OCEANFRONT SPLENDOR - MIKA ALUA - SNORKELER'S DREAM

Jamie Phillips

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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OCEANFRONT SPLENDOR - MIKA ALUA - SNORKELER'S DREAM

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4 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 9, has a separate & private Ohana on the property

Welcome to Mika 'Alua. This fabulous 2-story, ocean front home features spectacular ocean views. Located in sunny Kapoho, it features some of the best snorkeling in the Islands. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished with tile and bamboo floors, and 3 of the 4 bedrooms have ocean views. It has an ocean front jacuzzi and a private pond. You will not believe the amenities. Enjoy a beverage on your private lanai with tropical breezes overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. It has all you need to make this the ultimate vacation home.

The kitchen abounds with spices, sauces, dry goods, great cookware, and lots of room. Just bring your favorite fresh food. An ultra quality stainless steel barbecue is available for cooking that fish you just caught. An exquisite master bedroom with lanai overlooks ocean. You will say Wow!!

Snorkeling, fishing, star gazing, sight seeing, black sand beach, and warm ponds. The Puna area in Kapoho is one of the most spectacular sites on the island for that old Hawaii feeling. Lots to do, lots to see. Only one hour away from Volcano Village and Kilauea Volcano.

Check Calendar – Mika Alua 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 Alua is not available, check our other 4 nearby vacation rentals:

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

Mika Taki - 4 br/4 1/2 ba - HomeAway/207918

Mika Lani - 2 guests max - HomeAway/171795

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

**Mika 'Alua is located in a residential neighborhood and to be good neighbors, we do not rent the house for large parties - no more than a total of 12 people on the property at a time subject to loss of deposit.

Note: The HomeAway calculator may not give you a complete cost estimate. Children are included in our guest count. Cleaning for more than 4 guests increases by $10 per person. Example – The cleaning charge for 7 persons would be $30 more than HomeAway quotes.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
The week at your home was a "WOW" week for the Hoffman family. Each and every morning we said wow, what a great home and wonderful location. The sound of the waves was like a gentle sleeping pill that lulled us to sleep.

We have stayed at several vacation homes, none of them compare with all of the amenities you had available for our use. We especially enjoyed all of the kitchen condiments that made eating at home very simple. We found out about the Wednesday night gathering at the location about 30 minutes west of your place, and really enjoyed meeting some of the local people. As you can tell, we felt extremely fortunate to have opportunity to enjoy your home for the week.
Jun 2014
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Jamie Phillips

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When Noi and I first visited the Big Island together, he exclaimed, 'I didn't know a place like this existed in the US!' Noi was originally from Thailand. The green lushness, blue water, the abundant exotic tropical fruits and flowers had him convinced this is where we needed to be. I concur.

Mika 'Alua is located in a very special marine conservancy. It has some of the best snorekling in the Hawaiian Islands. Mika 'Alua is a charming house, at ocean level, and it exudes tropical charm.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Oceanfront Splendor - Mika Alua - Snorkeler's Dream
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
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Oceanfront Splendor - Mika Alua - Snorkeler's Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176749
+1 808 3458093
Kapoho Puna District
5

AWESOME! EVERYONE LOVED BEING BY THE OCEAN.

  • 5 of 5
Sleeping arrangements worked well for us. Enjoyed having spices, etc. available for us. Supplies for beach time were much appreciated. Loved the cat!! The property was clean. Found good snorkeling beach nearby. Enjoyed most of our meals at home, sharing cooking. Nice to have laundry facilities. Would recommend to others. Thank you
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Splendor - Mika Alua - Snorkeler's Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176749
+1 808 3458093
Kapoho Puna District
Georgetown, TX
5

SUPER VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Mika Alua for 4 nights and had a wonderful stay. We arrived late at night and had no idea of the view we were missing until we woke up the next morning. Awesome views to wake up to every morning. Jamie was great to work with from the very beginning. She was very attentive to our emails and answered all our questions and concerns timely. We have rented many VRBOs over the years and this kitchen was the best stocked kitchen of any place we have ever stayed. The location is peaceful and relaxing and great for touring the Volcanoes National Park. We had an easy drive to the Black Sand Beach and a memorable drive to the Green Sand Beach. My husband enjoyed snorkeling in the Tide Pools within walking distance of the home. Our only concern was the Guest House was on the warm side and we had fans going every night to keep us cool and the darn Coqui frogs! All in all it was a wonderful home and would highly recommend it to others looking for a nice quiet place away from the normal busy tourist locations.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kapoho Puna District
Virginia, USA
5

A SPECTACULAR WEEK!

