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Recent Captain Cook reviews

  • Worth the Wait

    "My wife had mentioned to me many times about a beautiful house on the Big island that she was in love with. She had stayed in Melouise's house 9 years earlier with friends. We stayed 9 days and even my young boys were sad to leave. The house was very clean and spacious. Melouise kept us well informed and even checked up on us. Manini Beach is awesome and we had the great pleasure to meet Sandy who is the Caretaker of the beach. Sandy made us feel welcome to this beautiful island. After bbqing my wife and I spent every night on the lanai listening to the waves off Manini Beach. Morning coffee also was enjoyed off the lanai. My middle aged boys snorkeled everyday and enjoyed playing with local kids. Im already trying to plan our next trip. Cant thank you enough and it was truly worth the wait. 6 stars would be more appropriate"
    Guest: McDonald Family Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 22, 2016
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  • Can't be beat!

    "This beautiful home is spacious, well-appointed and carefully maintained. The location is amazing, right on the water with gorgeous sunset views! The property is large and very peaceful with beautiful foliage. The jacuzzi and outdoor lava rock shower make it a true paradise. I loved drifting to sleep each night to the sound of the waves. Included in the rental was access to kayaks and the boat launch located just two houses away. We had such an amazing time kayaking out to the spinner dolphins each morning and hopping in for the most exceptional experience! The snorkeling at the monument is world class. Also just 4 miles down the road is The City of Refuge "two step" which had great snorkeling as well. Our family ranged from our little kids (age 3 & 5), to our teenagers (15 & 18) and my in-laws in their 70's. Everyone had a great time. There is truly something for everyone here. We will definitely be visiting the Dolphin Retreat again as soon as we can. There is something magical about this place!"
    Guest: ocmommy Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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  • Great place for a couple to stay.

    "The bed was amazingly comfortable. We hiked into the recommended bay and had it to ourselves for 5 hours."
    Guest: Lori B. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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  • Beautiful house, amazing location!

    "I planned a surprise 40th birthday vacation for my husband this July 2016. We invited friends and family to join us and ended up with a party of 7 in total. The house was large enough to accommodate all of us. The lanai was my favorite part of the house to enjoy the ocean breeze. Walking distance, within a minute to Manini Beach and the bay or the opposite direction to launch kayaks or paddleboards. The locals were super friendly and giving, so of course we had to return the favor by renting from them a kayak to Snorkel and view the dolphins in Kealakekua Bay. If you are looking for peace, relaxation and tranquility this home is for you...if you are looking for nightlife, close to bars and restaurants consider being closer to Kona. But it was perfect for us and the ultimate relaxation for the week. The only cons I would have to say is this house has no ac, so either A:be out doing something during the day as it gets very hot and stuffy mid day, or B in the water during that time. If there was ac in this house the rent would probably be crazy high since it is a perfect location. I would also suggest 1 more spare fan for the house since we used each sleeping space, our kids had to alternate nights sharing a fan which with a fan is bare able but without a fan uncomfortable. We were only happy to return home for our ac unit."
    Guest: Jackie M. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 7, 2016
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