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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We wanted to try staying somewhere inland for the first time and we loved it. The cottage was comfortable and we loved feeding the pig. Such a lovely place. We walked a short distance up the road and visited the Hawaiian Vanilla Company (great vanilla shakes). We went to Honoka'a several times. Such a darling town. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place. My husband and I loved it."
Guest: Kathy PDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
"After returning home from a much needed vacation to the Big Island, we continue to reflect fondly on our wonderful stay at Don & Susan's rental home. We have rented many different homes on Homeaway and VRBO in Hawaii and elsewhere and have learned to depend heavily on other visitors' review comments, especially for longer stays. The great reviews this home had online caught our attention and the guestbook at the home with many more outstanding reviews made us confident we were in for a treat.
Since we were staying for 5 weeks this trip we wanted a place that would be comfortable, clean, relaxing, centrally located, conducive to working at home when needed, and spacious enough for visitors. Wow, this rental home exceeded all of our expectations! The construction of the home is very impressive and the spacious layout is just perfect for sharing with family or friends. What a perfect place to relax with family and enjoy the peaceful scenery by day and magnificent starry displays at night. Even the wet days were enjoyable as we watched the pastures and forests around blanketed with rain. We loved being within an hour of both Waimea and Hilo, and not too much further to Kona. Frequent photo trips to Waipio Valley and Laupahoehoe Point were just minutes away.
And to top it all off, we couldn't have asked for better hosts. Don & Susan are so pleasant and made us feel at home right from the start. Having lived there for decades, their recommendations took us to enjoyable places we hadn't yet experienced on other trips here. The periodic gifts of fruit, avocados, or jelly were great. And the little things like kindly offering to have our garbage taken to the transfer station, drinking water refilled, and linens washed really made a great stay even better. We had been accustomed to doing those things for ourselves in other rental homes on the Big Island but graciously accepted. Mahalo Don & Susan for a very memorable stay to our favorite vacation spot."
Guest: Wes S.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: May 2, 2015
"There isn't much to add to the other reviews. I can simply say that this is heaven on Earth. We used the house for a family reunion. Two grandparents in their 70s, and two families with four kids all between 7 and 10. The house is ridiculously gorgeous. Amazing views abound. Easy drive to pristine white sand beaches within an hour. 4WD accessible black sand beach down the street. The town of Honokaa is 15 minutes away and has a great grocery store and a couple super little hole in the wall restaurants and shops. We mostly just stayed local because the house was so fantastic and we wanted to relax. The owner was very responsive via email as we prepared for the trip and stopped in on our first day to say hello. We felt like family, not renters. It took a night or two to get used to sleeping with windows open and no curtains, but in the end the frogs and breeze made for perfect evenings with the ideal morning alarm clock of sunrise waking me each day. Like I said, heaven on Earth. Can't beat pulling coconuts off the tree above the pool and cracking them open. Fresh fruit galore on the property. I miss it already."
Guest: ReidDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
"The 180 degree ocean view is stunning and we had complete privacy unless you count the occasional grazing cows! The condo was very clean and had all the basic amenities. Rachel was also very gracious and welcoming. We would definitely return and highly recommend this place."
Guest: Simone Y.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 30, 2015