A REAL GEM ON THE KOHALA COAST!
This studio apartment was a perfect base for seeing the island while on our vacation. The apartment is clean, quiet, and within easy driving distance of alot of wonderful beaches and sites. For the price, we couldn't have asked for more. Phil and Mitsuko are kind and gracious hosts. They are thoughtful and available for every need, but at the same time are very careful to give you your space. Location was such a plus for us.....within 5 minutes, you can be at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We especially always love going to Hapuna Beach...get there before 10 am and make sure to have a beach umbrella with you.. About 20 minutes up the road you can be to Hawi... a quaint little town with fun shops. The highlight for us in Hawi was to drive to the end of the road and hike down into the valley to Pololu beach. Just 20 minutes in the other direction is Waimea. Waimea has lots of places to eat, a large KTA grocery store, a fabulous Saturday farmer's market, and Waimea Launderette....you will need a place to do your laundry if you are staying for an extended period of time, and this place was close and not too expensive. We were there during whale season, and some of the best viewing of these magnificent creatures was just directly below the house. Alot of evenings we would just park along the main road below the house and walk down to the shoreline and watch the whales until the sunset. The sunset from here and directly off the main lanai of the house is absolutely stunning. Phil and Mitsuko provided us with a cooler, beach towels, and chairs. The internet worked great and the apartment had a small tv with many cable stations to enjoy. Having a small fridge was nice. We were able to keep drinks and supplies so that we could eat breakfast here every day and occasionally warm up something in the microwave for dinner. Phil did provide a barbecue that we used one night to barbecue some fish that we bought from a fisherman in Waimea. Oh, how I miss the fresh fish! We have stayed in many VRBO locations....for the price we payed to stay here, we will definitely recommend this property to family and friends. Make sure you find the Original Shave Ice Company....they are in a wagon in the parking lot of the Blue Dragon. The shave ice is the best we have had on any of the islands! Thank you Phil and Mitsuko....we hope to see you again soon!
Studio Kohala Big Island Ocean Views