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AWARD-WINNING HOME-SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS & TROPICAL GARDENS

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Michele Croci

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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AWARD-WINNING HOME-SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS & TROPICAL GARDENS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Captain Cook - AWARD-WINNING Home -OCEAN VIEW

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

ENJOY this peaceful, beautiful two-story home surrounded by tropical landscape and 180 degree ocean view! This gorgeous property has been recognized and has won the prestigious award of 'TOP VACATION RENTAL in Captain Cook for 2012 AND 2013' by Flipkey/TripAdvisor! This unique property has 1/3 acre surrounded by tropical and lush gardens. Two minutes by car to our private beach and secluded crystal clear and warm water bay where you can snorkel, swim, kayak and more!

Panoramic ocean views span the horizon as far as your eyes will take you; this property is considered to be in the 'favored zone' due to the perfect elevation, climate and proximity to local parks, 1 hour to Volcano National Park, just 20 minutes to Kealakekua Bay, 10 min to Hookena Beach where the dolphins rest and where you can swim easily with the dolphins. Honounou National Historic Park is only 15 min. from this beautiful property. Hiking trails abound, horseback riding (20 minutes away). Hilo is two hours away--great location!

Also, the home is only two minutes from the wonderful BLACK PEBBLE BEACH, Kaohe Bay, at the bottom of the street. The average water visibility is 40 feet and more. It is calm almost every day of the year. For the beachgoers, we are stocked with snorkel gear, boogieboards, umbrella, beach chairs, beach blankets, coolers and more.

The panoramic ocean and coastline views are simply mesmerising, with the 1000 ft surrounding lanai where you can rest and enjoy dining with the gas grill barbeque! Embrace a sense of peace the minute you walk through the tropical gardens leading to this private home.The sun pours in through the stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings with high-reaching windows offering a sense of openness, light and views of the tropical gardens below and ocean abound.

Kona Leilani is a perfect retreat for groups and families. A gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for entertaining. The three large bedrooms will wow you with their openness to beauty. Beautifully furnished and filled with unique art, the two bedrooms upstairs will encompass you with quiet elegance. Three “full” bathrooms (one bathroom is downstairs in the ohana) allows for stress-free mornings.

The home boasts an additional separate OHANA (family) quarters downstairs complete with full bathroom, kitchenette, queen sofabed and its own private lanai that has its own entertaining and meditation area. All ocean view. A queen sofa bed and full aerobed are available downstairs in the ohana for additional guests.

You will love the space in the master bedroom which has a comfortable queen size bed with a walk in closet and full bathroom with walk in shower. It even leads to a private lanai, so you awake to a view of tropical flowers from your bedside. Each of the bedroom suites are enhanced with custom furnishings and decor to captivate a mood of relaxation, tranquility and comfort.

Children love this home since there is room to play and explore the gardens and the mini-lava caves right on the property. As one of our guests have said; 'This is a magical garden and perfect for group settings.' It is both elegant and spacious; perfect for weekly or monthly stays with family or friends, or a romantic get away for a couple.

Sweet island fragrances will surely awaken all your senses, as you explore the 1/3 acre of lush landscape and the plentiful plumerias, papayas, mangoes and tropical flowers right in your yard, and experience the flora and fauna of the Big Island from the privacy of your lanais. The surrounding lanai, with complete ocean views, allows for private seating and resting areas from each bedroom and from the dining and living room areas. The downstairs lanai has its own ocean view and garden views.

We also offer our guest EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS!!

*20% DISCOUNT KONA ECO ADVENTURES--ZIPLINING AND ATV GUIDED TOURS

*20% of ON KAYAK RENTALS, snorkeling tours and more!

*20% Discount on Fair Winds Charters--this is a must-do adventure with charter tours and night-time manta-ray diving!

*10%-15% SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR OUR GUESTS to ISLAND SPIRIT SPA in Kealakakua Bay (20 minutes from property)!

*20% off dolphin/whale excursions with Dolphin Essence!

PLEASE VISIT our new website (KONALEILANI.com) for video, additional photos and travel tips and links to Big Island travel information.

