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Enjoy a Lover's Paradise a breath away from Kealakekua Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Leisurely rest in this romantic, privately gated custom home. With open beam ceilings throughout, feel at home with two large, comfortable bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, the evening provides silky Hawaiian 'mauka' breezes. The next day awaken to sounds of songbirds and beautiful views of the pali. Rent a kayak at Kahauloa Bay, a 1 minute walk down the road and you are on the ocean~! Short view from a guest's GoPro;

My newly decorated 1150 square foot home is charming and bright! With a short walk down to Manini Beach, the south side of Kealakekua Bay. The gourmet chefs kitchen with coconut wood bar, large pantry and dishwasher, overlooks lush tropical flower gardens. Everything you could possible need to enjoy with a new delightfully artistic dining area.

The living area has all new furniture, with a new trundle bed (which sleeps two more persons, this home sleeps 6 total) or if you have a larger party the newly renovated downstairs studio is now available for $135.00 a night more. The studio space is lovely with a queen size bed and a queen sofa-bed, kitchenette, full size fridge and the custom spacious outside shower is delightful. Please inquire for larger groups or a separate rental.

For your convenience WIFI is available throughout this home.

Enjoy the salty breezes as you barbecue on this large 450 square feet Hawaiian style covered lanai. Listen to the ocean as you relax and unwind after a day of adventure. Relish the beautiful tropical gardens, fruit trees and lotus ponds, which surround this lovely vacation home. Sweet aromas will remind you to stop and smell the essence of the island's aloha spirit.

We supply beach towels, beach chairs, body boards, foam noodles, coolers, and a beach umbrella too!

Only about 200 steps to the sandy mouth of Manini Beach, the South entrance to an incredible underwater protected ocean sanctuary, Kealakekua Bay.

Swim with the whales, spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, mantas, and enjoy world class snorkeling!

Old Hawaii reaches out in every direction as you explore the Napo`opo`o Beach neighborhood, Captain Cooks memorial, Ke`ei Beaches and experience the 'Place of Refuge' near 2 steps at 'Pu`u Honua O`Honauanu' Beach Park.

This 'Place of Refuge 'is a 10 minute drive from our location, a sacred place that is of great religious and historical value to the Hawaiian native culture.There is so much to explore, hike and the swimming is wonderful too!

Kayak, Scuba, paddle board, surf, bike, or hike, explore the Big Island, feel the power of the goddess Pele's creation, relax, rejuvenate, and cleanse your heart with the essence of the spirit of aloha!

Surrounded by the beauty of old Hawaii, discover the many ocean adventures just steps from this private 2 bedroom with 2 full baths vacation home and beyond.

Kealakekua bay is located on the Kona Coast, 12 miles South of Kailua-Kona. An historical location, well known for the death of Captain James Cook, the European who made first contact with Native Hawaiians in 1778. Kealakekua Bay (which means 'Pathway to the Gods') is also one of Hawaii's most spectacular coral reefs. This is a Marine Life Conservation District where fish are plentiful and swarm over the well developed reef formations that slope steeply from the shore into the nearby deep water. Spinner dolphins and green sea turtles are commonly seen resting in the bay.

Come and enjoy a swim or a snorkel in some of the world's most pristine water! Bring your underwater camera too,

45 minutes from Keahole, Kona Airport

15 minutes to local produce markets,health food stores, shopping, restaurants, and local theater.

Keywords: Located about 200 steps away from the ocean at Kealakekua Bay.

My 'Manini Mermaid' Vacation Hideaway is perfect location to enjoy Hawaii!

This old Hawaiian fishing village of Napo`opo`o is known for world class snorkeling. Enjoy my comfortable, quiet vacation home, surrounded by tropical flowers and fruit trees.

Just 45 minutes from the Keahole, Kona, Airport and 10 minutes from the grocery store and restaurants. 10 minutes to Pu`u Honua O`Honaunau National Park (2 steps). Walking distance to many adventures in this small neighborhood. Rent kayaks right down the road from my neighbors who will help you with your entrance into the ocean so you can adventure out on your own!

