Sorry to be so long in responding to your request for suggestions
about Hawaii accommodations. I am off to Italy in a few days, so have
been neglecting my computer.
In January of 2001, three friends and I stayed at an exceptional Bed
and Breakfast just five minutes by car from Kailua-Kona. You can
visit it at this website: http://www.puananibandb.com.
Three self-contained suites, each with kitchenette, are available for
bargain prices! Each opens out to a patio facing a pool, hot tub,
pool house with gas barbeque, surrounded by 2 acres of lush tropical
The host and hostess are exceptional; Mike is a licensed sea captain
and history buff who took us on a cruise of the Kona
coast,accompanied by an historical narrative that brought the past
alive. Carol is a gourmet cook whose generous, homemade breakfasts
included her own baking, fruit from their gardens, yogurts and
cheeses. We had some of her optional dinners and picnic lunches which
We were reluctant to leave this little eden to tour the island, and
delighted upon every return. We are going back as soon as life
All the best with your plans!
Terry in West Vancouver, B.C.