What an amazing house in paradise!
Submitted: June 3, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
My husband & I rented this big beautiful house in our favorite location in the world! We are both avid snorkelers & divers & we spend most of our time in the water. This area is almost impossible to beat for snorkeling & the view from this spectacular home is breathtaking. The house is kept very very clean, well stocked with most of the supplies you could need (even beach supplies!).
If you rent this amazing house, treat it well, as anyone that goes there will undoubtedly want to come back as often as they are able to. Kudos to the team of people that keep this house & grounds looking so good!!!
To those considering whether to rent this house, here are a few of the things nearby (but the house is so beautiful, the pool so inviting & the view so breathtaking leaving may be harder than you think!):
Kealakekua Bay - outside the back door, right off your pool deck! Watch for spinner dolphins!
Cook Monument - (an amazing snorkel location) right across Kealakekua Bay, you can see it from the pool deck! Our favorite way to get there is to kayak over (you may find yourself just a few feet from the spinner dolphins that frequent this bay, we did!!) BTW if you snorkel the Canon Powershot D10 (underwater camera) is a best buy! What you see on your snorkel adventures you will want to remember forever!
Honaunau Place of Refuge - this is a place everyone should visit, just a short 5 min drive from the house. Here you will find a guard gate when you drive in.
If all you wish to do is snorkel, don't go to the guard gate but rather park off the side of the road (very short walk down the road to the bay) or drive down the road to the bay and pay to park right there ($3 as of now). Watch to see where people are entering the water at a place called 2 step.
There is also a beachy area to the left where kids often swim or learn to snorkel. The tidepools that form in the lava rock when the tide rises is a great place for kids to investigate too!
If you go past the guard gate (and pay the admission) you can see the beautiful park that they built to mimic what an ancient Hawaiian village looked like. A great place for picture taking! No snorkeling from here though.
Bayview Coffee Estate: Off Napo'opo'o Road, follow signs to the Painted Church (another great photo opportunity!) and Bayview will be on the right. Go there for free tasting! voted in the top 10 of all the Kona coffees!
So much more, read our favorite book The Big Island Revealed ASAP!
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