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Magical Garden Haven Mapuana

Captain Cook, HI, USA
  • Apartment800 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4

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.


Sandia Siegel

  • Member Since 2007
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english, spanish


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • There is 1double beds, in the bedroom


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Living Room
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                            password is Happyquail454


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                                Fully Equipped
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Outdoor Lanai Dining as well as indoor dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 4 people


                                      • 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

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing

                                                            41 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Treehouse of a thousand fragrances

                                                            Words can’t express the energy of this beautiful Treehouse oasis. Upon arrival you will smell rich floral fragrance as you head upstairs to the space. We felt comfortable and relaxed during our stay. The sounds of birds and roosters in the morning was both lovely and quite funny. (These roosters have no sense in time and crow pretty much whenever they please) ... the tiny lizards make their presence from time to time...don’t leave candy sitting out because they will most likely be indulging on the sweet sugary goodness and you might not notice when you go in for a piece! (Haha!) There’s a coffee shop up the road called DaKine coffee...the people who own it are wonderful and have great advice on places to go and things to do. Plus the coffee and food are delicious! All in all Sandia’s place was magickal. Enjoy seeing the sun set over the ocean on the balcony during your stay! Aloha!
                                                            Feb 14, 2018
                                                            Feb 2018
                                                            Owner's Response:Aloha Shelbie, Thank you for your wonderful review, really describing what is special at Mapuana. Thank you for being a lovely guest and hope you will visit again. Kind regards, Sandia

                                                            In one word: MAGICAL.

                                                            This is a spacious magical haven in the flowering treetops with stunning views, the fragrance of flowers and the song of birds, frogs ..and roosters! Sleep with a view of the stars and awaken in a bed with an 180 -degree view across treetops lifting in the soft breezes dancing with birds from the sunrise over the shoulder of the volcano to the blue Pacific. Crazy beautiful! With this view a rare intense rainstorm is better than any film. A huge lanai with ocean and sunset views. A wild jungle garden graced with a wide and beautiful variety of trees and flowers and avocado, lemons, bananas, more. This is sweet, kind, generous land. It was a continuous contribution to me. I am so grateful that I chose this potent place and received the gifts of being here. If you stay here, please give the garden a kiss from me!
                                                            Feb 01, 2018
                                                            Nov 2017
                                                            Owner's Response:Aloha Elisabeth You have been an amazing and lovely, guest, with a deep appreciation of NaturI am grateful for your presence at Mapuana. Blessings, Sandia

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

                                                            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!!!
                                                            Jun 09, 2017
                                                            May 2017

                                                            Beautiful Big Island Mapuana Stay

                                                            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. Signed-----------
                                                            May 20, 2017
                                                            May 2017
                                                            Owner's Response:So glad you enjoyed your stay at Magical Mapuana and thanks so much for writing a review. Kind regards, Sandia Siegel

                                                            Poorly maintained- needs some serious improvements

                                                            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)
                                                            Apr 23, 2017
                                                            Apr 2017
                                                            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

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

                                                            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.
                                                            Mar 22, 2017
                                                            Mar 2017


                                                            Captain Cook, HI, USA

                                                            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 .

                                                            41 Reviews

                                                            Excellent 4.3/5

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