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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • Recommending it to our friends

    "We had a wonderful time @ Close But Far, which was clean, modestly and sweetly appointed, and in an excellent location for exploring the Bay. The owner, Charles, was super friendly and helpful; and we were highly entertained by Scooby and Rat Cat. The home is perfect for a single traveler or couple, but with an airbed added to the lanai, worked great for us and our offspring. We live on the island and found this spot to be a perfect Big I getaway. We felt right at home at Close But Far and hope to be back. Thank you, Charles!"
    Guest: Michelle H. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 12, 2016
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  • Excellent

    "Rick's house on Kealakekua Bay is spacious and beautiful. It is well designed, immaculate and it has everything you need for a great vacation. The old school Hawaiian style beach is a short walk down the road for swimming and relaxing . The house has great views of the bay, sunsets, the surf and even the Captain Cook monument across the bay. The area is full of Hawaiian history and archaeological monuments. It is well located right next to the bay with a great market at the top of the hill and a couple quaint villages near by for dining. I would definitely go back here. Thanks Rick! It was an easy relaxing week!"
    Guest: John W. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: July 6, 2016
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  • Private tropical beauty and comfort

    "I adored this upstairs studio. As designed, the gorgeous wood beam high ceiling does remind me of sleeping in a wooden ship. Covered carport parking was definitely a plus. The stainless steel and granite countertop kitchen had everything I needed: coffee grinder, coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave. Even without AC the three large ceiling fans and six sliding glass doors cooled it down at night. VERY PRIVATE yard with full-size clothesline and fabulous outside enclosed H/C shower. Only thing to keep in mind: Rental location is a good 15-minute drive down or up a winding, paved, steepish road to get to main road where food, gas, shopping are. Walk to Manini Beach. Narrow rocky entrance to snorkeling on Kealakekua Bay--THE BEST."
    Guest: Penelope C. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 23, 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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