A beautiful home in the hills with a view of the bay! Looking for a home to accommodate a large group seemed like a daunting task, but with the help of property owner Tina the vacation went off without a hitch! Travelling with a group of 16 can be especially challenging when trying to find a place that will suit adults, teens, and younger children but we found a perfect match in this propertty. We rented both the home and cottage that are situated together on 5 acres of immaculately groomed grounds. It's hard to describe how beautiful the property is....pictures listed do no justice at all. It is gorgeous! Prior to arrival we were sent directions to the property which was very helpful. It's about a 20 minute drive from the airport not a bad drive at all. Upon arrival we were greeted at the home and were quite impressed with the all of the amenities that were included in the rental. The kitchen is fully equipped which provided us with many wonderful home cooked meals and we also had the choice of barbecuing on the front deck while enjoying the most beautiful sunsets. The home is tastefully decorated and everyone enjoyed the pool table and board games in the evening. A relaxing way to end the day! Everything you can imagine is there to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Trips to the beach...no problem. You literally only need to bring your swimsuit, and sunscreen in your suitcase as boogy boards, snorkel gear, and beach towels are available for use. We took full advantage of that! Most of the best beaches were around a 30 minute drive in either direction. Tina was also informative and gave us directions to local beaches and the best places to go to. I would also highly recommend you pick up the book "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook " as it proved to be invaluable. Tina was accurate in describing the weather conditions as the hillside temperatures can be about 10 degrees cooler than at the beach. Luckily we only had one rainy day but wasn't a worry as we spent the whole day at the beach. Besides there was always the jacuzzi to come home to if we needed to warm up! All in all it was a fantastic vacation!! I almost forgot to mention that if you are travelling with small children the grounds are a fantastic source of entertainment for them. There are goats, sheep, horses, and other wildlife living on the property and our kids spent every morning and evening playing outside and splashing in the pool. This was truly a highlight of their vacation! I would not hesitate to stay here again!!!! Mahalo Tina!
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