About the property
- House1060 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
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Hale Lana is your own private fully fenced and gated large enclave, perfect privacy for two, all to yourselves and steps to the best snorkeling beach. Soothing sounds of the ocean at Hale Lana....at peaceful Kealakekua Bay....a small, very quiet, low key and walkable shoreline community. It is situated among a mix of local style and unique newer homes. It is an ideal retreat for couples or honeymooners.
Only steps (a two minute walk) to enter the crystal clear water at the palm lined shaded picturesque beach, across the bay from the Captain Cook Monument, for the best snorkeling in the islands! The pristine bay is a protected Marine Preserve providing numerous water activities and spinner dolphin sightings (sometimes surrounding your kayak!) and whales in winter. Hale Lana is removed from noise and traffic and is fully fenced and gated for added privacy.
The super clean home is a superbly crafted tropical style pole and beam house showcasing natural woods, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Italian floor tile, new tropical furnishings, a ten jet indoor Jacuzzi spa tub, and large indoor and outdoor walk-in showers. The high open beam ceilings through-out, the roof cupola, decking and louvred transoms are reminiscent of a boat or 'Noah's Ark', thus the name 'Hale Lana' (translated as floating house). Free secured high speed wireless internet access and free long distance telephone calls connect you to the world from this hidden piece of paradise.
This type of tropical construction, with walls of screened sliding doors, also efficiently allows the balmy breezes and scents of the bay and surrounding plumeria trees to float through. There are ample lanais or garden patio seating to relax in the sun or shade and take in the sounds of the waves and the 360 views of the bay and surrounding pali (mountain). It is easy to let yourself 'hang loose' at Hale Lana!
Please note: former guests mention their pleasant stay in the "studio" rather than the larger one bedroom. We are no longer renting the studio, so guests now have the compound completely to themselves when renting the upstairs.
Water temperatures are pleasant and consistently range from 75 (in Feb) to 82 In late summer.
There is a FOUR NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED. Seven
ACCOMMODATIONS ARE FOR TWO GUESTS
Located at: 82-6277 Kahauloa St., Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704 (googleearth or mapquest)
Keywords: Private House
At present, kayaking in the Bay is by permit through a number of tour companies or your own permit online.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Dennis Newkirk
26 year resident of the big island.
Dennis Newkirk purchased this House in 2006
Why Dennis Newkirk chose Honaunau-Napoopoo
Kealakekua Bay is a very small, extremely quiet and low-key community providing the best of historic Hawaii and a pristine Marine Reserve all just steps away. My family has lived in Hawaii for more than 60 years and this is truely one of the most beautiful and unspoiled spots to live in or visit. I was fortunate to obtain a large double lot in the community many years ago. And then several years ago was able to build a custom home with the help of excellent boat builder craftsmen with outstanding attention to detail.
What makes this House unique
Daily swims, just steps from the house, with dolphins and all manner of marine life. On my first visit to snorkel at Kealakekua Bay, and not more than 20 feet away, was a female humpback whale and her calf calmly swimming along! Entrance lock box with key and security code for easy self check in.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful house in a nice quiet location. Just steps from some of the best snorkeling.
We really enjoyed our week at your Hale. The open and airy floor plan kept us cool and we had everything we needed to make for a wonderful vacation. The place is nestled into a quiet, out of the way neighborhood, so you can relax and unwind island style.
A wonderful house, ideal for a couple, very well appointed and close to the water.
A wonderful place to get away from the condos and shops. There are no stores or restaurants in walking distance so plan on getting your groceries before your drive down the hill (4 miles). The kitchen is complete, there are several places to sit down for a meal, you can take your picnic to Manini Beach (two short blocks away)... We plan to coming back!
Very nice. very clean. Well thought out. We had everything we needed. Wonderful house.
I would highly recommend this property. It is located near many great ocean and beach activities. We had a really great time.
Perfect location for great snorkeling
Don't worry about the drive down - it's fine. Even if you don't like winding roads, the house is definitely worth it, really spacious, well equipped and a lovely place to relax. Handy too, to kayak out to Captain Cooks memorial, where the snorkeling is amazing - do go early though, it's a popular spot and gets very crowded. Also handy for Two Step, another snorkeling delight, don't miss Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park just a few miles away, and a tour of the Big Island Bees.
Excellent location and quality
We absolutely loved this house. The construction was clearly done by skilled builders with quality materials and attention to detail. The decor is the same. Well thought-out and tasteful. Another big plus is the cool low key and quiet community with swimming and kayaking within a short stroll.
When my wife and I booked, we weren’t entirely sure that we would have the whole property to ourselves, but we did. The unit upstairs is the one we rented and the one downstairs is not occupied.
The only reasons my rating is not a 5 star is that there’s no real lanai for outdoor meals and lounging. There is a wrap-around deck with seating but it’s not really the same as having a spot with a dining table. Even a patio in the yard with a picnic table would have been nice. Also, there are no real views from the house. These weren’t huge deals since we spent most of our time at Manini Beach Park which is literally just a few minute walk from the house.
Overall, highly recommended if you’re looking to put some distance between yourself and the resorts.
Love this property and the area it is located.
Great quiet place.
Grocery stores, shopping and numerous restaurants are a 15 minute drive away. There are many areas to explore on foot such as the old Napo'opo'o Wharf and beach park with old sacred sites. Post offices are also nearby. It is located in the heart of ranches (with nearby rodeo grounds) and coffee and macademia nut farms and mills (with outlet stores) as well as country stores and fruit stands offering locally grown produce. Also nearby are the old painted church (elaborate wall murals), Hawaiian Ethnobotanical Garden and a wounderful ornate Buddhist temple open to visitors. The Historic Place of Refuge (featuring Hawaiian cultural displays, the old royal canoe landing and walls dating from the 1500's, picnic areas, whale watching and unobstructed sunsets and great snorkeling) is three miles to the south. Ke'ei, a white sand crescent shaped and shady surfing beach (and home to many visible sea turtles) is a short drive or hike away. Hale Lana is conveniently located to 'downtown' Kailua-Kona. A very quiet area free of the loud and invasive Coqui frog.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee of $150. to $200. with 4.16 % state tax required. Security deposit is fully refundable ($200.). Accommodations are for two guests. No Refunds (except cleaning fee and security deposit) if cancelled 60 days prior. Trip Insurance is recommended.