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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise

JAMIE PHILLIPS

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

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

Our Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani is an exceptional vacation home, located 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 Big Island 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. Lava viewing is available within a 15 minute drive. 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 40 minutes away. This is old Hawaii at its natural best.

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 2016 from returning guests. If Mika Lani is not available, check our other 3 nearby vacation rentals:

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

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

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
JAMIE PHILLIPS (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

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 12 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 just steps from the water. 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.

What makes this house unique

Our guest comments say it all. Many guests return year after year to relax and rejuvenate. Staying at Mika Lani is a gift to yourself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The time went by so quickly - of course that's what you say when you have a really good time. Coming from California - which is experiencing a big drought - the rain was an awesome experience. We enjoyed snorkeling every day - multiple times each day...even if it was raining. Thanks so much!
Nov 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
average rating of 4.974359 based on 250 reviews
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
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
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The first time my wife and I stayed here was three years ago and we stayed for three days and that wasn't enough. This time we stayed for seven days and that still wasn't enough.

If there is a better place for a couple to spend a perfect week together, I'd like to see it.

Jamie doesn't miss a thing here and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts.

Jim and Tami Ballantyne

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Bainbridge Island, Washington
5

Access to the underwater world at your doorstep!

  • 5 of 5

Mika Lani was all we had hoped it would be, and more. A beautifully decorated, peaceful and well equipped house on the edge of the Waiopae Tidepools with fabulous snorkling and swimming out the door--even kayaks for your use! Fresh flowers and a basket of Hawaiian goodies met us on arrival. The bed is exceptionally comfortable and it was handy to have two bathrooms This vacation rental is truly a jewel, and our four days there was not enough. What a treat to be able to use this home!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Incredible house with a magnificent view !

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Mika Lani. The location is perfect. Wake up in the morning and look out over a lagoon with the waves of the ocean at a distance.

Swim or snorkel in beautiful clear water about 5 steps from the lanai. Eat lunch or dinner on the lanai and continue to enjoy the view. At night enjoy the hot tub and look at literally thousands of stars.

The house is well equipped and immaculately clean.

Jamie provided plenty of suggestions on things to do in the area. We went to a farmer's market on Sunday and bought fish and fresh vegetables. Went for a hike through a rainforest to a beach on Monday. On Wed night another farmers market but this one had several vendors with a variety of food....Thai, Mexican, Italian, Cajun etc. A big area with picnic tables was in front of a stage with a 4 piece band playing Hawaiian music. There was a bar but many people brought their own beer and wine. The couple next to us had a table cloth, a bottle of wine and wine glasses.

In short, the house is incredible and there is plenty to do in the area. We're already planning our return for 2016.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Piñon Hills, Ca
5

Why this is called the "Jewel by the Sea"!

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th stay at the Jewel was amazing. Finally, swam with a Sea Turtle and took an awesome video for 15 minutes. I thought that made our vacation. Then, one morning we were sitting enjoying our coffee and saw a Humpback whale jump out of the ocean. Incredible!! The following day, while putting seed out for all of the beautiful birds, a Hawaiian Monk Seal was right at the steps to the water. What an amazing sight! After reading up on them, they are endangered and considered quite a rare sight to see. This guy was about 7 feet long and had a face like a dog. The Hawaiians call him "the dog that runs on rough water". At first glance, I thought it was a dog until I was close enough to see his enormous body. I got so excited that I scared him and he swam away. The next day, while we were hoping to see him again, we had another monk Seal swim up in front the house next door. It must have been a female. She was much smaller, lighter in color and had pretty eyes. What a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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

Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Hilo
Car: necessary

Cozy, sunny home directly on the beautiful snorkel tide pools. Colorful coral and fish just steps to the water. Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo is held each year during the week following Easter.

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

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Rates & Availability

From $224 Per night

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$1,498
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130
Damage Waiver Insurance $49
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Min stay 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available
Weekly discounted rate for 7 or more nights
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Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Designer bathrooms. + Outdoor Tile Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Oceanview bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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