More Details

Jill Ami Meyers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Jill Ami Meyers

I am an artist. I own and operate the Blue Ginger Gallery located in Kainaliu, Kona. I came to live on the Big Island 28 years ago. I have lived at this Manini Beach location for 23 years. I love the ocean.

I enjoy snorkeling and paddle boarding in the Bay when ever possible!~

Jill Ami Meyers purchased this house in 1990

Why Jill Ami Meyers chose Captain Cook

This old Hawaiian village is very special.

There is lots of history yet to be told here! The relaxed lifestyle and neighborly feeling never changes. Mostly, I love the pristine ocean here, it is like nowhere else on earth, combined with tropical smells and the quiet in this quaint neighborhood of Napo`opo`o.

What makes this house unique

I really enjoy jumping into the clean magical water at Manini Beach. There is cold, underground, mountain water which enters the ocean at Manini Beach. This creates brackish water which is supposed to be healing. I always appreciate swimming with the beautiful reef fish and the sea turtles, the visibility is beyond compare. Also, the beach access road is wonderful for biking or jogging. Walk to Manini Point for a sunset and watch whales breach in the winter months. Dolphins play all year round.

Swimming with the Spinner dolphins is a breathtaking experience for anyone to enjoy, young and old alike!


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full custom marble bathrooms, one with bath/shower and the other with roomy custom shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds comfortable California KING size bed in South bedroom and a brand new set of twins which make a wonderful KING size bed in the North bedroom which can be separated if needed, into two single beds, (optional choice to use 2 twins or 1 King size), there is a crib with mattress available, (a high chair), a new trundle bed in the living room opens into twins, sleeps two persons.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in every room. There is an outside beach shower that you will always remember!


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Enjoy a Lover's Paradise a breath away from Kealakekua Bay
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

A lovely home in a wonderful, scenic location

  • 5 of 5

This house is quite nice and feels more like "home" than a vacation rental, per se. It is well maintained, clean and comfortable. We spent four nights here and enjoyed our stay. The beds both were as comfortable as if we were at home.

Reach the ocean by walking about a block west or north. Captain Cook monument is an easy kayak paddle across Kealakekua Bay and kayaks can be rented by walking to the boat ramp one block to the west.

We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Shelly, I am pleased that you enjoyed my home just as if it were your own! I am glad that your stay was comfortable and you had time to spend at the beach park as well. it was nice meeting you and your family! Mahalo, Jill
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This place is amazing! The house is fantastic, spacious, and inviting. Jill is a great host!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Jill's unit Jan 18th - 27th, 2018. I read all reviews for the unit and can now say I agree - this is amazing! The house is very spacious, inviting, and modern. The bedrooms are amazingly large with very nice modern bathrooms as well. I can't tell you if the TV worked because - we were in Hawaii! We ate every meal on the table on the covered Lanai in the picture, I cooked almost every supper on the grill. We loved the full laundry in the mudroom. Our typical day consisted of grabbing our cup of coffee and walking the 90 seconds to Manini Beach for the sunrise, then walking home (and this truly was home!) to eat breakfast and decide what our plan for the day was - we hit about 10 beaches with all but one being within 30 minutes of the home (including) lots of time at Manini. I snorkeled at 4-5 of them and was able to swim with both turtles and Dolphins. We planned almost all days to ensure we were home in time to grab a beer and walk the 90 second walk to our Manaini Beach for the beautiful sunsets. Jill was gracious to share the proceeds of her fruit trees in the yard with us so we always had fresh fruit. Jill has snorkel gear, beach chairs, boogie boards,.... and is gracious to share all. Jill lists that she has a few cats on the property and you will get visits - we are cat lovers. After the first day we told jill she may not see Cinquo the entire 9 days we were staying. Cinquo adopted us! We bought her a bag of cat treats and gave her that as well as milk and shared our fish, shrimp,.... from the grill with her daily. I can honestly say this was the most relaxing vacation I have ever had and I want to come back to the Big Island and stay here again (and again...).