We want this to be a vacation of a lifetime for you. Our many guests have enjoyed this beautiful home. We want to create a memorable, joyful and enjoyable holiday experience to you so that you will fall in love with our beautiful Kona Coast and the Big Island.

Keywords: Our 'KONA LEILANI' is a spacious private home on 1/3 acre with coastline and panoramic ocean views & tropical gardens! Two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms upstairs, with a spacious separate ohana (extra studio) downstairs complete with queen size bed, kitchenette, full bath and its own 700 foot lanai and outdoor dining area. Fantastic 1,000 ft. lanai surrounding top floor with panoramic ocean view so you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner outside! Lanai overlooks palm grove and plumeria, mango & kukui nut trees. Located less than 2 minutes from the wonderful secluded BLACK PEBBLE BEACH, perfect for snorkeling, diving, swimming, kayaking & sunbathing. Close to coffee plantations, Captain Cook town, Volcano National Park, Kealakekua Bay and MORE!

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Michele Croci

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks English
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My husband and I love the ocean. We are both artists and have taken our home and turned it into an artistic getaway! We enjoy being in Hawaii and the Big Island, as it stills has the feeling of 'olde Hawaii,' and country. You will love the location and the smell of plumerias outside the bedroom windows. The blue warm ocean is perfect for swimming with much of the time sunny. We really love providing a wonderful vacation experience for our guests.

Michele Croci purchased this house in 2007

We bought this home as our retreat from the big city. We wanted a space where we could create and Ron, as a professional artist, could paint. So now Ron has created so many beautiful paintings that decorate this beautiful home. It makes it even more special for us.

You will enjoy the quiet and the privacy of the tropical gardens. The ocean and coastline view is 180 degree and you can see all the way down the coast on clear days!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Captain Cook, USA

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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
average rating of 4.8 based on 63 reviews
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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p388335vbi
+ 310-375-3782
Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

