My boyfriend and I went on our first trip to the Big Island, staying a few days at Mac Meadows. Sherri wasn't available and had a most wonderful and knowledgeable innkeeper host in her place. Breakfast was homemade and created to be a communal experience, sitting at the same table as everyone else who stayed there (and having a blast). Really, those were the best experiences we had actually at one of the bed and breakfasts we stayed at (3 total, in Kona, Naalehu, and Hilo). The Macadamia room was clean and more than enough for two people. Wild birds wandered the property, and we were encouraged to eat anything we found off the trees. It was the most home-like and ohana feeling that we had. We will definitely be coming back in a few years! Best location for the Punalu'u bakery, green sands beach, and hiking the volcanoes.
UNDER GREAT NEW OWNERSHIP AS OF SEPTEMBER 2015! OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY! A GEM! Disregard old reviews - we're so glad we did! Incredible experience and value! Friends of ours had recommended this place as a great location to explore this part of the island. Located just off of Highway 11 in Naalehu, we think this could be the southernmost B&B in the US! Staying here a couple of days gave us time to spend a day at the volcano and another relaxing at the black and green sand beaches. Cute downtown made it easy to fill up on gas and food. Ken and Sherri are OUTSTANDING hosts: genuine, low-key, warm, friendly - available, yet nonintrusive. Sherri's breakfasts are fabulous: fresh fruit, muffins, coffee, yogurt, granola - delicious and beautifully plated. She provides coffee, sugar, and milk so that we could make our own coffee in our room, too - a thoughtful and welcome touch. The variety of accommodations (we stayed in the Volcano Room) works great for singles, couples, and families. You feel safe and secure here. Nice wi-fi connection, too. The property is beautiful and tranquil - spacious rooms, clean and modern. Macadamia and tropical fruit trees abound. There's enough open space for everyone to enjoy their privacy - or walk the grounds (they have a swimming pool and tennis/basketball court, though these were under renovation during our stay). Highly recommended!! We hope to stay here again!