This house is a hidden treasure, it is located one hour south of Kona and one hour from Volcano National Park. It has fantastic ocean views and a wonderful deck. House is on an old lava flow -shop before you come as nearest store is 30 minutes away!
Aloha Beach House quiet and peaceful, set in an authentic fishing village. Unwind and relax from city life and packaged vacations. Three bedroom, three baths, and game room. A large Lanai runs the length of the house for dolphin and whale watching. Have dinner on a beautiful Lanai and watch the incredible sunsets enjoy the warm climate with cool coastal breezes. One and half blocks to water access for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and fishing. There are kayaks and boogie boards ... at the house.
The Milolii area is famous for deep sea fishing, and you can watch the fishing boats or go out yourself.Whales frequent Papa bay from December through mid- March.The beautiful secluded Honomolino Beach is close by-short walk along the coast from Milolii State Park-watch the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the fish in the coral, and maybe see a sea turtle or a rare Hawaiian monk seal. There are wild goats over on Umi street and the king's hiking trails is a 3 minute walk away. Many people walk the neighborhood, also. There are tide pools in the village and there is a local beach in town. The water is a two minute hike to where you can get in it Robinson Caruso style. Guests will need to sign a separate rental agreement upon check in; contact me with any questions please. Daniel will check you in and out of the house. His phone number is on the refrigerator. Since I don't have a deposit please have him do this. POne of the nearest supermarkets is about 30 minutes away at mile marker 77 south of the house; Malama market is next to L and M Barbecue. Also, you can get gas here or across the street by the Ace Hardware. There are breakfast places, a bakery, a coffee house and another supermarket and gas station. Every Saturday there is a market in the am- try the coffee - it is a local blend and great!
From Kona airport go south on Highway 11 towards Kailua and continue on towards the 89 mile marker, turn right on Milolii Road. Go about three miles, turn right on to Ewalu Avenue drive down the road to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to third intersection which is Elima Avenue, turn right and go a half block to a tan house left hand side which is 88-1555 Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway - it is the third house on the left.
From Hilo airport go on Highway 11 north for about two hours till you come to the sign that reads Milolii. Turn left by the sign drive three miles down the road to Ewalu Avenue, turn right drive down to the stop sign to Waenea Avenue turn left. Drive to the third intersection and turn right on Elima Avenue. Go a half block to a tan house left hand side of the road which is 88-1555. Daniel will check you in asap- he lives in the yellow house east of the property on Elima avenue. if you arrive late, he will get you in the am.
There are boogie boards, snorkel gear and beach toys in the closet on the first floor. There are a gazillion DVDS and netflix in the house. The kayaks are great! There is a play station in the lower master and WII is in a box in the closet- feel free to use.
Interaction with Guests
Most of the year I am in California so my interaction with guests is via email but I am happy to answer any and all questions. There is an orange folder titled Welcome Book on the desk or bar with ideas of what to do plus there are guidebooks in the house. Please leave them for future guests when you leave. Daniel's latest favorite thing is manta ray diving on the Hang Loose Boat which is north of Kona. Talk to him about it if you are interested! Everything is a drive on the Big Island so be prepared for that!
I love walking the streets to get exercise. Cars are traveling slowly in the neighbourhood. Speed limit is 15 miles per hour. The swimming hole is two minutes away- go northwest on Kai street to find- its over by the bay. That's where we put kayaks in. There are tide pools in the village and the wharf is a great snorkeling place as is the swimming hole by the house. There really isnt a beach close to the house but drive into the village of Milolii , the last hawaiian fishing village,park, and hike 15 minutes into Honomolino Beach, a pretty, quiet, black sand beach with a patch of white on the southern part.
You need to have a rental car for this house. Four wheel drive is a great addition to your car experience on the island- there are lots of places on the island to enjoy 4 wheel drive- you don't need it though to reach the house- roads are paved but curvy to the house.
