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Deluxe Room with Personal Lanai

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About the property

Ocean / pool side with personal deck

• This is a shared 4000 sq. ft. property featuring 3 bedrooms and a separate apartment; situated on one acre with fantastic ocean, sunset, and pool views. This listing features one room. All have separate rates. I have mentioned my additional listings father down in my description for your consideration in selecting a proper choice for your holiday enjoyment.

• The property is located in a great location just off the main highway, minutes away from three (3) protected and totally fantastic bays for snorkeling and kayaking.

• The Deluxe Standard Room is furnished with California king size bed, mini fridge/freezer and ocean/pool views with personal lanai (deck). Shared bath just outside the room with the black tile as pictured. Cleaned daily, fresh towels provided, and checked to make sure all is proper and clean throughout your stay.

• Each room is listed and priced separately. Each room accommodates two (2) guests per bed/room with no exceptions.

• State of Hawaii Taxes totaling 13.42% is a required additional fee to be paid directly to the owner upon check-in.

• Check-in is no earlier than 4:00 pm.

• Guests are to inform me of their estimated time of arrival to the home no later than one day prior to arrival for obvious reasons.

• Check-out is no later than 11:00 am. Early check-ins and late check-outs can not be accommodated.

• Quiet Times are 11 pm – 7 am.

• This is not a hotel, condo, or a Bed and Breakfast; it is my home. I am offering a room and bath with very limited personal kitchen usage.

• Extra guests will not be accommodated. Maximum guests per room is 2.

• Unregistered guests are not allowed on the premises during your stay without prior approval.

• Please see my other HomeAway listings 3765105, 3787767, or 3991416 for other accommodations within the home, different options and prices, as well as the opportunity to accommodate your extra guests.

• Owner lives on property and is available.

• Guests under 12 years of age will not be accommodated.

• No animals of any kind.

• I have not charged additional cleaning fees; you are to clean up after yourselves. The shared kitchen space which is limited to microwave, coffee pot, hot water pot, and toaster. I am requesting and expecting you to place your rinsed, used dishes in the dishwasher which I will tend to.

• Smoking is allowed outdoors away from screen doors and windows.

• Close screen doors and front door completely at all times. The house is safe; the gates are to keep the wild pigs out. Bugs and geckos are not welcome in any of my living spaces. Removal of your shoes in the house is expected and appreciated.

• Personal laundry is NOT available for guest usage for reservations less than 4 days. I have all the supplies you will need. Two (2) loads within a 4 day stay.

• I do not enter your rooms during your stay unless specifically requested.

• Pay attention to your noise level for all concerned within the home. Quiet times 11 pm – 7 am.

• Guests are to conserve electricity and water. Turn lights and Fan OFF when not in the room.

• Guests are to use the mini fridge in your room for your personal food items.

• Guests are NOT to eat in their rooms, the main living room, or leave food items out in their rooms. If necessary, place items not needing refrigeration on a plate in the main kitchen. Label it as yours. Do not place items in the main refrigerator. Kitchen ice is not for coolers and day trips. There is a grocer, Choice Mart which is open everyday from 5 am - 10 pm located just 3 miles north of the home.

• I am renting rooms within my home rather than providing Bed and Breakfast. Guests are to provide their own food.

• There are numerous local restaurants nearby. All are very good, great prices, as well as generous portions and entertainment. There are none that I would not recommend.

• The house is equipped with plenty of private spaces with free internet connections available throughout the property to allow everyone personal space as desired. House phone is limited to calls specifically on this island.

• Ceiling fans are restricted to when you are in the room you are directly receiving the benefits from. Turn them off when you are not in the room. Allow the trade winds you have come to enjoy freshen and cool your room in your absence. Lights are to be turned off as you exit your room or bathroom. Leave the bathroom door open so other guests will know it is available for their usage.

• I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your visit to our beautiful and fascinating island.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Rhonda

I have thoroughly enjoyed living on the island of Hawaii since 2002 and selected this destination after extensive traveling which included home exchanges in many countries.

