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Tropical Heaven, Cottage only 300ft to Kealakekua Bay!

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Calendar last updated:
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Tropical Heaven, Cottage only 300ft to Kealakekua Bay!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Kealakekua Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Only 300 feet (a 2 minute walk) from the ocean and some of the world's most pristine waters at Kealakekua Bay! The Bay is a marine sanctuary that is home to pods of hawaiian spinner dolphins, turtles and other amazing marine life. The snorkeling is premier. Marvel at the dolphins and whales. Admire the graceful green sea turtles and go nose to nose with a rainbow of exotic fish. Allow yourself to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Bay . . . practically at your doorstep.

Dolphin Bay Cottage is located in the Hawaiian village of Napo`opo`o. This area of the Big Island, strongly imbued with Hawaiian spirit of aloha, has retained the charm, quiet and easy pace of Old Hawaii. It is also a great location for a home base as you tour the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.

- Three miles to Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

- Ten+ minutes to great restaurants, grocery stores, shops etc.

- Thirty minutes to Kailua-Kona town

- A beautiful 2 hour drive to Volcanoes National Park

Dolphin Bay Cottage comfortably accommodates 1-2 guests. This lovely cottage has everything you need: 1 bedroom, 1 full bath and a full kitchen. It is in a quiet, friendly neighborhood that is surrounded by beautiful tropical landscaping.

The decor is casual tropical style with bamboo floors and beautiful wood trim. A new, comfy king-size bed awaits you. The fully equipped kitchen has a full size fridge, dishwasher and four burner stove with oven-everything you need for cooking in paradise. All linens, beach towels, cable TV and wireless internet included. The cottage has its own driveway and entrance. A very clean and pleasant place to while away the days.

If you are looking to accommodate more guests, Dolphin Bay House is next door and can sleep up to 7 comfortably, please visit our Dolphin Bay House VRBO listing #35438 for more info.

Hawaii ID W40947748-01

Keywords: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, tropical hide-a-way

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About The Owner

We are pleased to share Dolphin Bay House and Dolphin Bay Cottage with you as we think you will enjoy the fabulous weather, beauty and this very special neighborhood as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Kealakekua Bay

After many years of enjoying the Kealakekua Bay area we were fortunate to find Dolphin Bay House and Cottage. We feel this corner of the world is truly paradise. This is a dream come true for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Being able to hop out of bed to take asunrise walk to the beach is exhilarating. And then there are the sunset walks to cap off the day. Of course snorkeling anytime is also pretty fantastic!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the perfect spot to get away from it all. I can?t remember the last time I woke up to birds singing.

While we were here we got to see whales, dolphins and lots of tropical fish, and we loved the neighbourhood geckos and mongoose.
Feb 2013
  • 1 of 5

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Tropical Heaven, Cottage only 300ft to Kealakekua Bay!
average rating of 4.84 based on 30 reviews
5

Dolphin Bay Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Love the little place. Perfect for 2. Local beach is fabulous for swimming, snorkeling, sunsets, and just hanging out! Absolutely fantastic experience - thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a fantastic stay at Dolphin Bay Cottage, enjoying the local beach at Manini. Itʻs a special spot and we hope to have you return. Mahalo for your review, it helps potential guests realize itʻs a great place to stay!
West Branch, Michigan
5

VAHALLA

  • 5 of 5

What a great retreat after a cold winter in Michigan. The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin Bay Cottage. After being cooped up indoors during the winter it was so nice to be able to sit out on the patio and enjoy the fresh air, smell and sound of the ocean and the serenity of the area. We were able to leave all the windows of the cottage open day and night. The fresh air and sound of the surf sure attributes to a good nights sleep.

The cottage is fully equipped with anything you could possibly need during your stay; they have truly thought of everything plus. The cottage itself is very well maintained and meticulously cleaned. Krista, the caretaker, lives just down the street and is willing and available for any issues you may have. We had no issues but had comfort in knowing, if we did, Krista was there to resolve them.

We would highly recommend staying at the Dolphin Bay Cottage if your looking for a quite, comfortable retreat away from the hub-bub and congestion of a vacation resort. Would we stay here again? Most certainly.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for your review of Dolphin Bay Cottage. It is truly a special place, and I can well imagine a very much enjoyed respite from a cold winter spent indoors. The cottageʻs proximity to Manini Beach and the lanai and seating area out front with the surrounding garden make mornings and evenings a peaceful way to start and end your day. We hope to have you stay with us again.
4

Kealakekua Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Thanks to Martha, Leonard and Krista- our stay was a welcome and peaceful respite from real life! We found the cottage to be comfortable, and loved the neighborhood and accessibility to the Bay. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for you kind words about Dolphin Bay Cottage. We are glad you had a great time and hope to have you visit again!
4

