Big home with an amazing view
Joe's place was great for the 5 of us. In fact it was more than big enough, with room for 3 more. The lanai is huge and has an amazing view looking right over Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument. We started our days with coffee on the huge lanai and often ended it watching the pool players among us battle on the lanai pool table. I enjoyed just sitting and reading. Joe's family supplied us with the most amazing tropical fruit - bananas, citrus, avocados, starfruit, papaya and dragon fruit. We were really spoiled by the end of our stay. The location is ideal - out of the tourist bustle, but close to great sites and Captain Cook for groceries and stores. Don't miss out on dinner at the Manago, and the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, both close by. The ChoiceMart is great! The house has only recently been available for vacation rentals and needs some additional furniture, kitchen utensils, etc. Joe was very responsive to our concerns and requests, though, so by the end of our stay some of what we found lacking had already been provided (coffee anyone?!!!). The house is a bit quirky (which we enjoyed), so do not expect polished, upscale living, but enjoy it for what it is - a great place with amazing views and a very attentive and genial host.
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