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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
"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
"This was a last minute booking for us, and host was very helpful. Cottage was very clean, and really well decorated. Bed was comfortable, and great location to start our trips. Great place for a couple!"
Guest: Brian and SonyaDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: July 17, 2015
"Extremely comfortable for our somewhat large family group of 8 with our university kids and their friends. Oceanfront with tons of interesting snorkelling with reef fish and spinner dolphins. Although not near a sandy beach , there are several good entry points through the ancient lava flow. Our house had 4 kayaks available which made it so convenient to get out throughout the K-bay (Capt.Cook) and snorkel many different spots.
Great kitchen made for some great meals. The little geckos all around were delightful ! There is an artisan bakery just 5 min. south on the hwy called 'Oven and Butter' , where we bought warm fresh baguettes for breakfast every morning. Also a terrific Farmers Market on Saturdays right up there across the highway from the bakery. You will need a car. We can surely recommend this house warmly and hope to be back !"
Guest: Doc FrankDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
Clean, well equipped & 30 second walk to Manini Beach
"Our family had an amazing stay at the Dolphin house. The caretaker was so thoughtful meeting us there later at night. The house had everything we needed & more - snorkel equipment, water shoes, boogie boards, etc ! The 30 second walk to Manini beach was so convenient and the water clear with awesome snorkeling. The "auntie" caretaker at the beach was so nice and full of stories! We found that we did have to drive further than expected when we had other activities that we needed to get to but this does not seem too unusual for the Big Island."
Guest: Oona L.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 24, 2015