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Sit In Your Private Pool And Enjoy Beautiful Tropical Sunsets

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights


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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

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

Melanie and Dan Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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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.


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(55 traveler reviews)

Sit In Your Private Pool And Enjoy Beautiful Tropical Sunsets
average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful!!! My husband walked in and his first remark was AMAZING! It is a drive to get there, but well worth it. The owners and the property manager responded quickly to any questions we had. We definitely want to visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Magical. Absolutely beautiful and magnificent in every aspect.

  • 5 of 5

We came here for our honeymoon after getting married in Kauai. Time stood still as the stress of normal life just washed away with the ocean tide. Before we knew it we were practically natives as we were taken in by the slowed pace way of life and lovely culture. We hope the spirit comes home with us, but either way... we will be back. ;-)

Mahalo and Aloha!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Superb solitude

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay - quiet and peaceful. Off the beaten path, which was just what we were looking for. The house was furnished beautifully, with everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed gorgeous sunsets from the deck or sitting at the seawall. Actually saw our first whale breaching as a group of pilot whales passed by. Being early November, we weren't sure we'd see any whales, but it was pretty spectacular! The little geckos were entertaining and really enjoyed the jam we put out for them - strawberry seemed to be preferred over boysenberry. We highly recommend Dan and Melanie's place if you're looking for a nice quiet oceanfront neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint getaway tucked in by the sea!

  • 4 of 5

Rick's Place is a nice home on the Ocean on the Southwest part of Hawai'i, in the Villiage of Miloi'i. The home is a traditional Hawaiian home, one bedroom, including a deck, grill and a cozy pool off the back door. The views of the ocean are incredible! Note: the home is located on a lava field, you must have shoes, sandles or other shoe ware to walk on ground!

The home is remote, the nearest grocery is a 30 minute drive, the Viking Stove, an amazing appliance, cooking enjoyment is certain. We used the stove and grill every day and never ate out!

If you want to be away from it all this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome! Very private and quiet. Perfect for two people in love. We will be back. CA

  • 5 of 5

Awesome! Very private and quiet. Perfect for two people in love, even at 31 years.. Must do, Manta Ray night snorkeling, helicopter, and ATV. Local snorkeling is a must. We will be back. CA

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Manta ray dive is amazing! I'm glad you did it.
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Loved every single minute of our stay at Rick's place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, quiet and peacefull. Very well maintained and looked after, which apparently is like a full-time job directly on the cliffs.

The house has everything you could think of, absolutely fantastic.

We stayed there for five days and nights in early August and enjoyed every single minute.

If we'll ever make it back to Hawaii we'd love to stay at Rick's Place, again.

Mel & Thilo, Germany

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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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
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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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

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