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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We had a great time at this condo. There was plenty of room for 6 adults. The condo was clean and well-kept. Would be happy to recommend this location to family and friends. The waether was a little warm at night but the property manager brought fans to help cool the unit. There were many things to do both locally - the beach was just a few minutes walk - as well as many activities on the island. We could easily have stayed for two weeks."
Guest: RichDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: November 21, 2014
"This is our second stay in the Kona side of this property. Still in love with the location, right on the water in Puako with turtles sunbathing on the rocks! It has a great 3 mile run to the surf spot & back, snorkeling if the weather allows, and a charming well-stocked general store an easy walk. Great rental company, always friendly & leave helpful info & tips. If you're concerned about privacy from the other condo, no worries - it's very thoughtfully screened & fenced so that you hardly notice that you have neighbors.
The house itself is getting pretty tired in spots, definitely deteriorated from out last visit 2 years ago. The older bathroom is a bit grimey but the shower still has great hot water & great water pressure. The beds and sheets are soft & comfy (master is a good size, but the second bedroom is pretty tight - think Europe). The living room is average - furniture is worn and not too comfortable but has a great view of the water. The kitchen was our main complaint - it is sorely in need of an appliance & supply update. The dishwasher would not turn on (front panel was also missing), the little mini-range was probably just above the level of piece-of-junk brand new and now the temperature knob spins like the wheel-of-fortune leaving you guessing. The toaster burns one corner of your bread black and leaves the other corner raw. The knives cut about as well as a spoon & the silverware is pretty rusted.
In short: if you're looking to spend very little time indoors, want to be on the water, and only care about the water pressure, the bed, and the view it's a perfect spot. If you're planning on spending any time lounging in the living room or cooking, look elsewhere."
Guest: KateDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
"Staying at Honu was 24/7 Aloha! My brother and his wife along with my husband and I stayed at Honu for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was wonderfully set up for two couples (and would be very good for a family of 4 or 5 as well) with bedrooms at opposite ends of the house and the common living area, kitchen, lanai in the middle. It is situated up a little bit from the beach so that you feel completely private (you can still hear the gentle waves) but is only a 100 steps (I counted!) to a wonderful, shaded bay with superb swimming and snorkeling for beginners and advanced alike. We walked down to the beach every night for wondrous sunsets and happened to be there for the new moon/Jupiter/Venus gathering over the Hawaii blue ocean in the western sky. We will always remember this magical sight. There is so much good stuff that I'm not mentioning but reading other reviews, will give you the full picture. One other very fun feature is the outdoor (very private) shower with hot and cold water. Luxury! We had excellent service, responsiveness and recommendations from 2 Papayas from the start and will happily return and refer this property and 2 Papayas to anyone."
Guest: 3DogDayMKKDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"My wife and I enjoyed the best vacation yet while staying in this cottage right on the beach. We have been to Hawaii 5 times and this accommodation tops the list. We had everything we needed in the kitchen, and were within walking distance of the general store. We had snorkeled all over the island and decided to finally snorkel in our backyard and for the first time encountered turtles. We really had diamonds in our backyard and did not know it. We would stay here again and again. Great neighborhood and wonderful and the cottage was perfect."
Guest: Brad B.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 15, 2014