My only complaint is I had to come home to Indiana and it was still cold! :(

Seriously this is an amazing place and you will never regret renting it - only going home.

Jill sent the most detailed directions and tips 2 weeks ahead and has loads of info for you when you arrive so even if you just book a ticket and rental car, once you get to her mermaid house you can plan anything you ever wanted to do in Hawaii.

There were just the 2 of us staying, but 4-6 would be extremely comfortable here!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kealakekua, Hawaii

Very tastefully decorated, everything we need is already there in this home. Close to the beach too!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Manini Mermaid Home, Jill has snorkel equipment available to use, beach chairs, towels, even sun screen! This location is very close to Manini Beach, 2 Steps and Napoopoo where we like to swim. The yard is beautifully manicured, Jill had fresh mangos and bananas for us when we arrived. We really enjoyed our stay and the hospitality we received. 😊Another great vacation! Aloha!🌺

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and mahalo for making my vacation home your destination! I am so happy you and your family all had a nice stay here at my Manini Mermaid Home. It was very nice to have you here and show you my favorite spots. Please come again, the next time you visit the Big Island of Hawaii... A Hui Hou and Aloha, Jill Ami
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Olympia Heights, Florida USA

Honeymooning Forever

  • 5 of 5

Our Honeymoon was truly in paradise. The home was perfect... A showering of warm smells of fruit and flowers filled us as we entered the driveway. Perfectly clean soft cotton sheets invited us to sleep off our flights... On awakening we walked out to our host's beautiful garden and were greeted by the host. A map of the island, suggestions of best restaurants, and things to do and were provided by the gracious host, Jill Ami. Later dressed, we followed Jill Ami down to the beautiful Manini bay. I loved our time, the beauty of the island and the home. Must plan to return soon. Thank you, Jill Ami for everything

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay, you were wonderful guests as well. :) I'll look forward to your next visit to Kealakekua Bay, and we'll make a date to have another ocean adventure together! Aloha e`komo Mai, Jill Ami
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Miami, FL

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Truly a remarkable place to stay..all the comforts of home, and all the beauty of Hawaii..We found everything we

needed, and found the host Jill to be so nice..she had fresh fruit and flowers there when we arrived, and told us to please let her know, if there was anything she could do, to make our stay more enjoyable. Juat a short walk to the

breathtaking Manini Bay, where you can hop on a paddle board, snorkel and swim in the bay, go surfing, or just

have a picnic in a tropical pardise. This rental is truly paradise found. I will definitely be returning again and again

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're always welcome, I am happy you enjoyed my slice of this paradise!
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Rental - and refund!

  • 5 of 5

Back in January 2015, we reserved #380054 for a week at Christmastime 2015-6. Unfortunately, due to a family illness that was diagnosed in November 2015, we had to cancel. We were not entitled to any refund unless a new renter could be found, and even then we were only entitled to an 85% refund. The owner went out of her way to list the property again, and eventually (almost at the last minute) secured a new renter! And then she refunded 100% of the rental fee. We feel that we were treated very well, and we greatly appreciate it. BTW, we passed the property on several occasions, and it is even nicer than the photos!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Charles, I appreciate your situation and I am glad that you let me know about your family crisis in time to re-rent my Manini Mermaid Vacation Home. I totally understand and feel for your family and wish the best for all. Here I am sending you healing and love... Mahalo nui loa, I hope there will be a next time! Jill
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10 Miles
The Corner Pocket or Annie's
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Manago Hotel
Car: necessary

Swim, snorkel in the underwater protected sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, hiking, jumping off rocks into the ocean, beachcombing, biking, plein air painting and my refreshing outdoor beach shower to cool off after your adventure!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee on rentals $208.34
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.25%

A $208.34 cleaning fee includes a 4.17% tax will be applied on all rentals. ($208.34)
Mid stay cleaning rate of $150.00 for a stay of 3 or more weeks stay.

Until reservation is confirmed, prices are subject to change w/o notice.

Please call me and ask any questions you may have, if you would like a guide I can provide somebody to show you around this Big Island.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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