Just returned from a two-week trip (Big Island and Maui) during which the two of us spent two nights at Hale Ho'onanea. Can't reiterate enough what great hosts Melanie and Bruce are. Melanie actually got three kinds of lactose-free milk from which I could choose when I mentioned that I was lactose intolerant! Her homemade fruit breads are great (blueberry and pineapple were the ones we tried), and the whole pineapple for breakfast was quite a treat that lasted several meals.
We stayed in the Bamboo Suite and were amazed with the spaciousness, the accommodations, and all the little details, e.g., DVDs (we watched "Over the Hedge"), beach towels, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, and beach chairs, that we could use. Melanie gave us great tips for food (Foodland in Mauna Lani and the L&L Drive Inn in the Parker Ranch Shopping Center). And we also benefited from her expertise with snorkeling sites.
The kitchen and bathroom were very well equipped, and we didn't want for anything. We were also fortunate that it rained before we arrived so the landscape was green. Unfortunately, it also brought out some mosquitoes but they weren't bad at all. The ocean and sky views were spectacular and the quiet nights with the breezes blowing made it so easy to relax and sleep after a full day out.
All in all, we'd have to rank Hale Ho'onanea up there as one of the best B&Bs where we've stayed!