too bad there isnt a six for rating purposes
Submitted: September 7, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
i think my august stay was my fourth or 5th at this location this year and i have stayed in prior years.
i cant say enuff positive things about this place.
the location is fabulous. the hot ponds are down the road, the tidal pools are a top three snorkel adventure on the big island, and if you get bored you can go to champagne ponds to snorkel which is down the road.
i always think of this area as old hawaii and if you drive the red road to kalapana you will i think agree.
the cedar house, is the best bargain in this area. Since i have stayed at a number of other places in the area i think that i am well qualified to make this comment.
i actually prefer the lower 3 bedroom unit when i'm staying for a while since i dont have to carry all the food upstairs. it has a little less light, but normally on my stays i'm only inside to cook, sleep, or use the facilities. i prefer the al fresco sense of being outside and spend my time when at the unit just enjoying the geckos and the glorious landscaping while i am ruminating on solving the worlds problems.
i have never really had a problem while staying and the other guests have always been cool. i have been here when people smoke outside, which doesnt bother me, but if it did and i was in the upper unit there is more than one place to sit on the wrap around lanai and one area you cant be bothered by smoke.
kitchen stuff is more than adequate though i have noticed some pot tops which appear to be orphans which i dont know whether guests are taking stuff.
helpful hint : only the two units share the password for the wifi. this is extremely uncommon for the area as normally wifi at places you rent down here are unsecured and for me is is big deal.
an as inane as this sounds, the cedar house has a smoke dectector which alot of places that i rented in this dont. ask if this is an issue for you before you rent a place in this area.
Families with Teenagers,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 2/3
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