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Recent Ka'u District reviews

  • Lava House a unique experience

    "If one seeks something different than the humidity, crowds and traffic of the Kiluea-Kona strip, then Ocean View may be right for you. Ocean View is a somewhat off-the-beaten-path community that is both economically and culturally more diverse than the tourist homogeneity of Kona. Lava House (in Ocean View) sits about 3,000 feet up the side of Mauna Loa, smack on the 1907 lava flow, in a unique and nicely landscaped setting. Being at that elevation means that it has outstanding views from the huge decks, but also that it can be cool adn breezy. Bring your sweaters for the evenings, and perhaps enjoy a warming fire on the cooler nights. The living room is big enough for a square dance! Lava House is very well kept, has large bedrooms, clean fully stocked bathrooms and a very large fully stocked kitchen, including coffee maker, toaster, blender, dish washer, etc. It has an especially nice kitchen with acres of counter space which is important because Ocean View does not have many quality dining options, so cooking-in is suggested (by me). In that regard I would suggest doing as much shopping as possible in Kona as the stores in Ocean View are pretty rudimentary to my taste anyway. This goes double for protein items like chicken, fish and any thing that might be more than entry level in other Dept's. (I would also encourage one to travel with their own Chef's knife if checking baggage. The knives at most any rental can be marginal, and make cooking miserable. As a geologist I work all over the world and travel with a cheap, $30ish bucks Victorinox 'Swiss Army brand' Fibrox Chef's knife which is excellent, rated better than the ones tens time as expensive and a terrific bargain.) Lava House has a very nice surround-sound audio system, and currently it plays cd's. So if you have your music on a phone or iPod, it may not interface with the existing sound system (we couldn't figure it out anyway). There is a ancient outdoor grill that is on it's last legs, so you may want to contact the owner about any updates there. In summary it is a well kept, very functional and large house in a unique setting."
    Guest: George B. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 24, 2014
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  • comfy & convenient

    "if you visiting the ka'u district you should book a room here. it's perfectly located between punaluu, whittington and south point. and it directly hana hou restaurant - a great place to get all three meals. the folks are friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious. i stayed here over thanksgiving weekend and enjoyed their traditional thanksgiving day buffet. the apple pie is out of this world! i also enjoyed that i could call in my meal order from my room and then walk around front to the restaurant to pick it up and take it back to my room to eat. my room had all the amenities. it wasnt fancy but it was clean, comfy, convenient and very affordable for a budget-minded traveler. i would definitely stay here again!"
    Guest: Hk B. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 29, 2014
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  • Beautiful, quiet week retreat

    "This property is amazing. The focal point of the property is the pool with the golf course beyond. Large sliding doors lead directly to the pool from the living area and the kitchen. Nice sized bedrooms. We enjoyed this quiet side of the island. Day trips to The Volcano and South Point. This house is very well maintained. Liz, the property manager, is a local resident and very knowledgable about the area and activites."
    Guest: bev Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 22, 2015
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  • Quiet Time

    "We had a very quiet 7 days. Perfect place to relax and enjoy the weather. The black sand beach is wonderful for the turtles. We both had nasty colds, so did not do any swimming there. The shoreline right by the condos, was fun to explore and we saw more turtles. The condo was as nice as advertised. We were very comfortable with the doors open and the ceiling fans on. Barbara was very kind in sending us weather updates before we arrived and then what was happening in the region via emails. There are stairs as you enter, so you want to be mobile. A very cozy and complete unit. You do need a car. There is a great whale viewing area on the highway to Nahaleeha(sp). Pool area very nice."
    Guest: Bonnie J. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 21, 2015
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