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This house was amazing! Kid friendly and the house provided toys and everything you need for the beach! I fail at finding words to express how amazing it was!!!
Vrbo, March 2022Aloha Stacie, Thank you so much for staying at Lako House and leaving just a gentle footprint behind. We too have kids that never want to leave ... even as adults (23 / 27!). Please do come back and stay with us again. All the best of Aloha, bill / Lako House
Lako House was a wonderful stay. There are PLENTY of beds and places to sleep for big families or multiple families! Having the pool right there was totally worth the extra cost compared to other options. The location, view, and grounds are amazing. Sunset from the pool deck is unbeatable! Plenty of extra linens, towels, and amenities for kids like pool toys, a high chair, pack n play, etc. are available. Bill was super responsive and a great host.
Airbnb, March 2022CEO
HIGHLY recommend this Airbnb! So many positive things to say. First off the view of the ocean and location of the Airbnb is absolutely amazing! You have an unobstructed 180 view of the coastline that is just perfect for sunrises and sunsets. The communication with the host is excellent. The extra touches such as all the beach equipment, kitchen supplies, beach towels, local recommendations etc were so helpful. We also used the high chair for our daughter which was so helpful! We were all very comfortable and felt safe at this Airbnb. When booking I was wondering what it would feel like with no AC, but you really do not need it with the weather in Kona- plus this Airbnb comes with plenty of fans to use if desired. If you are reading this- you should book the Airbnb. You will not be disappointed!
Airbnb, January 2022Mahalo Cloey for the very kind feedback and also for your group's 'gentle' stay at Lako House ! Very pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed the time with us. Please do come back and visit Lako House again someday in the future 🌴 Aloha, bill Another point to mention for other folks that may be reading this is that, Winter is always a great time of year [~Oct/Nov to Feb/Mar] to visit the Big Island ... The weather is a bit cooler and there's lots of blue skies since Kona is known (year-round) for less rain than the other places on the Big Island and also compared to other islands of Hawaii.
The experience of staying at Lako House made our Hawaii trip unforgettable! First and foremost, the ocean view and the sunset view from Lake house is unbeatable! We would wake up in the morning sipping coffee on the patio facing the ocean, and end our day by watching sunset while kids play in the pool, then dipped into the jacuzzi! The house is nicely located in a neighborhood area, close to beach, all major stoppings & restaurants. This was perfect for our group, we wanted the convenience of getting around yet avoid the tourist crowd. The Lako house is very spacious, there are many beds, sofa beds, and pull out beds around for a large group. Finally, Bill is an amazing host. He was easy going and had very clear communication style, from the time of booking all the way through our stay, he is available whenever we had questions. Thank you again Bill for making our stay so enjoyable. Definitely will return!
VRBO, November 2021謝謝 (Thank you) Wei & Family for staying at Lako House and for such a kind review !! Thank you also for departing the house in a very good condition ! ✨ You folks came to the Big Island at a wonderful time where the season is cooler but before the holiday crowds show up ... And Thank you again for that picture of the lava flow you guys saw at Volcano - Absolutely amazing 🌋 ... (we'll post that pic on the VRBO site as well). Hope your transition back to civilization was not too painful and certainly look forward to potentially host your group in the future at Lako House ... All the best of Aloha, bill 🌴
Exceptionally clean, quiet, peaceful and well-maintained property! Perfect getaway ! Absolutely would recommend!
VRBO, November 2021Thank you Peggy & Robert for staying at Lako House and also for your very kind review ... Please do come back again someday to Lako House ... Aloha, bill 🌴
Beautiful views. Property manager super nice and very helpful; always available. Perfect location! Beautiful view.
VRBO, October-November 2021Thank you again Jana for your stay and kind review ... Look forward to perhaps hosting you folks again in the near future. Aloha, bill / Lako House
Bill was always available to answer any questions and a great host. He made the experience easy and stress free.
I can't say enough about Lako House. Perfect location with plenty to do. The view hands down was worth everything. 5 stars is not enough.
Airbnb, October 2021Thank you Todd for the VERY kind words ... Please do forgive us but we can't help but also share publicly your Airbnb 'private' feedback ... We do hope to see you folks again at Lako House, someday in the future.
Great host. Very helpful , enjoyed the place, no issues
Airbnb, October 2021Thank you for the kind feedback ... Do travel safely home .. Aloha, bill / Lako House
Everything was great.
Airbnb, September 2021Thank you again Israelita for your stay. We hope to see you folks again someday again at Lako House. Aloha, bill
A great place to stay - especially for a large family get-together. The views looking out beyond the pool into the ocean are stunning - especially for sunsets. The house was spacious (for our group of 14), very well-stocked, very well located. Bill was a gracious host and was very prompt and communicative throughout the booking process as well as our stay. Would love to return.
We had a great time at your place and it made our family get together really enjoyable and memorable. Sorry for the miscommunication on the first day and please apologize to your cleaning staff (they were very professional about it) Thanks once again!
Airbnb, August 2021Thank you again Krishna for your stay with us at Lako House. Also very much appreciate the heads-up regarding some items that we need to address ... (doing that this week !) Please to come back and stay with us again ... Aloha
Lako House was absolutely gorgeous just like the pictures! It was centrally located to all we wanted to do on the Big Island and had every amenity you could possibly want or need (including yoga mats and snorkel masks). Bill was an excellent and very responsive host. Prior to staying he provided great advice about the property and the island and during our stay he responded immediately when we had a question. I highly recommend this property and host.
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your gorgeous home! We had a wonderful time and will definitely plan to stay again the next time we go back to the Big Island.
