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Beautiful Large Home -Just steps from ocean!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms w/their own bathrooms and a large loft (Sleeps 10)

Spacious Hawaiian style home, situated on Manini point at Kealakekua Bay on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii


o Newer home

o Mahogany doors

o Spiral staircase

o Hot/cold outdoor bamboo shower

o Wonderful large lanai


o We built the house as a vacation rental, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

o The house was built with a nice balance of comfort, durability and beauty.


• Fully stocked kitchen…everything from a blender to coffee grinder to baking pans

• Bluetooth Stereo System

• Gas BBQ

• Washer and Dryer


o Two minute walk to Manini Beach

o In a nice little neighborhood.

o Situated on Manini Point between the Bay and the Ocean.

o Within a couple minutes of Kealakekua Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

o Perfect home base for exploration of the whole island, whether you are headed south to the volcano, north to Hawi or headed east to explore Hilo and the waterfalls.

o Walk from the house to rent kayaks. Paddle a kayak across the bay to Captain Cook's monument, where you will experience the highest rated snorkeling destination on the Big Island of Hawaii.


o Three master bedrooms each with a queen bed and attached full bath.

o One of the master bedrooms also has two twin beds

(this room is downstairs with its own full bathroom and has an exterior entrance)

o Loft with two twin beds

o Summary- three queen beds and four twin beds

More Details

Beth Kirwan
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Beth Kirwan

Beth and Dennis Kirwan, owners. Dennis and I grew up on the Mendocino Coast. I lived in Hawaii in the third grade. We currently live in Mendocino, CA. My father lives in Hawaii and is a coffee and mango farmer on the Big Island.

We have two boys, Casey (21) who is a professional bull rider and lives in Texas and Blake (18), is a senior at Fort Bragg High School living with us.

We also have two dogs, Daisy and Colton and a horse named Rooster!

Beth Kirwan purchased this house in 2002

Why Beth Kirwan chose Captain Cook

When we bought the property, it was all over grown with a rusty old car in the middle of the lot. We designed and built the Aloha House specifically as a vacation rental. We wanted to create a home to share that is comfortable for families to use as if it was their own.

What makes this house unique

The house is situated in a great little neighborhood. It is about a two minute walk to the Pacific Ocean (west of the house) and to Kealakekua Bay (North of the house). The location is a perfect home-base for exploring around the island.

The house is beautiful, with its huge mahogany and glass doors that open up to the large lanai. Yet it is very comfortable. We built and furnished it for durability, so no one has to worry about anything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are still talking about the great time we had.

The house worked well for our group of 7 adults, 2 kids and a baby. 3 master suites and walking distance to the beach were the selling points. The big table on the lanai was perfect for family meals, as we only ate out once. The kitchen had everything we needed too.

With kids, it was great to have the beach just a couple blocks down. We could go swim & play & get back for lunch without loading up the car. We enjoyed the quiet residential setting as well, and all the little extras the house had topped it all off for a great stay.
Nov 2015
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Attached bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin bed has trundle; attached bath
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Outdoor shower with hot & cold water. Large, lush yard with fruit trees.


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Beautiful Large Home -Just steps from ocean!
average rating of 4.7704916 based on 73 reviews

Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here. The deck was amazing, wrapping around the whole house with a huge table and comfy chairs to play cards in the evening. We ran out of propane, called and they were there immediately with another bottle so we could BBQ. We left doors open and clothes/snorkel gear out to dry and nobody bothered our things. Felt like a very safe neighborhood with a beach half a block away, plus a coffee farm and honey farm just up the road! Would definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, we'll equipped, lots of amenities.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our three adult children stayed at the Aloha House for six nights. It was clean and we'll equipped. At the end of a long adventurous day, it was so nice to enjoy the lanai, cook meals and relax together in a very beautiful setting. The access to Manini Beach was so nice. Overall, a wonderful experience. Thanks for offering your home to us. This was a dream visit for our whole family. 💖?

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aloha House perfect for big family

  • 5 of 5

Our visit was the second time our family of 9 have enjoyed the beautiful Aloha House. From my spot in the loft I could see the Pacific out opposite windows. My grandchildren, as well as the rest of us, just loved the quietness and the little Manini Beach setting. We very much appreciated how attentive the Kirwan family was to make everything just right!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and perfect setup for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This place has a great, shady lanai with good views of the hills and a private garden area. You can see a bit of the ocean from the corner of one side of the porch, but you can hear it all day and night, which is great. We walked around the corner to kayak in the bay for some great snorkeling around Captain Cook's monument. Fairly quick access to south Kona and other beach and snorkeling areas. The 4th bedroom/bathroom is separate from the main house, so it is great for a large family or just some separation. We would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aloha Eden

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful setting and kind hosts. Birdsongs filled us with joy and we loved our location. Great spot!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach house with excellent location for water sports.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 9 stayed at this beautiful beach house from Dec 26 - 28th, 2017. We woke up to birds and waves every morning and enjoyed our meals out on the spacious, wrap around lanai. We also enjoyed the lovely fruits from the beautiful garden. Everything tasted so fresh. And the laundry and beach equipment came in very handy for our walk down to the beach. Also conveniently located behind the house was other water sports like kayaking and stand up paddle that the family enjoyed. Of course, with being by the beach, it comes with some insects here and there, but nothing to deter us from enjoying this wonderful property!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
KOA- Kailua Kona
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Processing $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 14.25%

Aloha House Specials
*Last minute specials - One night free when you book last minute. Email us with your requested dates.

The Aloha House sleeps 10 guests maximum. For groups of more than 8, there is a charge of $50 per person per night.

December 24 and 25 $350 per night
December 29-January 1 $350 per night

We do not allow parties/gatherings at the house due to the fact that we are in a small quiet neighborhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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