|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A two story home located on seven acres of pasture land surrounded by Norfolk Pines, peace and privacy.
This fully furnished home has 3 queen size beds and 1 full size bed. All amenities are taken care of including linens, fully stocked kitchen, basic cable TV, vcr, cd players and telephone.
Located on the edge of the town of Na'alehu it is only a five minute drive to the town center for groceries, banking, fuel, a library, post office, and at least two homestyle cafes. In the center of town is the Punalu'u Bakery revered throughout the Island for its sweet Hawaiian bread and assortment of malasadas (Portugese doughnuts), all baked fresh daily.
Na'alehu is midway between Kona and Hilo, at the southern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. You can drive to either side of the Island, Kona on the West or Hilo on the East, at a relaxing and leisurely pace, enjoy the many unique little towns, beaches, shops, museums and art galleries along the way to either side and still have plenty of time to return home for dinner on the 3 lanais at sun set.
Black Sands Beach and Golf Course is within 15 minutes by car and Volcano Village and Volcano National Park are only 35 minutes away. Volcano Village has become a center for local artists with many opportunities to see their work in shops, studios, gallerys, etc.
A unique Island experience on your own 7 acres of privacy. An opportunity to live amongst the local people, shop at the Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Saturday, hike, golf, go to the beaches or just sit on your lanai and soak in the peacefulness.
Spent a week here in March, and enjoyed the beautiful, lush yard and the house itself. Beds are really comfortable and there are two stand-alone showers and one bathtub-shower upstairs with a great view from the window. The house was really clean when we arrived but someone came to fix one of the faulty smoke detectors during our stay and dragged dirt and leaves throughout the house with their shoes. There is a gate closing off the entrance to the property from the street, and although we would close it each morning upon leaving the house, we would usually find it open upon our return later in the day (don't know what's up with that - it was also open when we arrived, contrary to instructions received from the owner).
The house is not in Naalehu proper but in Waiohinu, a couple of miles past Naalehu when coming from Kona. It is a very quiet area of the Big Island and a good base for exploring South Point and Green Sand Beach. I recommend heading to Gilligan's (a 5-minute drive away) on a Friday or Saturday for a taste of the local life here, with pizza and live music among cheerful locals.
On the downside, there are a lot of OLD things in the house that would gain from being replaced. A perfect example is the blankets: too small for the beds and definitely past their prime. The TVs in the house are ancient and cumbersome to operate, with no instructions provided for the guests, and the Wi-Fi network is not secured. Also, although the kitchen is well equipped, we found the fridge door loaded with way too much leftover food from previous guests upon arrival: two jars of mayonnaise, two bottles of sweet chili sauce, two jars of blackberry jam, FOUR jars of peanut butter, and on and on. Someone needs to tidy up that fridge!
Finally, although Denise, the owner, was really kind, communication was difficult as she did not seem to receive most of my emails and did not return my phone call when I tried to reach her a few days before my scheduled arrival date.
Very lovely place, plenty of room and the owners were very cordial. We had a problem with a rat eating our bread and later realized he was getting in through a hole he had made in the in the upstairs screen. We were serenaded nightly by barking dogs and crowing roosters which made it difficult to keep the doors and windows open.
Our family of five arrived very tired and were overjoyed to find a house clean and welcoming to us. The grounds were beautiful, lots of trees and flowers. Everything we needed except perishables was provided. The owner contacted us before we went there and was very friendly and helpful. Shirley, the caretaker, had everything ready for us, what a fun person. We would love to vacation there again.
We were safe, comfortable and happy! Our stay was filled with memories for a lifetime. If you are into country living and want to get away from it all, we highly recommend this property. The owners and the care taker Shirley were wonderful people.
This visit for us was to relearn the island,renew our spirits,and answer a slew of questions from our hearts and our heads. Have to say nothing disappointed. The house and the grounds were lovely.It was comfortable and met all of our expectations.We arrived in late evening and immediately felt at home.The views were awesome,and the silence,the birds and the scent of flowers will remain with us.The caregiver who made us welcome also responded to our every query,was gracious and friendly.Thank you Shirley for all your help and your Aloha smile. We Will plan to return as often as we can and bring additional friends and family.
We spent a week here and loved it. It is lovely and peaceful. The gardens have matured since the photos so it's even prettier and there are lots of fruit trees including lilikoi, fig, papaya, avocado, orange, etc. The sunrises from the lanai were beautiful (we're from the US east coast so getting up early was easy). The house is well stocked with non-perishables like condiments, rice, cooking oils, etc. so no need to buy those. You'll need to buy perishables like milk, cereal, veggies and meats. Kitchen is well stocked with cooking/eating utensils. Local restaurants: Shaka, Hana Hou and Punaluu Bakery were not fancy but very good. Farmer's market in Naalehu on Wed and Sat was bigger than I thought with very friendly folks. Shirley, the neighbor/caretaker is very friendly but not intrusive. Owners were easy to work with when making arrangements and communicated promptly.
There is much to do on the Big Island, more than you can do in a week, for sure. Naalehu is not in a resort area so if that is your thing, you will have to drive a bit. But for those wanting peace and quiet and a more rural setting, it is perfect. You will need a car but many sites and activities are an hour or less from this location. Very close by are the Puunaluu black sand beach (we saw 4 seaturtles), green sand beach, South Point. A little farther is Volcano Nat'l Park, well worth the trip. Beyond that Kailua-Kona and Hilo. Even farther is Mauna Kea but also well worth the trip. We definitely recommend this home and will plan on returning. Aloha!
This property is located away from the typical tourist areas. One town over is Ocean View and several interesting shops. Green Sands Beach at the end of South Point Road is very pretty but very primitive and a long walk in. Black Sands Beach has all facilities. Guests love the hikes offered in or near Volcano National Park. The Fern Grotto and the Lava Tube are 2 of my favorite features of the Park.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
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