We loved coming to the Big Island during this quiet time of year, before the holiday rush. This home was a very pleasant surprise. Besides being clean and welcoming, the internet was fast and free, with good wi-fi connection.
A typical morning found us all at the very close beaches, and then back home to eat and relax. Our teenage kids were on their "devices" in the house (good air conditioning throughout), while my wife and I drank Kona coffee on the plush rockers outside. The view of the ocean was very calming, and we grilled out for almost every dinner. The picnic table also looks toward the ocean, and it was a great time to eat together and watch the sunset.
Compared to our last vacation with two hotel rooms, this house was a tremendous bargain. We were so glad we chose a home with a kitchen and the ability to do laundry. The home also has board games, which was sweet fun on the one evening it rained.
My advice is before you stay in Kawaihae, study the guide books because, because there is a ton of history, and things to see and do very close by. If you drive up toward Hawi, you are in a different world, and a drive to see Kilauea is a trip into pre-history.
In summary, I highly recommend this fun beach house (and 5 star property manager, Mary!). Thank you to the owner for the special touches like bluetooth speakers and TV in every bedroom. We will be back in 2016!