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Magical Garden Haven Mapuana

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2

On the road to enchanting Kealakekua Bay, Mapuana is a garden haven unit surrounded by fragrant tropical flowering plants and trees and a beautiful ocean view.

The unit has a very spacious healing atmosphere, with a large lanai for outdoor dining while The unit has it's own private entrance.

There is a full kitchen equipped with everything you need. The unit is tastefully furnished with a multicultural feeling. There is fast speed internet and a washer/dryer.

The area is blessed by abundant sealife,warm ocean,tropical plantlife and amazing Aloha. It is very close to stellar snorkeling and swimming areas, where dolphins and turtles have their home. Its located in a rich farming area where Kona coffee and macnuts are grown.

Both Kealakekua Bay and shopping and restaurants are 5 minutes away. This is a rural and tropical area but amenities are very close by.

All taxes are included in the nightly rate.

More Details

Sandia Siegel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Sandia Siegel

I am an Artist and love beauty. I believe my vacation rental reflects that. I have lived in other tropical locations and have surrounded Mapuana with amazing tropical foliage and flowering trees.

Mapuana means wind blown fragrance in Hawaiian and it is the fragrance that greets the guests who grace us by staying at our site.

Why Sandia Siegel chose Captain Cook

Kealakekua drew me here with its natural beauty. Nothing compares to the bays here with easy access to oceann life including dolphins, turtles and whales. The feeling of Aloha resonates here and I was drawn here to live a natural life. Its truly the 'real' Hawaii.

What makes this apartment unique

The feel of being in a real part of Hawaii is evident in our location. Kealakekua Bay is minutes away with much Hawaiian history, great snorkeling and the presence of dolphins, turtles and tropical fish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Sandia!

We are in pure bliss here in your exquisite "Tree house" pushing up into the heavens!  We arrived after as it was getting dark last night (Thursday) and quietly got ourselves settled.  We had such a great time doing an art tour of all your eclectic and fantastic pieces.  WE LOVE IT HERE!  

We had a magical sunset yoga time on the lanai this evening and are enjoying the camaraderie of

all our gecko friends.  We are being very aware of the bamboo floors and treating all your treasures with much deserved reverence.

We hope to meet you someday soon.  If you are on island and around it would be wonderful to have a quick visit.  Otherwise, we just thank you and feel so blessed to be here for our much belated honeymoon!
Mar 2015
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Captain Cook Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • There is 1double beds, in the bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Magical Garden Haven Mapuana
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful Big Island Mapuana Stay

  • 5 of 5

I had a relaxing, beautiful stay at Mapuana surrounded by beautiful trees and flowering plants. I loved the gentle morning breezes, the songs of the birds in the morning and the sounds of nature in the evening,.

After wonderful adventures in the ocean. Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach Park and Two Step at City of Refuge , so close and appealing, Mapuana is a lovely peaceful sanctuary to come home to.


  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Magical Mapuana and thanks so much for writing a review. Kind regards, Sandia Siegel
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Del mar, Ca.

Sacred Treehouse~Purely Magical with Glorious Fragrant Gardens and Sounds of Nature all around...

  • 5 of 5

If you desire peace~tranquility~beautiful gardens~being serenaded by the sweet melodies of the Hawaiian Birds , then this Magical Garden Haven Mapuna is for you...It is off the beaten path, comfortable~casual and away from the hustle~bustle of Kailua Town. There is a large outdoor lanai for dining, luxuriating in nature, journaling and meditating. It is located near two very famous bays, which are important landmarks for the island. There is great snorkeling~observing and swimming with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins.

May your stay be as blessed as mine always is!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poorly maintained- needs some serious improvements

  • 2 of 5

The spot of this place on the Kona coast would be perfect, in the middle between Volcano and some perfect beaches. Too bad that this flat is so poorly organised and maintained: one can sense that the owner lives on another island! Nothing but finding the place was somewhat difficult, as there were no instructions on the VRBO website. The roadway is slippery due to rotten leaves nobody is sweeping. The balcony again was full of rotting leaves, remnants left by cats and large spider webs. When we entered, the kitchen was full of moths- which turned out not to be an issue as a gecko very efficiently feasted on them. The biggest issue finally was the bed: the mattress completely at the end of its lifespan, and my wife preferred her sleeping bag rather than touching the moist linen.

