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This was an awesome house on the remote volcanic side of the big island. If relaxation is your thing this is your place plus it's 10 min walk from kalani yoga retreat center if your into yoga. She has everything you need at home blender tea coffee maker etc which we realy appreciated:)
The house was a delight to arrive to. There were five of us staying for 3 nights and we found it to be spacious and comfortable, built with quality materials and easy to find. This is a residential area and nights were quiet and restful. There isn't a grocery store nearby and the kitchen is lightweight so be prepared for that. If you like to snorkel bring your own gear, the tide pools and black sand beach are within reasonable driving distance. We took one leisurely day to drive up to Volcano and back.
We so enjoyed our stay that we are already scheming about a big family trip that could take advantage of the multiple rental spaces on this property. Wake up to early morning sunshine and birds, and at night fall asleep to sounds of surf and the chirruping of coqui frogs under the starriest skies you've ever seen. This one's a little off the beaten path but if you're looking to unwind away from heavy tourist areas but only a stone's throw from the water, well, this is the perfect spot. Easy drives to all the best spots on the eastern and south tip of the Big Island. We loved it and were only sorry we didn't have more time to spend there.
This studio was really tucked away near the south-east corner of the island, which was both great on some days and tiring on others (you have to drive at least thirty minutes to get to a connecting highway that'll get you to another part of the island). The fact that the building is a few minutes from the ocean was a wonderful start to every day. We arrived on the first night past sunset, and I wouldn't recommend anyone trying to locate this place after dark, since there is no street lighting and no illumination from any other houses nearby. It took us some time to figure out whether we were in the right place. Also, it wasn't clear that we were supposed to enter the suite through the sliding glass doors and not the main door. It was confusing. Since all the windows and doors were closed when we arrived, the air was quite stale (and this being one of the house rules, we were greeted with the lack of ventilation whenever we returned to the studio). Nevertheless, the apartment had pretty much everything we needed, including kitchenware and a hair dryer (our essentials). It was also nice to know that the water used in the building came from a nearby tank that caught water from the sky. This was very impressive to us and we made as much effort as possible to conserve water. We were astonished to see how bright the sky was lit with stars at night and the beautiful sounds of the bugs lulled us to sleep.
Fantastic rental in an excellent location. Bottom of kalapana subdivision with good ocean views and access. Beautiful area to explore and a well appointed and unique house to return to after a busy days activities. Note that patio space is shared with adjoining rental house. Not a problem for us but might be for others.
The place was awesome, no tub just shower, had some beach stuff like towels, beach bags, also lot sof extra bedding, could accomodate a lot of people if you don't mind an open flooe plan. excellent location
We spent an excellent few days at Elaine Marie's place. It was clean, comfortable, and spacious. The manager (Kevin) was very responsive to any requests that we had. Lovely views - very quiet and peaceful. Thanks!
The apartment is so beautiful and quiet. The kitchen is fully equipped, the view is fantastic. We could see the sunrise from the bed. It was so unique. Thank you!
Elaines space is lovely, close to Kalani for Watsu treatments and some nearby natural hot ponds. Could hear the ocean at night. Her manager was very helpful.
This condo is just as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures. The location is ideal if you are exploring the Puna area. The views from both balconies are amazing. The kitchen had all the pots and pans and dishes you need to cook. Very quiet and clean.
Classy lady and wonderful guest. She and Peter make a darling couple and a joy to have at our place. They too own a vacation rental and BnB.
So her input was so appreciated and her love and presence brings peace to our soul. It's an honor to have them as our guest.