About the property
- Lodge2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom Home - additional units available
This home, known as Lawai'a Sea Lodge, is located on Kealakekua Bay. It has a private kayak launch with safe channel access to the Bay. The property offers three different rental options...
Entire Property $695/night + $450 Cleaning fee
Upstairs: $295/night + $225 cleaning fee
Downstairs: $225/night + $125 cleaning fee
Cottage: $175/night + $100 cleaning fee
The main home is divided upstairs and downstairs into private rental units. The upstairs unit has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with a living room and kitchen. With a spectacular view of the bay, the upstairs lanai is a great place to enjoy your meals or an evening sunset. The downstairs unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with a spacious kitchen and sun deck overlooking the bay. There is also a separate detached cottage facing the water with 1 bedroom, kitchen and bathroom available for rent.
Kayaks are available for use when you rent any of the units, which allows you access to the entire bay and some of the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii. For more information, please contact us. As you paddle across the bay, it is very common to see spinner dolphins swimming along side people snorkeling. In the winter months you may see whales breaching.
Gary or Donna
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Gary or Donna
We own several beachfront properties across the state.
Gary or Donna purchased this Lodge in 2013
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
we had a marvelous adventure! snorkling and kayaking right outside our rental, (kayaks provided, no additiional charge) we drove down the road for a beach experience, which was beautiful and fun! dolphins and whales in the bay, doing their thing. really a great location for a wonderful vacation. the host was so helpful and fun! the house was great, had all the ammenities we needed, plenty of room! i will definately be back with my family! mahalo for such a perfect fun and relaxing retreat!
wild Hawaii right outside the door
our February week was warm and sunny with some big swells and wind. big waves crashing on the black lava beyond the green lawn outside the screen door was wild and primeval, nature doing its thing. we kayaked when the sea was more mild, dolphin and whales breathing in Kealakekua Bay near the boats startled us. Nights are dark, the shear dark undeveloped north wall of the bay keeps it feeling primitive and wild. the lower unit of the Lawai'a Sea Lodge house worked well for us. the property is well maintained by nice people. YES we will return next year. Mahalo for a relaxing yet exciting experience.
So happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Also, glad to know how much you loved the Bay and all it's sea creatures. You and your fellow explorers were fearless and we look forward to your return.
Mahalo nui loa!
Fantastic place to kayak, snorkel and swim in Kealakekua Bay. We stayed in the cute, low-key cottage - perfect for a couple - with an incredible view right on the water from the patio or kitchen. Private, rocky launch for kayaks is the best (and perhaps only) way for travelers to kayak the bay individually. Great snorkeling in front of and north of the launch (in addition to paddling across to "tourist central" at the monument.) Lovely and relaxing environment, great manager. Not to be missed!
We stayed for 6 days and it is the best place, we ever saw at the Kona coast of Big Island.
Best spot on the big island
We originally planned to stay here a week and then somewhere else on the Big Island for our last two days, but we failed to find anyplace else we would rather be! The kayak launch is so handy as well as just being able to wake up and snorkel with dolphins and explore the captain cook monument reef. Also did some spear fishing on the opposite side of the bay. But the dolphins were the highlight, we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins for 8 of our 9 days here. What a way to start your day! The place was perfect for our family of four with two older boys. We stayed in the downstairs with two big bedrooms, two bathrooms and 5 beds to choose from, not to mention a nice kitchen and an amazing view outside our bedroom each morning when I open my eyes. We explore almost every corner of the Big Island from this spot. Would definite recommend the property to anyone staying on the island.
Excellent location, very helpful property Manager, average comfort
I stayed 8 days during July 2014 at the groundfloor level with my two sons. It was the type of stay that we were looking for: in front of the ocean at the Kealakekua bay (natural reserve), free kayaks and snorkeling, key location in dead end street. The property Manager was really nice and helpful. There was plenty of room for the three of us (2 bedrooms with a total of 9 beds). However, we are all tall and hit our head several times on the ceiling. Limited intimity, no airco, no dishwasher, basic furnitures. Our priority was not comfort and we were living outside most of the time anyway, hence we give this overall a good rate.
DL from Brussels, Belgium.
Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are so glad you were able to enjoy Kealakekua Bay and our home Lawai'a Sea Lodge. It is a very special place. We hope you will consider us in the future.