Due to flight delays we arrived into Big Island around midnight, so after picking up the rental car and driving the hour to where we were staying, it was very late and we were tired. Even so the provided instructions were good and enabled us to find the farm. If your coming from Kona Airport be prepared that the road does have lots of tight turns and has lots of stretches which are 30 MPH, which is why the drive is about an hour, but it is a lot of fun to drive.
Arriving at the farm we found the parking space which is great because it is under a cover along with where they keep the miscellaneous item, which you can used, such as body boards and snorkeling equipment. We were initially unable to find the right door for our rental as the solar lights had gone off by now, so we didn’t see the sign for the “Farmhouse”. Hokulani, one of the owners, came out to ensure we were ok, thank you for that, even though it was past 2 am. They have a nice new mattress, fridge and stove in the rental. The bed is soft, which for us was a little too soft, but that’s just personal preference, we still slept well on it. We were initially unsure how it would work out without air conditioning, but we soon realised that you do not need it. The windows open to allow cooling breezes in, as well as all the sounds of the night, if you’ve ever wondered just what the real Hawaii sounds like, come here, it was wonderful to listen to it all. We did learn very quickly that you do need to manage the windows as to how much cooling you need as some mornings, we felt a little too cold, so you may want to consider bring slippers and/or a house coat for the mornings. The rental is the right-hand end of the building in the aerial photo of the farm as you look at it. So you get a great view of the farm and the ocean in the distance, and some great sunsets if your back by around 6pm, when we were there. The farm has chickens and cats wondering, and interestingly, totally ignoring each other. We had nightly and morning visits from the cats and daily visits from the chickens as well as one who laid 4 eggs in the flowerpot on the deck. You don’t go to Hawaii to watch TV, but one is provided with Roku, just keep your expectations real, you are away from all the developments and tourist areas here so there is no cable and only satellite Wi-Fi, the band-width is not high speed, so some programs will buffer or drop off. Location wise you are positioned in a great location to acces