We were thrilled when we arrived and made our way into the bungalow. The
privacy was as good or better than described. We felt like we were tucked
away in the tropics. We ate on the 'upper' Lanai every night, usually
after grilling on the brand new gas grill, and watched the sunset. A Bar
and Grill Restaurant is within easy walking distance. The Foodland
supermarket is just a couple of miles to the south and is well stocked and
reasonably priced. Geckos visited us on the Lanai and also atop the
kitchen cabinets. They were a little shy and very cute. The entrance is at
the end of a quiet road, so no other people or cars passing by. Nice
secluded tropical setting for the hot tub in the 'lower' Lanai. Everything
was perfect, we are sure we would stay here again on our next visit to the
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with
teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Romantic Getaway in Paradise
This was our second visit to the Bungalow Hideaway, and we were once again
very impressed with the amenities. The property is secluded and private,
and we had a very relaxing and perfect vacation. We will definitely be
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
This is the best place to stay on the island
I have used VRBO 4 times while traveling, and this place was the best I
have found yet. I cant tell you enough how great this place was for me and
my wife. It gave us privacy, but we were so close to everything. I will
never forget this house, and if I am in Kona again, I will absolutely stay
there again. I would recommend this to anyone. It helped make our trip to
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with
teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway,
How wonderful this home was, including the Gecko's that greeted us daily.
Everything was perfect, and the home was much better in person than the
pictures showed. Can't wait to return....Reggie, you're great!
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with
teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families
with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Best vacation rental EVER!
The Bungalow is a well appointed and extremely comfortable, private
vacation rental. It was one of the best vacation rentals we have
experienced. It is a large rental home, with both a screened in and
outdoor lanai. Beautiful landscaping, quite and very private. We
definitely will be return guests.
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with
teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young
Reggie you are the best!!!
We had such a wonderful experience at the bungalow hideaway, first day we
were greeted by the lovely cat lounging on the launi, plenty of geckos to
keep you busy snapping pics and the sweet dog that visits everyday was a
great treat , since we missed our puppies at home. And the outdoor
shower,I love it! I will miss it every morning. I will be back, cant wait
, thank you Reggie for making our stay memorable. I will let my friends
and relatives know about this wonderful place.
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic
getaway, adventure seekers.
It was a wonderful 11 days here, really special!
It was a great second visit and looking forward to a third! Bec and Bill. Midland MI. March 2006.
Your Place was Heaven! We really appreciate
your hospitality. Your place is like a scene out of "Fantasy Island"!
Linda and Gregs. March 2006
Wonderful Refuge from the Hills of Colorado!
We'll have to return! Curt and Gwen. Golden Colorado
We want to thank you for the beautiful hidden
treasure of yours. We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our
honeymoon. It was wonderful and very secluded... We are sure we
will cone and stay here again! Chris and Tiffany. Colonial
Beach, VA April 2007
We had a great time! The place was wonderful!
The plants outside provided privacy and was beautiful to look at. We loved the
Hot tub; it was a nice way to begin and end a day... It was a pleasure
staying here and we hope to return soon! Breanna, Kevin, Lisa, Gail, and
Glen. Feb 2007
WOW... I've never been so amazed and in awe in
all my life. When we first got here I didn't believe it. I've
never been to Hawaii before and I didn't expect this! The House itself
was beautiful and so homely... I'm only 27 and I would love to comeback here
on my Honey moon!
Camille . Rosemead Ca. May 2007
"We have redefined relaxation! It is sheer
bliss being able to putter around "our" hawaiian home in no hurry to do
anything in particular. Coming back to the bungalow is as much a delight
as adventuring out to do other things...Just total appreciation of beauty,
family, and how blessed we are to be here!" Callie, Duane, Andrew, & Lily. Helena, Montana
"This is the most beautiful home we have had the joy of
spending time in! The views of the ocean and the sunsets have been
beautiful. We appreciate the privacy you have provided your guest.
