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Ole or Elaine Jensen

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, danish

Waterfront, Just Steps To The Ocean, Sleeps 1-8, Starting at $125/night=2 guest.

13 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Milolii House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms= 1 Upstairs Unit, 2 Downstairs Unit, whole house sleeps 1-8 guests.

On the Big Island of Hawaii, we are located at sea level in the last fishing village of quiet, rural Milolii on an ancient lava flow, with lava coastline.

Located 33 miles south from Kailua-Kona, and just 63 miles to the Volcano National Park.

Approximately 1-1/2 hours drive south from the Kona International Airport.

We are equi-distant between many popular tourist sites located on the Kona Coast side of the Big Island, i.e Kealakekua Bay, Place of Refuge, Kahalu'u Black Sands Beach Park, Honomolino Bay, Punalu'u Black Sands Beach Park to name a few.

The last fishing village in Hawaii is just a 10 minute drive within the Milolii Beach Lots subdivision, where a trail leading to a coconut tree lined black sand beach (Honomolino), offers fantastic snorkeling.

The village has a County boat ramp and camp grounds, and offers easy access for kayaking and deep sea fishing.

This unique beach house offers Wireless Broadband and a TV on each level.

For your convenience and comfort, this house has marble tile throughout. You have 2 floors for your enjoyment, with cooking facilities on both floors. Each floor has a separate entrance with a spacious lanai. Each floor sleeps up to 4 guests. Reserve the whole house for large groups. When you retire in the evening, you have privacy. This floor plan allows privacy for couples, singles and extended family. Rates posted do not reflect holiday bookings.

115 strides to the oceanfront, you can enter the water right there for snorkeling. Enjoy the crystal clear waters. Be careful for the lava rock shoreline. Please use the rope hand railing to enter the water.

IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL....THIS IS THE PLACE!

You have 2 tandem kayaks for your enjoyment, plus snorkeling gear supplied. The snorkeling is excellent. The fishing here is some of the best in Hawaii.

Humpback Whale season is Dec.-March. You WILL see the whales during the day. You WILL hear the whales during the night.

Occasionally the Spinner Dolphins will say 'hello' to you as they pass by.

You have a spectacular view from every lanai; and a lovely breeze. Lots of windows and sliding doors allow you to view the ocean from nearly every room in the house.

My name is Elaine Jensen; my husband's name is Ole Jensen (from Denmark & Chicago). We will do our best for a successful trip. Again, if you want to get away from the stress, this is the place for you!

This is the perfect place to relax. Just peace and quiet, and the beautiful blue pacific awaits you. Milolii - 'where the sun meets the sea'.

Keywords: Just steps to the ocean. Complete panoramic view of the Blue Pacific.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ole or Elaine Jensen (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english, danish

About Ole or Elaine Jensen

Ole is from Denmark. Elaine is from Chicago.

We have made Hawaii our home for 25 years now.

What makes this house unique

We do not take bank-to-bank transfers.

We do not take Western Union or Money Gram payments.

Befoe paying contact the owners Ole and Elaine Jensen, to confirm payment details.

Call prior to sending your payment method.

No reservation is complete, until we confirm that payment has been made by personal check, money order or via Pay Pros (additional 5% credit card processing fee). You will receive a payment confirmation directly from us, the owners Ole and Elaine Jensen.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 60 days prior to your arrival date.

Booking Policy: No refunds will be issued unless we can re-book our vacation rental for the dates in question. No refunds will be given on shortened stays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciated your pros regarding this property. However, we wish to address the cons: House sleeps 8 comfortably, upper level dinnerware is micro/dishwasher safe; lower dinnerware is dishwasher safe only (use paper plates for micro); Teflon sponges are supplied for Geo. Foreman Electric grills which are located upper as well as lower levels of house; coffee filters, plastic wrap, tin foil, paper toweling, toilet tissue, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, bath bar soaps, liquid hand soaps, and three sizes of garbage bags from 32 gals. - 10 gals. (bags in garage/shed by garbage cans) all supplied for guests. Guests supply their own personal laundry detergent. Milolii households are on individual water catchment systems. Pressure tank regulates the water pressure when in use. Guests need to conserve on their water consumption. Portable dishwasher, located on lower level has its separate hot water faucet coupling connection at kitchen sink. Lastly, whale season runs from Dec. to March. This winter (2015/2016), the whales where spotted farther out, but still could be heard at night. Yes, this is waterfront property you selected. You will hear the sound of the ocean. Please enjoy the balmy breezes especially during the winter season. Thank You.
Feb 2016
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

