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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 stayed at the Dolphin House in July to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Our group of 9 included my parents, my brother and I and our spouses, and my three kids who are in their teens and 20s. We all loved this gorgeous home and ideal location. The home is just as described and shown in the photos, but pictures are nothing compared to actually being there. We had so much space to relax and enjoy the ocean-side location and private pool.
We ate dinner in every night on the lanai and the huge table had plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen had everything you could ever need in term of dishes, utensils, small appliances and gadgets. There was even a small supply of some pantry items, seasonings, etc.
While at the house you feel like you are at a secluded retreat, but the grocery store, Target, Walmart, gas station, tourist shopping are just a few minutes away. Nothing was inconvenient. We used the home as our base and took day trips to Volcano National Park and the Hilo side of the island. Hawaii Island has very different landscapes in different locations and elevations and I highly recommend taking some trips to other parts of the island.
Perhaps the best part of the Dolphin House was the wonderful customer service. A major traffic accident in Honolulu caused us to miss our flight between Honolulu and Kona. It was a pretty dramatic and stressful morning getting our group of nine re-booked on another flight. I called Nicole to tell her we would not be arriving as scheduled and she was so nice - told me to keep her posted and she would tell the driver who was planning to pick us up. Once we had our new arrival time I called her again and she took care of it. What a delight to arrive at the airport to find a driver waiting with a sign with our family name. He helped us get our luggage, offered us cold water and a refreshing towel once we got to the van, and took us right to the house where our two rental cars were waiting in the driveway. We had a problem with the clothes dryer not working properly and someone came within hours to look at it. When it still didn't work properly the owner replaced it while we were out sightseeing. I was very impressed with the level of service and attention to detail paid to us by the owner and his staff and caretakers. A five star operation in all regards.
Our stay at the Dolphin House was the experience of a lifetime for my parents and one my entire family will never forget."
Guest: Rebecca B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: September 21, 2015
"I chose Hale Malihini as the perfect home to spend a family vacation in based on the location and pictures provided on VRBO. I was not disappointed. From the moment I showed an interest in securing the house for our family of 9, Ben was in contact with me and assured me of what to expect from a personal description of the home, to the area it was located in, and the finances. We were delighted to be so near White Sands Beach, as it became the first destination each morning for our one year old grandson, as well as the two teen grandchildren who loved to snorkel. We enjoyed exploring the entire island by day and were able to be back home in time for supper and the sunset. All of our rooms were comfortable and well appointed. We were especially grateful for the assortment of beach equipment including chairs, umbrellas, coolers, and water toys. We could not have survived our beach visits without them. We were able to take in the markets, coffee shops, and luau in town with just a 10 minute drive down Alii Drive. Our host was available and helpful from start to finish. Thank-you for a wonderful 3 week stay in your beautiful home, Jan and Ben. Mahalo."
Guest: The Loose Moose GangDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
"Mahalo ! We have been to Kona many times and your Hale is our favourite vacation spot!! We spent wonderful days & nights on our beachfront Lanai enjoying the island breezes,simply -reading a good book ,or watching the fun seekers -snorkeling , bodysurfing, or kids playing in the surf and building sand castles !
Sunset time was poolside-and then a short leisurely walk to a favourite restaurant and maybe after , a Hula show or live music , or just star-gazing !
Aaaaaaah " wanna go back " .....not a little green shack , but a well equipped/ everything you might need- home away from home Hale , Wonderful Place -Aloha Sweet Aloha !"
Guest: Kona KoupleDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
"Very clean, renovated. Lanai was huge. AC works great with was very nice in august. Condo appeared better than we expected. Washer/dryer was inside. Swimming pool with mixed ocean water was great. Grounds very well maintained.Location was perfect. Will stay there again. Highly recommended."
Guest: Tant385Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 10, 2015