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Kona Coffee and Tea

TWO LOCATIONS:  Village Cafe 74-5588 Palani Rd Kailua-Kona, Hawaii  96740 (808) 365-5340 Open Monday – Sunday  6:00 am – 6:30 pm Harbor Cafe (A great place to stop before or after visiting Dog Beach at Honokohau Harbor!) 74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii  96740 (808) 329-6577 Monday – Saturday  6:30 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm Website: http://www.konacoffeeandtea.com/#new-page and on Facebook Note from Kona Coffee and Tea: “Our outside lanais are a perfect place to relax with man’s best friend!  Inside is for service dogs...

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1871 Trail (Hōnaunau)

1871 Trail (Hōnaunau)

Location: Hōnaunau Directions: Although there are two access points to the 1871 Trail, please park and access the trail from the Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park since Ho’okena Beach Park (the other access point) does not permit dogs.  There is typically plenty of parking at the visitor center and more at the picnic area (down a dirt road).  Also, there are water fountains at the visitor center, which is great for refilling water bottles! Description: 6.2-mile round trip hiking trail, but can turn back any time! Please note: While dogs are welcome on the trail and picnic area, they are not allowed on the royal grounds within the park. Mahalo to Lava Dogs Hawaii fan Robin C. for sharing her recent hiking experience and photos in July 2016! “It was a really nice hike.  We left at 7am.  The early departure was definitely the way to go along with LOTS of water.  It was very warm and quite exposed.  We went to Kealia and back, which is 5.5 miles. The...

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Kona Coffee Ocean View Farmhouse

Kona Coffee Ocean View Farmhouse

Al’s Kona Coffee Ocean View Farmhouse is actually TWO separate vacation rentals: one upstairs and one downstairs, but both are dog-friendly and AMAZING!  The ocean view is incredible, and we highly recommend this lovely, modern “farmhouse” in the heart of Kona coffee country. TOP FLOOR Accommodations: House, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (Sleeps 4), laminate wood and tile floors.  Cool and breezy, perfect for long/thick-haired pooches. Base Rate: $132 per night (4 to 5 night minimum). Website: https://www.vrbo.com/370929 Contact: tel: (831)-277-7270 Pet Policy: Pets considered upon approval by owner. Pet fee: Not listed Fence: None Yard: There’s a very nice grassy lawn plus the whole coffee orchard.  Ample room to run and play! WARNING: There is a lot of wildlife in the area: chickens, turkeys, and pigs at night feeding on the mac nuts, so we cannot recommend this rental to anyone with dogs who have a prey drive. BOTTOM FLOOR Accommodations: House, 1 bedroom, 1 bath (Sleeps 2), laminate wood and tile floors.  Cool and breezy, perfect for long/thick-haired pooches. Base Rate: $108 per night (3 to...

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Pu’u Wa’awa’a – Halapepe Trail (North Kona)

(Currently, the Halapepe Trail is the only trail at Pu’u Wa’awa’a that allows dogs although there are future plans to allow them on other trails that are being constructed by volunteers.) Directions: Traveling from either Kailua-Kona or Waimea on Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy. 190), find the mauka turn for the trailhead between the 21 and 22 mile markers (closer to the 21 mile marker). It is just south of the hill that goes up to Puu Lani Ranch and Big Island Country Club.  Drive along a white pipe fence until you reach a metal gate. Go through the gate and close it behind you (this area is still used for grazing stock). The gate is unlocked daily from 6am – 6pm. **Note: We have not hiked this trail YET.  There are no trailhead signs that we could find, but we ‘think’ it is best to park just inside this gate pictured below and follow the fence-line/trail to the left side of this photo (gate).  We believe this is the Halapepe Trail....

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Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons Hualalai Pets Stay With Guests “Welcome to the Four Seasons Hualalai. We are delighted to have you and your pet as our guests. To ensure a comfortable stay for yourself and fellow guests, we would appreciate it if you would please observe the following guidelines: a) The hotel is prepared to accommodate your pet in the room provided that your pet is less than 15 lbs. and fully trained, appropriately restrained by you and your pet complies with local legislation requirements. b) Your pet must be kept on a leash when it is on property unless it is in your room. c) Please do not leave your pet unattended. If you require a pet-sitter or pet supplies, please contact the Concierge with advance notice, at extension. d) We regret that pets are not allowed in any food and beverage outlets, Spa/Fitness Center and Pool areas of the property. This exclusion does not apply to guide dogs. e) You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet on...

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Manini Beach – Captain Cook

Manini Beach is a beautiful, secluded beach on Kealakekua Bay located directly across from the Captain Cook Monument.  Dogs must be kept on leash.  While the beach is made up of lava rock and and coral, there is a sandy shoreline area that provides easy ocean access, great for snorkeling, launching a standup paddleboard, and SCUBA diving when the ocean is calm.  Ocean entry is chilly due to the natural springs, but warms up a bit once you swim out.  Enjoy a picnic there at one of the picnic tables in the shade. Directions: Manini Park is close to both Kealakekua Bay and Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge).  Just a few hundred yards south of Napo’opo’o Beach Park and the Kealakekua Bay boat launch on Pu’uhonua Road (Hwy 160), turn onto Manini Road. Parking: Parking is limited, so we suggest going early and avoiding the weekends.  Please respect that this is a residential area and obey the No Parking signs. Beach Etiquette for Dog Owners Dogs must be...

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