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Ben
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What a great place to stay! I stayed only one short night while on business in Hilo. I'll easily plan to stay with Alan and Penne again. Forgoing the standard hotel experience is now an easy decision for me. Loved the unique breakfast with fantastic Hawaiian fruits. Quiet, peaceful, and hosts that truly cared about the comfort of my stay. Easily my favorite place to stay in Hawaii!
Monday, April 21 2014 - 01:24 PM
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Amanda Ware
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Thank you so much Alan and Penne. We had an awesome time here with you. All the plants in your garden, Thank you for taking the time to show us what they were and letting us try your different fruits. The breakfast was awesome every morning we had something different and everything was delicious. You really made us feel at home with everything you did. Thank you agian for the sparkling wine and strawberries you brought to our room it really put a cherry on my birthday! We will miss waking up to you're home grown coffee! Agian thank you for all you do.
With love and admiration,
Sam and Amanda Ware
(Branson, Missouri)
Friday, March 07 2014 - 09:05 AM
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Marian & Dave
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We loved staying here! Seven nights were not enough! Penne and Alan live the true Aloha spirit! Our first trip to Hilo was made only that much more wonderful thanks to Alan and Penne's insightful tips about where to go and what to see. Of course, Penne's beautiful garden was a treasure to photograph. And the breakfasts... AWESOME! Penne and Alan, we can't wait to come back to stay with you, Charlie, Max & Missy! Mahalo!
Monday, February 17 2014 - 04:24 AM
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Susan Hebert
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I recently stayed here at Aaron's Cottage and was very pleased with my stay. Alan and Penne were very wonderful hosts! They were so kind and helpful! Penne was very gracious to make special breakfasts for my dietary needs. I can't wait to come back and stay there again!! Mahalo, Alan and Penne!!
Monday, December 16 2013 - 04:39 PM
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thomas petry
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WOW!! This is by far the best place for me for many reasons - but by far the number one reason would be HOSPITALITY. You simply can put yourself at ease while staying here knowing that you are cared for by such gracious hosts. This is what they mean by experiencing "Old-Tyme" Hawaii :))
If you are lucky, you'll happen upon a Portuguese fried-rice that Penne cooks for breakfast...this is some excellent food. Give Charlie a kiss for me if you dare!!!
Tuesday, December 10 2013 - 07:02 PM
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Bobby and Ivelisse
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We only had one night, but we enjoyed our short stay and will stay here again if we make it back to the Hilo area. I see why you have repeat customers. Nice touches all around.
Sunday, October 27 2013 - 08:44 PM
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walter miller
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Loved, loved staying here. Breakfast was unforgettable, hospitality of Penne and Alan was awesome! I didn't even know I had family on the big island until I met them. They are the kind of folks you meet and want to add to your Christmas mailer. More than a hotel, this is the place to stay. Take it easy and enjoy! Save us a room, we'll be back!!!
Saturday, April 06 2013 - 11:39 PM
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Jackie Hanna
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My husband and I had a wonderful,five night stay with Alan and Penne. They are kind and considerate hosts. Both shared interesting information about the Big Island, along with delightful breakfasts each morning!
Monday, March 18 2013 - 07:13 AM
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gail and Terran
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Had a wonderful weekend at the cottage. Very clean and even handicap accessible, including the bathroom. Wish I had a nice seat down shower like that. We were welcomed and so happy we chose here over staying at the Seaside Hotel. Being we are local from another island, there for just a quick visit with family...we were looking for a good rate, but still wanted safe and clean. This was a perfect location and so close to a lovely little beach. Loved our ono delicious breakfast. Hot Kona Coffee with homemade pancakes, complete with coconut syrup and fresh grated coconut. Top it off with sweet fresh strawberrie, kiwi and blueberries. Fresh eggs available as well as anything you would need to make your own lunch and dinner on property. January 25 to Jan 27 2013. We would of stayed longer but it was all booked up. Mahalo nui loa~ gail
Monday, January 28 2013 - 01:51 PM
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Eva
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I would not stay in any other place on the Hilo side! Great hosts with delicious breakfast and generous facilities. We have returned 3 times and just booked again for our 4th stay! Thanks Alan and Penne!
Saturday, January 12 2013 - 03:53 PM
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Inna
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what a wonderful place to stay! pretty much right around the corner from the airport, clean room with comfy bed and crisp linens, and you get fresh island eggs for breakfast? sold! there's also a little convenience store not far that sells home made icecream, just ask Alan! Penne got in touch with me prior to our arrival asking of any dietary requests, i wanted bacon with my eggs, and guess what, i got bacon! my only regret is that we didn't stay longer, which will be fixed next time we're on the Big Island. could not have thought of a better "welcome to Hawaii!" than we got at Aaron's Cottage!
Saturday, November 03 2012 - 01:59 PM
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thomas
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This place is awesome!! Alan & Penny are like running into long lost family you never knew you lost track of :) they provide a world class experience from start to finish. I will be back many times & yet I live only 50 miles away. You won't even come close anywhere in Hilo for the service received at an amazingly low cost.
