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Book this 1 bedroom house in Kailua-Kona today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 35 reviews.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 19, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Kailua-kona Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Private garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 35 reviews
- Very Good
“Our stay at Kona Moana Hale was...magical.”
Our time at Kona Moana Hale came at a perfect time. This was our last stop on a 2 month trip away from home as we toured New Zealand and several Hawaiian islands. We stayed at nearly 30 different accommodations during our trip and this home was by far the most peaceful, charming and comfortable. The attention to detail, cleanliness of the property and personal touches made our time here very special and memorable. Watching dolphins and whales on the lanai as we enjoyed our morning coffee or a glass of wine was a particular highlight. The property was immaculate and the listing photos/description accurately reflected all of the features and amenities. We would highly recommend this property and hope to return someday.
“Absolute ocean front.”
We spent 6 nights at this amazing cottage by the sea in February 2014. Everything one could need for a memorable stay is provided - the kitchen is well appointed, comfortable couches, wide sliding doors to let the sea air in, a great deck to sit and have breakfast each morning, huge bed to get lost in and the never ending sound of the waves, the list goes on and on -it really was hard to leave. We loved having our own BBQ and enjoyed fresh fish each day purchased from the the Harbour, as recommended by Ron.
“Exceeding Our Highest Expectations!”
Having allowed two weeks to pass before writing this recommendation, we remain as enthusiastic about this property now as we were when we arrived for our 10 day stay. Kona Moana Hale was the cornerstone of our vacation. After a long day of travel, our late evening arrival into this beautiful, softly lit cottage with quiet music in the background was one of the most welcoming moments we have experienced in years of travel. That attention to detail by the owner/host demonstrated his obvious pride in and love of the cottage and was reflected throughout our stay in the quality of the design, decor and amenities available. From fresh flowers and candles to a well equipped kitchen and activities closet, the pleasure and needs of his guests were well anticipated! For us, the very large and private lanai was heavenly. Beginning each day watching the surfers paddle out at first light and ending each watching the sun set into the ocean was pure joy. And between those two bookends on the day, the location of Kona Moana Hale was perfect for accessing the entire west side of the island and its numerous hiking trails, beaches, golf courses, and other activities, not to mention the snorkeling right in front of the property and paddle boarding a quarter mile walk away. Many fine restaurants were nearby, but we chose the local farmers' markets with fresh fish grilled on the lanai and a guaranteed sea side table for our dinners! The pictures on the web site and the accolades of other guests are an accurate reflection of this most unique property (recently featured in the Manchester Guardian Travel Section). Ron is a great ambassador for and Kona Moana Hale is a great reflection of all that should be a Hawaiian vacation...Thank you, Ron!
“Perfect Place in Paradise”
This vacation has stayed with me for several weeks since my return to California. Every time I see a pretty sunset I am transported back to the ample lanai at Kona Moana Hale. The unobstructed vista, ocean sounds, and tropical air at this exceptional location will feed your soul. The rocking chair on the side patio was a favorite nook to rest and recharge. No need to go downtown - you have your own Tiki Bar to belly up to - a new addition, I suspect! The accommodations are outstanding - well maintained property, squeaky clean home, cleverly laid out, latest gadgets and appliances - one lacks for nothing. The extra touches and attention to detail are testament to Owners who genuinely care, have anticipated your every need, and strive to ensure that you have the best possible experience. I just have one more thing to say - "go!"
“Just Like the Photographs!”
The cottage is quaint, and it is exactly as described and shown online. From the moment you step into the cottage, you are surrounded by the ocean's beauty. The flower arrangements, welcome basket and Hawaiian music playing as you arrive immediately throw you into the spirit of Hawaii and all that it offers. It is very apparent the owners have taken a lot of time, care and effort into this cute place. The cottage is clean, fresh and equipped with everything you would need; but just as important, the owners are so helpful and so nice. They truly care that you enjoy their home. We would highly recommend this place to any couple who wants to enjoy the Island. You will not be disappointed!
“Fantastic home rental”
This is by far one of the cleanest and comfortable homes we have rented. We arrived to music and a beautiful basket of goodies as well as fresh flowers. The location is perfect with beach and town close by. We felt we like were guests in Ron's home. The house was well stocked with everything we needed.
“Slice of Heaven”
When we opened the door to this oceanfront home we were blown away! The ocean view is absolutely breathtaking beyond words. The place is beautifully decorated and everything exceeded our expectations. From the fully equipped kitchen to the beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs, cooler, etc. anything you could need has been thought of and provided. In addition, it is immaculately clean. The description and pictures are more than accurate. The cottage is exactly what we anticipated and more! Everything about this place is perfect, especially the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep every night. We were amazed to see a pod of dolphins leaping and splashing in the waters right out front of the lanai! We had lots of adventures planned on the island, but we could have spent the whole time at this incredible house. We did not want to leave! If you are planning a trip to The Big Island this is definitely the place to stay.
“Wonderful sunsets from the lanai.”
This is a beautiful, modern, spacious,spotless beach cottage. It is conveniently located in south Kona just a few doors from a great snorkeling and swimming beach and near grocery stores and restaurants. The cottage provides every convenience--we especially appreciated the washer and dryer after 5 days on the road. It is very private and quiet and provided a welcome respite after a day of exploring. The owner was very helpful before our stay and even called to be sure we had arrived safely and found everything to our liking. It was a perfect spot to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.
“Best vacation ever”
This home was beautiful! The views are breath taking and the outdoor living space is to die for. Once your out on the water front deck it'll be hard to spend time anywhere else! The house sits just off the main road so you can easily be to the "hot spots" downtown in under 10minutes. It offers 2 parking spots which was convenIent for my family. The outside lamdscaping was beautiful and the upkeep impressive. The inside is gorgeous and won't disappoint!
“The Fabulous Kona Moana Hale!”
We recently had the privilege of staying at the luxurious Kona Moana Hale oceanfront cottage. It was magnificent and we didn't want to leave. After arriving at the Kona airport in the evening we drove directly to the house based on excellent driving directions. The instructions given on how to enter into the home were extremely detailed and the sensor lighting made it easy to see when arriving at dusk. Once we walked into the home we immediately felt the Hawaiian "Aloha" presence. There were numerous beautiful fresh cut flower arrangements, a magnificent welcome basket and Hawaiian music played in the background. The lanai was heaven! In addition to the spectacular view, it is spacious, well appointed and comes equipped with a sound system for you to enjoy the radio and/or your personal electronics (jacks for all devices were provided). In the mornings you are able to watch surfers, swimmers, paddle boarders and schools of fish as they swim by. Towards the evening you won't want to miss the amazing sunsets. One of the highlights from my trip was accidentally being up at 3:00am and walking out onto the lanai where the moon was shining down on the ocean. It was positively captivating. The location and surrounding area were ideal with grocery stores and restaurants nearby. We did a manta ray night snorkel (Sea Paradise Tours) that was spectacular. If you are a water loving individual this is a must do. (The cottage has a closet with brand new beach equipment including snorkeling gear so you don't have to bring any or rent elsewhere.) The entire rental process and communication with the owner, Ronald Herrema, was easy and well organized. I highly recommend this remarkable ocean front home and the services provided. It is unlike anything I have ever stayed at and we would love to (and plan on!) coming back.