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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean

Cheryl Fortman

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Cheryl Fortman

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Special Offer! End of April Special April 27 - May 6

Milolii House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12)

Makai Hideaway quiet and peaceful. Unwind and relax from city life. House is an an hour south of Kona and one hour ten minutes south of the Kona airport. It is one hour ten minutes to volcano from the house. shope before you come as nearest grocery store is 35 minutes away.Three bedroom, three baths, and game room. There actually is a bed in the gameroom so we verge on being a 4 bedroom. A large Lanai runs the length of the house for dolphin and whale watching. Have dinner on a beautiful 600 foot Lanai and watch the incredible sunsets enjoy the warm climate with cool coastal breezes. One and half blocks to water access for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and fishing. It's great to walk around the neighborhood. there is a king bed in the master and three queen beds in the house and one queen sleeper sofa plus a futon. Also, there is an ocean view from the kitchen and you can sit on the couch and see the ocean. Gameroom downstairs has ping pong, darts, air hockey, and small pool table. Sunsets are phenomenal and different every night. There is a barbecue on top deck. First floor master is the largest bedroom in the house and you can hear the waves great from there at night. There's a king bed in the master! There is a washer and dryer in the gameroom and extra small fridge by the tiki bar. the nearest grocery store is 30 minutes away so many travelers stop at Costco as it is by the Kona airport on the way down. There is a supermarket at mile marker 77 and gas station, too.House is a good hour ten south of airport at mile marker 89. The views of the Pacific ocean are sensational and I never get tried of seeing as I descend from 1200 feet to sea level. Please conserve on water and electricity as Hawaii has the nations top rates. There's a nice ocean breeze often at the house but there isn't AC at the house nor do most homeowners in Hawaii have it. We saw a turtle the size of a volkswagon off one of the cliffs in the area and the snorkeling at the swimming hole is great! The swimming hole is a two minute walk away- go to Kai street and turn right. This is where you put in the kayaks or take them into town. There is internet and Netflix so the TV is great! My favorite thing is reading a book on the chaise lounge on the deck or going down to the swimming hole to swim and snorkel. Downstairs in the closet is everything you would ever need- coolers, beach mats, beach toys, snorkeling masks and equipment, life jackets,boogie boards, chairs, fishing tackle box, fishing poles are in garage have Daniel get them for you if you wish to use,

The Milolii area is famous for deep sea fishing, and you can watch the fishing boats or go out yourself. The beautiful secluded Honomolino Beach is close by-short walk along the coast from Milolii State Park-watch the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the fish in the coral, and maybe see a sea turtle or a rare Hawaiian monk seal.

From Kona airport go south on Highway 11 towards Kailua and continue on towards the 89 mile marker, turn right on Milolii Road. Go about three miles, turn right on to Ewalu Avenue drive down the road to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to third intersection which is Elima Avenue, turn right and go a half block to a tan house left hand side which is 88-1555.

From Hilo airport go on Highway 11 north for about two hours till you come to the sign that reads Milolii. Turn left by the sign drive three miles down the road to Ewalu Avenue, turn right drive down to the stop sign to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to the third intersection and turn right on Elima Avenue. Go a half block to a tan house left hand side of the road which is 88-1555. Daniel will have the house open for you and take you on a tour!

Keywords: Beach House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryl Fortman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Cheryl Fortman

Aloha. I am Cheryl Fortman the main owner of the property and we bought this house in 2012 after looking at 200 plus homes and condos. I am a first grade teacher in Fallbrook, California, San Diego county. That's been my job for 30 plus years and I still enjoy it! I love the quietness and remoteness of the house as I deal with the San Diego rat race all the time at home. My husband loves the lower bedroom fyi and my twelve year son loves the gameroom. We might retire one day to this house as I like it better than our house in California. It's much nicer than our house in California! I love hiking around the area and walking to the swimming hole which is two minutes away to snorkel. You take a right on kai and then three or 4 houses down on the left is a little bridge which you cross and you go down lava stairs and rope into the water or jump in. It's kind of Robinson Caruso style which kids love! At the top of the hill I often buy fish from this nice guy whose name starts with a 'D' he has sashimi grade ahi tuna, ono, and sometimes sailfish! I love to travel to the big island- its my home away from home and I am always willing to share house if its only me there and I will give a discounted rate because of that. I had lovely world travelers with me this summer that I really enjoyed and some really nice people from Texas that have rented the house 2 or three times now. I love to go to all the markets on the island- if you are interested in that please ask me about them and I would be happy to tell you about them. House is full of Art I have bought on the big island and from home goods store in San Diego. This vacation rental was a dream for two years that finally came true. The house is all I talk about when I am in California- that's how special this house is. Thank you for renting it! I really appreciate that!

Cheryl Fortman purchased this house in 2007

Why Cheryl Fortman chose Milolii

The neighbours are great and have a live and let live philosophy which I appreciate! I love the look of the black lava rock against the blue ocean. The reason I bought the house was the humongous deck, the sunsets, the panoramic Pacific ocean view as you come down the hill and the ocean view from the deck. The sunsets are phenomenal and I almost have a 190 degree ocean view from the house. The kings trail is close to the house and you can hike on it. I like driving 5 minutes into the little fishing village and hiking into honomolino. Kayaking in papa Bay are great! I still havent come at Christmas time and winter when the whales are there as house is always rented out then but I hope to in the future. I hear you can kayak around the whales but I haven't ever done it. Often there are pods of dolphins in the bay and I love the little mailbox library up on Umi street but you gotta put a book in to take one! I love reading books on the deck and drinking a Mai Tai there at sunset. Also, there is a washer and dryer downstairs a lot of people appreciate.

What makes this house unique

the deck, the sunsets, the king bed in the master, the walks, the oceanview, the nautical charm of the house, the fish wall in the family room and the family/living room, the gameroom which my son and kids from all over the world have enjoyed

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cheryl's home is absolutely gorgeous. It's in a quiet neighborhood with wonderful views of the ocean. We loved spending time in the bright living room surrounded by views of the ocean and on the wrap around balcony. Daniel greeted us and made us feel welcome - he was full of insider knowledge and great tips.

The house is at the bottom of a steep and winding road - the drive down from the highway takes 10-15 minutes depending on your comfort. The road is well paved and you do not need a 4 wheel drive.

Everything you could need for the beach is provided, including snorkel gear and kayaks. Although we didn't have the opportunity to use the kayaks or the snorkel gear because the waves were very rough near the house - I think this is uncommon and was due to a swell passing through. There are 3 good size bedrooms plus a queen bed in the game room. I think the house could comfortably sleep 4 couples plus a couple of children on air mattresses and pull out couches. Note that the game room, bathroom, and large bedroom downstairs are not connected to the main living space upstairs.

Volcano National Park is about 1 - 1.5 hours away and Hilo can be reached in 2 hours with no traffic, if you really book it (we were late for a flight). Captain Cook is not too far, but the traffic took us nearly an hour. Make sure to bring your own food to the house. All kitchen items are provided.

We only wish we could have stayed longer. I think the house is a great place to relax and enjoy the quiet and wonderful view. There are some wonderful hikes nearby and Volcano National Park is not too far. We're hoping to bring our family back.

March 2015

Cheryl Response from Cheryl:

Thank you for your wonderful review! Come again with your family! Watch for last minute specials with me but that won't happen at Christmas time. I will track down a tea kettle. Thanks for the suggestion. I have had 13 people in the house and plan on bring my family of 12 this summer in June. It's a great place to stay 35 days so try for that the next time- I like month renters! I will be sending you a request to review from two other sites if you don't mind. It was a pleasure having you!

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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean
average rating of 4.891892 based on 77 reviews
farmington, UT

Awesome place to stay for a private get away

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and is near the ocean. Just a 5 minute walk down to the water. Nice quite community to stay in. They welcomed us like we owned the place. Had plenty of water toys etc. to use and save some money. The house had everything you could ever need. Thanks again for letting us enjoy our vacation!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure having someone stay at the house who called it amazing! Come again! Cheryl
Salida, Colorado


  • 5 of 5

This place was like home away from home. Being able to relax and watch the sunsets and sunrises daily were an added bonus. The place is very peaceful and the community the house is in was very quiet and very safe surroundings. Having a full kitchen to cook meals made the stay enjoyable by not having to eat every meal out. There was plenty of room for multiple families to stay at this house. The lanai was beautiful and large. Not all of us had snorkeling equipment with us but with your generosity you have extra gear, yay! Plus beach chairs came in super handy. No we were not on a white sandy beach but seeing and hearing the waves with the quietness made it wonderful. We did have to do a load of laundry and being able to hang dry, like we do at home, was perfect. There are so many beaches to go to fairly close to swim and snorkel at you will be amazed. Milolii was the perfect home away from home. Mahalo nui for your home.....

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! Please come back again someday! Your review was great! Cheryl
Canandaigua N.Y.

