Review: Seeker’s Hive – Vacation Home Rental (Orchidland, Big Island)
Centrally located between Hilo and Kalapana on the East side of the Big Island, we had chosen Seeker’s Hive – A Home Away From Home. We rented the Pele Room for $49/night. Glad we did and in the future will rent again from these salt-of-the-earth hosts: Jay, Vijay and Sangeeth. They had just recently moved to the Big Island from Minnesota so they shared their passion for their new home!
Before arriving, our hosts recommended we visit the Safeway or Walmart in Hilo for supplies – as they offer a full kitchen plus BBQ grill and a few toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, etc.), if needed.
You safely park inside their gated lot.
And immediately you’ll enjoy the surroundings of their beautifully landscaped property of fruit orchards and a tropical garden.
We arrived around 8:00pm from travels from New York’s JFK to Honolulu International then to Hilo Airport. We kept communicating with them throughout to let them know of our travel progress. When we arrived, they were there to greet us and show us around the property.
As it is common practice in most of Hawaii, you’ll see a gathering of shoes outside the house. It really keeps the house clean.
No need to fiddle with keys here as they have a keyless combination door knob. Convenient!
The most comfortable bed from our travels Hilo-side of the Big Island! This was a new property and everything was spick and span new! Felt really spacious with the vaulted ceilings and you can control the temperature with having the louver windows open along with turning on the ceiling fan.
Not only were the towels soft but they had even thought down to the details of their comfy bath mat! We felt so at home and cozy there.
When you travel and rent accommodations via vacation home rentals, they usually provide “House Rules” that are easy enough to follow.
We enjoyed our morning coffee, dining and high-speed internet time at their charming Pergola. (Note: When rain is at a down pour, satellite internet & TV slow down or come to a halt. Also, sunrise/sunset are mosquito times so it’s a good idea to bring along your choice of mosquito spray. Although the property didn’t have many, they find me!)
We put our cooking supplies here. They kept the kitchen separate from their living space to keep bugs (ants, roaches, etc.) from invading. Great idea actually! This side of the island is more country!
The hosts left us fresh fruits from their orchard.
We really enjoyed our stay in the Pele Room and it truly was a “Home Away From Home” with gracious hosts. Ask them about their wildlife photography trip to Africa. They have great stories!
Reservations: (808) 313-1111
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