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Hawaiian Charm & Aloha in a Private Tranquil Setting


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

10% off thru Dec 2016 (4 night minimum)

Imagine yourself entering your upcountry home situated on 1 acre of manicured property. A cool and private and peaceful sanctuary awaits you after a day of frolicking in the sun and surf with dolphins, whales and turtles.

This beautiful and extremely large home offers you 5 unique bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms. The Master Room is a large and spacious suite with an extra large private bathroom, Ocean Room and Bamboo Room share a full bath, the Garden Room has its own private bath as does the upstairs Loft Room.

Our home is perfectly setup for your next family reunion, or group of up to 10 guests due to it's large size and everything it has to offer. Everyone in your group can have their own space.

Take a refreshing dip in your very own 20x40 ft salt system swimming pool and crack open a cold drink from the refrigerator of your poolside cabana. Mosey over to the hot tub for a soak as you end your day with a Kona sunset and watch the stars come out at night. Ahhh.......dreams really do come true!

Delight in this very inviting, impeccably kept 3035 sq ft home that feels like a private, cozy lodge perched on the slopes of Mauna Loa, is set amid a lush tropical and private setting on 1 acre in the charming and rural neighborhood of Middle Ke'ei Road just 4 miles south of the town of Captain Cook

This is a relaxed and timeless countryside, untouched by large hotels, strip malls and traffic.....a Hawaii of days of old.....this is your neighborhood to enjoy!!

The house layout has generously sized rooms to enjoy like a great room, dining/sitting room, beautiful chef's kitchen with koa cabinets, tons of counter space and kitchen bar seating, a spacious lanai, 20x40 foot salt swimming pool and a spacious pool deck and cabana. There is also a BBQ area where you can cook up your favorite foods outside, while enjoying the pool and 6 person Hot Springs hot tub.

Perched above the Honaunau Valley at 1,000 feet above sea level, enjoy sunny days and cool nights sleeping, a beautiful ocean view and sunsets from the lanai, poolside, Master, Ocean Rooms and Kitchen. Your view from the home is a 360 degree green view! Not a rooftop in sight all the way down to the ocean!

This home is situated in a choice location that gives you the luxury of a peaceful, private setting, away from the busyness of life, yet only a short drive to grocery, farmers markets, restaurants, lei stands, galleries, shops, fruit stands, beaches and so much more!

You are only a short drive down quiet meandering roads to world-class snorkeling, diving, kayaking and swimming in some of the Big Island's most beautiful and pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay, Honaunau Bay, Hookena and Ke'ei Beaches.

When staying in our home we also provide all the gear you will need for the day at the beach. Beach chairs and mats, snorkel gear, coolers, water bottles, beach towels. No need to rent this stuff when it is all there for you to use.

Please check out our website, at the link at the bottom of this page, or you can contact me directly for payment information. The website has more pictures, contact and payment information, and information on local sites, beaches and restaurants in the area.

We follow all Hawaiian rules and regulations pertaining to Transient Accommodations GET/TAT #W04564951-01 (State Required Information)

Keywords: Lodge, Private Home, Vacation House

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We both love to scuba dive and snorkel, and Hawaii has some of the best areas to do just that. Which is why we picked this house. We want other people around the world to enjoy what we have discovered here in Hawaii and enjoy it, and our home, as much as we do.

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Speaks: english

31 Reviews

based on 31 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

This house is overwhelming. It met and surpassed every thought I had.

Location was great, and so was the house. From the pool to jacuzzi to the well stocked house, me and my family didn't want for nothing.

Pots and pans, to cups and forks, to even some complimentary beverages, this house was fully loaded, and clean!

I would stay here again, and I would recommend to friends, family, and to strangers!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time trip to Hawaii - will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved visiting Hawaii, and enjoyed staying at Tim and Abby's home. It is very well cared for, incredibly spacious and really has everything you could possibly need! Our family rents homes frequently for vacation, and this one was one of the best equipped houses we have visited. Everything you could ever need and more! The home is in the country, so it is a little bit of a hike to Kona/Kailua. Plan for this if you are going on any excursions, etc as the traffic here is an adjustment! One of the residents that we met referred to it as the "Kona Crawl", which is accurate. There are plenty of great places to visit nearby, though, so you have lots of options. Hookena Beach is amazing! It was our favorite by far and very close. We tried the Coffee Shack and the Kona Cafe for breakfast - also awesome!

We had our close friends and neighbors with us on this trip, and there was plenty of room for all. We have three boys, they have two, and all of them had space to hang out, play and swim. Really wonderful property. We will definitely be returning to Hawaii, as we fell in love with all that it has to offer!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is stunning, spacious and personally inviting.

  • 5 of 5

There is space for everyone with vistas and retreat. Each of the five bedrooms has individual character and only one bedroom has to share a bathroom so there is ample privacy. The communal living spaces are well designed for many to work together in the kitchen while others participate setting the table or sitting at the bar. The living room is a large comfortable space for games, movies or work at a desk in an adjacent nook. The finished second story deck is an outdoor room a high table for eating while others sit, chat and enjoy the view from comfortable couches. Below the house is the pool area with more of the magnificent views as well as a hot tub and cabaña of comfy chairs to sit in the shade and enjoy. The gardens surrounding the house and pool area are full of exotic species and beautiful tropical flowers. The neighborhood below has an incredible botanical garden - Paleaku Peace Garden - and above on Route 11 are great coffee shops - The Coffee Shack has yummy food and views while Menehune also has good food and coffee. The Strawberry Patch in Captain Cook was a culinary delight. The Captain Cook Farmer's Market adjacent the ACE Hardeware and ChoiceMart super market has treasures of all kinds. If you drink beer, the Kona Brewing Company serves good food (large servings) and on Sunday has live music but also does not take reservations on Sunday. We recommend reservations. The house is private and calm but not far from everywhere. We went to beaches north of Kona, Mauna Loa Volcano but we did not have 4-wheel drive to go all the way to top (with rental car approval), Hilo, Kilauea Volcano but mostly we loved the area near this home, the Two Step Beach for snorkeling and The Place of Refuge National Historic Park. We only scratched the surface in exploring, all with great pleasure!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A House to fit all needs.

