2 Schlafzimmer, 1 Badezimmer, (Schlafmöglichkeiten für 4, aber Futon im Freien kann 2 schlafen)
Max. Anzahl Gäste:6
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 60 Tage vor Anreise.
Lovely quiet retreat
The house is beautiful and well equipped. The lanai is spacious and cool. It is in the jungle! Lots of birds in the morning and frogs at night. Peaceful, tranquil, away from the crowds. But Kapaau and Hawi have everything you need!
A tropical home away from home
Thank You Susan! This place was exactly what we needed ~ and having 5 weeks to spend here was, well, paradise! Our favorite places to hang out were the comfortably and tastefully furnished lanai ~ every morning (even the cold, windy, rainy mornings) found us at the table with breakfast and then ukulele and guitar practice (I put new strings on the guitar which I was so happy to find), and weather permitting a walk to Keokea Beach Park where we would sit on the perfect flat rock and watch the waves roll in ~ a soothing meditation. The Sweet Retreat had everything we needed for all the comforts of home ~ cooking utensils, pots and pans, the outdoor grill, the most comfortable beds, a great shower, and we loved the fridge with its ice maker! We cooked and had lovely dinners outside and on clear nights the stars!! I loved the night sounds and bird calls in the morning and I did get used to the mewing for breakfast in the morning from the sweet kitties (by the end of our stay even Betty the Calico let me pet her). We loved being so close to Pololu Valley and went up on several occasions to watch the sunrise ~ really magical! The grocery store Takata's had everything we needed and the Saturday Farmers' Market had some some the best sweet treats ever! And Travis the Gardener cut us a couple of coconuts which I opened and drank ~ so, so good! We spent quite a bit of time at Kapaa and Mahukona parks watching whales ~ also so magical and precious ~ and we loved the little beach just south of Spencer Beach Park, as well as all the historical sites. No matter where we went during the day the Sweet Retreat was perfect place to come "home" to. Truly a home away from home! We hope to be back in the late fall when the whales return. Mahalo Susan for always responding to questions/concerns. I hope I have the opportunity to meet you some day ~ ~ ~
A hui hou!
Peace and Aloha
Susan and John,
Susan! What wonderful aloha you have added to the Sweet Retreat. We thank you for coming and enjoying the magic of the area. Notes like yours are what make sharing our home such an honor. Mahalo for the playing the guitar and the new strings AND for feeding the new kitties who have adopted us. A hui hou! See you soon 🤗�🌈�🙏�🏾�💕�
Most glorious house and lanai - a true piece of heaven
The Sweet Retreat is everything its name says - such a warm and wonderful home and lanai sprinkled with little art treasures here and there. Little bits of magic. My favorite part was relaxing on the porch and listening - just listening to the tropical songs of the frogs and crickets and birds - a symphony that let me take a big breath and just be. The geckos greeted us on the porch in the mornings defying all gravity and scurrying upside down in their luminescent colors. What a treat - so much fun to watch over coffee and English Muffins.
Susan is joy and so easy to connect and communicate with. You couldn't ask for a lovelier or more attentive host!
The Sweet Retreat is in a perfect location - near the best hike anywhere (Pololu Valley). If you can, definitely do the hike - it's short and steep - worth every step. The black sand beach is the most obvious reason people take the trail, but turn around from the beach and explore the verdant fern glen also. It is one of the most magical places I've ever been. The small towns including Hawi nearby are charming - some really great food and fun galleries. We splurged and took a helicopter ride from Hilo over the volcanos and recent lava flows - a unforgettable experience. It was definitely worth it if you can possibly swing it. Be sure to walk out on a lava field - it is a remarkable sensation to walk and walk on a field of black lava that goes on as far as you can see. You can pull off between the Kona airport and the Sweet Retreat - closer to the airport. We also loved the snorkeling. By far the best for us was at Beach 69. It's hard to find - ask people. It is a remarkable beach with wonderful tide pools and colorful fish. I saw many schools of fish - in addition to some swimming here and there. Very powerful. The beach itself though is unique in that is has many trees and you can relax under some shade virtually anywhere. It is beautiful.
The Sweet Retreat will forever stay with us! You couldn't ask for a more wonderful and inviting place to stay with much to do - and not do - whatever your needs.
Great relaxing time in a beautiful location
If you're looking to relax in a comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting - this is it! Spacious with all the facilities you would need, comfortable beds, huge lanai with stupendous view of the Hawaiian jungle, and near to several towns with all services. This is an ideal spot to spend a vacation and great value besides.
There were several days we just never left the property, but if you want a restaurant, farmer's market, coffee shop, or boutique shopping, all of it can be found in Kapa'au or Hawi which are both just minutes away. Or you can drive up the hill to the larger town of Waimea, which is in a completely different climate on a vast grassland with Mauna Kea in the background, in less than half an hour. It's about an hour drive south to Kona, but in between there are all kinds of resort hotels, shopping malls, lava flows, beaches, tours, or just about anything else.
Susan, the property owner, and her colleague Peter were wonderfully helpful and just very nice people. We can't say enough good things about the whole experience. Loved the company of all the little geckos as well.
Tim & Tena
Anahim Lake, BC
Place of peaceful beauty and spirtual comfort
The lanai boasts lush views of the valley below. The lanai itself was a great covered outdoor living space. I really enjoyed a dining table outside, but it was topped by an intimate seating area where we both planned our day and could talk about our day on return. What a treasure!
The inside was cozy , clean and fun. I would return there ina heartbeat.
Zip-Line Adventure ist nur wenige Minuten entfernt und es gibt viele schöne Wanderungen, die von der Unterkunft zu starten. Pololu Tal ist 2 Meilen entfernt mit herrlichem Wanderungen auf schwarze Sandstrände. Keokea Strand ist eine schöne Familie Spaß am Strand.