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Besides having to leave, our only regrets.....We didn't come here first......We didn't stay here longest. Great hosts, scenery, amenities, solitude, facility. We look forward to seeing you again...John & Hanna, Salem Oregon.

Wow - what wonderful hosts and what a fabulous place to stay. We felt that we "lived" in your suite as opposed to just "staying" in other B&B's and hotels. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, it did. We'll be back for sure. Mike & Joanna, Chicago, Illinois.

After a week at one of the most exclusive hotels on the Big Island, Jeanine and I thought it would be hard to come close the second week, but the Ranch House was even more luxurious than the Orchid in most every respect: i.e. the hot tub on the deck, HUGE open space inside and out, complete privacy, wonderful decorations, completely outfitted kitchen, brand new cable TV and stereo, and a bed that was truly comfortable. The views from your property and the Ranch House were among the most beautiful we saw on the Big Island, and the sunsets were by far the best on the big isle. The location seems like a little bit of heaven on earth, as being above Kona gives you ample distance from the chaos of an island town, yet brings you so close to every major restaurant, shopping center and highway. As divers, we can say that being minutes from the dock and dive shop, with a rinse tank outside your door, wetsuit drying racks, and, most important, hosts with a true love for diving and underwater photography, makes Silver Oaks THE place for divers to take in the best of Kona Big Island Diving. We also like the idea of making Silver Oaks our halfway stop the next time we head to the South Pacific for some serious liveaboard action. We really enjoyed diving with you, Rick, and seeing your underwater photography expertise on the walls at Silver Oaks and at work underwater. Most important to an Inn, we can say that your hospitality and attentiveness to us as guests was and is the key asset to Silver Oaks. Taking us on a hike, diving with us, sharing novels and videos, lending us your bicycles, inviting us to a Saturday night fresh fish Barbeque, quickly supplying an alarm clock and other needs, and otherwise being there as a source of information, laughter and advice were key to our having a thoroughly relaxing, enjoyable and memorable stay at Silver Oaks. Of course, having Jennifer's smile, song and laughter convinced us that next time we should bring our eight-year old son, Evan, to Silver Oaks, as a thoroughly family-friendly B&B. You're very special people with a very beautiful home and a wonderful business. Thanks for your hospitality. Jeanine and Mitch Meisler NYC

This is a long overdue mail to add to the list of praise for Silver Oaks and for the hospitality of Amy, Rick & Jennifer in particular. My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay at Silver Oaks as part of our honeymoon diving around the world. Of all the places we stayed, including some of the world's finest hotels, by the far the most welcoming, comfortable and relaxing was Silver Oaks ranch. Amy & Rick were much more than just hosts, they made us feel part of their family, recommending places to visit and eat and even coming diving with us several times. To anyone thinking of visiting Kona, this is the place stay. If you dive, Rick knows all the best people and places to go, and better still, has a set-up perfect for cleaning and maintaining gear and equipment. If you are simply visiting the island, Silver Oaks Ranch is the perfect place to base yourself from which to enjoy the sunny side of the island. Thanks guys, you helped make our honeymoon very special. Gwilym & Katherine Lewis, London, United Kingdom

You guys are fabulous hosts. We had an awesome time. This was our best outer island trip EVER, hands down. We loved the way you decorated the cottage and felt like we were in our own private world. Pass on the stargazing idea to others who come to stay. Trina and I will always remember our first shooting star. We hope to come back before we make the move to Maryland. God bless your family and business. Vince & Trina, Honolulu, Hawaii.

What a beautiful place your have here. We have had such a wonderful time here. Everyone who has come over to stay with us has had a great time and has enjoyed your home, the view, the pool, hot tub and just the ambiance. You all have been so gracious to us during our "extended" stay. We have so many great memories to take home with us. If you ever get up our way, please come visit us. Thank you again, Lindy & Bob, Marysville, Washington.

We have enjoyed our stay here so much - it's hard to leave. Our time here has been the perfect blend of activity and relaxation. You really do have a special place here. Thanks for the information, slide/video show, great food and hot tub. We wish you great success. Mahalo! Chris & Heather, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada.

Thank you so much for a very comfortable stay. For Brad & I this is our best experience and we loved it! No more hotels for us! It was so relaxing to come back here after along day of touring and to be able to go outside and put our feet up and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Your compassion is genuine. And Jennifer was a real treat. Thanks again, and one day we hope to be back. Brad & Yvonne, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Thank you Amy & Rick for your absolute warmth. We loved staying on your ranch and visiting Hawaii for the first time. Absolutely fantastic. You both made our honeymoon extra special and we hope to come back soon. P.S. You th ought of everything i.e. the flashlights for the Volcano, the snorkel gear, coolers etc. Very thoughtful. Love Dorothea & Alex Vernon,Ct.