About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Oceanfront House - 1 Bedroom - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2)
Our Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani is an exceptional vacation home, located on a beautiful protected snorkel bay containing colorful tropical fish and coral, with the ocean reef just beyond. You will be immersed in this aquatic wonderland just a few steps away from this private oceanfront retreat. Every room has a view of the ocean. This is a romantic, enchanting get-away for two.
There are many windows allowing for breathtaking views. Every amenity inside is luxurious, from the silk-like linens to the granite gourmet kitchen, from the dinnerware to the decorator touches in the furnishings. It includes high speed Internet and WiFi, SMART flat screen TV, well-stocked kitchen (just bring your fresh foods), snorkels, fins, beach reef shoes, beach towels, 2 kayaks, other aquatic amenities, guide books and insider information to make your Big Island Hawaiian vacation special and memorable. Sip your favorite beverage while relaxing in the oceanfront jacuzzi. Total serenity is yours. Just pack your swim suit and come on over.
Mika Lani is designed for two people only. It could be your honeymoon, a romantic get away, or any special occasion. Upgrades abound so that you have the comforts and amenities of home, yet far far from home. The home is small, yet roomy – just one bedroom with 2 upscale bathrooms. The surrounding lanai (deck) is huge with three sides facing the ocean. You will delight in the jacuzzi that sits right out on the oceanfront lanai. We have created a mini private oasis for you. The house is maintained to 5-Star standards. The décor is modern, serene, Zen-like, with Hawaiian touches scattered throughout – from the orchid sink to the wave-like tile, from abundant Hawaiian flowers to sea-foam glass highlights in many of the decorator touches.
The surrounding nature and the natural beauty of the area are astounding. Snorkeling is right outside your doorstep. The snorkel ponds are protected by a coral reef so they are calm, yet the crashing ocean waves are just beyond. We are located within a Marine Life Conservation district. One mile away, you can soak in the volcanically heated warm ponds of Ahalanui. A little farther down the road, you can surf or boogey board with the locals at Isaac Hale Beach, also known as Pohoiki. Volcano National Park is approximately one hour away. Black sand beaches, waterfalls, nature hikes, steam vent caves, botanical gardens and scenic drives through rain forests are all nearby. Hilo, the second largest city in the Hawaiian Islands, lies just 40 minutes away. This is old Hawaii at its natural best.
Mika Lani is a very popular vacation rental. You are wise to book ahead, because we are already getting inquiries for 2019 from returning guests. If Mika Lani is not available, check our other 2 nearby vacation rentals:
Mika Mizu - 2-3 guest max - HomeAway/213954
Mika Taki - 4 br/4 ½ ba - HomeAway/207918
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
We fell in love in Hawaii and with Hawaii, and decided it had to be an intrinsic part of our lives. During the past 12 years, we have opened our vacation homes on the Hilo side of the Big Island for guests to share in our dream of Paradise. Our passion is providing you with lifetime memories of your very special trip to Hawaii.
Why Sara/Jamie chose Kapoho
This unique property is located just steps from the water. It is one of only 8 houses on the State Marine Preserve. The Hilo side of the Big Island is lush and green and has many exotic fruits and flowers. It is also old Hawaii at its best. It takes you off the tourist track, while you still vacation in luxury.
What makes this House unique
Our guest comments say it all. Many guests return year after year to relax and rejuvenate. Staying at Mika Lani is a gift to yourself.
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Awesome place to stay
I don't believe you can find a place anymore stocked with what you need for fun and relaxation. Just bring your food and drinks and everything else is here. The snorkel shed is an amazing treasure trove of everything for fun in the water. If you have issues with stairs this the best place on the water. Only a few stairs and plenty of railings. The view is worthy of long days of watching. The snorkeling is the best. The name Jewel by the Sea even covers all the jewels in the Sea it is just amazing. Leaving this place for a grocery run seemed very hard. A truly wonderful, special place. If you want to do tours do them before you come because once you get here you will not want to leave.
There are no words to describe what a wonderful time we had! This is a lovers retreat. We celebrated my birthday and our 30th anniversary with this 2nd honeymoon. Peace, serenity, beauty. The home has everything ; you just need to get some groceries and you're all set. Extremely well kept and beautiful. We had a little glitch with the hot water our last night there, but Adan was over and resolved the issue. We couldn't be happier. It was perfect for us. Mahalo for sharing your home. Sherri and Joe
Restful, beautiful getaway
We loved staying in our own private bungalow right on the tide pools. This home was the perfect getaway for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, reading, watching the Masters, taking walks, eating mango, and enjoying the sunset while sipping wine. Highly recommend for couples wanting to relax and spend time on the water for a few days. We especially appreciated all of the great supplies, from a whole room of snorkel equipment to several guidebooks and suggestions for exploration.
Lovely home in a spectacular place
Our second stay at Mika Lani, again wonderful. The house is so well set up and thoughtful. We come for the snorkeling, which again was endlessly fascinating. A couple of things that need fixing about the house that will help: The lanai screens no longer work and are frozen with rust—this is important to shade the house a bit from the hot afternoon sun. Also the towel rack in the bedroom bath needs to be re-affixed to the wall, it has loosened. Relatively minor items, just mentioning so you know. Noting that Mika Lani is for sale, we hope that the new owners continue to rent it because we hope to return again.
Property well maintained. Hot tub a bonus- ready to use as soon as we got there. So easy to snorkel in tide pools- walk right in. Best snorkeling on Big Island.
Beautiful and private spot
What a marvelous find. We've been to the Big Island many times and never snorkeled in the Kapoho Tide Pools below Hilo. We had stayed previously in Hilo at one of Jamie and Sara's other rentals and been very happy there. We'd always wanted to come to Mika Lanai and we finally did this March. The house is spotless with lots of glass and light. The lanai circles the entire cottage and we spent many hours on the lounges in front of the large pool right in front.
The snorkeling was all we could've hoped for. You entered the water right in front of the cottage and the underwater terrain was like swimming over the Grand Canyon.
The bed for two is smaller than a queen and there is only one sofa to sit on in the living room. But spend all your time on the lanai. You won't regret booking this jewel of a place.
Rachael and Chuck Boyer
Cozy, sunny home directly on the beautiful snorkel tide pools. Colorful coral and fish just steps to the water.
Other Activities: Coral Reefing, Hiking, Bicycling, Botanical Gardens, Scenic Drives,, Zip LIning, etc
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Sleeps ONLY 2 guests - no babies, please. $239/night (3-night minimum)//Nightly rate of $219/night (7 nights or more) // If fewer than 7 nights are available, and you opt to stay for the entire available nights, the weekly discounted rate will apply. Min stay 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available 2019 Booking add $10 to base rate. 14.419% Hawaii State taxes additional - Tax ID 166-523-9040-01. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival Until confirmed, all rates subject to change. Reserve your dates before others take them. Check Calendar; Mika Lani 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 receiving inquiries for 2020 from returning guests. If Mika Lani is not available, check our other 2 nearby vacation rentals: Mika Mizu - 2-3 guest max - VacationRentals/46636 Mika Taki - 4 br/4 ½ ba -VactionRentals/15326 FRAUD ALERT - 1. We never ask for payment by wire transfer. 2. We never list in Craigslist.