This place is truly charming! The furniture is so gorgeous, and the beds are really good! It was also very close to the volcano, so we were able to drive and see it at night. The only down side is you don't get service out there, and the Wi-Fi doesn't work. But it gives you a chance to enjoy the scenery. The hospitality is great! Over all we loved staying here! I'd definitely check it out!
Located between the ocean and the volcano on a quiet one acre property with orange, lemon and avocado trees. Property is outlined by tropical plants, flowers and trees. Very roomy comfortable apartment with covered porch.
Very comfortable and well equipped, a green oasis, lovely garden and welcoming host. The lanai provided a view to remember of Hawaiian greenery, flowers and birds. We loved it.
My wife and I stayed at Mountain Breeze in May 2014. It is a two bedroom/one bath second level apartment; the property is about 1500 feet (450 meters) above sea level.
The apartment is fairly modern and spacious, with hardwood flooring, a full bath (towels supplied), a full kitchen and dining area, and a flat-screen TV with satellite TV channels. Wi-Fi is also available. One small deficiency, however, is the refrigerator does not have an ice maker. The apartment was very clean when we arrived. The apartment is not air-conditioned, but fans are provided. The area is quite rural; Coqui frogs and roosters in neighboring properties tend to serenade you during the night and early morning, and it is fairly near Kahikopele St. (many of the locals seem to have noisy autos) so you'll probably want to close the windows.
Mountain Breeze is around 3 miles (4.5 kilometers) driving from the turn-off from Hawaii Highway 11 (Hawaii Belt Road), but has a easily seen sign on Kahikopele St. Driving distances from Mountain Breeze are about 19 miles (30.5 km) to the Hilo Airport; 16 miles (26 km) to the entrance of Hawaii Volcanos National Park; 11 miles (18 km) to the nearest full-service grocery store in Keaau. Entrance roads to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are 44 miles (71 km); South Point (Ka Lae) is about 68 miles (109 km). Most roads in the area are good.
The property has an electronic gate at the driveway entrance; the owner requires a $45.00 deposit for the remote provided, fully refundable upon checkout. (Make sure the owner shows you the reset button on the gate. The gate malfunctions occasionally, but if you know where the reset is it's no problem.) Also, you might check the cabinets and closets for items (coolers, ect.) left behind by previous renters before buying the items in Hilo or wherever.
The grounds and apartment look fairly much like the pictures displayed. Mountain Breeze is a very good location for those wanting to explore the south-eastern half of the Big Island. I would rate it comfortable and a very good value.
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