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Adam and I had a wonderful time in Puna. Greg and Carolyn offer a fantastic rental with clean and well maintained facilities. The location worked for us because we wanted to be far away enough to experience more of nature (rainforest, ocean, lava fields) yet within driving distance of the town and other attractions. When we arrived we were positively surprised to find excellent suggestions for things to do in the area which are more local and less touristy. The shower was great, the board games were a nice touch, and the movie collection was enjoyable. Among the outdoor activities in the area are tide pools for snorkeling, hot springs, lava trees, a black sand beach, parks along the coast, and a spectacular view of the stars at night. We would happily come back with more friends next time! Mahalo!
Beautiful and warm place in Puna. We were so happy when we first entered the apartment and realized we were gonna spent a few days there. The property is gorgeous with lots of fruit trees around and a great lanai.
Highly recommended as a base to explore puna and the surrounding areas. A great place to stay and do nothing too.
This was a great place to stay on the Big Island. The house had everything we needed, and was in a nice, quiet (except for the coqui frogs, which didn't bother us) location. Bit a of a drive to get to restaurants/shopping/attractions. Greg and Carolyn were great hosts - always available when we had questions. We'd love to stay here again if we ever make it back to the Big Island!
Everything you want and more. I had a great experience and loved the ohana for extra sleeping space in true Hawaiian style. Greg and Carolyn will help you with anything you need for your stay, and I would strongly recommend their home to anyone staying in the Pahoa area on Hawai'i.
We really enjoyed our stay at Escape2puna. The house and yard were beautiful (I particularly enjoyed the smell of ripening guava all day long!). The location is wonderful and the attention to detail was much appreciated. We would return in a heartbeat!
This home was great. Greg and Carolyn were very nice, and gave a detailed welcome packet ahead of time, and called the day we arrived to make sure everything was OK.
The home itself is great: very comfortable and nice. Off the beaten path, in a good way. In a quiet neighborhood with a very nice lawn/garden in back and nice views from the balcony.
Had a wonderful time! Thank you so so much for having us. The house and surroundings are beautiful
What a wonderful way to unwind. We loved everything about this place. Especially the outdoor shower, amazing. We would definitely stay here again on a return trip. So many absolutely beautiful things to see and do in the local area just not enough time.
What a fabulous place Escape2puna is! Beautifully done interior with good quality fixtures, beautiful stone, very pleasing color schemes, and terrific views inside and on the deck! There were just two of us, and it was perfect. We wanted to stay in the Ohana house in the garden (which accommodates at least two more), but were out and about so much we didn't have time his trip. Will definitely come back here to stay if on the Big Island. Greg and Carolyn are terrific hosts and left good detailed instructions. Oh, I did I mention the incredible clean wonderful Hawaiian air that came in from the breeze over the ocean! Was very healing!!
This was a wonderful spot near the coast on the South/East end of the Big Island. Walkable to a black sand beach. Great rides in all directions. About 45 minutes from the Volcano. The little town of Pahoa had a couple of really good restaurants and several places to buy provisions and an internet cafe. The house was beautiful; Private, Immaculate, decorated beautifully, comfortable and a large deck. The Ohana alone was worth the trip. Accurate info packet sent well ahead of our arrival. My call to the owners asking a question was answered immediately and accurately. VERY nice people anxious to make sure all was right, which it was.
Greg and Carolyn Buettner were very nice folks and left the house in perfect order, especially considering there were quite a few people in and out all weekend for the wedding festivities. They even stripped the beds and there weren't any dishes left in the dish washer! Wonderful guests like Greg and Carolyn are welcome back anytime.
Greg and Carolyn were really kind and great guest. I give them a five star rating and wish they come back soon! Mahalodge