ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING AND LUXURIOUS! AMAZING WEDDING LOCATION!
We have to first and foremost mention Steve and Heather, the AMAZING property managers of beautiful Hale Wailele. From the very first email/phone call all the way 'til the last hug goodbye, Steve and Heather truly made not only our stay, but also our excitement leading up to the stay joyous and memorable. As a bride, I felt like I asked a ton of questions and contacted them almost on a regular basis leading up to our stay, and they patiently answered all of my emails and phone calls promptly and thoroughly. They sent us a pre-welcome packet in the mail with Kailua-Kona brochures filled with activity ideas that also included a map and directions to the home. When we arrived, they greeted us with a gift from the entire team including the owners, champagne and an amazing tour of the home. Which, brings us to the home. OH.MY.GOODNESS. This property is seriously SERIOUSLY breathtaking. The pictures and video don't do it justice. I mean, they're beautiful, but when you see it in person...it's even MORE beautiful. The place was spotless and the linens from the beds to even the couch cushions were so luxurious. The furniture pieces and all the decorations are incredible. The home is also completely filled with everything you need...seriously EVERYTHING: towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, tons of glasses, dishes, pots, pans, cake stands, cutlery, snacks and even a keurig! The property and land surrounding it is so lush. There are fruit trees, an herb garden, a private gate and an amazing private driveway lined with lush vegetation leading to the house. We hummed the theme to Jurassic Park every time we drove through it. The Koi ponds are spectacular and the koi themselves are so beautiful and actually really cute with their own personalities! Steve happily answered all our questions about the koi as well! Lastly, the VIEW. You seriously won't want to leave. If you came to Kona and stayed at Hale Wailele and never went to the beach, I wouldn't blame you. The sunsets are truly magical. We had a small wedding here and our guests were completely blown away by the view and property. By the way, we rented tables and didn't even need to use half of them because of the plentiful patio furniture! The Sonos sound system, BBQ, pool and jacuzzi were amazing for entertaining. We couldn't have asked for a better home and team to celebrate our wedding with. 2 weeks later, we are still raving about it! We can't wait to go back! THANK YOU SO MUCH STEVE, HEATHER and KAREN!!!
We staged our daughter's wedding at Hale Wailele. There is not a more perfect spot on earth for a family event. The house was perfect for hosting guests and the scenery was breathtaking. The caretakers were the perfect hosts.
Stayed August 2014
Writing this review was difficult because I am still trying to catch my breath on how amazing and beautiful Hale Wailele is. The house was truly Spectacular Spectacular, but I think what was even more refreshing was working with the owner and her on-site caretaker Steve (he is a miracle-worker). We hosted a small wedding of 50 ppl and the house was perfect! We are still getting emails and raved reviews about how people loved the setup of the house and how intimate it was. Not to mention the fact that the owner has done a fantastic job designing the interior and exterior of the house. This was truly a diamond in the rough and we were so happy to have found this place. We loved how private the property is, secluded and the view....well need I repeat myself when I see it is breath-taking. The infinity pool was perfect for a small group and the amenities were better than staying at a luxury hotel. It was home away from home x 1000. We look forward to staying here in the future for family getaways and working with Karen and her staff. She was truly the icing on the cake for us! She was Patient, open-minded, pleasant and even surprised us. We felt the aloha spirit as soon as we opened the front door!!
The Best Place to Stay! 5 Stars
We recently stayed at Hale Wailele. This house is the real deal. It is exactly as pictured. The location is perfect. It is maybe a 20 minute drive from the airport and super convenient to all the necessary shopping. There is Costco, Safeway, Walmart and Target, just to name a few, within a 10 to 15 minute drive of the house. Alii Drive is just a short distance away and has many shops, bars, restaurants and even a farmers market. (Great place to get fresh fruit and veggies) We found the house very spacious, there were 9 of us, and we never felt crowded. We had been a bit concerned that it might get warm since the house does not have air conditioning, but no worries. All the rooms have ceiling fans, all the walls open up and the breezes were constant. At night it cooled off so much we even slept with a blanket on the bed… and this was in July! The kitchen is huge and has every type of appliance, pot, pan tool you could imagine. It was better than being at home. We cooked all our meals here and sat outside (and there are numerous seating options) and enjoyed the breathtaking views. Steve and Heather, the caretakers, are the BEST! They greeted us on our arrival and provided information and help whenever we needed it. They made our stay very easy and stress free. It was sad to say goodbye to them. While we never met the property owner Karen, we did communicate with her often before we arrived via e-mail and phone and she was very accommodating and answered all our questions. We hope to make it back to Kona in the future and would definitely stay here again. Our trip will be forever cemented in our memories due to this unbelievable property.
If you come to the island, this is the place to stay.
Spectacular family vacation house
I just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our week at your beautiful home. It was fantastic. The layout of the property is great for families or large groups...allows for privacy and great common areas at the same time. We have rented many places around the world over the years, but never one that was so well appointed. You really make one feel at home. All the little touches were wonderful and greatly appreciated. The couple managing the property were great. So friendly and helpful but never obtrusive. They let the kids feed the Koi every day. They named all your fish and spent a great deal of time leaning over the ponds talking to the fish and petting them. We have 3 Koi ponds here, but you can't get as close to the fish as they could at your house. We had a great time, went snorkeling, swimming with the Manta Rays, zip lining, up to the volcano etc. My favorite was sitting out by the pool reading and relaxing with all your beautiful flowers and the fantastic view. We will certainly recommend your home to all our friends. If you are ever in San Antonio let us know. Would love to meet you.
How wonderful is this beautiful home...
This is probably the most wonderful location and property that we have ever stayed in. The magnificent home was such a pleasure for us.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are so well appointed and the living space is extensive and so beautifully furnished, indoors and out. The kitchen lacked for nothing and we were able to create some beautiful meals with the wonderful appliances provided.
The swimming poll and spa were used by us constantly and the absolute privacy and security of the property allowed us to enjoy the sunshine to the maximum. The hose is so well laid out that whenever any of us wanted some \"quiet\" time there were so many places just to get out of the hustle and bustle of holiday living and read a book or just have some time out.
I don\'t think that we could have imagined how much we enjoyed staying here and it was actually difficult to drag ourselves away from the house to visit the sites and go shopping. Everything you could want for the perfect holiday is right here.
We\'ll be back again