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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
"My girlfriend and I made a last minute decision to take a trip to Hawaii for our one year anniversary. We wanted to see the Big Island, but also wanted privacy and to be away from the crowded resorts and be surrounded by nature. We spent some time looking at different rentals and as soon as we saw this one we knew right away this place was perfect for our needs. The owner was incredibly responsive and quick to answer our questions and get us situated. When we arrived at the place, the next morning, we were blown away by the sheer beauty of the land. The pictures definitely don't do justice. We arrived late in the evening on the island and the owner was very accommodating to that. The peace and tranquility there is exquisite. There is an entire private spa at the bottom level which made for great relaxation after a day out exploring. The plot of land has so many fresh fruits, we had fresh lemons, melons, and bananas and made a beautiful healthy breakfast every morning which we enjoyed on the deck overlooking the pacific. The house and kitchen were perfect for our needs and was clean and fully stocked. Also, the food on the island is mind blowing! Waking up to the pacific and the quietness was exquisite. Nearby there is Waipio Valley which was a fantastic hike down with incredible lush greenery - perfect for my photography needs. The nearby town of Honoka'a is great as well, the people there are incredibly kind. I met Marcus, the caretaker on the property, when I had a question about the internet connection (which worked very well and was reliable other than a minor dropout). He was a great guy and we chatted for some time about Hawaii and traveling. He was also kind enough to notify me that we left something at the house so I'm very grateful - great guy! Marcel, the owner, was also very accommodating when I felt a bit ill towards the end of our 5 day trip and let us stay a bit past checkout time - that was very kind of him, thanks Marcel!
All in all, we truly miss Hawaii and this incredible property we stayed at. It was definitely one of the most memorable trips I've ever had. I'm looking forward to staying there again some time in the future! I highly recommend it, you will love it!"
Guest: Kamil K.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 11, 2015
"This was our Bi-annual family vacation, where I get all my grown children from around the states, all together for quality time! The reason I chose this property, was from all the great reviews & pictures!!
It is exactly as the reviewers have stated in previous reviews!! It is just perfect in every way!! & what a great location !!
The owner herself is such a delight & gracious host!!"
Guest: Susan R.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
"My wife and I spend the first 3 nights of our honeymoon here and it was the perfect way to start. The location is great! It's far enough off the beaten path that we had plenty of privacy and quiet but also in a great location for exploring so much of the island. We didn't spend much time at the house because we were out exploring but the time we did spend was exactly what we wanted. The views are amazing and the cottage and property are very well kept. We loved picking fresh fruit from the orchard in the morning for our breakfast and Paula and Dan were great hosts. If you're into hiking there's no better place than Waipio Valley and you can walk there from your front door. We did this on our first full day and were lucky enough to see wild horses on the beach. It was an amazing trip from start to finish!"
Guest: Greg B.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 24, 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