|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
This magnificent, 3800 square foot home, literally will take your breath away. The view is a sensory overload experience, you can hardly take all in at once. For couples or Groups to 14, this house can serve everyone. Named ‘Kona Dolphin House’ it is close to the beaches where you can swim near Spinner Dolphins.
It is truly a one of a kind Big Island view overlooking majestic Kealakekua Bay, the City of Refuge and 40 coastline miles. The high open beamed vaulted living area shares the kitchen, dining, living room and home theater all in one completely open area and connects though a 40’ wide opening to the Lanai. This great room is the setting for sharing good times.
Just a twenty minute drive from Kailua-Kona and Keauhou in the village of Capitan Cook, this is the place to come to beat the crowds and congestion of Kailua-Kona. Here at one-thousand-two-hundred feet elevation you will enjoy the perfect climate in Hawaii. Suitable for the very young and older guests the single story perfectly flat level main house has two master suites both with stunning views and feature California king beds. There is a large spa on one of the master suite lanai's. The third bedroom has two California kings.
There is an optionally priced 1 bedroom 1 bath Attached Guest House (called ‘Ohana’) which sleeps 6. The Ohana is the best thing that ever happened to a vacation with children (young or older)! Their own 'Surf's Up' sanctuary, includes its very own kitchen, living area with TV/Cable/Internet and full bath.
This home built in 2002 is furnished with solid Tropical Mahogany and Teak furniture from Thailand and was completed with professional interior design throughout. Fully appointed with every luxury you can imagine. It would be hard to improve upon!
You can actually watch Whales and Dolphins from the large covered Lanai. Kealakekua Bay is world renowned for its spinner dolphin population, as they jump into the air they spin! Watch fishing boats and other boats from a bird's eye view.
Keywords: Executive Home
Luxury 3800 sf. home; amenities galore; located on a one acre botanical Eden, gated property. Privacy, security. Luxury features: Chef's kitchen, home theater with 6 reclining seats, easy to get around one level house, close to beach parks with the best island snorkeling, supreme Hawaiian climate at 1200 feet elevation (less humidity, never too hot), in the Kona Eco-Agri touring area - coffee lovers and foodies rejoice! The best tropical fruit stands, fresh island fish. Away from noisy tourist places, yet close enough to be there in 20 minutes.
Best VR ever. House is up on a hillside about a thousand feet above sea level looking down on the blue Pacific , Kealakekua Bay, and Honaunau.
What makes that unique is afternoons at the house are not hot and sticky and nights are so quiet. The only sound we heard was frogs (I think) which made falling asleep so comfortable with the cool night air.
The pictures of the house does not do justice: kitchen is fully loaded with pots, pans, utensils, plates, glasses, cups, etc. --Maybe enough for 15 people or more. Bedrooms are perfectly clean and well furnished.
After landing on the Big Island we picked up live Island Abalones, oysters, lobsters, Kona Kanpachi and more, we all feasted like kings and queens. What made that possible was "THE LANAI" and the sunset that provided live shows. Not only I would recommend this VR, when vacationing on the Big Island, I would stay at this 5 STARS VR again.
The Kona Dolphin House is PERFECT! One of our brothers got married in the Captain Cook area and we rented this house for those of us not staying at the house where the wedding would be - so three families with kids plus my dad and step mom all stayed here and had a blast! Breathtaking views, very spacious, well appointed, comfortable - we had everything we needed and some! The pictures on the website do NOT do the place justice. It is SPECTACULAR. Also, the owner is super organized, professional and responsive (an absolute PLEASURE to deal with) and the local manager is easily reachable and very helpful. One of the best vacations ever!
Meeting our "Aussie" relatives half way in Hawaii for a family reunion brought us to Kona Dolphin House. Six active seniors enjoyed the gourmet kitchen with everything one needs to make marvellous meals to enjoy on the beautiful lanai. The house is spacious and in a quiet neighbourhood away from the Kona tourist area. The local Captain Cook shopping area provided everything we needed. It was easy traveling to beaches, the volcano, etc using beach chairs,ice coolers,umbrellas and towels provided. The house and grounds were immaculate, the local manager attentive without being intrusive.the views from the lanai all thru the day were unforgettable.
