Hale Ho'onanea - The Hospitality of a B&B with the Privacy of a Vacation Rental. Hawaii has long been recognized as a romantic hideaway. Hale Ho'onanea B&B & Retreat is an ideal haven for honeymoons & anniversary celebrations. Awaken to the music of singing birds with a serene sunrise over majestic Mauna Kea...restore your body, mind & soul. The Hawaiian translation of Ho'onanea means to pass the time in peace, ease & pleasure, to relax. Guests, both kama'aina (local) & visitors alike can experience the tranquility of this healing retreat. As an alternative lodging to the mega resorts, homeowners, Bruce & Melanie offer their peaceful quiet country estate. Located on 3 acres in Kohala Estates on the beautiful Gold Coast of West Hawaii, playground of ancient Hawaiian royalty. Our Bed & Breakfast accommodations offer separate suites with panoramic ocean view overlooking the Kohala Coast, decorated with local art & casual comfort in mind. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and romantic moonlight on the ocean from your own lanai. Kohala has both remote country charm and world class resorts with fine dining & unique shops. We are surrounded in historical significance & natural treasures. The internationally famous Hapuna Beach is only 5 minutes south. Our weather is usually hot & sunny.
4.0 on June 11, 2014
Beautifully located and easy to find. Lovely views...we enjoyed our stay very much.
4.2 on June 08, 2014
Our week-long stay here was lovely. It was a great location to anchor our trip. We enjoyed multiple excursions to local beaches for snorkeling, and also spent several days hiking the rugged north shore terrain. It was great to come back to our "base camp" after our excursions, to enjoy a warm shower and sipping tea in the pretty living room.
3.2 on April 17, 2014
It`s a realy nice place, with a great view to the ocean. We have seen beautyful sunsets from the lanai and also the Mauna Kea in sunset light.
4.6 on April 01, 2014
It was very quiet and peaceful and we loved our time there.
4.6 on March 14, 2014
We arrived at our room to be met with a fresh loaf of bread, fruit, yogurt and milk. The view of the ocean was fabulous. We barbequed on our lanaii. This is bed and breakfast with separated living areas. We wil definitely stay here again. Also, very reasonably priced.
3.8 on March 10, 2014
We chose this accommodation based on location, value and reviews about tranquility. It fulfilled our expectations and more. Good size space for 2 people. Great breakfast choices for a do it yourself place. Fabulous sunsets. Close to restaurants, beach and Hawi. Very comfortable bed. Clean. Would definitely recommend.
4.8 on February 22, 2014
If you like to be away from the hustle and bustle and aren't looking for a new fancy place, then this might be perfect for you as it is for me. Plenty of good b-fast food in a basket and the fridge, beautiful open living room with expansive view, and very helpful hosts who are not overbearing. You can prepare your own meals and not have to eat out. I usually stay 5-8 days and feel like it is home away from home. Thanks again Melanie, Bruce, Sumner (and happy dog, Jack!)
4.8 on February 19, 2014
Highly recommended. There were many unadvertised available features: Gas grill on the lanai and snorkeling and beach equipment (chairs, umbrellas, towels, water shoes). There were also great printed tips for beaches and close by restaurants and markets. A true house of relaxation. --Nick and Amy
4.6 on January 22, 2014
Our stay was great; the hosts, Melanie ans Bruce were great sources of local information. The room was roomy and had all the comforts of home. The sunset view was fabulous!
5 on January 21, 2014
Was on the island for 3 weeks and stayed at several places. We stayed our last 2 nights here and it was just perfect. The view was beautiful as well as the accommodations. It was nice to have a basket of goodies for breakfast as well as some yogurt in the fridge, so we didn't have to get up at any specific time to have our breakfast. And there was also some snacks for us to take on our adventures during the day. It was also nice to have a grill on the deck to cook our dinner. We loved that our room wasn't just a room, but our own private space. This was by far the best Bed and Breakfast we stayed at. Thank you Bruce and Melanie.
Countryside, Desert, Island, Tropical
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (KOA-Keahole) 33 miles
From Kona Airport, turn left onto Queen Kaahumanu Hwy (route 19) heading north. Go approximately 30 miles to stop sign. Turn left at stop sign and head toward Kawaihae. Veer right at the real estate sates office following the signs to Mahukona and Hawi (route 270). Another 2 miles north at mile marker #6 turn right onto Ala Kahua Drive and proceed uphill . Our blue houses with brown trim are approximately 1.6 miles up the hill on the left side, look for the 2 white marble pillars and Hale Ho'onanea sign at our driveway entrance. We are the 3rd house from the top of the hill.
Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Active Volcano, Picnic area, Rodeo, Ruins, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Internet Service, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wet bar
Bird watching, Horseshoes, Stargazing, Whale Watching (December - April), Numerous activities within 15 minute drive!
Bruce & Melanie Biddle
Among a myriad of interests, Bruce loves to garden and tinker and Melanie enjoys photography and cooking.