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

Recent Private Homes, Kona Heavens reviews

  • Extraordinarily Comfortable and Refreshing

    "Mango cottage offers an ideal retreat destination, not just a place to stay while visiting the Big Island. The spacious and beautifully maintained garden, with hot tub and private lawn area, includes an extraordinary variety of plantings that bloom year-round. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and appealing in terms of the interior decor, layout, natural lighting, furnishings, kitchen appliances, bedding and bathroom provisions. We appreciated finding a variety of well-chosen beach equipment - towels, water shoes, snorkeling gear, folding chairs, etc. All of that is stored in a spacious and well-organized area under the porch, along with a washer and dryer. Drive time to downtown Kailua-Kona and Kona Airport is modest, about fifteen minutes to both areas, and well worth the trip, certainly much better - for those wanting relaxation time - than staying in the busy congestion of condos and hotels by the sea. As presented by the owners, Mango Cottage has a Buddhist ambience, inside and out, that would make it ideal for writing a book, renewing a marriage, or resting from a major project. Maybe the owner's commitment to rest and relaxation explains the complete lack of any beverages with caffeine (ie tea or coffee) in the other-wise well-stocked kitchen. That minor deficiency is my only criticism. Mango Cottage was so delightful that we drove away with high hopes of making a return visit. We will recommend it to all our friends."
    Guest: Lee Q. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 22, 2016
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  • A True Hawaiian family reunion before a loved one passed

    "NO. No one died here. This was a place of reunion and solitude for immediate family members for ONE LAST MEMORY..... AND So... Everything was beautiful, practical and more than accommodating - from check in to check out. Richard, my contact and I believe may be the owner, is a humanitarian with an honest business sense that in this day and age, is quite hard to find. Our stay was very sweet, and Hale Lani will FOREVER be in our hearts for the memories made. This is a place that is NOT to be ignored. This needs to be at the TOP of every vacation rental list when pondering places to stay in the magnificent island of Hawai'i, home of the active volcanoes and every other magic that the other Hawaiian Islands provide. Thank you, Richard, and those who helped us find comfort and solace in our stay. From the bottom of our hearts, Me Ke Aloha Pumehana, ame Malama Pono!!! Sweet Aloha from the nine of Us Kahumoku(s): Mervin, Jr., Emmajean Umauma, Kahealani, Keikimakamae, Ali'ilaniloa, Ekolu, Lahela, Keli'i, and Puanani Kahumoku."
    Guest: Keiki P. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
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  • Perfect Getaway

    "Ursula and Roland have created two wonderful, private, immaculately clean vacation apartments on the ground level of their beautiful home, located on a hill with an expansive view of the Kailua-Kona area. The classical chamber music they play in their living room upstairs is an added bonus, as are their friendly, engaging stories of their lives virtually around the world. They couldn't have been kinder during our stay--including fruit smoothies from their large deck at sunset with tropical fruits grown on their own property. Walking their 1-acre is a botanical garden delight, knowledgeably attended by the two of them. The quiet neighborhood is great for walking, though you'll definitely need a car to get to Big Island beaches and towns. We typically had the pool to ourselves whenever we chose. The photos and reviews are accurate. This is an unforgettable vacation opportunity."
    Guest: Allen G. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 14, 2016
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  • Amazing Vacation!

    "We had the awesome experience of visiting Kona for a week in June, 2016 and staying at this amazing home. Everything you need is here, and is well taken care of. The beds are delightful, the view is what you would find on a post card, the kitchen and outside cooking are divine. We followed another reviewers suggestion and did a complete breakfast on the EVO. You MUST try the outside shower! It was so relaxing an peaceful after a fun day at the beach. Speaking of beaches...there are so many choices that are convenient to this home. We followed the recommendations from Alanya and visited many of the places she suggested. We were not disappointed...EVER.... There are wonderful caretakers on sight who are there to help with anything you may need, but stay out of your way and were never intrusive. I highly recommend this home to families traveling together! It is perfect! Thank you to Alanya and Family for your wonderful home and hospitality!"
    Guest: Linda H. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 24, 2016
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