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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
"I can't imagine that you would ever find a better rental at this price. A short walk to the bay, short drive to Two Steps. A great location to explore this part of the island. I know for certain that you won't find a more accommodating, kind, generous host than Kay at any price!! Your cookies are incredible. The thanks so much for letting us stay."
Guest: Garth S.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 11, 2015
Welcoming arbor+ real Hawaiian experience+ real relaxation= immersion in a true Hawaiian vacation
"I've been to Hawaii before. Staying in the insulated boxes of the Sheraton/big box hotels and having a very tourist type experience that was bland and fake feeling.
But staying at a home, with all the things I needed, right in the middle of the local scene was a real Hawaiian vacation. I felt more connected with my vacation and relaxed far more than in any hotel. This home is close enough to run into town and do shopping and be a tourist or better yet.... follow the locals every morning as they walk past your porch to swim with dolphins at the Captain Cook Cove (Kealalekua Bay) and local park.
I loved being among the locals; feeling connected to the land and sea and felt less like a tourist in this home and more at home and at ease. It was wonderful..it is the only way I will vacation from now on and it was very hard to leave!!
The home has all you need, just grab food. It has plenty of room for all and the view was wonderful and special. My 16 yr old spent his time on the top floor observation deck and that is the best place to take a nap!! The sunsets up top were amazing, BBQ in the sweet shady backyard and then have dinner with the sun and sea at your fingertips from the top deck.
Stroll across the street and snorkel your heart out, walk home and enjoy the huge double shower to get the sand off and at your fingertips are the washer and dryer and sink to keep your suits clean and sand free. I found this to be so much nicer than having to worry about washing things off in a hotel room.
This is a very special home to vacation in and the location was wonderful.
Ill be going back as soon as I can."
Guest: KimDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
"We stayed here for four days during a trip to the big island and would come back any time we return. The cottage is well appointed, comfortable, and spacious. The property is large enough to give you the experience of seclusion and privacy while enjoying paradise and yet is just a quick drive away from restaurants and site seeing activities. The views are stunning, the birds and wildlife were just great. I did not think I would like the outdoor shower, but once i tried it, I found it to be really relaxing, comfortable and private. And, just as important as the great facilities was the warm and embracing welcome we received. From the fresh coffee that was grown on the site, to the fruit, to the banana bread, we had all that we could want to make the experience special. Michael was a greatest of hosts, ensuring we had all our needs met; Chuck, the property caretaker, was lovely, warm and welcoming, and also making sure we had all that we needed without being intrusive...a great balance of welcome and respect for our privacy. Chuck made great recommendations, provided us with contact info, and made sure we knew about special happening while we were there. We will return, and I have already recommended the location to my friends planning a trip later this year."
Guest: Carol H.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: October 12, 2015
"This lovely cottage-like home was perfect place for our family of five to spend a week. We felt at home as soon as we entered and, while the house had every conceivable convenience and thoughtful detail, it was still homey and comfortable. We ate all our meals and spent much lounging time outdoors in the large front lanai or spacious back yard. The kitchen was very well equipped, including a coffee grinder and mixer. We also were able to use the snorkel gear and boogie board that are available. Bird song and gentle surf are the music you hear as the occasional mongoose scampers through the yard. Each morning and evening we took our coffee or cocktails the 3 minute walk to watch spinner dolphins in the Bay. You can swim there or walk 5 min or so to gentle Manini Beach.
The drive to Captain Cook for groceries and other services is about 20-30 minutes and it is a short drive to the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) and spectacular snorkeling at "Two Step" and to the beach at Ho'okena."
Guest: BillDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 8, 2015