You may have read about our yurt stay on the Big Island.
Fortunately or unfortunately, we could not book the yurt for our entire stay on the island. This meant we had to find a place for our last three nights.
I found and booked the Aloha Room at the Gluten Free House (GFH) on VRBO.com.
The GFH is a bed and breakfast on the Big Island located in the same town (actually the same neighborhood) as the yurt, Ocean View. The Aloha Room was the lap of luxury, especially compared to our few days the yurt.
The Aloha room has its own private entrance and parking space at the back of the main house.
The king size bed had high-end sheets and was quite comfy. They even provided a great little gift bag (filled with goodies) that you could use for grocery shopping or to for other items.
The Aloha would be a great room for a family as it is spacious, and has a set of bunk beds in one corner.
The room was spotless and included plenty of storage for clothes and luggage.
There is even an sitting area to read or plot out your next activity.
This place was immaculate, seriously I wished they cleaned my home.
Note, the GFH is on cistern water. You need to be conservative, but it is a real toilet (unlike the yurt)!!!
We were never uncomfortable with water usage. Basically be thoughtful, don’t take 30 minute showers and leave the water running while you are brushing your teeth. Aka, don’t be a self-absorbed asshole.
Toiletries and plenty of towels (including beach towels) were provided. A large drying rack was outside, and came in quite handy for laundry and beach towels.
The Outside Area
We had our own kitchen outside complete with a laundry. (The coffee maker and toaster are under the fun pinwheel covers.
Next to the kitchen was a breakfast bar and a spaceous dining area. The outdoor space was roomy with a large dinning table and lounge chairs. Our hosts offered coolers, ice packs, beach chairs were all available for use. We used the ice packs many days.
Breakfast was included with our stay. Nom Nom Nom Nom. Sandy made us delicious gluten free dishes, and asks for dietary restrictions prior to your arrival.
She baked the bread (gluten free) herself, and the fruit grown in backyard.
She and her husband were gracious hosts, warm, welcoming and helpful. They were available if we needed anything, but respected our privacy.
We loved our stay here. The Aloha room was comfortable, amazingly clean, and relaxed.
My only waring, the mosquitos were bad at times. They give you mosquito coils, bug spray and even organic spray for the kitchen. I think the bugs may depend on the time of year. We used the spray and coils and were fine.
I guess we are also from Minnesota, so mosquitos are not an uncommon bother to us.
Still, I would recommend a stay here if you are looking to explore the Southside of the Big Island.