BLUE HAWAII OCEANFRONT – MIKA KAI – SPECIAL AUG-SEPT 2014

JAMIE PHILLIPS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BLUE HAWAII OCEANFRONT – MIKA KAI – SPECIAL AUG-SEPT 2014

Keaau House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Loft - 5 Baths - (Sleeps 8)

Here is the base of operation for your Big Island adventure. Our beautifully decorated oceanfront home is not your ordinary vacation rental. Fully fenced and gated, it has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 stories, over 3700 square feet, and right on the blue Pacific. This super comfortable home has a big view lanai, a big open beam living room, dining area, huge porch by the water, beautiful pool and jacuzzi overlooking the ocean!!! The full gourmet kitchen has all stainless, top-of-the-line appliances. Watch the whales or enjoy nature walks. It has all the comforts of home and more!!! High speed internet, TV with Dish network, DVD/VCR, stainless barbecue, and only 15 miles from Hilo town.

Note: Mika Kai is in a residential neighborhood and to be good neighbors we do not rent the house for large parties. We do not allow more than a total of 12 people on the property at any one time - subject to loss of deposit

Spectacular views, quiet area. You will not want to leave. Perfect for two or more families. Beautiful, fan-shaped oceanfront inground pool and Jacuzzi!!! Relax in your private pool and spa overlooking the ocean. The amenities make this the premier vacation rental in the area. Everyone agrees and you will love it.

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

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

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

Mika Lani - 2 guests max - HomeAway/171795

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

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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Family meet from New Zealand & England. House great & all we could want but the rain was not welcome...never mind, we managed to complete our to do list & saw amazing fish snorkeling. Thank you.
Jul 2014
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JAMIE PHILLIPS

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We met in Hawaii, fell in love in Hawaii....and the rest is history. Now we get to share our good fortune with guests from around the world.

Mika Kai is such an outstanding home, close to the many allures of the Hilo side of the Big Island. We feel good when we are here.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Blue Hawaii Oceanfront – Mika Kai – Special Aug-Sept 2014
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
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Blue Hawaii Oceanfront – Mika Kai – Special Aug-Sept 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207930
+1 808 3458093
Keaau Puna District
Vancouver Wa
5

Best Vrbo rental yet

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 10 wonderful days and enjoyed the whales everyday and the turtles the pods of dolphins that went by and gave us a show almost everyday. Watching the guys in the water spear fishing and giving us fresh fish was awesome. We had heard that is always rains on the Hilo side well that wasn't the case we only had rain one night . The valcaon at night is a sight to see. Our only complaint is we had to leave. Hope to be back soon. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Hawaii Oceanfront – Mika Kai – Special Aug-Sept 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207930
+1 808 3458093
Keaau Puna District
5

Practical Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our family found Mika Kai to be the perfect location for our small reunion. Everything said in previous reviews about the beauty of the seascape and the comfort of the home are all true. I'll add some practical notes that may be helpful.

While the property is not listed as wheelchair accessible, it is very friendly for those with limited mobility. You can pull your car right up to the front porch. Two low steps to the front door and the access to the hot tub were the most challenging for my elderly aunt with back and hip issues but she overcame both with assistance and enjoyed all the amenities. Two bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the first floor so she was able to avoid the stairs to the upper floor altogether.

The hot tub became the center of our enjoyment; large enough for 4-5 at a time, the temperature was consistent, the jets were powerful but not scary and the in-tub colored lights were therapeutic (and fun). A nighttime soak was the most wonderful topper to our busy days. The pool is lovely but was a little chilly for most of us. We didn't mind - we had our focus on the "bubble tub!"

The outdoor grill is large enough for a full surf and turf meal for 6-8 and easy to use if you've had any experience with propane grills.

There were plenty of plates and settings for indoor and outdoor use. If you're the cook, take a moment to peruse all the cabinets and drawers before you begin; you'll find so many useful tools and equipment. Everything from large boiling pots to ziplock bags and wooden skewers to a Japanese style rice cooker. The water cooler was much appreciated.

There's no air conditioning but you honestly don't need it. The breeze from the ocean and the overhead fans keep the temperature just right. Screens on all the windows allowed us to keep windows wide open while on property.

Check out the helpful binder of information right away. suggestions for local attractions, restaurants and sight seeing drives are plentiful.. Instructions for trash and recycling are there, too.

The final drive to the house on Makuu Road is a little tough for those who are prone to motion sickness. They don't call it the "roller coaster road" for nothing! But if you take it slowly, the 4 miles goes by without much thought.

And finally, Jamie, the owner, was responsive and helpful and friendly. I would rent any of her properties without hesitation.

Mika Kai was, indeed, paradise. I can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Hawaii Oceanfront – Mika Kai – Special Aug-Sept 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207930
+1 808 3458093
Keaau Puna District
Annapolis, MD, USA
5

Best rental house ever!

