Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ocean view home on private 1 acre estate
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Wonderful vacation home
We really enjoyed the 3 nights at this "tree-top" home. Fantastic modern kitchen/dining areas, luxurious bedding, a very clean house and loved the garden with fruit trees, plants and birds. Great property, good response from owners, and close to Volcanoes National Park. The final access road is a bit bumpy but fine with our minivan. Peaceful setting and and the views were outstanding. Thanks for the lovely stay!
Beautiful, private retreat; great house, great experience
I really loved this place. It feels truly remote without being excessively difficult to reach. It's profoundly private and beautiful. The house itself is very attractive, with quietly special touches (such as the lovely woodwork in the dining table and kitchen island table, and the Japanese-influenced wooden platform beds).
When we first approached the property, I was confused: It looked so big for a two-bedroom, two-bath house. I wasn't familiar with the way some houses are built in Hawaii, with the entire one-story living area elevated up a story, which in this case allows for extraordinary views over and across the treetops to the ocean. The property itself is beautifully landscaped in a way that feels both natural but manicured.
Another total plus: Gene is the most laidback VRBO owner I've ever encountered. Totally on point and responsive by text whenever we had a question, but beyond that no special house rules, no complicated checkout procedure, just "Sure, leave your extra groceries behind, and we'll take care of the rest."
A few notes for travelers: Access to the house is about a four-minute ride down a really rough dirt road, so a good rental car is a plus. Also, there are just a few restaurants nearby in Naalehu, and the closest grocery store is 20 minutes' drive away, so it's best to plan ahead if you'd like to cook and eat in.
We really enjoyed the house. It's tasteful, airy, and well-equipped. We spent each morning on the front desk relaxing with coffee/tea and watching the birds in the foreground with the sea in the background. Lemons and grapefruit are available right off the tree if they're ripe (lemons were when we were there, grapefruit not quite...). The hostess responded immediately when we needed something. This is just the way we love to travel (hotel rooms drive us nuts).
Beautiful views, amazing custom home, an oasis in the jungle. A+
The property is certainly out there, but in the best way possible. It very much feels like an oasis in the jungle. The view is SPECTACULAR! And the home is insanely high quality. Mattress was memory foam, so we had fantastic night’s sleep. Gene and Tabatha are amazing at communicating while not being intrusive. We certainly plan on staying here again.
Blair and her partner were amazing guests that we enjoyed hosting. We’re glad that you enjoyed our little oasis and that we could share it with you. We look forward to seeing you soon :). Thanks for leaving our home pristine.
Tabatha and Gene :))