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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,936 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 1-14)

Makai Hideaway 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, three baths, and game room. There actually is a bed in the gameroom so we verge on being a 4 bedroom. 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 enjoy the warm climate with cool coastal breezes. One and half blocks to water access for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and fishing. It's great to walk around the neighborhood. there is a king bed in the master and three queen beds in the house and one queen sleeper sofa plus a futon. 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, darts, 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 master! There is a washer and dryer in the gameroom and extra small fridge by the tiki bar. the nearest grocery store is 30 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 town. 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,boogie boards, chairs, fishing tackle box, fishing poles are in garage have Daniel get them for you if you wish to use,

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!

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl Fortman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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 Milolii

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

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. WHAT AN AMAZING VIEW AND OCEAN BREEZE! Swimming hole is wonderful-we should have go early down there More! Greathe suggestion of the snorkeling with the mantas- breathtaking !
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Milolii House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1936 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please clean your dishes before you leave and don't put dirty dishes in cupboards as it attracts bugs. Also, move furniture back to where it started .
  • Rules are posted on fridge. Smoking is allowed outside but not inside house .
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 ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • 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 ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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

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Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway 600ft from the Ocean
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Perfect Hawaiian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl’s place is amazing! It was perfect for us non tourist who hate staying in resorts! The house was clean, beautiful and the location was to die for. We would absolutely come back and recommend anyone to stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Hope you come back in the future! I It was a pleasure!
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5

Beautiful home, great community and lovely view

  • 5 of 5

This home has something for everyone, from snorkels, to kayaks, boogie boards, and even a full set of dvd's and other entertainment to wind down after a long day out in the sun. If you're concerned with the lack of AC there's nothing better than opening up the sliding doors and letting the cool ocean breeze in. The view from the deck is beautiful, it's the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a nice homemade breakfast. Daniel was very helpful with planning out our days and the House Manual (the yellow folder) also has great suggestions for more places to explore. All in all this house provides you with everything you need to enjoy your time on the Big Island. The rough winding road down may be tricky but definitely worth the drive overlooking a picturesque community atop majestic lava rocks. This home is definitely a rare find and the atmosphere is something everyone should seize the opportunity to experience. We loved our stay and only wish we had a few days more to enjoy it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: tHANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR LOVELY REVIEW! cOME AGAIN!
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5

Nice house with nice people

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful experience to live in the beautiful house with the support of nice people. It was make us relax with nice view. It is a quiet place and near the sea. It is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure hosting your group! Please come again!
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5

Incredible little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Really great place to stay, Daniel the man who talks you through the area and the house is a superstar. He completely set up our week on the big island for us. 20 minutes from super markets and some local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex for your lovely review! It made my day! Cheryl Yes, house is in a quiet, rural area where the locals build their weekend homes or vacation homes.
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The property is beautifully maintained.

  • 5 of 5

The view of the ocean is amazing. The sunset and sunrise are among the beautiful I've ever seen. This was our 2nd time staying here and will not be our last. Our kids loved the bunk beds downstairs and we loved having beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, and snorkel gear available to us. We also loved sitting and having meals out on the large lanai. You will not be disappointed in the hospitality. We were promptly met my Daniel and he made sure we were taken care of. The house and all appliances are very clean. I would recommend this place to anybody.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank yo Hailey for your great review! I hope you stay even longer the next time. It is always great to have repeat renters!
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Beautiful home, view and quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home south of Captain Cook on the Big Island that has all the amenities one could need. Cheryl has done a lovely job of being sure her guests have everything they need. We settled right in and instantly felt 'at home'. It was great waking up to the sound of the ocean and the birds singing. Great place to relax after fun excursions all over the island. We really enjoyed our stay and certainly hope to visit again. Thank you Cheryl for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park
Hilo Farmers Market
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hiilawe Falls
Akaka Falls State Park
Waipio Valley
Hawi
Pololu Valley
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 $165 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.45%

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 2 are 25 dollars each.

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.