AWARD-WINNING HOME-SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS & TROPICAL GARDENS

Michele Croci

Advertiser since 2011
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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AWARD-WINNING HOME-SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS & TROPICAL GARDENS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Captain Cook House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

ENJOY this peaceful, beautiful two-story home surrounded by tropical landscape and 180 degree ocean view! This gorgeous property has been recognized and has won the prestigious award of 'TOP VACATION RENTAL in Captain Cook for 2012 AND 2013'! This unique property has 1/3 acre surrounded by tropical and lush gardens. Two minutes by car to our private beach and secluded crystal clear and warm water bay where you can snorkel, swim, kayak and more!

Panoramic ocean views span the horizon as far as your eyes will take you; this property is considered to be in the 'favored zone' due to the perfect elevation, climate and proximity to local parks, 1 hour to Volcano National Park, just 20 minutes to Kealakekua Bay, 10 min to Hookena Beach where the dolphins rest and where you can swim easily with the dolphins. Honounou National Historic Park is only 15 min. from this beautiful property. Hiking trails abound, horseback riding (20 minutes away). Hilo is two hours away--great location!

Also, the home is only two minutes from the wonderful BLACK PEBBLE BEACH, Kaohe Bay, at the bottom of the street. The average water visibility is 40 feet and more. It is calm almost every day of the year. For the beachgoers, we are stocked with snorkel gear, boogieboards, umbrella, beach chairs, beach blankets, coolers and more.

The panoramic ocean and coastline views are simply mesmerising, with the 1000 ft surrounding lanai where you can rest and enjoy dining with the gas grill barbeque! Embrace a sense of peace the minute you walk through the tropical gardens leading to this private home.The sun pours in through the stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings with high-reaching windows offering a sense of openness, light and views of the tropical gardens below and ocean abound.

Kona Leilani is a perfect retreat for groups and families. A gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for entertaining. The three large bedrooms will wow you with their openness to beauty. Beautifully furnished and filled with unique art, the two bedrooms upstairs will encompass you with quiet elegance. Three “full” bathrooms (one bathroom is downstairs in the ohana) allows for stress-free mornings.

The home boasts an additional separate OHANA (family) quarters downstairs complete with full bathroom, kitchenette, queen sofabed and its own private lanai that has its own entertaining and meditation area. All ocean view. A queen sofa bed and full aerobed are available downstairs in the ohana for additional guests.

You will love the space in the master bedroom which has a comfortable queen size bed with a walk in closet and full bathroom with walk in shower. It even leads to a private lanai, so you awake to a view of tropical flowers from your bedside. Each of the bedroom suites are enhanced with custom furnishings and decor to captivate a mood of relaxation, tranquility and comfort.

Children love this home since there is room to play and explore the gardens and the mini-lava caves right on the property. As one of our guests have said; 'This is a magical garden and perfect for group settings.' It is both elegant and spacious; perfect for weekly or monthly stays with family or friends, or a romantic get away for a couple.

Sweet island fragrances will surely awaken all your senses, as you explore the 1/3 acre of lush landscape and the plentiful plumerias, papayas, mangoes and tropical flowers right in your yard, and experience the flora and fauna of the Big Island from the privacy of your lanais. The surrounding lanai, with complete ocean views, allows for private seating and resting areas from each bedroom and from the dining and living room areas. The downstairs lanai has its own ocean view and garden views.

We also offer our guest EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS!!

*20% DISCOUNT KONA ECO ADVENTURES--ZIPLINING AND ATV GUIDED TOURS

*20% of ON KAYAK RENTALS, snorkeling tours and more!

*20% Discount on Fair Winds Charters--this is a must-do adventure with charter tours and night-time manta-ray diving!

*10%-15% SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR OUR GUESTS to ISLAND SPIRIT SPA in Kealakakua Bay (20 minutes from property)!

*20% off dolphin/whale excursions with Dolphin Essence!

PLEASE VISIT our new website for video, additional photos and travel tips and links to Big Island travel information.

We want this to be a vacation of a lifetime for you. Our many guests have enjoyed this beautiful home. We want to create a memorable, joyful and enjoyable holiday experience to you so that you will fall in love with our beautiful Kona Coast and the Big Island.