We had an absolutely incredible time at the Kona Dolphin house. The house is in perfect condition, very spacious, with amazing views over the coastline from a stunning deck. There was a nice detached apartment above the garage that was perfect for us with our little baby, to have a little bit of space, while the rest of the extended family stayed in the main house. The location was perfect -- only 15 minutes down to perhaps the best snorkeling in Hawaii -- not to mention 5 mins to the grocery store and a good base from which to visit the volcano or various spots on the west coast on day trips. The gardener gave us a tour of the amazing garden and gave us fresh pineapple, mango, and coconuts. The owner also provided a list of incredibly helpful local recommendations. The place was spotless and had everything we needed. We can't say enough good things about it! Everyone came home relaxed, rejuvenated and happy.
The Dolphin house took our breath away at first sight. Our group of 14 fit comfortably with the main house and guest house. The grounds are immaculate, the house is perfect, but the view is unforgettable. The drive into Kona was not bad, and definitely worth the cooler evening temperatures. The small shops in town were great and the nearby grocery store very convenient. A great home base if you plan on traveling to the many activities around the island. Would definitely stay at the Dolphin House again!
Rented this home for a family reunion vacation that included 12 family members plus a 3 month old. The layout was perfect giving the parents & baby a master bedroom on one side of the house while the other members used the guest house bedroom, the other master bedroom & another bedroom which slept 4. Because of the layout, the baby only woke the parents during the night. We could have added at least 2 more guests before someone would have had to sleep on air mattresses which the owner would/could provide. We had plenty of space to move around the common areas (kitchen/livingroom/entertainment area/lanai) which was our main reason for renting this house. Heard no complaints from anyone regarding the availability of hot water for showers with this big group.
Loved the scenic views from the lanai at dinner time and also in the morning. Loved the breeze that came through the doors leading out to the Lanai. Plenty of bath towels and etc, & plenty of beach towels for everyone to use during our stay.
The high quality kitchen supplies (smaller appliances/plates/dishes/silverware and etc) were plentiful so that we would have only had to run the dishwasher twice a day but the dishwasher had to be used in shifts to handled the amount of dishes used by the group.
We had a little issue with the food disposal (our fault) & the safe (not our fault). Both times the property manager responded quickly & fixed the issue. He was very cordial & helpful giving tips of good places to eat, little known scenic by-passes & excursions. The helpful "tip packet" given by the home owner was also very valuable. Homeowner was prompt & easy to deal with.
Location was excellent. We felt the location was great for getting to all the areas on the Kona side of the island and it also allowed us to drive a doable 1 1/2 hours to the Volcano National Park on the Hilo side.
The parking area by the garages was roomy enough to hold 3 rental vehicles (2 midsize and an extended van) plus a motorcycle. I most warn people, the first time going up and down the driveway was a little scary. It's a great place for walking for exercise!!
If I have to say something negative - the dogs next door barked a little - never during the night & never for extended periods of time. Just interrupted the peace & quiet now & then. We learned after the 2nd occurrence that after showing in the guest house, make sure to keep the bathroom door closed or the steam will set of the smoke detector.
Swim with (near) the dolphins, kayak across the bay to the Captain Cook Monument, Best snorkeling on the Island
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
3 Bedroom Main House rate: $450 per Night, 6 Night Minimum (Sleeps 8)
3 Bedroom Main House plus 1 Bedroom Guest House (4 Bedrooms total): $600 per Night, 6 Night Minimum (Sleeps up to 14)
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning fee Main House only (3 Bedrooms): $250
Cleaning fee Main House plus 1 bedroom Guest House (4 Bedrooms total): $350
50% deposit due at time of booking, balance, plus $500 refundable damage deposit, due 90 days prior to arrival.
Hawaii Sales tax of 13.4166% on the rental portion only.