from cold Canada to a paradise home

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
I need to start off by saying WOW this house is exactly as shown, beautifully landscaped, clean, amazing, quiet location. if your looking to be close to Kona this is not the house for you it is 30 min. south. but if you want to sit on this incredible balcony and drink your morning coffee and watch the whales swim by this is the house for you, if you like watching incredible sunsets this is the house for you. I can go on and on why this house was incredible for our family, I'm a seasoned traveller with realistic expectations so trust me when I say WOW. If your going to be on the Big Island your going to need a car to see everything so this is the house for you and it is the perfect starting point to see all that the Island has to offer. the south route is the nicest and quickest to the other side of the Island and volcanoes. black beaches, captain cook monument all, fantastic snorkeling are all within 10 min. in close Michele thank you, you were the best to deal with, very professional and a joy to talk to, thank you again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you so so much!! We are so happy, William, that you all enjoyed your stay with us. It has been a pleasure that share our home with you. We do sincerely hope that you will return soon. We are always adding new services and new vendors to our partners, so that we can pass on great excursion discounts to our guests. Let's stay in touch! and take care, William.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p388335vbi
+ 310-375-3782
Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
From the very planning stages of our 3 sister and hubbies reunion, Michele accommodated us in every way. She had no problem putting in a handicap railing in the lower level shower when I requested it. I received responses to every question I had prior to our arrival promptly and honestly. We were thrilled to find beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach towels, coolers...everything we expected and more for our beach needs. Photos of the house were exactly what we found and the property was clean and stocked well with cooking supplies, propane for the BBQ and more. We took advantage of nearly everything available to us at the house. We had 2 cars between the 6 of us, so some days we were going in opposite directions. The southern location was good for us and our travels around the island. We usually enjoyed daily sunsets and breakfasts on the lanai, with the gorgeous view of the ocean. We enjoyed watching spinner dolphins at Hookena Beach. It is so close to the property we went there 3 times to snorkel and boogie board. We took advantage of the 20% discount at Fair Winds on a great snorkel trip to Captain Cook. Two of us enjoyed 15% off of massages at Island Spirit. One couple island hopped over to Oahu to see Pearl Harbor. We enjoyed a great burger lunch at Annie's, bought fresh Ahi from Bite Me fish market and BBQ'd on the lanai, stopped for fish and chips at Keoki's after touring the Painted Church and The City of Refuge one day. We had a great day at Black Sand Beach swimming with turtles. They were everywhere! Volcano Natl Park was a great experience and we were fortunate to take a free walking tour with a wonderful tour guide right from the visitor center. We enjoyed tours at Greenwell's and Kona Joes coffee farms. Both were excellent. The smoothies a couple miles north at the fruit stand were delicious. Akaka Falls was worth the $1 entry fee. It is beautiful. After a day snorkeling, we found Patz Pizza to serve a top notch pizza. The tour at Kona Brewing Co was well done. If you want to go, be sure to sign up early. It only cost $5 and they only take 15-17 people. Our final meal on the way out to the airport was at Big Jake's BBQ. We got there right before the camera crew showed up to film for food channel's Road Show. We had excellent pulled pork sandwiches there. We had a wonderful stay at the Kona Leilani house and appreciated Michele and her emails always making sure we were happy.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Audrey,
Thank you so much for your generous and such thorough comments. Our future travelers and guests will so appreciate your reviews and perspectives of all that we have to offer in our lovely south Kona areas. How wonderful of you to share your experiences at Black Sand Beach. There is so much to do in the Big Island and we are so glad you were able to spend a few weeks with us. We wish you the best and please do come back soon...we are always adding new services for our guests. Mahalo, Michele and Ron
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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p388335vbi
+ 310-375-3782
Captain Cook Kona Coast
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GORGEOUS HOME with Beautiful Views-Great Location!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
Your home is absolutely beautiful and really shows your pride of ownership! It looked exactly as depicted on your photos. This is such an ideal home and location for families, or couples who want the privacy of a house away from the maddening crowds. The property is well maintained and the owner is very attentive and helpful. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, full kitchen, living room and dining room on the upstairs main level and another one bedroom suite in the lower unit. Good for families or couples. The description in the VRBO ad was accurate. The lanai is huge with a great barbeque - we bought fresh fish at Bite Me fish market and restaurant in the harbour north of Kona (turn west on Kealakeke Parkway north of Kailua Kona). Their location is actually noted on Google Maps. Great for the BBQ! We saw whales from the lanai and our family was so thrilled. You will need a car since there is so much to see and do(That's true for any location on Hawaii as it really is "The Big Island"). If you are looking for a private residence away from the maddening crowds its a great location. It is well located for trips to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (80 miles), Black Sand Beach (lots of turtles! - 50 miles) and there is a fantastic bakery in Naalehu along the way. If you want white sand beaches up by Waikoloa its about an hour to one hour and half drive depending on traffic. If you want to be in the thick of crowds on Alii Drive in Kailua Kona its about a 30 to 45 minute drive depending on traffic. Shopping was close by with markets about 20 minutes away. If you want to be in the middle of a resort or in the middle of the action on Alii Drive - this property is not for you, but if you want a place you can come home to every evening and feel comfortable and relaxed as you BBQ dinner on the lanai and watch the sun set its perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us!
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Las Vegas, NV
5

