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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
"We stayed in this condo several times and were thoroughly satisfied every time. The unit was clean, well maintained and well furnished. it made for a wonderfully relaxing vacation in a beautiful location. Places to visit are within easy reach, hiking places are nearby, and of course the gorgeous black beaches are unique and beautiful. We would return again in a minute if circumstances allowed."
Guest: BillDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 8, 2015
"This was a great property. My wife and I stayed here 4 days with our boys 9 and 12. The house had everything we needed, was clean and in good shape. In particular, the kitchen was incredibly well stocked with every little small appliance you could want. The kids enjoyed the pool and we made use of the outdoor grill. Liz, the property manager, was nice, local and available for questions. We left an item there that she was nice enough to box up and ship back to us. The payment requirement through wire transfer was unique, but worked out without issue."
Guest: Mark H.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
"Reading the reviews of Aina Lani before we left on our trip, my partner and I wondered, “Could this cottage really be as outstanding as all of the reviews say?” Within minutes of our arrival, we knew even the most outstanding reviews could not capture the beauty of this island paradise.
Nestled in to the gorgeous Wood Valley, this secluded cabin has everything we were looking for during our stay on the Big Island: a tranquil setting, a well-stocked kitchen, and easy access to Volcanoes National Park as well as many outstanding day trips (including Green Sand Beach, secluded black sand beaches, and unique snorkeling spots). This beautifully constructed and furnished cottage (combined with the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had the pleasure of sleeping on) provided the perfect home base for our vacation.
But perhaps the most memorable aspect of our stay was our lovely hosts. Anne and David clearly take pride in this cottage. As many reviewers have already commented, Anne and David were always available to answer questions (both before and during our stay), but they also gave us plenty of privacy. Their passion for the Big Island is infectious.
Every evening we looked forward to returning to Aina Lani to relax at the end of our days of Big Island adventures."
Guest: Tessa J.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015
"This was our fourth stay at Sea Mountain Colony One; different unit each time. This unit was by far the nicest. It is well supplied with everything one might need (except mustard, but thatʻs another story}. Everything inside is tasteful and good quality. It has its own wifi, which is miles better than the general Colony One wifi. The owner is pleasant and accommodating. In the information binder, we even found song sheets for Hawaiian music by a legendary Hawaiian musician, Bill Tapia. We knew Bill late in his 103-year life. A large watercolor in the living room reminded me a lot of ones my father painted. It felt like home.
Note on Colony One: Of the lodgings available in Ka`u, this is the best value. Come here if you are interested in Hawaiian history, culture, lifestyle -- not if you are looking for luxury. And of course, the Punalu`u black sand beach and Volcano National Park are attractions. Each unit in Colony One is privately owned, so they are inconsistent. Also, the resident manager is no help. If something in the unit needs attention, the resident manager will tell you to call somebody else, but cannot give you a name or number. If somehow you should lock yourself out, the resident manager will charge $100 to let you back in. So do not expect service of any kind."
Guest: Richard L.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 19, 2015