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This historical Hawaiian style beach home is perfect for anyone wishing to experience a self-guided experience to the natural beauty Hawaii has to offer. Located just one house up from the beautiful Manini Beach Park (the entrance to the famous Kealakekua Bay) and bordering Napoopoo Park (a beautiful ocean front with great tide-pooling), this home is a perfect base camp for the many adventures awaiting you nearby; including snorkeling/kayaking to Captain Cook Monument, swimming with the wild spinner dolphins, exploring and uncovering the treasures in the local tide pools, and hiking the many beautiful cliffs and trails through the Kona countryside. However, if you would rather slow the pace down, kick up your feet and relax, this is also the perfect place to do it. You can wake up to the natural salty breeze coming off the ocean, brew up a truly fresh cup of Kona coffee, then wander outside to catch some sun on our beautifully manicured lawn, or to the beach for a morning swim. While here, you can meet the locals, visit some of the nearby historical sites, such as Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau also known as the city of refuge, Captain Cook Monument, and others local sites. Later on that evening you can enjoy a perfect Hawaiian sunset, after a calm soothing day.
Our spacious 4 bedroom home is open and airy, which is perfect if you like to go to sleep to the sound of the ocean waves, and wake up to the sounds of Hawaii's abundant wildlife. And who would not enjoy rinsing off in our outdoor shower after a beautiful swim in the bay? We also have papaya, mango and pumulo trees in the yard for your enjoyment. While there are 4 bedrooms (3 rooms with queen and/or double beds, and 1 room with a double and a twin), there is also one hide-a-bed, as well as a twin bed downstairs in the reading nook. In all, the house can sleep up to 12 people comfortably. There are 1 and ½ indoor bathrooms, and one outdoor shower, to make this 2 full bathrooms total for the whole house.
The surrounding area is adorned with flowering plants, and tropical fruit trees. As you are out and about, you will likely see several neighborhood vender stands that are sprinkled throughout the area offering fresh local goods, such as tropical fruits, macadamia nuts, traditional Hawaiian lays, and fresh Kona coffee.
We look forward to opening our home to you, so enjoy your stay, and mahalo!
This is the perfect location for kids! There is tons for them to do, many places close by for them to explore, have adventures, and discover all that Hawaii has to offer. It is perfect for kids of all ages. ...moreless
Non Smoking Only
Limited Accessibility. There is a twin bed located on the main level, and the bathroom is wheelchair accessible, including the shower area with a bench inside it that the whole wheelchair can wheel right inside the shower. ...moreless
There are 4 separate bedrooms on the upstairs level, and a reading nook with a twin bed in it on the main level. Additionally, there is a sofa with a hide-a-bed to accommodate additional guests as well.
In all, it can sleep 12 people in beds, but there is also enough room for kids to 'camp out' on the carpet upstairs if they bring their own sleeping bags if they want to. Our kids love doing this, and they have a great time watching movies while bedding down, while the adults hang out downstairs in the after hours.
There are 2 total bathrooms, one on each floor.
The upstairs bathroom is a half bath, with a sink and toilet.
The downstairs bath is in two separate parts. One part has the toilet and sink, while the shower is separate. It is an extremely large walk-in shower. Think like a separate small room with its own door because it is quite large and inside the shower itself, is a large bench so you can relax in comfort while washing up.
Additionally, there is a separate large outdoor walk-in shower that you can see in the pictures. This is great for when you finish snorkeling in the bay, because you can rinse off all your gear, and comfortably shower in the privacy of your own yard. ...moreless
Perfect floorpan to accommodate a large group, or multiple small groups, who want a great place that will not break the bank. With the ability to have up to 12 people, and cook your own meals, you can make vacations about what matters most....sharing it with the people you love! Bring them all and spend some quality time in our home, and find the activities that all ages will enjoy and make memories that will last a lifetime. We will gladly recommend activities and places to shop or eat when you book with us, so you don't have to worry about researching what to do while here. Just ask us when you book your stay, and we will email you suggestions to fill your whole trip with. Mahalo!...moreless
There is a reading nook on the main level with a twin bed where you can daydream while reading one of your favorite books. There is also a small sitting chair upstairs with another bookshelf. ...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
It is available for those who want to use it, but who watches TV while in paradise? : )...moreless
There are two flat screen televisions in our home. One is upstairs, and the other is downstairs. ...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Unobstructed access at west end of property. Rock path leads right out the back door to Napoopoo park where there are great tide pools. No Beach access. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
There is a large family style table that will seat 8, and there is also a bar that will seat and additional 3 people right behind the table that is perfect for children. ...moreless
There is a washing machine to use, but if you are like us, we live in our bathing suits while staying here, and use it mostly to clean the beach towels!...moreless
This is the heart of Kona country, so grab a fresh bag of beans, and feel free to use the grinder, and brew up a fresh pot every morning!...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
There are dishes available for use, and we encourage you to use them. But we just ask that if you use it, that you clean it and put it back. ...moreless
The kitchen is an open floorpan, that will accommodate cooking for large groups. We encourage guests to do some local shopping for groceries and stock the fridge so they can enjoy home-cooked meals. ...moreless
Need a quick meal on your way out the door for a planned day trip or adventure? Pop it in, and heat it up in a jiffy. ...moreless
Use it to cook large meals for the whole group. ...moreless
It is stocked with cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, cooking spices, and other useful items. Again, we just ask that if you do use, it, that you please take care of it, and replace what you use. ...moreless
Feel free to stock it with your favorite food so you can have food on hand at any time. ...moreless
It has cooked many a meal for hungry families. We also have a BBQ on the property for cooking some of the fresh daily catch!...moreless
Deck / Patio:
There is a patio area off the back of the house with tables and chairs so you can relax while breathing in the salty morning air, or while watching the sun dip into the sea as it retires for the day. ...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
This manicured yard was built by our grandpa! He loved his home and spent hours in the yard. Look under the 'owner info' section of this site to see more about the history of the house. ...moreless
Want to enjoy your fresh catch? Throw it on the charcoal grill, kick your feet up, and relax while the meat simmers over the hot coals. ...moreless
Water Sports Gear:
Boogie Boards are available in one of the shed closets that we allow all guests to have access to. Please feel free to use, but take care of anything you choose to use. ...moreless
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $225 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $167 Nightly
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Cleaning Fee <8 people$250
*Damage Deposit is due at booking, will be returned 14 days after your stay pending inspection.
