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Honu Kai B&B
74-1529 Hao Kuni St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“No plans... no worries.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Many thanks to Wendi and Kona Dave for a great 'no plans - no worries' vacation. My wife and I went to their wonderful B&B with a week to spend, and no specific plans on what we were going to do while there. Wendi and Dave welcomed us to our own self contained room with separate entrance/bath. At 1000" elevation it was nice a cool, and we slept wonderfully that night and every night. Then for the next seven days we were served a satisfying breakfast (yum) to start our day. After breakfast they listened to whatever plans we had decided on for the day. Once they knew what we were thinking, they went out of the way to supply us with a 'daily planner' on how to get the best experience on what we wanted to do while out and about. Excellent tips on where to stop and see local sights, where to eat, and extra tidbits of what we might find along the way.
The overall experience was fantastic, and now we are totally spoiled for any future B&B stays. They have set the bar so high I'm sure it will never be broken. Now the only problem... how to get Wendi and Dave to go with us to help out on our next vacation. Love you guys!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

My husband and I could not say enough praises for Wendi & Dave, and their beautiful sensual retreat! We were treated like royalty! This couple deserves an award for outstanding kindness, service, food quality, presentation and so much more! It was simply delicious everyday! Their house is gorgeous, exceptionally clean and well organized. We have traveled all over the world and I would rate this place a 5 star rating! I just want to add that we left knowing that we will come back and see our now new friends that we love! Much apppreciation Wendi & Dave!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for the last part of our honeymoon, and it was a great place to relax after we returned from our adventures. To second the other reviewers, the breakfast is great, and Wendi and Dave are awesome. They have put together a map and descriptions of their favorite local restaurants. They have great advice to help you have the best possible experience on your vacation. The property is beautiful and in a safe area. We saw some of the resorts during our adventures, and while they were also beautiful, I felt like this B&B gave a better feel of true Hawaii.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in the Nigori Suite which was very comfortable and quiet. Breakfasts on the deck were yummy - and different every day - with fresh fruit, breads, juices, eggs and Kona coffee. Wendi and Dave have thought out what their guests may want/need and it's provided. They're so warm and welcoming and are there to make your Big Island experience memorable. You can rely on their recommendations for restaurants and activities as they've actually dined at the restaurants and done the activities, not just read about them.

I don't want to repeat the previous reviews, so let me just say we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and without a doubt would come back. We miss you, Hono Kai & Wendi and Dave!

Room Tip: Nigori Suite is on the lower floor and has a Cal King bed. Although close to the road, we slept ver...
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  • Stayed May 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
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We stayed with Wendi and Dave for 5 nights, and I'd never stay anywhere else in Kona. Here's why:

* It's simply lovely and cooler by far 8 minutes up the hill from the beach.
* Wendi and Dave anticipated so many of the things we might want: a glass of wine upon arrival, coolers, towels, boogie board, snacks, bottles of water. You name it.
* Breakfasts where delicious and huge. We BBQd on their outdoor grill several nights, saving $$$$ on food.
* They are fabulous hosts and we had such fun chatting with the other guests.

Add me to the list of Honu Kai fans!

  • Stayed May 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
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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

When you travel to Hawaii, your imagination is one of beauty, warmth, tropcial foods, relaxation and the welcome of the natives. We found all those at Honu Kai through Dave and Wendi. The warmth, kindness, and generousity of the hosts makes the Spirit of Aloha come alive. We stayed for 3 days there and 7 at a timeshare. Those three days set the tone for the rest week. Dave and Wendi met us as soon as drove up. Brought us to our room and then sat down with us for almost 2 hours getting to know us and sharing about themselves and the Island. We came back later in the week just have dinner with them. I won't talk about the breakfasts, or the generosity of setting you up for the day's activites with a binder of information and goodies and supplies. You can read about those in all the other posts. They are all as wonderful as the other reviews state. We stayed in the Mahina room. It was nice and bed was comfortable. They even had different pillows to choose from. You will love the birds chirping and feeding just feet away as you enjoy breakfast and plenty of Kona coffee. The decor is very tropical and zen. There is plenty of fountains to create a very relaxing atmosphre. There are a lot of Gecko's too. If we didn't have other arrangements we would of stayed there all trip. If you are looking for a romantic get away you cannot go wrong. Honu Kai is truely a wonderful place to start your Hawaii experience.

Room Tip: If you are larger then two people I would recommend the Bungalow.
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  • Stayed May 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 May 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and were very pleased with Honu Kai.
This is the 5th bed and breakfast we've stayed at (all the rest on the mainland though) - for us it was the best so far as far as atmosphere, amenities, breakfast and support/advice from the hosts.
Our room was very clean and welcoming, but before we even got there Kona Dave offered me his signature Mai Tai which was amazing! It was a wonderful welcome, served in a frozen pineapple.
We definitely felt catered to here and thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast.
The internet worked well for us for the entire stay (I mention this because of another review I read that said they had issues) and we enjoyed the hot tub and movie selections as well.
The property was very relaxing with birds and gecko's to enjoy and a large lower deck and small upper as well.
If we return to Kona I don't see us not staying here again! :)

Thank you Wendi and Dave

~jennifer & jeremy

Room Tip: We stayed in the Mahina Suite.
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  • Stayed May 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 74-1529 Hao Kuni St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloha filled vacation at a plantation styled B&B, set on a lush tropical 1.3 acre estate. Private park-like setting,gated parking. 10 mins. from Kailua-Kona, shopping, beaches & restaurants. Old-growth garden, zen zone with lots of statuary, relaxing & peaceful, welcoming! Expansive covered and sun decks, garden jacuzzi. 4 spacious rooms, all private baths,luxury linens: bungalow w/kitchenette, 2 tree-top bedrooms with sundeck, & master suite w/deck area. Shared outdoor kitchen with huge gas BBQ, shared fridge. Concierge services, trip planning, owners are very knowledgeable of Island activities and special things to do. We provide snorkel equipment/beach chairs/bags/boogie boards/umbrellas. 3 course hot breakfast, varied daily: pastries, local tropical and exotic fruits, special dietary needs are catered to. Teas/Kona coffee 24/7. Adult guests, no children under 17 years. ... more   less 
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