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Close But Far....

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Property type cottage
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About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

Aloha and welcome to Hotel Pa'amalu the only one room hotel in Kealakekua Hawaii. Hotel Pa'amalu is a blend of Polynesia, Indonesia and amnesia. Come swim in our warm tropical waters or explore the enchanting tropical rain forests atop Kilauea, possibly the most active volcano on the plant. Plan your day while lounging on the lanai, comforted by the warm gentle trade wind breezes.

You will begin your day 5 minutes from historical Kealakekua Bay, on the leeward slopes of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii. The weather is warm, sunny and mild all year long, yes all year long.

Hotel Pa'amalu is a fun, retreat, romantic get away, or a brief interlude as you travel through out our beautiful islands.

Thanks so much for visiting, hope to hear from you soon.


Oh, if you come during mango season you may never leave the lanai!

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Charles Cope


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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017


Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • non smoking only
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Catering Available, Beach View, Ocean View, Mountain View, Possibly the best Mangos you will ever eat. Hotel Pa'amalu is not really a hotel, I just thought that was a catchy name. My dad, friends and I built this little house a few years back. I would, how ever, describe it as a small story book cottage, welcoming you to write your own chapter. We are settled just up slope from an old Hawaiian fishing village known as Keei. We are surrounded by many different varieties of mangos bananas and other horticultural surprises.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Close But Far....
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews

We had a good visit.

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and well prepared.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of the ocean in a serene setting. This feels so removed from everything, yet is close to snorkeling, restaurants, the main road. It is definitely a great location for being away from the busy tourist areas! There is a fountain in front of the lanai that has birds come bathe and serenade you. Tangelos are currently "in season", and we were encouraged to pick and eat as many as we wanted. There was always a gentle breeze as we sat outside enjoying the sunshine. The house is perfectly laid out, and a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Christmas Eve 2016 and absolutely loved it. Do not be fooled by the unassuming exterior in the pictures; this property is well equipped, comfortable, and absolutely fantastic for relaxing in this part of Hawaii. It is located slightly off the main highways, allowing easy access to both the highways and the beaches. It is also secluded from the crowds - no chances of tourists strolling around you here. The patio / lanai is amazing and we spent hours just watching the birds take a bath, tropical fruit (which you are encouraged to try) ripen on the trees surrounding the property... Plus Charles (and his friendly dog & cat) are super nice and glad to assist with anything you need. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded expectations

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, CA

Beautiful and peaceful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is nicely decorated and has everything you need to prepare simple meals. The screened lanai is a wonderful place to hang out and watch the sunset or listen to the birds while you have coffee in the morning. Close to Kealakekua Bay for kayaking or 2step for snorkeling. Very and private setting. The pictures on website don't do it justice. Charles is friendly and available. Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corvallis, OR, US

Terrific Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Charles's little house for four nights in November. It's a wonderful place. The room itself is quite beautiful, and the lanai, which people have written about, is a restful place with fun bird-watching. The only thing we had an issue with was not quite enough reading lights for us, but Charles accommodated us with an extra lamp immediately.

The location is excellent. We found it easy to walk down to Manini beach where we rented a kayak to go out to the monument. Charles is easy to work with. We couldn't ask for anything more of our VRBO.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Keahole International Airport

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing,


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook Cottage Rental Rates


  • $175 night
    $150 for more than 5 day stays

    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

    Credit Cards Accepted:
    * Visa
    * MasterCard
    * American Express
    * Discover
  • Dates available: year round
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