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“Awesome bedrooms, tiny underequipped kitchen.”
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Orchid Elua is a 4B 4BA home in sunny Kapoho, a 5 min walk from the famous snorkeling tidepools
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Orchid Elua is a 4B 4BA home in sunny Kapoho, a 5 min walk from the famous snorkeling tidepools
The home is stylishly decorated with quality furnishings.Living room with seating and TV. Another angle of the living room and front entrance.
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Orchid Elua is a 4B 4BA home in sunny Kapoho, a 5 min walk from the famous snorkeling tidepools
The home is stylishly decorated with quality furnishings.Living room with seating and TV.
Another angle of the living room and front entrance.
The alcove off the living room leads to the kitchen and the fully screened lanai.
Double doors lead out to lanai. Kitchen is just to the right of the frame.
The lanai has a large dining table so you can enjoy your meals with the ocean breeze.
Washer & Dryer and collection of beach toys are also on the lanai
The galley kitchen provides all you'll need to prepare and serve meals. There's a dishwasher too!
Electric range and plenty of counter space.
The downstairs bedroom with queen bed. Perfect for guests who have trouble with stairs.
Downstairs bedroom has a closet and night stands.
Downstairs bathroom, just off the bedroom.
Twin bedroom upstairs. Desk with internet modem is a great place to set up if you must work.
The twin bedroom has a closet, reading sconces, and an ensuite bathroom.
All of the upstairs bedrooms have private lanais.
The twin bedroom's ensuite bathroom
King bedroom with desk and private lanai
King bedroom desk and furnishings.
King bedroom's ensuite bathroom.
Queen bedroom upstairs
Step out onto the queen bedroom's private lanai
Queen bedroom lanai
View from queen bedroom lanai. The private pond is geothermally heated.
Queen bedroom's bath. There's a stall shower on the left.
Orchid Elua's nicely landscaped and private house lot. This is the side yard.
Heading to the back yard of Orchid Elua
Orchid Elua's private tidal pond.
Located in quiet Kapoho. Some of the best snorkeling in the state is just down the street!
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kapoho, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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AlaskaKin...
Anchorage, AK
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Awesome bedrooms, tiny underequipped kitchen.”
Reviewed 9 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We (6 adults, 2 children) rented this home for a week. The home is quite nice with two ponds in the backyard. While the grounds are small they feel larger because the owner owns this home and they neighboring home with the combined effect of a larger property. The real winners at this property are the bedrooms which are large, airy, and equipped with really nice bathrooms. The lower levels common areas are small and poorly laid out with a fair amount of wasted space on the back lenai which would be better served in the kitchen area.. The kitchen is tiny and not quite adequate for home's 8 person capacity. We noted in particular that the kitchen could use some basic investment (less than $200) in dishes, utensils, sharp knives, kitchen towels, and other basic items (such as a water pitcher). We have noted in the past the properties managed by an agency tend to be more frugal on such items than properties managed by owners. While you can contact this owner directly via VRBO the property is largely run by a management company. Overall this property is great with fantastic access to the tide pools, but if you're going to cook a lot or have a large group you should prepare to be frustrated by a lack adequate basic equipment.

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Liked best: The Bedrooms and location
Liked least: Kitchen equipment quality and quanity
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Dec 2014
Thank you for letting us know about the issues with the kitchen. While we can't do anything about its overall size, we can definitely do something about the contents of it. We'll go do a full inventory of the kitchen contents and get them fixed up as soon as possible. We stay at vacation rentals ourselves so we do understand how those little things make a huge difference. We are glad that overall it was a good place for you and we hope to see you again very soon - and we'll make the sure the kitchen is ready this time!
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CA, United States
Reviewed 20 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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Reviewed 6 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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TAlongbea...
long beach, ca
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fab home. I would choose it again!”
Reviewed 23 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012

The home is very nice, well organized. The owner and rental company have a very clear process that makes it easy to access and enjoy. The rental company responded very quickly to all emails and phone calls so they seem very dependable.

The home is just like the pictures. Clean, bright and a wonderful pond in the back yard. The owner did a good job by not over-dressing the home with vacation "kitsch" which you see in so many vacation homes. Minimal is good sometimes. You have everything you need.

Understand you will be away from Hilo so expect to drive about 20 - 30 minutes to get to the heart of Hilo if you are planning any activities. If you are going out during the work/ school week, add 10 minutes.

I did not like the raised areas on the stairs which made it a little hard to walk since you will have your shoes off indoors.

Also, I concur, the sheer curtains took a little getting used to but I never saw an audience in front of the house.

It is a very good rental for a large family or two families traveling together.

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Liked best: bright and uncluttered
Liked least: Edges of the indoor stairs hurt your feet to walk on especially with suitcases in your hands.
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Reviewed 27 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011

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