Airbnb, July 2021
… Received much needed rest…
VRBO, July 2021Eireen ... We're glad that Lako House brought you folks much needed rest and Aloha ... Please do come back and visit us again someday ... bill / Lako House 🌴
Large rooms and several bathrooms made this home perfect for our group of 6 adults and 3 kids (14yo) (12yo) (10yo). The pool was smaller than what the pictures portrayed but was still perfect for all of us to enjoy. The views were AMAZING. Sunset view every night. I will say, the only downfall to this place was no air conditioning (which I hear is normal) and most of the beds were not very comfortable. Not an issue for kids sleeping on them but adults is a different story. The host was very east to get a hold of and gave us information on restaurants and the town goings on. (4th of July info.) The kitchen was fully stocked with anything needed.
VRBO, July 2021Thank you Kristen for your very meaningful feedback. From a bed perspective, we were planning to update last year but due to Covid issues, we were not able to get inventory. We do have a delivery commitment now for sometime this fall and so at that time, all the beds will be finally updated. And yes, FULL house A/C is impossible for a home this size; especially so, given the very many upper cathedral jalousie windows that are open pretty much all the time . With that said, (and for those folks that may be reading this review), we do have an optional portable A/C unit for the twin room. Thank you much again for staying at Lako House and look forward to perhaps hosting you folks again someday in the future. All the best of Aloha ... bill / Lako House
The property has an amazing view of the ocean. The pool and jacuzzi are ideal for adults and kids that want to relax after a whole day driving throughout the island. The house has all the things that are needed to spend quality time with friends and family. Bill (owner) was always available for questions or requests. We had an amazing time! Thanks
VRBO, June 2021Miguel ... Many Mahalo's for staying at Lako House ... We very much appreciate your family's gentle stay ('minimal footprint') and do look forward to perhaps hosting you folks again someday in the future. All the best of Aloha, bill / Lako House
Close to shopping and restaurants and a great base for jumping off on day trips. Pool was perfect for lazy afternoons. Bill was responsive and helpful. We were nervous about the sleeping arrangements as one room had a number of beds, but the room was very large and everyone felt like they had their own space. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Awesome stay. Thank You!
Airbnb, June 2021
This magical place has a responsive and clear communicator that gets you to your destination and helps your adventure be smooth! Thanks again for allowing a group of kids to stay at your place. You are an efficient and kind communicator. Aloha!
Airbnb, June 2021Mahalo Tracy for your group’s kind and gentle stay at Lako House. We look forward to potentially hosting your school again someday in the future. Aloha, bill
We felt very comfortable at the Lako House. After staying at a few other homes in the Kona area for a couple weeks, we saved the best house for last / and had a blast swimming in the pool, and enjoying the incredible views from the lanai.
Airbnb, May 2021Thank you again Greg for staying with us at Lako House. We are glad you 'saved' Lako House as the best for last and do hope that someday, Lako House may come up 'first' on your list to stay again ... All the best of Aloha, bill
The patio/pool area overlooking the ocean view is something special and makes every morning and every sunset absolute perfection. Our family was celebrating my dads 70th birthday and after months of delay because of this covid year, Bill’s home made this celebration so much more special for my family, specifically my dad. It’s close to every thing you want to do, 5 minutes from Kona downtown, beautiful neighborhood to walk around, stores are close, highway is close, everything was excellent! We hope to return in the fall .. Communication was also excellent and appreciated! Amazing home. It was perfect for our group. I don’t think I mentioned before, but this trip was for my dad’s 70th birthday (delayed celebration due to covid) and he was blow away by the view and amenities. Your home made it so much more special for him. Thank you for everything!
Airbnb, May 2021Thank you Holly for the very positive feedback and we do apologize for Airbnb's unnecessary censorship of your kind comments ... (so embarrassing) ...
Bill is proactive and rapid with communication and understands issues than may arise. The home is open and the view is phenomenal. Excellent response and communications! tolerated us when we did not successfully read provided instructions... Thanks!
Airbnb, April 2021
We finally decided to go somewhere after 18 months at home! This could not have been a better vaca! We worked from 3am-noon and then enjoyed the pool, ocean, sun & house. Plenty of room for my 4 teen sons. Access to beaches, restaurants, & retail. Nice neighborhood & community! (Beautiful houses but Lako house is probably the best one of all.) Bill was a great host and even got us groceries when we arrived under quarantine! We can’t wait to go back to the Lako house again.
VRBO, February-March 2021Ayana & Kyle & family .. You folks were great guests !! Mahalo for taking kind care of Lako House during your stay ! Please do come back some day very soon ... Aloha, bill 🌴
Great spot for extended stay. Best attributes of the property/stay. Wonderful location that is close to great beaches, snorkeling, and the stores and restaurants of Kona. The property has a wonderful pool/hot tub with view of the ocean that is perfect for viewing the sunset and whale watching (binoculars helpful given the distance). Just staying in was a pleasure. The kitchen is very well set up such that cooking at home is very nice with large gas grill outside, and indoors slow cooker, rice cooker, numerous pans, plates etc. The owner is tremendously easy to reach and helpful.
VRBO, January-February 2021David ... Just noticing now that we did not respond to your review ... (very sorry) ... Must say that we totally loved having you folks stay at Lako House. Everyone was very gentle with our place and glad we even got a chance to meet at the start of your stay. We trust your 2021 is shaping up to be a better year and do look forward to hosting you folks someday again in the future ... Aloha, bill
The place is clear, large, quiet and perfect for relaxing holiday. Bill is a wonderful host and helped us during our stay with timely communication. He gave us helpful suggestions to make our travel to and from Hawaii easy during pandemic.
Airbnb, January 2021Thank you for your quick communication. We enjoyed our stay very much. Wish you a very happy new year.
The house is super comfortable to be in. We had to quarantine and didn’t leave the property for 14 days! I don’t think I could have done it anywhere but Lako House. Thanks again for everything. I think of you as our friend.
