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Paradise Found! You won't ever want to leave Hale o Lei!!!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beach House, 4 Bedrooms + extra futons, 2.5 Baths, + outside shower(Sleeps 10

WE AIM TO PLEASE YOU by providing the best equipped, outstanding vacation spot on the Kona coast!! Our charming, private four bedroom, two and a half bath beach house is across the street from Kealakekua Bay, in quaint, historic, alternately bustling and serene Napo'opo'o Village. Our home is perfect for enjoying the uniqueness of this area and the Big Island. Hale o Lei has both inside and open-air living and dining areas, private master bedroom suite, outside hot tub, a large sunning deck, and two lanais facing the ocean and one facing the mountains. It is fully screened, to allow you to feel the trade winds. We have completely outfitted Hale o Lei so that you will feel like you are coming home to paradise every day!

It is about 100 feet from the kayak launching pier, a short walk to Manini or Keei Beach, a one mile kayak paddle to the Captain Cook Monument, a short drive to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (the Place of Refuge), and right at some of the best snorkeling and spinner dolphin watching in Hawaii. We live on the Big Island, and are eager to help in any way to make this your best vacation experience ever!

For a full Big Island experience, combine your visit with Hale Ehu Kai, our accessible oceanfront house on the other side of the Island!

Keywords: Beach House

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Hart or Marlene Phillips
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Hart or Marlene Phillips

Aloha! We relocated to Hawaii about 16 years ago, after retiring from lives as cattle ranchers, teacher, consultant, and human resources manager. We had visited all of the Hawaiian Islands and other tropical areas around the world, and chose the Big Island as our home. In this phase of our lives, we love to share our adopted home with others and have established two spectacular vacation rentals on both sides of the Big Island to allow this.

Hart or Marlene Phillips purchased this house in 2004

Why Hart or Marlene Phillips chose Kona Coast

Kealakekua Bay has probably the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii! The dolphins and other sea life share this unique place with us and our guests. Hale o Lei allows us to affordably share Kealakekua Bay with others.

What makes this house unique

You have the enviable choices of just staying in the area and enjoying one of the most beautiful, relaxing places in the world, OR using Hale o Lei as a comfortable base to explore one of the most dynamic islands in the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We’ve really enjoyed our stay here- love the upstairs bedroom with the ocean view and “jungle” bird songts. This is a comfortable home with all the amenities one could ask for.

My husband highly recommends the Manta Ray dive. “Other Worldly!” Mahalo
Apr 2011
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 2.5 inside Private outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Upstairs Master Suite with full bath/lanai/TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs with 1/2 bath attached
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs Queen with shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs with shared bath
  • King size beds (1) One in the upstairs master suite (memory foam mattress) and one in a first floor bedroom with attached half bath (memory foam mattress)., Queen size Beds (1) Memory foam topper, Twin or Single Beds (1) Memory foam toppers., Child Beds (1) Folding foam futon as well as a youth bed, Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib/play pen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One queen hide-a-bed in outside living room and two double futons in inside living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside shower for coming in from the beach or before a spa. Guests are free to eat outstanding Hayden mangos, apple bananas, pineapples, coconuts, and papayas from the property, when in season.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found! You won't ever want to leave Hale o Lei!!!!
average rating of 4.7 based on 37 reviews

This is a fantastic get away! So close to everything, well appointed, great owners. would rent again

  • 5 of 5

This is one of our favorites so far. Very good for groups. Very clean. Perfect location.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Capt. Cook

  • 4 of 5

Great house, very well furnished both for water sports and the house itself.

Hosts were great about helping us through any difficulties .

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, CA

Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning, the owner kindly responded to emails/phone calls very promptly. He also provided us with a great list of suggested places to visit.

This home is comfortable, in a great location and has everything one can need. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of items to easily prepare meals. I was worried about having mostly screened in windows thinking it may get too hot or too cold. We lucked out with the weather and enjoyed a cool ocean breeze, plus falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean was amazing. The home was clean, had plenty of linens, beach toys and outing items, i.e. cooler, picnic basket, blue ice, etc. There is a small, slightly rocky beach within a 2 minute walk, great for taking an easy dip. We enjoyed 'two steps' a few miles away, a trip to the Big Island Honey Bee Farm only minutes away, drove to the volcano, went to the seahorse farm and enjoyed relaxing in the outdoor living room this home has. The home has a great layout, plenty of room to relax and enjoy. There is great outdoor space that is comfortable...just watch out for the mosquitos, but like everything else the owner has prepared for this with bug spray and candles to repel them. I would definitely return for another visit. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please and appreciate this newest vote of confidence!
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This will be our 3rd or 4th time renting Hale o Lei. Arrived from Oahu for a family reunion at Honauanu. Very convenient and comfortable house. All the comforts of home! Visited other vacation homes in the area and found Hale O Lei to be well equipped with ceiling fans during this hot summer weather. My cousins who rented in the area complained that their vacation house was not as cool as this house! Great open lanai area with privacy. Will definitely rent again! Owners very friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests who visit us from Oahu every couple of years. Looking forward to having them back in the future.
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Langley, BC Canada

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here March 21-25 with 3 adults and 3 teens (first night with another 2 adults who had to fly home early). We very much enjoyed our stay at Hale O Lei. The rental process was very easy, and Hart was quick to answer every question we had. The house was clean, comfortable and outfitted with everything possible we could think of needing. Everything was just as pictured. One thing I would like to point out, the "private" master suite is very private, as it is accessed only from the outside. There is no access from the bottom floor to the upper floor unless you go out the front door and up a set of stairs. This might be an issue with someone with younger children; however, with ours being teenagers, the privacy was nice. We falsely assumed with being on the water, it wouldn't be as hot but it was quite humid in the bay. The screened windows and ceiling fans really helped with keeping it cooler to sleep at night (and there was air conditioning in the King-1/2 bath room). Another thing to point out is there is no glass windows, only screens. At first that made us a little nervous regarding security and noise, but it wasn't an issue at all. (If you are a light sleeper, be aware you are not able to block out the noise that naturally occurs in the community.) The geckos around the home were a joy to watch and kept the bugs at bay. Some activities we did while staying here were kayaking trip to Captain Cook Monument with Adventures in Paradise (snorkeling was SPECTACULAR, but go for the early morning trip as the bay filled up with other tours once we were leaving), Pu'uhonau o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) and snorkeling at Two Step, visiting South Point and Green Sand Beach (if you aren't up for the 2 1/4 mile hike to the beach, locals will 4x4 you in for a fee - worth it!), Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach (at the hotel with only 40 parking spots, so get there before 8am if you want a spot which means you leave the house before 7am), shopping for chocolate covered everything at Donkey Balls factory, and ate some good meals at Annie's Island Fresh Burgers and Paparoni's Pizza take out. Mahalo to Hart and Marlene for opening their home for us to enjoy, and we will be recommending it to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like this group did many of the activities we recommend. There are a whole lot more for groups with other interests.
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45th anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

We went here for 10 days to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and were happy with the choice. We were close to the ocean and enjoyed the sounds of the surf lulling us to sleep. It was a very relaxing stay and we would stay here again. From here we drove just about everywhere on the island and saw most of the tourist spots, and other places as well. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your 45th! Glad you enjoyed our home at the Bay. We look forward to having you back, soon. Mahalo nui loa!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Corner Pocket
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Relaxing at the house, in the spa, or on the beach. Exploring the Big Island.


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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December Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning- average fee $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rate in quotes is for 2 people without cleaning fees/refundable security deposit (these fees will be added into owner quotes). Extra people (adults or children) are $25 plus tax each. $50/day added for holidays. There are discounts for staying longer..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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