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"Upon our arrival late Christmas night, we were greeted by a celestial show of stars before we even made one step inside the house. At that point, we felt safe to say that our trip was destined to be a success. The pictures of the home do not depict the interior's size. The master bedroom was huge with large picture windows and screens which we opened to enjoy the ocean's breeze. From the porch we could spy the most southern point in the U.S. Our location was advantageous in visiting both sides of the Big Island. We were able to leisurely tour and hike portions of Volcano National Park which wasn't too far away. We visited the black and green beaches of the area and even witnessed a large turtle resting on the sand. We contacted the owners several times and they were more than helpful to direct us to the beach below the house- kind of a hike, but we endured. We do extensive research on vacation homes we rent and were well satisfied in selecting this house as our base for our Big Island adventures. If you thrive in a busy, noisy locale, you might consider somewhere else. However, if you like solitude, no sirens, no barking dogs, no loud trucks, no hot rod cars, or rowdy neighbors, then you have found the right location. We don't think you will regret it."
Guest: Rod D.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 16, 2015
"I love fireplaces, and living on Oahu you don't get opportunities to use them. The chilly nights that high up were no problem with the fire and cozy bed. Sunrise in the yurt was beautiful, the whole thing was bathed in white light and slowly warmed with the sun. It's close to Volcano National Park, the black sand beach (Punaluu), South Point and a lot of other beautiful spots on the southern half of the island. The owner is very accessible and super helpful if you're having any issues. If you're a "less is more" type of person and you like simple living, then this is your place."
Guest: Jacob B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 29, 2015
"The house is spacious, airy, bright and exceptional in all respects. The house is secluded: there are neighbors but nothing close by to be seen or heard.There is all one needs for all occasions. The kitchen is very well appointed with all the needed utensils; however, if one is doing serious chef work, pack a quality knife. The breeze and views are WONDERFUL from the wrap-around porch! Though on a catchment system - and we were mindful of this - our six members never had a water problem. Joanne has a large selection of beach/water items on the lower porch including a kayak; however, I recommend you either pack snorkel items or stop at a Walmart (I just HATE recommending Walmart!) and purchase on your way in. You WILL want to snorkel! The following is recommendations/information about the area. (no reflection on the exceptional house)
~ The Oceanview market at the base of the hill is a full line grocery that stays open until 9 p.m. The prices seemed in line with other places on the island
~ The house is a substantial distance from most everything. You will drive a lot. Gas is about one USD higher than mainland. Thus, plan your day linear and one can accomplish a lot.
~ Joanne and guest have provided/left guide books about the island. Use them for they will save you a lot of time.
~ Pack a sweater and an umbrella!
~ Be sure to drive across the saddle road. Despite what some of the guidebooks read, this is a very nice modern highway (not just a "road").
~ Seek out the local restaurants and roadside "shacks". You will be rewarded.
~ Stop and pick the fruit along the roadside. Stop at roadside fruit stands and buy the local stuff. Be prepared for all future like and similar fruits on the mainland to be a huge disappointment.
~ Snorkel at the tide pools and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. An experience you will never regret and will forever change your life. Humbling.
Wondrous place, exceptional host and house. Make a dream come true."
Guest: D. Mark M.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 7, 2015
"This is a beautiful home that is well maintained with 3 nice size bedrooms, large showers, and big porch. It was great for our large family of 7. Owner was very easy to work with and got in touch with us quickly. Nice quiet setting between Kona and Hilo. Close to green sand beach and not too far from Hawaii Volcano National Park. We had a great vacation."
Guest: candy r.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 30, 2015