"My husband & I spent 2 incredible weeks at Kona Dolphin House. The first week with our daughter, the second with two other couples. (With a max of 6 people, we didn't rent the ohana since we didn't need it.) Once we walked through the great room onto the covered lanai, we were hard-pressed to leave. The highlight of our days were breakfasts and sunsets on that lanai. The views are incredible…from the lanai, the dining room, the living room, even the kitchen.
I'm pretty sure the kitchen has every appliance you'll need. Coffee grinder and maker, 4-slice toaster, toaster oven, microwave, double oven, blender, food processor, and things I didn't recognize. Plenty of glasses, utensils, plates, bowls and cups. Sharp knives for all that delicious fresh fruit you'll pick up at the farmer's market, and an excellent pineapple peeler/corer/slicer. We had enough room for four people to work without bumping into each other. The pantry and fridge contain food items left by previous guests, so you might want to check it out before doing any heavy duty grocery shopping.
The master suites are sooo comfortable. Plenty of towels, a hair dryer in each master bath, as well as a make-up mirror. Huge closets. The first master suite shower is spacious with shower heads at both ends and on the ceiling. Each master suite has its own lanai. One has a hot tub. The other has lounge chairs. The guest room is large; the closet is not as big as the masters but still has plenty of room. The bath for the guest is across the hall, so each of our couples had their own bedroom and bath.
Lots of heavy duty beach towels, nice beach chairs with shoulder straps and drink holders; at least one had an insulated storage pocket. A selection of ice chests and flashlights (for the trip to see the lava flow if you can drag yourself from the house). Snorkeling gear. An overflow fridge in the garage.
The den has three couches that are comfortable for all to sit around and talk.
Beautiful grounds with lemon trees and lilikoi vines. The plants and trees around the house shield you from the neighbors so you feel like you are on your own island.
Dan greeted us upon arrival, gave us a tour, made restaurant and touring recommendations, & made us feel welcome. He quickly responded to questions during our stay. Very helpful!
I'd been lusting after this house since 2010. As enticing as the photos are, the reality is even better. Our first visit, but it won't be our last. January 2017."
Guest: Julie L.
Date of Stay: January 2017
Review Submitted: January 22, 2017