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South Kona Hideaway
Ranked #9 of 15 Captain Cook B&B and Inns
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Baltimore
2 reviews
“Peaceful place”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

South Kona Hideaway is located in a smaller side street so that place is very quiet and peaceful. They have only 2 rooms total so you will definitely have privacy while you stay there. We stayed in a lookout room (smaller room of the 2) and the view is amazing. The host, Lou, was also very nice. He left us alone but always there if we need him. We love coffee and we love that they have Kona coffee and coffee machine in the room.

We will definitely go back if we decide to go back to South Kona.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2011

The title should answer all that you need to know!

Beautiful surroundings, quiet, great opportunity to do some nature watching, but most spectacular moment of my Hawaiian holiday was sitting on the balcony of The Lookout watching the sunset. The sunset was breathtaking and gave you goose bumps, The Lookout provided a perfect surronding to sit back and watch this glorious moment.

Arriving to Lou's South Kona Hideaway, I walked in the room dropping my huge travelling rucksack and said this place is truely amazing Lou! The attention to detail, cleanliness and home yet luxury feel of The Lookout was second to none.

Lou is a fantastic host, his knowledge of the area and island is fantastic, he is very accommodating and understanding.. I felt very much home from home with someone I felt I had known for a long time. Breakfast is divine and possibly the best meal i had in on my 14days of Island hopping around Hawaii, I wanted a second serving :-)

South Kona is awe-inspiring, breathtaking, beautiful and should be somewhere everyone who visits The Big Island stays. I am sad my stay was short and would plan a return trip to Hawaii JUST to go back to South Kona Hideaway.

Need I say anymore? ....Book now!!!!

Room Tip: Book The Lookout!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 26, 2011

What an amazing vacation made all the more spectacular by Lou and South Kona Hideaway!
This is the place to stay if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. We stayed in the Lookout room and the views of the surrounding area and ocean are breathtaking. Do not be mistaken, this is a rural area and we chose it for that reason. We wanted to be living as the locals live, and not slap in the middle of the tourist action and the South Kona Hideaway delivered!
Our suite was well appointed and most important for us, great bed, great view, good shower and a kitchenette. Rising early with the time change can be an issue but all was resolved when we got up early, ground our own fresh Kona coffee, relaxed, decided on the day and then ate wonderful fresh fruit and breads Lou dropped off for breakfast.
Lou is a fantastic host, there when you need him, gone when you don't. He suggested places to eat that were wonderful as well as places to shop that equally delighted.
Though it had no impact on our trip, there are roosters. And they crow early in the morning, but for us they just added to overall experience.
We highly recommend the South Kona Hideaway and look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Lookout room as wonderful views!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2011

Felt like a vacation home! Stayed in the lower level, with kitchen, BBQ and spare bedroom (great if you have one or two kids).
Lou's breakfast juices were amazing! The fruit and coffee were fantastic! And there was a lot of privacy for a B&B!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Boston, NH
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 5, 2011

Beautiful setting, outside of the hustle and bustle of Kona. Dogs in area bark lots in morning, but owner's dog is much better behaved. Sunsets were fabulous as were the gorgeous lizards on decks. We all loved the breakfast and fabulous local fruits served each morning. Mostly pros can be said. Cons were dogs/roosters in area, musty smell in lower level, lower level kitchen could use updating... fridge really loud! Daily sweeping would've been good.
B&B fit our needs beautifully.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Vashon, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 6, 2010

South Kona Hideaway is true to its name, for it is tucked away in a canopy of trees on a narrow road off the beaten path. But as soon as your gracious host, Lou shows you the suite (I stayed in the Lookout), any doubts you may have had melt with both hospitality and view. The suite is comfortably and tastefully appointed with a lanai that looks out over a lush expanse to the ocean, 100% Kona coffee, dishes, and a small refrigerator. The bed is comfortable and a lovely place to sit with a laptop (yes, they have wireless), watch the sun drop, and hear nothing but birds. You awake in the morning to roosters throughout the rural region playing a game of oneupsmanship. Lou unobtrusively delivers an amazing breakfast of fresh local fruit, juice, and even an egg that one of those roosters must have some involvement in. Perhaps the reason for the very proud morning announcements. This is a hidden gem for bed and breakfast fans. Don't miss it. It is relaxation and pampering truly reserved for ali'i.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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boston
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

We stayed for 4 nights this summer and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, especially the breakfasts! Every morning it was exciting to see what was in our breakfast basket. It was always fresh, exotic fruit, with hard boiled eggs and a baked item. The scones were particularly yummy. The Lookout was like a tree house, with wonderful views of the water.
It was conveniently located to beaches and snorkeling and our hosts were very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: South Kona Hideaway
Address: 83-5399 Middle Keei Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8312
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Captain Cook
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Captain Cook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloha and luxury await you! We are in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt, 10 minutes away from some of the best snorkeling on the island. Enjoy a beautifully landscaped acre of tropical flowers, coffee trees, avocados, bananas, papayas, and citrus trees. Relax in one of two private one bedroom suites with kitchenettes, living areas, and king sleep number beds. Grill some fresh fish from the market and sit on your lanai and watch the sunset. Take a book and spend some alone time in the garden. Leave your stress behind and relax, refresh, and rejuvenate! We are easy to find and access... only one turn off the main highway and no "country roads". Luxury and Aloha await you! Welcome Home to South Kona Hideaway! ... more   less 
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