Good value

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for the first time and were very happy. It is a good value n very clean. It was in a small neighborhood and tended to be loud at times in the evening. We didn't experience good snorkeling at the bay (this was unusual I heard) while we were there but so close to captain cook and '2-step' where the snorkeling is Awesome. Even swam with hundreds of dolphins����. All the amenities you could need, even a good collection of condiments n spices to use - very nice! Watch out for the toaster (tends to burn even on low) and the stove is simply ancient. A newer can opener and wine opener would have been nice. All in all a very nice affordable place to stay that's off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for your suggestions as this is usually the only way we learn when something is not operating properly. We are upgrading the toaster, can opener and corkscrew today. As for the ‘ancient' stove, it has been an awesome appliance all these years. It still works, is clean, but we admit it is not so good looking. Did I mention that we are doing some remodeling this fall? We will be bidding our old stove "aloha” with a brand new kitchen! You were so fortunate to be at Two-Step when so many dolphins were there. We hope we can welcome you back in the future after the remodel and when the surf is not so high so you can enjoy the snorkeling here.
5

I can't wait to return to Dolphin Bay Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine a better place for a pair of friends to enjoy the peacefulness of the Big Island. Arrival and check-in at Dolphin Bay Cottage was very easy. During our stay we did not need to contact the owner or the caretaker because we didn't have any problems. The cottage was clean, airy, nicely furnished, and stocked with just about every incidental item that we forgot to bring. My friend and I took turns sleeping on the bed and the fold-out futon. Both were very comfortable. It felt refreshing to sleep with the windows open, to enjoy the breeze and the sound of the sea, to wake up to filtered sunlight through surrounding tropical garden foliage. In the mornings we'd stroll to the beach, enjoy coffee and a leisurely breakfast, pack sandwiches for a day trip of hiking and snorkeling, come home to cook dinner (use of the gas grill was awesome!), and finally stroll back to the beautiful beach for peaceful sunsets and stargazing.

The snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay and nearby Honaunau Bay were unforgettable highlights. The five days flew by and I wished I had stayed longer. Thank you for your hospitality. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cheshire, CT
4

a good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and the king-sized bed just gorgeous! It is well-equipped with all you are likely to need. The stove is archaic, so boiling water for tea is slow, but apart from that everything is in good shape. I liked the idea of people leaving their unfinished items like ketchup and olive oil - really helpful to those who like to cook some meals and just need a small amount of these different condiments. Although it is a bit of a hike to get up to Route 11, there is plenty to see and do in the two bays nearby and the Place of Refuge is well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so glad you liked the bed and other aspects of the cottage and locale. We appreciate you letting us know about the stove and are sorry it took so long to boil water. As we want our guests to be as comfortable as possible we have been researching a new stove for the cottage. An apartment size stove is not available on the island but we are looking into ordering one from the mainland or remodeling the kitchen to accommodate a more readily available stove. Regarding the proximity to the highway, yes, it is about 7 miles up the hill to stores, restaurants etc. It is good for folks to know that we are in a "get away from it all" kind of place with the feel of old Hawaii. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope you'll visit Dolphin Bay Cottage again. Aloha nui loa

Map

Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy (Hwy 11)
Nearest Point of Interest
Pu`uhonua O Honaunau
Nearest Point of Interest
Choice Mart
Car: necessary

300 feet from the Pacific Ocean at magical, Kealakekua Bay with pristine waters ideal for snorkeling and kayaking, 15 minutes to great restaurants, grocery stores, farmers market, antiques, art galleries, etc., 30 minutes from Kailua-Kona for shopping and other activities., 90 minutes Volcano National Park 3 miles to Pu`uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historical Park (an ancient Hawaiian sanctuary that provided people with a second chance at life - a sanctuary where all was forgiven). The sanctuary is the last remaining historical site of its type and has been restored to its original appearance. A beautiful 2 hour drive to Volcanoes National Park.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Kealakekua Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 16 2015 - Jun 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$135
$850
$3,240
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$145
$914
$3,480
 
 
Fall
Aug 16 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$135
$850
$3,240
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$135
$850
$3,240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes 5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY
50% of total fee due to reserve the cottage with the remainder due 60 days prior to arrival
10% DISCOUNT ON STAYS OF 7 NIGHTS OR MORE
Refund Policy:
100% refund if cancellation is made 60 days or more prior to arrival
For cancellations within 60 days of arrival, please contact us.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kealakekua Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size Beds (1) , Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Allow the gentle sound of the waves lull you to sleep each night, enjoy the nearby (2 minutes walk) beach park, beach towels included. Outdoor shower.

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