Tranquil, high end property, close to everything on the Hilo side of Hawaii
My husband and I spent 4 nights over Christmas on this property and fully enjoyed the experience. Both the indoor and outdoor space are very comfortable and peaceful. The house is very well appointed, including both the private kitchenette and the shared gourmet kitchen. The main bedroom, facing the ocean, includes a luxurious king bed. We used the second bedroom for a dressing room to spread out luggage. The owner, Kate, was extremely easy to communicate with during booking and approaching arrival. She is friendly, and did not compromise privacy or comfort of her guests (during our stay another guest arrived from Brazil to stay in the second rental unit). As this is a working ranch, we thoroughly enjoyed the resident canines, Moe and Albert. Both excellent readers of people, coming close for a extended pat, or settling into their own space/beds. Kate also trains horses and riders, and we enjoyed visiting the barn down the hill daily and I trail rode for a couple of hours with Kate. A highlight of this 2 week Hawai'ian holiday. When we left the ranch, we made easy day trips to Waipio Valley, Waimea, Honoka'a and Hilo. Less than 15 miles from Hilo airport.
Ho'onanea Ranch Private Ocean View Luxury Retreat 10 minutes from Hilo