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Warm, Friendly home away from home to experience the Big Island
"The house is wonderfully charming and close to great beaches for our 'keiki' (kids) aged 2 and 4. Its our second time back in two years and we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Very affordable in contrast to other places we looked into, and perfectly located to get a real feel for the island. Away, but not too far away from the hustle and bustle of Kailua-Kona, its the perfect location if you have a rental car. We had three generations under one roof and didn't step on each other's toes. Master bedroom is beautiful and the other two upper bedrooms are pleasantly spacious. Downstairs bedroom has loads of space, and was convenient for us since it also had the washer and dryer in it...
Its got all the amenities you would expect and a little bit of cottage charm. Highly recommended!"
Guest: Chris O.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 5, 2015
"We were lucky. We DID spend the whole month of Feb. 2015 in this lovely house:screen and natural materials instead of glass windows,and smooth wood floors that are wonderful on bare feet, high ceilings with fans to keep the air flowing, and authentic south pacific crafts and art and upholstery colors (greens) that give the house an organic tropical feel and create a soothing environment. We loved the small touches:having battery candles on the lanai so that we could see to eat every meal there.
We enjoyed having friends come to visit who could use the snorkel & and beach equipment that is provided (we bring our own for size and comfort). We used the portable beach chairs almost every day to have our sundownders (POG & rum) down at Manini beach.
We prefer living in a village to a resort. We rented in Opo'opo'o a couple of years ago when we also rented another house in south Kona. We have seen several others. This was our favorite and we hope to rent it again.
We appreciated the true hospitality and advice Karen provided and the insight on the house, the art, and local beaches provided by Mel in the many email conversations we had.
I achieved my heart's desire and swam with the dolphins at 2 step. We watched the surf reports every day to plan our snorkeling. Winter brings surf and makes getting into the water more difficult at some beaches. We took two boat trips we enjoyed: Hula Kai (a south kona snorkel on a new boat with good shade and smaller groups) and Fair Wind to Capt. Cook. On both trips we liked seeing whales and a 'pack' of hammerhead sharks, and being on the boat as much as the snorkeling.
We love the garden of palms and other tropical trees that surrounds the house and gives it such a wonderful cool shady green tropical feel.
Not to be missed: The botanical garden, painted church and honey farm nearby. Star gazing at the Mauna Kea visitor center. Farmers market at Capt. Cook. We did a repeat visit the botanical garden north of Hilo and the Pesto Café there. Also always enjoy the Keei Café (and the beach) and the Thai Orchid (across from Costco) and Annie's and Huggo's on the Rocks happy hour.
We give this house a 5* for its price range. It Is not fancy and doesn't have a view of water and there is some noise from the road, but as has been mentioned it IS a village and quite a few drivers use the road in front of the house to travel south to the transfer station and the City of Refuge...which is a very special place not to be missed."
Guest: Kathleen L.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: April 28, 2015
"it is our second stay in this condo and just like the first time, it was amazing. We felt very welcome by Dawn and Robert and their dogs are so nice!
The condo in itself is very nice, well kept and very comfortable whether you have a family or you are a couple.
The view is fantastic and it is so quiet.
The position of the condo on the island is very good as you have easy access to all the touristy things to do and also some very nice snorkelling spot that you don't get as easily to the North of Kona.
We are looking forward to coming back!"
Guest: EmilieDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
"A good 50-60 minute drive from Kona's buzz this slice of easy, was right for us and I would recommend to any independent travelers. Not independent travelling alone, but without the needs of tourism. We stocked the fridge with essentials and just slowed down...
The deck has an unbeatable view, and a massive couch to lounge in and enjoy the sunset, G&Ts, beers, books and naps.
There's another massive day bed / couch in the living room. Almost intimidatingly comfy, 'cos you might just get stuck all day. All i can say is, chill out & enjoy.
Re location : 15 mins to captain cook w/ a farmers market, grocery store and Mahina Cafe where you owe yourself the luxury of a) a great meal and b) ordering a pie to pick up tomorrow. Seriously.
1hr closer to the volcano and the webside (go see it for the different fauna)
And if you are jumping on a dive boat it is a hour in the am behind school buses.
BUT TOALLY WORTH IT
Re: house stuff
There's all the basics, plus coffee grinder, bullet / blender and I think I saw a sandwich press. Wifi. Ceiling fans, beach basics...
Oh and where possible, Mike is accomadating: our flight wasn't till late in the evening and he was okay with pushing our checkout till early evening. Really makes a difference to be able to use your last day!
Oh! And awsome gecko watching too."
Guest: sarah k.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 7, 2015