I'm a designer and native Californian-- first 25 years in Southern California, the second part in San Francisco, and now loving my life in beautiful Hawaii.
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Robert has designed a beautiful modern home in an absolutely stunning location. The house is tastefully decorated, very comfortable, and benefits from incredible views in the surrounding lava flow. Robert is very welcoming and we really felt at home!
Robert fut le hôte parfait - disponible mais discret. Cette incroyable petit maisonnée moderne est entourée d'un magnifique jardin tropical. Cette location est devenue l'une de nos expérience culminante d'Hawaï. C'est un idéal pied à terre lors d'un séjour à Big Island. Bien située, elle permet de se rendre en peu de temps à des sites magnifiquement majestueux et primitifs. Mais elle aussi parfaite pour une matinée ou un après-midi de lecture et de baignade dans la piscine. Située du côté sud-est, il y a fait soleil tout les jours. Merci Robert pour ton accueil chaleureux.
We went here for a group trip, and Robert was a very accommodating host. The location on the lava rocks was very cool, the architecture is amazing, and we enjoyed our stay very much! Highly recommend coming here instead of getting a hotel room.
Do not hesitate to make your reservation at Robert's guest house. The space is beautiful and relaxing. Robert has supplied everything needed to enjoy your stay. The guesthouse is high quality comfort and pleasantly quiet and dark at night. The coqui frogs sing to you at night and the stars are amazing.
The small things that Robert provides like a cooler, charcoal and small weber, beach items, and books and magazines make you feel like a welcomed guest.
This side of the island is more isolated from the ruckus of Kona and has a feel of authenticity that makes it alluring and magical. You won't find food chain stores at every turn, but if you want to take the time to discover, it will be your best Hawaiian experience.
we had a nice stay in robert's studio. he has a fun design sensibility, and it's quite beautiful and peaceful where he's located -- you're very much away from it all. the house is comfortable, although its location required some extra driving.
Terrific host, amazing home, perfect location!
Hands down our best trip to the Big Island. Robert was an gracious host during our stay, with extraordinary attention to detail, in both his beautifully appointed home and in making sure we had everything we needed during our trip. We were particularly interested in taking a 4WD drive down into Waipio Valley which Robert went so far as to call his friends for perspective. We always felt like we were in good hands getting recommendations and if we ever needed any assistance… before, during, and even after.
The house is beautiful on the inside and out. It's PERFECTLY situated, close enough for a relatively short radius to a lot of really cool places but remote enough to be amidst nature. The lava flow it's built on is truly a sight to see (on a huge lanai). The ocean is just a stone's throw away, running alongside a scenic road en route to the house. We particularly enjoyed the more 'local' feel on the Hilo side (in contrast to Kona side that we found to be commercial / resort-saturated in past visits) --- and the house's particular proximity to everything was perfect. It made going to some must-see sights (Volcanoes NP, Waipio Valley, Mauna Kea, Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden) far more enjoyable not having to traverse a far larger distance coming/going. In fact most times I was surprised by how little time it took that were able to easily add in a destination on the fly without a ton of planning or uncertainty…
Would highly recommend staying at Pohakunani!
We had a great time at Roberts place and he was always very nice and helpful!
We LOVED our stay! Robert is lovely - warm, helpful, available and generous. The house was perfect- beautiful views and setting, great layout of the space, near to the astoundingly beautiful coast, the black sand beaches, the tide pools...just driving places was a pleasure. It was both as peaceful and as exciting as we wanted.
Robert's home was the perfect location for our first visit to Hawaii. His home is a verdant paradise at the end of a relaxing drive. He went out of this way to ensure that we were comfortable and knew of all local attractions. Two nights allowed us to spend ample time in Volcano National Park, the Warm Ponds, checking out the rocky coastline and eating some delicious food in Pahoa. You really need to experience this!
Robert is a great host – open minded, helpful and very friendly. The house is light-flooded and you have a nice view into a beautiful garden with solidified lava. We really enjoyed out stay and felt very comfortable.
Very sweet guests! We loved their Ukulele tunes :)