Perfect location, spotless, private!
Submitted: October 17, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
We stayed at Sam's place for a week, our second week in the islands. The photos are completely accurate, however do not do the place justice. It is absolutely spotless. East to use kitchen, great grill. While there wasn't more than needed in the kitchen, it was complete for preparing breakfast, and having a great sunset grilled fish dinner. He has the refrigerator stocked not only with coffee and sugar, but with some water bottles as well which was a nice touch. The ice maker was key as we filled camel-paks for hiking/ day trips every morning. We always felt we had complete privacy.
The inside itself was clean, comfortable, spacious and appropriately outfitted with nice towels, clean bathrooms, comfortable seating.
Getting to the great part- the lanai. The photos just can't do this justice. Even the ones I took just can't capture the expansive view, the sound of the ocean, and the nightly sunset performances. There is seating- tables, chairs, etc.,.
The TV and wireless were very nice to have.
The kayaks were great. We had our own snorkel gear but I know Sam provided that as well.
The neighborhood is really pleasant. It is along this completely insane hill dotted with homes in a stadium seating kind of fashion. Every home must have a picture perfect view. Although a bit intimidating to drive up and down, we had no problems at all in 1st gear.
A neighbor taking a walk even gave us a personal tour of the trails along the shore which were awesome.
The beach was also lovely, although we did not end up snorkeling there as there was quite some high surf during our stay.
The local market and fruit stand were perfect for all our needs- fresh catch and fresh picks.
We could have stayed our full 2 weeks at Sam's, as well as the big island- never got to half the island!!
When we return to HI, I hope it will be here.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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