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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • Just about perfect getaway

    "We stayed 8 days and had a wonderful time. The house easily accommodated our party of 15 and worked great for all ages (1-year-old baby to 69 year-old grandpa). We found the entire house very clean when we arrived and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen has a good stove, refrigerator and dishwasher and is arranged so it is easy to work in. The center island is large and makes a good place for serving. There are lots and lots of pot and pans, bowls, utensils, plates, etc. When we were there there were several boxes of snorkeling equipment, kids beach toys and a couple of kayaks all of which we made use of. The big lanai off the living room/kitchen is especially inviting and we spent a lot of time there relaxing, talking, eating and playing games. The yard is large and lovely with lots of beautiful flowers and coconut and papaya trees. The house feels secluded even though there are several houses nearby. All the foliage blocks the other houses. It is close to the ocean and there are areas within a couple of minutes easy walk that are safe and interesting for babies, children and adults. We saw spinner dolphins in the morning, snorkeled and kayaked later in the day. The tide pools at Manini Beach are fascinating. We found the owner and manager both to be easy to work with and quick to respond to emails. We would recommend it and would love to go back ourselves."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 22, 2015
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  • Lovely Manini Location

    "We had 4 couples stay in the house for a wedding at it was great. The upstairs loft is 2 twins which wasn't ideal but worked fine. The house had all the towels we could want and snorkeling gear. The house was clean and beautiful. We could hear the waves crashing at night and birds in the morning. The house is very near the ocean. The lanai was amazing and we ate out there many times on our stay."
    Guest: Britt Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 8, 2015
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  • Enjoyed our stay!

    "Stayed here March 21-25 with 3 adults and 3 teens (first night with another 2 adults who had to fly home early). We very much enjoyed our stay at Hale O Lei. The rental process was very easy, and Hart was quick to answer every question we had. The house was clean, comfortable and outfitted with everything possible we could think of needing. Everything was just as pictured. One thing I would like to point out, the "private" master suite is very private, as it is accessed only from the outside. There is no access from the bottom floor to the upper floor unless you go out the front door and up a set of stairs. This might be an issue with someone with younger children; however, with ours being teenagers, the privacy was nice. We falsely assumed with being on the water, it wouldn't be as hot but it was quite humid in the bay. The screened windows and ceiling fans really helped with keeping it cooler to sleep at night (and there was air conditioning in the King-1/2 bath room). Another thing to point out is there is no glass windows, only screens. At first that made us a little nervous regarding security and noise, but it wasn't an issue at all. (If you are a light sleeper, be aware you are not able to block out the noise that naturally occurs in the community.) The geckos around the home were a joy to watch and kept the bugs at bay. Some activities we did while staying here were kayaking trip to Captain Cook Monument with Adventures in Paradise (snorkeling was SPECTACULAR, but go for the early morning trip as the bay filled up with other tours once we were leaving), Pu'uhonau o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) and snorkeling at Two Step, visiting South Point and Green Sand Beach (if you aren't up for the 2 1/4 mile hike to the beach, locals will 4x4 you in for a fee - worth it!), Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach (at the hotel with only 40 parking spots, so get there before 8am if you want a spot which means you leave the house before 7am), shopping for chocolate covered everything at Donkey Balls factory, and ate some good meals at Annie's Island Fresh Burgers and Paparoni's Pizza take out. Mahalo to Hart and Marlene for opening their home for us to enjoy, and we will be recommending it to friends."
    Guest: Jeanne H. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 28, 2014
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  • Private, spacious comfort

    "This home is perfect for a family reunion or for accommodating many persons. Four of the five bedrooms are private and the loft though not sound proof is still away from the other rooms. The on line pictures are accurate but in reality we were astonished at how spacious the home really is. The grounds also are spacious and well cared for as is the pool and hot tub. The kitchen had everything anyone could use and we made use of the outside grill as well. We were three couples and it was perfect for us. It is south of the airport by about 40 minutes and the highway can be congested at times. Good snorkeling is just a few minutes away. We highly recommend this home."
    Guest: Alaskan Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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