100% 5 Star
Submitted: November 25, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
This was my family’s second time to stay in the Kona Paradise area and we love the location. The house was a wonderful place to call home for ten days for our family of four, with the youngest being under 2 yrs old. The house is very well equipped and was very clean. With all the kitchen appliances and tools you would ever need and great home furnishings throughout the entire house. The owners have thought of everything, to the beach towels, beach chairs, snorkel gear, sand toys, boogie boards, ice chests and even a high chair and portable crib for the little one. The washer & dryer were great assets when traveling with a toddler.
The deck is very nice, with lounge chairs in the sun and a nicely covered area with beautiful outdoor furniture. We enjoyed the hot tub, the large BBQ and eating on the patio table. When the mosquitos would come out, we would head indoors for down time on the large fluffy couch in front of the flat screen TV.
Ho’Okeena Beach is a short drive (10 minutes) and a local favorite of ours. Black Sand Beach is great for the turtles. Place of Refuge is good for snorkeling with a great place to stop for shave ice part way down the hill. Our all-time favorite is Hapuna Beach. It’s a bit of a drive (a little over an hour), but worth it. The sand is white, the surf is fun to boogie board and there is good snorkeling around the rocks mid beach. We went zip lining in Hawi with Big Island Eco Adventures, which I highly recommend. I also recommend the pastrami sandwich at Lighthouse Deli in Hawi...very good!
It was a great family vacation and the accommodations had a lot to do with that. We celebrated Thanksgiving and the kitchen accessories made it very easy to cook and enjoy Thanksgiving turkey dinner with our family. We were very thankful for a wonderful stay and that our family was able to have such a special place to spend time together. I highly recommend.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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