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Sit In Your Private Pool And Enjoy Beautiful Tropical Sunsets

Melanie and Dan Lewis

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Melanie and Dan Lewis

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Sit In Your Private Pool And Enjoy Beautiful Tropical Sunsets

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Milolii House Rental Photos and Description

One-Bedroom Cozy Cottage On The Ocean, With Private Pool.

Discover how to REALLY relax!

Would you like to relax in your own peaceful private pool, while contemplating the vast expanse of the ocean right in front of you - amazing whales, spinner dolphins and colorful fish, the sunsets, and complete serenity, for less than the price of a resort hotel room? Then you will love our place.

Our home has one bedroom, 1.5 baths, plus an outdoor shower/toilet. Kitchen and living area are open and roomy. Bedroom and living room glass french doors open to the ocean view and breeze. Wrap-around lanai and small in-ground pool.

Get-away-from-it all seclusion but only 25 minutes to the nearest grocery store and beaches.

We just purchased this house from our friend Rick, and it has never been used as a vacation rental- just a second home. We have always loved the house and the magical coast of Milolii. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Hawaii License number is W26310508-01

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melanie and Dan Lewis (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Melanie and Dan Lewis

We currently live in the small town of Angels Camp in California's famed Gold Country. Angels Camp is home of the famous Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee. We own a fishing store on New Melones Reservoir called Glory Hole Sports (www.gloryholesports.com), after the Glory Hole Gold Mine that once operated here, and is now under the lake. We love to fish, and spend lots of time on New Melones Lake. When we are in Hawaii, we love to fish off the cliff right in front of the house.

Angels Camp is a small town, and we love it. The Big Island has that same small-town feel. Everyone is so friendly, and there is no hustle and bustle.

We have been married 30+ years, and have a beautiful grown daughter, Sarah. We have always loved Hawaii, and take several trips a year there. We have made amazing friends there over the years. We hope to be able to move to Hawaii someday.

Melanie and Dan Lewis purchased this house in 2014

Why Melanie and Dan Lewis chose Milolii

Why is the house called Rick’s Place? We bought the house from our good friend from Maui, Rick, who built it. For years, we would visit Milolii with him. Rick is an ultra-cool, amazingly artistic guy, and the house shows his artistic flair and creativity.

We have always loved Rick’s Place, Milolii and all the wonderful people we have met there. We are thankful to Rick, who agreed to sell us our favorite place on earth, and our friends in Hawaii, who have helped us to make this dream come true.

We hope you enjoy and cherish your time here as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The first time we visited Milolii, we wondered where we were going, as we drove down the long road across the lava flow. But once we were sitting on the deck, overlooking the blue ocean and watching the humpbacks against the background of a red sunset, we understood the magic of the place. We helped Rick install the pool several years later, and that really made the house perfect.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Sit In Your Private Pool And Enjoy Beautiful Tropical Sunsets
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
Milford, NJ
5

Unbelievable location, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best vacations and Ricks Place was a perfect place to stay. The location is awesome, right on the water and very private. We saw whales from the back deck and the best snorkeling is right down the road. We had a great time and the house is everything as described and more. The owners were great to work with and we will definitely be back! Thanks to Dan and Melanie for renting out their beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank, Barbara! Come back soon!
Manchester, Michigan
5

Beyond Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Having been to the Big Island before, I thought we knew what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find that this quaint, out of the way, little village of Milolii far exceeded any expectations!

Since we do not care for tourist area's and commercial type property, we were happy to find Ricks Place. The home is charming, nicely decorated, and very inviting. Many past guests give rave reviews on the outdoor shower, which are well deserved, however; we found the indoor shower to be absolutely luxurious, from the shower head position on the ceiling, to the decor and open parts of the shower stall itself.

The absolute highlight of the home was the whales we saw EVERY SINGLE DAY during our stay! Dolphins too! Forget the expensive tours, you get quite a show from Rick's Place. One morning they entertained us for two hours straight!

The sound of the waves crashing into the lava wall out in front is so peaceful and relaxing, we soaked it all in every morning while drinking Hawaii's amazing Kona coffee! If you like to snorkel, there is a wonderful entrance to the water within walking distance, and the coral and sea life are superb!

With the well stocked kitchen, bath and beach towels, toiletry items, coolers, washer and dryer, there is very little you need to bring from home! Wifi worked great, and our Verizon phones had good service at the house, although there are some spots driving down to the home that service was spotty.

The only thing we could say was somewhat unexpected was the very long and windy drive down from the main road to the house itself. We got used to it, but be prepared for a long and somewhat tedious ride.

