Absolute Oceanfront Townhouse
Submitted: July 10, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
We stayed here for 15 days in June 2012. The kitchen and bathroom were recently remodeled. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai for breakfast and dinner, and saw spinner dolphins. This unit is not air conditioned but has a lot of ceiling fans, and it is very close to the pool for an afternoon dip. It is directly on the ocean, and you can hear and see the waves crashing against the lava rock. It was a wonderful place to watch the sunset every evening.
This unit was ideally located for us. It is close to Kailua-Kona and the farmer's market, shopping, and the Kona Brewing Company (a wonderful restaurant). It is very close to a marina (about 5 minutes) where we took a cruise on the Fair Winds II to the Captain Cook monument. It was clearly the best snorkeling on the island. We also found fantastic snorkeling at Two Step (Honaunau Bay), just a short drive south.
On the road, we found an outstanding organic bakery with amazing chocolate chip, macadamia, banana bread. We also found the Kona potato chip factory where you can find discounted chips which just as good as the ones in the grocery stores.
We saw wild turkeys on the property and there are tidal pools which are close, where we saw sea turtles. We went to the volcano and waterfalls near Hilo where our daughters took the Eco Adventures zipline tour over a waterfall. This was the highlight of the trip for them.
There is Costco on the end of town near the airport. Gas prices here were 70 cents less per gallon than any of the other gas stations. Costco also had fresh seafood and macadamia chocolates.
Patty was great to work with, and we thoroughly enjoyed our entire visit. We also drove north to the beaches of Kohala (A Bay, Hapuna, and Mauna Kea). These were all beautiful beaches but the snorkeling was definitely not as good as Two Step and Captian Cook.
All and all we had a wonderful vacation, and we will definitely come back.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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