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Bedrooms Studio
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

ALOHA and WELCOME to the Middle Keei Studio!

5 nights @ $140/night plus taxes and deposit.

January 22-27 is available!

Can you squeeze in between existing reservations?

March 5th - April 2nd is available.

$95/night, plus taxes, (14.25%) plus $300 refundable deposit for 25 nights or more.

Or, $115/night, plus taxes + refundable deposit for 21 nights.

Can't stay longer than 14 nights?

$150/night + taxes + $200 refundable deposit.

Please click Contact Owner" to email owner for these Specials.

No cleaning fees!

Separate and self contained apartment with kitchen on the first floor of a two-story home in Captain Cook. Private entrance with a large and comfortable lanai. Located on a peaceful and tropical acre of pasture with fruit trees and a huge ocean view. No cleaning fees!

Minutes to Ho'okena Beach, Popular "Two Steps", Pu'uhonoa O Honaunau- also known as "The City of Refuge" National Park, restaurants, Farmer's Market, a shopping center with a grocery store. 26 miles from the airport. 16 miles to Kailua-Kona.

Comfortable elevation of 900 feet above sea level provides an expansive view of the coast. Approximately 680 Square Feet inside the studio. 400 Square Feet of private and covered lanai.

Please add 14.42% (GE Tax of 4.16% and TAT Tax of 10.25%) to the base rent. No Credit Card fees or Service Fees until we are required to convert to the new VRBO booking system. Fully refundable deposit. $200 holds your dates for reservations (1-2 weeks) with a $100 fee if cancelled. $200 holds your dates for monthly reservations with a $200 fee if cancelled. One month rentals (30 days) will have a $400 deposit. Deposit increases with additional time. Balance due by check 30 days prior to arrival.

Please enter your dates to compare the final price of this studio to other rentals. Then, please look for and click the "Contact Owner" tab to send an email. Please tell us a bit about yourselves!

Sorry, no parties, visitors or guests.

No cleaning fees. Why? Because, you help!

Long term renters welcomed.

Additional deposit for additional time.

April 4th - April 30th, 2018:

14 days: $980 ($70/night) + taxes + $200 deposit.

Monthly: $1,675 ($56/night) + taxes + $400 deposit.

Please ask for the rates not yet posted. The VRBO site sometimes uses the default standard rate. It may be higher or lower than the standard rate.

County water! Weekly curbside rubbish pick-up.

Cable TV. Wireless Internet.

It works out better if the studio is left tidy and the deposit is returned. Full Refund gladly and promptly returned by mail, and well within 14 days of departure. It is often sent within 3 days of departure. 98% of deposits have been returned.

The deposit encourages guests to spend some of their vacation time to tidy up before departure.

Due to the ever changing, yet HIGH cost of electricity in Hawaii, (three times the price as on the Mainland) use of the dryer is not included unless other arrangements have been made. ($20/week added to rent.)

Adequate clothes lines and drying racks are provided on lanai.

Complimentary laundry service of sheets and towels when brought out to the shared washing machine.

For three week and monthly bookings-electricity is included up to the average kwts based on the prior three months.

Plenty of Solar hot water (with electric backup for those overcast and stormy days) and drinkable City Water.

Studio has vertical blinds and some light comes in at the bottom of blinds. If you want to sleep in, or need pitch black for sleeping, you may not be happy here. This applies in particular to visitors from Europe due to the time difference.

Sorry, no refunds within 30 days of arrival.

Long term rates available with a one month security deposit, acceptable credit report and score, rental application and references.

No pets, smoking or guests.

Registration 091-111-8336-01.

Owner holds an inactive Real Estate License in the State of Hawaii.


More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About B

Former world travelers found the perfect spot to share with others who expect the comforts offered by our accommodations. Electricity, city water, cable, screened, security (fenced and gated) Wireless Internet, nice new appliances, clean...warm, comfortable and with an ocean view too!

B purchased this house in 1983

Why B chose Honaunau-Napoopoo

The acre and a quarter of land was purchased over 30 years ago with the dream of one day building a home. The home was designed and built in 1998 with a self contained and separate first floor (the studio). A friend (Magic Sands lifeguard!) suggested in 1998 that we rent out the first floor to visitors coming to Kona on vacation. This has worked out well for everyone. Much of our business has been from repeat guests who have become friends and oftentimes fellow property owners.

What makes this house unique

Fresh fruits available on the property. Avocados, papayas, mangos, lemons, mountain apple...Peaceful. Pick your own fruits in season.

Please note that May through August are the months when we get daily rain and clouds along with higher humidity. Hence the lower rates.


Honaunau-Napoopoo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Trash emptied daily. Dishes rinsed and placed in dishwasher or hand washed daily. All food (rice, cereal, crackers, bread) put in frig or ziplocks.
  • Kitchen and bathroom windows and blinds to be left open in the day when leaving studio for ventilation.
  • Consideration for neighbors and owner in regards to noise and/or loud conversations among renters and when using cell phones outside. Quiet 9 pm-8 am.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for use after the beach w/hot & cold water.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Bright, clean and spacious with with a nice countertop, sink, fixtures, bathtub/shower combination (step over and into the tub). Not suitable for the Handicapped. Vanity makeup lights. Large window facing East lets in the morning sunlight.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One California King
  • CALIFORNIA KING BED! Large and spacious, light, bright and clean with lots of windows with a view of the coastline and ocean.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Additional outdoor shower with hot water for use after the beach. Avocado, papaya, mango, lemon, coffee, taro on property. Fruit trees are seasonal. They do not produce all of the time! Please ask if your favorites are in season when you want to come. Private, fenced and gated. About 680 square feet inside, about 400 square feet covered lanai with sunset/ocean views. Iron and ironing board. Hair dryer. Mahalo!


