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Excellent
11 reviews
Kitchen/Dining Area on Each Floor
Warm Sunsets
Huge Upper Kitchen and Dining Area
Large Pool and Tropical Grounds
Large Spacious Living Room
Upper Master Bedroom with Views
Multiple Lanais on Each Floor
Dining Area and Kitchen
Master Suites on Both Floors
Spacious Bedrooms  on Both Floors
One of Multiple Dining Areas
Hidden Treasure Behind the Gates
Lower Twin Bedroom
Gates Welcome You to the Estate
Pool within a Botanical Garden
Upstairs Bedroom
Downstairs Bedroom
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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Manel A
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Nice, we don't regret staying there, but we wouldn't stay there again.”
Reviewed 16 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Firstly, Mahalo to John and Robin for assisting us with suggestions and information when planning our stay and for opening their home to us.
We were a group of 7 adults and 2 children. The house is spacious however if you are after communal accommodation this house won't provide that. The house is split into 2 levels and access is gained from the outside, there isn't an internal connecting staircase. Not what we were expecting but not the greatest of deals.
There is no air conditioning, again not what we were expecting but something we definitely were disappointed with and struggled with. It was pretty hot and stuffy even with all the windows and doors open. We arrived from a long flight from Australia and walked into a sauna. There was on average 2 fans in each room (no comment on the energy consumption,), the fans only helped in circulating hot dry air!
There are ample sitting areas on the lanai which wraps around the house. The pool temperature was perfect, lots of memorable moments in and around the pool. The spa was also a favorite.
The kitchen is well equipped, the tv needs upgrading, took a bit of fiddling around with to get it working.
There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, the master bedroom has an ensuite, the other two share a small bathroom. Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms, one which is accessed through the main bedroom downstairs. There are also 2 bathrooms downstairs, all showers have very weak water pressure.
There was inadequate lighting outside of the house, walking around the lanai when moving from one area to the other didn't have great visibility.
While I appreciate we were staying on a tropical island, the house is in dire need of pest control. We were forever swatting massive cockroaches that all love to fly! There were massive bull ants everywhere and creepy crawlers wherever we sat, whether on the sofa, carpet or lanai. We constantly had the creepy crawlies.
Not a terrible experience, I guess we were just expecting more. I'd recommend this house to those easier to please.

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Liked best: Pool and location
Liked least: Lack of air conditioning and pest problem
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2014
We very much appreciate your comments about our Kona home, and we would like to assure you that we have addressed the issues that you raise. As stated in our printed materials at Tradewinds, we encourage our guests to notify us immediately if anything is amiss so that we can promptly address all concerns.

As with many of the larger homes in Hawaii, we rely on natural ventilation. Almost every week out of the year, the fans we provide in all rooms provide enough air flow to keep our guests comfortable. Based on your concerns, we now ask arrival times of our guests during the warmest months so our housekeepers can have windows, doors, and fans set to accommodate a most pleasant temperature on arrival. This has greatly alleviated the temperature issues during the warmest weeks of the year.

In terms of the “creepy crawlers” to which you refer, because Kona is a tropical island there are geckos (house lizards) in Hawaii! It can be alarming to those unfamiliar with the Islands, but once you are used to them, these critters become as welcome as butterflies.

One last thing, with respect to the TVs, since your stay, we have replaced two of these with hi-definition flat screen models, so that all four TV’s in the home are now hi-def flat screens.

Again, Mahalo for your feedback and helpful comments!

John & Robin
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Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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person found this review helpful

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Oregon
Reviewed 19 March 2012 for a stay in January 2012

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Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
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England
Reviewed 19 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Washington
Reviewed 5 December 2010 for a stay in November 2010
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Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 65+
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