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Captain Cook, HI, USA
  • Studio680 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay14 - 21 nights

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

ALOHA and WELCOME to the Middle Keei Studio!

Please click "Ask Owner a Question" to email owner first for Specials and your questions. Please provide your home city and State. Later, please use an echeck not a credit card. We have many repeat guests. Check out some of our Reviews!

No cleaning fees!

Separate and self contained apartment with kitchen on the first floor of a two-story home in Captain Cook. Private entrance with a large and comfortable lanai. Located on a peaceful and tropical acre of pasture with fruit trees and a huge ocean view.

Minutes to Ho'okena Beach, Kealalakekua Bay, Popular "Two Steps", Pu'uhonoa O Honaunau- also known as "The City of Refuge" National Park, restaurants, Farmers’ Market, a shopping center with a grocery store. 26 miles from the airport. 16 miles to Kailua-Kona.

Comfortable elevation of 900 feet above sea level provides an expansive view of the coast. Approximately 680 Square Feet inside the studio. 400 Square Feet of private and covered lanai.

Fully refundable deposit (within 14 days) after departure. $200 holds your dates for reservations of 1-3 weeks, One month rentals (30 days) have a $400 deposit. Deposit increases with additional time. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Sorry, no parties, visitors or guests.

No cleaning fees. Why? Because, you help!

Long term renters welcomed! Excellent monthly rates.

May 17th-August 9th, 2018:

14 days: $910 ($65/night) + taxes + $200 deposit.

Monthly: $1,575 ($52/night) + taxes + $400 deposit.

Reserved June 29-August 11th.

August 10th-November 12th, 2018:

14 days: $1,050 ($75/night) + taxes + $200 deposit.

Monthly: $1,750 ($59/night) + taxes + $400 deposit.

November 13th-December 14th, 2018:

Reserved. Monthly: $1,875 + taxes + deposit.

December 15, 2018-January 12th, 2019:

21 nights: $120/night + taxes + $300 deposit.

Monthly: $2,600 + taxes + $400 deposit.

January 13th-March 15th 2019:

Monthly: $2,400 + taxes + $400 deposit.

March 16th to April:

$100 night plus deposit/14 days

$2,200/month plus $400 deposit.

The VRBO site sometimes uses the default standard rate. It will not always correctly calculate all Specials posted. Please email Owner with questions and tell us a bit about yourselves!

County water! Weekly curbside rubbish pick-up.

Cable TV. Wireless Internet.

It works out better if the studio is left tidy and the deposit is returned. Full Refund gladly and promptly returned and well within 14 days of departure. It is often sent within 3 days of departure. 98% of deposits have been returned.

The deposit encourages guests to spend some of their vacation time to tidy up before departure.

Due to the ever changing, yet HIGH cost of electricity in Hawaii, (three times the price as on the Mainland) use of the dryer is not included unless other arrangements have been made. ($20/week added to rent.)

Adequate clothes lines and drying racks are provided on lanai.

Complimentary laundry service of sheets and towels when brought out to the shared washing machine.

For three week and monthly bookings-electricity is included up to the average kwts based on the prior three months.

Plenty of Solar hot water (with electric backup for those overcast and stormy days) and drinkable City Water.

Studio has vertical blinds and some light comes in at the bottom of blinds. If you want to sleep in, or need pitch black for sleeping, you may not be happy here. This applies in particular to visitors from Europe due to the time difference.

Sorry, no refunds.

Long term rates available with a one month security deposit, acceptable credit report and score, rental application and references.

No pets, smoking or guests.

Registration 091-111-8336-01.

Owner holds an inactive Real Estate License in the State of Hawaii.




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Calendar last updated:
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About B

Former world travelers found the perfect spot to share with others who expect the comforts offered by our accommodations. City water and electricity, quality cable TV and wireless Internet, screened, security (fenced and gated) Nice and new appliances, clean...warm, comfortable and with an ocean view too!

