Hale Kai Ikena

Rates: $807 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Bed types: XKKQQ (sleeps 10)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 109 reviews)

Discounted rate of $750 a night valid Sept 1 - Sept 30 with 6 night minimum

Our exquisite coastal residence is nestled just south of charming Kailua-Kona along the renowned Ali'i Drive. This remarkable haven offers panoramic ocean views from virtually every vantage point, presenting a picturesque escape that exudes tranquility and seclusion.

Main Entry Level - Embrace the Arrival

Step inside to be immediately captivated by the boundless ocean expanse that greets you. Unwind in the expansive living room adorned with sweeping ocean panoramas and an elegant entertainment setup.

The gourmet kitchen seamlessly connects to the lanai through sliding glass doors, offering an immersive oceanfront dining ambiance. Indulge in your morning Kona coffee ritual while observing marine life, from playful dolphins to occasional breaching whales. Conclude your day cooking local delicacies in the kitchen or on the lanai grill, savoring dinner against the backdrop of a breathtaking Kona sunset.

Guest Room 3, conveniently located off a discreet corridor adjacent to the kitchen, features a queen bed, flat screen TV, and a shared bathroom with a walk-in shower, providing a cozy and accessible space for those seeking minimal stairs.

Upper Level - Private bedrooms encompassing serenity

The primary suite invites indulgence with ocean views and a king-size luxury bed that lulls you to slumber with the soothing sounds of waves or accompanies your relaxation with its entertainment amenities. The primary bathroom is a testament to opulence, featuring an ocean-view soaking tub, marble countertops, a vanity area, a double walk-in shower, and a private toilet. Start your day with coffee on the secluded master lanai or cherish quiet moments in solitude.

Guest Room 1 offers a plush queen bed, a lanai with breathtaking ocean views, flat screen TV, and a walk-in closet. Its private bathroom presents an ocean-view soaking tub, marble counter, single vanity, and a secluded toilet.

Guest Room 2 boasts a king bed, lanai with stunning ocean views, an entertainment center with a flat screen TV, walk-in closet, and a dresser. The bathroom showcases a marble countertop, single vanity, spacious walk-in shower, and a private toilet.

The laundry room provides ample space, equipped with a full-size washer and dryer, central vacuum system, utility sink, ironing board, iron, and abundant countertop area for clothing folding.

For work needs, an office off the master bedroom offers computer connections and house-wide Wi-Fi connectivity.

Beach Level - Beachside oasis for the finest entertaining and has AC.

The beach suite unfolds onto our private beach and jacuzzi, forming a remarkable space for relaxation. This level encompasses a sizable entertaining area, a bathroom, and a kitchenette (wine bar, mini fridge, and microwave), making it ideal for beachside gatherings. One inflatable mattress is available for additional sleeping options.

STRV-19-355701 Registration Number: GE-077-790-2080-01, 770100100000, TA-077-790-2080-01

Hale Kai Ikena Reviews

Dawn S.
February 2024
This home was the perfect place to spend two weeks with friends and family. We could either explore the island or chose to stay home for the day and enjoy the many whales, spinner dolphins, and sunshine. The sunsets were gorgeous and I will be bringing many photos of the beautiful view back home with me to Minnesota. The house had plenty beach accessories and towels and the kitchen was fully stocked. The large sectional in the living room was comfortable and a great place to watch the Super Bowl. Thank you Lydia for answering questions and checking up on us after the earthquake!

Sharri M.
February 2024
The hostess was very helpful, very friendly. This place is close to the town of Kona and very easy getting around to other areas was able to whale watch from the house and off the deck. It was amazing.

Moriah C.
January 2024
The house is very spacious, clean and the views couldn’t be more stunning. We had 10 in our group and had plenty of space. The kitchen was very-well stocked which was helpful as we made breakfast and cooked dinner daily. Loved being out on the lanais as we enjoyed the sun, watching the whale pass by, and the breath-taking sunsets. It was great to be in walking distance of two beaches (the house has beach towels, chairs, boogie boards and coolers) and also be so close to Kona. Communication was always quick. If we come again, we will definitely stay here. We loved everything about it and couldn’t be happier. Mahalo!

