|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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'Okika Lani sits at the south end of Kealakekua Bay on a private road with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the Captain Cook Monument, and crescent shaped, white sand Ke'ei Beach.
Enter the gate at 'Okika Lani and walk into an inner courtyard of Bamboo Palms, orchids, and tropical landscaping. Follow the path to the main house. A reclining Buddha resides on the entry table and greets all visitors when they walk through the front door. High ceilings, an open floor plan, and the sound of waves breaking against the shoreline beckon visitors into this spectacular Hawaiian home.
A wall of glass and sliding doors opens from the central great room onto a tiled porch. It's just a few steps down to the patio, private pool, lawn, magnificent bay and ocean views. Watch the morning dive boats anchor across the Bay at the Captain Cook Monument while taking your local Kona coffee and fresh papaya by the pool. Or marvel at the resident pod of Spinner Dolphins leaping and cavorting in the pristine waters while no one else is around to see.
'Okika Lani was designed by an award winning architect in the traditional Hawaiian style of post and beam construction, vaulted ceilings, and a spacious, open floor plan. A large kitchen, great room, and beautiful master suite all grace this stunning home. Screened lanais on both ends of the house offer airy opportunities for private dining or simply relaxing out of the tropical sun. A substantial master bath boasts oversize shower, walk in closets, soaking tub, and skylights.
A separate guest cottage, accessed from the inner courtyard, also features two bedrooms (one bedroom with a king size bed the other bedroom with two ex long twin beds), shared bath, screened lanai, ceiling fans, and guest privacy.
'Okika Lani represents the epitome of elegance and seclusion amid the splendid tropical setting of Kealakekua Bay. The home's orientation to the sun and the sea make every sunset a picture perfect centerpiece for the perfect day. In the evening, try to catch the green flash of sunset, from the pool, lanai, or great room, and sip the perfect maitai at the end of a perfect day in paradise.
Aloha and Enjoy.
Keywords: House and guest house with beautiful ocean views and orchids galore.
'Okika Lani was built by a U.S. corporate executive and his wife who found themselves in the unique situation of having to commute to Australia at least two times a month. Hawaii was a natural stopover. A dear friend referred them to the spot and recommended they build here as a place to rest from long travels. The rest of the story, as they say, is history.
Originally, 'Okika Lani was chosen for its seclusion and spectacular beauty. Kealakekua Bay provides an incredible opportunity to get away from the hustle of modern life. At the same time it is the essence of real living and an opportunity to reconnect with the soul. It has tremendous historical significance to the State of Hawaii and the Native Hawaiian Community, and for all who visit this special place, it has a life changing influence.
'Okika Lani provides an opportunity for seclusion amid the most spectacular tropic setting. Proximity to civilization maintains the security of modern services, while the sense of remoteness allows one to completely unwind from the tensions of modern society. The spectacular setting gives one a sense of peace, serenity, and complete relaxation.
We've stayed in this property before, so everything was very familiar to us. The view, peacefulness, and the lack of noise (other than the crashing waves) simply cannot be beat. This is why we love this property! If you feel like staying around the house, that's always an option. There are plenty of places to walk around, go swimming/snorkeling/kayaking locally if you don't want to get in the car. Although the weather was not the best for us during the stay, we were always content with just sitting and reading or looking out at the view from the back porch. We saw LOTS of dolphin passing to/from K-bay. All week we watched for whales - although it was a bit early in December, we finally saw a pair just before we left for the airport on our trip home - this was from the back yard! Just as before, we had a really relaxing time here - every morning we sipped our coffee and sat in chairs right at the back edge of the yard - looking at the ocean. Gosh, what a wonderful heavenly place! Thank you to Shelley and Steve for sharing this precious family treasure with us.
This home is the epitome of style, class and location! We were more than impressed. The relaxing feel, beautiful furnishings and unsurpassed view was way more than we expected!!! Would go back tomorrow if possible! Can't recommend enough!
We so enjoyed our stay, just over a week, in this beautiful home (and truly immaculate!). The views were spectacular, the sunsets incredible! The kitchen is very well equipped and we cooked almost every day. Our children loved going to 'their house' every evening after dinner and then coming back to 'our house' for desert! The pool was so clean and warm we used it each day. We will definitely come back and I highly recommend this home!
I'm going to add my voice to the chorus of praise for this wonderful, inviting, relaxing place. My wife and I stayed on this property for 9 nights with our 14 and 9 year old daughters, and I find myself constantly wishing to be back. The other reviewers have summed things up perfectly, so please read those as well.
Our ending up at this location is what I call a "lucky misfortune". We actually booked a house a couple of doors down last October and were contacted in January that the reservation was being cancelled due to the owner saying that some working being done was behind scheduled and had a chance of not being completed by the time we arrived. He had contacted Shelley, this property's owner, to see if we could stay here and she contacted me about it before our panic had managed to fully kick in. Thank goodness things ended up the way they did. I can't say if the other home was nicer, and after staying here, I couldn't care less. Shelley is great; completely easy to work with and responsive to your concerns.
One other note. Somebody else had mentioned about the disparity between the bedrooms, and I would like to add to that. I wouldn't recommend this house for two or three couples each with a equal share. Rest assured, the bedrooms in the guest house are very nice and worked great for our kids; it gave them a nice measure of privacy as they both like to go off and read (or text friends back home, ahem) by themselves for long stretches. But they don't offer the ocean (and moonset) view or large attached bath, and the sound of the ocean waves appear to be cut off as well if you like to fall asleep to that noise as I do. I also don't recommend this for families with small children who sleep in their own rooms as the separation of the guest house rooms would probably be intimidating to them.
Okika Lani is a wonderful place to stay on the Big Island. The property is clean, the pool beautiful, the landscaping is well maintained, and the waves breaking on our toes in the backyard was full of wonder. No whales this time, but spinner dolphins and turtles a ten minute walk away. A kayak ride away from the best snorkeling on the island. Shelley was attentive to our needs and easy to work with. We come here with our two adult children and especially appreciate the layout (two of the three bedrooms are in a different building, (just outside the front door), because it give all of us space. Wonderful mornings spent watching the moon set over the Pacific and evenings watching the sunset - even a green flash one night. While we loved our stay, I hate to recommend it as highly as I do, because I want it available for us next time.
No sunbathing beaches at Kealakekua Bay ( sand is scarce at this end of the island), but one is nearby about 4 miles away, where we saw an octopus, baby eels and an amazing profusion of tropical fish. The Coffee Shack up the hill is our favorite lunch spot.
Minutes from City of Refuge a unique historical park and the largest of its kind in the Islands with excellent snorkeling and many fabulous historical exhibits great for all ages, Ancient Hawaiian Trails access within a short drive of the house, Great Scuba Diving location short walk from back yard, Ke'ei beach swimming and surfing just 10 minutes on foot, Spinner Dolphin viewing/whale watching from backyard, Coffee plantations and macadamia nut farms offering local tours and produce within 10 minutes by road, Old Painted Church is a unique piece of Hawaiian history just minutes from the house, Hawaiian botanical gardens and Buddhist Temple open for tours locally, Best kayaking and snorkeling in the Islands in Kealakekua Bay, Most magnificent sunsets in all the world right from the back patio.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee||$400 + Tax|