Kona Blue was absolutely perfect for our 50th wedding anniversary and family vacation. Our family of 8 (ages 18 months, 15 yr old, adults ages 36-70) enjoyed the spacious floor plan. Everyone had their own BR and BA, for private and quiet times. But the large LR, lanai/pool area, and gardens allowed for wonderful family times together. The kitchen is large, well equipped and easy for several people to prepare food etc without feeling crowded. The location of Kona Blue provided amazing views. We spent every evening outside on the lanai. The pool was delightful, the sunsets beautiful, and the quietness of the area created a peaceful retreat morning, afternoon and evening. Beds were very comfortable, each BR had it's own A/C unit. Laundry room and kitchen were well stocked with needed supplies. Attention to detail, by the owner, was thoughtful and well done. I put hours into researching, comparing, reading reviews for a home in Kona that would accommodate my family and my pocketbook. Kona Blue was perfect! It did not disappoint on any level!
Great space. Plenty for everyone. Clean and just as listed, if not even better. The view was amazing.
What a fantastic location to stay on The Big Island.
Barbara was delightful to deal with from start to finish, the accommodation was excellent, the pictures don’t really do the property justice, it is better in real life.
We would not hesitate to recommend this as your location to stay in Kona
Ian, Melinda & family.
Our family of 7 (two teens and five adults) thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful home and property. Barbara was a dream to communicate with along the way. We couldn't have asked for a better fit for all our needs. The open living, multiple rooms with their own bathroom, and the view from the lanai... breathtaking!! The location was perfect to get to all the beautiful beaches and shopping. If we visit the Big Island again, we for sure will book this home!
Very beautiful property with fantastic views. Host was extremely accommodating and the place was clean. We would definitely come back and stay here again. Barbara reached out to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay, nothing more we could ask for!
Kona Blue is a paradise house! The house is as described in words and photos. We enjoyed our stay everyday with breakfast cooked at home in the full amenities kitchen with the beautiful view of the swimming pool and the ocean. The house sits on a higher elevation so it is much cooler. We stayed from July 1-July 6 and had no need to use the AC with the doors and windows open. Our family of three generations enjoyed Kona Blue very much and “thank you” for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
Our stay was wonderful The host is wonderful to work with Lots of extra supplies that was helpful
Toys and water stuff to play with and having coolers was so handy Would definitely recommend House is up in the hills so a little more cloud cover and drizzle, but kept it from being too hot Gorgeous Sunsets every night
This was such a great house! Amazing views, beautiful home, well appointed kitchen, lots of space for everyone to spread out and great gathering spaces especially out by the pool for everyone to gather! Can’t wait to come back!
Very central, nice location, well maintained.
This was the perfect place to celebrate retirement and anniversary with our adult children and baby granddaughter! Barbara was so accommodating and easy to communicate with, both before and during our stay. Her home is immaculately maintained, with plenty of room for all of us. We all enjoyed the pool. The location is also wonderful, with a beautiful view of the ocean. We had privacy, but were a convenient distance to stores, restaurants, and attractions.
From the moment on the driveway- I knew it was gonna be amazing!! The beds were so comfortable- my mom mentioned how she didn’t hurt when she got up each morning!!😂
We spent all our time on the back with the beautiful views and pool! The grounds were paradise with all the cute lizards and the turkeys- all the fruits growing and beautiful flowers- this is the property to stay- the owner, Barbara is so gracious and helped us the whole way to make my 75year old mom’s dream trip a reality!! Mahola!!!!!
This was a great property for our multigenerational family vacation. The three master suites were ideal for our three sets of adults and the extra bedroom was perfect for our toddlers. The house was very well equipped and the main living spaces and lanai were very spacious with plenty of seating. This property is not in the main tourist areas, which we liked, but is very centralled located to everything. Shopping is a short drive, about 5 minutes to Costco and 15 to Safeway in Kona. The host was always available by e-mail and was very responsive both before and during the trip. There is a local representative who quickly responded to any questions. There was a storm while we were and the local rep replaced a broken pool umbrella the same day. The photos are exactly what you get! We can't say enough about how great our stay was at this property!
We are so glad we decided to stay here. The neighborhood is lovely and quiet. The house was perfect for our extended family - ranging from 9 to 80. It had everything we needed to venture out to the beach or wherever else we wanted to go, although some in our group were happy to stay back and relax by the pool a couple of days. And what a beautiful view! Would definitely book again.
