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“Peaceful Paradise”
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Patio with private hot tub, outdoor dining, gas-fired BBQ grill and yard
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Patio with private hot tub, outdoor dining, gas-fired BBQ grill and yard
Entry Gate to patio Living area with double futon couch and smart TV, has ocean view
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30 reviews
Patio with private hot tub, outdoor dining, gas-fired BBQ grill and yard
Entry Gate to patio
Living area with double futon couch and smart TV, has ocean view
New Serta Perfect Sleeper queen bed with ocean view
Kitchenette with fridge, two burner hot plate, coffee maker, blender, filtered water
2nd kitchen counter with toaster oven and microwave. Shows door into changing area and bathroom
Smart TV with Netflix, Pandora, cable and DVD player
Patio with gas-fired BBQ, outdoor dining area, private hot tub and outdoor shower
Outdoor shower with hot and cold water, and private hot tub
Chemical-free salt pool with mermaid, waterfall and ocean view
Mermaid at pool
Private yard with ocean view
Carved dolphins at entryway
Dolphin and whale mural in breezeway entrance
Garden path
Buddha in one of the gardens
Red Ginger in gardens
Lobster Claw Heliconia in the gardens
Best snorkeling on the island at Two Step, next to Place of Refuge
Turtle and tangs, snorkeling at Two Step, just 2.5 miles away
Place of Refuge sunset, a sacred historical park, 2.5 miles away
Painted Church interior, 1/4 mi. away
Spinner Dolphins come into the nearby bays to rest and play
Volcano National Park crater plume, 1.5 hour drive from Tropical Hideaway
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Smash8419
Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Peaceful Paradise”
Reviewed September 5, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

The Tropical Hideaway was a perfect getaway for the last portion of our Hawaii vacation. The property is open to nature (with screens so no bugs) and immediately makes you feel relaxed. The gardens are secluded and private, with access to a pool and a private hot tub. The host Kathleen met us on arrival, gave us a tour and some local knowledge guidance and then we never saw her again until our final day. But she was the perfect host and answered all my concerns or questions very promptly. When we were there, a potential hurricane was looming a couple hundred miles offshore, which didn't allow for much to do on the island, due to heavy rain and flood warnings. However we still were able to relax on the property and enjoy our vacation despite the bad weather.

Date of stay: August 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Sep 2018
Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at Tropical Hideaway in spite of the timing of being here during the hurricane. Our area seems to be protected from the damaging winds, and we only got an inch of rain.
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heidirich...
Vancouver, Washington
1 review
“Beautiful oasis, great location.”
Reviewed August 23, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

My daughter and I really enjoyed Kathleen’s place. She was friendly and hospitable. The place was clean and had everything we needed. The best thing about this place is the location. To step was the most beautiful place to snorkel and I got lucky enough to see dolphins very close. The hot tub was a nice touch in the morning relaxing with my coffee. The bed was super comfortable. I really have nothing negative to say. It was like a lovely place.

Date of stay: August 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Aug 2018
Thank you, Heidi. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tropical Hideaway. You are always welcome to come back!
Aloha, Kathy
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Lakalu6
Sebastopol, California
1 review
“Hawaii As It Should Be Experienced”
Reviewed August 23, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Spent an idyllic vacation at Tropical Hideway on our visit to the Big Island. You won’t be near any hotels or condos, you’ll be in a beautiful garden setting with a screened in studio, private hot tub and garden. We went to Two Step snorkeling every day-it’s down the road. We ate local fish and garden fruits left for the guests. We were not interested in being tourists, we wanted to relax and spend Island time and Tropical Hideway delivered. Can’t recommend it enough if the condo/hotel life isn’t for you. Kathleen Carr is the perfect host: accessible but not intrusive. We’ll be back.

Date of stay: August 2018
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Management Response
24 Aug 2018
Thank you for your kind review. You are always welcome to return!
Aloha, Kathy
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JaniceGat...
Fairfax, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed April 13, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
2
people found this review helpful

Tucked back from the main road, yet close to 3 of the most stunning bays I have ever seen, with easy access to snorkeling, kayaking, bodysurfing...AND I highly recommend you have Kathy (the owner) bring you swimming with the dolphins - truly one of the most magical experiences of my life!! If you want the luxury resort experience - head north, but for nature lovers and those who like exploring the ocean, this is heaven on earth. I'm already looking to see when I can return.

Date of stay: April 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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JivenMama
Santa Rosa, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect place to launch your Hawiian Dream Vaca”
Reviewed January 8, 2018 for a stay in December 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This is an absolutely charming, well equipped piece of paradise. The views both from inside and out are the stuff dreams are made of. Forget going to the store; Kathleen kept us well-stocked in fruits from the property. The hot tub right outside the door and heavenly shower made going to the beach a tough sell. The location is absolutely perfect with snorkeling, kayaking and the beach minutes down the hill. Here you have it all, views, privacy, magic.

Date of stay: December 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Maurgana...
Makawao
2 reviews
“We loved it”
Reviewed July 19, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

It's a sweet place . Beautiful location, lovely ocean. Just relaxing a filled with vibrancy and beauty. Kathy is wonderful.

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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verobeee
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful island retreat”
Reviewed July 14, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Tropical Hideway is basically a screened-in studio with kitchen and a covered but open private patio area that includes a gas grill, a (naked) hot tub, and a shower. At first, this city girl was somewhat taken aback by how *outside* everything was and by small drawbacks like having only a hot plate (with only one working burner) instead of a stove. But very soon I was enjoying pretty much everything about this beautiful little corner of Honaunau. It's on a hill above the road with neighbours nearby but hidden away. Even when it was hot out, we often had a cool breeze blowing through the screens. We were a five-minute drive from Pae'a (Two Step) for excellent snorkeling and a short drive from many other attractions and services. The only time the outdoor living got to me was when it rained. Even though the room is well sheltered, everything gets damp, which I felt when I climbed into bed. But it never bothered me for long. For an older couple like us, the sideways raised bed posed a bit of difficulty for getting in and out, especially at night when you're trying not to disturb the other sleeper, but we made it work. The owner and her partner live upstairs, and they are both very nice and helpful, as is the gardener. There is also another vacation rental on the property in the back. Sitting in our room surrounded by trees and garden, watching Netflix, and drinking White Zinfandel was pretty near perfect. I want to be back there right now!

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jul 2017
Aloha V-diz, thank you for the wonderful review. I really enjoyed having you both as guests. I'd like to clarify a couple of things for those who read the reviews. In addition to the hot plate, the kitchenette has a large Oster toaster oven with convection setting, a microwave, a steamer and rice cooker, and two coffee-makers, blender, plus the gas-fired outdoor grill. Most guests don't do much cooking. And you were here in our rainy season, the summer. The rest of the year it hardly rains, as we are on the dry side of the island. There is a built-in bed-length step to the bed. I look forward to a future visit!
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