3 couples

  • 4 of 5

Great location to see the island. Tried to coordinate so only went up and down the long road once a day.Daniel was a great help with rcommendations.Easily worked for three adult couples. Last day saw a whale with calf leaving the bay a little late in the season.Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! So glad that you will return one day. It's a special place! Thanks again for renting the house! We got to see whales too when we were there in April which is unusual because they are usually gone by end of March. Come again!!!
Vernon Hills, Illinois

Great stay at Makai Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Cheryl and Daniel thanks for the wonderful stay. Saw the place online and thought it would be a great place to stay. Lovely pictures on vrbo that caught my attention to stay here. I especially loved the 3 kayaks and teapot that were at the house. The tile in the game room and all the games were great for my kids. Loved the beautiful tile in the house in the game room with the pin-pong table, dart board, air hockey table and pool are all a bonus. You can't use the canoe but what the heck there's three ocean kayaks and a swimming hole 5 minutes away. The ocean view is pretty and with all the lava rocks and gravel it makes it a fun journey to get to the pacific ocean. If you are an adventurous type of person this house is great for you. The water temperature is great when it is hot outside 80's-90's and muggy hot. Great overall stay has Netflix witch I watched all the time and has everything you need in the kitchen to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. Especially good for a romantic stay on the Big Island of Hawaii if you want a secluded area away from the action. Overall, wonderful stay I will be back in June to rent the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cool! Your great review made my Wednesday work day! Can't wait to rerent to you in June. Only the first week is open so book soon! Cheryl
bay area

Beautiful house.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Cheryl's Milolii property in Hawaii.

The house is perfect for large parties. We were travelling on Spring Break with our college age kids, and the house is perfect for accommodating an extended family vacation. We could play & cook and enjoy each other, and then we could take a break & peacefully read your book on in our own space. We especially enjoyed buying fresh fish and pineapple and grilling and dining on the beautiful deck & watching the sunset. We felt there were so many things provided for our comfort and enjoyment. The 20 year olds loved all the beach equipment that was provided, especially the boogie boards. Thank you. The only drawback for us was that because of a 'winter surge' the nearby snorkeling hole was not really available for snorkeling, so although we loved the remote location...(many stars at night, peace & quiet) we did have to drive a bit to find a beach where everyone felt comfortable snorkeling. We walked to a beautiful, remote beach (Honomolimo) that was nearby and spent the

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review- i really appreciate it- sorry the ocean wasnt calm so you could snorkel. i am here right now and it is perfect. glad you discovered honomolino which is the closest beach to this house. again thanks forr renting the house and come back again.

Paradise perfection

  • 5 of 5

Milolii is one of our two favorite locales on the Island and this house was spot on. Although it is not ON the edge of the sea, it is just one block up so you still hear the waves and the view is phenomenal. The space is great and perfectly balanced. Just enough indoor space, just enough outdoor space. The amenities are as stated...ample kitchen wares, nice laundry facility (I would have liked and used a clothesline though), great seating and dining on the fabulous deck, comfy beds (percale sheets rather than flannel would have been preferred), tons of outdoor gear. All the photos are precise, giving a perfect preview of this great sea home. Daniel, the caretaker, is a gem and most helpful.

This house is the ideal place for those wanting to stay away from the crowds and touristy areas and get a real taste of true Hawaii. Geckos chirping on the deck, whales and dolphins splashing in the sea, starry nights, warm sunny days, at the perfect swimming beach nearby, away from the crowds...I can hardly wait to return. Mahalo for sharing this Makai gem with us, Cheryl. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patsy- your review made my day! Thank you- it was a lovely one! I love that area too. Hope you come back and rerent the place! There is a clothesline outside on the lower level and inside from pole one to pole two in the game room but I will check on that as maybe people have been fiddleing with that and its not there anymore.. Didn't know I had flannel sheets - I will check into that too. I am bringing some new sea shell sheets for the upper bedroom but they're not flannel. Can't wait to have you stay again! Cheryl


Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Hana hou
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Honomolino/ drive into the village, park, hike
Car: necessary

Five Minute Drive and 20 Minute Hike to Honomalino Bay Black Sand Beach. Year Round Spinner Dolphin Sightings and Seasonal Humpback Whale Watching from House., Great hiking trail to Captain Cook Monument, Shell Collecting, Boogie Boarding,, Kayaking,, Saturday Flea Market, Spearfishing, Shore Fishing, Volcano Park (I HR away), Lava Boat Trip (2 Hrs away), Nighttime Manta ray Swim- hang loose north of Kona , Excellent Kona Luau -Whales there in Papa Bay December through mid march and sometimes into April .


Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Milolii House Rental Rates

Special Offer! End of April Special

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 27, 2015 to May 6, 2015

125 night plus cleaning and checkin and and checkout fee for 2! Internet included! Extra people are 25 dollars each!

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry Service $140
checkin/out $20
Notes Amex fee of 3 per cent if you use a credit card and holiday rates may apply especially at Christmas time. Also , there is a check in and out fee of twenty dollars.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Milolii House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1936 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Queen size Beds (3), Playpen, (1) small Futon (1) Pull out queen size sleeper couch (1) one king bedand one air mattress
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Walking distance to swim area. Great snorkeling down at the swim hole Hiking trail in walking distance. Kayak access, Fishing and snorkeling in the area drive into town and hike into Honomolino Beach or kayak there from swim hole or from in town Tide pools in town on right side before boat ramp There is also a little yellow church and a catholic church- services at the yellow church by the community center are Sunday at 10:30

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