We rented Kona Sugar Shack for our Thanksgiving trip to Big Island. We were a group of 4 families with 2 adults and 2 kids each.
We wanted to stay at a place that was close to the beach, near the attractions, quiet for a family retreat, and was comfortable. Kona Sugar Shack exceeded all our expectations and much more. The property is located right off the beach where we spend most of our time. We were able to enjoy clear sunset and have refreshing breakfast on the large patio - which is commendable given our party size.
The bedrooms were well sized and well maintained (We were expecting small rooms based on our prior experience with cottage and vacation rentals.) The kitchen was nicely stacked and had all possible items that we needed (and what we didn't need :-). The pool and the cabana set-up was a great time to unwind in the middle of the day. We spend most of the day on Thanksgiving at the pool side.
In our week long stay we visited Waikola, Hilo, Volcano, Waipio and Mauna Kea. The only trouble was getting to the major highways. Alii drive is a busy place for morning and evening retreat as the place is close to the main restaurants and bars in the downtown.
Overall the trip was excellent. We were well informed by our host, Jae, before the visit. We never needed any help during our stay as the property had everything we needed.
- 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