Owner and Guest Testimonials

Knutson & Associates strive to exceed our clients expectations. Here are some testimonials and comments provided from the owners of the properties we manage & the guests who stay in them!



"Blake Kessner of Knutson and Associates has been the Property Manager of my condo since 2014. I find him helpful, pleasant and very responsive to me and my clients' rental needs. He is a joy to work with! I wish everyone has a work ethic like Blake. I regret not using Knutson to manage my condo sooner. Blake deserves a 5 star review from me!!


- Annie " -Owner of a Kona Reef Condo we manage.


"My husband and I would like to thank Knutson and Associates for another great year of managing our Kona Makai unit #2-102 in Kona, Hawaii. The team of Sharon, Janae and especially Blake have gone the extra mile for us on several occasions recently and we can not thank them enough. Everyone should use Knutson and Associates! Blake, you are the BEST!"


- Pat and Jeff Bendokas



"We have had the pleasure of Knutson & Associates being our property manager since 2006. With a smaller company you always know you have a real person to call, not just an answering service, and it is like calling a friend to follow-up on property issues for you. On those rare instances where something unexpected comes up they don’t hesitate to roll up their sleeves, get involved to solve it. Blake and his crew do not hesitate to put their own “feet on the ground” to take care of any sudden problems that come up. Knutson & Associates is a long-time three-generation family-run business so they have a huge personal stake in keeping the company’s reputation and performance top-notch.


- Tony Wong " -Owner of Haku Hale, a house we manage



"We have had Kona Isle D-4 under Vacation Rental Contract with Knutson and Associates Since 1988. During that period the Knutson Group has looked after the condo well and have brought many clients as short- and medium-term renters. For about 10 years Knutson also managed a long-term rental unit for us. This also worked out well. We are very satisfied with the staff at Knutson and look forward to a continued relationship for many years ahead.


- Regards, Harry and Sue Parker" -Owner of a Kona Isle Condo we manage



"I find Knutson and Associates the best property management I have had in Kailua Kona. My parents purchased my condominium in 1963 and we have been through many companies in that time. Knutson responds promptly to any concerns I have which is important when you live 6,000 miles away. They do a great job of keeping my unit rented and advising me of improvements I should make to keep the unit in good shape. I am very happy with Knutson and Associates and appreciate their professionalism and reliability. I can and do depend on them.


- Sincerely, Pamela Cooper, Kona Magic Sands, Unit 209"



"We have used Knutson & Associates to manage our vacation condo since 2004. They are fantastic and a 5-star operation! Our occupancy rate has steadily improved every year! We have worked with a few different people but all (Sharon, Blake, Grant, Janae) are all very knowledgeable and work hard to make sure your stay is the best. They have constantly done things to improve the level of service, i.e.: using multiple sights to list the rentals, offering a concierge service so you will know the best beaches to visit, restaurants, water sports, etc. They will also stock your refrigerator with requested items before your arrival. Again, this is what sets them apart from other companies. We all know that things can go wrong, break or have something unexpected happen during the stay. If so, they all work hard and together to answer any question, fix and/or repair, replace and make sure you are well taken care of in a prompt manner!

We highly recommend Knutson & Associates for managing, renting or sales of your property! -Tracy"


-Owner of a Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Condo, we manage. Corner Unit#2-204



"What I expect from a property management firm in the Islands is local knowledge and presence, responsive and friendly customer support for both the guests and owner, and track record of integrity. Knutson and Associates has delivered in all areas over the past five years. We have developed a partnership that supports the presentation of my ocean front townhouse in the best light. Having used other agencies on the Big Island, I rate Knutson as far superior!


- John" -Owner of a Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Townhome we manage



"We have been at both ends of the Hawaii vacational rental stick. For nearly 10 years we had rented a vacation condo through Knutson & Associates after trying several agents before them. We were always throughly satisfied with our accomodations and Knutson's service. Any glitches (there were very few) were handled quickly and always to our satisfaction. We could always depend on our favorite rental being ready for our arrival. So, when we bought our own vacation rental property in 2014, we promptly arranged with Knutson & Associates to manage and rent out our Keauhou Akahi condo during the times that we are not using it ourselves. This arrangement has worked very well. Blake, Jenae, and Sharon were very helpful in getting us started with this. We are very satisfied with the occupancy rate in both short and long term rentals. Also, each month we receive a great detailed report of all rental activity and future reservations. Many thanks to the staff at Knutson & Associates for their great job!!! "


- Owners of a Keauhou Akahi unit we manage & they were previous guests of ours!



