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On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play.

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'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.

More Details

Shelley Dupuis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Shelley Dupuis

'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.

Why Shelley Dupuis chose Captain Cook

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.

What makes this house unique

'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.


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Large bathroom off living room. Outdoor shower off patio.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Remodeled bath between the bedrooms of the guest house.
  • All bathrooms have been remodeled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) One in the Master bedroom and the other in the guest house., Twin or Single Beds (1) All the beds are new.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play.
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

An Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Many reviews said that the pictures did not do Shelley's place justice - and they were RIGHT! This is a wonderful house - filled with more than enough of everything that you need for a perfect vacation. Shelley's daughter was very helpful answering mundane questions and providing great advice for places to take small children when the wind and surf were high.

The location is not up in the touristy district (which was perfect for us) so you have to drive, but there were many more low-key "adventures" within walking distance or a very short drive.

The only downside - and it was minor - is that the burners on the stove were not very hot.

Otherwise, we loved this place and hope to go back again and again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty and serenity

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this house twice. It has everything we want and need. Easy access for one of us who is mobility challenged, a private pool for daily swims, a quiet neighborhood where others are sometimes heard but rarely seen and close proximity to two great snorkeling spots; Manini beach and Two Step. The house is well equipped and nicely maintained. The landscaping is lovely. Upgrades to garden lighting and the wi-if made our second stay even more enjoyable. The bench at the edge of the property is the perfect place for morning coffee and quiet reflection. We highly recommend this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We are longtime VRBO customers and Okika Lani, is by far, the best property we have ever stayed at and I can't wait to return someday very soon. The architectural design of the house and decor are fabulous and my husband and I spent a lot of time fantasizing about buying the home or recreating it in another location. The house was clean inside and out, and the linens, towels, and fully stocked kitchen are all top notch. As other reviewers have noted the home is in a more remote location (i.e. not a quick drive to a grocery store or restaurants) but once we did the drive a couple of times it didn't seem like a big deal. We spent a lot of time at the house enjoying the pool, the fabulous view and sunsets, and the constant sound of the waves. We also enjoyed snorkeling at one of Hawaii's best spots a mere 15 minute walk away. I agree with others

that the homes detached cottage with 2 beds and 1 bath probably wouldn't work for families with younger children but it was perfect for our children ages 18, 12, and 11. We also loved that there was no TV in the main room; although, there are two smaller ones in the master bedroom and cottage but we never turned them on. We can't wait to return and are just grateful that the owners are willing to share it with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, and the most welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

The location cannot be beat, and when you are in the house, it feels like you are staying in a friends home. So very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO


  • 5 of 5

Quiet peaceful setting. Impeccable home that is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our wonderful Hawaiian vacation

  • 5 of 5

This has been our third stay at Okika Lani and we keep coming back because it is so beautiful and easy. The house is well appointed and well taken care of. Easy access to kayaking over to Captain Cook's Monument and the best snorkeling around. The sunsets from the lanai are postcard worthy.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Kailua Kona Hawaii
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kealekakua Bay and Honaunau
Nearest Point of Interest
Keei village beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Quay
Nearest Point of Interest
Manini Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Captian Cook Monument.
Nearest Point of Interest
Pu'uhonua O' Honaunau
Nearest Point of Interest
Kealakekua Ranch Center
Nearest Point of Interest
The Coffee Shack
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $425 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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