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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

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    "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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  • All folks said is spot on!

    "Having not been to the Big Island before, our three generation family was looking for a house: nice, spacious, convenient, private, on the water with a pool. It was wonderful to be able to sit outside to eat meals in the evening or coffee, fruit and a roll in the morning in pajamas. With a seven year old granddaughter, the pool afforded close supervision ("watch me, watch me, watch me do this-- and this"). We did find ourselves in the pool for a morning and evening dip every day. The days were spent exploring the seahorse farm, the volcano park, black sand beach and turtles, quilting shop for fabric and just around the corner, a bead shop where we found wonderful lava beads (Da Bead Shop). If you are an artist, Akamai Art Supply is not to be missed - outstanding supplies. We did the snorkel trip on the Fair Wind, especially good for anyone of any age or ability. We also snorkeled for free at the beach next to the harbor and saw hundreds of fish. We were very happy to be be out of Kona proper, as the Vog (volcano smog) was showing off while we were there. Don't be tricked at the volcano crater with an arrow pointing to a trail -a most beautiful trail by the way, showing the way to the Lava Tube. You can drive close to the entrance. Must be a secret from Pele as no one suggested a handicapped person could drive closer. Thanks to the owners for making the perfect accommodations comfortable and available. We had the time of our lives!"
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
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  • Just about perfect getaway

    "We stayed 8 days and had a wonderful time. The house easily accommodated our party of 15 and worked great for all ages (1-year-old baby to 69 year-old grandpa). We found the entire house very clean when we arrived and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen has a good stove, refrigerator and dishwasher and is arranged so it is easy to work in. The center island is large and makes a good place for serving. There are lots and lots of pot and pans, bowls, utensils, plates, etc. When we were there there were several boxes of snorkeling equipment, kids beach toys and a couple of kayaks all of which we made use of. The big lanai off the living room/kitchen is especially inviting and we spent a lot of time there relaxing, talking, eating and playing games. The yard is large and lovely with lots of beautiful flowers and coconut and papaya trees. The house feels secluded even though there are several houses nearby. All the foliage blocks the other houses. It is close to the ocean and there are areas within a couple of minutes easy walk that are safe and interesting for babies, children and adults. We saw spinner dolphins in the morning, snorkeled and kayaked later in the day. The tide pools at Manini Beach are fascinating. We found the owner and manager both to be easy to work with and quick to respond to emails. We would recommend it and would love to go back ourselves."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 22, 2015
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  • SpringBreak 2015

    "From the moment we walked in we were starstruck at it's beauty both inside and out. The welcome basket greatly appreciated especially by our teenagers. The neighbours were far enough away to give us privacy in our Hawaiian oasis but close enough to meet these friendly folks and receive many treats from them ( fresh local honey, fresh vegetables from the community garden and kayak rentals at a great price so that we could have the local spinner dolphins entertain us )... With two families we had plenty of room to be alone or to come together for a meal or a game. The kitchen was a chefs dream and many could work together preparing a meal while others could offer suggestions... The pool was spectacular, the views outstanding and the outdoor shower became the most popular place for everyone to shower by the end of the trip... Thank you Bill and Jennifer for sharing your little slice of heaven with us, we are already speaking of our return. Mahalo :)"
    Guest: Maria H. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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