The place is big and open! The view is amazing and it has 3 master bedrooms that make everyone as comfortable as possible. Looking forward to coming back next year.
From the moment we walked it we knew our stay at Kona Blue was going to be perfect. Barbara, our host was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the booking process. Once we arrived we had a couple of things that did not work but Barbara got back with us and they were taken care of immediately. The view was amazing, kitchen was extremely stocked with anything we could possibly need. The grounds were beautifully manicured. We lived in the pool and enjoyed meals on the lanai almost every night. Each bedroom had its own bathroom which worked out perfectly for our family. Pool toys, beach towels, snorkels and beach chairs were such a welcoming surprise. Thank you! Hopefully we will stay again….. soon!
We enjoyed a week long getaway with family on this beautiful property. Super clean with all of the amenities we could wish for….the pool was absolutely amazing with a grill and spacious lounging for everyone. The kitchen had everything we needed for our cooking needs. Beds and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. We were close to Kona but still had quiet evenings in a quiet neighborhood! Absolutely loved this house. Thank you
We love this house! The grounds are beautiful! Thank you for a great vacation!
The house was perfect for our family vacation/celebration. It was fully equipped with everything we needed. The location was wonderful and the sunset views were sensational.
House was perfect for 3 couples. Each couple had lots of space and their own bathroom.. house was large and had everything you need and more. Communication was awesome - there was an internet outage one day and we found out by email before we even noticed the outage. Pool was awesome and included everything you would need - even pool toys. Home provided everything you need to hit the beach or find a good beach or attraction. All our needs were thought of. Property was amazing - so many different plants , space to explore, and a view that you could never titre of..
What a beautiful property. Don’t get me wrong, the large well appointed house itself is wonderful - but the lanai and grounds are what separates this property from virtually all others. The yard, pool and view were highlights. The other “gem” is the owner, Barbara who makes you feel welcome with all her communications and genuinely wants you to enjoy your vacation and goes out of her way to make it happen. This is a fantastic property that is everything advertised and more. I would definitely encourage friends and family to do the same.
This property is exactly as a advertised! We had 8 adults and all had a wonderful time. The house ‘book’ provided great information. Barbara was very responsive and willingly took care of a small extra request. She kept us informed of the volcano activity as it has erupted a few weeks prior to our arrival. We highly recommend and would love to return in the near future!
This house far exceeded our expectations for our get away. It is incredibly spacious and well appointed. The bedrooms and bathrooms are incredibly comfortable, but the house is really about the amazing lanai, pool, and view. We loved everything about it. The location is great for privacy but easily accessible to most things on the island. Barbara was a fantastic host and we had an amazing time.
Often when I book a rental online I arrive to find it not quite as good as the photos. This time, at Kona Blue, the house was truly as beautiful as the photos showed it to be. The space was big enough for all of us to spread out and not feel cramped. The pool and deck were absolutely gorgeous and we spent most of our time at the house out on the lanai. Thank you Barbara, for sharing your Hawaii home with us and giving us a memorable Christmas in Kona.
This home is great! It has a beautiful view of the coastline (sunsets), a large outdoor pool and patio area and lots of lush tropical trees for privacy. The beds are comfortable, as are the couches in the living room. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving feast here with about 8 family members and the kitchen is very well stocked for all your culinary needs. I don't know how to say enough about how fabulous it was to stay here. There are also plenty of brochures & local magazines of all the fun things to do when staying in Kona. That is very nice to have, as there really are a lot of things to do while on Hawaii Island. The home is located in a nice, quiet, safe neighborhood. It's close to the airport, town and even Costco is just 10 mins down the road. Communication with both the owner Barbara and the Property Manager Crystal were prompt and personable. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend staying here. We will definitely, if its still available, be staying here again. Thank you Barbara!!
Our stay at this property was nothing short of fabulous. Everything about the house exceeded our expectations, from the lush garden that meets your entry to the spacious, comfortable and well-stocked home with a killer ocean view. Barbara didn't miss any details, including a bottle of wine and chocolates to greet us after our long flight. The house was incredibly clean and we made great use of the pool, beach supplies, grill, and full kitchen. We spent some days of our trip touring the big island (following some of Barbara's wonderful suggestions), and one or two days we took things easy and hung around the house. Every time we may have had a question about something, Barbara had thought of it first and it was answered in the welcome book. We're already talking about our return trip to Hawaii and I know that our whole group would be thrilled to return to this gorgeous property!
