About the property
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Historical 4 bedroom, 2 bath Hawaiian Plantation Home Right on Kealakekua Bay.
This historical Hawaiian style beach home is perfect for anyone wishing to experience a self-guided experience to the natural beauty Hawaii has to offer. Located just one house up from the beautiful Manini Beach Park (the entrance to the famous Kealakekua Bay) and bordering Napoopoo Park (a beautiful ocean front with great tide-pooling), this home is a perfect base camp for the many adventures awaiting you nearby; including snorkeling/kayaking to Captain Cook Monument, swimming with the wild spinner dolphins, exploring and uncovering the treasures in the local tide pools, and hiking the many beautiful cliffs and trails through the Kona countryside. However, if you would rather slow the pace down, kick up your feet and relax, this is also the perfect place to do it. You can wake up to the natural salty breeze coming off the ocean, brew up a truly fresh cup of Kona coffee, then wander outside to catch some sun on our beautifully manicured lawn, or to the beach for a morning swim. While here, you can meet the locals, visit some of the nearby historical sites, such as Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau also known as the city of refuge, Captain Cook Monument, and others local sites. Later on that evening you can enjoy a perfect Hawaiian sunset, after a calm soothing day.
Our spacious 4 bedroom home is open and airy, which is perfect if you like to go to sleep to the sound of the ocean waves, and wake up to the sounds of Hawaii's abundant wildlife. And who would not enjoy rinsing off in our outdoor shower after a beautiful swim in the bay? We also have papaya, mango and pumulo trees in the yard for your enjoyment. While there are 4 bedrooms (3 rooms with queen and/or double beds, and 1 room with a double and a twin), there is also one hide-a-bed, as well as a twin bed downstairs in the reading nook. In all, the house can sleep up to 10 people comfortably. There are 1 and ½ indoor bathrooms, and one outdoor shower, to make this 2 full bathrooms total for the whole house.
The surrounding area is adorned with flowering plants, and tropical fruit trees. As you are out and about, you will likely see several neighborhood vender stands that are sprinkled throughout the area offering fresh local goods, such as tropical fruits, macadamia nuts, traditional Hawaiian lays, and fresh Kona coffee.
We look forward to opening our home to you, so enjoy your stay, and mahalo!
Tonya Childers & Daniel Boone
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About Tonya Childers & Daniel Boone
Brief history of Doc Boone’s beach home. We are the third family to own this home since it was originally built, and it has been in our family since the early 1960’s. it started as a fishing shack, and evolved into what it is today. It is a vintage style Hawaii plantation home with a rich history. The beach house main structure was built in the 1920’s, and was the first home built in the bay area. It was originally located at the down by the beach in Napoopoo, and it was a single level home, with the upstairs portion initially comprising the whole home. In 1946, there was a tidal wave that carried the home from its original location, and washed it inland a distance by the flood water. Later, a Japanese family purchased the home, and moved it to its current location, but they raised it up on the stilts that it still rests on today. The lower level was initially left open, and used as a boat storage and garage for that family. Additionally, at that time time, the only water for the home was captured rainwater, that was collected into a redwood tank for use. The home remained that way until the 1960’s when Doctor Wilmot (Doc) Boone purchased the home. Upon completing medical school and his residency, Doc Boone moved to Hawaii and opened a private doctors practice in the area where he treated the locals for years. The home was in relatively crude condition when he bought it, so he just used it as a diving and fishing camp for several years. He would keep his boat out in the bay, and used the home as a quick escape when he had time off. In the 1970’s Doc’s son Dan, decided to move into the home permanently, so he and Doc began making the home more livable by closing in the downstairs portion of the house, adding plumbing, and other upgrades for Dan and his family (Dan and Tonya are still the owners today). Dan and Tonya continued to update and add onto the house, and over time, they created a home for their young family.
Tonya Childers & Daniel Boone purchased this House in 1962
Why Tonya Childers & Daniel Boone chose Honaunau-Napoopoo
The yard that you see, used to be much like the landscape out by the tide pool area. The home was surrounded by jagged lava rock. Doc and Dan spent hundreds of hours hauling in truckloads of macadamia nut husks, to fill in the crevices in the lava rock and level the ground in the yard. Once it was level, they hauled in truckloads of dirt to dump on top of the mac nut husks to give the vegetation something to grow roots into. The door to the downstairs shower is what used to be the fresh water tank. The kitchen table was is an old electrical spool that Dan and Tonya found and turned into a family dining table to accommodate the whole family. When Dan and Tonya moved back to the mainland for work, Doc moved back into the home and did some additional renovations to make it his permanent home where he lived until he passed on in 2004. The home is still owned and frequently enjoyed by Dan, Tonya, their children, and grandchildren to this day. Grandpa Doc loved this place, and while the structure has changed slightly over the years, it has always remained Doc’s heaven on earth, and we want to share his little slice of paradise with you, and allow your family to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful refuge that Kealakekua bay has been to our family for several generations. Mahalo!
