We stayed in the Starwind Cottage for five nights from May 12- 16. My husband and I arrived around 7:30 pm after a long flight from Sydney and connecting flight from Oahu. We were welcomed by Bev, who was kind enough to stand in the middle of downpour with umbrellas for us as we exited the car.
She showed us around briefly, knowing we were tired and then came back the next morning to give us a thorough tour. Bev and David were never intrusive as hosts, but if needed, were only a phone call away.
Waking up the next morning to the view was heavenly, and we enjoyed it while having our breakfast of sweet bread and jams, fresh tropical fruit and fantastic coffee.
The accommodation is excellent, our bed was so, so comfortable. There is an outdoor shower which is fantastic, and it was so nice to come 'home' after sightseeing and watch the sunset from the Jacuzzi on the deck. The kitchen is well equipped and it was nice being able to cook for ourselves when we wanted.
The Tradewinds is a short drive to the Haiku shops (for groceries and restaurants), to the start of the famous Road to Hana, and to nearby Pa'ia, which has little boutique shops and cool cafés and restaurants.
The tradewinds truly is an escape, and we only wish we had ended our honeymoon here because the accommodation on the next two islands had a lot to live up to (and was nothing like Starwind Cottage).
Thank you David and Bev, we had a fantastic time, thank you for your hospitality!!