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On the Bay, Clean, Cozy and Affordable, Eco-Minded, 2BR, 5 Bed, Wifi, Cable TV

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We are only 30 steps from the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay.

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Charming and affordable, 30 steps from the ocean, perfect for families/groups

Nature and relaxation at its best. Wake up and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay, a natural and historical site and home to dolphins, whales, mantas and turtles. Or just relax, read and listen to the ocean all day and night long. Dolphin Dreams Kealakekua is actually a rental which we advertise on airbnb and vrbo, so if you want to see more pictures or read some of our reviews, check us out. We offer a cozy and spacious area decorated in an ocean theme with books, guides and maps of the Big Island. Nestled behind a tiny state lot, Dolphin Dreams is only 30 steps from the ocean. The rental is on the first floor of our home and is a completely separate unit with its own private entrance facing the ocean.

Dolphin Dreams comes with two bedrooms, the Whale Room and the Dolphin Room. The Whale room is the main bedroom and has cable TV, a queen bed and a twin bed. The Dolphin Room has two twin beds which can be joined to form a king bed. All beds are brand new. Both rooms are bright, airy and have ceiling fans. The Whale Room has a nice view of the bay (you can see the Captain Cook monument from your bed) while the Dolphin Room looks out on the garden. A futon can be added for more guests. There is a bathroom with hot shower, as well as an outside wash area with an outdoor shower to rinse off. The laundry area has a washing machine and a dryer. We provide biodegradable soaps and detergents. There is a spacious lanai (patio) with tables and chairs, a sofa and a reading chair where you can enjoy your meals or just hang out and do as the locals do, "talk story". Adjoining the lanai is a kitchen with all the appliances you need, including pots and pans, coffee machine, toaster, etc. There is free wifi and cable TV, as well as a complimentary bag of local coffee and a Weber grill for cookouts. We also have snorkeling gear and body boards for you to enjoy the bay. Contact us if you have any other questions. Our guests are our priority.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Whale Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Dolphin Room: 2 twin/ single

    The two twin beds can be joined to create a king bed....moreless

  • We have two bedrooms: the Whale Room and the Dolphin Room. The Whale room is the main bedroom and has cable TV, a queen bed and a twin bed.The Dolphin room is smaller and has two twin beds that can be joined to form a king bed. Both rooms are bright, airy and have a ceiling fan. A futon can be added to either room to accomodate another guest. The Whale Room also has a nice view of the bay. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom has hot running water and is airy. It also has an outside entrance so you can come in from the beach....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Guide books on Hawaii and general reading...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV through Oceanic Time-Warner...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see the Captain Cook monument and can dive into the bay right in front of the house....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We are 30 steps from Kealakekua Bay and you have access to the bay in front of the house...moreless

  • Monument View:

    We are facing the Captain Cook Monument....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    We are only 30 steps from Kealakekua Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The lanai or patio is completely screened in and acts as a living and dining room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free parking by the side of the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including bath and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all the appliances you need....moreless

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large, bright and completely screened in lanai....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Body boards and life preservers for swimming in the bay. Masks and fins available for certain sizes....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016
Dec 24 - Dec 29, 2016
5 night min stay
$180

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
$180

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2018
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay
$180

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Notes:

Cleaning fee of $75

Checkout is 11 am and checkin is 3pm. We try to accommodate our guests so if you are arriving before or after these hours let us know and we will see what we can do.

Extra persons, including babies are charged $20 per night.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kailua Kona
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Manini Beach

Car: Recommended

Getting here is quite easy. We assume you will be renting a car or coming here by car. From the Kona airport or if you are coming from the north, head south (turn right as you get to the highway leaving the airport). This is Mamalahoa Highway or Hawaii Belt Road. Just stay on the highway for about 30 minutes until you pass highway marker 111. After a Shell gas station on the left you will come to an intersection with traffic lights. Go straight on Napoopoo Road, your gateway to paradise. When you get to a stop sign for the painted church (to the left), take a right and continue down the hill. When you get to the bottom of the road you will see the bay directly in front of you. Take a left and we are the fifth house on the oceanside, just after a small church and past a house with a beautiful brass and metal entrance gate with turtles. We have purple, green and blue steps on the side of the house.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Cindy was a state prosecutor and John was a photojournalist and documentary film maker in Rio de Janeiro before deciding to say Bye Bye Brazil and Aloha Hawaii. The ocean is our passion. Cindy is a rescue diver and loves to scuba, paddle, swim, surf and snorkel, and John is an avid surfer/stand up/snorkeler; both share a love for nature, especially dolphins, whales and dogs. We have three very friendly and well-behaved dogs which we keep separated from our guests (unless the guests request their company).

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook, HI, USA:
Dolphin Dreams is only 30 steps from the bay. We rent out our downstairs unit, which is comfortable, clean and cozy. The rooms are bright and airy. The kitchen is large and well equipped. The lanai (patio) is spacious and relaxing. We think we give our guests a great place and at a very reasonable price. Quality, friendly, and not pricey.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Dolphin Dreams has the comforts of a nice hotel: wifi, cable tv, nice quality beds and pillows. And you are only 30 steps from the ocean, the famous Kealakekua Bay where James Cook sailed into Hawaii. The waters of Kealakekua Bay are teeming with ocean life such as dolphins, whales (during the winter), turtles and a myriad of reef fish and even mantas. Many consider it one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • We are only 30 steps from the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay.

    We are only 30 steps from the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay.

  • The view from the house

    The view from the house

  • The lanai has two tables, a sofa and a reading chair and is bright and airy.

    The lanai has two tables, a sofa and a reading chair and is bright and airy.

  • A sofa faces the ocean. The kitchen can be seen in the background.

    A sofa faces the ocean. The kitchen can be seen in the background.

  • Kitchen with useful appliances such as toaster, microwave and coffee machine.

    Kitchen with useful appliances such as toaster, microwave and coffee machine.

  • The Whale Room with garden in the background

    The Whale Room with garden in the background

  • The bathroom sink with door which leads to the garden.

    The bathroom sink with door which leads to the garden.

  • Laundry area with washer and dryer and biodegradable soap and detergent.

    Laundry area with washer and dryer and biodegradable soap and detergent.

  • The front of the house facing the ocean. We rent out the downstairs.

    The front of the house facing the ocean. We rent out the downstairs.

  • Sunset from the beach in front of our home.

    Sunset from the beach in front of our home.

  • The Dolphin Room with two twin beds which can be joined to create a king bed.

    The Dolphin Room with two twin beds which can be joined to create a king bed.

  • The lanai (living room/patio area)  is brightly decorated in an ocean theme.

    The lanai (living room/patio area) is brightly decorated in an ocean theme.

  • View from inside the patio towards the ocean.

    View from inside the patio towards the ocean.

  • The lanai (patio) is bright, screened and decorated in an ocean theme.

    The lanai (patio) is bright, screened and decorated in an ocean theme.

  • View of the lanai and front of the house.

    View of the lanai and front of the house.

  • The Whale Room

    The Whale Room

  • Whale Room has two beds (queen and twin) as well as cable TV.

    Whale Room has two beds (queen and twin) as well as cable TV.

  • The bathroom with shower box on the left.

    The bathroom with shower box on the left.

  • View of the Captain Cook Monument across the Kealakekua Bay.

    View of the Captain Cook Monument across the Kealakekua Bay.

  • Dolphin Dreams is on the first floor of our home.

    Dolphin Dreams is on the first floor of our home.

  • Sunset from Dolphin Dreams.

    Sunset from Dolphin Dreams.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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