  • 5 of 5
This was my first trip to Hawai'i, and I am so glad I chose Mika Alua! Our who family had a spectacular week. The oceanfront location was incredibly peaceful, and the sunrises and moonrises added to the charm. The house was very comfortable and everything we wished for was thoughtfully provided (including a lovely welcome basket). The location was perfect for touring Hilo, Volcanoes National Park, and much more. We enjoyed lunches in Pahoa, shopping at the Hilo Farmer's market, a drive down to South Point and Punalu'u black sand beach (where we saw sea turtles), and a day spent with Native Guide Hawaii (Warren Costa) touring the volcanoes (I recommend him unreservedly as well). The tide pools right down the street were great fun with the kids, as was the swimming pool. Meals on the lanai were a pleasure, and we particularly enjoyed the geckos in the garden and the star fruit ripe on the bushes behind the guest house. This property will not disappoint you!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Kapoho Puna District
San Diego
5

SPLENDOR AND MORE

  • 5 of 5
Aloha!
Many previous reviews have accurately described this lovely vacation property. What I would like to share is about the person who makes this possible. Jamie is the perfect representative of this home. I contacted Jamie a couple of months ago to see if it would be okay for me to surprise my wife for her birthday which was the day we were to arrive. I asked could I send the birthday gifts to the Mika Alua home and have them placed on the bed. Jamie accepted the idea with glee. She and I conversed periodically via email to make sure all was in order. Her staff did a beautiful job placing the gifts in gift bags. When we arrived, my wife went upstairs to admire the beautifully spacious bedroom. She was blown away with the surprise. I walked on air for the rest the evening. :) Oh, let me not forget the gift basket that Jamie had waiting for us. She's classy, personable and comes across like an endearing family member.
This is our 5th time visiting Hawaii, but first time in the Pahoa/ Hilo region. This beautiful ocean front home is in the perfect location. It was hard to leave the house for nearby snorkeling, tours, etc. The weather was great. Everyday sunshine, with just a few light latenight showers to cool off the evening. We look forward to returning to stay in one of her other properties. Can't give away our next vacation dates.:)
Mahalo
Jeff and Jackie
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Splendor - Mika Alua - Snorkeler's Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176749
+1 808 3458093
Kapoho Puna District
San Diego
5

SPLENDOR AND MORE.

  • 5 of 5
Aloha!
Many previous reviews have accurately described this lovely vacation property. What I would like to share is about the person who makes this possible. Jamie is the perfect representative of this home. I contacted Jamie a couple of months ago to see if it would be okay for me to surprise my wife for her birthday which was the day we were to arrive. I asked could I send the birthday gifts to the Mika Alua home and have them placed on the bed. Jamie accepted the idea without glee. She and I conversed periodically via email to make sure all was in order. Her staff did a beautiful job placing the gifts in gift bags. When we arrived, my wife went upstairs to admire the beautifully spacious bedroom. She was blown away with the surprise. I walked on air for the rest the evening. :) Oh, let me not forget the gift basket that Jamie had waiting for us. She's classy, personable and comes across like an endearing family member.
This is our 5th time visiting Hawaii, but first time in the Pahoa/ Hilo region. This beautiful ocean front home is in the perfect location. It was hard to leave the house for nearby snorkeling, tours, etc. The weather was great. Everyday sunshine, with just a few light latenight showers to cool off the evening. We look forward to returning to stay in one of her other properties. Can't give away our next vacation dates.:)
Mahalo
Jeff and Jackie
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Splendor - Mika Alua - Snorkeler's Dream
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+1 808 3458093
Kapoho Puna District
Lewiston, Idaho
4

