Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise

Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 29, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 9 Sleeps

WELCOME to Mika'Alua. This fabulous two story OCEANFRONT home features spectacular ocean views. This is in sunny Kapoho and features some of the best snorkeling in the Islands. The interior of Mika 'Alua is beautifully furnished in Hawaiian inspired design, and everything is immaculate. Tile and bamboo floors, a private bathroom for each bedroom, big porch area, tropical breezes...this is the perfect home for your vacation. It has a Jacuzzi hot tub, and POOL. You won't believe the amenities – all you need to make this the ultimate vacation home. Enjoy a beverage on your lanai with tropical breezes overlooking the blue Pacific. The owners are famous for their personal touches. The kitchen abounds with spices, sauces, dry goods, great cookware, lots of room. Just bring your favorite fresh food. Ultra quality stainless steel BBQ for cooking that fish you just caught. Exquisite master bedroom with lanai overlooking ocean, 3 of 4 bedrooms on the oceanfront ...you will say WOW!!

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at Mika Alua so much. This place is very special. I'm very sad our oldest daughter couldn't join us and that we'll already leave tomorrow. But on the other hand that means we definitely have to come back! We met Adan - he is so nice and we're totally satisfied with everything. Thank you very much.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

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Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise
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Hilo Hilo District
5

Awesome! Everyone loved being by the ocean.

  • 5 of 5
Sleeping arrangements worked well for us. Enjoyed having spices, etc. available for us. Supplies for beach time were much appreciated. Loved the cat!! The property was clean. Found good snorkeling beach nearby. Enjoyed most of our meals at home, sharing cooking. Nice to have laundry facilities. Would recommend to others. Thank you
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018951
+1 808-345-8093
Hilo Hilo District
Georgetown, TX
5

Super Views

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Mika Alua for 4 nights and had a wonderful stay. We arrived late at night and had no idea of the view we were missing until we woke up the next morning. Awesome views to wake up to every morning. Jamie was great to work with from the very beginning. She was very attentive to our emails and answered all our questions and concerns timely. We have rented many VRBOs over the years and this kitchen was the best stocked kitchen of any place we have ever stayed. The location is peaceful and relaxing and great for touring the Volcanoes National Park. We had an easy drive to the Black Sand Beach and a memorable drive to the Green Sand Beach. My husband enjoyed snorkeling in the Tide Pools within walking distance of the home. Our only concern was the Guest House was on the warm side and we had fans going every night to keep us cool and the darn Coqui frogs! All in all it was a wonderful home and would highly recommend it to others looking for a nice quiet place away from the normal busy tourist locations.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018951
+1 808-345-8093
Hilo Hilo District
Virginia, USA
5

A spectacular week!

  • 5 of 5
This was my first trip to Hawai'i, and I am so glad I chose Mika Alua! Our who family had a spectacular week. The oceanfront location was incredibly peaceful, and the sunrises and moonrises added to the charm. The house was very comfortable and everything we wished for was thoughtfully provided (including a lovely welcome basket). The location was perfect for touring Hilo, Volcanoes National Park, and much more. We enjoyed lunches in Pahoa, shopping at the Hilo Farmer's market, a drive down to South Point and Punalu'u black sand beach (where we saw sea turtles), and a day spent with Native Guide Hawaii (Warren Costa) touring the volcanoes (I recommend him unreservedly as well). The tide pools right down the street were great fun with the kids, as was the swimming pool. Meals on the lanai were a pleasure, and we particularly enjoyed the geckos in the garden and the star fruit ripe on the bushes behind the guest house. This property will not disappoint you!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise
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Hilo Hilo District
San Diego
5

Splendor And More

  • 5 of 5
Aloha!
Many previous reviews have accurately described this lovely vacation property. What I would like to share is about the person who makes this possible. Jamie is the perfect representative of this home. I contacted Jamie a couple of months ago to see if it would be okay for me to surprise my wife for her birthday which was the day we were to arrive. I asked could I send the birthday gifts to the Mika Alua home and have them placed on the bed. Jamie accepted the idea with glee. She and I conversed periodically via email to make sure all was in order. Her staff did a beautiful job placing the gifts in gift bags. When we arrived, my wife went upstairs to admire the beautifully spacious bedroom. She was blown away with the surprise. I walked on air for the rest the evening. :) Oh, let me not forget the gift basket that Jamie had waiting for us. She's classy, personable and comes across like an endearing family member.
This is our 5th time visiting Hawaii, but first time in the Pahoa/ Hilo region. This beautiful ocean front home is in the perfect location. It was hard to leave the house for nearby snorkeling, tours, etc. The weather was great. Everyday sunshine, with just a few light latenight showers to cool off the evening. We look forward to returning to stay in one of her other properties. Can't give away our next vacation dates.:)
Mahalo
Jeff and Jackie
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018951
+1 808-345-8093
Hilo Hilo District
San Diego
5

Splendor and More.

