The Bamboo Hideaway, Studio Apartment, 1 Cal King Bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
We moved to the Big Island in 1987 with Greg's work at Bank of Hawaii and built our home here in Captain Cook in1988. Planning for retirement we added the square footage for the vacation rentals in 1998 and later expanded the footprint of the house too and added solar power. The whole process has been a fun and gratifying creative experience. You'll love the large stand of bamboo on the property a focal point in the design of the property. This unite has a BBQ area close to it's individual parking and private entry. We've receive much enjoyment and satisfaction providing hospitality to many seasoned travelers over the years and have many repeat guests we consider friends. That said we give our guest all the privacy they desire. The honor system has worked well over the years and some guests have actually checked in with the key code and checked out with out us meeting them because of the layout of the property. We provide the excellent accommodations at a very good price and our guest seem to appreciated that and taken very good care of the property leaving it as good as they found it. "Peaberry" is our 9 years old dog, a black lab looking, lab pit mix and Mr. Mow, our 15 year old Siamese cat.
Why Nancy chose Captain Cook
This location represents "Old Hawaii" and over the years we’ve established this property to not only share the breathtaking ocean views and very pleasing accommodations but also it's an agricultural experience for our guests in this lush tropical environment with a wide verity of flowers, plants and trees that we’ve planted on the property over the years. Be sure to also check out the Historic Living Coffee Farm exhibit just down the road and the Amy Greenwell Botanical Gardens nearby and for old time flavor also see "Manago Hotel" and "Tashima’s Restaurant" both here since the early 1900’s. The Kona Historical Museum is also close by and well worth visiting. Many will want to see the two historic church's in the area and of course the Farmers Green Market in Captain Cook on Sundays. All the roads are paved and we're close to numerous good restaurants in the area; The Coffee Shack for breakfast and lunch, Keei Café, a little up scale , Manago Hotel, ( 1920's old Japanese Hotel known for their terrific port chop dinner), Annie's Burgers, The Fish Bowl (for take out fish), Hong Kong Chop Suey for Chinese food. Teshima's 1920's style Japanese Restaurant in Honalo, and Kenichi Pacific for sushi, very good and Sam Choy's also in Keauhou, another small shopping center. To enhance knowledge and understanding of Hawaii we offer our lending library while your here with books about Hawaiian Culture and History.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The are numerous good restaurants in the area; The Coffee Shack for breakfast and lunch, Keei Café, a little up scale , Manago Hotel, ( 1920's old Japanese Hotel known for their terrific port chop dinner), Annie's Burgers, The Fish Bowl (for take out fish), Hong Kong Chop Suey for Chinese food. Teshima's 1920's style Japanese Restaurant in Honalo, and Kenichi Pacific for sushi, very good and Sam Choy's also in Keauhou. It's only a 15 min. drive to Keauhou Shopping Center where you'll also find another grocery store, shops and a movie theater. Another 10 min. and you are in Kailua-Kona for many other good restraints including The Fish Hopper and Huggo's. There are current working coffee farms to visit and a must visit is the Historic Japanese Living Coffee Farm. There is also fresh fish at the local grocery store and Fish Market.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Accomidation is limited to 2 people per regulation
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Cancellation Policy: 60 days prior to arrival-April thru Sept. 90 day prior to arrival--Oct. thru March Refund of only ngts re-booked.
1. Names, address and cell phone #'s required from each guest. 2. Upon leaving: clean out all refrigerator containers--wash/put away all dishes.
Honor policy: You are responsible for lost or damaged items. A $ amount will be given to replace it with a matching item or one of our choosing.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Loved our stay!
We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary here, and it couldn’t have been more perfect! We loved the screened in lanai, the view was beautiful! The sunsets were magical! Our hosts, Nancy and Greg were very attentive to our needs. We would stay here again!
We thoroughly enjoyed this property ! The plants, flowers and trees were gorgeous! Loved the lanai and the view every morning with the breeze drinking our coffee as we planned our day . The house is well equipped and very tastefully furnished and clean!! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a cozy private getaway !
The photos of this lovely property give a very accurate picture of the rental itself, but the breadth and depth of the view can't really be captured or appreciated from a picture. The fairly compact enclosed space is multiplied immensely by the big, comfortably-furnished, screened lanai, a delightful place to be day or night. The vertical drop of nearly a thousand feet directly in front of the property means no near neighbors, except for the owners.
Nights are very jungly-sounding, with geckos and coqui frogs calling from the lush vegetation. As day breaks, birds take over. The very comfortable bed makes going to sleep or waking up a pleasure, and the washer and dryer and well-equipped kitchen take care of the practicalities.
We had a perfect stay, taking advantage of the nearby restaurants and snorkeling opportunities, and relaxing in the cool breezes on the lanai. The one caveat would be that this unit is the lower story of an up and down duplex, so upstairs neighbors could impact what for us was perfect experience. Highly recommended.
Peaceful, tropical bugs
Aloha Audrey, I'm so sorry you had a bug problem. With screened lanai's we usually only on occasion have a problem with ants which is an easy fix with ant bait. I wish we had known and been able to fix the problem it for you. Aloha nancy
Perfect paradise hideaway!
Our 2nd time at the Bamboo Hideaway was perfect! Gorgeous ocean view from the lanai, beautiful gardens, clean well stocked apartment and easy access to the best snorkel spots!
Use of washer and dryer with supplies, beach gear and coolers - we can't wait to come back!
Relaxing, perfect view
Nancy was a perfect host, with prompt communication. The property is well kept and supplied so we were able to cook there, scooping money! The view is incredible, upstairs visitors were quiet and respectful.