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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • Fantastic property, great location

    "We have stayed at Tara many times over the past six years and it never disappoints. The cottage is furnished to Michael's high standards and is located on a large and beautifully landscaped lot overlooking Kealakekua Bay. Sunsets from the lanai are always spectacular, and mornings are peaceful. World class snorkeling is a short drive away at Two Step and at the Captain Cook Monument (the Monument is accessible by boat tour, kayak, or for the adventurous, on foot from a nearby trailhead - we always take the trail, but pack plenty of water). Captain Cook and Kealakekua offer many great restaurant options and a good supermarket. Michael is a wonderful host, never intrusive but always available and friendly. We would not stay anywhere else on the Big Island and are already trying to figure out when we can get back."
    Guest: Albany couple Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 21, 2016
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  • Perfect spot for a family getaway

    "This house was perfect in every way, making our family holiday a great success. We enjoyed all our meals on the spacious lanai, slept well in the comfortable beds with tropical breezes blowing through the windows (no need for air conditioning), and fully enjoyed all the nearby spots for snorkelling and wandering. The location is great - accessible from the airport and also easy driving distances to other attractions like Volcanoes National Park, the green sand beach, Keauhou (for Manta Ray night snorkel) and downtown Kona-Kailua. We would highly recommend this rental house, especially for family groups (lots of room, well set-up both inside and out) ... thanks for a lovely holiday!"
    Guest: Sheila B. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 15, 2016
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  • Exactly as advertised!

    "From the beginning, the owner kindly responded to emails/phone calls very promptly. He also provided us with a great list of suggested places to visit. This home is comfortable, in a great location and has everything one can need. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of items to easily prepare meals. I was worried about having mostly screened in windows thinking it may get too hot or too cold. We lucked out with the weather and enjoyed a cool ocean breeze, plus falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean was amazing. The home was clean, had plenty of linens, beach toys and outing items, i.e. cooler, picnic basket, blue ice, etc. There is a small, slightly rocky beach within a 2 minute walk, great for taking an easy dip. We enjoyed 'two steps' a few miles away, a trip to the Big Island Honey Bee Farm only minutes away, drove to the volcano, went to the seahorse farm and enjoyed relaxing in the outdoor living room this home has. The home has a great layout, plenty of room to relax and enjoy. There is great outdoor space that is comfortable...just watch out for the mosquitos, but like everything else the owner has prepared for this with bug spray and candles to repel them. I would definitely return for another visit. Thank you!"
    Guest: Shannon Kam Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
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  • Wonderful Family Vacation at the Aloha House

    "The Aloha House was perfect for me, my wife, our adult sons and their wives and my daughter. All seven of us had plenty of room to stretch out and relax. We woke up each morning to the sounds of the waves and the songs of birds that are unique to Hawaii. Everything smelled and sounded so refreshing. We ate breakfast on the lanai and then went snorkeling in the bay which was only a few steps away. There were more positive experiences than I can list here. Even though we were warned about mosquitoes, we did not have a problem, even when we ate on the lanai later in the evening. As long as you remember that you are in Hawaii, the changes in heat, humidity and nature make it a more memorable adventure. (We loved the geckos!) Several coffee plantations are near and we thought the Aloha House was a good hub for going around the southern tip of the island to Hilo and Kilauea volcano one day and around the northern tip on another day. Both drives were about 2.5 hours one way and were very scenic. Aloha House is in Captain Cook and a bit of a drive off the main highway, but it's location is worth the drive. The house was all that we expected and more. Beth was a great host and had everything that we needed to get started on our vacation. Thanks Beth!"
    Guest: Tim S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 20, 2016
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