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Experience spinner dolphins, sea turtles, hump-back whales (in winter), manta rays, amazing fish and coral reefs at pristine Kealakekua Bay, a protected marine sanctuary.
Enjoy glorious sunsets from the lanai or walk a few steps to the bay for your photos. Sleep with the sound of the ocean in your ears and wake to the riotous songs of birds outside your window. Kealakekua Bay and the village of Napo'opo'o are unlike any you will find in the islands. The area is a quiet village with no stoplights, stores, or crowds. All shopping and dining are located 4 miles up the hill in Capt. Cook or in the other local villages of Kealakekua or Kainaliu Town.
This spacious and airy home sleeps seven comfortably. High ceilings with fans in every room. Covered lanai with peek-a-boo views of the bay. Brightly decorated with artwork from the South Pacific.
Master Bedroom with queen-size bed and private bath and adjoining sleeping porch with twin bed. Hall bedroom with queen-size bed and adjoining bath. Third bedroom has twin beds that can convert to king.
The Hawaii Tax ID#: W40940866-01
We live in northern California and have relatives on the Big Island. We enjoy many recreational sports including backpacking, skiing, hiking, golfing, hunting and fishing and of course snorkeling and kayaking in Hawaii.
Melouise Pfeffer purchased this house in 2000
The community of Napoopoo, at the edge of pristine Kealakekua Bay, is quite small and there are very few opportunities to purchase property there. When this home came on the market we jumped on it with the encouragement of my step-mother who lives nearby. Our entire family has benefited from the opportunity to spend vacations at Hale Hana Hou and we have enjoyed success with the vacation rental, forming many warm relationships with our guests.
Well, of course, it feels like home every time we go over to Hawaii. We've had many repeat guests who feel the same way, some that have come back 5 years in a row. Looking out the windows at all the lovely palms and lush vegetation, feeling the ocean breeze while sitting on the lanai with morning coffee and listening to the birds singing, walking down to the bay to see if the dolphins are in...all mean Hale Hana Hou. And of course all the activities listed on the web site: snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, sightseeing, driving down to the volcano, driving up to Waimea or in to Kona for Slack Key Guitar concerts. Wonderful!
Posted by owner from house guest book:
Dear Melouise, Aloha & Mahalo! We loved the house and the location was perfect for us. We swam with dolphins is K-Bay, snorkeled at Two-Step and Hookena. Sunbathed at all three. Borrowed fins & snorkels - Thank you!
We had a very rejuvenating stay. Had fish from the Marina Fish Market "Bite Me". Marlin was awesome and most inexpensive. Hebi was excellent for blackened fish tacos! Delicious!
We shopped very little and found Choice Mart provided a good selection for what we needed as did the Sack 'n Save in Kailua. We had New Year's Eve dinner at Jackie Ray's. Good meal and fun atmosphere for the evening.
Hapuna Beach north of the airport was FUN, FUN, FUN for body surfing and playing in the surf. Beautiful Sand and a nice change.
Thank you again for such a beautiful place. We loved the birds, even the rooster every morning. Mahalo & Aloha. We'll be back!
P.S. We had guests come by and they loved the house & will be in touch with you.
We have had great success with all of our VRBO rentals through the years, but Hale Hana Hou was just spectacular! We spent the last half of February 2016 at Hale Hana Hou (party of 7 including our adult children and their spouses). The photographs are an accurate representation of the lovely appearance of the property, but they are not able to convey the tropical treehouse setting! Mel was prompt to respond to every question. Karen (who lives downstairs) was helpful but never intrusive (in fact, we hardly knew she was there!). The kitchen is well stocked (blender, rice cooker, crockpot, coffee grinder, among other items), and there are all kinds of beach goodies to borrow (towels, boogie boards, snorkels, fins, cooler, etc.). We started each morning with a cup of coffee and a walk to Manini Beach. We enjoyed chatting with Sandy and learning some of the history of the area. Following Mel's advice, we tried several restaurants in the area, but we also enjoyed cooking and grilling at home. The papaya trees and lemon trees were bearing fruit during our stay, and we made several pitchers of homemade lemonade along with a delicious lemon tart (recipes added to the guest book). I also followed another guest's advice and tried a POG and rum cocktail...yum! The guest books are a great source of info along with Mel's handy suggestions. We snorkeled Kealakekua Bay right from Manini Beach, and also enjoyed trips to 2-Step, Kua Bay (my son's favorite swimming beach), and Hapuna Beach (beautiful sandy beach and picnic areas with grills). We personally prefer the neighborhood feel of the Napo'opo'o area to the hustle and busyness of Alii Drive. We enjoyed our beach activities and sightseeing each day, but were thrilled to come home to Hale Hana Hou every afternoon/evening. There was plenty of room and privacy in the home, even with 7 adults. I also thoroughly enjoyed Mel's book collection in the family room (Hawaii history, wildlife guides, etc.) and the comfortable, "old-Hawaii" decor. And the birds...we kept the bird feeder filled and had daily entertainment from the java sparrows, saffron finches, and zebra doves. Hale Hana Hou was the perfect vacation home for our family. But don't take our word for it...go see for yourself!!
