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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Great Condo, Great Owners within a Very Nice Complex

    "We were lucky enough to spend 3 wks. here on a family trip with 4 generations split between 3 units. Colony Villas is a lovely complex with beautiful pools, lush landscaping, and nice BBQ's. And the other units our family members rented were nice as well. But I do believe ours was the best. That feeling started when I made my initial email request & Mary called me almost immediately, rather than just emailing. She & Chuck were so friendly, helpful & great to deal with throughout the whole process. They spend a lot of time at their condo and it shows in all the nice little touches. This is not a 'generic' rental with just the basics!!! Certainly different things matter to different people & the pictures on the listing show you the unit well, but here are some of the things we really appreciated: comfortable beds & pillows, flat screen TV's in living room & master, TV's in the other 2 bedrooms, wonderfully stocked kitchen (sharp knifes too), wi-fi that was fast (even with several devices all using at once), ALL the beach toys (chairs, boogie boards, cooler, ice packs, beach bags), lots & lots of beach towels, full-size stacked washer & dryer, open downstairs floor plan with comfortable furniture (room for all 6 of us without feeling cramped), great location within complex looking out onto 10th fairway of Beach Golf Course. If you are a golfer, the Lepley's have the Gold Membership that transfers to their guests - so we played the King's Course for $50 and the Beach Course for $75. Discount applies to club rentals as well, as some in our party did not bring their clubs & rented beautiful Nike sets (men's & ladies) for $25. This is a huge benefit & savings over paying regular rates at both courses. If I had to list a negative, I'd say for us its the fact that this complex does not have ocean views - BUT, especially at night with the sliding doors & windows open & fans going, you 'feel' like you are close to the ocean with all the palm trees & landscaping plants swaying in the delightful breeze. We've visited the Big Island many times, and stayed in many other complexes in Waikoloa Beach & Kona area. We've had great ocean views, but we've never had a more comfortable, delightful place to stay. My dining tip - The Beach Tree at the Four Seasons Hualalai for great food, gorgeous sunsets & live music - NOT as expensive as you might think. For Shaved Ice - Anuenue, up by Kawaihae Harbor - whatever flavor you pick, get it with a snow cap...YUM."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 4, 2014
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  • Excellent

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A wonderful retreat. The place was clean and beautiful and all the necessary amenities were furnished. The ocean view was awesome. The property being on Ali'i drive made way for a short commute to all the major attractions and shopping in and around Kona. We would recommend this property to any one looking to visit Big Island."
    Guest: Pavithra Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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  • Location Times Three

    "The Kapoho Tidepools are a unique environment for snorkeling, with easy entry into sheltered water featuring beautiful coral and abundant marine life. Hale Hui is suspended above its own shallow mini-tidepool, providing views of little butterflyfish and Moorish Idols right below the lanai, and giving easy access to the deeper water across the lava shelf. The lush green forest area is filled with birds, and the frog chorus at night is very jungly. The house itself is quite rustic. Unlike many vrbo properties that are lived in by an owner much of the time, this one appears to be always used as a rental. That lack of a loving hand to set everything right at intervals shows in the details. The management company is very available and responsive, but things like screens and doors that can deteriorate quickly in this wet, salty environment could use an overhaul. The outdoor furniture is also showing the effects of weathering and age. If you come to Hale Hui prepared for a rustic cabin in a beautiful location, you won't be disappointed. Late afternoon on the lanai, with the seabirds finding their night roosts, the songbirds getting in a few last numbers, the frogs tuning up, the sun sinking toward Mauna Loa, the waves crashing on the outer reef, and the soaring clouds reflected on the calm water of the tidepools makes it easy to overlook the minor flaws in the building. The nice little gas BBQ also helps, and the bed is comfortable. It isn't perfect in every respect, but the things that are perfect more than make up for the rest."
    Guest: Karlo Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 18, 2014
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  • Wonderful stay!

