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Waterfront- Every Room - Sunsets, Dolphins, Pool, Paradise


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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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Waterfront- Every Room - Sunsets, Dolphins, Pool, Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Kealakekua Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enter this gracious open-plan home and have your breath taken away. Even as the front door opens, you will find yourself delivered to - and surrounded by - the beauty, serenity and spiritual power of Kealakekua Bay.

Legally operating Vacation Rental

GET/TAT W30256416-02 (State required information)

EVERY ROOM (except baths) has a direct oceanfront view.

The water lapping at the back yard's rocks, is clear, cool and sparkling with sunlight. The awesome, cave pocked cliff that makes up the opposite shore, is known as 'The Pali'. The trail along the ridge of the Pali, was to the Hawaiians known as 'the pathway of the gods', or 'Kealakekua' in Hawaiian. At the pali's base the Captain Cook Monument and a small plaque mark the spot where Cook fell-- near a flashing beacon for modern nighttime mariners.

Dump your bags, and grab a deck chair and a glass of wine, in time to watch the sun create it's fiery farewell across the magical water as millions of stars come aglow. Be prepared to share the sunset with dolphins and whales in this most unique and beautiful corner of the planet.

Relax as you breathe in the aura of your private refuge for the most memorable vacation you'll ever have. Generous rooms, all with ocean view (except baths), outdoor eating pavilion, pool and deck - and, of course, the bay.

Prepare fresh and flavorful meals of local fish, tropical fruit, organic veggies, and Kona cofee-- all in a truly state-of-the-art kitchen with ocean views! (Induction cooktop, double oven, 2 sinks all swathed in 'green bamboo' granite).

All of this on a private, gated lane of 8 residences (some are estates with more than one home)

Please be aware that our home includes a swimming pool (not fenced or otherwise separated from the house itself) and about 100 feet of shoreline cliff (there is a large grass lawn between the house/pool/deck and the shoreline cliff).

Both the shoreline and the pool present obvious hazards to children, elderly persons or anyone with vision, mobility or other impairment. Access to the sea/bay is not permitted from our property, and entering the shoreline area (lava rock) is not permitted. You must contain your activities within the house/pool/deck/lawn area only. The pool presents obvious hazards to any non-swimmers or persons who may fall into it. Our home is not recommended for groups with children, elderly, impaired/disabled or non-swimming members.

Although many couples have been married here, we no longer permit weddings (or other gatherings of more than 12 people) out of respect for our neighbors.

get/tat W30256416-02

Keywords: Private Home, Kealakekua Bay, Ocean Front

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
John (Owner)
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About John

We've lived nearby and visited this magical spot for more than 25 years.

John purchased this house in 2004

Why John chose Kealakekua Bay

Fantastic natural beauty. Amazing birds, dolphins and whales are regular visitors.

What makes this house unique

Serenity, comfort, inner peace, spectacular setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I know you will find your stay here on the Bay as wonderful as I. From beautiful mornings to brilliant days I have been enchanted by this gracious home and it's beauty.

After Big Island adventures we joyfully returned "home" for non-ending rest and relaxation. In fact a couple days we stayed home to soak in this calming place. I will never forget our visit and I hope one day to return.

Many thanks!

Warren ----------------------------------

Wow! We have rented on vrbo before, this is the first time the house really is all that you see online and more! We spent a week in paradise my family and I did the volcano, Hilo, kona, waimea, sunset cruise a blast! This was a week of peace, breathing in fresh air, being with family and staying in awe of all the beauty this Island has to offer. Thank you John, I will never forget this view, it will give me strength in making some tough health decisions. I hope to come back!!! Mahalo and aloha,

Linda & Jimmie



The tranquility and beauty this home offers is a time to remember forever. We had several days to share wonderful thoughts and feelings with family who mean everything to us. The joy we experienced will remain in our hearts until we return.

The view, sounds and fragrances give you a tremendous feeling of happiness. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Wishing all who stay here much joy and live in your hearts.

Jo Ann & Wayne
Jun 2012
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Waterfront- Every Room - Sunsets, Dolphins, Pool, Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews
Washington DC

a Beautiful house in a Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

You can not ask for a better ocean-front house than this one on the shores of Kealakekua Bay, a few miles south of the town of Kona. You are close enough to enjoy Kona but when you turn off the main highway and drive down Napoo’poo road to the bay, you are surrounded by small farms with coffee and macadamia nut trees, and you know you are now in ‘old’ Hawai’i. But there is nothing ‘old’ about this house. The owner John is a pleasure to deal with and since he spends several weeks each year in the house, he insures, along with Krista, the local care taker, that the place is in great shape and feels like home. Krista, who has lived nearby for over 20 years, is a wealth of info and could not be more hospitable.

The house is very comfortable and extremely well stocked. The kitchen is beautiful, with new appliances, granite countertops and koa wood cabinets, and a new top-of-the-line washer and dryer in the laundry room. The ‘great’ room is truly great and three bedrooms, all with prime ocean-front views, means there is plenty of space for everyone. The grounds are gorgeous with lots of outdoor seating and a large grill and dining table. There is no better location on the Big Island than this little dead-end road and this house on K Bay - providing that you want to be ocean front and Not surrounded by hundreds of people.

There is nothing more peaceful than sitting here in the back yard during whale season and watching humpback whales and spinner dolphins in the ocean in front of you.