Lola P.
December 2023
I absolutely LOVED this home!!! It is amazingly beautiful from every almost every room- right at the ocean. It was well stocked with everything needed-dishes, kitchen utensils, kitchen appliances, dish soap, laundry soap, hand soap, TP, garbage bags, spices, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner plus all of the beach stuff- coolers, snorkeling gear, floaties, beach towels, etc. They have lots of games. We so appreciated the local honey & coffee that Shellese welcomed us with. We loved all of the special touches- they were noticed- thank you! Shellese was wonderful! She met us upon check-in, even though she didn’t have to. She showed us around the place, gave us recommendations for activities & food. She was very responsive to our needs & asked for feedback. We spent a lot of time on the lanai watching schools of colorful fish, dolphins & even some whales. It was too rough to snorkel at the house but the beaches are within walking distance & are great for seeing a variety of fish. I highly recommend this place if you want a peaceful, comfortable & beautiful place to make memories with your loved ones! Thank you so much to all who made this happen for us- we so appreciate being able to stay there & hope to be back soon! 💕

Jacquelyn Mary A.
December 2023
We stayed here in Aug 2023 and had a wonderful time. The house is exactly as described, and the pictures are accurate. If we go back to the big island, we would rent this house again. Kitchen: We have never stayed at a rental house that was so well stocked with everything we needed. There were plenty of spices, pans, pots, etc. There were also condiments in the refrigerator, so take a look before you purchase anything. Host: The host was incredibly communicative. Children: For those with kids, the garage has some masks, snorkels, fins, and sand beach toys. Listening to the ocean on the lanai was so soothing. The coast right behind the house was not suitable for swimming, but there is a snorkeling park and a beach park within a short drive. Beds: All of the beds were very comfortable Showering: Other reviews mention this, but the hot water does run out when you have a large number of people trying to shower consecutively. Not a complaint, but just an FYI to future renters. Photo Opportunity: The coastline of the house is magnificent. To celebrate our stay in Hawaii, we had a photographer come to the house to take family pictures and the background was perfect. We had ours taken around 9am. Location: The house is short drive from airport (approximately 15-20 minutes). There are multiple grocery store options within 10 minutes and a lot of restaurants nearby. The neighborhood was nice and we felt very safe an comfortable.

beth c.
December 2023
This rental is everything that is in the description and the pictures and more. To make it even better, Shellese, the manager is absolutely amazing! She was always available to answer questions or fix anything little thing that came up. And...she was most helpful and flexible to help us when we needed a later check in and out! I can not give enough praise and stars for this absolutely beautiful and central vacation home!

Greg N.
August 2023
The house has a home vs rental feel.

Josh F.
August 2023
This was a great property. Close to the beaches. We always enjoyed being at the house for sunset

Sandy C.
June 2023
This home is exactly as listed in the description. It is clean and very functional. The location is convenient for beaches and shopping. A free trolley passes right by the house and is a fun alternative to getting back and forth. It was a great fit for our family and we would love to stay again sometime.

Scott L.
April 2023
Beautiful modern property with stunning views in all upper rooms. Local property manager was awesome and provided great tips on activities.

Pamela H.
April 2023
We had a fabulous stay! The property is spacious with room to spread out and very well stocked. It’s location is perfect! The views were AMAZING!!! We saw whales from the lanai’s! Shellese was a great host and was quick to respond to our needs. She was helpful with restaurants, shopping and activity suggestions. We would definitely come back!

Amanda S.
March 2023
This property was amazing! The kitchen had everything we needed for our group of 8. The location and view were absolutely perfect

Brent L.
March 2023
This was a home to remember! We stayed here this past February and it ended up being the nicest rental home anyone of us have ever stayed in. Property manager was excellent with great communication, she had a fresh pineapple and Kona coffee beans waiting for us when we arrived later in the evening, so that was a perfect start to our next morning. Our location was amazing, it was within walking distance of Magic Sands Beach and the Magics beach grill. We were about 10 minutes from all the restaurants and pubs which was very handy around “Happy Hour”. It was also nice to be close to Costco and Safeway for some fresh supplies. The home itself had so much room and it was very private for the coupes that were staying there. We loved that the home was so well stocked and that kitchen was amazing. We enjoyed the island and beaches in the daytime but we were always excited to get back to that Amazing view from our Lanai. We had some amazing sunsets, watching whales just out front and the dolphins feeding in the morning. Was also very cool having all the colourful fish feeding on the reef a stones throw away. I truly miss my morning coffee!!! If we had one ask, that would be some Tommy Bahama beach chairs. Mahalo, till next year.🌴

David H.
March 2023
Everything was wonderful. The view was to AWESOME.

Karin M.
February 2023
The house is lovely with outstanding views of the water. We had issues with hot water and water pressure that we communicated to property manager, and the dryer was broken which was an inconvenience (but disclosed in advance). There was nothing that would prevent us from recommending this house or staying again in the future. The property manager (Shellese) was very responsive as was the owner when I reached out prior to our stay. We loved the view from the back and spent most of our time outdoors. The house was very clean upon arrival and perfect for our group of nine adults.

Richard B.
January 2023
This a five star property with plenty of room for all. The location is the best location on the Big Island, close to everything. The home is spotless, the property manager is very responsive if you need anything. The only drawback, and it is not major, but it took awhile for the hot water tank to refill. If one person took a shower or a bath it took awhile before anyone else could get hot water.

Carol M.
January 2023
We had a great stay for 5 couples with 1 toddler. House was as advertised with the view, convenience to town and activities and professional and friendly management well done. Would reserve again - thank you for an excellent stay!

Mark S.
January 2023
We had 10 of us (3 families) at this great beach location and we loved it! It's an amazing location, the house was great for all of us, the crashing waves were incredible and the pty manager had great communication with us. So, the pictures of the location match reality and it did not disappoint us! Thanks very much!

Craig Z.
January 2023
Awesome location and property! Loved coffee and wine with on the lanai with family! Wonderful vacation!

Scott D.
October 2022
We had a party of 8 which was 3 couples and 2 singles sharing the house for Ironman week. While the house is outside of town and requires a rental car, there isn't anything like this close to town. That said, it was never an issue as we planned on rental cars anyway. Parking in town where we needed to be, was never an issue. Back to the house, as an owner of a short term rental property myself, I was impressed with the decor, supplies and management of the property, I definitely learned a few things for my own house. The bedrooms and bathrooms were excellent, the kitchen is well stocked and the furnishings are all up to date and in good quality condition. the house manager is very communicative and there if needed. The lower level "apartment" was great, we had a couple stay down there, while there was no AC, with the windows open, crashing waves and a few fans, they had zero complaints. We cooked a many meals in and were never without what was needed. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this property again.

Richard K.
September 2022
The house was everything and more.. The perfect location for watching the sunset while relaxing in the hot tub.. The property manager and owners go above and beyond to make your stay a very pleasant experience.. I look forward to visiting again..

