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Recent Puna District reviews

  • Off the beaten path paradise!

    "WOW! Absolute paradise. LOVE IT! The House is very spacious and very clean. You enter through a combination gate that feels private and secure. Master bedroom has a queen bed that is very comfortable. Spacious room with a great ocean view. Master bath is very big and we loved the shower with the ocean view. Lots of hot water and good water pressure. Two other queen bedrooms in the back of the house that share a bathroom. Smaller than the master but nice. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you need including paper towels, spices, oil, water. Another spot that has a great ocean view. Nice big lanai, with a great view of the ocean and very peaceful to read and relax. Fantastic pool with ocean view. Just missing a spa, then it would be perfect! Water temperature is perfect and we used it everyday. It gets the sun in the mornings and that was a perfect time for a dip. BBQ is in the pool house in case it rains (which it did everyday briefly), worked perfectly. Two hard tail MTB (rockhoopers). Extra tubes, spoons, helmets and gloves available. Great for exploring! We road down to the tide pools, about 12 miles round trip. Great bikes and much appreciated. Gravel road coming in from both directions. When we arrived there were so many potholes we thought we may have to turn around. On day #4 they actually filled in those potholes and put down new gravel. Much better! The drive out through the mango grooves is beautiful. Continue on to Kalapana, spectacular! (better than the drive to Hana). The neighbors (who we hardly saw) and rags were awesome. Love that dog. So much so we googgled a golden doodle to check them out to see where we could get one back home. Very friendly and very nice having a dog around in the middle of nowhere. At night it got to be very dark and a little scary on the first night with strange noises. It sounded like someone or something was crashing through the bushes out in front. We soon figured out that it was some kind of fruit that was falling onto the Palm Franz making all that noise. Enabled us to sleep a lot easier at night. You get used to the frog and birds at night and throughout the day. They actually are quite comforting at night. You can also hear the waves crashing against the rocks but only barely as the frogs drown out the sound. We found Kai Malolo to be very very relaxing and just what we needed. This is a fantastic house rental, one of the best we have ever rented in fact. We will definitely be coming back."
    Guest: Kiwi14 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014
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  • True Hawaii Experience

    "If you are ready to get away from the crowds and experience the real Hawaii, this is the place for you. Set in the middle of 3 acres of rainforest, the only sounds you hear are the birds, frogs, and the occasional car. Barbara and Michael love their property and it shows in the care of construction, furnishings, and the way the landscaping blends with the natural surroundings. The cottage was very clean and fully furnished with all of the necessities. The hosts are welcoming and dedicated to helping you enjoy your stay at their bit of paradise."
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 5, 2014
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  • Hurricane Iselle

    "Just before we arrived Hurricane Iselle landed... Unfortunately it packed a punch to the beautiful home we were to have stayed in. With no water or power we were forced to seek another place to stay. Our heart went out to the owners of this home and the island in general. The owners were devistated I'm sure, but were very accommodating. They made sure we received a full refund prior to our arrival and communicated with us every step along the way. Needless to say we didn't get to stay in their lovely home but we plan to in the near future. They get 5 stars for being gracious and kind! We even drove over during our stay for a day to try and help out the owner and community in any way we could but unfortunately couldn't get into the community to do so. I'm sure that we would have had the time of our lives at this home! Thank you for the opportunity, we will be renting your property soon!!"
    Guest: My heart belongs to Hawaii Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • Kapoho family vacation

    "The four of us arrived late on a Monday. The house is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It's modern, clean and very nicely designed. The kitchen is excellent and has just about everything you need to cook just about anything (we love to cook.) The back balcony has a good grill (small but good.) The back yard leads out to jungle so you can grill in your BVDs if you like. Sure there is no AC but the celling fans work great and it's never that hot. The wifi worked great. The TV reception is OK but why are you watching TV?....you're in Hawaii? There is cell service but I never got more than 2 bars on my Verizon Iphone. More importantly, there is enough of a signal to use the navigation app. That noise you hear, is the ocean crashing on the lava about 1 1/2 blocks away. The next morning we walked to the tide pools where the snorkeling is just as good as everyone says. DO NOT forget swim socks. Trying to walk on the slippery lava in flipflops is tricky and ludicrous in bare feet. Once you get in the water, it's all worth it. The fins, masks and snorkels that they keep at the house are good enough for novice snorkelers like us but investing in a good mask and snorkel wouldn't be a bad thing. There are plenty of fins in all sizes so don't both to buy those. Now, there is some grocery shopping you can do in nearby Pahoa, but the two natural food stores don't quite suit carnivores like us. Luckily we stopped at the KTA Super Store on the way out of Hilo which is awesome. They have everything you could need, plus a good bakery, deli and meat department. Prepare for the higher prices, it's Hawaii. Restaurants in nearby Pahoa are ok. We bought some great marinated meats at the KTA and grilled. Breakfast was fruits and breads.....exactly what we wanted. Hilo is about a 30-40 minute drive through lush and amazing scenery. You have to go to the Ahaluanui Park, which is about 15 minutes away. It's a volcanically heated pool where waves crash over and into it. There is some marine life here, but this place is ideal for families with kids. The water is about 5-6 at it's deepest. We rented a 4x4 so we drove to Champagne Pond which made the extra cost of the 4x4 rental totally worth it. It's a bit too far to walk. Cat, the property manager is only two doors down and is very helpful. The owner contacted me after returned and is very very nice. I would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Leslie P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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