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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

Recent Hamakua Coast reviews

  • Nirvana!

    "Stayed at the Cliff House for 4 nights on our second stop during our 30th anniversary trip to the Big Island. I don't even know where to start. Everything about our stay was idyllic! I expected a rustic, simple cottage. The woodwork instead was just beautiful (what a ceiling!). The love and care that Kristan has put into every detail is quite evident - the art, the sculptures, the flowers - inside and out, just beautiful. The house is saturated in local culture. Books about the island and Hawaiian legend abound. And the view!!! Breathtaking, spectacular, awesome, amazing, holy - pick your favorite word and it still falls short. We really did feel like we were all alone in the Garden of Eden. Drinking wine on the lanai as the sun went down. Rocking on the swing in the garden. Simple delicious meals made in the well-equipped kitchen. Hot tubs watching the stars every night. Big comfortable bed with soft sheets and puffy pillows. I even loved the silky tropical curtains hanging from bamboo on the windows. Great road for jogging along the water too (don't be put off by the many friendly dogs who come out to say hi along the way). The house is minutes away from the Waipio Valley - a spectacular (but steep) hike down to a pristine black sand beach. You can also take a tour from the store just down the street. The quaint little town of Honokaa is just 10 minutes away with a few restaurants (Café Il Mondo was great for pizza and calzone. Also picked up a terrific CD of the local high school jazz band there!) Our very favorite beach was Hapuna Beach - gorgeous white sand beach great for swimming and snorkeling (drive to the left access area for shade and snorkeling). The restaurant at Hapuna Beach Prince resort was terrific for lunch. The beach at the Mauna Kea resort was also beautiful but the lot for public access fills up by around 8 am. The only other thing I can say is that I almost cried when we left. If you're looking for a romantic time with the one you love in paradise, look no further than the Cliff House."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • Wonderful stay!

    "We had a wonderful stay at the farm. The kids loved the farm and they did'nt want to leave. I really can recommend this place. Thank you, Kaye and your family, for having us and providing an excellent customer service"
    Guest: Sylvia W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Perfect location....Perfect hosts

    "We were first-time travelers to the Big Island and never had booked with VRBO. After finding this site, followed by phone conversations with Rachel, we took the plunge and booked for three nights. Without any qualification whatsoever, this property met our expectations of a "laid-back" Hawaiian experience, just as the local residents like it. Whether you shop the farmers markets in Hilo and Waimea, hike along the North Kohala coast, or just relax on the lanai with a glass of wine and binoculars, you won't be disappointed. Rachel and Chris complement these experiences by offering the perfect balance between privacy and genuine hospitality. Give them a call !"
    Guest: Rick & Janice Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 20, 2014
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  • Amazing views, lovely house, perfect escape

    "This was by far our favourite place on the island. We stayed in four places over two weeks. The views were amazing. The kitchen was fully stocked. The welcome fruit basket was very aloha. The bathroom had everything we needed. The hot tub didn't have strong jets but was great for a soak in between the infrared sauna and cold shower! This space is lovely. We loved the walk down to Waipio beach (pack a lunch and stay the day) and the town of Honoka'a. The People's Theatre and all the local stores and cafes were awesome. There is no reason to head to the other side of the island! We stayed only 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. It only rained a bit a night and one afternoon. The rain seemed to stick to the higher elevations and not dump on us at the plantation house. I really recommend this place for everyone. Kids would love to run around in the orchard (oranges, lemons, limes, rabutans, bananas, papaya, mango and more!) and others would appreciate the peace and quiet. The road is directly outside the house and you can hear cars going to and fro outside the house probably to Waipio Valley outlook but this was faint and we really didn't care; the views were too captivating. The evenings and nights were so quiet and the night skies were stunning!! The house is on a naturopathic clinic and spa retreat but there was no one there while we stayed. Only two caretakers were there and we barely saw them. The hard wood floors were lovely. Everything was lovely and private. We hope to come back to visit again! The owner and his secretary at his naturopathic clinic in California were both delightful to deal with while booking! We recommend a stay at the plantation house!"
    Guest: Kevin S. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 24, 2014
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