We did like the location and the shower, but stayed on the tips of our toes most of the time (and eventually left a day early)

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, i am sorry that our vacation apt. did not meet your expectations . A more appropriate place for your expectations to be met would have been a condo or hotel that provides enough ongoing maintenance that you would not see dry leaves or spiders or geckos. In a tropical setting ,such as ours,.we live amongst creatures , that are not harmful, but are very present. For example, the spiders when removed come back quickly . They are not harmful and consume many unwanted insects as do the geckos. Many people love the beautiful green geckos A photo of the gecko is on our vrbo site Our vacation spot is loved by many precisely because it is in a tropical setting with many trees, vines and flowers.. Because of that, As soon as it rains, there are leaves on the driveway , despite being swept frequently. What you described as a balcony is actually a roof and not meant to a balcony, There is a lovely outdoor sitting area instead, which is a covered lanai. Many people have enjoyed and commented favorably on what a lovely setting the covered lanai is with a view of jacaranda trees, monkey pods, orchid trees . It is covered and therefor cannot have leaves on it I am sorry you did not read my detailed directions to Mapuana as it would have saved you any difficulty,It included my phone number and I was available in the event you had any difficulty finding our place . This is a tropical climate and many guests are not familiar with this atmosphere , which is why some guests seek new experiences and some others are not comfortable with the change. Our bedding is absolutely washed and dried for each new guest and I have had no previous complains about the bed or bedding. In reading your review, I realize once again,having a more climate controlled atmosphere,like a condo or hotel would have been more suitable.. I am indeed sorry, Mapuana did not meet your needs
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Lunz am See, Austria

Superb garden and vibe :) - not so good separation from neighbours :(

  • 3 of 5

I am somewhat torn between the pros and cons of this accommodation. All that has been listed before me is true: yes, this place has magical surroundings, it is wonderful that it is so open to nature, which of course means you will meet geckos (loved them), roaches and mosquitos (it's Hawaii, so that's how it is :)), and hear the sound of birds and coqui frogs day and night (loved them, for us it was soothing!). It is also true that the accommodation is not super-clean in all corners, but this was not what we really had problems to get used to (as long kitchen + bathroom + sheets are all clean, it's fine, and they of course were), but the practically no separation from our neighbour. That is something you cannot really find a good excuse for - all it would take is two good doors instead of the current ones, of which one is a sliding door (from the neighbours' side), and the other is one with a shutter and no threshold (from our bedroom's side). This means we could basically hear anything that went on in the neghbourhood day and night, and it was sometimes really, really disturbing. :( It could be solved so simply with better doors, and then it would be a five star accommodation! But I want to end with something positive: we loved the enlighted staircase that leads up to the flat from the purely wonderful garden, the furnishing, and the proximity of the Kealakekua Bay. Sandia's instructions were very clearly given, so we found the place easily, and she was also fast with communication.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay with our baby. Everything was very clean and the kithen has every thing you need. Great deck to sit and enjoy outside. We would always come back and we will recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax in privacy? Yes, we did !

  • 5 of 5

Love the perfect surroundings and comfortable living area with beautiful flowers around the balcony. Roosters did good job in waking us up for our early morning kayaking! We love nature.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy,
Nearest Beach
3 Miles

There are many wonderful places to swim, kayak and snorkel nearby. Kealakekua Bay is jusy a few minutes away where dolphins come to play. Manini Beach park is also nearby with very easy access into the water. City of Refuge is also close, is an national park and was a spiritual refuge in ancient times for Hawaiians

There are many restaurants a short drive away as well as grocery stores .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

The rate above is for 2 people. There is an additional fee of $25.00 per night for the 3rd person.
If a guest cancels less than 30 days before their scheduled arrival. They forfeit their payment ,unless I may, as a courtesy, find a different time for their stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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