Σπίτι με θέα στον ωκεανό, 2 υπνοδωμάτια + Μετατρέψιμο κρεβάτι (-α), 2 λουτρά, (κοιμίζει 4-8)
- Αγγλικά, Γερμανικά
Επιστροφή χρημάτων ποσοστού 100%, αν η ακύρωση γίνει τουλάχιστον 30 ημέρες πριν την ημερομηνία άφιξης. Επιστροφή χρημάτων ποσοστού 50%, αν η ακύρωση γίνει τουλάχιστον 14 ημέρες πριν την ημερομηνία άφιξης.
Kona Coast in Hawaii
This place is located very close to some really cool beaches with great snorkeling. If you are doing activities in town, it's about a 30 minute drive up the coast. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area and the kitchen is well stocked if you want to stay in and cook. Pick up your groceries in town before you make the drive. The view is awesome. The only thing that could make this place better would be an air conditioner. It was fine without one, but it was humid while we visited and there was no way out of the humidity.
Owners never got in touch with us to give is arrival instructions.
We had to find a neighbor who gave us the lockbox code for the house as the owners never responded to messages and calls prior to arrival, causing great anxiety as to whether we had a place to stay or not. The cleaning lady came late and didn’t have time to vacuum. There was a lot of gecko poo on most walls, picture frames etc. that gave us pause. We made it work, but I wouldn’t stay there again.
We regret that these guests had difficulty when they arrived at Hale Honu. A confirmation email dated October 29th, was sent to confirm their reservation. The opening paragraphs read as follows:
Nancy and I are delighted to welcome you to Hale Honu for the period Feb. 17 – 22, 2019. The cost of your stay will be as quoted by VRBO. We understand that there will be 4 adults in your party.
The house key for Hale Honu will be in a lockbox located at the front entrance when you arrive. The lockbox code is XXXX (omitted here for security). Please leave the key in the lockbox when you check out. If you arrive after dark, you may need a flashlight of some kind to get into the lockbox and open the front door.
It appears that these guests failed to read this message. We are now trying to get guests to confirm to us that they receive our correspondence.
Check in time at Hale Honu is 4 pm. These guests arrived at 11 am. Our caretaker arrived at 1 pm to do the final cleaning work, and was surprised to find they had already checked in and made themselves at home.
Geckos are difficult to live with in Hawaii. I believe they predate our arrival however. It is virtually impossible to keep them out. We do spend lots of time cleaning up after them, but can’t be there every moment.
Our caretaker is very diligent. She arrived at 1 PM intending to do the final vacuuming and cleaning up after the geckos prior to the guest's arrival because it had been several days between bookings and she wanted the place to look as fresh as possible. These guests did not want her to complete this work.
We cannot be responsible for the condition of the property for guests who check in prior to the published check in times. We will not rent to these guests again.
Spacious home in beautiful location!
Our family of 7 had a wonderful week here at Hale Honu! Plenty of room for all of us with two large living areas, three bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, updated kitchen and a huge lanai with an amazing view down to the ocean. Beautiful wood beamed ceilings and the entire west side is windows looking out on the ocean view. Comfortable couches and beds which is always a plus! The resident geckos were charming, the singing frogs at night, roosters and boars-it was a treat!-and we really did swim with dolphins at the nearby beach-our kids still can't believe that just magically happened one day. Must be in Hawaii!
Lots of pros for this property and we would stay here again, but I appreciate thorough reviews on VRBO, so with full disclosure this property can feel a little far from town and many of the best beaches-30 to 60 minutes of driving one way, but it is a beautiful drive. Also the home could use some updates. Not fancy or pristine, but very comfortable and priced very well. Thanks Hale Honu for sharing your slice of paradise with our family-we had a wonderful time!
Perfect for our family!
The house was comfy, with a perfect lanai to watch the sunset, eat meals, talk and play. Very kid friendly which is important for us! Really close to hookena and place of refuge for snorkeling and sweet kekie beach. Thank you, we loved our time here!
Thank you Kate for your nice review. We love understanding tenants!
The perfect escape for a family with young children
Hale Honu is a good location for day trips, but the property itself was interesting enough to our children that nobody complained when we decided to stay in. A small assortment of toys was provided, plus beach chairs, umbrellas, and some snorkeling gear, and we added a couple boogie boards to the collection. The Lanai was the favorite part of the house for my wife and I, and we spent much of our time, and all of our meals on it, enjoying the beautiful, though distant ocean views. The geckos were a hit with everyone, as they zipped around eating gnats, and joined us for our meals, drinking condensation puddles from our drinks and even lapping fresh liliko'i juice from my animal loving daughter's hand. A herd of pigs lives on an adjacent property which intrigued the kids, but thankfully produced no foul odors or noises.
The house itself is dated, though comfortable. A caution to those who may be sensitive sleepers: there is no a/c, so the evenings can be warm, though we found it tolerable since the elevation is significantly above sea-level. Additionally, the windows must be kept open to let the house cool, and there is an assortment of rather noisy creatures (birds or insects) many of which like to stay up all night, plus one really ambitious rooster. After a brief adjustment period we found even this to be tolerable, and just became part of the charm of the place.
Captain Cook is just 15 minutes away, and Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (place of refuge) and numerous beaches with excellent snorkeling are half that distance. Even closer is a fruit stand that sells excellent smoothies.
Stayed for a week with a family of 8. Had a great time. Lovely home, couldn’t wish for better base. Wonderful tips from Robert on things to do/grocery shop. Kids were excited with visits from geckos on lanai and daily sightings of mongoose and wild hogs. If you are light sleeper, i’d suggest ear plugs - the frogs at night are loud! We happen to enjoy their songs :). Nearby Ho’okena beach is great - small, mostly visited by locals. Go early (before 9) to see spinner dolphins, and a bit later (after 10:30-11am) to swim with the turtles - they come very close, so even my 6 year old got to snorkel alongside with them. Fish are always there :). Thank you Hale Honu!
We are delighted that you were able to enjoy Hale Honu the way we hoped you would.
Μερικές από τις καλύτερες παραλίες, καλύτερα κολύμβηση με αναπνευστήρα και πιο όμορφη θέα στον ωκεανό. Απολαύστε όλη την ποικιλομορφία που το μεγάλο νησί έχει να προσφέρει από τις κρυστάλλινες υποβρύχια περιπέτεια με λάβα συμπληρώθηκε ηφαίστεια. Η περιοχή Captain Cook μπορεί να υπερηφανεύεται για μια σειρά τομέων για να γνωρίσουν τη φυσική γοητεία του μεγάλου νησιού. Επίσκεψη Ka Lae, το νοτιότερο σημείο στα 50 κράτη! Άλλα κοντινά πρέπει να δούμε περιοχές είναι:
Ho'Okena Beach Park
Pu'Uhonua O Honaunau Εθνικό Ιστορικό Πάρκο
Wakefield Βοτανικό Κήπο
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Νότια Kona Forest Reserve
Manuka State Park
ΜΟΔ Forest Reserve