Manukai House


Rates: $576 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 61 reviews)
This beautiful tropical vacation rental in the Keauhou Resort area of Kailua-Kona, HI is only a block away from stunning Keauhou Bay and across the street from the Kona Country Clubs wonderful ocean golf course. Walk to Keauhou Bay and jump on the Fairwind snorkel cruise for an un-forgetable experience, rent kayaks swim or just take in the natural beauty of the area. Just two blocks to restaurants, cinemas, farmers market, shopping and an open air trolley that takes you up the coast to historic Kailua Village.

You and your guests will enjoy the tropical decor of this Private vacation rental with swimming pool and furnishings and artwork from throughout the Pacific. Everything that you need is here, just pack your clothes!


The Keauhou Bay Resort area is one of the most beautiful places in all of Hawaii. In pre contact Hawaiian times, this area was strictly reserved for royalty. No commoners were allowed. Fortunately, everyone is welcome in Keauhou these days and it has become a hub of activities including two public golf courses a short walk from the home, sunset and snorkel cruises a block away in Keauhou Bay. Great snorkeling in the bay , Luau's at the Shearaton Keauhou Bay, fishing charters and the Manta Ray night dive just a short walk away. Contact Martha today to book this special property. Registration Number: TA-152-289-3824-01, GE-152-289-3824-01

Manukai House Reviews



Pete T.
March 2024
Close to all amenities and in a nice neighborhood.


Karen T.
February 2024
Stunning home in a quiet neighborhood with lots of room for 6 adults. All the amenities of home with a heated pool. Kitchen had all the cookware, utensils and a dishwasher. Washer and dryer onsite was so handy. Less than a 5 min walk to the ocean! Great communication with the owner. We would definitely go back!


Celine L.
December 2023
Lovely home, with comfortable furniture and great outdoor area with pool. walking distance to a small beach and many different shops.


Antoinette R.
December 2023
This house was perfect for our family. The pool provided hours of fun and our grand kids were delighted to learn to swim in it. Umbrellas, chairs and towels were perfect for beach trips. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood but is close to shopping. The little nearby bay was perfect for wave watching and to see gorgeous sunsets. Helpful and kind, our hostess responded quickly to all our questions.


Nate F.
November 2023
We very much enjoyed our stay! The house was perfect for our group and we took advantage of the great selection of beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards in the garage. We used the pool daily. There’s a Manta Ray tour that departs from Keahou Bay which is only a 2 minute drive from the house and was the highlight of our trip. Be sure and read the check out instructions when you arrive so you can make sure you have plenty of time to finish before your departure. Also the refundable deposit will take up to 3 weeks to receive after checkout which was somewhat surprising.


Miles R.
August 2023
Everything was great! So nice to have a private pool!!


Lee G.
July 2023
The house and pool were so nice. The location was near the water and much nice shopping. The house and location felt like "home". We all agree, we would defiantly stay there again. Communication with Martha was the best and check in was super easy. No issues with the stay, enjoyed it very much!


KENNERLY C.
May 2023
We all had a fabulous time and two weeks was not enough for us. Next trip we are planning to take 3 or 4 weeks. The house is in a very nice location close to everything we like to do. There is a turkey that hangs around and we named him Tommy the mayor. He’s always there to greet us and cars have to slow down and avoid him. The pool is awesome and we spent a lot of time on the deck. The new air conditioner is great. Martha is very responsive and accommodating. Next trip to the Big Island, we will definitely stay here if it is available.


Grace A.
May 2023
This was a wonderful place to stay! The owner let us check in early which was very kind of her. Location was wonderful with a quiet neighborhood and 2 beautiful bays nearby. Roomy enough for 6 adults and we all enjoyed the pool. I would say the only downside was the air-conditioning. Overall it was a wonderful trip.


Terrie F.
April 2023
The property location is great, the neighborhood is quiet but still only a 15 min drive to busy Kona. We also walked to a great snorkel beach and a farmers market. The pool was a hit with my grandchildren, 9 & 12. The outside deck area is large, great for morning coffee and evening dining. The house has a homey feel, the beds were comfortable also. We hope to be back for a second visit!


