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Recent Hakalau reviews

  • Lovely home away from home

    "The five of us (my family of 4 plus one of my kid's friend) had a fantastic time staying at this charming house near Hilo on Big Island. We stayed from 3/14/15 to 3/19/15 for 5 nights during my kids' spring break week. The house is clean and has fan in every room to keep us cool and comfortable. Kitchen is conveniently located in the center of the house and well equipped with everything that we need and can think of. It is near the ocean with a nice view, easy access to local highway. A nice lanai with bbq stove. Cell phone does not work well in the house (works outside only ) but the wifi in the house works great and my kids loved it. The owners are very nice and easy to deal with, the housekeeper Starr is very helpful, she greeted us at the house when we arrived at night. We really enjoyed our vacation."
    Guest: From Snowy to Sunny side Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Good!

    "* 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 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • Merrie Monarch 2015

    "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: Patsy Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Our 4th visit to Heaven on Earth!

    "After a total of 10 weeks at Hulili over the past 4 years, we cannot change our outlook or vision for this beautiful place. Fruit in abundance---bananas hanging from the producing avocado tree outside the cottage door, wonderful and juicy Meyer lemons off the tree, Lychee and Longan in abundance, and Sheree's homemade banana bread, so yummy! Cottage is sparkling clean with necessities for daily use.. The farm is yours to wander and enjoy, and travel books are provided for your information. Washer/dryer always available, but hanging clothes is a wonderful opportunity and perhaps a new experience to some. Close to Hilo for shopping, and short drives to other sites. For me, like the old Hawaii I remember of years ago---cool climate, good breezes, ocean view with wonderful sunrises, no traffic with resultant noise, and great peace, and a blessed innkeeper. Thank you Sheree for always showing great love to us. Hulili IS our home while with you."
    Guest: Mike and Nancy Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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