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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,936 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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

Great home with fabulous views. Nearby "hidden" beach was a real gem. We enjoyed our stay in this quiet and relaxing home. Nicely located between kona and volcanoes natl pk for easy access to both locations. Would love to return! Cheryl really took the time to answer all emails in a very short amount of time. Daniel, the house manager, was full of knowledge and gave great recommendations. My recommendation, stay longer than you think you want. You won't regret it!



Cheryl

Response from Cheryl:

Thank you - your review was great and made my day. I know you are traveling home but will send you request to review from my two other sites in the next few. I would really appreciate that! It was my pleasure!



Private Feedback:

Thanks cheryl for everything. We really enjoyed the stay! Youve truly thought of everything when it comes to a vacation rental in order to make it comfortable and relaxing. Thanks for opening up your home to share your joy with others, us included!



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Amenities

Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • 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 ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean
average rating of 4.911392 based on 151 reviews
5

Clean and Cozy Family Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for families or groups, lots of room for everyone! It's cozy, clean and so quiet, and the view of the ocean in the morning while having coffee on the Lanai is perfect. Cheryl and Daniel are great hosts and provide lots of tips on things to do, recommending tours, etc :) It's a stunning landscape and a great home base for exploring Volcano National Park and the trip to Kona is gorgeous and not too far either. We will be back again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Come back again!
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4

Great home

  • 4 of 5

Calm and nice rooms are here.

Also a lot of play stuffs, and DVD.

I do believe everybody will love this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I really appreciate it! Thank you for doing it so quickly! Cheryl
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5

Beautiful home with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

March 2017 ·

Great home with fabulous views. Nearby "hidden" beach was a real gem. We enjoyed our stay in this quiet and relaxing home. Nicely located between kona and volcanoes natl pk for easy access to both locations. Would love to return! Cheryl really took the time to answer all emails in a very short amount of time. Daniel, the house manager, was full of knowledge and gave great recommendations. My recommendation, stay longer than you think you want. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Madison for your great review! I really appreciate it! Cheryl
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Huge house, remote location, with everything we needed. Great advice on what to do and what to see from Daniel and Cheryl. I was a little worried about not having AC, but the fresh ocean breeze was perfect. Such a relaxing place. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! Come back again! Cheryl
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5

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 rental...lol 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
Owner's Response: Cathy you made my day today with your lovely review! Please come again! I love my repeat renters. Spread the word.. Glad house was better than the pictures. We come often to work on it so it is lovely for all. It is so easy to work in paradise!
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San Diego, Ca, USA
5

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
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Map

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
Hawi
Pololu Valley
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Kona
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Meles Bar and Grill Ocean view
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
discovery harbor
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Meles
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 .

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Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$2,500
 
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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