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Lawai'a Sea Lodge - Ocean Front - Kayaks Included

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Home - additional units available

This home, known as Lawai'a Sea Lodge, is located on Kealakekua Bay. It has a private kayak launch with safe channel access to the Bay. The property offers three different rental options...

Entire Property $695/night + $450 Cleaning fee

Upstairs: $295/night + $225 cleaning fee

Downstairs: $225/night + $125 cleaning fee

Cottage: $175/night + $100 cleaning fee

The main home is divided upstairs and downstairs into private rental units. The upstairs unit has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with a living room and kitchen. With a spectacular view of the bay, the upstairs lanai is a great place to enjoy your meals or an evening sunset. The downstairs unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with a spacious kitchen and sun deck overlooking the bay. There is also a separate detached cottage facing the water with 1 bedroom, kitchen and bathroom available for rent.

Kayaks are available for use when you rent any of the units, which allows you access to the entire bay and some of the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii. For more information, please contact us. As you paddle across the bay, it is very common to see spinner dolphins swimming along side people snorkeling. In the winter months you may see whales breaching.

More Details

Gary or Donna
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Gary or Donna

We own several beachfront properties across the state.

Gary or Donna purchased this lodge in 2013


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Captain Cook, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - House Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - House Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - Cottage - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - House Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - House Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - House Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - House Downstairs - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - House Downstairs - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - Cottage - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - House Upstairs - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Rates: Entire Property $695/night + $450 Cleaning fee Upstairs: $295/night + $225 cleaning fee Downstairs: $225/night + $125 cleaning fee Cottage: $175/night + $100 cleaning fee


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lawai'a Sea Lodge - Ocean Front - Kayaks Included
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

wild hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

we had a marvelous adventure! snorkling and kayaking right outside our rental, (kayaks provided, no additiional charge) we drove down the road for a beach experience, which was beautiful and fun! dolphins and whales in the bay, doing their thing. really a great location for a wonderful vacation. the host was so helpful and fun! the house was great, had all the ammenities we needed, plenty of room! i will definately be back with my family! mahalo for such a perfect fun and relaxing retreat!

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wild Hawaii right outside the door

  • 5 of 5

our February week was warm and sunny with some big swells and wind. big waves crashing on the black lava beyond the green lawn outside the screen door was wild and primeval, nature doing its thing. we kayaked when the sea was more mild, dolphin and whales breathing in Kealakekua Bay near the boats startled us. Nights are dark, the shear dark undeveloped north wall of the bay keeps it feeling primitive and wild. the lower unit of the Lawai'a Sea Lodge house worked well for us. the property is well maintained by nice people. YES we will return next year. Mahalo for a relaxing yet exciting experience.

  • Submitted: 3-Mar-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Also, glad to know how much you loved the Bay and all it's sea creatures. You and your fellow explorers were fearless and we look forward to your return. Mahalo nui loa!
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to kayak, snorkel and swim in Kealakekua Bay. We stayed in the cute, low-key cottage - perfect for a couple - with an incredible view right on the water from the patio or kitchen. Private, rocky launch for kayaks is the best (and perhaps only) way for travelers to kayak the bay individually. Great snorkeling in front of and north of the launch (in addition to paddling across to "tourist central" at the monument.) Lovely and relaxing environment, great manager. Not to be missed!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 days and it is the best place, we ever saw at the Kona coast of Big Island.

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best spot on the big island

  • 5 of 5

We originally planned to stay here a week and then somewhere else on the Big Island for our last two days, but we failed to find anyplace else we would rather be! The kayak launch is so handy as well as just being able to wake up and snorkel with dolphins and explore the captain cook monument reef. Also did some spear fishing on the opposite side of the bay. But the dolphins were the highlight, we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins for 8 of our 9 days here. What a way to start your day! The place was perfect for our family of four with two older boys. We stayed in the downstairs with two big bedrooms, two bathrooms and 5 beds to choose from, not to mention a nice kitchen and an amazing view outside our bedroom each morning when I open my eyes. We explore almost every corner of the Big Island from this spot. Would definite recommend the property to anyone staying on the island.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, very helpful property Manager, average comfort

  • 4 of 5

I stayed 8 days during July 2014 at the groundfloor level with my two sons. It was the type of stay that we were looking for: in front of the ocean at the Kealakekua bay (natural reserve), free kayaks and snorkeling, key location in dead end street. The property Manager was really nice and helpful. There was plenty of room for the three of us (2 bedrooms with a total of 9 beds). However, we are all tall and hit our head several times on the ceiling. Limited intimity, no airco, no dishwasher, basic furnitures. Our priority was not comfort and we were living outside most of the time anyway, hence we give this overall a good rate.

DL from Brussels, Belgium.

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Didier, Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are so glad you were able to enjoy Kealakekua Bay and our home Lawai'a Sea Lodge. It is a very special place. We hope you will consider us in the future.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Captain Cook, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$284.11
Damage Deposit C$315.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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