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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
"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
Beautiful View, Excellent House and Grounds, Pleasnt and Helpful Hosts
"Very nice view of the ocean, comfortable house in excellent condition. Marcel was there to great My wife and I upon arriving to give a tour of the house, the amenities of the property and a tour of the wonderful garden. Marcel was immediately available to fix a small screen that had become dislodged, but honored our privacy the rest of the time. Great host, views and residence. The grand old town of Honokaa was a five minute drive away, and Wapio was 15 minutes away. I would highly recommend."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 17, 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