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Breathtaking View Of Kealakekua Bay

Captain Cook, HI, USA
  • House2648 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum StayNone


As you walk into the Kona Dolphin House you are greeted with a breathtaking view of Kealakekua Bay. This prime location gives one the feeling that the pristine ocean is part of the back yard yet is above the bustle of the public beach so is both quiet and private. The architecture of this Bali style open house is stunning with it's high ceiling and four twenty foot Ohea posts lending support and natural beauty. The entire face of the great room opens to one of the prettiest bays in the world.

Kealakekua Bay which is just two minutes away is an underwater marine park and some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Spinner dolphins frequently visit this beautiful area. It is an amazing site to see them frolicking from the huge lanai and comfort of this lovely house. In the winter it is common to see the humpback whales breaching, spouting or flapping their tails.

Every day swimming in these crystal clear waters is an adventure as you never know which of our marine friends will show up to play; dolphins, turtles, manta and spotted rays, octopus and more! It is an easy swim out to be with them or you can kayak or try stand up paddle board.

This house is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, designed by an award winning landscaper. The visual feast includes a continuous variety of colorful, fragrant flowers. The Hawaiian fruiting trees waiting for you to sample include bananas, papaya, mango, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemons, limes, star fruit and more.

The sunsets from the lanai are outstanding. Every evening is a gift of color. You will wake up in the morning to the symphonic song of the birds and go to sleep at night to the melodic sounds of the ocean.

Every room has an ocean view. All rooms come equipped with natural air conditioning courtesy of ocean breezes and a ceiling fan. This house has four large bedrooms, each accommodating one to two guests. A master suite, with a king size bed and private bath. Two ground level bedrooms that share a western style bathroom with granite vanity and a large double shower. The upstairs bedroom has its own half bath. All bedrooms have sliding glass doors with an ocean view.

Access to a well-equipped kitchen - toaster, blender, coffee maker, full size fridge, five burner gas stove, gas barbecue, dishwasher ~everything you need for cooking in paradise. Access to wireless internet, cable TV, iPod/mp3 compatible stereo in the main room, washer/dryer.

A close drive to local restaurants, fine dining, grocery market, weekend Green Farmers Market, shops and galleries. Kailua-Kona is less then twenty miles away. It is four miles to Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and one mile to Ke'ei Beach. It is an easy (one road) drive to Volcano National Park, one of the few active volcanoes in the world. The ‘King’s Trail’ and other hikes are a short drive away with easy access. It is four miles to Paleaku Peace Gardens where guests can take yoga classes or we have mats available for yoga on the lanai with the view. It is ten miles to Ho’okena Beach. Mamalohoa Hot Tubs and Massage are about a ten minute drive away, or we can arrange a massage therapist visit you in-home.

The house has games like scrabble and various board games, cards and puzzles.

The GPS on your phone will not have correct directions to this rental property; even though my address is 82 5988A Napoopoo Rd. the house is located on a private drive off of Napoopoo Rd. I will email you correct directions.

Property Manager

Swarn Khalsa

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Swarn Khalsa

The first time I visited Kealakekua Bay and swam with the playful spinner dolphins, witnessed the abundant fragrant flowers and tasted the various assortments of fruit. I knew I wanted to live here. Hawaii is truly paradise. Once while basking in Kealakekua Bay's crystal clear water I looked up at this property and it glowed in the sunshine as if calling out to me. I was lucky enough to purchase it and build a lovely Bali style house. Now I can share this wonderful Hawaiian dolphin experience and breathtaking view with you.

Swarn Khalsa purchased this House in 2003

Why Swarn Khalsa chose Honaunau-Napoopoo

Where else can you sit on a huge comfortable lanai watching spinner dolphins frolic as the ocean sparkles in the sunshine, witness some of the worlds prettiest sunsets and in the evenings a star studded sky. The view from this house looks upon one of the most beautiful bays in Hawaii yet is high enough that it lends to privacy. The tropical gardens that surround the house include a continuous assortment of fragrant flowers and and generous fruit trees . The sunsets are outstanding. The gardens are magnificent. The kitchen is large and well stocked. Everything you need for a proper fun holiday.

