Grandview Hale, a Holualoa Tropical Paradise
Grandview Hale, a Holualoa Tropical Paradise
Resort living on hillside slopes at a perfect elevation. Aromatic tropical breezes, spring-like temperatures, and birds singing in this sub-climate are sure to tickle your senses. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 31,00 sq. ft. home is centrally located in the historic, quaint, artsy coffee town above Kona called Holualoa. Only 10 min. away, Kona’s shoreline beaches, downtown, and neighboring Captain Cook Town are all very conveniently located.
This 4 bedroom home can sleep 8 guests in beds (K,Q,Q,Bunk) and an additional 4 guests on floor futons (recommended for younger persons/kids) for a total of 12 guests. Three additional neighboring homes may be available and 3rd home members are pre-approved for at least 10% discount from the stay rate.
Every inch of this home is designed with exquisite taste with a focus on Japanese design with local elements of Hawaii. You enter through the 'genkan', a beautifully designed Japanese entry used for the removal of shoes and quiet space prior to entering the main areas. Take a few steps up to the living room or in the opposite direction, step down into the kitchen. From the kitchen you then take a few steps back up into the living room to complete the full circle. This design was inspired by a famous Japanese architect, Tomoe Sugiura.
The living room is grand with a 22' media wall and gigantic 70' flat screen HDTV for theater style viewing. TV offers 800 cable channels including high definition and sports package, as well as an internet connection with Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, etc. Complimentary Netflix allows for a generous variety of movies. Eucalyptus solid hardwood flooring, ultra-comfortable leather sofas, and high ceilings add to the grandiose living space.
A genuine wood koa table centers the formal dining area. Seating up to 8, this dining area is located to the rear of the living room with tall view windows. Large windows found on every wall of this main room, including expansive 8’ sliding glass doors on both sides, offer tropical breezes, country views, and a feeling of openness connecting you to the beauty of Hawaii.
The kitchen is without a doubt the center of attention to this home. Curvy custom granite tops represent the flowing hot red magma, walls are tiled with true lava pavers, and floors introduce true hawaiian river pebbles to the mix of visual delight. Frameless, modern cabinetry design is sleek with automatic features that open the upper doors with a touch of a button. Stainless steel appliances include a double oven, 4 door refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. Top-of-the-line 36' Thermador induction cooktop with a telescopic downdraft vent allowing for the most efficient and clean cooking available. The 45' professional sink makes prepping a breeze. A second bar sink placed perfectly for prepping offers a perfect position for the assistant chef. Those who love to cook will appreciate all of these fantastic features!
The island granite top is literally a full slab of exotic genuine red granite and seats 5 on the lower portion and another on the higher deck. A separate 42' high bar counter seats an additional 4 persons and has an internet connected HDTV for watching television or 'YouTubing' your favorite recipe. You'll find a complete set of cookware, dishes, and utensils, to complement the host of time-saving appliances: blender, coffeemaker, juicer, rice maker, electric grill, and ice cream maker (to name a few). Even if you love our kitchen, we also provide a BBQ on the patio so you can watch our fabulous sunsets turn to dusk.
The master bedroom (king) opens on to the upper lanai via a sliding door offering a grand view over the pool and much of the property offering a quiet place to relax. A flat screen TV is included in the master. The connecting master bathroom boasts an open air shower and deep Jacuzzi jet tub sunken floor level like a Japanese Ofuro. The bathing and shower area have large windows to compliment Ofuro in nature, however privacy is enabled with bamboo blinds. Floating cabinets, his & her sinks, private restroom with sliding door, real wood countertops, and pebble laid floors are all components of the fabulous Japanese design.
A second bedroom also opens up to the upper lanai with the same grand view. It has a queen bed with 2 additional windows over looking the center lanai and kitchen area. The third bedroom, also with a queen bed, is fashioned in hot pink and zebra pattern,…perfect for girls or anyone with such a fashionable flair. The fourth bedroom painted in blue has twin bunk beds and reserved for kids,…or at least the young at heart. Each bedroom sleeps 2 persons comfortably.
The hallway bathroom is also designed artistically with mosaics made by sea glass and custom hand blown glass in the shapes of jellyfish. The his and hers vessel sinks and granite countertops are located on separate walls opposite each other and divided from the bathing and restroom area so that bathing individuals can have their privacy as others are getting ready for the day. Let your days drift away in the luxurious jacuzzi jetted deep bath with granite surround and lava tiles.
