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Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-14)

This magnificent, 3800 square foot home, literally will take your breath away. The view is a sensory overload experience, you can hardly take all in at once. For couples or Groups to 14, this house can serve everyone. Named ‘Kona Dolphin House’ it is close to the beaches where you can swim near Spinner Dolphins.

It is truly a one of a kind Big Island view overlooking majestic Kealakekua Bay, the City of Refuge and 40 coastline miles. The high open beamed vaulted living area shares the kitchen, dining, living room and home theater all in one completely open area and connects though a 40’ wide opening to the Lanai. This great room is the setting for sharing good times.

Just a twenty minute drive from Kailua-Kona and Keauhou in the village of Capitan Cook, this is the place to come to beat the crowds and congestion of Kailua-Kona. Here at one-thousand-two-hundred feet elevation you will enjoy the perfect climate in Hawaii. Suitable for the very young and older guests the single story perfectly flat level main house has two master suites both with stunning views and feature California king beds. There is a large spa on one of the master suite lanai's. The third bedroom has two California kings.

There is an optionally priced 1 bedroom 1 bath Attached Guest House (called ‘Ohana’) which sleeps 6. The Ohana is the best thing that ever happened to a vacation with children (young or older)! Their own 'Surf's Up' sanctuary, includes its very own kitchen, living area with TV/Cable/Internet and full bath.

This home built in 2002 is furnished with solid Tropical Mahogany and Teak furniture from Thailand and was completed with professional interior design throughout. Fully appointed with every luxury you can imagine. It would be hard to improve upon!

You can actually watch Whales and Dolphins from the large covered Lanai. Kealakekua Bay is world renowned for its spinner dolphin population, as they jump into the air they spin! Watch fishing boats and other boats from a bird's eye view.

Keywords: Executive Home

More Details

Monica Sale
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Luxury 3800 sf. home; amenities galore; located on a one acre botanical Eden, gated property. Privacy, security. Luxury features: Chef's kitchen, home theater with 6 reclining seats, easy to get around one level house, close to beach parks with the best island snorkeling, supreme Hawaiian climate at 1200 feet elevation (less humidity, never too hot), in the Kona Eco-Agri touring area - coffee lovers and foodies rejoice! The best tropical fruit stands, fresh island fish. Away from noisy tourist places, yet close enough to be there in 20 minutes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in the Captain Cook in the South Kona

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Luxury Master Suite, hot tub on this deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd large luxury master suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 4 XL Twins that can convert to 2 Cal King beds if desired
    Attached Unit - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The 4th bedroom is in the guest house.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) Available for main house or Guest house., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon in Guest House Living Room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Player ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Jetted Tub in Master Bath, High speed internet, natures air conditioning, No Smoking inside or on the Lanai area, No pets


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(39 traveller reviews)

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Private Luxury Estate 3800 Sf Main+Guest House Sleeps 2 -14.
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Best lanai. Beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent 2 incredible weeks at Kona Dolphin House. The first week with our daughter, the second with two other couples. (With a max of 6 people, we didn't rent the ohana since we didn't need it.) Once we walked through the great room onto the covered lanai, we were hard-pressed to leave. The highlight of our days were breakfasts and sunsets on that lanai. The views are incredible…from the lanai, the dining room, the living room, even the kitchen.

I'm pretty sure the kitchen has every appliance you'll need. Coffee grinder and maker, 4-slice toaster, toaster oven, microwave, double oven, blender, food processor, and things I didn't recognize. Plenty of glasses, utensils, plates, bowls and cups. Sharp knives for all that delicious fresh fruit you'll pick up at the farmer's market, and an excellent pineapple peeler/corer/slicer. We had enough room for four people to work without bumping into each other. The pantry and fridge contain food items left by previous guests, so you might want to check it out before doing any heavy duty grocery shopping.

The master suites are sooo comfortable. Plenty of towels, a hair dryer in each master bath, as well as a make-up mirror. Huge closets. The first master suite shower is spacious with shower heads at both ends and on the ceiling. Each master suite has its own lanai. One has a hot tub. The other has lounge chairs. The guest room is large; the closet is not as big as the masters but still has plenty of room. The bath for the guest is across the hall, so each of our couples had their own bedroom and bath.

Lots of heavy duty beach towels, nice beach chairs with shoulder straps and drink holders; at least one had an insulated storage pocket. A selection of ice chests and flashlights (for the trip to see the lava flow if you can drag yourself from the house). Snorkeling gear. An overflow fridge in the garage.

The den has three couches that are comfortable for all to sit around and talk.

Beautiful grounds with lemon trees and lilikoi vines. The plants and trees around the house shield you from the neighbors so you feel like you are on your own island.

