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Sunset from your lanai
Outside Kitchen Area
Outdoor Kitchen
Gazebo and outdoor dining
Master Bedroom
Shower outdoors under the stars or a perfect place to rinse off from a day at the beach
Sitting Area and Pull Out Sofa
Entrance
Siesta??
Backyard
Walkway to Gazebo
Seating Area
Inside Kitchen
Swimming with the dolphins
Manini Beach - great snorkeling
Another Hawaiian Sunset
Wild Orchid View From Your Ohana
One of our turtle friends
Nearby Keei Beach
Plumeria in our front yard
Swimming with a Manta Ray at Manini Beach - only steps away
Monk Seal at Manini Beach
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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PhipFam
Cape Coral, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Breathtaking 🌸”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This perfectly quaint cottage is pretty in pink. Don't let that distract you though... The breathtaking views of Keaulakekua Bay, the sound of the waves crashing and the birds chirping makes this home special. Outdoor living spaces aplenty. From cooking to dining, showering to sleeping, you can live it all at Hale Nai'a. If indoor sleeping is your thing, there is a king size bed, ceiling fans everywhere, and a clean, updated bathroom.

Shelley, Rusty and Janice are amazingly helpful. Well worth the long travel day.

Date of stay: July 2016
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hgirgis
Ottawa, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful laid-back stay”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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My family visited Hawaii to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We spent one week at Hale Nai`a (Dolphin House) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Janice and Rusty are terrific hosts. They ensured that we had everything we needed including fresh fruit in the refrigerator. They live next door and were readily available to offer suggestions on where to go on the island and recommend things to see and do.

The property itself was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower were a blast. We spent all our free time outside. We only went inside to sleep. The king size bed was very comfortable. It is intentionally elevated so you can see the view of the ocean out the window from the comfort of your bed.

The outdoor kitchen is well stocked and thoughtfully laid out. The outdoor seating and dining areas were comfortable and clean. We had no trouble connecting to the wifi network. 4 iPhones, an iPad and one laptop all accessing the internet without any problems.

The week prior to our stay here, we spent one week at a 5 star resort in Kauai. It had a lazy river swimming pool, granite counter tops, professional stainless steel appliances etc... Decadent and expensive. Despite the amenities, the other location could not offer the warmth and friendly local vibe that we enjoyed so much staying at Hale Nai`a. Our hosts Janice and Rusty made all the difference.

If you are looking for a cozy home away from home, this is the place. I would certainly go back and stay there again and have already recommended it three times without hesitation to people I know who are considering a trip to Hawaii.

Date of stay: January 2016
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jeanned17...
Forestville, California
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“R E L A X”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Loved our stay at Hale Nai'a, especially the outdoor living. We spent every minute outdoors except for sleeping. The location had a great view of the nearby water and a big view of the sky. One of our concerns when staying somewhere is the comfort of the bed and we were very pleased with the king bed and the quiet room. We walked to Manini Beach several times to play in the water. It was great as it also had a community garden with a big lawn with picnic tables. It was our dream vacation because of the view, the outdoor living, and the quiet of the neighborhood.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: outdoor living
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Seacliff2...
Rio del Mar, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Great Location for Outdoor Living”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed in Hale Nai'a for a week in early April 2016. We wanted to swim, snorkel and kayak a lot and this location was perfect as it's just an easy minute's walk from Manini Beach and right next door to a cove for launching a kayak. We are active outdoors people and the "outdoor living" setup really enhanced our stay. What a pleasure to prepare and eat meals outside while gazing out to the ocean! We spent 95% of our waking hours outside and that made for a great sense of spacious relaxation. (Even inside the ocean is not far away as one can see and hear it without lifting one's head from the very comfortable large bed in the bedroom.) Another great convenience was coming back from the water and being able to rinse and hang dry all our gear outside and to shower in the large, private outdoor shower. Rusty and Janice live next door part of the year and they happened to be there during our stay. They are warm and helpful hosts and though they are next door we felt we had all the privacy we wanted. We recommend Hale Nai'a to folks looking for clean, comfortable and convenient (but not luxurious) accommodations with an emphasis on enjoying the outdoors. The only improvement we'd suggest is that in contrast to neighborhing properities Hale Nai'a could benefit from more greenery and flowers to create a complete tropical setting. Nonetheless, we plan to stay there again the next time we visit Hawaii.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: Outdoor living
Liked least: Relative lack of greenery and flowers
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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VMorisset...
Gatineau, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A second stay and a storybook wedding”
Reviewed 17 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This was our second stay at Hale Nai'a, and everything was just as perfect as we remembered. We first stayed at this beautiful cottage in December 2013, and we loved it so much we wanted to go back for our own wedding. Planning a wedding from a different country is not an easy task, but the hosts Janice and Rusty we extremely helpful before and during our stay. The morning of the wedding, they helped us set the tables and chairs, pick the flowers (which were all growing in the neighbourhood) and they even accepted to play ukulele at the ceremony! We had a storybook wedding, and it really was thanks to Janice, Rusty.

As for the cottage, it once again exceeded our expectations. The bed is extremely comfortable, the exterior kitchen is fully equipped, everything is very clean and well maintained. It is located just feels from Manini beach, where you can swim daily with dolphins. Our wedding guests were all jealous and want to travel back to Hawaii just to stay at Hale Nai'a! If you plan on traveling to Captain Cook, you really should ''look no further''!

Date of stay: February 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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