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Quaint Hawaiian Cottage on 5 Acres

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Aloha and Welcome.

The Pali Hale (Cliff House) is located over looking Kealakekua Bay. There is off street parking with a beautiful gated entry. With coast line views for miles! Located at the 1200 foot elevation we need only ceiling fans for comfort.

There is mango,papaya ,pineapples,citrus,bananas all for the picking. Fresh flowers abound! Spinner dolphins and exquisite snorkeling in a marine preserve at the bottom of road. We are only 90 miles from Hawaii Volcano Park.The Historical Coffee Museum is 3 miles away.

All guest are met with an Aloha basket filled with Kona coffee, Punaluu sweet bread, fresh fruits, chocolate mac-nuts,juice,milk. The property is secluded and safe. Guest's are given soap, dish liquid, Paper towels, toilet paper to start off the stay in your own vacation home.

If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet, rural place this is for you. With 5 acres to yourself it is ideal. It is only 20 minutes to Kailua Town. All places to visit are within a 1 -3 hour drive.

The cottage comes with beach cooler, chairs, towels, it is stocked to feel like home. All you need to enjoy Hawaii.

E KOMO MAI Welcome to Paradise

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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About The Owner

Aloha! We are Michael & Candi . We caretakers of Maka Nui on which Pali Hale is located . We have lived on this property since 1991 Being Big Island residents for over 29 years this is now home forever. The new owners have enlisted our help to make this a peaceful retreat from their busy life in the mainland. To that end we are always trying!

We love meeting new guests & giving clues as to the best way to enjoy the island while here. There have been many return's , so must be doing something right!

So we hope to hear from all of you & treat you to our slice of paradise.

Mahalo Candi & Michael

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Captain Cook

The property is on a cliff over looking Kealakeakua Bay , which is a marine preserve & offers wonderful kayaking -snokeling. The quiet rural area is perfect for enjoying the birds & smells of Hawaii . But is a short 15-20 minute drive to Kailua town for night life.

Maka Nui means eye veiw which is obvious when you enter the gated property.

What makes this cottage unique

First is the coast line veiw, then the fresh fruits & flowers which are yours for the picking.The security of your own resort type setting.There are 2 mascots ( dogs)named Frick & Frack which love to meet you also. We also 2 cats and we are their staff! The peace & quiet is a plus for all.


Car: necessary


Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Quaint Hawaiian Cottage on 5 Acres
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 102 reviews

If you’re not a resort person, this is the place to go.

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a quaint, quiet cottage on a beautifully landscaped property close to snorkeling beaches and many sights, this is the place to go! Great view, amazing pool, and knowledgeable caretaker are just some of the perks. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo !! So,glad you enjoyed the cottage . The property is real one of a kind. Look forward to,having you back soon. Candi
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Very quaint and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights. It is a basic cottage but it has just what you will need for a nice stay. The welcome basket was a sweet touch. Lots of hot water. Candi took great care of us and made lots of good local recommendations.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo , so glad you enjoyed the space. And thanks so ever much for the help. Have a Merry Christmas and I hope to see you again Candi
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Nice stay and gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

We used the pull out couch and the bedroom and both were comfortable. Not much counter space to prepare food but we used the tv trays as a table and there is room outside on the lanai to eat and enjoy the view. There is also a nice pool and lots of space to wander. The 3 dogs greeted us every day and made us feel at home. It is a nice place to stay away from the business of town but within 5 mins. of the beaches.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, So glad the mascots made you feel at home. And you are right it is close to all but a world apart. Hope to have to,you again Mahalo Candi
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Great property but outdated

  • 3 of 5

Need a better bed, hairdryer, and Airconditioning. The view is spectacular and the dogs were friendly. But all in all it’s to much$ for to little.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it! Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for 3 nights October 17 thru October 20. The cottage has the best view and Candi was an awesome hostess - we had fruits and back-yard local grown cofee waiting for us. She recommended places to visit and where to eat. Lots of activities to do in the area and some good places to eat. We drove down Napoopoo road and we rented a kayak down in the bay where we went snorkeling and while snorkeling we saw dolphins swimming in the bay - great experience! There is a local honey farm that you can visit and buy local honey (on the same road), a painted church and many other places to enjoy.

Thank you for a great stay and if we are back in the area we would definitely come back to the cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you made good use of your time here! Hitting the best places in good order! How younenjoy the coffee you bought to,take home. Would love to have you again any Time! Candi
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Absolutely the best cottage on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our first attempt at staying in a VRBO while traveling to Hawaii.

We stayed Wednesday 10/4-10/11. The island was not crowded due to the iron man competition the following week.

The property has a gate for restricted access, we loved that. The property has the best welcoming committee; Frick, Frack, and little Chucky.

Our host, Candi Baker, was responsive before the actual stay and most accommodating during our stay. She recommended places to eat, places to visit, and provided us a fruit and coffee basket upon arrival. All from the farm where the cottage is located. She let us have access to any of the produce on the property including papayas, star fruits, lemons, limes, bananas, kumquats, and avocados. The mango tress just finished producing before we arrived. What a bonus that was for us!

The cottage had a great lanai, the WiFi was strong and reliable, the kitchen was small but adequate for our needs. The bathroom was good enough for both of us. The cottage was near the town of Captain Cook, so it was high enough in elevation for warm days and cool nights. It's centrally located for all your island adventures. Candi, produces her own coffee and it was very good. The cottage comes with a bean grinder to enhance the Kona coffee experience. This is primarily a couples cottage. This is by far the best value on the island in my four previous trips. Thanks Candi, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful words. I am glad that your first vrbo rental was a great experience I hope to,have you back and here about your other travels. Mahalo , Candi. Frick, Frack, and of course little Chuck.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80
Tax Rate 14.3%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.