About This Listing
There are 2 queen rooms and one room with two single beds.
Guests also may go on a complimentary shore snorkel tour where dolphins & turtles frequent.
Aloha, E komo mai (we welcome you).
Twin Dolphin description:
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.
The path is well lit around the house to the entrance.
The large 3 bedroom/1 bathroom rental has 2 queen beds and 2 single beds 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. There are two dining tables with six chairs on our covered lanai. The patio has two outdoor dining tables and three lounging areas overlooking fruit trees & ocean views. We offer modern amenities including WiFi.
Rates: March 21 - November 23:
$155 per night for the entire 3/1 rental
$125 per night double occupancy
$99 per night single occupancy
There is a 13.42% hotel tax & $50 cleaning fee and $100 damage deposit. The $100 damage deposit is refundable if there is no damage to the rental.
3 night minimum stay.
Rates: November 26 - March 31
$265 per night for the entire rental
$165 per night double occupancy
$125 per night single occupancy.
3night 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.
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 premisses, 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.
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.
Quiet, clean 3 bedroom/1 bathroom vacation rental on the south Kona coast conveniently located near grocery, post office, restaurants, entertainment and great beaches.
Renting a car is highly recommended.
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.
Guests are asked to keep the rental clean and to report any damage or problems immediately.
This is a quiet vacation retreat. Parties and additional guests are not welcomed.
My wife and I had a great experience at Sheoli's place. She was very friendly, welcoming and offered many useful suggestions on local restaurants and attractions. She even offered us a basket of fruit, beach blankets and mats. We highly recommend her home for anyone interested in visiting Kona, HI.
The accommodation was amazing with very comfortable furnishings and very well equipped . View over the ocean and well located just far enough out of condo-land (30 minute drive) and 15 minuted drive to best snorkeling spots. Sheoli was very welcoming and went out of her way to make us comfortable.
We found Sheoli's place convenient, quiet, clean, and private. The view looking down on the bay was wonderful, especially at sunset. The apartment was huge and very open, way beyond our needs. Funny the bathroom was as far as possible from the bedroom, but you wouldn't even notice that in a smaller place. She lives upstairs at the driveway level and the apartment is downstairs and opens out onto the small backyard. Sheoli was friendly and accommodating and loaned us snorkeling and body boarding gear. She helped us with local advice and arranging SCUBA and dolphin/whale watching. Kitchen was convenient and nicely equipped (except that she is opposed to microwaves). We are happy to recommend Sheoli's place over the big hotels down in Kailua.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Twin Dolphin retreat. Sheoli has created a lovely sanctuary of warmth and aloha. We felt very relaxed and loved the gorgeous ocean view! Sheoli was a wonderful host and we look forward to staying here again.
About the Host, Sheoli
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.