Great place to stay
What a great place to shake off the stresses of the main land. The house is impeccably clean, with wall to wall tile floors, uncluttered and full of light. You can see nature from every point your standing. But the best part is the complete privacy all around the property. The lanai is just a wonderful place to enjoy meals and conversation while looking at colorful birds in the morning or listening to the jungle sounds at night. Rain or shine we were comfortable, actually we were mesmerized by the rapid switches between sunshine and pouring rain, all while we had dinner. We started most day excursions with a swim at the hot pond in Ahalanui park. We took the short cut and were there in 10 minutes, then off to exploring the lava flow, snorkeling in lava Kapoho tide pools, Hilo, Akaka falls, always coming back to our comfortable house out, take an outdoor shower, walk around the yard, cocktail in hand, smelling the flowers and fruit trees, and the star gazing was amazing. Our 7 year old got into finding constellations after our visit to the Imilioa Astronomy Center in Hilo. Incredibly, there were no mosquitoes. This is a great place to stay. The owner was more than helpful and honest. The care takers seemed genuinely interested in us having a great vacation. Highly recommend.
Makamae House-Paradise on the Big Island