Magical - we highly recommend
Unusually beautiful home - we were surprised to find such elegance in a vacation rental. Well-maintained, great attention to detail. Open floor-plan felt very spacious. Beautiful furnishings. Gorgeous all around, inside and out. We especially loved the private waterfall on the property with the pool at the base of it - we dove in and discovered a cave behind the waterfall. Also enjoyed the hot tub on a rainy night, very romantic. Owner responded promptly to all our questions. Property manager was thoughtful and helpful too. Best experience ever in a vacation rental home. We'll definitely come back.William
Visited on "August - 2017
We loved it. Fabulous place - we had stayed at this exact property on a previous Big Island trip and we were happy to get to stay there again - and hope to return to it, too. We own a VRBO rental on the mainland ourselves, so we looked closely. We're very impressed with the way the Kapehu owners take care of every detail. Gorgeous home lovingly cared for, beautiful grounds meticulously maintained, unusually private ad quiet location yet very convenient within 15-25 min of every service, restaurant, shopping, etc. Both the owner and the property manager were friendly. pleasant, and responsive. Exceptional all around. We'd recommend it highly!Duke
Visited on "August - 2017
Heavenly - far beyond our expectations
What an awesome place - we sure lucked out in finding it. This place seemed as far from noise and cars as the deepest wilderness, with luxury to rival a high-end hotel. Yet it was just a short drive down a beautiful highway to Hilo. We have never in our lives experienced such privacy. The property manager was very friendly and said he lives only 7 minutes away if we needed anything, but the house provided everything we could possibly need. The large kitchen provided all the essentials for cooking our own meals, and we loved having dinner on that gorgeous lanai with the beautiful views of the valley and ocean. The house and the landscaping are impecably maintained and lovingly cared for. The location is central for exploring the main sights and adventures on the island, and we packed a lot in, from zip-lining to snorkeling to a boat tour to see the lava flowing into the ocean. We've been to Hawaii before but this was our first time staying on the East side, and we discovered we like the East side of the island so much better than kitschy Kona. Now we're hooked on East Hawaii and can't wait to go back! But next time we'll bring the grandparents and treat them to the Kapehu Retreat - it's big enough for all our extended family.Marcy M.
Visited on "July - 2017
BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS HOME
The owner of this property was extremely prompt in responding to our messages and needs from the time of inquiry to post-rental as well. The home was spacious, comfortable, clean, and gorgeous inside and out. The kitchen and bathrooms had modern, state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures and the large washer and dryer were top-notch, too. We loved how big and roomy the houses were, loved the grounds and how well-manicured they were, and found the lanai as a good gathering spot to sit and drink coffee and watch the sun rise. The sound of the nearby stream was so pleasant and calming and the windows all around the home let in natural light into the home. There were lots of interesting books related to Hawaii, hiking, fishing, etc. to read. It was especially nice to have the studio with 3 beds right off of the main house. It was close enough but far enough and also had a beautiful, modern bathroom. We enjoyed the hot tub as a few afternoons were very cool up there. This was such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of town. It was always nice to come home at the end of the day.Rona K.
Visited on "April - 2017