Dolphin Bay Cottage
The beautiful Dolphin Bay Cottage is centrally located to many of the best island attractions. Best of all, it is situated only 300 feet from enchanting Kealakekua Bay. It was fully renovated in November 2015, and is beautifully furnished in tropical style, appointed with everything you need for your stay.
Our private 1-bedroom cottage is equipped with air conditioning, king bed and comfortable inviting tropical decor. There is a full bath with shower and tub. Dolphin Bay Cottage accommodates 1-2 guests and can be rented separately or in conjunction with Dolphin Bay House.
You will enjoy some of the world’s best snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. Kealakekua Bay, a Marine Sanctuary, is in South Kona. It is home to pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, turtles and other amazing marine life. Marvel at the dolphins and whales (in season).
- No children (3-12 years)
- Infant-friendly (0-2 years)
- Not suitable for pets
- No events or parties
- No smoking
- As is the Hawaiian custom, all shoes shall be removed prior to entering the cottage. Quiet time is from 10 pm to 8 am. Please be mindful of our neighbors, we all live with windows open day and night No parties, gatherings, weddings, receptions or any other type of event is allowed. No hanging of wet towels, bathing suits, wet suits, etc on the railings. Use the bars outside the back door, under the kitchen window. No sand inside: use the outdoor shower and hose to clean sand from bodies, feet and gear. Turn off AC unit and fans prior to leaving the cottage even for short trips. Doors and windows shall be securely closed while using the AC unit.8 No smoking is permitted anywhere on the property. No pets are permitted. Do not feed or invite local cats or dogs inside.
The Dolphin Bay cottage was very well equipped with all the utensils we needed for cooking our own meals. The large bed was super comfortable and the neighbourhood quiet for sleeping. We loved being so close to Manini Beach.. it meant we didn't need to use our car except for visiting 2 Step beach. Both 2 Step and Manini beaches had great snorkelling. We will definitely book the Dolphin Bay cottage again!
Dolphin Bay Cottage was the perfect get-away spot for my our vacation. Perfectly sized for two people, with everything we wanted right at or fingertips. The layout of the cottage is excellent and the decor was lovely. Plus, it is the only rental house we have stayed in that has had sharp knives, making cutting all the wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables a breeze. Everyone was very friendly, and the rental process was straightforward, All in all, it exceeded our expectations.
We truly enjoyed our one week stay at the cottage. We had an awesome time, absolutely loved the secluded location and proximity to Manini Beach park, the bay, and excellent snorkeling, and found the cottage comfortable for our needs. The owners and their local liaison were incredibly helpful and accommodating. My wife and I can definite see returning to cottage and are already looking forward to our next trip.
Charming, modern, clean and comfortable cottage located steps from Mannini Beach on Kealakekua Bay. Tranquil spot surrounded by beautiful gardens. This cottage is perfect for two persons. It is well appointed with everything that you will need. Good support from property management. Close to all South Island sights, including kayaking to Captain Cook monument and snorkeling.
I kind of hate to leave the glowing review the Dolphin Bay Cottage deserves, as it will just make more competition when we want to return. If you are looking for a place away from the crowds, in a beautiful setting with the ocean just a block away, this is it. The cottage itself is very nice - well maintained, plenty large for two us, and a beautiful yard. It could be the best place we have ever stayed. It had everything we needed, and then some (meaning we didn't cook there, but we could have). The bed was really comfortable, the freezer worked great (I go through a lot of ice), and little extras made available to us made for a great experience. Martha and Krista both provided quick responses to questions, and many helpful suggestions for groceries, restaurants, etc. Manini Beach is a block away, and it is delightful - grass, palm trees, a great view of the bay, and it was never crowded. Really nice to be able to just walk there and not have to worry about parking. The only disappointment was that our vacation was over much to soon. We would definitely stay here again!
Thank you Martha & Leonard for sharing your lovely cottage with us! We truly appreciated our stay and all the help from Krista, the caretaker. The cottage was lovely and beautifully decorated. Additionally, we were thrilled that the kitchen was fully stocked with essentials to prepare meals; and we really used the cooler bag during our day trips for lunches. The town and locals were charming and very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back for another visit!
This is going to be a brief review because it's 5 stars all around! We were there for a week and can't think of any suggestions for improvement. It's a 2-minute walk to Manini Beach, which is a friendly grassy beach. The cottage was cozy and roomy. We had everything we needed. And for the first time ever, we found a rental with sharp knives!We'll definitely come back. Thanks Martha, Leonard, and Krista.
My husband and I stayed here for our 20th anniversary. We loved the location. Just a little over an hour drive to Volcanoes National Park, 30 minutes to Kona and the best part was being so close to great snorkeling. If you want to kayak across to Captain Cooks Monument, you are in the best location. We found several hikes nearby and really used the wonderful guidebook they have for guests. The bed was very comfortable, and everything you might need is provided. It is perfect for a couple. The cottage had recently been remodeled so everything feels new and it is beautifully decorated. The yard is filled with wonderful tropical plants and fruit and the beautiful sound of birds.
I can't imagine a better place to enjoy the peacefulness of the Big Island. During our stay we did not need to contact the owner or the caretaker because we didn't have any problems. The cottage was clean, airy, nicely furnished, and stocked with just about every incidental item that we forgot to bring. It felt refreshing to sleep with the windows open, to enjoy the breeze and the sound of the sea, to wake up to filtered sunlight through surrounding tropical garden foliage. In the mornings we'd stroll to the beach, enjoy coffee and a leisurely breakfast, pack sandwiches for a day trip of hiking and snorkeling, come home to cook dinner (use of the gas grill was awesome!), and finally stroll back to the beautiful beach for peaceful sunsets and stargazing.