We stayed at B&B Mountain View as part of our honeymoon.
It is quite off the beaten track, and is surrounded by lovely, lush grounds. If it's not cloudy/raining, you apparently get a beautiful view of the mountain - sadly, we didn't get to experience this. Great if you want to get away from everything, but if you'd like to go our for a drink/meal, bear in mind that you will need to drive home. We also didn't have any cell phone coverage.
Jane and Linus are lovely hosts and very interesting people. We enjoyed listening to stories from their lives, and also seeing Jane feed the chickens that visit the property! We also had a lovely breakfast each morning, featuring delicious fresh papaya grown on the island.
Our room (Cherry blossom) had a lovely large bed, a great view and an en-suite bathroom. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable. The décor is perhaps a little faded, but everything was very clean.
Finally, I left something behind by accident and Jane very very kindly posted it to us without charge - thank you so much!
- 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