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Private space with gorgeous ocean view

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1BR Oceanview Vacation Rental Captain Cook, Hawaii USA

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.

More Details

Meris or Brad
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Meris or Brad

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.

Why Meris or Brad chose Kona Coast

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.

What makes this apartment unique

You have an opportunity to learn about macadamia nuts and coffee cultivation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.

Nov 2009
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Private space with gorgeous ocean view
average rating of 4.75 based on 62 reviews

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

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).

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxed, gorgeous view, minutes from The Big Island's 2 best snorkeling sites.

  • 5 of 5

Each day of our stay was bookended by sipping coffee enjoying the view and eating dinner watching the sunset. We appreciated being able to squeeze oranges picked from the front yard and the screened living room's protection from elements and bugs - yet outdoor feeling. My snorkel broke so it was great not to have to drive to town and get another because there were an assortment of masks and snorkels provided. We used the cooler each day too:) The tour of the macadamia nut processing was fascinating; it made us especially appreciate the sample Meris shared. Best macadamia nuts we've ever tasted!

Renters should be aware this a working farm with environmentally conscious practices. Hot water is solar heated so conservation is appreciated. Compost bucket for food scraps is provided. Care to clean or remove sandy shoes before entering is important to protect parquet floor in sleeping area. Brad and Meris have two dogs. Though we did not actually see them, we did hear one bark a few times at night. Geckos kept us company in the kitchen area. The steep driveway and somewhat uneven walk to the front door might be challenging for some. These details were fine for us but might surprise someone expecting a more generic vacation experience.

If we had not been so busy exploring it would have been interesting to talk more with Brad and Meris, they were available should any question/need arise.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice! Great place to relax and unwind with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

Great people that have a great place to relax and unwind! You wake up to bird singing! The driveway is a bit steep so I wouldn't take a sports car up there, but staying there is very worth it if you don't want to be in the hustle bustle of the city! You're only about 25 minutes from Kona. I definitely recommend staying here!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, Merry was excellent!!!! Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, comfortable, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steps to the Ocean at Manini Beach at Kealakekua Bay! Konakays
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 13.25%

$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%.

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Captain Cook Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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