South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook

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South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook

  1. Vacation Home Rental
  2. United States
  3. Hawaii
  4. Captain Cook
Private guest patio for sunsets and coffee.  - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
The rainbow points to our location, as seen from one of our beaches. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Extraordinary sunsets  - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Two of my guests enjoying the snorkeling in our own bay (about 2 mins from the studio) - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Extraordinary sunsets! - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Quaint, cozy twilight ambience - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
King Size bed with new organic mattress and topper - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Hawaiian colors and decor - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Watch sunset from inside the room.  - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
King size bed with Nest Bedding mattress - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Vintage surf decor. Watch sunset from the cocktail table. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
View from upstairs. Clear weather and horizons in South Kona. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Grilling at sunset is a favorite activity of my guests. :) - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
You can borrow these books. I worked every edition of Fodor's Big Island since 2011. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Our beach can be tranquil and totally uncrowded. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Drone View of our bay, July 2017 - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
A visitor enjoying our unique coastline. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
A green sea turtle swims at the bay two minutes from us. Photo taken by a diver in the neighborhood. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
The full moon setting over the ocean as seen from our  place! Only in the winter months. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
A foot massage at our beach! - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Looking up at our community from the water. Premier Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and diving. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
A very uncrowded, very secluded and private beach. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
We love our beach! It's made up entirely of smooth pebbles of all sizes. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
This secret black sand beach is about 10 minutes north of the Pebble Beach.  - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Excellent snorkeling at our own uncrowded bay.  Looking to the north. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
This very secluded black sand beach is a 10-minute walk from our bay. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Our beach. Drop off is deep here... making for great snorkeling and diving. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
When it's calm like this, our own beach offers super nice swimming and snorkeling. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
At our beach, about 2 mins away by car. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Humpback whales are often heard from the studio during the winter months. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Our location on the slopes of Mauna Loa give us stunning views of the water. (Photo taken from lanai of main house.) - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Endangered monk seal hauled out at our own beach. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Our own bay--A true South Kona beach experience. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
All these variaitons of plumeria grow on the property. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Some of my orchids. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Hiking the Kilaeua Iki crater... Volcano is about 1.5 hour's drive from me. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
The healing waters of South Kona! - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
This wonderful national park contains numerous temple complexes. A must see. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Me paddling in Pu'uhonua o Honaunau...about 15 minutes from the studio. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Diving at Honaunau Bay's secret caves. (15 minutes away). - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Two-Step offers outstanding snorkeling... about 15 mins from me. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Just another day on the coral reef. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Ke'ei Beach... about 20 minutes away - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Nearby Hookena Beach. Seven miles from the studio. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Pu'uhonua National Historic Park is about 15 minutes away. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
This normally uncrowded beach is about 20 minutes away. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Taking my dog swimming at nearby Ke'ei Beach...about 20 minutes away. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Manini Beach fronts Kealakekua Bay, an underwater marine preserve. 20 mins away. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Just taking a nap.... - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Capt. Cook Monument/Kealakeua Bay is about 20 minutes away. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Hawaiian spinner dolphins travel in pods and rest at all of our local bays. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Swim with the mantas through commercial tour operators. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
You are about 10 minutes from the premier Kona coffee farm belt. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Kona Coast State Park... about an hour and 15 minutes from me. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
This white sand beach is very remote and hard to get to but worth it. I'll tell you how to get there. :) - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
World class tennis at Keauhou. $10 per person. My son playing at a high school tournament. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Kua Bay is part of the state park system at Kekaha, north of the airport. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
The stunning Waimanu Valley seen by air. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is a turtle sanctuary. About 40 minutes south of me. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
You are a couple of hours away from the waterfalls of the windward side. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
The Green Sand Beach, about 1.5 hour south - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
I review Big Island visitor activities including this ATV ride above Waipio Valley, about 2 hours away from the studio. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Meanwhile, back in South Kona....we are out in the country here but it is worth the drive!! - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
The beach is a short drive down a steep hill. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
This secluded beach is about 2 minutes away from the studio. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Taken at our own bay by a diver in the neighborhood. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Photo taken  by a diver in our neighborhood. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Taken at our own bay by a diver in the neighborhood. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
You will definitely see HONU (Hawaiian green sea turtles) when you visit us! - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Sunset at the beach. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
The only traffic you hear may be boats going by. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Hiking the King's Trail, directly accessible from our beach. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
A view of our community from atop a cinder cone...trail a few miles away and accessible only by foot. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
They call us mellow yellow. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Vintage furnishings. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Gorgeous clear skies when the volcano is quiet.  - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Secluded black sand beach at the bottom of our subdivision.  - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Sunset from the studio - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Daybreak from the studio - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Sunset from inside the studio - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Daybreak from the studio - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Sunset from the studio. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Sunset from the Studio - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Our own beach at sunset. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Nearby snorkeling is premier. - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Ocean views, even from inside! - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
Drone shot of the black sand beach.  - South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook
South Kona studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach
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Welcome to South Kona, Big Island of Hawaii! I offer a private, ocean-view studio room in a beachy, rural subdivision/community comprised of interesting custom homes. My place is great for a single or couple who want a nicely located spot near the beach that's still in the West side tropical zone... but seek a setting well away from the retail, heat, tourists and bustle of Kailua town. Hosted, county-legal rental.

