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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Nice cottage in a quiet location

    "First let me say that our experience is clearly not the norm judging by the reviews submitted by previous guests. We were there at a time when the trade winds were nonexistent and right after a devastating hurricane had knocked out power for two weeks. We rented the cottage for a month but delayed our stay, due to the hurricane and uncertainty about when power would be restored, and came down thirteen days late even though it meant paying for another VRBO rental during that time. Diane did offer to refund a weeks rent but I declined since she, most certainly, could not have foreseen a hurricane. The cottage was neat and organized but not as clean as we would have expected. We found tiny ants were thick on the counter tops. My wife and I did a through cleaning in an attempt to rid the house of ants the first evening we were there but were never able to rid the cabinets of ants. The ant problem should be taken care of for the following tenants as Diane said it would be a priority for her caretaker. Being seniors in our seventies in not the best physical condition, we had planned spending a lot of time just relaxing in the cottage and, with a month to stay, only venturing out when the mood struck. However we found that the cottage was too hot to spend time there comfortably. There was seldom a breeze due to the lack of trade winds. The lanai was extremely hot during the day. The cottage did cool off at night and we never felt the need to run the AC unit in the bedroom. This cottage is for younger folks that want to spend their days on the beach, hiking or some of the many other activities available."
    Guest: Seniors from Georgia Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • We'll Definitely Return

    "This is an older property that has been well maintained. There has some remodeling done but some of the fixtures are older. We really enjoyed the location, amenities and A/C. For those who haven't been to Kona, don't let other condos tell you that nobody has A/C because electricity prices are high. We fell for that line last year and stayed at another property down Alii St and just baked in our room. The view from your room almost suspended over the ocean is great. At Hale Kona Kai sitting on your deck with a drink is an experience you won't soon forget. We will return again next year, if not again this year."
    Guest: R & D Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 9, 2014
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  • A great oasis after adventure

    "My two adult children and I rented this home and loved coming back there after arduous days hiking, swimming/snorkeling, sight seeing. It is GORGEOUS. My only warning is about the steep driveway and entrance to the property. Al and Linda do warn about this, but it was pretty hard to find at night. Once found, we felt very lucky to come home here and wake up here. The balcony and view are even better than the picture. What serenity and the set up really served us well for eating in and making lunch to go. We also enjoyed the water equipment provided for guests. I don't believe that tourists without a car or those with limited physical ability would enjoy the experience as much. I will remember this experience and the time we had together for as long as I live. Al was very responsive when I called with questions, and in returning my damage deposit. Thanks!"
    Guest: Laurie Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 2014
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  • roomy, comfortable and convenient condo in a quiet setting

    "My husband and two boys (late teens) recently stayed at condo 1002 in Kanaloa for 5 nights. We loved the condo - it is so roomy! Very comfortable living space for us. The kitchen had everything we needed for meals at home, which we really appreciated. It also has a dishwasher and washer-dryer. The location is fabulous - 5 minute drive from the village of Kailua-Kona, the complex is right on the water - so great for sunsets, and because the condo is south of Kailua-Kona it is close to some great snorkelling at the City of Refuge and the Captain Cook monument. And the rental cost is very reasonable. Also, the complex is quiet. We will definitely stay here again when we are on the big island."
    Guest: iprice Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
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Big Island Travel Tips

The Big Island is Hawaii’s Biggest Playground

With 11 different climate zones allowing for lush rain forests and arid deserts to snow-capped mountains and black sand beaches, the island of Hawaii really is the state’s biggest playground. Famous for its anomalies, volcanoes, and gorgeous sights, the Big Island is a wonderland that will make any vacation unforgettable. There is so much to see and do that you will want to come back year after year.

Things You Will Want to Check out on the Big Island

There really is so much to do on the Big Island that a single overview of the area will not suffice but we will try to give you a good idea of all the possibilities. Whether you love nature, adventure, outdoor activities, history, or plain old fun, the Big Island has it all. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park features the molten lava flows of Kilauea volcano. Get up close and personal with the ever-changing landscape! Or, if you are looking to escape the tropical climate, head to the top of Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain from the ocean floor to the top, and play in the snow for the day. Let the outdoor adventurers in your family hike the Waipio Valley, known as the “Valley of the Kings,” while the history buffs enjoy a day spent exploring Puukohola Heia, the largest restored ancient Hawaiian religious temple. And do not forget to visit Hilo and Kona Coast for musical entertainment, cultural experiences, and great food!

Big Island, Hawaii Lodging Found in Different Neighborhoods

Hilo, Kona Coast, and North Kohala are a few of the communities on the Big Island. Many visitors book their Big Island, Hawaii vacation rentals in the heart of these areas to simply stay close to it all. Hilo rentals has an old-world charm to it that you can only get on the Big Island. With centuries-old wooden storefronts colored with pastels and housing an array of restaurants, museums, and galleries, you cannot help but feel that you have stepped a little bit back in time. Do not miss the Hilo Farmer's Market. Kona Coast vacation homes are for the more adventurous and was once home to Hawaiian royalty. The expansive area offers Hawaiian landmarks, Kona Coffee farms, and great snorkeling. Explore the area on land and in the sea. It is a great way to spend a day! North Kohala is a magical place; it is sacred, peaceful, and historic. Go beyond the resorts to find some of the most culturally significant sites in all of Hawaii, including the birthplace of King Kamehameha, Lapakahi State Historical Park, and the charming town of Hawi. And many other towns and communities make a great home base for your vacation. Book a rental near Volcanoes National Park, so you can spend time exploring the one-of-a-kind sights and terrain in the Park.

Some Helpful Travel Tips for Planning Your Stay on the Big Island

As you plan for your stay in the Big Island, Hawaii, you will need to know a few things to make the process a little easier. First of all, there are two main airports: Kona International Airport and Hilo International Airport. While there are some direct flights from the mainland U.S. to Kona, there are more that fly directly into Honolulu. What you want to do will determine which airport you fly into. Your plans for Big Island, Hawaii lodging will also be influenced by what you want to do while you are there. Of course, there is no shortage of accommodations, including Big Island, Hawaii condos! Also, because the island’s name speaks for itself, you will definitely want to rent a car.

Traveling to the Big Island is ideal any time of year with the average temperature around 75 to 85 degrees F. Between April and November, the summer is warmer and drier whereas the winter from December to March is a touch cooler. The trade winds keep things pleasant all year. It is helpful to know that the Hilo side of the island is a little wetter and more tropical compared to the sunnier and drier Kona side.

A Little More to Remember About the Big Island

Always pack your sunscreen when you visit Hawaii but keep in mind that because of the various climate regions there, you will want to pack more than that! The air will cool quickly as you go up in elevation, so pack accordingly. Between sun and fun on the black, green, and white sandy beaches, you'll want comfortable shoes for hiking and exploring the many parks and trails on the Big Island.

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