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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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  • Excellent place, good environment, interesting location.

    "I don't like to write reviews. It is simply because most things are not worth my time writing about. However, I feel compelled to write about this place. This is a wonderful place. The apartment has many amenities that you will not find anywhere else. Plus it is really clean and owners are super helpful. The environment is nice. It is close to the black beach. I always tried to walk there in the afternoon to enjoy the nice view. However, the location is very interesting. If you are looking for convenience and close to city, then this is not for you and the owners warned me about it ahead. The closest supermarket is 1.5 hours away. Kona, which has many nice beaches, is 2.5 hours away. However, the volcano is only 30 minutes away, which is very nice. If you are looking for adventure, this is the place for you. There is no shortage of places to go to have fun. So, do consider that before booking. However, with that being said, I had a great time and you will most likely like this too. PS: You will need a car, trust me."
    Guest: Alex J. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Family of five

    "Our family of five arrived very tired and were overjoyed to find a house clean and welcoming to us. The grounds were beautiful, lots of trees and flowers. Everything we needed except perishables was provided. The owner contacted us before we went there and was very friendly and helpful. Shirley, the caretaker, had everything ready for us, what a fun person. We would love to vacation there again."
    Guest: Don Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 22, 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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