Perfect bungalow by the ocean with wonderful, genuine hosts!
My partner and I traveled from Philadelphia, PA to stay on the Big Island from January 3rd - 10th to produce a collaborative project (we are both artists.) Originally, I had booked with another rental to come to Hawai'i in June of 2016 but had an emergency health situation where I was unable to go days before. Those people did not refund me my scholarship money nor did they offer to rebook my time with them. They still offer a listing on HomeAway (and I would be happy to share that information with anyone wondering, as to prevent anyone else getting robbed.) When looking to rebook, I discovered Elfie and Manfred's Bungalow in Hawaiian Beaches. Let me first say that these two people are responsive and inciteful. They answered my messages before my arrival to the island so that I could expect the price of food and know the best travel spots. My partner and I were unable to pick up the rental car the night we arrived at the airport, but Manfred and Elfie took it upon themselves to pick us up from the airport and then drive us to Alamo the next morning. Elfie greeted us with two beautiful leis and they shared information about the island the whole ride there. I was floored by their hospitality and knew immediately my partner and I made the right decision to book with them. The bungalow is great. It is situated two blocks from the ocean. You can see the ocean from the bedroom window and hear the waves crashing at night. The yard is gorgeous and well-maintained. Laundry materials are available on site. We also had the opportunity to use boogie boards, beach mats, noodles, and scuba gear they also had available. The bungalow is comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen for all your needs. A large shower. Perhaps the only two downsides is that the wifi is very spotty and that the bed is springy and not the most comfortable. But all in all, a wonderful place to stay. The bungalow is near Pahoa, a small but bountiful in culture town 10 miles away. We enjoyed drinking Kava there. This was our first trip to Hawai'i and we know we will be back. We would definitely book with them again. I would recommend this bungalow to anyone! Thanks again Elfie and Manfred.
Mediterranean Style Ohana Rental - Garden Bungalow- Ocean view. # 802364