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"My husband, two young children and I stayed here for a few nights and it was gorgeous. The house is in a fantastic spot with amazing views and it is wonderful to sit out on the balcony or on the lava rock and hear the ocean crashing in. We also really enjoyed wandering around the garden and up and down the lava rocks watching the water and dodging the occasional splash! We watched for dolphins, but sadly didn't see any.
The house itself is very large and the rooms were very well decorated and equipped (the photos don't really do it justice!). We loved staying here and used it as a base to explore Hilo and the Volcano National Park plus some of the beaches down the coast.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home!"
Guest: EmandDaveDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015
"The unique layout of this home, wrapped around a center Japanese garden, made our stay memorable. Sliding panels open the rooms to garden views and breezes. The two large bedrooms and four sitting areas sometimes made it challenging to find one another! The landscaped lava field across the street is beautiful, demonstrating the love and care also shown in the prints and art objects which decorate every room. We enjoyed the bicycles and the children loved the pool and the moas. You won't forget this special house. photos don't do it justice."
Guest: Susan B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 1, 2015
"My husband and I were there in July 2015. We could not have wished for a better place. Turtle House was very clean and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the beautiful plants and flowers that surround Turtle house. We would recommend this place to everyone without any hesitations."
Guest: Virginie L.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 7, 2015
"We chanced upon this Hale very last minute in our trip-planning and lucked out completely.
Only several blocks away from the ocean and amazing scenic drives at every turn. The Hale itself is spacious and offers cottage comfort. We slept a family of four, including our two small children, very comfortably with plenty of amenities (full kitchen, two full baths, washer/dryer, screened-in patio) to make us feel at home. Details such as a nightlight in the bathroom, weren't overlooked!
Short drives every day gave us plenty of local adventure. We never went further than an hour by car and filled our two week stay with new things to see every day. Locally, the small village of Pahoa has some fantastic, casual restaurants and we loved shopping at their Natural Foods Store for health food items we never expected to buy on an island! The Maku-U Market (held on Sunday's,despite old signage!) was one of our favourite local hang-outs with great prepared food, fresh local produce and misc vendors selling everything from home-made lai's to vintage clothing to tropical plants.
A bit tricky to find comfortable beaches with small children, but eventually we found many shallow tide pool parks before reaching Richardson Beach Park in Hilo. Along the strip to Richardson Beach Park, you have your choice of several ocean-side places to swim safely with children and enjoy colourful fish. Waterfalls are also easy trips for young and old; Akaka Falls being one of the most scenic with a well laid out path through the rainforest.
The best bonus of the trip is an accommodating, welcoming host who is most helpful and quick to respond to questions.
Absolutely, highly recommended for a fresh take on a Hawaiian vacation."
Guest: SaritaDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 18, 2015