From A Guest, 29 February 2008
We highly recommend staying here if you want to get away from the resorts and experience the real Hawaii. We have never felt so relaxed as when we stayed here. We loved relaxing on the lanai watching whales and mongoose and eating fresh fruit right from the trees in the yard. The owners are fabulous people and very easy to work with. This is a special place.

From Debbi C., 23 May 2013
The Perfect Getaway
We couldn't have asked for more. The location is fantastic...a jewel in the hillside.
I awoke every morning to the view of the gorgeous bougainvilleas just outside my bedroom windows. We had breakfast every morning on the lanai watching the ocean while we planned the day's activities. What a pleasant way to start the day! The property was exceptionally clean and well maintained with all the amenities of home including a cooler to put our lunch in for our daily adventures. The house is very comfortable with intriguing furnishings and artwork throughout. I hope to stay here again if I should be so fortunate as to return to Hawaii. I wholeheartedly recommend this hale [home] for anyone wanting a truly wonderful Hawaiian stay.

From Audrey, 10 June 2014
A week was not long enough!!
The kitchen was an amazing surprise, everything we needed plus spices!
We enjoyed eating outside on the lanai as well as the one of a kind dining inside!
This home has everything to make you feel at home, but lounging on the lanai with full ocean views & island breezes and you [will] know you are far from home!!
Our time spent with our family was priceless, such great memories!
Thank you for sharing your home with us! Our family of 4 left relaxed & looking forward to planning our return trip! From all of us - MAHALO!!

From FBG, 23 March 2011
We couldn't have asked for a better stay!
The house itself was perfect and had everything we needed. The view was great and we watched whales every day.
We loved going down to the beach every morning and evening, and in particular, enjoyed the little private cove. We would definitely recommend this home for travelers to the Big Island. It was a perfect location...
We have memories from the B.I. that will last a lifetime!

From Alison V., 12 January 2014
Just returned refreshed and renewed after a week at this beautiful home.

It checks all the boxes: stunning 180 sea views, clean and comfortable, well equipped (esp the kitchen), artistically inspiring and great layout.

The owner, Nanette, is a sweetheart and was a font of knowledge about the local amenities. She helped make us feel like locals, even though it was our first time to the island.

I recommend this home wholeheartedly.

Read what some of our former Hale Mele Kohola guests have to say about their stay.

From "Sewbusy," 29 January 2010
We were here for nine days in January 2010, and can not say enough positive about this rental. It is everything that shows in the photos, and more! We loved the privacy, and view from the lanai. We saw whales everyday. This is a perfect location if you are not into crowds, and yet one can drive literally around the island and see all the sites. The owners were very generous with their time and advice about what we might enjoy doing. More than the usual "rental," this is someone's home. Highly recommend staying here.

From Caitlin S, 3 July 2009
Visiting the Big Island has been one of the happiest times of my life so far! Staying at this beautiful home was a huge part of that. It is comfortable and easy to relax and feel at home. The house is stocked with everything one could possibly need. The view is breath taking. The location is perfect - far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet, yet near enough to all the amazing things to see and do! The owners were wonderful to work with. I can't wait to go back!

From Joyce & Frank M, 15 July 2009
We were blessed to occupy your beautiful vacation home in March 2009.
What a wonderful experience! Your home is beautifully decorated, offers a spectacular view, fully stocked with everything.
We truly enjoyed eating breakfast every morning on the lanai, watching the sunrise and sunset and the serenity of sitting on the lanai reading a book and taking a walk each morning and enjoying the beautiful flowers and landscapes.
We have stayed in other vacation homes and your home is, by far, the best and most reasonable. We highly recommend it.
In summary, your home is a piece of paradise.
Thank you for beautiful memories.

From Maria, 20 February 2012
The photos do not do it justice!
This place was amazing, my boyfriend and another couple joined me on the trip and it was a perfect space for all four of us! Amazing views begin your day, a short walk down to the beach below and the wonderful sounds of the whales made our stay better than we could have imagined.

...a little piece of heaven...

Hale Mele Kohola - Hawaiian Vacation Rental in South Kona

From Alexandra B, 25 May 2013
It was our first time in Hawaii.
Hawaii was very impressive...But the first thing that comes into my mind when I think about Hawaii is that cottage-it just impressed me incredibly! And even though we hardly stayed longer than to sleep there, we discovered so many wonderful things everyday: the marvelous bed linen, the lovely towels, kitchen appliances to fall in love with, washing machine and dryer to go, fabulous beach towels.
We thought we were at home since everything was of so high-quality, stylishly and lovingly chosen and furnished.
Thank you so much for the most beautiful time in Capt. Cook.