Exceptional Historic Home in South Kona


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    $384 avg/night


    Hawaii> Captain Cook
    • 4 bedroom
    • 3 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6

    The very best place to gather as a family where social distancing is easy with your own gourmet kitchen and private pool! We have adopted expanded and more thorough cleaning procedures due to Covid 19.

    Experience Old Hawaii but with all the modern comforts you desire. The location could not be better for exploring and relaxing. Nestled in the green belt of South Kona among the Kealia ranch lands you are just minutes from a beautiful beach with easy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.

    The house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a huge chef's kitchen, lovely dining room, and a spacious living room. The expansive outdoor lanai, with swimming pool and BBQ, is perfect for lazy days, outdoor dining, enjoying sunsets and stargazing.

    This is a lovely house for family and small gatherings of friends but there are no parties allowed and total guest number may not exceed 6 people booked to stay overnight with no more than10 allowed on the property at any one time.

    This historic house was built in 1955 as the Manager’s house for Kealia Ranch. It was designed by noted local architect Albert Ives who, early in his career, designed the additions and alterations to what is now known as the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Native materials such as Koa, Ohia, and lava rock were sourced and finished on-island by local artisans. In 1957 an annex was added across the courtyard with additional bedrooms and baths. The old ranch brand is inscribed in the brick walkway at the top of the entrance stairs.

    The house is near Ho’okena Beach - a wonderful sparkling bay bordered by a black and white sand beach. Situated amidst ranch lands, the house offers a gracious escape from a busy world.

    Fragrant and fruit-bearing trees and shrubs planted around the house include plumeria, ylang ylang, cinnamon gardenia, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, avocado, starfruit, acerola cherry, tea tree and rosemary.

    This historic home is an ideal location from which to explore the shoreline of the Kona coast including the City of Refuge, Painted Church, Kealakekua Bay, Kona Coffee living history farm, and artisan coffee and cacao farms. From Kailua-Kona, the house lies approximately half way to Volcano National Park....

    Registration Number: TA-031-957-8112-01,+GE-031-957-8112-01

     
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    Duane R.
    Mar 17, 2023
    This historic home, has been lovingly cared for. In the rain zone of the Western side of the Big Island, we had the expected intermittent rain storms, punctuated with blue sky and beautiful clouds. The home is ranch style - with wood walls in many common spaces - its spectacular and would be impossible to replace. The layout is spread out, with a gracious living room. The hot tub and pool were awesome and the privacy made it special for my wife and I. Highly recommend.
    Michael M.
    Feb 02, 2023
    Highly recommend
    Ashley P.
    Nov 04, 2022
    My wife and I had an incredible time staying here and highly recommend it. Such a beautiful house and piece of property. It’s like your own oasis with the private pool + hot tub and amazing views of the landscape and ocean in the distance. The host was wonderful to work with, she was very kind and highly responsive. Highly recommend a rental car, restaurants and the nearest grocery is about 15 minutes away and about a 5-10 minute drive to the beach (which is beautiful as well!). Missing It already!
    charles b.
    Aug 21, 2022
    We loved the country house. The house design, original stained woods, and built in cabinetry feel like a nice step back in time. Furnishings are good quality, the locally focused decor fits, and all six in our party agreed about the comfy beds. We particularly enjoyed the site and relief maps in the hallway. The pool, hot tub and deck are clean, functional and inviting. We experienced no hiccups with the kitchen, pool equipment, plumbing, sticking doors, etc. Fruit trees on site are a fun amenity. We enjoyed the day and night sounds of birds, frogs, insects, and more. Location and site are private but there’s easy access to shops & groceries. Hosts were highly responsive but unintrusive. Overall an exceptional stay and we appreciate it.
    Yesenia A.
    May 03, 2022
    So this property was interesting and not accurately advertised. 1- lack in towels for 6 people we use hand towels to dry . 2- needed to be cleaned i even took pictures of how dirty the bathrooms were . However the kitchen and living room were great .