Medium queen bedroom with ceiling fan, built in dresser, desk & large closet.Large twin double with ceiling fan, built in dressers, large closet & lots of light facing the ocean.
Twin Dolphin Retreat - Sleeps 1-6
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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There are 2 queen bedrooms rooms and one bedroom with two single beds.

Guests may also book a 4 hour boat tour to swim with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins.

The space

Aloha, E komo mai (we welcome you).

Twin Dolphin Retreat:
This quiet retreat is surrounded by tropical botanicals, fruit trees and inspiration with expansive ocean views and vast skies.
Go to sleep to the sound of the ocean and awaken to the sound of singing birds.

There are designated parking areas on the property, then follow a short path through the patio & lounge areas to the entrance to the house. In the evening this path is illuminated.

This rental has 2 queen bedrooms and one twin double bedroom perfect for family and friends. All bedrooms have plenty of light, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, large closets, built-in dressers & desks. There are soft mountain and ocean breezes throughout the day and evening.

The large, full bathroom has a Japanese soak tub and high quality bed linens & bath towels. The airy, country kitchen is fully equipped with high quality cook ware, dinner ware & beverage ware.

The house has a lot of old Hawaiian charm and is decorated in contemporary and Bali furnishings and art. The dining area is on a covered lanai overlooking the ocean view. The patio has two outdoor dining tables and three lounging areas overlooking fruit trees & ocean views. We offer modern amenities including WiFi.

April 1 through November 22:
$99 per night, Single occupancy
$110 per night, Double occupancy
$15 per night, per person for each additional person over 2.
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

November 23 through March 31:
$100 per night single occupancy
$135 per night double occupancy
$15 per person, per night over double occupancy (up to 6 guests)
There is a 13.42% hotel tax & $100 refundable cleaning/damage deposit.
4 night minimum stay.

Located in an old Hawaiian coffee and fruit farm neighborhood this rental sits on 5 acres and is about 30 minutes to the Kona International Airport. Within minutes there is a grocery store, post office, restaurants & Hawaiian sacred sanctuaries and beaches.

This property sits above Kealakekua Bay at 1,320' elevation. The nearest beaches are about 10 - 15 minutes away and are known as some of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive in the world. Dolphins, turtles and a rainbow array of aquatic life frequent these bays.

Guests are greeted by the owner and welcomed with a fresh tropical fruit basket and exotic flowers.

For entertainment, Kailua Kona is about 20 minutes north. restaurants.

Your host, Rev. Captain Sheoli Makara, who lives on the premises, is a known marine naturalist and is expert at respectfully introducing her guests to the dolphins and whales by shore or boat.

This property is a smoke free environment.

Guest access

Private entrance.

Interaction with guests

Guest enjoy their privacy and are welcomed to call on the owner as needed. The owner offers one complimentary snorkel from the shore of a nearby bay where the dolphins frequent.

Other things to note

An indoor kitty does not go into the rental bedrooms or bathroom. She is great at catching tropical insects that find their way into the house.

Wheelchair accessible

Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $1000
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Guests are asked to keep the rental clean, use recycle bins and to report any damage or problems immediately.
This is a quiet vacation retreat. Parties and additional guests are not welcomed.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
September 2017
Sheoli was wonderful. Very hospitable and accommodating with the check in and check out times. We loved her beautiful house in Paradise and also the tropical fruit basket greeting us upon arrival

Hau User Profile
August 2017
We had a great time staying at Sheoli's place. It was a relaxing place, cozy and perfect for our family. It provided us with all the things that we need including full kitchen and refrigerator. We definitely enjoyed the welcoming fruit basket with a white pineapple. She also provides, at no charge, snorkel gear, beach towels, chair, and matt, that you can use for your beach excursion. Sheoli also offers a swim with dolphin tour (4 hours), which she swims with you. My wife was not a swimmer and Sheoli spent time and helping her out. Saw lots of dolphins. Highly recommended if you are looking for a swim with dolphin tour.

Tanveer User Profile
August 2017
This was a good place to stay, only downside is that the wifi can be a bit spotty.

Dana User Profile
July 2017
We really appreciated the advice and "insider info" about places to see and things to do. The welcome fruit basket of property-grown bananas, papaya, and mango was delicious! Highly recommend the dolphin boat trip if available, the 4hr trip we took had 5 incredible observations of numerous spinner dolphins and we had an unexpected and lengthy (20 minutes) interruption on return trip to observe several small pods of short-finned pilot whales. Sheoli is a gracious and friendly hostess and the property is -exactly- as described. We will want to stay at Twin Dolphins on our next trip to the Big Island. Many thanks! A+++++

Miranda User Profile
July 2017
Had such a great time staying at Sheoli's place! It was super cozy and clean and provided us with everything we needed during our stay! I absolutely loved sitting out on the lanai at night and in the mornings enjoying the beautiful view and weather, it was so relaxing and peaceful. Sheoli herself was so sweet, I am happy that we chose to stay at her place and had the opportunity to meet her as well as join her on the dolphin charter which was an incredible experience! Hopefully we will be back soon! :)

Martinus User Profile
July 2017
Lots of room for our family of 6. Kitchen is wel equipped. I recommend taking the dolphin swim tour with Sheoli, we really enjoyed it.

Karen User Profile
June 2017
The listing says entire home/apt which isn't entirely correct. We had the use of everything the listing describes, but she doesn't tell you that she will be on the property, in the same house, on the other side of a screen. It felt like we were kicking her out of her home. She also told us she would come in and remove our compost when we were not there. It just didn't feel like we had our own place to relax. We were on our last family vacation before the 'kids' move out and we felt like we needed to be quiet and not talk or laugh too loud. I guess we just needed more privacy. We ended up only staying 1 out of 8 nights. On the positive side, the property is beautiful. Great ocean view, secluded location. The bedrooms were comfortable and roomy. The bathroom and kitchen are large and well stocked. I'm sure Sheoli would have been a gracious host.

Captain Cook, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Sheoli User ProfileSheoli is a superhost.

Your host, Rev. Captain Sheoli Makara is a known marine naturalist and loves to introduce her guests to the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Humpback Whales (winter season) and a rainbow array of aquatic life. Whether by boat or shore, these journeys will create lasting memories.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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