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Ono Hale

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Home
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 8
  • Home
  • Pool

$350to$525 per night

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Average: 4.6/5 stars, based on 41 reviews

Patrick P. August 1, 2018
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to stay! Lovely views with the covered deck. Beautiful landscaping, furnishings, wooden ...and tile floors, lots of space, refreshing pool! Amazing!
Anonymous July 31, 2018
Myself, my husband and our two adult sons stayed at Ono Hale for two and a half weeks over June/July. We absolutely loved the house, it was clean, well equipped (plus loads of beach equipment and towels) and the chairs and beds were very comfortable - not always the case in rental properties! The gorgeous pool was a godsend to cool off in and afternoons were spent in the shade of the fantastic lanai where we could watch the sun sink slowly into the ocean. Every member of our party loved the house and Blake and the team at Knutson were very helpful and responsive. We didn't have any problems that needed attention but Blake contacted us to check that everything was OK which was appreciated. Kailua Kona is a long and expensive journey from the UK where we live but if we ever come back, and all of us would like to as the island is magical, this is where we will stay!!
IRENE T B. August 29, 2018
Eric C. May 30, 2018
Our stay at Ono hale was amazing. The one and only thing that was negative was all those stairs. There were lots. But besides that, everything was perfect. The property management was very accommodating to our needs and the home was well maintained. We are already looking to book this house again in the future. The pool is beautiful and my family enjoyed laying out for hours enjoying cocktails and really just enjoying the home. Last thing, the views from the outside lanai were breathtaking. We will definitely be staying here again.
Lantz S. May 1, 2018
Overall the property was just what we needed to enjoy our vacation. Beautiful view, perfect location, close to everything we wanted to do, lovely pool, great BBQ, amazing lanai overlooking Kona and the ocean!
A few things to take note of... not particularly negative, just something that potential renters should be aware of.
1. Unless you have a high clearance vehicle... do NOT go all the way up to the back of the house. I almost high centered the Nissan Quest we rented. Luckily I was going down slow so I was able to back up and after a numerous point repositioning, I was able to go at the steep incline on an angle. The driveway at the bottom is also very inclined, so be careful coming and going. Nothing too bad that angling your entry and exit won't fix. But I did catch the muffler a few times.
2. There is A LOT of stairs. We actually kinda liked them for the purpose of exercise, but if you have bad knees this house may not be the best idea for you. (But if you can handle the stairs the climb is worth the view!)
3. There is no AC. I thought there was when we booked it, but it was because the rental documents are general for ALL properties, so it was a mistake on my part. I did go out and buy two fans from Walmart to keep air circulating. Which did great.
Overall, we had a very lovely time at the house and on the Big Island!
Anonymous January 7, 2018
The house was amazing! The pictures didn't do It justice as there was way more space than expected. The lanai was the best feature. We spent most of the time on the lanai it was spacious and had fantastic views. The management was very responsive when we had an issue. We couldn't find the BBQ equipment (later found it in a box). The management came the next day with new utensils. The rental was clean and well maintained. The only drawback was limited kitchen equipment for 8 people (serving bowls,pots and pans). But I sent a list of things that would be useful for the kitchen and I expect they will address this. The location was central. We had a rental car and were able to get everywhere easily. I would recommend this place to other travellers.
Rick K. December 9, 2017
Overall a 3 Star Rental... cannnot give a proper review in 2000 characters. “good”-Excellent location, lanai and pool.”Bad”- Poor maintenance and many worn out items. (Screen door, kitchen cabinet hinges, broken blinds, Slove light, tub jets, blurry TV) Driveway to main level parking not passable by average rental car. 32 steps from available parking to main level. “Ugly”-Grounds need serious cleanup,trash removal and trimming. Some furniture not fit for Good Will donation( bedroom chair, pool umbrella, deck chair) Owner needs to reinvest in his rental to solve longstanding problems and worn out items. Full review sent to Knutson.
Amy K. July 10, 2017
We are a local family from the Hilo side of the island who stayed at Ono Hale while in Kona for a baseball tournament. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay...the home was comfortable, clean and convenient. The pool was an added plus especially after spending a long day at the park. Mahalo!
Anonymous June 26, 2017
We were a large family and everything about this property was perfect. The bedrooms could have been more, but overall a great place. There's enough room to spread around and lounge. The covered patio is awesome and the views are priceless morning and evening. The service from property manager Blake was prompt and courteous.
Only drawback was the insects due to the tropics. But it's expected anywhere in HI.
Overall, great property.
Richard W. March 1, 2018
This is a great house with plenty of space and open floor plan. You must BOOK your car before you go. The property is up in the "Sunset" section of Kona. Close to a coffee farm and an outstanding place to buy coffee fresh! Complete kitchen, which we used. Super clean baths, bedrooms and kitchen. Great coverage deck. It's all about the VIEW!