Other Things to Note
Seeing the dolphins in Papa bay and the humpback whales in the winter are a great experience. Also, there are wild goats over on Umi Street. There are tide pools before you reach the community center on the right side. Buy fish in the village or up at the top of the hill- sushi grade Ahi tuna is wonderful! Ono is also a great fish to cook in butter and enjoy.
Please don't leave screen doors open especially on the first floor as all creatures small and big come in! There is an additional rental agreement to be signed upon arrival at the house. Contact me with any questions.Daniel will check you in and out of the house. At this time there is an 20 dollar charge which I add to your reservation; this covers checkin and out , bottled water, netflix, and internet.. We ask that people be conservative with the water and electricity and respect the place as if it is their own. Again please keep screen doors closed as then the whole bug and critter population comes in if you don"t. When you leave the house please shut glass doors as storms whip up and it could come in and ruin the bamboo floors. Also, wash your dishes If you stay longer than a week please take trash to the village dumpster as bugs grow in the trash containers due to the tropical climate. Trash directions are on fridge. Don't drink the tap water. It's good for brushing your teeth, showering and cooking if you boil it. Bottled water is provided. Please smoke outside .Thanks so much!
Cheryl's home is absolutely gorgeous. It's in a quiet neighborhood with wonderful views of the ocean. We loved spending time in the bright living room surrounded by views of the ocean and on the wrap around balcony. Daniel greeted us and made us feel welcome - he was full of insider knowledge and great tips.
The house is at the bottom of a steep and winding road - the drive down from the highway takes 10-15 minutes depending on your comfort. The road is well paved and you do not need a 4 wheel drive.
Everything you could need for the beach is provided, including snorkel gear and kayaks. Although we didn't have the opportunity to use the kayaks or the snorkel gear because the waves were very rough near the house - I think this is uncommon and was due to a swell passing through. There are 3 good size bedrooms plus a queen bed in the game room. I think the house could comfortably sleep 4 couples plus a couple of children on air mattresses and pull out couches. Note that the game room, bathroom, and large bedroom downstairs are not connected to the main living space upstairs.
Volcano National Park is about 1 - 1.5 hours away and Hilo can be reached in 2 hours with no traffic, if you really book it (we were late for a flight). Captain Cook is not too far, but the traffic took us nearly an hour. Make sure to bring your own food to the house. All kitchen items are provided.
We only wish we could have stayed longer. I think the house is a great place to relax and enjoy the quiet and wonderful view. There are some wonderful hikes nearby and Volcano National Park is not too far. We're hoping to bring our family back.
Thank you for your wonderful review! Come again with your family! Watch for last minute specials with me but that won't happen at Christmas time. I will track down a tea kettle. Thanks for the suggestion. I have had 13 people in the house and plan on bring my family of 12 this summer in June. It's a great place to stay 35 days so try for that the next time- I like month renters! I will be sending you a request to review from two other sites if you don't mind. It was a pleasure having you!
Cheryl was an excellent host. She kept us informed via email as to what was going on, lava flow activity, and general weather. We had zero problems.
The house itself is great. While there were only four of us on this trip, the house could easily accommodate twice that many. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms well stocked with shampoo, soap, sunscreen, ointments, etc., and the view of the ocean off the front lanai was excellent.
The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to make good food, and the living area has comfortable furniture and even amenities like Netflix.
The caretaker, "Uncle" Dan, was friendly and outgoing. He is also a fount of local information, and he gave us directions to an excellent local beach. This beach is hard to get to, but is fantastic.
The house also has just about everything you need for an island stay: many pairs of snorkels and flippers, kayaks, body boards, water shoes, and numerous other stuff to make your stay pleasant. The fact that you are a one minute walk from excellent snorkeling in the bay doesn't, hurt, either.
The listing is very accurate, and the photos match the house. The house itself is very nicely appointed with nice art and colours. It didn't feel like we were invading anyone's personal space, and it was very comfortable.