Sara P.
April 2023
We very much enjoyed this house! It was 3 of us adults and 3 kids, and we had more than enough space. The pool was perfect, and the house has many amenities so we didn't have to buy. Great communication with owner if we needed anything. Close to shops, but still in a nice quiet area.


Stacey S.
March 2023
We stayed at Martha’s place for a week. She was very accommodating and her communication was admirable. While the house did get warm within the main area we were aware of this as we read reviews before staying. However, the bedrooms on the 4 hour air conditioner timers helped to keep the rooms cool at night. Concerns that were brought to Martha’s attention were received and she answered immediately. The exterior of the home had lots of updates, but the interior is still dated. We are looking forward to seeing the interior changes that Martha said are to be completed in May 2023.


Lee J.
March 2023
The location, size and pool were all great. The area is very quiet. We left a small list of items that need attention to make the property even better. The one trouble we did report was quickly cared for.


Daphne H.
February 2023
3 couples shared this 3-br, 2-bath property. The pool is beautiful and the deck spacious, allowing separate, comfortable conversations. The house is walking distance to Keauhoi Shopping Center and a small boat harbor and swimming beach. All amenities provided - nothing lacking. We'd rent again in a heartbeat!


Chris S.
February 2023
Had a great time with my adult family.Had room for everyone to have there space. Quite neighborhood.


Kellie P.
January 2023
We loved our stay! The living room air conditioner does not seem to help is our only complaint. Awesome pool and location for walks to both bays.


Bradley S.
January 2023
We have stayed at Hale Hui Kai many times and always enjoy the well appointed suite. The recent updates have made it even better. The location can’t be beat; it’s a one minute walk to the beach and pool. We walk most days to the Kihei attractions or to Wailea for coffee or lunch or a little shopping. We never tire of Kihei or Maui.


Suzi Q.
December 2022
My family had a wonderful time on the Big Island. The kids enjoyed the pool daily. The interior of the home was a little dated, but it had everything we needed and the outdoor space and the great communication with the owner, more than made up for the interior. We would definitely stay again!



November 2022
Best weather- house accommodated us well with a private bedroom/wing and spacious living area


Michael E.
November 2022
Excellent time


William D.
October 2022
The house is quite lovely but the house has less than adequate air conditioning and the windows do not all close so it gets Very hot during the day and early evening. I would not rent this house during the hot months . I was surprised that I reached out to the owner the second day we were here to advise her of the uncomfortable situation- but never heard back from her - we spent two days outside watching the triathlon in the heat only To come back to the house and find it as hot or hotter than the outside - this was not enjoyable and I think that this heat situation should be summarized in the fact information on the house so future renters k or if this issue


David H.
September 2022
We were here for a big family vacation with aunts, uncles and cousins all staying nearby. The location was perfect and we had a great time. The AC took a while to cool the house down with only the 1 unit for the living room, but we didn't spend a lot of time hanging out inside anyway. The bedrooms were cool at night which was more important for us. The pool water was a little on the warm side, but it was refreshing early in the morning and at night when we got home for a quick dip before bed. We would definitely stay here again!


David K.
August 2022
Quiet, comfortable and well equipped house for exploring the Big Island. Great pool for the kids too.


Kathleen N.
August 2022
We really loved waking up everyday to the pool, especially my five year old. The house was a great size for the 5 of us and everything we needed for the beach was provided (snorkeling gear, wagon, beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, etc.) The AC in the bedroom was essential for sleeping the week that we were there. The rest of the house cooled off overnight with fans and windows. If I could leave any constructive criticism it would be that the AC in the living room doesn't help much, and maybe something more efficient would be better. We ended up turning it off and leaving the house during the day because it was too hot (temps got up to 90 so it was hot for everyone in Hawaii). I'm sure when it's not 90 in August the house is plenty cool. There was a nice breeze as well. Also the closet doors in the bedrooms had some louvers missing. You can tell a lot of work has been put into the outside property. I would definitely stay here again. Martha answered all of our questions promptly and was available for whatever we needed.


