Kaikanani ('The Beautiful Sea')
This oceanfront home is named Kaikanani (the beautiful sea) and is located on the water's edge at the historic Kealakekua Bay. You are literally next to the ocean from every room. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and very comfortably accommodates six people with two king beds and two twin beds. The home was renovated after being devastated by the March, 2011 Japan tidal wave.
Kealakekua Bay is a protected marine sanctuary and is an excellent place to snorkel, dive and kayak. Access to the ocean is next door at Manini Beach. The bay is filled with a variety of marine life- colorful tropical fish and beautiful coral. Dolphins and whales (in season) can be seen directly from the lanai! There is exceptional snorkeling right in front of the house in the clean, clear, and usually very calm water.
This historic bay is where Captain James Cook first landed in Hawaii in 1778 and was killed on his return to Kealakekua a year later. Kealakekua is also the site of Hiki'au Heiau. The federal park Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, the Hawaiian's ancient City of Refuge, is a short drive (3.5m) to the south.
While at Kaikanani, be prepared to relax and experience the laid-back life-style of old Hawaii– no high rises or city noise here! Kealakekua Bay's village, Napo'opo'o, remains the sleepy village of yesterday. The only sounds you will hear will be the ocean rolling onto the shore. Hele mai! Come experience Kaikanani – once you do, you will want to return again and again.
Keywords: Oceanfront; Beautiful; peaceful; serene, unspoiled;
We wish we could stay longer... We rented the house for only 3nights. Beautiful view and the house is very clean and has everything we need. We could see dolphins and whales from Lanai. If you want to do BBQ, you better buy charcoal in advance. We did not have charcoal so, we asked next door people. They are very kind and put the fire for us with woods. That was perfect!! Best snorkeling spots are around. Sunset from Manini Beach Park was outstanding !!! We plan to come back next year again!!
Visit the Volcano National Park, a two hour drive from the house.
Drive north to Waimea and the Parker Ranch for a taste of the paniolo way of life.
Visit nearby Honaunau, The City of Refuge (3.5miles to the south)
Drive into Kailua, Kona (25 minutes north) where there are many shops, stores, and restaurants. The closest grocery store, Choice Mart, is 10 minutes away at the top of the hill above the house in the sleepy little town of Captain Cook. Choice Mart is just south of the turndown road to the bay from the upper Mamalahoa Hwy. Also, there is a great restaurant that is also 10 minutes away called Keei Cafe.
There are two companies that rent kayaks in Kealakekua Bay that offer guided tours:
1. ALOHA KAYAKS:
2. KONA BOYS:
3. Lani, who is next door, rents kayaks as well.
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3 night minimum stay
|A 3-night deposit is due within 1 week of making the reservation. Full payment is due 30-days prior to low season, and 60-days prior to high season.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.