OCEANFRONT JEWEL BY THE SEA - MIKA LANI - SNORKEL PARADISE

JAMIE PHILLIPS

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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OCEANFRONT JEWEL BY THE SEA - MIKA LANI - SNORKEL PARADISE

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Oceanfront House - 1 Bedroom - 2 Baths - (Sleep 2)

Our beautiful Mika Lani home is located directly on a beautiful protected snorkel bay containing colorful tropical fish and coral, with the ocean reef just beyond. You will be immersed in this aquatic wonderland just a few steps away from this private oceanfront retreat. There are many windows allowing for breathtaking views. This is a romantic, enchanting get-away for two. Every amenity inside is luxurious, from the silk-like linens to the granite gourmet kitchen, from the Japanese dinnerware to the decorator touches in the furnishings. It includes high speed Internet and WiFi, flat screen TV, well-stocked kitchen (just bring your fresh foods), snorkels, fins, beach reef shoes, beach towels, 2 kayaks, other aquatic amenities, guide books and insider information to make your Hawaiian vacation special and memorable. Sip your favorite beverage while relaxing in the oceanfront jacuzzi. Total serenity is yours. Just pack your swim suit and come on over.

Mika Lani is designed for two people only. It could be your honeymoon, a romantic get away, or any special occasion. Upgrades abound so that you have the comforts and amenities of home, yet far far from home. The home is small, yet roomy – just one bedroom with 2 upscale bathrooms. Every room has a view of the ocean. The surrounding lanai (deck) is huge with three sides facing the ocean. You will delight in the jacuzzi that sits right out on the oceanfront lanai. We have created a mini private oasis for you. The house is maintained to 5-Star standards. The décor is modern, serene, Zen-like, with Hawaiian touches scattered throughout – from the orchid sink to the wave-like tile, from abundant Hawaiian flowers to sea-foam glass highlights in many of the decorator touches.

The surrounding nature and the natural beauty of the area are astounding. Snorkeling is right outside your doorstep. The snorkel ponds are protected by a coral reef so they are calm, yet the crashing ocean waves are just beyond. We are located within a Marine Life Conservation district. One mile away, you can soak in the volcanically heated warm ponds of Ahalanui. A little farther down the road, you can surf or boogey board with the locals at Isaac Hale Beach, also known as Pohoiki. Volcano National Park is approximately one hour away. Black sand beaches, waterfalls, nature hikes, steam vent caves, botanical gardens and scenic drives through rain forests are all nearby. Hilo, the second largest city in the Hawaiian Islands, lies just 30 minutes away. This is old Hawaii at its natural best.

Check Calendar – Mika Lani is a very popular vacation rental. So that you will not be disappointed, please check our availability calendar. It is updated daily. You are wise to book ahead, because we are already getting inquiries for 2014 from returning guests. If Mika Lani is not available, check our other 4 nearby vacation rentals:

Mika Mizu - 2-3 guest max - HomeAway/213954

Mika Alua - 4 br/4 ba - HomeAway/176749

Mika Kai - 4 br/5 ba - HomeAway/207930

Mika Taki - 4 br/4 ½ ba - HomeAway/207918

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
JAMIE PHILLIPS (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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About JAMIE PHILLIPS

We fell in love in Hawaii and with Hawaii, and decided it had to be an intrinsic part of our lives. During the past 10 years, we have opened our vacation homes on the Hilo side of the Big Island for guests to share in our dream of Paradise. Our passion is providing you with lifetime memories of your very special trip to Hawaii.

Why JAMIE PHILLIPS chose Kapoho

This unique property is located 3 steps from the water (grandfathered). It is one of only 8 houses on the State Marine Preserve. The Hilo side of the Big Island is lush and green and has many exotic fruits and flowers. It is also old Hawaii at its best. It takes you off the tourist track, while you still vacation in luxury.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was the most incredible vacation we have ever had. No exaggeration. Your home is beyond spectacular! We would love to come back much sooner than our 10 year anniversary!
Jun 2014
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171795
+1 808 345-8093
Kapoho Puna District
Lake Wylie, SC
5

What a paradise location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for a property that was close to both the Hilo area and the volcanoes so this seemed in the middle of both. I liked the fact that it wasn't commercial with lots of people and seemed private.

What a beautiful property and the owners were very nice to deal with in setting up the reservation. They sent plenty of information that we needed in advance of our arrival.

Once we got to the island and located Mika Lani (excellent directions, by the way !!!) , we were amazed to find a wonderful home full of amenities and right on the water. No loud surf, but just the gentle tidal pools that were loaded with fish. Snorkeling was AMAZING and my husband used 3 rolls of films shooting the coral and fish in his underwater camera.

We had breakfast on the front lanai every morning to the amazing views and the birds chirping and fish jumping. What a relaxing place. You will love the serenity here.

The facility is REALLY clean, down to the BBQ Grill, hottub, and washer and dryer. There is nothing that you will need that this home doesn't supply. There are snorkel masks, fins, kayaks, towels, a nice welcoming basket of goodies and even champagne. The kitchen is VERY well equipped! Everything was thought of by the gracious hosts.

We will come back to the islands at some point and we will stay at Mika Lani again. We highly recommend this vacation rental!

Don't hesitate to rent this spot. For the price, you'll have a wonderful spot that would be hard to beat.

We highly recommend Mika Lani!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for sharing your enthusiasm concerning your stay at Mika Lani, Jewel-by-the-Sea. It makes us very happy to hear how our many guests have enjoyed this magical, little known paradise. It is truly Hawaii at its finest - and at its least commercial. We appreciate your taking the time to write about your vacation. It helps us to know what the guests like so that we can maintain our high standards. We look forward to having you back at Mika Lani. Aloha, Jamie and Lola
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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171795
+1 808 345-8093
Kapoho Puna District
San Diego
5

In Love with the Mika Lani!

