We stayed 3wks at this rental and was so glad that we did!!
The owner met us as we drove up to the rental and showed us around the place. It had everything to make us comfortable as if we were in our own home. We ate out twice during our stay as we loved having our meals out in the lanai, watching the sunset/sunrise, and listening to our music (quietly, as there is a noise ordinance). We did not need to buy extraneous things as the owners had everything that we needed. There were so many games available to keep us occuppied but we did not need them as the outdoors kept us pretty busy. There was plenty of windows that we rarely used the AC and enjoyed the rain when it came. We originally came because of the snorkeling but that ended up a secondary issue for us as we enjoyed the weather and atmosphere so much more. We also loved talking and meeting the locals as they were all so easy to talk with and were very generous with their time. We jokingly told the owner that we would love to take the property off his hand when he was ready to sell it. Again, the rental had EVERTHING that you would need to make a perfect vacation. My husband wanted to stay another wk but I told him that he still needed to go back to work (he was not happy with me for reminding him of this fact, but I distracted him by pointing out something to him out in the lanai). We plan on coming back to the Big Island next yr. The rental helped to make this the most relaxing vacation, the people, and the mild, temperate weather took ahold and ensured that we would return. Thank you, Troy, for allowing us to scratch your brain about the possibility of making this our retirement home.