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Swim in the bay? Swim in the pool? Such tough decisions!

Swim in the bay? Swim in the pool?  Such tough decisions! The Backyard - a large lawn, and Kealakekua Bay The backyard facing the house "Green Bamboo" granite counters, top grade appliances, 2 sinks, gadgets galore Living Room, coastline and Kealakekua Bay Spectacular views from every room (except baths) and even from the pool! Master Bedroom (King Bed), pool & Kealakekua Bay Twin Bedroom (with french doors overlooking pool & Kealakekua Bay) Queen Bedroom (with french doors overlooking pool & Kealakekua Bay) One of your neighbors... (photo by Doug Hackett) A trip to Kilauea is rewarded with a view of Madame Pele's handiwork Floor Plan: Every room has a spectacular view of Kealakekua Bay (except baths) Put yourself in the picture! Night Blooming Flowers- the size of dinner plates Warm, Bubbly Pools - near the Volcano Stunning fiery end to a wonderful day! Kealakekua Bay from The Napoopoo Road. Spectacular views from every room (except baths) and even from the pool!

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kealakekua Bay house description

Enter this gracious open-plan home and have your breath taken away. Even as the front door opens, you will find yourself delivered to - and surrounded by - the beauty, serenity and spiritual power of Kealakekua Bay.

EVERY ROOM (except baths) has a direct oceanfront view.

The water lapping at the back yard's rocks, is clear, cool and sparkling with sunlight. The awesome, cave pocked cliff that makes up the opposite shore, is known as 'The Pali'. The trail along the ridge of the Pali, was to the Hawaiians known as 'the pathway of the gods', or 'Kealakekua' in Hawaiian. At the pali's base the Captain Cook Monument and a small plaque mark the spot where Cook fell near a flashing beacon for modern nighttime mariners.

Dump your bags, and grab a deck chair and a glass of wine, in time to watch the sun create it's fiery farewell across the magical water as millions of stars come aglow. Be prepared to share the sunset with dolphins and whales in this most unique and beautiful corner of the planet.

Relax as you breathe in the aura of your private refuge for the most memorable vacation you'll ever have. Generous rooms, all with ocean view (except baths), outdoor eating pavilion, pool and deck - and, of course, the bay.

Prepare fresh and flavorful meals of local fish, tropical fruit, organic veggies, all in a truly state of the art kitchen with ocean views! (Induction cooktop, double oven, 2 sinks all swathed in 'green bamboo' granite).

All of this on a private, gated lane of 8 residences (some are estates with more than one home)

Although many couples have been married here, we no longer permit weddings (or other gatherings of more than 12 people) out of respect for our neighbors.


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Keywords: Private Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            From one of our guests..... "the kitchen is better equipped than my own-- and I'm a damn good cook!"...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Front loading, multi-cycle, energy and water efficient...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • No bathtubs, showers only.

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Heated and with gentle "softChlor" salt water system. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    Across Kealakekua Bay is the Captain Cook Monument- a postage stamp of British territory with an obelisk to the great explorer-- and a flashing light to warn mariners of the rocky coast....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    The best of both worlds.... we look both across Kealakekua Bay and out to sea. Waves caress the black-rock shore, as the sun makes its fiery decent to announce that day is done....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Boating
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Other Activities

                      • Kealakekua Bay is a marine preserve and one of the state's best snorkeling locations. Dolphins visit as do whales, in season. Tour boats (The Fairwind, BodyGlove and others) transport visitors to the Captain Cook Monument, or you can hike to the monument. The snorkeling at the monument is wonderful, as it is around most of the bay. The Wharf, Manini Beach and Napoopoo 'Beach' (not much sand!) are entry points for swimming. (NOTE: As of 1/1/13 kayaking and other commercial activity is prohibited from the Kealakekua Bay wharf and Manini Beach. Kayaking may not be possible in the bay due to changing and welcome oversight by the State. Tour boats are still bringing snorkelers to the Captain Cook Monument from Keauhou and Kailua). The bay is better than ever for SWIMMING!...moreless
                       

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                      • Real Big Island Paradise

