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Getaway to Heavenly Honaunau! Ocean View, Great for Families!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Hele Mai! Come and get away to our cozy country home with an amazing 180 degree coastline sunset view. Nestled in the mountains this home has unobstructed coastline views from the City of Refuge to Kealakekua Bay. The lanai with awesome views is a great place to sip your morning coffee and watch the sunset with its array of colors.

Our 3-bedroom home sleeps 5-6, and is furnished with touches of the tropics. It is very private and located on a 5-acre lot with a large yard in Honaunau, South Kona. The landscaping is very tropical with many varieties of native Hawaiian and other plants including Palms, Hibiscus, Orchids, Mangoes, Oranges, Avocados, Papaya and much more (you are welcome to pick the fruit in season when it ripens). Coffee and macadamia nut trees abound. Wild turkeys roam the property. The house is situated on a hill to offer you a spectacular views with cool breezes throughout the day and night (it is especially cool at night). Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and come to experience country living in a peaceful setting that is a great place to relax.

The City of Refuge (in the top 20 of places to visit on the Big Island) and Honaunau Beach (GREAT for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and diving and, if you are lucky, swimming with dolphins and turtles) are located approximately 4 miles away. Local stores, restaurants and shops are nearby. There are a variety of eateries if you want to experience local cuisine: Da Poke Shack (rated #1 by Yelp) recently opened a 2nd location a stone's throw from our home, and a slew of other eateries are nearby. Outdoor pursuits are close by or simply relax and meditate in this serene area.

Honaunau is part of the Kona Coffee belt where lots of farmers cultivate the world renown coffee that is largely sought after. Coffee Mills, Bee Farms, Botanical Gardens, Black and Green sand beaches, Historical Monuments and more are located within a few hour's drive from our home. Experience and see the 10 out of 14 climate zones that Hawaii Island has to offer. E komo kai! You are welcome to make our vacation rental part of your home away from home!!

Keywords: retreat, secluded, private, peaceful, getaway, sunset view, coastline view, great for kids, kid-friendly, family, sight see, beaches, coffee,

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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Portable crib/play yard and high chair available on request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Getaway to Heavenly Honaunau! Ocean View, Great for Families!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 35 reviews
No. California

Beautiful Rural Setting

  • 4 of 5

Diane was very helpful and responded to any questions quickly prior to our arrival. Although she was not on the island at the time of our stay, she made sure someone in her family was available to us if needed. The house is situated at a higher elevation (1,000+ ft) on property in a rural area of farms - many coffee farms. Although the house does not have air conditioning, because being situated at a higher elevation, it is much cooler during the day and evening and we never felt we needed it. The rooms had plenty of fans as well. The area is very lush, and the property has many different fruit, nut, and avocado trees. It was wonderful to have fresh huge avocados for our salads. The house was clean, but I did feel more comfortable washing the dishes or pots/pans we used prior to use. Guests are asked to clean the dishes, pots/pans, so probably the guests before us did not do a very good job. The beds were comfortable and Diane had just purchased a very nice set of leather reclining couches. There were 3 boogey boards available. The lanai is large, although trees seems to have grown since some of the pictures were taken, blocking a portion of the view, but still beautiful. It was in a reasonably quiet area - occasionally dogs barking. In the evening, there are coqui frogs, which we do not mind listening too. Ear plugs would do the trick if you need more quiet. In September, we had some rain each afternoon, and one down pour. You must be aware that the long driveway is for one car at a time, and other family/neighbors live along it, but you rarely meet up with them. There is a section of the driveway that has a switchback "S" turn and slightly steep, so when it was wet, our rental van might lose one-wheel traction, but we just had to keep a steady slow speed. The road is paved and we did not feel 4-wheel drive was necessary, but as mentioned a tire would slip once in awhile on the "S" turn, probably because of wet leaves. There are a few good restaurants nearby, many coffee farms, and a small town with a grocery store and fun shops to visit, including a pretty large thrift store. We loved going down almost each day to snorkel, about 10 min. away. We enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your extensive review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again. Mahalo nui!
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Well cared for home with a great view

  • 5 of 5

Very nice rental. Has everything you will need for your stay

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed beautiful views from the lanai area and it was totally relaxing. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable with a spectacular view!

  • 4 of 5

A very clean and well-maintained property. Very nice backyard with macadamia trees and tropical plants. Has a large, comfortable lanai with a spectacular view of the harbor and ocean. Watching the sunsets on the lanai became a nightly ritual! Kitchen is small, but functional. My only suggestion would be to replace the couches in the living room, since you sink to the floor when you try to sit in them. I would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home situated on a large piece of agricultural land was the perfect getaway for us. It was peaceful, comfortable and well stocked. The sweeping views of Kealakekua Bay from the lanai were incredible. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value, great views.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing getaway. Quiet, beautiful views from the spacious lanai. Owner was very responsive and helpful. Should we find ourselves on the Big Island again we would not hesitate to come back. One note: we did have difficulty getting up the steep driveway when it was wet. A most enjoyable vacation. Our sons in particular enjoyed the boogie boards and the use of the cooler was also appreciated.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Diane Cho
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Diane Cho

Honaunau is one of our favorite places on earth. Experiencing the hidden beauty of Kona is something we wanted to share with others.

Tax ID #: 007-450-8288-01

Diane Cho purchased this house in 1967

Why Diane Cho chose Captain Cook

This is a historic family property. In addition to the scenic beauty and tranquility of South Kona, visitors will get a chance to experience Kona from a 'local' point of view.

What makes this house unique

It is like heaven on earth. Very peaceful and serene with a spectacular view of Kealakekua Bay. It is on 5 acres of agricultural land and is lush with fruit trees (oranges, mango, papaya, avocado) and lush tropical foliage. I love watching the wild turkeys strutting through the yard followed by the chickens. We get away to recharge our batteries after the hubbub of the city.

I also love to take the scenic drive to Volcano through the southern most part of the island (which begins when you take a left turn out of the driveway and drive around the island). It has some of the most breathtaking views of the Big Island I have ever experienced. Side trips to Milolii, Hookena, South Point and Naalehu are must do's.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your home. Our family enjoyed our stay here. The sunsets are beautiful from your veranda, and the nightly serenades took getting used to, but eventually grows on one's senses. Our family enjoyed Honaunau Beach; swimming with the green sea turtles was awesome. We look forward to future visits to Kona and having the opportunity to stay in your home again would truly be a blessing for it is a "home away from home."
Jul 2010
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Hulihee Palace
"The Kona Coast is like no other. Spectacular ocean views and many things to see."
Da Poke Shack
"This eatery has been rated # 1 in America by Yelp! A second shop just opened a stone's thro..."
"Under new ownership, it is now called Wailapa Grill and is in very close proximity to the ho..."
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
"Take a walk back in time to experience a piece of Hawaiian history. Hiking trail is located..."
Big Jakes Island B-B-Q
"Great barbecue for nights when you don't feel like cooking. Close proximity to the house."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Da Poke Shack
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Captain Cook Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau-City of Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Mini Neighborhood Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Hookena Beach Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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