john d.
September 2022
Lets' start with the positives: kitchen and bathrooms are upscale and clean. The location between the two beaches is excellent! The view is magnificent! The property manager is attentive! Now about the property and maintenance as mentioned by another reviewer; needs alot of help. When you walk in you cannot help but notice the faded and stained wall to wall carpeting on the steps. It is an eyesore! Although the sofa is large and in good condition, it covers most of the livingroom glass views. Not sure who thought this was a good idea! Although the coffee table is large, it is in poor condition, similar to the rest of the furnishings and matresses. The overall furnishings and decorations are not what you would expect in a "luxury" property. Many. many, many of the furnishings need updating as well as the walmart style outdoor furniture. The beds are pretty bad! The home as a whole needs a good scrubbing from knee walls down or a new painting. The master toilet area is a good example that someone is not cleaning well. There are labels on many things "do not use". For example, could not use the stereo or DVD player! The beach equipment is old and obsolete. It all needs updating and probably new inventory on a frequent basis for the price the owner is charging. There is really no excuse. A wagon would be helpful since the beaches are walkable. There are not enough beach towels for the amount of people the home can sleep. When we arrived there was a missing glass panel on the lani. We were not aware and it did detract from the sue of the lani. The lani seating needs updating as well. The water pressure was poor. Two people could not take a shower at the same time. Let's talk pest control. It is badly needed. We had palmettos and roaches in the kitchen and master bedroom. It was such a bummer that the place was not sprayed. We did not call to have the place sprayed due to having an infant with us. At one point, no one wanted to cook in the kitchen. The windows need upkeep; screens repaired and windows cleaned. I realize it is a beach front property that requires this upkeep but if the owner choses not to do it, then they should lower the price per night. The downstairs provides extra room but if you cannot open the windows, you cannot sleep down there. The entire first floor smells like sea water and fish probably due to the waves coming in. There is no ac downstairs to be prepared. One of the frigs downstairs did not work.

Kim T.
August 2022
Beautiful and spacious property. Shellese, the property manager was so helpful and greet us at late night due to our flights was delayed to show us around the house. The house comes with plenty of amenities. Great place for family and we had a wonderful time. Thank you Shellese!

Sally S.
July 2022
We had 7 adults needing 5 bedrooms and this house provided space for everyone! The bedrooms were big and comfortable each having its own bathroom which was essential. Kitchen is bigger than the pictures made it look and was stocked with plenty of pots and pans to cook! The best part was being right on the ocean! The water was clear and we could see schools of brightly colored fish feeding on the reef right outside on the patios and balconies. Beautiful sunset right on the balconies, and Milky Way at night. Surf was usually to strong to swim right at the house but we just went to the nearby beaches to snorkel and swim. Really close to town so that we could enjoy everything that Kailua had to offer too! Thank you Shellese for quickly answering all questions!

Alison C.
June 2022
BEAUTIFUL property! The property manager, Shellese, was so nice and helpful. We did not want for anything.

Benjamin H.
May 2022
We had an amazing time. It really is as nicely appointed and as scenic as the pictures make it look. The house comes with plenty of amenities, and the property manager was extremely nice and helpful. Perfect place for a family stay, wonderful location.

nona r.
April 2022
A beautiful way to celebrate our 40th anniversary and 60th birthdays! Also, a pre honeymoon for our son! First week of our stay was 6 adults. 3 boys-8,4, and a 1 1/2. It was perfect, plenty of room on top 2 floors without using bottom beautiful level since to warm without AC. down there. Temps were 80-90’s everyday! So many things to do and see, great location.The kitchen was more than I expected with lots of spices & condiments since we ate in a lot with little ones, and so expensive. Lots of snorkeling, boogie boards & sand toys too. The beds super comfy! 2nd week we had the house yo ourselves, felt like I was living in a mansion! So blessed to have this trip to the Big Island and house. Shellese the property manager always there for us with any questions we may have, highly recommend, would love to visit again with more of our children, everyone loved it!

Hannah G.
March 2022
Our stay was made convenient and accessible by staying at this property. There was plenty of options for sleeping and dining, and the view was spectacular. The house faces the sunset, so waking up was gentle. Just a quick 10-15 minute drive from the center of town.

Dan L.
March 2022
Convenient and relatively quiet location despite the proximity to the road with amazing ocean views and plenty of privacy and space for groups to spend time separately or together inside and out. Property manager is highly communicative and very friendly. The house itself was great, but what kept us from giving it all 5 stars was the overall wear and tear as the house has been clearly well-used and in need of some repairs and revitalization. Carpets are worn, HVAC intakes have collected dust, window blinds and screens are broken, multiple ceilings have water damage from leaks, bedding duvet have stains, and the wall microwave doesn’t work (note: replacement countertop microwave is provided instead). Perhaps minor topics not worth mentioning individually, but taken altogether, something we would think others would want to be aware of. Would we stay there again? Yes, but hope the next time that these above items were addressed. Mahalo!