The Infinity Edge Pool with Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River are for your private usage (the Grandview Hale guests). Upon return from a day at the beach, there is direct access through the main gate that leads to an outdoor hot shower for rinsing off. Over a few step stones and you will find yourself on a large deck and playroom furnished with sofas, chairs and loungers to relax as others enjoy these gorgeous waters. The pool represents Hawaii with it's deep blue oceans, free flowing lava formations, lava beds to lie on, shallow pebble river for young kids to splash in, and best of all, the very large Massager Jetted Hot Spa designed with a custom lounger seat, benches and beds to relax on, and variety of jets, one of which will be perfectly suited for you. All water play is viewed conveniently from both lanais as well as the playroom which is furnished with a large flat HDTV with internet and a restroom for convenience. This private area is reserved only for the Grandview Hale guests. Although private, we urge guests to respect the hours of 'open pool' for the sake of the other vacationing guests and neighbors.
Other amenities include a large laundry washer and dryer, beach towels, extra pillows and linens. You can enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet for all of your electronics. Cable TV is offered in 4 separate rooms. The Sports Package is available from the Media Wall in the Living Room, however internet TV is also installed on each for movies, youtube, news, sports, etc. A sports gym is only 10 minutes away and offers day or short stay passes which give you full access to their facility at a minimal charge. However, there is also a single bench with weights for the quick workout right here on the upper lanai deck.
This resort-style complex is newly built (2013) and furnished modern-tropical, with an Asian-Hawaiian flair. The 15' Waterfall Lagoon Pool and Sports Massager Hot Spa is communal. Exclusive use of the Private Infinity Edge Pool with Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River is reserved for this main Grandview Hale.
The pools are all solar heated and designed to feel as if you are sitting in natural Hawaiian waters. Both the private Main pool and Waterfall Lagoon pool boast deep blue waters to match the Hawaiian oceans and giant lava beds to relax on. The Waterfall Lagoon has a 15 foot waterfall drop that trickles and streams down creating an ambiance that only the sounds of water can offer.
The gardens are abundant with walking paths full of fragrance, our native fauna, colorful plants, and sweet smelling lei flowers. Yes, you can even pick and make your own lei! Majestic Monkey Pod trees canopy over the property and provide perfect shade for reading a book or taking a nap in a hammock. Fruit trees are everywhere and you are welcome to pick what you can eat. Fruits on the property include plum, serinam cherries, guava, lychee, mangosteen, rambutan, mango, papaya, star fruit, pomegranate, avocados, coffee, many kinds of citris, and our secret miracle berry. Guests will also receive a bag of our local Kona coffee that is grown, picked and roasted right here in Holualoa!
This home has private use of the Infinity Edge Pool with Massager Jetted Hot Spa and Pebble River however, there is a shared 15' Waterfall Lagoon Pool and Sports Massager Hot Spa reserved for the guests of the other 3 homes located on a lower terrace and access separated by a gate. All pools are solar heated.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3100 square feet
King, Queen, Queen, and Bunk
12 guests maximum
Kona International Airport
30 minutes by car
Activities of Interest
- Make your own lei from flowers growing in the property gardens!
- Pick and sample fruit from the trees on site!
- Experience aromatic Kona coffee at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
- Embark on a whale-watching adventure
- Learn to surf at FBI Surf School
- Take a day to tour several of the many local coffee plantations
Places of Interest
- Amy B.H. Green well Ethnobotanical Garden- houses 200 native plant species on 12 acres; guided walks offered daily
- Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor
- Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe- a charming farm-to-table eatery that is a favorite among locals!
- The Keauhou Store- offers everything from vintage Hawaiian T-shirts and posters to organic produce and locally made honey, jam and chocolate
- UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate
- Holualoa Ukulele Museum/Gallery
Gorgeous pool and gardens
Our family of four stayed at Grandview Hale as part of our three week trip to Big Island. By far the highlight of our stay was the gorgeous gardens and swimming pool. As garden and nature lovers we were in heaven in this respect! A true Hawaiian vacation to us is being surrounded by tropical flowers and being able to spend most of our time relaxing in the pool so this perfect. Loved seeing the little red and yellow local birds bathing in the waterfall by the pool each day and part of the pool is heated which is lovely for evenings. This house is situated in Holualoa which is very lush and elevated compared to the rest of Kona. Appreciated the use of flippers, boogie boards etc which made our trip easier and helped to explore all the wonderful local snorkeling (our favourite spot was 2 Step which is about a 35 min drive away). Just to be aware that this house does not have aircon or ceiling fans and the bedrooms are quite small - most of the year this would be fine but did get very hot (September) and hard to sleep and we are from a tropical climate so may be hard for guests from cooler climates to adjust. There were some pedestal fans which we moved around into the rooms to help a little. Thank you Emily and family for sharing your property with us! ”
- 40"+ TV
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet