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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage


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:
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017


Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Close But Far....
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews
Vancouver, WA

One little problem . . .

  • 5 of 5

Hotel Pa'amalu is a very comfortable and welcoming traditional Hawaiian cottage. Even though you are only a few steps up, inside one has a sense of floating in the palm trees. There are all sorts of Asian and Polynesian touches that make this little place very charming.

The cottage is just as presented in the photos. There is an open porch on the front and a large screened lanai running the entire west side of the cottage. Inside is a compact but efficient kitchen, a lovely bath with walk-in shower and a large bedroom area with seating, TV, closet and dresser.

There is hardly any wall space in this cottage because there are so many windows. The cottage itself is surrounding by palm, mango, tangelo and banana trees. And orchids, did I mention orchids? There is a wonderful bubbler fountain off the lanai where, during our stay, we counted 19 species of birds bathing and frolicking.

There is a lounging area outside off the lanai with space to plant the BBQ and grill while the sun sets. The parking is on the grass, but there is a lovely carport to shade the car while it is resting.

The cottage is located just above Kealakekua Bay and about a 15 minute drive from Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and snorkeling at Two-Step. Kona is very accessible and there is a well stocked grocery at the top of the hill. Volcanoes National Park is a nice day trip away.

Charles is very welcoming and accommodating. Scooby, the dog, will do a perimeter check in the morning and evening, will greet you when you come back from your days adventures and will sit quietly on the front porch waiting for the cottage lights to go out for the night. He is a charmer, that one.

We stayed here for nine days in February and as I mentioned in the title there is just one little problem with this place. There is a lot to see and do in Hawaii, but once the refrigerator is stocked and you let the mainland go, it is really hard to leave the cottage behind.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate all reviews. I try and fix, clean or paint when ever its called for. In this particular case, I think the best solution, is to grant, Scooby, our little dog, refrigerator privileges.
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San Jose, Ca

This is an amazing piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this peaceful retreat. As others have stated, it is difficult to leave the Lanai. I could watch the colorful birds that frequent the birdbath all day. The view is amazing and the accommodations are simple with everything you need. Charles is a humble and informative host. I truly enjoyed all of the flora and fruit trees as a gardener myself. We will return. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful well maintained and secluded location.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, well maintained and secluded location it was exactly what we were looking for. The location is situated at the middle of mango orchard and is close to several nice beaches.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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1 night minimum stay

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Cleaning $90

$160 night
$160 for more than 5 day stays

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Dates available: year round

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