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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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
Loved the wonderful house, and especially the deck where we ate every night (except one when it rained). We had gourmet cooks with us, and the location is not close to shopping, so we stocked up and ate like Kings and Queens every night, after a full day of hikes and activities around the island. It's a fun house, we played cut-throat ping-pong games, and enjoyed music and relaxing at sunset. Definitely would go again.
We traveled with 4 kids under seven (7, 5, 3 year old and a 15 month old) and loved this house. Everything you can imagine is already there so we definitely overpacked. The kids loved the game/play area downstairs which included a ping pong table, air hockey and pool table, tons of board games, books to read, snorkeling equipment and boogie boards. They couldn't sleep downstairs since the only access is through outside and downstairs is not connected with the main level. However, this was not a problem since for the night, they would come upstairs and 3 of them shared a bedroom. Once they are a bit bigger, we could probably leave them downstairs in this separate living unit but for now, we just didn't feel comfortable.
The house is centrally located between Kona and Hilo and we made trips in both directions. Volcanos national park is only 1.5 hours away and can be easily visited as a day trip. We also traveled to Hilo (2 hours) and to beaches in Kona (about 1 hour) or 1.5 hrs to sandy beaches on Kohala coast (north of Kona). There are nice beaches closer but for our kids, we loved the sandy bottom places or easy to get to beaches which can be found north of Kona.
We loved the scenery and being on a lava field. It seemed that it would be hot from the black lava and no trees but there were such a nice winds all the time, that it wasn't hot at all. The house has a beautiful deck wrapping 3 sides of the house and the main deck is on the north side of the house, with perfect temperature and shade for every meal of the day. It was super comfortable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We got bitten by few bugs on the first night but then, applied repelent and didn't have any problems until the end of the trip.
Also, from the deck, we could watch whales and the house even provided binoculars for watching them. As I said, they thought of everything:-)
We used the gas grill outside on the deck for several dinners and it worked great and had a full bottle of gas. Everything was provided in this house which just made for an easy vacation.
The road to the house is a bit winding and steep in places and we tried to get back home before sunset at 6:30 pm so that we didn't have to drive in the dark. This was also because of our little kids.
The nights were very dark since there are few light around and that made for perfect stargazing which we did every night. The house and the area were very quiet and it was so relaxing and restful.
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 .
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
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