A Small Slice of Paradise
Walking into the house, we were first impressed with the tastefully decorated living area, and soon realized the same personal touch was captured throughout. After a quick tour of the house we were pleased with both the size and layout of the rooms. The bedrooms were nice sized and the beds were quite comfortable. The private baths allowed us to get ready for the day ahead with no water pressure problems as mentioned by a previous poster. We found the living areas to be quite roomy and well appointed. While the living area and master bedroom do have flat screen televisions with cable service, they were turned off for the great majority of our stay.
The kitchen had everything we needed to meet our cooking needs, with an assortment of pots and pans, bowls, dishes, utensils and even a selection of herbs and spices. The gas grill on the lanai provided a perfect option for preparing evening meals, with utensils for grilling located in the drawer below and to the right of the sink.
The lanai contained a bistro table with four chairs, and a screened seating area containing two cushioned chairs and a couch. We spent each morning sitting in the screened room, sipping fresh Kona coffee, enjoying the sounds of waves crashing on the distant rocks, as the world around us came to life. During the evenings, the covered seating area provided shelter from the mosquitoes (no roaches spotted during our stay), while at the same time allowing us to watch the gecko’s scramble along the siding. Keep in mind, you are going to a tropical island, the island does have bugs of all kinds, and a little bug spray along with citronella candles took care of the little pests just fine. We didn’t use the hottub, choosing instead to spend our time exploring the many different beach options around the entire island.
At the back of the house, the tangerine tree was loaded with very tasty ripe fruit, and the avocado trees were beginning to bear fruit. Also, the noni bush at the bottom of the driveway is loaded with geckos in the mornings and butterflies during the day.
Needless to say, we were quite sad when it was time to pack up and head back to reality. We can’t wait to return to Hale Kumu Kai again next year!
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