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Maka Nui Exquisite Estate/personal resort

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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 or hammock on lanai to private secluded chairs & table scattered about .

Enjoy the sound of the waterfall /koi pond off the master bedroom & bath. As you step out of the jetted tub or double headed shower & slip into the spa quality slippers that we have furnished 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 sweetbread 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!

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About The Owner

Aloha , We are the caretakers of Maka Nui of which we are privileged to do. We have been on property for 18 years & lived on the Big Island for 25 . 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 Kona Coast

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 Happy & Bamboo (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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • 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
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Maka Nui Exquisite Estate/personal resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Magical Maka Nui

  • 5 of 5

Maka Nui is a paradise. The photos do not do it justice! It is spacious and comfortable, and the setting is absolutely perfect. The house is equipped with everything needed for a family vacation. With a master bedroom/bath on the main floor and three large bedrooms (with bathroom) on the lower floor, we all had the room we needed to relax and have privacy. We cooked and grilled and lounged poolside or on the linai, enjoying the incredible views of Kealakekua Bay. The grounds are gorgeous, and the location is perfect -- quick drive to conveniences like grocery store and good Kona coffee, and the house is not far from the Captain Cook trailhead -- a must see for some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Candi is an exceptional hostess -- easy, helpful and friendly. We miss Maka Nui and hope to return one day soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the review! I am so glad that you and extended family were comfortable here. I try to make it a wonderful vacation for guests to have great memories of Hawaii Hope to see you again! Candi
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Truly Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Maka Nui for the first week of our Big Island get-away and we truly can't say enough about the home and property. It was an absolutely beautiful and tranquil setting to start our unwinding process. The property is so well appointed that it is almost museum-like with the gorgeous woodwork and artwork, the beautiful palm-filled grounds and off-the hook views of Kealakekua Bay. The home is very well appointed from the furniture and rugs, the very comfortable beds, a large master bathroom, fully stocked kitchen, high-end washer/dryer, huge fluffy beach towels and the many beautiful seating spaces on the lanai. We chose to stay in the Captain Cook area for the peace and quiet and access to the best snorkeling, Maka Nui gave us all of that and more. A big thank you to Candi for all the hard work she does with the property and to help make us feel welcome, comfortable and safe in our home-away-from-home. The review wouldn’t be complete without also mentioning Candi’s amusing and adorable pups Frick and Frack and that the coffee from the on-location plantation is fabulous! Thank you to the home-owners for opening up your beautiful home to us and to Candi for hosting our stay. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Folks, Thank you for sharing what a good time you had here at Maka Nui. I do,hope to see you ing the future with friends and/or family. You generous parting gift went far in treats for Frick & Frack and myself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! So until we meet again ahui hou Candi
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Waldport, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

Over the years, we’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to stay in some lovely villas during our travels, but I must say that the sight that met us when we first opened the stained-glass front door of Maka Nui nearly took our breath away. It is an exceptionally lovely home – with ornate furnishings and exquisite artwork, a fabulous Jacuzzi tub, a huge double shower, a well-appointed kitchen, and a wonderfully comfy king-size bed.

The beautiful, rambling interior is surrounded by a screened-in lanai that looks out across the green hillside down onto Kealakekua Bay. We so enjoyed our evenings on the lanai reading – a delightful cool breeze blowing up from the sea, the faint song of the coqui competing with the Hawaiian music we had softly playing in the background.

The grounds are gorgeous: acres of coffee trees, fruit trees, and fragrant flowers, with a much-appreciated impeccably-maintained swimming pool next to the house.

Candi was such a gracious, considerate host, and welcomed us with a lovely basket of fruit, coffee, and chocolate macadamias. She is such a delightful, friendly soul – immediately there if we needed something or had a question, but otherwise completely respected our privacy.

We loved this part of the island – so very lush and tropical. Maka Nui is very private, very quiet, and very safe. Located down from the Captain Cook area, on Napo’opo’o road, it is off the beaten path, yet not very far from good beaches, good snorkeling, shopping, sightseeing, etc. We SO enjoyed our stay there!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MAhalo ! I am so glad that you enjoyed this small piece of paradise. it truly will rejuvenate the soul for all who come. AGain thank you for your kind words about Maka Nui CAndi
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Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, our two daughters, their partners and two grandchildren all stayed here for the most wonderful week. The house is outstanding with a huge wrap-around porch and each of the four bedrooms had its own bathroom. The kitchen is super equipped and stocked with spices, oils etc. We all loved the pool, kids most of all. This area of the island has everything close by; beaches, restaurants, stores, historic sites, coffee farms and Kailua is only 25 minutes away. The manager is next door and very friendly and helpful. We couldn't have been happier. The worst part was having to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

Exquisite Executive Estate is right!

  • 5 of 5

We had seen the pictures on, but our group of 6 adults (ages 18-60) was blown away by the house, the grounds, and the view! During our two-week stay, we spent many hours on the lanai soaking in the view and it is gorgeous! Everything about our stay at Maka Nui was exceptional, and that was in large part because of our very gracious and hospitable caretaker, Candi. She anticipated our every need before we could think of it. The welcome basket and flowers from the grounds were such a nice touch! The house is beautiful, well designed, and is very spacious. Our group likes to cook and we were pleased to find the kitchen well stocked. We enjoyed snorkeling at Manini Beach Park, and Two Step which are both a short distance from the house. We had good food at the Poke Shack, Patz Pies, the Coffee Shack, and Teshimas - we actually hit all of these places twice! One of the highlights of our trip was helping Candi to harvest the coffee beans, and the best part was spending time with this dear lady. We will definitely be back, but just can't get back fast enough!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visalia CA

I Want to Come Back NOW.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful spot. You can hang out at the pool all day or do all the touristy stuff there is to do. Still can't get over the change in flora and fona in such a short distance, it was amazing. Candi was very helpful with everything from where to go to the beach to where to get band aids. Captain Cook is such a nice place, and the people were all very nice. I love the big island and am looking forward to coming back

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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