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Amazing Views, Private Heated Pool and Hot Tub. Minutes from the Dolphins

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,035 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms , 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Imagine yourself entering your upcountry home situated on 1 acre of manicured property. A cool, peaceful and very private sanctuary awaits you after a day of frolicking in the sun and surf with dolphins, whales and turtles.

This beautiful and extremely large home of 3035 sq. ft. offers you 5 unique bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms. The Master Room is a large and spacious suite with an extra large private bathroom, Ocean Room and Bamboo Room share a full bath, the Garden Room has its own private bath as does the upstairs Loft Room.

Our home is perfectly setup for your next family reunion, or group of up to 10 guests due to it's large size and everything it has to offer. Everyone in your group can have their own space.

Take a refreshing dip in your very own heated 20x40 ft salt system swimming pool. (additional fee $200.00) Crack open a cold drink from the refrigerator of your poolside cabana. Mosey over to the hot tub for a soak as you end your day with a Kona sunset and watch the stars come out at night. Ahhh.......dreams really do come true!

The house layout has generously sized rooms to enjoy like a great room, dining/sitting room, beautiful chef's kitchen with koa cabinets, tons of counter space and kitchen bar seating, a spacious lanai. With free Wi-Fi throughout.

There is also a BBQ area where you can cook up your favorite foods outside, while enjoying the pool and 6 person Hot Springs hot tub and amazing views.

This home is situated in a choice location that gives you the luxury of a peaceful, private setting, away from the busyness of life, yet only a short drive to grocery, farmers markets, restaurants, lei stands, galleries, shops, fruit stands, beaches and so much more!

You are also only a short drive down quiet meandering roads to world-class snorkeling, diving, kayaking and swimming in some of the Big Island's most beautiful and pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay, Honaunau Bay, Hookena and Ke'ei Beaches.

When staying in our home we also provide all the gear you will need for the day at the beach. Beach chairs and mats, coolers, water bottles, beach towels.

Please contact me, or do a google search for: aloha big island vacation rental, to get a link to our website, or 3D floor plan. It has more information on the house, and fun stuff to do on the island while you are there. You can always contact me directly for payment information.

We follow all Hawaiian rules and regulations pertaining to Transient Accommodations GET/TAT #W04564951-01 (State Required Information)

Keywords: Lodge, Private Home, Vacation House

More Details

Property Manager
Tim and Abbie Clark - Owners
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Tim and Abbie Clark - Owners

We both love to scuba dive and snorkel, and Hawaii has some of the best areas to do just that. Which is why we picked this house. We want other people around the world to enjoy what we have discovered here in Hawaii and enjoy it, and our home, as much as we do.

Tim and Abbie Clark - Owners purchased this house in 2001

Why Tim and Abbie Clark - Owners chose Captain Cook

When we were looking for homes on the Big Island, this one stood out from the others we looked at. The location was perfect, not to far away from Kona and the beaches, but still has that country feel and the privacy that we were looking for.

We were getting tired of the hotel scene, too many people, too much noise and just not the privacy that we were looking for when we vacation. We wanted more of a home feel where we knew we could relax and recharge. And that is exactly what we found here. We know that you will feel the same way the minute you walk in.

The layout of the home and the size of the rooms just had the 'Wow' factor we were looking for. That's actually what we said as soon as we walked in was, 'WOW', so we knew it was for us. We know that you will feel the same way when you walk thru front entry door.

We feel at home here, after a long day exploring all that Hawaii has to offer. We love to scuba dive and snorkel, and we are just minutes away from some of the best diving and snorkel sites. And the when you come home there is plenty of room for everyone to relax and hang out, and the pool and hot tub are just the thing to have to make the end of the day great, while watching the sun set over the ocean, which is always so spectacular to see. Truly Paradise!!

What makes this house unique

The location of the home is perfect! Only a short drive (7-8 minutes) to wonderful pristine waters to snorkel, swim and kayak and in the same amount of time will find grocery, fruit stands, gas, and restaurants. Personally, we have enjoyed the peaceful quality of the neighborhood and home as a sanctuary, far from the busy-ness of the world yet convenient enough to hop in the car to pick up take-out, a movie or even an afternoon latte.


