"My week at Hale Kalopa was amazing and just what I needed! Augustus and Priya greeted me upon arrival and were available at any time during my stay, but afforded me perfect privacy. If I had a question about anything, all I had to do was text and it was resolved - and I only had one question during my stay because everything was set up so perfectly.
The bed is SUPER comfy and the outdoor shower - AMAZING!!! The house dog Maya and I became good friends - she came to say good morning every day, and hung out with me a couple afternoons when I took some down time to read a book.
The studio itself is just LOVELY! Plenty of room (LOVE the walk-in closet) to make yourself at home and everything you could need or want - even slippas for inside. The lanai is the perfect place for your morning coffee, an afternoon visit with a friend or a book, or an evening glass of wine. On a clear night, the stars are AMAZING!!! I live in the country in Texas, and have some pretty amazing starry skies here at home, but this was something else!!!
Although I was on the island for my best friend's wedding, I did get time to visit some of my favorite places - Hilo, Volcano, Ka'u, Waimea, Honoka'a, Hapuna Beach - and Hale Kalopa was a great central spot for jumping off to anywhere on the island. Honoka'a town is about 10 minutes away and has everything you might want or need - visit Big Island Grown for some spectacular locally made jewelry, clothing and other goodies. :)
Hale Kalopa was the perfect place for me to retreat from the stresses that come with wedding planning and coordinating - it was a delightful treat to come "home" to the quiet and serenity. All in all, just a delightful stay in a wonderful and home-like retreat.
Mahalo nui loa Augustus and Priya (and Maya)!!!! I would love to come stay with you again soon!
Guest: jenny o.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: November 2, 2016