Old world charm, modern conveniences, lush garden near shoreline park
Submitted: April 30, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
This property is utterly charming. The historic building, set in a lush tropical garden, is lovingly tended and beautifully appointed. There are many different areas within the house and outside the house so privacy can be had even with a large party. The beds were comfy and everyone slept comfortably with the sussurating sounds of the sea emanating from the shoreline below. If you want internet access, need to use a landline because your cell reception is spotty, the bases are covered. Fresh bananas? Left at the door by our hosts! The kitchen is very large and well equipped, and we enjoyed several communal meals around the dining table. Some strolled in the gardens and did yoga there in the morning, others headed for the shoreline park down the hill to welcome the day. We practiced hula dancing in the temple (we invited our charming hosts to join us, but they made themselves scarce otherwise except to welcome us and respond to any needs we had) and our biggest regret was not having more unscheduled time to spend on the premises. We were there to attend the Merrie Monarch Festival, a hula festival in Hilo, and it was a short drive away. The Old Jodo Temple comfortably accommodated our group, and we all loved it; and hated to leave. Mahalo to our hosts, who own the property and work so hard to keep it in beautiful shape, and share it with the rest of us!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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