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Luxury And Aloha Await You! Relaxation, Great Snorkeling, Large Unit

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One Bedroom with King Sleep Number Suites On An Acre Of Tropical Landscape

South Kona Hideaway is a licensed Bed and Breakfast perched 800 feet above some of the best snorkeling Hawaii has to offer. We are situated between Honaunau (Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay, home of a pod of spinner dolphins. Your beautifully decorated suite has a living room with a queen sofa bed, large flat screen television with cable, HBO, and Showtime. Your living room opens onto a large lanai, where you can relax, light your tiki torches, and have a cocktail before grilling some fresh fish you bought a mile up the street. Your spacious kitchen has a sink, microwave, toaster, full-sized refrigerator/freezer, and dining table. There is a small camp oven and stove on your front porch. The bedroom has a king sized Sleep Number bed for your comfort, and private bath with shower.

We are easy to find, located approximately 45 minutes South of the airport, 30 minutes South of Kailua-Kona (town), and 20 minutes South of Keauhou. The volcano is approximately an hour and a half Southeast on the main highway. Your suite has dedicated parking, and a private entrance.

We are a small B&B, with only two suites, and we live on site. Don't know what to see? We can give you some recommendations.

Aloha and luxury await you! Welcome home to South Kona Hideaway!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tina Snapp and Keri Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Tina Snapp and Keri Jones

After many trips to Hawaii, we finally bought a home and relocated here in 2012 from Colorado. Tina is a retired nurse and Keri is a veterinarian. We have travelled the world in search of the best snorkeling, and this rivals the best. We are willing and happy to help with recommendations, but will otherwise be out of your way.

Tina Snapp and Keri Jones purchased this house in 2012

Why Tina Snapp and Keri Jones chose Kona Coast

South Kona Hideaway is one of the most relaxing places we've ever stayed. The property is beautiful, the sunsets incredible, and you're only 10 minutes from beautiful live coral and brightly colored fish. Your own lanai and a cocktail... What more could you want?

What makes this house unique

Your continental breakfast of fresh fruits and home made baked goods will be delivered to your unit the night before and ready when you are. You can get up early or sleep in. You will not have to worry about somewhere to park, or being able to find your way back at night on a one lane jungle road. We are only half a mile off the main highway, on a 'full sized' paved road. Snorkel equipment, beach chairs, and boogie boards are available to borrow during your stay.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Luxury And Aloha Await You! Relaxation, Great Snorkeling, Large Unit
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Do NOT miss the South Kona Hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in “The Lookout” was simply perfect. The property is beautiful, lush with flowers, coffee beans and fruits of every variety; all generously shared. The location was easy to find with convenient parking. The unit was very comfortable, clean, spacious, quiet, tastefully decorated and stocked with all the comforts of home. The sunsets over the water, viewed from our lanai, were awe-inspiring and definitely good for your soul. Keri and Tina were extremely helpful with recommendations, directions and a whole lot of ‘local knowledge’. Their loan of snorkeling equipment, beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, coolers, umbrellas and much more made every visit to the beach effortless. Back at our home away from home, we had the use of a washer and dryer along with a barbecue grill. The company of two friendly dogs was an added bonus.

Thank you for making us so welcome. I will recommend the SKH to any of our family and friends without hesitation. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lush, jungle, natural landscape. Tropical fruit trees surround as well as coffee plants.

  • 5 of 5

Tina & Keri's place is a gem! The hostesses are warm, personable & take the extra time to give you helpful tips for making your vacation amazing. Clean, beautiful, authentic jungle space up on the hillside overlooking the ocean. They are close to Incredible snorkeling & dolphin swims. We absolutely loved our time staying at the Lookout & Lanai. Would definitely stay again. Perfect & Unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napa, California

Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

Our 4 night stay with Tina and Carrie was exquisite. Everything was perfect from the first communication to sending us off with avocados from the property. They are gracious hosts and even accepted our early birthday supply shipments to their address.

The breakfast plates were the icing on a perfect cake! The muffins are king size and the local fruit are true delicacies. The ocean view from the deck complete with indescribable sunsets is the perfect ending to a relaxing Hawaiian style day.

We also loved the king size ultra comfortable bed. My sister stayed in the smaller upstairs unit and both units are very suitable for 2 people with the "lanai" suitable for more. The location is perfect for easy access to the local market, beach combing/swimming and eating in small local restaurants. We loved grilling while waiting for sunsets. All in all a perfect beginning to an Hawaiian vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, and casual apartment in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

I spent two nights in Tina and Keri's apartment and found it to be a good base for exploring the island south of Kona. The apartment itself was spacious, clean and quiet, with a very cozy and comfortable bedroom. There were plenty of supplies to borrow for a day at the beach. The apartment was larger than expected, and the view from the deck was even nicer than the VRBO description. As stated by other travelers, the house baked muffins are fantastic!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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The. Perfect place. Five stars plus!

  • 5 of 5

Tina and Keri are delightful hosts! They provide a wonderful breakfast of freshly made muffins and fruits, with ample extras available. Their location is beautiful, with views over their property and the Pacific. They are also knowledgeable about the area and most helpful in providing tips and ideas for aging and activities! The downstairs has full barbecue facilities on a lovely patio. The upstairs has a most comfortable king size bed with sliding glass door view out over the property and Pacific ocean. I stayed there twice, once upstairs and went downstairs. Both were delightful with different amenities. The upstairs has a better view of the Pacific with a smaller balcony and no barbecue facilities. The downstairs has the larger back porch area but the main bed is lacking a view. The hide a bed in the lower unit is most comfortable! Best of all, Tina and Keriare warm and wonderful hosts. Keri is a veterinarian and Tina is a former hospital administrator.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Exceptional hospitality off the beaten track

  • 4 of 5

Steps lead down to the Lanai Suite which has an interesting layout with sitting room, kitchen, bedroom & private bath each at a different level. The conscientious owners provide nightlights that illuminate the varying levels & steps. Very clean and well lit. A large lanai & lounge chairs overlook the ocean 1500 feet below. My fondest memory is Tina's warm welcome and the homemade muffins and tropical fruit from the property provided for each mornings breakfast. And the giant avocados that were offered for our use. A sample of their homegrown coffee was excellent so we bought some to take home. Plus we were gifted with a supply of recently harvested mini-bananas on departure. The bedroom is very room for open suitcases, so we used some of the chairs in the adjacent kitchen. The sleep number bed was very comfortable. The Choice Market about 10 minutes away has everything you need to create dinner. Cooking on the outdoor grill or a gas campstove in the outdoor kitchen worked OK for us. There are not many evening dining spots in S. plan on eating before 8pm or cooking in. Recommended for folks who can negotiate steps easily. Kerri is a veterinarian and there are two friendly dogs who live on the property and some outdoor cats.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wilapia Grill
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Poke Shack, Big Jakes BBQ
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kealakekua Bay
Car: necessary

Aloha and luxury await you! We are in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt, 10 minutes away from some of the best snorkeling on the island. Enjoy a beautifully landscaped acre of tropical flowers, coffee trees, avocados, bananas, papayas, and citrus trees. Relax in your private one bedroom apartment with kitchenette, living room, and king sleep number bed. Grill some fresh fish from the market and sit on your lanai with a cocktail. Take a book and spend some alone time in the garden. Leave your stress behind and relax, refresh, and rejuvenate! We are easy to find and access... only one turn off the main highway and no 'country roads'. Luxury and Aloha await you! Welcome Home to South Kona Hideaway!


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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 715 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pullout sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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