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"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
"My husband and I spent the last two nights of our 11 day trip to the Big Island here at the Hideaway. After driving down the long driveway and turning into the carport we were blown away by the view before us. Easily the best view on the island (or any island for that matter). The house itself was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved falling asleep to the sound of frogs, although earplugs did come in handy at one point as we slept with all the windows open. It was amazing to wake up early and just sit up in bed to see the view. The house is about 9 miles from town so while it's not too far it may be easier for some to get food and eat meals at the house. There is a fully equipped kitchen (although no microwave) that would make it convenient to prepare meals. We did that our second night and had a great time sitting in the yard and looking at the view while having dinner. The house is about 1/2 mile from the Waipio Valley lookout and it was a very easy walk to the lookout and then a not so easy (but definitely recommended) walk to the beach below.
In addition, we loved meeting Lani the dog. We were missing our two dogs at home and to have Lani come around often was a nice touch. She spent an entire afternoon hanging out with us in the yard and even fell asleep on the porch when we went to bed. When we awoke she was wagging her tail at the door about 2 minutes later. She is a super sweet dog who isn't a fan of bananas, but really loves malasadas and pizza crust. :-)
I would highly recommend this wonderful property!"
Guest: Sarah O.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 20, 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
"What can I say about this place that hasn't been said before? As someone who is traveled all over the world, Cliff House is such a special place. The vista from the deck, the constantly changing tapestry of color, the sounds of the night. I told Richard, the wonderfully gracious owner, that if he would just put in a Thai restaurant downstairs in the carport and build a stairway to the beach below, I'd never leave the property. In spite of our good intentions to drive into Waimea for dinner, in two visits we've never been able to pull ourselves away from the lanai in the evening. This is the place for one seeking tranquility and a Hawaii vastly different than the usual experience. Like someone said, leave the gold clubs behind. Five thumbs up!!"
Guest: LeyakDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 13, 2015