Did not want to leave
My wife and I stayed at this home for a week in late May/early June. In truth, words fail me. We had a fantastic time. For brevity, I'll just list out the highlights (there are no lowlights):
Having the private pond and having the fish say hello everytime we walked by, and, swimming/snorkling in the warm waters.
Full moon rising over the tide pools (only a 5 minute walk away) at the horizon level, nothing we can see back home here in Lisle, IL
Swimmiing in the Pond, and enjoying the Hot Tub with the full moon overhead.
Millions of stars!
Beautiful home and property, others have said, and I agree, pictures don't do it justice.
Full Ktichen, they are not kidding, everything you need.
Plenty of room, mind you, it was just my wife and myself, so we didn't need much. Would easily host 6.
Snorkling gear, beach mats, and beach towels provided.
Internet and printer if you need.
Great neighborhood to walk around, very friendly people and some properties have wonderful gardens.
Pahoa town, very small, but a few really good places to eat.
Washer and Dryer
The flashlights did come in handy walking to the tide pool after sunset to watch the moon rise, area is very dark.
Grill out if you want to
Farmers Market about 15 minutes away on Sunday, don't miss it!
Really, my wife and I love to travel and this home will always be a special memory in our hearts. I hope to return one day.
One caveat - Kapoho Tide Pools are about 45 minutes from Hilo and other than the tide pools themselves and some nearby parks, the house isn't really close to anything. Be prepared to drive 1 hour or more when visiting the Volcano, Hilo, the Black Sand Beach, Akaka falls, and anything on the Kona side. However, remember that the Big Island is just that, Big, and no matter where you stay, in order to see "all" the sites, will require a car.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Aloha David..
I have just read all our reviews, and really enjoyed reading yours.. but sooo sorry we did not respond or thank you for taking time to write such a great review..not sure why, but your review "fell through the cracks" Late or not, we wanted to really thank you for the review and hope you can come and stay again with us. Please ask for a "Returning Guest Discount" next time you book Shangrila.
Aloha and Mahalo,
Trisha and Sterling
Helpful votes: 6/6
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