My family of four stayed at the Pu'ulena House in Nov. 2012, and we had to say how amazing a time we had here! It is more gorgeous than even the great pics reflect, you will not be sorry for taking the time to stay here.
Everything here was just as promised, and the cleanliness, the architecture, the landscaping, the fresh fruit (Suha fruit is so pretty!) is truly unforgettable. It rains almost daily this time of the year, and each rain brought a rainbow of which my children and I adored. You can see the ocean over the lava field nearby and it is breathtaking, to see so much life evolve literally through the hardened lava was incredible to us.
The view of the stars was mind blowing, you will NEVER see so many stars in one sky on the mainland anywhere, it is so clear you can easily make out the milky way!!! The laundry machines in the house were very useful for my wife and kids. The loft area was a complete hit with our children also. The mediation pavilion (what I called it anyway) was truly serene, there was always a gorgeous gecko there with 3 vivid orange 'splashes' on their backs, so pretty!
Lisa gave us amazing information on the area and home, we ate at the local Kalapana Village Cafe and used the grocery store there and sincerely enjoyed the area and moreso the people!
Sleeping in the bed was very restful, and the music orchestrated by the frogs, lizards and birds at night was mesmerizing, we recorded the night sounds to have a re-playable memory of this amazing music from nature.
Our experience was unforgettable, and we will most definitely be back. The location made visiting everything on the East side of the Big Island so convenient, Hilo is a close drive, as well as the Volcanoes Natl Park, also you are extremely close to the Kalapana Lava Viewing fields which blew our minds as well.
If you are looking for serenity, Hawai'i Nei, and a place to stay on the East side of the Big Island, Pu'ulena House will not disappoint you!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND, thank you Lisa, it was truly a surreal experience for my family! We will be back!!