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Quiet, Private, Spacious 3 Bedroom/1 bathroom, sleeps up to 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Great for families, friends, couples & individuals.

Twin Dolphin Retreat description:

This quiet retreat is surrounded by tropical botanicals, fruit trees and inspiration with an expansive ocean view. Go to sleep to the sound of the ocean and awaken to the sound of singing birds.

There are designated parking areas on the property, then follow a short path through the patio & lounge areas to the entrance to the house. In the evening this path is illuminated.

The large 3 bedroom rental has 2 queen bedrooms and another bedroom with 2 single beds All bedrooms have plenty of natural light, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, large closets, built-in dressers & desks. There are soft mountain and ocean breezes throughout the day and evening.

There’s a large full bathroom with a Japanese soak tub and a spacious, fully equipped kitchen.

The house has a lot of old Hawaiian charm and is decorated in contemporary and Bali furnishings and art. There are two dining tables on our covered lanai and three lounging areas overlooking fruit trees & vast ocean views. We offer modern amenities including WiFi.

April 1 through November 22:


$99 per night, Single occupancy

$110 per night, Double occupancy

$15 per night, per person over the initial double occupancy (up to 6 guests)

November 24 through March 31:


$99 per night single occupancy

$125 per night double occupancy

$15 per night, per person over the initial double occupancy(up to 6 guests)

There is a 13.42% hotel tax & $100 refundable cleaning/damage deposit.

Located in an old Hawaiian coffee and fruit farming neighborhood this rental sits on 5 acres and is about 30 minutes from the Kona International Airport. Within minutes there is a grocery store, post office, restaurants & Hawaiian sacred sanctuaries.

This property sits above Kealakekua Bay at 1,320' elevation. The nearest beaches are about ten minutes away and are known as some of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive in the world. Dolphins frequent these bays.

Guests are greeted by the owner and welcomed into their home in paradise with a fresh tropical fruit basket and fresh flowers.

For entertainment, Kailua Kona is about 20 minutes north.

More Details

Sheoli Makara
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Sheoli Makara

In addition to providing this lovely vacation rental, Sheoli offers her guests the opportunity to be guided on adventures above and below the azure blue Hawaiian waters to respectfully meet dolphins, whales and a rainbow array of marine life. One of Sheoli's greatest joys is to introduce people to these adventures and observe as personal miracles occur.

Sheoli Makara purchased this house in 2014

Why Sheoli Makara chose Kealakekua

The Twin Dolphin Retreat is quiet & private yet close to pretty much everything a vacationer would want. It is so tranquil here and guests have a chance to unwind and let go into a world of beauty and adventure.

What makes this house unique

Special boat charters can be scheduled to swim with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins.


Kealakekua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet , cotton bath & beach towels are provided
  • Large bathroom with shower and Japanese soak tub. Open storage for bathroom accessories.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , designer cotton bedding, ceiling fan, windows w/garden view
    Queen Master - 1 queen , desginer cotton bedding, ceiling fan, windows w/ocean views
    Twin Double - 2 double , designer cotton bedding, ceiling fan, windows w/ ocean view
  • all 3 bedrooms have hardwood floors, ceiling fans, built in dressers, desks & large closets. 2 of the bedrooms face the ocean, the 3rd bedroom faces the garden patio area with partial ocean view.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Quiet, Private, Spacious 3 Bedroom/1 bathroom, sleeps up to 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

It was a really great place to stay. The property was comfortable and quiet with a nice view on the ocean.

Sheoly gave us a lots of informations about the activities and things to do, the best of them was swimming with the dolphins!! Thank you again for this exceptional experience.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review. I really appreciate how clean you left my rental!! Hope your trip to Maui & Hilo were wonderful. Blessings, Sheoli
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  • 5 of 5

She was so accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Patz Pies
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kukio Makai Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mi's Italian Bistro
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Kealakekua Bay
Car: necessary

3 nearby bays where the dolphins and a rainbow array of ocean life frequent.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

$15 per person, per night after 2 guests.
If no damage & the rental is left reasonably clean, $100 is refunded or not charged through VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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