Evolve Vacation Rental
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Great Location, great beach, fast internet
This property is AMAZING. The house is exactly the right size for either a family of four and grandparents, or a few couples. There is a separate entrance to the largest room downstairs making it feel like an extra apartment, perfect for the grand parents. The close proximity to Pebble Beach is easily walkable while carrying all your "stuff". The body boards and snorkel gear were a nice addition, we spent most mornings at the beach, and the best part; you don't bring home a bunch of sand in everything! Kitchen was fully stocked, we stopped by Costco before heading to the house and bought most groceries, but there is a sizable grocery store about 20 minutes up the road that will have everything you need. The locals kept telling us how fortunate we were to be at that location. The sunsets are beautiful from the house lanai and the beach. We will certainly be going back to this house. The property owner was very responsive when we had questions and the internet was super fast! Both my husband and I were able to work a few mornings seamlessly.
One thing to note: the road is very steep, go slow. We arrived at night and were pretty surprised by how steep it really was. However, our mini van did just fine.
Great vacation home south of Captain Cook on Big Island, Hawaii
We loved this place. Our group of 8 was really pleased with how spacious and high-end the house and its appointments were. Three bedrooms each held two people comfortably, and our two younger girls slept on the Queen size sofa-bed in the living room. One of the bedrooms is a private studio with small bathroom and shower on the lower level. The other two bedrooms are upstairs, the master bedroom having its own private bathroom. The kitchen was fully appointed with all amenities. Room to easily park two cars, and possibly even three or four, since you can drive around the back down below and park underneath the master bedroom. There is an outdoor shower under the house for after-the -beach, which is nice, since the beach is only about a 75 yards walk down the hill. Linens, towels, beach towels, & assorted snorkel gear provided. The house is part of a quiet non-commercial vacation community about 20 minutes south of Captain Cook. We loved it and highly recommend it.
Peaceful retreat for a true relaxing vacation
The location is perfect if you want to have easy access to all the attractions of the Big Island but also want the feeling of being away from the touristy hustle-bustle. We ate out on the lanai almost every night (if we were back in time) and found the local beach to be quiet and peaceful. Yes, some updates to the pots, pans and cooking utensils may be in order, but we had plenty of options and the grill was great for trying out some of the local flavor.
This place was amazing! Our entire family had a wonderful experience.
The house was clean and perfectly situated. We were surprised by how close we were to the beach, and hope beautiful the home was.
Gorgeous House, lovely view, quietly hear the ocean.
We really loved Anji's house. My wife's favorite part was waking up with the birds singing! The home is roomy and well taken care of. The views are fantastic. The beach is a short walk down the street.
You can tell how loved the house is by the small details like the custom tile work. for example there are hand made dolphins, whales, and other creatures inlaid in the tile work around the house.
The kitchen is great with a nice new gas stove and fridge to keep your ice cream in!
We look forward to going back!
Wonderful experience for 6 person family
This house was perfect for our family of 6 (six adults). The view was amazing (we saw whales from the lanai on a couple occasions. The nice breeze kept the house comfortable, especially in the morning and night (when we were actually at the property). A beautiful black sand (pebble) beach is a 5 minute walk away where you can snorkle or just enjoy a swim. The house itself is very nice, clean, and well equipped (except for maybe the kitchen, but I'll touch on that). The beds were comfortable and you could hear the ocean from each of the rooms. The neighbors were quiet and friendly. All of my correspondence with the owners was quick, respectful and helpful. It was really everything I could have wanted out of the house.
Just as an FYI for those looking at the house, it is a pretty decent distance (about 40 minutes) from Kona-Kailua, but only about 10 minutes from Captain Cook, which has a grocery store and some restaurants and such. This house is really a peaceful refuge from any hustle and bustle of the city. If that's what you are looking for, it's perfect. It's within a short drive of Kona and it's a good bit closer to the Volcano national park than Kona is (1.5 hr rather than more than 2 hr). We drove all over the island from here and really loved everything we did. One thing I would mention that I guess is a "con" is that the kitchen didn't have quite as much equipment as we would have liked. Please take this with a grain of salt, however, as our group had two chefs and it would have had to be pretty well stocked to really make us 100% satisfied. Is has a couple pots and pans and mixing bowls and plenty of silverware, so it covers the basics and would be enough for a lot of people. We ate dinner at the house almost everyday though, which I suspect may be unusual.
All-in-all we had a wonderful experience and would, without reservation, recommend this house to anyone.