Celia K.
February 2022
This house is in a perfect spot - half way between Kona Airport and Captain Cook Monument. The rocky beach in front was a bit treacherous, but a couple of our good swimmers went snorkeling. We saw a whales, dolphins and fish from the balconies. It was wonderful to have the sliders open at night to hear the waves crashing. The house is very spacious. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and there were plenty of towels - bath and beach, tp, and paper towels as well as laundry detergent. All the beds were reported to be comfortable and the bathrooms are nice. Views are spectacular from every window. The upstairs air conditioning was not working when we arrived but it was repaired the next morning. There was a leak in the master bath that was not repaired, but was no big deal for us. The middle bedroom upstairs has only a tub, no shower, FYI. Overall it was a wonderful house to stay in. We highly recommend.

Marc F.
February 2022
The 24/7 sounds of the crashing waves made for a tranquil setting for our week long vacation (if anything, the waves were TOO loud at night, but you can just shut the window/door). The house had plenty of room for all 9 adult guests. Big kitchen to cook in. House is right in the middle of two beaches (.5 mi each). The house had beach chairs, towels and coolers to use which turned out to be extremely helpful. And room in the garage to park the jeep we rented (no top). There were a couple of items in need of repair (master tub not working and subsequent leak to dining room on first floor below) that really didn’t detract from our experience.

Tina L.
December 2021
Our group of 7, 3 couples and 1 single, had a wonderful stay. Each couple appreciated having their own “suite” with a full bath and deck overlooking the ocean. Our single was very happy on the main floor with his own bath. Having the extra lower level bath and shower was also helpful. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed to cook for a large group, we especially appreciate having a large refrigerator and good quality gas stove. The house had comfortable furniture, an ample supply of linens, and anything one would need for a great beach outing. The sunsets were fabulous from the main level deck and lower level lanai where we saw dolphins, birds, whales, butterflies, and tropical fish. The best part of the stay was our host Lydia who welcomed us in person, gave us a complete tour of the house and promptly answered a few questions before and during the stay.

Gail M.
November 2021
The house is located within a 10 minute walk up two great Beaches; K’a lu and Magic Sands. Fully stocked kitchen made meal prep very easy. Air conditioner throughout the house except for the first floor rec area worked out great as well. We were eight adults and had plenty of room to spread out for meals and game playing on the tables. We also appreciated having private bathrooms with each of the bedrooms. It was also nice that the house had some snorkeling stuff and beach chairs as well as an extra refrigerator in the garage as we’d like to mostly prepare meals at home. Beware that snorkeling from the house is quite difficult with the rocks although a couple people in our party took the plunge! Thanks for the great time!

Michael V.
October 2021
Great location, great communication with property manager, plentiful amenities, we had a great vacation exploring the Big Island. Thanks for allowing us to use your beautiful home!

Kata A.
October 2021
We book Kona every year and this is our favorite place that we’ve stayed! What we liked: - Location - Waterfront - Kitchen is well equipped - beach stuff if you need it - Lots of space What we would like to see: - Dyson cordless vacuum ( We were there for 2 weeks and it would have helped keep things the way we like them) - Nicer outdoor furniture - The sand in the too upper levels needs topping up Overall we will book there again and we had a great time!

Maggie H.
September 2021
Great property, fantastic location, breath taking views. My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with our daughters, their husbands, our 13 month old grandson and my 86 year old mom. Half mile from Magic/White Sands Beach and 0.7 miles from awesome snorkeling. Awesome sunsets nightly. Communication with owner Jennifer and property manager Lydia was easy, responsive and effortless Definitely recommend.

