One bedroom home on one acre of Lush Tropical Foliage.. Sleeps up to four...Private bedroom with King size bed, Living room with Double size Futon, Full Kitchen, large full Refrigerator...Full stove.. LED Flat-screen TV, WiFi Internet.... Close to Pahoa, Volcano National Park, Snorkeling, Hot ponds, Park like setting with many fruit trees and exotic palms, Centrally located to all the great adventures in the Puna and Hilo area..... additional fee of $15 per person per night for 3rd or 4th guest... Price reflects the total price with state tax and local transient taxes--%13.416.
No Smoking and Please remove shoes before entering home..
CHECK OUT TIME IS 11:AM... IF WE DO NOT HAVE GUESTS COMING THE SAME DAY WE WILL BE A BIT LENIENT ON THIS ONE...PLEASE ASK WE IN HAWAII HAVE THE MOST COSTLY POWER RATES OF ANY STATE... PLEASE BE CONSERVATIVE WITH USAGE...WE HAVE CATCHMENT WATER AND BOTH UNITS SHARE ONE LARGE WATER HEATER... SO PLEASE DON'T TAKE REALLY LONG SHOWERS..
ALSO WE HAVE SEPTIC TYPE OF SEWER SYSTEM.. SO PLEASE TRY NO TO USE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF TOILET PAPER, THERE ARE 2 LARGE TRASH CAN DOWNSTAIRS UNDER WINDOW IN PARKING AREA FOR TRASH...
THERE ARE ALSO 2 SMALLER TRASH CANS FOR ALUMINUM CANS AND ONE FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES AND BEER BOTTLES....PLEASE LET US KNOW RIGHT AWAY IF ANYTHING IS NOT WORKING CORRECTLY AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO RECTIFY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
TUCKER THE LAB (DOG) BARKS LOUD, BUT IF YOU JUST PUT OUT YOUR HAND AND LET HIM SNIFF YOU HE WILL BECOME GENTLE AS A BABY...
PLEASE LEAVE KEYS TABLE WHEN LEAVING AND DO NOT LOCK THE DOORS..
WE ARE IN A RAIN FORREST SO SOMETIME THERE WILL BE INSECTS... THE BEST WAY TO MINIMIZE THE PROBLEM IS TO KEEP SCREEN DOORS SHUT..
IN MO'O HALE TO START THE SHOWER PULL DOWN ON THE RIM UNDER THE SPICKET... ALSO SWITCH WITH BLUE TAPE WILL TURN OFF FAN IF FLIPPED..PLEASE DON'T..IF USING WASHING MACHINE IN TURTLE HOUSE PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE WATER TEMP, SETTINGS... .
Spacious and well appointed one bedroom. We enjoyed Steve and Liz and would certainly stay again when in Hilo.
This place was wonderful! Just what we were looking for ... a nice clean space, a bit of seclusion, and coqui frogs and birds to sing you to sleep! We had a wonderful time, and our hosts were so gracious - they gave us tips on some cool things to visit, and we even got some eggs from the chickens running around on their grounds (they were delish).
It's not very close to much, but we didnt mind the seclusion since the drives were beautiful. Also, the dog and roosters are pretty loud in the morning, but we appreciated the natural wake-up call! These werent issues for us, but in case they are downsides for anyone I figured I should include them.
I would definitely book this place again next time we're in Hilo. We had a wonderful time in this little slice of paradise, and mahalo again to our hosts!
Everything was as expected: very spacious house in a location just isolated enough so you feel in the middle of the island and yet close to everything. Highly recommend!
Great dreaming stay - fresh air coming through screens, some nighttime showers on metal roof, and background of frogs when dark. Comforting. Dog and chickens provided entertainment. Had upstairs neighbors for a few nights, but heard them infrequently and only above kitchen and living room - no noise in bedroom, yes! Enjoyed Maku'u Farmers Market a few minutes by car.
We stayed for 3 nights at the Lizard House. Elizabeth was a wonderful host providing us with amazing eggs as well as lemongrass and honey for our nasty colds. We really enjoyed our stay and loved the tropical rainforest that surrounded us. The sound of the rains on the roof, the gentle breezes and the amazing serenade of the frogs and other creatures at night were amongst the highlights of our trip. Thank you so much for your hospitality Elizabeth.
We were greeted by Steve, Elizabeth's husband. He made us feel comfortable immediately with his laid-back and casual repartee. Fresh eggs from his hens was his way of welcome, which we enjoyed very much.
There are two separate quarters available, and one is upstairs. We got the downstairs. It is a typical, modest appointed plywood structure, with a few turtle motif decorations and furnishings. Very clean, nothing fancy. The kitchen was fully equipped with a four burner electric stove, full refrigerator, and cooking utensils. The setting is rural, extremely quiet, and far from any city or traffic noises....just the natural sounds from the night denizens of the forest. If you get the downstairs unit, you will notice any and all foot traffic above you in the living room and kitchen areas below. We asked the tenants above to please walk a bit softer, and that seemed to mollify the irritation. As long as those who live above you are willing to remove their shoes and walk consciously and considerately––it won't be a problem.
All in all, my wife, daughter and myself thoroughly appreciated our stay, especially after getting to know Steve and Liz, and seeing their concern to make us as comfortable as possible.
Steve and Elizabeth gave us the aloha experience of the Big Island. We enjoyed our rest at their jungle retreat. We miss the Hawaiian weather already.
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