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On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play.

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Overview
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
About the Owner
Shelley D
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
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Reviews (72)
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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We've made a lot of happy memories at this beautiful place. The house is spacious and unique, utilizing the constant breeze from the ocean to cool the air down and it makes you feel more connected to the surrounding nature. The house itself is perfectly equipped with everything you might need, even for your snorkeling trip or just playing in the balmy water of the pool. There is one gorgeous master bedroom/master bath in the main house. There are two additional bedrooms/bath in a guest house, to which you walk through a "jungle", we loved it and it suited us well with our adult son. There is plenty to explore, from kayaking and snorkeling just minutes walking distance to the renting place, or a secluded beach frequented mostly by the locals. We did not see the dolphins, but there was a beautiful seal resting on the beach and some turtles too. Thank you, Chrissy, for sharing your beautiful family home with us!
Visited July 2022
Written July 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Our family has been coming to the Big Island for more than 30 years and we love staying here. We were 3 generations together in this lovely home, surrounded by the sea, bird song and lushness of this part of the Big Island. We loved our time here and hope to return many times again. Mahalo for sharing this special home with us.
Visited June 2022
Written July 16, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The owners had people spying on us. They have the a/c disconnected in the living room kitchen area. They tell you to open the windows and sliding doors and the ocean breeze will cool it off. 85+ by noon is not cool to us. The beach is not a short walk from the property. No walking where wild pigs are roaming around for us. Very very disappointed, it basically ruined our stay. The only thing good I can say is the sunsets were nice. Definitely not what we paid for it. We are honest good people and were not treated well.
Visited May 2022
Written June 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We loved this house so much we canceled most of our planned excursions just so we could spend more time on the patio (adults) and in the pool (kids). Bring your pina colada, it doesn’t get any better than this!
Visited June 2021
Written June 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This was our third family vacation at this property. Beginning to feel like home. Love the architecture of the house. A mid-century modern tropical masterpiece, just the right vibe for me. We love to cook and there is a great assortment of dishes and cooking essentials. Will return.
Visited May 2022
Written June 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Incredibly beautiful and peaceful setting away from the heavily touristed areas. The home was simply gorgeous with a great kitchen and many areas to relax in or out of the sun. Great snorkeling nearby. Host was terrific and very accommodating. We definitely want to come back 💚
Visited May 2022
Written June 1, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This house and its setting was the perfect version of paradise for a retired mom and dad, two adult children, and one significant other to be together. We have been coming to this Island for many years and, before getting here, had no idea how lucky we were about to be. Beautiful inside and out, great art, birds and geckos in the yard; the only thing between us and the surf breaking on the lava ocean front was the swimming pool and a short sea wall. We felt we were sharing a treasured getaway with the extended family who clearly live here part of the time. No air conditioning needed. With the doors and windows open and the sea air blowing though, it felt like never quite being indoors. A half mile walk to launching a kayak in Kealakakua Bay and 4 easy miles to two step for snorkeling. With that said, this is not the place for you if you want to eat out every night, or drive to the North Kona beaches every day. It is a private place to relax, enjoy the sun, water, and nature, and let paradise surround you in a remote setting. We felt very privileged to be here and it would be a privilege to come back again.
Visited February 2022
Written February 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Words can not express how perfect this house is! The location is amazing and very quiet. Oceanfront viewing of whales, flying fish, and marlin! Walking distance to a beach and a short drive to good snorkeling. It is even more beautiful than the pictures show and comes equipped with everything you could possibly need.
Visited January 2022
Written January 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
I believe this is our 4th time to stay here - we keep being drawn back - we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this year (also our 20th). We love this property, the location, the privacy, quietness, and proximity to Kealakekua Bay. It seems like every time we stay we continue to get lazier and lazier, and just want to sit out back and watch the waves. We think it's wonderful and that it's the perfect place for us to recharge and escape our busy lives. We'd love to return if the owners will have us again!
Visited November 2021
Written December 10, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The property is beautiful and it's much as it was when it was built which gives an insight into Hawaiian building 40 years ago. Beautiful site on a beautiful Bay but you cannot swim in the front of the house because of lava. There is a beach a short ways away which was perfect for snorkeling. The house was well stocked with staples so we did not have to go out and purchase many foods we didn't need. Beautiful sunsets. As the property is located in Captain Cook Off the main Highway it's a very windy road down to the property. There's a small store at the top of the hill which is well stocked. Some of the best small restaurant in the area are right here within a few miles. We were here for two weeks and overall enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful Hawaiian home.
Visited November 2021
Written November 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
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Kid Friendly: Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions about On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play.

On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play. is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play. has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play. has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at On the Ocean at Kealakekua Bay. Where the Dolphins Play. must last at least one night. See all property details.