What a wonderful welcome to Hawaii. We arrived and Daniela greeted us, welcoming us into her home. The apartment is the lower part of her home. It is a private enclave with direct access to a beautiful lanai looking into the western sky to enjoy the warm Hawaiian sunsets. Daniela gave us a quick tour of the apartment, making sure we knew all the amenities and answered all our questions. She had a printed guide filled with ideas of places to see, to eat, and recreate while in the Waimea area of the big island.
The apartment is just like home, well stocked book shelves, TV if you want to catch a movie, music, or just relax. The bedroom is roomy, just perfect for two. The living room even larger. There is a separate entrance to the apartment or you can enter through the main front door. Either way it is very private.
Daniela greeted us with special treats in the refrigerator and a delicious home made cake. She is a wonderful hostess who will give you your privacy as you desire or be there to help you get the most from your time on the island.
The apartment is decorated very comfortably and it gives away Daniela's artistic touch. We both felt at home right away. My wife and I were on Hawaii celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and desired alone time. So we just checked in with Daniela once a day via text messages as she kept us up to date on things to do in the area.
The apartment has beach chairs, a cooler, a beach umbrella, towels, everything we needed for a wonderful day at the beach which is just a 15 minute drive down the hill. One evening we drove up to nearby Mauna Kea and enjoyed the star gazing activities. It gets cold at 9,200 feet above sea level even in Hawaii. Daniela let us use some blankets to take with us to keep warm.
The large shower in our private ensuite bath was perfect for a "honeymoon" couple. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Turns out that Waimea is a great place to enjoy both sides of the island. Dry and hot on the west, and tropical rain forest to the east. Waimea in the middle is just right.
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