Waterfront, Just Steps To The Ocean, Sleeps 1-8, Starting at $125/night=2 guest.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 15 reviews
Orlando, FL, USA
3

Rented whole house end of Feb 2016

  • 3 of 5

Just writing this to help future renters - the additional info certainly would've been helpful to know before hand for me and my friends:

Pros -

sleeps 7 comfortably

Walking distance to the water's edge (no sand, just rocks)

Fridges/ stoves on each floor

Bathrooms on each floor

Lots of towels/ linens

Closet space and drawers

Large dining room table on first floor level

Automatic exterior entrance lights

Huge patio and great Views

Cons -

No water pressure. Only one faucet can be used at a time or you completely lose water pressure (includes kitchen sink, bathroom sink, showers, washer)

Dishes not microwavable safe OR dishwasher safe.

Dishwasher not connected to water line - cant use. Must hand wash everything :(

Screen doors difficult to slide/ prevent from coming off the tracks.

No grill brush provided (contradicts description) - part of our security deposit was retained since we couldn't clean the grill properly.

Tiny ants in the kitchens (esp near the windows).

All the ocean noise! Hard to sleep unless windows are closed (then its too hot).

No AC!

Was there in Feb and did not see or hear any whales (contradicts description) although we tried!

Did not use the kayaks although they were available and looked to be in good shape.

Another thing to note is that unlike in past VRBO rentals, there is nothing in the pantry but salt and pepper. Had to buy additional cleaning supplies such as garbage bags/ laundry detergent which are usually included.

Also, not to seem nit-picky, but the description of the house says that it is PINK - there is only a very small portion of the exterior painted a pale pink... this only matters in locating the house since not all the houses in the area have numbers.

Overall good place if you are spending more time exploring the island than at home.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciated your pros regarding this property. However, we wish to address the cons: House sleeps 8 comfortably, upper level dinnerware is micro/dishwasher safe; lower dinnerware is dishwasher safe only (use paper plates for micro); Teflon sponges are supplied for Geo. Foreman Electric grills which are located upper as well as lower levels of house; coffee filters, plastic wrap, tin foil, paper toweling, toilet tissue, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, bath bar soaps, liquid hand soaps, and three sizes of garbage bags from 32 gals. - 10 gals. (bags in garage/shed by garbage cans) all supplied for guests. Guests supply their own personal laundry detergent. Milolii households are on individual water catchment systems. Pressure tank regulates the water pressure when in use. Guests need to conserve on their water consumption. Portable dishwasher, located on lower level has its separate hot water faucet coupling connection at kitchen sink. Lastly, whale season runs from Dec. to March. This winter (2015/2016), the whales where spotted farther out, but still could be heard at night. Yes, this is waterfront property you selected. You will hear the sound of the ocean. Please enjoy the balmy breezes especially during the winter season. Thank You. Edit Delete
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5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed on the lower floor and had a wonderful time. I really can't think of anything that would have improved our stay. There is a well-equipped kitchen that we loved and the little touches were great too (like fluffy towels - you seem to never get those in a hotel). We particularly liked the little cove below the house for snorkelling. The beach in Honomalino was great too.

We also appreciated the contrast between this house and the 'resort' we stayed at the following week in Honolulu. This beach house was a little bit of paradise. The place in Waikiki was a bit like the strip in Vegas.

We will be visiting again. I cannot recommend this property highly enough.

Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coquitlam
5

Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in January 2014 and found the place to be like "home". It is well equipped, spacious and cosy at the same time. It is very quiet and has spectacular views of the coast line. The bed was very comfortable with a view of the stars! Lots of windows and a large deck make you feel outside all the time.

