Hale Hana Hou - Airy Home Just 5 Minute Walk to Manini Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kealakekua Bay house description
Experience spinner dolphins, sea turtles, hump-back whales (in winter), manta rays, amazing fish and coral reefs at pristine Kealakekua Bay, a protected marine sanctuary.
Enjoy glorious sunsets from the lanai or walk a few steps to the bay for your photos. Sleep with the sound of the ocean in your ears and wake to the riotous songs of birds outside your window. Kealakekua Bay and the village of Napo'opo'o are unlike any you will find in the islands. The area is a quiet village with no stoplights, stores, or crowds. All shopping and dining are located 4 miles up the hill in Capt. Cook or in the other local villages of Kealakekua or Kainaliu Town.
This spacious and airy home sleeps seven comfortably. High ceilings with fans in every room. Covered lanai with peek-a-boo views of the bay. Brightly decorated with artwork from the South Pacific.
Master Bedroom with queen-size bed and private bath and adjoining sleeping porch with twin bed. Hall bedroom with queen-size bed and adjoining bath. Third bedroom has twin beds that can convert to king.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- The Bay is the Site of an Ancient Hawaiian Temple or Heiau and overlooks Captain Cook Monument. Kayak to the monument or hike from the top of Nap'opo'o Road down to the monument through the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian Village. Snorkel, Swim and Picnic at Manini Beach. Stroll to lovely and secluded Ke'ei Beach. Jog or walk south 4 miles on a level Road or drive down this road to visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, a fully restored ancient site of refuge. Snorkel at Two Steps Near Honaunau, a popular snorkel and dive spot. For a visit near the volcano, South Point and Black Sand Beach check out our listing at www.vrbo.com/120909....moreless
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Great accomodations for our whole partyGuest comment entered by owner
Great accomodations for our whole party
Aloha! (family group from Canada..parents, grandparents, two college student sons and an 8 year old..visit 3/31 - 4/11/2013)) I cannot believe we have only one day left! (My parents have 2). Our stay in your lovely home has been fantastic. Great accommodations for our whole party, especially the openness to the outside of the house, it's just great. Couches for everyone and a super garden with the wall of trees separating it from the road. Today we swam with the dolphins what a rush! I'd like to thank you for making your jewel of a house available to us for our family vacation. We met one of your neighbors too and we're given the quiet group award! Aloha Maggie PS your collection of snorkeling gear is impressive.
- Guest Maggie
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Your house was lovely and comfortableGuest comment entered by owner
Your house was lovely and comfortable
Hi Melouise, (family of 4) Thanks again for letting us stay in your wonderful house in Napoopoo! We had a fantastic time there (3/22-28)!! I think we have finally readjusted to "real" life at home. I definitely know we all wish we were still in Hawaii, though! My favorite part of the trip was snorkeling at the Capt. Cook monument. That was quite a hike, though! The next time I do that hike it will seem much shorter since I have already done it once now. Unfortunately, I did not see any dolphins this trip, so I will definitely have to go back!! Your house was lovely and comfortable. We loved the bananas and avocado that your step-mother dropped off. I love avocados and that was the biggest one I've ever seen! I will have to go back, too, when the mangos are in season as those are my absolute favorite fruit. Thanks again for everything. We will save our money so we can go back!
- Guest Linda and family
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely home. Your pictures represent well the uniquely decorated space. Lots of room for the whole family, in a great tree house just minutes to the ocean, park and beach. The snorkeling was A+, the dolphins even better, and the peace and quite of the village was best of all. A truly great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If looking for some action, it's just minutes away. Hope to visit again
- Guest Maggie (Calgary, AB, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 04/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks so very much for taking the time to submit your review Maggie. I appreciate your good words and am so glad the dolphins cooperated with you! They, Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach and I will be waiting for your return visit. I'm glad your sons were able to join you for a few days and I'm sure the whole family had a memorable reunion. Warm aloha, Melouise
The house was wonderful and Melouise was very helpful and accomodating all the way through from working with me on the reservation, to giving me driving directions when I'd forgotten to print them out, and then giving us an extra couple of hours to check out. The first thing we noticed was how extra clean the house was, and well stocked with EVERYTHING you could possibly need. You had the feeling you were almost in a tree house and it was very comfortable and relaxing. The only drawback may have been the noise from the road, which is much more travelled and closer than it seems and there were some barking dogs from time to time. We never did see dolphins in the bay but it may have been because the surf was pretty high the first few days. We had a great stay and truly enjoyed the week!