"Knutson and Associates has been invaluable in helping me have peace of mind while I'm on the mainland. My condo has been rented out consistently since I first contracted with Knutson. I knew from the start that they would value the condition of the condo and support my best interests. -Anita"


- Owner of a Kona Makai condo we manage



“Knutson & Associates have been managing our two long-term rental properties in Kailua Kona for several years and we have been very pleased with their service. When we have a change in tenants they often have a new qualified tenant ready to move in before the prior tenant has even vacated. They also have been very helpful in taking care of any needed repairs, very important to us as we are off-island owners. Sharon and her team do a great job and we would highly recommend them.”


- David & Georgianne Peacock

Honolulu, Hawaii" -Owners of an Alii Lani Condo we manage



"We bought our Condo E-23 in Kona Isle in 1998 and we continued using Knutson & Associates as our rental agent into the present and intend to continue our relationship. We can say we have received professional and friendly service over these 17 years and know that we will get the same in the future.


- Will & Inge" -Owner of a direct oceanfront Kona Isle condo we manage



"After 10 years of renting our condominium on our own, using a personal website, FlipKey, and other listing website, we decided to make use of a property manager. This provided the advantage of having a qualified person on-island to look after our interests. Our decision to use Knutson and Associates was not taken lightly. We had been considering the move to a property manager for the past three years. During that time, we asked around about many different companies in the Kailua-Kona area. Knutson and Associates had a reasonable contract without a lot of gimmicks and an excellent reputation. After visiting their office in April this year (2015), Blake Kessner came out to our condo on two occasions to discuss our needs, as well as providing many details about the operation of the company. After taking our listing, the first thing he did was to find us a renter for the off season summer months. Blake always keeps in contact with us and provides suggestions to maximize our rental. It is always a pleasure to deal with him. We would highly recommend their services.


- Bill & Maryjean Goshorn" - Owner of a Holualoa Bay Villas condo we manage.



" We have found Knutson and Associates very responsive to requests and suggestions from owners and renters. They have also presented some innovative ways to improve and enhance the showing and renting of our condo. Working with them is pleasant.


- Ann & Alan Werner" -Owner of a Kahaluu Bay Villas 2 bedroom condo we manage.



" Knutson and Associates have done a fantastic job with managing our Condo at Kona Makai. We have only owned our unit for a year and decided to go with Knutsons shortly after we bought it. Blake and associates have taken very good care of the unit and we are more than satisfied with the service Knutson's has provided. We are looking forward to another profitable season ahead of us with Knutsons.


- Thanks so much. Pat and Jeff Bendokas" -Owner of a Kona Makai condo we manage



"Jenae, you are great for always getting back to me and always getting me the information that I ask for! I really appreciate you and your hard work. It's not very often you get this type of customer service! "


-Owner of a Casa De Emdeko Condo we manage



"Grant, our stay was great (again) and we made good use of the facilities while there. No complaints at all, the washing machine was fixed promptly and you were so helpful in organizing the baby rental bits - we really appreciate it. Hopefully we will get back in the next couple of years and we have recommended you guys to a couple of friends who are heading that way later in the year. Fantastic level of service - thank you!


Regards, Selena" -Guest who stayed with us in 2015 at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Condo# 2-204



"This property was very clean & had everything you need to cook & many extras for going to the beach. Wonderful location, literally on the ocean. The housekeeper, Tess, is a gem & I cannot say enough good things about our contact, Grant, from Knutson & Associates. He went the extra mile to make our stay beyond perfect. You feel like you are home the minute you walk thru the door. We will stay here against any, for sure.


- Carolyn" -Guest who stayed with us in 2015 at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Townhome#3



"Great vacation spot! Beautiful condo with well-manicured property and wonderful on site manager. Blake from Knutson and Associates went well beyond our expectations to ensure our stay was a five star experience.


-Thomas" -Guest who stayed with us at the Kona Isle in 2015, Unit#B5



"My husband and I stayed at Kona Gardens for 5 weeks. It was truly like being in paradise. All amenities, comfort and servises that resort has to offer is beyond imagination. The condo was very tastefully furnished and fully equipped. Watching sunsets from the huge beautiful lanai were amazing! 24-hour guards on duty made us feel very safe! Knutson & Associates made our staying great & hassle free. We loved it and recommended to all our friends! Mahalo!


- Olga & Dale" -Guest who stayed with us in 2015 at the Kona Coast Resort#8-204