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Get away to Papa Bay - Great Ocean View Secluded and Peaceful

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Spacious new home on 3 acres in secluded Papa Bay. 2400+ sf. Huge living/dining area with cathedral ceiling and majestic wraparound windows. Excellent ocean view with beautiful sunsets. Lanais for each of 2 master upstairs bedrooms provide relaxing vantage point for view of ocean sunsets. Screened lanai with bar adjacent to kitchen. Lanai for downstairs bedroom with ocean views. Big kitchen with all appliances. Great place for large family vacation or a restful retreat. Sleeps up to 10 in 4 bedrooms, King bed in master bedroom, king bed in 2nd upstairs suite, queen bed in first downstairs bedroom, and 2 bunk beds in second downstairs bedroom.

Black sand beach (Milolii) 10 minutes away. Hiking, fishing, camping, swimming nearby. Kayaking in Kealakekua Bay nearby. Just South of famous coffee plantation area of Kona coast. Volcano 1 hr away. Just under 1 hr South of Kailua-Kona. 1 hr+ from Kona Airport.

Keywords: secluded,retreat,refuge,spacious

More Details

John Kohler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, tagalog
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About John Kohler

We are a family partnership. We bought 3 acres of undeveloped land and built our vacation home, where we hope to eventually retire.

John Kohler purchased this house in 2006

Why John Kohler chose Captain Cook

We built in Papa Bay because it's secluded and we love the ocean views, the sunsets and the peaceful surroundings. We love the Big Island for its varied climate zones and lack of the crowds of Honolulu.

What makes this house unique

A great getaway from the stress and bustle of life, and standard crowded vacation spots. Very peaceful, surrounded by nature, with wonderful sunsets. We love to decompress here and recharge our energy.


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Princess Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    King Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms, one private for each of the upstairs suites and one downstairs with common access. All have showers. See descriptions above.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Room - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , downstairs bedroom with lanai
    Princess Kaʻiulani - 1 king , Large upstairs room with private bath and lanai
    Bunk room - 2 bunk bed , two bunk beds sleep 2 persons each, for total of 4 persons
    Kamehameha I - 1 king , Upstairs suite with walk-in closet and lanai
  • King size beds (2) There is a king bed in each of the 2 upstairs suites. Queen size Beds (1) There is one queen bed in the first downstairs bedroom. Bunk beds (2) - Two bunk beds sleep 2 persons each in the second downstairs bedroom. If you have 6 guests or less, the bunk room will not be accessible.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fruit trees, 3 acre lot Children's high chair Portable crib Snorkeling and beach equipment


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Get away to Papa Bay - Great Ocean View Secluded and Peaceful
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
Guerneville, CA

Peaceful home withh lots of room

  • 4 of 5

Home was large and well stocked. Loved waking up in the morning , drinking my coffee, and watching the wild chickens and two juvenile wild pigs in the yard. We had a little mix up upon arrival, but John, the owner , took care of it and was easy to deal with . Great place for families with kids.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet except for the birds and coque frogs. Lots of wildlife right in the yard to watch and enjoy. Nice big home. Very comfortable for a long stay. We were there 3 months for the third time.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 8 had a great time in the Papa Bay house. The property was everything it was advertised to be: well maintained, lots of space, and a well-stocked kitchen and linen cupboard (which was particularly important to us given we were planning to do a significant amount of cooking and had water activities planned for most days that we were on the Big Island). We especially liked the location - sort of halfway between Kona and Hilo - because it allowed us to get to attractions/activities on both coasts without long driving times. The laundry room was big and the washer/dryer were huge, allowing us to clean and dry our wet suits, swim gear, beach towels, etc. quickly and efficiently. John made the booking process very easy and was readily available to answer questions both before and during our stay. The place was secluded and quiet (which is what we wanted), but we did have to keep our windows closed at night to avoid being disturbed by the local roosters and turkeys.

Overall, it was a great experience and we would highly recommend this Papa Bay home, especially for larger groups and families.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield, CA

This is the home for you!

  • 5 of 5

With an entire month ahead of us to spend on the Big Island, we were hoping the rental home would work for our needs. The home has EVERYTHING you need to enjoy your vacation! As soon as you arrive you feel the welcome from the owners in the great care they take of the whole place.

We cooked most of our meals in the well-stocked kitchen. With a full sized refrigerator, large cooktop/oven combo, microwave, toaster oven, etc., as well as all the utensils, plates, pans and everything else, all we needed to add was the food!

The large living room was well-used by our grandchildren and the big dining room table was occupied for every meal as well as being used for maps and other items for day-trip planning. Perfect!

Lots of bedroom space and plenty of bathrooms for everyone too. Super comfortable beds and large closets for storing everything.

We were pleasantly surprised to find the home had miscellaneous beach toys and boogie boards available for us to use. Very nice! We purchased beach towels at the Kona Costco and we were ready for any beach adventures.

Since we had recently purchased land on the big island and we needed to do quite a bit of work on it, the rental home was our place for eating breakfast, packing lunches and then off we went to the land. At the end of the day, it was the place to come home to. Awesome.

The beautiful plants and always interesting wildlife (turkeys) were a bonus. The wireless internet was very important to us and we were able to take care of everything we needed to do without any hitches.

We can't wait to go back and stay at this home again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Netherlands

The perfect home for us

  • 5 of 5

We spent 12 nights in this super home and were sad when we had to leave. The house has everything you need and more! You'll feel like you're the only one around and you don't see any other houses when you are on the property. Views are great with ocean view en lots of birds around the house.

The house is very functional has everything you will need from comfortable beds to a fully stocked kitchen. Wireless internet works fine and there is satelite TV although we only used it to watch the local news once or twice.

It is a bit of a drive from the airport and the road is narrow and winding but we loved the drive. And it is an easy drive to Hilo and Volcano NP. If you want to be close to restaurants and nightlife this is not the place for you but if you want a peaceful, quiet and secluded place you can't find a better place to stay. We enjoyed it very much and hope to be able to come back some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in July 2014. The amenities were more than I expected. A full service kitchen, spacious living area, satellite tv ( even though I didn't watch that often, too busy seeing the island) The bed rooms were very comfortable. When I got there I opened the windows and balcony sliding door and never closed them. I kept the screens closed though. Every bedroom has its own bathroom. The breeze that the home got was great. There was total privacy. it was like we were the only people around for miles. The view of the night sky from the roof deck was spectacular, no light pollution to wash out the stars. the home is centrally located to the south side of the island and Kona.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mehe’s Ka’u Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Oceanside L & L Inc
Hawaiian Restaurant
Ocean View Pizzaria
Pizza Restaurant
Coffee Grinds
DJ's Pizza and Bakeshop
Pizza Restaurant
Ka Lae Garden Thai Food
Thai Restaurant
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Kona Purple Mountain Coffee
Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Ocean View
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Kona Country Club or Sea Mountain
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Ocean View
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Miloli'i Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Two-Step Snorkeling
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayaking at Kealakekua Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Place of Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Country Club
Car: necessary

20-30 mins from coffee plantations. 35 min from prime Kayaking area (Kealakekua Bay). 25 mins to great snorkeling beach. 1.5 hrs from Volcano. 20 mins to black sand beach at Milolii.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $240
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.