Upon arrival we were met by the owners who graciously showed us everything in the guest house rental unit. It was exactly as pictured in the listing. We had a lovely bedroom with a very comfortable king size bed and bath accessible from the bedroom. The second bedroom has twin beds with a bathroom accessible both from the bedroom and the hall. Everything was spotlessly clean and well-maintained.
Our hosts provided a book on things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii and we found it very helpful. We stayed for 78 days and went somewhere almost every day. They were very knowledgeable about interesting places to visit on the island. We went to museums, beaches, farmers' markets, hotels and concerts. We joined the VFW while we were there and made many friends there plus having dinners and dances to attend. This VFW is open to everyone; you do not need to be a veteran of a foreign war or, in fact, a veteran at all.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month, the village in Kailua-Kona closes the street to vehicular traffic in the afternoon so many booths can be set up by vendors selling a variety of merchandise. One booth is maintained by an organization called, "Friends of Bluegrass" who have several bluegrass bands playing throughout the afternoon. Many folks just stay there to listen. The abundance of free parking in Kailua-Kona is a plus.
The best restaurant we went to was Huggo's. We were there for Christmas dinner and I had the best mahi mahi ever. If you go on a Wednesday, you get a discount. This is good because they are a little pricy.
As our hosts suggested, we joined Costco and bought some groceries there. Mainly we used their gas station as the gas was substantially cheaper than elsewhere.
The only drawback to this property is that is next to a main highway from Hilo and the noise of the trucks going up and down the hill is annoying.
If you are staying for an extended period of time, I would strongly suggest having an interim cleaning done.
We would highly recommend this property to all our friends and relatives.