What makes this House unique

I fell in love with this property because of the panoramic view and closeness of Kealakekua Bay. This marine cove is just two minutes away, yet the elevation of the house is high enough that it is quiet and private. Swimming in these pristine waters has made me a strong healthy swimmer plus given me hours and hours of entertainment. I've swam with spotted eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, whales and an endless supply of colorful fish. The city of refugee is just three miles away where the beautiful people of the island share their Hawaiian story, songs and hula with joy.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, attached bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Upstairs bedroom with office


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
        • Bathroom 4

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              An amazing panoramic view of Kealakekua Bay and Manini Beach. Wonderful sitings of dolphins spinning and whales breaching.
            • Downtown
              Kona town is about a twenty minute drive. It has lots of ocean side restaurants, boutique type shops, pubs and an early night life.
            • Ocean View
              Breathtaking view of Kealakekua Bay. With it's crystal clear healing waters. You can hear the soothing sound of the waves in the evenings and the humpback whales breaching in the winter.
            • Rural
              The small quaint village of Manini Town is a stone's throw away with beautiful snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Kainaliu is just up the hill and provides fun boutiques and restaurants.
            • Water View
              It's a fantastic panoramic view of the spinner dolphins frolicking in the bay. Lovely view of Captain Cook monument and Manini Beach.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          free wireless access
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                          You can enjoy the volcano from the ocean, night dive with manta rays, and snorkel in some of the most beautiful waters and fishing. Fair Winds, Body Glove, Sea Quest, Big Island Lava Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Big Island golf Mauna Kea Golf Course Waikoloa Village Golf Course Big Island Country Club
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair accessible


                                                • library
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • volcano
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              16 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Loved loved loved this property! The view is as advertised.

                                                              BryanWoodbury, MN USA

                                                              The layout feels unique and has a true Island feel. Showers are outdoors but private. Ability through sliding walls to completely open the house in the main area and the master to the outdoors, which is fantastic. Does not have AC but we felt that the evenings were cool enough and the house open enough that we didn’t miss it at all. On site Service in Marlein is a delight. We had a true 5 star experience with this property and hope very much to be back.

                                                              Fantastic Stay

                                                              Bethany U.

                                                              We had a fantastic stay. We loved the house, it was in a beautiful location with a gorgeous view overlooking the water. Very private and quiet. You can see the Captain Cook monument from the house, prime location if you want to kayak the pathway to the gods and snorkel at the monument.

                                                              The house had doors that could be opened, giving the house an open air feel. Each bedroom has a view of the water. We had fresh banana bread (with bananas from the property) waiting for us. The hostess Melanie was very helpful and friendly.

                                                              The house was clean and tidy. Lots of dishes for cooking if desired.

                                                              We would love to stay again!!

                                                              Great view in good location

                                                              Kathleen J.

                                                              Beautiful home. Fantastic views in a peaceful location. Well stocked, had any amenity you would need.

                                                              Paradise on Kealakekua Bay

                                                              Mark D.

                                                              Wonderfully open great room with an awesome view of the bay. A great escape from the sterile condo resort properties. Very well stocked kitchen with everything you need. All 4 bedrooms very nice and clean. Great location to see the west and south island sites. Marlien and Swarni were there to answer our questions about the best way to plan activities and see the sites - from kayaking/snorkeling to hiking to the lava. Thank you so much for the hospitality - this place truly is paradise.

                                                              Mark D.

                                                              Absolutely the best! Amazing, secluded setting with sunset views with nightlong surf lullaby

                                                              Tammi S.

                                                              Awesome setting and view!! Home was well stocked with incredible amenities.

                                                              Swarni was an wonderful hostess. We arrived to homemade banana bread and fresh Kona coffee for the next morning.

                                                              The home was as beautiful as the view over Kaelakekua Bay. Plenty of space to relax and take in the sunset at night and yoga in the mornings!

                                                              Thank you, Swarni!!

                                                              Gorgeous! Relaxing! Great location!

                                                              Pam R.Red Wing, MN

                                                              Our crew of nine (4 adults and 5 kids) had a remarkable time here. The house was exactly what we were hoping for, and we had plenty of space for all of us to have some privacy. Breathtaking views and a gorgeous garden provided us with the vacation of our dreams. One of my favorite parts was having all of us dine around the massive dining room table. It’s hard to find a table big enough to comfortably seat all of us, but we could here. It was truly special. Marien was beyond helpful and even greeted us with some homemade banana bread. We liked the location as well, out of the hustle and bustle. On our first morning, we kayaked with the dolphins in the bay below. We were so close to them, we could hear them breathe. Wow! Thank you for sharing your lovely home!


                                                              Captain Cook, HI, USA

                                                              A close drive to local restaurants, fine dining, grocery market, weekend Green Farmers Market, shops and galleries. Kailua-Kona is 20 miles away, 4 miles to Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, 1/4 mile to Manini Beach, 1 mile to Keei Beach, an easy (one road) drive to Volcano National Park, which takes about 1 1/2 hours. The ‘King’s Trail’ and other hikes are a short drive away and easy access. 4 miles to Paleakalu Peace Gardens where guests can take yoga classes or we have mats available for yoga on the lanai with the view. Ten miles to Ho’okena Beach. Mamalohoa Hot Tubs and Massage are about a 10 minute drive away, or have a massage therapist visit you in-home.


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                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Check-in is 4pm, Check-out is 10am.

                                                              16 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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