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For all of you who are “on-the-fence” about where to stay in Hawaii, we would like to share some important things to consider. When it comes to airfare, renting a car, food, gas and misc. expenses, everyone who ventures out to Hawaii will pretty much pay the same price. The real difference is the lodging. A lot of people overlook this important decision and often find themselves having a sub par vacation based on where they ended up staying. 'We get it! ' You thought that you would save a few bucks, however, the few bucks that you saved on paper did nothing to ultimately enhance your trip. That's where Simple Pleasures makes a difference. For the value, we offer a clean, comfortable and elegant accommodation that will absolutely enhance your stay in Hawaii. We invite you to view our photos and video to see the difference.
We are offering the Penthouse level of our 5,000 sq. ft recently finished Beach home starting at $175.00. You get the top floor, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, huge penthouse suite that sleeps 5. All of our amenities are clean, custom and brand new! The rest of the house is officially closed, which means no other people will stay in this Huge Home or on the property while you are there. Lastly, this Hawaiian Palace is only a 5 min. walk to the beach! What more can we say? it is a fantastic deal. Please compare our photos and videos with others on the site. Our aim is to get it right, and make sure our guests are happy. If this makes sense to you please read on and get more details. Aloha! Simple Pleasures.
Our official Property Description
From the start, the concept behind this truly majestic build was very clear, tastefully work with the land, capture its essence, and “Keep it Simple.” The Hawaiian Islands are simply one of the world’s most desirable locations, truly a tropical paradise beyond compare. A perfect fit for a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a once in a lifetime dream. With that said, we warmly offer our personal contribution to the islands by launching our most beautiful creation to date, “Simple Pleasures”. Situated approximately 45 minutes south of Kailua- Kona, Simple Pleasures is close enough to partake in all of Kona’s nightlife yet far enough away to marinate in a real feeling of authentic Hawaiian lifestyle. Once you set foot on the property, it will be obvious that your new Hawaiian home was the right choice. This freshly finished 2012 custom home is easily on par with the highest of high-end resorts, but at nearly half the cost. Our “ Plumeria Lined Paradise”, a five minute walk to the beach, not only offers some of the most magnificent ocean views, but our guests will appreciate the natural breezes from the Hawaiian trade winds lufting through our 16ft ceilings. Luxurious stone floors were thoughtfully placed in all common areas to ensure our guests keep cool. The full size custom bathrooms, made of both stone and marble, enjoy upgraded touches such as custom cabinets, vessel sinks and bidets to enhance your experience. For the utmost comfort, each bedroom has been outfitted with luxury hotel grade queen size pillow-top mattresses, finished off with mahogany sleigh bed frames. Additionally, the bedrooms include mahogany hardwood floors, your own private bath, wireless internet, and safe deposit boxes. Our tastefully executed kitchen, designed to be a “social kitchen”, places the cook in a position that faces the entire living room, lanai and all guests while preparing meals whether dining indoors or using the formal dining table outdoors on the lanai. Last but not least, the crown jewel of Simple Pleasures is our 1,000-sq.ft ocean facing lanai. You can easily see 40 miles of spectacular coastline views in each direction! It really equates to being the ultimate outdoor living room on the property. This is where all the sunsets, whale watching and outdoor socializing happens. Whether it is a glass of wine, reading a book, or stretching out on the 8ft. daybed, this spot is all Hawaii. From our vantage point, the mixture of fresh floral air mixed with the tranquil ocean breeze cannot be put into words. This is truly a space to be experienced. With this much space, we also created an outdoor “dining room”. This was brilliant! With million dollar views, this is the perfect spot for our guest to gather and have breakfast before a day of site seeing, lunch after snorkeling at the beach or a beautiful backdrop for a romantic dinner at sunset. It doesn’t get any better. Simple Pleasures to us means, “seamless harmony”. Understanding that your Hawaii vacation means everything to you and trips like this don’t happen everyday, our focus was to anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations. We thank you for considering us and wish you nothing but Aloha, and remember, “Keep it Simple”!
Note: Our calendar is up to date. If there is a partial line through the date, then that day is not available. Thank you!
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$150 + tax
"7 Night Special". Our Weekly rate lowers from $175.00 to $150.00 per night saving you $175.00 on a weekly rental. Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest
A 50% Deposit is due to lock in the reservation dates. A remaining balance of 50% will be due 30 days prior to your check in date. We have 2 ways guests pay, you can pay with credit card or you can pay by check. Just let us know what you prefer .
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Enjoy swimming, diving, snorkeling and kayaking from Kaohe Bay just a short 5 minute walk from the house.
Walk the historic Kings Trail to other secluded beaches and an ancient cinder cone.
Visit a working coffee farm and explore the ancient City of Refuge (Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park) located approximately 20 minutes from the house.
Visit Volcano National Park - an easy 1.5 hr. drive from the house.
Year Purchased: 2000
About: Working in the Production and Events industry for the last 15yrs. globally, is what we do for a living. Making the most of our free time is our passion, We love the beach, outdoor activities and a great meal with friends. We have a great appreciation for family and care about animals and the environment. Our careers have given us an opportunity to experience the good that the world has to offer and we consciously now do our best to be a reflection of that good.
Why Captain Cook: To be quite honest, this magical location found us! It was an enormous and very challenging project, but at the end of the day, we are very proud and now wish to share this space with the world.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Some unique benefits of staying at Simple Pleasures is having the opportunity to slow down, check out of life's hustle and bustle and recharge ones soul. Our property not only has some of the most breathtaking views of Hawaii's coastline, but it is often noted by guests as a magical place for good times, bonding and reconnecting.