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Minutes From Kealakekua Bay In The Midst Of Kona Coffee Country

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio/Cottage - w/ kitchenette and outdoor shower

The property is a one-acre lot with a small mango orchard (30 trees), fruit trees (lime, lemon, orange and avocado) and a beautifully manicured landscape. The cottage is separate from the main house, so your privacy is assured. There is a bathroom (with tub/shower), an outdoor shower, a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker, a queen-sized bed, an indoor eating area, as well as an out-door table and chairs, and a gas grill for cooking.

Jim Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Jim Martin

We had been coming to South Kona for 15 years when we acquired the property early in 2013. We have been residents for three years, now.

Jim is a retired theatre artist/social worker/educator/student, and Terry owns his own business in international shipping. Jim stays more or less permanently in South Kona, while Terry is still working. He comes and goes regularly.

We have a 6-year old dog, Kona. She came over from LA over two years ago, and she is now a local girl.

Jim Martin purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jim Martin chose Kona Coast

We fell in love with South Kona and the expansive views of the coast and the sea - as well as the myriad of activities the area presents. We bought a lot very close to the house and cottage and are considering expanding the orchard. We are not only the happy owners of a beautiful Hawaiian home, but we are mango farmers, tending a 30-tree mango orchard on our property.

What makes this cottage unique

We are in an ideal location for R&R after a day of Big Island activities - whatever your pleasure, be it snorkeling or diving in Kealakekua or Honaunau Bay, cycling, hiking, sight-seeing, coffee tasting or just experiencing Aloha! The area is very quiet and we have lovely neighbors. We are two drives down from Napo'opo'o Road so road noise is non-existent. We are surrounded by birds and lush vegetation. Kona polices the property, and keeps the wild chickens and turkeys away - usually. They can be brazen.


Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Minutes From Kealakekua Bay In The Midst Of Kona Coffee Country
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Pineapple Patch

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the accommodations. The property was in a good location. It was neat and clean. The owner was very friendly and we were treated very well. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo!! Come back any time. We are so happy you had a good time on you vacation of a lifetime. Glad we could be a part of it!. Aloha, y'all!!
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Glendora, CA

A wonderful slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying in the cottage, and as with our previous stays we couldn't ask for anything more! A great location for home base as you tour and learn about this incredible island.

Thanks again!

Richard and Dana

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Jim was so helpful and kind. He left a fruit basket supplied by his own orchard to greet us. Comfortable queen-size bed. Plenty of bath and beach towels. Stocked with kitchen appliances (toaster oven, blender, microwave, coffee maker), plates/cups/glasses/utensils for your convenience. Left condiments, and pantry items. Even had two luggage stands for use available, which is a nice touch and great space saver. Beach chairs, boogie board, beach umbrella made available for use. Excellent rental. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just exactly what/where we needed, Jim was a wonderful host, Kona could come visit us anytime...she'

  • 5 of 5

The property looked exactly like pictures, was immaculately clean and very tastefully decorated. We enjoyed our welcome fruit basket. There were lots of condiments left over so we did not have to shop for costly extras. The directions were excellent, didn't take a wrong turn. Jim is warm, inviting and easy to talk with. He gave us good advice on beaches/hikes/and local areas. He has a small mango grove that helps set the property apart from others, and it feels secluded and peaceful. Thanks so much Jim & Kona!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage, extremely quiet. The indications of the host were very valuable to make our stay enjoyable !

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review!! Come back anytime - Aloha! Jim and Terry
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Don't miss this quaint hideaway on the mountainside above Kealakekua Bay.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a very rewarding stay!

As a former Hawaii resident for many years, when I return I want to feel close to the land and be in a quiet, beautiful setting. I come to reconnect with the spiritual essence of Hawaii, not the tourist experience. My goals were handsomely met at this property.

The cottage provided everything I needed in the form of a comfortable, clean, well maintained unit. Nestled deep in the natural terrain, it is supremely secluded and quiet. Kitchen facilities made it possible for me to 'eat in' so I could enjoy a couple days of peaceful retreat.

The owner ensured my comfort by staying in touch with me prior to my trip and offering his full support once I arrived. Friendly, open, and exceedingly helpful, I felt welcome, safe, and appreciated.

As a woman who travels alone, finding suitable, reasonably priced accommodations is not always as easy as it may seem. This property was perfect for me and I would highly recommend it for those who are looking for a local experience. A market and small restaurants are nearby and the property is within easy driving distance to the beach and main highway.

My sincere Mahalo (Thank You) to VRBO for having an efficient, easy to understand and maneuverable website and especially to Jim Martin for a delightful couple of days in a truly nourishing and refreshing environment. I will pass the word to friends and associates who are looking for a lovely tropical hideaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Mamalohoa Hwy./Hawaii Belt Rd. - Rte. 11
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Hotel Manago
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manini Kapahukapu Beach
Car: necessary

We are a short drive from beautiful Kealakekua Bay which has world class snorkeling, diving and paddling. Also nearby is Honaunau Bay, which also is a snorkel/dive/paddle mecca. Both Bays abound with dolphin and sea turtles as well as other beautiful marine life. Also located on Honaunau Bay is The City of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau) National Historical Park - a link to the past of our Hawaii. Coffee and macadamia farms and mills abound in the area - as well as honey processing operations. There are hiking trails and tour operators who can arrange kayaking in the bays, snorkeling and diving. The views are stunning, and the area is rich in Hawaiian history. We are in nature, so we are surrounded by birds, exotic fruit trees and a bevy of flora.


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

We offer a sliding scale for visitors who stay more than a week - 8-14 days, $85/night; 15 days or more, $75/night.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. We will also send you directions and recommendations on restaurants, activities, sights, etc. with confirmed reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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