A Convenient, Luxurious, and Private Kona House
Submitted: May 14, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
We wanted a private home from which to introduce our sister and brother-in-law to the Kona Coast and other wonders of the Big Island. This property more than lived up to our expectations and the photos and descriptions of it on the website. We suspect it is one of the best locations in the Kona area if you value privacy, convenience, and a view. The home is furnished with comfortable furniture and adorned with interesting art throughout, and the kitchen is well-equipped with appliances and spices. The grounds are very attractive and well-maintained. E-mail contacts with the owner were responded to in a prompt and helpful manner, and suggestions were very useful. Our favorite activities included a snorkeling trip on the FairWinds II to Kealakekua Bay (the crew are extremely helpful to novices and the equipment is superb); subsequent snorkeling at a nearby beach; drive to the volcano; and tour of the Lyman House and Museum in Hilo. Favorite eating experiences in addition to those on "our lanai" with produce from local farmer's markets included Bubba Gump's in Kona, Sam Choy's above the Keauhou shopping center, and Tex's Drive-In in Honokaa for malasadas and Portuguese bean soup. We had many pleasant interactions with folks on island including other owners and workers at Kona OneNalo, volunteer and paid tour guides, and wait staff at restaurants. All in all - a great vacation spot that we would recommend to others.
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