We had the pleasure of staying at B&B Mountain View for 3 nights during our stay on the Island recently. The main reason we picked this B&B was location. We planned on spending our days in the National Park, and wanted to be close by. It was about a 15 minute drive to the gates of the park. And not too far from local eateries too.
The house itself is large and it's set in 4 acres of private gardens, with a fish pond, you can actually fish in. (not that we did)
Jane, our host, met us at the door with a friendly smile and a big welcome. Her husband was away lecturing in China whilst we were there so we didn't get to meet him. She ran through some of the things we needed to know about staying in her home and showed us to our rooms, which were situated up stairs on the 2nd level. She gave us our own keys for accessing front gates, exterior doors and our bedrooms. (there are also a couple more rooms for guests on the same floor)
My husband & I had our own room (Lehua) with a comfy queen size bed, lamps, TV and wardrobe . Our daughter was in the room next door (Plumeria), which had 2 single beds, writing desk, lamps, TV, couch and wardrobe. We had our own bathroom too, for the 3 of us, which was well equipped with towels & toiletries.
The common areas, also situated on the 2nd level, were large and comfortable. Couches and chairs spread around, plenty of lamps, dinning table and chairs if required (breakfast was served daily downstairs in Jane's large dinning room) A large flat screen TV with cable c/w DVDs and videos,wifi and a kitchenette area with fridge, microwave, tea & coffee making facilities and bottled water. It was just like a home away from home.
Breakfast consisted of tea, coffee or juice, fresh fruit, toast and jams, cooked food of some sort with sausages and eggs one day and a chicken omelette another. If you are lucky you may even get to chat with Jane about all sorts. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about her and her family's life. She is a very interesting lady.
If you get the chance, have a look at some of the art work both Jane and her husband have painted too. They are both very talented artists.
We enjoyed our stay, and would recommend staying here if you want somewhere close to Volcano National Park, with a little bit of a personal touch.
A big thanks to Jane for her hospitality :)
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bed & Breakfast Mountain View Hawaii