NICE VACATION PLACE

  • 4 of 5
As advertised, with a few exceptions. The champagne ponds are not a short walk away. In order to access them one has to drive and park outside a gated community then walk through for quite a ways or drive over a VERY rough lava road, Not reccomended for a rental car. The tidal pools are a short walk away and that is where we spent most of our time, great place to snorkel with lots of fish but the trail in is rough and one has to navigate over sharp lava to get in and out of the pools. Early in the mornings it is great. Parking is limited and it gets crowded later in the day and on weekends.
The bicycles are another story. Two cruiser types that are decent and usable but the mountain bike types are rusted so bad they won't shift and in terrible shape. I took the WD 40 to them and got one to shift then the handle bars were loose and would not tighten. I gave up on them.
My wife and I stayed in the ohana, a converted garage in the back by the pool. It is a nice place and well done but it gets very hot and the breeze doesn't get to it. Even with every fan on it was like an oven. It finally cools off early in the morning when the fans pull the cooler outside air in but it needs some type of a/c. Very uncomfortable because of the heat.
We were not there to watch TV but liked to turn it on for a bit before bed or to get the morning news, however the cable in the ohana died after a few days and never did get fixed. No biggy unless you like to watch TV when the ocean is only 50 feet away just past the deck of the main house and the breeze is blowing through the palms. As I said, not what we were there for but would have been nice.
The great part of the place is that one can spend hours on the deck watching the waves as the tide comes and goes with a cool drink while the palm trees sway in the breeze or watch the storms move across the horizon and enjoy the rain storms as they cool things down.
Beautiful flowers and trees everywhere. The place comes complete with an adopted cat called "cali" since she is calico and she is very nice and everyone feeds her twice per day. Also there are a lot of resident mongoose's around and they are fun to watch. Also the geckos are very pretty and fun to watch.
Watch out for the snot worms (aka slugs) on the walks when it is dark. Not a good way to start or finish the day and not easy to get off the feet!!
All in all, we had a great time and enjoyed the area and sight seeing. Took a walk in the mornings and just enjoyed.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We thank the guests for their comments on Mika ‘Alua. We are glad to hear that their overall stay at Mika 'Alua was positive and enjoyable. The concerns they expressed are the first of this nature that we have heard – and the first less than 5* rating we have ever received. It is our aim to please, and are, of course, concerned with making any corrections within our control.

*The Champagne Pond, as described in our information, is approximately one-mile away. It is in a gated community (not ours) and as such, the public access is via a county maintained (not always great) road.
*The tide pools at Kapoho are easily accessed by walking less than 5 minutes down a peaceful tree-lined street. The East side of Hawaii has lava rock coastlines, rather than sandy beaches. It is what is presented in our information sent to guests. Guests of all ages love and use the tide pools.
*We provide bicycles whereas most other vacation rentals do not. There are 2 recently new bicycles at Mika ‘Alua. The 2 older bikes should have been removed and now have been.
. *The ohana (guest cottage) has fans, both ceiling and floor fans, provided. When the ohana windows and screen door are left open in the evening once the guests arrive home from exploring the Big Island, the o’hana should be comfortable for sleeping. We are working to improve the air flow.
*The issue of the snails is the first we’ve heard mentioned in this context. Our gardener has taken care of the situation.
*We apologize that the ohana satellite DISH went out during this guest’s stay. We immediately ordered a new one, but being located in a fairly remote area of the Big Island, it takes up to a week to get and install a replacement. The new satellite is now in place. The satellite TV in the main house was and is operational.

We appreciate all guest comments. Our guests are our best source to let us know if there are items not meeting their expectations. We appreciate knowing so that we can correct and improve their experience to make for a 5* vacation. Aloha, Jamie, Owner
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Car: necessary

Sunny Kapoho, colorful coral & fish at your front porch, house is on the reef.

Merrie Monarch Hula festival in Hilo every March or April (the week after Easter)

Other Activities: Snorkeling

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Availability & Rates

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Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,918
$8,220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,918
$8,220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Merrie Monach
Apr 7 2015 - Apr 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,250
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,778
$7,620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Cleaning fee $195.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Children are included in the guest count. Your HomeAway quote does not.
Cleaning fee: Add $10/guest for more than 4 guests
Min stay 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available
2015 Booking add $10 to base rate.
Christmas-New Year, Dec 20-Jan 5, 4 nt min, $435/nt
For Christmas/New Year and Merrie Monarch flat rates - up to a total of 9 guests
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Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full ocean view, Huge, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean view, ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ocean view, ground floor
    Guest Cottage - 1 queen , Private ohana, ground floor
  • Every bedroom has a private bathroom
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • luaus
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

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

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