The location is convenient for touring and sightseeing..." Dave & Nancy
"Returning to your bungalow for a soak in the hot tub
has been great therapy! Great Privacy! The lilikoi's (passion
fruits) were delicious! We hope to return soon!..."Rob & Eric
"Everyone said it over and over, a lovely home away
from home. Peace, Beauty, Hot Tub, .... one can want no more than
these!..." The Wilson's
"Suffering unlocked the door--Doomed with doubt no
more--we surrendered and give thanks--to the creator on green banks--watching
always from above--filling our empty souls with love--we are thankful for this
space--we were blessed with your good taste!..." Marcy & David
Enchanting Hideaway Cottage
Our first BEST
02 May 2012
Date of Stay: February 2012
This was our first vacation together.We wanted the privacy and
convenience of "feeling" right at home.The Enchanted Cottage was exactly
that.When we arrived it was late at night.We opened the gate and the
walkway was lit up to guide our way.It was absolutely breathtaking.The
keys were in the door to our home away from home.The pictures although
accurate do not do the place justice.The kitchen was just perfect for
two and we enjoyed the visits from the gecko.We saved a lot of time and
money with this feature.When we finished unpacking it was nice to relax
in the hot tub that was already heated and ready for us.The location was
perfect to everything we had planned. It was nice to be away from the
hustle and bustle of the touristy areas when we wanted to.We had days
that we really just wanted to stay and enjoy our surroundings and BBQ
and drink freshly blended drinks.We will definitely stay with them
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing,
I would go back
26 April 2012
Date of Stay: October 2011
The hidaway was great very private the gardens were beautifull we would
highley recomend it
Deb & John
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
"It was all here! Everything I needed and more!
Thank you for the time, energy, and thought you put into setting up this
adorable, homey vacation retreat...We hope to return within a few months, and
would love to stay again!..."Bunny Lindegaard
"I've lived in Hawaii for a year now and this is
beyond doubt the coolest place I've been!!! They should tear down all
the skyscrapers and require people to have places like this..."
"This has been a powerful, emotional, intense week
for me. It was so nice to have your home to balance and ground me!..."
This place is awesome. It really feels like an
"Enchanted Hideaway"!... Stefan & Marissa
What an amazing visit! Peaceful!
Secluded!...Enchanting to say the least!...Jeff & Becky, WA.
You know life is rough when one has to escape the
"rigor" of Maui life and retreat to the Big Island for some RNR! We are
blessed indeed -- even more so staying here in this Enchanting wonderland
Cottage. Loved the Hot tub and cozy decor. The bed was especially
Yummy with fluffy sheets and a Big blanket!... Melissa & Gena, HI
We loved this place. It was Perfect!
Beautiful! Secluded! Peaceful! After along day of snorkeling
and laying on the beach soaking in the hot tub was the Best!!! Rebecca &
Loved Enchanting Hideaway--neat purple cottage.
Loved the welcome, local fruit, loved meeting Bob friendly guru (PR and fix it
guy) & Reggie. A Tropical Paradise!...Noel & Sally, Sidney, Australia.
We loved this beautiful cottage and garden in this
very secluded area of Hawaiian Paradise! This place will bring back
memories that we enjoyed on our Honeymoon!...Enjoy the cottage for a day!
It's really Relaxing!... Amber and Ryan, CA
We enjoyed our stay here at the "Enchanted
Cottage"--the privacy, the atmosphere, the geckos,... the rain in our faces as
we sat in the hot tub! Beautiful place to stay! Beautiful
Memories!!! The Keith's, CA
The pictures and description are right on. The Tree House is a perfect place
for a romantic getaway. We had our teenager along and it worked out fine,
though we live on a boat and are used to small spaces. The place is very
nicely furnished and clean. It looks to be well maintained over all. There is
a nice variety of plants around the place and with a little more trimming one
could appreciate them more. I do realize in that environment plants grow at a
rapid pace and it may not be prudent to spend more time on this , but as a
professional gardener it's something I noticed. It was a great place to stay
and is a good location for seeing much of the island. I would recommend this
place to other visitors.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Perfect spot in delightful Kealakekua!
This studio was just perfect for a weekend getaway! Fully equipped, replete
with private hot tub and sunning deck :) I used the treehouse as my home
base for lots of Kona side adventuring by day but retreated back here by
night to get some work done. Great location--balance of feeling secluded and
still being near downtown! Other units are RIGHT next door which I did not
expect, but it did not impact stay at all.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway,
sightseeing, adventure seekers.
The perfect place for us!
We drove from the Kona Airport, following the directions given us, and
easily found our little dream house, aptly called “The Treehouse Hideaway”.
