Reviewed by Lowell

Date 03/13/2018

Absolutely perfect! This home was exactly like the pictures down to every detail. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, appliances, spices and even found some basic condiments in the Frig. The pool area and lanai were wonderful for daily relaxing and nightly enjoying the beautiful sunsets. The home was well kept, clean and inviting. Thank you for sharing your home with our family.

Reviewed by Mark & Cat

Date 01/25/2018

Three couples joined us for a week's stay in this lovely property. The home is very spacious and relaxing with plenty of areas to sit and chat or to just be by yourself. Everything was very clean and the house was well supplied with all we needed for entertaining and relaxing. The times we cooked at home often found three or four of us working in the kitchen area at once but we never had a problem with feeling crowded. We opted not to use air conditioning (mid-January stay) and were able to keep comfortably cool at night with the use of ceiling and floor fans. The Sonos system worked ...

Reviewed by Douglas

Date 01/06/2018

The stay was wonderful. The house outstanding. The view magnificent and the layout of rooms served our family very well. The amenities, even the little things like extra towels and kitchen implements, are well provided and add to the ease of living here. Heated water in the pool, since it was December, would have been helpful. Overall this house makes for a joyful experience.

Reviewed by Alex

Date 09/15/2017

This was a fantastic place to stay and visit Kona from handy to all the attractions and activities we had arranged for our stay the house was great and all of us thought it was perfect for the occasion. We will be recomending this to all our friends and hope to re book next June again. Would definatly stay here !!!

Reviewed by Martin

Date 08/31/2017

Hi Kathy What's a truly awesome home you have, perfect location,stunning views, and everything supplied to make it a memorable experience. We could not find fault with your home and would return in a heartbeat. We came to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday along with our 2 daughters and other halves and we could not have chosen a better place. As part of the celebrations we had spent some time in San Francisco and on the isle of Oahu and your home in Kona was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay and we look forward to returning. Mahalo Martin & Kim Bond

Reviewed by Debra

Date 08/08/2017

The house was truly just like the pictures! We had eight people (six adults and two young boys). Everyone had their own room, bed and bath. The kitchen was beautiful and well stocked. We made many meals at the house before adventuring. The pool was perfect and had a lovely view of the ocean. We were hosting a family vacation and all wanted to stay longer and come back next year! Both "Kathys" were extremely professional, informative, responsive and helpful about any of our requests or questions. It was a great trip!

Reviewed by Stephane

Date 07/27/2017

We had great time at Big Island. We were 2 families and the home fit perfectly our needs. The large living rooms was really impressive and we had a lot of fun with the large pool. Great house well equiped. We had also an excellent services from the date of our booking til the end of our vacations, thanks to Kathy!

Reviewed by Victoria

Date 05/01/2017

We had a fantastic time! The house is beautiful and was perfect for our family vacation. There were 5 adults and one toddler and we were there to celebrate my father's 69th birthday! We loved everything about the house - the location, the surroundings, the amenities, the layout of the bedrooms, the stocked kitchen and of course the pool and the views! Our entire week consisted of waking up to the sounds of the waterfall, swimming in the pool, going to the beach, cooking almost every meal in the fantastic kitchen and falling asleep to the sounds of the waterfall! We loved every mome...

Reviewed by Renna Stevens

Date 04/07/2017

Absolutely beautiful! My family and I had an amazing Hawaiian vacation here. With 6 adults and 1 infant there was plenty of room for everyone. The views from sunrise to sunset were stunning and we felt completely at home here. Can't wait to go back!!

Reviewed by Michael

Date 02/17/2017

Kathy we enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was as promised and the pictures do not do the location justice. The morning view every day was fantastic as were the sunsets and we truly did not want to leave.You have a lovely home that worked perfectly for us. The house is well stocked with every necessity and the location was very convenient to the water, shopping, golfing, dinner out as well as travelling around the island. As you had suggested we did not need the air conditioning as the house temperature stayed pleasant all day and the gentle ocean breeze at night along with the...

Reviewed by Mai

Date 12/05/2016

The house is beautiful with more than enough space to accommodate our party. There were 8 adults, so we really liked that each room had it's own private bathroom and shower. We spent a lot of time in the great room and the lanai outside the great room. The house provides a perfect view for when you want to dine outside by the pool. The great room has a really good sound system and the kitchen is well stocked. We cooked two meals a day for our week vacation so it was nice that Kathy had a lot of the kitchen utensils and spices available for use. The only downside is that quiet time starts...

