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"We just spent 5 wonderful days at Rick and Faith's house in Hakalau. We chose it as it was near family and also gave us plenty of space for ourselves and our older teens. Each got their own bedroom and bath which they loved. My favorite part was the huge lanai and the otuside dining table! There is a beach park right down the road from the house which is lovely and easy to get to. Views are fantastic. We also enjoyed time at beaches in Hilo. Our favorite for snorkeling was Richardson's beach. Really special. Easy to get in to Hilo but far enough away to enjoy the quiet, the breezes and the view. House is incredibly well furnished. It looks just like the pictures. It really feels like your own place for the tme you are there. They have thought of everything. And the information they sent us of where to go and what to do was very helfpul. they have put a lot of thought and time to make your stay terrific. It's clear they really care about their home and about sharing it with others. Best part is Starr, who greeted us, explained all the workings of the house and also gave us recommendations of where to shop and what to see. She is a gem! Would love to go back again and would definately try to stay here! Wonderful!"
Guest: Nancy M.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"Staying on this property we truly felt like we were in paradise. The location was great; it was near everything we wanted to do and it had everything our family needed. The house was well stocked with linens, dishes, etc. The beds were comfortable and there was even a crib and highchair for our little one. We loved sitting out on the lanai and watching the ocean. The older kids loved the Foosball table. Our only regret is that we didn't get to stay longer."
Guest: CrystalDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"* Location/View: The Lai Nani grounds are very well maintained. The entrance walk features some lovely gardens, and then down the hill towards the living spaces there is a gazebo and a great view of the ocean. They have clearly put a lot of effort into the property and it shows. As you've probably heard, the Northeast side of the island get a lot of rain, and we definitely found that to be true during our stay. Finally, the resort itself is fairly isolated - probably about 15 minutes from Hilo or any other town. This is either a good thing or not depending on what you want so just be aware.
* Interior: My first impression was "wow" - the bungalows have high ceilings, and a clean, sleek design style. Be careful about leaving food or dirty utensils laying in the sink - we found that the bugs were quick to come out. I suspect this is more a problem with the region rather than this specific unit - there is a lot of lush vegetation and rain, and so there's probably a lot more bugs too!
* Sleeping Experience: The blinds closed enough for the room to be "pretty" dark. The mattress was fairly comfortable but it creaked really loudly whenever we moved which made it difficult to sleep.
* TV and Internet: The TV was a nice flatscreen, and the internet was easy to set up and fairly fast."
Guest: Brian B.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
"Hakalau is our favorite place to be!! The whole house was very inviting. Everything was perfect for all members of our family. Thank you Starr for keeping this place a favorite of ours and being a part of our family. We are already talking about coming back, but not for Merrie Monarch. Just to come an relax and enjoy more sight seeing places that we have not been. Again I thank you for your hospitality. I will be calling as soon as we can establish a date."
Guest: PatsyDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 16, 2015