A great place to Get Away!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a very peaceful week at Milolii Beach House during Christmas 2013. There were just two of us with the whole house rented because at the last minute our traveling mates were unable to join us. We were so glad when we arrived that we had access to the upper lanai. It is huge and comes complete with a dining area, lounge chairs and even a Queen size bed (with mosquito netting) for reading or resting during the day, or for sleeping under the stars at night. The views are truly stunning. We weren't able to partake in any water sports the week we were there as the ocean was wild with record high waves and tropical turbulence but that in itself was something amazing to experience and view from this property. We will return to stay at this wonderful Beach House and use the kayaks and snorkelling gear that the hosts provide for their guests use.

Thanks for a much needed and most restorative week in paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rural Escape

  • 5 of 5

I had 2 adults and 5 kids traveling and we stayed here for a week. We had heard a lot of negative things about the Milolii area and experienced none of them. The road from the belt road down to Milolii is long and windy, but paved. We didn't have 4WD and had no problem. The location is rural and far away from the hustle and bustle of Kona, but it was so relaxing at night. The house was large and clean. The bedrooms have a great breeze. The kitchens are stocked with cookware, coolers, and dishes. The lanai upstairs is perfect to watch the sunset from.

Elaine was incredibly helpful and very easy to contact while we were in town. She helped us rent snorkel gear, recommended beaches and restaurants, and explained the nuances of the house.

The waterfront was not a swimming beach. The kids we had were younger and couldn't swim in the front. But adults could kayak and SUP. We watched the sunset every night from the rocks.

I would recommend this property to a family who wants to explore the island by day but wants a peaceful, quiet place at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Milolii Road is a County maintained asphalt paved road. It will be a three mile drive down to the subdivision turn-off; and if you desire to explore the Hawaiian Fishing Village, continue two more miles. This is NOT a four-wheel drive road. A gently winding road; go slowly, enjoy viewing the Mac nut and avacado farms, and cattle grazing.
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New Jersey
5

Wonderful location and wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Thanks a lot for your hospitality. We really enjoyed ourselves and have been recommending your place to our friends. The best part was the humpback whales which we saw breaching in the water on the last day as we were about to leave. Thanks a lot for the magical stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milolii is known throughtout the islands for its deep sea fishing, and clear waters. The 'last fishing village' in Hawaii is just a 10 minute drive within the Milolii Beach Lots subdivision, where a secret trail leading to a coconut beach (Honomalino) offers fantastic snorkeling. The village has a County boat ramp and camp grounds, and offers easy access for kayaking and deep sea fishing. Milolii offers some of the most undeveloped stretches of coastline on the Big Island, with secret beaches to explore. Seasonal whale watching and Spinner Dolphins. As many as 10,000 Humpback Whales visit the Hawaiian waters annually from November through May. These endangered mammals enjoy the state's warm waters in the winter to breed, give birth and nurse their young. Spectacular sunsets can be viewed directly from the beachhouse. Have your camera ready! Milolii...'where the sun meets the sea' and everyone says hello!

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Rates & Availability

Milolii House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Yearly
Feb 27 2016 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Entire House Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee upper level $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 60 days prior to your arrival date.
Booking Policy: No refunds will be issued unless we can re-book our vacation rental for the dates in question. No refunds will be given on shortened stays.
Mandatory Two Cleaning Fees for monthly stays.
Nightly Rate: Starting at $125.00/2=Upper Level Studio ONLY+ Taxes, Cleaning Fee, Refundable Damage Deposit.
Nightly Rate: Starting at $160.00/2=Lower Level Two Bedroom Unit+ Taxes, Cleaning Fee, Refundable Damage Deposit.
Additional Guests: Please Inquire.

A booking deposit is required to secure the reservation. CC Transmission Fee: 5% additional. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. May be paid by personal check or CC.
RATES: Upper level Studio:$115.00/nightly=1-2 guests; Lower Level Two Bedroom Unit: $125-$160/nightly=1-4 guests. Entire House Rate: ask for quote. Holiday Bookings: rate change.

Cancellation Policy: See Notes, below.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Milolii House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • TWO king beds, located on lower level of two-story house, in 2 bedroom unit. Upper level studio, has ONE king bed located inside; ONE queen bed outside on covered lanai.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Sleeps 1-8 guests. Additional outdoor shower available to rinse the salt water off as well a showers inside each upper and lower level of house.

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