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Sweet Ohana For 2 At Beautiful Kealakekua Bay, only a 2 minute walk to Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 and a cot may be used for child or additional guest

Sweet Ohana State Tax ID# W90025150-01

The cozy 1 bedroom apartment (ohana), Hawaii , situated below a family home in a garden setting with two separate entrances. The kitchen, located in a corner of the living room has a full refrigerator, range/oven, and microwave. A table and chairs are on the lanai and there is a fold out dining table for inside dining. The screened doors and windows offer gentle breezes and allow the bird songs to wake you each morning. An air conditioner has been added for guest comfort during warm weather. Kealakekua Bay is a 2 minute walk away and Manini Beach is a five minute walk and a wonderful place to spend an hour or a day in the beautiful small park with a sandy cove and friendly people, or to snorkel among the many tropical fish that abound in this underwater preserve. Sunsets at Manini Point are spectacular, and the benches provide a nice place to sit and enjoy the view. Spinner dolphins leap from the bay most mornings and Humpback Whales are commonly seen in the bay or out breaching out at sea during February through April. They give birth to their calves is the bay and you can hear the slap of their tails and their vocalizations during the night. This area is a quiet village called Napoopoo and there are no stoplights, stores, or crowds. All shopping and dining are located up the hill 4 miles in Kealakekua, Capt. Cook, or the other local villages of Kealakekua or Kainaliu town.

Property Manager
Marilyn Azevedo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Marilyn Azevedo

This home has been in the family since 1979. The Ohana was built for our Uncle has been used by family and friends ever since. I have lived in the Ohana part time for the last 10 years. I live in rural Northern California on our beef ranch and am a retired Hospice Nurse. I spend my time between the Ohana and my mainland home. I enjoy spending 3-4 months a year in the Ohana alone or with friends. I would like others to share this experience.

Marilyn Azevedo purchased this apartment in 1979

Why Marilyn Azevedo chose Kona Coast

The Ohana is decorated with comfortable personal touches that make it feel like a home. This ohana is so very close to Kealakekua Bay that we spend most days while there snorkeling or swimming. The water is warm as are the local people which make special days and a unique true Hawaiian experience. You will love the old time feel of the Bay and quiet days away from the city. Exploring the small towns at the top of the hill give you a look at old Hawaii.

What makes this apartment unique

This Ohana is in a perfect location. The comfortable personal touches inside this little home make it easy to relax. The proximity of the Bay make this Ohana special. There is also a cot that is available for a child or extra visitor. The view from the living room window offers a peek-a-boo look at the distant ocean.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The ocean allowed us to experience sunrise and sunset right on each water. Swimming with the dolphins was wonderful.

Kevin was very helpful and ythe unit had everything we needed, we hope to come back soon.
Oct 2016
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Captain Cook Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has makeup mirror over sink and counter, there is a full size mirror behind door. Bathtub/shower has sliding glass doors with towel racks. Storage space is available under counter or behind makeup mirror. A hair drye is supplied. An air conditioner has been placed in the bathroom to blow cooler air into the bedroom and living room without blocking other window views.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , a fold out cot is available, suitable for child.
  • This is a full sized bedroom with a queen size bed. A comfortable sofa sits facing the bed. Bedside tables and lamps are beside the bed and the sofa has a reading lamp. There are two dressers, one in bedroom and one in closet area. Additional shelves are available in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
The small size of apartment and budget price makes this ohana a perfect option for a single person or couple who wish to vacation at Kealakekua Bay and enjoy the quiet beauty of old Hawaii. The Ohana is located below an island style home which is now occupied by a quiet working couple. Kevin and John are more than willing to help you with any questions you might have.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Sweet Ohana For 2 At Beautiful Kealakekua Bay, only a 2 minute walk to Bay
average rating of 4.2777777 based on 30 reviews
Santa Rosa, CA

Sweet & Special

  • 5 of 5

This ohana is a wonderful vacation rental unit, located in an area that is magical. The main road through Napo'opo'o is one-lane, and that will give you an idea about how special the location is. It is remote, and that is a good thing, yet just a forty minute drive from downtown Kailua-Kona.

The first thing you notice upon waking up in the morning, is the beautiful sound of birds. Kealakekua Bay is just a few minutes walk from this unit. The bay is fantastic for swimming, and snorkeling, and Manini Beach is just amazing. It is a small beach, frequented by many people local to the area, as well as visitors from all over the world. It is only about a five minute walk from the ohana.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, the National Park, is just a four mile drive south.

