Kirk and Janice Madariaga
About Kirk and Janice Madariaga
We LOVE Hawaii and enjoy sharing our island experience. We first began coming to the Big Island in 2007 and fell madly in love ❤with the island. In 2014 we retired, moved from snowy Colorado to the Big Island and began building our dream home on the ocean in this beautiful Kaloli Point neighborhood. We love meeting new people from all over the world.
Kirk and Janice Madariaga purchased this Guest House in 2016
Why Kirk and Janice Madariaga chose Keaau
This property is such a special place. It is located right on the ocean where we are lucky enough to get to watch the beautiful sunrises every day and whales during whale season, dolphins and other creatures also come and go. The smell and feel of the ocean is amazing! It is also a very friendly and quiet neighborhood. When you go out for a walk you will receive much aloha.
What makes this Guest House unique
The guest house is filled with everything you need to make your trip comfortable and memorable. If there is anything you need while you are here just ask and we will certainly try and accommodate.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Home away from home!
Hosts Janice and Kirk made us feel right at home. Access to their beautiful pool and yard was a plus. Activities in Hilo were a short drive away. Volcanos National Park is within a hour drive. Great place to relax after a day of site seeing. Would stay here again!
Great place to stay
We will be back, fantastic place to stay
Our Stay in Puna
The Dolphin House is a great plate to stay while exploring the eastern side of the island. Located on an iron shore, Pacific swells slam into the rocky coast sending plumes of spray into the air. The crushing sound of waves and the peep of croqui frogs, will lull you into deep tropical sleep..
The lanai, surrounded by cobalt colored sea and coconut palms, is a great place to spend the morning drinking coffee and planning the rest of your day. This location is close to Shipman Beach (wear good shoes), the Mermaid Ponds, Pahoa, Volcano National Park, Hilo and Parks. Further up the highway, you'll find the Botanical Gardens and Onomea Beach, Akaka Falls, and Waipo Valley, just to name a few.
Janice and Kirk are two of the kindest and warmest people. Their knowledge of activities and restaurants is extremely helpful. Kirk saved us half a day of disappointment by explaining where roads are closed by recent lava flows. It's also nice to have someone to talk to when you are on a long stay.
Thanks for a great time Janice and Kirk.
Aloha, Ron and Shelly
This property is clean, affordable, and well maintained. We especially want to thank the owners; Kirk and Janice for their hospitality. Thank you very much!!!!
Dolphin House: A Great Place to Stay
Hale Nai'a was the perfect "home away from home" for our vacation on the Big Island. Everyday we enjoyed the views of the Pacific Ocean from the Dolphin House and the lanai and we heard the sounds of waves crashing against the lava cliffs. The location of the Dolphin House was perfect during our month long stay for us to explore not only the Hilo area but also the National Parks, Kona, Waimea, the Hamaku sugar plantation area and many other locations.
We found the Dolphin House to be very comfortable, immaculately clean, and well-equipped with linens and needed supplies. The swimming pool was always refreshing.
Kirk and Janice are a wonderful couple and perfect hosts. Their desire is to share their beautiful location with others to enjoy. Our trip was enhanced because Kirk and Janice were so helpful to share places, activities, events and restaurants that only locals would know about.
We would like to return to Kirk and Janice's Hale Nai'a.
Thank you for the beautiful review. We loved having you here and getting to know you. Come and see us again.
If you need a place near Hilo or Volcanoes book this one now!!
Kirk and Janice were excellent hosts. They really thought of everything and had all we needed for our stay. It was a very pleasant time staying in their beautiful guest house. If you want the perfect place just steps from the ocean this is your spot! Such great value for this wonderful little gem on the big island! Book it before someone else does!
Mahalo for the kind words. We are truly blessed to share our piece of paradise with so many wonderful people.