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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
"Four adults stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed our time out of the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. The kitchen is well set up - we cooked in one night and found everything we needed for meal prep. Early morning strolls through the coffee farm, feeding the chooks, reading on the veranda and the lawn, and the outdoor shower (yes, there's one inside too) were highlights. Steve has guide books and maps and left some of his excellent coffee for us to enjoy."
Guest: Susan S.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
"We had an awesome time in Hawaii and this house was a great place to start and end our days. We had dinner out on the deck most nights while watching the sun set over the ocean. It was so nice to have the cooler temps at the house after a day of sun on the beach. I have two sons, ages 10 and 12, so having the room with the twin beds was perfect for them. We spent a lot of time on the western coast of the big Island going from one great snorkeling spot to another and this place was at good mid point for all of our activities. Loved hearing the frogs and birds in the evenings and seeing the turkeys that would come visit during the day. The house was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed during our stay."
Guest: Deborah M.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
"Max's rental is conveniently located to many good beaches, restaurants, and garden and coffee tours. Kailua-Kona is only around 40 minutes down the road, so if you get the urge to be around lots more people, more beaches, shopping, restaurants with music, it's not too far away. The volcano is close enough to stay for a few hours and still get back before the sun goes down. The house is adequate, it even comes with it's own geckos. You will need to buy drinking water, so stop by one of the stores on the way. Max will supply you with great coffee from his own farm. Max makes himself available if you need any help, otherwise he will leave you on your own. Be prepared for his driveway. You don't need 4 wheel drive, but it is very rough. Our small rental car made it ok, but it takes some maneuvering. Great view of this part of the coast from the balcony."
Guest: Ted and JudyDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 1, 2015
"We chose this house based on its location and amazing views and were not disappointed. It is a wonderful choice for anyone who is looking to experience Hawaii away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. The views from the lanai are incredible!
We spent 90% of the time we were at the house out on the lanai and enjoyed every meal outside. In the evening we enjoyed drinks and gorgeous sunsets. We just missed the whale season, but were able to view many dolphins, manta ray and sea turtles. (We brought a travel set of binoculars with us and were very glad we did.) There are also many wild goats and poultry roaming the area. There is a local fisherman in the area who goes out every morning and returns with his catch later in the day. If you are lucky, he puts a sign up out on the street and you can buy fresh Ono or Ahi to grill on the lanai. There are also several fresh fruit markets located nearby that you can drive by and get locally grown fruits and vegetables. We enjoyed several great meals at the small local restaurants like Big Jake’s Island BBQ and Keoki’s Roadside Café.
The pebble beach located by the house was fairly quiet and we had it mostly to ourselves. Water shoes that are enclosed and have a good sole are recommended, as the lava stone pebbles can be difficult to walk on. There is also an interesting hiking trail located along the beach line. It is a historic trail that the locals help maintain and has many interesting points to view (take along some water). We appreciated making use of the coolers that the owner provided, as we were able to take along food and cold beverages wherever we went on our day-trips. The kitchen was fairly well appointed and had most of the items we needed. There are a few stores in the area (Steve, the owner, provided a list and we also discovered other small local places) to pick up extra things we needed. There is a great Costco in Kona.
The house is about a 30 minute drive from Kona, but we found it worth the few extra miles of travel to escape the tourist crowds and it was central to most of the activities we wanted to participate in. We day-tripped out to Volcano National Park, Akaka Falls State Park and many other great areas on the island. The house is attractive and functional and there is a spectacular view of the ocean and coastline from the second queen bedroom. Steve is responsive and professional to deal with. We would definitely stay here again."
Guest: Debra B.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 29, 2015