About This Listing
A romantic hideaway with the sound of ocean waves crashing, and starry night skies hosts up to 6 with a master suite, loft, and downstairs sleeper. Home boasts a huge screened lanai for dinning, open living, and undbelievable whale watching!
POI*13 Located in Captain Cook. Milolii is one of the last, and oldest fishing villages in Hawaii.
This private getaway is well worth the drive down the mountain.
The home sits on the flats of Milolii with an expansive ocean view, walking distance from the water. (Approximately 2 blocks- there is NOT sand beach access from here)
Many enjoy the snorkeling from here often referred to as "Da'Rock".
(Mother nature and tide permitting.)
During season the whales are easily spotted by the naked eye from the huge screened lanai of this cottage. The soft melodies of birds, with ocean waves can be enjoyed throughout the day in the lush gardens surrounding the home. Sophisticated creativity, peace and class are all interwoven throughout this special retreat. Stepping away from the busyness of our world into another place is easy when you are here!
Guest will have access to surf boards, snorkel gear, coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards, fruit on the property (when ripe during your stay: many variations of mango trees for multiple fruiting seasons in the garden), DVD collection, Smart TV with access to your Netflix, Hulu, You Tube, WIFI, games, puzzles, yoga mats, books to enjoy while visiting, BBQ, picnic table in garden, full kitchen including a coffee maker, VATAMIX, and bread maker, microwave and full oven/stove.
The perfect place to plan to grocery shop, head down the mountain to disconnect, while still having all the amenities of home, you've found the right place to escape.
2 out of the top 5 snorkeling spots in all of the Hawaii islands are within 20 miles.
You will need a car
Other Things to Note
*The drive down from HWY 11 onto Milolii Dr. may be more easily navigated during the day for the first time. (Consideration for flights)
Several twist and turns, take it slow and enjoy the ride.
Well worth it to be on the flats we refer to as, "the edge of the world"
*All properties in Milolii are on a rain water catchment system. Ours is triple filtered. Tenant is responsible for the purchase of their own bottled water and consumables.
*There is a house journal in the living area, please take a moment to leave your mark.
*CODE: for accessing the keys will be provided prior to arrival via email.
KEY LOCKBOX: located by outside sink in the driveway.
*WIFI: "Adventure House"
Password provided prior to check in via email
*Please recycle: We're on an island!
We've made it easy for you with separate receptacles inside and out for trash/recycling.
*Help us keep the price for enjoyment of these amenities so low!!!
Please conserve energy by turning off lights and fans when not at home. The average price on the mainland for energy is $.11/kwh
In Hawaii it is over $.50/kwh
*We do not have plastic bags given for shopping on the island.
You can purchase reusable bags at the store, or bring a couple in the outside pouch of your suitcase.
This will make it easy to get to for your shopping prior to making your way home the first-time.
(Side note: I bring foldable insulated bag for first shopping (and hikes) to keep groceries cool)
Tim and Jenn
We are so pleased you've picked our happy place to stay!
This stay is quite inclusive for a vacation outside of the box of resort style stays.
We include many additional amenites such access to boards, snorkel gear/fins, coolers, BBQ
(propane not included, tanks available, often times they are full) and beach towels, DVD's, yoga mats, and books to mention a few.
With a resort style stay these items would be at additional expense to you.
Here at POI*13, we share them with you. Please return the items used to the place and in the condition you found them.
Your cleaning fee does NOT include dishes and BBQ/cooler cleaning. If you found it - and used it, please return it clean and where you found it.
Mahalo for choosing a new and fuller vacation experience with us.
Great deal for my weekend trip. Tim was very helpful and always responded promptly. Getting in and out of the house was easy. The neighborhood is quite an interesting place with all the lava rock and homes going up. The place had a nice breeze and I spent almost all my time on the covered lanai. Milolli was not too exciting during the day, so I would head up to Kona for my adventures. Drive is about an hour. Also I took the surf boards and snorkel gear out and they all worked just fine - a great addition!
We had a lovely stay at the Poi 13. Pam was great and the home was spotless. It's a real getaway from the regular tourist areas but convenient to the store (about 20 minutes) and to fantastic snorkeling. I agree with other reviewers that "sleeps 6" is a stretch. Also, with being on the catchment system it would have been nice to have some water to get us started since we did not arrive until about midnight and stores were closed. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Mama and baby humpbacks right from the porch and were so pleased we stayed at the Poi 13.
The house and the view from the lanai were nice. Some things that should be noted before booking this place. It is 2 hours away from Hilo and just over an hour away from Kona and there is a treacherous 3 mile road to get to the property once you leave the highway. It is advertised as "a stone's throw from ocean", but is two blocks away. Also, "snorkeling steps away from back yard" is a 45-minute walk or 8-10 minute car ride to a safe snorkeling location. The area just two blocks away is a steep cliff with many rocks in the water and I can't imagine this is the area they are talking about for snorkeling. The property uses rain-encatchment so you will need to bring your own drinking water...which we were not told before we got there so we had to go back out to closest grocery store, 14 miles away, to get some. We tried to contact hosts 3 weeks before our arrival to receive pertinent details and got no response. I tried again a few days before arrival and once more on day we were to arrive. Once we arrived and I called Pam she gave us the internet password and I saw that Tim had written us me that day. Finally "accomodates 6" is a stretch. There is a small futon chair, but it is not a traditional fold out and would only be comfortable for one small child. The other option is a small chase lounge chair that is part of the sectional sofa, again only suitable for a small child.
Our hosts were great right from the start. Their place was as advertised. The community was great, friendly and we felt safe and secure. Having a local contact added so much more to our stay.
This place was exactly what we were looking for. We did experience a problem with some wasps but we eventually won. Watching the whales and waves from the enclosed deck was wonderful.
Overall this was a great place to stay and we would recommend it to others who like privacy and solitude.
Neighbors and caretaker checked in on us to make sure all was ok. All was organized to make it easy to find all we needed. Judging from the books on hand, we and Tim share many of the same values. He and his wife are people we would like to get to know better. It was a joy to be with members of my family who live so far apart that we do not often have the opportunity to be together. Our hang out time was wonderful.
We had a great time at Poi 13! It was a ways away from any major towns or cities but was a good base to explore the South Island, which was amazing! House was clean and hosts were very nice, even though we didn't see them face to face. Pam, the property manager, came by to meet us and take care of anything we needed. We would definitely come again. Thanks!
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