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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 1-14)

Makai Hideaway quiet and peaceful. Unwind and relax from city life. House is an an hour south of Kona and one hour ten minutes south of the Kona airport. It is one hour ten minutes to volcano from the house. shop before you come as nearest grocery store is 25 minutes away.Three bedroom, three baths, and game room. There actually is a bed in the gameroom so we verge on being a 4 bedroom. A large Lanai runs the length of the house for dolphin and whale watching. Have dinner on a beautiful 600 foot Lanai and watch the incredible sunsets enjoy the warm climate with cool coastal breezes. One and half blocks to water access for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and fishing. It's great to walk around the neighborhood. there is a king bed in the master and three queen beds in the house and one queen sleeper sofa plus a futon. Also, there is an ocean view from the kitchen and you can sit on the couch and see the ocean. Gameroom downstairs has ping pong, darts, air hockey, and small pool table. Sunsets are phenomenal and different every night. There is a barbecue on top deck. First floor master is the largest bedroom in the house and you can hear the waves great from there at night. There's a king bed in the master! There is a washer and dryer in the gameroom and extra small fridge by the tiki bar. the nearest grocery store is 30 minutes away so many travelers stop at Costco as it is by the Kona airport on the way down. There is a supermarket at mile marker 77 and gas station, too.House is a good hour ten south of airport at mile marker 89. The views of the Pacific ocean are sensational and I never get tried of seeing as I descend from 1200 feet to sea level. Please conserve on water and electricity as Hawaii has the nations top rates. There's a nice ocean breeze often at the house but there isn't AC at the house nor do most homeowners in Hawaii have it. We saw a turtle the size of a volkswagon off one of the cliffs in the area and the snorkeling at the swimming hole is great! The swimming hole is a two minute walk away- go to Kai street and turn right. This is where you put in the kayaks or take them into town. There is internet and Netflix so the TV is great! My favorite thing is reading a book on the chaise lounge on the deck or going down to the swimming hole to swim and snorkel. Downstairs in the closet is everything you would ever need- coolers, beach mats, beach toys, snorkeling masks and equipment, life jackets,boogie boards, chairs, fishing tackle box, fishing poles are in garage have Daniel get them for you if you wish to use,

The Milolii area is famous for deep sea fishing, and you can watch the fishing boats or go out yourself. The beautiful secluded Honomolino Beach is close by-short walk along the coast from Milolii State Park-watch the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the fish in the coral, and maybe see a sea turtle or a rare Hawaiian monk seal.

From Kona airport go south on Highway 11 towards Kailua and continue on towards the 89 mile marker, turn right on Milolii Road. Go about three miles, turn right on to Ewalu Avenue drive down the road to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to third intersection which is Elima Avenue, turn right and go a half block to a tan house left hand side which is 88-1555.

From Hilo airport go on Highway 11 north for about two hours till you come to the sign that reads Milolii. Turn left by the sign drive three miles down the road to Ewalu Avenue, turn right drive down to the stop sign to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to the third intersection and turn right on Elima Avenue. Go a half block to a tan house left hand side of the road which is 88-1555. Daniel will have the house open for you and take you on a tour!

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl Fortman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Cheryl Fortman

Aloha. I am Cheryl Fortman the main owner of the property and we bought this house in 2012 after looking at 200 plus homes and condos. I am a first grade teacher in Fallbrook, California, San Diego county. That's been my job for 30 plus years and I still enjoy it! I love the quietness and remoteness of the house as I deal with the San Diego rat race all the time at home. My husband loves the lower bedroom fyi and my fifteen year son loves the gameroom. We might retire one day to this house as I like it better than our house in California. It's much nicer than our house in California! I love hiking around the area and walking to the swimming hole which is two minutes away to snorkel. You take a right on kai and then three or 4 houses down on the left is a little bridge which you cross and you go down lava stairs and rope into the water or jump in. It's kind of Robinson Caruso style which kids love! At the top of the hill I often buy fish from this nice guy whose name starts with a 'D' he has sashimi grade ahi tuna, ono, and sometimes sailfish! I love to travel to the big island- its my home away from home and I am always willing to share house if its only me there and I will give a discounted rate because of that. I had lovely world travelers with me this summer that I really enjoyed and some really nice people from Texas that have rented the house 2 or three times now. I love to go to all the markets on the island- if you are interested in that please ask me about them and I would be happy to tell you about them. House is full of Art I have bought on the big island and from home goods store in San Diego. This vacation rental was a dream for two years that finally came true. The house is all I talk about when I am in California- that's how special this house is. Thank you for renting it! I really appreciate that!

