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Dolphin Bay House

HomeEntire home/apt
Man7 guests
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Beds4 beds


The beautiful Dolphin Bay House is centrally located to many of the best island attractions. Best of all, it is situated only 300 feet from enchanting Kealakekua Bay. A spacious 3 bedroom/3bath Hawaiian vacation home nestled against gorgeous Kealakekua Bay, a Marine Sanctuary in South Kona.

This 2,000 square foot home is beautifully furnished in tropical style and is appointed with everything you need for your stay. Dolphin Bay House accommodates 2 - 7 guests, and you will have use of the entire home while a guest with us.

Dolphin Bay House is located in a quiet, friendly Hawaiian village that has retained the charm and quiet, easy pace of Old Hawaii. Make Dolphin Bay House your home away from home, enjoy family and friends in a relaxing tropical paradise. Sleep to the sound of waves and awaken refreshed to a chorus of birds


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Entire home/apt
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Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper


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5 nights
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House rules

  • BulletCheck in after: 4 PM
  • BulletCheck out before: 11 AM
  • BulletChild-friendly (3-12 years)
  • BulletNo events or parties
  • BulletNo smoking
  • BulletNot suitable for pets
  • BulletInfant-friendly (0-2 years)
Additional rules
  • https://www.dolphinbayhouse.com
  • 1) As is the Hawaiian custom, all shoes shall be removed prior to entering the house. 2) Quiet time is from 10 pm to 8 am. Please be mindful of our neighbors, we all have windows open day and night. 3)  No parties, gatherings, weddings, receptions or any other type of event is allowed. 4) Do not hang wet towels, bathing suits, wet suits, etc on any railings. Use the clothes line off the breezeway. 5) Do not bring sand inside: use the outdoor shower and hose to clean sand from bodies, feet and gear. 6) No smoking is permitted anywhere on the property. 7) No pets are permitted. Do not feed or invite local cats or dogs inside. 8) Do not move or rearrange large pieces of furniture. 9) Do not disconnect the TV or wi-fi modem.


5 reviews

Peaceful And Balmy

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dolpin Bay House this past August. What a gorgeous, well loved and maintained house. Looking out the main living area you are surrounded by lush greenery and are a half-block from the beach. We first came to Kealakekua Bay last summer and returned this year when we had a chance - and were so pleased to stay at Dolphin Bay House. There is nothing better than to take the two minutes to stroll to the beach to do some world class snorkeling, swim or take in the sunset on Manini Beach's grass lawn. We would come back anytime. Dolphin Bay House is very comfortable and its kitchen has everything you need. We are both cooks and we appreciated the wide variety of pans, cooking utensils, etc. at our disposal. Krista, Dolphin Bay House's caretaker was very helpful and accessible. We were three, just using the upstairs but Dolphin Bay House seems like a great place to visit with extended family. You could use the downstairs bedroom and rent out the studio. We often stay at vacation rentals while traveling and Dolphin Bay House ranks amongst the best. I highly recommend it.

Submitted: Mar, 2018

A Great Home!

An amazing home! The house was well appointed and stocked with everything we needed. We cooked all our breakfasts and all but one dinner at "home" and had everything we needed. There is a guest journal on the bar in the kitchen and the kids had a great time reviewing all the stories from other guests. The upkeep is very good and the master bath didn't disappoint! The 3rd bedroom is downstairs with it's own entrance, so for younger kids this might not been the best -- sort of a "mother in law" setup. The grill and outdoor space is excellent as well. The covered patios were a perfect place to wake up with a cup of coffee and watch the birds. The neighborhood is tight on space -- single lane roads, etc not a problem but it would make a caravan of vehicles difficult to park. We would certainly stay here again.

Submitted: Mar, 2018Stayed in: Jan, 2018

Serenity In Paradise

From the moment I stepped foot onto the Dolphin Bay estate I felt like I had entered another world. The landscaping was out of a tropical wonderland (many yards of rentals are the least attended to aspect of the property.) The house was furnished and decorated in the exquisit decor of a well-loved home (nothing had the feel of a rental property, from the gormet kitchen to the well-appointed office area, art work and interior and exterior archetectural details.) I went snorkeling every morning with the clean, up-to-date gear provided at the estate. The bay is teeming with colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, eels, even dolphins at times.The spaciousness of the three individual living spaces provided me and my extended family with privacy. The kitchen, dining area and family room gave us a place to gather and plan our adventures around the island. We made memories that will last a lifetime.I highly recommend Dolphin Bay House and Cottage to any family wanting to visit the Big Island and stay in a property that truely feels like home.

Submitted: Mar, 2018Stayed in: Sep, 2017

This Home Feels Like A Home Away From Home.

The house is cozy and comfortable, has plenty of room and is well located near the park. Definitely get a feeling of community here. Everything that we needed was available. We liked the outdoor shower a lot.

Submitted: Mar, 2018Stayed in: Feb, 2017

Our Own Private Eden

We have stayed at Dolphin Bay House for 2 weeks every year for the past 5 years. It is an absolutely beautiful place. The whole area is what the world should be like. On the road out of the area are a couple of roadside stands where you can buy local fruits, flowers and lei's. These stands are serve yourself and pay on the honor system. The pictures on the web site are not exactly accurate. The house is much more beautiful and roomy than the pictures portray.

Submitted: Mar, 2018Stayed in: May, 2015

About the Host

Martha & Leonard
After many years of enjoying the Kealakekua Bay area we were fortunate to find Dolphin Bay House and Cottage, which we purchased in 2003. We feel this corner of the world is truly paradise. This home was a dream come true for us and we derive much pleasure in sharing our beautiful home, grounds and neighborhood with you.Why did we choose this home? The location is perfect. We wanted to be able to walk to the water to swim, snorkel and observe the beauty of the ever-changing ocean and sky. Plus, it is important to us to be off the beaten track in a small community.What we love the most is being able to have our family and friends here in a spacious home to enjoy this magical place. There is nothing like drinking local Kona coffee and eating fresh bananas, mangoes, papayas and pineapples in season. Being able to hop out of bed to take a sunrise walk to the beach is exhilarating. And then there are the sunset walks to cap off the day. Of course snorkeling on those calm clear days is also pretty fantastic!We are pleased to share Dolphin Bay House and Cottage with you, as we believe you will enjoy the fabulous weather, beauty and this very special neighborhood as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you!Aloha,Martha and Leonard
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