Flat, Black, Hot LAVA
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Simple slice of heaven
Quiet, close to amazing natural sites and yet close enough to go to town everyday if you wished. Super cool local vibe. Pretty much everything a normal person needs to survive comfortably is provided At the rental.
This was by far the best vacation I've ever had.
Safety issue, and really run down
First, I arrived after dark: the driveway light was out and does not work, the stairs light is heavily corroded and not working (driveway and entry are to the left of the house). I came up the stairs and nearly fell because there is an unmarked 4" drop from the stair landing to the deck.
Second: The stove is rusty, the controls were marked with a magic marker. The fridge is incredible: once covered with contact paper which is now peeling, it has been re-covered with some sort of fake tin tiles. Rust on the fridge and freezer door.
Third: Living room chairs were made with woven 'stuff' which was completely falling apart.
Other bad stuff:
4am to 6am rooster crowing right outside the bedroom.
Domestic violence across the street with police, lots of screaming
Direct TV box doesn't work, so no tv. New one is being ordered.
DVD player heavily corroded, but works.
Window sill in master shower is black with rot, and some wood is gone.
Master bedroom ceiling fan blades are drooping down, and severely delaminated.
Light fixture in small bedroom seriously rusty.
Lots of stains on walls - presumably gecko poop. There were many very visible geckos in the house.
Dryer, 100% covered in rust, did not work, but was fixed after a week (I stayed for 2 weeks)
Weber grill did not actually have a grill to cook the food on. This was fixed when I called.
Light on the stairs to the laundry room doesn't work.
Light outside laundry room doesn't work
In general the finish on the house is basic and old. Living room furniture that is not falling apart is old and tired.
I have photographs to back up what I've said here.
Yes, there is some. Landscaping and the porch are great. You can relax there like its your own little world. Snorkel gear and boogie boards provided. This could be a great place, but its a mess right now.
Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately, we did not hear about your concerns until now. There is a number in the house for reporting any issues immediately so that we can correct them. We will follow-up on your items and hope to see you back at our house at another time.
Beautiful relaxing holiday
stayed Nov 11, 2017-November 21, 2017
This rental was just great and met our expectations. We had a nice laid back experience here. The tide pools are so close and amazing snorkeling. The warm pond just a 5 minute drive. All the great little restaurants in Pahoa. The Farmer's markets were fun. The Gecos as mentioned in other reviews are prevalent in the house. They did not bother us and were fun to watch! The roster was a little pesky crowing at 4:00 some mornings! We would definitely return here on a future vacation
Fred & Tracy
A fun home in the "jungle" of Pahoa
This house was the perfect spot to stay for a wedding at Uncle Robert's. We followed Gerard's advice, and picked up groceries on our way to the house.
At first we were nervous that there was no AC, but the ceiling fans all worked great, and it was beautiful. Listening to the ocean from the front porch, drinking my coffee in the morning was just what we wanted. We did not brave the tidepools, a little rough when we were there, but they were amazing to see.
The frogs at night sang us to sleep, and the gecko's were so entertaining. The neighborhood rooster I could have done without!
The bed was great - very comfortable, living quarters were too - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Very nice for anyone.
We have family living close by so we did not spend a lot of time in house. The grandchildren loved the tide pools. We walked with them to the pools but found the sharp lava to hard on our over 80 year old bodies. The four geikos in resident kept the house almost insect free. In all we hope to be able stay again in the future.
great place to stay
We loved this house. The open floor plan was great. The porch is lovely and the yard is beautiful and interesting. Our kids liked spotting the geckos. Nights were a bit warm without A/C for our July stay, but we were fine with turning on the fans. The tide pools are a fascinating snorkel exploration. Would definitely stay here again.
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