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Ka'awa Loa Plantation, South Kona Guesthouse and Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Property type house


About the property

Individual rooms in B&B, or also available as a whole-house vacation rental.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Default Rate listed here on VRBO is for a Standard Ocean View Room at $149 + tax, while we are operating as a B&B. (It is NOT for the whole house). Our room rates range from $129 to $219 per night. Please inquire for specific room availability & rates for the dates you are interested in.

*** Ka'awa Loa is also available as a Vacation Rental (not operating as a Bed and Breakfast) for Family Get-Aways, Holidays, Weddings, and Retreats. Rates are between $895 and $995 a night + tax and cleaning fee. Please inquire about specific dates and rates. Mahalo!

Ka’awa Loa Plantation diversified agriculture and coffee farm located in the heart of coffee country on the Island of Hawai’i. The 5.6 -acre estate is nestled in tropical surroundings at the elevation of 1,200 feet directly above Kealakekua Bay and offers breathtaking views and easy access to both the ocean and Kailua-Kona town. Our venue and neighborhood offer a wonderful spot to base your Big Island vacation, honeymoon, or retreat!

Area activities include swimming and snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Pacific, ocean kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, touring coffee farms, and shopping in fun local shops in the towns of Captain Cook, Kealakekua, and Kainaliu. Historic St. Benedict’s Painted Church and sacred Pu’uhonua O Honaunau, the Place of Refuge, are just a short drive away.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

Location, Location, Location. Gorgeous property with commanding views. Close enough to Kailua-Kona for shopping, their restaurants, and the more touristy things, but far enough away to experience "Real Hawaii".

What makes this house unique

Experiencing the true Hawai'i, rural, beautiful, peaceful and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of us stayed here for a week in May-- sort of a reunion. Incredible place- beautiful inside and jaw-dropping vistas outside. Great breakfasts-- and the nicest owners. We're already planning a return visit.
Apr 2010
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pune'e - Hawaiian Day Bed on Lanai
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Jacuzzi, Outdoor Lava Rock showers


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Ka'awa Loa Plantation, South Kona Guesthouse and Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Spectacular property and delightful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back and visit again. One night was a necessity because our other rental wasn't ready, but boy I would really love to stay here forever. Gorgeous and serene and the nicest hosts you can imagine. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great bed and breakfast!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time celebrating my friend's birthday. Three of us came - two stayed in the cottage across from the main house and one stayed in the main house. Loved outdoor lava shower! Cottage was small but cute and perfect for two people or a couple and one child. Has mini-kitchen, shower, and TV (main house rooms do not have TV or private shower). Lovely big kitchen in main house where substantial full breakfast served in the morning. Owners live in house 200' up the hill so the well-stocked kitchen is just for guests the rest of the day. Breakfast accommodated to special dietary needs and included fresh fruit grown on the property and varied from eggs, french toast with macadamia nuts, etc. Lots of places to sit inside and outside with just your party. Lovely, traditional old-Hawaii grounds with fantastic view were great to relax and enjoy - made you want to come back from activities and hang out, watch the sunset. Easy drive to Place of Refuge, snorkeling, hiking, restaurants, and town of Kona 30 min away. Owners pleasant and personable but not intrusive. Very steep driveway up to property but regular rental car did fine. Early morning wildlife and roosters - may want earplugs if you are a light sleeper and staying in the Cottage. Could hear snoring guest next door one night in the main house. Overall, was totally fabulous and well worth it - will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Accommodations and Excellent Host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there as part of an Aloha Magazine feature story last year and we very happy with our experience. The host was wonderful and the place was truly paradise. The property has a lot of modern amenities to make you feel comfortable and has lots of old quality construction charm that is not seen today. It is up on top of the hill with excellent views and perfect for sleeping at night.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole - KOA
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Corner Pocket
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mi's Italian Bistro
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manini Beach

Farming, Snorkeling, Ocean Kayaking, Manta Ray Dives, Hiking, Massage, Plantation Tours and Yoga.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

*** Rate quoted here on VRBO is for a Standard Ocean View Room at $149 + tax, while operating as a B&B. Our room rates range from $129 to $219 per night. Please inquire with the dates you are interested in, and we'll get right back to you with specific room availability.

*** Ka'awa Loa is also available as a Whole-House rental for family get-aways, holidays, weddings, and retreats. Please inquire with specific dates for details and pricing. Mahalo Nui Loa!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.