                        Real Big Island Paradise

                        • Guest Jennifer B. (Glendale, CA)
                        • Date of stay 08/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/11/13
                        We just spent nine days in this fabulous house and are still missing our life on the Big Island. There are no words that can describe that view. The pictures don't do it justice - you just have to go see it for yourself. The house itself was just perfect for our party of five adults and our one year old daughter. The layout worked really well to give everyone enough privacy while providing great views from every room and lots of communal space for cooking, eating, drinking, sunbathing and just lounging around. Our days were spent exploring the local area for snorkel spots (all the best ones on the island are right nearby) and road tripping to the volcano and other fun sites. Our evenings were spent making cocktails, grilling fresh fish on that awesome BBQ and watching the sunset while our daughter played happily on the giant lawn. How much better can life get? Kealakekua Bay has always been a special place to me, and the out of the way location of this house is exactly what we were looking for. Just up the road you can pick up some Kona coffee at the Co-op and grab a fish sandwich or plate lunch and some shave ice at Kalamas. We went into Kona a couple times (I recommend a trip to Kona Brewing Co if you make it to town), but mostly couldn't wait to get back to the house. If you want to slow down, escape the tourists and live like a local in the best location on the Big Island, this is the house for you. John, the owner, was super easy to work with, and Krista was a delight and quick to respond to anything we needed. We really hope to make it back here sometime in the near future. Rent this house! Don't just stare at the pictures...go there now! :D

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                      • Spectacular Views!

                        Spectacular Views!

                        • Guest Joon H.
                        • Date of stay 08/20/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/06/13
                        My family of six stayed at this lovely property for four nights in August 2013 and were sorry to leave at the end of our trip. The listing description and photos accurately describe and reflect this fabulous home, its location, and appearance. The view of the ocean, the bay, and sunsets from the yard are truly spectacular. The property was very clean and well maintained---my wife was very comfortable and that's saying something as cleanliness is extremely important to her, We saw a few ants the first morning, but we followed the instructions regarding keeping the kitchen area clean and had no further issues. The owner and manager are helpful, a pleasure to deal with, and very gracious. We caused some damage to a closet, but the owner did not deduct any amount from the deposit, which he promptly returned after our stay. We enjoyed kayaking and snorkeling in the bay. We have rented in Hawaii through VRBO several times in the past, and this was by far our best experience. We would very highly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • The BEST place to stay in Hawaii

                        The BEST place to stay in Hawaii

                        • Guest Martin M. (Morgan Hill, CA)
                        • Date of stay 06/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/03/13
                        This is a top notch place to stay! It is perfect for a peaceful, relaxing get away. We stayed with three generations (grandparents, parents and kids) and all of us raved about the house and backyard. The pool is bigger and deeper that it looks in the pictures. And there is no way to capture the magic of sitting out watching the sun as it goes down over the bay. All the bathrooms and bedrooms are good and well maintained. The kitchen is super nice and big – it made food prep easy and allowed everyone to be involved. One of my favorite things about the house was falling asleep and waking up to the sounds of the surf pounding the rocks. It was just awesome! Kealakekua Bay is a very nice location at the bottom of hill. The small village of houses is quaint with a minimal beach and park within walking distance. There are local roadside fruit stands all over the place and the quality of the mangos was excellent. If you are a coffee drinker, there are many, many places to buy and drink 100% Kona coffee. We also loved the $4 leis at Ryan’s roadside leis stand. The gated drive adds a level of security. The best part is that you are only a 5-10 minute drive from Honaunau Bay (2 Step) which offers excellent snorkeling. We would wake up and snorkel for 30 minutes first thing in the morning to beat the crowds. We also took the advice of another reviewer and went on a fishing trip with Captain Bob and Thrill Seeker. We caught 2 Onos and Bob cut one up that we used for dinner over 4 nights. Volcanoes National Park is worth a trip as well. The night dive with the mantas is not to be missed. We also trekked up to Hapuna Beach and did a look in at Waikoloa. We were so happy that we chose the house at Kealakekua Bay. This is the best VRBO we have stayed at and I would give it my highest recommendation to friends and family.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Your own personal piece of paradise.

                        Your own personal piece of paradise.

                        • Guest melanie (Liberty, MO)
                        • Date of stay 06/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/28/13
                        What a magnificent property! This home was the perfect place for my family and me to rest and relax in between our island adventures. Alaula Kai is beautifully maintained. The kitchen has everything necessary to create wonderful meals. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. The pool was a special treat for all of us to enjoy any time of day. There are pool towels and some floats available to use. There is no air conditioning, but with the windows/screens it made no difference at all. The water is just spectacular to watch and the dolphins made random appearances to entertain us. Families traveling with small children should know that the bedrooms do open right on to the pool deck. To prevent any accidents, we packed along a mobile door alarm (or two) to signal us in the night if anyone left their rooms. It is about 15 min drive to a local grocery store that had a good selection of foods. The drive in to Kailua-Kona was probably 30-40 min. Our favorite afternoon stop was at a shaved ice stand on Napoopoo Rd. coming down the hillside towards the bay. I just can not say enough great things about this home. It was so easy to get used to. The efforts put forth by the owner and the property manager are very clear. They have worked together to create the perfect place to unwind and take full advantage of Hawai'i. We can not wait to return to Alaula Kai. Thank you, John!! Thank you, Krista!!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Gorgeous home, gorgeous island, gorgeous bay

