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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • Our 7 nights at the Dolphin Retreat

    "Our stay was good but I would like to submit some comments to assist future renters as these are things I didn't think of but would have been good to know before making a rental decision. Please note that nothing was misrepresented to us and this is not a complaint. The photos posted are very accurate.The lanai is spacious and the home has an awesome ocean/bay view and a really nice deck for sunning next to the water. The kitchen was well appointed and clean. The first and 2nd floors are completely separate (downstairs is like an apt) meaning there is no inside staircase or any way to gain access from the 1st floor to the 2nd without exiting to the exterior of the home & using the side stairs to access via the lanai doors on the front of the home. To access the lanai (upstairs deck overlooking ocean)from the downstairs you have to go up the exterior stairs through the 2nd level of the home. The 2nd floor is cool but odd in that the living/kitchen areas have no glass windows or bug screens - just non locking wood lanai style sliding slatted doors that open up to the outside. There is an exterior door on the upper deck that can be locked to prevent access to the upper level via the stairs. If my husband had not been travelling with us girls we probably would not have felt comfortable because of the lack of locking windows/doors & bug screens in the main upstairs living areas. Other than the locking door on the outside upper deck there is nothing to prevent someone from gaining access to the home if they found a way to climb onto the decks. We were uncomfortable leaving all our electronics in the home while we travelled about because of this. When the living room area doors are closed you cannot see out (no windows or screens ) so little natural light and no ocean views when doors are closed. The road the home is on is extremely narrow and heavily travelled by locals and tourists on foot, bike and car as there is a state beach at the end of the street. There is a rock privacy wall around the front yard. Great for privacy - bad for maneuvering a vehicle unless it's a small car with a good turning radius. Difficult to maneuver our full size Yukon truck due to the busy narrow street and close rock walls on each side of the driveway. The closest restaurant and grocery store is several miles away - up the winding road to the main hwy. My only complaint was the living room furniture. It is hard as a rock - not at all comfortable."
    Guest: Nancy S. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 10, 2016
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  • A Room with a View

    "The cottage is a lovely little retreat with an absolute killer view. I really enjoyed the privacy and quiet the farm offers as well as the South Kona location. It's convenient to town, south coast beach attractions and other parts of the island. I would highly recommend for those who prefer a more 'natural/local' experience, in comparison to the 'resort/touristy' experience. It's a great place to relax and recharge. Candi was a helpful and gracious host and made me feel at home. Hope to come back soon!"
    Guest: Michael F. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 8, 2016
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  • Very Functional

    "Clean and easy. Great interaction with landlord in answering questions."
    Guest: Lee W. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 18, 2016
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  • Great place great location

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Excellent"
    Guest: Tammy M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 30, 2016
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