second visit and we will come back again to sit on the patio and watch the sunset. Don’t miss TJ Bar-b-q for take out and a meal on the patio. (Within walking distance). Huggo’s, Fosters, and Lava Lava were our favorites.

The views......

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5 stars given by: Andy on Feb. 22, 2019
Hale Pohaku #1 was incredible, the views are breathtaking. My jaw hit the floor when we walked in the door, and then you step out on the lani and feel like you are standing over the rocks and surf below. Just from our lani we were able to watch turtles on the rocks, and dolphins and wales coming and going every day. And the sunsets are just stunning. The condo itself was great, very spacious and lots of storage. We had four adults and never seemed lacking for space, especially when you slide open the wall of doors that seperate the living space and the lanai. The condo was well stocked in the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. We were missing beach towels when we showed up, but they were brought over shortly after we had made the discovery. There was plenty of snorkel gear for the four of us as well. There is a great little beach area just around the point to the north of the condo, and can be accessed by a private gate from the condo grounds. Lots of tide pools and wading areas with turtles, eels, crabs, and all kinds of colorful fish. A local farmer's style market is a short walk north of the condo. When we booked I was contacted by a concierge, David, from the property management company. If David (or whomever from Kona Concierge) reaches out and offers assistance or a recommendation, TAKE IT! David was great and pushed us to book the things we wanted to do early in the week, that way if there were cancellations we had a better shot at rebooking later in the week. We were treated to unusually high wind and tides our first 3 days on island, so everything was cancelled (snorkel tours, scuba dives, manta night dives, summit star gazing). David and his team worked to get everything re-booked and the only thing we missed was because we decided not to re-book. They made all the calls, they made all the new arrangements, and they communicated with us the entire time. David and Kona Concierge were awesome and allowed us to enjoy our vacation when the weather had other plans. The only thing I thought was missing from the condo/complex was a grill. None of us really wanted to turn the stove or oven on to cook, but a grill would have gotten some use.

Great Place to stay

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5 stars given by: Patti on Feb. 7, 2019
The folks at Kona Coast Vacations were great to work with -- quick responses and helpful. Our rental Hale Pohaku 1 was amazing! We've been renting through timeshare exchanges and VRBO for 30 years and this property is among the top 3 for exceeding my expectations. Spacious, incredibly well stocked (particularly the kitchen) and the location and view are incredible. Made it hard to ever want to leave to go out! Although a previous review expressed concerns about some road noise, we never found it bothersome. With the windows and doors open all night, the wonderful sound of crashing waves was all we heard. Hoping to return and rent this great place again!

We had a wonderful time

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4 stars given by: Sheila on Dec. 10, 2018
Great view. Comfortable furniture. Well stocked kitchen (except for dishwasher soap, but we ate all meals in). Loved the ventilation. Both bedrooms get road noise and noise from the neighbor’s ac. We had plenty of hot water ... it just takes a while to get to the shower head. Lots of birds to see! Did I mention the excellent view!

This place definitely embodies the magic of Hawaii

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5 stars given by: Shannon on July 14, 2018
Amazing place situated right on the water. Listening to the waves roll in every morning just made our experience that much more magical. This place definitely embodies the magic of Hawaii.

Fabulous condo on the Kona coast

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5 stars given by: Leonard on March 22, 2018
we loved this condo on the ocean. Waking up every morning to that incredible view was awesome. The condo was clean and comfortable, kitchen well stocked and both bedrooms had comfortable king sized beds! It was in a great location to all the shops and activities that Hawai'i offers. We loved the pool in the afternoon and walking the beach collecting shells in the morning. It took alittle getting used to being awakened every morning by singing birds but we grew to like them!

AirBnb Review

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5 stars given by: Joyce on Dec. 27, 2017
Excellent view, looks exactly like the photos. Location was very convenient, about 10 min from downtown Kona where all the shops and restaurants are. Date of Stay: 12/18/17 to 12/22/17

Nice view

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4 stars given by: Danni on Nov. 26, 2017
Overall we enjoyed our stay at this property and the beautiful views are hard to beat. We spent most of our time outside on the lanai. The pool here was large for a property with only 6 units and well maintained. The negatives were that there was no hot water from the solar heating even though it was sunny the 3 days we stayed here. There is a booster heater but that only takes the chill off and gives you luke warm water. The other point is that it can be very noisy here as you can hear everything from other units and the road. Date of Stay: 11/21/17 to 11/24/17
Aloha! On behalf of the staff and management of Kona Coast Vacations, we very much appreciate you taking your valuable time to provide us with this very important positive feedback. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it’s apparent in this case that we fell short when it came to your comfort in one of our rooms. We have contacted the property owner in regards to the solar, and he has been assured by the complex management that this issue has been taken care of. We have not received any additional guest complaints, and thank you for bringing this to our attention. On your next visit, please know that we are available if you need us - we are happy to help! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay & hope that we can welcome you again.
Mahalo Kona Coast Vacations

Ocean, Ocean, Ocean

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4 stars given by: Tim on June 20, 2017
We've stayed at this beautiful condo before because you just can't beat the proximity to the ocean. The condo is exactly as pictured.The pool is an added bonus. Two negatives-1. is the amount of time it takes to heat the water in the shower, even with the booster. A lot of water is wasted waiting for the temperature to come to semi-warm (it never got remotely hot)and 2. the vegetation on the wall and around the gate to the beach needs to be cut way back. Part of the view of the beach is hidden because of the overgrown bush and the little path from the gate to the beach is really difficult to walk through. I know some cutting has been done on the bushes but it needs a little more trimming.

