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Luxury Vacation Rental - Kealakekua Bay


Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Luxury Vacation Rental - Kealakekua Bay

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


Kealakekua Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Manini Beach House is a recently built four bedroom ocean front luxury home located on historic Kealekekua Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. The shoreline in front of the house is a lava beach with excellent access for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The spectacular views of Kealekekua Bay and the gentle Kona breezes blowing off the bay are your constant companions.

Make this fabulous home yours while you:

*Snorkel on the vibrant coral reef directly in front of the house in historic Kealakekua Bay.

*Kayak across Kealakekua bay to the Captain Cook Monument.

*Swim with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, or sit on the lanai and watch their acrobatic shows.

*Enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the 'green flash'!

*Take a day trip to Volcano National Park - a leisurely two hour drive away.

*Relax on the golf course, catch a marlin while deep sea fishing, or enjoy island sight seeing tours.

*Cook sumptuous meals in the gourmet equipped kitchen and enjoy them on the back lanai under tropical evening skies

About Manini Beach House:

*Awesome oceanfront view from every room in the house.

*Wrap around front and side lanai.

*Built and maintained to be livable for those with allergies or chemical sensitiveness.

*Beamed cathedral ceilings in the living room and master suite.

*Italian ceramic tile floors throughout the main floor and lanais.

*Recently remodeled with luxurious hardwoods

*Stunning Hawaiian artwork and accents adorn the home

*Accordion-style folding hardwood doors open the width of the living room to the front lanai letting in the cool ocean breezes

*A large inventory of cookware, fine china dishes, crystal glassware and stainless flatware.

*Honduran mahogany kitchen/living area cabinets with etched glass doors and granite countertops.

*Large rear lanai (pick papayas from here) with teak dining table, chairs for six, an eleven foot market umbrella and large propane BBQ.

*The master suite occupies the entire second floor of the house. It features a cathedral ceiling, full bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan and unbelievable view of the bay from the queen size platform bed.

*High quality 100% cotton, designer linens and towels.

*Awesome views & fabulous sunsets await you.

*Each of the two main floor bedrooms have sliding doors to private lanais, ocean views, separate bathroom facilities and ceiling fans. They are separated from each other by the main living areas of the house for maximum privacy. One is equipped with a queen bed; the other can be arranged as a king bed or as two single beds.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Beach House, Kona, Private Rental, Big Island, Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach, Captain Cook, private home, private vacation homes, Hawaii Island Vacation Rentals, South Kona.

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Member since: 2010
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights
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based on 7 traveler reviews

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Luxury Vacation Rental - Kealakekua Bay
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
British Columbia , Canada

tremendous vacation property

  • 4 of 5

Extremely comfortable for our somewhat large family group of 8 with our university kids and their friends. Oceanfront with tons of interesting snorkelling with reef fish and spinner dolphins. Although not near a sandy beach , there are several good entry points through the ancient lava flow. Our house had 4 kayaks available which made it so convenient to get out throughout the K-bay (Capt.Cook) and snorkel many different spots.

Great kitchen made for some great meals. The little geckos all around were delightful ! There is an artisan bakery just 5 min. south on the hwy called 'Oven and Butter' , where we bought warm fresh baguettes for breakfast every morning. Also a terrific Farmers Market on Saturdays right up there across the highway from the bakery. You will need a car. We can surely recommend this house warmly and hope to be back !

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved it here. My family - which included young children - had the best time ever! It was exactly as described - but better! I cannot think of a single negative (and I'm fairly fussy).

It is right down on the bay and we were able to kayak out amongst the dolphins, snorkel, and play on the small beach just next to the house. The owner provides kayaks and life jackets, as well as snorkel equipment, boards and some beach toys. We spent some afternoons visiting beaches in the area recommended in the guidebook, but then discovered a beach a five minute drive long the bay which was quieter and much nicer than all the others. We were all able to snorkel from there and the kids did some body boarding. You could even surf if you had any experience. You could walk to it but we didn't want to with the little legs in our group and all the beach toys we were carting around!

The house is well located for everything. There is a big grocery store on the main road, as well as coffee shops and some cafes, restaurants and even an ice cream place! Everything is a drive away so you will need a car, but that wasn't a hassle for us at all. It's about a 30 minute drive from the airport.

The inside of the house was good too - decent bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. From the balcony you can see whales and dolphins and you can hear and see the sea from every room. The owner of the property was very friendly and helpful.

We've stayed in a lot of vrbo's, and this rates top of the list. We didn't want to leave! The location is amazing and the house was exactly what we had hoped for. Thanks for letting us stay - we would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Private Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This property is exactly as depicted in the photos. It is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is fully equiped, with tons of staples. It is located down a very windy road and is quite isolated - you will need a vehicle. You really can see the dolphins right from the lanai! The owner was very responsive, and helpful, even calling to check that everything was okay during our stay. If there was something that you needed, it was there. There were just two of us, but this home would be really great for a larger group. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A super vacation rental in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My family met in Hawaii to celebrate my upcoming 70th birthday, so this house had to fit many needs from young to older! And for one week, it was a delightful place to meet, hang out, visit, snorkel, tour, and eat! The house was clean and extremely well maintained. The reports are true, we did simply snorkel from right in front of the house and see turtles, dolphins, live coral and many kinds of tropical fish. And, on the verandah one late afternoon, we watched whales in the bay. I could hardly get my kids and older grandkids out of the water. For the very young, there is a small white sand beach and water play area with a picnic-park, just a short walk away. The kids loved roaming around the backyard and bringing in lilikoi (passion fruit) from which we made the owner's favorite ice-cream! YUM! The papaya and bananas were not quite ready (sigh). Our grandchildren loved and named each gecko; they are a beautiful green and larger than any I've seen before and just set the stage of island living. The kitchen, appliances and kitchenware of all kind rivals mine at home - a chef's delight. We cooked outdoors and ate on the deck most evenings to the sound of the waves. The beach house is completely outfit with good quality play-toys as snorkel gear (much better than rentals), boogie boards, kayaks and bicycles and in the week we were there, we used it all! I'm a rural Idaho gal, but there is something so very special about waking up to roosters crowing and waves slapping. From each bedroom you could listen to the waves and water all night long; in fact we kept the house open except when we were gone and enjoyed the tropical life to the max.