Everything about this property was amazing. Exactly as described and more. The view is perfect. Property owner was very responsive and communicated wonderfully. Was an excellent vacation!
My family and I were in town for a wedding and stayed at this property for 8 nights. The property is less than 10 minutes from KOA, 15 minutes from Ali'i and 15 minutes from Kua Bay. There were plenty of amenities included (including beach chairs and tons of kitchen supplies) and we truly felt comfortable there. It was so hard to leave! The pool and the view from the lanai are absolutely amazing. The neighborhood is quiet and the landscaping impeccable.
Barbara was in contact and reachable before and during the trip. We were even able to secure a late checkout which made the end of our trip so much easier and more relaxed. We truly, truly appreciate the accomodations and the memories we were able to make there.
Would definitely stay here again if we're ever back in the area.
This home was absolutely amazing. The home was private, with a beautiful yard, spacious rooms, and a spectacular lanai. Everything you might need for a relaxing vacation is here. It was great to wake up in the morning and enjoy a coffee on the lanai. My favorite part was watching the sunset by the pool - pictures don’t do it justice! The grill area is also great for making food for the group.
I stayed for Ironman and while the location is a bit of a drive (~20 minutes from the start), it’s away from the hustle and bustle of Kona town so I found it perfect for relaxing before and after the race. Traffic was definitely manageable during the busy time and I’d love to stay here again both during Ironman or another time.
I especially have to commend Barbara’s patience and flexibility for scheduling as I needed to reschedule my trip twice due to Covid. Barbara handled these issues with ease and was an amazing host! We would love to stay again!
Fabulous property and more than we expected! The home and grounds were immaculate and private. We were very happy with the cleanliness of the home. The house was also very spacious for two families traveling with children. The views were amazing! We'd definitely stay here again!
Lovely, large home in quiet neighborhood with everything you need. Beautiful grounds, pool, huge lanai, with views of the ocean and amazing sunsets!
Spacious air conditioned rooms. Gorgeous view. Well manicured grounds. We found the property ideal with its away from bustling town life yet within easy driving distance location. Wonderful place to wind down after a full day of activities. Dozens of pool and beach accessories. Would definitely stay here again!
I cannot say enough good things about our stay in Barbara's home! My husband and I and our 4 kids (ages 15-21) stayed here for 9 nights. I had done a ton of searching and what stood out to me about this home was the lanai, the pool & the view, and that there is A/C in the bedrooms. The lanai and the pool were amazing and we had our meals out there every day. This home is in a quiet neighborhood, and we loved not hearing any noise (except for the nightly frog song) :-) . It is very peaceful just sitting on the lanai and looking at the water.
And the A/C in the bedrooms is SOOOO necessary! It is humid and warm in the house during the day, even with the windows open. But the bedrooms stayed nice and cold and were perfect for sleeping. We had friends that stayed in Kona the same time that we did, and their house did not have A/C and they were miserable. They had to buy several fans just to stay cool at night. Not at this house! The beds were comfy and all of us slept so well!
The house was stocked with everything you can think of for a good beach vacation. There were beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, coolers and swim toys. Not having to buy these things saved us a lot of money! Quite honestly, it really wasn't that much more to stay in a 4 bedroom home than it was to stay in 2 hotel rooms. So we went with the home so we could have the space to spread out . Having our own space made all of us happy! We had tons of room for our very tall family.
Another thing that I loved was the stocked kitchen. Besides all of the pots/pans/dishware, etc, you have the option to use the spices or things left behind by other guests. We were super happy not to have to buy salt and pepper and other spices and also that there was a big unopened box of pancake mix and a syrup - bonus!! That may sound like a small thing but food in Hawaii is way more expensive so little things that you don't have to purchase are a treat. There is also a refrigerator with ice and water in the door. We had brought our own insulated water bottles and refilled them to use while we did all of our adventures. I highly recommend doing that so you can have cold water wherever you go!
