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Recent Puna District reviews

  • Dog-friendly, wonderful place

    "We stayed here for two months while we looked for, bought and moved in to our new house. Our dog Chance made a new friend, the owner's dog Riley was lots of fun for him. Their other dog Bailey is a real sweetheart but getting too old to do much. But he's SUCH a nice dog! The owner's toddler likewise gave us joy, she's a beautiful and amazingly good-natured young lady. The owners are a delightful couple. They gave us lots of good advice, and were fun to visit with. Their house is on one side of the carport and the ohana (apartment) on the other side, so you have all the privacy you need but they are always nearby to answer questions or help out with any problems. The ohana was very comfortable, fully equipped with everything we could want. It's off the road back in the forest, and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. If you love nature this is the place for you! At night the coqui frogs will sing you to sleep. They are quite loud and it took me awhile to get used to them. If you're a light sleeper you may want to consider ear plugs. Unfortunately they are a fact of life on the Big Island. My wife on the other hand found their song soothing and says they actually help her sleep. There are no roosters nearby, a blessing as roosters crowing all through the night is a common problem in the islands. Likewise there are no loud dogs barking nearby to disturb you, just frogs chirping and the occasional rain shower to lull you to sleep. It's a half hour drive to Hilo and closer to an hour to the volcano park, but that also means you're closer to the Kapaho Tide Pools and the amazing snorkeling there. No matter where you stay on the Big Island you'll need to drive a lot to see all the attractions, and this place is not too far out of the way compared to other locations where you might stay. All in all I think this was a wonderful place, reasonably priced, and I definitely recommend staying here."
    Guest: Scott W. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • AMAZING - Super cute and the perfect location to explore the Big Island

    "There is so much good I could say about this place and Laura's hospitality that you'd get sick of reading it. SO here is the gist of it... My husband and I rented a 4WD jeep (which is the perfect way to save money and explore the big island). We logged aprx 100-300 miles per day depending on how adventurous we wanted to be, but it was NEVER a boring drive. Now you don't have to travel far from the Dolphin Hideaway to have a good time, but we figured out it is in the perfect location on the island to travel from. The Volcanoes, black sand beaches, surfing lessons, tide pools, snorkeling areas, amazing waterfalls, coffee farms, the 2 mountains (Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea), farmers markets, etc are all within 20min to an hour or so. Amazing! Or you can just relax at the studio or take a mile hike/drive to the cliffs to watch the sunrise and dolphins. And the studio is great - very clean - very cute - great touring information provided - movies - books available for free use - TV if you really need - good Wi-fi - peaceful and quiet - decently comfortable bed - no A/c but opening the windows at night did us just fine - rain water feeds the studio ( which is normal in the area and awesome!) and don't worry it gets PLENTY hot if need be. Bring your own water bottles though for drinking purposes. Laura is great! She was superbly hospitable. She greeted us with a smile and had great equipment for us to use (Snorkeling gear, boogie boards, etc) and one day she gave us some homemade pesto which was awesome. She has chickens and also gave us a dozen eggs! Her place is filled with home grown vegetation and beauty. Super thankful for this place as it saved us a lot of money from staying at a resort or some sketchy cheap hotel. We were able to use the money to create the adventure we always wanted! We hope to be back one day. Thank you Laura!"
    Guest: The Roelofs' Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Wonderful stay

    "This was a real treat, everything we needed was provided and we could have a fire in the fireplace in the evening. It was just what we were looking for seclusion and the feel of old Hawaii, our stay was truly wonderful and the grounds are beautiful and the furnishing were lovely. Thank you again....."
    Guest: kathy H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • A Great Place to Stay

    "This lovely house was comfortable, attractive, and convenient. Everything we needed was provided. We particularly appreciated the well-equipped kitchen as we cooked almost all our meals. Though there were only three of us, it would comfortably handle quite a few more. We enjoyed staying in the Volcano area as our main focus was the volcano and the National Park, though we did drive up the Kona coast to snorkle. We highly recommend the farmer's markets. Also there is a very good Thai restaurant in Volcano Village."
    Guest: Christina Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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