Airbnb, October 2020Jeff .. You folks were the first long term stay group at Lako House since Covid shut us all down over 7 months ago. Thank you so very much for your help during your stay and also giving us the confidence in hosting future long term stays! All the best of Aloha !!
If you want the full Hawaiian experience book Lako house. We will be back, at least 10 life memories for my children.
Airbnb, April 2020Katherine ... Just as the Hawaiian turtles return to their beaches where they were born, our kids too have so many Lako House memories, and now as adults, they are always looking for ways to return. Thank you for bringing your family to stay at Lako House. We look forward to hosting you folks again someday in the near future. Aloha, bill
VERY spacious inside and out. The host was more than accommodating to any requests/questions that arose and responded in an extremely timely manner. I would stay again and would highly recommend to others!
Mahalo Bill for everything. Though our weekend did not go as planned, we could not have asked for a better house to be "quarantined" in, haha. Thank you so much for your quick responses to any questions/requests we had. Will highly recommend to others!
Airbnb, March 2020Mahalo Mary for your very kind feedback !!♂️ As we all know now, this Coronavirus dread has heavily impacted our mainland guests and so we are very fortunate in still being able to host Kama’aina at Lako House Hope we might be able to see you folks again next year .. Aloha, bill Lako House
My family spent 19 days at Lako House and enjoyed every minute of our time there. We were 5 families, 10 adults and 4 children under the age of 4 years. Having the pool and the hot tub right in the back yard was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed the pool & hot tub daily, in the mornings & afternoons and the adults continued the enjoyment into the evenings while watching the gorgeous sunsets. From the Lako House you can easily access Kona city center and the Hawaiian belt highway for excursions north and south. The house and lanai were spacious and provided generous seating for the entire family to eat together. We would highly recommend the Lako House for a family vacation on the Big Island. Mahalo
VRBO, December 2019Thank you Dean for your family staying at Lako House and also for the kind review. Even with the stay of almost 3-weeks, you folks left the place quite clean and our housekeepers were very thankful. Please do come back to stay with us again someday. Wish you folks all the best in the New Year 2020 !! Aloha, bill / Lako House
This was a great place to stay for a large group. We never felt crowded or cramped. Bill is an amazing host, very responsive and caring. I wholeheartedly recommend Lako house.
VRBO, November 2019Thank you Dorothy for your kind feedback. Please do come back and stay with us again someday soon !! Aloha, bill / Lako House
Airbnb, November 2019Nozomu-san's group gently used our Lako House and departed the place very cleanly. 'Mahalo Nui Loa' to Nozomu-san and we look forward to hosting his group again someday in the future. Aloha, bill / Lako House
Had 14 guests at the property. Plenty of room, everything was in good working order. House was in perfect condition when we arrived! We used the pool, the spa, and all of the appliances. House was clean, kitchen was well equipped including 2 blenders! BBQ was clean and well maintained. The house lacked nothing, and we were very comfortable throughout our stay. I would rent this home again absolutely! Great neighborhood! Great views! Great outdoor and indoor spaces for people to gather! From the house, you can Walk to Ali’i drive or to the Kuakini Highway to watch the race!
VRBO, October 2019Thank you Michael for the very kind feedback. You folks were GREAT too ... We really appreciate everyone taking very good care of our Lako House. Please do come back again someday. bill 🌴
The house has everything we needed to cook, relax, and enjoy a nice weekend. We’re used to AC and this place does not have AC, but the fans were okay. The pool and jacuzzi were great, in addition to the ocean view! We will definitely book this place again!
Airbnb, October 2019Thank you Jerra for the very kind review. With the cathedral ceilings in all rooms and lots of windows to let breezes flow, we've been able to avoid needing to AC-ize the entire area of Lako House. Going forward, we will also be putting on a new metal roof in the coming months and that should reflect even more heat away. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you folks again at Lako House someday soon
House is beautiful and the view from the backyard is amazing. beaches, restaurants and sightseeing all really close. It’s in a Nice quiet neighborhood and you have plenty of privacy. The host was great to rent from.
Airbnb, June 2019Great communication with our team (new coffee maker in place- Mahalo !) and, left Lako House in a respectfully clean state. Please do come back and stay with Lako House again !
Outstanding View, Clean, Old Needs updates and air conditioning! Thank you for the use of your home!
Airbnb, June 2019Deborah .. Thank you for letting us know about the misleading mention of 'AC' on that OTHER (non-Airbnb) website; that website admin has been alerted and our listing has been updated. With that said, we did confirm that our listing on Airbnb does correctly state that AC is available only as an option for just the Twin Room at Lako House. For those that might be reading about this topic for the first time, please note that Kona has a very mild climate, where year-round, average Kona temperatures average 83-84 degrees in the day and 71 degrees at night (and much cooler at night in the Oct-Mar months). Temperature also depends on house design / orientation, time of year, and location. And while it may be very hard to do without A/C in tightly packed-in condo units or small homes with minimal window breezes or homes located in valley or humid beach front areas, Lako House on the other hand sits high upon 30ft rock wall and at an elevation over 300ft; with cathedral ceilings in EVERY room and much less humidity in typically dry Kona, cool breezes that come through the numerous windows are sufficient. Therefore, with very little / no humidity, Air Conditioning at Lako House is not really needed. When it is warm, just keep ceiling & floor fans running with windows & screened sliding doors open to let in / keep the trade breezes flowing.
Lako House is perfect for a large group. Good size bedrooms and a large living room. Ohana worked out great. Very spacious Location is close to everything. Beautiful views. Great set up. Bill was very helpful and responded quickly when we had a question or a concern. Thank you for your hospitality.
