My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Hale Okalani. We stayed for 5 nights in February 2014. They have everything you could need: beach towels, boogey boards, bikes/helmets, cooler, beach chairs, maps, guidebooks- not to mention a hair dryer, little bath things, bath towels, etc. The kitchen is stocked as well with a blender, pans/pots, toaster oven, microwave, etc. They have plenty of plates and cups and wine glasses There is a little general store across the street that stocks ice and anything you could forget, and about 10 minutes to the south is a Foodland grocery store where you can stock up on your food. And the closest gas station we could find was about 15 minutes away.
The location is perfect. The owner's backyard is the beach, and the beach has a great reef with tons of fish and sea turtles galore, perfect for snorkeling and exploring. And during whale watching months, it's perfect! We saw more whales than we could count just from the beach. They are about a 4 minute drive from Hapuna Beach, and about 10-15 min drive from the Waikoloa resorts. We did excursions up past Hawi and Waipio Valley, and it really didn't feel like we were driving forever. Helps it's all so pretty. It was a pretty perfect central location.
The room itself is nice as well, the bed was comfortable and there was a/c for the warm nights. It was quiet. From the main bedroom window, you see the ocean. There is a bbq on the porch, but we never got around to sitting out there, we always went down to the beach. The owners are friendly, but you do barely see them. True, the wifi isn't great, but that wasn't a big deal for us and the shower could be improved a bit, but it wasn't a drawback at all. We'd definitely stay here again!