We used this as our home base and drove all over the island. The farthest we drove is 2 hours away and it was no problem. I HIGHLY recommend staying here! Barbara was easy to work with, quick to reply & I am very impressed with her and the whole process. We had the BEST vacation of our lives!!
It is not often that a property lives up to the pictures and description, but this one did and more! This house and property was perfection. The views from the lanai and pool were our favorite part, but the bedrooms had the comfiest beds and huge bathrooms! Having AC to turn on in the rooms each night was perfect. Hearing from Barbara and being able to communicate with her made us feel so at home. We highly recommend this property and have already shared it with friends.
Such a beautiful house. We enjoyed all the amenities!! The view was incredible.
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home last week! It was everything that we could have ever dreamed of! Previous visitors were not exaggerating when they raved about the house, the amenities, the gardens, the birds and how welcoming you have been! It’s all true!
The grandkids loved all the pool toys that you had available for them to use. They spent most of their time in the pool!
The adults enjoyed the ease of using the kitchen and BBQ grill and how relaxing it was to sit poolside and watch the beautiful sunsets. It was fun hearing all the birds singing and spotting turkeys on the property too!
We all want to come back as soon as possible!!!
The Heath family
We stayed for a week during with our family. The view is simply amazing. The house is as advertised, everyone loved the pool and onsite fruit was a nice surprise. Convenient location to everything we wanted to do. Dont let the proximity to the airport scare you - I dont think we heard a single airplane the whole week! Would absolutely stay there again on a return trip to Hawaii!
My husband and I went with our four teenagers and the house was perfect. It had everything we needed and the view was amazing. The location was great. We drove to Hilo for ziplining and Volcano National Park. Each was about 1-2 hour drive. We also went to Pololu valley and hiked down to the beach. The local beach and shopping in Kona were perfect. Only about a 15 minute drive. The beds were very comfortable. The place was clean and lots of space. We used the grill and beach chairs and beach towels provided. We would for sure come back again. Mahalo Barbara for an absolutely amazing trip with our family to creates memories of a lifetime.
Our family’s first trip to Hawaii. We started with a week on the big island at this lovely house. We rent a lot on Vrbo and this place was in the upper end for quality of where we typically stay. Overall great kitchen and centrally located to many things we were doing (fishing in Kona, many ray night dive, shopping in Kona, hapuna beach state park … etc). It is a 2 hr journey to volcano national park so just know that going in. AC is dicey but we were not uncomfortable any nights. Grill is phenomenal. Only thing we weren’t really prepared for was in summer months the mountain gets a lot of clouds and rain from early afternoon until sunset. This happened almost everyday and the locals said it is a summer thing so I think it’s common. Not a deal breaker at all because if you drive to the bottom of the mountain it’s Hawaiian sunshine and lovely :). Closest gas station and grocery store are at the top of the hill. We did morning hikes up the hill each morning. It’s about a mile and a half up and strenuous unless you are an athlete but doable. Favorite part was how peaceful and quiet it was almost all day and night long (minus the roosters in the morning lol). Overall great place. Great communication and great price. Would definitely recommend
This house was perfect for our family (5 adults, 2 kids ages 10 and 6). There was plenty of room, and we loved the fact that there were 3 master suites! The kitchen was great - good quality pots, pans and glassware (you don't always get that with VRBO properties). We grilled out every night. The outdoor space, including the pool, was wonderful - plenty of room for adults to relax and lounge while the kids enjoyed the pool. We appreciated the boogie boards, snorkel equipment and chairs/umbrellas provided - so handy for beach days.
Barbara was a joy to deal with - she was very responsive and had great suggestions for places to eat, things to do, etc. When we were technically challenged by the TV, she got back to us really quickly and we got it resolved.
All in all, a great place to stay and relax in Kona. It was a great fit for us! Mahalo, Barbara, for sharing your home with us!
The pictures don't lie. This property is gorgeous! Breakfasts on the lanai overlooking the ocean, jumping in the pool after returning from sight-seeing jaunts for the grandchildren was wonderful and the whole house is just lovely (and very well-supplied from food staples to pool toys to beach towels and chairs). Really, everything you need for a wonderful vacation!
And the owner of the house is so attentive to your needs....she even helped us plan a "renewal of vows" ceremony on the property. It was just the 7 of us family members and she helped by pointing us to Costco for buying leis and a musician for playing the ukelele on one of the lawns. (There is also a really large lawn that the grandkids played soccer on) Kona Blue is the best!!
