Honu House


Rates: $699 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Bed types: KQQX (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 39 reviews)
Honu House, your Hawaiian retreat in KaMilo at Mauna Lani Resort — one of the best places on the Kohala Coast to spend your vacation.

Enter this Makani floor plan, and enjoy a fabulous panoramic view as the Kohala Mountains peel down from the sky and into the ocean to the north, with Maui in the distance. Now you know you have reached your home away from home.

On the main floor you will find an open floor-plan, kitchen, living-room, dining area, powder room and one of the guest bedrooms with ensuite bathroom. Open up the large pocket door to the outside lanai and enjoy the indoor-outdoor living style that we are so famous for on the islands.

The kitchen is exceptionally equipped with chef quality equipment and table settings for 12. The living area, just off of the kitchen boasts a 60” wall mounted 4K TV. The dining table accommodates eight comfortably with four additional seats at the oversized kitchen island. In the evening cook up some fresh catch on the "Lynx" gas grill and enjoy your dinner outside when the air is just right.

Towards the back portion of the upstairs you will find a small office nook, powder-room and then a generously sized guest bedroom with its own full sized bathroom, large closet and wall mounted 4K TV.

Heading downstairs and to the back we start with another large guest bedroom boasting two queen sized beds and a large walk-in closet, and another wall mounted 4K TV. This room even opens up onto a large downstairs lanai perfect for having a nice quiet cup of coffee in the morning. Just outside of this room is your detached guest bathroom, tiled, with elegant vanity and a tub-shower.

Also downstairs is the smaller guest bedroom with closet, currently decorated as a sitting-room with wall mounted 50” HD TV. The queen size couch folds out to make even more room to sleep if your group requires the space.

The master bedroom takes the cake of course, featuring a king-sized bed, wall mounted 4K TV and elegant en suite with travertine floor, glass and travertine shower, a double vanity and separate soaking tub. Whomever needs the most relaxing, peace and quiet gets the master bedroom!

Downstairs you will also find a full sized washer and dryer for all of your laundry needs. Detergent provided.

Condo is fully equipped with baby equipment, including two “pack and play” cribs, two baby gates, bed rails, and a high chair.

There is a two-car garage provides storage for all of the beach toys, chairs and umbrellas, boogie boards, putting-green gear, two OHM bikes, and a four-seater electric GEM. You will have one space inside and two parking spaces outside if needed.

This property is managed by Kai A. Ohuchi R(B)22081 under Live Aloha Realty, LLC

GE Tax License # W36624872-01
Hawaii State General Excise Tax pass-on rate is 4.712%
Hawaii State Transient Accommodations Tax pass-on rate is 10.25% Registration Number: TA-213-736-4480-01, GE-213-736-4480-01

Honu House Reviews



Ray M.
March 2024
This was our second stay at Kamilo 423, and it was just as good as our first. Kai is quick to respond and always helpful. Property is well equipped with everything you should need. Golf cart is great for getting to the beach or pool. E-assist bikes are a very nice addition. No complaints.


Tina H.
December 2023
We had a multigenerational group of 7. This home was perfect! The kitchen is well stocked (kitchenware and cooking staples), the rooms are spacious, the home location in the complex is convenient to the pool (lovely!), the area is walkable but we sure enjoyed the golf cart and e-bikes! The garage also comes stocked with beach gear - boogie boards, snorkle gear, beach chairs, etc. I would love to stay here again!


Rita H.
April 2023
This house delivered everything it promised. We were a multi-generational family of 8 and this was an ideal setup. Lovely, well-equipped kitchen and spacious bedrooms. Close to everything -- Hapuna Beach, shops, restaurants, pools and exercise area, Kona, Waimea, etc. Golf cart and e-bikes got a lot of use. We would definitely return!


kimberly h.
February 2023
The house is lovely. The kitchen really is a cooks dream and the whole main floor is a great gathering space for food and games. The Lanai was also really enjoyed but it is on the small size for 6-8 guests if all are out there together. Also, it is a neighborhood so it was noisy at times but also fun to see other families. The 4th "guest room" has a pull out sofa that is very uncomfortable for any adult. We padded the mattress with padding from the portable crib that we didn't need to use and also added a few blankets on top of that but it still wasn't very comfortable for our adult daughter ( she didn't complain but we laid on the mattress and knew the truth). So if that is going to be used for a young child it might be okay but don't really count it as a 4th bedroom. The main bedroom was roomy and the bathroom was large but mold on the tiles. We didn't have use of the 2nd bike until a few days before we left as it didn't arrive until then but there are 2 e-bikes now that were great for fun rides and quick errands. Golf cart was useful and fun!! My biggest word of caution was to be aware that the beach access is over 3 miles away. That means you have to pack up everyone headed there, park, unload and be coordinated. The Mani Lani beach area is pretty and sandy but relatively small for the number of people using that space. Not great snorkeling. You can walk the Fisherman's trail and find other coves that were stunning but another added distance and not easy for children ( we didn't have any but even us adults needed water shoes and had to navigate the coves carefully). There is a walkway near the Fairmont Orchid that takes you onto Fisherman's trail but it too is about a mile and lots of the trail is lava rock and coral. It is a beautiful walk but if you want to plop down on a sandy beach this isn't the place you are looking to stay. Great beach chairs and pool noodles in the garage. Overall it was a nice stay but not quite what we expected for the price. Read the fine print and ask questions.


