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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 have a 8 months old baby, so it's a little bit safe issue with the stairs inside the house. Other than that it was awesome. The functional kitchen, the nice hot tub backyard, nice juggle noise at night(I love it, but my husband thinks it's loud when sleeping closed to the window daybed)... It comfortable and relaxing."
Guest: Kaitlyn C.Date of Stay: May 2014Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
"There are not enough good things we can say about this house. My wife and I stayed here while in Kona to watch a great friend participate in the Ironman. Another couple was supposed to travel with us but were unable due to a family matter. This house is amazing. Everything you need is there. The view is incredible. The house is perfect for one or two couples. It is close enough to Kona and restaurants but also far enough away to be relaxing and quiet. The house is even better than the pictures. The patio is perfect for relaxing and watching the sun set or reading a book in the morning with a cup of coffee. The pool is very nice and refreshing. Everything is perfect. We hope to be back one day. The ocean is a short drive away. The owner was great to work with and very friendly. This place is like being at home (but in Hawaii)."
Guest: Steve, Tulsa, OKDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
"Our 5-day stay at Mapuana were the most magical, pleasant, and memorable of our 12 day trip to the Big Island. We found ourselves wishing we'd stayed there the whole time. The owner, an artist and writer, has created a tropical paradise in the wonderful Captain Cook area that has the essential conveniences of the modern world, but retains the best and most sustainable aspects of traditional Hawaiian life. The interior is indeed magical, appointed with original art in a tropical and spiritual style. No noisy air conditioners here, no lights from vehicles, no noises or voices of other tourists. Wi-Fi is excellent. The rental is the top floor of a home perched at treetop level for unlimited ocean views, surrounded by tropical flowers, fruits, and scents. Birds sing day and night, geckos appear when you least expect them. The deck has over a 210 degree view of the flanks of the volcano and the ocean. Sunsets are beautiful from here, and in the dawn the sun comes down the slopes of the volcano. The deck is so comfortable that it's hard to leave. The interior is not only artfully decorated, but has many comfortable places to curl up with a book or meditate. The rental is in close proximity to the small and delightful community of Captain Cook and the beautiful Kealakekua Bay. Kona is just a short distance to the North.
We'll be going back to Magical Mapuana our next stay."
Guest: David B.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
"We just returned from a three-week stay at Hale Hula, and we've added it to our list of favorite places to visit. The house is cozy and immaculate, and despite being "off grid" met our every need. The surrounding property is a tropical garden with trees bearing macadamia nuts, avocados and a large variety of tropical fruits. The many colorful parrots in the sanctuary are magnificent, and the occasional wild pheasant and turkey roaming the grounds are a further delight. Dorothy and Jerry are the perfects hosts. They made us feel right at home and are most knowledgeable about the many things Hawaii has to offer. If you love nature, as we do, Hale Hula is the place for you."
Guest: Martin H.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 30, 2015