We have rented many VRBO's over the last 20+ years, but this was our first time on the Big Island. We always look for private, large outdoor areas and private pool and this place had both--as well as beautiful sunsets and landscaping. The home did not disappoint. The weather pattern when we were there provided lots of sunshine in the morning and gorgeous sunsets, though afternoon clouds came in daily (not sure if this is typical or just our week). We are normally sun worshippers so this was unfortunate, but made us explore nearby beaches which was fun, though normally we simply relax at the pool we have. We enjoyed some great dinners at Jackie Rey's and Roy's Waikola Grill. Didn't love Huggo's despite recommendations (though the setting is wonderful). We loved how large the outdoor area was as even with cloud cover or drizzle we could be outside and soak in the view.
There were 8 women on a girls trip - we had a wonderful time. We cooked in quite a bit - kitchen was well equipped and layout was great for a large group. Barbara was great and had a very informative welcome book. Would definitely stay here again!!
The property and owner where awesome. We can't thank Barbara enough for all her thoughtful and helpful emails from start to finish. The pool and deck area is where our family spent most of our time relaxing. Enjoyed many family meals on the deck enjoying the view and sunsets. It was like home away from home. We all loved it.
This home was the perfect size for our six-member family! We had lots of room to spread out -- in comfort!The kitchen and lanai were so inviting. We loved the pool! The home's setting is lush and private. The owner was very responsive to our requests.
The property was stunning from the gardens to the ocean view this place did not disappoint! Spacious for my large family to not feel crowded, the kids loved the pool at all hours of day/night, and the house has everything you would need to feel comfortable and at home. The location was also perfect far enough to feel like you were a local but close enough to all of the major dining, shopping, and beach access you would want in the “tourist” areas. Would love to come back again!!
Our family had a wonderful time at Barbara's beautiful Kona home. We enjoyed many of the islands activities from her lovely home, and loved coming back for sunsets on the lanai. She made the whole process so easy, and was a responsive and informative host. Hope to come back!
Our family really enjoyed our stay. The house is great, wonderful having master baths in three of the bedrooms. Loved the location, view, beautiful grounds and heated pool.
The space was perfect for my husband, our 7 mo old daughter, and our immediate families. We cooked almost every meal in the kitchen and loved our routine of eating on the lanai. The pool was fabulous and the perfect temperature. Proximity to Costco was great. We admittedly spent a lot of time in the home because of our little one — it was the perfect house and view to be “stuck at.” :)
The entire rental experience was fantastic. We are a family of 6 and almost always use vacation rentals opposed to hotels. Booking was easy. There was ample information provided pre-trip to help plan our trip. The property itself was fantastic. Amazing landscaping, comfortable beds, beautiful views, and of course the pool make this property worth every penny. We would most definitely consider renting again on a return trip to Kona.
This was our third trip to the Big Island. The second time on the "sunset side". The views from this house were impressive. The gardens (and wildlife) were a great addition. I've searched the area and its hard to beat this property and its location. It's in a quite residential area, but when your are at the house it feels like you are in a secluded estate. The pictures on-line are a good representation of the property. However, being there was so much more than the pictures promised. The owner and property manager were always available and a great help. As with most houses on VRBO they are not brand spanking new. You have to expect a little wear and tear, needing updates. That said, I would score this a 9 out of 10. I would not hesitate to return next year. Many thanks to the owner and manager for a great experience and a great vacation. PSH
Extremely convenient location. Everything provided for our needs. The kitchen is great.
The extra large lanai was very nice. We used the grill. The view from the lanai was perfect for not only sunsets but also seeing the moon in the morning!
The pool is perfect. The yard is amazing. So many trees and flowers. There is also wild chicken and turkeys roaming around. Making it a enjoyable property.
Plenty of space for all our groups needs. Very nice neighborhood. Good location to get to anywhere quickly from 2 main access roads.
Will for sure look to stay again in the future.
Perfect in every way. All you can dream
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Never even walked the property. The relaxed area between the pool and house is exquisite. Any time of day or night, it latched on and held me, whether reading, eating, imbibing, playing cards, drying off or napping. The rest is great, but I barely noticed.
