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Where to stay for 6 nights on the Big Island?

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Where to stay for 6 nights on the Big Island?

My family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) will be spending two weeks in Hawaii this August. We'll be on the Big Island for 6 nights in the middle of our itinerary and are trying to decide where to stay. We want to be away from the crowds (e.g. Kailua-Kona area) and will also be touring / day tripping a lot. Our budget is $200 or less per night. I've found two 2 properties on VRBO that both have most of the features / qualities we're looking for, but would welcome thoughts, pro or con, from experienced residents or visitors. One is near Ocean View:

http://www.vrbo.com/325889

and the other is pretty much the opposite part of the island:

http://www.vrbo.com/376888

Any feedback would be welcome!

PS - you may notice, but I'm brand new as a poster here on TA, though I've benefited from being a reader-only for years. :)

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21. Re: Where to stay for 6 nights on the Big Island?

Pareo, HOVE is all on catchment water as far as I know. Yes, vacation rental owners rarely disclose the catchment, unless it is to describe how they have an ultra wonderful system.

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22. Re: Where to stay for 6 nights on the Big Island?

RTgirl,

I think the snorkeling on Oahu is poor. I do think August will give you a shot at the best it has to offer, but I would turn it around. Oahu is the place I would do non-beach non-water activities more, and I would take advantage of the Kohala coast over here.

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