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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Big Island Ohana

    "Aloha Joan, Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your beautiful condo! We loved it there. Aside from the blinds and closets being a little old everything else was perfect! They had beach chairs and snorkel gear and much much more! The kitchen was packed with all your cooking needs! And the bathrooms were amazing! Super clean and very roomy! We will definitely recommend this place to our friends and family! And we would love to rent from you folks again... Mahalo, Liana"
    Guest: Liana Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Didn't want to leave

    "What a wonderful way to start off our first visit to the big island! The previous reviews were very flattering, so after rethinking our home base location, we decided to give this listing a try. We are SO glad we did! Waimea is a great place to stay if you want to explore as much of the island as possible. The carriage house is even more beautiful than the photos show. After a long day of exploring, it was a treat to come “home” to such a clean & comfortable space. We cooked several meals there & were pleased to find condiments & other basics such as sunscreen provided. Previous renters had left behind items like bottled water & the owners were thoughtful enough to leave them for us. Less time in the grocery store = more time for exploring. Yes, the carriage house is near the road, but as previous reviews mentioned, it really isn’t an issue (and I’m an extremely light sleeper). Right from the very first inquiry, Brett was quick to respond to any questions we had. He has wonderful advice & if it hadn’t been for him, we might have missed the beautiful north shore area. Both he & his wife were very respectful of our privacy – such great hosts. Thank you both for giving us the opportunity to stay with you! – it was very hard to leave!"
    Guest: Debbie L. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 17, 2014
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  • More than we expected! What a value!

    "I have to thank Ben and Vicky for their utmost hospitality. Our family of four stayed with them for two weeks and left feeling like family. They asked thoughtful questions about our family and provided beds for everyone thinking of each person. The room was clean with nice sized bathroom and kitchen/dining area. Beautiful views from the deck towards the ocean and on the other side of the room was a beautiful view up the mountain. We were treated to tropical smoothies and information about the area. I highly recommend staying here. We were watching our budget and we were delighted to have found such a quality rental. Mahalo Ben and Vicky!"
    Guest: Pam H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Hawaii travelers

    "Clean, everything worked, little dated, awesome porch views were well worth it, best ocean sunset views, waves serenaded us to sleep, pool was very nice, easy access to sightseeing & adventures"
    Guest: Hawkbrad Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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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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