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'Hale o Lei...You Will Never Want to Leave!'- Go Where Evacuees Go!

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


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Eruption Info- Hale o Lei is on the Kona-side of the Big Island, away from the current eruption. There is little VOG (volcanic gas), since it is at ocean-level.

Hale o Lei is a charming, private 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath beach house across the street from Kealakekua Bay, in quaint, historical, 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 spa and shower, a sunning deck, and 2 lanais facing the ocean. It is screened to allow you to enjoy the ocean breezes. We have completely outfitted Hale o Lei so that you will feel like you are coming home. It is about 100 feet from the kayak launching pier, a short walk to Manini and Keei Beaches, a one mile kayak 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 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 (Sea Spray House), our wheelchair accessible oceanfront home south of Hilo (#7030479)

More Details

Hart or Marlene Phillips
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

About Hart or Marlene Phillips

Aloha! We moved the Big Island in 2001 because we had traveled widely and this place provided us with the culture, scenery, and overall environment that fit us well. For many years, we lived right up the hill from Hale o Lei, in Kona Coffee Country. Now, we live Puna-side and are loving it there, too. Very special Island!!

Hart or Marlene Phillips purchased this house in 2005

Why Hart or Marlene Phillips chose Captain Cook

Kealakekua Bay has perhaps the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii. We have equipped our home to support this activity, as well as having a comfortable base to do anything you want. It is truly a home away from home, as you can see from our ratings.

What makes this house unique

Well situated, well equipped, well located, comfortable, enjoyable.

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:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins master suite upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet , Sink
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Half bath off this bedroom. Has louvers and ac.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Full bath and walk in closet....own TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Shared full bath with queen bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shares bath with twin bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Full Kitchen- including everything you could possibly need Ample beds- 2 kings, 1 queen, 2 twins (all with memory foam toppers), 3 futons, and even a crib/play pen and youth bed Outside shower for coming in from the beach and before a spa Outside spa Sunning deck and 2 ocean-side lanais Outside charcoal BBQ Washer/dryer Satellite TV CD/DVD Player Wireless high speed internet Telephone Boogie boards/fins, noodles, beach chairs, floating viewing platform, and snorkel equipment


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'Hale o Lei...You Will Never Want to Leave!'- Go Where Evacuees Go!
average rating of 4.675 based on 47 reviews
Boise, ID

A comfortable retreat in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at Hale o Lei for one week and had an amazing time. The house had plenty of room, comfortable beds and was very well appointed, especially the kitchen. Hart was excellent about communicating and making sure we were comfortable.

The proximity of the house to Kealakekua Bay made for very easy access to the best snorkeling on the island. My kids loved watching the resident geckos hunt insects. If you're looking for true adventure, Hale o Lei is the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to the next visit by these guests!
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It was good !

  • 4 of 5

The location was amazing snorkeling off the hook ...kayaking I’ve never been in such a beautiful place to kayak with the dolphins ....the turtles were amazing to sit up on the seawall every morning with your coffee and watching the turtles beneath you it doesn’t get much better than that ! All the neighbors in the neighborhood are so friendly and welcoming . We will return to this area again .

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mango mania!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome location, great clean and nice house, epic mango tree in the yard with more fruit falling than we could eat! Even the vog was not too bad compared to the rest of Kona being down by the ocean. Had a great stay, hope to return one day again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hale o Lei is the perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable and quiet house far exceeded my expectations. I’ve stayed in five rentals in the Kealakekua Bay area over the years and Hale o Lei tops them all. The location is perfect for snorkeling and kayaking. The kitchen area is fully stocked and the beds are super comfortable.

My girlfriend and I had Valentines Day dinner reservations elsewhere but we chose to stay “home” and cook a nice dinner for ourselves. That’s how great this place is!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location. Lots of bathrooms for a smaller home. Had additional ocean necessities...chairs and snorkeling items and

other handy stuff. Kitchen was very nice. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the house! Snorkeling across the street was amazing! Clean well equipped house!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Snorkeling and kayaking across the street. Quiet and very well equipped house. Clean and great for family of 9!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Kayak.

* Snorkel.

* Relax.

* Boogie board.

* Sit in spa.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike the Captain Cook Monument.

* Explore the Island.

* Dolphin watch.

* Surf.

* Read.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play on the beach.

* Relax on the beach.

* Basketball.

* Enjoy each other.

* Do things everyone likes!.

Kayaking- right outside your door (PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS OF 6/1/13, THE STATE OF HAWAII REOPENED THE BAY TO KAYAKING). For more information on current Bay use regulations contact

Snorkeling- some of the best in Hawaii

Beach lounging/combing

Exploring our Island



Relaxing in the spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.