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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
"Sea Watch is a beautifully designed, artfully decorated little jewel on the edge of the Pacific. It is clean and well maintained. It is open, with wonderful views of the ocean from every room, and the sound of the surf in the background. The lanai is a perfect place to watch the ocean. The house is situated in an inlet on the coast south of Hilo. Waves crash against the lava cliffs, and one can look down the coast to either side of the house at the tropical vegetation and the constantly changing weather.
The owner, Sam, lives next door and is friendly but unobtrusive. As others have noted, she is attentive to every need and detail. The neighborhood is quiet, with vacation homes (many quite beautiful). For quiet and privacy it is hard to beat, but one must drive a bit to get to the nearest towns.
The weather is constantly changing, from humid and rainy to evening breezes that are cool and soothing. Rain storms don't last longer than an hour or so, and generally come at night (another soothing sound!). And always the sound of tropical birdsong.
All in all a lovely place to spend time, perfect to just get away and be quiet, or a good temporary home from which to explore."
Guest: John R.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 30, 2015
"This is a great place to stay if you want to get out of the everyday life. It has a great starry view in the evening if no cloud cover. The owners have made things very easy with great communication and instructions for everything. The kitchen is well equipped and the space very cozy. It is a great place for a couple but with the open ceiling noise does travel easily through the house. The location is excellent for visiting Volcano park and about an easy 30 min drive to Hilo. We loved our stay. PS watch out for mosquitos."
Guest: Darryl W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"We really enjoyed everything about this house. Its location is great, near Volcanoes National Park. The house is furnished beautifully (great Hawaiian quilts) and the back yard is lovely. The owners made us feel very welcome; we enjoyed the fruit and sweet bread that was left for us. We even found crayons and coloring books for the kids, as well as a high chair. We had a great time."
Guest: Jerry Y.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 5, 2015
"Julie's house in the Volcano area was excellent for us. We'd rent from her again the next time we're in that area. Here are some of the highlights:
1) Location is great. Maybe 2 miles to the National Park entrance, which makes getting in and out of the park a breeze. Nice, quiet neighborhood that's very relaxing after a long day of hiking. Property is fairly private and has lots of green space.
2) House was very CLEAN! Comfortable and has everything you need. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is well equipped with pots/pans/cooking oil/some spices/etc... Julie's maid does a good job cleaning because we found no issues and we tend to be very particular about wanting very clean space.
3) Julie was super easy to work with. Always responded quickly to emails and text messages. Very easy interaction, easy to get payment tied up, easy to communicate with. Made booking, checking-in, checking-out as simple as could be. This is less common than you'd think."
Guest: Hemang G.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 18, 2015