9/1/2009 Aloha! It was a delightful stay at the
Turtle House. We enjoyed the beautiful landscape, the luxuriant
foliage and of course the amenities and beauty of our cottage. It
was truly a paradise to wake up surrounding by palm trees and the birds.
Hope to renew this visit to the Volcano National Park in the near
future. Natalie Levine, Bruce & Eric Levine, Great Neck, New
York PS: Thanks to Beate and your hospitality!
Thanks for letting us stay in a lovely house. We had a great time hiking
in the Volcano National Park, enjoying the sunset at the end of Highway 130 and
Mauna Kea ( Stargazing was fantastic!). Thai restaurant is highly
recommended. Loveley curry! Hope to come back from UK/Germany at some
stage. Mahalo, Jo
8/9/09 Bea, we want to Thank you for giving us the chance to stay in
this warm cozy , lovely , sweet cottage. We are 6 friends coming all the
way from Italy and staying in this places made the journey absolute worth it.
This place is magic, the volcano, the plants, the nice smell of the flowers, the
sound of the wind, everything is magic. Maybe one day life will give us
the chance to come back to Hawaii... and in that case it will be a honor for us
to come back to your cottage! Thanks!! Mahalo... Aloha, Veronica
Dan, Robert & friends.
8/2/09 Hi "B" !... just wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at
the Turtle House! The house was quaint, adorable, and cozy, and the
location was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I will definitely be gloating about our
stay in the rainforest for quite a while :-) The CDs and books were a
thoughtful touch, and the book of travel disasters was hilarious! The
flowers & turtle decor made us smile as well. Meeting the housekeeper and
her son was street , too! They were very sweet and helped us plan our trip
to the end of highway 130 to see the lava flow ( which was absolutely awesome,
by teh way). Our stay at the cute little Turtle House was much too
abbreviated though, and should I ever come back here, I'd love to stay again!
Much Thanks! Frea Mehta and Zarin Mehta, Iamshee Mehta, Allen Mehta,
and Lolita Mills.
16th, 2009 What a fantastic and to our vacation! Enjoyed
the beauty of highway 132...the slow pace of Volcano...the incredible views of
the Volcano!!..Thanks for opening your house to us. Kirsten & Ed, San
6, 2009 Thank you so much for opening this house, it was such a nice
place to stay for 4 days. We took a Volcano hike, saw lava flow into the
ocean , and drove around Hilo. We went swimming in the hot ponds and the
tide pools, which was loads of fun as well. This house is so peaceful and
quiet, we enjoyed sitting outside and using the barbeque ( once or twice :-) ).
Thanks for an amazing stay! Serana KC, Helen Y. Fred C.
5th, 2009 It was very interesting to stay in the rainforest.
We went to the National Park and Akaka Falls and had lots of great food at Hilo.
We also did some shoping. We all loved the Turtle House! We hope we
can have another visit here! The Mikami Family , From Tokyo
30, 2009 Thanks so much for opening your retreat for others to
enjoy. The experience of living in the rainforest was great. We have
a camp in Vermont in a similar setting and felt right at home. Karen &
George Langlais, Georgetown, MA
6/14/09 This is our first stay at the Turtle House. This is really a
gem set among the beautiful ferns. We were lucky to find this wonderful
place and hope to return for a longer stay. Louise & Harvey Cohen,
Chestnut Hill, MA PS: We especially loved to wake up
surrounded by the beautiful ferns and trees .
5/30/09 We enjoyed our stay here so very much. Loved the
setting amongst the "rain Forest" and the close proximity to the National Park.
The weather was perfect which was a n added bonus. Turtle house is the
perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. Marge & Hans Schlegel, Two River,
WI, Lyn & Rick Harke, Manitowa, WI
5/5/09 THIRD visit to the "Turtle House". Great place to spend
our 25th wedding anniversary. Weather was fantastic - sunny and no rain.
Great bird watching from the master bedroom. Easy access to the Park for
hiking. . Hope to come back for another visit. Thanks for letting us stay
at your wonderful home. Pam & Dave Halverson, Minneapolis, MN
25, 2009 This was our second time at the Turtle Hosue, whe the girls
where 2 and 3..Now they are 4 and 5 and we had a really wonderful time.
