Escape the hotel scene! Hale Nai`a (Dolphin House) is your dream come true in paradise. You will appreciate the relative seclusion and it is perfect for celebrating that special occasion or a romantic getaway. Hale Nai`a unveils breathtaking views and allows you the opportunity to be outside from morning to night. If you plan to prepare your meals at home, this is the place for you! You can do so while soaking in the magnificent ocean view in the fully furnished outdoor kitchen with full size fridge, stove, sink, dishwasher, BBQ, coffee pot, microwave and a screened in gazebo for your dining pleasure. In addition, there is also an interior, fully equipped kitchen with ocean views, a full size fridge and stove with oven. Let the sound of the ocean waves lull you to sleep in your beautiful one bedroom o'hana with unobstructed ocean views that can accommodate up to 4 guests. There are ceiling fans in every room – even the bathroom. A comfy Cal King bed with memory foam topper awaits you as well as a pillow topper queen size sofa sleeper to accommodate extra guests or family members. Have an afternoon siesta in your hammock. There is a full 4 piece bath indoors and an added bonus and to truly experience Hawaii there is an additional custom-built outdoor bamboo shower with hot water for your enjoyment. Listen to the singing of the many songbirds as you leisurely sip your morning coffee/tea. Watch the dolphins as they swim by. Relax and unwind after a day of rejuvenating solitaire getaway adventure or nuzzle with a loved one watching a breathtaking Hawaiian sunset from your lanai with swaying palm and coconut trees framing your picturesque view. Star-gazing can be spectacular on the clear warm Hawaiian nights or a trip to Mauna Kea's observatory to marvel at the clear star swept sky is well worth the trip. We also have available beach necessities including beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, sun-shade umbrella, and cooler – so no need to pack these items. Hale Nai`a (Dolphin House) is located: - 45 minutes south of Keahole, Kona International Airport - 15 minutes to grocery stores, restaurants, markets - Three miles to Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park - Thirty minutes to Kailua-Kona - 1.5 – 2 hour drive to Volcano National Park Kealakekua Bay (Pathway to the Gods) is located on the Kona Coast, 12 miles South of Kailua-Kona and is only a short walk from your cottage. Manini Beach is truly a hidden gem of a beach a short 250 steps away with picnic tables, a small sand beach with shaded grassy areas. A perfect spot to unwind basking in the sun. If your are fortunate enough, you may have the opportunity to swim with turtles, mantas, spotted eagle rays and enjoy world class snorkeling with beautiful coral reef and an array of colorful tropical fish in an awesome under water protected marine sanctuary. Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook monument are seen across the bay from Manini Beach where spinner dolphins frequent. This is also the historic bay where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii in 1778 and the famous site of his Monument. Historic Napoopoo Beach Park and Ke'ei Beach (good for surfing) are only minutes away. The federal park Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, The City of Refuge, is a short drive to the south. There you will find a popular snorkeling spot named “Two Step” which is an easy access area for snorkeling or scuba diving. This area also has a public boat launch and a sand beach for the small children to swim in shallow waters. Another 10-minute drive will take you to Ho'okena Beach which is a black sand beach with great views, public facilities, camping, rental equipment and perfect for a picnic. The sound of the ocean waves will enchant you. Visiting during the months of November through March is an excellent time for watching humpback whales breech from your lanai. On occasion, you can hear their singing and tail slapping. The Hawaiian spinner dolphins frequent the bay all year and can be seen jumping and “spinning” in the pristine blue waters. Paradise awaits you! Please note: This is a non-smoking property indoor and outdoor. Smoking can be enjoyed steps away at the entrance to the property or the nearby beach park.TripAdvisor property ID 3381669...Read more
Look No Further - HALE NAI`A Kealakekua Bay Captain Cook, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
- 45 minutes south of Keahole, Kona International Airport
- 15 minutes to grocery stores, restaurants, markets
- Three miles to Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
- Thirty minutes to Kailua-Kona
- 1.5 – 2 hour drive to Volcano National Park
Left on 05/27/2015 for a stay in February 2015 | Glenn NReviewed May 27, 2015Stayed Feb 2015
My wife and I stayed here with our 2 children (18 and 10) and had a wonderful time. The accommodation was excellent and we all loved the outdoor shower. The outdoor kitchen is great; we never actually used the inside kitchen.
The 2 hosts: Janice and Rusty, are lovely people and cannot do enough to help out with anything.
The water temp and clarity is amazing with 30m visibility most days. We snorkelled and kayaked with dolphins and got pretty close to humpback whales, which we saw everyday.
