1 bedroom with adjoining full bath and shower in a 2bdrm 2 bath condo. Walking distance to town and beach. 1 prkg space, pool and spa and b-b-q. Access to galley and fridge. I can also provide for transportation( airport pick-up), touring, and cooking services.
No smoking or eating in bedroom. No loud noises after !0pm.
Aloha,I stayed in David's house for 9 days in Feb. It was clean and comfortable. Also David is very kind and gave many helpful information of Big Island,beachs,restaurent,a lot of places to visit and i cook a very nice dinner, 4 services(A very good cook). I really recommend you David's house.
Generally, David is a great man. He is very knowledgeable about everything happened on the island and can always give useful suggestions. We hired him as a driver taking us to have round trip the big island, which is really a fantastic trip! The surrounding is the same as described in his post. In particular, the spa of the swimming pool is very enjoyable though it is a little bit too hot. His home is very clean and the carpet is comfortable. He is a very good chief and knowledgeable about many cooking styles.
However, my reason to give four stars (not five star) is as follows. Although he listed in the post saying no wifi but cable connecting to Internet, the cable connect was very unstable. We could only surf the internet on his Mac for about 20 mins and it disconnected automatically afterwards. Nobody knew when it could reconnect again though sometimes it could the next day. He recommended us to go to the resort nearby to use its free wifi (the only option), but we had a very bad experience being driven away by a staff of that resort. Why not install a wifi?
Moreover, he has very strict rules of kitchen (I really understand this because he is a chief), but he did not tell me the full rules (he did tell me main rules briefly). So sometimes when I slightly broke some rules, such as putting sth in wrong place, he would tell me how to do it seriously. Such things happened few times, which let me feel uncomfortable. The solution is really easy: since he really cares everything happening in kitchen, he should post a clear and complete kitchen rule in home and tell tenants beforehand.
I stayed in David's house for 3 days in Oct. It was very clean and comfortable. Also David is very kind and gave many helpful information of Big Island tour to me. I really recommend you David's house. ^^
David and Margret were super friendly and helpful hosts. The room and bathroom nice and clean. Their recommendations on restaurants, activities on the island etc were very helpful. Kona center is Generally in walking distance (30mins), but I'd strongly recommend to Rent something (bike, car, scooter) for mobility.
The Pool is small but a nice place to hang out :)
우린 데이비드집에서 4일간 머물었어요.
사진과 똑같이 깔끔하고 데이비드도 아주 친절하고,여행에 필요한 지도와 그외 필요하고 유용한 정보를알주어서 많은도움이 되었습니다^^
같이 지냈지만 전혀 불편함이없었습니다.
그리고 마지막날은 데이비드가 저녁초대를해서 시간맞춰 집에들어갔는데 레스토랑 못지않은 화려한 저녁을 해결했구요,
빅아일랜드 정말 아름다운 섬이예요.
바다와 산..정말 시간이촉박했어요..이번에 보지못한 만타래이를 보러 다음에 꼭 또 다시 갈거예요.
그때또 봐요 데이비드~
Hi~ How are you??
I was late writing this review. I'm sorry!
My memories remember with you~
David was very helpful and polite. However, the photos on his website are very misleading in that there is no view from the lanai of the pool, and there is not a beautiful beach anywhere nearby his location, as the beach photo suggests. This is clearly a mild form of false advertising.
The bed was very comfortable even though it is an air bed. There is hardly any room whatsoever in the bedroom for luggage. In fact, David has his desk and office in the bedroom which takes up valuable space and detracts from "your own personal bedroom".
Although David lists the place with ethernet he discouraged me from using it as he says it takes up a lot of electricity to run power on that desk side of the bedroom. I found this to be uncomfortable.
One very big positive was access to the kitchen. David even allowed me to store some of my bread in his refridgerator. The bathroom was also nice and clean.
All in all, I would still recommend staying at David's but be aware of the things I mentioned.
Avid sailor, traveller, scuba diver. I enjoy cooking and exploring. I met my wife working aboard a cruise ship almost 24 yrs ago. we have spent most of our lives working in the tourist and hospitality industry. I have a Captain's and Submersible Pilot's license as well as a Real Estate and an Occupational Sales license. I enjoy history and science, and telling ole sea tales!
E Komo mai ke Kona !