Gracious host, perfect place
Elfie was the most gracious and helpful host. She somehow managed to be right there when needed and invisible otherwise. When I struggled in the dark with the barbeque, she appeared with the remote control for the LED lights. When the washer took longer than we could wait, she offered to assist so we could get to our next event without inconveniencing the other guests. When she discovered an opportunity for us to see Pele up close and personal with the breakout of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō flow over the pali, after our guided hike failed to produce, she alerted us and we had a once in a lifetime experience as a result. The house actually has three well equipped apartments. We were upstairs with a "peekaboo view" of the ocean just two blocks away. There is a community washer outside (no dryer), and gas barbecue as previously mentioned. The location is a quiet residential neighborhood about 10 minutes drive from the tiny town of Pahoa, which was nearly destroyed by an earlier lava flow, only to be saved at the last minute. Hilo is a 30 minute drive and Kona is 1.5 hours. The ohana is lovingly maintained and perfectly equipped with everything you might need for a visit to the Big Island. There is a great hole in the wall restaurant by the traffic circle called Pahoa Fresh Fish. Don't be distracted by the humble appearance, but do consider the local attendance and fresh food.
Mediterranean style Ohana Rental SUITE/LOFT 650 sqft Ocean View. # 830163