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HALE HANA HOU - AIRY HOME JUST 5 MINUTE WALK TO MANINI BEACH

Melouise Pfeffer

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

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HALE HANA HOU - 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melouise Pfeffer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Hale Hana Hou - Airy Home Just 5 Minute Walk to Manini Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 47 reviews
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Denver, CO, USA
5

The perfect house for us!

  • 5 of 5
We spent hours on the VRBO site looking for just the right house to rent on the Big Island. We were unfamiliar with the area, overwhelmed with the available options and had a great deal of difficulty identifying what would work for us. With grandparent, adult children and two school-age grandkids, we wanted to find a house that would allow us to walk to a beach for a morning snorkel, or go for a run/walk in the neighborhood. We wanted a house where we could sit with our morning coffee surrounded by the natural flora and fauna of the Big Island. We wanted to experience Hawaii far from resorts, cars and busy-ness.

What we found at this Manini Beach house was all of this and more. We ate fresh papaya and star fruit from the trees on the property and made Pina Coladas from fresh coconut in the evenings. We spoiled the birds with daily feedings and they spoiled us with their noisy and joyful visits. Each of us rose to our own rhythms--off for a run or grabbing another early morning buddy for a snorkel, or nursing a cup of Kona coffee on the Lanai watching the birds. Day trips happened after breakfast and this house made a nice location to take off for other visits. (Place of Refuge is 4 miles down the road, Kailua Kona is 30 minutes north, and we made a longer day trip to Volcano National Park.) The small town of Captain Cook, with a grocery store, fresh fruit stand and Post Office is a 10 minute drive.

This house is a couple of blocks away from Manini Beach, on the south side of Kealakekua Bay. The Captain Cook monument is visible across the bay. The beach itself has wonderful tide pools to explore, a small sandy entry for snorkeling as well as trees for shade in a beautiful, clean, small park. Ke-ei Beach is within walking distance from the house as well- and although the guide books tell you it's not worth visiting, it was quite fun for us. There is a stretch of sand and also nice, small lava formations good for jumping into the ocean (for our strong 9 and 10 year old swimmers). Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park is a lovely, sacred gem of the National Park system and is 4 miles down the road. There are wonderful ranger-led programs and activities that offer opportunities to learn more about Hawaiian history.

This house that feels like a tree house was perfect for us. Please bring/buy bird food if you select this wonderful location!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue for your kind words. It is guests like you that make owning a vacation rental fun and rewarding! I so enjoyed getting to know you through our emails and am so glad you and your family had the perfect vacation. I am especially pleased that you took my advice and left time in your schedule for coffee on the lanai with the birds and daily swims at Manini. Well done! It's so easy to over schedule because there's so much to do on the Big Island. I look forward to your next visit to Hale Hana Hou. Mel
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Salinas, California
5

Back Again!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Hale Hana Hou. Our group of 7 had a great time. The home is roomy enough to not feel on top of each other. Love the big fridge, all the dishes and drinking glasses and dishwasher. Plenty of towels, paper products, spices and cooking supplies available. Lots of comfy seating in the spacious living area. The home is just a short walk to Manini beach or drive down the road for more awesome snorkeling at the Place of Refuge. There is a one man kayak available to take into the bay to see dolphins-- or just swim out. We saw dolphins, sharks, eagle rays and a HUGE ball of fish in the bay. We also enjoyed the birds--the boys actually complained how loud they were! haha Oh, and the plumeria aroma drifted into the house at night.
Everything you need for your adventure on the Big Island.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow Kathy! Mahalo for your review. It's so gratifying to know that you appreciate Hale Hana Hou and the amazing bay as much as we do. I'm so pleased the entire family had such a great visit. Weren't the papayas, lilikoi and star fruit in the garden wonderful this year? I hope you can "hana hou" Hale Hana Hou again and again and I look forward to welcoming you back. Warm aloha, Mel
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Klamath Falls, OR
5

Forth Visit was a Charm!

  • 5 of 5
Wow, what a delightful place to base out of while visiting the Big Inland! Kealakekua Bay offers so many areas to explore and the locals are warm and friendly. Just two blocks away at Manini Beach, while taking in a beautiful Hawaiian sunset, my wife met a Yoga instructor who had taught classes around the world. They hooked up and shared several mornings together while my son and I hiked down to Captain Cook Monument for snorkeling or we used the house SUP (paddle board) and enjoyed the area just a couple of blocks away. And speaking of the house, the pictures on the web don’t truly capture its warmth and beauty. It’s much nicer in person. Thanks for an amazing vacation, Hale Hana Hou.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Al! I know the decision of where to stay was a tough one for you and I'm so glad you ended up with the right one and that everyone had the vacation they anticipated. Next visit, when you hana hou, I have some great hikes for you and your son to enjoy. Warm aloha, Mel
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Edmonds, WA
4

Very nice house with a great little beach nearby

  • 4 of 5
We were looking for something away from the resort areas north of Kona and this house was a good fit for that. Manini beach is just a couple of city blocks away and a very easy walk with the kayaks (on the wheeled cart). The beach is mostly rocky but there is a narrow entrance that is good for snorkeling and kayak entrance into the bay. There is a small park that is great for picnics near the water and to just enjoy the view and to get a taste of the friendly . We arranged for a guided tour to the Cook Monument on the other side of the bay with Kona Boys which I highly recommend. The 4-5 hour tour included 2.5 hours for snorkeling in a very nice area as well as lunch and snacks. The trip starts very near the house so we arranged all equipment and sign-up the day before and walked to the put-in spot which saved a trip up the hill.
The house was quite adequate for our party of 5 and the kitchen is well equipped although it might be a little small for some if the group was any larger. Even with the fans it can be a little warm in the bedrooms but by bed time it was always cool enough to sleep comfortably. There was a good supply of snorkeling gear if you don't have your own and 2 kayaks and 3 boogie boards that were good at some of the other nearby beaches. We enjoyed the large open living area and the feeling that we were in the treetops. The owner provided an extensive list of things to do which was very helpful. She also arranged for extra beach towels to be delivered during our stay which was very kind.
We would certainly recommend this house to others who want to get away from the crowds.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
4

Traditional Hawaiian Comfort

  • 4 of 5
Travelling with adult children requires accommodations that are spacious enough for differing needs. The house felt like a vacation home without being cramped. Beds were comfortable and two bathrooms essential. Surrounding by lush vegetation meant quiet nights and waking up to birdsong. Fully stocked kitchen and linens meant we could self-cater. Wi-fi and television meant we could check in with Olympics in progress. A short walk to the beach meant access to the water and sunset-viewing. If you don't want to be right in town, this is a great location (below Captain Cook). Also, there was a variety of materials available - snorkel equipment, a kayak, books, and puzzles. Melouise was helpful in providing information about hiking on the island and trips to Volcano. The house was well-maintained.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Calgary, AB, Canada
5

Quiet Holiday

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely home. Your pictures represent well the uniquely decorated space. Lots of room for the whole family, in a great tree house just minutes to the ocean, park and beach. The snorkeling was A+, the dolphins even better, and the peace and quite of the village was best of all. A truly great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If looking for some action, it's just minutes away.
Hope to visit again
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for taking the time to submit your review Maggie. I appreciate your good words and am so glad the dolphins cooperated with you! They, Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach and I will be waiting for your return visit. I'm glad your sons were able to join you for a few days and I'm sure the whole family had a memorable reunion. 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 $200 Per night

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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cleaning $200
Tax Rate 13.42%
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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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