Good support from housekeeper
Overall a magnificent place to stay for lava viewing if the lava is flowing and that is what you're headed to the Big Island for. I'd definitely stay here if you plan on hiking to the lava flows. Otherwise, I'd stay somewhere closer to civilization and on the grid. PROS: - Very spacious, nice furniture and kitchen - Could see the lava glowing in the distance from the front porch - Housekeeper (Enzo) was very helpful and suggested things to do - Walking distance to service road leading lava flow (if lava is flowing) - A nice strong breeze to cool the house - Very peaceful environment CONS: - No dining table! One is needed for a 3 bedroom house! - Kitchen and bathroom is shared with housekeeper, expect him to pop in to your living quarters to use the facilities (but he is very nice) - Other than lava, not much else going on in Kalapana - Off grid housing is OK, but barely warm water made for mostly cold showers
Magical Oasis on the Lava :: Closest to Lava Hikes, Ocean Views, Nature!