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Relaxing, Away-from-it-All home on the water with small Natural Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Hale Pali (Cliff House) is a spectacular (non-smoking) OCEANFRONT home overlooking the blue Pacific. We heartily agree with our guests who have enthusiastically stated: 'there is nothing that compares to actually being on the water' - what better way to enjoy the sound of the waves, and the smell of the sea air.

The home is beautifully and tastefully decorated and features teak furniture.

You will love cooking in the fully equipped, Rick Hartman designed, gourmet kitchen.

You can keep cool by taking a dip in our 3,000 gallon 'natural' (unheated) lava-pool or just 'chill' while lounging and sunning yourself on our small private white sand beach, you may also choose to kick back in the comfort of our shaded hammock.

If you need to stay connected you can do so via FREE WIFI.

A perfect day begins while sitting on the sea wall, sipping Kona Coffee, and looking out to sea. You will be amazed by the spectacular “blow-hole” that adds to the OCEANFRONT splendor of our seaside home.

If you are looking for 'off-the-beaten-path relaxation. We think that the serenity you will find here makes the 45 minute drive south from Kona Village very worthwhile.

About the Owners: Carl and Deborah have lived here on the Big Island for more than 30 years and reside on an 8 1/2 acre farm just 15 minutes up the mountainside from the Beach House. They are both retired School Counselors following 30+ year careers, and are San Francisco State Alum who moved here from the Bay Area.

They say that their favorite part of owning Hale Pali is meeting guests from all corners of the globe.

Come see us for some Big-Island-Style Hospitality.

We are a fully licensed and registered LLC with Hawaii Tax ID TA-041-172-1728-01 and GE-041-172-1728-01

Also ask about our Airstream Trailer Rental.

More Details

Carl Ramsey
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Carl Ramsey

Carl and Deborah Ramsey have resided on the Big Island for more than 30 years. They are San Francisco State Alum and moved to the islands from the Bay Area. Carl and Deb are retired after many years of rewarding work counseling in the Hawaii Island public school system (who ever thought up the idea of retirement knew what they were doing!)

Their residence is an 8 1/2 acre farm just up the mountainside from the beach house. Although the crops are not extensive, Deborah does grow some Kona Coffee.

Meeting fascinating guests from all around the planet is the best part of owning and operating Hale Pali, they say. Please come and join them along the beautiful and peaceful south kona coast.

Carl Ramsey purchased this house in 2006


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both Baths feature Slate Flooring
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Hale Plai is equipped with virtually everything we could think of to make our guests comfortable and welcomed.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Relaxing, Away-from-it-All home on the water with small Natural Pool
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 57 reviews

Absolutely beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Pictures of this place do not do it justice. It is absolutely beautiful. Cannot beat the view. Please know there is a significant drive on winding roads to get to this place, but it is worth it. After a full day of sightseeing it was so relaxing to sit on the lanai. Make sure to bring bug spray, as you are near water. The adult boys loved fishing from the edge of the property. The pool and beach area were a great touch. Loved getting to see dolphins play in the ocean right in front of the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best place to be by the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Carl and Deb you have created a lovely vacation home for people to enjoy the sun, ocean, sunsets, peacefulness and tranquility of Hawaii.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

I felt like I was staying at a 5-star resort. We had a group of 6 adults. The home was spacious and the lanaii and various outdoor seating areas were like added rooms to the house where you could go for a different perspective of the ocean or for privacy. This house is off the "beaten trail" but you are not isolated. There is quiet and privacy on all sides. The sunsets are spectacular. The house had every utensil, amenity and supplies that you could need from wine glasses to books and games to binoculars- everything! The owner Carl stopped in to say hello and make sure everything was going smooth. Our next leg of the trip was over to Maui. We were a 15 minute walk from the ocean for a house renting for the same price. The home is a winner in all respects. Mahalo to Carl and Deb.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

I suppose I had prepared myself for some kind of disappointment with the actual house, but it was even better than the pictures! Some of the furniture has been upgraded, and the view goes so far and wide that I was gobsmacked each day.

We had two families staying together (four adults and two 7 year old boys who shared a room) and we got everything we needed at Hale Pali. We enjoyed the remote quality of the neighborhood. The road down the hillside was time consuming, and did make members of our group car sick. And the mosquitoes were insidious. But these were small sacrifices for the comforts of the house and the uniqueness of the location. The kitchen is amazing, the furniture is comfortable, and Carl is a responsive and excellent host (he quickly came to repair a screen door which one of us pushed through accidentally). The lava pool is fabulous and deeper than it looks. It stayed a remarkably comfortable temperature (IMHO, but I am from New England, so may have a lower temperature threshold). And on our last full day we had an amazing opportunity to watch a pod of spinner dolphins dance and play.

Although remote, as others have adeptly described, we found that this placed us in a great location for the things we wanted to do: HVNP, hiking in lava tubes, kayaking and snorkeling at the Captain Cook monument, and visiting a couple terrific beaches. It was a relaxing and delightful vacation. If I am ever able to return to the Big Island, I would 100% want to stay at Hale Pali.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely beautiful! It's quite a road to go down to get to it but that's how it should be. We were relaxed and away from touristy stuff. It was wonderful! The owner, Mr. Carl, made himself available for any advice or direction to our family fun. Carl and Deb were wonderful! We showed up to a hand written welcome note and a personal greeting from Carl. We loved him immediately! The house itself is gorgeous yet super comfortable. We felt at home from day one!...Just with an awesome view! The private blow hole that sounded off for a few days was amazing to watch! The little pool is where we had our best family discussions. It was beautiful, warm, and large enough to splash around a little. Our 3 kids loved it! We will come back one day! Thank you Carl and Deb for helping make our first family vacation as a blended family one to remember! We are already missing this fabulous home!

The Foster-Birozy family... Scott, Malynda, Kennedy, Harper, & Maguire! Xoxo

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent home with great lanai and sunsets. Good location to go southeast or north on the island. Great beaches and an organic fruit stand and deli within a 15 minute drive. The home owners are very friendly wanting to make sure you have the best experience possible

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Mehe's Bar & Grill
Car: necessary

sunbathing, star gazing, visit active volcano, walk on green sand beach, visit south point, beachcomb for glass balls, visit Pu'u Honua O Honaunau (place of refuge), enjoy the endless beauty and splendor of the 'Big Island'


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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