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Kona Sugar Shack

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77-6483 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2407
Kona Sugar Shack
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Half Moon Bay, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

We stayed here back in March 09 and came back Nov. 09 to the most relaxing place ever! Jae and John are wonderful hosts and were very helpful of all our needs. Planing yet another trip in 2010 to our favorite place. Christine & Rainer Half Moon Bay, CA

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Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

Our family stayed for the second time at the Kona Sugar Shack. Jae and John have put so much thought and dedication into their property. After a hard year, we needed to get away to paradise and that is exactly what we found as soon as we stepped foot on the property. All our worries were left behind. They have... More 

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San Mateo, CA
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

My wife and I just returned from a week stay at the Kona Sugar Shack for part of our honeymoon. If you are thinking about staying at the Kona Sugar Shack, I would recommend that you do so. The owners set the vibe with their cheerful greeting when you arrive. They are kind, respectful and very helpful. Their recommendations for... More 

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Brandon MS
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

I have never written a review even for the dump where we stayed in Paris. But this was a wonderful experience for the entire family even the teens (boy 14, girl 16). Property is located just a couple of miles from Kona. Great location. Beautiful sunsets. Owners were friendly and helpful. Accommodations were very nice and comfy and very clean.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

My family from Sydney Australia booked the Kona Sugar Shack as we prefer to stay in guesthouses and accomodation with a more personal feel. We certainly got this with the Kona Sugar Shack! Jae and John were excellent hosts and gave us some excellent advice on places to visit in Kona and further afield. We upgraded to the Ocean Suite... More 

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Palos Verdes, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

We were a group of five couples making a biannual trip to Kona with a larger group. Having previously stayed in several Kona vacation rentals, the Kona Sugar Shack is good selection for our needs and expectations. Jae McCaskill is a thoughtful and caring owner. She is a good communicator; our arrangements were always precise and accurate, with follow-up emails... More 

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reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

The Kona Sugar Shack is perfectly located for touring all over the island...it is the place to come home to at the end of the day and feel totally at home with all the amenities. Wonderful views, pool, comfortable surroundings and the little details you would put into your own vacation home. Would highly recommend.

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

The best and only way to stay on the Big Island! The Kona Sugar Shack has a great location on Ali'i Drive--its removed enough from touristy Kona, yet still has access to all the great amenities such as grocery stores and beaches. It is a great 'base' from which to venture out all over the Island, we never bothered staying... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

wow what a place and location perfect if you want to experience the real Hawaii, if you are a fancy resort person this is not the place for you probally, However if you want to experience the real Hawaii like almost living there here you go WHAT A PLACE, AND WHAT A LADY "JAE" your awsome we really had a... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2009

My family and I spent a week at the Sugar Shack after reading rave reviews on Trip Advisor. It was everything we read about and more! The view from the Ocean Suite was amazing, we ate every meal outside. When searching for restaurants Jae was able to help us find unique places that catered to my husband's celiac disease. She... More 

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