Great place to stay, near Hilo.
Our family of 4, including 2 children (ages 6 and 8), stayed for a week. This home is very clean and well-maintained, and since it is on an acreage, it is nice and quiet. The view from the property is fantastic. It is a short 10 - 15 minute drive to downtown Hilo. Kate and Kirk were great hosts, and had many suggestions for the area, such as places to see and restaurants to try (and the Suisan fish market for great poke). We enjoy cooking, and appreciated that we were welcome to the main kitchen and BBQ for preparing meals, after a busy day of sight-seeing. The location makes for a great base for exploring the east side of the Big Island. We enjoyed Akaka and Rainbow falls, Volcano park, Black Sand beach, and Kapoho tide pools. Our kids loved the dogs, goats, and horses on the acreage. They also were able to take a riding lesson with Kate, who was fantastic with our energetic kids. This was a highlight of the trip for the kids - thank you Kate for being so patient!
Ho'onanea Ranch Private Ocean View Luxury Retreat 10 minutes from Hilo