"Angel House was the lodging highlight of our trip. We had a great Waikiki condo, and a studio in Laie (North Shore) which rescued us from disastrous lodging in Mokuleia after Angel House, but I am sure Angel House's first impression, which began with wonderful communication throughout the entire process, spoiled us for anything we would have found leaving the Big Island and returning to Oahu. The pictures on the site are lovely, but it is the sheer sense of space you will feel that defies the imagination. Space is premium in Hawaii. Our family of four spread our wings and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The home is ideal for spoking out--we spent different days/evenings at nearby Hilo (Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens and the Banyan Tree Drive--Hawaiian Brainfreeze Shaved Ice, Hilo Farmer's Market), the Kapoho Tidal Pools for "practice snorkeling", ziplining at Botanical World, stargazing at Mauna Kea, marveling at the volcanoes in Hawaii Volcanoes NP (do the lava tube!), visiting Puna'luu Black Sand Beach (just past Volcanoes), driving the Belt Road north with stops at Tex Drive Inn, Waipio Valley overlook, and all the way to some Kamehameha sites on the west side of the BI. We took one day to go "Saddle Road" to snorkel in the Captain Cook/Kealakekua Bay (best snorkeling to be had on the BI, if not anywhere...accessible by boat as opposed to car, so coral formations remain beautiful due to less traffic. Plus the fish! Highly recommend SeaQuest tours and their online discount!) and visit the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic site for a look at early Polynesia. We toured Hula Daddy coffee farm and visited the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center, among other things! Even the trip to the Pahoa Transfer Station to take our trash was educational, as we saw where the most recent lava flows "froze" in March. I listed all of our activities so that you will know not only what you can do from Mike's, but also how important it was to be able to enjoy the oasis of Angel House after each day's activities. We loved the home, inside and out, marveling at the lush landscaping, enjoying the fruit, wearing out our camera on the flowers, and trying to capture the elusive Coqui frogs which serenaded us to sleep each night. Please search no further. Each of Hawaii's beautiful, unique islands needs an "Angel House." You will marvel at the extras, and you will be planning a return visit asap. May God bless this precious family for their hospitality!"
Guest: Rev. Mike and Danna
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 11, 2015