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Bedrooms Studio
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 8 - 14 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

ALOHA and WELCOME to the Middle Keei Studio!

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 or service 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. 22 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 13.42% (GE Tax of 4.16% and TAT Tax of 9.25%) to the base rent. No Cleaning or credit card fees. VRBO stands for VACATION RENTAL BY OWNER! 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 will have a $400 deposit. Deposit increases with additional months. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Please try the "Get An Instant Quote" button to compare the final price of this studio to other rentals-then click on "View Details".

Sorry, no parties, visitors or guests.

April through August 30th, 2017:

LOWEST rates of the year! A great deal.

8 days: $640 ($80/night) + taxes (13.42%) + fully refundable deposit of $200.

10 days: $750 ($75/night) + taxes + deposit.

14 days: $950 ($68/night) + taxes + deposit.

Monthly: $1,575 ($53/night) + taxes + refundable deposit ($400).

September 1st through November 19th, 2017:

Ten days: $800 ($80/night) + taxes + $200 refundable deposit.

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

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

No cleaning fees.

November 20th through December 17th, 2017:

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

Monthly: $1,975 ($66/night) + taxes + $400 deposit.

No cleaning fees.

December 18th, 2017 through January 4th, 2018:

Ten days: $1,100 ($110/night) + taxes + deposit.

14 days: $1,400 ($100/night) + taxes + $200 deposit.

Monthly: $2,100 ($70/night) + taxes + $400 deposit.

No cleaning fees.

January 5th through April 3rd, 2018:

14 days: $1,400 ($100/night) + taxes + $200 deposit.

Monthly: $2,100 ($70/night) + taxes + $400 deposit for one month. Additional deposit for additional months.

No cleaning fees.

Please see the "Rates" tab for prices not listed here.

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. Usually sent within 3 days. 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 monthly bookings electricity is included up to the average kwts based on the prior three months to encourage energy conservation.

Plenty of Solar hot water 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 Tax ID- 091-111-8336-01.

On island (owner) contact: 808-938-6250.

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:
April 28, 2017

About The Owner

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

The Owner purchased this house in 1983

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

This land was purchased over 30 years ago with the dream of one day building a home as we continued to work. 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.


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 large with with a nice countertop, sink, 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 light.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One California King
  • California King size bed. Large and spacious, bright and light with lots of windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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. 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
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: Sep 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: Feb 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: Jun 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: Mar 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: Oct 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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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Clean, Quite, Comfortable and Convenient Studio

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week at this Middle Keei Rd. studio. It is ideally located a few minutes drive from two of the finest swimming and paddling bays in all of Hawaii, depending on surf and wind conditions. Keeping a rental unit mold free in the tropics is virtually impossible. But this comfortable and quiet studio is among the best maintained we have had the pleasure of staying and of course, mold free. The property is fenced to keep wild chickens, pigs, and area dogs at bay, and this leads to a more peaceful and quiet environment. To keep it this way guests are expected to do a little more, to clean up after themselves, keep windows open or closed, depending on weather and rain, to maintain proper ventilation and a healthful environment. In other words, be responsible and do your part to keep this place so nice. Not much to ask and a pleasure to do. We will stay again and look forward to it.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo John in Santa Cruz! See you again for your next visit in June! I have enjoyed our wide ranging conversations.
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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, Poke Shack, Coffee Shack, Keoki'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. Close to The City of Refuge National Park 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

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring & Summer 2017
Apr 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
8 night minimum stay
September to November
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
10 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Dec 17 2017
14 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017 & New Years
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
10 night minimum stay
JANUARY through MARCH 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 3 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Refundable cleaning/damage deposit of $200 for weekly reservations, $400 for one month reservations. FULLY REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT encourages guests to tidy up before departure. G.E. tax is 4.16%. T.A.T. Tax is 9.25%.
Please check under "Description" for 14 day Specials! Great monthly rates too.

$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 the Reviews. We have had many repeat guests. Mahalo!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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