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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
"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: KathyDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 22, 2015
"We were headed to the Big Island for a conference at Waikoloa Village, but we wanted a few days away from it all. Mike and Vika's place was the perfect ticket. It was an easy drive down into the woods and close enough to the grocery store and restaurants so we didn't feel too isolated. Sitting in the outside kitchen lanai in the mornings drinking chai tea was just what I needed to start the summer! The views are amazing and you truly feel alone out there on the side of a mountain, even though you are only 10 minutes drive from Captain Cook town. There was a beautiful wild turkey, I named him "Tom", who greeted us when we arrived and came by on the last day to say goodbye. The amenities covered all our needs. The only downside was that the cell access is very limited on the property and wi-fi only at the main house, this bothered my teenage daughters, but it didn't really bother me as I wanted to get away from it all while still having the ability to use electricity and have running water. You can always go up to the town to get access when you need it. You will see some bugs and lots of beautiful green geekos, but since I live on Oahu, they didn't really bother me. It was fun to just sit in the rocking chair and watch the geekos scurry back and forth along the roof. It rained a lot when we were there, but it didn't bother us much because the property has nice tin roofs that keep you dry. It was a lovely visit."
Guest: Mike T.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 13, 2015
"All the previous commenters have described this cottage well: beautiful location, easy access to everywhere, and helpful, friendly host. If we are lucky enough to visit the Big Island again, we will arrange our travel schedule to be able to stay here. Charles describes this cottage as "close but far..." and this says it all. It's far from crowds, busy roads, etc., but close to the bay, close to town, and its easy to get anywhere from here. We appreciated the chance to relax on the large lanai and watch the birds, the ocean, and the sunsets. The kitchen was well appointed and we were able to cook meals regularly. We very much appreciated Charles' willingness to let us leave late on our departure day, as nobody was scheduled to come in immediately. We would definitely love to have the opportunity to return!"
Guest: D & MDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 7, 2015