- Guest KC (Walla Walla, WA)
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 02/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Aloha Kathy.. Thank you for your nice comments and 5 star review! I'm so pleased you and your friends had a wonderful week at Hale Hana Hou and I will pass on your nice complement to Eva, my housekeeper. Yes, Napoopoo is a small, and mostly quiet village and I apologize for the occasional neighborhood noise. I hope next time the dolphins will be more accommodating! Melouise
Wonderful house, magical location!
Wonderful house, magical location!
Four of us (2 couples) rented Hale Hana Hou. It is the large second floor, that is at tree-level, that is rented. The listing was completely accurate in describing the well-kept house and property and the fabulous location. The owner was very helpful throughout the process of renting and while we were there. We loved the house! All the windows are screened. In fact, there is none other than the screened windows in the large living and dining room that separates one from the garden and lanai. The house is bright and sunny. The ceiling fans and cross breeze keep the temperature very comfortable. We felt that this house is much loved by the family who owns it. The artwork is lovely. On waking, one of us would go down to the garden to gather the grapefruit, lemons and tangerines that had fallen during the night and to pick the ripe star fruit...then make fruit salad for breakfast. We loved the community at Manini Beach and garden. The regulars were so welcoming and helpful. They even gave us fresh basil from the community garden! We started our holiday with a fabulous brunch, at the Coffee Shack, which ended with the best 'lilikoi' cheese cake on Hawaii. We visited the Place of Refuge a couple of times. Nearby, we snorkelled at 2 Step. Every morning, we visited and snorkelled around Manini Beach. There is a beautiful Peace (also known as Galaxy) Garden on the Painted Church Rd that well worth a visit. The owner has a very helpful binder full of information for visitors.
- Guest Spikey (Canada)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 02/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Mahalo for the wonderful review Marianne! I'm so pleased all the fruit trees were cooperating for your breakfasts, and especially pleased that you had such a wonderful time there. You were right, and thank you for noticing, this house is well loved by our family. I hope to be able to welcome you back (hana hou) next year. Warm aloha, Melouise
Adult family of five--parents, children
Adult family of five--parents, children
Hale Hona Hou was even better than we anticipated, and our hopes were high. The property is beautiful--even more beautiful than the on-line pictures indicate-- and just a five-minute walk from the wonderful Manini Beach, and a fifteen-minute walk from another excellent beach, both first-rate for snorkeling, with many beautiful fish to see (my husband swam with dolphins on the first day!). I loved waking up each morning to the distant sound of a rooster and the nearby burbling of birds rousing themselves for the day. So peaceful! And then, of course, the fabulous Kona coffee -- I'd take a cup with me down to Manini for a quick survey of things. While we did a good bit of eating out for dinner (if you like Thai, don't miss Lotus Cafe up north), the kitchen is fully equipped, from a coffee grinder to all the other necessities. There's also a wonderful collection of books on Hawaii. For surfing, my husband and I drove up north to Hapuna Beach, which we loved; my daughter and her husband loved Hookena Bay (hope I have these names right!). All of us were thrilled with our boat trip (via Fair Winds) to Captain Cook Monument for snorkeling. Each of us had a magical experience snorkeling there. All of us agree that this was the best vacation ever, with Melouise smoothing every step of the way. Thank you, Melouise!
- Guest KatyK (Ithaca, New York)
- Date of stay 01/23/13
- Review Submitted 02/03/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank YOU Katy! It's truly rewarding to me to experience the discovery of Hale Hana Hou, Manini Beach, swimming with dolphins, etc. etc. with my guests. I am so pleased the house fit your expectations so perfectly and I look forward to your return, your "hana hou". Warm aloha, Melouise
We had a lovely stay at Hale Hana Hou. The house is very well appointed and the location is excellent. The only thing we missed was an ocean view, which turned out to be an incentive to walk to Manini Beach park for the neighborhood sundowner! aloha, Terry
- Guest watergirl (Berkeley, Ca)
- Date of stay 01/14/13
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for your kind comments Terry! I'm glad you enjoyed the house, your visit, and your evening strolls to Manini Beach. We agree that it's a perfect way to end the day. I hope you're able to visit Hale Hana Hou again, and hopefully for a longer stay next time. Mahalo! Melouise
Spacious Hawaiian Style Home
Spacious Hawaiian Style Home
A very well equipped home! Everything you need in the kitchen plus a huge fridge that I loved. The living area is very spacious with the whole house decorated Hawaiian Style. There are many old Hawaiian photos to look at and plenty of interesting Hawaiian books too. The home is located in a cluster of other homes so you will hear the neighbors but I want to stress this was never a problem. I'm sure they heard my 4 year old grandson! This is a great location to walk to Manini beach or to walk to see if the dolphins are in the bay. It's a very beautiful area. We stayed for 2 weeks and swam with dolphins 4 times plus saw an eagle ray and a white tip shark off of Manini beach. We also saw a shark at 2-steps. The water was very warm and so was the weather. We did not use the porch because the weather was to hot but you do have a little pick- a -boo view of Captain Cook monument from the deck. The locals are very friendly and we had fun talking with everyone. "Kalamas" take out up the road has the best shave ice and the owner there was also very helpful with local bests. Manago hotel for dinner was great and good prices! Yes, I would recommend this property to a friend. I would stay here again:) We had a great time!
