Lovely view, very airy, comfortable studio, pictures can't capture it! We had a scope along for birdwatching and stargazing and had fun watching whales and dolphins from the lanai. We were serenaded every morning and evening with birdsong, and had flybys at eye level of Hawaii's rare native hawk and owl.
Really a lovely, relaxing time, and I haven't even mentioned the 4-5 hours a day we spent in the water! Kealakekua Bay is just down the hill, and 2 Step is a 5-10 minute drive (depends on how long you stop at the little honor-system fruit stand). Both bays are amazing for swimming, snorkeling and shore-diving. Unlike the reefs in Kona (or Hanauma Bay for that matter), the reefs here look pretty untrampled and we hope they stay that way. So we'd like to add this plea: please be kind to the reef and future snorkelers/divers and do not put your feet/fins down or touch anything - the reef is extremely fragile.
Jill and Dale are wonderful hosts, allowing all the privacy one wants but available and helpful for queries and requests.
We were a little concerned about the possibility of road noise as we don't like to hear this, but had no issues.
The lovely 4-part harmony drifting up the hill on Sunday mid morning is coming from the old and beautiful Hawaiian/Samoan church down the hill, some wonderful ohana down there.
A wonderful, relaxing time - thank you Jill and Dale!