Hale' Holua Resort at Keauhou Bay
OVERALL DESIGN CONCEPT
Welcome to Hale Holua Resort, Kona newest Vacation Rental paradise located a short walk from the historic Keauhou Bay. Hale Holua Plans to begin rentals in Spring of 2023.
“Holua” or ‘lava sled’ is a narrow wooden sled which pre-modern Hawaiians used mostly for mountainside recreation. The Holua trail would almost always end at a sacred waterfront location. In our case, Heeia Bay, just to the west of our property. To the best of our ability to figure it out, our lot sits smack in the middle of the old Holua trail here in Keauhou. Hence the name of the street…”Holua”. With respect to the design of the units and the compound overall, we will honor the Holua tradition in as many ways as possible. We’re also hoping to pay homage to watermen & women, and the deep, rich history & culture of Keauhou Bay.
Keauhou Bay is a historic area in the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. The name comes from ke au hou which means "the new era" in the Hawaiian Language. Known as one of seven "Royal Centers", Keauhou Bay contained residences for the ruling chief and those of the high chiefs, and a complex of sacred areas and significant heiau (stone temples). Other structures often included house sites for family and kahuna (priests), and areas for daily life activities. An abundance of natural resources, recreation opportunities and canoe landings were essential features.
Ocean access at Keauhou Bay is superb and, just as boats use it today, canoe landings once dotted the shore. In the early 1800s, King Kamehameha I and his royal family occasionally resided on the northern shore of Keauhou Bay, on land between Puco and Ha'ikaua Cove. Puco Cove served as the royal canoe landing.
This is a 14,000 sf lot located in the resort zone known as Keauhou. The surrounding area features the Keauhou Outrigger Hotel (formerly Sheraton), a golf course, tennis & pickleball facilities, shopping, dining, theaters and more resort features. There was an previously existing multi-family dwelling on the property was destroyed in a fire a few years ago. The lot has essentially been leveled, leaving the utility infrastructure still in place and functioning.
Keauhou is currently the home of recreational facility such and the Keauhou Canoe Club, as well as two sand volleyball courts, a picnic area, public restrooms, and a historic area honoring the birthplace of King Kamehameha III.
The lot sits on a quiet, no outlet street, with multi acre bayfront estates filling out the point at both Keauhou Bay as well as nearby historic Heeia Bay. The lot retains a large multi-family septic tank, water hookup and electrical.
EXTERIOR DESIGN CONCEPT
The exterior features will be highlighted to create a vintage look of the property...taking visitors back to the 60's glory days of Hawaii. Alternatively for the main cottage or building we have developed an island style tropical look.
We are located smack in the middle of Keauhou Resort.
The Keauhou Resort includes the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, the 22.9-acre (92,700 m2) Keauhou Shopping Center, two golf courses, Holua Tennis & Pickleball Center, timeshare, residential and resort condominiums and single-family residences. The largest convention center in Kona is located at the Sheraton, just South of the bay. The 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of the resort are owned by a subsidiary of Kamehameha Schools which sponsors cultural events at the facilities.
There is a small boat ramp, used for some trips to Kealakekua Bay, and the Keauhou Canoe Club for canoe races. Above the bay the Kona Country Club golf course, built in 1966, was designed by William Bell. Another route south to the town of Kealakekua is the Alii bypass road, a bizarre monument to a conflict between property developers and the County.
INTERIOR DESIGN CONCEPT
Interior features will be light and airy with a focus on Koa wood and black stone surfaces with some white accents. This representative of the Holua sled coming down the mountainside. Vintage Hawaiian accents will blend aesthetics for an overall "primitive luxry" vibe..