The only "drawback" has more to do with the island itself than the house. It is fairly remote, and it takes a lot of driving to get anywhere. Not that distances as so far: you can only drive about 35 mph / 60 km/h, so it takes a while to get anywhere. The twisty roads take some getting used to, especially for a Canadian who's used to wide open spaces and straight roads. None of this detracts from the house, which was exactly as advertized.
Overall, the house was what we expected, the hosts were fantastic, and the view of the ocean off the lanai is great. We had an excellent time, and I would recommend this house to anyone who wants to "get away from it all" in a secluded location.
Thanks Ron for your great , truthful review! Thanks for taking good care of the house. It takes 6 hours to get around the whole island so my house is central to the Big island but if you want parties, noise, mega tourist you should be in Kona. Although nightlife in Kona dies at about 10. Again it was a pleasure you had a great time . Thanks for appreciating the house!
We felt like we are at our summer house. It has everything for comfortable stay and even more. We liked the place, sunny, close to the ocean (no sandy beach like everywhere on Big Island, but good enough to swim), just 100 meters from rocky steps to the ocean. One thing made us upset - this place is really far from everything and to get there you drive from the highway down along mountain serpentine for 5 miles. For a short stay is not convenient, good for a long relaxing vacation.
Cheryl was very accommodating and made us feel very welcome at her house. We needed a playpen for our baby and she made sure it was there when we arrived. The house was very clean and had plenty of games, such as ping pong table and billiard/hockey table to occupy all of our 4 kids. There was also lots of water gear which we were grateful to have for our trips to the beach. We especially enjoyed the spacious lanai where we had all our meals. The house has a great view of the ocean and we were able to watch wales breaching in the evenings through binoculars provided by Cheryl. It is a very comfortable house and there is always a nice cooling breeze on the lanai.
It was a pleasure having your family at my house! I really appreciate how clean they left my house! I needed a little hoot pacnplay anyways for the house . I have been thinking of getting one for the house since last summer. Thank you for your wonderful review! please coma again and spread the word!!! I love the lanai , too; it's probably the most special part of the house. Sp glad whales were there for you!
We thoroughly enjoyed our family reunion at Aloha Beach House. There were 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and a full kitchen. We stocked up food at Costco & Choicemart, and ate gourmet meals every night. The lanai is large and comfy, and with fans and the breeze we didn't need AC. Miloli is in a fairly isolated location, but that also is a positive if you aren't looking for hordes of tourists (we weren't), and it is much closer to the Volcano Park than other places on the Kona side. Cheryl was great to work with and very attentive to our needs. Daniel the host is very welcoming, and so are the other neighbors. The ocean is fabulous there, crashing surf vs.lava. The house is accommodating and comfy, and cutely decorated. The ping-pong table was well-used by us, as was the kitchen. The price was very reasonable for everything provided. Overall, a great week - thanks, Cheryl !
Thank you Lee for a great review! So glad you chose our house. I always brag to people that you narrowed it to our house from 250 choices- that sticks in my mind. Come again! You were a pleasure to deal with!!! Your review was truthful and makes me want to keep renting it out on airbnb!
We loved the house! Plenty of space to sit and relax (although we were usually out and about) and the extra goodies (kayaks, snorkeling gear, boogie boards) were so great to have. Don't worry about bringing snorkel gear as there are about ten full sets.
As previous reviews suggested, the house is a bit out of the way (roughly an hour south of Kona and fifteen minutes down a winding road of switchbacks). This was not too big a deal for us since it's the Big Island and we knew we would be doing a lot of driving.
There are four beds in the house and a few additional sleeping spaces (a futon, air mattress, and sofa bed). We had 8 adults, and not all were couples, so it was a tad constricting. One was in the futon and another in the air mattress. Not too bad for the week we were there, but any additional time might have seemed cramped.
