"We just returned from a Hawaii trip with the extended family. There were 12 of us altogether. We spent half our time on Oahu and half on Hawaii. Joe and Dana are the owners of this lovely home. It was large enough to accommodate us comfortably. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, one of the rooms with a secret sliding bookshelf door. Each of the rooms have its own bathroom with shower or tub. There is a swimming pool which you have exclusive use of. There is a pool house which also has a bedroom, living room, bath and a small kitchenette.
Two of the bedrooms are built into the 3 stall garage. The rooms have separate entrances and each also has bathroom/shower. So there is privacy with each room.
There is a large patio with outdoor table and chairs and there is a large dining table inside the main house also.
I would have been happy just lounging around this house enjoying the view and the pool. However there are many beaches and water activities accessible within short driving distance from the home. (we went snorkeling with the dolphins, night snorkeling with manta rays, shopping/eating at the Kona Inn Shopping Mall nearby). Grocery store is also a short drive away. Distance to the airport is about 15 min. There is a Costco nearby also. Volcano and Hilo are on the other side of the island, about 2+ hour drive there.
Joe and Dana live nearby and are very responsive if you need anything. They have for your use some snorkels, boogie boards, pool toys, booster seats if you need to use them. There is cable if you have time to watch television and a pretty large collection of movies on DVD in the living room.
Only downside is that the wildlife (birds, especially wild chicken which seem to roam on Hawaii and Kauai) like to wake you up early with their noise.
No air conditioning and we were there in the height of the summer. Ceiling fans in every room help or jump in the pool to cool down.
I recommend this house and would stay there again if visiting Kona with a larger group."
Guest: John Y.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 4, 2016