PRIVATE LUXURY ESTATE 3800 SF MAIN+GUEST HOUSE SLEEPS 2 -14.

Doug Halley

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
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PRIVATE LUXURY ESTATE 3800 SF MAIN+GUEST HOUSE SLEEPS 2 -14.

Captain Cook Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

This magnificent, 3800 square foot home, literally will take your breath away. The view is a sensory overload experience, you can hardly take all in at once. For couples or Groups to 16, this house can serve everyone. Named ‘Kona Dolphin House’ it is close to the beaches where you can swim near Spinner Dolphins.

It is truly a one of a kind Big Island view overlooking majestic Kealakekua Bay, the City of Refuge and 40 coastline miles. The high open beamed vaulted living area shares the kitchen, dining, living room and home theater all in one completely open area and connects though a 40’ wide opening to the Lanai. This great room is the setting for sharing good times.

Just a twenty minute drive from Kailua-Kona and Keauhou in the village of Capitan Cook, this is the place to come to beat the crowds and congestion of Kailua-Kona. Here at one-thousand-two-hundred feet elevation you will enjoy the perfect climate in Hawaii. Suitable for the very young and older guests the single story perfectly flat level main house has two master suites both with stunning views and feature California king beds. There is a large spa on one of the master suite lanai's. The third bedroom has two California kings.

There is an optionally priced 1 bedroom 1 bath Attached Guest House (called ‘Ohana’) which sleeps 6. The Ohana is the best thing that ever happened to a vacation with children (young or older)! Their own 'Surf's Up' sanctuary, includes its very own kitchen, living area with TV/Cable/Internet and full bath.

This home built in 2002 is furnished with solid Tropical Mahogany and Teak furniture from Thailand and was completed with professional interior design throughout. Fully appointed with every luxury you can imagine. It would be hard to improve upon!

You can actually watch Whales and Dolphins from the large covered Lanai. Kealakekua Bay is world renowned for its spinner dolphin population, as they jump into the air they spin! Watch fishing boats and other boats from a bird's eye view.

Keywords: Executive Home

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Doug Halley

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We live in California on the central coast near Monterey. We have been visiting the islands since 1982. Being real estate developers, we enjoy redesigning interiors, and upgrading homes. Our ideas in lifestyle and design are integrated into our projects including this home you are considering. You would not be just renting a house; but an experience with privacy, and luxury enjoyment.

Doug Halley purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

We have always felt that someday we would spend more time here, then in 2004 it happened. After searching for two weeks and travelling hundreds of miles on the Big Island we found the most incredible area and property. As we looked out from the great room through the forty foot folding door opening to the coast our jaw dropped, and goosebumps drifted up our backs. We were awestruck and bought the house that day. I know that when you enter this place you will feel experience the same.

Luxury 3800 sf. home; amenities galore; located on a one acre botanical Eden, gated property. Privacy, security. Luxury features: Chef's kitchen, home theatre with 6 reclining seats, easy to get around one level house, close to beach parks with the best island snorkeling, supreme Hawaiian climate at 1200 feet elevation (less humidity, never too hot), in the Kona Eco-Agri touring area - coffee lovers and foodies rejoice! The best tropical fruit stands, fresh island fish. Away from noisy touist places, yet close enough to be there in 20 minutes.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52097vb
(831) 901-5163 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
Des Moines, Iowa
5

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wedding - my niece's - at the Fairmont Orchid, but we didn't want to stay in the hotel/resort for two weeks (the bride and groom did stay at the Fairmont and they liked it, though). We went back and forth about renting a house near the ocean or up on the mountains and, after reviewing lots of houses, we settled on the Dolphin House and it turned out to be a fantastic experience for all of us. FYI, the house sits on the hill and, therefore, it is much cooler than those in the coastal area; the weather can get pretty hot and humid, as you can imagine.

One downside, at least initially, was that the house is located in the Captain Cook area and it took us about an hour to get to Fairmont since there is only one road and the speed limit is usually 35-45 mph. However, if you are like us, who don't like to be surrounded with tourists all the time in a resort environment and who want to spend a good chunk of time with people you love in a more tranquil setting, then this is the house for you.

The Dolphin House is close to many attractions including the Honaunau Bay (Two Steps) and Laʻaloa Bay (the Magic Sand beach). It is also easy to get to the Punaluu Black Sand Beach and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from the house. But the best part of the house is the amazing view! When you open the Lanai doors in the early morning and sit down with a cup of coffee, you cannot help but appreciate the scenery and enjoy the beauty of the Big Island, including a couple of tiny geckos that are bound to be around. :-) Also, the manager of the house (Mahalo, Danny!) was very friendly and gave us lots of suggestions on things to do.

