easy going........polite, courteous,,
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.
My partner and i recently spent a month at Richards', mid May to mid June 2013. It was exactly as the previous positive reviewers had written about the accommodation,location,facilities and friendliness of all (website hidden) gave us a great base to explore the Island and re-acquaint ourselves with its wonders. Mahalo Richard
We stayed 4 nights in April 2013 at this place. The apartment is well located 15 minutes south of Hilo. It is a perfect place to explore the eastern coast of Big Island as well as Volcanoes National Park. The apartment is 5 minutes off the main road and situated inside a rich vegetation. Directions to the apartment are clear but maybe plan to arrive before dark on your first day because the entrance is hidden in the vegetation.
Richard is very welcoming and showed us the place on the first day. The bedroom is very confortable, bathroom is clean and kitchen is relatively small.
Overall, it was a very good experience and I recommend Richard if you want to spend some days on this part of the island.
Richard great host, so thoughtful and polite, easy to talk to and understand, so I'm very comfortable living here, a good environment and a peaceful atmosphere, and I recommend it to anyone to live here, thank you very much Richard.:-)
Richard's apartment was perfect for our stay on the Big Island. It was very peaceful being out in the rainforest area and having access to nearby attractions such as the Volcano Park. Richard's apartment came with everything listed on AirBnb and we were thankful to be able to self cater using the stocked kitchen. The bedroom was large and comfy. Both Richard and his tenant Marvin were very helpful to us when we arrived and then left us to enjoy our time. Thanks for having us!