Kona Pacific View: everything you need
Let me explain the 4-star (vs. 5-star) rating. Our experience here was very good, I just don't rate many things as 'excellent.' The house was great for us, and we'd stay here again. ?
We stayed at this house for five weeks. (I could have stayed longer.) The home is a small free-standing unit above the ground-level garage. It is about 700 to 800 square feet including the lanai. The main room is “L” shaped and contains a king-sized bed, TV and sitting area and kitchen/dining area, plus the full bathroom. There is a propane BBQ on the lanai. The owner supplies linen and towels and there is a washer and drier in the garage. (We were there for five weeks, so naturally had laundry to do.)
• The house is as advertised and contains all you need to live there for a few days or weeks. (You will have to plan your meals as the only way to [say] boil two pots at the same time is using the induction plate and the burner on the BBQ .. no problem.)
• The house on the edge of a dryland forest reserve and at the end of street to it is quiet (except early morning birds that were great.)
• The house is about 1,200 feet above sea level and it cools down in evenings and makes for great sleeping.
• The location was good for us. It is ten minutes to Costco and about 12 or 14 minutes to the KTA grocery store and WalMart. (Avoid Safeway unless you win the lotto..so expensive!!)
• There are many shoreline access points, state parks and beach areas 15 to 30 minutes away, and many more farther away. You can be at a whale-watching point or see green sea turtles or spinner dolphins (if you are lucky) all within less than a 30-minute drive. (The best turtle areas is only about 15 minutes away at the historical park by the Kona marina.)
• We stayed south of Kailua-Kona last year and much prefer the Kona Pacific View location.
• It is an easy drive up to scenic Waimea, or northeast, over to Hilo…where it rains a lot.
• The drive to Kilauea volcano is about 2.5 hours…more if you stop along the way. It is slightly farther going the south route. For a day trip to the volcano, you can head south on the west side and come home heading north up the east side through Hilo and back via the Saddle Road…which is a good road despite what some older travel books say..it has been upgraded.)
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