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

Doug Halley

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

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

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

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 (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Doug Halley

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

Why Doug Halley chose Captain Cook

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 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
Joliet, IL
5

If we could, would rent again this beautiful house

  • 5 of 5
Rented this home for a family reunion vacation that included 12 family members plus a 3 month old. The layout was perfect giving the parents & baby a master bedroom on one side of the house while the other members used the guest house bedroom, the other master bedroom & another bedroom which slept 4. Because of the layout, the baby only woke the parents during the night. We could have added at least 2 more guests before someone would have had to sleep on air mattresses which the owner would/could provide. We had plenty of space to move around the common areas (kitchen/livingroom/entertainment area/lanai) which was our main reason for renting this house. Heard no complaints from anyone regarding the availability of hot water for showers with this big group.
Loved the scenic views from the lanai at dinner time and also in the morning. Loved the breeze that came through the doors leading out to the Lanai. Plenty of bath towels and etc, & plenty of beach towels for everyone to use during our stay.
The high quality kitchen supplies (smaller appliances/plates/dishes/silverware and etc) were plentiful so that we would have only had to run the dishwasher twice a day but the dishwasher had to be used in shifts to handled the amount of dishes used by the group.
We had a little issue with the food disposal (our fault) & the safe (not our fault). Both times the property manager responded quickly & fixed the issue. He was very cordial & helpful giving tips of good places to eat, little known scenic by-passes & excursions. The helpful "tip packet" given by the home owner was also very valuable. Homeowner was prompt & easy to deal with.
Location was excellent. We felt the location was great for getting to all the areas on the Kona side of the island and it also allowed us to drive a doable 1 1/2 hours to the Volcano National Park on the Hilo side.
The parking area by the garages was roomy enough to hold 3 rental vehicles (2 midsize and an extended van) plus a motorcycle. I most warn people, the first time going up and down the driveway was a little scary. It's a great place for walking for exercise!!
If I have to say something negative - the dogs next door barked a little - never during the night & never for extended periods of time. Just interrupted the peace & quiet now & then. We learned after the 2nd occurrence that after showing in the guest house, make sure to keep the bathroom door closed or the steam will set of the smoke detector.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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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
Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
5

Celebrity status house on Big Island

  • 5 of 5
The house exceeded our expectations on a few fronts:

The view from the top of Kona is breathtaking. It appears that the house is well known among the locals because of that. Expect to be recognized as the Dolphin Kona houseguests throughout Kona community

The main house it is in excellent shape; the floor plan is contemporary, beautiful, spacious, comfortable - 13 of use never felt crowded or constrained - whether congregating, having a dinner, or just relaxing all over the place. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you might need for cooking and eating.

Between the two buildings comprising the property the sleeping arrangements were completely adequate, and this is an understatement, for all 13 of us.

There is abundance of linens, bath towels, and beach towels.
Everything, including all appliances and electronics - was in perfect order. All baths, hot tub, fridge, washer/dryer, microwave, coffee maker - you name it, we had no problem with it whatsoever.

Dan The Man(ager) of the property is very attentive, personable, and is in a stand-by mode at all times to address any of the inconveniences or concerns you might have.

Mobile connection might be spotty, although Verizon customers amongst us did not experience any problems.
WiFi works quite well, we did not register any interruptions.

Overall - kudos to the owner and Property Manager for maintaining the house in perfect welcoming order.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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
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

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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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Rates & Availability

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
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Amenities

Captain Cook Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Jetted Tub in Master Bath, High speed internet, natures air conditioning, No Smoking inside or on the Lanai area, No pets

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