We booked in after reading all the reviews and we had been on the other side of the island at the Hilo Bay B and B so we could not help but compare. The location of the Sugar Shack is good, across the street from a small but beautiful White Sands Beach. The host Jae is a wonderful lady. We stayed in a room at the back of the house, it was large, decor a bit dated but more than adequate. We had to use the car to get down to the action in Kona every night which was a bit of pain if you want to go out for dinner and have drinks. My main problem was being charged a ! 150 fee for cleaning on top of our rental per night. We paid more per night plus the cleaning fee without a breakfast (which we did know about ahead of time) but for the price I would have stayed down in the heart of Kona in a hotel for much less. I don't like to make a poor review, depends what you want. Jae is wonderful and provides you with coolers and beach chairs but I think the cleaning fee is out of line. There should be one set price per night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "Kona Sugar Shack" is a lovely traditional Hawaiian style home/specialty lodging surrounded by lush tropical gardens. From several of the spacious lanais you can watch migratory whales, spinner dolphins,kayakers and spectacular Hawaiian sunsets. Relax in the waterfall pool while you sip a Mai Tai,BBQ fresh fish and let the weight of the world slip away. The home is located within a one minute walk of White Sands beach and the Ocean Views are incredible.Special features include. :Water fall Ocean view pool: Several private suites, which when combined can accommodate up to 20 guest: Brazilian hardwood and tile floors, Lime Stone counter tops : Laundry room with propane commercial coin operated washers and dryers: Photovoltaic , net metered panels: Solar water heater ; Large Studio/Storage on lower level: Low voltage exterior lighting: A/C units in all bedrooms : Tile shower stalls: Security cameras. Carport + rear parking total 8 parking spaces: The Kona Sugar Shack has been consistently near or at the top for Specialty Lodging facilities on Trip Advisor: This unique vacation home features antiques furniture and original artwork. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kona Sugar Shack Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Kona Sugar Shack Kailua
- Kona Sugar Shack Hawaii/Kailua-Kona