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“A Unique Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Da Log House

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Da Log House
Ranked #1 of 3 Kurtistown B&B and Inns
Chesterland, Ohio
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A Unique Experience”
Reviewed 14 October 2012

First, my wife and I aren't big B&B stayers. So we are always a little apprehensive when we go to a new place. We landed in Hilo about 6:30PM, got something to eat and headed to Da Log House. It is starting to get dark. It is about a half hour outside of Hilo. To get there you start out on a major highway that turns into two lanes. It is dark. You turn off the highway and soon the paved road turns to one lane (stay to the right if someone comes from the other direction and let them pass). Turn again and the road turns to dirt. Turn again still dirt and it is now really bumpy so you have to slow down plenty. OK. Now you realize you are in the middle of freakin' nowhere. But soon on the left you see the house but the property is fenced and there is an automatic gate. We're tired, it's been a long day. A few uncomfortable thoughts go through my head - is this like Hotel California? - you get the idea. I push the button - the gate swings open. I hesitate. It had good reviews, right? We booked five days, what were we thinking? We drive in. We pull up to the front door of this beautiful log house. Out of the house comes this Hawaiian with the biggest smile on his face and just the friendliest guy you can ever imagine. We start to breathe again. He shows us to our room which was cozy but had everything we needed plus a beautiful deck with a beautiful view. We begin to relax. We sleep like bears during the winter. We tell Danny and Susi that we like to get an early start like 7 AM. No problem they say. We had these wonderful breakfasts with smoked meats and fruit and cereal and poi and poi toast and different jellies. And we start to get to know them and they are just the nicest hosts you can imagine. After we settled in we realized this not only is a beautiful house it is really a pretty good location. You are about 30 minutes from Hilo and about 35 from Volcano NP. But more importantly you are getting away from the tourist Hawaii and starting to see native Hawaii. Thanks to Danny we went to a wonderful farm market that also had a variety of foods outside of Hilo. On our travels we stumbled upon a beach where native Hawaiians were surfing and just hanging out. Breakfast conversations were so interesting because we could hear about Hawaii from someone who grew up here. The downside. Danny has chickens and one of them starts crowing about 5 AM. Usually lasts only about 2 minutes but with the window open it is like an alarm clock. Shoot the rooster and this place is definitely 5 stars. Even with the rooster we'd go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1Hawn, Owner at Da Log House, responded to this review, 16 October 2012
Mahalo much for the kind review. We always appreciate the reviews we receive and will do our best to make our guests stay as enjoyable as we can. we are located off the beaten path and I will look into doing something about the chicken , first I have to find out if it is a neighbor's pet.
Mahalo again for the wonderful review.
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

My mom and I spent only 2 nights at Da log House during our travel. This is the most beautiful B&B house and Danny and Susi are the best hosts. we arrived pretty late due to the rain and flight delay. it is a little difficult to find the location at night, it will be useful if you have a smart phone or a map with a great details. we were the only 2 guests during our stay, Danny upgraded our room to Ohia room freely. everywhere of the house is well considered and designed, we were so spoiled at the lovely house and the peaceful surrounding. Not mention the help Danny and Susi gave us at our trip advises. And also Susi's breakfast is very tasty with fresh fruit. We really enjoyed every minutes we spent there!

We will definitely stay there again if we travel to big island.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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1Hawn, Owner at Da Log House, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Mahalo for the review. We greatly appreciate your assesment and have placed signs to try and help guests find us better. Phone apps are great as we do try to keep a good presence on the web with the different map engines. Thanks again and we hope to have the pleasure of you staying with us again soon.
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

My husband and I stayed at Da Log House for a couple nights as part of our 10th anniversary trip to Hawaii/Big Island. The location is about an hour drive from Volcano, and maybe 30 minutes from HiLo. The owners have a beautiful log cabin with a couple rooms available for rent. Compared to other B&B experiences, we felt more like we were staying at someone's house rather than lodging. I am allergic to gluten, and they made sure to have gluten free options for me for breakfast, so that was very nice. They also got up early the morning of our departure to make sure we had breakfast prior to leaving for the airport. Note that there isn't really anything in Kurtistown, not even any places to eat. Also, this B&B is located a half mile or more down gravel roads that are a bit rough driving.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1Hawn, Owner at Da Log House, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Mahalo for the nice review. We appreciate your kind evaluation and hope you visit us again.
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Kahuku, Hawaii, United States
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Aloha Friends and Family! I highly reccomend Danny & Susie Paleka's Bread & Breakfast "DA LOG HOUSE" on the BIG ISLAND! Fabulous Accomandations, Peaceful Surroundings, Great Food, and of course, Wonderful Hosts! ANd if you're lucky, Danny will seranade you with his Ukulele and Guitart, Hawaiian Style "KANIKAPILA"!!!
Plenty ALOHA SPIRIT and HOSPITALITY! Check it out!

Room Tip: Definitely, The "Ohia Suite"!!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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1Hawn, Owner at Da Log House, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
Mahalo for your review Stanley we greatly appreciate the review
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this B&B. Susie and Daniel are wonderful hosts and really went out of their way to provide us with advice, various equipment needs, and tasty breakfasts. This is a convenient location if you are planning to visit Puna and Volcan NP.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1Hawn, Owner at Da Log House, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Mahalo for your kind review
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

I would highly recommend this B&B, the owner Dan and Susie is friendly and very helpful. Both of them being very informative about places to visit and eat, the B&B almost has a homey feel with great character!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Great stay in a quiet part of the Big Island. Very convenient for visiting Volcanoes National Park, Puna, Hilo (and surroundings) and South Point. Highly recommended! Rooms are very cosy, new and well kept. Amazing breakfast with local fruit! And very kind, helpful and nice hosts.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Da Log House

Property: Da Log House
Address: 16-1125 Po'ouli Road, Kurtistown, Island of Hawaii, HI 96760
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kurtistown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kurtistown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Hawaiian Family owned Bed and Breakfast, Located in Hawaiian Acres, 11 miles south of Hilo, our Cedar Log Bed and Breakfast is nestled among the Ohia trees on the slope of Kilauea Volcano. Just a short drive from both Hilo town and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Da Log House is situated in a Hawaiian community where you can kick back and relax in a quaint and rustic atmosphere. ... more   less 

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