The Kona Hideaway is a private oceanfront Hawaiian villa, located in the exclusive gated community of Kona Onenalo, a 2+ acre lush oceanfront property with only 12 stand-alone villas adjacent to La'aloa (Very Sacred) Bay.
Purchased in 2021 by California-based couple, attorney Robert Millar and Italian actor and designer Mario Guariso, overall renovations and interior design were completed in January 2022 to provide the couple and their guests a sophisticated part-time oceanfront retreat, and a welcome escape from their busy lives on the mainland.
Step through the gates and relax into the pristine tropical landscaping surrounding the 3- bedroom, 3 bath mid century-modern Polynesian-inspired home. The extra-large lanai doors on both levels open the living spaces completely to the garden and ocean; the rolling waves and tropical birds lull you to sleep and are the first sounds you hear in the morning.
The gracious open floor plan, soaring two-story ceilings, and floor to ceiling sliders and windows allow for year-round indoor/outdoor tropical living. This 2000 square foot home has two lanais, a large gourmet kitchen, reserved parking for two vehicles, outdoor shower, full-size laundry, and is conveniently located just inside the gates at Kona Onenalo making it easy to transfer luggage and groceries into this Hawaiian hideaway.
The kitchen is fully equipped with great appliances, fixtures and water filtration, ideal for cooking and entertaining. Wifi, telephone, cable and smart TVs are provided for your convenience. The Kona Hideaway benefits from the ocean breeze cross-ventilation to keep it naturally cool in traditional Polynesian style; yet the villa is also equipped with ceiling fans and whisper-quiet air conditioning throughout, which can be separately controlled in each bedroom and living areas for maximum comfort.
The primary suite features stunning ocean, lawn and garden views, a private lanai, Cal-king bed, flat-screen TV, large closet, double bath vanity and two showers. The guest suite features a king bed (or convertible twins), desk and full bath en-suite. Third guest bedroom is located on the first floor, off the main living area, and features a queen bed, reading chair, desk and peekaboo views of the ocean.
One highlight of The Kona Hideaway is that both lanais face White Sands Beach (also known as Magic Sands Beach), a local favorite for body surfing, swimming, and beach volleyball where you can also enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch and snacks beach side at the Beach Shack. Magic Beach Grill features local ingredients on seasonal brunch and dinner menus, all just a short 5-minute walk.
The Kona Hideaway overlooks a popular snorkel and shore diving spot known as "Mile Marker 4" at La'aloa Bay. Open the gate at the end of the lawn into the lava rocks seashore and you will find scores of reef fish, including schools of yellow tang, puffer fish, sea turtles and expansive lava tunnels with skylights that are a thrill to explore. The villa is also less than a mile from the popular Kahalu'u Beach Park, where tide pools make for easy snorkeling, and local surf instructors are available for lessons.
The village of Kailua-Kona is a short 3 miles North of The Kona Hideaway while Keauhou Shopping Center and Kona Country Club are less than 2 miles South of the property. The Kona Trolley picks up just across the street and bicycles are available at the White Sands Beach Bike Share Station.
Back from the beach enjoy a hot outdoor shower by the lanai, or if you prefer just stroll to the large pool and hot tub to watch for whales while in season, enjoy the famous Kona sunsets, and unwind into the true Aloha Spirit, where the sea and blue skies gleefully embrace.
Minimum stay varies seasonally.This is a non-smoking, no pets property.
TA: 167-155-9680-01. STVR: 19-355982. NUC: 19-0821