Off the beaten path, good rates, but not very clean!
With a good cleaning, the upper ocean facing studio could have been 5 stars. I made it a point to arrive before dark and found the property locked up tight. Had to drive back to the main road for a cell signal to contact Andre. He met me promptly, but seemed somewhat surprised by my arrival. At a glance, the accomodations looked good, but while getting settled in, I realized how dirty the place was. I can be comfortable in a tent as well as the Westin, but do expect lodging to be cleaned between quests. More than just hanging fresh towels and taking the trash out. Wiping down the counters, cupboards, refrigerator and changing the sheets seem like givens? Andre has a quiet spot a few minutes from the lava and beautiful sunrise shoreline, but when I find previous guest's personal belongings amongest the dust balls and grit under the furniture it's obvious the housekeeping standards are lacking. This place has potential, but didn't meet the mark during my visit.
Nice, Big House near Kalapana Lava Flow & Kapoho/Kehena Beach !