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Four and a half stars!! Gorgeous!!
"We spent eight nights at Sandra and Ken’s Great Kona Escape, and it was great! The property is absolutely beautiful and the apartment itself is spacious and comfortably furnished. The location (on the side of a mountain) provides great views and is central to most things you will want to see while on the Big Island.
Sandra and Ken are very nice people. They shared fresh papaya from their garden with us and really seemed to care that we had a good time (unlike the owners of another property we stayed at on Oahu who seemed to be in it just for the money). Also Sandra is a great massage therapist. The cost of the stay was equivalent to about $150 per night. You can't get a decent hotel room in Hawaii for that! And this was a big three-room apartment.
The only glitch is that the apartment is not air-conditioned, and we had thought it would be (the only reason why this isn’t a five-star review). This turned out to be a problem caused by the HomeAway system. If the owner of a property types anything in regarding air conditioning, the words “Air Conditioning” show up under amenities with three little dots after them. Only if you run your mouse over the little dots do you see what they wrote. In Sandra’s case she had written that trade winds and ceiling fans keep the place comfortable. This is true and we ended up not minding the lack of air conditioning all that much. But someone with respiratory issues who really needed AC would have a real problem.
I took a quick look at other properties on the HomeAway site for the Big Island and discovered others that said “Air Conditioning...” but what was behind the ... were the words “No air conditioning.” HomeAway really needs to change this as not everyone will think to mouse over the three little dots. They and/or some of their owners could end up being accused of false advertising!"
Guest: Kathleen R.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 23, 2015
"Three couples spent a week here celebrating 45 and 35 year wedding anniversaries. The house is as pictured, with comfortable furnishings and a wonderful lanai with a shade. Beach access is available very close by, so those who wanted to swim in front of the house could do so. We needed the air conditioning as the weather was very hot and humid and were pleased to have it available. We had a problem with the clothes dryer and the gate, and Dave came over immediately to fix them.
The only reason I did not give the house 5 stars is that one of our party has allergies to cat dander and to mold/mildew and he had a very difficult time while we were in this house.
Overall, the house met my expectations, and we had a wonderful week on the Big Island."
Guest: Cathy B.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 8, 2015
"Our group could not have picked a better house in Kona for our stay. The house is perfectly situated on the mountain overlooking the ocean. There is a constant breeze through the house at all hours of the day. I believe we ate every meal on the porch overlooking the ocean and sunset. The pool and hot tub are amazing additions to an already perfect house. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"
Guest: Jared R.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 14, 2015
"You cannot beat Hale Honu's location and amenities. The upstairs is very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. We didn't want for anything. The hosts also provide access to their beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards and snorkel gear. Whatever you need for the beach, they have it. The house and grounds were very clean and well decorated. We loved having coffee on the lanai and watching the turtles and fish just below. We snorkeled easily from the beach next door to in front of the house to check out the sea life we enjoyed watching during morning coffee. Magic Sands beach is a 3 min walk and great for boogie boarding and body surfing. Lots of great food and shopping a short drive away. You can't beat the location for the price and its amenities. We would go back without hesitation. Darla and Peter were great hosts throughout our stay and made everything very easy."
Guest: Denise B.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 12, 2015