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Bedrooms Studio
Space 680 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 14 - 21 nights


About the property

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, your questions and provide your home city and state. Later, please use an echeck-not a credit card. We have many repeat guests. See 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 in the coffee country 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, and grocery stores. 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 (by E-check) plus the VRBO Service Charge holds your dates for reservations of 1-2 weeks, One month reservations (30 days) have a $400 deposit (by E-check please) plus the VRBO Service Charge. 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!

Reasonable monthly rates.

August & September, 2018:

14 days: $980 ($70/night) + taxes + $200 deposit.

Monthly: $1,675 ($56/night) + taxes + $400 deposit.

October-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: $115/night + taxes + $300 deposit.

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

January 13th-March 15th 2019:

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

21 nights: $115/night + taxes + $300 deposit.

March 16th to April 2019:

$100 night plus deposit/14 days

$2,200/month plus $400 deposit.

The Online calculator does not always correctly calculate Specials advertised. Please email Owner with your 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 very tidy and the deposit is returned. Full Refund gladly and promptly returned and well within 14 days of departure. The deposit refund 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. Please note blinds (when closed) behind bed may offer a challenge to some guests.

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.


More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

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 Captain Cook

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.


Captain Cook Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guest must provide email address, phone number and Driver's License to reserve. Print, sign and return Contract, Payment Policy & Departure cleaning
  • Kitchen and bathroom windows & blinds left open when out. Trash removed & dishes done daily. No guests or visitors. You help by cleaning up.
  • Consideration for neighbors and owner in regards to noise and/or loud conversations among renters and when using cell phones outside. Quiet 9 pm-8 am.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for use after the beach w/hot & cold water.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Bright and clean 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 and evening breeze.
  • Studio, 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • 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!


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average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

Repeat guest

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Quiet, Clean and Beautiful Studio

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose Ca

5 times at the studio

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Studio

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Great Stay in Lovely Studo

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Kailua Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
Your lanai!
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Big Jake's BBQ, Coffee Shack, Fish NChips, Patel's
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kealakekua Bay, Keei Beach, Ho'okena Beach-7 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Kealakekua Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Pu’uhonua o Honaunau (City of Refuge)
Nearest Point of Interest
"Two Step"
Nearest Point of Interest
Ho'okena Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
"The Painted Church"
Nearest Point of Interest
Patel's Gas Station and Convenience Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Coffees 'n Epicurea
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Jake's Island BBQ
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Coast and Candy Factory
Nearest Point of Interest
Choice Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
South Kona Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Manago Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Captain Cook Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Nearest Point of Interest
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Keauhou Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Sam Choy's Kai Lanai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
KTA Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway, Denny's, Subway and Health Food Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua-Kona Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Airport
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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?

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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