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Small Oceanfront Studio

17 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Studio on Ocean, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

365 sq ft studio with a king size bed and full kitchen and bathroom with shower. Nothing fancy, but clean, and comfortable, modern studio right on the water with ocean access on calm days. It's just right for two people who don't need a lot of living space. There is a covered area outside with shade and a table with chairs for dining or just relaxing while watching the sea. Milolii Beach Lots Subdivision is located 50 miles south of the Kona Airport.

  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Jon Myers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Small Oceanfront Studio
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews


  • 1 of 5

Oceanfront studio, more like shed looking at a water tank between the shed and the ocean. What was advertised as a sleep 3 room, was really a shed with only TWO pillows. Sleeps 3? Yes, there was an air mattress, but no pillow for the 3rd person. We walked inside and it looked fine, but there was a dirty comb on the bed, sand in the sheets, dirty soap bar in the bathroom with hair on it, dead cockroaches, TWO live cockroach, and bugs in the bed. We are pretty low maintenance people, so we killed the bugs and went to sleep (one of us using a tshirt for a pillow). We resolved to deal with the bugs, but when we woke up, there were ANTS EVERYWHERE! we didn't even bring food to attract the ants. The worst part was our car was COVERED in ants. Outside and inside. Thousands of them. It took us two hours to attempt to get the ants out of our car. We could not even stand on the ground outside of the shed for 5 seconds without ants crawling all over your feet. It was a nightmare.

We packed up all of our stuff and left right away (two hours later with ants still everywhere), called the owner at least 5 times and left a message. NO RESPONSE. Still waiting for VRBO to contact me in hopes of a refund.

To be fair, if this place was clean, it would have been a great quaint little stay. Unfortunately that was not the case. Unless you want to wake up with a million bug bites and deal with getting ants out of your car for three days, I DO NOT recommend this place.

We spent SO much more time, energy, and money trying to clean our car and stuff to get rid of the ants. Definitely not worth the extra spending.

The only reason I gave 1 star was to make sure it showed up. I would 100% give this place a rating of ZERO!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My friends stayed a week and did a lousy job of cleaning up after themselves! I didn't even check. The studio has been thoroughly cleaned since Ms. White left. I fell behind in the weekly bug spray and mouse glue traps. But I'm back on top of this now, thanks to Ms. White. I did return Ms. White's call but she didn't answer. I should have entered her into my contacts because when she called back I thought she was marketers so I didn't answer. I will always enter my guest into my contacts from now on. I do texts too. I put an extra pillow in the studio. I can't explain the car ants. I have parked there countless times over the years, I get red cinder in my car. I never thought about the water tank blocking the view from the studio. When I bought the property I tried to move it but it wouldn't fit anywhere else on the property... legally anyway. Property set back rules. The view is good from outside under the tarp with the tank behind you. That's the spot to spend your time. Don't sit in the studio staring past the water tank. Sit outside on the futon under the tarp where there's a 180 degree view of the ocean. Watch for dolphins and whales, relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sound of the waves.
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Great place away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, making full use of the outdoor space and snorkeling equipment. The place has all the amenities a couple would need and Jon was very responsive with any questions. Recommended for anyone looking to get away from the tourism heavy areas and experience living aloha in this cool little fishing community!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The little green cottage

  • 4 of 5

Jon's cottage was a place that fit our idea of a vacation perfectly. We are not resort travellers and the little green cottage is in an area surrounded by local people, his water front property is perfect for relaxing and enjoying beautiful sunsets. The cottage is clean and very comfortable. The hot water did not work when we arrived and Jon was there to fix it as soon as we called. If you enjoy quite, peaceful locations where you can listen to the surf all night then look no further.

Pete and Kelly

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, serene, private

  • 5 of 5

well worth the short drive from Kailua and not far from all amenities and great beaches. Perfect for a couple wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle. Nice to see the nreal night sky without any ambient light.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

This met our expectations. No surprises. Just as described in all the reviews. Stayed there four days and never left. If you are looking to relax this is the place. Bring everything you will need. Bring bottled water. Snorkeling access is to the north about three lots. Stairs and handrail to access the water. Wonderful snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As Advertised and SO MUCH More

  • 5 of 5

Due to changes in our plans beyond our control, our family had to book this accommodation on very short notice, so we were lucky to find such a gem available. The owner was very responsive and extremely helpful with directions and dining/grocery options nearby.

It is a small studio with not too many frills, but had all that the three of us (my husband, myself and our 11-year-old daughter) could need and then some. There was a ton of gear for water adventures, a fully stocked little kitchen, wifi, laundry facilities (do your laundry during the day or you'll battle some buggies attracted to the light at night), a fantastic lanai (with shade for the easily sunburned!) where we ate most of our meals, an an absolutely killer view with superb snorkeling right out of the back yard.

And what a lovely, stark, quiet setting. Total peaceful escape from the hubbub of our normal life. And oh my gosh, away from the city, all those stars at night & the wonderful sound of the ocean through the windows-- it was all I could do not to just sleep outside in a comfy porch chair every night!

Great little spot that I can't recommend enough if you're looking for privacy, solitude, phenomenal views, great snorkeling (with good access into the water) and just a getaway from the ordinary.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Mehe's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
L&L Hawaiian BBQ, Coffe Grinds, DJ Pizza and Baker
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary


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Captain Cook Studio Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.42%

The signed rental agreement and 85% of total cost are due at time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival. Failure to make any such payment on time shall be considered the Renter has cancelled their reservation, and shall entitle Owner to make the reserved dates available for rental to other interested parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Captain Cook Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 365 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, lavatory and toilet inside of studio
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Studio with full bath and kitchen and dining area and table
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
2 kayaks, horse shoes pit, blue tooth stereo dock

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