4,4 en julio 19, 2013
5 en julio 19, 2013
This was a wonderful visit. The lush grounds were a gardeners' delight. If only I could do this in East Country (semi-desert) San Diego-Thank you Nora and Dave!
5 en julio 19, 2013
We had a great stay. Beautiful scenery, very relaxing. My favorite goat was Heidi.
5 en abril 25, 2013
Seattle winter is grinding on, so I'm transporting myself back to Malia's Birdsong B&B, Christmas 2012. Lush, vivid, welcoming and wild, Malia's Birdsong is the perfect pocket-size home base from which to discover Hilo and surrounds. Two comfy, lovely rooms and a bath tucked into tamed jungle. And as if that's not enough. . . There's a menagerie here and, for those of us who live fur-covered lives at home, that's huge bonus points. Sweet dogs, cool kitties, llamas, goats -- yet no sign of an ark. Make sure Dave shows you his superb bowls. Seeing his mastery of wood was a high point of our stay. And a special shout-out, with love, for Nora. A great hostess and an even better woman.
4,8 en febrero 24, 2013
I really enjoyed staying with the Waters, they are such wonderful and helpful hosts! And breakfast in the middle of all the beautiful plants is just gorgeous.
4,8 en febrero 04, 2013
A little hard to find-use your GPS. Amazing surroundings. Warm, friendly hosts.
4,4 en enero 21, 2013
This was a great place to recharge each day. My husband and I spent the week exploring the big island and not a lot of time at the room. But it was super peacefully place to eat breakfast and plan the day's excursions. Nora and David were friendly and really tried to make us feel at home. They went above and beyond giving us guide books and a ride into town to pick up our rental car. Note: This is not the place to stay if you don't like animals or nature. I loved listening to the frogs and rain at night and my husband liked playing with the outdoor cats; but this could really bug others. Also this place is on the outskirts of town. You need a car to get anywhere.
5 en agosto 23, 2012
This place was perfect for us! The suite was spacious for the two of us & very comfortable. Nora & David were very friendly, accommodating & informative. Our itinerary around Hilo included Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Akaka Falls and Waipio Valley. The location of Malia’s Birdsong worked well for us. We had a choice of warm or cold breakfast but opted for cold due to our on-the-go schedule. The breakfast on the lanai was pleasantly relaxing & we even got a little company from one of the cats. Nora shared some of the bounty from the recent lychee harvest & rain water is provided for drinking. Delicious! We enjoyed our breakfast surrounded by a rain forest "garden". Cozy bed, warm shower, relaxing atmosphere, abundant food & good company available. Thanks Nora & David for adding to a wonderful & memorable vacation! On a more technical note, the rooms were neither musty nor moldy which was important as I have a nasty allergy to such things. I think the B&B is located at a slightly higher elevation than Hilo by the shore (guessing) so that probably helped…still a rain forest though! The nighttime serenade includes the distinctive call of a rainforest frog which some find relaxing (myself) while others may need to resist the urge to go frog hunting (my husband). A quick trip to the local Walmart for earplugs effectively remedied his situation. We would not hesitate to stay at Malia’s Birdsong if we find ourselves in Hilo again.