Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Sit In Your Private Pool And Enjoy Beautiful Tropical Sunsets

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

One-Bedroom Cozy Cottage On The Ocean, With Private Pool.

Discover how to REALLY relax!

Would you like to relax in your own peaceful private pool, while contemplating the vast expanse of the ocean right in front of you - amazing whales, spinner dolphins and colorful fish, the sunsets, and complete serenity, for less than the price of a resort hotel room? Then you will love our place.

Our home has one bedroom, 1.5 baths, plus an outdoor shower/toilet. Kitchen and living area are open and roomy. Bedroom and living room glass french doors open to the ocean view and breeze. Wrap-around lanai and small in-ground pool.

Get-away-from-it all, but only 25 minutes to the nearest grocery store and beaches.

We have always loved this house and the magical coast of Milolii. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Hawaii License number is W26310508-01

More Details

Melanie and Dan Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Melanie and Dan Lewis

We currently live in the small town of Angels Camp in California's famed Gold Country. Angels Camp is home of the famous Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee. We love to fish, and spend lots of time on New Melones Lake. When we are in Hawaii, we love to fish off the cliff by the house.

Angels Camp is a small town, and we love it. The Big Island has that same small-town feel. Everyone is so friendly, and there is no hustle and bustle.

We have been married 30+ years, and have a beautiful grown daughter, Sarah. We have always loved Hawaii, and take several trips a year there. We have made amazing friends there over the years. We hope to be able to move to Hawaii someday.

Melanie and Dan Lewis purchased this house in 2014

Why Melanie and Dan Lewis chose Kona Coast

Why is the house called Rick’s Place? We bought the house from our good friend from Maui, Rick, who built it. For years, we would visit Milolii with him. Rick is an ultra-cool, amazingly artistic guy, and the house shows his artistic flair and creativity.

We hope you enjoy and cherish your time here as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The first time we visited Milolii, we wondered where we were going, as we drove down the long road across the lava flow. But once we were sitting on the deck, overlooking the blue ocean and watching the humpbacks against the background of a red sunset, we understood the magic of the place. We helped Rick install the pool several years later, and that really made the house perfect.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Sit In Your Private Pool And Enjoy Beautiful Tropical Sunsets
average rating of 4.903226 based on 62 reviews

Peaceful retreat on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Dan and Melanie for sharing your place with us. We spent most of our time on the deck looking out at the ocean. A few whale sightings during the day and a few times when they were singing after dark just added to the serenity. We made good use of the grill and just spent our time recharging our batteries in a beautiful home and location. Watching the waves crash on the rocks was mesmerizing. I would recommend that if possible, folks plan on getting there before dark. The main road was pretty winding and the road down the hill to the beach house was downright frightening to do the first time in the dark. After that everything was good. Great experience and great hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your honest review. The drive is a tough one. We always imagine guests feeling like , "Where are we going? It's the middle of nowhere!" And then walking into the house and going, "Yes! "
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Fripp Island, SC

Quiet spot, except the waves and the whales

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful one bedroom house for a couple who wants to check out from the hustle of the world and enjoy some quiet time in the sun with a book and a cool drink. This well kept oceanfront home with a small pool was a joy to inhabit for 8 nights and the show that nature put on was special. Whales, dolphins, jumping fish, birds, waves, breeze and stars form the memories we will take home. We only left once to resupply and take in some coffee farms. Highly commended.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it best when guests "get it" and nest into the house and don't leave. It's such an amazing place if you sped your days watching the ocean and the night looking at the stars.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Portland, Oregon

Wonderful stay at Rick's Place

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our great vacation at Rick's Place. Everything was well attended to. They take care of every need, the view is spectacular, the house has a great vibe, lots of open spaces, windows, ocean views to die for. We had a lovely stay here. Great for a couple, remote and quiet, yet not cut off from everything. If you get a chance, take the Lava Boat Tour. Spectacular. Come to Rick's Place on the big island for r & r. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved it, and we can't wait to do lave boat tour!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Creswell, Oregon

