A Hale Lani is a spectacular cottage with a separate guest suite. Staying in a cottage is such a great way to experience a part of what Hawaii is all about. You surround yourself with tropical gardens, lush green lawns and a gentle waterfall that cascades into the pond, offering peace and quiet. Take in the fabulous 180 degree view of the Kona coastline, spectacular sunset show and sparkling lights of Kailua Kona town at night from your large, covered lanai.
You can pick flowers and fruit in the yard and enjoy the fragrances of gardenias and night blooming jasmine. It can be a romantic retreat for 2 or a wonderful place for family fun. A Hale Lani allows you to tune into the subtle harmonies and cycles of the tropics, the openness of this unique place encourages the shift to a fresh perspective, which is something that lingers after your vacation is over.
Unique Details: A Hale Lani Cottage is a unique place to visit. It offers a very quiet and peaceful experience. The views are spectacular and the Hawaiian ambiance give you a feeling of Old Hawaii. The owners spend months planting new fruit trees and flowers for your enjoyment. Be sure to visit the fruit orchard and orchid green house on the lower part of the property.
This year we offer DSL high speed Internet connection and a computer for your use.
Visit the new Holualakoa Cafe 2 blocks away with exceptional brunches and dinners and be sure to drop by one of many art galleries and shops in Holualoa town.
My Love for Hawaii started at a very early age as I grew up in Oahu. I loved everything about Hawaii, from the ocean to the mountains. In 1979 I returned to live on the Big Island and have called it my home every since. My husband joined me in life in 1992 and we have shared the wonder of Hawaii together these past 17 years. We love to garden and our property reflects all our efforts. Picking papayas, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, mangoes, limes, lemons and pineapples gives us such a thrill.
The cottage is very close to many beaches where we zip down for a snorkel and swim most days. We have wonderful neighbors and friends to share beautiful sunsets with and are always happy to have visitors enjoy the cottage.
Here we are renewing our vows at our 10 year anniversary
Toni Blair purchased this cottage in 1996
We designed and built the cottage ourselves in 1996. My love of the islands gave me a strong sense of design for the tropical lifestyle. It was a labor of love and that is reflected in the grounds, house and decorations.
My wife and I love the Hale Lani. The cottage is clean and nicely appointed. The views from the lanai were great. The feeling of privacy was unbroken during our entire visit. We intend to return this year.
We spent three wonderful weeks at A Hale Lani, which deserves its name 100%. We loved the peace, privacy, being able to pick fresh fruit daily, the amenities, quality of furnishing, the view...
Sitting up in bed at night and looking down at the lit-up town of Kona - through the large sliding doors - is one of innumerable memories.
A Hale Lani is in fact a giant "studio". Apart from cooking and sleeping we spent our time on the spacious lanai.
Consider a flight around the island (Cessna), well worth it to get a feel of the island. Don't miss a very well organised trip to Mauna Kea (with Forest&Trail), a visit to Volcano National Park and try the various beaches. Our favourite was Hapuna Beach, which never became crowded.
We thoroughly recommend A Hale Lani for a real get-away.
Stunning location and total privacy. So relaxing, with the stunning ocean views and sunsets. The house and gardens are beautifully maintained and extremely comfortable.
Delicious bannanas, papaya, pineapple, lemons, limes, tangelo to pick in the garden.
A short drive to great beaches and snorkelling/kayaking. Artists galleries and coffee shops within walking distance
We would recomend a stay here without reservation. We will be back!
This cottage is so beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing. The pictures do not do it justice! It is way more than we expected for the price. The book Toni has put together is an amazing resource. We used it every day of our stay. She lists all the nicest beaches to go to, even the hidden ones that are hard to find. It was such an adventure! The best snorkeling on the island is just a 5 minute drive down the mountain. Swimming with the wild dolphins and sea turtles, as Toni suggests in the book, is a life-changing experience. We enjoyed doing all of the tourist attractions in Hawaii, however, our best day on the island was the one we just stayed at the cottage and enjoyed the beautiful ocean view and wonderful fruit gardens. The fresh pineapple and limes are like no other in the world! We highly recommend staying at the beautiful A Hale Lani cottage and we hope to return some day soon.
The Williams and Whitworth families from Idaho
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us! We loved everything! All of the special touches and the beauty that you have added to make the house so welcoming, from the artwork, flowers, plants, dishes and furniture. We enjoyed it all! We want to say that it was beyond our expectations!We have never been so relaxed; and my husband said it was by far the best house we have ever rented anywhere! The property was clean and everything was included exactly like the photos only better. It was close to the town and it has the most amazing view from the lanai.
The sunsets and the sunrises were wonderful.
Cheri and Lee
On our seventh trip to Hawaii, we finally hit the jackpot on accomodations. A Hale Lani turned out to be our favorite spot in all the islands, and we have been to them all more than once. First of all, the setting overlooking the Pacific with the magnificent grounds captivated us immediately. But, when we went inside we knew we could not possibly have found a better spot for us. This is a special place. Our wonderful memories include dinner on the lanai looking out at the stars and Kona below with Hawaiian music coming from the sound system in the house, unique outdoor showers in seclusion outside the bathroom door, a large and heavenly comfortable bed, the feeling of tropical breezes and sunshine even while in the house, and most of all the complete privacy at all times. While we were off on activities each day, we were thrilled knowing we would be returning to our little romantic get away each night. We listened to all the Hawaiian CD's, perused with great interest the helpful local information supplied by the owners, sat and read by the soft lighting on the lanai, and never turned on the TV. The kitchen suited us fine, and we used the outdoor barbecue for many terrific dinners. This place is definitely a 10 as far as we are concerned, and we can't wait to return in November 2010, this time for 2 weeks instead of one. We thank the owners, who could not have done more for their guests.
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