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Kona Sugar Shack
Tahoe
1 review
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“Loved It”
Reviewed 30 April 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Kona Sugar Shack for 2 weeks and can't wait to go back. The rooms were tastefully furnished, well stocked with supplies, and beach toys. The innkeepers, Jae and John, were very gracious and accommodating. It was central to everything in Kona without having to be 'downtown". If you like a place that gives you the space and freedom of having your own unit and at the same time is small and quaint, then Kona Sugar Shack is for you.

  • Liked — The well stocked kitchen and beach supplies.
  • Disliked — no view of the ocean and being on the opposite side of the street from the beach
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Muskegon, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 April 2008

Jae & John are wonderful hosts. Jae made sure we had everything we needed. John's artwork is displayed thru the apartment. We stayed in the Ocean Suite and it was beautiful. It was in a great location- not right in the middle of the busy town but close enough for a quick trip in. The ocean was directly across the street and there's a great snorkeling spot. Also a very short walk to a beautiful beach. The pool is small but with the ocean right there, we only used it as a spot to wind down with a Mai Tai in hand! The others staying there were very friendly and we had a great evening visiting with others from all over the U.S. down at the pool. Jae & John are also very accessible for help when needed and make you feel like welcome guests. I would recommend this is as a place to stay to any of our friends. Grab some groceries on your way in and make use of the grill by the pool. The outside kitchen is also a nice touch.
What a great vacation!

  • Liked — Location, hosts. the room
  • Disliked — I loved it all!
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2007

My girlfriend and I stayed here after narrowly losing out on condos right over the water in Kona. In the end I'm glad we ended up here! We could hear the surf crashing on the rocks from the Sugar Shack, and that was ACROSS the street from the rocks. If you're staying in those condos right on the water it must really be as loud as the reviews on here say it is. They also didn't look as nice as where we ended up.

On to the Sugar Shack. It is run by an extremely helpful and friendly couple who rent out three rooms of their house. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite and LOVED it. The room was spacious, very comfortable bed, nice bathroom, lots of amenities like a binder full of local restaurant menus and personal reviews, hats and flashlights for sightseeing, etc.

The owners were very helpful when we had questions about going to see the lava flows, restaurants, or anything. We never felt like we were just staying in a room in Hawaii. The only thing to note about the Honeymoon Suite is that it has a locking front metal screen door but that's it. This makes it easier to hear people in the room at night when it's quieter, and may not be the best room for an actual honeymoon :)

  • Liked — The owners.
  • Disliked — The metal screen front door on the Honeymoon Suite.
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kona Sugar Shack

Property: Kona Sugar Shack
Address: 77-6483 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2407
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
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

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