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73-1530 Uanani Place, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
Denton, TX
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“Absolutely Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife and I travel a great deal and try where possible to stay in accommodations just like this. Let me tell you, we really and truly picked a winner when we booked the Nahele Cottage at Nancy’s Hideaway! Nancy is an incredible host and somehow has managed to think of absolutely everything a guest might need to make the stay perfect. We wanted for nothing while we were there. Nancy came in while we were away during the day and restocked the fridge with a very tasty breakfast for the next morning. Enjoying this treat on the porch in the mornings while watching and listening to the world wake up was a true joy.
Tip: If you are concerned about the lack of AC, don’t be. Living in Texas as we do, summers include AC; period. Knowing the summertime temperatures on the west side of the Big Island, I was concerned that it might be warm inside the cabin at night. We quickly learned that Nancy is located at approximately 2000 above sea level and it is nice and cool.
The Nahele Cottage is far and away the very best (!) B&B in which we have ever stayed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

First of all, Nancy's Hideaway is just that, hidden away in one of the most breathtaking areas of the island all to yourself. The place is IMMACULATELY CLEAN and adorable! The pictures don't do the place justice...it's a knock out! Nancy is such a thoughtful host...I've stayed at 5 star hotels that offered far less. I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to stay anywhere else! We were immediately basking in tranquility and the Hawaiian spirit...this is the perfect place for spiritual reflection, bird watching and gardening enthusiasts. We loved the daily visits from the different island birds, the sound of the tree frogs at night and strolling the gardens and flowers and the view from the hillside of the bluest ocean I've ever seen...AMAZING!
It's just a 15 minute drive down to the tourist city of Kailua and easy access to all the major routes to go adventuring on the island. We liked visiting Holualoa, a nearby artist village, when there eat at the Holuakoa Gardens & Cafe...some of the best food on the island and gorgeous surroundings!
Mahalo Miss Nancy! Hope we return soon!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed at Nancy's for one week this May, and I'm very happy with my choice which was based on other reviews here. The cottage was lovely and clean, and well stocked. Nancy seems to be someone who really cares about her guests comfort, and is willing help with any questions or little requests you might have. She is very friendly and approachable.

The cottage is set amongst beautiful tropical gardens, and we loved sitting out on the lanai for our breakfast in the morning, a lovely spot away from it all. The town of Kailua-Kona can be a little bit commercial so it was nice not to be too close to that, and feel like you are really up in the mountains of Hawaii. It is, however, only a few minutes drive from the town.

We did find that because of the size of the island, we were driving for a few hours each day to visit major attractions such as Volcano National Park, The National Botanical Gardens and Akaka Falls, but having seen the other towns where we could have stayed, I still think Kona was the right choice. I don't know why anyone would choose to stay in a "cheesy" resort over a place with characte and all the comforts such as Nancy's.

My only suggestion would be that she have the breakfasts a bit more varied and maybe have some healthier options on offer. We had a bagel with cream cheese and jam, some type of cake or pastry and a piece of papaya every day. It was presented beautifully, but by the end of the week I was sick of papaya! I know Hawaii grows really nice pineapple and other tropical fruits, so It would be nice to see some variation, and also have something healthier on offer, like muesli with yogurt and other fruits. It's not all about food, but to the person on vacation it seems to become a fairly important part of your experience!

Overall, you won't go wrong choosing this place!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Nancy's Hideaway is the "perfect" place to stay while enjoying Hawaii! We found it spotlessly clean, fully stocked with everything we needed and/or desired, very comfortable, delicious breakfasts, a gracious hostess, and a location that was not only beautiful but very quiet, relaxing and conveniently located to the airport but not too close to be disturbed by aircraft or traffic. We only wish we had planned to stay longer and will, without a doubt, stay again when we visit Hawaii.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BC, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I think everyone has covered all the wonderful things about this place and its gracious hostess but it is one of my favorite places to stay...ever! The neighborhood is also beautiful and quiet for good uphill power walks. Hardly any traffic.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nancy's hideaway is the prefect oasis of quiet and comfort while staying on the Kona coast. The cottage was immaculately kept and Nancy put a wonderful mix of fresh fruit and baked goods in the refrigerator every day for breakfast the next morning. It's located just a few minutes away from downtown Kona is very convenient to the local attractions but just far enough out of town to be peaceful and quiet at night.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The best part about staying at Nancy's is coming back again! We stayed there 6 years ago, and when we returned for 4 nights in December it was just as wonderful as remembered. Beautiful location, spotless studio, everything you need for beach hopping (towels, chairs, cooler), and best of all the breakfasts that magically appear in the fridge for the next morning. I kept wanting to tell other b&b owners on another island how Nancy does it better, but was polite and kept it to myself. Nancy is a wonderful hostess who feels more like an old friend who just pops in when you give her a call. Thanks, Nancy.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 73-1530 Uanani Place, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
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Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kailua-Kona
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Nancy's Hideaway - charming Nahele Cottage overlooking the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. ... more   less 
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