We loved the Round House!
When we researched where this rental was located we were a little nervous as it was out of town and mixed reviews in the area however once we arrived all concerns were gone. It was the perfect rental location for travellers who wanted to just relax with a great view, or if you wanted to tackle each day with a new adventure. The rental itself was very well equipped and spotless. There was both a Keurig coffee maker and a regular coffee maker. We made sure to pick up some local Kona coffee for home brewed coffee on the patio every morning overlooking the ocean and keeping an eye out for any passing whales. The "Round House" as it's affectionately called was well stocked with towels, every type of cooking utensil one may require and an array of beach umbrellas, boogy boards and floaties to make your beach trips more comfortable. Milolii itself was very peaceful, all of the neighbours we ran into were very friendly. As it is located about an hour from Kona some planning is required to make the most of your time however we had no issues with the distance as it shortened our trips to the Volcano, Hilo etc. We liked to BBQ every night and there was a grocery store "Choice Mart" that was about 20 mins from the turnoff to Milolii where we were able to pick up any last minute needs. One thing to not miss is kayaking and snorkelling at Kealakekua Bay. Even if you haven't snorkelled before this is an easy trek, I was 26 weeks pregnant with serious sciatic pain and my husband and I easily made the couple mile jaunt over to the bay. Once there the water was a perfect crystal clear aqua blue with a large array of colourful fish. There was also about 40 or so spinner dolphins in and out of the bay and we got some fantastic go pro videos of them. The babies also liked to put on a show jumping out of the water. It was easily our favourite day of the trip. We rented from Kona Boys up on the main highway and they were very helpful strapping the Kayaks to our rental (easily carried on a small economy car) however when you get down to the drop off spot there was a couple guys from Kona Kayak at the launch that rented Kayaks for about $15 less and helped you into the water and set up. Make sure to stop in at Da Poke Shack which is close by after for a snack if you like Ahi Tuna. It was amazing! Heading south from Milolii to check out Volcano or Waipio Valley the drive is beautiful, lush and the air smells amazing. We would recommend the rental to anyone and everyone
New Round House With Pool 180 Degree Ocean View 7th night free