  • 5 of 5
Aloha!
Many previous reviews have accurately described this lovely vacation property. What I would like to share is about the person who makes this possible. Jamie is the perfect representative of this home. I contacted Jamie a couple of months ago to see if it would be okay for me to surprise my wife for her birthday which was the day we were to arrive. I asked could I send the birthday gifts to the Mika Alua home and have them placed on the bed. Jamie accepted the idea without glee. She and I conversed periodically via email to make sure all was in order. Her staff did a beautiful job placing the gifts in gift bags. When we arrived, my wife went upstairs to admire the beautifully spacious bedroom. She was blown away with the surprise. I walked on air for the rest the evening. :) Oh, let me not forget the gift basket that Jamie had waiting for us. She's classy, personable and comes across like an endearing family member.
This is our 5th time visiting Hawaii, but first time in the Pahoa/ Hilo region. This beautiful ocean front home is in the perfect location. It was hard to leave the house for nearby snorkeling, tours, etc. The weather was great. Everyday sunshine, with just a few light latenight showers to cool off the evening. We look forward to returning to stay in one of her other properties. Can't give away our next vacation dates.:)
Mahalo
Jeff and Jackie
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Oceanfront Splendor - Mika 'Alua - Snorklers Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018951
+1 808-345-8093
Hilo Hilo District
Lewiston, Idaho
4

Nice vacation place

  • 4 of 5
As advertised, with a few exceptions. The champagne ponds are not a short walk away. In order to access them one has to drive and park outside a gated community then walk through for quite a ways or drive over a VERY rough lava road, Not reccomended for a rental car. The tidal pools are a short walk away and that is where we spent most of our time, great place to snorkel with lots of fish but the trail in is rough and one has to navigate over sharp lava to get in and out of the pools. Early in the mornings it is great. Parking is limited and it gets crowded later in the day and on weekends.
The bicycles are another story. Two cruiser types that are decent and usable but the mountain bike types are rusted so bad they won't shift and in terrible shape. I took the WD 40 to them and got one to shift then the handle bars were loose and would not tighten. I gave up on them.
My wife and I stayed in the ohana, a converted garage in the back by the pool. It is a nice place and well done but it gets very hot and the breeze doesn't get to it. Even with every fan on it was like an oven. It finally cools off early in the morning when the fans pull the cooler outside air in but it needs some type of a/c. Very uncomfortable because of the heat.
We were not there to watch TV but liked to turn it on for a bit before bed or to get the morning news, however the cable in the ohana died after a few days and never did get fixed. No biggy unless you like to watch TV when the ocean is only 50 feet away just past the deck of the main house and the breeze is blowing through the palms. As I said, not what we were there for but would have been nice.
The great part of the place is that one can spend hours on the deck watching the waves as the tide comes and goes with a cool drink while the palm trees sway in the breeze or watch the storms move across the horizon and enjoy the rain storms as they cool things down.
Beautiful flowers and trees everywhere. The place comes complete with an adopted cat called "cali" since she is calico and she is very nice and everyone feeds her twice per day. Also there are a lot of resident mongoose's around and they are fun to watch. Also the geckos are very pretty and fun to watch.
Watch out for the snot worms (aka slugs) on the walks when it is dark. Not a good way to start or finish the day and not easy to get off the feet!!
All in all, we had a great time and enjoyed the area and sight seeing. Took a walk in the mornings and just enjoyed.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We thank the guests for their comments on Mika ‘Alua. We are glad to hear that their overall stay at Mika 'Alua was positive and enjoyable. The concerns they expressed are the first of this nature that we have heard – and the first less than 5* rating we have ever received. It is our aim to please, and are, of course, concerned with making any corrections within our control.