Hale Pohaku ! review

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4 stars given by: Rob on June 19, 2017
This is a lovely condo in a great location on the Kona coast. There are lots of positive aspects to the condo in the it is roomy, the location is perfect, it's well stocked, and it's well kept. On the negative side however there are some items that we struggled with. We normally rent condos in the Hawaiian Islands that have air conditioning and this one does not. While we knew this going into the rental, we didn't fully comprehend what that would mean. This unit, being right at ocean front, was designed to fully open up to ocean breezes by opening up sliding doors and louvered windows. While this kept the unit reasonably cool, it also meant that it is very noisy, not only from the ocean surf but the neighboring units as well as the very busy street traffic. We all wore earplugs at night to help quiet things down but it still is a very noisy spot.
Another issue with being right on the ocean with no air conditioning, is that the inside of the unit is damp. The tile floor became slick, the carpeting damp, the glass table tops cloudy, the countertops moist, all from the ocean air and high humidity. We were not used to this coming from an area that has relatively low humidity so perhaps this is normal for the area. I just think an air conditioned unit would have been more to our liking but the tradeoff was staying at a beautiful location right on the ocean.

Beautiful location

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5 stars given by: Pam on June 12, 2017
This was our first time at this location. It was perfect for two couples. It was furnish extremely well, very clean and had perfect view of the ocean. Easy access to the beach and shoreline. Turtles basking right in front of our condo was especially enjoyable as well as seeing dolphins jumping. We will definitely come back. The beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, sun umbrella came in very handy.

40th aniversary

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5 stars given by: Hank on April 15, 2017
Awesome Condo! The Lanai was so beautiful, had a hard time leaving it. Date of Stay: 3/26/17 to 3/30/17

Wow. What a view!

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4 stars given by: Regina on March 17, 2017
This is a very nice property. Nice kitchen and a to die for. Master bedroom is lovely and the second bedroom is comfortable, but is pretty small. Living room smelled a bit musty. I let the rental company know and they were going to get right to it. The pool was great. Overall, I think it was a very nice place and a very good value for the area. Date of Stay: 2/23/17 to 2/28/17

Would stay again and highly recommend (5 out of 5)

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5 stars given by: Edward on Jan. 20, 2017
We stayed in this unit for 10 nights. It is just as beautiful as the photos depict. There are only six units in this condo building and we hardly ever saw the other tenants. The kitchen was the most well-supplied of any rental we have had before. We spent most of our time on the lanai which is oceanfront and has comfortable furniture. The rocky beach out front was fun to explore, but the water is too rough for swimming. The pool was warm and we always had it to ourselves. If there is any downside to this rental, it is the road noise, heard mainly from the master bedroom. The automatic sprinkler also went off at 5:52 every morning, and there are roosters of course. We did have issues with hot water. It is a solar system and the water was hot most every afternoon, but a hot shower in the morning was never had. There is a water heater "booster" which we turned on, but still the water was only warm. This wasn't a big enough deal for us to report it to the management company. The location is good, close to downtown and within a few minutes drive to beaches. The furnishings and artwork in this unit were beautiful. We will keep this one on the list to return to one day!
Manager/Owner Response: Aloha and thank you for your outstanding review and for the compliments about our condo. We are so glad you shared our love of the lanai, the art work, the furniture and the kitchen! We also want to let you know that the sprinkler noise is from the condo complex adjacent to ours and we’ve requested that they move the time of the sprinkler to 7 a.m. or later. Regarding the hot water, since the solar hot water storage is on the roof and we are on the first floor with the bathrooms towards the back of our condo, it can take a few minutes for the hot water to arrive and is usual very hot. Generally, the electric booster is only needed if it’s been cloudy for 3 or more days in a row, which is rare in Kona. Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you again someday!

Would stay again and highly recommend

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5 stars given by: Edward on Jan. 8, 2017
We stayed in this unit for 10 nights. It is just as beautiful as the photos depict. There are only six units in this condo building and we hardly ever saw the other tenants. The kitchen was the most well-supplied of any rental we have had before. We spent most of our time on the lanai which is oceanfront and has comfortable furniture. The rocky beach out front was fun to explore, but the water is too rough for swimming. The pool was warm and we always had it to ourselves. If there is any downside to this rental, it is the road noise, heard mainly from the master bedroom. The automatic sprinkler also went off at 5:52 every morning, and there are roosters of course. We did have issues with hot water. It is a solar system and the water was hot most every afternoon, but a hot shower in the morning was never had. There is a water heater "booster" which we turned on, but still the water was only warm. This wasn't a big enough deal for us to report it to the management company. The location is good, close to downtown and within a few minutes drive to beaches. The furnishings and artwork in this unit were beautiful. We will keep this one on the list to return to one day! Date of Stay: 12/29/16 to 1/7/17

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