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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"My husband and I stayed here for a few months and absolutely loved it. The view is spectacular and the surrounding property is beautiful. It is a short drive to town and to some of the best snorkeling spots.
Since we were there for a few months we were able to enjoy several types of fruit that grows on the adjoining property - rambutan, tangerines, star fruit, loquat, passion fruit, papaya and lots of oranges. Each type of fruit ripens at a different time, so what is available will depend on the time of year. Although citrus seems to be year round. The neighboring coffee farm (UCC) allows you to pick their fruit as long as you leave their coffee cherries alone.
The home comes with everything you need from the kitchen supplies to beach supplies. The hot water never ran out - which is essential for four people showering following the manta ray night dive!"
Guest: PaulDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
"The house is in a perfect location in regards to getting away from the tourists and yet being close enough to restaurants and sites. View is stunning and the amenities are spot on with the write up. Loved having the house to come home to after exploring the island. We spent 3 nights in Volcano (Hilo Side) and 4 nights here and for us this was a perfect way to split the island up with sightseeing. Yes the roster/chickens are there (note early morning cock-a-doodle-do's can be as early as 3am) however this really didn't effect us too much. Earplugs worked fine. The grounds are beautiful and everything was very clear once we got to the house (where to park, lights, appliances, etc). The pool is wonderful and no it isn't heated and that is fine by us - very refreshing and spectacular view. Glen at the cottage was wonderful and very friendly and we did not feel at all that having the cottage that close by affected our privacy or stay at all. The only thing that was a sad ending to our stay was that the gardeners came at 8am on our last morning. Although the house is very private, with the gardeners in the garden working there really was no privacy from them- which made changing and packing up a bit of a fun challenge :-)
All in all a fabulous place and we really enjoyed our stay."
Guest: Renee V.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
"My husband and I stayed at the rental for 8 nights. We really enjoyed all the adventures the island has to offer, and the rental was the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sun and fun. The roosters do provide an early morning wake up call, but we kinda liked the sounds of nature vs. alarm clock. The unit is appointed with everything for 2 people, including towels, soap, dishes, ect. Very clean and comfortable. The grill and patio was great for a dinner at "home". We would definitely stay here again. The owners make everything very easy."
Guest: NeeNeeBRDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
"Hale Kawika was the perfect home for us on our week's stay on the big island. We had a family of 8 - including grandparents, aunt, uncle, and our 6 month old baby. The property is amazing and we found ourselves sitting on the lanai all day and enjoying the sunrises and sunsets, all the while sipping fresh squeezed lemonade from the juiciest lemon trees found on the grounds. The photos posted are nice, but they don't do this place justice as it's simply an amazing place! We arrived a bit early, and also needed a late checkout due to our flight and the managers were more than accommodating - thank you so much!
- Gorgeous views every day. Huge Lanai to enjoy it.
- Peaceful and quiet.
- Very clean and everything's in great/new condition.
- Huge kitchen that's well stocked.
- Master and en suite are huge and amazing.
- All the amenities you could need: they had a crib, booster seat, and toys for our baby. Also have pool toys and extra beach gear (umbrella, snorkle gear, etc.)
- Fresh fruits around the property - we had fresh Avocados, Passion Fruit, and Lemons everyday. Also found some Papaya and breadfruit!
- Heat pool and hot tub (we used it every day!)
- Wonderful staff, Lisa and Herb were super responsive.
- Short drive to town, not too far away from all the action and shopping.
- Great Coffee roasters just down the road.
Cons (not that there really any!):
- A bit difficult to find the first time, especially at night! (Make sure you have a GPS!)
- Rooster doesn't understand the concept of a sleeping baby
We will definitely be coming back for our second vacation!!!"
Guest: Isaac L.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 26, 2015