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Spacious Kealakekua Bay home, 4 bedrooms; Airy with lots of Light...

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Pure comfort w/3 Bedrooms + 4th bedroom/great room, (Sleeps 10 - 12)

Hale Maluhia La‘a' - Home of Sacred Peace

Read the wonderful reviews on this paradise home!

This is our beautiful 3-bdrm+4th bdrm/Great Room home

It's spacious, airy, light filled and a two-minute walk to Kealakekua Bay


Your next vacation should start right here!!

Explore this historic area of the Big Island.... Kealakekua Bay... a marine sanctuary where people from all over the world come to swim with the dolphins in the clear, warm water. Only a two minute stroll from our home... enjoy swimming with the dolphins and sitting under the coconut palms on Manini beach.

Our Hawaiian Home is more than just an Escape, it’s the ideal Getaway for every occasion. It’s great to be arriving with confidence knowing you’ll be enjoying your vacation in our spacious, “up to date” well built home. It offers large rooms for everyone to gather, and private areas for private talks and intimate walks.

Hale Maluhia La‘a' (home of sacred peace,) is a wonderful beach house, nestled among a lush green tropical paradise, along with banana, papaya and fragrant plumeria flowers. A large green lawn surrounds the family (ohana) home.


 Main floor: master=queen; 2nd bdrm=king; 3rd bdrm=double

 Upstairs: 4th bedroom/great room: 1 Queen bed and 4 twin beds where one rolls under the upper twin, 1 separate Twin bed, 2 single sleeping mats (very spacious room with views of the ocean and mountains)


 Bathroom connected to master bedroom with toilet/shower/tub

 Second large bathroom with toilet/shower/tub

 Outdoor shower with hot/cold water

Caretaker on property in a separate apartment for your convenience . Your privacy is fully respected.


 The open kitchen is fully stocked with appliances and dishware

 Gas BBQ on the ground-level covered lanai

 Gas BBQ on the main level lanai

 The ground level lanai is covered and includes a table and chairs


 Newer home

 Interior elevator from the ground level to the main floor

 High ceilings with ceiling fans

 Lots of windows and sliding glass doors for light and air circulation

 Covered lanai off living room/kitchen with large dining table that seats 10+

 Spacious house that will accommodate large families/groups comfortably

 Sliding glass door and balcony with the king-bed bedroom

 Sliding glass doors and balconies in the 4th bedroom/great room

 Washer and Dryer

 Wifi throughout the house


 Two kayaks are available for you to use

 An assortment of snorkeling and swimming equipment is available for you to use

 Beach towels and chairs are available

Wake up to the sound of song birds, sit on the lanai with your morning cup of coffee and go swim with the dolphins! Go to sleep with the sounds of the waves coming to shore at night. Rest. Relax. Be at Peace in Hale Maluhia La‘a' - our home of sacred peace.

On the first floor there is a separate care-takers apt. We respect your privacy and are here to help you have a wonderful vacation. Warm Aloha

More Details

Noe' Anna Bonas
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Noe' Anna Bonas

I bought and cleared the land, designed the home for my large extended family to enjoy vacations. The house was completed in 2002 and I have enjoyed this part of Hawaii ever since.

Like me, many visitors have not wanted to miss out on this rejuvenating village, away from the crowded streets of town, to discover where the locals come to eat, drink and relax here at Kealakekua Bay with family and friends.

It does not take long for vacationers to soon treasure this place best known to the locals…. for its feeling of being “home”. There is no place like it…

On the first floor there is a separate care-takers apt.

Noe' Anna Bonas purchased this house in 2000

Why Noe' Anna Bonas chose Captain Cook

Once you are here at our home in Kealakekua Bay, on the big Island of Hawaii..

You can enjoy the sound of the ocean, birds, feel the sweet Kona air…and you don't have to get in the car to enjoy swimming in Kealakekua Bay.. walk to where you want to enter the bay…it is a delightful experience to go swimming with the dolphins in the bay in the morning..

This area of Hawaii is away from the crowds ,, no hotels…just outdoor enjoyment, in the water and out.

If you want to shop, join the crowds..hop in the car go up the road….then return..thankful that you are home again…rejuvenating, renewing being happy again.

What makes this house unique

Once you are here at our home in Kealakekua Bay, on the big Island of Hawaii..

