If I ever come back to the Big Island, I will plan on staying here. Tutu's place is a gorgeous separate house near to the lodge itself. It was fantastic -- literally, a fantasy fulfilled.
I had a very nice 4-day taste of old Hawaii in a 1920's house refurbished to modern standards. It had all sorts of little touches, from Hawaiian quilts on the beds, to nice china and a well-appointed kitchen, a pull-through driveway, a lush grounds and backyard, not too close to neighbors, wild chickens pecking about most times of day (and no roosters crowing at dawn), lots of historic touches throughout the house, and a TV and WiFi access to provide modern necessities. This is truly an outstanding place to stay, at a very reasonable price for what you get.
Check-in was easy at the lodge, and a good full breakfast is included at the lodge each day (though I cooked my own one morning). Fantastic staff and daily maid service (unlike the every 3rd or 4th day you get at most condos in Kona). What a tremendously great place to be at the end of a day of exploring the nearby National Park a couple of miles away. Beautiful!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking