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Recent Captain Cook reviews
This place needs to be on your bucket list!!!
"Peace of Heaven was all that you would dream of for a trip of a lifetime! We could of stayed at a big fancy hotel with just one bedroom for the same price but instead we were able to stay in this gorgeously custom decorated 5 bedroom home right next to the beach. We are big time into snorkeling and were never disappointed by the coral and many varieties of colorful fish and the two good sized octopus that seemed to be the loving couple. Two-Step at the City of Refuge is not too far away and I was able to swim with dolphins, the babies were so cute!! Deanna, the owner, was always very accommodating. We would never hesitate highly recommending this dreamlike place to anyone!"
Guest: JaneDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015
"My husband and I stayed at Mik'a and Lisa's home this past spring. The house is exactly as it looks in the pictures including the vase on the window. We had to rent a Jeep wrangler to navigate the spiraling steep road to the house - It was fun driving up and down the hill.
This house certainly feels like home - it was very quiet, peaceful and away from the tourists . After a day of exploring the island we looked forward to coming home and watching the sunset with a glass of wine.
We are looking forward to our next trip to the big island and this house would be our first choice."
Guest: Joan W.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: August 9, 2015
"We have fond memories of our stay in the Paniolo King Suite. We were comfortable there, slept well and felt very relaxed with just the right amount of privacy. The kitchen was more than equipped for making meals and all the fans help to cool the suite down on hot humid days. Historic Honaunau Bay/Two Step and the Captain Cook monument were nearby so having the snorkel and beach gear to borrow made this a great place to stay for first time Big Island visitors. Dave and Beth's advice for outings was an added bonus - they really know their part of the Island and for that we can't thank them enough! The only downside for us was the fact that the screens allowed a few too many flying bugs through in the evenings while we were trying to read by the lights. Other than that, this is a super place to stay!"
Guest: gilblesDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: August 11, 2015
"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