Cheryl is great at communication leading up to the trip. I had several questions and she usually responded within minutes.
Daniel, who watches over the house since Cheryl doesn't live in the area, is a treasure trove of information. He is very fun and loves to help with any planning.
Overall, I highly recommend the house. Just make sure it is the right fit for your size group and what you're wanting to do.
Thanks Nick for your great review! I appreciate that! I didn't know I had 10 full sets of snorkeling gear ! That's good to know. Glad you loved the house! Hope you loved view coming down the hill- it's my favorite on the Big Island. You were the first to use the air mattress so hope it was all that it was promised unless the 9 people from Japan who stayed in the house at Xmas used it. I plan on having my family or 13 people there this summer. House is 1939 square feet and deck is 600 feet plus.Thanks again for renting the house. please spread the word in your pilot world- I would really appreciate that. Come again!
It is all about the Toilet paper.
If you don't read anything else in this review, understand that the toilet paper provided at the Makai Hideaway is really good quality paper, it exemplifies the attention to detail that Cheryl put into her home, and the hospitality in the small details that makes a big difference between just a rental and an amazing home.
We loved our stay at Cheryl's place! We felt incredibly privileged that she shares her wonderful home.
First, the location: One of the things that the Big Island is known for is its volcanoes and lava. Other than seeing actual flowing lava (which wasn't possible during our stay), one can pretty much experience the same at the seaside house. The house is on actual lava flow and one can see and experience the lava field the community is built upon. In addition, one can see and hear the ocean and the beautiful coastline from the house. There is a small black sand beach less than 20 minutes away as well as another swimming/snorkeling location less than 5 minutes (walking!) away. In short, the location is beautiful!
Hospitality: It is the little things that count: an up-to-date 2014 travel guide for the Big Island that we brought with us on our daily excursions, Hawaiian music CDs, DVDs, wifi, kitchen utensils, bowls and everything else you'd need to cook, laundry room, game room, water fun activity stuff...we really couldn't have asked for anything more during our stay.
The process: Cheryl was very responsive to our request to book, even though we contacted her last minute. She is very friendly and answered all of our questions promptly. Her directions were excellent, we had no problem finding the house at night. Daniel the local caretaker is a fount of local information, providing tips on what is worth the time and money and what is just a tourist trap.
Other miscellaneous thoughts: the house is a ways away from the main tourist area of Kona, which is great because you can enjoy your stay away from tourists. Also, the house is great value to share with some friends as there are plenty of sleeping places.
Thank you for your great review! Your TP comment made me laugh! Come again and spread the word in San Diego. We bought the lot in front of the house from some people from Oceanside fyi but its surprising we don't get more guests from San Diego. Hopefully , in the future! I would love for you to review the house on (website hidden) 313588- if you could possibly do so, I would really appreciate it! You two were lovely to deal with! Again come again! Glad first aid kit helped! Take care!
I am a first grade teacher who enjoys teaching young children. I grew up in the four season of the Mid-West and saw the beauty of living in California. I was born in Venezuela and have always worked on both English and Spanish, and am able to teach both languages. My dream was to have a home in Hawaii. I've have spent the last few years traveling between CA and many of the Hawaiian Islands in search of the perfect home. We are settling on the shores of this quaint village. I am married with one 12 year old son, and two dogs. I love to hike and the kings trail is close to this house. I love nature nd there are wild goats over on Umi street. I love to watch movies and there is netflix at the house. I love geckos and there are brown and green ones at the house. I like deals and the Aloha Beach house is one! There is a king bed now in the master- everytime we go we make the house nicer! It's nicer than our house in California. The master bedroom downstairs is very large and has a queen bed. House can accomodate large groups; I just have to charge extra due to utilities. We get lots of family groups!
This beach house has been a 30 year dream in the making! It is always so incredible when you see your dreams come true with belief and hard work. Please come and share the Aloha Beach House- it really is a special place set in an authentic fishing village.