If you are engaging in activities at Volcano National Park, the location of this property is great. The drive to the park only takes a few minutes. The rental agent, Krish, was very helpful, friendly and easy to contact. When we had problems with the security system more than once, she answered our calls immediately. The weather was quite cold during our stay so the fireplace in the middle of the main floor was wonderful. The hosts provided lots of burnable wood.
However, for the nightly rental charges, the house needs some upgrades. The mattresses were obviously older and not very comfortable. The house needs a more in-depth cleaning, ie, get rid of the cob webs seen throughout the house and especially the ugly black spider who is living in the kitchen light above the sink. There is a musty smell throughout the entire house. The allergies that a few in our group suffer from definitely kicked during our stay at Hale Hapu'u! Plus