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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Designer bathrooms. + Outdoor Tile Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Oceanview bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Oceanfront Jewel by the Sea - Mika Lani - Snorkel Paradise
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 306 reviews
Lake Wylie, SC
5

What a paradise location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a property that was close to both the Hilo area and the volcanoes so this seemed in the middle of both. I liked the fact that it wasn't commercial with lots of people and seemed private.

What a beautiful property and the owners were very nice to deal with in setting up the reservation. They sent plenty of information that we needed in advance of our arrival.

Once we got to the island and located Mika Lani (excellent directions, by the way !!!) , we were amazed to find a wonderful home full of amenities and right on the water. No loud surf, but just the gentle tidal pools that were loaded with fish. Snorkeling was AMAZING and my husband used 3 rolls of films shooting the coral and fish in his underwater camera.

We had breakfast on the front lanai every morning to the amazing views and the birds chirping and fish jumping. What a relaxing place. You will love the serenity here.

The facility is REALLY clean, down to the BBQ Grill, hottub, and washer and dryer. There is nothing that you will need that this home doesn't supply. There are snorkel masks, fins, kayaks, towels, a nice welcoming basket of goodies and even champagne. The kitchen is VERY well equipped! Everything was thought of by the gracious hosts.

We will come back to the islands at some point and we will stay at Mika Lani again. We highly recommend this vacation rental!

Don't hesitate to rent this spot. For the price, you'll have a wonderful spot that would be hard to beat.

We highly recommend Mika Lani!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for sharing your enthusiasm concerning your stay at Mika Lani, Jewel-by-the-Sea. It makes us very happy to hear how our many guests have enjoyed this magical, little known paradise. It is truly Hawaii at its finest - and at its least commercial. We appreciate your taking the time to write about your vacation. It helps us to know what the guests like so that we can maintain our high standards. We look forward to having you back at Mika Lani. Aloha, Jamie and Lola
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay.

Going through post partum depression as we pack up to leave.

Thank you!

David and Renee

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunshine Coast
5

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we had the opportunity to stay in Kapoho and we could not have picked a better house to stay in! We have been to the Big Island many times over the years but had never taken the time to explore this area and we are so elated we did. The house was absolutely perfect for the two of us and a great value. The location of the house on the tidepools could not be better. The wrap around deck was where we spent a great deal of time, enjoying the views and we found it so very peaceful and relaxing. The hot tub was an added bonus! It was great to just relax in the tub while enjoying the fantastic ocean view. Having two bathrooms and an outdoor shower was super convenient! We also loved the hammocks on the deck...we need to get some of those!! Mika Lani had everything we could possibly need, and it was very clean and well maintained. Communications with Sara and Jamie were excellent from beginning to end, with spot on directions and a helpful guide book about the area and the house in general. As avid divers we were a little skeptical about what we would see snorkelling but it was excellent. A very healthy and varied reef fish population, lots of turtles and other ocean dwellers: We spent a great deal of time for days exploring the majority of these pools and never got bored. It was so easy to get in and out of the tidepools at the front of the house; we looked around and didn’t think there was a better location to be had. So if you want to get away from it all, relax in a serene setting and do it in comfort this is a great place!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Jewel by the Sea Cottage (November 2017 stay)

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was amazing and we truly enjoy the time we spent there. The location of the cottage on the tide pools made for easily accessibility to great snorkeling and swimming and the views are great. The kitchen was very well supplied and the inside layout was spacious for two, including two bathrooms with showers. It was great walking around the secluded neighbor and we loved the remoteness of the cottage's location. The closest shopping is in Pahoa (8 miles) so we brought in most of our food for our 5 day stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here. We went to Oahu and Kauai before getting to Miki Lani. We both felt that our vacation didn't start until we got here. What a wonderful place. We even thought it fun getting caught in a tropical storm in the kayaks. Thanks for making it possible. We are already seeing if we can come back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Hawaii for our 20th Anniversary. Based on the description and excellent reviews, we choose to stay at Mika Lani. It could not have been more perfect there! The house is situated directly on the water with large windows providing breathtaking views of the tide pools and ocean from almost anywhere inside. And if you want to view the beauty from the outside, there is a gorgeous tiled full wrap around lanai with multiple seating options, hot tub, and gas grill. The snorkeling in the tide pools is a truly magical experience, and the owners provide you with all the equipment you need. The amenities are bountiful...fully stocked kitchen, 2 bathrooms, outdoor shower, bath towels, beach towels, bikes, coolers for day trips, Hawaii guide books (very much appreciated!!), and pretty much anything we could have needed or wanted. Mahalo, Sara & Jamie, for sharing your beautiful jewel. We hope to return someday!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Sara/Jamie
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Sara/Jamie

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We anticipated that Mika Lani would be a wonderful home since we previously stayed in a home on the beach in LA owned by the same person. We wanted a quiet retreat on the ocean away from the usual tourist areas like Kailua, and hoped for a place we could snorkel without a long drive. Mika Lani was perfect!

The directions and arrival instructions were clear and complete. We were welcomed by a lovely gift basket, fresh flowers and a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator. The "Aloha" book was wonderfully complete with detailed information about the area, markets, sights, and a tide table.

From the living room and the lanai, you can see and hear the surf about 200 yards away, but you are perhaps only 20 feet from the Kapoho Tidepools, a premier snorkeling location. The lanai wraps around the entire home so you can always find a comfortable, breezy, shaded spot to read. The lanai has 2 hammocks, a table and chairs for dining, comfortable chairs, and other seating so you are comfortable.

It is open, airy, with comfortable furniture, beds , appliances, dishes, big screen TV, WiFi and internet. Attention to high quality and detail is evident everywhere in contrast to the Ikea furnishings of many VRBOs. There are ceiling fans in all the rooms and lots of screened windows and big sliding doors which let the breeze in.

The “snorkel shed” off the lanai contains fins, masks and reef socks and a tub for rinsing the equipment, plus 2 bikes useful for peddling on the quiet streets and roads nearby along with an outdoor shower. Also on the lanai are a washer and dryer and a hot tub. You will also find two kayaks which we may use on our next trip. Everything you might want or need is there.

If you prefer to tour, Hilo is only 40 minutes away, and if you want to see the volcano it is an easy drive. The Hilo airport helicopter allowed us to see and smell the lava flows.

Mika Lani gave us a wonderful 11 days of quiet, sun and snorkeling, exactly what we were hoping for and exceeding our expectations. Seldom, perhaps never, have I stayed in a place that was so comfortable and inviting. We simply wanted to stay there and not drive anywhere. We have already reserved it for a return trip. Need I say more?
Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Hilo
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140
Tax Rate 14.42%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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