Hus, 4 sovrum + Cabriolet säng (s), 3 baden (8-10 bäddar)
Peter and Darla
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Beautiful and Idyllic
This beautiful home was the perfect location for our family to settle in and enjoy our vacation. Located just south of Kona and near swim and snorkeling beaches, 8 adults were able to wander off for smaller group adventures in addition to spending family time in a large group. The main part of the home provided ample dining space indoors and out, while the spacious kitchen made it possible for several people to work on meal preparation. We were able to find all the utensils, pans and dishes needed to create multiple meals. The home itself was immaculate and the beds/baths made for comfortable accommodations.
I should mention that, while we made many of our own meals, we did get to experience a brand new restaurant adjacent to Magic Sands beach, which is about a five minute walk from the house. I hope you have a chance to have a cocktail on the deck at that location and enjoy the views... not that you need any other location beyond this home! The view off of the upper and lower lanais are spectacular and the sound of the ocean is soothing. This was a beautiful place and the vacation is unforgettable.
Wow-- simply Wow!!!
This is the perfect beach front bungalow with so much space! Literally ocean front-- the photos don't do it justice! The kitchen is completely outfitted; no need to buy spices (unless you use it all up then you should replace because Darla won't have it when she needs it!) Bedrooms are perfect. Location can't be beat! Peter was very responsive. We loved every moment we were there. Thank you so much Peter & Darla
Wonderful ocean experience
Spectacular views. Great location. Clean home. Very secure. Peter was very responsive when we had any questions. It was a great experience on all accounts.
Perfect location to enjoy the turtles, spinner dolfins and the bright yellow fish that lived right below our terrace that opened into the living area of the home. Everything that one would need was provided in the kitchen and for beach use. Our only problem was the size of the double bed room. It was not large enough for two adults. It would work for two small children. Bring binoculars to see everything even closer. The owners are very helpful. Enjoy
Great Ocean Front House on the Kona Side!
I've been remiss in not writing about what a great time we had staying at Darla and Peter's lovely house, big enough for Nana, Papa, two sets of grown kids and 4 grandchildren! The house itself was near perfect! Especially since Nana and Papa had the studio apartment downstairs and could quietly excuse themselves if it got a tad noisy in the main house. It's beautifully appointed, with everything you'd need, including snorkeling equipment and swim gear. And ESPECIALLY the great kitchen! I've stayed in many vacation homes, in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, (even one that was owned by the producer of a tv cooking show) and nothing came close to how well stocked this kitchen was! It was a pleasure taking everybody "into town" to eat out, but it was even more fun staying in and being able to cook and grill!
I'd also suggest NOT spending all your time on the beaches, beautiful as they are. The Big Island is amazingly diverse. From landing onto what appears to be the moon (the airport is on barren, ancient lava rock) to a drive north to go horse back riding on seemingly endless rolling pasture land (Dahana Ranch) to ATV'ing through lush forest, then getting up close and friendly with the denizens of the deep at The Octopus Farm and enjoying a tour of a beautiful coffee plantation, there is TOO much to do! Oh, and don't miss going to the Island Breeze luau at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. You might think these are "cheesy." You'd be wrong. A musical and dance oriented tour of the history and islands of Polynesia was fascinating and the food was wonderful!
I also know what you're thinking....Volcano!....What volcano?!
Thank you, Peter and Darla, for your beautiful house and your hospitality. Mahalo!
Firstly, I would consider myself very picky so keep in mind as you read this. We usually stay in condos at new resorts in Maui where everything is kept like a hotel. Staying in this house was very different, and overall I would recommend it. The pros: the location is great with two places to walk to for swimming/snorkeling and a bicycle rental station .2 miles away. The decks are beautiful and great to spend time together. Watching the sunsets from here was breathtaking. The house feels like a home because it doesn’t get emptied out like most condos do. It is outfitted very nicely with kitchen supplies and basics, towels, beach toys, etc. The owners did a great job labeling everything so you know where to find things and where they belong. The rooms and bathrooms are nice and comfortable. The beds are great. We didn’t use the 3rd bedroom upstairs which would have been the only one that is small with no bathroom. The downstairs studio is very cute and big. The jacuzzi was very clean and worked great. The bbq was brand new and it was fun to grill out. I loved having all the space compared to a condo and also being able to drive right up to the front door, especially when moving luggage or a car full of groceries.
Some cons: there is no air conditioning except in the downstairs studio. The House has glass slots in every room that can be opened so that a good breeze goes through and leaves the house at a comfortable temperature except when it gets very hot outside. Then it gets pretty hot in the bedrooms, which heat up the most because they are directly exposed to the afternoon sun. After sun down, it cools off pretty fast with open windows, but at night you will have to choose between leaving the glass slots open for air at night, or closing them and hearing the VERY loud sounds of the ocean hitting the rocks. I read another review about the ocean “noise” and didn’t think twice about it as being a problem, but it really is much louder than I expected. As great as the ocean sounds are during the day, if you are used to sleeping in a quiet room, you will not sleep well here. Also, there are only light curtains that don’t block out the light, so expect to wake up when the sun comes out.
With that said, we still had an amazing week in this house, and for the price it definitely met my expectations. Thank you Peter and Darla for sharing your amazing home with us, and for being great hosts.
Verkligen havet hem har tillgång till havet, stranden park med säkert område för små barn intill, och den berömda Magic Sands Beach bara 100 meter bort.
Utforska de närliggande kaffe gårdar, konstnärens byn Holualoa, färgglada bondens marknad och andra ön skatter. Frigående Trolley tar dig till historiska Kona byn för restauranger, shopping, levande musik och historiska platser.
Stora promenader eller cykling precis utanför gated hem, och snorkling revet framför huset kommer nästan alltid ge dig ansikte mot ansikte med Hawaii havssköldpaddor! Du kan titta på valar från Lanai övervåningen, och delfiner frolick ofta precis utanför revet framför huset.
Detta är en bra plats varifrån du kan utforska hela ön, eller göra så många människor, och bara stanna kvar. Detta är verkligen paradiset!