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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
Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews
"Walking into Tara Cottage is a breathtaking experience. Better than any 5 star hotel in my opinion. Michael is a perfect host. The cottage is immaculate and very tastefully decorated. Amazing Macadamia nuts, bread, and chocolate left in cottage to enjoy. A very unique property. One thing if you need silence to sleep, this is not the place due to the wonderful sounds of nature. Coquis, roosters and an occasional mango dropping. True hawaiiana... I loved it! You don't have to go far for food, a great farmers market and beaches. We will be back for sure! It was an amazing experience!"
Guest: Jennifer S.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 15, 2015
"We stayed at the Dolphin House for one week in late March 2015 and we loved it. The house is beautiful and it is in a very good partially secluded location. It fit our family perfectly; we were my husband and me, our daughter and son-in-law, their three children (aged 13, 8, & 21 mos.), and our son. Everybody loved the house--the beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms quite nice. The spacious kitchen has everything you need for involved cooking and the appliances all worked well. The open and airy living/dining area and small office/library area were comfortable and well equipped and the small lanai is very nice. The ground-level private eating area with barbecue, full laundry, equipment room, and landscaped yards are useful bonus features. The house is very close to Manini Beach Park (two-minute walk), which is a great place for relaxing and snorkeling--there is an opening in the lava rocks that allows for easy access to the bay--the grandkids loved it. Kristin was wonderful to us and she was always available for assistance and advice. Also, very helpful was the Hawaiian docent at Manini Beach Park--she provided detailed information about Hawaiian culture and local history. We loved the Dolphin House and we highly recommend it."
Guest: MariaDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
"A gorgeous view, a beautiful home, a perfect spot to vacation.
We stayed here for ten days with our two twentysomthing kids and our son's girlfriend. It was a perfect 'home base' for hiking and snorkeling adventures around the island. When not out and about, we spent most of our time sitting in the chairs by the edge of the water and just soaking up the view.
Krista gave us great recommendations for 'local' dining as well."
Guest: Jeff and DianeDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 15, 2015
"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