"My wife and I rented this cottage at Ohia Grove for two weeks in July. We selected the cottage after reading its reviews as well as those of similar places in the Puna area. In short, the excellent reviews of this place were right on. The cottage is in a secluded area but still very close to the main highway allowing easy access to the surrounding areas of Hilo, Pahoa, and Volcano. We were actually pleasantly surprised by the fact that the inside of the cottage is actually nicer than the photos indicate. The cottage has a cozy, yet open feel to it with vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans in every room. The structure of the cottage is in great shape, and the bed, futon, and furniture were also in good shape and comfortable. There's also plenty of windows and a large, screened covered porch, which we used quite often. The cottage has all the comforts of home, washer/dryer, satellite TV, microwave and other appliances, water cooler, and a set of table/chairs in both the kitchen and porch. There are plenty of bath and beach towels. When we arrived, the place was spotless, and there were fresh flowers in several rooms as well as a basket of fruit and package of coffee. So upon arrival, this place immediately felt like a home....a relaxing place to return to after a day of sightseeing.
Perhaps the best reason to stay here is the attentiveness of the owners. They live nearby and came over immediately whenever we needed something. In addition to the binder listing restaurants, markets, and things to do in the area, the owners are readily available with helpful advice. For our trip to the Kohala coast, they provided us with information on B&Bs, restaurants, and beaches as well as beach chairs and umbrella. In the cottage we found two guest books containing only positive testimonies for the past seven years showing the owners having a long track record of providing a first rate experience for their guests. It is clear that they really care about their guests! We loved our stay in all respects, and it is our pleasure to highly recommend this cottage to others!"
Guest: Gordon R.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 23, 2016