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Recent Kapaau reviews

  • Breathtaking View in Authentic Hawaiian Setting

    "We stayed our first 2 nights in Hawaii at this amazing cottage overlooking the Waipio Valley. You think sometimes when you book these places that the pictures are enhanced and exaggerated. Well, I'm here to tell you that your mouth will drop the moment you park your car and get out. If you are interested in hiking down the valley, don't hesitate to book this cottage. We are explorers, so for us, 2 nights was a perfect amount of time to experience the area and cute, quiet town of Honoka'a. When you arrive at the airport, drive through Waimea, pickup your groceries, then make you're way here. Settle in, have the coqui frogs serenade you into a good nights sleep (if you are a sensitive sleeper, there will be earplugs), then wake up and hike down to the valley. We had an amazing black sand beach all to ourselves and saw horses grazing. The hike back up is a challenge but we looked at it as our workout for the day. You could probably hitch a ride on the way back up if you needed to. After getting cleaned up, get those calories back by heading into town and go to Tex Drive In for lunch and malasadas to die for (can't stop thinking about those malasadas)."
    Guest: Stacy N. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 13, 2017
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  • A Week in Dreamland....

    "I shared the House of the White Owl with my 17 year old daughter, my husband and our best friend for a week and we all agreed there was no place we would rather have been. The house is cozy and comfy and has everything you need. The fresh fruit (papaya, mangoes, bananas) that awaited our arrival was fantastic! The mangoes were the best any of us had ever had. AND we learned that there are like 60 kinds of mangoes.... who knew?? The energy of the house and land is something special- at the House of the White Owl I felt both closer to the Earth, and closer to the sky..... The clicking geckos amused us all and we encountered no biting creatures of any type ;-) The closest town, Hawi, is great for its little coffee shop and Sushi Rock is top notch. The house is surrounded by rolling green hills, a 30 min drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and less than 2 hours drive from a rocky hike up the lunar landscape of Mauna Kea for those souls who prefer to toil on their vacations ;-) I am basically counting the days til I can return ;-)"
    Guest: Morgana Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 23, 2016
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  • Tip top on the top!

    "We have been here before to this condo building. The unit we have rented in the past was booked so we found this one. We really enjoyed our stay at this unit. We found it in very good condition. We were pleased with the wide assortment of kitchen items. We usually just "move in" and never buy any meals in restaurants other than the first day. Often we find we need something that wasn't in the condo. We bought one thing: a dish cloth. So was really well stocked. None of us had ever used a microwave-convection combination unit so that was a learning curve. But was ok. The kitchen even has some nice large knives that cut up our pineapples very nicely. The unit was decorated very nicely. The in unit washer and dryer was so convenient. We used the grill on the lanai and it was wonderful. There was a nice selection of beach toys, chairs, and some snorkle gear. And beach towels in the closet. We felt right at home. The best part of all was the view from the lanai. We ate every meal out there so we could see or hear the ocean. We also like the view out the back that looks toward Mauna Kea. We were thrilled to see it have a snow cap. The Puako General Store had a nice variety of things. Seemed nicer than last trip. We were sad that there were no sea turtles this trip. We also saw so many other times. They must have been on vacation right now. We like Beach 69, Hapuna, and the Mauna Kea Beaches. I feel they are some of the nicest in the islands. We did our usual trip to Hilo and the falls. Stopped at the Volcanoes, watched the waves crash on the north shore and went to the Vanilla Farm for lunch and tour..... a must. The people at the condo complex are always helpful. Sara was happy to see us again and keeps the place looking top top. Everything was good overall. I was probably the least happy with the management folks. Didn't seem to have the warm Hawaiian Spirit. I never had a bad experience, just basically no experience with them. Guess that isnt quite correct. They had apparently placed a large pointsettia plant in the unit to make it festive. Make sure you give them lots of notice to call you back if you leave a message. I did find I like it better renting from the owners, rather than a property management company where you are just another customer. There were three couples of us and we all would certainly return again to the Kohala Waikoloa area again."
    Guest: Bill Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 8, 2016
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  • Beautiful vacation rental and area!

    "My husband and I had a wonderful vacation while staying in this vacation rental! The unit was beautifully decorated and newly remodeled. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to call home for the 7 days we were able to stay there. John and Deborah were the perfect hosts. Always available if we needed anything or had any questions of where to go and what to see. We enjoyed the dogs in the front yard. They were very friendly and loving. It was like being at home. The unit had all the necessities we needed to prepare our meals. John and Deborah had thought of everything. The bed was so very comfortable. It made sleeping very relaxing. They even had a well written binder for us to read of all their suggestions on how to see the most beautiful beaches and best places while we were there on the northern part of the island. I enjoyed the privacy of the Kohala Ranch area. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to vacation at. The only thing I might suggest to John and Deborah, for people that want to visit this amazing area and never have been here before, is give some good directions of how to find the Kohala Ranch and how to get into the Ranch. When we arrived it was a bit confusing because we had no idea that there were two entrances to get into the ranch. But after we finally figured it out the rest of the time was the most relaxing and amazing time. Thank you for sharing your home and the time you spent sharing with us, John and Deborah! We would love to come back if we ever get back to the big island!"
    Guest: I Too Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 25, 2016
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