Rachael W.
August 2021
This house was perfect for our six adults on vacation. We loved the location; not too far to snorkel spots or the main city, but far enough to avoid the hubbub of the downtown area. Bonus: a popular grocery delivery service delivers to the house. The housekeeping was superb. The house was immaculate upon our arrival. Plenty of towels and blankets for everyone. It was so lovely to sit out and watch the sun set over the lava. Previous reviewers mentioned swimming directly from the house. Strong, experienced swimmers who are familiar with entering and exiting the water over lava should be able to swim directly from the house on calm days with no trouble at all. Less experienced swimmers and those unfamiliar with entering and exiting the water over lava should head just up the road to Magic Sands or Kahalu'u Beach Parks for swimming.

Steve W.
August 2021
Pros: Fabulous Master Suite with a private balcony, double shower, and sleep number bed. Great beach gear, including boogie boards, masks, snorkels, fins, coolers, towels and chairs for 6-7 guests. A kitchen crammed with cooking gear of all kinds, spices, condiments, and staples. An ideal location between two beach parks, convenient to Kona town but just far enough away. Cons: At $$$$ nightly, I expect near perfection. All the systems must work and there must be tiptop service if issues arise. The house is built 25 feet from the open ocean and thus has a large ongoing maintenance burden due to the salt spray, sun, waves, and wind, and a parade of large rental parties. The owners seemingly have not embraced a level of attention to meet my expectation. Many small things like lighting in showers and closets didn't work, a toilet always ran, blinds were broken and some bathrooms lacked sufficient water pressure for convenient bathing. Disconnected electronics were marked with hand written note “broken, don't use”. We informed the on-island house manager early in our stay about a list of these issues, but had little to no response on many of them by the time we checked out. The house has an intercom, a house vacuum, and a fantastic OLED TV but sadly with no instructions. Instead, the house manual consisted of photos of each cabinet and a listing of its contents lest anything go missing; no real use to our rental party. It included nothing about what to do if (1) our parking spaces are poached by someone; (2) a strange vagrant shows up on the lower patio; (3) steps to follow for departure and (4) what if the hot tub needs servicing. Other reviewers wrote about the small size of the dining deck for large families and the lack of AC on the lower level. I concur with these. The AC concern could be and should be corrected with stand-alone AC unit(s); the house has solar panels to help defray any added operating cost. Also, the three west-facing bedrooms have no curtains or blinds on the sliding doors,; OK with us but if early morning light is a problem, plan accordingly. Overall, weighing pros and cons, the 9 of us had a very enjoyable and memorable time at this rental for a landmark family celebration. I recommend it for others who seek a very dramatic and unique house and can overlook limitations like I mention.

Chad R.
July 2021
The house was nice, pictures and descriptions are accurate. Great location, we walked to Magic Sands beach most days and its just a few miles from Kona if you like shopping. The couple of minor issues that we ran into were immediately fixed (property management and owner were very responsive). Would definitely recommend this property, especially for larger groups.

Deb W.
July 2021
We stayed here as 3 families. Plenty of space and wonderful kitchen and bathrooms galore! Gorgeous sunsets and the sound of the waves was magical. Jennifer and Lydia were so helpful and attentive. Great hosts. The shoreline off the house is not really swimable due to the rocks and surf, that was our only regret. But great beaches so close , great location! Thanks for a great stay!

Gerald L.
June 2021
Very Hawaii! Beautiful views and breath taking sunsets,

Christopher A.
June 2021
2nd time to Kona, and this location is by far the best in the area. Can’t beat the view and the space available

andrew l.
August 2016
We enjoyed the house... five of us and a 14 month old had lots of space and enjoyed the house. it was all that it had advertized.... we were thankful to enjoy your masks for the snorkeling... wish there was a beach umbrella! We had inquired if there was soap , shampoo etc and told that there was NOT... so we carried and bought some and found it was already there! that was a bummer as we carried it all the way there and back home. Kitchen was well stocked. Enjoyed watching fish, dolphins, and a turtle from the lanai. Our toddler enjoyed the "beach" sand and the toys there. Very near to Kahaluu Beach with it's great snorkeling. It was a wonderful experience and we would love to do it again some day.