VRBO, June 2019Hello again Linda ! Thank you so much for the kind comments and also with your team's help in getting the TV cable box and pool sweep going again 😎. We hope to see you folks again; perhaps for a future Big Island tournament (?). All the best of Aloha, bill .. Lako House 🌴
Our entire group had an amazing time. The location could not be beat! Perfect location for sipping coffee or having a cocktail by the pool, with the best view of the ocean around! Bill was extremely responsive and really made us feel welcome. We'll definitely be staying here the next time we visit.
Thank you so much for everything! Our entire group had an amazing time. The location could not be beat! Perfect location for sipping coffee or having a cocktail by the pool, with the best view of the ocean around! We'll definitely be staying here the next time we visit.
Airbnb, May 2019Richie ... Thank you again for you and your group being excellent guests at Lako House and treating our home with kindness and respect. We look forward in hosting you folks again someday in the future. Aloha, bill Lako House
You can't beat the back porch, with a pool, hot tub and simply incredible view. The back porch alone was worth the stay! The house had plenty of room for the 7 of us, with all the amenities needed. Location was very convenient, close to the airport and about 5 minutes to downtown. We loved our stay here. Thanks, Bill!
Thank you, Bill! We had a great stay! Appreciate your hospitality.
Airbnb, March 2019Hello again Katie … Many ‘Mahalos’ for staying at Lako House. Please do come back again some day soon ✨ Aloha, bill
We truly enjoyed our stay at Lako House. The house is roomy, well maintained and clean. Our party of 12 were very comfortable. The view from the house is incredible and the location is great. Bill is very helpful and friendly and will assist you with any of your needs or concerns. I highly recommend this house and would definitely book here again.
VRBO, April 2019Thank You Cedric ! ... We appreciate the kind care your group had for Lako House during your stay !! We look forward to host your group again in the future .. 🙂 Aloha bill / Lako House
We had a very enjoyable stay in this large, comfortable home. The view was spectacular and the house layout was excellent.
Large house with plenty of beds and restrooms. Backyard has an accommodating pool and amazing view. Didn’t realize how great the view was until we arrived. We will definitely try to book this house again in the future.
VRBO, March 2019Thank you Ken !! ... And we agree ... Even if there wasn't a Lako House there, that 180-degree ocean view is unforgettable .. Inspiring deep clear blue in the morning and Amazing sunsets in the evening. Mahalo for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you folks again at Lako House someday the future ... Aloha, bill
The Lako House is perfect for larger groups. This was our second time here, in the past three years. We absolutely love it! Good location, lots of room, great layout, clean and well stocked. Bill is “Mr. Aloha”. He is always pleasant and helpful. Bill is easy to talk to whenever issues may arise. He seems genuinely concerned about our comfort and experience in the house. We want to be in this house when we come to Kona for our yearly soccer tournament. It would be nice is if we could have the same time slot for the Lako House every year! Thanks Bill!
VRBO, February 2019Hello Warren ... OMG ! ... 'Mr. Aloha' (my wife is now 'dying' from laughter) .. I guess there may be a first time for any thing ... Anyway, MUCH Mahalo for the very kind comments and you folks treating our home with so MUCH Aloha. We certainly look forward to having you all back again next Feb and for many (?) years to come !!
Lako House was a great find. When we booked it, it seemed a bit out of the way, but when we were there we quickly found the location to be ideal. It was central to everything we did, and away from heavy traffic. We had six adults and six kids staying there, but it never seemed crowded and everyone had their own space. The large kitchen was crucial to our stay and we made use of all the amenities. The kids loved the pool. I think they would have been just as happy to stay at the house the whole time over going to the beaches. The view is amazing! We saw whales from the patio two of the nights we were there. Bill, the host, was also easily accessible and quickly solved any problems or answered any questions we had. Overall we had a lovely stay in Kona, in no small part thanks to our accommodations
VRBO, January 2019Hello Carlene and Mahalo for such very kind feedback !! You folks were great with the house and we really appreciated your proactive communication to enable us to make & keep things right. Thank you also for all your hard work on departure day (linens & towels); our housekeeping team really, REALLY appreciated that !! We hope someday to see you folks again at Lako House. All the best to you in this year 2019 .. Aloha, bill
The home and grounds are beautiful. There was 13 of us. We stayed there most of the time. Why leave? A perfect peaceful vacation. The description was exactly what it was. Bill was unbelievable in all our requests. I would highly recommend to anyone. Already have.
VRBO, January 2019Mahalo Sharon ! We love to hear when guests don't want to leave Lako House 🙂 We look forward to perhaps hosting you folks again next time on the Big Island ! Aloha, bill
We enjoyed staying here as a group of 9 for 5 days. A big kitchen and dining were very comfortable to use, and all the equipment and amenities were plenty good enough. Quiet nice neighborhood kept our sleep well and the location was very convenient to go everywhere! The owner was so kind and friendly on the phone, so that I recommend this house if you are coming to Kona as a big group.
VRBO, December 2018Mahalo Shizuka-san for your kind feedback and repeated visits to Lako House. We look forward to hosting one of your groups again in the future ! Aloha, bill
This place was perfect for our family of 16...8 adults and 8 kids. We rented the attached apartment and we all fit nicely with all the different bed configurations. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed...towels, sandals, housewares, etc. We spent a lot of time in and around the hot tub and pool. I would highly recommend this house
VRBO, December 2018Thank you Mike for your group's stay at Lako House. Thank you as well for your kind comments regarding your stay. We look forward in hopefully hosting you folks again someday. Aloha, bill
That is the first thing that comes to mind when you walk in the entrance and look through the windows out into the pool area overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Lako house was more than accommodating with everything we could have ever imagined needing inside one beautiful home. All the rooms and sleeping arrangements were extremely clean and we felt nothing but comfortable and excited for each moment to spend there absorbing such incredible views. The landscaping was absolutely perfect and waking up to the sound of the waterfall pouring into the pool every morning was unforgettable. We are already planning our next trip back because the experience was so amazing. Thank you again for sharing this house in creating unforgettable memories for all of us!
