We rented the house for a special birthday celebration with the whole family: my husband and I, our 3 adult children and their partners, plus my elderly mother. It was perfect! The large well-appointed kitchen, dining areas (inside and out) plus gas grill were great for communal meals and great conversation. Bedrooms and bathrooms inside the house were luxurious (and accessible for my mother's limited mobility); separate 2 bedroom cottage was very comfortable (although hot during our visit - more fans would help). Spectacular sunsets, turtles basking on the shore, and some of the best snorkeling on the island right out front in Puako Bay! It's a little tricky getting into the water from the house, but several amazing beaches are right up the road for the less adventurous. We try to get to the Big Island every year and would definitely bring a large group to the Turtle House again!