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Maka Nui Estate/personal resort /As seen on Watwrfront House Hunters

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Aloha & Welcome to Maka Nui. The name means Big Veiw which you will see as soon as you enter thru the gate to our paradise. The home sits on the cliff overlooking Kealakeakua Bay which is a marine preserve with wonderful snorkeling & kayaking. Either on the large screened in lanai or pool side you will be amazed by the wonderful ocean & mountain views!

The property is 5 acres with coffee & an abundance of fruit's of which you are welcome to pick & enjoy.

The home is equipped with top of the line appliance's & furnishing's with Indo/Asian flavored. We have made every effort to make sure your stay is memorable & enjoyable. There are many spots throughout the home & land to stop and relax /read or even take a nap. From the black bamboo sleeping couch on lanai to private secluded chairs & table scattered about .

As you step out of the jetted tub or double headed shower after day of site seeing you will think that this is truly paradise!All the plants you see in photos are real ! No plastic or fake here!!!

We are a 90 minute drive to Volcano National Park. There are coffee museums, gardens/live theater/grocery stores/post office/great restaurants all close by. Driving to the top of Mauna Kea for star gazing is a must do! So we hope to see you soon.


All guests will be met with an Aloha basket of 100% Kona coffee grown here on the property/mac-nuts/fruit /Hawaiian sweets to start your stay. So come and experience paradise at it's best here at Maka Nui.

The property is beautiful & peaceful. It is perfect for small groups who also rent the cottage . Please check my other listing on VRBO @ # 141871 to give you even more room.

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Keywords: Hawaii Vacation Home Come to your own resort!

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About The Owner

Aloha , We are the caretakers of Maka Nui of which we are privileged to do. We have been on property for 27 years & lived on the Big Island for 31 . So feel free to call us with any questions you might have & we would be happy to help.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Captain Cook

Maka Nui is country but close enough (15-20 minutes) to night life . It has all the stores to get supplies here & great restaurants so we get the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

First are the mascots Frick & Frack (dogs) They love to meet new folks as is always a chance to get treats! Then the sounds of birds & palms rustling in the breeze. Of course the pool & fruits are always a plus! And we are always around to answer any questions. As the pool /gardeners & coffee workers there is always something to do.


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(49 traveler reviews)

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Maka Nui Estate/personal resort /As seen on Watwrfront House Hunters
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Tranquil immaculate property

  • 5 of 5

Maka Nui exceeded our expectations. It was perfect for our family gathering of 6 adults and 4 children ages 2 - 11. The huge screened in porch was great for visiting, relaxing, eating and playing cards with 3 generations. It was so safe for the 2 year old ... we didn’t have to monitor her every move! The kids used the pool constantly and loved the privacy! Most importantly, the varied arrangements of beds worked out perfectly for us. We enjoyed the location and loved being close to the hustle of Kona but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet. Finally, we so appreciate Candi ... she did an amazing job of helping us and the whole house was spotless. Between the 3 families, we did the volcano, zip lining, snorkeling, beach time up north and in Kona area, massages, a fun run, farmers markets, historical sights, swam with the turtles, eating out and cooking in. Wow. What a vacation! Mahalo .... from Roxane and Bill in Missoula, MT and our families from MT and Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! I am so glad you enjoyed all,the Big Island has to offer. The home is really big enough to have gatherings or private time if wanted . The mascots always like to meet new guests and I enjoy talking with you and giving clues. Thank you for the kind words, I try to make the home perfect for guests aNd I see that I succeeded . Hope to see all,or some of your lovely family again Candi
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The property was truly exquisite. The house phenomenal.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect. Everyone had ample space and privacy. The view & screened lanai made each day perfect regardless of weather - happy inside or out. The pool was perfect - no need for it to be heated. Sitting around the pool was like being in paradise. Thanks to Candi we had everything we needed including great Kona coffee. Frick, Frack, Chuck & Little were icing on the cake...our vacation puppy "fix"! Make Nui is a definite Do-Over.

Lisa & Mike Hirsch

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even nicer than the pictures!! Immaculate condition with everything you need. Candi was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and ready on arrival. Wonderful lanai both levels. Pool was very nice. Most of all, the house had everything you need to cook, play, and relax. I highly recommend this house for a large group. There was lots of room for privacy yet be part of the group. The kitchen and lanai were the Crown Jewels!! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! So glad you had everything you wanted to have a great vacation. I look forward to,seeing you soon. Candi
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Like a palace

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. It outdid itself everywhere. The master shower is larger than motel bathrooms. The lanais (on both nkgx

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maka Nui Fun Time

  • 5 of 5

It is indeed a peaceful home with a spectacular view. And the care taker dogs are a special treat as well. We had a lovely time

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to combine families!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Maka Nui as we celebrated the wedding of our son and his fiancé. We combined our two families to stay at this very nice Home. Everyone had room for privacy, but larger areas in the home allowed for time to get together as a new “family!”

The screened lanai was a favorite and the views are excellent. You will need to plan on doing some driving for sight-seeing. Distances are deceiving as the roads tend to be very winding and much slower to travel than we anticipated.

Candi was a great hostess and available whenever we had questions. We highly recommend staying at this Home!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, I am so glad you were all able to come and be apart of the wedding and stay together as a blended family. Was very nice to meet you all and hope to see all or some of you again Mahalo Candi
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $450
Tax Rate 14.1%

There is a cleaning fee of $450 which with taxes makes it $4200.00 I prefere to take personal or cashiers check. it saves all fees. ITvis 50 percent down with balance due 30 before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.