*There will be a 100% refund is canceled at least 30 days prior to arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Instant access to Manini Beach Park and Kealakekua Bay, where you can snorkel Hawaii's number one Marine Conservation Sanctuary. Hike down or snorkel/kayak across the bay to get to Captain Cook monument. Learn about Hawaii's rich History at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park. Take a night dive (or just observe) 23 foot manta rays. Check out the farmers markets and great shopping on Alii Drive.
For adventure minded guests who wish to use home as a base camp, or even for the homebody, there is a Costco, Walmart, and other nearby local grocery stores where you can buy groceries to stock the fridge and cook in the home.
Year Purchased: 1962
About the owner: Brief history of Doc Boone’s beach home.
We are the third family to own this home since it was originally built, and it has been in our family since the early 1960’s. it started as a fishing shack, and evolved into what it is today. It is a vintage style Hawaii plantation home with a rich history.
The beach house main structure was built in the 1920’s, and was the first home built in the bay area. It was originally located at the down by the beach in Napoopoo, and it was a single level home, with the upstairs portion initially comprising the whole home. In 1946, there was a tidal wave that carried the home from its original location, and washed it inland a distance by the flood water. Later, a Japanese family purchased the home, and moved it to its current location, but they raised it up on the stilts that it still rests on today. The lower level was initially left open, and used as a boat storage and garage for that family. Additionally, at that time time, the only water for the home was captured rainwater, that was collected into a redwood tank for use. The home remained that way until the 1960’s when Doctor Wilmot (Doc) Boone purchased the home.
Upon completing medical school and his residency, Doc Boone moved to Hawaii and opened a private doctors practice in the area where he treated the locals for years. The home was in relatively crude condition when he bought it, so he just used it as a diving and fishing camp for several years. He would keep his boat out in the bay, and used the home as a quick escape when he had time off.
In the 1970’s Doc’s son Dan, decided to move into the home permanently, so he and Doc began making the home more livable by closing in the downstairs portion of the house, adding plumbing, and other upgrades for Dan and his family (Dan and Tonya are still the owners today). Dan and Tonya continued to update and add onto the house, and over time, they created a home for their young family.
Why the Owner Chose Kealakekua Bay: The yard that you see, used to be much like the landscape out by the tide pool area. The home was surrounded by jagged lava rock. Doc and Dan spent hundreds of hours hauling in truckloads of macadamia nut husks, to fill in the crevices in the lava rock and level the ground in the yard. Once it was level, they hauled in truckloads of dirt to dump on top of the mac nut husks to give the vegetation something to grow roots into. The door to the downstairs shower is what used to be the fresh water tank. The kitchen table was is an old electrical spool that Dan and Tonya found and turned into a family dining table to accommodate the whole family.
When Dan and Tonya moved back to the mainland for work, Doc moved back into the home and did some additional renovations to make it his permanent home where he lived until he passed on in 2004.
The home is still owned and frequently enjoyed by Dan, Tonya, their children, and grandchildren to this day. Grandpa Doc loved this place, and while the structure has changed slightly over the years, it has always remained Doc’s heaven on earth, and we want to share his little slice of paradise with you, and allow your family to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful refuge that Kealakekua bay has been to our family for several generations. Mahalo!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Few places can accommodate as many people as our home, and for the price, there is nothing like it anywhere. With the ability to have a home base for a large group right in the heart of Kealakekua Bay...What more needs to be said! Nowhere else can you find a place like this! You wake up to the salty breeze and sound of the crashing waves in the heart of the best tropical coffee country in the world! Dolphins swim in the bay nearly every morning, there is unforgettable diving and snorkeling, fishing, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful Manini Beach. The historical City of Refuge National Park is just a 5 minute drive away as well. If you want to see Hawaii, and experience its rich culture as it was 50 years ago in a quaint Hawaiian plantation home, then come enjoy this piece of historic Hawaii and let our home become your paradise.