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Last updated: 02/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Captain Cook cabin description

This rustic wooden mountain cabin is situated next to a forest, in a secluded spot away from the main house, on a 3.5 acre farm. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, it avoids the summer heat at sea level ('Cool and peaceful..' - Teri), yet is close to Kealakekua Bay (5 miles), kayaking, horse-riding, the Captain Cook Monument, Place of Refuge, and wonderful snorkeling. Ten minutes south is a small shopping center, with supermarket, Chinese restaurant, sandwich shop, bagel shop, etc. Three miles north is Kainaliu Town, with theater/cinema, pharmacy,Blue Ginger Gallery, clothing stores and other quaint places. Two of the finest restaurants in West Hawaii (Mi’s Italian Bistro, and Keei Café) are less than 15 minutes away. Other coffee shops and restaurants are close by. From the cabin, a short walk across the property and along private paths through coffee fields leads you down a road that takes you through natural Hawaiian flora.

The 760 square feet cabin consists of a living-room, sleeping loft, bathroom, and well-equipped Hawaiian-style lanai kitchen with screens that look into the forest ('The forest is full of birdsong' - Claudia & Chan). A redwood deck is situated under the kukui and macadamia nut trees, and has a Polynesian gazebo. A charcoal barbecue ('An evening barbeque and wine on the deck - perfect' - Barbara & John) stands nearby. The cabin itself is a single wall structure built from exterior plywood. It does not have sheet rock and, like other Hawaiian-built cabins and coffee shacks, the plywood constitutes the inner and outer walls. Windows are aluminum and glass. The kitchen windows are wood, glass and screen, allowing for excellent ventilation.

The farm has three beloved and gentle dogs, one cat, sheep, and chickens. The farm critters are kept in an area at the upper south end of the farm, and the cabin is at the lower north end, some distance from them. From the cabin and its deck many of the sounds of the forest can be heard.

Guests will find fresh farm eggs, homemade bread, a fruit basket, Kona coffee, and other goodies to get them started.

Also worth noting - Jeffrey is an enthusiastic table tennis player. There are four clubs on the Big Island so if you play, bring your equipment!

Generally our guests' feedback is that the cabin is a quiet and comfortable place to hang out, read, watch movies and just unwind, or a cool base to return to after swimming, snorkeling and exploring the warmer locations elsewhere.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one adult over 21....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please respect this requirement. Smoking is permissible in the area outside the cabin....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sadly,although we love dogs, we have too many guests with pet allergies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size bed (1) The Sleeping Loft Has a Queen-sized super-comfortable 16 Inch Memory Foam mattress, which lies directly on the floor... Romantic. Baby Cribs (1) The sturdy crib is available as a standard feature in the cabin., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living-room sofa converts into a comfortable double bed ideal for one person but okay for two if they can handle 'cozy.'...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shower (no bathtub), washbasin and toilet.

Other Amenities

  • The proximity of the forest adds to the cool, peaceful setting.


  • Books:

    Books about the island and Hawaii in general....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Although there is no ping pong table in the cabin, there is one in the main house. Jeffrey will give you a lesson!...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A variety of CDs is available....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    A 24' flat screen TV with connected DVD/CD player....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of quality movies is available....moreless


  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    On most days the ocean can be seen in the distance from the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Guests dine in the living-room or on the deck, under the gazebo....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is a small heater in the cabin (rarely used)....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    See the pictures....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Your vehicle can be parked right next to the cabin....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Your computer will be able to access a WiFi signal. No computer is supplied....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A drip coffee maker to go with the delicious Kona coffee we give you to get started....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    These include a small stove and oven....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    See the photos...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Basic kitchen stuff including a microwave, blender, coffee-maker, toaster, macnut cracker, and electric can opener....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fresh farm eggs, homemade bread, and local fruits to get you started. Spices, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    A two-plate camping stove, with a small oven. Propane....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    The redwood deck with Polynesian gazebo is situated under the kukui nut trees next to the cabin. See the pictures....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The lanai and kitchen are combined, and look into the forest nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The cabin has a nice lawn for guests to sun on. There is also a hammock!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A small charcoal grill is situated near the gazebo....moreless



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3 night min stay

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  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Rates are based on two guests. $20 per addition person over 12 years of age. $10 for children age two to twelve.

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Last updated: 02/16/2015
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In the main house we have a table tennis (ping pong) table. Jeffrey is a competitive player and encourages enthusiasts to play with him and, if desired, get some tips on how to play. We also have a training robot which interested players may want to try. Table tennis is not only the most popular sport in the world (China's national sport) but is good for the brain. Paste this link into your browser: You'll see the research. We have a small TT club nearby and guests are invited to come and play.


Owner info

About the owner: Heide and Jeffrey Cumes have lived in Hawaii since 1988, and came to the Big Island in 1990. 'We bought our home in Captain Cook in 1993 because it is close to our work and we loved the privacy, the temperate climate at 2,000 feet, and the rustic feel of the place. We have always loved animals and this was the perfect place to have our dogs, chickens and a few sheep. Our two grandchildren, Koa (6) and Naia (3) live with their parents in Massachusetts. Naia means 'dolphin' in Hawaiian. Koa is seen in the picture with us when he was an infant. Both our two adult daughters, Claudia and Julia, live and work in Massachusetts. We wish they'd come to Hawaii more often...

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook:
We built the cabin in 2006 mostly for family and friends, but decided that since it was left unused for most of the year,and since people seemed to like it so much, we would use it as a vacation rental and maybe over time it would pay for itself.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
What we love most about our place is that it is a refuge for us from the world of work we are both involved in. The property had only macadamia nut and avocado trees when we first bought it. Thanks to Heide's tireless efforts, it now has many different trees and flowers. Things grow like crazy in Hawaii! If you want more information than the website offers, email us at

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, Jeffrey speaks English; Heide speaks German too



  • The Koa Cabin

    The Koa Cabin

  • The living-room with sleeper couch on the right

    The living-room with sleeper couch on the right

  • Our beautiful TV cabinet

    Our beautiful TV cabinet

  • Another view of the kitchen

    Another view of the kitchen

  • The end of another beautiful day in paradise

    The end of another beautiful day in paradise

  • The stairs leading to the sleeping loft and queen-size foam mattress bed

    The stairs leading to the sleeping loft and queen-size foam mattress bed

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • Polynesian gazebo guarded by beloved Hawaiian poi dog Leo

    Polynesian gazebo guarded by beloved Hawaiian poi dog Leo

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Speaks: english, german, Jeffrey speaks English; Heide speaks German too
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