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Idyllic Honaunau Retreat - Deluxe Loft Suite

Bedrooms 1
Space 1 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

• This is a shared 4000 sq. ft. property featuring 3 bedrooms and a separate apartment. The property is 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 farther 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.

• Please see my other HomeAway listings 3765105, 3771350, or 3991416 for other accommodations within the home, different options and prices, as well as the opportunity to accommodate your extra guests.

State of Hawaii taxes are due at check-in.

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

Check-out is no later than 11:00 am.

Quiet Time: 11 pm - 7 am.

Estimated time of arrival to the home must be received at least 24 hours prior to day of check-in and follow-up if delays arise.

Early check-ins and late check-outs will not be accommodated.

No shoes past interior entry.

Smoking is permitted outside and away from open screens and windows with observance of Quiet Time for main floor lanai (Loft suite excluded from lanai QT).

This is not a hotel, condo, or a Bed and Breakfast.

I'm sharing my home, you are paying for a room/ bed and bath. I live here. I work here. I'm available; not available 24/7.

There is No Front desk, maid or housekeeping service.

Each room accommodates a maximum of 2 guests.

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

Guests under 12 years of age will not be accommodated.

Not suited for animals of any kind.

Close screen doors and front door completely at all times.

Turn off all lights and fans when you are not in the room.

No personal laundry available.

I do not enter your room during your stay. You are to clean up after yourselves in a clean and sanitary manner. Empty your room trash during your stay in the kitchen bin.

Pay attention to your noise level and Quiet Time for all guests enjoyment within the home.

Guests are to provide their own food. Keep all food and perishable items in your room refrigerator.

Guests are to eat at dining areas only. No eating in bedrooms or formal living room/common area.

Usage of the main kitchen is limited to the microwave, coffee pot, hot water pot, and toaster. No stove usage. The food in the main kitchen is not available unless otherwise stated by me.

Guests are to place rinsed, used dishes, cups and silverware in the dishwasher.

Do not use kitchen ice for coolers or day trips.

House phone is limited to calls specifically on this island.

There is adequate parking for four cars in the driveway. Proper parking is displayed and the gate code pad location is circled in photo number 2.

You must receive a gate code for entry and exit. Electronic gates will not open manually. Do Not Attempt to Push them to open.

Exit Code Keypad is attached to the home between the garage doors and above the hose hanger.

No slamming doors.

Close screen doors and front door completely. No heavy/loud noises. Conservation of electricity and water is a MUST.

I shall tend to the dishwasher, house laundry, bathroom duties and housekeeping outside your rooms.

99% of my guests are happy, self-reliant, and considerate of the home, host, and other guests.

House rules have become so cumbersome due to that 1% experience factor.

My guests enjoyment of their holiday stay is my goal. Please don't make me add to this list of behaviors that the majority of my guests would not have to be told or would even consider.

You must also acknowledge

Potential for noise - Shared home. Quiet Time is stated.

Pet(s) live on property - One cat - Norman

Some spaces are shared - Main floor common areas and swimming pool.

• 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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

We enjoyed our stay at Rhondas house very much. The views from the living room and the loft were outstanding!

The house is very clean and has everything you need - even a swimming pool.

Rhonda is a very attentive host and offered us so many extra information and equipment (like snorkeling gear). The breakfast, that was provided for us, included everything from fruits, bagels, toast, yoghurt, tea, coffee etc.

There is parking space right infront of the house.

We would recommend this accommodation!
Jun 2016
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • 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
  • Deluxe Loft Suite - toilet , shower , Double Shower with tiled bench boasts incredible views
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Deluxe Loft Suite - 1 king , This is an open loft on the third floor.
  • California King size bed; strategically placed directly under the skylight with moon and stars above....Wake up to Full Frontage of blue skies and the day ahead.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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 14.42% directly to the host upon check-in.


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Idyllic Honaunau Retreat - Deluxe Loft Suite
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Very clean, great view from loft and living room

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly host provided delicious breakfast. We stayed in the loft which is a really spacious room. We spent a great time at Rhonda's house.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mahalo All Around

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home with spectacular views. The loft is quiet and comfortable. It has been a while since I was last on a waterbed, but it provided several of the best nights of sleep I have had in years.

The host (Rhonda) was very accommodating and concerned for our comfort and requirements. We did not have much personal time with her as we spent the holidays with family at another location, but would definitely enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with her in the future. Communications were always quick, complete and informative.

The view from the loft (and the shower) cannot be described, but certainly must be experienced.

Thank you so much for opening your home to us. HAPPY NEW YEAR and Much Mahalo!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well maintained and peaceful except the nite traffic noise but it settled down about 11 p.m.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very well maintained and the host Rhonda was very knowledgeable about the island and suggested many worthwhile sights. We had a great time and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is a beautiful country home, just a short drive from Kona. The room was clean, comfortable and had a lot of amenities. Rhonda was a great host and provided a lot of local knowledge to plan activities. I highly recommend staying here and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kein schöner Abschied!

  • 3 of 5

Es handelt sich um eine sehr schöne und saubere Unterkunft mit herrlichem Ausblick. Die Launen der Vermieterin trüben diesen Blick aber leider etwas: mal bekommt man selbstgemachten Kuchen und Gelee gereicht und es werden einem frische Früchte aus dem eigenen Garten angeboten und am nächsten morgen wird man kaum begrüßt und man fühlt sich einfach nur fehl am Platz. Die Vermietung erfolgte inkl. Frühstück und es wurde in den Emails bei der Buchung immer angepriesen, dass das ihr Weg sei, den "Aloha-Spirit" zu teilen. Das Erstaunen kann dann am Tag der Abreise: da wurden wir von der Vermieterin beim ins Auto steigen nicht wie erwartet freundlich verabschiedet, sondern aufgefordert, uns an den Kosten der Lebensmittel fürs Frühstück zu beteiligen. Wir und ein anderes Pärchen, das ebenfalls an dem Tag abgereist ist, waren sehr verwundert über die Art und Weise der Ansprache. Was uns aber zuvor schon während unseres 12tätigen Aufenthaltes gewundert hat, war, dass über sämtliche Gäste gelästert und hergezogen wurde, sobald sie das Haus verlassen hatten. Sehr schade!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was extremely shocked and saddened by this guest's review. The guests were informed that I am not operating a Bed and Breakfast. I do my absolute best to accommodate all of my guests. I made many attempts to communicate with the guests who constantly ignored me using their language of origin, but were able to speak perfect English when requesting personal favors such as requesting me to run numerous mail services, locating bike rental services, and many other personal favors which I kindly accommodated. Many house rules were not adhered to and I felt totally taken advantage of with their usage of my personal food items in massive proportions. Perhaps she was embarrassed upon her departure that I kindly asked her if she had replaced some lost and used items she had promised to do, which left me totally perplexed at her accusation of slander. Each guest, host, and home is a totally unique situation, but I would not recommend this guest to other hosts who might potentially receive such a nasty review after all the consideration and kindness they were provided during their stay. I believe these guests would have been better suited to have chosen hotel accommodations rather than a personal home.
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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

Cleaning Fee $25

State of Hawaii taxes are due upon check-in. Must be in the form of cash payment. I will be happy to provide a receipt upon request and have my license posted as required. State of Hawaii Tax ID#: TA-108-152-4224-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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