While we enjoyed our days away (one to the Volcano Park and one across island to Hilo) we almost wished we'd stayed "at home" because of nice little trips in the direct environ as "the painted church", beautiful scenery, The City of Refuge State Park, a fishing trip, lots of organic farms, coffee growing and farmers coops to buy gifts and stock up on local food! If you are hankering for a restaurant, an ice-cream and coffee shop, there is a great local strip just minutes away. People are super friendly throughout this small community just 30 minutes to the south of Kona (telling folk lore and stories about the tsunami). Heaven it was! Now we are all in shock as we've returned to the frigid Pacific northwest and Wyoming. We will be back, you can believe it and it cannot be soon enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rockford, IL, USA

An amazing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for nearly two weeks and enjoyed the location, the home…everything. The owner was great to work with and very responsive.

We had a family of 6 so we occupied all of the main house bedrooms.

It is in a neighborhood so you have to remember that while we were on CST everyone else was 4 hours behind us. We tried to be respectful of our noise in the evening and early morning.

We enjoyed using the bikes around the neighborhood.

This isn’t for someone who is looking to lay out on a sandy beach. This area is made up of beautiful shoreline of volcanic rock. The views are breathtaking, but sandy beaches are on the north end of the island which we did on several occasions, allowing 90 minutes to drive to the beaches near Hapuna or Mauna Kea. These beach parking lots fill up fast so best to be early (by 9:30 AM).

The snorkeling across the street is amazing. We have visited the islands over 20 times (family use to live on Maui) and have snorkeled and dived around most of them. Kaelekakua Bay is one of the best. I would suggest you explore to see how wonderful this protected area truly is. There are other snorkeling areas as well if you are up to exploring.

The owner has kayaks available (2 singles and 2 doubles). This was an incredible opportunity to go out in into the bay which we did several times.

It is hard to imagine that this place was hit by the tsunami three years ago. Yes, some of the nearby homes still show damage. The water is crystal clear, the coral is thriving, and the Manini Beach Park, a short 2 minute walk, is a great quiet place to relax. We “sunbathed” on the grass watching the waves many times. It is a great spot where locals far outnumber tourists.

The location is off the beaten path but yet convenient. Decent grocery stores and good local restaurants only 15 minutes away.

The home was perfectly equipped. Don’t expect hotel like service, but we quickly found ourselves not wanting to leave. The owner has done a good job of providing the basics. The home was clean and comfortable with amazing views. A perfectly comfortable setting. But since it is someone’s home, we did experience some things that weren’t in perfect order. The grill needed cleaning and some of the appliances were not in perfect working order. Washer and dryer were new and the laundry area was clean which was much appreciated. But hey…this is Hawaii and we loved it all!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, WA

Wonderful house right at the bay

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Hawaii a bunch of times, this is the 2nd time at a Kealakekua Bay rental house, and this one is my favorite.

It was important for us to be on the water, and Manini Beach House is about 75 feet from the water where we were able to wade into the water and snorkel from there; or walk about 300 feet to the Manini Beach Park where there is a sandy open spot that was very safe for kids to play at. This beach is what my wife calls her "happiest place in the world."

The house is beautiful - tiled floor throughout, beautiful wood trim, all the kitchen appliances and accessories (even an ice cream maker), granite counter tops, a large back yard deck where you have your big meals at.

There are two floors in the main part of the house with 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, and a small apartment style place in the bottom basement area. There are plenty of showers in the house, but there is also one outside under the stairs - great to wash off from snorkeling/swimming.

The view from the patio is wonderful as you can see 90% of the bay from there - we watched a baby humpback that looked like it had just been born that night or early morning with its mother (this is early Feb '13 btw).

The house was nicely decorated. You could tell the owner liked fishing, but was certainly not over the top - as my wife would put it.

If you are into fishing, then you must ask the owner for references. He referred us to a local who took us out fishing for a very reasonable price. The fishing season hadn't quite started, but we caught a few Skip Jack's and saw a ton of sea life - big pod of pilot whales, about 50+ dolphins, and a saw two sets of humpback whales - the guy who took us out said we were very lucky to see all of that. We did a lot on this trip, but the fishing was the highlight.

I can't recommend this house enough. My wife and I, as well as the couple we went with, all said we must bring other family and friends back to this house if we can ever get folks to come to Hawaii with us.

I've never met the owner, but he was very prompt in returning calls and/or emailing us back.

Only draw back of this place is there are from time to time people that slow down on the street to take pictures of the place or write down the phone number for their next visit - i don't blame them.

I highly recommend his house.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway



Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Rates

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Dec 15 2015 - Jan 10 2016
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Kealakekua Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Murphy Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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