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"What a relaxing vacation spot. The location was close to scenic drives, beaches, history, but was perfect for just relaxing on the porch. We went to a beach every day, (stayed 6 nights) but also enjoyed scenic drives to explore other areas. When at the house the sounds were sooooo relaxing, wind in the trees, a variety of birds, rain and the animals. The colors at sunrise were brilliant, same with sunset. In between we watched animals, looked for views of Maui, the clouds change the scene frequently. This was just a perfect vaca spot!"
Guest: 35th AnniversaryDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
"What a lovely little hideaway this is! Do you dream of living like the Big Island natives? Serendipitously chosen as our second rental during our 9-day, Big Island vacation, we were finally able to wind down and slow down enough to get a really good whiff of aloha. The pluses of staying here are almost too many to list. Our hosts served us a fabulous Puerto Rican Breakfast plate (tastes like ono loco moco, but without gravy and with savory beans instead) at the Saturday Farmer's market, where you can watch local life drift by as you enjoy your meal. Do you like all things organic? Hey...this is your place. We picked up some gluten free rosemary bread here that sent us directly to heaven with no stops in between...and organically grown Kona coffee beans. Yep...there's even a coffee grinder tucked away in your kitchen. If you grow concerned about only having a 1/2-bath, you'll also get equally unconcerned when you discover the secluded 3-way warm water shower in your front yard. Our hosts grow wonderful bananas; extra sweet and with a marvelous lemony tang; all free for the picking. Beautiful, little green birds pecked away at the top of a ripened papaya perched way overhead in a tree. One last peck, the morning of our departure, and the ripened papaya was ours. Oh my....what can I say...never had any papaya that tasted as wonderful as that one. If you are a sushi lover, then you must visit the Sushi Rock restaurant in Hawi...or...if East-West fusion is your thing, perhaps you should try the Bamboo restaurant voted the Big Islands' best several years in a row. Need some ice cream? Try the Tropical Dreams ice cream at the Coffee Mill in Hawi. We were wowed many times over. We hiked the Mo'olikini Heiau and King Kamehameha I birthplace and watched the waves crash along the North Shore, with whales spouting all the while. We saw the Pololu Valley lookout and walked 1/2-way down for an unspeakable view of the valley and North Shore cliffs. We had an incredible tour of Wai'pio Valley (took the Shuttle with Douglas) and had an amazing Vanilla Experience Luncheon and tour with Jim at the Hawaii Vanilla Co. We even caught the 8:00am Sea Quest boat out of Kailua Kona for 4 special hours of snorkeling and seeing the Kona coastline. And all of this from our "home" base in Hawi, this sweet little studio with the sweetest little family you'll ever meet this side of the Mississippi, right next door. Mahalo, Jim and Leah!"
Guest: HappycamperDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 20, 2015
"My partner Connie and I had been on a hectic pace this past winter, and we were really ready for some RR. The Bamboo Cottage was the perfect place to totally unwind and relax. We stayed for a week, and then journeyed to the populous Kona area for a totally different experience.
We have been going to the Big Island for the past six years, and we wanted a unique experience. As the pictures show, the accommodations are great. It also allowed us to exsplore some new areas and beaches. The Hawi merchants were welcoming. Jennifer and Jeff were the perfect hosts. Being VRBO owners, we appreciated Jennifer's quick responses and attention to detail. She is on top of her game."
Guest: ThorDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
"We just returned from spending a week at the Hawi Haven. We had a great time. This is our third trip to Hawaii, the first to the Big Island and Hawi. It was a good change of pace. The town was small and the cottage location was quiet, almost country. The town was two blocks away. We had a large yard, complete with visiting chickens. The house was large. We had more than enough room. We appreciated all the extras: bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, Dish TV and internet, grill, and almost anything else we needed. The two things that were missing were the furnace and the air conditioning - we didn't need them. We loved having the open windows and having the breeze blow through the house. While Kona is about an hour away, we found many things to explore around Hawi. This house is large enough for a bigger family gathering. We highly recommend it!"
Guest: Larry F.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 23, 2015