    "We just spent 2 weeks at this great little cottage. Wonderful place to stay and great hosts! Would highly recommend for short term or extended stay!"
    Guest: Missing Hawaii Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 20, 2014
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Big Island Travel Tips

Hawaii is hands-down one of the most sought-after destinations in the U.S. There are eight main islands, and the largest and northernmost is called the Island of Hawaii -- better known as The Big Island -- to avoid confusing it with the rest of the state. It is a paradise filled with unparalleled natural wonders and all but two of the world’s climate zones, which serve as a home for a wealth of biodiversity. Come get your own slice of heaven on earth.

Kau

What’s a better sight to see than an active volcano spewing lava? Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see it for yourself. The Big Island is not only big, it’s still growing! Kilauea has been erupting since 1983. Situated 30 miles southwest of Hilo, it is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. As a whole, the park boasts more than 150 miles of hiking trails through craters, rainforests, deserts and the volcanoes themselves. It is even considered a World Heritage Site. Amazingly, 250,000 to 650,000 cubic yards of lava are produced each day, which is enough to cover a road 20 miles long. Hurry, because no one knows when Kilauea will stop erupting! Catch this phenomenal natural event while supplies last! The visitor center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For the science behind it, take a walk through the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum for geologic displays, videos and maps. Besides the volcano, you and the family can explore Crater Rim Drive, an 11-mile scenic drive within the park.

Kohala Coast

Along the western edge you will find the black lava fields of the Kohala Coast. However, a little further south lies the yang to its ying, Hapuna Beach, which is bursting with Hawaii’s biggest white-sand beaches. Let’s put it this way: Hapuna has hit international top ten lists year after year. The landscape are pristine, and the vistas couldn’t get much better. At Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, you’ll discover lava rock carvings etched hundreds of years ago by native Hawaiians. No one is exactly sure what they mean, but it is generally thought that these carvings are records of birth and deaths from the ancient culture. There’s no better time than now, so treat yourself to luxury living as you can freshen up at top-tier spas to recharge and feel yourself again. Don’t forget to hit a round of golf on the world-class fairways and greens. Jack Nicklaus designed Hualalai Golf Course, while Robert Trent Jones Sr. had his hand at Mauna Kea Resort. Rest assured, you won’t go wrong.

Hamakua Coast

Hamakua Coast, on the eastern side, is famous for its waterfalls and riveting rainforest. Explore the heart-stopping Akaka Falls, where waters spill 442 feet through a gorge into the river below. You’ll be surrounded by bamboo, birds of paradise and huge ti plants along the way. The coast is ribbed with valleys and gulches that you’ll see during your drive at the Hamakua Heritage Corridor, a trip that passes rainforests and waterfalls alike. Unwind in 275 acres of beauty at the World Botanical Garden, home to the Umauma Falls, before you go zip-lining along vistas of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a perfect adventure for thrill-seekers young and old!

Hilo

You’ll be shouting “ahola” as you arrive in Hilo International Airport in this eastern region. The landscape brims with more rainforests and gardens than you will know what to do with. For science lovers, enjoy the amazing exhibits in the Pacific Museum and Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo’s newest top-notch attraction. To get a fresh bite to eat, pick out your favorite exotic fruit at Hilo Farmers Market, a knockout among locals. Cafe Pesto serves seafood caught the same day that will leave you and your family wowed.

Puna

Puna packs those black-sand beaches that Hawaii is known for. Tourists flock to Kalapana, a historic town destroyed by lava. Today, the site is the prime spot to see the lava reach the sea. A few miles away, you can see Keaau, where lands used to be covered in sugar canes. At the Lava Tree State Park, there are molds of trees that lava formed in the 1700s. Swim in pools heated by the volcanoes beside regions rich in tropical fruits and vegetation. Isaac Hale Beach Park provides one of the island’s most coveted surf spots, although swimming is not recommended due to the strong currents.

In Hawaii, you’ll leave with more than just a lei around your neck, you’ll come home with zip-line extravaganzas, volcano explosions and Pacific seafood dinners floating on your mind.

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