B purchased this Studio in 1983

Why B chose Honaunau-Napoopoo

This acre of land was purchased over 30 years ago with the dream of one day building a home. The home was built in 1998 with a self contained and separate first floor (the studio). A friend (Magic Sands lifeguard!) suggested in 1998 that we rent out the first floor to visitors coming to Kona on vacation. This has worked out well for everyone. Much of our business has been from repeat guests who have become friends and oftentimes fellow property owners.

What makes this Studio unique

Fresh fruits available on the property. Avocados, papayas, mangos, lemons, mountain apple...Peaceful. Pick your own fruits in season. Please note that May through August are the months when we get daily rain and clouds along with higher humidity. Hence the lower rates.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, One California King
      • CALIFORNIA KING BED! Large and spacious, light, bright and clean with lots of windows with a view of the coastline and ocean.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        outdoor shower, Outdoor shower for use after the beach w/hot & cold water.
      • Bright, clean and spacious with with a nice countertop, sink, fixtures, bathtub/shower combination (step over and into the tub). Not suitable for the Handicapped. Vanity makeup lights. Large window facing East lets in the morning sunlight.

      Location Type

        • Monument View
          Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay from the yard and a peekaboo from inside the studio.
        • Mountain View
        • Near The Ocean
          When the surf is huge, you can hear the ocean in the middle of the night. Try it when you go outside to check out the moon and the stars.
        • Ocean View
          Too large to capture with a picture. From almost The City of Refuge to almost Kealakekua Bay. Watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. Tropical moonlit nights.
        • Rural
          Coffee, macadamia nut farms, and tropical fruit farms.
        • Water View
          The Pacific Ocean!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking on a paved driveway inside a fenced and gated acre.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New Whirlpool dryer. Available at an extra charge to cover the electric bill and to encourage you to "Go Green"! Clothes lines, hangers and laundry rack provided. Please add $20/week for dryer use.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Complimentary washing of linens of sheets and towels when you bring them out to the shared washer.
                    • Living Room
                      Your covered lanai with a view of the Pacific Ocean, sunsets, a large comfy sofa, chaise lounge, patio table and chairs. Outside lights, electrical outlets and Wireless Internet available on lanai.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Large paved driveway with more than ample parking.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Secure fenced, gated and paved.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels and sheets provided. Beach towels & chairs too! Complimentary laundering of sheets and towels when left on the shared washing machine during stay. Extra sheets and towels are inside the studio.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New, Maytag energy and water efficient front loader. Shared with owner in carport. Hang your clothes out to dry on the covered clothes lines and live like a Local!
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High Speed Wireless service provided by our cable company.


                        • Kitchen
                          No oven. Large Bar sized sink.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee maker and coffee bean grinder.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Glassware, eating utensils, plates, bowls, measuring cups, etc.
                        • Dishwasher
                          New special order- Kenmore.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Cooking utensils, blender, Crock Pot, and toaster.
                        • Microwave
                          New Kenmore microwave.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper, tea, and coffee for your first morning. Paper dry goods provided for the fiirst couple of days.
                        • Refrigerator
                          New Whirlpool mid-sized with freezer and ice-maker.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Stainless steel.


                            • Dining
                              Outdoor patio table with chairs or inside. Not suitable for parties, overnight guests or visitors.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                  Three shelves chock full of books. An attempt is made to have a variety of books.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  CABLE TV. Not a dish. Easy to use. Watch Sports, ESPN, CNBC, Turner Classic Movies, PBS, CNN, FOX, local programs and more!
                                • Television
                                  CABLE! 32' flat screen Samsung and a DVD player. Cable TV for news, movies, CNBC, Turner Classic movies, PBS, sports- ESPN, cooking...Hawaii news and local channels too!
                                • Video Library
                                  Some movies to watch for those lazy days or nights when you want to stay home and relax.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large covered 400 square foot deck ("Lanai" in Hawaii).
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Private, covered, paved 10' by 40' with ocean and sunset views. Large comfortable sofa on lanai. Outdoor table, chairs and chaise lounge too. Large view looking west to the Pacific Ocean and sunsets.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Top 1/4 acre around the home is landscaped with pasture grass, tropical fruit trees and foliage. Lower acre is pasture and tropical fruit trees. Large Vi-Vee, Mango, Avocado, Lemon, Mountain Apple, Ti
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A Webber charcoal grill is available. You provide the briquettes and lighter fluid.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Additional outdoor shower for use after the beach. Avocado, papaya, mango, lemon, coffee, taro on property. Fruit trees are seasonal. They do not produce all of the time! Please ask if your favorites are in season when you want to come. Private, fenced and gated. About 680 square feet inside, about 400 square feet covered lanai with sunset/ocean views. Iron and ironing board. Hair dryer. Mahalo!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              39 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Enjoyed our stay.

