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Hale Kai Sunset and your Tropical Dream Home 20 feet from the Sea!

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 king, 2 queens, 1 futon, 2.5 baths, sleeps 1-8

Hale Kai means 'Home by the Sea' and sits only 20' from the ocean. Step outside this home onto your own private white sand under the shade of your palm tree garden. Hale Kai sits 32' above the water on a pali and within a few minutes of the house, one can snorkel, swim, scuba dive, hike, surf and kayak and enjoy the pristine beauty of a quiet, serene and romantic ocean side setting. You will love lounging on the shaded and tiled lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean entertained by the locals...Spinner Dolphins, Green Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales.

The Plantation style home has 3000 square feet of breathtaking views from any part of the house and is surrounded by water in three directions and some of the most pristine coral reefs in all the islands. Located conveniently halfway between kona and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hale Kai makes a great base from which to explore the Hilo and Kona side of the island.

Lulled to sleep by moonlight on the water, Hale Kai will flow into yo



Beaches near the Home: 3 beaches lie close to the house. Sea Cave Beach is a 15 minute walk South & hosts a cool sea cave where one can swim. Beyond the sea cave, the beach is about two hundred yards wide & deep. It is a sand & pebble beach & provides great swimming, sunbathing & snorkeling unless there is a large winter swell.

The second beach is at Milolii Beach Park where sand pockets are surrounded by lava & coral to form a very quiet wading area for kids with great swimming, snorkeling & scuba further out. Great place for kids to play in the tidepools. Milolii Beach Park is about a 5 minute drive from the house.

The third & by far the most spectacular beach is located at Honamolino Bay, a 5 minute drive & then a 20 minute walk from the house. It has been touted as one of the most beautiful beaches in all the islands. A true tropical paradise, the water is almost always very calm with many coconuts palms along a crescent of black sand. A white sand beach can be found on the S. side of the bay.

Location, Location Location: Located conveniently between Kona and Volcano's National Park, this home is a great base from which to explore the island. The lushness of Hilo Town (The City of Orchids) is a beautiful drive through the rain forests of Hawaii Volcano's National Park. The nightlife and restaurants of Kona are less than an hour's drive from the house.

The area is quiet and serene with stunning sunsets and lots of room to explore. The Kings Trail runs through here and can be walked for many miles. The kayaks that come with the house can also be used to explore miles and miles of coastline. Secret beaches, sea caves and lots of marine life can be discovered with a trip either up or down the coast. You will see parts of Hawaii that very few visitors ever see. If you are lucky, the local Spinner Dolphins, Grees Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales may choose to swim with you. A once in a lifetime experience!

National Parks Near Hale Kai: Haunaunau National Historical Monument is North of the house about half an hour and features a comprehensive look back into the ancient Hawaiian culture with a reconstruction of the 'City of Refuge'. Watch an outrigger canoe be carved from a single log as well as sea turtles haul out of the bay. Lots of great info in a beautiful setting. A short walk North at a site called 'Two Step' also hosts some of the islands best snorkeling and diving and a chance to swim with dolphins.

Hawaii Volcano National Park is located about an hour's drive away and features one of the only places in the world where one can hike and watch fresh red hot lava waterfall into the sea. Petroglyghs, rainforests, lava caves, a world class visitor center, Hawaii Volcano National Park should not be missed. Guests should easily plan on spending at least a full day here exploring the park and another full day in Hilo hunting out waterfalls and enjoying the Tsunami Museum among other attractions.
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master: 1 king

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  • Turtle Roon: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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  • Shell Room: 1 queen

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  • Library: 1 double

    Double Futon...moreless

  • Every bedroom enjoys stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Watch the dolphins and whales commute up and down the coast from the comfort of your room. You may also enjoy watching the moon slip into the Pacific or relax and watch the stunning sunset from your bedroom. Each bedroom contains beautiful examples of local artists work. We hope you enjoy the local island art and furnishings. The beds in each room are Angel Light Memory Foam Beds. If you have not slept in an Angel Light, you will be spoiled! They are the most comfortable beds in the world and we are proud to showcase them...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Upstairs Half Bath: toilet

