Hear and see the ocean at Hale Lana....at peaceful Kealakekua Bay....a small, quiet, low key shoreline community. It is situated among a mix of local style and unique newer homes. It is an ideal retreat for couples or honeymooners. Views and sounds of the waves!
Only steps (a one minute walk) to enter the crystal clear water at the palm lined beach, across the bay from the Captain Cook monument, for the best snorkeling in the islands! The pristine bay is a protected marine preserve providing numerous water activities and spinner dolphin sightings (sometimes around your kayak!)and whales in winter. Hale Lana is removed from noise and traffic and is fully fenced and gated for added privacy.
The home is a new, superbly crafted pole and beam house showcasing natural woods, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Italian floor tile, new tropical furnishings, a ten jet spa tub, and large indoor and outdoor walk-in showers. The high open beam ceilings through out, the roof cupola, decking and louvred transoms are reminiscent of a boat or 'Noah's Arc', thus the name 'Hale Lana' (translated as floating house). Free secured high speed wireless internet access.
This also efficiently allows the balmy breezes and scents of the bay and surrounding plumeria trees to float through. There are ample lanais to relax in the sun or shade and take in the sounds of the waves and the 360 views of the bay and surrounding pali (mountain). It is easy to let yourself 'hang loose' at Hale Lana!
Water temperatures consistently range from 75 (in Feb) to 82 In late summer.
CALENDAR reflects only when whole house is rented, there may be a unit still available. The whole house may not be available, please inquire.
There is a FOUR NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED.
Hawaii Registration ID # W00322962-01
Located at: 82-6277 Kahauloa St., Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704 (googleearth or mapquest)
At present, kayaking in the Bay is by permit through a number of tour companies or your own permit online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reproductions of Hawaiian totums at the nearby Place of Refuge National Park.
The Owner purchased this house in 2006
Kealakekua Bay is a very small, extremely quiet and low-key community providing the best of historic Hawaii and a pristine Marine Reserve all just steps away. My family has lived in Hawaii for more than 60 years and this is truely one of the most beautiful and unspoiled spots to live in or visit. I was fortunate to obtain a double lot in the community many years ago. And then several years ago was able to build a custom home with the help of excellent boat builder craftsmen with outstanding attention to detail.
Daily swims, just steps from the house, with dolphins and all manner of marine life. On my first visit to snorkle at Kealakekua Bay, and not more than 20 feet away, was a female humpback whale and her calf calmly swimming along! I hoped one day to be able to own a home in this very special area.
Entrance lock box with key and security code for easy check in.
November 28, Thanksgiving
We are so thankful for this wonderful, private, ocean-view home to spend a lovely week. We saw dolphins from the balcony, a turtle in the bay and a daily visit from a resident mongoose. We loved Ho'okena Beach! We went there twice and snorkeled at Captain Cook twice with kayak rental from just next to Manini Beach. Saw a cornet [coronet, an odd long, very slender harmless fish]. Ke'ei Cafe was the best local food with great owners and atmosphere. Little Manini Beach is deceptively cold, there are cold springs, but ocean is warm two yards out. A wonderful location! We will miss it! Happy Holidays.
The Hale Lana studio provided everything we could want: a peaceful and very comfortable space, indoor/outdoor living, ample cooking equipment, extra towels, washer, clothesline, beach chairs, boogie board, directions to local sites, and a fabulous outdoor shower! Easy walks to nearby beaches. The snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument and Two Step is spectacular. Look at the spinner dolphins in the bay, but please don't touch.
We rented the bottom studio in Sept 2014. It is large and well equipped with tasteful new decorating. The top unit is huge. Dennis the owner is great as we had a problem of our own making and he took it in stride. The inside shower has a needle spray so we used the outside one and it was great. The clothes line saved us money as the washer was free. There is a snorkel spot down the street that is also great and very quiet. A park to watch the sunset or hang out. Place of refuge is down the road and is a must for snorkelers. This unit was closer to South Point which was fun. The ocean after a 2+ mile hike was priceless. Take a ride back!!
The unit did not have AC as it is very open but has two ceiling fans. But Sept. was hot. We did feel very safe and the WIFI worked! If coming from Kona go past the turn about a mile and there is a Super market and ACE hardware on the left. Annie's had good burgers but fries were bad. There is a four mile winding road to the place.
All in all a good bargain if you have seen the North side of Kona and want quiet snorkel paradise.
This property and area is set in paradise. Very clean and beautifully landscaped. I loved having the sliding screen doors open to smell the flowers, hear the rain and birds chirping. Close to several beaches, and scenic parks there is plenty to keep one entertained. I loved how safe it felt, and the locals were super helpful. I recommend the farmers market on Sunday and buying seasonal fruit and veggies from roadside stands. This was one of my favorite places to visit and I look forward to returning.
We rented the studio suite. Everything was perfect. During our stay we met two sets of friendly tenants upstairs (this place attracts nice folks) but hardly knew they were there. The birds in the morning, Manini Beach park close by, the sunsets at Manini, quiet, peaceful, ukulele neighbour, the thoughtful amenities (outdoor shower, washing machine, clothes line, beach chairs, etc) were all fantastic. Hale Lana is a beautiful place. All financial transactions went off without a hitch (Dennis was great). Highly recommend you explore nearby Captain Cook trail to the monument (take your time - steep trail) and Two Step (both fantastic snorkelling). PS. The Choice Mart in Captain Cook is highly recommended for any grub/supplies/liquor you need...
Aloha and thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house! My husband and I stayed here (upper level apartment) on vacation for 17 days. The house was very tastefully decorated. It was everything and more than what we expected. We will have beautiful memories of the house and the island. The atmosphere was soothing and we loved it when we could open the sliding glass doors and enjoy the breeze throughout the day. We would take day trips to various parts of the island. However, we had just as much fun coming home to the beautiful Hale Lana in the evenings. We met the owner and he was extremely polite and friendly. Trust me, we would have loved to have stayed much longer. No doubt, we will be returning to Hale Lana!
Mahalo Nui Loa!
This is the second time we stayed in the lovely Hale Lana downstairs studio. Everything about the place is perfect for the two of us. The house is located in a very quiet, peaceful community that is only a couple minutes walk from a wonderful snorkeling site. The décor in the house is tasteful and soothing – a perfect place to relax. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, the open-air style of architecture and ceiling fans keep the place the perfect temperature, the bed is comfortable, and the dining and living area is splendid. We really appreciate the outdoor shower and clothes line so that we can rinse off after snorkeling and dry our suits and towels. We love this place and look forward to our next visit!
Grocery stores, shopping and numerous restaurants are a 15 minute drive away. There are many areas to explore on foot such as the old Napo'opo'o Wharf and beach park with old sacred sites. Post offices are also nearby. It is located in the heart of ranches (with nearby rodeo grounds) and coffee and macademia nut farms and mills (stores) as well as country stores and fruit stands offering locally grown produce. Also nearby are the old painted church (elaborate wall murals), Hawaiian Ethnobotanical Garden and a wounderful ornate Buddhist temple open to visitors. The Historic Place of Refuge (featuring Hawaiian cultural displays, the old royal canoe landing and walls dating from the 1500's, picnic areas, whale watching and unobstructed sunsets and great snorkeling) is three miles to the south. Ke'ei, a white sand crescent shaped and shady surfing beach (and home to many visible turtles) is a short drive or hike away. Hale Lana is conveniently located to 'downtown' Kailua-Kona. A very quiet area free of the loud and invasive Coqui frog.