Guest Testimonials 

Bungalow Hideaway

It was a wonderful 11 days here, really special!  It was a great second visit and looking forward to a third!  Bec and Bill. Midland MI.      March 2006.

Your Place was Heaven!  We really appreciate your hospitality.  Your place is like a scene out of "Fantasy Island"!  Linda and Gregs.  March 2006  

Wonderful Refuge from the Hills of Colorado!  We'll have to return!  Curt and Gwen.  Golden Colorado  Jan-Feb 2007

We want to thank you for the beautiful hidden treasure of yours.  We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our honeymoon.  It was wonderful and very secluded...  We are sure we will cone and stay here again!  Chris and Tiffany.  Colonial Beach, VA  April 2007

We had a great time!  The place was wonderful!  The plants outside provided privacy and was beautiful to look at. We loved the Hot tub; it was a nice way to begin and end a day...  It was a pleasure staying here and we hope to return soon!  Breanna, Kevin, Lisa, Gail, and Glen.  Feb 2007

WOW...  I've never been so amazed and in awe in all my life.  When we first got here I didn't believe it.  I've never been to Hawaii before and I didn't expect this!  The House itself was beautiful and so homely... I'm only 27 and I would love to comeback here on my Honey moon!                           Camille .  Rosemead Ca.  May 2007 

"We have redefined relaxation!  It is sheer bliss being able to putter around "our" hawaiian home in no hurry to do anything in particular.  Coming back to the bungalow is as much a delight as adventuring out to do other things...Just total appreciation of beauty, family, and how blessed we are to be here!" Callie, Duane, Andrew, & Lily.  Helena, Montana

"This is the most beautiful home we have had the joy of spending time in!  The views of the ocean and the sunsets have been beautiful.  We appreciate the privacy you have provided your guest.  The location is convenient for touring and sightseeing..." Dave & Nancy

"Returning to your bungalow for a soak in the hot tub has been great therapy!  Great Privacy!  The lilikoi's (passion fruits) were delicious!  We hope to return soon!..."Rob & Eric

"Everyone said it over and over, a lovely home away from home.  Peace, Beauty, Hot Tub, .... one can want no more than these!..." The Wilson's

"Suffering unlocked the door--Doomed with doubt no more--we surrendered and give thanks--to the creator on green banks--watching always from above--filling our empty souls with love--we are thankful for this space--we were blessed with your good taste!..." Marcy & David

Enchanting Hideaway Cottage

Our first BEST vacation ever!!!

5 out of 5
Review Submitted: 02 May 2012

Date of Stay: February 2012


This was our first vacation together.We wanted the privacy and convenience of "feeling" right at home.The Enchanted Cottage was exactly that.When we arrived it was late at night.We opened the gate and the walkway was lit up to guide our way.It was absolutely breathtaking.The keys were in the door to our home away from home.The pictures although accurate do not do the place justice.The kitchen was just perfect for two and we enjoyed the visits from the gecko.We saved a lot of time and money with this feature.When we finished unpacking it was nice to relax in the hot tub that was already heated and ready for us.The location was perfect to everything we had planned. It was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas when we wanted to.We had days that we really just wanted to stay and enjoy our surroundings and BBQ and drink freshly blended drinks.We will definitely stay with them again.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

I would go back

5 out of 5
Review Submitted: 26 April 2012

Date of Stay: October 2011


The hidaway was great very private the gardens were beautifull we would highley recomend it
Deb & John
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

"It was all here!  Everything I needed and more!  Thank you for the time, energy, and thought you put into setting up this adorable, homey vacation retreat...We hope to return within a few months, and would love to stay again!..."Bunny Lindegaard

"I've lived in Hawaii for a year now and this is beyond doubt the coolest place I've been!!!  They should tear down all the skyscrapers and require people to have places like this..."

"This has been a powerful, emotional, intense week for me.  It was so nice to have your home to balance and ground me!..." Angie, Toronto

This place is awesome.  It really feels like an "Enchanted Hideaway"!...  Stefan & Marissa

What an amazing visit!  Peaceful!  Secluded!...Enchanting to say the least!...Jeff & Becky, WA.