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  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Walk in Glass Block double headed shower, handpainted sink...moreless

  • Exterior Lava Rock/Seashell Shower: shower, outdoor shower

    Shower off outdoors under the palms by the Sea...moreless

  • The Master Bathroom is appointed with Italian tile, a hand painted Italian sink and a glass block walk-in double headed shower. The Outdoor shower is lava rock, sea shells, coral and bamboo and comes with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hale Kai sits on Makahiki Point, (in Hawaiian, the Place of Peace) and an ancient shrine is located just a couple hundred feet from the house. This is sacred land where the blue sea offers up such daily treats as swimming with Spinner Dolphins, Humpback Whales and thousands of tropical fish. Hale Kai is located exactly 20 feet from the water which makes it the closest house to the water in all the islands. If you are a water person, this is your house! Hale Kai is located in a private setting where hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and diving are a way of life for us. We love the water and look forward to sharing this special place with you. We have connections with local business's who specialize in deep sea fishing, dolphin tours, whale watching, dive and snorkel tours, kayak lessons and tours as well as naturalist excursions. Please contact us for more info. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of classic tropical fiction and non-fiction alike in the Library downstairs....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Bring your IPOD and hook right up to the living room sound system!...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    42' Flatscreen in cabinet...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Plug your I-phone IPOD in and you are in business....moreless

  • Television:

    Flatscreen Heaven...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lots of DVD's for your enjoyment!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Ocean View:

    Get your 200 degree view of the ocean from our sweet location on Makahiki Point!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Look down from your cliff side view from the lanai and enjoy spectacular views of the tropical fish, Spinner Dolphins, Green Sea Turtles and Humpback whales in season!...moreless

  • Water View:

    It may the prettiest damn sunset into the Pacific Ocean you'll ever see... while sipping a Mai-Tai right at the house!...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    We watch whales, spinner dolphins and tropical fish right from our lanai...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dine a mere 20 feet from the Pacific Ocean listening to the waves lap just below the lanai while sipping a Mai-Tai to the sunset....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wifi Equipped...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The Great Room is a wonderful place to entertain with 14 foot screeded pocket doors opening to the Pacific Ocean. You can't get any closer to the ocean without getting your feet wet! ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Should have everything you need to prepare a gourmet tropical meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A designer kitchen featuring a quartz counter, glass top range with tropical furnishings and open bar adjacent to the Great Room...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    3 Kayaks and a surfboard come with the house!...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    A 36' X 14' lanai overlooking the ocean. You can actually watch tropical fish from the 2nd story deck!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The lanai is roofed and provides a wonderful place to enjoy the day or night watching the ocean and enjoying the whales in season....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical plants are in and around the house. Please enjoy!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    There is an assortment of snorkeling gear in the garage....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$295

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 14.25%

Notes:

Rates change for the number of guests renting: 1-4 is $275, 5-6 is $325 and 7-8 is $375 nightly


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ocean View
368 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 yards down the coast hiking

Hale Kai is the only property in Milolii Beach without neighbors right next door. located on historic Makahiki Point, Immerse yourself in the serenity of sea and sun in your own little slice of oceanfront paradise. The Pacific Ocean is right outside your door with hikes to beaches within 15 minutes.

The local area contains some of the gems of the Pacific like Honomalino Beach, Hookena Beach and Green Sands Beach. For the adventurous there are plenty of places to kayak or hike to...for those more inclined to relax, the chaise lounges on your own private white sand beach will be calling your name.

Honaunau National Historic Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are both close by and offer amazing looks into Hawaiian local culture and natural history. For those looking for a basecamp to explore the island away from the hustle and bustle of Kona Town this makes a great basecamp.

For those who enjoy the water...the house sits just 20 feet back from the Pacific Ocean!

Other Activities: whale watching, swimming, cliff jumping, shelling

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We simply love Hawaii and being on, under and on top of the blue Pacific Ocean. As naturalists we love the water sports and wildlife we encounter on our wild stretch of coast line. We normally live at 7600 feet in the Sierra's and love to ski. Hale Kai provides a nice balance for us from our snow haven where we can play in the water snorkeling, swimming, cliff jumping, surfing, boogie boarding, scuba diving and exploring one of the most beautiful islands in the Pacific.