Dan greeted us upon arrival, gave us a tour, made restaurant and touring recommendations, & made us feel welcome. He quickly responded to questions during our stay. Very helpful!

I'd been lusting after this house since 2010. As enticing as the photos are, the reality is even better. Our first visit, but it won't be our last. January 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, Cal

Best VR ever

  • 5 of 5

Best VR ever. House is up on a hillside about a thousand feet above sea level looking down on the blue Pacific , Kealakekua Bay, and Honaunau.

What makes that unique is afternoons at the house are not hot and sticky and nights are so quiet. The only sound we heard was frogs (I think) which made falling asleep so comfortable with the cool night air.

The pictures of the house does not do justice: kitchen is fully loaded with pots, pans, utensils, plates, glasses, cups, etc. --Maybe enough for 15 people or more. Bedrooms are perfectly clean and well furnished.

After landing on the Big Island we picked up live Island Abalones, oysters, lobsters, Kona Kanpachi and more, we all feasted like kings and queens. What made that possible was "THE LANAI" and the sunset that provided live shows. Not only I would recommend this VR, when vacationing on the Big Island, I would stay at this 5 STARS VR again.


  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is PERFECT! Exceeded expectations on every front!

  • 5 of 5

The Kona Dolphin House is PERFECT! One of our brothers got married in the Captain Cook area and we rented this house for those of us not staying at the house where the wedding would be - so three families with kids plus my dad and step mom all stayed here and had a blast! Breathtaking views, very spacious, well appointed, comfortable - we had everything we needed and some! The pictures on the website do NOT do the place justice. It is SPECTACULAR. Also, the owner is super organized, professional and responsive (an absolute PLEASURE to deal with) and the local manager is easily reachable and very helpful. One of the best vacations ever!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cochrane, Alberta

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Meeting our "Aussie" relatives half way in Hawaii for a family reunion brought us to Kona Dolphin House. Six active seniors enjoyed the gourmet kitchen with everything one needs to make marvellous meals to enjoy on the beautiful lanai. The house is spacious and in a quiet neighbourhood away from the Kona tourist area. The local Captain Cook shopping area provided everything we needed. It was easy traveling to beaches, the volcano, etc using beach chairs,ice coolers,umbrellas and towels provided. The house and grounds were immaculate, the local manager attentive without being intrusive.the views from the lanai all thru the day were unforgettable.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best holiday in a long, long time

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely incredible time at the Kona Dolphin house. The house is in perfect condition, very spacious, with amazing views over the coastline from a stunning deck. There was a nice detached apartment above the garage that was perfect for us with our little baby, to have a little bit of space, while the rest of the extended family stayed in the main house. The location was perfect -- only 15 minutes down to perhaps the best snorkeling in Hawaii -- not to mention 5 mins to the grocery store and a good base from which to visit the volcano or various spots on the west coast on day trips. The gardener gave us a tour of the amazing garden and gave us fresh pineapple, mango, and coconuts. The owner also provided a list of incredibly helpful local recommendations. The place was spotless and had everything we needed. We can't say enough good things about it! Everyone came home relaxed, rejuvenated and happy.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Folsom, CA

Luxury in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Dolphin house took our breath away at first sight. Our group of 14 fit comfortably with the main house and guest house. The grounds are immaculate, the house is perfect, but the view is unforgettable. The drive into Kona was not bad, and definitely worth the cooler evening temperatures. The small shops in town were great and the nearby grocery store very convenient. A great home base if you plan on traveling to the many activities around the island. Would definitely stay at the Dolphin House again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swim with (near) the dolphins, kayak across the bay to the Captain Cook Monument, Best snorkeling on the Island


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in the Captain Cook, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Year Round 3 Beds 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Holiday 4 bedrooms 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Year Round 3 Beds 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Holiday 4 Beds 2019
15 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Year Round 3 Beds 2020
6 Jan 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Holiday 4 Beds 2020
15 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2021
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £193.13
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

3 Bedroom Main House rate: $450 per Night, 6 Night Minimum (Sleeps 8)
3 Bedroom Main House plus 1 Bedroom Guest House (4 Bedrooms total): $600 per Night, 6 Night Minimum (Sleeps up to 14)
Holiday rate for Christmas week and New Years week is for 4 bedroom minimum,
and with 7 night minimum, at $800 per night, plus 14.4166% tax and $350 cleaning fee.
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning fee Main House only (3 Bedrooms): $250
Cleaning fee Main House plus 1 bedroom Guest House (4 Bedrooms total): $350
50% deposit due at time of booking, balance, plus $500 refundable damage deposit, due 90 days prior to arrival.
Hawaii Sales tax of 14.4166% on the rental portion only.
(State required information).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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