"We had an amazing time! The house is lovely, well-maintained, comfortable and uniquely designed. The infinity salt-water pool is a luxury - the kids seemed to never leave it, and the adults relaxed on the padded deck chairs and patio table to watch with drinks. The view is phenomenal -- even better than the pictures show. The walk down to the beach takes just a few minutes, and we had excellent snorkeling every day. One of the things I always look for in our Hawaiian rental homes is easy access to a good swimming & snorkeling beach,and this is one of the best on this island. We saw turtles while snorkeling, wrasses, angelfish, Moorish idols, triggerfish (lots of humu humus, even HUGE ones!), tobies, various colors & sizes of eels, goatfish and many more-- and the coral was gorgeous. In the mornings this time of year, before 8am, the water is smooth and clear for snorkeling. By later afternoon it's wavy and good for playing & boogie-boarding. I can't speak about other times of the year, but I'm sure the management company can give you details. They were SO helpful -- they checked up on several times and addressed the few minor issues immediately (when we ran out of propane for the stove, they had someone out within the hour to restock it.) The beds were comfortable and we loved the big back deck...we spent so much time there! Every night we watched the sun set over the ocean and even saw the green flash (at least, a few of us did!) We bought food and cooked most meals at the house - awesome stove, fridge, BBQ - top of the line furnishings. Loved the ice-maker and the plumeria trees. The road is a bit bumpy leading up to the house, but don't let that scare you; locals make the trip on scooters, in beat-up Honda accords, and other low-slung vehicles. It's just like a fun part of the adventure! Be aware that people who walk with difficulty (cane, wheelchair) will need to be driven down to the "easy entry" beach access down the road instead of taking the walking path from the house -- but that's literally two minutes down the road. We hiked a long distance along the rocky shore, investigating small, beautiful beaches and coves and a nearby rock arch - it was awesome! Any property or beach in this area will have the usual coastline 'creepy crawlies', so be aware that's the area, not a problem with this house. Think of it as a way to learn about the many joys of nature. :) I highly recommend this house - it's magnificent. We miss it already!"
Guest: Jennifer V.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 10, 2015