Six older related adults found this house to be perfect for their needs, especially because it was in a neighborhood where other family members lived. Two postponements due to Covid were graciously handled by our host. A power outage on the final night due to a tropical storm added to the adventure. Wonderful all around!
location up and away from the main drag, beautiful landscaping, interior well furnished, third bedroom is quite smaller with twin beds but we felt good there and didn't want to leave. Thanks Barbara
Apart from the fact that this was a Hawaiian vacation, Barbara’s place made our vacation even more memorable. As soon as we stepped into the house we were taken aback into how gorgeous Barbara’s place was. The huge living space opening up into the lanai and pool overlooking the incredible sunset! The landscaping in the house is a something you have to see to believe. Lush gardens, fruit trees, flowers etc.
Barbara’s place also had everything that we needed from kitchen supplies (cutlery and a few pantry items) to towels to laundry supplies to beach supplies (like beach chairs and umbrellas, boogie boards, snorkeling gear etc).
The place was very clean and Barbara herself was very prompt in replying to all my questions over email. Overall we had a fantastic time living at Barbara’s house.
Place was great! Great location, close to everything. This was a very relaxing trip.
I cannot say enough about how this home made one of the best vacations we have ever had . When you walk in the door and see the beautiful living area and beyond that the pool and beyond that the view.. Four bedrooms which the beds were so comfortable and three of them have there own bathrooms ..The kitchen had everything plus a pantry which was stocked with all kinds of different items which when we left we were able to add to it. I would suggest checking this before shopping.. Then there is the pool area where we spent so much of out time ..The pool toys were awesome ...The outdoor furniture was comfortable and the bbq a must for us.. We only went out twice to eat ..It was so hard to leave this home ..We had 7 turkeys who came through every couple days which was a plus ..We will all miss the sounds of the Hawaiian birds and the comfortable home that we were so lucky to find ..Barbara and the management company were so easy to work with and we are so looking forward to going back...Thank You so much for allowing us to enjoy your home..
Great place for a family retreat! Great view, lots of room, top-end appliances. Ice chests, beach gear, boogie boards and pool toys are available for use. Barbara, the owner, was a pleasure to work with, very helpful and responsive.
Our stay at the Kona Blue house was nothing short of magnificent! From the very first day we checked in to our departure day, our 2 week stay at this property was simply wonderful. The house was very spacious for our family of five. We made extensive use of the amazing pool + patio as well as our kids preferred pool days over beach days! Our kids also loved that there was a TV in every room so that they could watch their own programming 😆. Location was great as well as it's situated in a quiet community and within minutes of basic amenities. The views of the skyline from the patio as others have mentioned, especially just before sunset, are just breathtaking.
Finally, I wanted to say thanks to Barbara for being such a super responsive host and accommodating of our requests during our stay. It's been an absolute pleasure dealing with her and I couldn't have asked for a better host to work with in our very first VRBO booking. Thank you Barbara for making our stay at the Kona Blue house and the Big Island a memorable one!!
Barbara’s Kona Blue home was an absolutely perfect accommodation that exceeded our expectations. Barbara was an absolute delight to work with as we had to reschedule due to Covid last year- so we are so grateful. Our three families (total of 8) were comfortable and able to fully relax! The property photos and description are exactly as mentioned and displayed. The beautiful view, private bedrooms and expansive living area and grounds made all of us feel at home! There was enjoyment for all! We already miss it and can’t wait to go back!
The house is large and comfortable, the view and sunsets are beautiful, the grounds are fun to stroll (and we loved the sporadic turkey sounds), the kitchen is perfect for group cooking, and the owner is very responsive. The location is also great--it is easy to get to beaches and amenities, but the house is very private and quiet. We especially enjoyed the pool and lanai, which made it hard to leave the house. The only downside of our stay was that the bedrooms tend to be warm before the sun goes down, which led to some sleeping difficulties on the hotter days for our 5-month old, who naps often and goes to bed early. The adults and the 2-year old didn't have an issue, and the bedrooms cool down at night. Thanks for a memorable vacation!