I’m convinced that the best snorkeling and shore diving spot in Hawai’i is a quick 5 minute drive to ‘Two Step’ at the Place of Refuge, one of the most historic places on the island. Other ‘must do’ things while here are : kayak in K bay and snorkel at the Cook monument; visit the Historic Kona coffee farm at the top of the hill; visit the Big Island Bee & Honey farm that is 2 miles from the house; stop in and see the beautiful Painted Church that is nearby; have lunch at the Coffee Shack at the top of the hill for fine food with fabulous views of the Bay and the surrounding coffee farms; buy local produce and fresh Big Island tuna or marlin or mahi-mahi from the local grocery store and grill them at the house; do a night dive or snorkel with the Manta rays; visit Volcanoes national park. You will surely run out of time before you run out of things to do here. We can’t wait until we are back at the beautiful house in this beautiful place !

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City

A Perfect Three Generation Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A three-generation vacation can sometimes be fraught with tensions. Not so at this wonderful house overlooking Kealakekua Bay. The house is beautifully laid out and has room for everyone to find their own space without stepping on each other's toes. In the end, however, we all spent a lot of time sitting on the clifftop watching the waves bashing the lava, the whales (two adults and a calf), the spinner dolphins gamboling in the waves and even a green sea turtle. The kitchen is perfectly laid out and stocked including with a supply of spices and herbs that I have never seen in a vacation home -- thank you John! When we weren't out enjoying the island sights, especially in the southern part of the island and Hilo areas, we were cooking in the kitchen, barbecuing on the patio and spending time together sitting around the table and the pool. Krista, the manager of the property, was exceptionally helpful with advice about where to shop, what to visit and how to find a good deep sea fishing outfit. As photographers we were thrilled with the many photo opportunities at the house, including a setting full moon over the bay and spectacular sunsets. The small beach nearby was perfect to take our grandson for a morning of playing in the sand and the waves. All in all, one of the most wonderful family vacations we have had in a most spectacular location. Thank you John for letting us share your little bit of paradise. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bay Area, Northern California

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of just listing a string of superlatives, we had an amazing family retreat to John and Steve's perfect hideaway. The house is charming and well stocked, perfect for cooking meals and enjoying the surf and sights while you do it. What we particularly liked was feeling like we were among locals, and away from the tourist melee. The location encourages exploration of the south and eastern part of the Big Island, while also being close enough to Kona and the northern resorts to allow for easy visits with vacationing friends. Only we almost felt guilty escaping the resort enclave for our small piece of paradise by the Pacific.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Half Moon Bay, CA

Hawaii Like you want it to be

  • 5 of 5

We are lucky and got to go back to Alaula Kai for a second time. You wonder whether your memories are inflated, but really this place is much better then you can remember. From the moment you open that front door and see the pool, the palm trees, and that wonderful peaceful bay, you are reminded why you always smile when thinking about your time here. Then the spinners come to entertain you during your morning coffee on the lawn or you simply look over the lava coast and see the tangs swimming by. If you want tranquility this is the place. We always find it hard to leave, but when you are energetic, there is always a kayak across to the monument or a short ride down to two step for a great snorkel. And I have not even mentioned where it gets its name, the sunsets which are different every night and gorgeous. We can't wait until we are lucky enough to come back for a third and fourth and many more times to come. Alaula Kai will remind you why you love Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eugene, Oregon

Big Island Nirvana

  • 5 of 5

This is simply an amazing home. The lay out of the house is perfect for families and the house itself is beautiful. It overlooks Kealakekua bay and the Captain Cook monument. Fabulous sunsets over the ocean, beautiful water to gaze at, put your SUP and paddle across looking at all the sea life and very likely being entertained by the resident Spinner dolphins. In the heart of Kona coffee country for those who want to visit a farm and taste great coffee. Can't say enough good things, can't wait till I get the chance to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Most relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My mother lives in the area and when my family of 4 decided to visit we wanted to find a place that we would all enjoy. What better than a home on the bay with fantastic views and a pool! I am a bit of a research nut so I combed through every rental by the bay and after comparing prices, floor plan, and views this was the one. It even has a grassed back yard!

The house has been fully updated. The bathrooms and kitchen are perfect. Since the home is set up around a courtyard, everyone can come together or enjoy privacy. There is a large outdoor dining table that was the perfect place for meals, coloring, playing cards or just visiting. I spent most of my time perched in a chair reading my book as I gazed out over the bay. The pool is a good temperature, but it is deep. The shallow end is 4’ or so and gets deeper. My boys became good swimmers quickly.

My husband and I both commented that this was the most relaxing vacation. Since you are staying in a home with a pool and a great view, you don't feel the pressure to leave and find adventure…..except perhaps to visit manini beach a few seconds drive away.

The owner is responsive and very easy to work with. The deposit was returned within a week after we returned home. His local property manager Krista does a wonderful job at check-in/out and is available to answer questions. I highly recommend staying here – we plan to return as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Manini, Keei
Car: necessary

Kealakekua Bay is a marine preserve and one of the state's best snorkeling locations. Dolphins visit as do whales, in season.

Tour boats (The Fairwind, BodyGlove and others) transport visitors to the Captain Cook Monument, or you can hike to the monument. The snorkeling at the monument is wonderful, as it is around most of the bay. The Wharf, Manini Beach and Napoopoo 'Beach' (not much sand!) are entry points for swimming.

(NOTE: As of 1/1/13 kayaking and other commercial activity is prohibited from the Kealakekua Bay wharf and Manini Beach. Kayaking may not be possible in the bay due to changing and welcome oversight by the State. Tour boats are still bringing snorkelers to the Captain Cook Monument from Keauhou and Kailua). The bay is better than ever for SWIMMING!


Rates & Availability

From $585 Per night

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $275
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Cleaning fee of $275 applies. Additional charges for extra cleaning and damage. See rental agreement.

Rental Agreement must be completed and returned (email is sufficient) for all bookings, including "book it now". Owner will send you rental agreement for you to complete and return.

Final payment due 60 days in advance of check-in for all rentals that touch the Holiday period.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Kealakekua Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Monument View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No bathtubs, showers only.

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