Keywords: Our 'KONA LEILANI' is a spacious private home on 1/3 acre with coastline and panoramic ocean views & tropical gardens! Two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms upstairs, with a spacious separate ohana (extra studio) downstairs complete with queen size bed, kitchenette, full bath and its own 700 foot lanai and outdoor dining area. Fantastic 1,000 ft. lanai surrounding top floor with panoramic ocean view so you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner outside! Lanai overlooks palm grove and plumeria, mango & kukui nut trees. Located less than 2 minutes from the wonderful secluded BLACK PEBBLE BEACH, perfect for snorkeling, diving, swimming, kayaking & sunbathing. Close to coffee plantations, Captain Cook town, Volcano National Park, Kealakekua Bay and MORE!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michele Croci (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Michele Croci

My husband and I love the ocean. We are both artists and have taken our home and turned it into an artistic getaway! We enjoy being in Hawaii and the Big Island, as it stills has the feeling of 'olde Hawaii,' and country. You will love the location and the smell of plumerias outside the bedroom windows. The blue warm ocean is perfect for swimming with much of the time sunny. We really love providing a wonderful vacation experience for our guests.

Michele Croci purchased this house in 2007

Why Michele Croci chose Captain Cook

We bought this home as our retreat from the big city. We wanted a space where we could create and Ron, as a professional artist, could paint. So now Ron has created so many beautiful paintings that decorate this beautiful home. It makes it even more special for us.

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy the quiet and the privacy of the tropical gardens. The ocean and coastline view is 180 degree and you can see all the way down the coast on clear days!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you to the owners for supplying us with everything we could possibly require for a beach

vacation. Your attention to detail is exceptional. The use of the beach

towels to the usage of snorkel and surf gear made the difference. Just

meant one less thing for us to worry about. Your home is the cleanest ...

Hats off to your wonderful cleaners.



This is certainly Kona Paradise.. In comparison to the other islands we

found the local people the kindest right here,the culture and authenticity

to be real, and the natural habitat fascinating.



We will be back. Thank you again for the the phenomenal hospitality...
May 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 46 traveler reviews

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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
average rating of 4.826087 based on 70 reviews
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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

from cold Canada to a paradise home

  • 5 of 5
I need to start off by saying WOW this house is exactly as shown, beautifully landscaped, clean, amazing, quiet location. if your looking to be close to Kona this is not the house for you it is 30 min. south. but if you want to sit on this incredible balcony and drink your morning coffee and watch the whales swim by this is the house for you, if you like watching incredible sunsets this is the house for you. I can go on and on why this house was incredible for our family, I'm a seasoned traveller with realistic expectations so trust me when I say WOW. If your going to be on the Big Island your going to need a car to see everything so this is the house for you and it is the perfect starting point to see all that the Island has to offer. the south route is the nicest and quickest to the other side of the Island and volcanoes. black beaches, captain cook monument all, fantastic snorkeling are all within 10 min. in close Michele thank you, you were the best to deal with, very professional and a joy to talk to, thank you again.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you so so much!! We are so happy, William, that you all enjoyed your stay with us. It has been a pleasure that share our home with you. We do sincerely hope that you will return soon. We are always adding new services and new vendors to our partners, so that we can pass on great excursion discounts to our guests. Let's stay in touch! and take care, William.
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Temecula, CA
5

Beautiful Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My family of 5 (including 3 young kids) just returned from a wonderful vacation in Kona, and our stay at Kona Leilani was a large part of why this trip was so memorable. Michele provided great information on the area and the house before we even arrived, and then there was a complete folder of where to go for sightseeing, tours, grocery stores, restaurants! The photos of the house did not do it justice - it is so warm and inviting, and surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Birds singing in the morning, lots of lizards running around, but no mosquitos! We loved the black pebble beach that is just a few minutes away and went there every morning, and then spent the afternoons (after naps) sightseeing - snorkeling, visiting the City of Refuge, checking out other beaches, shopping. All within a 30 minute drive. Then back to the house to cook up some dinner and enjoy the beautiful sunset while eating on the balcony. My husband needed to do some work while we were there and the internet worked great at the house.
We will definitely recommend this vacation to family and friends!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marina, for such a lovely review! We were very happy to have you all stay with us. There are a lot of fun activities and swimming beaches nearby and, if you have the time, to go hiking or just driving around the roads that lead into the country side. We have been really blessed to be able to provide our home to so many families and their friends. It has really brought a lot of joy to them and to us! We sincerely wish you all would return and spend more time in this paradise, Kona Leilani!
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
California
5

Amazing and clean home!

