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Recent Captain Cook reviews
Perfect Place - no unpleasant surprises!
"My husband & I stayed in this wonderful place for 25 days. I was hesitant at first to be so far away from the tourist area, but this place is truly a gem! The closest grocery store is only 1.9 miles away (right at the turn off to get to their place). Walmart is 20 min away … but they don’t sell much produce or meat. Costco is 40 min away … best prices for most things. Kona Airport is 1 hr away.
The place was a great size for us. We even had friends stay with us for 1 night. I wouldn’t recommend the sofa bed (for adults) if they were using it for more than 1 or 2 nights. They do have 2 apartments in the lower level that you may be able to rent if you need to. The bed was comfortable & the bathroom was a good size (room on the counter to leave some toiletries. The internet allowed us to Skype our grandkids back home. The cable TV worked well. The kitchen had everything we needed & the BBQ was perfect. It was warm during the day & cool at night. We spent a lot of time simply reading on the veranda!
Their place is centrally located. Most things were a short drive. We went snorkeling a few times. Two- Step was our favorite place - app 15 min away. The volcano was app 2 hrs away. Green Sand Beach was app 1 ½ hrs away … we paid $15/per for a ride instead of walking the 4 mile hike. The other direction was Waipio Bay (most awesome view - bring a picnic lunch) & then we swung around & saw Akaka Falls. We drove up to the Summit one evening (only as far as the Visitor’s Center as we didn’t have a 4 whl drv). Manini Beach (15 min away) was my favorite … I could watch the waves splash up on those black rocks all day long!
The only problem that I had was the single-lane paved road up to their place … because we were arriving at night. But I checked it out on Google Maps & spoke to Gretchen about it. We also brought our GPS. It ended up being very easy. The only advice that I have is the same that Gretchen gave me … you need to go right to the VERY end of the road - until you get to their house. After we did it once, it was a breeze & very enjoyable. Even though you were up in the mountain it wasn’t a cliff-hanging drive!
Even though we can never be promised a clear night, their place has some of the best sunsets ever! Gretchen & Vic were always close by if we needed them. They were the best hosts - so easy to talk to & very helpful. Thank you so much the coffee, banana bread, avocadoes & mostly for your wonderful hospitality. We would definitely go back!"
Guest: Brenda S.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
"My girlfriend and I spent three great days at the Hale Gediminas and had a wonderful time. The hosts, August and Davia are really nice people and more then willing to share their secrets of the area. There's a beautiful beach at the bottom of their property and August will provide you with all of the gear that you need. There are several nice restaurants in the area and more then enough great snorkeling beaches to choose from. The landscaping on the property is beautiful and great to just walk around in. I would highly recommend this place and would love to return some day."
Guest: noelDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 31, 2015
"The Bamboo Hideaway is hidden away on a hilltop with an unbelievable view which you can enjoy from the huge screened in lanai that has two comfy lounge chairs and a table and chairs to eat at! To sit out there with a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine was absolutely what I envisioned when we booked this unit and we never got tired of it. Super clean with spacious bathroom, comfortable bed, bright and airy. Nancy was terrific at accommodating any issues we had. A great place to explore from and so great to come back after a day of exploring to this quiet and relaxing place!"
Guest: Linda L.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
Clean, well equipped & 30 second walk to Manini Beach
"Our family had an amazing stay at the Dolphin house. The caretaker was so thoughtful meeting us there later at night. The house had everything we needed & more - snorkel equipment, water shoes, boogie boards, etc ! The 30 second walk to Manini beach was so convenient and the water clear with awesome snorkeling. The "auntie" caretaker at the beach was so nice and full of stories! We found that we did have to drive further than expected when we had other activities that we needed to get to but this does not seem too unusual for the Big Island."
Guest: Oona L.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 24, 2015