Reviewed by Andrea

Date 09/21/2016

It was my 50 birthday and I had friends from New Zealand and Canada with me. We all had our own space and never felt on top of each other. Location was convenient, House was clean and had everything we needed. Thanks again and I will definitely recommend if not return to this fabulous place!✌️

Reviewed by Ashton Family

Date 08/16/2016

Our second vacation in this beautiful home was just as good (or better) than the first! Everything that we could ask for is included: a fully equipped kitchen, brand new BBQ, comfortable seating and bedding, and of course the pool. The neighborhood is secure, quiet, and very well maintained. Also included are coolers, umbrellas, and beach toys for days at the beach. Kathryn and her local contact checked in on us and made sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Recent renovations have enhanced the flow to this already superb layout. Can't wait for our next trip!!

Reviewed by KSElwood

Date 04/30/2015

We really enjoyed staying at the home and found it to be one of the most well equipped vacation rentals we have used recently. Sunsets were particularly fantastic and we were able to see whales while sipping cocktails by the pool.

Reviewed by csdVA

Date 03/21/2015

We loved the HOUSE - there was not anything missing from our home away from home. The kitchen was fully equipped, the bedroom were spacious and comfortable and the baths were very nice. The Pool, yard and neighborhood was beautiful, convenient, and secure. Groceries were just a minute away, cute little shopping area, too. Short drive into Kona, We did the Volcano in a day - A must!, Hiked to Cooke's Monument, Swam, snorkeled. Hiked to Valley of the Kings, another MUST!! This is a great place to stay.

Reviewed by Mark G

Date 02/26/2015

We stayed at Hale Kona for 10 days in Feb of 2015 and the pictures do not do it justice. The house is absolutely beautiful and the views are amazing. Even before we arrived Kathy kept in touch with us to ask if we needed any information and to provide suggestions on things we may need or want to do. Once we got there, the check in process was very easy and the directions from KOA were super simple. It's very close to Ali'i Drive and the Queen K for those triathlete's in the crowd and going for morning runs/bikes from the house was ideal. The house was very spacious, the kitchen was a good s...

Reviewed by Smithlouiselee

Date 09/17/2014

We rented Kathy's house for my 60th birthday. There were only 4 of us (all adults) and we loved having all the space. The kitchen is great, although we only cooked a couple of meals. The pool is wonderful! My daughter and I spent hours in it. The wifi is fast and reliable which was important to all of us and especially to my daughter and son-in-law as they worked a few hours each day. We used the snorkel gear and shoes. Having a cooler was wonderful for our trip to the volcanoes. The house was spotless and had everything we required and frankly, we're pretty picky. If you have questions, ca...

Reviewed by LOPfamily4

Date 08/08/2014

We had an absolutely FANTASTIC stay at Hale Kona. We have had family living in Kona for nearly 15 years, so we're very familiar with the island and have stayed in many different types of accommodations. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. We gave my parents the master bedroom on one side of the house and they loved how much room they had to really "move in" for 10 days (luxurious master bath and amazing walk-in closet space). Our family of four occupied the other side of the house. Our young teen children (boy and girl) each had they own bedroom and bathroom and my husband and I stayed...

Reviewed by TCPop

Date 07/24/2014

What a great time our family had recently staying in this gorgeous home. It provided a perfect arrangement and setting to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. Our grown kids flew in from Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Tokyo (they with our two grandchildren in tow). There was more than enough room for everyone. The house is beautifully appointed, the furniture highly functional and comfortable. The pool was a focal point for the kids. It features a really sizable lanai area that looks directly out onto the ocean below. A stunning view. The two Kathys -- the owner and caretaker -- go out of their...

Reviewed by Vanderphamily

Date 06/18/2014

At first glance this home is absolutely perfect. Beautifully decorated with everything you could need in terms of a vacation rental. Plenty of bathrooms (even a fantastic one off the pool), ample kitchen supplies, comfortable furniture and a pool with a fantastic view. Kathy was a fabulous and thoughtful host arranging a high chair and pack-n-play for our little ones and even provided some Kona coffee, banana pancakes and coconut syrup (which was delicious!) upon arrival. My only complaints were that there was construction going on next door so we heard sawing all day most days (even on th...

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 05/04/2014

This home is wonderful for us 4 adults - it was much more house than we needed, but we were so glad we picked it! It is laid out nicely with the great room extending out onto the lanai through sliding pocket doors which open the entire back of the home to the outdoor living space. We spent most of our time at the home enjoying the view, meals and pool from the lanai. We never did use the dining room, as there was ample seating out of doors. The ocean breeze kept us cool, but the amazing sunrises and sunsets kept us in awe. We were very surprised to find a full outdoor bath, which came i...

Reviewed by Ehman Family

Date 04/19/2014

When we arrived, we were amazed how clean the house was, floors, rooms, bathrooms, fridge, kitchen, appliances and amenities were spotless. We are "shoes off at the door" people and this is the very first home rental we have stayed in where our feet remained clean throughout the whole house, not the usual black we've seen in the past. The cleaning staff Kathy has do a great job. The beds we used in the 2 master suites were very comfortable. The pool was fantastic! it was unfortunate the pool skimmer was ripped and non functional to take the leaves and such out of the pool in between the wee...

