Lived Up to Its Name
Peaceful Cove Cottage fully lived up to its name and exceeded expectations for its beautiful lush landscaping and cozy interior. Major points: * Cheryl met us shortly after check-in and thoroughly acclimated us to both the cottage and the surrounding area (grocery stores, restaurants, etc...) . It was reassuring to know that she and her husband live "just next door" in case of any need that might arise. There is so much tropical foliage surrounding this cottage that one cannot see her home from it. * The lack of curb appeal on the corner of the cottage that you'll first see when driving in is more than compensated by the rest of the dwelling. The back side of the cottage facing the walkway to the ocean is attractive and framed in beautiful landscaping. The interior is cozy with a full kitchen, surprisingly large bathroom with a strong hot shower, and two bedrooms that have interior doors for privacy. Two decks overlooking the back yard include reclining chairs. Beautiful tropical flowering plants surround the property, as well as plants bearing fruit including mango, pineapple, and banana. Ate fresh mangos throughout our stay by selecting those that were undamaged by their fall from the trees..some on the cottage roof. * The kitchen has all utensils that one needs as well as many "extras" such as salt, pepper, coffee filters, etc.... that rentals often don't have. * Unlike the opinion of one previous reviewer, my wife and I were completely satisfied with the bed in the master bedroom, and, believe me, we are sticklers for bed firmness and comfort.. * Coquis indeed sang robustly every night. One person in our party of four needed earplugs but I actually enjoyed their singing which helped lull me asleep. Also, there is a rooster and hen that we saw wandering through the property and he would start his crowing at about 1/2 hour before sunrise. Again, to me, this added positively to the overall experience and even for my wife, who normally is a late sleeper.: * Surrounding area: Beautiful canopied drive up route 137 with several beaches. Be sure to stop at McKenzie Park for some beautiful ocean spray pictures from a lava rock cliff but be careful if you have children because there is no guardrail at the cliff. Culture: people in area are extremely laid back and unpretentious.... go to Uncle Roberts Wednesday for interesting sampling of the culture. Pahoa is best local place for good restaurants and a couple of grocery stores

May 2016
Peaceful Cove Cottage
Peaceful Cove Cottage
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