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Recent Ocean View 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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  • Gorgeous house with very private and quiet location!

    "We stayed here from May25, 2014 until June 30, 2014 while we were looking for a long term rental, and thoroughly enjoyed this home. It is so beautiful and we especially loved the kitchen, the vaulted wood beam ceilings, and glass door stand up showers. Very nice breeze throughout the day and night with the windows open. Had everything we needed and we were very comfortable there. Raul was easy to work with and very hospitable to us and made it an easy stay. If you want to explore the south part of the island, then this is the place to be. It is on the south tip and you can go east or west to Hilo or Kona. It is near South Point green sand beaches which is awesome. Volcano National Park isn't too far either. Ka'u has the macadamia nut and Ka'u coffee tasting that is pretty cool too. There is a pretty cool view of the ocean on clear days so you still feel and remember that you are in Hawaii. Huge lanai that is comfortable and keeps you dry when it is raining. We used the yoga mats and exercised on the lanai everyday with 5 of us, so it is very big! Thanks again Raul for allowing us to stay in your home and we hope others will find this review useful as well. Semper Fi brother and God bless!"
    Guest: Marvin R. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • A thoroughly enjoyable rental experience

    "We (two couples) stayed at this rental home for one full week and found it a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of towns we could have chosen. Its location close to the southern tip gave us easy access to either side of the Big Island and we could plan accordingly, not having to retrace driving miles, making this a time saver for us. The quiet and solitude of the lava fields were unique and serene, the 360 degree clear view of the area enjoyable, giving us a sense of weather for each day, and making us feel like we were in our own little corner of the world. We liked its proximity to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in particular as we visited that several times. It was a pleasant drive from there on into Hilo where we visited the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden, a plant enthusiast must, and had a great dinner at Cafe Pesto on the bay. We were able to combine a trip to the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach with one of our visits to the Volcanoes park on one day. Another day we drove easily from the house to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau Historic Park south of Kona which was a short drive or walk from Two Step beach, a great place for beginner snorkelers. I liked that we could take a quick drive from the house to the small Ocean View market right on Highway 11 for groceries, although we found cheaper gas right around the corner at Kahuku Country Market. People were friendly and helpful at both places. The drive to drop off our trash and get drinking water took planning, but there was always something to look at along the way. Had we wanted to cook a gourmet meal the house's kitchen and all of its counter space, utensils, pans, and convenience would have made that easy. One couple enjoyed the hot tub several nights and there was room for all of us to spread out in the evenings and unload cameras or plot out the next day's adventures, with windows open and overhead fans to keep us cool. It was great not to have the humidity at the house we experienced in the Kona area. The little Gold Dust geckos that lived in the lanai area were like little colorful mascots. Mark was very helpful by phone with a couple of simple problems we had when we first got there. Mark and Jo Dean provided clear written instructions about the house and the renting process. The place was spotless, beautiful, and comfortable. All four of us enjoyed staying there and we would do so again."
    Guest: Island traveler Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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  • a pleasant stay

    "An excellent house for the price and the cool nights this hight are a pro! The manager knows the island very well and give good informations."
    Guest: holidayfreak Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: June 10, 2014
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