We were very happy with our stay at Makana Kai. The setup is great: kitchen (though note that no hot surface to cook on) on 1st and bed and living space on 2nd floor. Super clean and a lot of room to move. The mattress is way too soft for our taste. The fact that there isn't any AC was not at all a problem, wind and fans do the job fine. While there, we rode the small street Old Govnmt Road to Champagne Pond. Wonderful drive. A must. We went to Lava viewing at Kalapana and walked 2 miles to see lava flow into the ocean. We also went to Volcanoes Park. All within a 1 hour drive. Restaurants in Pahoa were good and at about a 10-15 minute drive. This is a great deal and hosts are super nice and welcoming without being intrusive.
See the sunrise from a tropic the quiet side