Beautiful Views!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
We enjoyed our stay at Kona Leilani. The house is beautiful and has amazing views! The house is equipped with everything you need from beach stuff to a fully stocked kitchen. The location is perfect if you are looking for peace and quiet! You are away from the "hustle" of Kona but yet still close enough to drive into Kona for shopping and restaurants. There is lots to to do in the area. Volcano National park is only about 1 hour and 1/2 and we highly recommend going! Or you can go north about an hour and 1/2 to the little town of Hawi and eat lunch at the Bamboo Shack ( we recommend the calamari strips!!). Or go to Mauna Kea and see SNOW in Hawaii!! And for a really fun adventure we suggest the zip line tour with Kona Eco adventures. As guests of Kona Leilani we received a 20% discount! it was so FUN! There lots of great restaurants in nearby Kona and several great locally owned cafes in Captain Cook. We really enjoyed breakfast at the Coffee Shack and the best fresh fish and chips at Keoki's Cafe. Both only minutes away from the house. But if you want to cook at the house there is a grocery store about 15 minutes away with lots of great fresh local fish great for grilling on the lanai! Oh and while you are enjoying the views on the lanai you will have visitors - little Geckos!! We loved our vacation to the Big Island and staying at Kona Leilani was the perfect choice! Can't wait for the next trip!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ronnie, Thank you so much for your generous comments! I know our future guests and travelers will appreciate your feedback on the local attractions. We are SO happy that you enjoyed the travel excursion, Kona EcoAdventures--they are one of our new vendors that now our guests can enjoy their activities at a discount-just like you said. Also, we have a brand new partner/vendor, IHUNUI Fishing Charters, that provide 1/2 or full day fishing trips in Kona! As our guests, you also receive exclusive 20% off on those activities as well.
We sincerely hope you and your family will come back soon. We are always adding new activities and amenities! Take care and mahalo, Michele and Ron
Helpful votes: 2/2
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AWARD-WINNING Home-Sweeping Ocean Views & Tropical Gardens
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Arlington Heights, Il
5

Adventure, Comfort, Fun, Paradise and Relaxation

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
Our 1st experience to the Big Island and we certainly hit the Jackpot with this beautiful home and area. We were able to grill on the Lanai and watch spectacular sunsets. The kitchen was well stocked and we appreciated the coffee!!!We loved the proximity to Black Pebble Beach, Hookena Beach and Volcano National Park. Thank you for the snorkeling gear and sand chairs! I had the thrill of a life time at Hookena Beach. A pod of 17 Spinner dolphins swam along side me while I was snorkeling! We were thrilled that our dear friends could join us for a few nights and attend the Island Breeze Luau. The performance was great! We also had a great experience going to Green Sand Beach with a local in his 4 wheel truck for 15/person and definetly worth it! We visited the Painted Church and also Kealakekua Bay. We look forward to being able to come again. Mahalo Michele and Ron!!! :)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy,
Thank you so much for giving us and our travelers such a wonderful review; your comments are so greatly appreciated and really do speak to the many amenities we have. We thank you for acknowledging the home's beauty and caring touches. Also, thank you for acknowledging the several wonderful beaches/bays in our local area. We do have some fun bays to swim here. And how lucky for you to see all those dolphins in the bay--Hookena Beach is so close to the home. We do hope you return and stay with us again! Don't forget as guests you and your family receive 10% off any future stays! Mahalo, Michele and Ron
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Location

Car: necessary

Enjoy the community's private beach, Black Pebble Beach and Kaohe Bay. Wonderful snorkeling diving, swimming and hiking near by. Visit the coffee plantations and tours nearby. Visit the South Kona horseback riding also. Volcanoe National Park is 1 hour away. Visit Green Sands beach at Southpoint about an hour away. Papa Bay and Miloli'i Fishing Village is 20 minutes south. National Parks located 15 minutes south of the Kona Paradise subdivision.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Captain Cook, Kona Coast

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Winter-High Season
1 Nov 2013 - 1 May 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,273
for 5 nights
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$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
21 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
15 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,273
for 5 nights
From
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates are:
2 people - $185 per night
3-4guests - $195 per night
5-6 guests are $205 per night
6-7 guests the rates are $215 per night
8 guests the rates are $230 per night
Special rates are available!!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captain Cook in Kona Coast

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Located in master bedroom, richly furnished with extra bedding.Queen bed located in guest bedroom upstairs with extra bedding. Downstairs studio/ohana has queen bed as well. Downstairs ohana quarter is complete quarters with kitchenette and full bath., Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upstairs double sofa bed located in livingroom area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • reefs
  • volcano
  • museums
  • ruins
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • rain forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Two bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. Separate ohana (family) studio downstairs with kitchenette. Ocean views from both floors. Beautiful tropical courtyard garden with bromeliads, plumeria trees, mangos and more! Privacy galore. Tropical setting. Courtyard garden great for children. Long FLAT driveway easily accomodates 2+ cars.
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