- Guest Steve D. (Salinas, California)
- Date of stay 09/25/12
- Review Submitted 11/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Kathy! I appreciate all your good words and am so pleased that you'll "hana hou" this hale. Loved your photos of the dolphin and the white tip reef shark (harmless, of course, but exciting to see none the less). The volcano's been putting on a great show since you left and we're planning our another trip down to see it. Spending my early mornings on the lanai sipping Kona coffee and watching the birds wake up. Warm aloha, Mel
We give you 5 stars!Guest comment entered by owner
We give you 5 stars!
Comments are excerpted from an email from recent guests who are returning in November: "Judy got to swim with the dolphins up close and personal. Went down to Two Step yesterday morning. Good visibility and a giant bat ray the size of a Volkswagen Beetle swam right in front of Judy. We did enjoy your house and appreciated that the beds were comfortable, the towels and linens were great and the kitchen was well stocked with the right cooking utensils. Sandy at the beach park provided us with ample produce from the community garden which was a real treat. I do most of the cooking and of the 4 places we've stayed down here your house is the best equipped and the most comfortable overall. So we give you 5 stars."
- Guest Keith and Judy
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Melouise, the owner, is extremly helpful with the rental process and providees very helpful advice re: groceries, restaurants and what to do in the area. The "tree house" was beautifully decorated with hawaiian prints, very clean and well equipped. The pictures are accurate, but do not do it justice! Yes, we would recommend this property as it is so close to the Place of Refuge, snorkelling at Two steps, Captain Cook and Manini beach. Rent kayaks at "Maile's kayaks" one block north, past the wharf. Eat at Kalema's, amazing burgers and shaved ice, a mile up the road. Wonderful stay, wish we could have stayed longer! Thank-you Meloise for sharing your home.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/26/12
- Review Submitted 04/03/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to submit your comment. I love hearing from our guests and am delighted that you enjoyed your time at the bay so much. I knew it would be perfect for your family! Hana Hou means "come again" in Hawaiian and I hope we see you for a much longer visit next time! Warm aloha, Melouise
Rates start at $1400/wk for up to four guests. Rates increase $ 175/wk for each additional adult. Children 12 years old and under are $105/wk. 13.416 state GET and TAT Taxes plus $200 Cleaning Fee. Reservations require a 50% deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due six wks prior to arrival. HAWAII registration ID # W40940866-01 Higher rates may apply during Christmas/New Years, Thanksgiving and Ironman.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Kona Int'l Airport at Keahole (KOA), Kailua-Kona at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy. 11 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Manini Beach at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Kona Country Club at 13.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Capt. Cook at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We live in northern California and have relatives on the Big Island. We enjoy many recreational sports including backpacking, skiing, hiking, golfing, hunting and fishing and of course snorkeling and kayaking in Hawaii.
Why the Owner Chose Kealakekua Bay:
The community of Napoopoo, at the edge of pristine Kealakekua Bay, is quite small and there are very few opportunities to purchase property there. When this home came on the market we jumped on it with the encouragement of my step-mother who lives nearby. Our entire family has benefited from the opportunity to spend vacations at Hale Hana Hou and we have enjoyed success with the vacation rental, forming many warm relationships with our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Well, of course, it feels like home every time we go over to Hawaii. We've had many repeat guests who feel the same way, some that have come back 5 years in a row. Looking out the windows at all the lovely palms and lush vegetation, feeling the ocean breeze while sitting on the lanai with morning coffee and listening to the birds singing, walking down to the bay to see if the dolphins are in...all mean Hale Hana Hou. And of course all the activities listed on the web site: snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, sightseeing, driving down to the volcano, driving up to Waimea or in to Kona for Slack Key Guitar concerts. Wonderful!
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Dining Area and Kitchen
Manini Beach Sunset
Keei Road looking towards Kealakekua Bay
Canoe Race-Kealakekua Bay
Saffron Finch on Lanai Feeder
Sleeping Porch off Master Bedroom
Keei Beach - a 10 minute walk away
Keei Sacred Site
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