Cute cottage with great ocean view.
Ranchos (southern part of the island) is my favorite neighborhood on the Big island. Half-way between Hilo and Kona, so great for day trips, then driving home to a serene, cute cottage where birds sing, quiet abounds and a gazillion stars light the sky at night. You can drive around the whole island in about 5 hrs, but stopping is a must, so we took 10 hrs. This cottage is older, but has been well-kept with care. The bed was very comfy, the bathroom is large. The whole house was very clean. The sunroom was our favorite spot to sit, look at the ocean, catch our breath and enjoy a cooling breeze. The yard seemed to have the best floral and fauna in this area. Internet was good, but the TV did not get local news, but there were quite a few movies, if one was inclined. The neighborhood is gated, which is nice. We maybe saw three other cars the three days we stayed at this house. The kitchen is a good size, but I had to take a star off: there was a coffee maker, but no coffee. In all the VRBO's I've stayed in, this was a first. The owners were a pleasure to communicate with, and very nice. All in all, I can recommend this lovely, little cottage.
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