Friday, June 25, 2010


Bargain hunters take note:
This summer on Maui at our Kihei Akahi units, we have discounted rates due to a repaving project at the complex. It just started on 6/23 and goes to 9/19!!!!
We just don't know what the impact will be during any given dates - it may have little impact or it may cause an inconvenience. There may be noise and/or odor from the re-paving, and you might need to walk to the condo from another part of the complex. We have been told that the contractor will always try to leave someplace in the complex to park, but it is possible that on rare occasions it may be necessary to park outside the complex and walk to the unit. We simply cannot predict exactly what will be required.

BUT HEY......
$79 A NIGHT?????

And a killer sunset view!!!!
We even have $59 and $69 a night condos!!!!
Book online at or call us at 808-965-0400

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hilo Town

Having lived in Hawaii now for 10 years, and spending quite a bit of time on all the main islands, I have grown to love the charm and simplicity of little Hilo Town on the Big Island. There is no other real town area like Hilo. Kauai has Hanalei, Maui has Paia and Makawao, and Oahu has Haleiwa, but these charming places cater mostly to tourists, and don't offer as much of a sense of community where locals go to gather, eat, be entertained as Hilo does. (My opinion of course!).

Hilo has some tourist shops, but it also has our vibrant Hilo Farmers Market, the Historic Palace Theater, the Kress $1 movies!, Koehnens Fine Furniture, and small local mom and pop shops and restaurants. Even the Ebesagawa Sisters have their semi-open air flower shop there; I don't know how long they've been there, but it's a very long time! There are lots of historic buildings that front Hilo Bay (there's something nice about buildings that have names and dates on them). A stroll along Kamehameha Ave takes you back in time. No Starbucks, Pottery Barns, J Crew, or even McDonalds here.
Lots of people talk about the 'real Hawaii.' I'm not sure what that means, but I know when I'm downtown Hilo people you pass say 'aloha' and the when you buy something from a local merchant they really mean it when they say 'MAHALO!' It's also nice when the people you pass on the street are a mix of people that live here AND visitors......not everyone is a tourist!
We like that in a town!

So to experience the charm of another time, come walk along the bay in little Hilo town!

Our favorite not to be missed places are: Aloha Luigi's on Keawe Street (killer chicken caesar salads!), the Historic Palace Theater (always something going on including HAWAIIANA LIVE every Wednesday morning at 11 am showcasing local talent), the Tsunami Museum, and the Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Sunday.
And of course, when you are looking for accommodations, check us out at

Monday, June 14, 2010


LAGOON HOUSE - The#1 property in East Hawaii!!!!!!!!!!! RARE OPENING 6/24-27. All we can say is don't hesitate...........reserve it NOW!!!
Words and even pictures cannot describe this incredible experience swimming in a huge private aquarium.

  • Special last minute rate: $275
  • Cleaning fee: $150
Call 808.965.0400 or see

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Seattle Guests just love us!

We get great reviews from guests from Seattle! We've gotten three in just in 2 days! This just came in from the McKinney family about Orchid Elua
This was a wonderful house on a small tidal pool. It was a bit of a drive from Hilo, but worth it for the lush surroundings. The house was very clean, well stocked with linens and beach toys and a great place for our family to return to after each day's activities. I would highly recommend it (and already have!)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pupus on the lanai!

When you’re on Maui, you invite friends to watch the sunset wherever you are. No better place than the top floor of Kihei Akahi! Good friends, gorgeous view and yummy pupus.

These photos were taken right from the lanai at Kihei Akahi D-614! And this summer you can stay there for an outrageous rate of $79!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


We just received this email from a couple who stayed Kapoho for the first time!

We are finally checking out...heartbreaking news :( We just want to thank you both for doing such a wonderful job. We are so grateful for your hard work and honesty.

This was the first time I actually swam with a real live's magical!!
Have a wonderful day!!! []
Gregg and O