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Airy Home Just 5 Minute Walk to Manini Beach

Melouise Pfeffer

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Melouise Pfeffer

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Airy Home Just 5 Minute Walk to Manini Beach

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Experience spinner dolphins, sea turtles, hump-back whales (in winter), manta rays, amazing fish and coral reefs at pristine Kealakekua Bay, a protected marine sanctuary.

Enjoy glorious sunsets from the lanai or walk a few steps to the bay for your photos. Sleep with the sound of the ocean in your ears and wake to the riotous songs of birds outside your window. Kealakekua Bay and the village of Napo'opo'o are unlike any you will find in the islands. The area is a quiet village with no stoplights, stores, or crowds. All shopping and dining are located 4 miles up the hill in Capt. Cook or in the other local villages of Kealakekua or Kainaliu Town.

This spacious and airy home sleeps seven comfortably. High ceilings with fans in every room. Covered lanai with peek-a-boo views of the bay. Brightly decorated with artwork from the South Pacific.

Master Bedroom with queen-size bed and private bath and adjoining sleeping porch with twin bed. Hall bedroom with queen-size bed and adjoining bath. Third bedroom has twin beds that can convert to king.

The Hawaii Tax ID#: W40940866-01

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melouise Pfeffer (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Melouise Pfeffer

We live in northern California and have relatives on the Big Island. We enjoy many recreational sports including backpacking, skiing, hiking, golfing, hunting and fishing and of course snorkeling and kayaking in Hawaii.

Melouise Pfeffer purchased this house in 2000

Why Melouise Pfeffer chose Kealakekua Bay

The community of Napoopoo, at the edge of pristine Kealakekua Bay, is quite small and there are very few opportunities to purchase property there. When this home came on the market we jumped on it with the encouragement of my step-mother who lives nearby. Our entire family has benefited from the opportunity to spend vacations at Hale Hana Hou and we have enjoyed success with the vacation rental, forming many warm relationships with our guests.

What makes this house unique

Well, of course, it feels like home every time we go over to Hawaii. We've had many repeat guests who feel the same way, some that have come back 5 years in a row. Looking out the windows at all the lovely palms and lush vegetation, feeling the ocean breeze while sitting on the lanai with morning coffee and listening to the birds singing, walking down to the bay to see if the dolphins are in...all mean Hale Hana Hou. And of course all the activities listed on the web site: snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, sightseeing, driving down to the volcano, driving up to Waimea or in to Kona for Slack Key Guitar concerts. Wonderful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted by owner from house guest book:



Dear Melouise, Aloha & Mahalo! We loved the house and the location was perfect for us. We swam with dolphins is K-Bay, snorkeled at Two-Step and Hookena. Sunbathed at all three. Borrowed fins & snorkels - Thank you!



We had a very rejuvenating stay. Had fish from the Marina Fish Market "Bite Me". Marlin was awesome and most inexpensive. Hebi was excellent for blackened fish tacos! Delicious!



We shopped very little and found Choice Mart provided a good selection for what we needed as did the Sack 'n Save in Kailua. We had New Year's Eve dinner at Jackie Ray's. Good meal and fun atmosphere for the evening.



Hapuna Beach north of the airport was FUN, FUN, FUN for body surfing and playing in the surf. Beautiful Sand and a nice change.



Thank you again for such a beautiful place. We loved the birds, even the rooster every morning. Mahalo & Aloha. We'll be back!

P.S. We had guests come by and they loved the house & will be in touch with you.
Dec 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Airy Home Just 5 Minute Walk to Manini Beach
average rating of 4.814815 based on 53 reviews
5

Beautiful Peaceful Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time spent at this beautiful home with our two children. It was peaceful, clean and comfortable and had boogie boards and snorkel equipment for us to borrow during our stay. The owner was very responsive to our questions. We loved it here and can't wait to return. Our only suggestion is to bring ear plugs for the birds and some road noise.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lori and thank you for taking the time to submit a review and for the five stars! I'm so pleased your family enjoyed your time at Hale Hana Hou, and glad the boogie boards were a hit with the kids. Sorry about those early birds....there's just something about tropical weather that makes them want to get an early start on the day! Your ear plug suggestion is a good one for people that aren't early risers. The occasional traffic noise is unfortunate, but thankfully it's not the buzz of a mainland freeway. We consider it a price for being in a village. Tell the kids that the boogie boards, Manini and Hookena will be waiting for your next visit. Mahalo and a hui ho, Melouise
BC Canada
4

Serene Hawaii

  • 4 of 5

Hello Mel

Today is our last day at your lovely beach home. We are back to Canada in the morning. Just wanted to send a quick thank you. What a perfect and wonderful home you have here. We feel fortunate to have found it. You have obviously poured a lot of care and love into this home and it shows. It's a beautiful serene place to experience Hawaii . Karen, your downstairs tenant, has been most helpful, and it was nice having someone to greet us.

We didn't end up using your kayak but went with Aloha Kayak on their wonderful Eco-friendly tour. A great experience, which we highly recommend as the snorkelling at Captain Cook was the best ever!

We stayed at 3 different accommodations around the Big Island, never having been here before. We can say that your home and location is our favourite and we would love to return.

Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa Sandy and Bob! I'm pleased that my efforts in making the house a warm and inviting respite were appreciated by you. I loved hearing that my house and Kealakekua Bay were the favorites of your three rentals on the island! I look forward to welcoming you again. Warm aloha, Mel
4

Christmas 2014 and New Years 2015

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I took four teenagers (19, 17, 15, and 13) with us on a family holiday. The house was spacious enough to handle us all! Such a great little spot of paradise away from the business of Kona. We enjoyed walking the shores and relaxing at the local beach. I wish we would have spent more time there! We appreciated the coffee and banana loaf the next AM from our arrival.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our son and his girlfriend stayed here for a week in early Jan 2015. The place was perfect. Melouise and Karen were super-helpful and accommodating, and gave us lots of tips of places to go. Karen lives downstairs but is super quiet and pretty much completely invisible unless you need her. I found this to be a plus for the rental, because you had someone who could help answer any questions any time you needed it. Melouise checked in with us early in our stay - evidence of a caring owner who wants to make your visit as good as it can be.

The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood very close to Manini Beach. The house had a very nice open indoor area for hanging out and the kitchen was well equipped for a week long stay. The lanai was great - comfy furniture and completely surrounded by greenery. We spent a lot of our time out there. The one surprise for us was that a lot of the windows, while screened, don't close (no glass, just screens). I think this is typical for Hawaii, and gives the house tons of fresh air. So I suppose if it really got cold at night, it would be cold. We had a night or two that dropped down to the low 60s and grabbed some extra covers from the other beds and were perfectly fine. I doubt it gets much colder than that in Hawaii. And I doubt this is a problem in the warmer temps, since I think it cools down at night and there are ceiling fans everywhere (inside and out).

The house came with lots of useful things, like beach chairs, a beach umbrella, tatami mats, snorkeling equipment, beach towels, etc. The wife and I would grab the chairs, a thermos of coffee and head out to Manini Beach early in the morning and watch the waves - very beautiful place to wake up to! Keei beach is totally worth checking out. It's a 15 min walk away, and is a quiet beach with sand (a rarity for the big island) and shade, great snorkeling (but don't venture out too far or you can get swept away by the current!), and great tide pools. The snorkeling might even be better than Two Steps beach, which was super crowded on the weekend.

Captain Cook has tons of local restaurants, so you really don't need to go far. Annies was great, as was the Coffee Shack. And there's a farmers market on Sundays. We loaded up on local fruits and veggies and coffee for the week. It's a bit of a drive up the hill, though, so I'm glad we chose a place near the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Scott, for taking the time to write such an extensive review. It is so helpful for future guests to glimpse Hale Hana Hou and the area through your eyes. You captured the essence of Napoopoo and South Kona in your brief week there. I'm sorry about your experience with a cold night! There are spare blankets in each bedroom closet and on my next visit I will label the storage boxes in large letters so others will be sure to find them. I especially enjoyed hearing about you and your wife sneaking down to Manini with your coffee thermos and chairs in the early mornings..a lovely image. Please "hana hou" for a longer visit next time. Warm aloha, Melouise
Fairfax, CA
5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a short stay there and the house was wonderful, the area beautiful, the small village friendly. Swam in the bay, paddled, snorkeled, walked. Overall had a great time! Especially loved sitting on the front porch in the afternoons.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Spokane, Washington
5

Beauty and adventure, the kids never wanted to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My two teens (16 & 18) and I just returned from two weeks staying at this beautiful home. From our first morning waking up to warm sunshine on the porch, sipping coffee and watching my daughter feed the colorful birds, to the last day watching my son get hit wrong by a huge wave on the paddle board, life was amazing there. Thanks so much Melouise for this chance to experience what living in hawaii is really about. Your house is very open and spacious for teens that need room as well as comfortable for the old mom. The kids loved the birds, lizards and the Mongoose. I watched my land locked son paddle out into large waves on your paddle board, standing up and confident doing it. The perfect adventure for him and one he was proud of. You were always so easily available for problems and so kind, you felt like a friend after the two weeks. Thank-you again Mel, Pat.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Pat! I'm so pleased that my house and the experience of staying at Kealakekua Bay met and exceeded your expectations. It is having guests like you, who truly do end up feeling like friends, that make owning Hale Hana Hou rewarding for me. How wonderful it must have been watching your children learn new skills and seeing your son gain confidence in the water as he mastered the SUP. And Manini Beach is the perfect place to relax with a book and watch! Mahalo and a warm aloha, Melouise

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kona Int'l Airport at Keahole (KOA), Kailua-Kona
Nearest Golf
13.5 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy. 11
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Capt. Cook
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Manini Beach
Car: necessary

The Bay is the Site of an Ancient Hawaiian Temple or Heiau and overlooks Captain Cook Monument. Kayak to the monument or hike from the top of Nap'opo'o Road down to the monument through the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian Village. Snorkel, Swim and Picnic at Manini Beach. Stroll to lovely and secluded Ke'ei Beach. Jog or walk south 4 miles on a level Road or drive down this road to visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, a fully restored ancient site of refuge. Snorkel at Two Steps Near Honaunau, a popular snorkel and dive spot. For a visit near the volcano, South Point and Black Sand Beach check out our listing at www.vrbo.com/120909.

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Maximum guests is 7.
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Amenities

Kealakekua Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen beds in MBR and 2nd bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in 3rd bedroom and additional twin in sleeping porch
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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