E komo mai (welcome) to Dolphin Bay House.  - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Enjoy dining seating for 7, surrounded by tropical, vegetation. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Create delicious meals in paradise in our fully outfitted kitchen. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Plenty of room for several chefs. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Comfy living room. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Tropical decor, tropical breezes. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Kona coffee on the lanai. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Large open layout with many spots to relax. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Relaxing and spacious master bedroom with king bed. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Master bedroom with plenty of storage. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Master bath, 2 sinks, large walk in shower, deep soaking tub. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Soaking tub in master bath. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Second bedroom catches nice breezes through the louvered windows. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Second bedroom with queen upstairs. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Bathroom to second bedroom upstairs with two sinks and granite counters. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Upstairs shower with lovely mauka (upslope) view. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Downstairs queen bed. Private and comfy. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Downstairs bedroom has sliding door to small lanai. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Downstairs alcove with twin size bed. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Downstairs bath with walk in tiled shower. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
The much loved outdoor shower with hot and cold water. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Privacy bamboo fencing around outdoor shower with . - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
An office if you must. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
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The breezeway is a delightful place to relax in the afternoon. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Gas BBQ in breezeway. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
Gear room, we might have snorkel, fins and mask that fit you. - Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay
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Dolphin Bay House, Spacious 3 bedrms+, 3 baths. 300 ft to Kealakekua Bay and Amazing Snorkeling. Stay in beautiful home in paradise. Great home base.
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Registration ID: Tax ID Numbers: GET 30133865; TAT 126-644-8384-01 STVR: 19-359731
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Vacation Home2000 Sqft
Excellent accommodation for families and friends; a destination itself. Our gorgeous two-story, 2,500 sq ft, Hawaiian vacation home includes 3 restful bedrooms, each with it’s own delightful bathroom. It is beautifully furnished in tropical style and is appointed with everything you need for your stay. Only 300 feet from famed Kealakekua Bay, Dolphin Bay House is located in a quiet, friendly Hawaiian village that has retained the charm and quiet, easy pace of Old Hawaii. Need more space? Ask us about our detached private bedroom with bath.

Relax, enjoy family and friends, and swim in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay.
The bay is practically at your doorstep. Kealakekua Bay, which means Pathway to the Gods, is a unique marine sanctuary that is home to pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, turtles and other amazing marine life. Marvel at the dolphins and whales (in season). Admire the graceful green sea turtles and go nose to nose with a rainbow of exotic fish.

Sleep to the sound of waves and awaken refreshed to a chorus of birds.
Two bedrooms are located on the second floor, and one on the first floor. There is a separate entrance and sitting area/twin bed for the first floor bedroom. Each bedroom has an attached bath with beautifully tiled, walk-in showers. There is a deep, soaking tub in the master bath. Granite countertops with two sinks in each of the upstairs baths add to the beauty and convenience. Many guests say "the photos don't do it justice!"

Conveniently located as your vacation home base on the beautiful Island of Hawaii:

• Two minute walk to Kealakekua Bay
• Three miles to Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge)
• Ten – 20 minutes to grocery stores, shops and popular restaurants
• Thirty minutes to Kailua-Kona town
• Beautiful two-hour drive to Volcanoes National Park
• Two - three hours to Hilo Town, Hawi, Hamakua Coast and much more

Our fully equipped kitchen has granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, two sinks, filtered drinking water, coffeemaker and grinder, blender and all cooking and serving utensils you’ll need. The living room, dining room, and lanai catch the tropical breezes in a true relaxed Hawaiian manner.

Relax on the lanai and watch as another spectacular Hawaiian sunset plays out before your eyes . . . truly a place to unwind and enjoy life! The lush landscaped areas hold surprises around every corner. Orchids, ferns and many varieties of palms grace the area. From the outdoor shower you can enjoy the view of the potted herb garden, bamboo and ti, which is used in many Hawaiian ceremonies. You may find ripe pineapples in summer, grapefruits and tangelos in winter. Bananas and coconuts may be ripe at any time.

Enjoy total privacy - Dolphin Bay House accommodates 2 - 7 guests, and you may use the entire home while a guest with us. Plan to make Dolphin Bay House your home away from home.

