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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This was a last minute booking for us, and host was very helpful. Cottage was very clean, and really well decorated. Bed was comfortable, and great location to start our trips. Great place for a couple!"
Guest: Brian and SonyaDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: July 17, 2015
Welcoming arbor+ real Hawaiian experience+ real relaxation= immersion in a true Hawaiian vacation
"I've been to Hawaii before. Staying in the insulated boxes of the Sheraton/big box hotels and having a very tourist type experience that was bland and fake feeling.
But staying at a home, with all the things I needed, right in the middle of the local scene was a real Hawaiian vacation. I felt more connected with my vacation and relaxed far more than in any hotel. This home is close enough to run into town and do shopping and be a tourist or better yet.... follow the locals every morning as they walk past your porch to swim with dolphins at the Captain Cook Cove (Kealalekua Bay) and local park.
I loved being among the locals; feeling connected to the land and sea and felt less like a tourist in this home and more at home and at ease. It was wonderful..it is the only way I will vacation from now on and it was very hard to leave!!
The home has all you need, just grab food. It has plenty of room for all and the view was wonderful and special. My 16 yr old spent his time on the top floor observation deck and that is the best place to take a nap!! The sunsets up top were amazing, BBQ in the sweet shady backyard and then have dinner with the sun and sea at your fingertips from the top deck.
Stroll across the street and snorkel your heart out, walk home and enjoy the huge double shower to get the sand off and at your fingertips are the washer and dryer and sink to keep your suits clean and sand free. I found this to be so much nicer than having to worry about washing things off in a hotel room.
This is a very special home to vacation in and the location was wonderful.
Ill be going back as soon as I can."
Guest: KimDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
"What fantastic place!! We loved Kealakekua Bay, and the house was just as impressive. As a realtor, I see A LOT of houses….this house has amazing flow, easily the best of any vacation rental I’ve ever been in, and better than 99% of the houses I see on the market. The layout is just totally perfect. You land, and it all just works so well-very intuitive. Super thoughtful design. It’s simple, but simply fabulous. Especially perfect layout for groups (we were two families) in that the house layout enables private spaces, and wonderful group gathering places as well. The large Lanai is to die for-massive slider doors open from the kitchen/living area onto the lanai, so provides for truly seamless indoor outdoor living. A complete wrap-around deck allows for multiple private outdoor spaces. Truly, just a fantastic layout and utilization of space. Everything needed was just right there, we loved renting kayaks (from Rufus just around the corner, such a sweet guy) and touring the bay. Really just a very special place, perfect location, perfectly furnished, and uniquely fabulous layout and design of home that made it a PERFECT place to stay. Thank you so very much!!! No dishwasher, which is no big deal, but does mean family gathers to do dishes after a meal. I know the friend we brought is already planning a return to the Big Island and wants to stay at your place…she also thought it was marvelous, and is dying to share the Aloha House with her family…"
Guest: pamelabDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015
"This will be our 3rd or 4th time renting Hale o Lei. Arrived from Oahu for a family reunion at Honauanu. Very convenient and comfortable house. All the comforts of home! Visited other vacation homes in the area and found Hale O Lei to be well equipped with ceiling fans during this hot summer weather. My cousins who rented in the area complained that their vacation house was not as cool as this house! Great open lanai area with privacy. Will definitely rent again! Owners very friendly!"
Guest: Mitchell K.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015