Jean Paul L.
August 2022
Our second stay here and everything you ever wanted in a secluded, safe, peaceful stay on Big Island. Martha is very accommodating and kind. The property is immaculate. We will definitely be back.


Melissa B.
July 2022
The property is nice and comfortable. It is sort of dated inside, but overall it worked out pretty well for us. The outside is pleasant with a pool and patio. The pool is heated. She had everything you needed bug spray, snorkel stuff, sunscreen, coolers. It was nice to not go out and have to buy and look for things.


Shannon O.
June 2022
We just returned from our trip on the big island and from our stay in this lovely home. My husband, son (11) and daughter (2) enjoyed every bit of what turned out to be our home away from home. It offered all the comforts of home but touched with the aloha spirit. The kitchen was fully equipped with cookware, dishes, silverware and even Tupperware! Traveling as a family of four, it is extremely important to us to cook meals as eating out for an extended period of time could be pretty costly. We were able to do so with all the kitchen essentials that were provided. All of the beds were comfortable and the air conditioning units in each room made a big difference to our quality of sleep. Our evenings were spent in the pool which was also well cared for. We full took advantage of all of the beach chairs, toys and even the wagon to tote everything down on the sand. Thank you, Martha for allowing us to stay in your home. We would surely return. Next time without the kiddos!


Marisa F.
June 2022
The pool is everything. Our girls woke up to jump in the pool, and went to bed from the pool. Their favorite beach was 45 minutes north (Hapuna), and our favorite snorkeling was 20 minutes south (Two Step). My husband and I went to coffee several places, but our favorite was the Coffee Shack just 10 minutes south of this wonderful location. Much of the big island is lava rock, but this community is lush and green. Close to shoreline, and only 10-15 minutes from the downtown strip of Kailua Kona. Location was perfect, especially if you plan to go to the volcanic national park. The weather was perfect in May/June when we went. The pool is nicely shaded halfway at times, and the patio chairs and tables make outdoor living very comfortable and easy. The beds were comfortable and we loved the friendly green lizards. Having a kitchen was nice so we didn’t have to eat out all the time. TV options were great for downtime too. We had plenty of towels and amenities to clean up after ourselves. Such a great family trip.


Brent L.
May 2022
This is a Fantastic property! The location in Keauhou is central to shopping, dining, farmers markets, golfing, excursions from Keauhou Bay. You can walk to all of these. You can catch the Kona Trolley from the shopping area to Kailua town if you don't want to drive. The house is very well kept, the kitchen was well stocked for preparing meals in and plenty of pool and beach towels. All bedrooms had A/C if you chose to use it. The house is very comfortable when you open the windows and doors and let the breeze flow through the house. We utilized the pool and deck more than anything. It is the most comfortable pool I have ever been in. It s solar heated and remains at about the ambient air temperature. there are beach chairs, beach umbrellas, snorkeling gear, boogie board and 2 bicycles to use during your stay. I highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to stay on the Kona side of the island.


Kaitlin H.
May 2022
I was sad to leave Martha’s property when our stay ended, it felt very much like “home” to us. The pool and lanai were perfect after a long day of exploring the island. The location was literally a five minute walk from the snorkel excursions we went on, and then a 10 minute or so drive into Kona. In the plaza a few minutes away was a grocer, pharmacy, shave ice, a great galette quick service and a fantastic Mexican quick service so we didn’t have to venture far on days when we were tired, plus having the kitchen and grill made for the perfect stay. Martha provides lots of extras like beach towels, beach chairs, even a wagon. We would return again in a heartbeat, I miss it already!!


Jennifer V.
April 2022
We've stayed at Martha's before and love it every time! The location is amazing , and the pool is great for kids and adults. Quiet, clean, and everything you need is in walking distance. We will definitely be back! Jen Villanueva


Kari B.
April 2022
Great location! Beds are so comfortable. Pool was awesome. Very well equipped. Only complaint was that a few things were not cleaned well when we arrived--sinks-- so I cleaned them. Overall, great stay!