                        Gorgeous home, gorgeous island, gorgeous bay

                        • Guest Lisa V. (San Jose, California)
                        • Date of stay 05/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/10/13
                        My parents, husband, and I stayed at this beautiful home for a week at the beginning of June. It was sheer paradise. We swam in the bay in the mornings; hiked; walked; swam in the pool; and generally felt we had gone to paradise. Everything was exquisite: the kitchen is highly functional; the house is very clean; and overall the house strikes just the right balance between island elegant and informal. I would NOT recommend for families with young children due to safety hazard of the pool and ocean; other than that one item for consideration, every other human being will be blissfully happy here!

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                      • Vacation Perfection

                        Vacation Perfection

                        • Guest Rhonda B.
                        • Date of stay 04/20/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/03/13
                        In is hard to fine words to describe this rental property. It is even more spectacular than the gorgeous photos suggest. All of our family agreed that it was the perfect setting for our visit -- far superior to the option of staying in some tourist resort. Everyone enjoyed sunsets and meals on the patio, dropping off to sleep to the sound of the surf, and waking each morning to the glorious views of Kealakekua Bay -- all while enjoying the feeling of total privacy. There cannot be many better homesites on the entire island. The home itself is spotlessly clean and impeccably maintained; and it includes a kitchen that is not only beautiful, but also wonderfully equipped. Both the owner and the property manager were helpful beyond our expectations. They guided us in selecting activities, finding shopping and choosing restaurants. We can recommend this vacation rental without any reservation whatsoever. It is simpy perfect! The highlight of the activities during our visit was the night manta ray snorkel with Jack's Dive Locker. We also enjoyed the 5-hour snorkel adventure with Sea Quest and fishing with Thrill Seeker (we caught a 40 lb. Ono that was fantastic on the grill). Captain Bob will not only take you fishing, but will also stop for a snorkel opportunity in Kealakekua Bay at your request. A day-long excursion to the Volcano Park was worth the drive. We enjoyed breakfast at The Coffee Shack (with a phenomenal view from its lanai) and a delicious Japanese-Hawaiian dinner at Teshima's.

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                      • Most relaxing vacation ever!!

                        Most relaxing vacation ever!!

                        • Guest Gerard & Mary (SF Bay Area, California.)
                        • Date of stay 12/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/13
                        Wonderful place to stay! Cannot recommend it highly enough. Most relaxing vacation ever!! Our teens enjoyed having their own space and we enjoyed that too! The perfect location to relax, unwind and reconnect as a family. Quiet, peaceful, serene and the most amazing view of Kealakekua Bay. We saw pilot whales and spinner dolphins from our back yard. We loved it so much we rarely left. This house has everything you need. Amazingly well-equipped kitchen, comfortable living area and did I mention the views!! Krista was awesome! We felt we made a new friend on the island. She shared a ton of information with us and was available if we had questions. Her excellent recommendations really helped us maximize our time and her insider tips helped us find many hidden gems. Don't miss the night snorkel with manta rays. A huge hit with the entire family. We went on the Hula Kai - highly recommended. If they re-open K-bay to kayaking we also highly recommend that too. Our family enjoyed a wonderful morning on the bay kayaking and snorkeling. DLNR stopped this activity temporarily from Jan 1 so check with Krista if you are interested. We cannot wait to return to Alaula Kai again.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Paradise Found - we're hooked!

                        Paradise Found - we're hooked!

                        • Guest Brett (Little Rock, AR)
                        • Date of stay 12/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/11/12
                        We've always had good luck with VRBO listed properties, and this was no exception. We found this to be the perfect place for us because: 1) its off the beaten path; no vehicle traffic noises at all 2) listen to the ocean waves all day and night 3) the unobstructed view of Kealakekua Bay and Capt Cook Monument was worth the price alone 4) quiet and secure neighborhood None of the above is to say that the home wasn't wonderful because it was - the layout was perfect for the property. Nothing was left undone, we never felt like we needed anything else. The property description is accurate, very clean, and immaculately maintained. Wireless/wired internet worked very well. Pack lightly and wash your clothing. If you're staying in the area, you're most likely interested in snorkeling around the monument. From this property, it's a 10 minute walk to the pier to launch a kayak or a 10 minute drive to the hiking trailhead at the top of Napoopoo road. Several snorkel tour boat companies are within a 20 minute drive (unless you hit "rush" hour traffic). Two-step is a quick 4 mile drive to the south. We enjoyed the local farmer's market and the South Kona Fruit stand - can't get enough of the Hawaiian fruits while we're there, not to mention kona coffee and mac nuts - all freshly available nearby. On previous visits to the island, we always felt like we needed to be out doing various activities - this time we never really wanted to leave our easy chairs, binoculars, and books. Our 8-day stay here was the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. We're hooked.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • What a Glorious Place

