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This place is amazing!!!The view is superb. We saw whales, dolphins and of course the ocean. The black sand beach is just beside the house, and we could have fun on the beach everyday. The house is spacious, the designs of the Loft and Studio are perfect for a couple.
We had our wedding here and had the most beautiful memory in our life. The lawn area by the sea is the perfect place for a small wedding.
The hosts are super nice and very helpful. Although the place is kind far away from any stores, it is the best place when you really want to be quite and relax.
We would definitely recommend this place to our friends without any hesitation.
Mahalo Nui Loa Rita!, We are so humbled and honored that you chose to have your wedding here. We hope see you again soon. A Hui Ho!
With much aloha,
Tim and Iliahi
We absolutely loved our honeymoon vacation at this oceanfront beach home. The area is gorgeous--lush natural rainforest to explore, surrounded by gorgeous ocean views, lava rock, and lovely black sand beaches. We are so happy that we started off our honeymoon at this lovely home. It was exactly what we had hoped for -- we had a really nice kitchen for cooking our own meals, gorgeous ocean views from various decks, and it was wonderful listening to the amazing ocean sounds and birds at night when we went to bed. We adored visiting the nearby town of Pahoa when we wanted a restaurant -- The Tin Shack Bakery and Paolo's for authentic Italian cooking were both fantastic. We will visit again for years to come. No matter what changes with the lava flow, we will definitely be back. And this beach home truly does have one of the best views on the island from various decks!
Beautiful location, sound of waves put us to sleep every night. quiet and tranquil.
Mahalo Nui Loa Derrick for the wonderful review, we cannot wait to have you back!
This house is amazing. It's exactly what it looks like in the pictures. It has stunning views and a fun layout, along with beautiful interior finishes, furniture and accessories. The pool is warm, like a huge bathtub, and is just big enough to swim around in comfortably. The waves crash into the ocean below and you can sleep with the sliding door open, such that the ocean puts you to sleep. That's all you can hear from outside; we never saw or heard any neighbors in the evening.
As you can see from the map, there's not too much nearby — this house is perfect for a getaway with a focus on R&R. Pahoa is about 15 minutes away and has surprisingly great restaurants, but it's far enough such that you don't want to go there all the time. The Wednesday evening market in Kalapana is very close and is a huge draw for folks in the area. Otherwise, there's not much going on near the house. Kehena beach is popular but was never crowded.
We were slightly worried about the weather on this side of the island — but it was great. It stayed hot enough to be comfortable in a T-shirt and shorts at all times, and we only had some light drizzle during the day a couple times. It commonly rained at night.
- Bring or purchase snorkel gear and reef shoes; they're available at Target/Walmart or the local market. You'll need them at the beach next door and for nearby snorkeling spots.
- Buy lots of food. The house has great cookware and is well-equipped for cooking and grilling.
- There is no cell service (at least for Verizon or AT&T), but the wifi is solid.
- The pool is not a hot tub, but it's warm and you can make it warmer with a heater.
Aloha and Mahalo for spending you Honeymoon with us! We hope to have two come back again in the near future!
The location and setting of this home is fantastic. It is very close to the little beach with black sand and with a car, one can drive anywhere. Whales and other sea creatures can be seen out the window or by standing on the deck, if the timing is right.
The linens and towels were clean and there were lots of dishes and cooking utensils, although there are several good places to go for delicious food, so the need to cook is minimal. We recommend the "fish and chips" place in the local Pahoa village market (sorry, we can't remember the name, but it is right by the Subway).
The house has many interesting features from the decorations to the design that make the stay very comfortable and luxurious.
The description and pictures are accurate; however, the weight room is dated. The laundry room is clean, well set-up and easy to use.
The hosts were reasonable, friendly and always available; they were only a phone call away. We were met at the house and given a tour, along with details on using and locking the house. The chocolates, necklaces and sparkling wine were nice welcome gifts.
We recommend staying at this home.
Mahalo Nui Loa! We love Hosting you guys and hope to see you two again:)
We enjoyed our stay and had a good time in Iliahi's amazing ocean view house. A lot of sweet memories will forever be tied with this property. The owner Iliahi and her husband are kind and sweet couple. They welcomed us with their charming smiles, big hugs, flowers, chocolate, wine, and their hand-made shell necklace! Thank you!
Mahalo Nui Loa Wu Ohana! We cannot wait to Host you all again:) A Hui Ho!