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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
"The east side of the Big Island is alternately stark and volcanic or wet, musty, and full of foliage -- in short, otherworldly. This lovely retreat, located minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and ensconced by lush fern forest, fits right in.
As mentioned before, the house is not visible until you leave your car. Once you arrive, however, you will find all the trappings of home -- towels and beach supplies, a gas grill, games and books galore, kitchen supplies, extra linens of all kinds, television and WiFi, and a unique, private bathhouse that is yours to enjoy.
The location could not be more perfect for exploring the park (you will be able to get in early or late at night for optimal viewing). The home was obviously built with care and attention and feels very homey. It will get wet in Volcano, so take advantage of the provided umbrella!
Be aware that (like most of this part of the island) this property is on catchment water. The hosts thoughtfully have a separate filtering system for your drinking and cooking needs as well as a water cooler. This was not an issue for our family at all."
Guest: Family of FourDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
"My wife and two kids, 8 and 10, stayed here for four nights in July. What a beautiful location, right on the coast, the pictures say it all. We saw many turtles every day right outside, and the waves provided a calm view every morning and night. The house is not air conditioned and there is a breeze, but in July the house can get quite hot during the day. At night it cools down but you definitely need to plan outings during the day. A little gecko lives behind a picture frame and a few insects, but they were not unexpected. We went horseback riding in Waipi'o valley, visited, Hilo's market a few times (buy the white pineapple!), and of course the Volcano. The location is ideal if you don't want a long ride to see the volcano and if you don't want the crowded resorts on the west coast. Overall a nice place and great location."
Guest: Greg I.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 5, 2015
"We had the pleasure of staying at Michel and Duane's house for a little over two months. This house is wonderfully laid out that makes everything convenient. The kitchen is large and there is everything you would need. Everything worked well. The lanai gets a wonderful breeze and we enjoyed sitting out there in the evenings. There is a variety of fruits that grow in the yard that are for the picking! Plenty of water storage; there was a long period without rain and the storage at the house never went below 12 inches from the top.
The yard was immaculate. The entire property is fenced with a gate and a concrete driveway. I think this is a very understated rental. It is much nicer than the pictures reflect. I recommend staying there.
Thanks Michele and Duane for your hospitality and for sharing your home."
Guest: Judy and GilbertDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: February 28, 2015
"We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in the upstairs part of the house and had plenty of room. Nice big living room and kitchen area with a very modern feel. I thought it was decorated very well with plenty of taste and suited our needs perfectly. More than enough cooking utensils with pots and pans and appliances to make anything you want. The house was very clean and well kept along with the neighborhood and general area. Has a large wrap around porch to sit out and enjoy the beautiful weather. The ocean was just a short walk across the street and can be seen from the porch. There is a nice little pond literally on the side of the house that wraps through a few of the neighboring houses that we swam in (has concrete steps right next to the house to get in). We split our trip up into 3 nights at this place and 3 nights in a condo/resort on the Kona/Waikoloa side. At the end of the stay we all wished we had just stayed here the whole time. It was very convenient to see the all Volcanoes and the waterfalls, rain forests, warm springs down the road, and botanical gardens. I think the Kona side is more "trendy" right now for tourists, but this side of the island is the true Hawaii for me. Thanks Jeana."
Guest: Paul R.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 18, 2015