This was our 4 th trip to Hawaii, 3 rd to Kohala coast. Everyone of our group of 6 had high expectations, and each for different reason. This was to be a celebration of my father’s 80 B-day and a graduation gift for my daughter after a challenging medical training. Romantic trip for my son and his girlfriend. Relaxing time for my single 18 year old son and a quiet nostalgic time for me. We were not disappointed! The beautiful bay, mountains, turtles, singing birds….and the beach house itself spacious with wide veranda and patio so tastefully set up, furnished and decorated was soothing in itself. The kitchen is very well equipped in everything a gourmet cook could possibly need…all 3 of my children believe they are in this category. They cooked and barbecued. We celebrated all our events under the starry dark Hawaiian sky. I had my quiet nostalgic time and read a historic novel about Catherine of Aragon. We enjoyed walks to the local store for many things and it was very practical to have basic products delivered before our arrival. My father is convinced this was the best vacation in his life, but would not mind returning to improve some impressions. We still did not managed to climb on Mauna Kea, but we had a great glimpse of it in the setting sun one evening. I hope we can return soon. I strongly recommend it to any family or group of friends.