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Overlooking Kealakekua Bay in Historic Captain Cook

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Paikapahu House is an updated 2br/1ba vacation rental located in Captain Cook.

The Space

With a queen bed in each bedroom plus two sleeper sofas in the living room, the house can accommodate 4-6 guests comfortably. There is only one bath. Please contact me for a rate quote. VRBO's rate quotes can be confusing.

One of the first things you will notice about this house is the view. Sweeping sunset vistas of Kealakekua Bay make the kitchen and dining room a perfect place to end a great day of exploring this beautiful region of Hawaii. Whether you’ve been hiking along the Captain Cook Monument Trail, kayaking and snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay, or touring Kona Coffee and mac nut farms, Paikapahu House is a perfect home base for all your adventures. For regional reference, this unit is approximately 25 minutes south of the town of Kailua-Kona, and about 35-40 minutes south of the Kona Airport.

With a recent remodel, Paikapahu House will offer you the comfort of a clean, modern, tropical retreat. The unit is a completely private and secure apartment of my house. Guests have their own entrance, full kitchen, living room, Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, and same-level parking.

I am happy to help you with any needs, requests or questions you may have during your stay.

Guest Access

Guests will have their own private unit with access to a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and property grounds.

Interaction with Guests

I like to meet and greet guests. But if I have to work, or be off Island, I will leave detailed instructions and a local contact.

The Neighborhood

Sunset views from the neighborhood are spectacular. It is a great location to access both Kealakekua Bay and South Kona's restaurants and shops.

Getting around

I strongly recommend a rental car for your stay in the South Kona region. Public transit is not convenient in this area.

House Rules

Guests are expected to respect the house and property. Simply clean up your things at the end of your stay, and I will take care of the rest. I look forward to hosting you!

More Details

Ken Kotner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Ken Kotner

I have been living in Hawaii with my family since 2001. My kids are now in college. The Paikapahu house is my new home. I set up the rental unit to help pay for college for my two daughters. I have been a farmer and a massage therapist for the past 10 years. I have a beautiful massage and bodywork studio on the Paikapahu House Property. I work on many travelers as well as my regular clients. I have hosted travelers for several years at my previous residence, Kealaola Farm. I enjoy hosting, gardening and refereeing soccer for fun and fitness.

Ken Kotner purchased this house in 2014


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Overlooking Kealakekua Bay in Historic Captain Cook
average rating of 4.71875 based on 32 reviews

Our stay was very much enjoyed... the owner Ken is cool, so is Courtney!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to see the beautiful countryside of Honaunau - rent this house, live in it for a couple of day, enjoy, you wont be sorry!... The price is right, the owner is cool... We'll be going back, for sure!... a hui hou, malama pono!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in Captain Cook

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Captain Cook on a recent trip to big island. Ken was very helpful to direct us to the nearby stores. Place is very nice and all amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable staying

  • 5 of 5

My family along with my parents 6 people in total had a wonderful stay at Ken’s place during the Christmas period. It was a very comfortable 3 nights. Kids love the smoothies made from the fruits Ken provided in the fridge. The house has a great location and many sight seeings are about 5-15 minutes from the house, such as 2-steps, a national park, coffee mill, painted church, Hawaii’s oldest restaurant, etc. Ken’s kind help on opening our coconut was one of the highlights of our trip. We will definitely stay again if we come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Paikapahu House. The home is comfortable and spacious. The Kotner's were excellent hosts. We certainly recommend the Paikapahu House to anyone seeking a clean, well outfitted, and reasonably priced home in the Kona area. Thanks for the wonderful stay. Shane

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed here one night before heading to a resort, but it was a fantastic stay! The view of the bay was great especially at sunset. The beds were very comfy and we enjoyed being able to use the TV in the living room for Netflix as well as the provided Wifi. There were snorkels and goggles provided and I highly recommend putting them to use!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View & Spacious

  • 5 of 5

This home was in the perfect location to overlook the bay and see the ocean. Our party was very comfortable and enjoyed their time at this lovely and spacious getaway. At night this location is great for star gazing and just plain old relaxing. We will stay here again when we visit Captain Cook in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.