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BE RIGHT AT THE BAY! BEST SNORKELING AND DOLPHINS STEPS AWAY

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BE RIGHT AT THE BAY! BEST SNORKELING AND DOLPHINS STEPS AWAY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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)

Keywords: House

At present, kayaking in the Bay is by permit through a number of tour companies or your own permit online at jaqueline.m.velasco@hawaii.gov.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
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About The Owner

Reproductions of Hawaiian totums at the nearby Place of Refuge National Park.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Kealakekua Bay

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Nov 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Be Right at the Bay! Best Snorkeling and Dolphins Steps Away
average rating of 4.861111 based on 48 reviews
business
Be Right at the Bay! Best Snorkeling and Dolphins Steps Away
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p95119vb
+1 -808 328-7338
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Minneapolis
4

Great Snorkel

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Be Right at the Bay! Best Snorkeling and Dolphins Steps Away
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Arvada
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Be Right at the Bay! Best Snorkeling and Dolphins Steps Away
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
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...
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Where do you live?
5

Hale Lana is Aloha !!!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Portland, OR
5

Perfect Vacation Get-away

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Be Right at the Bay! Best Snorkeling and Dolphins Steps Away
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
3

Lack of Aloha

  • 3 of 5
My husband and I very recently stayed here. We stayed for 4 nights and planned on staying at another VRBO for the 2nd half of our trip. This rental was very lovely and clean. We enjoyed the location. The problem began with an honest mistake on my part. I thought we were checking out on Wednesday, Sept. 4. But, I had my dates confused and we were to be out on Tuesday, Sept. 3. I have never been treated so rudely in my life. They acted like I had done this on purpose, and would not accept any apology ad they were throwing my things out of the house. Luckily, the next VRBO owner was a sweet heart. I would never rent from these 2 again. I saw their true colors. They don't know the meaning of Aloha!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an unfortunate and stressful circumstance and all of my other properties (see links) consistently get 5 Star reviews. The guests have not told all of the story. There was a same day full-house check-in with arriving guests traveling a long time from Europe. I had made it very very clear in an email that we needed a prompt 10:00 check-out. Upon the cleaning person's arrival, the guests were no where to be found and cleaning person called me. We had to search the neighborhood and beach (and not knowing what they looked like), their vehicle was at the gate blocking entrance so no one else could come in (there is no parking on the street), fridge full of food and of course everything still unpacked everywhere. Upon trying to call them, one cell rang in the house and I left several messages on the other. Having no idea when they would return, we had to move (not throw out or put outside) their belongings to the living room furniture so cleaning could start in bed and bath rooms... or not be finished for the new guests' arrival. In this case, the loyalty has to be to the arriving guests. We had no choice but to move their many things. Not only do these guests have a vacation rental of their own and should know the importance of correct booking dates, but were only there four nights and not able to keep four days straight. They finally did call and were kayaking way out in the Bay (having such a good time, they forgot what day it was I guess). Very sorry, but it was their mistake and we had no choice but to move along until they did show up to pack their things. Kind of basic vacation rental 101. Three of us had to change our schedules, some made weeks in advance. So, please read the reviews from our years of other satisfied guests (and always remember what day you check out!). Mahalo, Dennis

Map

Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $125. to $165./nt depending on unit
  • US Dollars
  • SEASONAL: See'Other Amenities' Studio, with full kitchenette is $125. per night.
  • The one bedroom, accomodating two, is $165.to $195.night. State Taxes of 13.41%.
  • Balance 60 days prior. Checks or Credit Cards. Each unit has one queen bed.
  • Cleaning Fee: Studio $100. Upstairs $150. to $200.
  • Entire house can accommodate four. Seven night minimum at the Dec/Jan holidays.
  • Refundable Security Deposit of $100. to $300. Reservation Deposit of 25%.
  • FOUR NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. Check-in 3:00pm Check-out 10:00am
  • Not suitable for children. Whole house to accommodate four $290. to $320. per
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Amenities

Amenities

Kealakekua Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Plush top Queen Bed in each unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Ceiling fans everywhere, washer and dryer and an efficient solar dryer (clothesline), beach towels, chairs, coolers, boogie board, inner tube floats, umbrella. Wireless internet access. Studio with full kitchenette (four burner stove top, microwave, refridgerator, etc.) One bedroom/great room unit with gourmet kitchen for completely separate living arrangements if desired. All rooms are large, open and airy. Sorry, no smoking and not suitable for small children. Winter Rate $125. in studio and $190. upstairs one bedroom or whole house $305. and are subject to change. FOUR NIGHT MINIMUM stay upstairs and FOUR in the studio. Seven in December. Views of the ocean, gardens and mountain. The property is fully fenced and gate

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