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Holiday Guest 'Ohana' ...Secluded & Tranquil...Tropical Garden Setting

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South Kona coastline view

South Kona coastline view Spectacular Sunset with 'Green Flash' Ohana private entry Quiet space to relax Full kitchen Bedroom with 1 queen bed Private grass covered access road at sunset Night blooming dragon fruit flowers - June & December White pineapple patch - August / September Ripe white pineapple July 2013 Vanilla orchid vine with beans Kaimana Lychee July 2013 Criollo variety cacao flowers & small pods Trinitario variety young cacao pods Orchid plants blooming in landscape

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Last updated: 02/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Captain Cook apartment description

Our cozy guest ‘Ohana’ is located in a separate building from the main house on an organic 16 acre property rich with tropical landscapes, exotic edibles and forest reserves. This 440 square foot private guest residence offers 1 bedroom, 1 bath, fully appointed kitchen (with stove, oven & microwave), main room and outside garden lanai. We utilize natural resources (solar energy and rainwater) to support a self-sustaining lifestyle. WiFi access.
A well stocked bookcase provides guidebooks, illustrated maps, specialty books on birds, trees, flowers, fish & more…plus Hawaiiana reading material and legends.
Eco-friendly tours are available to guests upon request. Exotic and tropical fruit is seasonally available for sampling and harvest throughout the private estate. When ‘in-season’… learn to harvest cacao pods and pick exotic tropical fruit like lychee, dragonfruit, loquat, papaya, figs, bananas, poha berry and white pineapple. Fresh herbs are available from the gardens for food preparation.
At our 1535 ft elevation, morning weather is typically sunny with comfortable temps in the mid 70’s to low 80’s: Rain (seasonal) mid - late afternoons and / or early evenings. Great sleeping year-round.
Nearby swimming / diving / snorkeling can be enjoyed adjacent to City of Refuge at “2 Step”, Pebble Beach or Ho’okenna Beach (which has kayak rentals & a concession stand). We offer beach chairs, towels, mats, cooler, and boogie boards for guest use. Enjoy Humpback Whale sightings (in winter) and Spinner Dolphin antics while relaxing on Big Island sandy beaches.
Note: A locked gate at the main highway restricts access to the property. Key required. Ohana guests must have a vehicle with 4 wheel drive (4WD) or all-wheel drive. We are 'off-road' approx ½ mile from the highway (‘Mauka’ side). The unpaved grassy inclines are too steep for 2WD rental vehicles with ‘street’ tires.
Local Farmers Market at Keauhou on Saturdays and Captain Cook on Sundays.

Keywords: Guest Ohana, Eco-Friendly Land, Vacation Rental, Holiday Lodging

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Beach towels, mats, boogie boards and chairs

              Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Paragliding
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Hospital
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Hawaii Paradise 'Ohana'

                    Hawaii Paradise 'Ohana'

                    • Guest Gloria S.
                    • Date of stay 01/31/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/17/14
                    Our time spent, right from the beginning to the end, was fabulous at this very nice 'Ohana'. The owners do a wonderful job of making you feel welcome and included in their very special location on the island. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet spot to base out of and enjoy but yet within easy distance to beaches and any other amenities one might want....a thoroughly enjoyable stay! Thanks....

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                  • The Ohana was indeed VERY secluded. Only slivers of an ocean view due to a huge bamboo tree.

                    The Ohana was indeed VERY secluded. Only slivers of an ocean view due to a huge bamboo tree.

                    • Guest Vic & Ann M.
                    • Date of stay 01/15/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/02/14
                    The owners were amazing hosts. They went out of their way to make us feel very comfortable. Renting a four wheel drive vehicle is a definite. We struggled for a week with an extremely slippery, long driveway, until forced to hire a jeep at an additional cost. Kailua Kona is 22 miles away, too far. We would have welcomed a TV. Missed viewing the ocean from a lanai.

                    Owner response: These delightful guests expanded on their experience by writing in more detail in our guest book: "Thank you for developing an oasis in a fast paced stressful world. Your endeavors to establish an environment off-grid and totally functional is very much appreciated and sets the standard for similar projects. Well done. Rick, your infrastructural tour was very much appreciated, especially the harnessing of what nature has to offer - sun and rain. May the four tanks always be filled to capacity . The purification system and back up system was a pleasure to see and copy if needs be. Kate, moving all those rocks to produce the plants and shrubs bedding is amply rewarded as witnessed while touring the garden. The fresh fruit encouraged us to become 'fruities' of the highest order. Your concern for our well being in all those very small ways is very much appreciated. A wonderful, restful stay indeed, thanks to you both. Good health and strength to both of you." Ann and Vic, BC Canada

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                  • AWESOME!!!!!

