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Bed & Breakfast Mountain View
webster, WI
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“Pleasant accomodations and very nice hosts”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

We have traveled in several countries and I believe this is one of the nicest B&Bs we have had. I agree with previous reviews that the home and the hospitality of Jane & Linus Chao are exceptional. It is a quiet setting with very attractive grounds, yet convenient to Hilo, the Volcano and Puna area. We had warm, generally sunny days in late January. We had all the privacy we wanted and still the opportunity to meet and have interesting conversations with the Chaos. Fortunately we were able to extend our stay an additional day here and explored the Puna coastline; not to be missed.

Room Tip: Enjoyed the cherry Blossom Room
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

This B&B is located down a side road downhill to the east about halfway to Volcanoes NP from Hilo. The house was built as a family house for Jane and Linus Chao's children and grandchildren, but when they grew up and didn't all visit at once, it became a B&B. The hosts turned their 4 acre property from a lava field into a wide lawn bounded by lush vegetation and palm trees, and a swimming hole now turned into a tilapia pond. From the second floor you can see the peaks of Mauna Kea with its observatories. There is some traffic that goes by but very little.

The house itself is the Chao's museum; both are artists. Linus seems to work with landscapes and Jane with flowers, with large format detailed flowers and views of Hawaii hanging on the walls. There was some of Linus's large calligraphy also but it sold as we left. Here and there, fresh flowers gathered from the property were placed on tables. The first floor was the kitchen, dining room, and two art studios. The second floor had a large common space with couches and a TV, all of which were lit by large windows to the west. The guest rooms were off of this common space.

There are 4 rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. The Cherry Blossom Room has its own bath, a microwave and refrigerator, TV and coffeemaker, and can get 4 people on a king-sized bed and couch fold-away. The Heliconia Room also has its own private bathroom and a TV and is a bit smaller with just a king-sized bed. The Lehua and Plumeria rooms share a bath between them and if you rent both, you can get a discount. The Lehua room has a queen sized bed and the Plumeria has two twins. The rooms start at $90 plus tax and go up to $140 per night for the Cherry Blossom Room with 4 people.

There is now wi-fi throughout the building. Breakfasts are a lot of fruit, eggs, and bacon with variations. It is usually large enough to hold you well past lunch.

The Chao's friends occasionally drop by to chat and others come for art lessons. Besides English and Chinese, Jane also speaks Japanese.

We were able to go into Volcano for dinner once to try the Thai restaurant, and into Hilo another for Laulau behind the KFC. It's a good central location for the east side of the island. The only drawback is trying to find the turnoff down to the B&B at night. We cruised past a couple of times.

Room Tip: You can save some $ if you rent the Lehua & Plumeria rooms together.
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Turlock, California
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

Jane and Linus Chao were wonderful hosts. Their property is serene and beautiful. The koi pond and lush vegetation are the perfect combination. The children loved exploring the grounds. The rooms were very comfortable and offered the perfect privacy. The central location on the island was the perfect base to visit all parts of the Big Island! Thank you for your hospitality. Our family had a great time on your beautiful island.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Cairns, Qld
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

What a delight to find such a charming couple and their beautiful artworks. Jane and Linus were perfect hosts who shared with us much more than their home. If you prefer the anonymity of franchised hotel chains then the Chaos' B&B might not be for you but. However, I recommend it for anyone visiting Volcanoes National Park.

At night we enjoyed choosing a DVD from their large collection and making some popcorn to go with. Then at breakfast Jane surprised us with delightful sausages, eggs and what could possibly have been the world's best papaya! Thanks to the Chaos' B&B, our time on The Big Island was very near perfect.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Virginia
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Reviewed February 28, 2007

The owners Jane Chao and her husband are some of the nicest people on earth!! WE LOVED THEM!! Jane greeted us at the door of her wonderful home by name and showed us around. She then let us wander the grounds of their wonderful gardens with ponds and lush tropical flowers. We felt right at home! the room we stayed in was VERY clean and VERY VERY well maintained (much better than my own home).

Jane and her husband are artists and they LOVE there work. They teach classes all the time and they were more than happy to show us some of their work. She even gave us two beautiful post cards that she designed.

Breakfast was sumptuous, plentiful and delicious! The location is very good for exploring the south / eastern part of the Big Island of Hawaii and we took full advantage of it. If you want to come to Hawaii - make sure you visit the BIG ISLAND and stay at this B&B. We would recommend this B&B to anyone!

  • Liked — The wonderful host and hostes (owners) Mr. and Mrs. Chao
  • Disliked — We could not stay longer !!
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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Boise, ID
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Reviewed September 11, 2005

We spent one night at this homey B&B set on a couple acres near VNP. It is a peaceful setting with many trees & plants. The retired couple who run it are artists and very accommodating. The breakfast was awesome: sausage, eggs & lots of fresh fruit. Two thumbs up!

Phil

  • Stayed January 2005
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Property: Bed & Breakfast Mountain View
Address: 18-3717 S. Kulani, P.O. Box 963, Mountain View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96760
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Mountain View
Amenities:
Kitchenette Spa Suites
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mountain View
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and Breakfast Mountain View is conveniently located between Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo. Our Hawaiian Bed and Breakfast in Mountain View is situated on a beautiful 4-acre garden and fish pond estate with a spectacular view of Mauna Kea mountain. A tranquil and artistically designed garden and fish pond setting lush with native Ohia and Rose Apple trees, with fragrant exotic flowers of heliconia, ginger and anthuriums.Come and experience a unique multicultural Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast at Mountain View, the art studio home of the well-known Big Island artist couple Jane & Linus Chao. Take an enjoyable stroll around the gardens or just sit and relax or read a book in the new gazebo and spa overlooking the beautiful and peaceful scenery. Guests are often greeted with a spectacular sunrise or sunset view of Mauna Kea volcano, world's tallest mountain measured from base! ... more   less 
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