*The Champagne Pond, as described in our information, is approximately one-mile away. It is in a gated community (not ours) and as such, the public access is via a county maintained (not always great) road.
*The tide pools at Kapoho are easily accessed by walking less than 5 minutes down a peaceful tree-lined street. The East side of Hawaii has lava rock coastlines, rather than sandy beaches. It is what is presented in our information sent to guests. Guests of all ages love and use the tide pools.
*We provide bicycles whereas most other vacation rentals do not. There are 2 recently new bicycles at Mika ‘Alua. The 2 older bikes should have been removed and now have been.
. *The ohana (guest cottage) has fans, both ceiling and floor fans, provided. When the ohana windows and screen door are left open in the evening once the guests arrive home from exploring the Big Island, the o’hana should be comfortable for sleeping. We are working to improve the air flow.
*The issue of the snails is the first we’ve heard mentioned in this context. Our gardener has taken care of the situation.
*We apologize that the ohana satellite DISH went out during this guest’s stay. We immediately ordered a new one, but being located in a fairly remote area of the Big Island, it takes up to a week to get and install a replacement. The new satellite is now in place. The satellite TV in the main house was and is operational.

We appreciate all guest comments. Our guests are our best source to let us know if there are items not meeting their expectations. We appreciate knowing so that we can correct and improve their experience to make for a 5* vacation. Aloha, Jamie, Owner

Location

Activity and Interests

Snorkeling, fishing, star gazing, sight seeing, black sand beach, and warm ponds. The Puna area in Kapoho is one of the most spectacular sites on the island for that old Hawaii feeling. Lots to do, lots to see. Only one hour away from Volcano Village and Kilauea Volcano.

Check Calendar – Mika Alua is a very popular vacation rental. So that you will not be disappointed, please check our availability calendar. It is updated daily. You are wise to book ahead, because we are already getting inquiries for 2014 from returning guests. , If Mika Alua is not available, check our other 4 nearby vacation rentals:

Mika Kai - 4 br/5 ba - VacationRentals/7361

Mika Taki - 4 br/4 1/2 ba - VacationRentals/15326

Mika Lani - 2 guests max - VacationRentals/36466

Mika Mizu - 2-3 gusts max - VacationRentals/46636

Note: Mika 'Alua is in a residential neighborhood and to be good neighbors we do not rent the house for large parties. We do not allow more than a total of 12 people on the property at any one time - subject to loss of your deposit.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $254 - $269

    Weekly Rate: $1778 - $1918

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


  • $254/night (7-night or more) // $269/night (3-night minimum), 1-4 Guests
    Each additional guest $25/person/night up to 9 guests.
    High Season (Jan-Mar and Jun-Aug) - add $25/night
    Min stay 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available
    Holidays:
    Christmas-New Year Dec 20-Jan 5 $435/night (4 night minimum) - up to 9 guests
    Merrie Monarch $450/night (5 night minimum, $2,250) - up to 9 guests
    2015 Booking add $10 to base rate.
    Cleaning Fee $195 Add $10/guest over 4
    Damage Waiver Insurance $89
    13.419% Hawaii State Tax additional - Tax ID W00751554-01.
    Full Payment due 90 days before arrival
    Until confirmed, all rates subject to change.
    Reserve your dates before others take them.
    Check Calendar – Mika Alua is a very popular vacation rental. So that you will not be disappointed, please check our availability calendar. It is updated daily. You are wise to book ahead, because we are already getting inquiries for 2015 from returning guests. If Mika Alua is not available, check our other 4 nearby vacation rentals:
    Mika Kai - 4 br/5 ba - VacationRentals/7361
    Mika Taki - 4 br/4 1/2 ba - VacationRentals/15326
    Mika Lani - 2 guests max - VacationRentals/36466
    Mika Mizu - 2-3 gusts max - VacationRentals/46636
    FRAUD ALERT:
    1. We never ask for payment by wire transfer.
    2. We never list in Craigslist.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Adventure

General

  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • Snorkeling equipment, beach towels, Tv with Dish Network, DVD player and movie library, broadband and WiFi access, full kitchen with everything you need furnished (including a high chair), lanais, stainless steel BBQ, lanterns for the Volcano walk. EVERYTHING to make this a trip of a lifetime. We strive to make it your home away from home. Just bring your suitcase and relax. CHECK the photos below, yes, you are just a short walk to the BEST snorkeling around -- purple and green coral, a panorama of fish in all colors, turtles abound. Leisurely follow a green sea turtle (but don't touch as they are a protected species). These tide pools are perfect for children, protected from the ocean, very calm. A must see and do for all Hawaii visitors. The highlight of your trip will be just a 3-minute walk away from this spectacular home.
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