Reviewed by M Jensen

Date 03/20/2014

This home was perfect for our family of 7. Plenty of room and very spacious.The pictures before hand were beautiful but when we actually saw it we couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It is equipped with everything you need in a home, we couldn't have asked for more. It is beautifully maintained, decorated lovely. Our family just loved it. We could see the water from the lanai so the sunsets were beautiful. There were plenty of tables outside for us to eat at and sit around and visit. The neighborhood was great for taking morning walks and every one was very friendly. The location is clos...

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 03/12/2014

This was a beautiful home in a lovely gated community. However, insect control had been neglected and we were battling ants in the kitchen and bathrooms even before we unpacked. They had bug spray under all the sinks and in the garage,and my husband spent the first three mornings and evenings spraying the entire perimeter (outside) and inside. Washing dead ants off the patio and reapplying after it had dried out. There was a mosquito overabundance and the citronella candle buckets outside had been all burned up. Would have been nice to have had a few new ones! (We never went to a store...

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 01/23/2014

Our group of three families (total of 6 adults, a 5 year old, two 3 year olds, and a 2 year old) stayed here for 10 nights with room to spare. There's a master suite with a king bed, a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, a media room with a queen sofa sleeper, plus an office with four keiki mats--lots of room for sleeping. The master suite has sliding doors to the pool area; all other rooms are located along a long hallway on the other side of the house; the hallway has doors to the pool area. The washer and dryer closet are also located in this hallway. Huge plus--every sleeping room has its ow...

Reviewed by Alaska Visitors

Date 01/03/2014

Wow! I can't say enough wonderful things about this spacious, amazing home. The owners spared no expense on upgrades and the property is truly luxurious. The kitchen is generously equipped, the rooms are all spacious and elegant, and every bedroom has its own bath. The master suite is the size of a small house. The property is in a gated community of well-kept, upscale homes, so the neighborhood is very safe and quiet. A great deal of attention went into the landscaping and the placement of the home on the lot. When on the lanai, you cannot see any neighboring properties - only palm...

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 12/19/2013

The home was clean, nicely kept up and in a beautiful gated community with actual security. Very quiet neighborhood. Very pleasant for walks. There was more than ample room for our family of 8. We were contacted by the local manager on the day of arrival to see if we needed anything. Very informative gal that did historic tours of the island. The location was very close to the beach and shopping. We liked being able to open the house up as there were large screen doors the width of the living room. The only negative we had was the temperature of the pool. It was a little too cool...

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 11/12/2013

My family and I had a wonderful vacation. The house is absolutely astonishing! The master bathroom in itself, jaw dropping. The owner was very accommodating, and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Although we have stayed on the Big Island several times, we got to try new places to eat that we never would have known about due to the location of home, which is ideal. Every amenity that you could need was available, and we very much appreciated the beach toys and cooler to use, as well as beach towels. Can't say enough good things! The least thing I liked is there was no pool vacuum th...

Reviewed by Arizona triathlete

Date 10/20/2013

Our stay in this home was beyond belief! It is beautifully maintained, with everything working well. Easy to communicate with the owner for any questions. The home is just as advertised, and quite luxurious. Although we only used 3 bedrooms (all quite nice), the "sofa couch" is also a separate room, with it's own bathroom, too! We were in town for Ironman, and it was easy to get into Kailua-Kona for the race and the other events. Loved the quietness of the area, and the security of the gate (with guard). We would definitely rent this home again. It was our fifth year to attend Ironm...

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 09/04/2013

Kathy George's beautiful home is spacious and the decor outstanding! My favorite thing to do if we got back in time from our day of play was sipping a beverage watching the glowing and radiant sunsets captured between the palm trees from the pool area! The video of the rental is exactly what the home looks like. Kathy bought us extra boogie boards to use at Hapuna Beach! Please read her House Description Book which gives details of things to do and places to eat. She has also included other interesting things about island living which is very helpful. We had 4 teenagers and two adults and...

Reviewed by Karen Wohlers

Date 07/06/2013

We have rented many houses over the years and this home far surpassed them all. This home is in a gated community with very strict security which made us feel very safe. When we arrived there was a welcome basket with Kona Coffee, Pancake mix and bottled water - what a nice touch. The home was immaculate and had everything we needed. There were 8 of us (all adults) and there was plenty of room for all. Each couple had a bedroom with full bath which was important to us. No matter what we did during the day we all made sure we were settled by the pool with cocktails by 6:30pm every evenin...