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Recent Private Homes reviews
Restful, wonderful location
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was more than happy with the location.
I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
Very nice, spacious older home with the ambiance of the real Hawaii and none of the pretentiousness of some of the higher-end homes."
Guest: A guest from Prather, CADate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 17, 2015
Great property, but may not work everyone (see below)
"My girlfriend and I just spent a week at Sandra and Ken's property and it was wonderful. The pictures depict exactly what the property is like, and the rooms were clean, spacious, and comfortable. The outdoor kitchen was wonderful and the pool and hot-tub were perfect to the point where we spent pretty much every evening relaxing in them. Enjoying a nice glass of wine while relaxing under the stars was definitely some of the high-lights of our trip.
The one caveat that I would give is that you should understand what you are renting: the bottom half of someone's home. Now everything was completely separate and very private. If we approached them Sandra and Ken were happy to provide information about the island to us, but other than that they left us strictly alone. Some people might have an issue with people living and working right above you, but if you can step out of the traditional hotel model this is the place for you."
Guest: David T.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 16, 2015
"Our vacation to Kona was one of the best ever in part to our stay at Nohealani. The house is located at the perfect elevation and location-a quiet neighborhood, beautiful 180 ocean and sunset views every night. Designed like a hotel where all the bedrooms open to the pool lanai and view, we could have our own privacy, and come together in the large kitchen and living room. The house was very clean and shows recent upgrades everywhere. The hot tub is another great feature and sits in a secluded back yard. The owner thought of everything to make our vacation worry free! This was definitely a five star house for our family on a budget. Thanks Tina!"
Guest: PennyDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
"We were a family of 12, ages 5-67. This was a wonderful base to start out each day and end each night. We were very happy with the rooms, the location, the views,and of course the owner who was very helpful. There is enough space so if you wanted you could spread out and enjoy some quiet time, but you could also all hang out together..especially on the wonderful lanai. Everything in Kona is close, 20 min to Costco, Safeway, Walmart and of course some nice snorkelling spots. The following isn't complaints, just things you should be aware of; the pools are not heated, but the kiddie pool was warmer so thats where the kids spent most of their time. This may be different in the summer time. The roosters referred to in other reviews are noisy and they start in the middle of the night marking their territory by crowing. Bring ear plugs or just wait a couple nights and you will get used to it,mostly. There are ample kitchen supplies and condiments and the owner has extras that get left behind, like our sriracha sauce. I'd also recommend Google street view the drive from the airport as it is fun and twisty, respect the speed limits. It cools down nicely at night so no a/c is not a problem. We had a wonderful vacation in part because of this wonderful property and owner, and her cute "little" dog. Aloha and mahalo."
Guest: EdDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 7, 2015