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Overlooking Kealakekua Bay in Historic Captain Cook

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


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 up to eight guests, but 4-6 is ideal as 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

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


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary


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: 8
  • 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • 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 4.678571 based on 28 reviews

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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Great views!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice place to stay. Plenty of room for a family and great views of the ocean. The center of Kona is about 30 minutes away and the airport is about 45 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The place was above and beyond our expectations! Especially compared to the previous we had stayed at through AirBnB. Fully stocked kitchen, Ken was SUPER accomadating, creating an extra fold out bed with mattress. Also LOVED the banana/lilikoʻi stuff in the freezer for making smoothies! It was a very nice extra touch. :) Would highly recommend as a spot to check out spots in the Kealakekua Bay area.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place for our family to spend a night. If our travel plans allowed, we would have loved to spend another night. It's in a quiet neighborhood with a scenic view of the ocean. The place is clean and spacious. It's a short walk to the start of the trail to the Captain Cook Monument - a great place for swimming and snorkeling. Ken was very accommodating with our later check-in. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, functional

  • 4 of 5

We needed a place to stay for a few hours before our 1:00am flight and this was perfect. It had a couple bedrooms which my baby was able to nap in. We all were able to take showers before our flight so we were able to play at the beach earlier in the day - fluffy towels and nice shampoo and conditioner were provided. And we used the oven to have pizza and watched movies, and relaxed before our flight. Ken was easy to work with - responded to my emails and texts promptly and was able to get us in a little early. The place was very clean, too.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.