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"We (two couples) spent a great 11 days at Banyan House in late April 2015. It is a delightful location for a non-resort experience of the Big Island. As others have noted, the house itself is lovely, with pretty much everything you could ask for, and we spent many pleasant mornings and evenings there. It’s within walking distance of Kekaha Kai State Park and a short drive to the Pololu Valley Lookout and its trail down to a black sand beach. The small towns of Kapaau and Hawi are nearby, and we enjoyed the local restaurants, the Saturday farmers’ market, and getting fresh eggs from a small farm close by.
Mike Bailey, the local caretaker, was a great help to us as well, giving us tips on good beaches, places off the beaten path to see, and even hacking open coconuts for us. One evening he screened a movie for us on the side of the small church next door.
We got great weather, with the occasional rain coming in mostly at night, and we spent a lot of time on the lanai just enjoying the breezes, the sound of the breaking waves, the birds, and even the occasional cow or two in the field of tall grass a short distance away. The banyan tree that dominates one side of the yard is truly a wonder.
As for driving, it was about 45 minutes down the Kohala/Kona side to the Mauna Lani and Waikoloa resort areas, and along the way there is a good place to get fresh fish for grilling back at the house. The beautiful drive from Kapaau or Hawi to Waimea takes about 35 to 40 minutes, and you can continue on over to the Hilo side of the island from there."
Guest: BobDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
"My husband and I stayed at this wonderful place surrounded by this incredibly exotic garden with its exotoc fruit to pick from. It has got everything you need: kitchen equipment, washing machine, snorkeling gear and even wifi. We loved the beautiful rooms and especially the porch where you can always sit in a breeze. This is a place you don't want to leave. A thirty minute drive takes you to sandy, always sunny and white beaches where you can go snorkeling and feel like in an aquarium. The owners, David and Susan, are always helpful if you need anything or have questions. We can only recommend this place. You will love it."
Guest: Harry and MarenDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 27, 2015
"The Bamboo suite is beautiful and quiet. It is connected to a larger rental on the property, but still felt very private. We hardly saw our neighbors. It rained nearly every night during our early March stay, but it was only a 30 minute drive to the sunny coast. It was nice to cool off a bit on the Lanai after a day at the beach.
Our only complaints are that the outdoor shower did not drain properly and the internet connection is hit or miss. Otherwise we had a lovely stay.
Also, make sure to stop at GJ's Huli Chicken for lunch! It was the best (and cheapest) meal that we had in Hawaii. They set up a bbq next door to the Hawi visitors center on Thursdays."
Guest: Lela G.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 9, 2015
"Thank you very much for the wonderful stay in your secluded home. We (me and my wife) stayed for five days and enjoyed it very much to be awakened by the sunrise. The house is very well stacked with all you need - even a big island guidebook, which we used extensively. I can recommend this place to everyone, who is looking for a calm and relaxing time. I would come back any time!"
Guest: Michael v.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 15, 2015