  • 5 of 5
This home was just what we wanted.... Not a large tourist resort but a stand alone 2 story beautiful home overlooking the water! Close to everything but feels removed.... We ate most our meals on the lanai with the sunrise and sunset. The owners are very helpful and the place is stocked with everything you need! Very clean. We will be back again sometime soon!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Alli and Mark, thank you for you kind comments. All our traveller and we appreciate your experiences. We do hope your children had a great time. Please do return! Kind Regards, Michele and Ron
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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
California
5

Amazing and clean home!

  • 5 of 5
This home was just what we wanted.... Not a large tourist resort but a stand alone 2 story beautiful home overlooking the water! Close to everything but feels removed.... We ate most our meals on the lanai with the sunrise and sunset. The owners are very helpful and the place is stocked with everything you need! Very clean. We will be back again sometime soon!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Toronto, Canada
5

FANTASTIC! Panoramic Ocean Views and Beautiful Home--Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5
We brought our whole family with 2 children and grand parents. Our inlaws really appreciated the complete and lovely ohana downstairs-with a little kitchen area, full bath, and its own private lanai (with ocean view). We enjoyed the upstairs with a large TV and DVD player for the kids. This lovely home is very updated and really depicted accurately in the photos. We had several lanai ocean sunsets (we had a 180 degree view!) The children did enjoy the grounds with lots of trees and nice long driveway.
We did go to most snorkeling spots on the Kona side. This is really some of the clearest and blue waters I have seen. We also went on the snorkeling charter trips and ziplining and hiking tours since we got a nice discount as guests of this property.
The owners are very attentive and really helped us plan our stay. They also had a lot of tour guides in the house.
Our favorite was swimming nearby at Two Steps beach and even that special black sand beach-Paradise Beach-about 10 minutes walking from the house.
We miss it already. Be sure to call Michele when you make your reservation; she really knew some nice spots. What a beautiful vacation! Thank you for sharing Paradise.
Lisa, Greg, Anthony and Jamie, Mom and Dad
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your kind and generous comments! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and had a memorable time on our Big Island. Thank you for making note of our home and the location, since we have had so many wonderful comments about this from our many other guests. We do always want to respond to all our guest needs and we make every effort to make this a wonderful vacation for all our families, couples and friend groups that stay with us! We are glad you were able to take advantage of our special guests discounts for snorkeling trips and ziplining and hiking tours through our several partners we have on the Island--it is so much fun! Please do come back soon. Ron and Michele
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Missoula, MT
5

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Kona Leilani. The view from the lanai was spectacular and so was the flowering landscape.The separate downstairs suite was perfect for our son and daughter-in-law, who had a 3 month old. We made good use of the owner's beach equipment, as we typically packed up the car in the morning for excursions around the island. The one disadvantage was distance from restaurants, so we soon learned to bring home pizza or Thai food from Captain Cook if we didn't want to cook at the end of a day of activity. Great peace & quiet & privacy!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so happy that is all worked out for you and we are happy that you enjoyed the lanai. It is such a special location with a wonderful view of the ocean. And you can be on the road visiting different sites each day you are here. So please do come back and visiting new places here on the Island.
Michele and Ron
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Enjoy the community's private beach, Black Pebble Beach and Kaohe Bay. Wonderful snorkeling diving, swimming and hiking near by. Visit the coffee plantations and tours nearby. Visit the South Kona horseback riding also. Volcanoe National Park is 1 hour away. Visit Green Sands beach at Southpoint about an hour away. Papa Bay and Miloli'i Fishing Village is 20 minutes south. National Parks located 15 minutes south of the Kona Paradise subdivision.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

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Winter-High Season
Nov 27 2014 - Apr 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
15 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates are:
2 people - $185 per night
3-4guests - $195 per night
5-6 guests are $205 per night
6-7 guests the rates are $215 per night
8 guests the rates are $230 per night
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Amenities

Amenities

Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Located in master bedroom, richly furnished with extra bedding.Queen bed located in guest bedroom upstairs with extra bedding. Downstairs studio/ohana has queen bed as well. Downstairs ohana quarter is complete quarters with kitchenette and full bath., Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upstairs double sofa bed located in livingroom area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Two bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. Separate ohana (family) studio downstairs with kitchenette. Ocean views from both floors. Beautiful tropical courtyard garden with bromeliads, plumeria trees, mangos and more! Privacy galore. Tropical setting. Courtyard garden great for children. Long FLAT driveway easily accomodates 2+ cars.
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