Paradise? Absolutely!!!
I hope I can accurately describe how much we enjoyed this beautiful home during our vacation last week! The pictures don’t do it justice; they can’t begin to convey the feeling of absolute tranquility we experienced. We loved it! From the minute we walked through the front door into this Shangri-La, the beauty floored us. We entered into an atrium filled with tropical plants, a dining table set on stone pavers, and a gorgeous view of the palm-filled backyard pool, outdoor dining and lounge area beyond. We have never experienced a house with split architecture like this; it is truly indoor/outdoor living at its most wonderful. The best surprise awaited us at the top of the spiral staircase in the atrium – a little open-air room looking out over the ocean across the street. We had breakfast at the table here every morning watching the gorgeous sunrise, and we enjoyed our happy hour on the bar stools here at night. Lovely! If you can bring yourself to leave this paradise, everything you can imagine is provided for an excursion – bikes, folding chairs, ice chest, even a fishing pole and tackle. We loved biking around the friendly neighborhood and along the beach road. We even saw two whales breaching when we stopped at the end of the Ala Kai at Paradise! In addition, we love to cook, and everything we could ever want to prepare our meals was provided in the kitchen as well as a propane grill and charcoal barbecue out by the pool. There is a natural food store in Pahoa and a Foodland market in Keaau for groceries.The closest restaurants are about 20-25 minutes away. Our favorite restaurant for a nice dinner is Paulo’s in Pahoa; be sure to try his homemade pasta and bring your own wine (no corkage fee). Downsides? Not that I can think of. It may not be an appropriate property for families with young children because the bedrooms are in two separate buildings (which makes it perfect for two couples). The location is central to sightseeing, but also away from town in a residential neighborhood, so it’s a 20-30 minute drive to anywhere – Pahoa, Keaau, Hilo, under an hour to Volcanoes Nat’l Park. We like this, but others may prefer being closer to amenities. Stephanie (the owner) was very responsive to our inquiries, and she is available to answer any questions that might arise. We absolutely LOVED our stay at Palm Tree Paradise, and we can’t wait to return again and again. Mahalo, Stephanie, for an experience we will never forget! Susan and Dave

January 2017
Swimming Pool, Observation Deck, and Palm Trees
Swimming Pool, Observation Deck, and Palm Trees
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