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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

Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • Hawaii Like you want it to be

    "We are lucky and got to go back to Alaula Kai for a second time. You wonder whether your memories are inflated, but really this place is much better then you can remember. From the moment you open that front door and see the pool, the palm trees, and that wonderful peaceful bay, you are reminded why you always smile when thinking about your time here. Then the spinners come to entertain you during your morning coffee on the lawn or you simply look over the lava coast and see the tangs swimming by. If you want tranquility this is the place. We always find it hard to leave, but when you are energetic, there is always a kayak across to the monument or a short ride down to two step for a great snorkel. And I have not even mentioned where it gets its name, the sunsets which are different every night and gorgeous. We can't wait until we are lucky enough to come back for a third and fourth and many more times to come. Alaula Kai will remind you why you love Hawaii."
    Guest: Mark & Judy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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  • Location Location Location

    "Staying at the Dolphin Retreat was truly a special time in paradise. The lovely sunsets and calming sounds of splashing waves were an added treat. Being located right on Kealakekua Bay, with complimentary kayaks, allowed daily opportunities to swim with the dolphins and snorkel at Captain Cook's Monument. The spacious house with its large, grassy backyard facing the bay was perfect. The Dolphin Retreat was everything we had hoped for in Hawaii and more. The only negative part of our vacation was having to leave! We will definitely be back and already miss this wonderful vacation home."
    Guest: Cookie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014
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  • We loved staying in this Kona Coast getaway!

    "I really don't have words to describe how wonderful it is to stay at this property. As this was our first trip to Hawaii, I carefully examined the listing. The photos and descriptions are very accurate yet we found it to be even better than described. The owners were there to greet us with a tour and gifts of exotic Hawaiian fruits grown right on their land. We found it a treat to explore their orchard and learn how the fruits, nuts and coffees look before harvest. We were pleased with how clean the unit was and I'm sure you've read other reviews about how great the outdoor shower is, but really, that shower is fantastic. It is indescribable the "Zen" feeling one gets when showering outdoors surrounded by a lush garden and bamboo. We looked for any excuse to take another shower. The kitchen is very complete and spacious with coffee grinder, coffee maker and a great blender for smoothies. We made all of our meals there and used their cooler to pack picnics for days of sightseeing. We were unexpectedly close to great snorkeling at Two Step and used snorkeling equipment provided by the owners often. I loved the "feel" of being in the unit. When inside, the flooring and mats are comfortable on your feet and you can hear gentle animal sounds. It really is peaceful and relaxing. The owner left a good binder of information and island magazines to read. The views out the big windows are incredible and we slept peacefully on the excellent king size bed. The owners were just a phone call or e-mail away if we needed anything or wanted advice on how to best plan a day of sightseeing. This was the first time we rented a VRBO where the owners were nearby and we found that to be a welcome benefit plus our hosts were so gracious and accommodating. Sometimes we would come home and find a gift of fruit hanging on our doorknob-yum, yum. We stayed here to explore the western coast of the island, snorkel, visit Waimea, hike down to Pololu, and experience Kona coffee country and this location is perfect. On our departure day we drove across the island at dawn to get to Hilo airport(our first week was on that side of the island) and we saw the most spectacular sunrise over Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. It was an easy drive from this property back across the island. From this property we were able to explore beaches, towns, resorts and heiaus in North and South Kohala and all of Kona. I would highly recommend this property to my friends and family."
    Guest: Doren Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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  • Charming cottage

    "Style, space, comfort and beauty; that is how I would describe this cottage. The front and back yards are serene and entice you to sit and relax. Beds are comfortable , everything is clean and we'll cared for with attention to detail. We spent early mornings and evenings on the lanai listening to birds and the ocean. You are a short walk away from beautiful sunsets and in the opposite direction, a place to swim. Do your grocery shopping before you arrive since you are not close to any stores. It was heaven"
    Guest: mary B. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 27, 2014
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Kealakekua Bay Travel Tips

Step into History's Footprints With Kealakekua Bay Vacation Rentals

When you stay at Kealakekua Bay vacation rentals, you are experiencing the same place Captain Cook discovered in 1779. The bay was the point where Captain Cook entered the sheltered water of the Big Island. At the foot of the Pathway of the Gods, you can follow the rugged trail to the monument dedicated to Captain Cook. Depending on your vacation rental's location, you might see views of the cliff and the monument from the comfort of your living room.

Visit Coffee Country Near Kealakekua Bay Resort Rentals

Some of the attractions near Kealakekua Bay resort rentals are Hawaiian coffee farms, where locals grow and process the beans. Some farms like the Greenwell Farms have been making gourmet coffee since the second half of the 1800s. Plan a tour early in your stay and then enjoy a fresh pot each morning as you watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean. The drink goes well with fresh tropical fruit, and you can find a variety of local ones at a nearby farmer's market. Your fully equipped kitchen will make it easy to prepare breakfast or snacks for later in the day.

Pick Kona Coast Condos for Home-Like Amenities

Kona Coast condos offer you many of the comforts of your home, including a living room where you can watch TV or play games, multiple bedrooms so you can have some privacy, and a place to prepare meals. If you feel like dining out, you'll have your choice of restaurants. Purchase organic veggies or food from one of the local health stores—having a fridge will keep your products fresh and ready to use. From the privacy of your lanai, balcony, or yard you can watch the sun set and spend an evening enjoying the stars.

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