Amber G.
March 2022
We loved staying here. The pool was so fun and the house well equipped and in a great location.


Nancy Z.
March 2022
This house was amazing. Martha attended to whatever need we may have had. The house was very clean and she supplied things like shampoo/conditioner, coffee filters, and numerous other things. She definitely lives up to the title of “hostess with the mostest”! We would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thank you, Martha.


Kelly M.
February 2022
Great house and location. It had everything we needed in the kitchen and outside. The pool is great for relaxing around. House gets very hot during the day but cools off at night. We would definitely stay again! Host was responsive to needing another set of keys. Geckos everywhere.


Troy V.
February 2022
Fantastic property, close to shopping, dining, and ocean swimming/ snorkeling. Great golf course out the back door as well. Loved the outside area, grill and pool. Would definitely stay there again! Thanks, Martha


KAREN H.
February 2022
Perfect for our family vacation


Chuck M.
January 2022
We stayed here for 2 weeks. Had an amazing time! The house was perfect for our needs. Everything was in great working order. The deck and pool are awesome! We spent a couple days just lounging on the deck and playing in the pool. Nice, short walks to two different coves to watch the sunset. Stores and restaurants only a short walk away. We will absolutely stay at this rental again and we will recommend it to all of our friends. Thanks Martha!!!


Becky J.
January 2022
Martha's house is located in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood near Keahou Bay. The house is very spacious and we loved the outdoor living space and pool area. The pool is deep and refreshing. It was great having access to the garage because we were able to store all our surfboards and boogie boards in there. It's also located a short walking distance to the ocean. We would definitely stay here again!


Tammi O.
January 2022
We really enjoyed this property! The house is beautiful, in a quiet neighborhood and just a quick walk to the bay. Our family spent much time on the patio by the pool. House is equipped with everything you might need and has lots of extras too. Our flight on the last day was delayed and the owner let us have a late checkout with no extra cost or trouble at all-appreciated that so much!


mark r.
November 2021
With 3 bedroom and a pool in a great location, what more does one want. This was a great place to call home for awhile. Convenient to most everything and just a short walk to Keauhou Bay. Communication with owner and manager was top notch.


Robyn D.
November 2021
Thank you for such a wonderful home for our Big Island vacation! The house was very conveniently located to restaurants, shopping, town, beaches, and other outdoor activities. We had a great time using the pool as well! The home is well maintained and a perfect getaway house for vacation!!


Sadie P.
November 2021
Perfect house for 4-6 people.


Jean Paul L.
August 2021
Clean and quiet. This house has all the amenities you ever wanted. Perfect to relax and enjoy the Hawaii breeze and palm trees. Location is perfect for shopping and beaches. Owner is very accommodating and attentive to any needs. If you need some R&R, this is your retreat. Did I mention the place is spotless? An A+++ rating here. Thanks Martha.


Kate H.
July 2021
This home was in a great location to take full advantage of all this beautiful island has to offer!! We especially enjoyed relaxing at the end of the day by the pool!


Bryan S.
July 2021
Lots of things we didn’t realize would be there like beach chairs and umbrellas, was super clean on the inside was a good stay for sure. Would stay there again the next time we go to Kona.



June 2021
This house was perfect for our family, which consists of two couples and my adult daughter. Property is exactly as listed but also comes with beach equipment like umbrellas, snorkels/masks, fins of all sizes, ice chests, boogie boards, beach chairs and loads of beach towels. Each bedroom has its own a/c unit, handy for a family where one couple likes a/c and the others like fans and windows. Kitchen is well equipped. Pool is lovely with plenty of lounge chairs and pool toys. Located in a quiet neighborhood very near a fabulous grocery store (great poke!) and the best shave ice we’ve had! Would rent this house again in a heartbeat! Near enough to Kona that you could walk into town (it’s a few miles) if you wanted, and felt so much more centrally located than Waikoloa, which is where we stayed last time we visited.

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