We had an amazing stay at Tom and Samara Mitchell’s estate. The house was gorgeous and fully stocked. The swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna were clean, relaxing, and a joy to use.
The property was beautiful and the surrounding nature scape is stunning. We enjoyed a short pasture walk to view beautiful sunsets and take in the islands of Kaho’olawe, Lana’i, and Maui in the distance.
Tom was an exceptional host and was responsive and accommodating to all of our needs. We highly recommend this rental for anyone looking for an authentic, luxurious, and beautiful Hawaiian experience.
Aloha! We spent over 2 months at Tom and Samara’s home on the Big Island and we enjoyed every minute!
We loved their place, plain and simple, and appreciated it more and more each day. We also appreciated their quick attention to the minor issues that came up during the first few weeks. The home surpassed my expectations and lived up to everything they promised, from the pool, kitchen, WiFi, and the peace and tranquillity of the location. Just superb!
We also appreciated their attention to periodic maintenance (pool/grounds), handled in such a non-intrusive way during our stay. We also valued their suggestions and recommendations for things to do, see and visit on the island.
Our daughter really enjoyed her horseback riding lessons at HPA, and with a few other nearby independent instructors. We even went fishing on a charter boat at the nearby marina and landed a 15lb Ono! What a wonderful memory! I enjoyed working remotely from the house and hitting CrossFit Allstar in Waimea. My wife set up her jewelry workstation in Tom's Ohana and she enjoyed the setting and view of the pool and Maui!
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and can't believe 2 months have passed so quickly!
Thanks again for everything,
John, Lucie and Sarah
This home is always a pleasure to visit as I have had the pleasure of staying more than once! It is warm, welcoming and blend of traditional and contemporary design that merge into a most cozy home.
The living room, kitchen, dining area is the heart of the home. I have spent many evenings there there to cook, eat, entertain, dine and relax all in one comfortable generous space.
Just steps just outside the side door for you can go for a swim in the environmentally friendly magnificent lap pool, or simply enjoy stunning views of Maui and the Pacific Ocean, perhaps catch the setting sun over the horizon.
Set securely and privately behind a simply operated electric gate, you will feel immediately very much at ease when you pull up to the properties circular driveway entrance.
This house completely lived up to our expectations and more. We spent the entire month of September at the Hawi house and enjoyed every minute of it.
We were there with 3 adult children and a good family friend and used it as a base for exploring as much of the Big Island as possible. We went to Kilauea, over to Hilo, a fair amount of time in Kona and surroundings, Waipio Valley, and into the cloud forest on the sides of the volcanoes. We explored every beach and cove we could reach and snorkeled in several different places, with our favorite being Mahukona, which is only 8 minutes from the house.
The house itself is extremely comfortable with plenty of room for people to either gather or have some alone time. Although it was quite warm while were there, we were never even tempted to turn on the air conditioning as the combination of open doors, windows (all screened) and fans kept everything cool and pleasant.
The kitchen is a marvel, where virtually anything is possible. Be grilled, baked, fried and boiled. I made lime marmalade and candied lime peel from the limes on the trees in the backyard.
The house’s orchard is also great, with mangos, avocados, coconuts, oranges, and limes. The pool was the icing on the cake. We all took one or more swims a day and lazed in the hot tub to relax or watch the stars at night. Paradise.