Marian B.
January 2023
We truly enjoyed our stay at Honu House! The house was very comfortable and a great location for a wide variety of activities around the island. We especially enjoyed the kitchen and lanai for chill time and early morning coffee! Highly recommend.


Rachel R.
January 2023
Everything you need and more! Love how everything was labeled throughout the unit and there were extras of everything (towels, etc). Great stay and look forward to staying here again!


Wendy D.
December 2022
The house was very well stocked with a wonderful kitchen and enough space for a large group to connect easily. The location was close to the pool and not far from the other resort amenities. The electric car was used every day and we really enjoyed it. I highly recommend this property for extended family gatherings.


James G.
November 2022
Really nice. Key situation was a bit confusing but figured out even through it wasn't locked the way it was explained. There were a couple of lights that need to be replaced and the stove was repaired while we wete here butKia always returned our calls and resolved issues in a timely manner. The rental was noce and latge for 6 adults and electric car was fantastic for one of our friends that was slightly disabled to get back and forth to the pool. The beach was a little farther away than anticipated. But all in all great place well stocked and maintained. Would definitely rent again.


Stephanie S.
August 2022
This property was beautifully updated, had a well-stocked kitchen, and the GEM electric car was a fun perk for the kids. We vacationed with three generations and everyone had enough space. Our young kids loved the pool and the Mauna Lani beach. We will definitely consider staying here again the next time we visit the Big Island!


kris l.
August 2022
This is a gorgeous home with everything you need. Plenty of towels, including beach towels. The kitchen has all the little things you need. The GEM cart is a great way to see the area. A great pool area. We had 7 adults and a 1 year old and it was perfect.


Maria Yvette W.
July 2022
My family and I loved this home and the community. We would absolutely Stat here again.


DIANNE C.
March 2022
Had a great time. With 7 adults and 1 under 3 it was perfect. Beach club was convenient, especially with electric car. Pool was perfect for little one. House was big enough so no one felt crowded and baby was able to nap in back bedroom. Would totally book again


Laura R.
March 2022
Another lovely property in the KaMilo Mauna Lani Resort! This rental experience comes with a GEM golf cart that makes accessing the surrounding easier and more fun! Kai, the property manager, was always available and very helpful. A hiki i ka manawa aʻe!


Rob O.
January 2022
Great property for a family or several couples. Kai was great to work with and accommodating of our needs. I highly recommend this property and would definitely stay there again!


Curtis H.
January 2022
If you’re looking for a home that allows for great social distancing while still providing access to beach, pools, fitness center, golf and shopping areas, this is the one for you. Plenty of room — and a main floor that is designed for cooking/gathering/entertaining. We weren’t interested in indoor-restaurant dining given the omicron surve, so we absolutely loved having a large kitchen/family room that opened onto the porch. The beach club is about 1.5 miles away, and the electric Gem made for a great way to go back and forth without hassling over parking (which seemed to be in short supply for cars over the Xmas holiday). Having a supply of chairs and other beach items on hand was great for days when lounge chairs were in short supply or when we drove to nearby public beaches.


Bobbi P.
January 2022
We were a group of 5 adults who arrived just in time to ring in 2022! The large size of this house was a plus. No one was getting in anyone's way. All the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would use in your own daily lives. The location is fantastic! Within walking distance to Foodland, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, and shopping. And in the other direction, within walking distance to the Fairmont Orchid. The outdoor property is beautifully maintained and clean.


patrick s.
December 2021
We're regulars to the Big Island and enjoyed staying in the Kamilo community. We were 5 adults and 2 kids (3, 1). Unfortunately the induction stove was DOA, and it took 4 days of back and forth with the property manager until we got 1 smaller plug-in burner provided. Having a kitchen (esp with little children) is a key part of not staying in a hotel, so this was unfortunate. Some essentials were missing - had to buy dishwasher detergent, and there no trash bags (may have been a COVID shortage issue as foodland didn't have any either.) The house is great - but furniture, carpet and BBQ are ready for a refresh. Having the GEM car was amazing and made foodland, shops and beach runs convenient. Pros: - Foodland is ~2 min away - Beach club cove has chairs, cabanas, a bar that serves lunch / to-go drinks. Ankle-sized waves good for the kids and decent snorkling. - GEM car! Cons: - Lanai view is of the lower row of houses and driveways. Some mountain view and a sliver of golf course, but mostly of driveways. - WiFi was very slow Overall we enjoyed the trip and made it work (nothing like BBQing scrambled eggs at 7am!), but the property could use some new carpet/furniture. I wasn't happy with the 4 day turnaround time for getting a stovetop alternative.


Ian H.
September 2021
Perfect place for a family. 10 out of 10.


Darlene W.
August 2021
We really enjoyed our vacation. Unfortunately there were some very high winds and a large grass fire on the island which hampered some of our activities. Still, I would recommend this home and beautiful area!


Alexis R.
June 2021
We loved the week we spent here. The electric car was great for running around the resort. The beach club was amazing and the complex featured a large pool that wasn’t ever crowded. The layout of the house allowed for both privacy and large gathering!

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