Character home in a great location
Spent three days here, and loved it. It's a very comfortable, fascinating and character filled home, decorated in a very relaxed eclectic style that delighted all seven of us. Set in lush tropical gardens (of course!), on a beautiful stretch of sparsely populated coastline. We sat out the back sipping Kona coffee, watching mongooses (hmmm - mongeese??) play on the lawn, while fat avocados (AKA 'Lunch') plopped to the ground from a monster tree. Try making a curry with local ingredients in the kitchen - awesome! We stayed at four locations on the Big Island to try to experience some of its many facets, and this was our tropical/historical bite of it. In retrospect it was a really good choice. It was a great base-camp for bush-walking - there are some excellent walks 30 mins North of the home, as well as out the back door. Its close enough to attractions North of Hilo like Waipio (tour was excellent), horse riding (also Waipio) Akaka falls, zip lining (1km ride - whoa!) and the Botanical Gardens (amazing!), so plenty to do. Even did a little snorkelling - there's a safe place at the local boat ramp - a little coral, and if you like swimming with turtles its a good spot...The roads are very good - and hey - no kangaroos! The owners are nearby if you need them, but are very respectful of privacy, and really nice - wish we'd had more time to chat. Oh, and make sure you go to the 50's Diner down the road - best hamburgers AND milkshakes I've ever had (on several continents) - and great staff too - we went back for more. Thanks heaps Ron and Louanne for making our stay so enjoyable - remember to call us if you are coming to Western Australia...
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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