Simply superb. Although this review is long overdue - and my apologies for the tradiness - My partner and I stayed with Gary and Cory back in June of 2012, hiring a car and touring the Hawaiian islands for a month. We spent 3 nights here and couldn't have been happier. Upon arriving Cory took us on a guided tour of the grounds and the local area, explaining all the attractions and suggesting activities for us to do.
The rooms/bungalows were clean, tidy and well supplied - from a self catering perspective all we wanted was the BBQ and a local shop to buy groceries from, which although not a walk away was only a 10 minute drive. But you do have microwave etc.
The bed was comfy, the sheets clean - and we got 3 very well rested nights here after a lot of walking and exploring through the day.
The tireless work that goes into maintaining the grounds does not go unnoticed - we were blown away by its beauty, spending our evenings in an Eden like paradise with the pool all to ourselves and the music system playing our selection of music from the iPod as we relaxed and took in the place.
In short this is a sublime place, although a little out of the way from the main town, we enjoyed that as our goal was to have a road trip - it was lovely to come back to a friendly welcome and a beautiful home.
Thanks guys for all of your help. We would make a point of staying here again without question.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lai Nani is an oceanfront estate on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i. We offer a quiet, remote, botanical setting 20 minutes from Hilo. This is a private residence which offers 3 separate bungalow style villas with stunning ocean views. We create an environment for the traveler who wishes to experience Aloha without the tourist resort hype. This is quintessential hawaiian living. ... more less
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