|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Dedicated to Pele with representations of her throughout the house, Lava House is halfway between Kailua-Kona and the volcano. This home can be a writer's secluded paradise or a spacious family vacation spot. Though on its own unique lava landscape, Ocean View is surrounded by beaches, bays and tropical vegetation.
Huge gourmet kitchen, 2,900 square foot lanai, and nearby farmers' markets ensure dining island style. Nights are cool and comfortable. Coffee comes with morning sun on the lanai, brightening the ocean view.
Guaranteed to be your most diversified tropical vacation ever!
This house was large, clean and fully equipped to handle all 6 of us. We had boogie boards, beach chairs, sand mats, a new bbq grill and lots of shampoos, soaps and linens. Great central location for accessing both sides of the island. The lanai was awesome to sit, eat and watch the sunrise and sunsets. The nights were cool, making it great for sleeping and the days were comfortable, not too hot. It was easy to find and there was a grocery store down the hill and a couple restraunts. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone who wants a central location and quiet.
Lovely home, spacious and well equipped. This property is clean, very well-maintained and is in a great location for exploring the island. Fantastic views from the wrap-around porch and lovely landscaping on the property to admire. Linda does a great job maintaining the property and is very friendly and helpful. Quiet and peaceful and a great place to hang out. Mornings and evenings can be cool, as Joanne told us, but weren't cool enough for us to need a fire. We would definitely recommend to others.
This home is located high on the flow for wonderful views and serenity. So quiet you can hear the birds cooing! Even saw lots of wild parakeets! The fireplace with all you need feels great when the wonderful chill arrives due to the elevation for a great contrast to the warm days while exploring the south end of the US. The home has everything and perfect for six or eight although it was just the two of us. Unbelievable, huge deck completely around the home with a perfect setting to sit and ponder. Even while exploring the south end of the island. still managed to relax and read my first novel in a while. The beaches are about 30-40 minutes away but beach toys are supplied. The huge kitchen with everything you need is great and there is a washer and dryer, too. Two bathrooms gave us a his and hers opportunity. Very unusual setting and we would definitely stay there again. L and L
If one seeks something different than the humidity, crowds and traffic of the Kiluea-Kona strip, then Ocean View may be right for you. Ocean View is a somewhat off-the-beaten-path community that is both economically and culturally more diverse than the tourist homogeneity of Kona. Lava House (in Ocean View) sits about 3,000 feet up the side of Mauna Loa, smack on the 1907 lava flow, in a unique and nicely landscaped setting. Being at that elevation means that it has outstanding views from the huge decks, but also that it can be cool adn breezy. Bring your sweaters for the evenings, and perhaps enjoy a warming fire on the cooler nights. The living room is big enough for a square dance!
Lava House is very well kept, has large bedrooms, clean fully stocked bathrooms and a very large fully stocked kitchen, including coffee maker, toaster, blender, dish washer, etc. It has an especially nice kitchen with acres of counter space which is important because Ocean View does not have many quality dining options, so cooking-in is suggested (by me). In that regard I would suggest doing as much shopping as possible in Kona as the stores in Ocean View are pretty rudimentary to my taste anyway. This goes double for protein items like chicken, fish and any thing that might be more than entry level in other Dept's. (I would also encourage one to travel with their own Chef's knife if checking baggage. The knives at most any rental can be marginal, and make cooking miserable. As a geologist I work all over the world and travel with a cheap, $30ish bucks Victorinox 'Swiss Army brand' Fibrox Chef's knife which is excellent, rated better than the ones tens time as expensive and a terrific bargain.)
Lava House has a very nice surround-sound audio system, and currently it plays cd's. So if you have your music on a phone or iPod, it may not interface with the existing sound system (we couldn't figure it out anyway).
There is a ancient outdoor grill that is on it's last legs, so you may want to contact the owner about any updates there.
In summary it is a well kept, very functional and large house in a unique setting.
Joanne, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family. What a lovely view you have--and with the wrap-around deck--you can see forever. Your home is so comfortable, clean, and well-maintained. Everything we needed to prepare meals, built fires, etc., was right there. You told us to expect cool temperatures, and you were right. The fireplace was great for cool nights and mornings. All of us really enjoyed having a "real fire."
We had a wonderful time while on the Big Island, exploring volcanoes and meeting new people. Thanks so much for recommending the Junior Ranger Program for Caleb. The entire family went, and all of us were treated as if we lived on the island. The rangers were great, and we were able to meet and talk with residents who gave us insights that we would have not gained otherwise.
By the way, the Hana Hou DOES have delicious desserts. They served sandwiches at the Junior Ranger Program, so after the program, we just couldn't stop ourselves from having dessert there.
Linda was wonderful. We had to call her after we had left because my daughter left her swim suits in the house. She graciously met us and let us pick them up.
I would recommend your home to anyone who wants a comfortable and spacious home on the Big Island.
Thank you Joanne for the use of your beautiful, clean and comfortable home. Our 3 weeks were both relaxing and filled with adventures, The big Island is diverse and we didn't realize how long it would take to get around it but we always enjoyed returning to the "lava". Grocery stores in Ocean View had comparable prices and some lower than Kona. If you like moderate temperatures the elevation of this home guarantees a break from the beach heat and good sleeping. We enjoyed meeting the folk at the nearby church and the coffee shop in town. Everything about Lava house was just as stated in the description and we felt welcomed by its ambiance. Two points to ponder; we are not beach lovers but if you were, the distance to a nice beach is at least one hours' drive and we would recommend buying bottled water for all cold water uses. Volcano National Park is very accessible and one can spend days there hiking and marveling at creation. Thank you again for sharing your home with us.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
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