                                                              david b.

                                                              Wonderful residential property, very private. The accomodation is ideal for two travellers. Car is a must as it is some distance from beaches and shopping(Costco etc...). But it is also part of the charm as it is away from the maddening tourist crowd! The owner was very helpful but not intrusive. Yes there are some guidelines for our stay but each is sensible and ensures a clean well maintained residence. We will be back.

                                                              Quiet, Clean and Beautiful Studio

                                                              JohninSantaCruzSanta Cruz, California, USA

                                                              Enjoyed our latest stay at the Middle Keei Road Studio. Very well maintained, quiet and so convenient to Honaunau Bay swimming and snorkeling. A special thank you for the wonderful fresh fruit. We always enjoy our stay and greatly appreciate having such a special place to visit and relax. Thanks again.

                                                              Repeat guest

                                                              Jonathan R.

                                                              Great comfortable place. I found it to be quiet with a terrific view and lanai with lots of open land in front. It has a table area perfect for my computer and a little work. I really enjoyed staying there last summer and I'll be back soon. If you love mangoes, there are unlimited ones in season.

                                                              Wonderful Studio

                                                              Charlie B.

                                                              We very much enjoyed our one month stay at the Middle Keei Road studio. It is just as described, and we loved the large lanai area with beautiful ocean view. The studio was very comfortable, quiet and clean, and the full-size refrigerator was a real bonus as we cooked almost all of our meals there. We liked it so much, in fact, that we are returning for a another stay!

                                                              Charlie & Marcia

                                                              5 times at the studio

                                                              DZSan Jose Ca

                                                              Another great stay at the studio. 7 weeks this time and 5 years running. The owner is always upgrading, very clean, roomy for a studio just perfect for a couple. This property is very relaxing due to its location. No traffic noise ( up a private drive) no tourists, a great view toward the ocean, and beautiful grounds. Looking forward to returning. ALOHA

                                                              Great Stay in Lovely Studo

                                                              JohninSantaCruzSanta Cruz, California, USA

                                                              This is our second stay in the Middle Keei Rd. studio. A great location in Honaunau, especially if you want to escape the maddening crowds in Kailua and points north. Close to shopping and ocean activities and the famed Painted Church Road. For the independent traveler it is a great fit. Now, if we could just find a place to buy we would be there all the time!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Mahalo John in Santa Cruz for your kind and thoughtful Reviews. I am looking forward to seeing you again for your next visit in December. You are smart to take advantage of my 14 day Specials and, to shop early for great air fares and use of miles!

                                                              It is a pleasure having the two of you here.


                                                              Captain Cook, HI, USA

                                                              A lanai to enjoy the tropical breezes with an expansive coastline view. A convenience store 1/2 mile away. Small take out places 1/2 mile away. (BBQ, FishNCihips, Poke and local fresh fish delicacies.) Close to The City of Refuge National Park, "Two Steps" and Ho'okena beach as well as Kealakekua Bay. Many coffee farms in the area to sample their 100% Kona coffee. Grocery store, Post Office and restaurants within an 8 minute drive.


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                                                              Long term renters welcomed with Aloha. Book with confidence. Please click "Contact Owner" and tell us about yourselves and your vacation plans. Is this your first trip to The Big Island or Hawaii. What brings you here?

                                                              39 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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