Two Step, just outside the park is a great snorkeling spot. There is a great picnic area, with tables among the coconut palms, in the southern part of the park, which is absolutely perfect for evening and sunset picnics.

I have stayed at this ohana many times, typically twice a year. It is reasonably priced, and the location is beautiful and very special. My most recent visit was March 15 to March 25, 2015. It is inevitable that some noise will carry from the main residence above, but it has never been excessive or annoying in my experience. During my recent stay, the long-term tenants in the main residence above were very quiet and considerate. The manager, Marilyn, has always been very nice, approachable and responsive to any concerns. I am very grateful this ohana is available as a vacation rental, and I sincerely hope to stay there over and over again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim, I know how much you love being at the Ohana and Kealakekua Bay. Your continued visits over the years make the Ohana your home away from home. I appreciate your response. Mahalo, Marilyn
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Silver City, New Mexico

Quiet nights, fun days

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 nights & every night was amazingly quiet - no frogs, roosters, etc. Morning brought lovely singing by birds. You can read other reviews about how many wonderful beaches/snorkeling opportunities are close by. Marilyn gives out a great bit of info on that also. There is snorkeling equipmt & all needed beach stuff. Walkability is another great asset. Can't forget to mention Joe & Kevin upstairs & their help.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short walk to the beach

  • 4 of 5

This property has a good location being close to the beach, park and old pier. It has a separate bedroom, tiny but adequate kitchen, living room and a nice sitting area outside. Great upstairs neighbors were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace of Mind

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience with peace of mind. Everything was just as it was described. The sweet Ohana was in a perfect location to all the activities we wanted to do. a short walk to the beach everyday to watch the sunsets, great snorkeling close by, beautiful views, eating breakfast outside on the lani, and so much more. The sweet Ohana had everything inside to cook any meal we desired. The place was cozy and the neighborhood was very quiet. Kevin and Joe were the greatest. They provided that peace of mind when they recommended places to visit and gave us suggestions on the best routes to get there. We will be back again.

Thanks for the stay.

Mike and Audrey

Cottage Grove, MN

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike and Audrey, It sounds like you found the Hawaii I love when staying at the Ohana. I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Mahalo
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Arlington, TX

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Within walking distance to several snorkeling sites. Quiet neighborhood. True Hawaiian experience. Amenities are just right for 2 people. We cooked almost everyday and had no problem. Landlord recommendations were great. We swam with dolphins and plan to come back to see the whales.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

It's all about the location at Sweet Ohana. Walking down to the bay in the morning with coffee to watch the sunrise. Swimming to Captain Cook before all the snorkel cruises arrive. Making the easy 8 mile roundtrip drive to Two Step for phenomenal snorkeling. Walking 20 minutes to secluded Ke'ei Beach...and 10 minutes further to a fantastic swimming hole. Taking one last dip at Manini Beach just a short walk away. Watching the sunset from the boat ramp a half block away. Nice walks, swimming, snorkeling and views are all in easy access with little or no driving required.

The rental itself is homey and functional, and while not especially charming, I do like the living area off the kitchen. I almost considered sleeping in there because the couch was so comfortable. The bedroom was fine - and also has a comfy couch - but the normal sounds of people walking around upstairs are much more noticeable in this room. I never went in there until I was ready to collapse for the night anyway.

I want to give a special shout out to the upstairs neighbors - Kevin and Joe - who made me feel so welcome and shared some good tips about the area in addition to giving me mangoes, and a lei and some of their amazing honey.

I should also mention that Marilyn was very quick to respond to my initial request and was flexible about my check-in and check-out times, which I appreciated greatly.

If you are looking for a rental that is totally secluded, then this isn't the place for you. But if you want a nice slice of Hawaii in a beautiful area, then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kona International Airport, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
4.2 Miles
Capt. Cook
Nearest Golf
11.5 Miles
Kona Country club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
4.2 Miles
Capt. Cook, Hawaii
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Manini Beach
Car: necessary

The bay is a site of an Ancient Hawaiian Temple or Heiau and overlooks Captain Cook Monument through the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian Village. Napoopoo is the perfect spot of an early morning stroll. Snorkel, Swim and Picnic at Manini Beach, Stroll to lovely and secluded Ke'ee Beach. Jog or walk South 4 miles on a level road or drive down this road to visit Pu'uhonau O Honaunau, a fully restored ancient site of refuge. Snorkel at Two Steps near Honaunau, a popular snorkel and dive spot. For a visit near the volcano, South Point and Black Sand Beach.


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservations require a 50% deposit to confirm reservation.
Balance is due six weeks prior to arrival.
Check in is 4 P.M., Check out is 10. a.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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