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Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean Giant Deck/Gameroom

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,939 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 1-14)

Makai Hideaway is quiet and peaceful. Unwind and relax from city life. House is an an hour south of Kona and one hour ten minutes south of the Kona airport. It is one hour ten minutes to volcano from the house. shop before you come as nearest grocery store is 25 minutes away.Three bedroom and gameroom with multiple beds, three baths, We are in a lovely location with outstanding ocean views and nearby water sports! Descend a paved road 12 minutes to the house from mile marker 89 and enjoy what I believe are the best views on the island!. A large Lanai runs the length of the house for dolphin and whale watching. Have dinner on a beautiful 600 foot Lanai and watch the incredible sunsets and enjoy coastal breezes. There are many fans in the house but there isn't air conditioning. Go one and half blocks to water access for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and fishing. Also,it's great to walk around the neighborhood. Bedwise, there is a king bed in the master and three queen beds in the house and one queen sleeper sofa plus a futon.There are a set of bunkbeds and an air mattress can be placed in first floor bedroom. There is a queen foldout mattress in the toy closet. Also, there is an ocean view from the kitchen and you can sit on the couch and see the ocean. Gameroom downstairs has ping pong, air hockey, and small pool table. Sunsets are phenomenal and different every night. There is a barbecue on top deck. First floor master is the largest bedroom in the house and you can hear the waves great from there at night. There's a king bed in the upstairs master! There is a washer and dryer in the gameroom and extra small fridge by the tiki bar. the nearest grocery store is 25 minutes away so many travelers stop at Costco as it is by the Kona airport on the way down. There is a supermarket at mile marker 77 and gas station, too.House is a good hour ten south of airport at mile marker 89. The views of the Pacific ocean are sensational and I never get tried of seeing as I descend from 1200 feet to sea level. Please conserve on water and electricity as Hawaii has the nations top rates. There's a nice ocean breeze often at the house but there isn't AC at the house nor do most homeowners in Hawaii have it. We saw a turtle the size of a volkswagon off one of the cliffs in the area and the snorkeling at the swimming hole is great! The swimming hole is a two minute walk away- go to Kai street and turn right. This is where you put in the kayaks or take them into the village of Milolii. There is internet and Netflix so the TV is great! My favorite thing is reading a book on the chaise lounge on the deck or going down to the swimming hole to swim and snorkel. Downstairs in the closet is everything you would ever need- coolers, beach mats, beach toys, snorkeling masks and equipment, life jackets,, chairs. Please rinse off anything you borrow and put back in. Outside in the big plastic box are the boogie boards.

The Milolii area is famous for deep sea fishing, and you can watch the fishing boats or go out yourself. The beautiful secluded Honomolino Beach is close by-short walk along the coast from Milolii State Park-watch the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the fish in the coral, and maybe see a sea turtle or a rare Hawaiian monk seal.

From Kona airport go south on Highway 11 towards Kailua and continue on towards the 89 mile marker, turn right on Milolii Road. Go about three miles, turn right on to Ewalu Avenue drive down the road to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to third intersection which is Elima Avenue, turn right and go a half block to a tan house left hand side which is 88-1555.

From Hilo airport go on Highway 11 north for about two hours till you come to the sign that reads Milolii. Turn left by the sign drive three miles down the road to Ewalu Avenue, turn right drive down to the stop sign to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to the third intersection and turn right on Elima Avenue. Go a half block to a tan house left hand side of the road which is 88-1555. Daniel will have the house open for you and take you on a tour! My tax id numbers are TA-053-302-6816-01 and GE-053-302-6816-01

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl Fortman
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Cheryl Fortman

Aloha. I am Cheryl Fortman the main owner of the property and we bought this house in 2012 after looking at 200 plus homes and condos. I am a first grade teacher in Fallbrook, California, San Diego county. That's been my job for 30 plus years and I still enjoy it! I love the quietness and remoteness of the house as I deal with the San Diego rat race all the time at home. My husband loves the lower bedroom fyi and my fifteen year son loves the gameroom. We might retire one day to this house as I like it better than our house in California. It's much nicer than our house in California! I love hiking around the area and walking to the swimming hole which is two minutes away to snorkel. You take a right on kai and then three or 4 houses down on the left is a little bridge which you cross and you go down lava stairs and rope into the water or jump in. It's kind of Robinson Caruso style which kids love! At the top of the hill I often buy fish from this nice guy whose name starts with a 'D' he has sashimi grade ahi tuna, ono, and sometimes sailfish! I love to travel to the big island- its my home away from home and I am always willing to share house if its only me there and I will give a discounted rate because of that. I had lovely world travelers with me this summer that I really enjoyed and some really nice people from Texas that have rented the house 2 or three times now. I love to go to all the markets on the island- if you are interested in that please ask me about them and I would be happy to tell you about them. House is full of Art I have bought on the big island and from home goods store in San Diego. This vacation rental was a dream for two years that finally came true. The house is all I talk about when I am in California- that's how special this house is. Thank you for renting it! I really appreciate that!

Cheryl Fortman purchased this house in 2007

Why Cheryl Fortman chose Captain Cook

The neighbours are great and have a live and let live philosophy which I appreciate! I love the look of the black lava rock against the blue ocean. The reason I bought the house was the humongous deck, the sunsets, the panoramic Pacific ocean view as you come down the hill and the ocean view from the deck. The sunsets are phenomenal and I almost have a 190 degree ocean view from the house. The kings trail is close to the house and you can hike on it. I like driving 5 minutes into the little fishing village and hiking into Honomolino. Kayaking in papa Bay are great! I still havent come at Christmas time and winter when the whales are there as house is always rented out then but I hope to in the future. I also hear you can hear the whales singing. I hear you can kayak around the whales but I haven't ever done it. Often there are pods of dolphins in the bay and I love the little mailbox library up on Umi street but you gotta put a book in to take one! I love reading books on the deck and drinking a Mai Tai there at sunset. Also, there is a washer and dryer downstairs which a lot of people appreciate.

