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Snorkel Hawaii's Best Reef, Swim W/ Dolphins, Enjoy Historic Hawaii Local Style!

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Newly Renovated! Our beautiful Napoopoo beach house!

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    This is the perfect location for kids! There is tons for them to do, many places close by for them to explore, have adventures, and discover all that Hawaii has to offer. It is perfect for kids of all ages. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Limited Accessibility. There is a twin bed located on the main level, and the bathroom is wheelchair accessible, including the shower area with a bench inside it that the whole wheelchair can wheel right inside the shower. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • There are 4 separate bedrooms on the upstairs level, and a reading nook with a twin bed in it on the main level. In all, it can sleep 9 people in bedrooms, with the daybed in the reading nook it allows 10 people to sleep in beds. We also have 1 pack and play available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    This is Located on the Main floor. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    This is the 2nd shower that is outside. It is private. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    The half bath is located upstairs....moreless

  • There are 2 total bathrooms, one on each floor. The upstairs bathroom is a half bath, with a sink and toilet. The downstairs bath is in two separate parts. One part has the toilet and sink, while the shower is separate. It is an extremely large walk-in shower. Additionally, there is a separate large outdoor walk-in shower that you can see in the pictures. This is great for when you finish snorkeling in the bay, because you can rinse off all your gear, and comfortably shower in the privacy of your own yard. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Perfect floorpan to accommodate a large group, or multiple small groups, who want a great place that will not break the bank. With the ability to have up to 10 people, and cook your own meals, you can make vacations about what matters most....sharing it with the people you love! Bring them all and spend some quality time in our home, and find the activities that all ages will enjoy and make memories that will last a lifetime. We will gladly recommend activities and places to shop or eat when you book with us, so you don't have to worry about researching what to do while here. Just ask us when you book your stay, and we will email you suggestions to fill your whole trip with. Mahalo!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a reading nook on the main level with a twin bed where you can daydream while reading one of your favorite books. There is also a small sitting chair upstairs with another bookshelf. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    It is available for those who want to use it, but who watches TV while in paradise? : )...moreless

  • Television:

    There are two flat screen televisions in our home. One is upstairs, and the other is downstairs. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Unobstructed access at west end of property. Rock path leads right out the back door to Napoopoo park where there are great tide pools. No Beach access. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a large family style table that will seat 8, and there is also a bar that will seat and additional 3 people right behind the table that is perfect for children. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    It is a propane dryer. Please feel free to change propane tank if dryer is not heating. And, shake towels and swimsuits free of sand before drying....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    We do have internet available, and the owner will provide the passwords to all guests. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There is a linen closet that is stocked with extra linens as needed. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    It is an open floorpan, and there is a living room downstairs with chairs and a couch. There is also a living room upstairs with televisions in each area. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 large vehicles, or 3 smaller cars. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please shake sand out of ALL laundry BEFORE using the washer....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes available for use, and we encourage you to use them. But we just ask that if you use it, that you clean it and put it back. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is an open floorpan, that will accommodate cooking for large groups. We encourage guests to do some local shopping for groceries and stock the fridge so they can enjoy home-cooked meals. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    It is stocked with cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, cooking spices, and other useful items. Again, we just ask that if you do use, it, that you please take care of it, and replace what you use. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Feel free to stock it with your favorite food so you can have food on hand at any time. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    We also have a BBQ on the property for cooking some of the fresh daily catch!...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a patio area off the back of the house with tables and chairs so you can relax while breathing in the salty morning air, or while watching the sun dip into the sea as it retires for the day. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Want to enjoy your fresh catch? Throw it on the charcoal grill, kick your feet up, and relax while the meat simmers over the hot coals. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have water gear boogie boards/sand toys/etc in the front outside closet. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$300
$1,925 $6,999
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee <8 people $250
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

*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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Highway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Keei Cafe
80 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea
0.15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Manini Beach

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1962

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook, HI, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Newly Renovated!  Our beautiful Napoopoo beach house!

    Newly Renovated! Our beautiful Napoopoo beach house!

  • reLAX, reFRESH, reNEW

    reLAX, reFRESH, reNEW

  • Sit down to eat at our round table for 8 and feel like you are eating outdoors

    Sit down to eat at our round table for 8 and feel like you are eating outdoors

  • Reading nook

    Reading nook

  • Upstairs living room

    Upstairs living room

  • 2nd bedroom to the right when you walk up the stairs

    2nd bedroom to the right when you walk up the stairs

  • 4th bedroom, down the hall upstairs

    4th bedroom, down the hall upstairs

  • Nothing better than an outside shower

    Nothing better than an outside shower

  • Manini Beach, the entrance point into kealakekua bay, home of the dolphins.

    Manini Beach, the entrance point into kealakekua bay, home of the dolphins.

  • Kids LOVE finding the many creatures that live in the tide pools at Napoopoo.

    Kids LOVE finding the many creatures that live in the tide pools at Napoopoo.

  • You can see Captain Cook Monument across the bay, and hike or swim to it.

    You can see Captain Cook Monument across the bay, and hike or swim to it.

  • Pu&#39;uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, is just minutes from our home.

    Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, is just minutes from our home.

  • Perfect hawaiian style living

    Perfect hawaiian style living

  • When you first walk in, you are greeted by an open, comfortable living room.

    When you first walk in, you are greeted by an open, comfortable living room.

  • Updated kitchen, stocked with everything you need to cook the foods you love

    Updated kitchen, stocked with everything you need to cook the foods you love

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • 1st bedroom to the right when you walk up the stairs

    1st bedroom to the right when you walk up the stairs

  • 3rd bedroom, right in front when you walk up the stairs

    3rd bedroom, right in front when you walk up the stairs

  • Upstairs bath

    Upstairs bath

  • Our favorite tree... the royal poinciana

    Our favorite tree... the royal poinciana

  • Our sunsets are unforgettable.

    Our sunsets are unforgettable.

  • The spinner dolphins can be found playing in Kealakekua bay most mornings.

    The spinner dolphins can be found playing in Kealakekua bay most mornings.

  • Just up the road is a beautiful beach, Ho&#39;okena where Honu&#39;s and dolphins play.

    Just up the road is a beautiful beach, Ho'okena where Honu's and dolphins play.

  • This is a Picture of Grandpa Doc Boone out in the bay doing what he loved most!

    This is a Picture of Grandpa Doc Boone out in the bay doing what he loved most!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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