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Recent Puna District reviews

  • The Great Escape!

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Fantastic!! Even with Hurricane Iselle hitting us and the power and water being out for the last part of our stay here, we loved the home and enjoyed our time here! A close walk to the tidepools (amazing!) and the serenity of the area make this worthwhile."
    Guest: A guest from Haymarket, VA Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Spacious house in great location!!

    "We stayed here for almost a week at the beginning of April. We dealt with Juan who was very friendly, helpful, informative, honest & willing to answer any questions. He was hospitable & genuinely all about making our stay the best ever. PROS: -the house was clean, big & spacious (there was only 2 of us so we had more than enough room). The inside was not cluttered with too much furniture, decorations & other stuff but instead nicely furnished & organized. -the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, the couch was super comfy (so was the bed), the comforters were soft (it was nice to have those instead of just sheets to cover ourselves with as some nights can get cooler), the master bath was huge, water pressure good, plenty of hot water, the second 1/2 bath upstairs was great to have, plenty of closet & dresser space for our things, lot's of different lighting & switches to play with, many beach accessories to make use of (the beach chairs were super). -good internet connection. -less than a minute to the black sand beach & very close to other places of interest. -located in a nice, quiet area (even though the house is right by the road the traffic is very minimal). -not much vegetation around the house (good because the bugs stay away & there's plenty of light during the day, bad because there is less privacy). CONS: -no lamps on the night stands (made it difficult to read in bed without disturbing my better half since the main light had to be on). -poor lighting in the master bath (lights above the mirrors have not been installed, just the ceiling light). -no black out drapes on the lanai doors (for those persons that need dark to sleep……..so no sleeping in I guess!!). -no screens on both lanai doors (did not pose a problem for us during the day but once it got dark and the bug activity increased we had to keep them closed. But since the nights were still a bit cool it did not bother us too much because we were able to get a nice breeze going from all of the other windows). Also, there is one huge window by the stairs that would make a big difference, but for some reason it does not have a screen so we didn't open it. -no cable tv (for those rainy days or relaxing nights). Also, very limited stock of movies (we rented from town a few times). -no phone reception. -no A/C (rarely ever need it anyway), but only 1 fan upstairs from what I recall. This house is perfect for a larger group or family. Worth checking out."
    Guest: justmyopinion Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 12, 2014
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  • We'll be Back!

    "Ok, if you're in a soulful place and have $155 per night to spend, look no further. The accommodations and the location are an unstoppable pairing on the "Hilo" side of the Big Island. The house (you get the entire second floor) nestles up to the lava field that borders a spectacular ocean front. To walk the lava field and spend time at the water's edge is some of the most profound meditative time one can spend in nature. It's simply spectacular. The duplex is luxurious, private and offers an inviting lap for personal growth ... from the deep and wide library of teachers to the awesome art and talisman objects. As others have stated, it is conveniently close to many sites, restaurants and activities. The only caution I would offer is to those who have difficulty walking stairs as there are 15 steps leading to the apartment. Also, the king size bed stands about 4 feet off the floor and commands a kind of climbing, jumping or shimmying up onto it. No kidding. Once you're in it, it's very comfortable but it takes a certain kind of "spry-ness" to negotiate. For our tastes we found Bali Temple an ideal fit."
    Guest: Becca Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Get rid of a few "modern" amenities--and grab a great getaway!

    "Geesh, I hate to review this VRBO property. You see, I'm an honest person so I can't tell you it's anything other than the most relaxing place we've ever stayed--but when I do that it may get so many reservations that we'll be hard-pressed to get to stay here again. Sigh... (save a week or two for us, David, please?). Admittedly, this isn't the place to stay if your dream Hawaiian vacation looks like late nights at Waikiki bars, a tourist lua'u or snapping a quick photo of one "must-see" site and then moving on to the next. Nope--if that's your idea of Hawaii, this will disappoint you. If, however, you are anticipating a chance to get to discover, explore and absorb a bit of "old Hawaii"--complete with a few mosquitos, dark tropical nights and the salt of surf spray in the air, well, then you've found *your* dream at this property. Solar power means the cottage is a bit more dimly lit with fewer bulbs at night--but there are plenty of candles. No TV or Internet (not even Verizon cell coverage) but the cocqui frogs and whispering palm fronds are guaranteed to provide better evening "entertainment" than those ever will. The kitchen is petite but well-designed, the mattresses are quality as are the linens and the bathroom is clean and lovely. Plenty of storage for suitcases in the two closets (who wants to be reminded of going home by seeing them out all the time?). The view from the living area is relaxing--the sea sparkles just across the old road, green lawn unrolls like a magic carpet leading you to fruit trees, flowers and even a pond packed with lilies and surrounded by tropical flowers. What's not to love? David was great to work with, both before the trip and during it. The notebook provided on-site isn't your usual VRBO "book of rules." Instead it offers a depth of information about the area, including history, plants, culture and nearby areas to explore. Venturing out, we enjoyed the pocket black sand beach just up the road, visiting with friends who live around the corner, the Wednesday evening gathering at Uncle Robert's up in Kalapana and snorkeling at the tide pools in Wai Opae. Mainly, though, we spent our vacation relaxing, playing ukulele on the lanai and recharging ourselves; the cottage provided exactly what we needed to do that. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Ukalady Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 18, 2013
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