Mahalo.. Nancy Picard, Chicago, IL
26, 2009 We enjoyed our stay at the Turtle House. It is a
lovely home and so peaceful. Wish we could stay longer. Glen,
Jola, Ryan, Marisa, , Minnesota ..PS... "We love the Turtle Theme"...
2, 2009 What a great home base for exploring Hilo and Volcanoes National
Park! The extra comfortable bed and heated floors were the icing on the
cake. We really couldn't be happier with our stay at the Turtle House.
Tiffany & Jerry, Eugene, OR
February 24, 2009 What a treat it has been to spend time here at the
Turtle House! We loved the beauty and tranquility of the lush
surroundings, the toasty warm floors, the beautiful wood trim , and the fresh
floors. Its been great to be so near the amazing sights at the Volcanoes.
Our weather has been perfect and added plus. Thanks for making our stay so
special. The Kobelt sisters - Karla and Klaudia , Pleasanton, CA
February 17, 2009 We really enjoyed our stay.. We especially like
how the house is nestled into the beautiful Fern Forest. This is a perfect
spot to kick back and relax. We also thoroughly enjoyed our time in the
Park and watching the lava flows into the ocean. Thanks so much, Tracy,
Bob & Sam Myers, Mukitteo, WA
January 4, 2009 Tome , Julie, William & Tingtin from Albuquerque,
New Mexico. What a cozy house. Loved the beds. Best part of
visit : watching the lava splash up from the ocean after dark at the end of
6, 2009 Thanks again for the use of your cozy Turtle House.
May send our friends & Relatives, Sanda & We Moore, Texas.
8, 2009 What a cozy house. Aloha, Marc & Donna Taylor,
Jan 1, 2009 We loved our stay at the Turtle House! We hope to be
back later this year. A perfect family vacation! The Morland
12, 2008 Jon , Lisa, & Alan from London UK. Great Place for a
December 10, 2008 Thank you for your wonderful Turtle House, Bea!
This has been a terrific base of operations to explore the volcano. the
Lava Flows at the seashore and Hilo and points north. We love the warmth &
convenience of Turtle House. You and your family have created a wonderful
home - a real treasure. Mahalo, The Crawford Jones family, Alan, Eileen
My wife and I stayed
at Turtle House for 12 days and enjoyed it thoroughly, from waking up in
upstairs bedroom surrounded on all 4 sides by green rain forest to the
prompt response if we running low on coffee or anything else.
It's quite secluded but still within a good walk of "downtown" Volcano,
such as it is. Appliances, showers, bathrooms all worked
well, and the living room was very comfortable for sitting and reading.
The lanai, too, when the sun warmed it. Enjoyed the stock of
Hawaiian music CDs.
Dave Peters, Minneapolis
This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com also
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Just wanted to thank you for recommending the
Volcano Turtle House. Our stay there was the highlight of our trip,
and we appreciated your hospitality. The Marble
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Thank you for a great time.
It's the best 47th birday a girl could ever have. This is a great
place. Hope to visit again. Mahalo Janette Perla and family, San
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Very peacful and enjoyable!
Mahalo! Dave & Bonnie Bradley, State College, PA
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This was the perfect setting for a
relaxing holiday. Thanks for all the thoughtful details. Tom and
Cheryl Prince, Kailua, Oahu
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Thanks for having us here.
We had a great time on this part of the island. Ed & Cathy, Kauai
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We had a great time!
Mahalo Carl & Michelle Thompson, Pawcatuck, CT
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Thanks to my dear freind I finally
had "Five Minutes of Peace". The Turtle House was perfect.
Shannon Allper, Kona, Hawaii
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The perfect Place for me and my
best friend , for 58 years, to be alone and talk and laugh. Thank
you. Sandra Sylvester, Seattle, WA
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The manager (Beate) was the
sweetest and really did her best to make our stay enjoyable! Many thanks
to her. Laura & Bill Bergeron-Mirsky, Honeymooners!
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We loved the "Turtle
House". Normally we are frog people but this cottage is extra
special. Mahalo for fitting us in at the last minute. We are sorry
we have to return to our own rainforest in Washington. Herschel &
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This is such a beautiful home with
so many special touches! Thanks to the owners for sharing it with us, and
to Bea for all the extras & for making us feel so at home! We had a
great time! I've celebrated a Bday here too!. Aloha! Jim &
Deb Prescott, Encinitas, CA
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