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Recent Hamakua Coast reviews

  • 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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  • Awesome..

    "Lovely place to stay, the view was amazing. Waking up to the valley every morning was the best part of my day.. I had fun picking fruit after Long day out.. The bed was very comfortable. I usually have trouble sleeping on beds other than my own, but one night I managed to sleep 12 hours.. Great place to relax. The only comment I have that is not great was that the knifes were not the best for chopping.. As someone who loves to cook and appreciate having a kitchen when away from home, having a good knife makes all the difference. The kitchen was well stocked, and that was nice. I had an amazing time. I plan on staying there again."
    Guest: Barbara S. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 1, 2016
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  • Great accomodation with privacy

    "We had a restfull six weeks here again . We found the place just as we had left it a year ago. Rachel is an attentive and caring host. We can't think of a better place to relax and enjoy the ocean view. If circumstances allow we would like to return again."
    Guest: Bar Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 20, 2016
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  • A little bit of paradise

    "We spent four days at the cottage and never stopped marveling at the jaw-dropping view. Tucked away at the end of a long driveway, privacy was complete. The cottage, as others have noted, is old (70's I would guess?) with furnishings of the era, but we wouldn't have it any other way! The effect was comfortable and sweetly nostalgic, with an overlay of Hawaiiana that is perfect for the place. The bed was comfortable and the cottage was very clean. We love to cook and were pleased to find that the kitchen was well-equipped with the basics. The only thing we would recommend adding is a charcoal grill. Since we cooked in most nights, we did not explore the limited dining offerings of the immediate area, but found the market in Honoka'a completely adequate for our needs. The little craft shop and Waipi'o van station on the road just before you arrive at the cottage carries the wonderful local Tropical Dreams Ice Cream-- a must eat! We drove to Waimea (not close, but not far either) for Sunday brunch at Merriman's, which we highly recommend. The Hamakua Coast is gorgeous, but not filled with "attractions". For the most part, we were content to explore the small towns and coastal access points. The Waipi'o Valley, the Pepe'ekeo Scenic Drive (along with the Onomea Bay Hike), and the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden were places we especially enjoyed. We also took the Hawaiian Vanilla Company tour, which was low-key and nicely done. (We would recommend touring in the spring when the vanilla plants bloom.) The lunch items, all made with vanilla, were delicious."
    Guest: Nancy J. Date of Stay: November 2015 Review Submitted: December 13, 2015
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