Marc F.
August 2016
Our family of 10 spent a wonderful week at this house. We've been renting houses in Hawaii for the past 10 years, and this was by far the nicest house we've ever stayed at (think marble countertops). It has a very nice layout with three spacious bedrooms upstairs, each with their own bathroom, balcony, and separate thermostat. The master bedroom is HUGE with a walk-in closet that could be its own bedroom and an attached office. The master bathroom has an elevated tub that looks out over the water. On the main floor, the kitchen, living room, and dining area are all open concept, so it never felt crowded even when all ten of us were in the same space. The kitchen is big and well stocked with cookware & utensils. There was also a bedroom on the main floor with its own bathroom, which was nice for the older members of our party. The large lanai on the main floor had glass doors that opened all the way up, so you could eat alfresco. We also rented the downstairs floor which was wide open with its own bathroom & kitchenette - it worked out really well for some of our early risers who could go ahead & eat breakfast at 5 am without disturbing everyone else. Please note that the bottom floor does not have air conditioning but there are some fans provided. We were able to park three rental cars on the property without a problem. The house is right on the shoreline. The beach is rocky, and the water was unusually rough while we were there. But there is a small sand play area, which our kids enjoyed. And good beaches are not very far away. Kahaluu beach, which is great for snorkeling, is very close, and so is Magic Sands beach. Both are within walking distance, if you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk. The house was close enough to Kona that it was easy to go into town for shopping and restaurants. It was fairly centrally located for day trips to Volcano National Park, Hilo, Mauna Kea, etc. We would definitely pick this house to stay at again. It's so grand that it adds to the feeling of being in paradise!

michael q.
March 2016
we went on a friendcation in February with 6 of our friends to the Big Island. This was all of our first time on the Big Island, despite visiting other islands in Hawaii before. This house was in a very convenient location, 15 minutes away from target/costco, 30 min away from the airport. there were two small beaches within walking distance and the poke shack was only 5 min drive away!!! The house itself was beautiful and had lots of space. It had great, unobstructed views of the ocean. We saw dolphins, sea turtles and whales on our balcony. It was fantastic to go to bed with the sound of waves crashing onto shore. Definitely a great and fantastic vacation, would highly recommend this location and property.

Robert I.
February 2016
The house was very clean and well appointed. The location was great for exploring Kona and the North Shore and very close to a couple good snorkeling beaches. We loved listening to the waves crash the rocks all day and night! We used the coolers provided for packing lunches for day trips. The kitchen was great and we did our shopping at the KTA in the shopping plaza down the street. Everyone kept saying that the experience was so much greater than renting a room at a hotel. In short, highly recommended!

Richard R.
January 2016
The home was very clean and had all the amenities as listed. Each bathroom had soap, shampoo, and paper products similar to a hotel. Plenty of bath towels as well as beach towels, so no need to bring your own. The home was very well maintained and had no broken fixtures nonfunctioning equipment etc...Everything was tip top. Fantastic location just a short drive to downtown Kailua. Each room had its' own thermostat making it very comfortable to sleep and even a Sleep Comfort bed in the Master bedroom. There are boogie boards, snorkel gear, and beach chairs making it very easy to take a 2 minute drive to one of the beaches to the north and south of this property. One is White Sands Beach, great for boogie boarding or laying out on the beach. The other being Kahaluu best snorkeling around. Tip for Kahaluu get there before 9am so you can beat the crowds and have the place to yourselves. There are a wide variety of fish as well as Green Turtles that inhabit this beach. There is also the possibility of snorkeling directly behind the property but only when waves are low or nonexistant. The dolphins come within a few hundred yards of the property and will often come by in the morning. On our last day there were 3 humpback whales that were within 1000 yards of the property and were around for a couple of hours. We had a slight problem with the refrigerator but the owner took care of the situation promptly and made sure we had a replacement imediately. We had 8 adults stay in the home and we were quite comfortable. You cannot beat this location. We came to Kona with the intent of doing quite a bit of sight seeing but with the location of the house, we did not stray very far. Simply being at the home looking over the ocean was so spectacular. Being from eastern standard time I woke up at 2/3am every morning. This is a great opportunity to star gaze and see the stars overhead from one of the balconies off each bedroom. You will not see very many stars prior to 11pm. We cooked a majority of our meals at the home and had plenty of spices, pots, pans, dishes, etc to make our meals. Gas grill was in great shape. The wireless internet was fast and each bedroom had its own tv along with cable, but we didn't do much tv watching as the best entertainment was right outside. I would recommend this to anyone looking to fit 8-12 people and is looking to be on the water. Mahalo Nick and Ivan for renting your home and sharing this Incredible Property!!!

