My husband and I are vacationing for two weeks at a resort on the Kona side of the Big Island. There were several things we wanted to do on the Hilo side, so we wanted a reasonably priced place to stay near Hilo for a couple days. Dannan's place seemed like a good fit for us.
This was our first time booking through AirBNB. I was at first because we typically stay in hotels when we travel, but Dannan's place has so many glowing reviews from past guests, that we decided to give it a try. Good decision, because our experience was nothing short of positive in every way. Dannan was a wonderful host and it was obvious that he takes great pride in making sure his guests are comfortable and have everything they need. I was concerned about the fact that the property didn't have AC, but we were absolutely comfortable even though Pahoa was experiencing unusually warm weather. The kitchen is available for use by guests, which we appreciated. There is a well maintained pool, as well as a huge patio out back. The property is in a residential area with easy access to beaches, Volcano National Park, Hilo, and the charming town of Pahoa. And I loved falling asleep each night to the sounds of the jungle. So very tropical.
As a host, I would give Dannan an A+. Staying in his home was like visiting with an old friend for a few days. Communication was excellent even before we arrived. Dannan had recommendations for area restaurants, short cuts to beaches, and even a masseuse. If you have any questions before booking, Dannan responds very quickly and is most helpful. Added plus: the sweetest big dog Kona lives here and I fell in love with.
I can unequivocally recommend this property and host. Thank you, Dannan, we very much enjoyed the two days we spent at your place.