The most relaxing peaceful experience ever to be had RIGHT on the ocean!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!!!!!!! As we were looking for a place to stay, at first we were hesitant about the lava rock and remote location of this rental, but we were pleasantly surprised and found it to be the most beautiful and peaceful place we've ever stayed!! Before we even arrived, we got plenty of communications from the owners Melanie and Dan...they obviously want people to be prepared and know everything they need to know before heading out to their amazing hideaway ocean oasis home! Once we got there, it was more beautiful than the photos showed...a real treat! Suzi, the housekeeper/manager on site, was so friendly and helpful...she had everything SPOTLESS and meticulously prepared for our stay. Never before have we stayed in a place that cares more about making the renter's stay perfect in every way! It immediately felt like HOME!! The view is amazing...we saw sharks, watched the beautifully colored fish below, heard whales, and got to listen to and watch beautiful birds during our 5 day stay. Once there, we just wanted to stay in the peaceful ambiance instead of go anywhere else! We had EVERYTHING we could ever need and more!!! Melanie and Dan actually tell you to "be nosy" and open all drawers and's all for your enjoyment!! Amazing and welcoming!! The outdoor shower is very nice...something I've never experienced before and really enjoyed. The pool was a nice way too cool off and still watch the ocean at the same time. The folks who live in the neighborhood are all very welcoming and friendly too, which is nice when we went on our morning and evening walks...up and down the hills...onto the lava rocks, and just exploring the beauty around us! The open living area and structure of the home was absolutely perfect for our needs and desires...the breeze flowed gently through the house each day and the temperature was just right and very comfortable for us. All the amenities and necessities (and more) were available to us...shampoo, body wash, soaps (even laundry soap) and even a first aid kit, kitchen baggies, foil, saran wrap, cooking spices and was all available!! If we could give this a "10" instead of just a "5" rating, we would! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were great, and we want you back! Next time you come, we will be living on island full time, and look forward to meeting you.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time! The house was perfect. We were so impressed with the beauty of the place. The house was more than we hoped for and the views were more than we dreamed of. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share our house and let people experience the true beauty of the island and the Pacific.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Hacienda Heights

Truly MANA.

  • 5 of 5

It's taken me a week to write my review because I've been missing waking up to that amazing view and falling asleep to the sound of the waves and whales. It's everything and more you thought it would be based off the pictures and reviews. Absolutely breath taking. Everything you need is there for you. No reason to leave other then grocery shopping or eating out.

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Ricks Place and it was truly paradise. Like coming home the minute we walked in the door. Soft music was playing, lights were left on for us (we arrived after dark). Melanie and Dan are equally amazing. They're so easy to work with and chat with. Felt like we have been friends forever. Suzi is a complete sweetheart and always available for info or help or whatever.

It is a drive to pretty much anything. We never stay where tourist stay when we travel to the islands. We enjoy staying away from the madness. We didn't mind the drive because we were on Hawaiian time the minute we landed.

If you're looking for pure quiet and relaxation, a place to unwind and spend that time with that person who feels your heart and soul, this is the place for you.

Mahalo Dan & Melanie for allowing us to feel the MANA your home hold. Can't wait to come back. Aloha nui loa

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are heartsick when we leave too.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
"Place of Refuge is a great place to learn about early Hawaiian culture. There are beautiful..."
Kilauea Volcano
"Get up close and personal with a live volcano- see geology in action. Smell the sulfurous s..."
Kealakekua Bay Historical Park
"This is where Captain Cook was killed- do some reading up on it- fascinating stuff. There i..."
South Point
"The southernmost point in the united States. Green sand beach of olivine sand. three mile ..."
Ho'Okena Beach Park
"Great salt and pepper sand beach. Bathrooms and showers are available. Great beach for lou..."
Kona Boys Inc.
"Very friendly staff, wide variety of rental snorkel gear and kayaks. These guys will help yo..."
Punaluu Black Sand Beach Park
"This beautiful black sand beach is the perfect stop on your way to Volcano. Bring your came..."
Malama Market
"Closest grocery to the house- head south to Oceanview."
Keei Cafe
"Good fresh food. Great place to go for a nice dinner out. Delicious fresh fish."
Da Poke Shack
"Best place to try a local Hawaiian favorite- poke. The little place was rated the #1 best p..."
The Coffee Shack
"Great place to stop and have breakfast. Wonderful Kona coffee, good food, great view, nice ..."
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy
Car: necessary

The town of Ocean View is about 25 minutes south on Mamalahoa Hwy (11). There are grocery and hardware stores and shops and restaurants in the area. Continue driving and you will reach Volcanoes National Park, and South Point. Continue around the point and you will eventually get to Hilo. If instead of going south, you go north on Mamalahoa Hwy (11), you will be headed back to Kailua-Kona, where there airport is. On the way, you will pass Captain Cook (about 30 minutes from the house). There is a grocery store there as well as some great coffee houses and restaurants. There are lots of great restaurants, bars and nightlife, resorts and souvenir shopping opportunities in Kailua Kona . It's about an hour and a half drive to Kailua-Kona, depending on traffic. Continuing on the Highway will bring you past the resorts on the Kohala Coast, around Upolu Point to the quaint town of Hawi, and through the Parker Ranch. Eventually you will be back in Hilo. But don't try to circumnavigate the island in one day. It's big, and there is too much to see and do along the way!


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter/high season 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
summer/low season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message Send a Message


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 870 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Adjacent to living room.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Very cool thatched bamboo room with tiki torches for light!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to bedroom, walk in shower with ocean view
  • There is an additional toilet closet on the lanai.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Best for a couple. More with permission from owner.
  • Overlooks the ocean. the bedroom is walled and private, but the ceiling is open to the rest of the house- great for air circulation and a roomy feel.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties