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Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

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Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

Were planning on spending 2 nights in Volcano in December this year. Where is a nice (not over the top expensive) B&B we could stay in? Also, one of my son's suffers mild occasional asthma. Why do they recommend asthma sufferers don't go to the park? Is it dangerous?

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21. Re: Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

The weather at Christmas is a roll of the dice on the east side. I definitely would recommend a nice cheery abode in case you are forced to be inside.

The way to get a nice sunny holiday with swimming is to stay west as most people do.

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22. Re: Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

OK.........you've all managed to freak me out and have made adjustments to our plans. We are now 8 days around Kona, 1 night Volcano and 2 nights Hilo (will stay with hostel). Thanks for setting us straight - one of the many advantages of utilising tripadvisor is to "discuss" and formulate plans with those 'on the ground'!! :)

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23. Re: Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

Much better plan (well, except for the hostel part with the three teens...lol). Let us know if we can help you with your west side accommodation. The Kohala Coast area has big luxury condos near the best beaches for under $200/nt, although Christmas time can be expensive so get on it. I like vrbo.

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24. Re: Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

I don't recommend the hostel. I drove by it yesterday, and while I can only see the rather dilapidated outside, all the rooms have windows propped open over the noisy streets (it's on a corner). The rooms probably have zero air flow if you shut the window.

It's also an area where they've been having some gang violence in the evenings, so you can't even let your teenagers wander around. It's only two nights, I would splurge for something better.

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25. Re: Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

Being the budget travellers rather than the 'big luxury condo' travellers, I found a condo on vrbo in Kailua-Kona area "Keauhou Resort". $135 per night which was the most reasonable place I could find to house the 5 of us!

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26. Re: Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

You can get that same price on a much larger, nicer, newer condo in Waikoloa Beach. Outrigger Fairway Villas and Vista Waikoloa are two such properties. Keauhou is an hour from the beaches and will have more vog, rain, and clouds that time of year.

Also I don't know what the Keauhou Resort is. There's a hotel (not condo) called the Keauhou Beach hotel, and then there's the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club. A hotel room won't accommodate five people.

Edited: 20 June 2012, 19:43
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27. Re: Accommodation for Family of 5 (3 teens) December

Looking at VRBO I found a "Keauhou Resort" rental which describes a one bedroom townhouse in a complex on five acres with a pool and 5 min walk to Keauhou Bay. I would imagine there are two Bedrooms. It doesn't appear

to be KS&R.

http://www.vrbo.com/59617

linked as an example if the complex

The photos are much prettier than what I think the colors look like in reality.

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