My wife had mentioned to me many times about a beautiful house on the Big island that she was in love with. She had stayed in Melouise's house 9 years earlier with friends. We stayed 9 days and even my young boys were sad to leave. The house was very clean and spacious. Melouise kept us well informed and even checked up on us. Manini Beach is awesome and we had the great pleasure to meet Sandy who is the Caretaker of the beach. Sandy made us feel welcome to this beautiful island. After bbqing my wife and I spent every night on the lanai listening to the waves off Manini Beach. Morning coffee also was enjoyed off the lanai. My middle aged boys snorkeled everyday and enjoyed playing with local kids. Im already trying to plan our next trip. Cant thank you enough and it was truly worth the wait. 6 stars would be more appropriate
Airy Home says it all.
This is the upper floor of a home in the Kealakeua Bay area. We spent a very relaxing week at Melouises place. The neighborhood is fairly quiet, and there are 2 interesting parks within walking distance. If you like snorkeling, one of the easiest and safe places on the island is a short drive away close to the Pu'uhonaua o Honaunau National Park Refuge.
Thank you for a lovely stay Meloise, we will be back!
Melouise is a gem and so is her home. It was so comfortable and everything one could need is provided. Airy and clean, there were many comfortable sitting areas including the huge lanai overlooking mature tropical gardens. Melouise kept us up to date on the latest news in the area and was great about communicating with us about our every concern. Highly recommended.
We've been to Hawaii as a family twice before, and this is the best place we've ever stayed. Being just a short walk or drive from excellent swimming, kayaking and snorkeling made it so easy to relax and enjoy our time here. The house is spacious and comfortable, with water equipment for the family, and we loved feeling like we were nestled in the trees because of the garden and the open air layout. The house is fully outfitted with all the basics, even including a first aid kit that that came in handy after some coral scrapes! We would definitely stay here again.
Loved this beautiful home! Stayed here for a week last November and returning this October for 10 days. This is the real Hawaii wrapped in luxury. Very clean. Comfortable beds! Kitchen well supplied. Lots of tropical fruit growing right on the property. Sipping coffee in the early mornings, watching lovely tropical birds on the lanai and strumming our ukuleles started each day. Manini Beach/park, a 5 minute walk was perfect for picnicking, relaxing, snorkeling and cooling off in the water. Fun shopping and a variety of quality groceries in Captain Cook nearby. You couldn't want for a better place to relax and renew on the Big Island.
The Bay is the Site of an Ancient Hawaiian Temple or Heiau and overlooks Captain Cook Monument. Kayak to the monument or hike from the top of Nap'opo'o Road down to the monument through the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian Village. Snorkel, Swim and Picnic at Manini Beach. Stroll to lovely and secluded Ke'ei Beach. Jog or walk south 4 miles on a level Road or drive down this road to visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, a fully restored ancient site of refuge. Snorkel at Two Steps Near Honaunau, a popular snorkel and dive spot. For a visit near the volcano, South Point and Black Sand Beach check out our listing at VRBO Listing #120909.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Base rate is for the first 4 guests. Additional adults are $25 per night, $175 per week, and children ages 12 and under are $15 per night, $105 per week.