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Recent Opihihale reviews

  • Private, well-maintained, clean, well-equipped and spacious.

    "We only had 3 nights here due to our scheduled but would have enjoyed a couple of weeks. Although the property was just off the highway(150 t0 200 feet), it is very private due to the lush vegetation. Two bedrooms and 3 baths and it easily sleeps 7-8. We had 7 including an infant and there was plenty of room. The kitchen is clean and well equipped. There are beach towels, boogie boards and snorkeling equipment. The lanai makes the house. We had all of our meals out there. It is very large and covered with a view of the ocean in the distance. The drive from the airport took about 45 minutes but that was the only downside. The house is convenient to Captain Cook, Two Step Beach (a great snorkeling site), a grocery store, an Hawaiian village. The Kona beaches are about a half an hour away. The other direction there is ready access to other beaches from 10 to 30 minutes away. We drove to South Point and walked most of the way to Green Sands Beach. You are closer to Kilauea Volcanoe Park than you would be in Kona but we didn't have the time to drive there because of the schedule. This is a place where we would stay again if the owner will let us. We especially liked being away from the crowds in Kona. If any of the readers are LDS (Mormons). There is a LDS ward that meets in a chapel about 5 minutes from Hale Honu."
    Guest: mark W. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 12, 2016
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  • Beautiful house/setting, easily accommodated group of 8

    "The pictures of this place do not do it justice. When you drive down the long, very steep and windy road to get here you wonder what you are getting yourself into and then you open the door to this beautifully decorated house (reminded me of what I would imagine an expat house in India looks like) with views of the ocean from the dining room, kitchen, and one of the bedrooms, lanais everywhere, a hot tub, a hammock...it is amazing. We were a family of 8 - 2 little kids (5,9), 3 grandparents, and 3 adults. The house easily accommodated us sleeping wise and never felt crowded. It was clean and well stocked. My kids loved being a hop away from the pebble beach and played in the waves almost every day. We walked to the black sand beach once but my kids liked the pebble beach the best. The crater rim hike leaving from the pebble beach is nice (fyi, 7:45 is too late to start - hot and no shade!). The house is nicely situated for sightseeing in S. Kona - we went to the kula kai caverns, volcano national park, and the place of refuge. If you aren't a vegetarian, be sure to get some local grass fed beef and shaved ice from the Kealia ranch store. Check out the smoothies and baked goods (and great guacamole) at the S. Kona fruit stand. The only word of caution/thing I wish we did more of was plan our food a little better. This house is a little off the beaten path - an hour from Costco (and the airport), 30 min in either direction for groceries, and 15-20 min from restaurants. So if you can get most of your groceries for your stay on you way in definitely do that and then supplement here and there (there is a nice farmers market on Sun in Capt. Cook). We planned day by day and that wasn't really ideal for us. You could easily come to this house for a week and never go anywhere else - you have an amazing house, easy access to 2 beaches, hiking - or you can use it as a nice base and travel around the island. We didn't have a chance to meet Deanna in person but she was extremely responsive over email."
    Guest: A guest from Shoreline, WA Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 25, 2016
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  • Loved It!

    "My experience as a solo traveler staying at Hale Gediminas was wonderful. The location was gorgeous and peaceful. I was able to enjoy coffee each morning to the sound of the ocean and the island waking up. August and Diva lovely hosts. They invited me over for coffee and gave me tips on what to see/do on the island. They invited me to dinner as well. They also provided snorkel gear, and other beach gear for the duration of my stay. Loved the outdoor kitchen. Overall was very impressed with the level of service and accomodations."
    Guest: Amy H. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 25, 2016
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  • Amazing place on the big island

    "When we first arrived at south kona coffee we immediately fell in love with the place. There is a welcome sign that had our names on it. It's very touching and make us feel so special. and then Brad showed up and led us to the cottage. There are two cottages with it own private bathroom and shared out door kitchen.We stayed at the Dolphin cottage,it was very clean,very comfortable bed and screened windows allowed us to have plenty of air. There is a large refrigerator, flat screen TV,toaster,microwave,coffee maker and French press.The Fruit plate, kona coffee,macadamia nuts were so delicious and much appreciated. Especially, their kona coffee was the best I've ever had!!! We loved all the nature sound,view of the sunset,friendly green geckos,fruit trees surround us and we also enjoyed hiking on the lava flow near by the property. Brad was a great host full of information on the island. This place is about 45 minutes to an hour drive from Kona airport. It's far enough from a tourists crowded and yet close enough to the most beautiful beaches and about halfway to volcano national park. Thank you so much Brad for your hospitality and all of your tips on places to explore were great. We couldn't asked for a better host on our one week vacation. You have made our 10 years Anniversary very special and unforgettable. We will be back and stay here again."
    Guest: Rick & Malynda Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 12, 2016
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