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Spectacular Oceanfront Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Mike or Jamie Selby
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Mike or Jamie Selby

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.

Mike or Jamie Selby purchased this house in 2006

Why Mike or Jamie Selby chose Kona Coast

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!

What makes this house unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hot Kona Coffee on the deck overlooking the lava cliff with the sound of turquoise waves...now that's peace and tranquility! Thank you for hosting us at your beautiful home, offering both great local fun and convience to Hawaiian Volcanos National Park and Kona. Try to be home for sunset, wine, cheese and bread while the tranquility returns and the breeze refreshes.
Jul 2006
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Captain Cook, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Upstairs Half Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Walk in Glass Block double headed shower, handpainted sink
    Exterior Lava Rock/Seashell Shower - shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Shower off outdoors under the palms by the Sea
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Turtle Roon - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Shell Room - 1 large double bed
    Library - 1 double bed , Double Futon
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Spectacular Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.878788 based on 35 reviews
5

Point Break

  • 5 of 5

You simply will not find a nicer rental in Hawaii or any costal community in the US for this price. Period. Case Closed. If you love loud bars, traffic, excessive amounts of people, poor sleep quality, no privacy and poor views, while paying more then go stay in Kona or Honolulu. If you love the sound, smell and sight of the ocean and enjoy your privacy then stay here. You can almost taste the ocean from the balcony. The sunsets are amazing. I grew up over looking the ocean in Southern California and my standards are high. If you were to rent this house where I grew up it would cost you $2000/nt. The owners love this house. You can easily tell by how they have cared for it. There are other homes for rent in this community but none with the views this one has. This is an 'end row' house. Completely unobstructed views looking south. Stop being silly... you search stops now.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Antonio, We simply love to share Hale Kai with people who love the sea and sunsets as much as we do! Thank you for staying with us and let us know when we can serve you again. We would be happy to open our home to you anytime!!!! Mahalo Nui Loa, Mike
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5

40th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Unreal location. Love the right on the ocean - even through the first two days of stormy weather sent waves crashing and winds and rain howling. Next three we got to enjoy getting out during the day and back for gorgeous sunsets. Thanks for the available snorkel gear. Up and down Milolii Rd is quite the adventure. Guests should definitely plan on bringing what you need from Kailua and not assume you're going to run out to the store or dinner on a whim :). House was ideal for the four of us. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Oceanfront Home

  • 5 of 5

As a couple we were looking for a beautiful peaceful ocean front home away from all the tourist resort life and we found it. The home is large clean well lighted home with 2 levels, we stayed in the top main floor, incredible views of ocean from every room. We just loved setting on the open patio all day!! The patio does have plexa glass in key spots to allow you to observe without getting to wet or wind blown, very nice.

There is also a groomed sandy area under the palms with lounges to just set a read or nap, that opens up to the natural lava stairway to the edge of the ocean bluff, you can see the tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and occasional whale. Actually it was very windy during our stay and the surf was crazy and instead of ocean kayaking we just did plan B which was set back and enjoy the view. One day it was overcast which was a great advantage to hike the miles of lava beach next door observing the blow holes and ocean activities. Will differently plan another trip there. My advice would be to come prepared with groceries as the store is at least 30 minutes up the road each way but the periodic self serve neighborhood fruit stands are wonderful. There is a Costco in Kona if you are coming from that direction. ( The location is the southwest part of the Big Island.)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My number 1 vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My first visit to Hale Kai was in 2010, and since then I've stayed 4 more times, with an extended visit in 2018 already booked. Initially, the visits were 5 nights, which I learned wasn't enough time, so from 5 it went to 7, 10, and finally 21 nights. I've rented some very nice homes in Alaska, Arizona, and Oregon, but Hale Kai is definitely my favorite, for the following reasons: (1) Location, Location, Location. About a dozen steps from the lower level leaves you literally at the Pacific Ocean. Being that close is amazing, with gorgeous views and sunsets. I've also always loved falling asleep listening to the waves! (2) Although the Big Island is very "big", Hale Kai is a convenient "base of operations" from which to visit other sites. (3) It's very private (no houses at all in one direction), without being isolated. (4) The home itself is very functional, with multiple living areas on two levels, a wrap around lanai on the upper level, several places to relax outside, fully equipped kitchen, etc. It really lack nothing.

My future plans include visits to Hale Kai at least every other year. I feel fortunate to have found it in the first place, and I fully intend to take advantage of all this beautiful house in such a beautiful location gas to offer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we love having you Don! My wife and I know you find the same beauty, adventure, solace and love of the land that we do at Hale Kai. Our stays there are always far too short... no matter how long we plan on. We stayed a month once and there were still tears in all of my families eyes when we pulled out of the driveway for the last time. Our time there, as is yours, is truly treasured. -Mike and Jamie
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Stunning location--perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a lovely, relaxing time at Hale Kai. To begin with, the owners are the best vacational rental owners we have ever worked with--from the detailed description of driving directions (complete with a fruit stand recommendation) to even more complete information/directions on adventures to do from the house we--Mike was fast and helpful in responses. The nearby managers were also quick to respond when we were out of garbage bags or to answer any questions we had.

Be prepared--when the surf is high, you will not go to sleep by the "lull" of the ocean but rather crashing waves! Very exciting! We also watched whales cruise by and had one almost photo bomb a family picture on the lanai when it surface about 25 yards from us! Unfortunately it so surprised us, I didn't actually take the picture and it was under the water before I could. What else...we loved both the hike into and the beautiful snorkeling at Honomalino beach. Our family (ages 19-55) took day trips to South Point, Volcanoes NP and the City of Refuge (snorkled near there as well). Other than that it was great times of playing board games on the lanai and hanging out Honomalino (including kayaking from the boat launch to the beach).

House was very clean, well-stocked. Excellent wi-fi, able to to watch some football owing to direct tv as well as the Christmas DVDs we brought. We grocery shopped at Ocean View (about a half hour away) after our initial big shop in Kona.

We would come again and are glad we reserved as early as we did for our December dates. Mahalo Mike, Merle and Angie--it was a week of memories for a life time!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you Valerie and we are so glad you had that whale photo-bomb you. That is the beauty of having our lanai exactly 20 feet from the sea... not only do you get to hear the whales sing at night but watch the during the day. Hope you come back and stay with us again! -Mike
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wonderful oceanfront experience

  • 5 of 5

upon arrival we were ecstatic to see that the house was even more impressive than the photos..it was like being on the deck of a ship...the house was very clean, well stocked , and the sound of the ocean put us to sleep at night....we were able to swim with dolphins at nearby honomolino beach. what a lifetime experience! ..we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could stay with us. Hope you come back many times!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Ocean View
Nearest Beach
368 Metres
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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Captain Cook, Hawaii

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5 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,337.8
Tax Rate 14.25%

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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