Jay T. June 5, 2016
Fabulous, healing, relaxing, beautiful, stunning, releasing, stress removing,delightful, and about 2000 other adjectives and adverbs. 2000 words wouldn't do it justice!!
David R. January 30, 2018
First and foremost, we had a great vacation and loved this place. The house was beautiful with some nice gardens, a great lanai, and a stunning pool. The kitchen is well equipped, and there were a ton of swimming and beach toys to use. However, the property management was not impressive; they didn't mark the property as paid for on VRBO until the day we arrived (I had to call in long before to confirm the VRBO knew I had paid for the rental) and they didn't include a required fee in the original estimate; they also didn't collect the right amount for tax originally and charged me the difference during our stay. Still, this was pretty minor and was not nearly enough to detract from the excellent place.
Jay T. August 14, 2017
From the home to the Knutson staff, this was, by far, the very best rental experience we've had ANYWHERE! Calling this home beautiful is an understatement! It's a fabulous place and deserving of any accolades given it. A fabulous lanai, incredible master bedroom, and truly usable kitchen are just 3 wonderful attributes among hundreds. Fabulous home with lots of great vibes. Blake Kessner with Knutson made this happen for us, and he has no peers!
Anonymous March 29, 2018
Overall, our experience was a very good one. Beautiful grounds and pool. The house was wonderful. However, all of the towels and hand cloths need to be changed to new ones. The house does have a musty smell, especially in the lower level. The mattresses also need to be upgraded as well as bed linens. Televisions and the cable service also need to be updated. An HD tv but no HD service. Lanai is very spacious but there is mold on the support trusses.
Anonymous May 11, 2016
Our Hawaii vacation experience was phenomenal while staying at the Ono Hale in Kona.The property had a perfect sunset view of the ocean from the balcony. All the amenities met our expectations including nice pool.
david m. August 31, 2016
this made the trip to Hawaii experience very great. the pool for the kids having the master bedroom upstairs overlooking the vegetation and ocean. just a great way to vacation wish there was AC in the house very hot but the property manager did go buy us 3 fans to help.. if I was the house owner id invest in ac in the rooms.
Anonymous January 4, 2017
Very nice home with nice furnishings. Missed working light over stove... kitchen nook 3 of five bulbs out... missed various sizes of mixing bowls.. otherwise we enjoyed our stay very much...
Benjamin D. November 28, 2016
We had a very relaxing time at the home. The only problem with the rental is that you may scuttle some of your Kona-area plans to just stay at the house. The main deck is enormous and completely covered giving shelter when it rains and providing a 15-mile view from left to right. Beds have excellent linens and are high quality, as are the towels. Good luck keeping happy children out of the pool!
Liane van s. August 18, 2016
the accommodations were excellent, beautiful place and all the amenities needed. they had even sunscreen, beach chairs and snorkel equipment. the view was superb. the pool was quite a treat. the only set back was the distance from the best beaches. make sure you know what you want to see at the island.
Hugo C. November 4, 2016
Great experience my Group loved it..The Views were gorgeous. Watching the Sunset and waking Up to the Views make this property a Must.One Negetive is after spending 2,900 $ and asking for a later check out of 2 Hours.. They wanted to Charge Us.If my flight was @ 10pm I would have paid it..
Jay T. November 6, 2016
Incredible home. Incredible amenities. Best lanai in Hawaii. A wonderful, unmatched, view, 3 trees full of lucious, juicy, Kona oranges, and a family of silly turkeys. This place is The Garden of Eden!!
Tammy P. June 4, 2018
The house has a beautiful floor plan and the lanai was our favorite spot. We loved the pool! I didn’t mind paying the $250 cleaning fee expecting to have a clean house. It was not dirty enough to bother with dealing with the cleaning staff, but there was a pool of dirty coffee water on the counter by the coffee maker, a grape stem cluster on the shelf in the bedroom, a dirty fork on the dinette bench, to name a few things. The rugs in the bathrooms were either filthy dirty or badly stained. Either way, they were so worn and badly need replacing. There was trash piled up at the end of the driveway and the trash can was overflowing. We had to store our trash at the bottom of the stairs for 5 days. After a long day of travel, we all were looking forward to a shower, only to find not one washcloth in the entire house. After sending a text, which seemed the only way anyone would communicate, they sent housekeeping with 5 washcloths the next day. More than one dish towel and one dish cloth would have been nice and potholders would have been useful. Overall, we enjoyed the house and think the property is beautiful.
Danny S. January 12, 2017
This is a beautiful property. The house is very spacious, suitable for up to 10 people. The location is good, and the views are great. The only problem was the numerous stairs which were a problem for my wife.
Kealii P. September 7, 2016
My family had a comfortable stay for the Labor day weekend with plenty of room for some friends we hosted.The price was reasonable and the kids enjoyed the pool. We cooked every night so the large kitchen was very helpful. If kona is our destination in the future I'll be looking for this property again
Kathleen F. January 21, 2017
This lovely property is perfect for those of us wanting to experience Hawaii from a "local" standpoint. Situated high above Kailua-Kona, the view from the tree canopy is nothing short of stunning, panoramic. We spent many a moment sitting and staring as we relished the quiet.

