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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12)

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. shope before you come as nearest grocery store is 35 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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Cheryl Fortman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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 twelve 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 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 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

Left on Aug 27, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016

We had a fantastic time and enjoyed your home very much. Daniel was terrific at giving us ideas of things to do or just a little conversation. We had a larger group and your house was fantastic with plenty of room to spread out in. We enjoyed having all of the amenities of home and being able to borrow things you had at the house. Made it so nice as you just don't have room in luggage for those things. Views were beautiful including the nighttime star gazing. It was also so quiet and peaceful and fantastic to have all of the windows and doors open and enjoy the breeze. The only negative was the drive up and down the hill, but we needed to do it to explore the island while we were there. Loved it!! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!
Mar 2016
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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean
average rating of 4.923077 based on 129 reviews

Absolutely amazing and more than we could have ever asked for!

  • 5 of 5

This house far exceeded my expectations. The views were spectacular. Cheryl was always quick to respond and always very helpful. Daniel met us right away and helped get us settled in. The house has many sliding glass doors and windrows which kept the house at a great temperature. I plan on staying here again in the future. Thank you so much Cheryl and Daniel!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! I love my repeat renters so I do hope you come back! It was a pleasure renting to you two! Please come back!
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Fallbrook California

Fantastic stay at Makai Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

View was priceless and breath-taking, certainly a once-in-a-lifetime sight to see. The 3 bedrooms and the gameroom exceed my expectations. My kids and I had a lot of fun with the ping pong table and the miniature pool table. I was able to relax inside and outside the house while watching the ocean and the incredible view of the volcano. The swimming hole was great on sunny days, probably the best snorkeling on the island by the way. The manager was funny and was really nice, while being helpful at the same time. There was even four kayaks, but we didn't have time to use them. It is very well kept and even has papayas growing, as well as pineapples. The art on the wall was impressive too, the manager told me that one of these boards were made by Eddie Aikau! Overall the stay was fantastic and we will definitely return in the nearby future.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure renting to you! You get kinda funny after teaching 36 years! Please come again! You captured a lot of the things I love about this house!
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very wonderful and soo peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the surrounding area. The snorkeling at Papa Bay is amazing!! Sheryl had all the equipment you needed both inside the house and out. We would stay here again for sure!!! The house was clean and well equipped. The only thing i would want would be more portable fans. There are 2, but we could have used more!! No other complaints, We loved our stay. Thanks Sheryl!!

Alan and Cathe Lawson

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review .Come back again! Good luck with your house building. Raymond fixed my gutter for me. I will check into a bigger fan You come back and rent I will make sure there's one there for you..
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Huntington Beach, CA

Fantastic Big Island Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the Makai house in Milolii! We've stayed in Milolii a number of times, but this is the first time we've stayed here. The Makai Hideaway here in Milolii is, by far, one of the very best places to stay in the village! With five adults traveling together, we had more than enough room to relax and enjoy our time away from the mainland! We each had our own private bedroom, bathroom, and the common areas are very spacious and offer plenty of room to not feel like you're on top of one another! Offering some of the best views in the area, the huge deck was where we began and ended each day! You will truly see the best sunsets right outside your living room door! As for the property hosts, both Cheryl and Daniel were more than accommodating! We had everything we needed for a perfect vacation. We are already planning our next trip To the Big Island in December, and we will definitely stay here again! If you're looking for the perfect vacation away from the overcrowded resorts and centrally located to all of the "Must See" destinations on the island, this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! please come again! Hope you are our neighbor soon! I It was a pleasure! I will send request to revieq from othe site shortly!
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Kansas City, Missouri

Couldn't have picked a better House!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my two children - 15 year old boy and 13 year old girl, and myself stayed at this house for 4 nights. We wish we could have stayed longer. It is such a quiet, wonderful place to be away from the crazy, busy city. We loved the huge lanai and sitting out there to hear the ocean, watch the sunset, and see all the stars that you can't typically see if you live in the city. There are so many awesome things provided at the house that it would be awesome just to spend a couple of days hanging out at and around the house. We loved the two minute walk to a perfect place to snorkel and for the whole family to have a blast! Daniel's sense of humor and welcome were great - he gave the kids a hard time about no electronics on a vacation. It was hilarious and so true. The booklet of information and the tips Daniel and Cheryl provided us with helped tremendously! We had fun playing ping pong amd the kids loved playing pool. We definitely plan to come back to this house in the future! Everyone around there was so friendly; we also got to meet the housekeeper, Suzie, and she is just as sweet and fun as can be! Thank you Cheryl for opening up your amazing dream beach home to us and giving us the opportunity to stay at a Hawaiian paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure renting to you and your family. Thank you for a fantastic review!
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More than we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Sunsets Makai Hideaway was more than we hoped for - very peaceful, scenic and fully stocked.

The ohana was very spacious for our group of 4 and extremely comfortable (even the lanai furniture). Cheryl was very responsive and we had the pleasure to meet Daniel who was nothing but fantastic! He really got into the nitty gritty of the best places to be on the island.

We really enjoyed the neighborhood and a peaceful secluded beach was so close by! We would love to stay again when we visit the BI!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! Come back again! Would love to rent to your group again in the future. Please spread the word in your neck of the woods!
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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
Mehes ocean view good fish and chips and mai tais
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
discovery harbor
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Honomolino/ drive into the village, park, hike
Car: necessary

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 .


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Captain Cook House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Laundry Service $140 + Tax
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.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1936 sq. ft.
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
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Playpen, (1) small Futon (1) Pull out queen size sleeper couch (1) one king bed and one air mattress
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • 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

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