Vacation Rental Kealakekua Bay

Nestled privately in the village of Napo’opo’o on the shores of Kealakekua Bay, a short walk from Manini Beach Park

Vacation Rental Kealakekua Bay

A true Hawaiian vacation rental experience, you will feel welcome in this fully equipped family home.

With a peekaboo ocean view you can see the sparking diamonds on the water just across the street.

Stroll across the road for some of the best snorkelling in Hawaii. See spinner dolphins year round and humpback whales in season. BBQ in the private, fenced yard. Enjoy pleasant quiet evenings on the lanai and marvel at the clear starswept sky.

Guest Comments

“Fantastic location if you want to get away and unplug. Very nice lanai for dinners, reading and games. The beach is a short walk for snorkeling and amazing sunsets. I would definitely recommend this place for future stays.”

Michael via Airbnb

“Dawn’s place is in the perfect neighborhood and has all you need for a quiet stay on the island. We were two couples that enjoyed time on the lanai, morning coffee walks to the Bay and sunsets in the evening. Highly recommend stopping for fresh fruit down the road and absolutely recommend the banana bread. […]

Amy via Airbnb

“This is a great house in the most amazing location. Highly recommended, clean, organized and easy communications. I would have loved to stay longer but it was already booked. I’d definitely go again.”

Marchel via Airbnb

First of all, the owners thought of literally EVERYTHING. The check in process was so smooth. Every cupboard is labeled, so you don’t have to spend anytime opening and closing and reopening and closing every drawer or door. We wanted and wished for nothing that wasn’t already readily available. The Guest Book!! Read the book! I wished I had read it a day earlier because the way the host makes you WANT to do everything is great. I love that they recycle and compost and respect the surrounding environment. None of the other places we stayed offered those HUGE opportunities to be responsible visitors. I loved the restful areas to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the end of each full day of fun, sun & sea. Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo

Sarah via VRBO

“Amazing location with a gorgeous state park across the street. Very convenient to Kona side attractions: snorkeling, hiking, etc. Well appointed and comfortable home. Terrific communication. Would definitely stay here again, if afforded the opportunity.”

Tami via AirBnB

We loved this home because it felt like an actual home. So many amenities were provided like plenty of beach towels & outdoor gear. And there was plenty of indoor & outdoor space that my kids who needed some space to breathe could find it easily. And the location… dreamy! There is an amazing National Historical site just 10 minutes down the street that is great for exploring and a snorkeling & picnic area that we used for dinners at sunset. There are window a/c units and the living room stayed pretty warm, but overall we wish we could have stayed there longer!

Brandon via AirBnB

Staying at Dawn’s home feels like you’re staying with family! She has everything you could possibly need in the house and all the fun beach stuff too!! (Including water shoes and a rolling cooler!) We spent 10 days there and we loved every minute:)

Erin via AirBnB

We had a wonderful time staying in Dawn’s house and would love to visit again! The interior was cozy and cool, and the front and back yard felt exotic and very private. However the star of the show was lanai (veranda). We ate most of our meals out here and it was a great spot to watch the geckos and birds. The house is also right next to the water (you can see a sliver of it from the lanai), and you can watch a beautiful sunset by just walking across the road. The house is also only a 10 minute drive from some of the best Snorkeling in Hawaii at ‘Two Step’. Getting to nearby stores requires a little drive up a winding road, but the views along the way are stunning and make the drive enjoyable every time.

Hayden via AirBnb

Had I done my research, I would have realized Keala Kai is quite literally a short walk from Kealakekua Bay, and we were all blown away by the location when we initially pulled up. We took full advantage and started each morning of our trip snorkeling in the bay and the hosts graciously provide snorkeling gear. It’s about a 30 minute drive (on the most beautiful and scenic road) from downtown Kona, and another fifteen to the airport. The house itself was spotless with a large living room and kitchen, tho we spent most of our time on the Lenai which overlooks a well tended yard teeming with local wildlife, and beyond that, glimmers of the ocean in the distance. The beds are ridiculously comfortable, there are AC units in each bedroom to keep cool and the water is heated by solar. Keala Kai was the perfect choice and home base for all of our adventures around the island, I highly recommend!

Jordan via AirBnB

It’s all about the location! If you’re looking to have a relaxing vacation on the Big Island with easy access to excellent snorkeling every day this is the perfect place to stay. Snorkeling was a priority for our family on our visit to Hawaii. We snorkeled in the morning while the water was clearest and then lounged around the house in the afternoon. We especially liked how the garden and yard was fully enclosed so we had privacy relaxing outdoors. We really felt like locals; a highlight of everyday was walking down to the water to see the sunset with the rest of the neighborhood.

Melissa via AirBnB

“WOW-this was exactly the kind of place I hoped it would be. It was the first time to Hawaii for our two kids: We all had a splendid time. Thank you so much for sharing your special place with us. You saved us from some hotel on Alii Drve during our hour of extreme need. It was so wonderful to go back “home” and get to meet you. And of course there was “swimming in whale song” as an incredible bonus!

I can see why you love it so much. We will remember our time here with great fondness. Thanks again for sharing your place with us.”


“Aloha! From our family, the Tagata Ohana, we thank you for the chance to spend our down time in your hale. Though it was hot, we had the dock at the wharf to jump off of. The water is so superb! I’ve never encountered anything so clear (the water). I do hope it stays that way for our future keikis. Your kindness sharing your home was deeply appreciated!”

Tagata Ohana

“Thank you so much for the use of your home. What a beautiful spot. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We didn’t even miss the snow at Christmas! We will be back someday, Mahalo!”

Greg and Holly Peterson


Located across the street from the ocean on Kealakekua Bay.

The house sleeps up to 6 persons and features a full kitchen, free WiFi, hardwood floors, one bathroom with tub and shower, and a half bath in the master suite.

Relax outside on the spacious lanai and take in the fresh island air. Bedding includes a queen in the master, queen in the second bedroom, and two twins in the third bedroom.

House Rules

Keala Kai is located in a residential neighborhood. Guest shall be quiet and peacefully enjoy the premises so as not disturb other guests. This is especially appreciated after 10:00 PM in the village of Napo’opo’o.

  • Check in: 4:00 pm
  • Check out: 11:00 am
  • No pets
  • Smoking not allowed