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average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
Santa Cruz, California, USA

Quiet, Clean and Beautiful Studio

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our latest stay at the Middle Keei Road Studio. Very well maintained, quiet and so convenient to Honaunau Bay swimming and snorkeling. A special thank you for the wonderful fresh fruit. We always enjoy our stay and greatly appreciate having such a special place to visit and relax. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose Ca

5 times at the studio

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at the studio. 7 weeks this time and 5 years running. The owner is always upgrading, very clean, roomy for a studio just perfect for a couple. This property is very relaxing due to its location. No traffic noise ( up a private drive) no tourists, a great view toward the ocean, and beautiful grounds. Looking forward to returning. ALOHA

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Studio

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our one month stay at the Middle Keei Road studio. It is just as described, and we loved the large lanai area with beautiful ocean view. The studio was very comfortable, quiet and clean, and the full-size refrigerator was a real bonus as we cooked almost all of our meals there. We liked it so much, in fact, that we are returning for a another stay!

Charlie & Marcia

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Great Stay in Lovely Studo

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in the Middle Keei Rd. studio. A great location in Honaunau, especially if you want to escape the maddening crowds in Kailua and points north. Close to shopping and ocean activities and the famed Painted Church Road. For the independent traveler it is a great fit. Now, if we could just find a place to buy we would be there all the time!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo John in Santa Cruz for your kind and thoughtful Reviews. I am looking forward to seeing you again for your next visit in December. You are smart to take advantage of my 14 day Specials and, to shop early for great air fares and use of miles! It is a pleasure having the two of you here.
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Excellent place to stay on the Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed for 10 days at the beautiful Middle Keei Road Studio. We enjoyed the close proximity to 2-step beach and Kealakekua Bay for amazing snorkeling. Grab a copy of the guide book 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed' for awesome adventures and must see's around the island, there's an app for it too! Don't forget to buy the delicious tropical dreams ice cream at every possible opportunity, it's sold at the local antique shop in town. I have Celiac disease (gluten-intolerance), and having a well-equipped kitchen and fresh fruit at the studio made it so easy to cook for myself. The studio is extremely clean, and completely mold and bug free. There is nothing better than waking up as the sun rises and having a wonderful Hawaiian breeze going through the windows! The owner is wonderful to talk to and made our first trip to the Big Island unforgettable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to have you here for your first visit to Hawaii. Looking forward to your return! Mahalo.
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San Jose Ca

4 years in a row.

  • 5 of 5

We have already booked for our 5th stay, for oct 2016. Can not wait to return., Sometimes I wonder why we ever leave.So comfortable, relaxing, clean, cool, quiet, views, avacados, an amazing place for two. You even have the hulu chicken people on fri and sat selling on the main highway about 8miles toward Kialua. This is the best chicken I have ever eaten. Its a to go place, check it out. The rules for staying in this great studio are not that tough,they only make sense for a property on the islands.We treat it as if it was our home. The owner is proud of the property and works hard to maintain it. Till next time ALOHA

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo DZ for your kind Review. Always a pleasure to have the two of you here for your extended stays of one to two months. Looking forward to seeing you both again in September. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to address "The Rules" here. Here in the subtropics, doing your dishes, taking out your trash, putting food in the frig, and leaving a couple of windows open during the day when you leave for air ventilation pretty much takes care of keeping the tropical critters and mildew at bay. Thank you for treating the studio as you would your own home!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Kailua Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
Your lanai!
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Big Jake's BBQ, Coffee Shack, Fish NChips, Patel's
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kealakekua Bay, Keei Beach, Ho'okena Beach-7 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Kealakekua Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Pu’uhonua o Honaunau (City of Refuge)
Nearest Point of Interest
"Two Step"
Nearest Point of Interest
Ho'okena Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
"The Painted Church"
Nearest Point of Interest
Patel's Gas Station and Convenience Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Coffees 'n Epicurea
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Jake's Island BBQ
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Coast and Candy Factory
Nearest Point of Interest
Choice Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
South Kona Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Manago Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Captain Cook Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Nearest Point of Interest
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Keauhou Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Sam Choy's Kai Lanai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
KTA Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway, Denny's, Subway and Health Food Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua-Kona Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Airport
Car: necessary

A lanai to enjoy the tropical breezes with an expansive coastline view. A convenience store 1/2 mile away. Small take out places 1/2 mile away. (BBQ, FishNCihips, Poke and local fresh fish delicacies.) Close to The City of Refuge National Park, "Two Steps" and Ho'okena beach as well as Kealakekua Bay. Many coffee farms in the area to sample their 100% Kona coffee. Grocery store, Post Office and restaurants within an 8 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.42%

Long term renters welcomed with Aloha.
Book with confidence. We have been renting this studio for over 17 years.
Please click "Contact Owner" under the orange box.

$200 by check or Money Order secures your dates. No fees or credit cards. $100 is refunded if reservations (of less than a month) are cancelled. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Fully refundable $200 cleaning/damage deposit is returned within 14 days of departure. 1 Month rentals have a $400 refundable deposit. Please read some of our Reviews. We have had many repeat guests. Mahalo!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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