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Luxury Vacation Rental - Kealakekua Bay

  • 4 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 8
4 Reviews

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Luxury Vacation Rental - Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298040vb
-310 980-1202
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
5

A super vacation rental in every way!

  • 5 of 5
My family met in Hawaii to celebrate my upcoming 70th birthday, so this house had to fit many needs from young to older! And for one week, it was a delightful place to meet, hang out, visit, snorkel, tour, and eat! The house was clean and extremely well maintained. The reports are true, we did simply snorkel from right in front of the house and see turtles, dolphins, live coral and many kinds of tropical fish. And, on the verandah one late afternoon, we watched whales in the bay. I could hardly get my kids and older grandkids out of the water. For the very young, there is a small white sand beach and water play area with a picnic-park, just a short walk away. The kids loved roaming around the backyard and bringing in lilikoi (passion fruit) from which we made the owner's favorite ice-cream! YUM! The papaya and bananas were not quite ready (sigh). Our grandchildren loved and named each gecko; they are a beautiful green and larger than any I've seen before and just set the stage of island living. The kitchen, appliances and kitchenware of all kind rivals mine at home - a chef's delight. We cooked outdoors and ate on the deck most evenings to the sound of the waves. The beach house is completely outfit with good quality play-toys as snorkel gear (much better than rentals), boogie boards, kayaks and bicycles and in the week we were there, we used it all! I'm a rural Idaho gal, but there is something so very special about waking up to roosters crowing and waves slapping. From each bedroom you could listen to the waves and water all night long; in fact we kept the house open except when we were gone and enjoyed the tropical life to the max.
While we enjoyed our days away (one to the Volcano Park and one across island to Hilo) we almost wished we'd stayed "at home" because of nice little trips in the direct environ as "the painted church", beautiful scenery, The City of Refuge State Park, a fishing trip, lots of organic farms, coffee growing and farmers coops to buy gifts and stock up on local food! If you are hankering for a restaurant, an ice-cream and coffee shop, there is a great local strip just minutes away. People are super friendly throughout this small community just 30 minutes to the south of Kona (telling folk lore and stories about the tsunami). Heaven it was! Now we are all in shock as we've returned to the frigid Pacific northwest and Wyoming. We will be back, you can believe it and it cannot be soon enough!
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Luxury Vacation Rental - Kealakekua Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298040vb
-310 980-1202
Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Rockford, IL, USA
5

An amazing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for nearly two weeks and enjoyed the location, the home…everything. The owner was great to work with and very responsive.

We had a family of 6 so we occupied all of the main house bedrooms.

It is in a neighborhood so you have to remember that while we were on CST everyone else was 4 hours behind us. We tried to be respectful of our noise in the evening and early morning.

We enjoyed using the bikes around the neighborhood.

This isn’t for someone who is looking to lay out on a sandy beach. This area is made up of beautiful shoreline of volcanic rock. The views are breathtaking, but sandy beaches are on the north end of the island which we did on several occasions, allowing 90 minutes to drive to the beaches near Hapuna or Mauna Kea. These beach parking lots fill up fast so best to be early (by 9:30 AM).

The snorkeling across the street is amazing. We have visited the islands over 20 times (family use to live on Maui) and have snorkeled and dived around most of them. Kaelekakua Bay is one of the best. I would suggest you explore to see how wonderful this protected area truly is. There are other snorkeling areas as well if you are up to exploring.

The owner has kayaks available (2 singles and 2 doubles). This was an incredible opportunity to go out in into the bay which we did several times.

It is hard to imagine that this place was hit by the tsunami three years ago. Yes, some of the nearby homes still show damage. The water is crystal clear, the coral is thriving, and the Manini Beach Park, a short 2 minute walk, is a great quiet place to relax. We “sunbathed” on the grass watching the waves many times. It is a great spot where locals far outnumber tourists.

The location is off the beaten path but yet convenient. Decent grocery stores and good local restaurants only 15 minutes away.

The home was perfectly equipped. Don’t expect hotel like service, but we quickly found ourselves not wanting to leave. The owner has done a good job of providing the basics. The home was clean and comfortable with amazing views. A perfectly comfortable setting. But since it is someone’s home, we did experience some things that weren’t in perfect order. The grill needed cleaning and some of the appliances were not in perfect working order. Washer and dryer were new and the laundry area was clean which was much appreciated. But hey…this is Hawaii and we loved it all!

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