To live everyday in total excitement and contentment with what the day has to offer became my mission.

Water quality and accessibility for swimming was at the top of my priority list.

I thank the Universe each and every day for allowing all of my life dreams, and more than I ever was able to imagine to come to fruition.

My passions are swimming, coffee farming, growing tropical fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as creating jams, jellies and liqueurs with the fruits of my little farm.

Operating a Guest House on my property became a dream that I am proud to see becoming a reality. I find it a total honor to live on this piece of paradise and feel totally compelled to share. What a great playground!!

I believe my success is based upon my guests enjoyment during their holiday. It is my desire to assist each of my guests in experiencing Hawaii in all its glory.

I welcome you to come share my most favored place in the whole wide world.

Today is the Best Day of the Rest of My Life. Come make it yours.

Rhonda purchased this house in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

The room and house, garden, pool and the stunning view were fabulous and more than what we expected. Great value, probably the best place to stay on the Big Island. Make sure you have time to enjoy this place, it's nice to spend an afternoon at home. Rhonda is a great host, thank you so much!
Jul 2016
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Deluxe Standard Room - 1 king
  • This room has it's own lanai (deck), furnished with King Size bed and mini fridge/freezer. Each room sleeps a maximum of two (2) guests. Extra guests will not be accommodated.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Please be considerate of all with your noise levels; cupboard and door slamming, screen doors closed completely, etc. Please be conservative with your electric and water consumption. Turn off fans and lights when not in rooms, etc. There are no laundry facilities for guests on property. Guests are to pay the State of Hawaii taxes at the rate of 13.42% directly to the host upon check-in.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

We miss our Hawaiian retreat

  • 5 of 5

This review is well over due as we stayed here a couple months ago - sometimes life just gets in the way. For our trip we decided to split time between Ronda's Hawaiian Retreat and The Waikoloa Marriot. Hind sight being 20/20, we wished we had booked our entire stay at Ronda's Retreat. First of all, the house was spacious, beautiful and warm. Wonderfully landscaped and immaculately clean inside and out. We stayed in the loft room with a private bath and king sized bed with a view that belonged in a postcard. Our host could not have been better. Each morning we woke to hot Kona coffee, fresh banana mac nut bread and a coconut pie my wife couldn't get enough of. She provided us with maps and recommendations for exploring Kona. Complete with direction to her favorite snorkeling place where we were able to swim with wild dolphins. She also provided everything you may need for a day at the beach from towels to masks and fins. As I sit here and write this it reminds me of the evenings we spent on her deck overlooking the pool. We miss our Hawaiian retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda's home is large and comfortable, and in a great location. Just a few miles down the hill are the best snorkeling waters in the Big Island. We rented a double kayak and paddled for hours in Kealakekua Bay, jumping in to float over the coral and watch dozens of different colorful fish. Then the spinner dolphins arrived, and we had several magical minutes swimming with these beautiful animals. Rhonda provides all the little things, snorkeling gear, beach towels, breakfast fixings and more. For a rented room situation, it's the best.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe hébergement

  • 4 of 5

Très bien placé, belle chambre et vastes parties communes, belle piscine, propriétaire très agréable.

Le petit-dejeuner est même compris car il suffit de se servir dans un réfrigérateur dédié aux clients et très bien achalandé.

Un inconvénient toutefois les toilettes (douche et WC) sont partagées avec les autres clients ce qui peut être gênant lorsque l'on a une envie pressante le matin ...Ceci explique pourquoi j'ai retiré une étoile.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home and location.

  • 4 of 5

Rhonda was very accommodating and provided very comfortable home as well as baked goods and information about nearby activities and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience. Loved picking oranges from a tree in the yard.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Rhonda's home was a cozy and wonderful experience! We live on Oahu and are always surrounded by business and traffic. It was great to relax, enjoy her great view, and feel at home. Rhonda's house was very clean and her landscaping is beautiful. She made us home made banana bread and coffee in the morning. Thank you so much Rhonda!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau (Two Step), Kealakekua Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

State of Hawaii Tax ID: TA-108-152-4224-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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