We plan on returning for sure, 7 days was not near long enough to explore the island AND enjoy the home....its so comfortable to just hang out on the lanai that you really do not want to leave! Thank you Melanie and Dan for trusting this special home and all that is in it to us!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I am glad you included the long road down. We try to speak with every guest before booking to make sure they understand it is a long way to town! But like you said, once you get there, why leave? Being so close to the deep ocean is so amazing, and it is so relaxing at the house. I'm glad you guys were able to unwind there, and we look forward to having you again!
Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Beautiful, high-quality ocean front retreat

  • 5 of 5

This amazing seaside location was a wonderful place to stay on the Big Island of Hawaii. The "whale watching" deck was amazing as we saw many whales during our stay. The space was airy, bright and comfortable. There were many extras that allowed for a great stay including a wonderful kitchen, comfortable bed and it's own pool and deck. We would definitely recommend this place for a vacation. The only downside was that during our stay the neighbouring house had a large, loud group of people partying beyond our usual bedtime. Definitely beyond our hosts control. Thanks for a great place to relax during our vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry about the neighbors- I wish you would have called and let me know- I could have called the owners and asked them to contact their guests. How annoying!
new jersey
5

Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Rick's place is awesome! I have stayed on the bid island the last six years and can honestly say this is the nicest home I have been in. All the other homes where very nice but, this one is special. The attention to detail the ease of use and aesthetic are fantastic. The house comes nicely stocked with plenty of extras you don't usually get. Paper products,sunscreen,beach and snorkeling accessories,shampoo,body wash etc..... It was our honeymoon and we wanted a place with privacy and this home was perfect. Thank you Dan and Melanie it was a most wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, John and Diane, Thanks for the kind words. We are so glad you were finally able to come for your honeymoon, after the hurricane disrupted your original wedding/honeymoon plans! Melanie and Dan
Pittsburgh, Pa
5

Great Getaway Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 days and despite the 8 days of rain we had a wonderful time. The house is perfect. You have your own pool and gas grill which was great. There is a wine rack there with wine for you to use and replace and the cupboards had all you need for cooking. The whales are so close you can hear them breathe. That was awesome. It's a long narrow road to get there but it really wasn't very hard to navigate. We read a lot of books and watched for dolphins and whales. We did do some sightseeing but really enjoyed staying at the house. Her on site manager was great and responded very quickly if we needed something. Would definitely recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys had a LOT of rain! Crazy weather this year. Glad you still had fun and enjoyed the whales. So amazing to hear them at night. That is my favorite thing about the house! I can't sleep because I don't want to miss them.
Kamloops, BC Canada
4

Marine life was incredible

  • 4 of 5

The house is everything that you see in pictures, the deck was spectacular beautiful sunsets, whales all day everyday, we even saw the Hammer Head Sharks and some Dolphins. We have never been to Hawaii before and we pictured this lush green tropical paridise so being on the lava flow was a bit surprising, however watching the waves crash against the rocks is unbelievable. The location is remote but we travel the whole Island which has many Eco systems. The only drawback was the pool was to cold to use except for to put your feet in, being warmer would have made our deck time much more enjoyable, however the owner has told us that they are putting in solar heat in April which would make this a big plus for us. Thanks Rob & Leslie

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, Bob and Leslie, It is amazing how much colder the pool is in the winter than in the summer, even though the weather is just a few degrees cooler! We are going to put in a solar pool heater in April when we are there. It will definitely make our deck experience better too! Watching the ocean is so amazing- the cliffs at Milolii are such a beautiful and wild place. Glad you enjoyed yourself, and even got to see our friends the hammerheads. Aloha! Dan and Melanie

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Kilauea Volcano
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Kealakekua Bay Historical Park
"This is where Captain Cook was killed- do some reading up on it- fascinating stuff. There i..."
South Point
"The southernmost point in the united States. Green sand beach of olivine sand. three mile ..."
Ho'Okena Beach Park
"Great salt and pepper sand beach. Bathrooms and showers are available. Great beach for lou..."
Kona Boys Inc.
"Very friendly staff, wide variety of rental snorkel gear and kayaks. These guys will help yo..."
Punaluu Black Sand Beach Park
"This beautiful black sand beach is the perfect stop on your way to Volcano. Bring your came..."
Malama Market
"Closest grocery to the house- head south to Oceanview."
Keei Cafe
"Good fresh food. Great place to go for a nice dinner out. Delicious fresh fish."
Da Poke Shack
"Best place to try a local Hawaiian favorite- poke. The little place was rated the #1 best p..."
The Coffee Shack
"Great place to stop and have breakfast. Wonderful Kona coffee, good food, great view, nice ..."
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy
Car: necessary

The town of Ocean View is about 25 minutes south on Mamalahoa Hwy (11). There are grocery and hardware stores and shops and restaurants in the area. Continue driving and you will reach Volcanoes National Park, and South Point. Continue around the point and you will eventually get to Hilo. If instead of going south, you go north on Mamalahoa Hwy (11), you will be headed back to Kailua-Kona, where there airport is. On the way, you will pass Captain Cook (about 30 minutes from the house). There is a grocery store there as well as some great coffee houses and restaurants. There are lots of great restaurants, bars and nightlife, resorts and souvenir shopping opportunities in Kailua Kona . It's about an hour and a half drive to Kailua-Kona, depending on traffic. Continuing on the Highway will bring you past the resorts on the Kohala Coast, around Upolu Point to the quaint town of Hawi, and through the Parker Ranch. Eventually you will be back in Hilo. But don't try to circumnavigate the island in one day. It's big, and there is too much to see and do along the way!

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Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Milolii House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer/low season
Apr 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
winter/high season
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$229
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

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Amenities

Milolii House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 870 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Adjacent to living room.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Very cool thatched bamboo room with tiki torches for light!
  • There is an addition toilet closet on the lanai.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Best for a couple. More with permission from owner.
  • Overlooks the ocean. the bedroom is walled and private, but the ceiling is open to the rest of the house- great for air circulation and a roomy feel.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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