Koihale (Koi House): An Exquisite Home Showcasing Island-Style Living in Kahalu’u Beach Lots
You can’t help but love Koihale…we can feel the spirit of aloha that is the embodiment of Hawaii.
Flowing koi ponds enhance the serenity of Koihale (MLS# 289811)
Koihale, or Koi House, was built in 1961 by the Big Island architect Lucky Bennett, and was named by its first owner to celebrate the carefree spirit of the koi that he loved.
Bask poolside at Koihale
Koihale is an exquisite 4 bed, 3.5 bath home found in the small beach community of Kahalu’u Beach, in Kona. She embodies the iconic and livable designer’s style. Large flowing koi ponds set the ambiance as you walk by the natural stone-decked swimming pool nestled in the folds of this home; a mini resort of its own.
Master bedroom ocean views
Koihale showcases a luxurious Hawaiian ‘island-style living’ at the beach park at Kahalu’u. Kahalu’u Beach Lots is just a short stroll to the surf, and a few minutes drive to the center of Kailua-Kona. It’s a dreamy lifestyle for beachcombers, golfers, surfers, or artists. This area is steeped in Hawaiian history and is presently seeing a revival in culture, dance, and music.
Koihale master bedroom private lanai
Koihale captures seaside Kona style, and utilizes the mild climate and famous Kona trade winds. The timeless design allows you to open the many sliding wooden doors and windows exposing the natural beauty of Hawaii, and more importantly, utilizes the cooling tropical airflow. Outside there is beauty everywhere – in each angle and in all directions.
Koihale’s kitchen, dining room (bottom left), and sitting room (bottom right)
Palms and plumeria, the incredibly generous use of Koa, Mahogany, and Mango wood throughout, various cupolas, cool tile floors, the upstairs sunset lanai, the sliding glass walls and doors, and open, indoor-outdoor layout, koi pond and waterfall gardens – all create a peaceful ambiance that casts the charm.
Koihale living room
The people who enjoy Koihale wake to the gentle sound of the koi pond’s waterfalls – doves and myriad colored finches splashing about at the water’s edge. The ponds – framed by lava rock walls, surrounded by tropical palms and fragrant plumeria – cradle the koi that swim playfully through the water. Beyond them lay Kahalu’u Bay, teeming with honus, parrot fish, black and yellow tang, and brilliantly colored coral reef.
Guest suite with separate entrances
Make This Retreat Your Own
Whether you’ve come to Koihale as a retreat from “an extremely hectic life” or just to enjoy the natural beauty of the Big Island, we know that you will find the Spirit of Aloha here within our beautiful Koihale.