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Luxury Vacation Rental - Beach front Kealakekua Bay

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights


Captain Cook House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Manini Beach House is a recently built four bedroom ocean front luxury home located on historic Kealekekua Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. The shoreline in front of the house is a lava beach with excellent access for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The spectacular views of Kealekekua Bay and the gentle Kona breezes blowing off the bay are your constant companions.

Make this fabulous home yours while you:

*Snorkel on the vibrant coral reef directly in front of the house in historic Kealakekua Bay.

*Kayak across Kealakekua bay to the Captain Cook Monument.

*Swim with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, or sit on the lanai and watch their acrobatic shows.

*Enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the 'green flash'!

*Take a day trip to Volcano National Park - a leisurely two hour drive away.

*Relax on the golf course, catch a marlin while deep sea fishing, or enjoy island sight seeing tours.

*Cook sumptuous meals in the gourmet equipped kitchen and enjoy them on the back lanai under tropical evening skies

About Manini Beach House:

*Awesome oceanfront view from every room in the house.

*Wrap around front and side lanai.

*Built and maintained to be livable for those with allergies or chemical sensitiveness.

*Beamed cathedral ceilings in the living room and master suite.

*Italian ceramic tile floors throughout the main floor and lanais.

*Recently remodeled with luxurious hardwoods

*Stunning Hawaiian artwork and accents adorn the home

*Accordion-style folding hardwood doors open the width of the living room to the front lanai letting in the cool ocean breezes

*A large inventory of cookware, fine china dishes, crystal glassware and stainless flatware.

*Honduran mahogany kitchen/living area cabinets with etched glass doors and granite countertops.

*Large rear lanai (pick papayas from here) with teak dining table, chairs for six, an eleven foot market umbrella and large propane BBQ.

*The master suite occupies the entire 3rd floor of the house. It features a cathedral ceiling, full bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan and unbelievable view of the bay from the queen size platform bed.

*High quality 100% cotton, designer linens and towels.

*Awesome views & fabulous sunsets await you.

*Each of the two main floor bedrooms have sliding doors to private lanais, ocean views, separate bathroom facilities and ceiling fans. They are separated from each other by the main living areas of the house for maximum privacy. 2 are equipped with queen beds & another Ohana suite off the garage can be arranged as a king bed or as two single beds.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Beach House, Kona, Private Rental, Big Island, Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach, Captain Cook, private home, private vacation homes, Hawaii Island Vacation Rentals, South Kona.

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Member since: 2010
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Luxury Vacation Rental - Beach front Kealakekua Bay
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Rick's house on Kealakekua Bay is spacious and beautiful. It is well designed, immaculate and it has everything you need for a great vacation. The old school Hawaiian style beach is a short walk down the road for swimming and relaxing . The house has great views of the bay, sunsets, the surf and even the Captain Cook monument across the bay. The area is full of Hawaiian history and archaeological monuments. It is well located right next to the bay with a great market at the top of the hill and a couple quaint villages near by for dining. I would definitely go back here. Thanks Rick! It was an easy relaxing week!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mene beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house is set in an ideal location . There are beautiful views of Kealakekua Bay. Walking distance to Mene beach. The house is well equipped especially the kitchen. My daughter loves the bath tub. The house has a lot of art displayed. I think this is an ideal place for the over 30 crowd. Especially foodies. The house is fairly big so you could have 8 people in the house comfortably. Another good thing about the house is the outside shower. One thing to note the house has a lot of stairs. Overall I think this house is good for families / friends etc. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arnsberg, Germany, NRW

Most beautyful place on earth.

  • 5 of 5

It is paradise for me, the Place where I can relax, enjoy myself and get powerful. I´s really like heaven. After a 30 hours flight from Germany, I come to Big Island, to this beautyful house, and I feel at home at once. The same happens every time I bring friends with me. The rooms are comfortable and really beautyful equipped. You can find Hawaiian pictures and lamps inside. The house has a warm and positive energy. It is big and bright. You evenn have enouth place to dance. Everything you might need for preparing food is in the kitchen. Nothing that missing. There is a big barbecue on the garden terrace. You can sit here and take a long good breakfast and connect to the wonderful nature around you. You have a breath-taking view to the Pacific Ocean from the front terrace and also from the upper bedroom. Sometimes you can even see dolphins in front of the house, as they dance and jump in the air. Here, it is possible to swim with them and feel their warm heart-opening and light energy. I love doing it. The position of the house is wonderful, central and calm. It is ideal to make day trips in any directions on the island., either Mouna kea, Southpoint, Volcano Park, Botanic Garden, everything is possible. Restaurants and shopping facilities are within short reach. Near the house, you can find Manini Beach. Small but very beautyful. You can meet interesting people there and go snorkelling. At night, I listen to the melody of the ocean and believe to be at the most beautyful place on earth. I will always liove to return here, experience new things and be connected with the nature. Love Martina Selina.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia , Canada

tremendous vacation property

  • 4 of 5

Extremely comfortable for our somewhat large family group of 8 with our university kids and their friends. Oceanfront with tons of interesting snorkelling with reef fish and spinner dolphins. Although not near a sandy beach , there are several good entry points through the ancient lava flow. Our house had 4 kayaks available which made it so convenient to get out throughout the K-bay (Capt.Cook) and snorkel many different spots.

Great kitchen made for some great meals. The little geckos all around were delightful ! There is an artisan bakery just 5 min. south on the hwy called 'Oven and Butter' , where we bought warm fresh baguettes for breakfast every morning. Also a terrific Farmers Market on Saturdays right up there across the highway from the bakery. You will need a car. We can surely recommend this house warmly and hope to be back !

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved it here. My family - which included young children - had the best time ever! It was exactly as described - but better! I cannot think of a single negative (and I'm fairly fussy).

It is right down on the bay and we were able to kayak out amongst the dolphins, snorkel, and play on the small beach just next to the house. The owner provides kayaks and life jackets, as well as snorkel equipment, boards and some beach toys. We spent some afternoons visiting beaches in the area recommended in the guidebook, but then discovered a beach a five minute drive long the bay which was quieter and much nicer than all the others. We were all able to snorkel from there and the kids did some body boarding. You could even surf if you had any experience. You could walk to it but we didn't want to with the little legs in our group and all the beach toys we were carting around!

The house is well located for everything. There is a big grocery store on the main road, as well as coffee shops and some cafes, restaurants and even an ice cream place! Everything is a drive away so you will need a car, but that wasn't a hassle for us at all. It's about a 30 minute drive from the airport.

The inside of the house was good too - decent bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. From the balcony you can see whales and dolphins and you can hear and see the sea from every room. The owner of the property was very friendly and helpful.

We've stayed in a lot of vrbo's, and this rates top of the list. We didn't want to leave! The location is amazing and the house was exactly what we had hoped for. Thanks for letting us stay - we would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This property is exactly as depicted in the photos. It is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is fully equiped, with tons of staples. It is located down a very windy road and is quite isolated - you will need a vehicle. You really can see the dolphins right from the lanai! The owner was very responsive, and helpful, even calling to check that everything was okay during our stay. If there was something that you needed, it was there. There were just two of us, but this home would be really great for a larger group. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 10 2017
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

Must pay 50% of THE FULL RENTAL PRICE, INCLUDING TAXES, CLEANING FEE AND $500.00 deposit for damage protection, at the time of reservation. The balance id due in full 60 days before check in date.

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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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