Mountain View Magic
Even though we had originally booked Taylor and Lehua's 2 BR house we didn't need the second bedroom and willingly took their offer to exchange it for a stay at their new one bedroom place, Kealohapau'ole, located on the same property. What a wonderful place! Comfortable and well-equipped. The two properties are comfortably separated from one another so either of their locations would have worked since the main attraction was that we planned to spend 2 days in the Volcano NP/Black sand beach of Punaluu areas and 2 days in the Hilo/Puna areas. Their Mountain View location made it easy to get to all areas and yet provided a secluded, peaceful retreat for us to rest in the evenings. (We're not the nightclub/party animals we once were!) We arrived in the daytime which made it much easier to find. Our only regret was the lack of time to enjoy their porch dining area and the peace and solitude that surely existed during the day as it did in the evening. Taylor had also thoughtfully provided a welcome binder with all the necessary information as well as fresh fruit and beautiful floral arrangements. We certainly would consider either of their places should we have the opportunity to return to the Big Island.
Kealohapau'ole - Spacious 1 bdrm, 1 bath with jacuzzi tub and covered deck!