We rented the entire Kona Sugar Shack for a week long birthday celebration. We loved it. Everything was exactly as advertised and the location is great. In addition, the house has all the little things we needed like beach chairs, coolers, etc. The pool is wonderful and you'll have no problem with bugs in the evening -- just be sure to light the tiki torches -- they make a huge difference.
The beach right across the street was perfect -- you just have to be a bit careful with the waves -- some days it was really fun for novice surfing, but some days the waves were huge and you better know what you're doing. If you drive 5 minutes south, there is a great bay with wonderful snorkeling -- we went in the morning and saw turtles and lots of fish. We went on a great snorkel trip (saw tons of dolphins), and the night dive with the Mantas is great.
We had great weather for 5 days and a bit of overcast / light rain on 2 days -- but if you still want some beach time, I suggest driving about an hour north to Waialea Bay -- we did that on one of the overcast days and still got some great sun that day.
Can't wait to go back.
- 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