  • 5 of 5
This is my third time renting this house. This time I stayed here with a group of hula dancers to perform at the Merrie Monarch Festival ho'ike. The location is fabulous, very convenient to Hilo. And with all the bedrooms and bathrooms, we had plenty of space for all our dancers to get ready for our big show. When we had time to relax, the pool and hot tub were big hits! It is a perfect house for gatherings, relaxing and enjoying the Hilo side of the Big Island. Doesn't get any better than this!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Blue Hawaii Oceanfront – Mika Kai – Special Aug-Sept 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207930
+1 808 3458093
Keaau Puna District
Nelson Bay, New South Wales
5

Spectacular views & a beautiful home made for a great family vacation.

Spectacular views & a beautiful home made for a great family vacation.
  • 5 of 5
Mika Kai was everything we hoped it would be and MORE!!... Our vacation was months in the planning.. With so many holiday homes to choose from in the Hilo area combined with the needs of our family and also our parents to satisfy we were more than a little anxious. Our booking was arranged promptly & professionally by the very helpful and friendly owner Terri and we felt reassured of a trouble-free holiday. Mika Kai is a beautiful modern home, spacious, well maintained and stocked with every conceivable appliance and convenience you could ask for, we were truly amazed... The lovely welcome basket of local treats was especially lovely, as was the filtered chilled water fountain. We enjoyed delicious BBQ meals by the pool and sunsets from the deck, walked along the lava rock coastline and watched the turtles play in the waves only a few feet away... so many magic memories of our stay at Mika Kai, I hope it will not be long before we can return. I'd like to say also a BIG thank you to Adan and Terri also for forwarding my daughters swimsuit onto us in Waikiki when we left it behind, it was very much appreciated.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Hawaii Oceanfront – Mika Kai – Special Aug-Sept 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207930
+1 808 3458093
Keaau Puna District
5

Truly a relaxing paradise....

  • 5 of 5
Mika Kai is one of the most relaxing homes I have been in for vacation. I have been to all the islands in Hawaii and love the Hawaiian culture. I come to relax, rest and enjoy the beauty. Mika Kai is superb at allowing for quiet rest, wonderful views, superb amenities and great owners who look out for your every need. There were 4-5 of us in our group and we feel we have had 30 days of rest in our 10 days here on the Big Island. I cannot thank our hosts enough for their sharing their piece of paradise with us. Blessings from the big kahuna!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Hawaii Oceanfront – Mika Kai – Special Aug-Sept 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207930
+1 808 3458093
Keaau Puna District
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Avoid

  • 2 of 5
The highlight of this property is the outdoor area. BUT.. there are a lot of buts.
We were charged several hundred extra dollars for guests 6 and 7 for "cleaning" (apparently the list price only covers 5 people), so I was frustrated to find that the pool had not been cleaned when we arrived (toys floating in it, sand on the bottom, and cups on the railing).
Additionally, as previous reviewers noted, the house is very dilapidated and run down. When we arrived, the fan over the table (which looked like it had been hanging there for 50 years) did not work, and several times during our stay there were electrical problems: a light switch popped and stopped working; and an entire bedroom that just lost power suddenly. We never found the breaker box which must be locked away in the garage, but apparently that wasn’t the problem – it took more than a day for the maintenance guy to get it fixed (we had to use an extension cord from the hall and a flashlight that we brought with us to find our way around in that bedroom).
Poor patch/paint jobs, everything rusty, untrimmed discount blinds, dirty layer of film in the cupboards (we felt like we had to wash any dish we wanted to use when pulling it out), cobwebs in the corners, towels that were on the edge of smelling funky, and bugs everywhere. I don’t mind a few bugs in an open house – but there were a lot! One of the bathrooms even had tiny little ants that would cover the toilet paper roll – making it necessary to roll off several layers to be able to use it.
A little bit of fuel was provided for the tiki torches – but they were all rusted shut, and the washer smelled sour (didn’t dare use it to wash anything).
Have stayed in much nicer houses for this price point. Would not recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is a huge surprise to us. The bedroom electrical outage and the dining room fan were fixed as soon as they were brought to our attention. We apologize for any inconvenience and we have always fixed things right away. There was an additional cleaning fee for 5 days for 2 guests of $15 each, total $30. As is customary in the Hawaii vacation rental business, the additional guests that were added a few weeks before arrival were charged an extra per night fee (in this case $25 per night plus HI taxes.) This is explained on our website and also in information sent to guests. All items on this list are being evaluated and improved where needed.
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Other Activities: Kayaking, Shopping, Boating

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Keaau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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
$284
$1,848
$7,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,883
$8,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Merrie Monarch
Apr 7 2015 - Apr 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
$3,245
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,743
$7,470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Children are included in the guest count. Your quote from HomeAway does not.
Cleaning Fee: Add $10/guest for more than 4 guests
Min stay 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available
2015 Bookings Add $10/night to base rate
Christmas-New Year, Dec 20-Jan 5, 4 nt min, $434/nt
For New Year and Merrie Monarch flat rates - up to a total of 10 guests
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Amenities

Amenities

Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are a child's bed and a sofa sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Pool, Spa, Internet access & WiFi, Library of books, dvds. Huge collection of sauces, spices, top-of-the-line Stainless Steel Gas Grill BBQ, High Chair, Picnic supplies, snorkels and masks, and so much more. Deck/Patio is huge with another outdoor dining table & chairs for dining under the stars. Lanai: Large with another dining table & chairs for outdoor dining under a roof.

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

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