Cheryl Fortman purchased this house in 2007

Why Cheryl Fortman chose Kona Coast

The neighbours are great and have a live and let live philosophy which I appreciate! I love the look of the black lava rock against the blue ocean. The reason I bought the house was the humongous deck, the sunsets, the panoramic Pacific ocean view as you come down the hill and the ocean view from the deck. The sunsets are phenomenal and I almost have a 190 degree ocean view from the house. The kings trail is close to the house and you can hike on it. I like driving 5 minutes into the little fishing village and hiking into Honomolino. Kayaking in papa Bay are great! I still havent come at Christmas time and winter when the whales are there as house is always rented out then but I hope to in the future. I also hear you can hear the whales singing. I hear you can kayak around the whales but I haven't ever done it. Often there are pods of dolphins in the bay and I love the little mailbox library up on Umi street but you gotta put a book in to take one! I love reading books on the deck and drinking a Mai Tai there at sunset. Also, there is a washer and dryer downstairs which a lot of people appreciate.

What makes this house unique

the deck, the sunsets, the king bed in the master, the walks, the oceanview, the nautical charm of the house, the fish wall in the family room and the family/living room, the gameroom which my son and kids from all over the world have enjoyed

Guestbook comments from the manager

"BEST PLACE TO STAY ON THE BIG ISLAND" Our family loved Cheryl's place. What a gracious person she is to share her home. It's not often that a place is better than you expect, but this time it was. We love the South Kona area, warm days, cool nights, ocean breeze, stars fill the night sky, watch wales from the deck, waves splashing on the lava, very few bugs and the ones that were there got zapped by the largest bug zapper we have every seen. And best sunsets ever, first night we saw the Green Splash! Walk or hike the area and Daniel will tell you how to get to a very private black sand beach and some other places to visit, such as Hookena Beach Park, only a short drive. Wish we had gone there our first day, as we waited our last day to visit this beach and still got to swim with the Dolphins. WOW! If you decide to go to this beach, go early as the parking fills up fast. So spend some time talking with Daniel, you will be glad you did and he is a great guy and our new friend. We spent two weeks at Cheryl's home and could have spent two more. Everything you need and more is at this house. Next time we are going to make it three weeks. Mahalo Cheryl. Aloha, Gary & Dee & Family (February 2017) Hey guys, this was my Valentine's Gift to my Wife. Happy Wife, Happy Life! Aloha


Response from Cheryl:

you guys were the best to deal with come back again cheryl

Private Feedback:

Cheryl, best place ever. It's was just what we were looking for. Your house is a home and we felt so good staying there. Some of our group just hung out there the first couple of days and enjoyed the house and the area. Amazing view, watched the Whales from the deck! Daniel is our new friend, he told us some great places to check out and he was always there for us if we needed anything. We love that guy. Please feel free to share this with the public if you want to. "BEST PLACE TO STAY ON THE BIG ISLAND" If you ever decide to sell, please let us know first, we would love to retire there. Big Hugs from all of us! Mahalo, Gary & Dee Hanes

February 2017
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1936 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (3), Pac n Play crib Little Hoot, (1) small Futon (1) Pull out queen size sleeper couch (1) one king bed and one air mattress and one bunkbed
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Walking distance to swim area. Great snorkeling down at the swim hole Hiking trail in walking distance. Kayak access, Fishing and snorkeling in the area drive into town and hike into Honomolino Beach or kayak there from swim hole or from in town Tide pools in town on right side before boat ramp There is also a little yellow church and a catholic church- services at the yellow church by the community center are Sunday at 10:30


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean
average rating of 4.92 based on 146 reviews

Home for my mothers 80th Luau...

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a place that would be close to family (who lives right down the road from this rental) and could accommodate my large family. My sister who lives there told be about this place. I checked it out via internet, view the pictures online and booked. No problems with any of the booking. I reserved it a yr in advance I think or close to it. I was so happy when I walked into the rental. It was just like the pictures, only better. My son's and their girl friends stayed in the rental. They loved it! "comments like, they thought of everything from towels, to blow dryer to mini shampoo bottles" My daughter-in-laws felt like it was a mini honeymoon for them (as grandma had all the kids at my sisters home). The rooms were big, beds, very comfortable, the house was cool with the ocean breeze. My only regret is that I did not stay in the Thank you again for allowing my ohana to stay in your home, it was beautiful and yes, we will stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, Ca, USA

Great Getaway...convenient for Volcano National Park

  • 5 of 5

My nephew and I had a great time at your HOME. I say HOME, instead of house, because that is how it felt. All the personal touches really helped make the time there feel more special. My nephew really enjoyed the game room especially the ping pong and air hockey. The kayaks were perfect for an excursion or two out in the beautiful waters of Papa Bay...we even borrowed them one evening to go see the Mantareys up by the Sheraton Resort...that was spectacular. Even more spectacular was Volcano National Park. The crater has been very active and we were able to ride bikes from the east side of the Park to see the lave waterfalling off of a cliff...even walked right up to a flow coming down from the crater...less than two feet away! Your home was so much closer than Kona to the park so it made it a perfect starting point for the full day adventure we had there. The hour less drive home after watching the glow and flow of lava was greatly appreciated.

