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  • Relaxing paradise

    "We have enjoyed a wonderful extended stay at The Sure House. The unit was equipped with everything that one would need on vacation. The fridge with ice maker and water dispenser was a real plus. The furnishings are lovely with tropical themes and very comfortable. The extras including the large TV, DVD player, I Dock were a bonus on the rainy days we had. We used the deck all the time. It was wonderful, large and comfortable. The small fridge on the deck and the games including beach chairs and toys were all greatly appreciated. The sunsets were wonderful. The owners have included lots of very useful information to make the vacation amazing, including tours, dining and shopping information. We hope to go back one day. The location is on the golf course (we are golfers, nice to walk to course) but you will need a car to drive to the beaches. The beach at Waikoloa resort is probably a 15 minute drive. We really enjoyed the birdsong in the mornings and the wild turkeys meandering around the area were highly entertaining."
    Guest: Liz Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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  • great location and well-kept

    "We have stayed at Hali'i Kai more than ten times. The location of this unit is one of the best on the property; the unit is clean and well-maintained with care of ownership evident. It is particularly pleasing to find a three bedroom with a BBQ on the lanai and one that does not have twin beds in one of the rooms. Richard was a pleasure to deal with and most responsive. We would definitely rent from Richard and Laura again."
    Guest: Summer wedding stay Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
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  • What an amazing place to stay!

    "We just finished a weeks stay at this beautiful quiet and clean house located up a private road along the kona coast. This house was absolutely beautiful, the views and peace and quiet up there were amazing. The owner of the house and his son were really nice and helpful. You cant beat the price and the location is excellent, everything you need or would like to try out is conveniently located just a short drive away. The house itself is located on a very nicely manicured yard and the inside is very spacious. My girlfriend and I stayed in the master bedroom which has a gorgeous view of the bay and our friend stayed in the second bedroom which was also very comfortable. Highly suggest this place for your next stay."
    Guest: Mario Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Perfect Hawaii Vacation

    "I've stayed at most of the luxury hotels on the Kohala coast (Mauna Kea, Hapuna Prince, Fairmont Orchid, Four Seasons Hualalai, Kona Village Resort back in the day) but my favorite vacation is renting a house in Puako. This four-bedroom home was not super luxurious, but was nearly perfect in every way for my group of four adults - It feels secluded. You have your own private beach. There are whales and snorkeling and birding right out the door. It's easy to take a great bike ride or run or walk or hike right from the house. The kitchen is very well equipped and there are staples in the cupboards and refrigerator. A new outdoor grill was perfect for cooking the freshest fish from the nearby Fish House in Kawaihae. The furniture for sitting in the living room or on the porch is beyond comfortable. The manager, Kalia, is very accommodating; she's there when you need her and stays out of your way when you don't. I really cannot say enough good about this house. I'd rent it again in an instant."
    Guest: Lynn P. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
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Big Island Travel Tips

Hawaii is hands-down one of the most sought-after destinations in the U.S. There are eight main islands, and the largest and northernmost is called the Island of Hawaii -- better known as The Big Island -- to avoid confusing it with the rest of the state. It is a paradise filled with unparalleled natural wonders and all but two of the world’s climate zones, which serve as a home for a wealth of biodiversity. Come get your own slice of heaven on earth.

Kau

What’s a better sight to see than an active volcano spewing lava? Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see it for yourself. The Big Island is not only big, it’s still growing! Kilauea has been erupting since 1983. Situated 30 miles southwest of Hilo, it is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. As a whole, the park boasts more than 150 miles of hiking trails through craters, rainforests, deserts and the volcanoes themselves. It is even considered a World Heritage Site. Amazingly, 250,000 to 650,000 cubic yards of lava are produced each day, which is enough to cover a road 20 miles long. Hurry, because no one knows when Kilauea will stop erupting! Catch this phenomenal natural event while supplies last! The visitor center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For the science behind it, take a walk through the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum for geologic displays, videos and maps. Besides the volcano, you and the family can explore Crater Rim Drive, an 11-mile scenic drive within the park.

Kohala Coast

Along the western edge you will find the black lava fields of the Kohala Coast. However, a little further south lies the yang to its ying, Hapuna Beach, which is bursting with Hawaii’s biggest white-sand beaches. Let’s put it this way: Hapuna has hit international top ten lists year after year. The landscape are pristine, and the vistas couldn’t get much better. At Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, you’ll discover lava rock carvings etched hundreds of years ago by native Hawaiians. No one is exactly sure what they mean, but it is generally thought that these carvings are records of birth and deaths from the ancient culture. There’s no better time than now, so treat yourself to luxury living as you can freshen up at top-tier spas to recharge and feel yourself again. Don’t forget to hit a round of golf on the world-class fairways and greens. Jack Nicklaus designed Hualalai Golf Course, while Robert Trent Jones Sr. had his hand at Mauna Kea Resort. Rest assured, you won’t go wrong.

Hamakua Coast

Hamakua Coast, on the eastern side, is famous for its waterfalls and riveting rainforest. Explore the heart-stopping Akaka Falls, where waters spill 442 feet through a gorge into the river below. You’ll be surrounded by bamboo, birds of paradise and huge ti plants along the way. The coast is ribbed with valleys and gulches that you’ll see during your drive at the Hamakua Heritage Corridor, a trip that passes rainforests and waterfalls alike. Unwind in 275 acres of beauty at the World Botanical Garden, home to the Umauma Falls, before you go zip-lining along vistas of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a perfect adventure for thrill-seekers young and old!

Hilo

You’ll be shouting “ahola” as you arrive in Hilo International Airport in this eastern region. The landscape brims with more rainforests and gardens than you will know what to do with. For science lovers, enjoy the amazing exhibits in the Pacific Museum and Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo’s newest top-notch attraction. To get a fresh bite to eat, pick out your favorite exotic fruit at Hilo Farmers Market, a knockout among locals. Cafe Pesto serves seafood caught the same day that will leave you and your family wowed.

Puna

Puna packs those black-sand beaches that Hawaii is known for. Tourists flock to Kalapana, a historic town destroyed by lava. Today, the site is the prime spot to see the lava reach the sea. A few miles away, you can see Keaau, where lands used to be covered in sugar canes. At the Lava Tree State Park, there are molds of trees that lava formed in the 1700s. Swim in pools heated by the volcanoes beside regions rich in tropical fruits and vegetation. Isaac Hale Beach Park provides one of the island’s most coveted surf spots, although swimming is not recommended due to the strong currents.

In Hawaii, you’ll leave with more than just a lei around your neck, you’ll come home with zip-line extravaganzas, volcano explosions and Pacific seafood dinners floating on your mind.

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