Alexandra S.
January 2016
We spent the week of Christmas 2015 at this property & it could not have been any better. We had 7 adults & 3 children, the three different couples had their own space & privacy with fantastic rooms that all had their own bathroom & decks. The house is as explained on the VRBO site & the location offers great access to the main shopping area, one on each end of the street, plus also very near to beaches that had great snorkeling. The owner provided excellent customer service, as well as the property hosts. The kitchen was stocked beautifully & we enjoyed cooking in it. The view from all the decks is fantastic, we were lucky enough to see dolphins as well as a few whales. Would highly recommend this property to friends & relatives & would stay here again for sure.

Faraidoun A.
September 2015
Great location and fantastic facility. We loved our stay tremendously.

June 2015
This is an excellent house. 4 comfortable bedrooms. The three upstairs each have their own bath and AC controls. The downstairs room also has a bath that has a second door to the public area. The kitchen is very well equipped with every kitchen tool and dish. We used the outdoor grill twice, but had to clean it. It is high quality but showing wear. We comfortably seated 9 for dinner on the Lanai with great views of the sunset. There were beach toys, chairs, umbrella, boogey boards, and coolers in the garage. The beach park south of the property has great snorkeling if you swim out 100' to where the water clears and the coral garden begins. The AC failed on our second day. The local property manager had to call the owner in California to arrange repair which took two full days. Fortunately the problem was a fan motor which would work for a while if you gave it plenty of rest. We managed to get by, but we thought the repair process was slow. We talked to the owner and he actually paid overtime to get it done that quickly. The house has zoned AC so the outage only affected 2 bedrooms. Once the repair was completed the place was fantastic for the remainder of the stay. There is just enough parking for 2 cars, which worked for us with 9 people. The shore is lava rock, and it is difficult to get into the beautiful little cove where there are lots of reef fish. The WIFI was very slow. This is one of the best of many houses we have rented over the years. The grill cleaning is apparently part of their usual preparation for new guests, but it was missed this time. Things do break down like the AC during our stay and the owner made an effort to fix it as quickly as possible.

Deb S.
March 2015
The house was perfect for 3 couples. Spacious and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen, to make meals we could enjoy on the lanai. Often it was hard to pull us away from whale/dolphin watching, to go do other things. Being able to walk to a beautiful snorkelling beach was an added bonus. Perfect location whether you want to relax on your own private beach or go touring around the island.

Ryk V.
February 2015
We were 4 couples and we all found the house perfect! We had privacy when we wanted it with our own spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, and balconies. Being right on the ocean it seemed you couldn't go an hour without seeing whales and dolphins anytime of the day! You could relax in the sun right on the property oceanside, enjoy the outdoor hot tub, or head for one of the best snorkeling beaches on the island less than a 15 minute walk away. The waves constantly crashing into the rocks below the house was never tiring and a continual reminder of what a special place we had found. We had 3 rental cars with parking for all and with the cars, everything was easy to get to. The house with fitted with all you really needed with the kitchen well stocked with all the appliances, utensils, dishes, pots and pans you could ever want. Chris the property manager was only a text away if we had any questions or required something. We highly recommend this great property!

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