THE AREA. Our own secluded, uncrowded, black-pebble beach and bay offers easy access to outstanding snorkeling, kayaking, diving, fishing and swimming. The north finger reef is home to astounding snorkeling. Dramatic pinnacles dotted with coralheads teem with zillions of colorful tropical reef fish and other creatures. Unlike beaches in town, it's very uncrowded here most days and you will probably have the whole beach to yourself. :) The beach is about two minutes' drive away via a crazy steep road. You can walk it-- but driving is recommended.

THE LOCATION.This property is located about 45 minutes from Kailua-Kona and about 25 minutes from the actual town of Captain Cook. It's a large district so please ask if you are not sure exactly where it is.

THE STUDIO.Spacious, cozy, clean, comfortable studio outfitted with all you need to ensure an easygoing, pleasant stay. Self-catering, provisions not provided. We offer cooktop cooking best for light cooking (no oven is available.) The space is best suited for easy breakfast, and light lunch and dinners. NEW: Ultra-luxurious, certified organic King mattress by Nest Bedding with topper on brand new platform. (A recent guest called this a "rockstar" bed. ) Also, pleasant cement patio outside: Gas tabletop BBQ for grilling up that great island fish or island-grown beef. Patio chairs and table also outside.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Please note: This is a setting quite off the beaten track, so if you are looking to walk to nightlife, convenience stores or Starbux, this location is NOT the place. If you want to see canopies of stars, hear birds and whales and the crashing surf, and be near premier, uncrowded snorkeling, well, that's more like us. Most guests love our rural location for just these reasons. At night, it's a safe, peaceful, quiet, dark, breezy and simply gorgeous out here. This is not a hotel-like resort room, nor should you expect it to be. It's a cozy, well-equipped apartment in a mature, family neighborhood. A little bit funky, a little bit sweet, a lot homey, a lot comfy. We are on a self-sustaining rainwater catchment system here, so mindful water conservation is requested and appreciated.No streetlights, no highway noise and NO chickens. Just crashing surf (in winter).

THE SOUTH KONA DISTRICT. Our quiet subdivision is stair-stepped onto the dramatic, steep slopes of Mauna Loa, (the world's largest active volcano) creating commanding, 180-degree panoramic ocean views. This affords us vistas all the way to Kailua town 25 miles to the north. Clear horizon lines run 35 miles straight out to sea. Sunsets are extraordinary experiences on this part of the island, especially at our location and elevation. You feel like you are on top of the world --yet still close to the beach. Our leeward (Kona means "lee" or calm) side of the island is characterized by mostly dry, sunny weather year round, with a light increase in rain in the summer months. Average year-round temp is 80 degrees. Perfect. In winter, we can hear the raucous humpback whales from up here (November through April). Star-swept skies astonish. Cool elevation of about 750 feet means that ocean breezes keep us naturally comfortable all day, every day.

THE BEACH AND BAY. Summer conditions are calm and placid, ideal for snorkeling. (Although it can be a bit more humid and rainy.) Winter ocean conditions can be rough at times, interspersed with many calm days. The beach right below us is a sweet pebble cove and protected bay. Snorkeling along the finger reefs here (in calm conditions) is excellent. Our beach is a TRUE best-kept secret. Shore divers love this area, also known for its abundant sealife, startling pinnacles and breathtaking coral gardens. (Dive charter park just to the north of our bay.) Kayaking is premier and it's easy to launch (in calm conditions) from our paved beach parking lot. Hiking along the ancient King's Trail or walk about 10 mins north and reach the place we call the "Gilligan's": A gorgeous, secluded black sand beach fringed by coco palms.

AMENITIES & EXTRAS
Beach cooler, two chairs, beach towels and beachmats. Free, reliable and fast Wi-Fi. New 32-inch Roku TV with tons of free channels for movies, TV shows and News. There's also an acoustic classical guitar with new strings and picks in the room available if you are a musician.

NEARBY: We are 15 minutes south of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (the best preserved cultural refuge and ancient temple complex in the state) and "Two-Step," featuring outstanding snorkeling, said to be among the top three in the state. Twenty minutes from world- famous Kealakekua Bay--a pristine bay and protected marine reserve/underwater park great for swimming, dolphin sightings and whale-watching. Ten minutes to beautiful, sandy Hookena Beach where you can rent a kayak. Five minutes to the famed coffee belt of the Honaunau Valley. It's about 12 miles north to the town of Captain Cook, with services such as gasoline, restaurants, grocery and banking. It's 45 minutes to Kailua or Keauhou if you DO want some nightlife, dining, bigbox retailers, sportfishing, golf, luaus or tennis.

