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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • The perfect house for us!

    "We spent hours on the VRBO site looking for just the right house to rent on the Big Island. We were unfamiliar with the area, overwhelmed with the available options and had a great deal of difficulty identifying what would work for us. With grandparent, adult children and two school-age grandkids, we wanted to find a house that would allow us to walk to a beach for a morning snorkel, or go for a run/walk in the neighborhood. We wanted a house where we could sit with our morning coffee surrounded by the natural flora and fauna of the Big Island. We wanted to experience Hawaii far from resorts, cars and busy-ness. What we found at this Manini Beach house was all of this and more. We ate fresh papaya and star fruit from the trees on the property and made Pina Coladas from fresh coconut in the evenings. We spoiled the birds with daily feedings and they spoiled us with their noisy and joyful visits. Each of us rose to our own rhythms--off for a run or grabbing another early morning buddy for a snorkel, or nursing a cup of Kona coffee on the Lanai watching the birds. Day trips happened after breakfast and this house made a nice location to take off for other visits. (Place of Refuge is 4 miles down the road, Kailua Kona is 30 minutes north, and we made a longer day trip to Volcano National Park.) The small town of Captain Cook, with a grocery store, fresh fruit stand and Post Office is a 10 minute drive. This house is a couple of blocks away from Manini Beach, on the south side of Kealakekua Bay. The Captain Cook monument is visible across the bay. The beach itself has wonderful tide pools to explore, a small sandy entry for snorkeling as well as trees for shade in a beautiful, clean, small park. Ke-ei Beach is within walking distance from the house as well- and although the guide books tell you it's not worth visiting, it was quite fun for us. There is a stretch of sand and also nice, small lava formations good for jumping into the ocean (for our strong 9 and 10 year old swimmers). Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park is a lovely, sacred gem of the National Park system and is 4 miles down the road. There are wonderful ranger-led programs and activities that offer opportunities to learn more about Hawaiian history. This house that feels like a tree house was perfect for us. Please bring/buy bird food if you select this wonderful location!"
    Guest: Sue Walters Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Little piece of heaven

    "Had such a peaceful time saying at this little gem. Owner Charles and his little dog Scooby has to be the perfect host. My husband and I have already decided to come back soon. We already miss this little cottage and most of all Scooby."
    Guest: Kim B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Whales and Dolphins

    "We had a great time at the Pagoda House. Things you might like to know: 1. The house is huge. You will have all the room you need. 2. There are bugs because the front side of the house is all screens. It is like you are in a huge lanai. People will either like this, or not, because of the indoor bugs and geckos. We liked it. Sort of like glamping (glamorous camping). 3. The bay is right there. Like others, we rented sea kayaks and not only saw dolphins, but also whales. There is a little place where you can rent kayaks just to the south. Take the second road to your right. We were the first ones out in the morning and were able to paddle up near the humpback whales. They did a deep dive and showed us their tails just like in the pictures. Very cool and only $50 per double kayak. We did the snorkeling and the dolphins that day, too. 4. The big cane spiders are harmless but scary looking. We had three show up in the various bedrooms. 5. The last miles to the house are via a very curvy road. It was a bit of a chore to drive that road. 6. The noises we heard at night and early dawn included dogs barking, feral cats fighting, roosters crowing, and birds at dawn. Some of these were not a problem, but others we could have done without. You can't shut these noises out because the windows are screens. 7. The owners provided a huge gift basket for us upon arrival. We really appreciated that. 8. The owners request that you don't move the furniture, however it was March and the NCAA basketball tournament was being played. There were times that we wanted to watch TV. Unfortunately, the TV is at the end of a long room and the couch and chairs were lined up against the walls facing at right angles to the TV. It was impossible to watch the TV without cranking your neck. 9. You are on an island without garbage pickup. You have to take your garbage to the transfer station on a day near your departure. 10. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. 11. We really enjoyed the pool and the area around it. The pool was great. 12. The bay near the house is pretty rocky at the edges. Good for snorkeling, but not great access for snorkeling. We found a little beach down the first road to the west heading south. You access it between a house and a concrete pad. There, you can safely get into the bay for snorkeling or swimming. Picnic tables and grass is there too."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 5, 2014
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  • A corner of Paradise

    "Our stay at the Tara cottage has been like having a little taste of Haven. It's very private, the plantation is beautiful, and the view of Kealakekua Bay amazing. You might just forget about leaving to the beach, you could just stay at the cottage and enjoy the birds bathing in the bird bath next to the smaller bedroom, have fun with the geckos, read a book, or just explore the plantation. The cottage has this wonderful energy inside, the kitchen is stocked with everything you need, including the fresh coffee from the very plantation you're staying at, and Michael, the owner is truly one of a kind person. While attentive to your every need, you will also barely feel his presence. This is truly the best place to stay on Big Island, especially if you are looking for an intimate, special place, away from the noise and the crowds. We will definitely come again."
    Guest: Elena P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 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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