Some tips for future travelers: 'Da Poke Shack' is a must do! CostCo also offers several different poke combinations and sashimi plates (very fresh!!!). Plus, we loved awesome malasadas from the Choice Mart (a nearby local supermarket). And Aloha Guava drinks are great, too. Also, if you are visiting the Volcano National Park and looking for a place to eat for a large family, I recommend you to check out Kilauea Volcano Military Camp's dining hall, instead of Volcano House/Uncle George's Lounge.

In short, I finally understood why my niece makes a trip to Hawaii every year and would love to do the same in the future, and if I'm on the Big Island, I'll definitely try to book the Dolphin House again. Aloha! :-)
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52097vb
(831) 901-5163 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

Agriculture and Food Group Tour

  • 5 of 5
The house was AWESOME! This is the fifth vacation home rental I've used on the Big Island, and it was by far the best. The kitchen was so well equipped, and was perfect for our group dinners. There was plenty of space for our group of twelve to gather and sit comfortably both inside and out on the lanai. The views from the lanai were spectacular and invited many hours of relaxation. The location could not have been better for us - close to many of our activities and venues including the Greenwell Ethnobotany garden, Kona coffee co-op, Captain Cook monument, the Place of Refuge National park, Two-step beach, Living Coffee History Farm, plus activities in Kailua-Kona were just ~20 minutes away. We were out and about exploring most days and it was terrific to return to such a comfortable and quiet home each evening. Also very close to local food - Da Poke Shack, Super J's Lau Lau, The Coffee Shack... and more!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52097vb
(831) 901-5163 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

Stunning house in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It seems like it would have been a squeeze for more people, but it worked well for us and there were 14 of us! The house and grounds are in immaculate condition. The pictures (as gorgeous as they are) don't do it justice!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52097vb
(831) 901-5163 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

THE BEST VACATION RENTAL EVER

  • 5 of 5
We rented for the week so that I could race the Ironman in Kailua Kona. The house is about 12 miles away from the race site which was far enough from all the hustle and bustle but close enough to drive withing 30 minutes. Our experience in Kona was the best ever. For us and especially for our moms loved the house so much they didn't want to leave. The view from the lenai was breathtaking. We opened the wall to wall doors every morning to enjoy breakfast overlooking the bay. It was like opening a gift every morning! The house was roomy for 4 adults and 2 kids to run around. It could of easily handled another family of 4. The owners/property management company were really easy to work with and answered any questions we had. Thanks Dolphin House for being part of an experience of a lifetime for our family!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52097vb
(831) 901-5163 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

Family Vacation/Wedding

  • 5 of 5
Our family really enjoyed our time at the Dolphin House! Everything was so convienient and comfortable.
Also, the view alone was reason to book this house!!
We were traveling with children and had a few special requests that were answered and dealt with in a very polite and timely fashion.
This rental house and the people we communicated with get an A+
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52097vb
(831) 901-5163 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

If I tell you how great this house is, I may never get to stay here again!

  • 5 of 5
I'm torn. But I have to be honest: we LOVE this house! Our multigenerational family of 8 has stayed here three times, and it's a pleasure. Doug and Danny make sure everything is in good working order, and all of the accoutrements are of higher quality than one usually sees in a rental. Seriously — sharp knives! And a great Weber gas grill. There is plenty of room for togetherness or privacy, and the Ohana really adds to the flexibility. The lanai is amazing! I really can't recommend this house highly enough. There I've said it. So I better get next year reserved before you book it...
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Swim with (near) the dolphins, kayak across the bay to the Captain Cook Monument, Best snorkeling on the Island

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Availability & Rates

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Captain Cook Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $365/nightly
  • US Dollars
  • SEASON Main House (2-8) Main House + Guest House (9-14)
  • Apr 01-Nov 30 .................$365.00 Nightly.. ......$440.00 Nightly
  • Jul 1 - Aug 31 ................$390.00 ................$465.00.........
  • Dec 1 - Mar 31.................$390.00.................$465.00.........
  • Dec 15-Jan 05................. $435.00 ............... $510.00.........
  • Security Deposit $500 Cleaning: Main House $250.00 Main & Guest House $350.00
  • Hawaii State Room Tax: 13.4166%.
  • Availability: See VRBO Calendar See also: www.konadolphinhouse.com

Amenities

Amenities

Captain Cook Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) Available for main house or Guest house., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon in Guest House Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • VCR ...
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
Notes:
Jetted Tub in Master Bath, High speed internet, natures air conditioning, No Smoking inside or on the Lanai area, No pets