The location: This was the perfect location for us because it was close to amazing snorkeling spots, close to Napoopoo Rd (lots of fruit stands), and far enough away from the touristy parts of Kailua-Kona that we didn't feel stuck in the hustle and bustle. Driveway is a little rough and bumpy, but take it slow and it's totally doable without 4wd. The farm is a short walk from Menehune Cafe which was our favorite spot to grab iced coffee and yummy lilikoi muffins! I recommend the onion rings, best I've ever had!
The property itself: Very clean, comfortable, with a few extra beach accessories that made for a great stay. It was very easy to settle in and feel right at home. The kitchen was dated, but was clean, functional, very well stocked, and met our needs. Todd was an attentive and friendly host, quick to respond to requests and answer any questions we had. We really enjoyed our tour around the property and trying the miracle berries! His dog, Daisy, is a sweetheart and was our favorite part of coming home every evening.
The beds were comfortable (all of them have foam toppers), linens felt very clean/new, at least one fan in each space (never got stuffy or too hot), ample towels, the water got scalding hot, and we fell asleep every night to the sounds of birds, coquí frogs, and gecko chirps. There were a few geckos in the apartment, but they stay to themselves and never really bothered us.
The screen door was off its tracks and was a bit of a struggle to open and close, that was the only thing that needed fixing.
The apartment felt very private, even with downstairs short-term tenants. They were very quiet and we only saw them once or twice.
We would have stayed much longer if we could have. This will definitely be the first place we check when we are ready to come back to Kona. :)
Thank you Todd, for hosting us!