What makes this House unique
Few places can accommodate as many people as our home, and for the price, there is nothing like it anywhere. With the ability to have a home base for a large group right in the heart of Kealakekua Bay...What more needs to be said! Nowhere else can you find a place like this! You wake up to the salty breeze and sound of the crashing waves in the heart of the best tropical coffee country in the world! Dolphins swim in the bay nearly every morning, there is unforgettable diving and snorkeling, fishing, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful Manini Beach. The historical City of Refuge National Park is just a 5 minute drive away as well. If you want to see Hawaii, and experience its rich culture as it was 50 years ago in a quaint Hawaiian plantation home, then come enjoy this piece of historic Hawaii and let our home become your paradise.
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What an awesome experience!
The house is clean and well equipped. It is located within easy walking distance to great snorkeling and/or fishing. The surroundings are beautiful. We hope to return here someday.
Amazing! The decor was tastful & rich in Hawaiian culture, it was spotless & welcoming- quite a jem!
The house was wonderful- we would rather call it a home because the place feels so welcoming and relaxed- we would go back a hundred times!
When we arrived the property was easy to find, get into and feel settled. It was organized and tidy, clean and fun! With more than enough space (having multiple comfy sitting areas and perfectly sized, adorable bedrooms), it's perfect for any size group of vacationers! Binders filled with Kona and Hawai'i hotspots and tips helped us maximize our time while enjoying ourselves and feeling at ease.
It was soothing to hear the sounds of the ocean and birds when you wake up- the house is almost completely screened in, letting you feel the fresh air and hear the ocean without the critters (we were so glad they have the house sprayed regularly, we didn't run into any bugs!).
The exterior is lovely! The wraparound porch and yard are well kept and luscious in greenery and fruit trees. We enjoyed sitting outside for some of our meals to enjoy the beauty surrounding the home.
Five stars hands down. From the breathtaking beachfront sunsets, just a 100 yard walk from the backyard, to the amazing snorkeling, sweet and friendly locals and beautiful Kona culture, we would highly recommend this welcoming, stunning beach getaway! ♡
You fall asleep listening to the ocean in Hawaii, what's not to like?
The home is well kept and in a great location for those who like rural settings for their vacations, which we do. Although the street can get a bit busy during the day since it is only one lane and a hotspot for kayak rentals. Plenty of beds for a big family and bathrooms and showers (they are individual). The kitchen can get a bit cramped with more than two people (especially if someone is doing laundry) but it has been well provisioned with appliances, cookware, and the likes (one request I would make is for an electric grittle but we cooked without issue every day). I recommend checking the treasures left from previous visitors prior to your shopping trip. The second floor is the sleeping area and it's all open across the ceiling so you can hear fans and voices from other rooms during the night. Something to keep in mind if it's a group of couples looking to rent here. Would have liked a guide of the fruit in the yard, but they have a list of what is planted so that's really me being too lazy to Google each one and identify it. We loved our time in the house. Rusty does a great job with the trash and recycling, Ben takes great care of the yard, and the neighbors are friendly.
Still Feels Like Home
Our return to K-bay after two years was just as wonderful as we expected. This time we spent a week with our daughter and her new husband and two grandsons following their beach wedding and reception in Kailua-Kona at Daylight Mind. We even woke early on January 31 to see the spectacle of the blood moon eclipse and so many shooting stars. Unforgettable! Mahalo Boone family for sharing your home with us. We will be back.
Loved the Boone house!
We had a wonderful stay at the Boone house, and look forward to our return next year. The location, neighbors, 2 refrigerators, washer/dryer, beach gear, the gas grill, quality of sheets, and plentiful towels were enjoyed. Our granddaughter who is 2 1/2 loved the big swing under the beautiful tree. I think the all time favorite thing was the outside shower!
Thank you Tonya and Shyloh for sharing your Hawaiian home with our family!
Comfortable, big house with nice eating area, kids liked playing in the tree in the backyard. Close to two-step and Captain Cook (best snorkeling on the Big Island). Swam with dolphins, kayaked with manta rays...
Instant access to Manini Beach Park and Kealakekua Bay, where you can snorkel Hawaii's number one Marine Conservation Sanctuary. Hike down or snorkel/kayak across the bay to get to Captain Cook monument. Learn about Hawaii's rich History at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park. Take a night dive (or just observe) 23 foot manta rays. Check out the farmers markets and great shopping on Alii Drive.
For adventure minded guests who wish to use home as a base camp, or even for the homebody, there is a Costco, Walmart, and other nearby local grocery stores where you can buy groceries to stock the fridge and cook in the home.
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*Damage Deposit is due at booking, will be returned 14 days after your stay pending inspection. *There will be a 100% refund is canceled at least 30 days prior to arrival date.