Experience the Heart of Hawaii in Kealakekua Bay, Kona, Hawaii
Located On The Enchanted Kealakekua Bay South Kona, HI
Thank you to our guests who wrote about their experience at Dolphin Bay Vacation Rentals
Dolphin Bay Cottage
Dolphin Bay House
Absolutely Perfect Absolutely everything I can think about was perfect. Place was extra clean, the kitchen was equipped with everything you may need. Wow! When I go back to Hawaii, this is where I'll stay. —Jean M.
Great house! Great location! What a great little spot. Steps to wonderful little beach. Kayak over to Captain Cook or snorkel right at Manini Beach. Centrally located to a lot of great sites, but out of the way enough that you aren't with all the hoards of tourists. Would stay there again. —Brad G.
Wonderful Stay Our stay for 8 days in early December was great. The house is close to the best snorkeling on the Big Island which means you can avoid crowds and parking issues. The South Kona Fruit stand is right up the road. Didn't see a single mosquito. If you like to swim/snorkel and are looking for a quite place to relax - you found the right house. —A.
Can't wait to return to Dolphin Bay Cottage. I can't imagine a better place to enjoy the peacefulness of the Big Island. During our stay we did not need to contact the owner or the caretaker because we didn't have any problems. The cottage was clean, airy, nicely furnished, and stocked with just about every incidental item that we forgot to bring. It felt refreshing to sleep with the windows open, to enjoy the breeze and the sound of the sea, to wake up to filtered sunlight through surrounding tropical garden foliage. In the mornings we'd stroll to the beach, enjoy coffee and a leisurely breakfast, pack sandwiches for a day trip of hiking and snorkeling, come home to cook dinner (use of the gas grill was awesome!), and finally stroll back to the beautiful beach for peaceful sunsets and stargazing. —Anne S.
Vahalla What a great retreat after a cold winter in Michigan. The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin Bay Cottage. The fresh air and sound of the surf sure attributes to a good nights sleep. The cottage is fully equipped with anything you could possibly need during your stay; they have truly thought of everything plus. The cottage itself is very well maintained and meticulously cleaned. Krista, the caretaker, lives just down the street and is willing and available for any issues you may have. We would highly recommend staying at the Dolphin Bay Cottage if you're looking for a quiet, comfortable retreat away from the hub-bub and congestion of a vacation resort. Would we stay here again? Most certainly. —Jim. West Branch, MI
Good Value We stayed here for the first time and were very happy. It is a good value & very clean. It was in a small neighborhood. We didn't experience good snorkeling at the bay (this was unusual I heard) while we were there but so close to captain cook and "2-step" where the snorkeling is Awesome. Even swam with hundreds of dolphins. All the amenities you could need, even a good collection of condiments & spices to use—very nice! All in all a very nice affordable place to stay that's off the beaten path. —Diane S.
Our Own Private Eden We have stayed at Dolphin Bay House for 2 weeks every year for the past 5 years. It is an absolutely beautiful place. The whole area is what the world should be like. On the road out of the area are a couple of roadside stands where you can buy local fruits, flowers and lei's. These stands are serve yourself and pay on the honor system. The pictures on the web site are not exactly accurate. The house is much more beautiful and roomy than the pictures portray. —M.P. Missoula, MT.
The House Is Simply Gorgeous It should be featured in an architectural magazine! If you’re going to do the Big Island, there’s no better place to stay . . . This has to be the most friendly place in the world! My future trips will bring me back to the serenity of this little spot of heaven on earth. —F.
A Most Spectacular Place To Stay My wife and I stayed at Dolphin Bay House during the last two weeks and wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our stay. We would definitely like to return next year at about the same time . . . we will be in touch as soon as possible to make the arrangements. —Best regards, M.P.
After I Leave, You Should Charge More 🙂 You and Leonard did a wonderful job here, Martha. The kitchen is fabulous, the bamboo veneer is outstanding. Merry Christmas. —K. M.
The House Was Wonderful; The Flowers Were Beautiful I don't think we'd get away with coming back to the Big Island without staying at Dolphin Bay House. We absolutely loved our visit. I just wanted to say thank you again . . . It was a fabulous two weeks in paradise. — G. and Family. Anchorage, Alaska.
Just Had The Most Wonderful Vacation At Dolphin Bay House! What a great way to start a day listening to birds chatter in the plumeria trees and the scent of the flowers drifting in through the open windows. I can¹t wait to go back it went by way too quickly. Again, thank you for your hospitality. —Sincerely, S. and Family. Alaska.
Dolphin Bay House Is The Best Place To Stay The location is great . . . It was a wonderful place to stay. I highly recommend Dolphin Bay House. —M & T. New Bedford, TX
Simply And Perfectly Beautiful There come s a time when I want a true vacation—one that is easy and beautiful, relaxing and restoring. Dolphin Bay House offers all that and more. Once can enjoy seeing the deep blue ocean during the day and hear the waves while falling asleep at night. —E & D. Valley Center, CA.
Relaxation in Hawaii This vacation rental has everything you could want for a peaceful stay in Hawaii . . . I can’t wait to visit again! —Mahalo and aloha, J & R. Encinitas, CA.
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