You know life is rough when one has to escape the "rigor" of Maui life and retreat to the Big Island for some RNR!  We are blessed indeed -- even more so staying here in this Enchanting wonderland Cottage.  Loved the Hot tub and cozy decor.  The bed was especially Yummy with fluffy sheets and a Big blanket!...  Melissa & Gena, HI

We loved this place.  It was Perfect!  Beautiful!  Secluded!  Peaceful!  After along day of snorkeling and laying on the beach soaking in the hot tub was the Best!!!  Rebecca & Pete, UT

Loved Enchanting Hideaway--neat purple cottage.  Loved the welcome, local fruit, loved meeting Bob friendly guru (PR and fix it guy) & Reggie.  A Tropical Paradise!...Noel & Sally, Sidney, Australia.

We loved this beautiful cottage and garden in this very secluded area of Hawaiian Paradise!  This place will bring back memories that we enjoyed on our Honeymoon!...Enjoy the cottage for a day!  It's really Relaxing!... Amber and Ryan, CA

We enjoyed our stay here at the "Enchanted Cottage"--the privacy, the atmosphere, the geckos,... the rain in our faces as we sat in the hot tub!  Beautiful place to stay!  Beautiful Memories!!!  The Keith's, CA



Tree House

The pictures and description are right on. The Tree House is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. We had our teenager along and it worked out fine, though we live on a boat and are used to small spaces. The place is very nicely furnished and clean. It looks to be well maintained over all. There is a nice variety of plants around the place and with a little more trimming one could appreciate them more. I do realize in that environment plants grow at a rapid pace and it may not be prudent to spend more time on this , but as a professional gardener it's something I noticed. It was a great place to stay and is a good location for seeing much of the island. I would recommend this place to other visitors.

Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.


Reservation Service

Good Morning ! 
Thank you for calling so promptly yesterday. My husband was quite impressed. Good service is NOT what you can expect very often anymore! You do a good job explaining vacation rentals and all kinds of information on the Big Island.
Tilden Loftis, San Diego

Thanks again for all the tips on our phone call Friday afternoon; you were incredibly helpful.
Elizabeth Meister

I’m so glad we found you on the web! Such a treasure.... All of YOU wonderful people + the paradise you live in that you so very generously shared with us...  
Trent Woss  

Your attention to all the details big and small is much appreciated and will be calling on you and telling our friends to ask for you when visiting the Islands! Thanks also for the fast and knowledgeable answers to our questions. If I had a house to rent here, I would surely want you to manage it for me. Thanks for the fruit and all the gear! We are looking forward to staying with you again!
Frank, Ann and Kevin 


Kealakekua Bay Home 1

"We have had a wonderful week here. We want to thank you for everything, you've done a great job with this place, it's very thoughtfully equipped." Suzanne, Betty, Lynne & Josie
"My rambunctious family and I have had a wonderful month in this very accommodating house. Thank you for all the avocados and everyone in Kealakekua Bay who have been truly friendly. This is a beautiful place and a good home to enjoy." Julie, Ken, Dave, Ann, Ross, Jenn & Morgan
"Came to the Big Island for a friend's wedding; fell in love with the beauty of this place. Great house! Outstanding island. Thank you for the wonderful time. Aloha!" Courtney, T.J., Glenn, Erin, Kelly & Frank
"We arrive to such a beautiful much space to dream in and to revitalize. The flowers so welcoming in their powerful and delicate hues arranged so beautifully..."
"We loved our time here and will definitely be back. Swimming with the dolphins was fabulous. The house is beautiful and very well equipped." Debbie, Craig, Alma and Tom
"We came from Washington State, a beautiful place, waterfalls, rocky beaches, moderate weather. THEN we came here! We're going back to 40 degrees and rainy but we'll be back, if only to check on our beloved Hawaiian cat. We will tell all our discriminating friends to do the same. Every time we went to Kailua or Kohala we felt so lucky to get HOME." Lisa, Kris, Meeka, Pat
"What a fabulous location! Kayaking in the bay is a must - spinner dolphins! Sea turtles and great snorkeling. Beautiful sunsets, too! Our suggestion is to make the "Hawaii Big Island Revealed" book your bible (Doughty & Friedman). The suggestions are right on, and make for an interesting read about the island. The locals are just about as interesting as the island, so be sure to meet a few. Couldn't have picked a better place to heal our hearts and mend our souls. Thank you so much, Fred and Mel!!" Anne & Joe
"....went snorkeling all over - best was Two Step! Turtle heaven! Eels too....Great place Mel & Fred - especially for a big family like ours. Thanks so much for encouraging us to come!" The Rosas, Kathy, Greg, Jen, Annmarie, Joyce, Melissa and Danielle.