Beautiful house and surroundings just south of the heart of Kona. Steve and Janice were very nice and professional. The accomodations were immaculate. There are a few more rules than at other B&B's but they are in place to keep the property clean. We did not feel like we were intruding. The entire upstairs of the house is for the guests. They have a beautiful lani and hot tub in the landscaped yard. Breakfasts were large and very good each morning. Owners supplied snorkeling gear, beach towels and coolers with ice packs.
A couple of minor issues for us was that the breakfasts could be slow, taking the better part of an hour beginning at 8AM so you couldn't get an early start to the day. We stayed in the garden room which can get very warm in the August sun with only a fan and two open windows. Also no access to any kitchen facilities. The only rule that bothered us was the "no showers after 10PM or before 7AM" mostly because we are early risers (see breakfast comment). All in all a very pleasant experience and well worth the money. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Kona, Areca Palms Estate is nearby to great snorkeling, great hikes, historical sites and gardens. Our rooms are comfortably equipped and impeccably clean. Located far enough off of the highway yet easy to find. Very quiet location. We serve a wonderful breakfast including, entrée, Island fruit, homemade breads and pastries and of course coffee, tea and juice. Complementary beach equipment, chairs, coolers etc., and snorkel equipment provided. Also available on sight are Facials by a Hawaii State licensed Cosmetologist. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Areca Palms Estate Bed And Breakfast Hawaii/Captain Cook