David warmly greeted us not only with a fresh pineapple, papayas, and apple bananas but with a wealth of useful information about activities in the area. The suite is just as pictured: comfortable and attractive. It was the most well-equipped rental we have ever stayed in: from beach gear (towels, chairs, boogie boards, coolers, snorkeling gear, kayaks even) and essential toiletries (first aid kit, lotion, aloe, mosquito repellent) to rain gear for your day at Volcano National Park, you will find anything you could possibly need. We especially appreciated the well-stocked library with books on Hawaiian history and mythology, local trees and birds, Hawaii-set novels, etc. We wish we had spent more time just hanging out at the property, but we were busy exploring and enjoying the area.
Be aware that the windows are all outfitted with screens rather than glass, as befits a tropical setting. This does mean that the Big Island’s nighttime cacophony of frogs and crickets can be especially loud, but ear plugs are provided. We enjoyed waking to birdsong and roosters crowing. We also made friends with the resident geckos.
The only downside, which has nothing to with the lodging, was the limited restaurant options nearby (although we find this a problem in Hawaii in general). The kitchen is of course stocked with anything you might possibly need (oils, spices, utensils, blender, coffee & tea, drip coffee maker and French press, toaster oven and toaster), but if you don’t feel like cooking dinner, your restaurant choices are slim. So I would take advantage of the grill to make your dinners: probably easier than the (very high-tech) hot plate.