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Imagine sitting at a table or reclining in a lawn chair, perched on the mountain side above Kealakekua Bay, looking over the southern Kona coastline with an unobstructed view at the 1200 ft elevation. 'Wow', you say, 'the view is incredible!' A veritable slice of paradise, with ocean glistening to the west and mountain slopes to the south. Your soul is at peace. Red cardinals and yellow finches are scampering for food. A canoe race or fishing tournament just might be happening in the ocean near the coastline.
We have such a place - a one-bedroom vacation rental on our working macadamia nut and coffee farm. This is where the South Kona Macadamia Nut Company processes its succulent nut products. The grounds around the rental have citrus and banana trees, but the orchard of coffee and macadamia nut trees comprise the commercial aspect of the farm.
The rental is in the lower level of the main house; a screened-in porch has a kitchenette and futon sofa. Very private.
Open another screen door and the avocado green walls of a large bedroom, complete with a queen-sized bed and tropical furnishings, greet you. The bathroom has a large shower. With a separate entrance, your privacy is assured.
Located on Napo'opo'o Road in Captain Cook on the big island of Hawaii, you are minutes away from the famous Kealakekua Bay and other Hawaiian sites of interest. Swim, snorkel, or kayak; drive around the island; visit the national parks; or, just stay put and soak up the view! Shopping centers are close by as are fine restaurants.
We moved to Hawaii in 1978 from Fairbanks, AK. We built the house and started clearing the land and planting macadamia nut trees. We started the vacation rental in 2006.
This property has a beautiful view of the southern coastline of Hawaii island. It is quiet but filled with sounds of birds. The rental is away from the craziness of Kailua-Kona village and a good place to relax. It is also within excessible distances of water activities ,etc.
You have an opportunity to learn about macadamia nuts and coffee cultivation.
What a beautiful place!
It's a paradise!
We've loved everything: fruit trees, flowers, landscape, calm, music and overall our hosts.
They are very generous and hearty.
We'll recommend this place to anyone.
SK Vacation Rental offers you simple elegance, convenience and comfort--and did we mention the awesome view of Kealekekua Bay?! Experience life on a working mac nut farm (yum!) in the beautiful rural ambience of South Kona. Awaken to the dawn chorus of myriad birds, and fall asleep to the gentle pattter of Kona's famous misty rain (where all that green comes from!).
Your hosts Brad and Meris will do everything they can to make you comfortable. (And Brad can give you a lot of inside information on the history and sociology of South Kona). Co-hosts Blackie and Kai will be your best friends if you bring them the occasional biscuit.
While in South Kona be sure to: (1) visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) and snorkel at Two-Step (Honaunau Beach), (2) rent a Kayak from Ehu & Kai's on the bay (follow the signs) and paddle to the Capt. Cook monument where you can beach the boat and snorkel (and if you are lucky, the dolphins will come swim with YOU), and (3) have a down-home Hawaiian-style dinner at the Manago Hotel (we recommend the famous pork chops).
Meris and Brad were wonderful hosts of a most unique vacation rental, where my husband and I stayed 5 nights. It was really nice to be away from the congestion of Kona yet nothing was that far away. From the front room a beautiful view of the coast includes sunset into the ocean and sunrise over the mountain. The screened-in kitchen and dining has the feel of lanai, so we could totally enjoy the outdoors in a protected way. Lots of birds around. Outside canvas shades can be let down if, for example, it got very windy. We had a few deluge-like rain storms and were completely protected without the shades. It was great! The bed and bath close off to get cozy. It felt very roomy for the two of us. We like to cook simple meals and the kitchen has everything you could possibly want. The place was completely immaculate and the farm is very tidy and picturesque. Meris packaged up and sold me some Mac nuts to bring home to friends. This was just about our favorite rental.
I stayed with Meris and Brad the beginning of December for 5 nights as a single woman. The rental is private, quiet, safe, comfortable and very scenic. Walking in and seeing it for the first time I felt I was at home. It is on their Macadamia Nut farm and attached to their house. The land slopes towards the ocean and affords great views of the coastline and sunset. It is located at the top of Captain Cook cove and has easy access to any activity available there. Grocery shopping is close as well as restaurants. I used the rental as a base to hike and bird the rest of the island and the location worked out well for me. The queen sized bed was very comfortable and the kitchen suited all my needs. There are books available for birding, snorkeling, attractions, and the history of the Hawaiian Islands. I had chats with Meris and enjoyed her very much, she is a wonderful human being. She gave me some insights of living on the Big Island, the pidgin language, birds, and of course the wonderful Macadamia Nut trees. I will return!
Very comfortable place to stay. We loved the screened in kitchen area and the view it afforded. Beautiful property! If you are not sure footed this space will not work for you as you have to park on a slant and walk over uneven ground to get to the door. The shower stall was small as well. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay here.
My husband and I had a great stay at Meris and Brad's place. The bed was very comfy, the place was clean and the kitchen was well equipped (although we did not do a lot of cooking). The photos were accurate. Meris was very responsive when we needed anything. We liked this location; we drove north on one day and drove south or stayed local for our other 2 days. We rented snorkeling gear from Kona Boys, which Meris recommended and snorkelled at Two Step where we saw turtles, dolphins and a great array of fish.
My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the Kona side. We have spent a month on the Big Island and think we made the right choice. We do not like the hotel/resort scene, so are very content with the relaxed atmosphere and the variety to be found in vrbo's and the like. This place fit the bill....well equipped, comfortable, lovely grounds, fresh fruit off the trees! The owners were available if needed. We would recommend this place to anyone with their own transportation. It is thrilling to be so near the historical site associated with Cap't. James Cook and all of the other Hawaiian historical sites, though we wish the State of Hawaii would take a little more pride in them....need more historical on-site plaques!
The orange marker on the map is incorrect; the rental property is actually located on State Hwy 160 approximately where the 'S' is in State. Hwy 160 is also called Napoopoo Road.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$600 for continuous 7-day stay
$100/night up to six nights; $600 for continuous 7-day stay. For each day over the 7-days, add $86 per day. All rates are taxed at 13.25%.