Kyla and her family were fantastic hosts. Very prompt to respond to questions we had when planning, and provided an excellent welcome packet with directions to the guesthouse.
When we arrived, the house was ready, clean and we were able to instantly begin our vacation -- enjoying the view, especially. I cannot put words to how nice it was to sit out on the back deck with such a wide, panoramic view in total seclusion watching the sunset each afternoon and evening. The futon couch and patio furniture were comfortable and thoughtfully arranged, which made it possible for my husband and I to each find our own special spot, or to cozy up together.
The house provides an authentic Hawaii experience, as it is on a ridgeline surrounded by many fruit trees, native animals and delightful little gekkos to entertain you. We shared many nights making meals and grilling out together and found the kitchen to have everything we needed. The bedroom was comfortable and breezy at night and we were impressed with the water pressure in the bathroom -- unusual for a vacation home. The living area was great for kicking back and we enjoyed many lazy moments snuggled up on the comfortable couch.
Perfectly situated between Captain Cook and Honaunau, we found the location to be one of the best things about this guesthouse. Most mornings we woke up early to snorkel at Honaunau, which was just a short drive down the road and is known as one of the best reefs on this side of the island. The area is relaxed and has a local vibe, with many small coffee shops and cafes just a short distance away. In particular, we fell in love with Da Poke Shack and highly recommend it to future guests. Likewise, skip Safeway and consider doing your shopping at Choicemart (a very short drive from the house) as the selection is more varied and local.
Overall, we had a perfect vacation and felt that Kyla and her family were great hosts. They quickly answered questions, we had no issues, and they were thoughtful in how they put together their house. We had total privacy as well during our stay, which is always nice.
We're already trying to find time for a repeat trip in the next few months. It was that great.
Note: We did not have an issue with pests inside, cleanliness or wifi, as another reviewer mentioned. Simply put, we had a perfect stay.