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"The Rainbow Ohana feels isolated and remote even though there are other properties nearby. The residence is nestled in a lush yard of flowering plants, fruit and coffee trees, making one feel as if they were in a remote location. From the lanai you can view the ocean above the lush garden setting. Peace and serenity may be found here in this comfortable well equipped Ohana.
Honalo is centrally located within the Kona Coast area which makes for a good place to stay while exploring. We enjoyed our stay here and very thankful for the opportunity to visit.
Thank you, Brian and Kelana"
Guest: brian a.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
"That was the response of my son when we walked into this comfy condo situated a stone's throw from Coffee plantations and Kona itself.
"What, you don't like it?"
"Are you kidding," he repeated, "we get to stay HERE?!?"
I mention this because that was the feeling we all had after the owners set us up with these views, beds, and amenities for a whole month.
It really could not have been better if it had cost a thousand dollars more!
When we weren't putting miles on the rental car to see the various colors of beach sands and snorkel our way through herds of turtles, a congress of sea urchin (every shape and color), and far to many yellow fish to even catalog, we were crashed here. We had our breakfast enjoying the yellow and red-headed winged visitor (feeder included!) and sat with our feet up watching the sun rainbow the clouds or set like a giant red ball into the sea.
Every question we had was answered. Every concern, addressed. Every need, anticipated and written out with possible solutions and suggestions for the best the coffee coast had to offer (including budget considerations).
I'm an author and so, on a few days, I was knocking around alone here while my wife and two sons (9 and 13) went exploring. It was quiet enough to get some writing done... even with the view. So it was really good on many levels.
It was really was, overall, the vacation of a lifetime... and none us can wait until we can do it again.
I'm not sure if this forum allows direct contact, but I will happily answer any question - and the owners can put you in touch with me by e-mail - to prove is is not some fake review. Which you might think because I can't find any downside. But, honestly, the only downside I can find is that... in the end, we had to leave it and go back home.
PS: I'm a 50-something disabled vet who manages with a cane, and had no problem with the stairs into the place. Just in case that's a concern of yours."
Guest: AuthorBarryDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 24, 2015
"Just returned from our 5-night stay at the Plantation Home. I've rented many places through VRBO and this is the first time I've written a review.
The location was perfect - close enough to Kona for some dinners out but far enough away for quiet and relaxation (after an hour out on the lanai with the cool ocean breeze we totally blocked out the mooing of the cows next door). It was also a great location for heading to the volcanoes, bypassing the Kona traffic. There were four of us staying at the home and we all loved it. It was comfortable for 4 adults - 2 bedroom suites on opposite sides of the house and plenty of space without feeling like we overdid it. Not that we needed all of the space on the inside since we spent most of our time on the lanai or in the pool. The views were fantastic and the owners were very helpful.
In case you are wondering, it took us about 20ish minutes to get to Kona (30-45ish minutes to the airport depending on traffic, about an hour and a half to the volcanoes. Greenwell Farms coffee is just down the street, as is Da Poke Shack, both great stops (though if you are hitting up Kona, you have to check out Umeke's - DELICIOUS!). Kealakekua Bay was also super close, but we didn't go down there. We were too busy napping on the lanai. When talking about whether we'd come back to the Big Island (all of us were visiting for the first time) we all responded that we'd come back and book the Plantation Home again. The pictures just don't do this place justice."
Guest: A guest from Bellevue, WADate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 18, 2015