We climbed a set of stairs to our little house, tucked on the side of the
hill. When we walked in we were delighted, this was the PERFECT place for
us. The house is built with 4 levels. The entry and bathroom are on the
first level, then up two steps to the kitchen, then up 3 steps to the living
room and finally up 1 step to the bedroom. There are windows all around that
have no glass but only screens, so all the lovely breezes blow through and
all the night sounds of the crickets, frogs and birds drift in. Out the back
door is a little deck with comfy furniture and a hot tub. The house is
located so that it has complete privacy, even though there are other houses
on 3 sides, we are completely hidden by thick foliage. There are big tables,
comfortable over stuffed chairs, stained glass lamps, and everything we
could possibly need in the kitchen to cook our meals. The house was
spotlessly clean and well maintained. The owners were easy to get a hold of
and responded quickly to all our inquiries. Once we had booked our
reservation, they also sent us a multi page description of the area with
recommended sites, activites, restaurants, beaches and services. There is a
good grocery store only a short drive south, and a washerette a short drive
north. This little house was such a haven to come home to at the end of the
We absolutely loved our stay at the Treehouse Hideaway. It was the perfect
spot for our first 4 days of vacation. It's so easy to access everything on
the west side of the island. The treehouse was clean and perfectly stocked.
The bed was so comfortable as well. We loved the back patio and hot tub. The
kitchen was perfect to cook simple meals, but we were excited to visit the
pizzeria down the road too. The Greek pizza was the best we've ever had.
Thank you so much to Reggie for being wonderfully helpful and accomodating.
We wish we never left and would love to come back soon and often! It truly
was a perfect spot for us.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway,
sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Tree house review
This is a great place. We have stayed before, and hopefully will return! The
tree house was clean, quiet, and we woke up to the sounds of chickens,
roosters, birds ... not traffic. Each night when we returned it felt like
home. We would (and have) recommended this place to friends. Great access to
the beaches, especially south of Kona on the new bypass, but it is easy to
get on the highway and head north. We also loved Kaya's Coffee house. Just
make sure to give yourself time to chill out and enjoy the tree house.
Good Morning !
Thank you for calling so promptly yesterday. My husband was quite
impressed. Good service is NOT what you can expect very often anymore! You do
a good job explaining vacation rentals and all kinds of information on the Big
Tilden Loftis, San Diego
Thanks again for all the tips on our phone call Friday afternoon; you were
so glad we found you on the web!
a treasure.... All of YOU wonderful people + the paradise you
live in that you so very generously shared with us...
Your attention to all the details big and small is much appreciated
and will be calling on you and telling our friends to ask for you
when visiting the Islands! Thanks also for the fast and
knowledgeable answers to our questions. If I had a house to rent
here, I would surely want you to manage it for me. Thanks for the
fruit and all the gear! We are looking forward to staying with you
Frank, Ann and Kevin
Kealakekua Bay Home 1
"We have had a wonderful week here. We want to thank you for
everything, you've done a great job with this place, it's very thoughtfully equipped." Suzanne, Betty, Lynne & Josie
"My rambunctious family and I have had a wonderful month in this very accommodating house.
Thank you for all the avocados and everyone in Kealakekua Bay who have been truly friendly. This is a beautiful place and a good home to enjoy." Julie, Ken, Dave, Ann, Ross, Jenn & Morgan
"Came to the Big Island for a friend's wedding; fell in love with the beauty of this place. Great house! Outstanding island. Thank you for the wonderful time. Aloha!" Courtney, T.J., Glenn, Erin, Kelly & Frank
"We arrive to such a beautiful space..so much space to dream in and to revitalize. The flowers so welcoming in their powerful and delicate hues arranged so beautifully..."
"We loved our time here and will definitely be back. Swimming with the dolphins was fabulous. The house is beautiful and very well equipped." Debbie, Craig, Alma and Tom
"We came from Washington State, a beautiful place, waterfalls, rocky beaches, moderate weather. THEN we came here! We're going back to 40 degrees and rainy but we'll be back, if only to check on our beloved Hawaiian cat. We will tell all our discriminating friends to do the same. Every time we went to Kailua or Kohala we felt so lucky to get HOME." Lisa, Kris, Meeka, Pat
"What a fabulous location! Kayaking in the bay is a must - spinner dolphins! Sea turtles and great snorkeling. Beautiful sunsets, too! Our suggestion is to make the "Hawaii Big Island Revealed" book your bible (Doughty & Friedman). The suggestions are right on, and make for an interesting read about the island. The locals are just about as interesting as the island, so be sure to meet a few. Couldn't have picked a better place to heal our hearts and mend our souls. Thank you so much, Fred and Mel!!" Anne & Joe
"....went snorkeling all over - best was Two Step! Turtle heaven! Eels too....Great place Mel & Fred - especially for a big family like ours. Thanks so much for encouraging us to come!" The Rosas, Kathy, Greg, Jen, Annmarie, Joyce, Melissa and Danielle.