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Recent Kapaau reviews

  • Charming place with all the amenities of home!

    "My sister, daughter, and I spent a wonderful week in this charming home! The place was exactly as the posting and owner explained (well, even better) and definitely exceeded my expectations. The owners are SUPER responsive and I felt like I could ask anything I needed. The home was clean, organized, and had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves. The Kapaau and Hawi area were so welcoming and full of friendly people. I felt like I got to see what it'd really be like to live in Hawaii rather than just visiting. The owners gave me plenty of great recommendations (Bamboo Restaurant being one - it was great!) and we stumbled upon plenty of other great finds (Sushi Rock was delicious!). This area of the Big Island is very different - much more jungle/rainy than beachy. It was great for exploring and hiking and seeing a different side of Hawaii. Plus, there are beautiful beaches if you take the scenic drive down the coast. Honestly, I couldn't recommend this place enough. It's everything you look for when renting a vacation home, especially with such friendly, helpful, and accommodating owners!"
    Guest: Carrie B. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 16, 2014
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  • Delightful Retreat

    "We had a lovely time at the Banyan House. The house is delightfully tucked away down a secluded driveway, and we couldn't have been happier with the setting and privacy. The house is clean and comfortable, with a magnificent kitchen, a killer outdoor shower, a stocked closet of beach toys, and endless Lanais. At first we were disappointed with the distance of the ocean view, but we came to enjoy the contrasts of land, water, trees, and sky we could see from the upstairs Lanai. We found the sunny backyard perfect for morning yoga, and spent the evenings eating and talking around the enormous kitchen table. Each morning at the Banyan house brings an absolute cacophony of bird song at dawn. We enjoyed it, but it might be disturbing for some people. The house was ideally located for exploring the wonders of North Kohala. We loved walking the cliffs at Koekea beach park, and the quick access to Pololu Valley and both Kapaau and Hawi town. The drive to the Kohala resort areas and beaches, and up to Waimea wasn't bad. But it was a bit far for trips to Kona, or Hilo/Volcano. We enjoyed being surrounded by the beauty and tropical lushness of North Kohala, but if your vacation plans include the rest of the island, be prepared to spend some time in the car."
    Guest: Jim F. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • The Gecko House (they were everywhere...loved it!)

    "We enjoyed our stay and thought the house and property were very nice. The house could use a little maintenance, but none of the issues were major. The house next door was being renovated, so there was a little construction noise during the day, but it was not very loud. If you are going to buy groceries near by go to Takata, I do not recommend Arakaki. The shops/restaurants in Hawi and Kapa'au were nice, we really enjoyed Kohala Coffee Mill. If you are going souvenir shopping I recommend Pacific Nature at the Queen's Shops in Waikoloa, they had a good selection and the prices were much better than shops closer to the house. Our favorite two beaches were Mauna Kea (they allow public beach access next to the resort) and Hapuna Beach State Park (there's a $5.00 entrance fee.) I hope this info helps any future renters."
    Guest: Bull824 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 2014
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  • Excellent Location for newlyweds or couples wanting to reinvigorate their relationship!

    "Very quiet -- all you could hear is the wind -- peaceful location. Beautiful rolling hill view to ocean. Horses inside fenced area (owner says they are not friendly, but they were very friendly to me -- they love apples and carrots). Very private, serene and dark. Since I was by myself and scared of pitch darkness, I did not enjoy the tub soak; had I been with someone, I probably would have. I did however, enjoy taking the alfresco shower in the early mornings. Inside of retreat was very nice and clean. The only thing that would be nice is if there were a microwave oven or toaster oven and window covering for the bathroom. Otherwise, it is a very nice property and within a reasonable distance from town."
    Guest: Anita D. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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