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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • Best Island Vacation

    "We felt at home from the moment we arrived. Vicki was friendly, gracious, and helpful from prior to booking right up through our visit. Mahalo! The house is spacious for friends and family, very clean, and the whole property is wonderfully private and homey. The hot tub grotto is beautiful. The pool is cold in February! The view is terrific from above the beaches and town and still the drive to everything is short. So many great beaches just 10-30 minutes drive, we could visit a new one everyday. Even Volcano National Park and sites on the other coast are just a couple of hours drive. There are plenty of supplies from beach towels, pool toys, boogie boards and snorkeling gear to pantry items and condiments. A trip to Costco and we had everything we needed to enjoy meals "at home" and pack lunches for our outings. So many things to do - just check the provided guidebook - or sit back and enjoy the island breezes. The malasadas at Tex drive-in Honokaa are worth the drive! A month was super relaxing and laid-back but at the same time too short. We could have stayed! Friends who visited were impressed and are planning to come back with their family."
    Guest: Janice C. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: April 21, 2016
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  • Wonderful place to stay

    "Hale Lana is a wonderful house, with a very airy, island feel – it’s a place where you can really relax. We recently stayed there for a second time, and the house was exactly as shown in the photos and spotlessly clean. It’s in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, and it’s also just a short drive to Two Step, which offers some of the best snorkeling in the islands. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Bill K. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 30, 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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  • 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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