If you go to the Big Island and want to spend your time with 3000 people beside you (did that in Waikiki), by all means go to the Hilton Waikoloa, a couple of hours nth of here. If you want to spend your time with a lot less people and enjoy a beautiful part of the world, stay here, you won't be sorry.
Thanks Janice and Rusty.
Left on 02/16/2015 for a stay in January 2015 | Rose RReviewed Feb 16, 2015Stayed Jan 2015
Words cannot describe how much we loved our stay! From the lovely ocean view, the sound of the waves, the well stocked supplies (everything you could think of),the friendly and helpful hosts, the gorgeous weather, to the relaxation and rejuvenation we enjoyed, this place is wonderful. The only negative thing we could think of was that there was no way to slow down the time so we could enjoy it longer! We explored most of the Big Island, but this was one of our favorite spots. We celebrated our 10th anniversary here and would love to come back and revisit some of the many beautiful places we discovered. We spent many hours watching and listening to the waves, watching for and seeing whales, and experiencing the ocean. Another highlight was kayaking across the bay with many, many dolphins swimming all around us!
If you have a chance, I highly recommend booking this place!
Left on 04/20/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A Thankful GuestReviewed Apr 20, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
That's because we had to leave. Yes the day came that we had to depart. But while we were there it was one of the most relaxing, invigorating and peaceful vacations that we've had in years.
The property was impeccably kept and although Janice and Rusty(hosts) were virtually invisible they were always nearby if we needed help finding something or just for a friendly chat(they are a lovely couple).
I would recommend Hale Nai'a to anyone wanting a relaxing secluded vacation yet not too far from reality...ie golf,snorkel/diving(amazing) the night life, entertainment, sightseeing or what ever it may be that you would be interested in doing...my personal favorite relaxation exercise was sitting on the lanai watching for(and seeing many) dolphins and humpbacks going by.
One last thing, the climate was amazing at this location, often we would look up to the top of the hill and see weather happening, yet we were always spared down at the cove.
In closing, if The Big Island is your destination in Hawaii, this spot should be on the top of your list of choices.
Left on 04/09/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 9, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
This place transported me to a dream world! The cottage is comfortable with the king sized luxury bed, but the real highlight is the combination of indoor and outdoor living quarters. I loved the outdoor shower and the outdoor kitchen. Every morning after coming back from a long swim, I looked forward to sinking into one of the chairs or the hammock with a cold drink for a little relaxing. One night I even slept outside under the stars and woke in the early morning to the sound of whales! Hawaii doesn't get any more authentic.
The location of the cottage is perfect. I could see and hear the water from wherever I was inside or outside. Also, the beach is just a short stroll away. Snorkeling at the beach is phenomenal! The coral provides a home for all sorts of colourful fish who swim around munching away. There are a couple spots where the coral has formed a natural arch which is a great place to explore life underwater. One morning while swimming, a manta ray joined me and another morning I was lucky enough to be in the bay when a few pods of dolphins came in. It was truly magical!
It is easy to tell that the owners take pride in this property and want to make sure you have a great visit. Looking forward to my next visit to the Dolphin House! Thanks Janice and Rusty for a very relaxing and truly magical visit to Hawaii!
Left on 03/27/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | MargaretReviewed Mar 27, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
My husband, two year old daughter and I had the pleasure of staying at this cottage for a few days in February. The cottage is amazing and fully equipped. The outdoor kitchen made us feel like we were on a cooking show on The Food Network. It was stocked right down to pink Himalayan sea salt. The master bed is very comfy - resort quality sheets and linens. There is an outdoor shower which is lovely for rinsing off after the beach and an indoor bath for relaxing. The beach itself was very close - my two year old could walk there - maybe 200 ft or so. The beach has a sandy area, a grassy park and a small sandy entrance way between lava rocks to swim out to excellent snorkeling. While out swimming my husband saw pods of dolphins which frequent this bay. We also heard whales in the early morning hours. Rusty and Janice were excellent hosts and introduced us to some friends and locals, giving us a feel for the real Hawaii. Rusty gave a demonstration of opening up a coconut with a machete which was a big hit with my daughter. All in all a magical place to stay, we were just sorry we hadn't planned a longer visit.
Left on 03/05/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 5, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
What a total dream this place is.. the owners are so wonderful and have thought of everything. the outdoor kitchen and living room and shower make the experience everything you hope for in a vacation rental!
a little slice of paradise.
iva and jerry peele
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