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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

Recent Puna District reviews

  • Volcano

    "Beautiful cottage with lots of character. Very well maintained. Basic odds and ends are in the kitchen (salt, pepper, oil, other various leftovers), so that is really handy. However, this large property does back up to the highway Rt 11, while it is quiet at night, morning traffic is pretty loud. Food shopping options in town VERY limited - bring what you need, or eat out (also rather limited options)."
    Guest: my name Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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  • Don't even hesitate, book now!

    "We stayed 4 nights in the house and would have loved staying longer. The place is clean, the bed is comfortable, the bathroom is great and the kitchen is fully furnished; it was like being at home. The pictures do not properly show how big it is. There is also a hot tub from which you can stargaze at night. It is ideally located to visit the Volcanoes National Park. Bonnie and David provided us with a lot of useful tips, maps, menus of local restaurants, etc. They are very friendly people. We really felt the aloha spirit. We’ve travelled for 3 weeks around the Hawaiian Islands, and stayed in multiple places, but this one is clearly the best. If we come back to Hawaii, we would love to stay here again."
    Guest: David L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Great little getaway!!

    "this was a working vacation for my husband and myself, as we have purchased property just up the street. So this little house gave us a good indication of what we can expect when we move here, which we will do so soon. We saw everything we wanted to see and swam with the fish, tried to surf, etc. The house was tidy and I could find just about everything, even to zip lock bags and tape, even a boogey board came in handy. Thanks, Tim."
    Guest: Nichol R. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 9, 2014
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  • Get rid of a few "modern" amenities--and grab a great getaway!

    "Geesh, I hate to review this VRBO property. You see, I'm an honest person so I can't tell you it's anything other than the most relaxing place we've ever stayed--but when I do that it may get so many reservations that we'll be hard-pressed to get to stay here again. Sigh... (save a week or two for us, David, please?). Admittedly, this isn't the place to stay if your dream Hawaiian vacation looks like late nights at Waikiki bars, a tourist lua'u or snapping a quick photo of one "must-see" site and then moving on to the next. Nope--if that's your idea of Hawaii, this will disappoint you. If, however, you are anticipating a chance to get to discover, explore and absorb a bit of "old Hawaii"--complete with a few mosquitos, dark tropical nights and the salt of surf spray in the air, well, then you've found *your* dream at this property. Solar power means the cottage is a bit more dimly lit with fewer bulbs at night--but there are plenty of candles. No TV or Internet (not even Verizon cell coverage) but the cocqui frogs and whispering palm fronds are guaranteed to provide better evening "entertainment" than those ever will. The kitchen is petite but well-designed, the mattresses are quality as are the linens and the bathroom is clean and lovely. Plenty of storage for suitcases in the two closets (who wants to be reminded of going home by seeing them out all the time?). The view from the living area is relaxing--the sea sparkles just across the old road, green lawn unrolls like a magic carpet leading you to fruit trees, flowers and even a pond packed with lilies and surrounded by tropical flowers. What's not to love? David was great to work with, both before the trip and during it. The notebook provided on-site isn't your usual VRBO "book of rules." Instead it offers a depth of information about the area, including history, plants, culture and nearby areas to explore. Venturing out, we enjoyed the pocket black sand beach just up the road, visiting with friends who live around the corner, the Wednesday evening gathering at Uncle Robert's up in Kalapana and snorkeling at the tide pools in Wai Opae. Mainly, though, we spent our vacation relaxing, playing ukulele on the lanai and recharging ourselves; the cottage provided exactly what we needed to do that. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Ukalady Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 18, 2013
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