"First of all, I can't truly express how deeply we loved this property. You do have neighbors but because of the lush plant life on the property, you hardly notice. You are exactly 1 block away from the ocean and can hear it all day and night! There is an outdoor shower that makes you never want to take an indoor shower again. You have all the amenities of home including washer and dryer which means you can pack less. There is cable but shame on you if you watch t.v. while you are on vacation. This place allows you to completely unplug. You are a 5 minute drive from a volcano steam vent warmed ocean cove that is a dream. You are a 20 minute drive from the end of hwy 137 where there is a market and entertainment every Wednesday and Friday night starting at 5pm. The locals here are so welcoming! At the same place is the shortest walk to the lava flow into the ocean, approximately 4 miles one way. You are also within walking distance from the tide pools. Shopping is either in Pahoa, 8 miles, or Hilo, 30-45 minute drive depending on traffic. When we first arrived on the island, we started out on the Kona side and the drive to the house was disappointing and I thought "wow, I could have stayed at home for this." Then we got to the Hilo side and it made up for it immediately. We are talking lush green everywhere! What adds to the beauty is the tree frogs at night with their mating calls at night. It was like music to fall asleep to and when you are out on the porch at night, it makes for a dark wonderful jungle scene. There are also geckos inside and out of the house that leave you alone but add to the wonder of this place. After a humid hot day, your nights are cooled off by the nightly rains. I did have a blonde moment and had to email Gerard but I got a response within an hour which was awesome. Don't forget that if there is ripe fruit on the property you can pick it and the is also a machete available in the laundry room for your use. Lastly the beds are so comfortable especially after a long day hiking and swimming! I really can't recommend this property enough. We will be coming back!"
Guest: Angela P.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: November 6, 2016