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Breathtaking View of Kealakekua Bay

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property


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.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2648 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Cat on premises...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


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


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    An amazing panoramic view of Kealakekua Bay and Manini Beach. Wonderful sitings of dolphins spinning and whales breaching....moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    free wireless access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • 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...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Big Island golf Mauna Kea Golf Course Waikoloa Village Golf Course Big Island Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 13.25%


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

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
kona brewing company
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mi's Bistro, Keei Cafe, Aloha Theatre, Annie's
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Manini Beach and Ke'ei Beach

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: 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.

Why Captain Cook, HI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

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