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook, HI, USA:
We fell in love with this property and built a home on Makahiki Point because as young newlyweds we swam with Spinner Dolphins near here. They played with us for about 6 hours and when we decided to have kids, we wanted them to share that kind of experience. Well, not only have they shared it but have swam with dolphins and whales many times since then. As art lovers, we wanted a house that was pure artistry and bought local art to fill the walls with color where we could enjoy the property inside and out. Raw, natural and away from all the traffic and sirens of Kona, we just love coming back to Hale Kai after a day exploring either above or below the waterline!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You simply can't get closer to the Pacific and keep your feet dry. We proposed and received a special twenty foot, instead of forty foot set back for the house so we can watch fish right off the lanai as well as hear whales breach and let the waves lap us to sleep. As the last house in the subdivision we feel blessed to enjoy unobstructed views of the ocean as far West, North and South as far as the eye can see!


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • Hale Kai Sunset and your Tropical Dream Home 20 feet from the Sea!

    Hale Kai Sunset and your Tropical Dream Home 20 feet from the Sea!

  • ...the nights are magic at Hale Kai

    ...the nights are magic at Hale Kai

  • Be the Chef extraordinaire in the modern kitchen

    Be the Chef extraordinaire in the modern kitchen

  • no traffic, no tourists, no problems

    no traffic, no tourists, no problems

  • Enjoy our outdoor seaside living room while lulled by the waves.

    Enjoy our outdoor seaside living room while lulled by the waves.

  • Guest have enjoyed small wedding parties right in our backyard by the sea!

    Guest have enjoyed small wedding parties right in our backyard by the sea!

  • Our island hideaway is as beautiful as it is private.

    Our island hideaway is as beautiful as it is private.

  • Mom and kids cavort at Black Sand Beach a 15 minute walk South along the coast.

    Mom and kids cavort at Black Sand Beach a 15 minute walk South along the coast.

  • Humpback Whale Mother and Babies visit Papa Bay in front of Hale Kai.

    Humpback Whale Mother and Babies visit Papa Bay in front of Hale Kai.

  • Yep, kayaks come with the house!

    Yep, kayaks come with the house!

  • Master Bath with walk-in shower and designer sink

    Master Bath with walk-in shower and designer sink

  • A Green Sea Turtle photographed near the house while snorkeling.

    A Green Sea Turtle photographed near the house while snorkeling.

  • Hale Kai is proud to  showcase local artists

    Hale Kai is proud to showcase local artists

  • Stunning Sunset from Lanai

    Stunning Sunset from Lanai

  • ...waves, wine and windswept seas...

    ...waves, wine and windswept seas...

  • Honomalino Beach, a hidden gem very nearby.

    Honomalino Beach, a hidden gem very nearby.

  • Welcomed by a mosiac Dolphin, each room is appointed with local art and color.

    Welcomed by a mosiac Dolphin, each room is appointed with local art and color.

  • We have hiked to watch the lava at Volcanos National Park many times.

    We have hiked to watch the lava at Volcanos National Park many times.

  • We have the skinny on all the hidden gems and will share them when you book!

    We have the skinny on all the hidden gems and will share them when you book!

  • Beautifully located in a private setting only 20 feet from the Sea!

    Beautifully located in a private setting only 20 feet from the Sea!

  • Exploring the tidepools and blow holes near the house. Simply wonderful!

    Exploring the tidepools and blow holes near the house. Simply wonderful!

  • Enjoy the tropics from your Palm shaded view of the Pacific

    Enjoy the tropics from your Palm shaded view of the Pacific

  • Hale Kai guest enjoying a swim with Spinner Dolphins just offshore of the house.

    Hale Kai guest enjoying a swim with Spinner Dolphins just offshore of the house.

  • Master Bedroom view. We have watched Dolphins swim in the moonlight from the bed

    Master Bedroom view. We have watched Dolphins swim in the moonlight from the bed

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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