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!
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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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