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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

Tropical, Family Friendly Home Just 5 Minutes To Swim with Dolphins

45 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Kona Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Aloha, and welcome to Marci's Tropical Dream. This private and spacious 4 bedroom and 2 bath home is perfect for a large family or a small group. Sleeps 10 people comfortably.

Conveniently situated on beautiful Painted Church Road, Just 2 miles to the best, local snorkeling spot on the Big Island, South Kona's Two Step. Also find the historic Place of Refuge, once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. Enjoy swimming with dolphins and turtles, or hiking on ancient Hawaiian trails, or a peaceful sunset picnic at the beach. Marci's Tropical Dream is the ideal location.

Experience lush Hawaii at a beautiful 800' elevation for warm, sunny days, and pleasant nights. Pick fresh fruit right from our yard: bananas, avocados, mangos, papaya and more are all available seasonally for you to enjoy. Everything you need for the perfect getaway - full kitchen, washer and dryer, bar-b-que, beach and snorkel gear and bikes, is waiting for your visit.

Allow your tropical dream vacation to be our tropical home. Aloha and see you soon.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
owner/property manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

About owner/property manager

Marci and I(Chuck) moved here from Seattle and are crazy about living here, no thought of what clothes to wear, always shorts and flipflops! 80+ degree ocean water, It just doesn't get any better!

owner/property manager purchased this house in 2007

Why owner/property manager chose Kona Coast

We love being close to the water for swimming, snorkeling, and sunning. Also we are down in 'Old Hawaii' and far from the hustle and bustle of more upscale or congested areas.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing like picking your own fruit for breakfast, with a 365 day growing season! We Live in the Area, so if you need anything just call us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the snorkeling and boogie boarding gear, we did not have to rent a thing. We also really enjoyed all the fruit on the property, esp. the bananas, mangos, and papaya. FYI, in the winter the best place to see fish in relatively calm waters is Kalalu'u. There is sand there to and shade! P.S. Don't forget to try all the Kona Coffee!
Dec 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

Tropical, Family Friendly Home Just 5 Minutes To Swim with Dolphins
average rating of 4.866667 based on 48 reviews
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
5

Warm, Friendly home away from home on Big Island

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderfully charming and close to great beaches for our 'keiki' (kids) aged 2 and 4. Its our second time back in two years and we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Very affordable in contrast to other places we looked into, and perfectly located to get a real feel for the island. Away, but not too far away from the hustle and bustle of Kailua-Kona, its the perfect location if you have a rental car. We had three generations under one roof and didn't step on each other's toes. Master bedroom is beautiful and the other two upper bedrooms are pleasantly spacious. Downstairs bedroom has loads of space, and was convenient for us since it also had the washer and dryer in it...

Its got all the amenities you would expect and a little bit of cottage charm. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
5

Warm, Friendly home away from home to experience the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderfully charming and close to great beaches for our 'keiki' (kids) aged 2 and 4. Its our second time back in two years and we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Very affordable in contrast to other places we looked into, and perfectly located to get a real feel for the island. Away, but not too far away from the hustle and bustle of Kailua-Kona, its the perfect location if you have a rental car. We had three generations under one roof and didn't step on each other's toes. Master bedroom is beautiful and the other two upper bedrooms are pleasantly spacious. Downstairs bedroom has loads of space, and was convenient for us since it also had the washer and dryer in it...

Its got all the amenities you would expect and a little bit of cottage charm. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, spacious, and has everything you need; the large garden is a wonder for kids to explore. We were only 6, but 10 people can be very comfortable here. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a blender for making tasty smoothies. We benefited from the snorkel gear, towels, boogie board, coolers, and even clothed for cooler weather (which you'll need if you go to Mauna Kea). We stayed 7 days and were sad to leave. Marci and Chuck were very helpful to us when we needed them, plus they had fruit and coffee for us on arrival.

I liked the closeness to Honaunau for picnic and sunset and 2 step for snorkeling. The house is very close to a wonderful fruit stand (at mile 103-104 on hwy 11), and if you want to explore Kohala and the south part of the island, all from one location, this will be a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Group from Germany

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights. The house is very cosy and well situated between kealakekua bay and two steps, which is a wonderful choice. We were with more than 10 people which we would not recommend. 10 is really good, but more is quite tight. kitchen was not very well equipped for the amount of people, that suppose to fit in. fridge was compared to this really great. there were enough beachtowels and some boogie boards and flippers.

marci and chuck did the best so we could feel very comfortable and brought some stuff for the kitchen over that were needed. they are very warm hearted people and helped us with every question we had.

mahalo for everything and we would defiantly come again with less people :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, Ca.
5

FANTASTIC HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent 7 wonderful days in Hawaii and stayed in Marci's dream house. The house is immaculate, great size and totally furnished with everything you could need. From the moment we arrived Chuck and Marci were there to greet us and helped us to get settled in. There is a nice size yard with lush surroundings and patio furniture for relaxing under palm trees. Also provided were snorkle gear, ice chest, boogie boards and other items. We will be coming back in the near future for sure. We could not have asked for a nicer host couple to make sure our vacation was all we hoped it to be. I suggest Marci's dream house to anyone wanting a nice out of the way place to stay. Maholo Chuck and Marci!!

Scott and Pat Wetton

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver WA
5

Group from Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

The house is ideally located, lots of sun in the spring and close to the ocean, where we can snorkel. We definitely enjoyed it wholeheartedly. My kids think this was their best vacation and I have to include their experience in this house. We got to enjoy the very unique backyard where all sorts tropical fruit trees are. Eating apple bananas, soursop just harvested was quite an experience. It is not hard to tell that the owners have put a lot of thoughts into the house, from body boards to bikes, from sandwich bags to hand towels. Very convenient! I have told a couple of my friends who are interested in visiting big island next time, I am sure they will be as fulfilled as we were. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
KOA
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Honaunau Bay
Car: necessary

Superb snorkeling at two step, ocean visibility at times exceeds 100ft.

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Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning charge $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Eight night minimum stay from December 24, 2015 to January 1, 2016

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kona Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) 1-California king size bed, 1-pull out king size, Queen size Beds (2) 1-second floor bedroom, 1-ground floor, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two adult mountain bikes and a childs bike, boogie boards, snorkel gear, cooler, beach umbrella, beach chairs, are all available for guest use free of charge, also board games, badminton, and croquet. The site has Mangos, Coconuts, Avocados, Tangerines, Papaya, Soursop, Pineapple, Cacao (chocolate), and Bananas all available for guests in season.

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