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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 2015 Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
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  • Room for everyone!

    "What a wonderful place to spend time with our adult children and their significant others. The home is beautiful with a great, well equipped kitchen and nice swimming pool. The view of the ocean included whale sightings, the location is quiet but close to activities and Kona, and at night the scent of jasmine and angel trumpet was incredible!"
    Guest: Heather L. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 4, 2015
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  • Amazing...

    "This property is easily one of the best places we've ever stayed in any location. You get all the luxury of a 5-star resort and you don't have to share it with anyone! No one to interrupt your sleep or get in the way of your views. Just 5 acres of privacy. You don't even get the well-known Hawaiian rooster noise...just some wild goats below you. It was very easy to book with Dennis and he made us feel welcomed in his home. The amenities are great and the washer/dryer much-appreciated after 2 weeks in Hawaii. Really easy to get to Volcanoes National Park (no traffic in that direction) and there are some great restaurants within a 20-30 minute drive. We would absolutely rent this property again."
    Guest: Mak H Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
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  • Location, Location, Location

    "Yes, this place is getting a little tired. The fabrics are outdated and worn, a couple of ceiling fans don't work, the barbecue is beat up (but still worked), etc. But, the bathrooms are updated and clean and the towels and linens are newer and very clean. Best of all, for us anyway, is the location cannot be beat. It is at the bottom of the hill right on the beach, with the best view and access to water of any place we have stayed or checked out. The beach is a pebble beach. The week we were there (early April), the water was fairly calm and easy swimming. The snorkeling was great and we saw many fish, dolphins, etc. The views and sunsets cannot be beat from this location. We will return."
    Guest: Holmes J. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
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