HEADING SOUTH: We are about one hour and 25 minutes to the phenomenal Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Punalu'u Black Sand beach, with an abundance of sunbathing turtles, is about 45 minutes south as are turnoffs for the Green Sands Beach and South Point.

IN CLOSING: This is a good fit for self-sufficient guests who are quiet, courteous and respectful and who desire a peaceful, rural location. We are not a resort and do not offer luxuries or maid service during your stay. We are not fancy or fussy. Do read the listing completely and house rules carefully to make sure it's a fit for you. Mahalo! and e komo mai! (Welcome). Tax of 4.7120% GE and 13.25% TAT apply. (Total 17.962%). Refundable security deposit of $180. Payment by check or Paypal. Mahalo!

Sleeping Configuration

South Kona Studio
1 king bed

Scenic views

From our location high above the beach, we enjoy spectacular ocean views & astounding sunsets.
Sunset from the studio.
Sunset from the studio.
Ocean view
Sea view
Garden view

Location

Far from the hustle & bustle of town, we offer a quiet, peaceful setting close to the beach.

Amenities

Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Fridge
Freezer
Gas Grill
Patio
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Smart TV
Security Cameras

Reviews (195)
Excellent based on 195 Reviews

Nearby activities

Scuba diving or snorkeling
Fishing Charters
Surfing
Kitesurf
Golf
Miniature Golf
Tennis
Cycling

Suitability

No events allowed
No smoking allowed
Parking Included
Free parking on quiet street right across from or near my house.

Getting around

Car rental is mandatory. (Regular 2WD is fine.) We are out in the country here and the public bus stops once a day, but isn't a good, convenient or comfortable option.
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Advertising copywriter. Magazine features journalist. Substitute teacher sometimes. Homeowner here since 2004. Love traveling, outrigger paddling and tennis. Live aloha!

Member since: January 2018
Speaks: English
Email: Click to show southkonastudio@gmail.com

Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - 11PM
I will meet you in person, check you in and leave you be unless you have questions or would like to share a glass of wine. :)
Check Out: 11AM
No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
If you are under 25, please write with a little more information about your background.
Maximum occupancy
Sleeps two guests max. I can take parties of--(a) one adult; (b) two adults; or (c) one adult and one older (over 10) child.
House Rules
We're very mellow ... so if you are too, we'll get along well. This is a family home and neighborhood. Quiet time 9PM-7AM. These are our neighborhood association curfew hours which must be respected. It's a very quiet area, so please respect our nearby neighbors, as sound carries here and I wish to maintain good neighbor relationships!

• Absolutely no smoking/burning of any kind is allowed on the property or in the apartment. This includes e-cigs/vapes, candles, Incense or mosquito coils inside or outside. This is strictly enforced for the safety of the home and our neighborhood.

• Only guests named on the reservation allowed on property at all times.

• Check-in time is 4:00PM-11:00PM. Please text with an ETA. Mahalo.

• Mindful water use please; we're on a self-sustaining rainwater tank system. Drinking water provided.

• Extreme caution required for BBQ and inside hotplate use. Never leave unattended.

• Trash removal appreciated during your stay and upon check out. We have no trash service or cans out here in the country. Trash and mixed recycles can be taken to nearby trash station at mm 99-100. Trash must NOT be left in the flat or in the carport.

• Divers: Rinse your ocean gear, especially wetsuits, on the boat docks before you leave your charter, or outside with the hose. Not inside the apartment please.

• Please don't move furniture. This includes the bed. Furniture moved incorrectly will break.

• Energy conservation appreciated. Please turn off all lights and fans when leaving the room.

• Read the listing carefully before booking. Make sure the studio, house guidelines and its location (mile marker 95/96) are a good fit for you. Ask questions first if anything is not clear.
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Payment Policy
Payment 100 percent due at booking. Guest pays transfer/service/international fees. No refunds, so please book carefully and take out travel insurance to cover you in the event of a cancellation.
Refundable Damage Deposit
A refundable damage deposit of $180 will be collected on all bookings and returned within three days of check out if everything is found to be in order. If paid by check, check is just held and not cashed unless necessary.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy. 
All stays are prepaid and non refundable.

Travel Insurance - As a small operation, we expect the same commitment from our guests to their reservation that we provide to them. Reservations are accepted with the understanding the guest will be financially responsible for the entire reservation. We understand that unforeseen issues can arise, but we cannot be responsible for Covid situations, illness, family emergencies, work conflicts or inclement weather. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance, available at a nominal cost from any travel agency or online at insuremytrip.com.
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Full payment must be made at the time of booking. Payment must be received and be posted in my bank before calendar is blocked. Non Refundable.

South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook is a Studio located in Captain Cook, HI, United States. This Studio is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
South Kona Studio, 2 min from snorkeling beach - Captain Cook has 0 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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