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The Big Island is full of Aloha Spirit. You'll find the same at Island Breeze Bungalows
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Hamlet's bungalows were exactly as described on the listing. They were clean, tidy and very well equipped with a great interior decor rivaling the best of hotels! The kitchen is very well equipped with the usual stuff: pots, pans, cutlery, glasses, stove, oven, drip coffee machine, fridge, dishwasher, etc. And Hamlet even left out a fresh bag of coffee for our stay :)
The photos do a very good job of showing the place. We found it a great place to relax and explore the east side of the big island.
Outside of the bungalows is landscaped very well and the surrounding neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. We feel asleep to the noises of the forest each night.
Hamlet stays in the second bungalow on the grounds and was very welcoming, polite and friendly.
We found it a great place to stay but this might not be for everyone as it is about 20 or 30 minutes drive to restaurants, shops and supermarkets.
Hamlet met us outside as soon as we arrived. He seems knowledgeable about the area and happy to help. He's also out of sight unless you need something. He has a designated parking spot for guests which is very close to the door--so that was great. I felt like the bungalow was actually a little bigger than I expected from the pictures. It's conveniently located between Hilo and the Volcano Park--which was what I wanted. The neighborhood is quiet. We did hear the occasional dog barking but it didn't disturb us. There are lots of birds and frogs that were actually nice to listen to. The house is very clean, well decorated, and had all the amenities we needed. I was very happy with our stay and hope that I'll be able to visit again in the future.
Wir hatten eine supertolle Zeit im Island Brezel Bungalow. Die Zimmer sind wunderschön eingerichtet alles ist in einem superzustand. Echter luxuseinrichtung, tolles Schlafzimmer, cooles Bad, perfekt eingerichtete Küche. Garten und Pool ist ebenfalls top. Der Gastgeber hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen, alles gezeigt und war jederzeit für Fragen zur Stelle.
Es war alles perfekt!
Stayed here during our honeymoon. Loved it and would recommend it n stay again. It's on the the more wet n less tourist side. Takes about 2.5 hours to get to Kona side with best dining. It was remote enough for us. Close to NP. Hamlet was personable n helpful with local information.
Staying at Hamlet's Island Breeze Bungalow was a very positive experience. Hamlet's place was exceptionally clean, spacious and comfortable. The bungalow is surrounded by a gorgeous garden and is teeming with wildlife (we loved all the sounds of the outdoors). The windows and sliding doors are large and let in nice cool breezes which the many beautiful fans pushed around to all corners of the house, although you will find it difficult to remain indoors all day. Hamlet has an excellent eye for style, no need to opt to stay in a posh hotel, all the luxury can be found here. His pool and outdoor kitchen were a dream to use. We were able to make many a romantic dinner ourselves. Hamlet made himself available to us if we needed him, but definitely respected our privacy. Hamlet was also very flexible and accommodating when we were initially trying to book, very easy to communicate with! Down the road you will find the rocky coast, whales were easily sighted, and the views are magnificent. This is the place to stay if you are looking for a secluded oasis away from the bustling city to relax (it is only a quick drive into Hilo to get all your necessities). Also a great launching pad to explore the wonders and beauty of the east side of the Big Island. Many Mahalos, Hamlet!
Hamlet was great and easy to communicate with. His property was perfect and was exactly as it was described. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but was exactly what we needed, we are already trying to figure out how to come back
Incredible. Off the chart location. Landscaped paradise with exceptional decor, privacy, to the max. The 5 star hotel on the other side of the island pales to even compare with Hamlet's propert
Beautiful rental with everything we could have needed. The location was the perfect launching pad for exploring the east side of the island. The grounds were lovely and the house itself was beautifully furnished. Hamlet was a helpful and unobtrusive host. Thanks so much!
Hamlet was a good host - responsive to questions, helpful, and friendly. He lives in one of the bungalows and respected our privacy during the stay. We arrived the first night tired and exhausted and he just introduced himself briefly and left us to recoup.
The place itself is beautifully furnished, but is somewhat secluded. It's located next to the Hawaii Paradise rainforest so you should be prepared for animals cirping, singing, and crowing as their is no AC so you need to leave the windows open. There are also bullfrogs hopping around at night and it's next to a rooster farm (of sorts). It's also a bit farther from Hilo than (website hidden) maps indicate as there is back traffic during rush hours and construction on the one main road that runs up and down that side of the island. The rain shower is a bit of a trickle and we had a few problems with the washer (door doesn't latch).
It's a very nice place for the price, but you should be prepared for travel time, the animal ambiance, and slightly quirky applicances. Good for the low-key traveler or experienced traveler who don't mind being off the beaten track. Not a ideal place for those that like being close to town and/or going out late, can't sleep through night noises, and/or expect high-quality luxury. The bungalow has luxurious moments indeed (bed, bed linens, finishing in kitchen and bathroom, well-chosen furniture), but the location and little things mentioned above can put a damper on that.
I would recommend to those trying to get away from it all and just enjoy the outdoors at a reasonable price.
This is a really great property to stay in. The bungalow is very open and airy with very nice appointments for a great island feel. The wrap around porch offers nice protection from the rain while still being able to enjoy the outdoors. We would love to stay here again.