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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

  • Love This Place

    "I found Tara Cottage on line, read the reviews and based my decision to stay there on the excellent reviews and of course the photos. We loved it! You can plan on relaxing at the home with beautiful views or explore the island, the location is perfect. I don't often return to the same vacation spot because we feel there is so much of our world to see. Since we left we have discussed many times, how much we will be back to Tara Cottage. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend a week as Mike's quest. He has the home looking fantastic. The views from the windows and grounds are more then we ever imagined it could be. When we arrived after a long day of travel we were welcomes with fresh fruit, nuts, bread and coffee that was grown on his land. I don't think there was anything that could be improved on. This place is a 10 out of 10. I look forward to coming back someday!"
    Guest: Cindy & Dennis Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • a Beautiful house in a Beautiful place

    "You can not ask for a better ocean-front house than this one on the shores of Kealakekua Bay, a few miles south of the town of Kona. You are close enough to enjoy Kona but when you turn off the main highway and drive down Napoo’poo road to the bay, you are surrounded by small farms with coffee and macadamia nut trees, and you know you are now in ‘old’ Hawai’i. But there is nothing ‘old’ about this house. The owner John is a pleasure to deal with and since he spends several weeks each year in the house, he insures, along with Krista, the local care taker, that the place is in great shape and feels like home. Krista, who has lived nearby for over 20 years, is a wealth of info and could not be more hospitable. The house is very comfortable and extremely well stocked. The kitchen is beautiful, with new appliances, granite countertops and koa wood cabinets, and a new top-of-the-line washer and dryer in the laundry room. The ‘great’ room is truly great and three bedrooms, all with prime ocean-front views, means there is plenty of space for everyone. The grounds are gorgeous with lots of outdoor seating and a large grill and dining table. There is no better location on the Big Island than this little dead-end road and this house on K Bay - providing that you want to be ocean front and Not surrounded by hundreds of people. There is nothing more peaceful than sitting here in the back yard during whale season and watching humpback whales and spinner dolphins in the ocean in front of you. I’m convinced that the best snorkeling and shore diving spot in Hawai’i is a quick 5 minute drive to ‘Two Step’ at the Place of Refuge, one of the most historic places on the island. Other ‘must do’ things while here are : kayak in K bay and snorkel at the Cook monument; visit the Historic Kona coffee farm at the top of the hill; visit the Big Island Bee & Honey farm that is 2 miles from the house; stop in and see the beautiful Painted Church that is nearby; have lunch at the Coffee Shack at the top of the hill for fine food with fabulous views of the Bay and the surrounding coffee farms; buy local produce and fresh Big Island tuna or marlin or mahi-mahi from the local grocery store and grill them at the house; do a night dive or snorkel with the Manta rays; visit Volcanoes national park. You will surely run out of time before you run out of things to do here. We can’t wait until we are back at the beautiful house in this beautiful place !"
    Guest: Mark & Lelia Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 2, 2015
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  • Relaxing

    "Very comfortable, great views, right on the water, pool was great. No need to leave other than for groceries. Safe access for snorkeling is nearby."
    Guest: Dave G Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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  • Fantastic!

    "We enjoyed our two weeks with our hosts Mike and Vika. As well, the Hales and outdoor kitchen were a treat. A car is a definite must. It was the perfect place for us. We will definitely rebook here when we return."
    Guest: Brigitte and Elisabeth Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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