Our vacation at Hale e Komo Mai was delightful. The house is designed for outdoor living, with wrap around Lanais on three levels, and an outdoor kitchen on level 2. The top lanai is so nice for sunsets and bay watching. Kealakekua Bay is away from the puka shell strip of Kailua, which was perfect for us. We hiked down the mountain trail to snorkel at Captain Cook monument across the bay, and drove the fun 4 mile ocean road to Place of Refuge several times. The kitchens are well equipped; even a blender and coffee grinder, barbeque in back yard, email@example.com on the main road to the south, there's a nice grocery store named Choicemart. A five minute walk along the bay there's a little beach park, where the caretaker Sandy will show you around. Fruit stands along the road offer fresh produce on the honor system, and there's a farmer's market on the main highway on Fridays and Sundays. Delicious fast food restaurant on the road down to the house, with shave ice. Loved the house, and the location. I recommend arranging for kayak rental and permits to kayak in the bay. That's the one thing we didn't figure out.