What makes this house unique

the deck, the sunsets, the king bed in the master, the walks, the oceanview, the nautical charm of the house, the fish wall in the family room and the family/living room, the gameroom which my son and kids from all over the world have enjoyed

Guestbook comments from the manager

A wonderful adventure exploring this island! Great home for our base of operations. The ride down the hill was especially exciting! Mahalo and Aloha
Jun 2018
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Amenities

Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1939 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Longer stays will be charged higher utility and cleaning charges . There is a 3 per cent credit card fee Late checkout possible for 100dollars.
  • Smoking is allowed outside but not inside house . Please be courteous with homeowner and not hold up property 6 months or more.
  • There is a rental agreement to sign upon arrival. Large groups of 8 or above will be charged extra cleaning and utility fees.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (3), Pac n Play crib Little Hoot, (1) small Futon (1) Pull out queen size sleeper couch (1) one king bed and one air mattress and one bunkbed
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Walking distance to swim area. Great snorkeling down at the swim hole Hiking trail in walking distance. Kayak access, Fishing and snorkeling in the area drive into town and hike into Honomolino Beach or kayak there from swim hole or from in town Tide pools in town on right side before boat ramp There is also a little yellow church and a catholic church- services at the yellow church by the community center are Sunday at 10:30

Reviews

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Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean Giant Deck/Gameroom
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 221 reviews
5

A beautiful place with a lot to offer!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation home rental. Our stay was amazing! This home has so much to offer. Every amenity you could think of, including laundry soap, shampoo,snorkel equipment, cooler, the list could go on and on!! We loved exploring the Big Island during the day and relaxing on the beautiful deck in the evenings. We enjoyed a luau, nighttime snorkeling with the giant manta rays, traveling to Hilo to see waterfalls and many other adventures. The house was spotless and Daniel was a great source of information. I would stay here again without any doubt. We had no complaints on ANYTHING!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and treating our house with the utmost respect. It was a pleasure! Cheryl Glad your stay was amazing- that's what we strive for!
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5

Kid-friendly, Fantastic Hawaiian Escape

  • 5 of 5

This property is well-equipped to provide a very comfy stay and has all the amenities for a wonderful family vacation! The deck provides a lovely space to enjoy breakfast with ocean views and a perfect spot for star gazing at night. The house is well-stocked with all kinds of gear for ocean adventures- kayaks, snorkeling gear, beach toys, boogie boards, etc. The property owner promptly communicates and the property manager gave us great local tips for dining and activities and was very attentive to all our needs. The location of the property gave us a chance to escape the normal tourist spots and explore the unexpected. (For example, hiking through the jungle for 15 minutes to a secluded black sand beach where the snorkeling is great!)

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I really appreciate it! It was a pleasure having you at the house!
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Fallbrook, Ca U.S.A.
5

Fabulous Sunset Views

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place and has amazing morning and sunset views! We had plenty of room to spread out when we wanted and then come together for morning coffee and evening cocktails on the huge deck. It was so nice to have all the amenities plus really clean. Only wish we could have stayed longer and can't wait til we come again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait to rehost you in 2019. It was a pleasure to have you at the house! Thanks for your lovely review!
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5

Great place. Beautiful spot.

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped with lots of room. Great lanai for watching the beautiful sunsets at Milolii. Cheryl is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! Come back again and spread the word in Hilo.
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

The place is absolutely great!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Derik for your review! Come back again! Cheryl
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5

Love the Ocean Views from the Spacious Deck

  • 5 of 5

My favorite morning routine was to bring my cup of Kona coffee onto the deck and watch the horizon light up over the ocean and the birds begin their morning songs. The house is easy to find from Highway 11 and the drive down to the Milolii Beach Community was fun with some awesome views at each turn. The house is well set-up and a comfortable space for dining in, watching movies or playing games. There is wonderful wall decor with a sea theme throughout the house. We had excellent weather so most days we spent exploring the area attractions but came home to barbecue and relax on the deck as the sun set in front of us. The houses at this Milolii community aren't packed in so you have plenty of privacy between you and the neighbors. And it is an easy walk to the ocean edge where you can look for fish and turtles.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review!!! Cheryl It was a pleasure to have you as a guest!
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Kona
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Meles Bar and Grill Ocean view
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
discovery harbor
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Meles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Honomolino/ drive into the village, park, hike
Car: necessary

You descend down a curvy hill from highway 11 to the house. I love it because it has one of the best ocean views on the island and this is where the Kona people build their vacation homes. Road is paved, and curvy. After a Five Minute Drive and 20 Minute Hike to Honomalino Bay Black Sand Beach. Year Round Spinner Dolphin Sightings and Seasonal Humpback Whale Watching from House., Great hiking trail to Captain Cook Monument, Shell Collecting, Boogie Boarding,, Kayaking,, Saturday Flea Market, Spearfishing, Shore Fishing, Volcano Park (I HR away), Lava Boat Trip (2 Hrs away), Nighttime Manta ray Swim- hang loose north of Kona , Excellent Kona Luau -Whales there in Papa Bay December through mid march and sometimes into April .

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry Service $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200

Amex fee of 3 per cent if you use a credit card and holiday rates apply especially at Christmas time. Also , there is a check in and out fee of twenty dollars which covers internet, netflix, bottled water, checkin and out payable to Daniel.extra people over 4 are 25 dollars each. Larger and longer groups can have higher cleaning rates and sometimes a water charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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