You can enjoy the sound of the ocean, birds, feel the sweet Kona air…and you don't have to get in the car to enjoy swimming in Kealakekua Bay.. walk to where you want to enter the bay…it is a delightful experience to go swimming with the dolphins in the bay in the morning..

This area of Hawaii is away from the crowds ,, no hotels…just outdoor enjoyment, in the water and out.

If you want to shop, join the crowds..hop in the car go up the road….then return..thankful that you are home again…rejuvenating, renewing being happy again.

It's hard to convey how special our home is as well as this historic of Kealakekua Bay area is to us. It is our dream home, and we love sharing it with folks that will respect it and the privacy of our friendly neighbors. If you're interested in making a reservation, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Just fill out the VRBO Registration form, I check my email several times a day. I look forward to hearing from you soon. this is a wonderful are for a terrfic vacation for everyone to enjoy.

Yes we take credit cards

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can’t wait to return, thank you, your home is beautiful. The location is perfect. It will be a memorable vacation, for all of us for many years to come, from my parents to our children’s children. We all had fun. The house is perfect for our extended group. And the Bay..The dolphins and Kayaking was spectacular! My parent’s held hands and walked everywhere, and enjoyed the sunsets..

Thanks again…, Janine
Apr 2010
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • In addition to two full bathrooms, there is an Outdoor Shower for washing off after being in the Ocean and in the sand. And for those who enjoy showing under the stars.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 5 twin/ single , Two twin beds roll under the upper twin creating more space
  • Main Floor: 3 separate bedrooms (1) King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds, 4th bedroom ( (1), Queen bed 1 Queen bed, (5)Twin or Single Beds , where one twin bed rolls under the upper twin, and 1 twin sets alone
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Yes there is WIFI throughout the house


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Kealakekua Bay home, 4 bedrooms; Airy with lots of Light...
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect week at this beautiful home. The location is stunning. It feels like a sancutary sitting on the lanai looking out at the treetops and the many colourful birds that surround. The home itself was well stocked, we had everything we needed and more. The rooms are bright and cozy. The beds were comfy and there was ample space for the six of us who stayed there and our families when they visited. The energey in thenhome is beautiful, creative, and light. The perfect place tomreturn tomafter a day of exploring. By the end of the week it felt like home. The bay is gorgeous and and only steps away. Just down the road, manini beach park, is a truely special place.

I cannot say enough good things about this space and the lovely hosts. They were so graciois and helpful on every account, as well as just beautiful, interesting people. Thank you so much for what was a one of a kind, magical stay.

Mahalo and we hope to see you again someday!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa, thank you very much for your presence here and the touching songs you sang. We hope all of you carry the aloha, magic and fun that you experienced here throughout all of your journeys. We look forward to your return. warm aloha, Noe' Anna
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Great family vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Anna was so hospitable, we enjoyed our stay immensely... We had a large family Christmas, and thoroughly utilized the outdoor BBQ and dinner table, as well as the large upstairs for the children's evening talent shows! This house is in a great location for exploring the area; Manini Beach is within walking distance, and Honaunau Bay is a great snorkeling spot only 4 miles away. With the farmers' market a short drive up the hill and various fruit stands up there as well, we were well situated to enjoy local produce. We totally enjoyed our winter vacation here!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was great and fit our group.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience, the house was well maintained and furnished. We had a group of 15, two families that travel together and are active. The proximity to the bay was great, had easy access and accessories to enjoy the water. The owner and caretaker were great to deal with and accommodating to our needs, really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for larger group.

  • 5 of 5

The house worked really well for our extended family of eleven, six adults and five children. The kitchen is large enough for our eating routine which was breakfast and lunch on the go for our three families, while dinner was eaten together on the lanai. We were comfortable with the older kids walking the five minute distance to Manini beach on their own. The snorkeling at two step beach (ten minutes by car) is in a class of its own. Also, had a wonderful time at the Place of Refuge where the annual cultural festival took place over two days. In summary, spacious accommodation inside and a restful setting outside on the lanai surrounded by palm leaves.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha David and family So happy to have had your wonderful family here. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay here at our home in Kealakekua Bay. May you all have many wonderful travels together. Malama Pono, take care, a hui hou, come again Aloha Anna
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What a beautiful experience

