Our New Home in Paradise
If you are like me, and enjoy a nice vacation, but in a location where you can bring the family, including the young kids, and go on adventures at your own pace, then you need to consider staying in this wonderful Hawaii gem. This is our second time vacationing there with our family, and we brought more with us for our second visit (my wife, myself, and our 4 and 2 year olds), our close friends (another couple with a 3 year old) and other members of my wife’s family (4 others). There were 11 of us total in this house and there was plenty of room still. Besides the 4 bedrooms mentioned, there is a twin bed in a nook area downstairs, as well as 2 hide-a-beds and a futon mattress available for additional guests. All bedding was clean, and towels were provided as well with a fully stocked linen closet. Additionally there is a washer and dryer there so we were able to do laundry if we wanted to. There is also wifi for internet and television, but if you are like me, I turned off all my devices, kept the television off, and unplugged for the duration of our stay. It was paradise!
We decided to stay here because we wanted to have the freedom and flexibility to do what activities when we wanted to, and without having everything set in stone. We had some planned group activities (going to Hilo for a day, doing the volcano state park and seeing the active lava flow that night, traveling to black sands beach, spending half of a day a green sands beach, and other local beaches, etc.), as well as some individual activities of our own (playing in the tide pools, leisurely snorkeling whenever we wanted, swimming with the local dolphins in the nearby bay, deep sea fishing charters, shopping in Kona, visiting the painted church,** the place of refuge - a must see!!**, hitting many of the local flavor restaurants, etc.) , and this home facilitated all of these activities perfectly. Because of where it is positioned, you are a stone throw to Napoopoo state park, where you can spend time sitting at the picnic tables, reading a book, and feeling the fresh ocean breeze, all while enjoying local grown fruits and world famous local grown fresh Kona coffee.
The home is affordable, able to accommodate a larger group than the other homes around, it is clean, and relaxing. We were able to go to Costco and Wal-Mart, and also hit many of the local fruit stands to enable us to stock the home with food to enjoy home cooked meals when we wanted, and use the grill right on the patio. As
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