Words cannot express our family's wonderful experience with this house and the owner Barbara Powe. The pool was so relaxing and the grounds very beautiful. Our grandaughter especially enjoyed the trees and the wildlife (turkeys roosting in the tree). Thank you so much Barbara for all that you did to make our trip one we will always remember! We hope to visit again someday! Mahalo from Bart and Chris and family
Absolutely gorgeous! Our family enjoyed every square footage of this home. The view of the sunset was amazing! We enjoyed dinner on the lanai while watching the sunset. From the lanai, to the pool to the lush and tranquil gardens; this property is definitely the one.
This property has a lot of privacy which we appreciated.
The customer service and hospitality I received from Barbara was impeccable.
We will definitely return to this property if we’re ever back on the big island.
For some reason, Hawaii was not on our travel-radar prior to the pandemic. With our options limited to domestic travel, our excitement to visit this enchanted paradise increased exponentially as we learned more about its unique geographical features, its diverse flora and fauna, its traditional culture, and its pleasing climate. While all of these attributes are beyond any travelers' expectations, it was our stay at the Kona Blue Laule’a House that really won us over. Wow. For a couple and four college-aged kids, it was absolutely perfect in every way. From the little touches, like the adorable coffee mugs with matching bowls and the incredibly comfortable mattresses in every guest suite, to the bigger features of the estate, such as the private pool overlooking the ocean views to the spectacular sunsets on the vast lanai, this property offers everything one hopes for during a relaxing vacation. Barbara's prompt and astute attention to every detail will never be forgotten. More than once, she offered reassurance and advice while I frantically tried to secure all of the COVID related documents and testing required by the State. Nevertheless, my efforts were well-rewarded upon our successful arrival at this magical destination. We did not realize the mental toll that the events of the past year had taken on all of us. It felt so good just to let it all go, even if just for a week. Thank you, Barbara, from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us the privilege of staying at this gorgeous home away from home!!!! Mahalo!
We enjoyed our stay overall--Barbara was responsive to our internet issue and it was resolved quickly. The neighboring property has roosters, chickens and turkeys and they are active early and late but, while noisy, were a delight for the 2 year old.
The house is gorgeous and Barbara (the owner) is truly wonderful. The house was clean, fully equipped and looked even better than the pictures. We had a great stay and looking forward to come back :) highly recommend!
This home could not have been more perfect for all of us. Would return again. Barbara was very attentive and responded quickly to any of questions. Lovely pool, lanai, kitchen, etc.
Thank you Barbara for sharing your home.
This house was exactly as advertised. Great communication with owner, amazing view, house had everything we needed- could not have been better!
The ideal VRBO for large family vacations. Very clean with a nice pool, huge lanai and big ocean view. We’re going to do it again!
Pictures just don't do justice to this amazing home, spectacular view and lush tropical grounds! From the moment you drive through the gates to this home you are transported into everything you'd expect from a Hawaiian paradise. The whitewashed high ceilings in both inside the home and outside on the deck added such an expanse of beach ambiance to an already lovely home. Three of the four bedrooms had huge bathroom suites attached...luxury beyond! The kitchen was fully outfitted with a great selection of spices, condiments, and little extras that you don't often find in vacation rentals. The owner was so kind to gift us a bottle of wine, box of chocolates and our first lb of local coffee upon our arrival. So welcoming! But, of course, our favorite part of this gorgeous home was the incredibly spacious deck and very large pool! Two separate sitting areas, a bar with sink and stools, grill, and two large dining tables and chairs. Truly enough room for all! And the view...absolutely breathtaking! Wow!
We had a great family vacation at this lovely house. There was 8 of us and plenty of room for gathering and also to find a cozy place to read a book. The pool was awesome as was the lanai. The grounds were very well kept with many local birds to enjoy. The location is central for heading in either direction and the neighborhood was quiet and nice. We would recommend this property for anyone needing a nice gathering spot for a group and wanting a "private resort" experience.
This beautiful, immaculately maintained house was comfortable for our family of 8. The listing photos don’t do the house and gardens justice - and to top it off the house is well-provisioned with all the beach/play gear you could ever need. We had a great time enjoying Barbara’s lovely island home and will definitely stay here again next time we visit! Additional bonuses of the property - large updated kitchen which came in handy for making Thanksgiving dinner, plenty of towels, fun pool toys, convenient location between the airport and Costco - I could go on and on. Recommended 100%!
We had the best time on our holiday. The house was perfect, exactly as it's described and looks in the pictures. Very relaxing, has everything you need. The owners are amazing so super helpful and kind. The perfect place for our amazing holiday.
