OCEANFRONT JEWEL BY THE SEA - MIKA LANI - SNORKEL PARADISE

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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
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Jamie Phillips

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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.

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
average rating of 4.969697 based on 233 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
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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!
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
Helpful votes: 16/18
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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
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Don't Want to Leave!

Don't Want to Leave!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Please cancel everyone's reservation until we run out of money. We already don't want to leave Mika Lani. Oh, did I mention we just got here?
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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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
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A Great Time!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had a great time! Thank you for making such a wonderful place to relax. For us it has been the 2nd time to stay on Hawaii. First time on Maui, 2009 was already exciting. But this vacation did clearly win the comparison. Especially the reef snorkeling directly from the terrace is unbeatable! We did it every day at least twice. Thank you for the very nice welcome basket! We are pretty sure to come back here in the next future!
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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
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Paradise Found!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Awesome!!! Well appointed, clean, personalized for our stay. This house and the location were as close to perfect as it could be. Stepping down off the Lanai and with in seconds being able to launch into the tidal pools was absolutely the selling point of this house. The outdoor shower, the kayaks and even the porch swings were used daily!!! The local animal life was remarkable, from the mongoose that lives under the utility shed to the numerous little green gecko's that were scampering all over - we were certainly entertained.

The sun finds its way in at first light, so an eye mask is almost a necessity unless you like getting up that early. The wifi connection was strong and constant, can't say the same for my phone signal, but being unplugged from my phone was a good thing!!

I would definitely put this house on the short list for my return business. It was paradise found!!!

Ohhh the one sorta less than good thing, the house next door, the big one to the right was occupied or rented, (not sure which) by a multi family group with probably about 4-5 small children, they were late to go bed and early to rise. At times they were a little loud but it was not a show stopper.
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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

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$249
$1,638
$7,020
3 nights
 
 
Merrie Monarch
Apr 7 2015 - Apr 11 2015
$1,325
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$239
$1,568
$6,720
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69.00
Cleaning fee $125.00
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

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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