  • 5 of 5
This is the most amazing place for 2 people who want to experience a romantic getaway. if you decide to stay here all you are going to need to bring are your swim suits and your fresh food and beverage's. Everything else that you might need is provided. There are 2 bikes, 2 kayaks, an assortment of different sizes of snorkeling gear, water toys, games, movies, books, a washer & dryer, outside cloths line, outdoor shower, gas bbq, oceanfront jacuzzi, 2 hammocks, a huge wrap around lanai with patio furniture, the whole property is gated and locked. The kitchen is equipped with appliances, dishes, silverware, pots & pans, spices, condiments. There are 2 beautiful bathrooms, a private bedroom with a queen size bed, and the views from this house are two die for. The neighborhood is quite, safe and serene. The owners were wonderful to work with and when the time came she sent us directions that were spot on. When we arrived there was a gift basket and a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge while Hawaiian music played softly in the background. One of the best things about staying here is the protected snorkel bay right outside your back door. We snorkeled and kayaked every day. This was the highlight of our trip. We saw the most amazing fish and coral formations while swimming in the gentle calm water. I am in love with this place. I am homesick even now as I type. Never in my life have I ever wanted to return to the same place twice until now. I am happy to say that I have already booked our next trip to this beautiful home and look forward to walking through her doors again. Mahalo Jamie and Noi for sharing your beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171795
+1 808 345-8093
Kapoho Puna District
5

Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, relaxing and serene. A great mother/ daughter retreat. Great kitchen, and the hot tub was much appreciated.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171795
+1 808 345-8093
Kapoho Puna District
5

Bali + Tahiti without the long flight!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a fabulous 5 days at Mika Lani. The house, location, wonderful wrap-around porch is stunning!! Jamie has thought of everything we might need: coffee, basic food pantry, wifi, sarong & robes, snorkeling gear, lotions...even a first aid kit (which we used after a nasty coral cut). The gift basket, fresh flowers, a bottle of champagne... all was very much appreciated. I loved the hot tub and outdoor shower. The snorkeling gear was well maintained and the cooler helpful when we made a trip to the market. This is a great location for people who have seen the island and just want a relaxing stay with wonderful water access and a chance to further explore the Hilo/Puna area. It is so lovely that you don't want/need to leave.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171795
+1 808 345-8093
Kapoho Puna District
5

Best Snorkeling Vacation Home Ever

  • 5 of 5
I was looking for a property that was close to good snorkeling and close to the volcanoes. And guess what, good snorkeling doesn’t come close to describing this paradise. We loved the fact it is quiet and private, which is what we really wanted for this vacation. As for the volcanoes, we made one day trip and snorkeled every day.

Once we got to the island and located Mika Lani (excellent directions), we were amazed to find such a wonderful home full of amenities and right on the water. The pictures are an introduction, while the visible greeting exceeded our expectations. The tidal pools far exceeded what we were hoping for and the snorkeling was AMAZING. Between the two of us, we shot over 300 pictures with our digital cameras of the coral and fish in this beautiful underwater paradise.

At the risk of being redundant, what many others have said we also found to be true.

From one former guest, “We had breakfast on the front lanai every morning to the amazing views and the birds chirping and fish jumping. What a relaxing place. You will love the serenity here.” We are in 100% agreement here. What a way to be greeted each morning!

From another former guest, “The facility is REALLY clean, down to the BBQ Grill, hottub, and washer and dryer. There is nothing that you will need that this home doesn't supply. There are snorkel masks, fins, kayaks, towels, a nice welcoming basket of goodies and even champagne. The kitchen is VERY well equipped! Everything was thought of by the gracious hosts.” Again, this can’t be stated any better, and thank you very much for the champagne and coffee!

From yet another former guest, “We will come back to the islands at some point and we will stay at Mika Lani again. We highly recommend this vacation rental!” Without a doubt, we will be returning to Mika Lani in the coming years.

I could go on and on with more great quotes from others, but we need to close and say, “Many thanks to Jamie & Noi for everything provided at Mika Lani. Mahalo, Jamie & Noi, for sharing your paradise with us!!!”

The Carr’s
Barbi & Ric
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171795
+1 808 345-8093
Kapoho Puna District
Port Hueneme ca. 93041 USA
5

seachless

  • 5 of 5
Awesome place...exceeded all expectations the house and location perfect don't really know what to say that has not already been said except that its all accurate. I really want to make a point of how well prepared and well stocked the house was. I have stayed in quite a few VRBO's and Mika Lani is the best by far.I have been in the wine business for thirty years and rated and judged 1000's of wines but never rated a wine 100 points perfect...... Rather than trying to verbalize how nice Mika Lani I am rating it a PERFECT 100 points great job and thank you for a wonderful vacation. Highly Recomend
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Car: recommended

Cozy sunny Kapoho home on the reef. Colorful coral and fish just three steps to the water. Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo is held the week after Easter (March or April).

Other Activities: Coral Reefing, Hiking, Bicycling, Botanical Gardens, Scenic Drives

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$254
$1,673
$7,170
 
 
Merrie Monarch
Apr 7 2015 - Apr 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,325
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$254
$1,673
$7,170
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$244
$1,603
$6,870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes 2015 Booking add $10/night to base rate.
Min stay 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available
Christmas-New Year, Dec 20-Jan 5, 4 nt min, $279/nt
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Amenities

Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • PC
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Water Cooler
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Designer bathrooms. Outside Tile Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Oceanview bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • luaus
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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