  • 5 of 5

I was on vacation with 4 of my nieces/nephews. The house and property far exceeded any of our needs. We felt more than comfortable with 5 people, but there was enough house and space for a much larger group. We went to many attractions on the island, but made a point to spend a couple of days staying at the property. The owners were great. I would rent the property again. Very peaceful and private, but close to stores and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Hawaiian Home

  • 5 of 5

Organizing this home rental was easy and efficient. The owners kept in contact, and the directions from the airport made it simple to locate and access the property. Everything you need is here, just bring your swimmers and Ipod. Great ocean views from 1000ft above sea level, so it is cooler. It was the perfect venue for our mixed group of family and friends celebration. The property was really clean and tidy, the caretaker called in to tend the garden and is also the handyman. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

Tim and Abby's home was the perfect place for our getaway vacation. The home itself is beautiful with all of the amenities and necessary items for a wonderful time. Towels, dish ware, bbq equipment, jacuzzi, private swimming pool, and even all beach and scuba equipment was available. The owners thought of everything anyone could possibly need to enjoy their home. The view from the lanai was amazing and we spent many hours just lounging there or at the pool cabana. The landscaping is very lush with many different flowers and trees to enjoy. The inside of the house is decorated beautifully and we were very fond of the many art pieces true to Hawaii. The location was also great for us! We were able to easily check out nearby attractions but still felt we had all the privacy we would want. Tim contacted us to ensure we arrived without problems and the caretakers of the home also contacted us just to check in during our stay. We will definitely return to this wonderful home for a vacation in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ho'Okena Beach Park
"The closest sandy beach to the vacation house, approx 20 min drive. Great fun beach to play..."
Honaunau Bay
"Wonderful spot for snorkeling, rocky shoreline but nice big slabs of pahoehoe lava. Use the..."
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
"The most beautiful park with history, beauty, trails, scenic vistas, self-guided tour, wonde..."
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
"About an 1 1/2 hour drive but well worth it. Total alien landscape like nothing you have se..."
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours
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From the Owner

When we were looking for homes on the Big Island, this one stood out from the others we looked at. The location was perfect, not to far away from Kona and the beaches, but still has that country feel and the privacy that we were looking for. We were getting tired of the hotel scene, too many people, too much noise and just not the privacy that we were looking for when we vacation. We wanted more of a home feel where we knew we could relax and recharge. And that is exactly what we found here. We know that you will feel the same way the minute you walk in. The layout of the home and the size of the rooms just had the 'Wow' factor we were looking for. That's actually what we said as soon as we walked in was, 'WOW', so we knew it was for us. We know that you will feel the same way when you walk thru front entry door. We feel at home here, after a long day exploring all that Hawaii has to offer. We love to scuba dive and snorkel, and we are just minutes away from some of the best diving and snorkel sites. And the when you come home there is plenty of room for everyone to relax and hang out, and the pool and hot tub are just the thing to have to make the end of the day great, while watching the sun set over the ocean, which is always so spectacular to see. Truly Paradise!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Keahole Airport, Kailua Kona at 24 Miles Car: necessary

Pu'uhonua O'Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge), Kealakekua Bay Park, Hookena Beach Park, Amy B. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens, Farmer's Markets, Paleaku Peace Gardens, our waters offer a pristine environment like no other for excellent snorkeling, swimming and kayaking, Greenwell Museum, Antique Stores


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are for up to 4 guests per night. Each additional guest over 4 is charged at a rate of $35.00 per person per night. Children, regardless of age are charged as a guest

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From the Owner

The location of the home is perfect! Only a short drive (7-8 minutes) to wonderful pristine waters to snorkel, swim and kayak and in the same amount of time will find grocery, fruit stands, gas, and restaurants. Personally, we have enjoyed the peaceful quality of the neighborhood and home as a sanctuary, far from the busy-ness of the world yet convenient enough to hop in the car to pick up take-out, a movie or even an afternoon latte.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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 Room


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 3035 sq. ft.


  • Master Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, Double sinks, walk in shower, large tub
  • Bamboo Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, This is a shared bathroom but can be closed off for privacy
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Garden Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Pool/Hot Tub Bathroom - toilet, Located by deck stairs and BBQ area. Has a sink and toilet
  • All bathrooms have showers. Two bathrooms have tubs. Soap and towels are provided


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bamboo Room - 1 queen
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 king
  • Ocean Room - 1 queen
  • Garden Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size bed in Master Room, California king bed in Loft Room, Queen size bed in Ocean Room, Queen bed in Bamboo Room, Garden Bedroom has a Queen bed (2) folding travel crib available


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • All bedrooms have been upgraded with flat screen TV's, ceiling fans in each bedroom.

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