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Recent Captain Cook reviews

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    "Banana Bungalow provided just the secluded escape we were looking for, away from the bustle of the city but close enough to everything we wanted to experience - ten minutes from Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (the most extensive historical site), ten minutes from beautiful beaches for fantastic snorkeling, two hours from Volcano National Park, and twenty minutes from good dining. The ocean south of Kona is less turbulent than in the north, where winds whip up the waters, important for less experienced snorkelers. And the bungalow was delightful, offering all of the creature comforts in a lush, jungly setting. There is no need to rent beach gear, as masks, fins, boogie boards, and beach umbrellas are provided. And not to be missed - Bwana Bob's very funky coffee roasting workshop! Thanks, Susan and Steve, for welcoming us so warmly!"
    Guest: Karl and Irma Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: November 3, 2015
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  • Private, well-maintained, clean, well-equipped and spacious.

    "We only had 3 nights here due to our scheduled but would have enjoyed a couple of weeks. Although the property was just off the highway(150 t0 200 feet), it is very private due to the lush vegetation. Two bedrooms and 3 baths and it easily sleeps 7-8. We had 7 including an infant and there was plenty of room. The kitchen is clean and well equipped. There are beach towels, boogie boards and snorkeling equipment. The lanai makes the house. We had all of our meals out there. It is very large and covered with a view of the ocean in the distance. The drive from the airport took about 45 minutes but that was the only downside. The house is convenient to Captain Cook, Two Step Beach (a great snorkeling site), a grocery store, an Hawaiian village. The Kona beaches are about a half an hour away. The other direction there is ready access to other beaches from 10 to 30 minutes away. We drove to South Point and walked most of the way to Green Sands Beach. You are closer to Kilauea Volcanoe Park than you would be in Kona but we didn't have the time to drive there because of the schedule. This is a place where we would stay again if the owner will let us. We especially liked being away from the crowds in Kona. If any of the readers are LDS (Mormons). There is a LDS ward that meets in a chapel about 5 minutes from Hale Honu."
    Guest: mark W. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 12, 2016
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  • QUIET OASIS

    "We very much enjoyed our stay in this vacation home on the west side of the Big Island! It was nothing fancy, just quaint with a beautiful view of the ocean! It was exactly what we needed after a death in our family forced us to reschedule this vacation. (The owner was very gracious in accommodating our revised plans and did not charge us for the changes.) The property was clean and seemed well-maintained. We especially liked the two separate bedrooms so us parents had a separate room from the kids. And the kids each had their own bed. We were surprised by the catchment water system that they have but were supplied with bottled water for our drinking needs by the owner. Thank you. The hillside community is peaceful and safe. As others mentioned, this house has a steep driveway, so we parked at the end of it and walked down the steps alongside the driveway and then up the steps alongside the house to the front door. The home is far from grocery stores and restaurants but we had planned for that. We absolutely loved the Fruit Stand for most of our grocery needs. The home made a great base for our exploring the island from Kona to the Southern Point to Volcanoes National Park. One note, the pictures made it seem that the kayak for use was a 3 person one, but it is not. It only holds 1 person safely. We did use it a few times. The pebble beach that is at the bottom of the hill in this community is quite nice and a great place to swim, snorkel and kayak. We also made use of the beach chairs and mats and snorkeling gear! One day when we stayed more local, we were thrilled to see a gray seal swim up to a small snorkeling beach in Captain Cook! We would recommend this home to anyone wanting to explore the island, enjoy some peace and quiet and doesn't mind driving for food and supplies."
    Guest: Alissa G. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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  • Gorgeous home overlooking the ocean from an amazing wrap around porch.

    "This house is amazingly beautiful. It has high ceilings, gorgeous polished floors, elegant furniture and silky smooth linens. You feel like royalty when you stay here. Best of all is the wrap around porch overlooking the ocean. From there you hear birds chirping, smell fragrant tropical flowers and feel an ocean breeze while watching the most beautiful sunsets. It is close to many fantastic snorkeling and swimming spots. It's on a jungley hillside with beautiful plants and animals but close enough to pop into town for the more crowded tourist attractions, the best of both worlds. It has a full kitchen with everything you need to eat comfortably at home. I can't recommend this house highly enough, I'm never happier than I am when I'm here!"
    Guest: Robert B. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 8, 2016
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