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Recent Puna District reviews

  • Kapoho family vacation

    "The four of us arrived late on a Monday. The house is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It's modern, clean and very nicely designed. The kitchen is excellent and has just about everything you need to cook just about anything (we love to cook.) The back balcony has a good grill (small but good.) The back yard leads out to jungle so you can grill in your BVDs if you like. Sure there is no AC but the celling fans work great and it's never that hot. The wifi worked great. The TV reception is OK but why are you watching TV?....you're in Hawaii? There is cell service but I never got more than 2 bars on my Verizon Iphone. More importantly, there is enough of a signal to use the navigation app. That noise you hear, is the ocean crashing on the lava about 1 1/2 blocks away. The next morning we walked to the tide pools where the snorkeling is just as good as everyone says. DO NOT forget swim socks. Trying to walk on the slippery lava in flipflops is tricky and ludicrous in bare feet. Once you get in the water, it's all worth it. The fins, masks and snorkels that they keep at the house are good enough for novice snorkelers like us but investing in a good mask and snorkel wouldn't be a bad thing. There are plenty of fins in all sizes so don't both to buy those. Now, there is some grocery shopping you can do in nearby Pahoa, but the two natural food stores don't quite suit carnivores like us. Luckily we stopped at the KTA Super Store on the way out of Hilo which is awesome. They have everything you could need, plus a good bakery, deli and meat department. Prepare for the higher prices, it's Hawaii. Restaurants in nearby Pahoa are ok. We bought some great marinated meats at the KTA and grilled. Breakfast was fruits and breads.....exactly what we wanted. Hilo is about a 30-40 minute drive through lush and amazing scenery. You have to go to the Ahaluanui Park, which is about 15 minutes away. It's a volcanically heated pool where waves crash over and into it. There is some marine life here, but this place is ideal for families with kids. The water is about 5-6 at it's deepest. We rented a 4x4 so we drove to Champagne Pond which made the extra cost of the 4x4 rental totally worth it. It's a bit too far to walk. Cat, the property manager is only two doors down and is very helpful. The owner contacted me after returned and is very very nice. I would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Leslie P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Enchanting home

    "A lovely home, great location, very close to the ocean and a great view and outdoor deck area. There is one home (with a big roof) in between the house and ocean, but still a beautiful setting with gorgeous grounds all around. The pond is magical and the house very spacious and tasteful. The kitchen has an amazing view and nice appliances but I could have used a few more baking items (then again I like to prepare lots of food on vacation...). Overall a great experience that we hope to repeat if the house is still available next year."
    Guest: seeker Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 25, 2014
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  • Amazing vacation home!!

    "This home is an absolutely amazing home to have as an accommodation on The Big Island!! It's clean, open, very spacious with one bed room upstairs and one down stairs. It has a very relaxing atmosphere and huge yard. Also, it's very private and quiet, perfect for a special get away. The views of the ocean are gorgeous from either of the balconies and you could leave the windows and balcony door open to hear the waves crashing all night long. The kitchen has everything you would need to cook, minus the food of course. Also, the yard is lush and beautiful. It was very nice to have a pleather a tv channels and also free Wifi during our stay. Surrounded by lots of activities and things to do. We would definitely stay at this home again!!"
    Guest: healthelk Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Paradise Found!

    "My husband and I just spent 10 days at Pond Cottage.What a perfect spot. Steps away from the tide pools, we snorkeled every day. Sometimes twice a day! The cottage is very cozy and we were so comfortable that we wanted to stay MUCH longer. The screened porch kept us bug-free and has a beautiful view of the front-yard tide pool. The area has at least three Farmer's Markets which kept us supplied with delicious fruit, vegetables, local cheeses and honey and jams. The owner, Jan, kept us well-supplied with fresh flowers and starfruit. Don't miss out on a tour of Jan's orchid farm! We will return to this beautiful cottage as soon as we can!"
    Guest: Valerie A. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014
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