Oceanfront Splendor - Mika Alua - Snorkeler's Dream
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kapoho guest house description
Welcome to Mika 'Alua. This fabulous 2-story, ocean front home features spectacular ocean views. Located in sunny Kapoho, it features some of the best snorkeling in the Islands. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished with tile and bamboo floors, and 3 of the 4 bedrooms have ocean views. It has an ocean front jacuzzi and a private pond. You will not believe the amenities. Enjoy a beverage on your private lanai with tropical breezes overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. It has all you need to make this the ultimate vacation home.
The kitchen abounds with spices, sauces, dry goods, great cookware, and lots of room. Just bring your favorite fresh food. An ultra quality stainless steel barbecue is available for cooking that fish you just caught. An exquisite master bedroom with lanai overlooks ocean. You will say Wow!!
Snorkeling, fishing, star gazing, sight seeing, black sand beach, and warm ponds. The Puna area in Kapoho is one of the most spectacular sites on the island for that old Hawaii feeling. Lots to do, lots to see. Only one hour away from Volcano Village and Kilauea Volcano.
Check Calendar – Mika Alua is a very popular vacation rental. So that you will not be disappointed, please check our availability calendar. It is updated daily. You are wise to book ahead, because we are already getting inquiries for 2014 from returning guests. If Mika Alua is not available, check our other 4 nearby vacation rentals:
Mika Kai - 4 br/5 ba - HomeAway/207930
Mika Taki - 4 br/4 1/2 ba - HomeAway/207918
Mika Lani - 2 guests max - HomeAway/171795
Mika Mizu - 2-3 gusts max - HomeAway/213954
Note: Mika 'Alua is located in a residential neighborhood and to be good neighbors, we do not rent the house for large parties - no more than a total of 12 people on the property at a time subject to loss of deposit.
- 2 story
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Guest House
- Guest House
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
- Every bedroom has a private bathroom
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Books For Adults
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
- Winery Tours
- Whale Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Mountain View
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Sofa Bed
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Water Cooler
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Security System
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Broadband Access
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Wireless Internet
- Parking Off Street
- Dishes & Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Pantry Items
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Towels
- Large Cooler
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Beach Chairs
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Spa Whirlpool
ReviewsWrite a review
Amazing Stay!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us for an amazing stay in Hawaii. We experienced many amazing things and really felt a part of the community while we were here. It was so amazing to sit outside everyday and listen to the ocean and to star gaze in the evenings. We really were able to relax and be stress-free for the week. The ocean view was spectacular! As we go back to our families, jobs, and live in Colorado again, we will take with us fond memories of Hawaii. Mahalo.
- Guest Alice, Myra, Rhonda & Sue - Colorado
- Date of stay 11/30/13
- Review Submitted 12/10/13
I Love It Here!Guest comment entered by owner
I Love It Here!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach house. I love it here!
- Guest Terri - California
- Date of stay 11/11/13
- Review Submitted 12/10/13
Amazing Place!Guest comment entered by owner
The place is amazing, the water breathtaking, the fish beyond beautiful and all the surroundings perfect! We could not have had a better time. Everywhere we went we were met with so much hospitality, such a pure treat! Again, Mahalo.
- Guest Lori & David
- Date of stay 10/22/13
- Review Submitted 12/10/13
Breathtaking Views!Guest comment entered by owner
We have truly enjoyed our time in your beautiful Mika 'Alua vacation home in Paradise. The view is breathtaking & we have not been so relaxed in years. Many blessings to you both & mahalo for opening my eyes & heart to the spirit of aloha. The house was big enough for two families and was fantastic. Mahalo.
- Guest The Fulk & Jones Families - Arizona
- Date of stay 10/13/13
- Review Submitted 12/09/13
Wonderful Trip - We Will Be BackGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful Trip - We Will Be Back
This was our first visit to the Hawaiian Islands and thanks to the wonderful house, people and sites we will be coming back. The house was exactly as described and was stocked even better than expected. Falling asleep and waking up to the ocean sounds was amazing every day. To sit and listen to the sounds of the wildlife was totally unexpected. We did not expect the house to be so far from everything but this allowed us to explore parts of the island we never would have found on our own this made the trip even more enjoyable, from the thermal pools to the lava flow at Kalapana we enjoyed everything the island had to offer and more. We even drove to Kona to go fishing and had the experience of a lifetime, catching a 351lb. Blue Marlin was something my son and I will never forget. We enjoyed taking walks around the neighborhood every morning and evening to see and listen to the sights and sounds of the island as the day started and ended. The snorkel pools were something that words cannot describe, we have only seen those types of fish in pictures. The stories left by previous residents were priceless, from the children's stories to the parent's descriptions it helped us feel right at home. We visited Kaleo's restaurant as suggested in the book for our final night's meal and were not disappointed, delicious food and great people to talk to. We would really like to thank Jamie, she was a wealth of information for our trip. Thanks you for letting us use you wonderful home to enjoy our little trip to paradise. As was said to us when we were leaving, Mahalo.
- Guest The Converse Family - New Jersey
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 12/01/13
Wish We Could Stay Longer!Guest comment entered by owner
Wish We Could Stay Longer!
Aloha Jamie, We are loving the time we are spending here. What a wonderful location and a very comfortable, well-equipped house. I wish we could stay longer . Mahalo for everything you did to make our stay here so enjoyable. It is clear that your guests matter to you and that is much appreciated. Aloha.
