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Recent Hamakua Coast reviews

  • Better than Advertised

    "I know it might not seem possible but the Cliff House is actually BETTER than the pictures show. It is even better than the reviews can write. You can't capture this experience in a review! I am winding down a 20 day trip on the big Island. I’m writing this review from a resort in Kona. The Cliff House has no rival. It has no match. For your dollar the Cliff House could easily be the best place on the planet to stay. The views are beyond breathtaking. We thought they were astounding and then a few days in to our trip the distant haze cleared up and we could see the towering mountain of Maui. I thought I was in a movie and someone had just repainted the back drop. Richard (the owner and host) is everything you could ever want in a host. He is gracious, helpful, kind, and he asks questions about how he can make the Cliff House better. He goes above and beyond yet manages to do so without interfering. He is there but not there. He has been doing this so long he has fixed everything there is to fix. He has provided everything there is to provide. My 2 year-old daughter fed the cows, my mother caught some rays and my wife sang songs to our baby from the kitchen as she viewed 180 degrees of Majesty. I could write on and on and on about this property. Part of me doesn't want to tell you guys about it because it may make my future booking more difficult. This place is at the edge of the world. You have the entire jungle to yourself. Cell phones don't work but Richard has provided a landline and wifi. DON'T TURN THE TV ON --- enjoy the trip -- enjoy eachother --- put your facebook down. Enjoy the freedom away from the chains of your normal life. Come to the cliff house."
    Guest: Lukas Kanoa W. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 5, 2016
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  • Splendid home away from home!

    "We loved our stay and found virtually everything we needed plus plenty of extras! This was a good home base for touring both sides of the island as well as Volcano and South Point. Waipi'o Valley was a little hard to access because of heavy rains - our trek on foot ended prematurely due to a crunched ankle - don't attempt that hill if it's wet! Luckily, I was blessed with walking stick someone left on the deck that helped me around for the rest week. We did make it down eventually by Jeep (4wd) and it was as beautiful as promised. We appreciated the excellently supplied kitchen and enjoyed fresh fruit smoothies every morning. Take advantage of the Farmers Markets in nearby Waimea! Nighttime can be a bit noisy with the frogs but no one had trouble sleeping. The trick is to wear yourself out during the day. This is a great place for anyone that wants to be away from the crowds and doesn't mind driving - I enjoy sightseeing so it was perfect for me. Our teens got a little bit of car fever, but those Kohala beaches are close enough to make up for it. It was a lovely vacation and I can honestly say the Hamakua Coast is my favorite part of the Big Island. We will be back!"
    Guest: MOLLY C. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 25, 2016
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  • Keolamaula is magical - an amazingly special place at an incredible value

    "I know that's a lot of adjectives (above), but Kaye's farm is a real find. The location is perfect for exploring the Hamakua coast and beyond North Kohala to the West and Hilo to the south are easy to get to); the beds are comfortable; Bichi the pig and the other farm animals were charming; the weather (everything from sun to rain, never too hot) was great; and Kaye and Sally are wonderful people and perfect hosts. Our family (my spouse and I and our two six-year-old boys) had a great time and at the end of each day my littlest said "Mommy, I want to go home," meaning Keolamaula."
    Guest: Elizabeth B. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 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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