Delightful, clean, welcoming, comfortable, airy
Very well-tended, imaginatively laid-out split-level studio apartment, with high ceilings, and louvered windows to provide an airy ambience. (It is necessary to climb stairs.) No detail overlooked in the furnishings. The bed was so comfy, it was hard to get up in the morning! Hosted by a welcoming, perceptive couple, generous with their presence when wanted, and also all the privacy one could desire. The owner was easy to contact. It was simple to make the the reservation, and pay for it. They provided treats for breakfast, and coffee and tea. The property description sells it a little short, as there are whimsical decorations to enjoy. The lanai with the birdfeeder nearby brought literally hundreds of city birds into close view. I was there for just a few days, and there was rain, but it was easy to access outdoor activities like swimming, snorkeling, and walking nearby, and many indoor activities are available in Hilo, a half-hour away, during rain. I especially enjoyed the Imiloa Astronomy and Hawaiian culture center, the Kapoho tide pools, and MacKenzie Park. I highly recommend Makana Kai for those who need a quiet retreat during their vacation, with a view of the ocean nearby. I even loved the rain, as did the coqui frogs! I would stay again! Again, the hosts are really lovely people.

February 2014
See the sunrise from a tropic  the quiet side
See the sunrise from a tropic the quiet side
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