Sunday, October 28 2012 - 04:23 PM
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venta
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What a nice place to stay. Very clean, grounds are nice and a good breakfeast.
Monday, July 16 2012 - 05:15 AM
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Stephanie McManus
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Single female from UK, stayed June 8th 2012. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful welcome, very safe and comfortable room - couldn't fault it. Shame I was only there one night. I definitely recommend it.
Saturday, June 16 2012 - 10:39 PM
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Truman Tomblinson
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We have been here nearly 3 weeks. We leave on Wednesday. This is by far the finest treatment I have ever had in any hotel etc. Allen and Penne are 100% customer service and have become dear friends alsol. Then there is Max and Missy the dalmations that are as sweet as they can be. They helped fill the void of leaving our own little 1yr old poodle home. Then there is Charlie! The most adorabable 130# baby you will ever meet. He is still so much puppy he is just comical to watch. He plays with coconuts because he tears up any toy they buy in 2 minutes. If you a looking for a place to be comfortable, safe, wonderful breakfast, slow paced and yet as fine as any resort this is the place. We have traveled nearly 2000 miles in the time we have been here and have seen almost everything. This has been the most restful vacation I have ever been on. You will not find anywhere so lovely and accomadating.
Sunday, February 26 2012 - 06:45 AM
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Doug & Betsy Tirrell
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We haven't had a rental car or 15 passenger van in weeks. We made it back to our home in Marblehead, Mass to a September blizzard.We like your weather forecasts better. Thanks for wonderful memories in Hilo. Mahalo
Thursday, November 10 2011 - 03:10 PM
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Dave & Karen Lenhert
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Thanks Penne and Alan loved our stay at your house. It felt like we never left home you are great hosts. The dogs were wonderful. Rooms were spacious and clean.Breafast was wonderful.Can't wait to visit again.
Monday Oct 4th 2011
Tuesday, October 04 2011 - 01:34 PM
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Biehl-Sly
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What a nice place to stay. Very clean, grounds are nice and a good breakfeast. The walk to the beach is nice. Much nicer place to stay than a hotel.
Sunday, September 11 2011 - 01:27 PM
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Margaret Vodicka
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We loved our stay with Alan and Penny. Wonderful location, clean and inviting accommodation, fantastic breakfasts, gracious and caring hosts.
Friday, February 11 2011 - 12:33 PM
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Randy & Janine
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Thank you Alan & Penne for the hospitality. We enjoyed our stay with you would recommend it anyone. This was our first visit to the Big Island and felt very much at home. We hope to visit with you again!
Aloha!
Monday, January 31 2011 - 04:58 PM
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Tom,Laura, Leslie
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Aloha and Ohana are just often in Hawaii and can sometimes just be words. But Penne and Alan live it each day.

This was our second stay here at Aaron's Cottage. We were truely greeted and treated more like family than as guests. If you're looking for a huge resort experience, this isn't it. But if you're looking for a place where they actually care about you, you;ve found it. We'll always come back whenever we're on the Big Island.
Tuesday, December 21 2010 - 06:29 PM
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Randy and Patty
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We recently stayed at Aaron's Cottage. It was actually our second stay. We really enjoy the "Aloha" from the owners, Alan and Penne. They really make you feel welcome. The Amish Friendship Bread is incredible.
We plan on coming back the next time we have an extended stay on the island.
Saturday, December 11 2010 - 07:54 PM
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saundra e.
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My daughter and I stayed at Aaron's Cottage while visiting my sister during Thanksgiving week. Our stay was relaxing, refreshing, and revitalizing. Who could not relax with the breathtaking island of Hilo surrounding you and the beach oceanside literally steps from the front or backyard! The room was spacious, clean and accommodating. The homemade breakfasts were amazing and brought to the kitchen warm and fresh each morning. The hosts Penne and Allen were also warm and refreshingly gracious. I definitely would want to stay at Aaron's Cottage every time I come to visit Hilo! Mahalo!
Sunday, December 05 2010 - 02:45 PM
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Carol and Dave
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We enjoyed our too-short stay. The proximity to the sea and to the very pleasant town of Hilo were the main attractions. The room was spacious and clean, with beautiful hand-made bed spread and pillow shams - very attractive. I hope to take advantage of the attractive gazebo, grill and flowers on our next visit. We'll certainly stay more than 2 nights next time.
Thursday, October 07 2010 - 10:34 AM
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Rikki Celentano
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Aaron's cottage was the best place for me and my family to stay, it was so inviting, very kid friendly and Penne and Alan made us feel like we were at a home away from home. Beautiful back yard, lots of room for the kids to run around and their dogs missy and max were so playful.We really enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts that Penne & Alan offered. I know that when we decide to go on vacation again Penne & Alan will be our first choice,and Will be recommended to all of our friends and family. Thank you so very much your Hospitality. Celentano Ohana
Thursday, August 12 2010 - 08:26 AM