Cheryl's home south of Captain Cook is beautifully decorated and well supplied with everything you could need for an enjoyable stay on the Big Island. She certainly has thought of everything. We settled in to 'home' right away and a couple of ladies in our group chose to stay there and just relax it was so comfortable. It was great to wake up to the sound of the ocean and the lovely birds over in Daniel's yard next door. We Manta ray snorkeled with Hang Loose, day snorkeled and snuba with Fair Wind on the Hula Kai, ziplined and gardens at Botanical World Adventures and enjoyed the Seahorse Farm. All of these companies provided great experiences. Then our home away from home was the perfect place to relax after our adventures. Thank you Cheryl for sharing your beautiful home.
This is a great place to experience Hawaii for the first time. As a flat-lander the location was fantastic with scenic views of the Pacific. There is so much to do south of the house, from black sand beach, green sand beech the southern most point in US and Volcano National Park(VNP). The park is up there with the Grand Caynon for me. Cheryl is a great hostess and helped me with the many questions I had before the trip. When you get to the house Daniel is there to help you in any way. Cheryl and Daniel both recommended the night time Manta Ray dive(sorkel) with Hang Loose. The dive with the rays is an experience I would never forget.
This location is remote - it is 1.5 hours south of the Kona airport, one hour from Volcanoes National Park and 30 minutes to the nearest market. If you are looking for a resort town with all the amenities, night life and tourism, this may not be your rental. But the allure of this one is in the loss of those things - this house has quiet, beautiful views and space for you and yours.
The owner lives elsewhere and the caretaker lives just up the street - he is a positive character and full of stories of the area and what being in Miloli'i is like (this rental is not in Captain Cook proper, but a small fishing village further south). Be expected to hand him $20 when you get there, it is a deal that the two have about the house being rented out that the owner messaged out before heading there.
We slept 11 in the house easily during our visit -
Second floor: Master bedroom with a king bed, spare bedroom with a full bed, pull out couch with another full sized bed. Full kitchen, bar dining. Massive porch with ocean views.
(There are no internal stairs between floors, all traffic goes outside to the patio stairs)
Ground floor: Game room has a full size bed and twin-sized bunk beds. Bedroom with a full size bed and an air mattress.
There are also all the ocean swimming gear you may want to use, all in different levels of quality. There is a snorkel spot nearby that is good to jump into, and a public beach that is a 10 minute drive and 15 minute walk that is beyond worth spending some time at since the location is so isolated.
This home is perfect for families or groups with lots of room for everyone! It's cozy, clean and so quiet, and the view of the ocean in the morning while having coffee on the Lanai is perfect. Cheryl and Daniel are great hosts and provide lots of tips on things to do, recommending tours, etc :) It's a stunning landscape and a great home base for exploring Volcano National Park and the trip to Kona is gorgeous and not too far either. We will be back again for sure!!
So nice house. We excited.
I love this atmosphere that very calm and silent.
Also windy night was good!
Just perfect. House by the ocean, plenty of room, clean, extremely helpful hosts. Great to visit Volcano national park. Would stay there again for sure.
Great home with fabulous views. Nearby "hidden" beach was a real gem. We enjoyed our stay in this quiet and relaxing home. Nicely located between kona and volcanoes natl pk for easy access to both locations. Would love to return! Cheryl really took the time to answer all emails in a very short amount of time. Daniel, the house manager, was full of knowledge and gave great recommendations. My recommendation, stay longer than you think you want. You won't regret it!