WHIMSICAL HOBBIT HOUSE HIDEAWAY-MILLION DOLLAR COASTAL VIEWS

Darlene & Bill Whaling

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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WHIMSICAL HOBBIT HOUSE HIDEAWAY-MILLION DOLLAR COASTAL VIEWS

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Ka Lae Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is one of the more unusual places to stay. If you want a bit of mystery and imagination in your vacation, and little stories lying in wait around every corner, you'll appreciate it here. It's enchanting, rather like you'd expect a hobbit's house to be. This place is a fairy tale realized, a one-of-a-kind home high on a bluff with expansive views to South Point. Romantic and whimsical in a classy, accomplished way, your soul will smile!

Put a little whimsy in your Hawaii Honeymoon in paradise with a visit to a delightful little custom built honeymoon suite. Hobbit House is a wonderful choice for Hawaii honeymooners visiting The Big Island. It's a hobbit's house and that means comfort! And it's on The Hill, as all the people for many miles around call it.

Hobbit House is the finest combination of technical and artistic creativity. See how wonderful it can be when art, technology and nature are all in sync. Hope to see you soon!

Keywords: House,secluded,private,hillside

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darlene & Bill Whaling (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The Hobbit House is true to it's name! Perched way up in the starry skies of Waiohinu Springs on the South Side of the Big Island you have more privacy than you could ever imagine. You are the ONLY guests of Bill and Darlene - your energetic, innovative and highly creative hosts... ask them about their Mac Nut Sorting invention, the windmills at South Point, the 1st generation thru current solar panels that fully power the Hobbit House, ANYTHING and you will get an enthusiastic tale! If you want a few days or a week of complete solitude, this is it. Perfect for a writing retreat or simply a quiet place to rest after a day 4 wheeling and exploring the southern tip of the island - rugged landscape, sky for days, jagged cliffs.... you name it. Go. Enjoy.
Mar 2010
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

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Whimsical Hobbit House Hideaway-Million Dollar Coastal Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Ka Lae Ka'u District
Illinois
5

In a Word: Magic

  • 5 of 5
Opened my eyes each morning to a beautiful sunrise greeting us while still lying in bed. Made great local coffee and sat in the living room to take in the spectacular view before chatting with Bill and Darlene to plan our day. However, it was always hard to leave the Hobbit House since it enveloped us in a world of fantasy: a "floating" tub overlooking the view through gorgeous stained glass windows, a large walk-in shower with floor to ceiling glass, branches strung with tiny lights hanging from the wood ceiling, beautifully handcrafted wood throughout, little hidden surprises if you take the time to look, and most importantly, Bill and Darlene! They both add so much to the experience because they took the risk to create a life truly their own and are so willing to share it with you. They are two of the most creative, passionate and interesting people you will meet. They are also very warm, welcoming hosts who will make you feel at home.
Now, the ride up the hill is a bit challenging the first time, but no need for a 4x4. The property is in a secluded area and off the grid, but all this adds to a sense of adventure! It is in a great location for exploring the fantastic Volcanos Nat Park, black (head further back to see the lovely pond with water lilies) and green sand beaches, stunning Hamakua Coast, snorkeling beaches, spiritually strong City of Refuge, South Point and more. Don't forget to take advantage of the opportunity to slow down and simply chat with those in the area.
If you're not looking for a typical tourist trip, you can't go wrong. It's the kind of travel experience that will stay with you in surprising ways.
All our best to Darlene and Bill!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Ka Lae Ka'u District
Ontario
5

So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Hobbit House to start off our 25 years dreamed of Hawaii vacation, and what a way to start. Darlene and Bill are amazing, super friendly and informative. As for the Hobbit House, what you see is what you get! It is so relaxing and comfortable, and the views, I'm not sure there are words to discribe them! Although it is a bit of a drive from the airport, HH is in the perfect location as you are centrally located for most activities. If we ever make it back to Hawaii, we will definitely be in contact with Bill and Darlene, hoping to stay in their Whimsical Hobbit House:)
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Ka Lae Ka'u District
Fairbanks, Alaska
5