The house itself is stunning and unique, spacious, immaculately clean and affords privacy in each of the three bedrooms. The beds themselves are very comfortable.

The kitchen is huge and affords ample work & eating space. We do wish there'd been more prepping, storage & serving bowls.

We didn't use the beautiful pool much as it was bitterly cold, shaded by foliage and a bit of a trek to & from (we are seniors).

The other aspect of the property we hadn't counted on was the steep grade getting to and from it. Once we figured out how to navigate the driveway it wasn't a problem, but we didn't enjoy our usual daily walks because the roads were quite steep to navigate.

Access to tourist attractions, shopping and the like was easy & convenient.

Denise K. January 31, 2015
Gorgeous, spacious home with more than enough outside space. Wonderful for outdoor eating, on the lanai or poolside or on the back deck. Cared for outside daily; gas supplied for grill without asking. Upstairs master bedroom has private balcony and very large, well appointed master bath. Home easily accommodated our group of 5 (3 adults, 2 teens). Good location with great views. Onsite caretakers a nice touch.
Patricia C. October 18, 2015
This is the most awesome house. The spaciousness is absolutely amazing. Everyone of us were in awe. The home is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. The landscaping private and gorgeous. Icing on the cake was the private pool. We used it at least two to three times a day. A total jewel.
Anonymous November 24, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. The house is very nice, with a big open floor plan, great kitchen and a fabulous deck for relaxing. There is the beautiful salt water pool, it is so relaxing, private, and really made our stay a wonderful one. The house is a in a great location, convienent to everything.
Ann B. January 8, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ono Hale. Our family of two adults and three teenagers couldn't have been more comfortable. The view is fabulous, the location is perfect, and the home is clean and spacious. The management company was quick to respond to a minor maintenance issue we raised. We can't recommend this place highly enough!
Jennifer G. February 27, 2017
The positives included the location, the snorkle gear and the property. We were disappointed that the entire morning of our last day included visits by the gardiner and pool maintenance workers which kept us from using the pool and surrounding area. Plus, there was construction on the adjacent property with excess noise, which we understand was not anyone's fault-just disappointing.
Anonymous April 20, 2017
WE ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED OUR STAY! Its perfectly located in the middle of everything. We did not wanna leave the island especially because of this beautiful home.
We will be back!!!
Mark O. June 20, 2017
Here are a few that I think you would want to be aware of if you are considering this property. All the pool furniture, the table and the chairs all rusty at the base and legs are very sharp rusty metal and falling apart. I moved one chair off to the side into the bushes so nobody else would sit in it. This chair is broken and it should be discarded. I mentioned when I met you in your office I was renting this for my 80 year old Mom from North Carolina to be with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. I am happy my Mom didn't sit in that chair. The cushions on the lounge chairs out by the pool are torn up and rolled up in a ball. In the bedroom on the north side of the house, there is a sitting chair with torn up cushion with the stuffing falling out of it. All of the screens on the sliding doors are all torn up with holes and even out of the frame on some. We needed to go to Longs and buy mosquito punks and place them out on the lanai so the mosquitoes would not come in the house. Kitchen cabinet doors one on the left side of the stove upper cabinet keeps hitting people in the head because it won't close. The same problem exists with the wall cabinet over the dishwasher. This one I'm embarrassed to talk about. I got cold from all the rain we had lately. I went to the closet to grab a blanket. There was a green blanket that apparently has a very strong odor of urine. This is not only unsanitary but it is a health issue. I gave you the the courtesy of a phone call and discussed these issues offline as per your email stated. I would like to say the Property Management Company was responsive to my concerns and relayed these concerns to the owner. I must say that I am very disappointed with the $129.00 offer of compensation for my experience at this property that I declined so I could write this review. It's an accident waiting to happen.
