Kealakekua Bay house rental - Beautiful Kealakekua in the morning from Kaikanani's deck.
Beautiful Kealakekua in the morning from Kaikanani's deck.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
Minimum Stay 3 nights
 

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Kaikanani ('The Beautiful Sea')

This oceanfront home is named Kaikanani (the beautiful sea) and is located on the water's edge at the historic Kealakekua Bay. You are literally next to the ocean from every room. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and very comfortably accommodates six people with two king beds and two twin beds. The home was renovated after being devastated by the March, 2011 Japan tidal wave.

Kealakekua Bay is a protected marine sanctuary and is an excellent place to snorkel, dive and kayak. Access to the ocean is next door at Manini Beach. The bay is filled with a variety of marine life- colorful tropical fish and beautiful coral. Dolphins and whales (in season) can be seen directly from the lanai! There is exceptional snorkeling right in front of the house in the clean, clear, and usually very calm water.

This historic bay is where Captain James Cook first landed in Hawaii in 1778 and was killed on his return to Kealakekua a year later. Kealakekua is also the site of Hiki'au Heiau. The federal park Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, the Hawaiian's ancient City of Refuge, is a short drive (3.5m) to the south.

While at Kaikanani, be prepared to relax and experience the laid-back life-style of old Hawaii– no high rises or city noise here! Kealakekua Bay's village, Napo'opo'o, remains the sleepy village of yesterday. The only sounds you will hear will be the ocean rolling onto the shore. Hele mai! Come experience Kaikanani – once you do, you will want to return again and again.

Keywords: Oceanfront; Beautiful; peaceful; serene, unspoiled;

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12 Reviews of Property 373545 in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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"We'll be back !!!"

"We'll be back !!!"
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We wish we could stay longer... We rented the house for only 3nights. Beautiful view and the house is very clean and has everything we need. We could see dolphins and whales from Lanai. If you want to do BBQ, you better buy charcoal in advance. We did not have charcoal so, we asked next door people. They are very kind and put the fire for us with woods. That was perfect!! Best snorkeling spots are around. Sunset from Manini Beach Park was outstanding !!! We plan to come back next year again!!
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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"Wonderful week on the water"

"Wonderful week on the water"
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This house was the best place for our family get together on the Kona coast. Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, sunsets, walks, cookouts, watching the waves - all things we did whenever we felt like it. We didn't feel like leaving the area, though when we needed to get supplies it wasn't far to the store up the road to Captain Cook. A few miles south is Place of Refuge which is worth many visits.
The house itself was very comfortable with lots of room for everyone. Very well equipped kitchen. Everything we needed.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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"Great Getaway with the local experience"

"Great Getaway with the local experience"
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Great location and parks near by. Snorkeling was great and able to experience the area like the locals. Not for people who want all the city things near by.
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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"Loads of Fun!!!"

"Loads of Fun!!!"
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Four of us rented this ocean front property for a week of fun on the big island. The property is exactly like it was described. We could walk out the door and over the grass and be in the bay. Very nice.
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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"fish in rock pool right outsie"

"fish in rock pool right outsie"
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Nice place everything needed their take your groceries as u wont want to go out, dolpins on 2 mornings take reef shoes rock pools right in front of place with lots of fish in them , road is very narrow if u have a bigger car
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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"Location, location, location!/for families with o

"Location, location, location!/for families with o
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
You can't beat the location of this rental. It's situated on Kealakekua Bay across from the Captain Cook monument-- the best snorkeling on the Big Island! You snorkel from Manini Beach, which is right next door. Lani (also right next door) will rent you a double kayak for $50/day from which you can snorkel. The house layout is a bit awkward for families with small children. The downstairs has 2 bedrooms with a connecting bath. The stairs to go up are outside, which makes it hard to hear a child's cry. The house got a bit hot mid-afternoon, but escaping to the huge deck remedied that. It's definitely for those who want privacy and a lot of snorkeling time. It's 4 miles up a windy road to get to the main highway, and 9 miles to the touristy Kona coast. It was great for my family (my husband, me, and our 9, 13, and 15 year old sons). The boys loved the wild donkey (also named Lani) and all the dogs running around. Comfortable beds, well-provisioned kitchen (though we would have appreciated a cookie sheet and colander). Bbq was charcoal, with none provided.
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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Great location on Kealakakua Bay

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Our party of 6 people stayed at Kaikanani for 3 days and enjoyed every moment. The setting is remote and undisturbed, yet convenient to points of interest and activities on the West side of the Big Island. Already wish were were back.
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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A beautiful Big Island experience that will leave

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
We are a family of four and stayed at this lovely rental property for 6 nights. The agent, Sunquest Vacations were extremely helpful. This is a well appointed property that is clean and spacious and has all the comforts of home, even a great coffee maker. All the beds were really comfortable and there were plenty of soft towels in the two bathrooms. The location of the house is so perfect. At night, with the windows open, you fall alseep to the gentle sound of lapping waves, how perfect is that! It was an absolute pleasure to wake each morning to the gorgeous view of the Kealakekua Bay and to sit on the verandah for breakfast while watching the early morning activites on the bay. Just a short stroll away is the beautiful Manini Beach, which has a community garden that the locals lovingly care for. The beach is a great place to access the cystal clear water and snorkel about to see the delights of the underwater world. The neighbours are friendly and you can rent a kayak from them to cross the bay to visit the Captain Cook memorial and snorkel at one of the best local spots.
This is a fantastic place to 'chillax', with all the comforts of home. Best of all, you get to enjoy country Hawaiian hospitality and should you wish to explore the area, the Volcanoes National park is a great day trip from here, as is the North part of the island, if you need some excitement, we can recommend the Ziplining with Big Island Eco adventures. Local cafes we enjoyed were Big Jakes Island BBQ for the best smoked ribs and chicken. Paparinis for the best Pizza and Up Country Bakery has great Bagels and other breads/cakes. Down near the Bay you can't go past Lomanas for the local Fish burger. I had the pleasure of swimming with the local swimming group. Best of all, I swam out to the bay to enjoy seeing the local Spinner dolphins, as they took a rest from the open waters, what a previlage. This is a great place to stay for the perfect Big Island holiday. I would definitely come again
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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It was great, just like the last time

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Excellent property. We'll come back again to the same house for a third time!
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Beautiful Kaikanani, at the water's edge on Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373545vbi
800-367-5168
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
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idyllic holiday spot with amazing view over beauti

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
We received excellent service with Sunquest Vacations who were so good to help me organise my special health requirements while away from home and helpful with any tour bookings. Kaikanani has been very nicely renovated to make it a very pleasant home away from home. The kitchen, lounge and balcony were very spacious. The kitchen had every little thing one could need which was good as we like to cook our own food. The views over the beautiful kealakekua bay were just beautiful and we sat on the balcony and enjoyed seeing whales and dolphins every morning. The lock up garage was an added bonus. The bedroom was really nicely renovated as well and the bed was very comfortable.
Kealakekua bay is such a special place and we would stay there next time as it was just so beautiful and far enough away from the bustling touristy areas to enjoy our quiet little piece of paradise, but not to far to go and see them.The best thing was the fact that we could just jump straight into a kayak and go and paddle with dolphins, or snorkel in the bay and see turtles and beautiful coral first thing in the morning.We will stay at this beautiful home again next time for sure