The area was disconcerting at first, then you relax, and it is peaceful, quiet, and wonderful! The house is an amazing design. it was well-supplied, clean and comfortable for us. The views are amazing. The island was a learning experience for me. So diverse and beautiful. There's a great resturaunt, Hana Hou, in Naalehu, and a bakery (10 miles or so). Ocean View has two groceries, and the gas is cheaper there, then anywhere else. Farmer's market up by the highway on Saturdays.