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“Foodies shoul book this ASAP” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Private Home Tours Hawaii

Private Home Tours Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-325-5772
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Ranked #102 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
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Owner description: Home Tours Hawaii takes you beyond the shops and luaus, past the main streets and hotels, to glimpse the island life in private homes and gardens. Throughout the tour you will enjoy a 4 course progressive brunch. All the food is prepared locally using fresh Big Island ingredients and tropical flavors. "Taste the Hawai'i Lifestyle"
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Foodies shoul book this ASAP”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

The tour was amazing, the three house were a combination of new and old Hawaii. The first house it was about the views, he 2nd house was more old Hawaii thought to be the oldest house in Hilo, and he last house was another very old Hawaiian style house that was restored and is now a B&B. Menu and service were all great.

Visited November 2011
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Racine, Wisconsin
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“Best Tour on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Home Tours Hawaii allowed us to see inside private homes while sampling the wonderful foods provided by Chef Ann Sutherland. While Pat drove Ann gave a narration of the areas we were driving through and told stories about her experiences working for Ethel Kennedy and other chef positions. The homes we visited were very interesting and each had its own flavor. The gardens were beautiful. The food was wonderful and used local foods. This was the highlight of our trip to the big island.

Visited November 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“One of the most unique and wonderful tours in Hawaii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Chef Ann is so very entertaining with the stories she told of her family and career. The food was fabulous. The homes featured were each unique in its own way with very gracious hosts willing to interact with the tour. I would definitely do this tour again and again.

Visited September 2011
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Chicago
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“Highlight of the entire trip!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

My mom and two aunts took this tour while the rest of our party went snorkeling. When we picked them up after, they were RAVING about their time with Chef Ann and told us in detail how much fun they had. It was a unique opportunity to meet some really interesting people (Chef Ann has led a fascinating life!) and have delicious food - all in beautiful settings. They talked about this tour for the rest of the trip - it was truly the highlight for them. Their only regret was that the rest of us missed it. Chef Ann was a pleasure to work with. This was a total home run. Highly recommended!

Visited August 2011
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Green Valley, Arizona
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“One of the most interesting tours on the Big Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

I wrote a Review but couldn't get it to submit. So forgot what I wrote! Anyway, it was a great tour and I would do it again next year in Kona. However, wouldn't recommend it for children or the "meat and potatoes only" type of people. You have to enjoy trying different foods (but all delicious). Small portions each house, but after four courses, you have had a filling brunch. Loved Chef Ann's stories.

Visited May 2011
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