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Recent Hamakua Coast reviews

  • Tropical Paradise

    "The View House was everything I dreamed of for our Hawaiian vacation. It's a beautiful house with big rooms - pretty and comfortable, with plenty of space for storage. We were a group of four - two couples - and we especially liked having access to a second shower downstairs next to the spa area. It was lovely to shower and see the ocean! The laundry facilities on site were another practical plus. But the best feature is the stunning location and view. The view of the ocean from the master bedroom and house, including lanei, is amazing. The location also suited us, being close enough to access the North Kohala beaches and the bigger town of Waimea, without all the people at the Kona resorts. It was very convenient for the Waipio Valley Lookout and Honoka'a, but about an hour from either Kona or Hilo. We loved the quiet setting with access to the orchard: we picked some fruit and also heard and saw a fair amount of animals: cattles on a nearby property, feral pigs and the ubiquitous coqui frogs each night (which are all over the island - we didn't mind the noise and found it rather soothing). It rained most nights and often during the day - usually only briefly. I guess that must be why this part of the Island is so lush. We quickly learned that the West side usually remained sunny, so this is no problem, just something to be aware of. The owners, Marcel and Connie, were away during our stay but communicated well with us throughout our stay, even warning of an upcoming tropical storm. We were made to feel very welcome by them and by the caretakers, Marcus and Shigeko (speaking to them about said storm was very reassuring - in the end the storm weakened over the Island and mostly missed us). The linen closet was well stocked with soft clean towels, including beach towels, and previous guests have left lots of useful beach gear: boogie boards, umbrella, etc. Our only frustration - and this is a very picky point - was that the drawers in both bedrooms tended to stick in the humidity. We had ants in the kitchen but that was not helped by our reluctance to do the dishes quickly. When we arrived the place was spotless and we felt instantly at home. I already miss seeing the orchard, palm trees and deep blue of the Pacific every morning. Cannot recommend the property highly enough."
    Guest: Terri M. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 3, 2016
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  • Great Place for Families

    "The home's location is truly "Magical". I traveled to the home with 6 adults and 4 children, and we had an amazing time. The grounds that the home are on were spectacular - the view was magnificent - and the children loved the pool. My family does a lot of traveling, and this is one of our all time favorite stops. We were at the home for 10 days, and we did not want to leave. I would definitely recommend!!"
    Guest: Kent C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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  • Being in the rainforest made it lush and green.

    "The house was supplied with everything we needed. It was so nice to come home to every night and sit on the lanai and watch the stars. Located 3 miles up the hill from the highway it was so peaceful and serene. We were able to visit nearby waterfalls and zip line just miles away. I highly recommend this home"
    Guest: Marykate B. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 31, 2016
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  • a wonderful nine days with perfect weather.

    "I have known Don and Susan since before they bought this property 40 years ago and have spent time on this incredibly beautiful land over the last 4 decades. Don and Sue are two wonderful and positive people. Their bright energy permeates the Lodge the same way the sun comes through the solid bank of windows in the large main room, instantly warming the entire house. I was fortunate enough to spend nine days in the Lodge this month (Jan 2016); my second stay. The experience just gets better every time I go. The first nights were moonless. I had forgotten how full of stars the night sky is. The green pastures and the surreal color of the ocean under the cloud elicited this: The sun, rich and warm above the green volcanic ridge, filters through the steam rising from my tea cup in the next room. Sing a song to Hamakua. 2,400 green feet above the expansive vinyl blue, to the sharp edge of the world, flat beneath the day's gathering clouds, rising white on azure. Ginger, the first perimeter, shakes hands with the sea. Little grass shacks and hula skirts, on the other side. What, here? Ohia de kine, brah, forest full. Every shade of green waving in its own vault of deep blue. Don and Sue's first home on the property was on the site of the current Lodge, so it really brings back memories for me. It could not be more beautiful, nor could Don and Susan's hospitality be more welcoming. The Lodge is clean, well appointed and spacious. My luck at having their friendship for my adult life is sublime. I hope you are lucky enough to stay here and to meet them."
    Guest: Steve Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: January 25, 2016
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