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“Fantastic location, view, food, hosts”
Review of Makai Hale

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Makai Hale
Ranked #2 of 8 Waimea B&B and Inns
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic location, view, food, hosts”
Reviewed 3 March 2008

Located on a hill on the Kona side of the Big Island (Hawaii) with an incredible "180" view of the ocean (as far as the eye can see), peaceful, private. Hot tub, swimming pool, 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. About 1/2 hr north of Kona airport. Delicious breakfast always includes fresh fruit. TV (Dish) in both rooms. Restaurants and shopping areas close by. Very reasonable rates. We'll be returning at least once a year. Renewing... a genuine vacation.

  • Liked — View, Privacy, Peacefulness, Hosts, Food
  • Disliked — Time went by too quickly
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2007

The review above is extremely accurate about Makai Hale. Its beautiful and peaceful. There is an amazing panoramic view of the ocean from the room. The breakfast is delicious. The rooms are immaculate. The most beautiful beaches are just a few minutes away. I definitely reccommend Makai Hale to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.

  • Liked — Beautiful and peaceful
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2005

My husband and I stayed in the cottage during our honeymoon and it was very cozy. I liked how it was far away from everything and nestled in the trees of the Volcano Village. The rooms are well cared for and the caretaker supplied the room with adequate food. Clean and a great place for honeymooners or couples visiting the volcano. Only fault, bedroom could use some updating in decoration. Main room (living room/kitchen) was nice.

  • Stayed June 1999
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Reviewed 21 February 2005

Stayed at the Makai Hale for a week on our honeymoon in October of 2004. We were in Honolulu for five days before which was great but not very relaxing, it was like any other city. After the stress of planning a wedding, Makai Hale was the perfect place to be.

The hosts are Audrey and Jerry Maluo. I actually never saw Jerry during our time there but Audrey was a gracious host. She knew the right balance between being obsequious and nonexistant. The breakfasts that she left every day in the foyer of our room were delicious. The basket on snacks on the table was always full with treats such as chocolate covered macadamia nuts.

As for the place itself, their home is in a gated community that was a former ranch. The big island is very diverse geographically, we were on the dry side surrounded by hardened lava and dry brush. We stayed in a immaculate two bedroom, two bath guest house about twenty feet away from the main house. Our bedroom overlooked the ocean which was a wonderful way to wake up every monring. The peacefulness is overwhelming, although it takes very little time to get used to it. There is a pool which was all ours since the Maluo's only have one couple or family at a time and they never went in it while we were there. There is a also a jacuzzi as well for your pleasure. I really don't want to give too many details because it has to be experienced first hand for the full effect. I promise that most people will not be disappointed.

The location is good, about a five minute drive to the nearest shopping center. Kona is a thirty minute drive and Waimea up in the mountains is 20 minutes away. Hapuna Beach, which I believe was voted the most beautiful beach in Hawaii, is less than ten minutes away. If you are looking for the full resort experience then this is not the place for you. If you are looking to relax and unwind after the stress of a wedding or any stress, then this is truly paradise and we highly recommend it.

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Property: Makai Hale
Address: 59-411 Pupu Pl, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8524
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Waimea
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Waimea
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Number of rooms: 1

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