We’re Extremely thankful for your immediate response and opening your Airbnb to us with such short notice. You turned what was going to be an unfortunate series of events lodging for us into an unforgettable experience that has us now already talking about coming back at everyone’s earliest convenience! This was a wonderful home to stay in and you did a great job being a great host.
Airbnb, November 2018Aloha Jesse & team ... Thank you for the amazing feedback. We of course are NOT perfect at Lako House but thanks to guests like you folks, we continue to learn and improve 😉 ! We look forward to having you come back and hopefully someday, other new guests, may discover and stay here at Lako House as well. Mahalo Nui Loa !!
1st of all, bill was tentative to all of our needs he was easily available from phone call or text he was able to help us with anything or questions we had. The house is completely and I mean completely fully stocked with everything and anything you will ever need including shampoo and conditioner in all the bathrooms. This house is huge believe me you can fit as many people as it says comfortably and then some. The views are incredible I will post a pic on this site that I took just 2 days ago. Having the pool and hot tub right in your backyard is awesome especially at night with the stars out. It's very close to downtown Shops and restaurants on the Bay. This is by far the best house we've ever rented and by far the best vacation we've ever had.. CE
VRBO, November 2018Chris & All ... Thank you so much for staying at Lako House and for such glowing comments. Of course we had a few bumps along the way and really appreciate your group's patience while we made things right. To that extent, thank you also for great communications so that we can continue to improve and make Lako House that much better for future guests. We look forward to potentially hosting your family again some day and until then ... Aloha from the Lako House team !
My family stayed at Lako house for the Ironman. We rented the house next door as well. This was a great location with easy access to restaurants and activities in Kona Kailua. The house was clean and well supplied. If we were in need of anything, Bill was an easy phone call or text away. Plenty of room to spread out and the kids loved the pool. Thanks for a great place to stay!
VRBO, October 2018Thank you Tom ! We enjoyed hosting you folks and very much appreciated the timely transparency when a few issues arose. We hope someday to perhaps see you folks again at on the Big Island. Thank you again for choosing your stay at Lako House. We wish you folks all the best in the coming year-end holidays bill, Lako House
We had a group of 21 people and were very comfortable. The house is well stocked (we stay at a lot of vacation rentals and this had everything!) The view is amazing from the deck/pool/hot tub. Overall we really enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend to a large group! FYI - we did rent all 3 properties, the big house, the Ohana unit and the house next door.
VRBO, June 2018Thank you Tanya for your kind review. We also believe that one of Lako House's strong points is the value maximized for large groups; we're happy to hear it worked well for you folks ! We look forward to your next stay ! Until then, All the best of Aloha !! bill / Lako House
Bill, thank you for everything! Our family vacation was perfect. Our family consisted of three generations (26 members) so we needed a lot of space. Our family wanted to avoid hotels since we all just wanted our own privacy so finding these homes (lako, ohana, hnd) were perfect. The Lako house was large enough to gather in and all three homes were able to room all members, giving us all of us our privacy when needed! We spent everyday in the pool and hot tub! Still missing the pool and the 180 view! The kitchen was also huge which made it so much easier for all of us to cook and enjoy dinner together. Everything regarding the Lako house, Ohana, and HND posted on here and on the lakohouse.com were accurate! Bill is so detailed oriented and easy to work with. If we had any questions or concerns, he was quick to respond. I highly recommend the Lako house, Ohana, and HND to anyone looking for a home to accommodate a large party. From our family to yours, thank you Bill!
VRBO, January 2018Hello again Julia ! We are very happy that your extended family had a great time on the Big Island and of course, at Lako House + HND. Thank You also so very much for treating our Lako House & HND with great care & kindness ... And although the number of folks staying was very large, your family left Lako + HND in very good order and it's groups like yours that keep us wanting a repeat visits. Please do stay with us someday again in the future. All the best, bill Lako House
Gorgeous views overlooking the ocean with a pool and hot tub. Perfect vacation week to celebrate my husband’s birthday. There were 3 couples and plenty of room for all of us. This is also great for large families because it was so spacious. Kitchen was huge so we stayed in to cook most nights. It also had a BBQ which we used a lot. We would highly recommend it and would definitely stay here again.
VRBO, January 2018Thank you Anne ! We are very pleased to learn that you folks had a great time at Lako House. Thank you also for the kind feedback during your stay. Feedback is a gift we do cherish and it inspires us to improve the stay experience for all who come to stay at Lako House. We look forward to another visit perhaps from someone in your group in the near future. Mahalo Nui Loa !! bill Lako House
We had a group of 20 staying at the Lako house, studio, and house next door. Amazing experience! Highlights included: - pool and hot tub with 180 degree views of ocean – sun setting over water every night - grill and outdoor seating by pool for 20 to eat diners in same area each night - extremely close proximity and some space for separate families between the main house, studio, and house next door - Bill the owner is super attentive and helpful with any and all questions about the house and the island. He is also very organized in getting payments for place and clearly laying out all expenses for house, cleaning fees, taxes, and credit card surcharge in very transparent manner - separate fridges and washer/dryer in house, studio and house next door - property was clean and very well described on the website Phenomenal experience and magical place to celebrate my 40th birthday!! Thank you, Bill!
VRBO, December 2017Thank you Dan for your kind feedback ! We are pleased to hear your group had a great stay and do look forward to potentially hosting your next stay at Lako House. Aloha, bill Lako House
Fantastic views! Great Space! With a family of 14 with a wide range of ages, it was great to have multiple patio sets to eat together. The kitchen was spacious enough that we had different folks doing different things.. the neighborhood was quiet.. perfect sunsets close to Magic Sands Beach... would definitely stay again, if we go back with a big group..
