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Recent Kealakekua Bay reviews

  • Awesome location!

    "My wife and I invited our grown children and their spouse to spend a week with us at The Water's Edge at Kealakekua Bay in mid-March and it was fantastic. The house was clean and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. But, that wasn't the best part. This house has the absolutely best location on the island for snorkeling, kayaking, watching the sunset and meeting local people. You can snorkel right in front of the cabin and see many species of fish as well as sea turtles and a couple of Moray Eels. You can rent kayaks from the neighbor or from another vendor a short distance away and it is an easy paddle to the Captain Cook monument across the bay. The days we went snorkeling we didn't get to swim with the Spinner Dolphins but we did watch others do so several times. The trip from the house to the main highway is curvy and very interesting with the wild chickens and Mongoose you see frequently crossing the road. We did spend a couple of days sightseeing and it wasn't the most convenient but is very doable and worth the effort. All told, this is the place to rent if you want a quite place with many things to do right in front of your house. We all hated to leave and will most certainly try to rent this place the next time we are on the Big Island"
    Guest: David L. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 31, 2016
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  • Real nice setting in nature

    "Nice quiet location. Very close to Captain Cook, Two Steps, and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Kind owner with nice garden with many fruit trees and well kept property. Nice neighbors and very peaceful setting. The direction he gave us was on the point and the place was easy to find. The drive from airport was fun."
    Guest: Mio Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 21, 2016
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  • 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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  • 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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