                    AWESOME!!!!!

                    • Guest LG
                    • Date of stay 01/03/14
                    • Review Submitted 01/14/14
                    My husband and I recently visited the Big Island in an unconventional way....We started here at an Organic, fully sustainable farm south of Capt. Cook.....What a treat and incredible learning experience. Our hosts were so nice and the lodging was perfect....Clean, Comfortable, Perfect.....You will need a 4WD to drive the 1/2 mile driveway but it is so worth it.....We can't thank Katie and Rick enough for their warm hospitality in sharing their piece of paradise......We hope to return next year....:-)LG

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                  • Experiencing the paradise

                    Experiencing the paradise

                    • Guest Mirela I.
                    • Date of stay 04/08/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/22/13
                    If the sterile resorts which look the same everywhere in the world, with their trained politeness and filled with chemicals to keep their landscape severely manicured are not for you, this is the place to be. It's a little paradise where you may learn as much as from a visit to a botanical garden, with beautiful trees and plants, spectacular Hawaiian Blue Jade vine flowers, breathtaking beautiful orchid bushes, fantastic bromeliads and strelitziaceae, fragrant gardenias, rare cactaceae, lush ginger flowers and iconic big yellow hibiscus, to name a few. It is a heaven for beautiful birds ranging from all kind of cardinal species, to pheasant and wild turkeys. Their divine songs is everything that your are going to hear there. The accommodation is clean and impeccable, the owners' generosity is heart moving. They spoiled us with fruits freshly picked from their organic orchard and they continuously made sure that we have a wonderful stay at their guest ohana. For us personally it was such a privilege to meet them and we hold so much gratitude in our hearts for everything they did for us. Thank you Katey and Rick.

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                  • Perfect Honeymoon-wanna go back!

                    Perfect Honeymoon-wanna go back!

                    • Guest Ee (US)
                    • Date of stay 03/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/19/13
                    The owner couple (Kate & Rick) and the beautiful green house surrounded by flowers, veggies, and fresh spring scent made our honeymoon be perfect!!! Each corner of the place is very clean, well-maintained, and I don't have anything to complain. I was little doubt about ocean view, rough road, and green perspective prior to departure to Big Island, but I soon realized that I was silly-it was the best experience in my 30 years of numerous traveling. If you rent a 4WD, driving will be no problem and I actually enjoyed so much by feeling young when I drove off-road to this gorgeous place. Kate & Rick lives the model life that we always want so we asked lots of questions, and they were so kind to explain everything and even shared their fruits and veggies! We already want to go back and we will. We feel so thankful for everything in this place, happy honeymoon, and myself who chose this place :-)

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Secret Hideaway

                    Secret Hideaway

                    • Guest Catherine T.
                    • Date of stay 02/04/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/06/13
                    If you look for a place where you'll feel like home in paradise, this is it!! The devoted and special owners know how to receive their guests. We could'nt ask for more...the price is way under it's worth! The only bad point is that you'll regret having to leave! A gift for nature lovers!!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Great Stay

                    Great Stay

                    • Guest Ashley (Denver, CO)
                    • Date of stay 02/06/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/12/13
                    Great owners, great view and great location. The guest house has all amenities, the scenery is amazing and well maintained. They provided beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs and umbrella if needed. The property is up on a steep hill so I would definitely recommend a 4WD vehicle. We only had a 2WD rental and were able to make it up the hill except when it rained. Overall, it was a great experience and the owners are so friendly and have great hospitality.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: We enjoyed hosting this energetic young couple on their first trip to Hawaii. Our location provided a great home-base for their beach explorations, snorkeling & hiking adventures. They were especially excited to see the whales so close off-shore.

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                  • Tranquility Awaits

                    Tranquility Awaits

                    • Guest Melody (California)
                    • Date of stay 09/08/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/10/12
                    The experience was exceptional due to the hospitality extended along with the very tranquil surroundings. This particular property offers its guests an opportunity to step outside of oridinary everyday life into a reflective sacred space that invites deep introspection and transformation. The ohana was extremely clean, well maintained and offered a more traditional aspect of old Hawaii. The owners were very gracious and caring of any needs presented. To conclude it was an experience that goes beyond words indeed!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                  • A special place!

                    A special place!