- Guest Linda - Oregon
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/01/13
We stayed in the Mika Alua for 4 nights and had a wonderful stay. We arrived late at night and had no idea of the view we were missing until we woke up the next morning. Awesome views to wake up to every morning. Jamie was great to work with from the very beginning. She was very attentive to our emails and answered all our questions and concerns timely. We have rented many VRBOs over the years and this kitchen was the best stocked kitchen of any place we have ever stayed. The location is peaceful and relaxing and great for touring the Volcanoes National Park. We had an easy drive to the Black Sand Beach and a memorable drive to the Green Sand Beach. My husband enjoyed snorkeling in the Tide Pools within walking distance of the home. Our only concern was the Guest House was on the warm side and we had fans going every night to keep us cool and the darn Coqui frogs! All in all it was a wonderful home and would highly recommend it to others looking for a nice quiet place away from the normal busy tourist locations.
- Guest Eileen G. (Georgetown, TX)
- Date of stay 09/25/13
- Review Submitted 10/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
WOW!Guest comment entered by owner
"WOW when we woke up this morning we saw the most awesome view ever! Pictures do not do it justice! Thanks so much for the nice gift basket and the bottle of champagne...we have it cooling now. We will toast to this wonderful place you have here."
- Guest Eileen - Texas
- Date of stay 09/29/13
- Review Submitted 10/04/13
A spectacular week!
A spectacular week!
This was my first trip to Hawai'i, and I am so glad I chose Mika Alua! Our who family had a spectacular week. The oceanfront location was incredibly peaceful, and the sunrises and moonrises added to the charm. The house was very comfortable and everything we wished for was thoughtfully provided (including a lovely welcome basket). The location was perfect for touring Hilo, Volcanoes National Park, and much more. We enjoyed lunches in Pahoa, shopping at the Hilo Farmer's market, a drive down to South Point and Punalu'u black sand beach (where we saw sea turtles), and a day spent with Native Guide Hawaii (Warren Costa) touring the volcanoes (I recommend him unreservedly as well). The tide pools right down the street were great fun with the kids, as was the swimming pool. Meals on the lanai were a pleasure, and we particularly enjoyed the geckos in the garden and the star fruit ripe on the bushes behind the guest house. This property will not disappoint you!
- Guest VaHomeschoolMom (Virginia, USA)
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Splendor And More
Splendor And More
Aloha! Many previous reviews have accurately described this lovely vacation property. What I would like to share is about the person who makes this possible. Jamie is the perfect representative of this home. I contacted Jamie a couple of months ago to see if it would be okay for me to surprise my wife for her birthday which was the day we were to arrive. I asked could I send the birthday gifts to the Mika Alua home and have them placed on the bed. Jamie accepted the idea with glee. She and I conversed periodically via email to make sure all was in order. Her staff did a beautiful job placing the gifts in gift bags. When we arrived, my wife went upstairs to admire the beautifully spacious bedroom. She was blown away with the surprise. I walked on air for the rest the evening. :) Oh, let me not forget the gift basket that Jamie had waiting for us. She's classy, personable and comes across like an endearing family member. This is our 5th time visiting Hawaii, but first time in the Pahoa/ Hilo region. This beautiful ocean front home is in the perfect location. It was hard to leave the house for nearby snorkeling, tours, etc. The weather was great. Everyday sunshine, with just a few light latenight showers to cool off the evening. We look forward to returning to stay in one of her other properties. Can't give away our next vacation dates.:) Mahalo Jeff and Jackie
- Guest Travelers Friend (San Diego)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
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Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2014
3 night min stay
Extra Nights: $269
Notes: $269/night (3 Night minimum) // $254/night (7 Night or more) - up to 4 Guests
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Fees and Taxes:
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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About the owner: When Noi and I first visited the Big Island together, he exclaimed, 'I didn't know a place like this existed in the US!' Noi was originally from Thailand. The green lushness, blue water, the abundant exotic tropical fruits and flowers had him convinced this is where we needed to be. I concur.
Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
Mika 'Alua is located in a very special marine conservancy. It has some of the best snorekling in the Hawaiian Islands. Mika 'Alua is a charming house, at ocean level, and it exudes tropical charm.
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Welcome to Your Private Oceanfront Paradise
Hawaiian Style Touches in All Living Areas
Tropical Dining Area
Spacious Upstairs Ocean Front Master Suite Furnished with King Size Bed
Downstairs Second Master Suite with Ocean View Furnished with Queen Size Bed
Guest Room with Queen Size Bed and Ocean Front View
Guest House (O'hana) Living Area With Garden View
O'hana Alcove with Queen Size Bed
Private Ocean View Pool Just for You – Fun in the Sun
Private Ocean Front Jacuzzi
Easy Five Minute Stroll to the Best Snorkeling – Colorful Coral and Fish
Big Island Sunrise at Mika Alua
Beautiful Oceanfront Living
Sunroom Adjacent to Living Room
Completely Supplied Open Gourmet Kitchen
Master Bedroom Vanity Adjacent to Bathroom
Bath Area for Downstairs Master Suite
Guest Room Bathroom en Suite
O'hana Bathroom with Shower
Outdoor Eating Area Adjacent to Pool
Arriving at Mika Alua
Swim with the Turtles
Paradise Under the Stars
4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
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