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Dolphin House beachfront estate

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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
11 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
5 Full baths

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Reviews (94)
Rosalind S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
All the 5 star reviews are accurate! The location ...
All the 5 star reviews are accurate! The location is perfection, close to everything, and has the best sunset views of all the houses along Kona Bay Dr. Everyday we got up early to enjoy the peaceful view and watch boats go by (including massive cruise ships), swim in the heated pool, walk up and down the wall/walkway, and explore tide pools out on the lava rocks. The crashing waves are magnificent! Dolphin House has everything you could want or need: very comfortable beds plus two air mattresses, tons of beach and bath towels, beach chairs and mats, pool noodles, three beach umbrellas (a necessity) and even various sizes of water shoes which are needed out on the rocks and some beaches. The kitchen is well stocked and has endless cookware and dishes, although we couldn’t find plastic cups for the pool area. Electricity is extremely expensive in Hawaii so many homes don’t have AC but DH does. We were there in hot June so were grateful it was offered for the bedrooms and happy to pay extra for the comfort. Worth every cent! Beware, Hawaii has some unique creatures, some harmless and cute, some not so much, so be careful walking with bare feet and use bug repellent outside. The owners/managers are super responsive. Michelle answers immediately and takes any concern very seriously. They don’t live on the island but use numerous local services so any issue can be solved quickly. Our eight days went by way too fast and everyone in our four generation group was sad to leave!
Written November 3, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Laura J.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We loved our stay and the owner was extremely resp...
We loved our stay and the owner was extremely responsive when we had questions. Would definitely recommend!
Written September 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Harriet E.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Our family of 8 (11-74) had so much fun in Hawaii....
Our family of 8 (11-74) had so much fun in Hawaii. Dolphin home has exceptional comfortable bedrooms, clean, pantry with amenities. Grocery store near by. The warm pool with fountain looks out on the ocean. Beautiful home with attention to details and owner very available. Thank you for a wonderful family vacation.
Written September 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Emiley L.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Gorgeous house has everything you need — spectacul...
Gorgeous house has everything you need — spectacular views, cathedral ceilings, comfortable beds, fully loaded kitchen with everything, lots of space for being together or having some privacy, lovely pool, awesome grill — great accommodations. Michelle was super responsive and thoughtful. Ordered groceries ahead of time and had them delivered — really a treat and a way to start the vacation in a relaxing way. Thanks to Karina! Can’t wait to come back!
Written September 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Karianne D.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We had a wonderful 8 day stay at the Dolphin House...
We had a wonderful 8 day stay at the Dolphin House! The view was beautiful and we spent every evening watching the sunset from the pool or the lanai. Dinners for our group of 9 were perfect at the outdoor table. Kitchen was well appointed. Loved the separate bar with ice maker. All bedrooms were very nice and we appreciated that they all have en-suite bathrooms. The master suite upstairs was pure luxury with a beautiful view. Can’t beat listening to the waves at night. If we weren’t out snorkeling and sightseeing we were outside on the large lanai and in the pool. If the occasion presents itself we will be back. Mahalo!
Written September 1, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Harlan/Sue M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Our family enjoyed a fabulous stay at this Kona Es...
Our family enjoyed a fabulous stay at this Kona Estates property. The beautiful lush landscape and upscale decor makes it a unique property for discriminating travelers. The property managers were very accomodating and responsive. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Kona home.
Written September 1, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

P E M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
The Dolphin House is so much more than can be conv...
The Dolphin House is so much more than can be conveyed in the VRBO description and pictures! The perfect setting for our extended family of ten to celebrate a milestone anniversary! Our week long stay was more sublime than we could have imagined! Our four grandchildren wished they could stay forever. Greg and Michelle are rapidly responsive to any questions you may have which makes your stay carefree.
Written August 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

susan g.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
The home was just amazing, very open and large, pe...
The home was just amazing, very open and large, perfect for myself, my husband, and grown children. 8 of us in all. VERY glad we made the decision for this home versus a hotel when traveling with 8 adults. Cooking wise: Costco worked out great, but there are other markets. We probably spent 600-800 in all for food for 8 adults for 7+ days. Every pot, pan, utensil (except a whisk!) was available as well as many spices we didn't have to buy. Pool - amazing. Grounds - amazing. Lava rocks by the water aren't necessarily good for jumping in, but plenty of swimming areas nearby. The waves crashing on the rocks were spectacular and never got old. Towels - no idea how they were so soft, but absorbent. Washer/dryer was top of the line and used frequently. Memorable trip and home. Thank you Greg and Michelle. :)
Written August 21, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Bonnie B.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
The property is beyond words, gorgeous doesn't say...
The property is beyond words, gorgeous doesn't say enough. We had a fantastic time, the view, the pool, the home, it was all amazing!!!
Written August 21, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Richard L.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Our group of 7 adults stayed at Dolphin House for ...
Our group of 7 adults stayed at Dolphin House for a week in February 2022. It was a wonderful experience. The house is in a quiet gated neighborhood of multi-million dollar waterfront homes. The location is close to Kailua-Kona and its shops and restaurants, but also to groceries, Target and other conveniences. The house itself is simply great. It is very nicely and comfortably furnished. Every place is bright. The master suite is large, with a huge second floor balcony overlooking the ocean. The two inside guestrooms (inside the main house, that is) are large and share their own sitting area. There is also a large and comfortable outside suite with a separate entrance. There is a bar-game room stocked with an ice maker and lots of board games. There are plenty of linens and towels. In fact, the whole house, especially the kitchen, is well stocked and supplied. There are extra propane tanks for the barbeque, beach chairs and umbrellas, body boards, etc. the patio is spacious with a nice large granite table and lots of lounging chairs. Beaches in Hawaii are public, so there is a public walkway between the house and the water, but we liked it. It is narrow and sort of meanders around the lava rocks. We had nothing negative to report and would stay again in a heart-beat.
Written July 3, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Hot bath
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Fishing spots available

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin House beachfront estate

    Dolphin House beachfront estate is able to accommodate up to 11 guests. See all property details.

    Dolphin House beachfront estate has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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