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Gracious Historic Home near Ho'okena Beach

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
About the Owner
Meghan E
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
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Reviews (24)
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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We loved the country house. The house design, original stained woods, and built in cabinetry feel like a nice step back in time. Furnishings are good quality, the locally focused decor fits, and all six in our party agreed about the comfy beds. We particularly enjoyed the site and relief maps in the hallway. The pool, hot tub and deck are clean, functional and inviting. We experienced no hiccups with the kitchen, pool equipment, plumbing, sticking doors, etc. Fruit trees on site are a fun amenity. We enjoyed the day and night sounds of birds, frogs, insects, and more. Location and site are private but there’s easy access to shops & groceries. Hosts were highly responsive but unintrusive. Overall an exceptional stay and we appreciate it.
Visited July 2022
Written August 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Out of the way in a good way. The house was gorgeous and full of surprises. Much larger than described. Great kitchen and pool - very comfortable for our family of 5. We were very disappointed we didn't book a star-gazing tour at the Mauna Kea summit in time for our visit, but we saw every star in the sky at the Ho'okena Country House. I have never been treated to that kind of view. Great stay!
Visited June 2022
Written June 23, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
So this property was interesting and not accurately advertised. 1- lack in towels for 6 people we use hand towels to dry . 2- needed to be cleaned i even took pictures of how dirty the bathrooms were . However the kitchen and living room were great .
Visited April 2022
Written April 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Beautiful historic home in the country. Hardwood and built-ins everywhere. Great kitchen for cooking and the pool and hot tub made the stay resort like. The property is expansive, private and free from human noise. Lots of nature sounds, but they helped us sleep. Just down the road is Ho'okena beach, a real gem that is mostly local with more adventurous tourists. Good swimming and snorkeling and uncrowded during the week. The house is a bit out of the way, but the Big Island isn't so much about nightlife and shopping as it is being in nature and escaping the crowds that plague the other islands. We loved it.
Visited January 2022
Written February 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This property has a lovely relaxing country ambiance. The décor is sophisticated yet rustic. We loved the sounds of nature around us at night. The location is close to some excellent snorkel spots. The surrounding community seemed less touristy and more lush. Although the house does not have A/C, you can cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool. The manager was responsive and flexible. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you!
Visited December 2021
Written December 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We enjoyed the property very much. Family of 4 (2 seniors plus adult daughter and SIL) We used the house as a base to explore and to just relax. One day we drove up island all the way to Polulu and then Hawi and found it was an easy drive. Groceries were purchased from the KTA in Captain Cook and from Choices near Kealakekua. We also bought poke from Reel Aloha which was excellent and fresh fish to cook on our BBQ from the Kona Grill House. (Absolutely fabulous piece of opa from here.) While the kitchen is a great space our only "con" was the lack of cooking equipment . Knives were very dull and there was no bread knife! Few serving dishes, no vegetable peeler. One of the reasons for renting the house was to be able to do our own meals and enjoy the fruit, fish and produce from the island. While we did grill several times and managed to make great meals it would have been so much easier with better utensils. I had the impression from other reviews that this was a "gourmet" kitchen...space wise it certainly was but that was it. Having said all that I would still highly recommend the house for a family or two couples travelling together. The pool was easy to use to cool off. We drove down to Hookena Beach late one afternoon for a quick swim. We did a tour out of Kealakekua with Kona Boys and also a trip up to Kahalu'u Beach Park and found the driving very easy. The road into the property is rough track, grass and uphill a bit. We had no issues as we had a Tahoe but if you are driving a small compact you will want to drive slowly. We had a couple of issues at the house and the property manager was excellent in responding as was the onsite caretaker. After our stay in the house we stayed at Volcano House, at a property in Hilo and ended up at the Fairmont Orchid. Our whole family felt as if we were in the "real" Hawaii for our time at this house and all would go back again. The ambiance was wonderful. The beds were the best we had of our entire trip. Quiet except for a few frogs and the odd rooster crowing. A real gem.
Visited November 2021
Written November 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We were so stoked to find this amazing oasis on the Big Island for our first family trip to Hawaii. We enjoyed the private pool and hot tub and being in our own private gardens with fresh oranges and lemons off the trees. The scent from the flowers all around the house was amazing and the beautiful wood interior gave a special feeling to this amazing home. We went down and watched the ocean sunsets every evening just down the road at Hookena Beach. Wonderful place to stay. We Will definitely be back!
Visited October 2021
Written October 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This house!! The farm, fruit trees, animals and a beautiful beach so close by! There is so much character in this house. The kitchen was amazing! The pool/spa were sparking clean! The location so so perfect. My daughter and I wanted to stay out of busy locations and just relax. We achieved this here. Mahalo for the wonderful experience!
Visited August 2021
Written August 18, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Loved this place! It was secluded on private land in a very tropical part of the island. It was beautifully decorated and rich in charcacter and history. We loved the abundant life around the property like geckos and an amazing giant snail.
Visited July 2021
Written August 15, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The property is a beautiful old ranch house with lots of vegetation and wildlife, and had exactly the kind of privacy and isolation we were looking for. Ho'okena Beach is beautiful, very close by, and nowhere near as crowded as other beaches closer to Kailua-Kona.. The property manager Meghan was super responsive and addressed the minor concerns we had right away. The private pool / hot tub area was especially nice and we spent plenty of time just lounging around and enjoying the house and pool. Cell service was spotty but the Wifi was fast and reliable. The house is not air conditioned but it is very well ventilated and the ocean breezes kept us nice and comfortable. It might be a good idea to bring some earplugs if you're a light sleeper due to the local wildlife, especially the coqui frogs. If you're looking for a relaxing spot off the beaten path and away from the crowds that are returning to Hawaii you'd be hard pressed to find something better than the Hookena Country House. Thanks again!
Visited July 2021
Written August 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gracious Historic Home near Ho'okena Beach

Gracious Historic Home near Ho'okena Beach is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Gracious Historic Home near Ho'okena Beach has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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