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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • HARDROCK GARDENS EXPERIENCE

    "This is the place to find out more about what real Hawaii is like. Mike and Vika are more than hospitable and always willing to help guide your Hawaii experience. Their property is amazing with lush gardens, vegetation, and animals (friendly dogs that may be at your door if they smell what's cookin, chickens, rabbits, turkeys, etc.). If you want to wake up to the birds and jungle noises this is the place to be. Sure beats the condo crowd!! Relax on your own lanai as you look over the ocean views. Walk the property and get your own fresh fruit and/or farm fresh eggs upon arrival. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the company you are with. Mahalo Mike and Vika."
    Guest: Brodie Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 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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  • Spacious, Restful, Convenient

    "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: Bill Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • Welcoming arbor+ real Hawaiian experience+ real relaxation= immersion in a true Hawaiian vacation

    "I've been to Hawaii before. Staying in the insulated boxes of the Sheraton/big box hotels and having a very tourist type experience that was bland and fake feeling. But staying at a home, with all the things I needed, right in the middle of the local scene was a real Hawaiian vacation. I felt more connected with my vacation and relaxed far more than in any hotel. This home is close enough to run into town and do shopping and be a tourist or better yet.... follow the locals every morning as they walk past your porch to swim with dolphins at the Captain Cook Cove (Kealalekua Bay) and local park. I loved being among the locals; feeling connected to the land and sea and felt less like a tourist in this home and more at home and at ease. It was wonderful..it is the only way I will vacation from now on and it was very hard to leave!! The home has all you need, just grab food. It has plenty of room for all and the view was wonderful and special. My 16 yr old spent his time on the top floor observation deck and that is the best place to take a nap!! The sunsets up top were amazing, BBQ in the sweet shady backyard and then have dinner with the sun and sea at your fingertips from the top deck. Stroll across the street and snorkel your heart out, walk home and enjoy the huge double shower to get the sand off and at your fingertips are the washer and dryer and sink to keep your suits clean and sand free. I found this to be so much nicer than having to worry about washing things off in a hotel room. This is a very special home to vacation in and the location was wonderful. Ill be going back as soon as I can."
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
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