We stayed in John and Karen's lovely apartment for three nights and enjoyed every minute. They are gracious and welcoming hosts, knowledgable about the area, its history, and the islands and happy to talk story with visitors. The views over the fields to the ocean are spectacular and Hilo is just a short drive away--although it's good to have groceries on hand for when you're too busy relaxing to drive into town! Having their friendly dogs, cats, and horses around for company was an added bonus. We hope very much to visit John and Karen and the Stables at Hakalau again.