Thank you, Bruce, for sharing this fantastic property and allowing us to enjoy what my wife called "the best month of my life".
Our family gathered from Arizona, New Hampshire and Poland for a rare opportunity to for all of us to get together, and what a place this was to make that happen! This was the first trip to Hawaii for our son and daughter and their families, and your home was perfect for all of us. Spending time here may have set the bar kind of high for any future vacations they may plan to Hawaii, but that was what we hoped to do, and this vacation far exceeded our expectations.
The home itself was terrific, with plenty of space for all of us to gather (or to hide from each other for quiet time). The kitchen was equipped with pretty much everything we needed, including spices for the incredible fish we got from "Da Fish House" just down the road. And the pool...well, our four granddaughters loved it; they were in it more than they were out of it (OK, the rest of us were, too).
As the description indicates, you do need a car because it's a little bit away from the resort areas and shopping, but where on the Big Island do you not need a car? And being away from the hustle and bustle of the resorts added to the charm of the place and is exactly what we were looking for. It was hardly inconvenient, as most of the shopping and attractions (on the Kona side) are within a 15 minute to a half-hour drive.
Karen, your property manager, was fantastic and was always responsive and truly concerned that we had everything we needed. She is a gem. Don't lose her!
I have to agree with a previous review I read that the back bedrooms are very warm in the summer season, which might have been my only negative comment had you not provided the portable AC units. But the AC units worked well, and they made those rooms quite comfortable for sleeping. In fact, I'd say they were lifesavers, as the temperatures this past July were record breaking. Thank you for responding so well to your previous guests' comments!
I've already gone an and on, and could go on so much longer, but let me simply thank you again for allowing us to share this idyllic piece of paradise!
We look forward to another visit sometime soon (maybe when the whales are around).