4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
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Our 2 week + Vacation Stay
Million Dollar views, the lanai was a favorite place to eat and mingle at! The kayaks was a favorite past time to use to snorkel and see the dolphins in the bay at Captain Cook Monument. We love the Big Island for all the lovely diving, snorkeling, and manta ray dives. It was very convenient to have the fabulous outdoor shower (used more than the indoor showers) near the fun and often used jacuzzi! The BBQ was a fun addition to our cooking. The upstairs two bedrooms is much nicer than the downstairs "studio" . We realize the salty air and being near the ocean are extremely hard on metals and make them rust very quickly. We chose to have a good attitude about the "cleanliness" of the place because of the water views and easy access to the ocean. We felt the downstairs was a better place to put the younger generation (kids) since they didn't pay for the place. We arrived 5 days before my parents and stayed in the upstairs master bedroom (the nicest bedroom) & when they arrived we moved to the twinbed (room) next to it. We gave them the nicest bedroom with best views, which was hard for us because it was our 20th wedding anniversary! The response rate from the owner was very quick if we needed anything or had a question! Part of the dingy feeling downstairs wasn't that it was dirty but needed some new updated things like: fresh painting, new bedding, new bathroom vanities, and furniture. The downstairs would really benefit with a fresher look. Having enough towels and detergent wasn't an issue. The kitchen upstairs is the main one we used. Since it has an open door system the bugs can come in very easily. Geckos didn't bother us since we were used to them. The ants/bugs were kind of annoying crawling around the clean dishes in the dishwasher even when closed all the way. The safest place for your food (away from ants) was on the island. We did a great job cleaning the counters, killing the ants, and not leaving food open or anything to draw them in too. A couple of the ocean side lounge chaise had straps missing. The palms on the grounds closest to the water had lovely lights that had lights shining up the tree at night (very pretty). Bring your grocery bags (they charge for each one on the island). We chose to have a good attitude and enjoy our trip. The hard part is that you normally get what you pay for, but with the high nightly expense it was difficult to not be snarky about the home itself and the price we were paying.
The Dolphin house is the stuff of dreams. We had ten in our party and we were more than comfortable. The house is beautiful and the view even better. We watched spinner dolphins daily and twice saw whales. We even snorkeled out to a pod of wild dolphins and they swam with us! It was a magical experience. The whole time at the dolphin house was pretty magical. I give this place five stars. If you stay here you will not be disappointed. They even went the extra mile and mailed a pair of headphones back to us that we had left. Thanks guys!
Beautiful and Breathtaking!
Wow, what a beautiful place and it was just as described. We had a wonderful time and would love to go back again!
Great the Family
My family had a wonderful time. Love the islands and the island time of taking your time and never being in a hurry. Will definitely come back again!
So glad to hear you had a great time!