Anonymous April 5, 2017
We stayed at Ono Hale for 3 nights after watching my daughter play in a volleyball tournament in Hilo. When we arrived at the house, we were amazed at how big and beautiful it was. We loved the lanai and it's view. The kids loved the pool so much so that we just spent all 3 days on property. Love this property and will definitely be back.
William B. November 24, 2015
Beautiful property with a fabulous view.
Susan B. February 23, 2015
I love this house! The hone is beautiful and immaculate, the grounds and pool are wonderful. The generosity and hospitality of the owner and care taker make you feel right at home.
The only negative would be that there are many stairs and a steep driveway that would make this difficult for anyone with difficulty walking.
The views are incredible as are the lanais.
Pat B. March 22, 2015
We enjoyed Ono Hale to the utmost. What a spectacular place. Everything we needed was available. The setting is beautiful, landscaping gorgeous. If and when we visit the Big Island again we will definitely choose Ono Hale again!
Anonymous August 29, 2015
Ono Hale was a wonderful place to stay. The location was great. The view was amazing and had the necessities we needed. The house was very clean and well maintained. The location of the house was great. Shops were not at a far distance. Overall we enjoyed the house and we had a great time.
Anonymous October 27, 2015
Jaw dropping is the only way to describe this property! My friends and I felt like millionaires living here as the property is beautifully finished and the view to the ocean is to die for. The pictures really do not do it justice. Great amenities and spotless throughout. The management company were great, dropping round a requested spare key and the booking process was smooth and straightforward. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this property or the company managing it. My only suggestion would be a stored camp bed to use in one of the rooms to avoid using the sofa bed in the main lounge (yes - there are two!) or if or use by any children staying. However, the absence of this did not cause us any huge issues. We have already discussed our desire to return to Big Island and if this property was available, we would book it again in a heartbeat. I'd recommend this property to anyone who stands still long enough for me to gush about it. I even took a video to show my family how incredible it was. Loved it!!!!
Anonymous February 28, 2016
This is a wonderful property though the steep driveway challenging. Recycle bins for the property would be helpful, as well as extra paper goods. Not having extra TP and paper towels was rather unusual and not the industry standard. Little to no sun at the pool due to vegetation but lovely none the less. There were scuff marks on floor by kitchen when we checked in and some dust/debris behind doors. Many insects in house-roaches and centipedes seen. Because we had no information on wehre to find beach supplies we did not know they were downstairs-and rented equipment. The information is not in the guest book. Grill needs cleaning also.
Anonymous January 20, 2016

The house was incredible! We loved it. Beautiful, exceptionally clean, and very well stocked. It had lots of space and a great energy. Located a bit up the mountain, it was nice and cool, very quiet, and when the moon wasn't too bright there was tremendous star gazing. Just a short drive to town but still felt isolated. Perfect location. We didn't want to leave!
Anonymous January 5, 2017
Awesome house! Amazing sunset views from the huge well protected lanai. The house itself is almost too big when spending so much time outside! Only draw back is that the house interior is not very toddler friendly as the big stair case is difficult to block but my little one had a blast on the carpeted lanai.