Frommer's Hawaii 2007 Review

Silver Oaks Guest Ranch (*)(*) (Finds) Book this place! Not a bed-and-breakfast or a condo, this is a true "guest ranch," consisting of five separate units spread over a 10-acre working ranch (with friendly horses, no horseback riding, just petting, and wild turkeys that come to get fed once a day). Located at 1,300 feet, where the temperatures are in the 70's year-round, the ranch has units ranging from studios to family-sized units. The views are spectacular, some 40 miles of coastline from the ocean to Mauna Loa, yet just 5 miles from the airport and 5 miles from all the activities in downtown Kailua-Kona. Hosts Amy and Rick Decker have impeccable taste and every unit is uniquely decorated. All the units have a private bathroom and either a kitchenette or complete kitchen.

* Please note that our smaller suites (Garden Cottage, Ocean View Suite and Coast View Room) are offered only for group bookings in conjunction with the Ranch House and/or Ranch View Cottages.