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Beautiful Large Home -Just steps from ocean!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms w/their own bathrooms and a large loft (Sleeps 10)

Spacious Hawaiian style home, situated on Manini point at Kealakekua Bay on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii


o Newer home

o Mahogany doors

o Spiral staircase

o Hot/cold outdoor bamboo shower

o Wonderful large lanai


o We built the house as a vacation rental, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

o The house was built with a nice balance of comfort, durability and beauty.


• Fully stocked kitchen…everything from a blender to coffee grinder to baking pans

• Bluetooth Stereo System

• Gas BBQ

• Washer and Dryer


o Two minute walk to Manini Beach

o In a nice little neighborhood.

o Situated on Manini Point between the Bay and the Ocean.

o Within a couple minutes of Kealakekua Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

o Perfect home base for exploration of the whole island, whether you are headed south to the volcano, north to Hawi or headed east to explore Hilo and the waterfalls.

o Walk from the house to rent kayaks. Paddle a kayak across the bay to Captain Cook's monument, where you will experience the highest rated snorkeling destination on the Big Island of Hawaii.


o Three master bedrooms each with a queen bed and attached full bath.

o One of the master bedrooms also has two twin beds

(this room is downstairs with its own full bathroom and has an exterior entrance)

o Loft with two twin beds

o Summary- three queen beds and four twin beds

More Details

Beth Kirwan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Beth Kirwan

Beth and Dennis Kirwan, owners. Dennis and I grew up on the Mendocino Coast. I lived in Hawaii in the third grade. We currently live in Mendocino, CA. My father lives in Hawaii and is a coffee and mango farmer on the Big Island.

We have two boys, Casey (21) who is a professional bull rider and lives in Texas and Blake (18), is a senior at Fort Bragg High School living with us.

We also have two dogs, Daisy and Colton and a horse named Rooster!

Beth Kirwan purchased this house in 2002

Why Beth Kirwan chose Kona Coast

When we bought the property, it was all over grown with a rusty old car in the middle of the lot. We designed and built the Aloha House specifically as a vacation rental. We wanted to create a home to share that is comfortable for families to use as if it was their own.

What makes this house unique

The house is situated in a great little neighborhood. It is about a two minute walk to the Pacific Ocean (west of the house) and to Kealakekua Bay (North of the house). The location is a perfect home-base for exploring around the island.

The house is beautiful, with its huge mahogany and glass doors that open up to the large lanai. Yet it is very comfortable. We built and furnished it for durability, so no one has to worry about anything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are still talking about the great time we had.

The house worked well for our group of 7 adults, 2 kids and a baby. 3 master suites and walking distance to the beach were the selling points. The big table on the lanai was perfect for family meals, as we only ate out once. The kitchen had everything we needed too.

With kids, it was great to have the beach just a couple blocks down. We could go swim & play & get back for lunch without loading up the car. We enjoyed the quiet residential setting as well, and all the little extras the house had topped it all off for a great stay.
Nov 2015
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Attached bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin bed has trundle; attached bath
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Outdoor shower with hot & cold water. Large, lush yard with fruit trees.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Large Home -Just steps from ocean!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 54 reviews

Very nice house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the week that we stayed in the Aloha house. There were nine of us and we spent 7 nights. Everyone had a bed, Every night we went to sleep to the sound of the ocean. Like many Hawaiian homes, there is breeze blowing through the house to keep you cool. This also means that sound travels well. My 90-year old mother, seem to negotiate the stairs fairly well, there are quite a few of them. As the years roll on, we will have to give stairs more consideration. Three of us slept downstairs in an apartment off the garage, while the other 6 were up stairs. The house and huge lanai is really designed for interaction and socializing. The outside shower was terrific when we came back from the beach, which is about a 2 minute walk in either direction. There is good snorkeling right there, even better about 4 miles down the road at the Place of Refuge, or at Capitan Cooks Monument, which is about 1 mile across the bay. We walked down to Capitan Cook's from the top of the hill, and found it to be a little over-used. We found many better places to snorkel during our stay. We highly recommend this place. We loved being out of the hustle of Kona, but close enough that we could enjoy the conveniences if we wanted them. It is quiet, peaceful and private. Mahalo for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Amenities, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a larger group. The floor plan is open and conducive for socializing together. The bedrooms are nice and have their own full bath (along with another 1/2 bath in the living room area). The best part is the huge wrap around lanai. Only downside on the living arrangements was that the mattresses were too soft for comfort.

The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cooking pots, pans, etc.

The washer and dryer was nice to have access to. The outdoor shower (with hot and cold water) was a favorite and made clean-up coming back from the beach with lots of kids a lot easier. There is also a nice assortment of beach items (snorkeling gear, water shoes, etc) in the laundry room.

The house is located within easy walking distance to the beach--it was great!

Overall, definitely glad we stayed in the Aloha House!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. I baked my sons wedding cake at the house, so the kitchen is great. We are close to our favorite snorkeling place, Two Step, where I snorkeled with dolphins on 2 occasions, sea turtles almost everyday, and the last day, a very large reef shark. It's just beautiful here.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont, California

Nice location

  • 5 of 5

Overall we're satisfied with this property as it has wonderful location for all activities in Kona. It's spacious with nice view. Unfortunately there's mosquito in one of the rooms upstairs that causes the guests in that room had problem to sleep well for the first night(they bought mosquito repellent spray later). I understand this might be caused by not closing the screen door properly by previous guests, but I really like this place and hope it can be better.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Everyone had their own private zones, but the common areas were wonderful, too. Loved our meals on the covered lanai with views in all directions. The house stayed cool and comfortable night and day. Such a quick stroll to Manini beach and world class snorkeling. The warm outdoor shower was perfect for a post-snorkeling rinse-off. Wish we could have stayed longer! Would love to come back again!

It says 4 bedrooms. It's really 3 bedrooms and a loft with 2 twin beds that is open to the living area below.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, property and location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Big Island. We are so happy that we picked the Aloha House to stay at. We have done several VRBO rental and this house was the best so far. If we ever go back to the Big Island we would stay here again. Awesome awesome awesome. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
KOA- Kailua Kona
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Processing $150
Tax Rate 13.25%

Aloha House Specials
*Last minute specials - One night free when you book last minute. Email us with your requested dates.

The Aloha House sleeps 10 guests maximum. For parties of more than 8, there is a charge of $50 per person per night.

December 24 and 25 $395 per night
December 29-January 1 $395 per night

Although we do not have a minimum number of nights required for a booking, we do not allow less than a 4 night booking over the weekend. The reason for this is to discourage a weekend party booking. We do not allow parties/gatherings at the house due to the fact that we are in a small quiet neighborhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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