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3035 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, walk in shower, large tub
    Bamboo Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a shared bathroom but can be closed off for privacy
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Garden Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Pool/Hot Tub Bathroom - toilet , Located by deck stairs and BBQ area. Has a sink and toilet
  • All bathrooms have showers. Two bathrooms have tubs. Soap and towels are provided
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bamboo Room - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king
    Ocean Room - 1 queen
    Garden Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size bed in Master Room, California king bed in Loft Room, Queen size bed in Ocean Room, Queen bed in Bamboo Room, Garden Bedroom has a Queen bed (2) folding travel cribs available
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
All bedrooms have been upgraded with flat screen TV's, ceiling fans in each bedroom.


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Amazing Views, Private Heated Pool and Hot Tub. Minutes from the Dolphins
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Outstanding home. Great for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home for our Christmas family reunion. Excellent condition.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations. Wonderfully appointed. Wanted for nothing. Centrally located. Would stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frankford ON

Beautiful, well equipped and perfectly maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 were all at home here. The pool area was the favourite but lots of time was spent on the lanai too. The dining table was big enough for us to have lovely sit down dinners cooked in the well equipped beautiful kitchen.

The home is a peaceful oasis excellent as a base for exploring the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home surrounded by a secluded tropical garden with a pool and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

The house is large and spacious and was just perfect for our 9 member multi generational family, ages 13 to 85. The owner Tim was a pleasure to deal with. The house was well situated for our children and grandchildren to take day trips to Mauna Kea and the Volcanoes National Park. They also rented kayaks to snorkel in Kealakekua Bay near by on the Kona coast. On those day, my wife and I were very happy to spend time enjoying the house and garden and snorkeling in afternoon at the nearby Two Step Beach which we were told was one of the best snorkeling sites on the island. We loved our time spent on the lanai watching sunsets with the family and listening to the symphony of sounds of the birds by day and the frogs and crickets by night. We did visit the close by supermarket, the Choice Mart, for supplies but the children were quick to discover all the inexpensive restaurants within 15 minutes drive with take out food. They brought food back from Da Poke Shack, Kaaloa’s Super J’s, Keoki’s Ono Fish N Chips, Patz Pies among others, so we had most meals on the lanai. We did go to Teshima’s one night and the Coffee Shack one morning for breakfast. We will have great memories of time we spent together in the pool and lounging on the deck. We could not have found a more perfect place to celebrate my wife’s and my 50th anniversary and my 85th birthday. The house and location exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family and we hope to be able to revisit this beautiful home in Captain Cook some time in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at this property. It was amazingly well-maintained, inside and out. We were welcomed by a fruit basket, banana bread, cold drinks, and coffee. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc., and we cooked every night so that we could enjoy the sunsets from the lanai. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and great snorkeling at nearby Two Step Beach. The geckos were a hit with our toddler, and we enjoyed the sounds of nature (frogs, crickets) lulling us to sleep at night. Tim was very friendly during booking and helpful during our stay. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome secluded tropical rain forest getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were initially attracted by the pool and hot-tub and they did not disappoint. What surprised us was how secluded the property felt. We felt a bit like we were camping in the rain forest. The birds during the day and the frogs and crickets at night were mostly all we heard. We met only one friendly neighbor - otherwise no interactions with anyone - which added to the the private/secluded experience.

Another surprise for us was how well stocked the house was - we did not need to buy toilet paper or garbage bags. There was a lovely fruit basket left for us as well. There is a market called Choice Mart a few minutes away that was a full inventory and reasonably priced (at least compared to San Diego) supermarket that met our needs for our stay.

The house is large and spacious, especially for a rather small party like ours (we had 4 people), however the layout of the house - with the central kitchen, living space on either side, and bedrooms surrounding - gave the place a comfortable feel. Spacious but not too big.

We spent a lot of time down at the pool/hot-tub area. Because the property is at elevation, it gets cools enough at night in May to use the hot-tub. The coast and beaches are still only a few miles away. We did drive down to the beach one day during our trip, but we really enjoyed hanging out on the property. We felt like we had the best of both worlds.

My interactions with the owner were all very pleasant. He communicated clearly, the place was better than advertised, and there were no unhappy surprises.

We had a great experience and would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Keahole Airport, Kailua Kona
Car: necessary

Pu'uhonua O'Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge), Kealakekua Bay Park, Hookena Beach Park, Amy B. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens, Farmer's Markets, Paleaku Peace Gardens, our waters offer a pristine environment like no other for excellent snorkeling, swimming and kayaking, Greenwell Museum, Antique Stores


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Guests that want heated pool must contact me directly. Cost for heated pool is $200.00 extra for entire stay

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.