                        What a Glorious Place

                        • Guest Mark & Judy (Half Moon Bay, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/24/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/03/12
                        Although we have only been here a few days, we have already fallen in love with the spot you have chosen. Everyday, we spend hours in the morning and evening sitting out on the lawn with coffee, a drink or simply with the view. We went out with Kona Boys for a kayak and snorkel to the monument. There were many pods of dolphins, spinning and swimming all around us. We even saw a nugget this afternoon as we informed a new calf is called. The dolphins have come directly by the house with some regularity too. Before this time, we had never rented a house. In some ways it was nerve racking. What if we got it wrong? What if the pictures were not correct, but you know, as I searched I was continuously brought back to Alaula Kai. Something drew me to this home here on the most ideal bay in Hawaii. Not only was the place as advertised, but so much more that can't be told by pictures alone. I can tell you that the few days here has already lowered my blood pressure and increased my awareness of the surroundings. We are grateful for your willingness to share such a wonderful place. While our current visit has only just begun, I can guarantee you that we will be back. This place is now in our blood. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience such a magical place.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Better than Advertised

                        Better than Advertised

                        • Guest SM (Austin, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 09/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/08/12
                        We've rented vacation homes before, but this is the 1st time the house really is all that you see online and more. We spent a week in paradise-- did the volcano, Hilo, Waimea and a sunset cruise. But the best part was coming "home" (or staying home on the days we didn't adventure around). I'll never forget the view of the dazzling blue/green/teal/aqua/azure/violet water in the morning-- the fun of seeing boats come and go across the bay-- and falling asleep to a gentle breeze and the sound of the waves. To wake up to bird song and another lovely, relaxing day.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday
                      Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,675
                      Holiday
                      Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,675
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $535
                      $3,525

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                      • Tax Rate 13.417%

                      Notes:

                      Cleaning fee of $275 applies. Additional charges for extra cleaning and damage. See rental agreement.


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: word word word word word

                      Why the Owner Chose Kealakekua Bay:
                      Fantastic natural beauty. Amazing birds, dolphins and whales are regular visitors.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Serenity, comfort, inner peace, spectacular setting.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Swim in the bay? Swim in the pool?  Such tough decisions!

                        Swim in the bay? Swim in the pool? Such tough decisions!

                      • The backyard facing the house

                        The backyard facing the house

                      • Living Room, coastline and Kealakekua Bay

                        Living Room, coastline and Kealakekua Bay

                      • Master Bedroom (King Bed), pool & Kealakekua Bay

                        Master Bedroom (King Bed), pool & Kealakekua Bay

                      • Queen Bedroom (with french doors overlooking pool & Kealakekua Bay)

                        Queen Bedroom (with french doors overlooking pool & Kealakekua Bay)

                      • A trip to Kilauea is rewarded with a view of Madame Pele's handiwork

                        A trip to Kilauea is rewarded with a view of Madame Pele's handiwork

                      • Put yourself in the picture!

                        Put yourself in the picture!

                      • Warm, Bubbly Pools - near the Volcano

                        Warm, Bubbly Pools - near the Volcano

                      • Kealakekua Bay from The Napoopoo Road.

                        Kealakekua Bay from The Napoopoo Road.

                      • The Backyard - a large lawn, and Kealakekua Bay

                        The Backyard - a large lawn, and Kealakekua Bay

                      • "Green Bamboo" granite counters, top grade appliances, 2 sinks, gadgets galore

                        "Green Bamboo" granite counters, top grade appliances, 2 sinks, gadgets galore

                      • Spectacular views from every room (except baths) and even from the pool!

                        Spectacular views from every room (except baths) and even from the pool!

                      • Twin Bedroom (with french doors overlooking pool & Kealakekua Bay)

                        Twin Bedroom (with french doors overlooking pool & Kealakekua Bay)

                      • One of your neighbors... (photo by Doug Hackett)

                        One of your neighbors... (photo by Doug Hackett)

                      • Floor Plan: Every room has a spectacular view of Kealakekua Bay (except baths)

                        Floor Plan: Every room has a spectacular view of Kealakekua Bay (except baths)

                      • Night Blooming Flowers- the size of dinner plates

                        Night Blooming Flowers- the size of dinner plates

                      • Stunning fiery end to a wonderful day!

                        Stunning fiery end to a wonderful day!

                      • Spectacular views from every room (except baths) and even from the pool!

                        Spectacular views from every room (except baths) and even from the pool!

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

                      $535 - $811 per night (USD)
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