VRBO, December 2017Thank you Cathy for your feedback. We look forward in potentially hosting your group again at Lako House for your next Big Island stay ! Aloha, bill
Located close to Kona town, spacious rooms, lots of amenities, inviting pool & jacuzzi, and staff that responds very quickly. If you do your homework (like we did), and compare houses that cater to large groups, you'll find Lako House is great place to stay for large groups / families.
VRBO, October 2017Thank you Bill for your kind feedback. We're glad that your 'homework' pointed to Lako House and we look forward to perhaps hosting your family someday again in the future. Aloha, bill
Got to celebrate our daughter's birthday with some friends & fam! Loved the view, pool & house!!!
VRBO, September 2017Steven / Nikki ... You folks were great !! As you know ... Early on, we were quite concerned / nervous about the event your 'Ohana' was planning. But our concern was unfounded ... Not only did you folks leave the place quite clean upon departure, but the neighbors had absolutely NO issues with your gathering. Thank you again for staying at Lako House and please do come back again someday. Aloha, bill
We were so much glad to stay at Lako House in December. There is no better place than Lako House. Enjoyed beautiful sunset ocean view every day and you can actually see the horizontal line to feel the roundness of earth. Entire property is well maintained and the owner definitely provide such excellent service. The swimming pool and Jacuzzi were very clean and made us so much relaxed and even watched lots of stars while we were enjoying Jacuzzi hot bath. We really hope to go back to this place again and definitely recommend everyone who is looking for the perfect place to stay in Big Island.
Direct, December 2017Aloha Mike & Junko ! We are very pleased to hear your family enjoyed your stay at Lako House ! We hope you folks will come and stay at Lako House again someday in the near future. We wish you all very Happy New Year 2018 !! bill
We came to Hawaii for the our wedding ceremony at Mokuaikaua church, the oldest in Hawaii. It was the second time that we came to Hawaii Island. Since my best friends came to this trip to Hawaii this time, I found LAKO HOUSE, where all of us can stay. LAKO HOUSE, which we stayed for a total of 9 people, is very large and quiet village. And there was a very big pool and a hot water jacuzzi. We entered the pool every morning and entered the jacuzzi every evening and enjoyed there with everyone. The best thing was to see the ocean from the room. KONA SUNSET I watched every day is amazing! For dinner for about a week's stay, we cooked using ISLAND KICHEN. we ate dinner with Kona beer is memorable. There are too many memories, I can not write it, but one word at the end. What we were able to stay at LAKO HOUSE was the best. The owner's BILL was very kind and care at any time. I appreciate it very much.
Direct, June 2017Aloha Ace & Mikako-san, We trust you two are settling into your life together. Mahalo Nui for your the kind review of your stay at Lako House. Your group added to the rich history of wedding parties over the years at Lako House ! Thank you for choosing Lako House and we hope that someday you will come back and visit / stay with us again. All the best to you two over the coming years together. Makoto ni Arigatou Gozaimasu ! bill Lako House
Our group of 15 (plus a baby) had an incredible stay on the Big Island. The home is set up perfect for groups of families with three bedrooms (with adequate space for a whole family to stay in), a large family living room, beautiful dining room and perfectly stocked kitchen. We rented the Ohana studio also for our family with the baby and it was great for them to have their own space for the baby, but still be within 'shouting' distance if needed. The pool and hot tub were the perfect size for our group. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need (coffee maker, rice cooker, coolers, glasses for everybody, pots / pans / utensils...there was nothing missing from the supply). All the bathrooms were not only convenient but needed for the number of people we had. There is not one negative thing I can think of to say about this property. It is beautiful, large, provides everything you need and has an unbeatable view. We watched the whales breaching out of the water while sipping coffee and planning our days, were surrounded by fire works from all sides on New Years Eve, and enjoyed the breeze coming the screened windows and doors each evening. Beautiful. Wishing I was there now!
VRBO, December 2016Mahalo Kiri ... WoW ! We are so very happy to hear that you folks loved Lako House. And, that's a common theme when it comes to large groups / families at Lako ... It's a great place to chill, cook, dine, play with baby, bath, swim, relax, view, sip, drink, eat, live and enjoy life ! Thank you for sharing your time at Lako House with all of us !! Aloha, bill
We had five families on this stay and this house was great for us. We had plenty of space. Most of our at-home time was spent out on the patio. Having access to a pool/hot tub is a must -- keeps the kids entertained. The view from the pool area is amazing! Very short drive to town, restaurants, coffee, store, etc.
VRBO, November 2016Thank you Marcy for your group's stay at Lako House and kind review. We of course love the opportunity of hosting groups such as yours because it clearly showcases and leverages Lako House's big-group capabilities and why it's not just a place to 'stay' but also to 'live and relax'. Please do come back again someday. Aloha, bill
Our university group stayed at the Lako House to accommodate our group of 21 while we were studying geography on the Big Island. The location was great -- not too far from the local shopping where we bought groceries, etc. Our students loved the house -- it gave them a chance to bond while the professors stayed in the Ohana suite. We are already working on our reservation for next year. Great staff, beautiful home, and a few minutes from the ocean.
VRBO, January 2016Mahalo Erin for your Lako House review ! We look forward to seeing your group return again in Jan 2017 ... (and by the way, you folks will see some nice remodeling updates by then as well !). Aloha, bill
We had a large family trying to find a reasonable house to accommodate us and found this treasure. They were very helpful and took care of everything for us. Would like to return again.