  • 5 of 5

I feel very lucky that we found this beautiful house to rent for the week. The house accommodated our family of 9 just fine - plenty of room, especially with the beautiful Lanai. We enjoyed all of our meals on the Lanai and there was lots of fun and laughter. The area itself is really special. To rent a home on Kealakekua Bay is wonderful as it is known around the world and is almost always listed on the top 10 things to do on the big Island. So very much to see in the area - You can see the dolphins (which is just a short walk) at about 8:15AM. You can also walk down to a very nice park anytime and enjoy the water and beautiful surroundings. There is a nice beach with white sand, which is a short distance (ask Anna about it), perfect snorkeling spot - so nice to be able to snorkel from shore and see the kinds of fish that we did. My father in law is the type of person who gets bored on vacation and is ready to go home after about 4 or 5 days, but he didn't want to leave, there is literally so much to do and see. Everyone in my family said what made the vacation so special was the fact that we were so close to the water and had access to everything that Kealakekua Bay has to offer. This location was perfect - And honestly the ease of access to the water, to the town, and to everything on the island while still giving us the option to be away from the crowds was everything to us. We felt really at home and Anna accommodated our family in every way imaginable. The refrigerator wasn't working when we got there, but she had a new one by the end of the day. You will never have to worry that you wont be able to get a hold of anyone if you run into a problem, Anna goes above and beyond and is always reachable. She is very trustworthy. There is a National Park close by, Volcano National Park is about 75-80 miles away (the drive goes fast), great Luau very close, Manta Ray dive was a big hit with my husband and nephew - If you are on the fence about where to stay you can end your search here because you have found the perfect place.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa Traci, I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your vacation here at Kealakekua Bay. You have a wonderful fun family. I hope that your journey home is filled with aloha a hui hou, come again warm aloha Noe' Anna
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Had a great vacation here

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days at the house with three big families. The open floor plan of the house is great for socializing and we had dinner on the lanai every night with 10 adults and 3 little kids. You can hear the ocean from the house. The water is a short walk away and sunsets were beautiful. There are great places to snorkel nearby just a short drive. The only thing is with 3 kids under 4 years old, there was no place for them to get in the water within walking distance. We had to drive to a beach for them to be able to get in the water. Otherwise our stay was great and Anna and Catherine were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you here. Sorry the waves were unusually rough in the bay. The bay is typically flat, and Manini Beach park with it's grassy area of tables and benches and view of the bay has families gathering to enjoy the inlet at the bay which children of all ages safely play in the calm waters. I myself am a strong swimmer and often snorkel in the warm clear water of the bay, however in these past weeks all of adults have not gone in. I am happy that you created a safe vacation for you and the kids in the several places nearby that are more protected calm waters to snorkel and play. Generally each morning I swim in the bay with the dolphins and colorful tropical fish. My daughter grew up playing with her friends in the bay and I felt happy that it was a safe place for them to swim. This morning there are kayaks, snorkelers in the bay... it is calm and the dolphins are jumping. Mahalo nui loa for your stay. warm aloha Anna
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Car: necessary

Kealakekua Bay, HI


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 13.15%

The standard rate shown is for 10 guests. Each additional guest would be $50/week.
Please contact me if you have any questions on the number of guests that can be accommodated.

Thanksgiving week: $3,500/week for 10 guests; Each additional guest would be $50/week
Christmas/New Year's Holiday week: $3,500/week; Each additional guest would be $50/week
Payment using PayPal so that you may use your credit card

Security Deposit: There is a $500 security deposit due one month prior to arrival. The security deposit will be refunded the day after the check out providing care was taken to the premises.
•When you leave a credit card on file, the deposit is not necessary.
•There is No Sub-Letting of the property. Workshops, Seminars, all groups of unrelated guests, each Guest must fill out responsibility forms. Group leaders must insure the responsibility of their guests.
•Payments: Check or money order [ we now use PayPal billing so that you can pay with a credit card]

• Fully Paid Reservations with cancellation with more than 60 days notice will result in refund of monies paid, minus 15% cancellation and deposit fee. Cancellations with less than 60 days notice, refunds less deposit, will be based solely on the ability to rebook the reserved dates.
• The 25% deposit is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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