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"If you are looking for a crowded resort that looks like every other resort you have ever been to, then Hale Hula is not for you. If you are looking for peace and quiet in an absolutely lovely cottage with every amenity, then look no further. The hosts are lovely, and the setting is idyllic. The recently constructed cottage is roomy, well stocked and beautifully designed and decorated. Coolers, beach towels, mats and chairs; snorkel fins; plush robes and slippers; an outdoor shower; wifi and movies; fruit and nut trees; and a well appointed kitchen--everything you need is here. We dined out at local restaurants, but we also cooked some delicious dinners, including macadamia nut crusted fish with freshly cracked nuts from the trees. The cottage is just a few miles from some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island and many other spots of interest. We have stayed in many rented apartments and condos in our travels, and Hale Hula was by far one of the nicest and most immaculate place we have ever stayed. If and when we return to the Big Island, Hale Hula will be our destination."
Guest: Jean F.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 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: Ann Marie S.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
"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