VRBO, August 2015Thank you Marilyn for your comments. We look forward to your group returning to Lako House in the future. Cheers, bill
It took us about a year of planning with a large family, we rented three home and Lako management Bill was able to accommodate us all. Lako Main, Ohana and House Next Door (HND) for the dates. Bill was very at attentive to my needs and our families safety. He was there in every step. Bill helped us make wonderful memories at Kona. I would highly recommend this place for large family!
VRBO, July 2014Thank you Sarah for sharing your feedback. It's great fun to host a big family such as yours and with three units, that's when Lako House can really show its value, etc. Please do come back and visit again someday in the future. Aloha, bill ...
The Lako House was very easy to find. There is good access to main roads and all sorts of shopping and site seeing. We used Costco for supplies and gas. Also discovered the Ross store which was very reasonable for the younger ones to pick up extra clothing etc. The house is very spacious and nicely decorated. Loved, loved, loved the openness of the windows that wrapped around the living space, the lanai and pool area where we all lived when not exploring the rest of the island. The grounds were very well kept. Thank you for the use of your wonderful house to relax, play and do some serious bonding with our extended family! Would recommend Lake House to friends and family. As a matter of fact I'm missing Hawaii very much as I write this message. Mahalo nui loa
Direct, 2014Thank you Sharon for your feedback !! ... We'd love to have your big group join us again ... Aloha, bill
Lako house is home away from home and more! We were a group of 12 people including kids ranging from 1year to 7 years, adults up to 70 years old and they all loved staying here! The major PROS : 1. Location, location, location: Between Ali’i drive and highway giving us easy access to everything, Safeway Kona town, beach 2. Short drive to my fav snorkeling beach. 3. Pool and jacuzzi 4. Very equipped kitchen 5. Spacious!! Every bedroom had multiple beds for kids to sleep. 6. Wifi (Very imp for the techies from silicon valley) 7. 180 degree of breathtaking views!! Cons: 1. I could only have vacation for 5 days 🙁 Bill was VERY responsive and answered all our questions right away. A property I would recommend in a heartbeat.
VRBO, November 2013Thank you Kadambari for your feedback ! We look forward to hosting your family & friends someday at Lako House again in the future ... Aloha, bill
We came and visited Big Island from Tokyo Japan, and we all had wonderful time there.
Direct, September 2013Hello Junya ! Thank you very much for the kind comments !! ... We are very happy to hear that your friends & family enjoyed your time at Lako House. We hope you can come and stay at Lako House some day again in the future ... 宜しくお願い致します。 Aloha, bill
We spent a week in Hawaii where the weather and water was wonderful but the house was perfect! Plenty of room for our group of 11. Everyone had their own space and didn't feel like we were on top of everyone. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware, utensils and plates; the only thing we had to buy was the food, spices were also fully stocked. The pool was the perfect size and the openness of the house was refreshing but most of all the view was breathtaking! Fantastic house we hope to return again in the future.
Direct, July 2013Hello Alyssa and Mahalo for your feedback ! Yes the view ... especially in the morning, the ocean view is so blue, so amazing !! (and of course feel free to revisit our website again to see the view via the pictures & video, etc. ... Thank you again for choosing Lako House ... We look forward in hosting your group again in the near future ... Aloha, bill
The house was beautiful, fit our space needs very well, and Bill was very accommodating, always available, and made the entire operation as easy as could be imagined. We loved our stay all around!
Direct, April 2013Thank you Jeremy for the comments ... We believe Lako House is well set-up for large group accommodations and we in fact host 2-3 school groups every year. Given a 19,000 sq ft property lot, large room sizes, and the great number of beds available at Lako House (not to mention when a group also rents other/neighboring houses), Lako House is ideal for large (25-30 person) group/family gatherings, etc. ... Perhaps we'll see your school again next year (?) ... 🙂 Thanks again for staying at Lako House !! ... Aloha, bill
Wow! Wow! What a near-perfect setting for a large family gathering for a very special occasion! We departed Lako House a week ago this morning and seeing the VRBO photo makes me want to be right back there. There were twelve of us ~ eight adults and four "tweens". The very large kitchen is well-equipped with every conceivable appliance, pot and pan, dish and glass that could be needed. The two outdoor barbecues make cooking outdoors convenient. The lanai tables and chairs, which rest on a deck above the pool, make for superb ocean vistas when eating meals outdoors. The swimming pool and hot tub are very well cared for. Eating indoors in the dining room, there are seats for 13, when including stools on the dining room side of the open kitchen. The living room area and entryway are most spacious. The setting is positively beautiful and unique for a home in a residential neighborhood, in that it is entirely private, with absolutely nothing obstructing the 180-degree magnificent views of the ocean. It is beautifully landscaped. We used Ohana, also, so that each of our families-within-the-larger-family could have their own bedroom. Bill is a most cooperative owner who made accommodations to our special requests. The only small liability of the property is the lack of an attached bathroom to the second-largest bedroom. The occupants of that bedroom need to step across the hall to a lovely powder room with toilet and basin, or step around the corner into the laundry room to use that basin and shower. Then there's always the extra bathroom within the master suite (which contains two very large bathrooms), that can be put to use for those second-bedroom guests, too. So, it's doable, just a bit inconvenient. This property is clearly an older house, but is extremely well-maintained, and expertly-equipped. Prospective guests need have not single worry about renting it!
