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Minutes From Kealakekua Bay In The Midst Of Kona Coffee Country

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Captain Cook Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Jim Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Minutes From Kealakekua Bay In The Midst Of Kona Coffee Country
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

Perfect South Kona Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well furnished, comfortable, clean, and well located. The hosts were more than gracious. We stayed at multiple places on the islands and this was one of the best! I would highly recommend this for those looking for something other than the big resort experience!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, you guys - We'll look for you as neighbors in a year or so!! Aloha - Jim and Terry
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Clean and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Very clean unit with a nice quiet area around the unit. Beautiful views from the property and plenty of room for parking. Friendly welcome from Jim and was very helpful with a very late arrival.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Michael Come back anytime!
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Nothing like we expected...

  • 5 of 5

It was so much more. Beautifully put together, the owners were very friendly and greeted us with fresh fruit. They even allowed my brother and sister in law to come stay 2 nights at no charge, the place is smaller , luckily they brought their air mattress and blanket. Close to great beaches and many coffee shops... Kona their dog was a sweetheart!! I would definitely recommend staying here and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo - come back and stay with us anytime! Jim
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Gorgeous Cottage, friendly host

  • 5 of 5

This was a great find. The Pineapple Patch Cottage was very clean. Fresh fruit was a bonus and we were able to pick our own ripe oranges from trees in back. Jim gave us very good directions that we were able to follow arriving after dark. He also provided many suggestions on food, sights, and things to do that were not just local but on the entire island. Although our stay was only for 2 nights, we used the tips for our entire two week island stay. We would have no reservations about renting here again. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo - Come back and visit us anytime..... Aloha! Jim
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  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for two. Ist very clean and equipped with all you Need to enjoy your vacation. Jim and Terry are very friendly and helpfull. We can recommend this accomodation for everybody.

Thanks to Jim and Terry



  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Walter and Sigrid!! Come back to South Kona any was lovely to meet you..... Aloha!
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Perfect for privacy

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Host was there if we needed him. Comparing the room to our other stays, at first we were a little disappointed that it was small. But after a few days and we settled in, we realized how perfect it was! It was a nice treat to have a papaya, bananas and 100% kona coffee awaiting our arrival. The bed and sheets were super comfy. Never ever watched tv! Forewarn - it's not the type of neighborhood for walking much. It is all steep hillsides. But, it's a great location to drive down to two step for some morning snorkeling. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • 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
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
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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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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Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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