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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • 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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  • Lovely Manini Location

    "We had 4 couples stay in the house for a wedding at it was great. The upstairs loft is 2 twins which wasn't ideal but worked fine. The house had all the towels we could want and snorkeling gear. The house was clean and beautiful. We could hear the waves crashing at night and birds in the morning. The house is very near the ocean. The lanai was amazing and we ate out there many times on our stay."
    Guest: Britt Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 8, 2015
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  • Location Location Location

    "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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  • A little peice of heaven

    "Tara Cottage is a perfect romantic getaway for young and old alike. The grounds are awesome. Birds, Roosters, chickens and geckos greet you every morning, and the Coqui frogs chirped us to sleep each night. Coffee is grown on the grounds and is free for your stay which is really cool. Plus some other special snacks await your arrival. The octagon shaped room is beautiful place to hang out. The outdoor shower is awesome! Michael, the owner is nearby and his little dog is the cutest!"
    Guest: Stuart b. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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