VRBO, March 2013Thank you very much Gwen for your thorough review. Lako House in fact was the first home of the architect and general contractor who constructed both the Komohana & Kilohana subdivision homes in the neighborhood. And so ... Since Lako House was to be his 'pad', he made it the ONLY house constructed with a sole driveway connecting to Lako Street, featuring probably one of the most massive rock wall structures in Kona prominently overlooking the neighborhood giving unobstructed ocean views from some 30-40 feet high, etc. Another feature of the original home was an indoor garden ... Yes, in fact the 'Big' room as we call it (536 sq ft), was more of a study / relaxation area in that it had many indoor tropical plants, indoor water fall, etc. (and thus no attached bathroom). The next owner of Lako House (professional baseball player) however decided they wanted more bedrooms / beds for guests and so the conversion took place to what we see today ... A very large room with 7 beds, access to a small patio area overlooking the front yard, shower & basin area just outside the room to the right & W/C down the hall. There's additional Lako House history regarding the Ohana studio unit as well ... The original architect / owner was an avid fisherman and so built a massive, 3 door, two-car + one boat garage. However, the third owner wanted to run his business in an area separated from the main house and thus, the Ohana unit was born by converting the large boat + 1 car garage area into a very large studio area (990 sq. ft.) including separate sleeping bath, hot/cold water, mini-kitchen/dining facilities. And so, 16+ years and 3 remodels later, Lako House is still a place for groups ranging from small to very large ... Even some groups rent out additional homes next door / nearby making Lako House the central home to enjoy the pool, meet & congregate. In closing, we wish to say 'MAHALO!' Gwen & Jim for choosing Lako House as your Winter place to stay for your large family ! We look forward to having you folks visit us again in the future and wish you all the best of this year's coming Spring, Summer and Fall !! Aloha, bill
Very nice property with a spectacular view! Great neighborhood--very private property. I stayed in the Ohana which was plenty big and comfortable. Proximal to main "downtown" area--a short drive or a nice long walk. Access to pool and hot tub are a nice touch. I watched the sunset from the roomy deck--awesome.
VRBO, March 2013Dean ... Thank you very much for staying with us at Lako House ... We look forward to perhaps hosting you folks sometime again !! All the best .. bill
This was a great place to stay. I found the location to be perfect everything you needed was there. I needed a place to rest and relax and enjoy Kona. Great communication by the owners. I will be back to see more of the island. I recommend Lako house!
Direct, February 2013Thank you Frances for your review ... We hope to see you folks again at Lako House someday in the near future ! bill
Hello Bill, this is Frances ... Just stayed at the Ohana house and wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to be there ... Really enjoyed the place and the location, everything was really great ... Appreciate you working with us to getting some things that we needed ... so I just want to check in and make sure everything was right .. Thank you so much.
Direct, February 2013
We just got back from a 2-week girl’s trip at the Lako House in Kailua-Kona. What a great house, it worked out perfectly for us. Our numbers fluctuated a bit because several of our group couldn't stay the whole 2 weeks, but there were 7 to 10 of us at any time. The first bedroom had a king bed, 2 twins and 2 day beds (with trundles we didn't use); the 2nd room had 2 twin beds; and the 3rd room had a king bed, a futon bed and a daybed (with trundle). It was great that we could all have our own beds. There are 2 big bathrooms in the 'master bedroom', 1 with a shower only and one with shower/tub. Both have large closets. The room with the 2 twin beds also has a full bathroom with tub/shower. Then there is a 1/2 bath just off the main entry. And behind the kitchen is a small laundry room with another shower and a sink. It was really easy to share the different spaces and we never felt like we had to wait in line for bathroom access. Though the wall to wall (and ceiling) mirrors in the 1/2 bath caused a lot of laughing and comments about keeping the lights turned off. With 10 women there was a lot of laundry being washed too. We liked using the 2 drying racks which we set up in the side yard. We only rented the main house, but it was great. It was clean, the kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, etc. and even a few different kinds of coolers we could borrow when we went to the beach. We usually had breakfast and dinner at home, so we used the kitchen a lot. Bill even got us a 2nd coffee pot which let us make 2 kinds of coffee (dark roast & medium roast) each morning so there was no arguing about coffee :-). The pool deck is the crowning glory of the house. What a wonderful space. The upper section is tiled, and has lots of chairs and 3 outdoor tables. We ate breakfast and dinner outside almost every day. The view out across the pool to the ocean was wonderful. We saw quite a few whales while sitting on the deck. The BBQ area is great with an easy to use the propane grill. And the hot tub is a big plus. What a great space to warm up after snorkeling with the dolphins or body surfing at Hapuna. Bill can also set up the wi-fi. We've rented houses frequently these last 10 years and usually we have trouble hooking up to the wi-fi, but no one had trouble at the Lako House. We all had smart phones, and there were a couple of laptops and a iPad. So there was a lot of e-mail checking and Facebook posting going on.
VRBO, January 2013Dear Lori ... Thank so very much for such an in-depth review of your group's stay at Lako House. We hope that someday we will get a chance to host you folks again. All the best !! bill / Lako House
We have stayed at Lako House 4 times already and we always enjoy staying...looking at the sunset over the sea is too beautiful for words! Good neighbors here are also important for our children too. The owner is very friendly and flexible to help you so that you have nothing to worry to stay this gorgeous big house!!
Direct, October 2011Thank you Shizuka for your friendly feedback and visiting Lako House year after year with your school kids. We look forward in seeing you all again. All the best, bill / Lako House
We stayed at the Lako House for 10 days right after Thanksgiving and there were 11 of us. The house is big enough to fit everyone. It is even better than the pictures on the website. The house is clean, bed sheets were clean and kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils. The backyard is awesome, kids loved swimming. The location is very good. The house is near a public beach and all the stores in case you need to go buy food. My whole family was very happy with the stay. I would definitely recommend this house for a large party.
Direct, November 2012Aloha Harinder, Thank you so very much for the kind review & feedback of your stay at Lako House. We look forward to perhaps hosting you folks again someday. All the best, bill / Lako House
Awesome place! We stayed at the Lako House for a week and it was wonderful. Perfect location and amazing view. I would come back in a heartbeat.
VRBO, August 2012Thank you Marc for your review / feedback. We look forward to seeing you folks again someday at Lako House ! Aloha, bill
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