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Great place to stay close to Hilo ! Really calm and quiet place. Richard was really helpful and also gives us some tips to make our trip to Big Island better. The room had everything we needed !
Superbe place proche de Hilo ! Endroit très calme. Richard a été très généreux et nous a donné quelques conseils qui a rendu notre voyage plus agréable. La chambre avait tout ce dont nous avions besoin.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We had such a blast at Richard's house. He's a great host. He is a very attention to detail guy and responds to any travel need you may have.
The house is exactly same as the photos shown：clean and with all necessary amenitites. Wifi connection is a little bit weak at night but strong at days，probably due to the rainy weather. My friend and I spent 4 days there with full privacy there and out off traffic noise. Richard is an excellent host，helps us with any questions that we have and recommends us to great restaurants and Sunday market. He offers us papaws too，which is very sweet！His 10 years old dog Bob is very nice，quite （never barks），friendly and likes to stay with people. We enjoy playing with Bob. A great experience staying at Richard's place，Thanks！
I had a great time staying at Richard's place. The apartment was just as it was listed. Very clean. I really enjoyed my time in the jungle. Going to sleep to the soothing sounds of the rainforest was quite the experience. Richard had some great suggestions for things to see and to and even had a boogie board and beach towels available. I am definitely recommending Richards apartment for anybody who wants to experience the Puna region the way it was meant to be experienced. Away from the hustle ans bustle of cities and towns I was able to experience Hawaii in a way that most people may never get a chance to. Thank you Richard!
Thanks Iris your a sweet person.
We stayed at Richard's for 2 months. We truly enjoyed every minute of our experience. Richard was very helpful and accommodating. The area was ideally located and we would not want to stay anywhere else. The apartment was clean, functional and perfect as our base for this stay. We loved the rain forest and the sounds that it produced. Richard became a valued friend and we loved the company of his dog Bob. Will miss them both until we meet again. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
We stayed at Richard's place for three nights. Richard was nice and helpful, everything was ready to be used. We have a lot of privacy there, but for us it was just the place to stay overnight. It is a reasonable value for the price of the apartment.
I spent a week at Richard's place, part of the time together with a good friend.
The place was clean, in good shape, and it had all the necessary amenities, including a good Wifi connection. Richard was an excellent host, always helpful, and he even offered us some excellent free wine. The description of the place and the directions provided were very good and accurate. We enjoyed the tropical setting, free of any traffic noise, but with the lullaby offered by frogs and other tropical critters (of which Richard had made us aware in advance).
All in all, it was a very good experience, and I would certainly choose Richard's place again for my future stays in that part of Hawai'i.
Spent two nights with my boyfriend at Richard's place while exploring the island. Great hosts were very helpful. From here we made day trips to volcano, Hilo, nearby beaches. Quiet location, good to arrive when it's still light out but didn't have any trouble finding it. Very peaceful setting, would recommend.
Although the owner Richard was not present on site with a family emergency due to ill parents, his phone and email communication, dedication, and helpfulness to make our stay pleasant was great. He had another neighbor tenant "Marvin" and the friendly resident dog "Bob" show us the ropes. When asked, we were given (by Marvin not Bob) information on travel plans, shopping, dining, and even a discussion in Picassa, a photo editing program.
The one bedroom (large in size with closet) apartment was very well outfitted with full size refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, full bath, TV with lots of channels, newer gas BBQ, and free internet service.
Being independent and self sufficient, we were given full privacy, which we like. The location is close in to town yet remote. There is NO road noise like you might experience in a hotel setting. We were even supplied with a bottle of wine, and some food items. Upon leaving, we left some seasonings, Maui onions, an unripe avocado, and a nearly empty gin bottle in the freezer. Maybe the next guests will enjoy them.
We traveled the island extensively by car. It was nice to come home to a quiet time and enjoyed our stay. The price was very reasonable and one of the reasons we chose to stay.
Thanks to Richard, Marvin, Bob the dog....from Danny and Lesley
This was a holiday to remember. Our little studio in the Big Island rainforest was perfect for us. We hired a car and had the flexibility of travelling to many areas on the island. The location of the studio was perfect and although Richard was not there Marvin another tenant on the property was very friendly and helpful. We used the studio as a base for visiting the volcano, black sand beach, the Akaka Falls and many other sites in the area. Richard made sure we had everything we needed including cold drinks in the fridge when we arrived. Marvin was a good resource for letting us know about local places to eat. A wonderful holiday and a very nice place to spend it.