Thanks again for the time you have spent making your house such a wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! It made my day! Come again! Cheryl
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Away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Far from the touristy crowds and congestion of Kona is precisely why we just stayed here for the third year in a row. It is very close to the sea and the house itself is well appointed with ample kitchen wares, nice bathroom linens, comfy beds, washer/clothesline/dryer, beach towels and gear, and a very large deck for whiling away the hours. There are two groceries 30 minutes away with all you need. Often times we've purchased fresh-caught fish from a local man parked at the top of the hill. The nights are quiet and dark with star-filled skies. This year we were treated with views of the Southern Cross in the wee hours of the morning several days in a row.

Daniel and Suzie make checking in and out easy. They're helpful but never intrusive.

All this and more is why we return. Mahalo Cheryl!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to rent to you and yours Patsy! Can't wait to rent to you again next year! Think about October 15th through November 15th! Would love to rent to you then! Take care! Thanks for the wonderful review! Cheryl
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  • 5 of 5

We only spent four days there, but it was wonderful. Wished we could have planned for a longer vacation after staying here. The views are beautiful. The house has plenty of space and everything you need. There are games, ping pong, darts and pool table for the kids. My kids never turned on the TV the whole time we were there. Daniel is very friendly and helpful. The hike to the black sands beach was great. Definitely a place to go and relax. Will be back, if we come back to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! Daniel is great isn't he! I hope you come back!!
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Portland, OR

Wonderful house to spend a delightful week

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place to spend a week. It was definitely off the beaten path, making for quiet, dark, star-filled nights and peaceful mornings sipping coffee on the spacious lanai before heading out for the day. However, once you got up to the highway (about a 12 minute drive from the house to the highway) it was really easy to get to a lot of great spots. Close to Volcanos park, black sand beach, City of Refuge, Two-Step beach with great snorkeling. Only an hour and 15 minutes or so to Kona.

The house was spotless, and included many amenities. There are lots of boogie boards, and snorkel gear in all sizes, even some water shoes. Many dvds and netflix. Cheryl provided us with a ton of great info before the trip, and was super responsive to any minor issues that arose while we were there. Example: coffee grinder did not work upon arrival. Daniel (the caretaker) brought us his grinder immediately, then brought us a brand new one the next day. Daniel was always very responsive to any requests we had. Very helpful, friendly, and informative about places to go. House had everything you could need. We had a large group (12 people) and the only unfortunate thing is that with the futon set up, and the air mattress, there was not room to play with the ping pong table or mini billiard/air hockey. But, while we were there Daniel bought a bunk bed that he put in just before we were leaving that is sure to free up space for bigger groups to play. We will definitely consider returning to the house on a future visit. Thank you Cheryl! And thank you Daniel! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin for renting the house! Hope you come back again some day! Happy New Year! It was a pleasure!
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A Piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

A truly relaxing experience! We needed time to regroup and reteam with the teenagers. It was not hard to sit around the lanai table after a bbq dinner to play games (provided at the house) and laugh together - a few boys vs girls challenges with ping pong and pool (I won't tell you who won because I don't want to hear the taunting again!). The boys golfed the girls shopped! The extremely clean house was amazing and comfortable with all the fully stocked amenities of home. Daniel is a wealth of information about the island - abuse his brilliance. Do shop for groceries prior to getting to the house; it is a trek to the house. Listen for the horn to signal for whales and use the binoculars to view them from the lanai. The geckos, whom I have named the "George Family" all have different markings on their backs. the one with three orange marking resembling a cats paw is Boy George - he is a mischievous one!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure renting to your family! You made my day today with this review! Please come back ! Anybody who calls my house amazing makes it easy for me to share our house with! Groceries are aboput 25 minutes away so that is the advice I give all people and Costco is up by the airport when you land so many shop there first and then come down to the house.
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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park
Hilo Farmers Market
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hiilawe Falls
Akaka Falls State Park
Waipio Valley
Pololu Valley
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Meles Bar and Grill Ocean view
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
discovery harbor
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Honomolino/ drive into the village, park, hike
Car: necessary

You descend down a curvy hill from highway 11 to the house. I love it because it has one of the best ocean views on the island and this is where the Kona people build their vacation homes. Road is paved, and curvy. After a Five Minute Drive and 20 Minute Hike to Honomalino Bay Black Sand Beach. Year Round Spinner Dolphin Sightings and Seasonal Humpback Whale Watching from House., Great hiking trail to Captain Cook Monument, Shell Collecting, Boogie Boarding,, Kayaking,, Saturday Flea Market, Spearfishing, Shore Fishing, Volcano Park (I HR away), Lava Boat Trip (2 Hrs away), Nighttime Manta ray Swim- hang loose north of Kona , Excellent Kona Luau -Whales there in Papa Bay December through mid march and sometimes into April .


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry Service $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.45%

Amex fee of 3 per cent if you use a credit card and holiday rates apply especially at Christmas time. Also , there is a check in and out fee of twenty dollars which covers internet, netflix, bottled water, checkin and out payable to Daniel.extra people over 2 are 25 dollars each.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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