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"We stayed for 9 days at this little piece of heaven cottage on the cliff side. It was about 20 miles south of Kona. There are several grocery stores nearby as well as gas stations, coffee cafes and restaurants. The hosts provide lawn chairs, snorkel equipment, boogie board and lunch cooler which is very convenient for road trips or beach days. Step 2 beach is a 15 minute drive away for great snorkeling. The cottage has a full kitchen with a great countertop for eating, ceiling fans for circulating the beautiful breezes and enough seclusion on the property for adequate privacy. The morning visits from the hosts' dogs were lovely, very calm pets. Enjoy the ocean views and the beautiful tropical foliage from the attached tiki deck. Everyone will love this little gem and we look forward to another visit."
Guest: Cliff T.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 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
"The exotic location the sunsets are once in a lifetime.
Jill's Mermaid Hideaway home is absolutely perfect. It is nestled into a large property filled with flowers and exotic fruit trees. The gardens are impeccable. The house is clean, quiet, safe and well equipped with everything you could imagine from board games to a rice steamer and coffee grinder, swimming gear, picnic baskets there is a full outdoor cooking and eating area as well. Perfect for single travelers or families. The home is bright and colorful. This was my second stay here and I hope to return year after year. The hosts live next door and are very welcoming and attentive to any questions you may have.
Enjoy your stay."
Guest: Amber LDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 29, 2015
"It is paradise for me, the Place where I can relax, enjoy myself and get powerful. I´s really like heaven. After a 30 hours flight from Germany, I come to Big Island, to this beautyful house, and I feel at home at once. The same happens every time I bring friends with me. The rooms are comfortable and really beautyful equipped. You can find Hawaiian pictures and lamps inside. The house has a warm and positive energy. It is big and bright. You evenn have enouth place to dance. Everything you might need for preparing food is in the kitchen. Nothing that missing. There is a big barbecue on the garden terrace. You can sit here and take a long good breakfast and connect to the wonderful nature around you. You have a breath-taking view to the Pacific Ocean from the front terrace and also from the upper bedroom. Sometimes you can even see dolphins in front of the house, as they dance and jump in the air. Here, it is possible to swim with them and feel their warm heart-opening and light energy. I love doing it. The position of the house is wonderful, central and calm. It is ideal to make day trips in any directions on the island., either Mouna kea, Southpoint, Volcano Park, Botanic Garden, everything is possible. Restaurants and shopping facilities are within short reach. Near the house, you can find Manini Beach. Small but very beautyful. You can meet interesting people there and go snorkelling. At night, I listen to the melody of the ocean and believe to be at the most beautyful place on earth. I will always liove to return here, experience new things and be connected with the nature. Love Martina Selina."
Guest: SelinaDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 18, 2015