                    • Guest Betsy (Vermont)
                    • Date of stay 02/29/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/30/12
                    I stayed here for nine days, longer than I intended! That's how special this place is! Katey and Rick, the owners, are welcoming and excited for their guests to have an awesome experience. They were generous with their time in answering questions, providing suggestions and offering advice. The ohana is beautifully decorated, spacious and has lots of amenities. Everything a guest might need has been thought of and more. There are extras, too, including fresh fruit & vegetables from their amazing organic farm and an array of snorkeling equipment. My stay was far more than I ever dreamed. Thank you!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                  • A Hawaiian Paradise

                    A Hawaiian Paradise

                    • Guest Iris and Richard (Riverton, NJ, USA)
                    • Date of stay 03/20/12
                    • Review Submitted 04/03/12
                    A truly remarkable guest house. The grounds of the "ohana" are incredible...It was my imagined image of what Hawaii was to be. I told my daughters that is was like being on the Avatar set. The apartment is very comfortable with very high ceiling enhancing the spacious living area . We loved the "green" attitude of this environment. Our hosts, Kate and Rick, were amazingly gracious. I don't know if this rental is for everyone...it is a bit remote and the drive from the road to the rental is rather bumpy...but the road to paradise is not always smooth. It's worth the journey.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: Iris & Richard were delightful guests who seemed to share our love and amazement of natures beauty. They travel with high-end camera equipment, and we happened to have emerging white pineapple 'keiki' and dragon fruit flowers 'in bloom' during their guesting time with us. It was great fun to share our slice of paradise with world travelers who were curious about growing and harvesting exotic tropical plants.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall / Winter
                  Oct 1 - Apr 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $99
                  $2,370
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $99
                  $2,550
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Customary cleaning fee $65 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13.416%

                  Notes:

                  Deposit of $200 to secure 3 - 7 day reservation

                  Deposit of $300 to secure 8 - 15 day reservation

                  Deposit of $400 to secure a monthly reservation

                  Balance due 30 days prior to arrival


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                  Last updated: 02/05/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA) at 35 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: Mamalahoa Highway 11 at 0.5 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Ho'okena at 4 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Our first visit to the Big Island was in 1997 when we joined friends for a one week ‘retreat’ at a vacation rental in Kealakekua Bay where we enjoyed the Island, the Bay and the lifestyle soooo much that within 3 months we relocated from California to Hawaii. Initially we bought a home within the Kailua-Kona township, but knew in our hearts that we wanted to be further south where we could have green-houses, plant orchards, enjoy gardens and learn to live a more eco-friendly life-style. In 2003 we began to realize our dream when we bought 16 acres of undeveloped land in the Kaohe area. By the Fall of 2005 we had a road, 2 producing green-houses, an almost livable home and the joy of knowing we were creating our idea of paradise and a healthier life-style. Now, several years of work later, our home and the Ohana are very comfortable, orchard trees are growing, and the gardens are looking tropical. We enjoy sharing our love for the Island and the land with friends, family and guest visitors.

                  Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook:
                  We love the beautiful, nourishing land, coastline views and sunsets in South Kona. Our location has rich soil for farming and growing ornamental plants; the climate is ideal for living comfortably year round; and we have wonderful neighbors who share a similar passion for the land and living a healthy lifestyle.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  We offer a secluded and tranquil guest accommodation in our ‘Ohana’ away from busy nearby towns, yet conveniently accessible to locally available activities. The Ohana (guest residence) is located in a separate building from the main house … on an organic 16 acre property that is very eco-friendly. Exotic and tropical fruit is available for viewing and enjoying throughout the farm. Upon request and when ‘in-season’… learn to harvest cacao pods and pick exotic tropical fruit like lychee, dragonfruit, loquat, papaya, figs, bananas and white pineapple. Fresh herbs are available from the gardens for food preparation.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • South Kona coastline view

                    South Kona coastline view

                  • Ohana private entry

                    Ohana private entry

                  • Full kitchen

                    Full kitchen

                  • Private grass covered access road at sunset

                    Private grass covered access road at sunset

                  • White pineapple patch - August / September

                    White pineapple patch - August / September

                  • Vanilla orchid vine with beans

                    Vanilla orchid vine with beans

                  • Criollo variety cacao flowers & small pods

                    Criollo variety cacao flowers & small pods

                  • Orchid plants blooming in landscape

                    Orchid plants blooming in landscape

                  • Spectacular Sunset with 'Green Flash'

                    Spectacular Sunset with 'Green Flash'

                  • Quiet space to relax

                    Quiet space to relax

                  • Bedroom with 1 queen bed

                    Bedroom with 1 queen bed

                  • Night blooming dragon fruit flowers - June & December

                    Night blooming dragon fruit flowers - June & December

                  • Ripe white pineapple July 2013

                    Ripe white pineapple July 2013

                  • Kaimana Lychee July 2013

                    Kaimana Lychee July 2013

                  • Trinitario variety young cacao pods

                    Trinitario variety young cacao pods

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

                  $99 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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