We have spent three weeks in summer of 2014 in the Karen’s and Tim’s Turtle guest house in Kona, Hawaii. What a wonderful vacation we have had there! The great experience started long before our arrival – Karen was incredibly helpful with all kind of practical information and inspiration, writing us long mails for about half a year before our arrival. We felt as we knew her very well when we came! She and Tim have also made us feel very welcome by buying some food for us for the first night and waiting for our late arrival nearly at midnight.
During our stay, we were always welcome to ask any questions, to get any advice, to use all the facilities, and our three teenage kids truly enjoyed the swimming pool and the jacuzzi. In general, expect for the location close to a traffic road, this comfortable house is perfectly situated high above the sea providing enjoyable air temperature and breeze all day long, with a very nice lanai facing the ocean with beautiful palm trees in the garden. We spent a lot of time there relaxing, playing games (given to us by our hosts) with kids, and appreciating our summer vacation.
We covered about 1700 miles in 3 weeks visiting all parts of the Big Island and enjoying the contrasts between beaches and mountains, rain and sun, desert and forest.
Our departure from the island was delayed by the flight cancellation, and our hosts were very kind and flexible, allowing us to spend an additional night even though next guests were arriving very soon.
All in all, it was one of the best vacations we had, a big part of our delightful experience we owed to our host couple. Thank you, Karen and Tim.
Anastassia, Jesper and kids