Rooms with a view

  • 5 of 5
We’ve been to the Big Island several times but never had an experience as positive and serene as we had at the Hobbit House. Its off the grid in an idyllic spot that exemplifies Hawaii. It has a really large living area compared to everywhere else we have been and very clean. It was fun staying in touch with the natural world and how it all interacted with the solar cells and windmill. The outdoor area was manicured with grassy areas to sit and read on, and lovely trees blooming that supplied us with fruit. I knew as we traversed the road straight up to the Hobbit house that we were in for an incredible view. Sure enough the first day we were there we were so transfixed by the incredible view and surrounding area we forgot about the agenda and sat on the couch and let ourselves be mesmerized. The combination of Darlene and Bills craftsmanship and glass art work was such a treat. It was custom and fanciful and just added such a wonderful ambience to the stay. They were the most gracious hosts supplying all kinds of information about best locations for anything you could want to do. We recommend this location to anyone looking for a unique, inspired, totally relaxing vacation. Oh, and did I mention the stars in the night sky which can be viewed in almost total darkness.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Ka Lae Ka'u District
Grand Junction, CO
5

Whimsical Retreat, Fun Company

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying at Hobbit House on our first trip to the Big Island, and our stay surpassed our expectations. Bill and Darlene are excellent hosts, full of knowledge and genuinely kind, fun, generous people. They manage to occupy the top half of the house while respecting your privacy and gladly help you with whatever you may need (suggestions, beach equipment, first-aid, etc.).

Hobbit House is a whimsical, unique property that uses off-the-grid energy and is surrounded by lush, beautiful trees and Darlene's garden. It was such fun to pick grapefruit off the tree and forage for avocados. Also, the hosts have a macadamia nut processing business through which they offer the best macadamia nuts you have ever had in your life (don't miss out! Those other ones you've been eating all this time are nasty!).

Don't be deterred by the distance up the hill to Hobbit House. Regular cars can make it and if you're patient, it's no problem navigating the road. After you see the stars at night and can hear only the roar of the ocean from below, you'll realize the trip was worth it. Thanks, Darlene and Bill!

If you stay here, we highly recommend the black sand beach at Punaluu (minutes away), Volcanoes National Park, South Point, and the Punaluu Bake Shop in Naalehu (Fabulous malasadas, try the passionfruit). What a great vacation.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Ka Lae Ka'u District
San Antonio
5

Hobbit House

  • 5 of 5
The house is truly magical, clean with wonderful amenities. The property is well-maintained and the owners were very courteous, gracious hosts answering all inquiries and provided wonderful advice for our excursions. I would definitely recommend this property to others. The scenery is breathtaking, weather - outstanding! It is a very serene location, peaceful, spacious.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Ka Lae Ka'u District
Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

What an incredible week!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at the Hobbit House and would say that it was our best week in our three week Hawaiian Adventure. The house is gorgeous and Bill and Darlene are incredible hosts with lots of information to offer. The property itself is full of so many interesting things; from the avocado trees that my husband helped Bill pick one morning to the unique system of wind and solar energy that fuels the house. You must try the mac nuts!
The house is set in the hills and we could walk down the road to see horses, cows and the spectacular view of the coastline. Sitting in the huge bath and listening to the wind while looking down at the rest of the world was quite an experience.
From the Hobbit House we went to the Green Sand Beach, the Black Sand beach ( where we saw many turtles resting in the sun), Kona, Mountain Thunder Coffee and stops in between. There is a great fish and chip shack just before you get to Captain Cook worth checking out. When we come back (and we will come back ) we would rent a 4x4 vehicle as there are some places that a heavier duty car can take you. However, we had a regular car which was just fine to see all the sights.
If you are looking for a beautiful spot to stay on the island, where you can easily tour around to see the sights or opt to stay at home for a day to read on the beautiful bay window bed, then this is the spot for you. We have been home for almost a month and still talk about our week with Bill and Darlene. We will be back and have recommended that friends of ours look them up when they next go to the island.
Mahalo for becoming such a great part of our honeymoon, Hobbit House!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kona or Hilo same distance
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Discovery Harbour or Punalu'u
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Shaka's or Hana Hou in Naalehu
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

We are in the general area of Ka Lae South Point above Highway 11 and the small village of Waiohinu. The actual South Point is a 12 mile drive to the coast. From S. PT. you can travel to the famous green sand beach by foot, your rented 4x4 or catch a paid ride in with the jeeps accommodating travelers.

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Availability & Rates

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Ka Lae Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes Taxes ARE included in all rates.
Traveler's may cancel at least sixty-one days or more before arrival date for a refund minus a fee of $150 for cancellation. No refunds within the sixty or less days before arrival date.
Initial deposit by check or money order. Balance due at arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ka Lae Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Learn about off-grid lifestyle with renewable energy produced by solar and wind.
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