You get what you pay for here. Great pool. Lots of stuff around the house to use on beach outings and even for around the pool. Barbara was a pleasure to deal with and was very responsive to questions.
Wonderful spacious house with an amazing garden. This house has everything you need for the perfect vacation, including the beautiful ocean view. So many beaches close by. The owners are great too!
This house is an excellent place to stay! Just visited with 4 adults and 2 small kids. It felt like home immediately. The pool is perfect for families to sit around while the kiddos swim. Often our evenings were spent with some of us making dinner in the kitchen that looks over the pool, while others were with the kids playing in the sun. As the house is a little ways up the hill from Kona, it's not quite as hot (a definite plus!). The gardens were beautifully maintained. Only complaint was that we couldn't stay MUCH longer.
This place was incredible. 8 adults were more than comfortable in the large bedrooms, and common areas. We spent our mornings and evenings out on the lanai- rain or shine we were able to enjoy the space with the large overhang. It felt like our own private oasis. A quick drive to grocery stores and a beautiful view of the ocean. We had our hopes up that this place would be great- and it blew our expectations away. Would definitely stay here again. A great place for large families or groups.
We just came back from a 2 week trip to Kona and what a blast we had! This house is incredible, starting with my favourite part about it the Lanai area. The pool was so nice to take a dip on those relaxing days, sit out and sun tan on the chairs and no one around. Having coffee out there in the morning was so beautiful and we would have all our dinners to watch the amazing view of the sunset. I love how private everything is there with so many banana trees and flowers everywhere around the house. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookwear and spices/condiments, extra supplies of paper towels, garbage bags, soaps etc. Lots of towels for swimming and showers. The laundry room was stocked with beach gear, from snorkel gear, life jackets for our little ones, beach chairs and unbrellas. The bedrooms were so big and fit 8 of us (4 adults 4 children) very comfortable. Tvs in all the rooms was nice to have some down time at night with separate families. 3 full baths and 1 half bath was so convenient with having lots of people. The house was super clean and the pool guy came every week to clean whic was fantastic!! I cannot say enough amazing things about this place, it was a dream vacation and we 100% will be back to this gorgeous house! Barb was the nicest person to talk to when planning our trip, she kept in contact to make sure all was well and to let us know about bear places to visit on the island. Thank you Barb for your wonderful place. We will talk soon Mahalo😀
Our stay at Marcus and Barbara’s house was everything we could’ve hoped for and more. It’s obvious upon arrival that they’ve spent a great deal of time ensuring the house is immaculate and easy to navigate, with an information book, maps and even guides on how to operate the fans etc...The view from the balcony, pool and surrounding gardens is absolutely breathtaking, as you are able to see far across the sea with a perfect range of vision for the sunset! Their house is located in close proximity to the airport and Kona town, which makes getting around very easy. We would be more than happy to come back and stay once again at their house as it was a beautiful and magnificent experience! Mahalo xx
We had a great Christmas and New Year at this wonderful Kona property. It was so spacious, well maintained and equipped with absolutely everything we needed, including excellent wifi.
The huge lanai, with its amazing ocean views and sunsets was a standout.
Barbara gave us lots of valuable information and suggestions to plan our stay. Highly recommended.
Absolutely stunning property with the most incredible views!
Extremely well appointed home, and you want for nothing. Swimming pool is amazing and outdoor setting just finishes the whole area off perfectly. Highly recommend this amazing property!
This was our 15th trip to Kona, and the 5th house we have rented during that period. Never have we felt more at home. Nestled in a local neighborhood, everything was very private, yet it was wonderful to take early morning walks and say hi to the locals. The house was very well-equipped, even for a picky chef and a couple with high broadband expectations. The setting was stunning - sunsets were a ritual. We even caught the rare "green flash" our first night there.
The home was immaculate when we arrived, and we were surprised by a gift from Barbara (thank you!). The kitchen, living area, master bedroom, bathrooms, were all very spacious and comfortable. The lanai was fabulous - lots of room to enjoy the views. We spent as much time out there as possible.
The grounds were beautiful, with lush tropic plants and fruit trees. We found a little spot on the lawn in front of the house perfect for meditations, maybe some yoga if one were so inclined.
When we come back, this will be our first choice.