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Recent Kalapana reviews

  • Our very enjoyable month long stay in Hale Haumea cottage.

    "This cottage exceeded our expectations. Both of us have allergies to mold and are chemically sensitive. The cottage is very well maintained and immaculate. We had no problems caused by the cottage. We enjoyed the area, the Merrie Monarch festival free performance., swimming at the “heated” pool at Ahalanui Park, the farmers markets but we also enjoyed hanging out at the cottage and resting and reading. The location is very serene and we enjoyed walks around Seaview. Our visit to Volcano National Park was enjoyable but we missed the excitement and fireworks when part of the rim fell into the lava pool. The power of the volcano is awesome and seeing the isolated surviving homes in the lava field at Kalapana was impressive. The cottage is in the jungle and we were glad we were prepared for rain, warm weather and sunshine. One needs to be prepared for the tree frogs as well. They are music to some people's ears but others will want to bring ear plugs. We appreciated Diana being completely forthright when we were worried about the lava flow that stopped just short of Pahoa. We enjoyed our month long stay and recommend Hale Haumea."
    Guest: Ron Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
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  • Our recent vacation in Kalapana

    "We had stayed at Cheryl's lovely cottage for two weeks. It was everything we hoped for. The location and surroundings are gorgeous - truly a paradise! The property is very peaceful and private, we even had our own private path to the ocean (it is very short and feels like a walk through a botanical garden). We had everything we needed in the house, fully equipped kitchen, etc. etc. Absolutely loved sitting on the lanai overlooking a garden, at all times of the day and night. Also, there is lots to see and do within a short distance of the house: black sand beaches, parks, tide pools for great snorkelling, lava fields to explore, farmer's markets, especially Uncle Robert's market where every Wednesday and Saturday locals and visitors get together to shop, eat, listen to live music, dance and socialize. The community spirit of this place is something you probably haven't experienced in a long time if you are an outsider from the mainland. Warm, easy going, lovely people all around! We had a great vacation and wished we could stay another two weeks! Hope to visit again in the future. Thank you Cheryl and David!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Excellent place to stay

    "We stayed three nights at Babette's cottage and we had a very pleasant time. Babette is a lovely host. The cottage provides everything you need. I stayed at several places in Hawaii, but Babette's place has a very special, positive atmosphere. At night you are surrounded by birds and frogs who make you relax and lull you to sleep. The cottage has a very bright and sunny atmosphere. You will love spending your time there. It is an excellent choice. Thanks again Babette for hosting us, for answering all our questions and giving us plenty of recommendations for the area! We highly appreciated it!"
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
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  • Beautiful property

    "Very nice! Caretakers have the house and grounds very clean. Big windows to enjoy the beautiful gardens. Close to the ocean and town. I just enjoy doing nothing! We are excited to visit again for the 3 year this July 2015."
    Guest: Connie D. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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