Tax ID Numbers: GET 30133865; TAT 126-644-8384-01
Short Term Vacation Rental Registration #: STVR 19-359731
Nonconforming Use Certificate #: NUC 19-1102

If you need more room, consider Dolphin Bay Cottage which is on the same property and can be rented with Dolphin Bay House or separately. This lovely cottage has a king bed, lots of privacy and it's own full bath.

Sleeping Configuration

Master Bedroom
1 king bed
Queen Bedroom
1 queen bed
Downstairs Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Quiet downstairs room with private entrance (no interior staircase). Twin bed is in alcove.

Scenic views

Water view
Garden view


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Full Kitchen
Smoke Detector

Reviews (13)

Excellent based on 13 Reviews


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Child friendly
Families with babies love our home. But we are not "toddler proof". There are lanais (balconies) in several rooms and stairways.
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
Our driveway can accommodate 3 cars if needed.
Not Wheelchair Accessible

Getting around

We are in a quaint and friendly Hawaiian village, no public transportation here. A car is recommended. If you are flying to the Island of Hawaii, the nearest airport is the Kailua-Kona airport, Keohole (KOA)
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After many years of enjoying the Kealakekua Bay area we were fortunate to find Dolphin Bay House and Cottage, which we purchased in 2003. We feel this corner of the world is truly paradise. This home was a dream come true for us and we derive much pleasure in sharing our beautiful home, grounds and neighborhood with you.

Why did we choose this home? The location is perfect for us. We wanted to be able to walk to the water to swim, snorkel and observe the beauty of the ever-changing ocean and sky. Plus, it is important to us to be off the beaten track in a small community.

What we love the most is being able to have our whole family here in a spacious home to enjoy this magical place. There is nothing like drinking local Kona coffee and eating fresh bananas, mangoes, papayas and pineapples in season. Being able to hop out of bed to take a sunrise walk to the beach is exhilarating. And then there are the sunset walks to cap off the day. Of course snorkeling on those calm clear days is also pretty fantastic!

We are pleased to share Dolphin Bay House and Cottage with you, as we believe you will enjoy the fabulous weather, beauty and this very special neighborhood as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you!

Martha and Leonard
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
We will email you directions 7 days before your arrival. Instructions for using the door keypad to enter will be sent to you by text the day before you arrive.
Check Out: 10AM
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
House Rules
House Rules:
- No smoking in the house or anywhere on the property
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties or gatherings (including no weddings or receptions)
- No overnight guests are allowed
- Do not hang wet towels, bathing suits, wet suits etc on the railings. Please use the clothesline off the breezeway
- Do not take sandy towels or bodies inside - use the outdoor shower to remove sand and the hose to clean snorkels, etc
- Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am. Neighbors have their windows open day and night, please be mindful of how sound carries
- Exterior lights off after 10pm
- As is the Hawaiian custom, please remove all shoes prior to entering the house to protect floors
- Do not feed or invite the local cats or dogs inside, as some have bad manners
- Immediately report any needed repairs or damage that occurs to Krista
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Payment Policy
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Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit refunded within 14 days if no damage was found.
Cancellation Policy
• Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of 30% deposit.
• Balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
• Refundable Security Deposit $500.
• We accept checks and credit cards.
• 100% refund, less $300 cancellation fee, if cancellation is made 45 days or more prior to arrival.
• No refunds within 45 days of arrival. Please purchase Travel Insurance during the reservation process if you are concerned about a refund.
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Dolphin Bay House Policies
• Minimum stay 4 – 7 nights depending on season, please inquire.
• You must sign our Rental Agreement and agree to the House Rules.
• You must book your stay directly with us (no traveler fees).
• Dolphin Bay House sleeps a maximum of 7 guests in beds.
• No events, parties, gatherings, wedding receptions are allowed-EVER
• We can provide a Pack 'n Play crib for infants.
• Registered guest must be minimum 25 years of age.
• Identification of person who booked may be requested.
• No Smoking anywhere on property.
• No Pets.
• Check in time is 4:00 pm or later by arrangement.
• Check out time is 10:00 am.
• The House and Cottage may be rented together or separately.
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Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay is a Vacation Home located in Kealakekua Bay, South Kona, HI, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 7 guests
Dolphin Bay House - Kealakekua Bay has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Sep 2018

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