Quiet, Ideal for Two Couples, Centrally Located, Economical
We chose this rental because it was central to the area of Hawaii that we wanted to evaluate to purchase a bit of land. Additionally it was my brother and his girlfriend's first visit to Hawaii, and they wanted to use it as a hub to do a bit of vacationing. While my girlfriend and I had vacationed several times in the Kona area, this was our first month's stay on the Hilo side. I must say, the best part was meeting and talking to the people in the Pahoa area. Everyone was so friendly, quick to welcome, and genuine. Everyone seems to have a story and we exchanged quite a few with the local population. We felt like the Hilo side of the island was more like the "real" Hawaii. It was like stepping back into the 1960's, everyone made us feel like it was our home too. I first thought it would rain a lot in the Pahoa area, but typically it rained only during the night and the days were very pleasant and sunny. Not too hot during the day, and not too humid during the night. Very comfortable, so no air conditioning was required.. While using the rental as a hub, we did do all the day travel trips around the Island, from Kona to points north and south. My brother and his girlfriend enjoyed every minute, from seeking out the Black Sands beach, to diner at the Hilton in Waikoloa, to seeing the lava flows at Kalapana and Lava Tree Park, to exploring along Saddle Rd and the Hamakua coast. We found the rental to be an ideal spot to return home to after traveling about the island and returning home from evaluating property. The picnic table was our favorite congregation spot, and the outdoor barbeque provided countless meals, from Ahi that a local resident caught to steak and vegetables that we purchased from the Malama Market and nearby farmers market. The rental was equipped to provide the basics. With two bedrooms and two baths, it was ideal for two couples. Plenty of parking (free I might add), and the nights were void of traffic noises and full of nature's sounds. The owners were very pleasant and accommodating. and while they live locally, they respected our privacy.
Little Hawaiian Home