|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Do you long for…
The majesty of a panoramic ocean view lit by the glow of a tropical sunset?
The grandeur of a star-filled sky unbroken by streetlights or civilization?
The relaxation of watching ocean waves and swaying palms from your patio?
The enjoyment of a steaming cup of coffee, a good book, and a beautiful sunrise?
The solitude of a perfectly quiet evening touched only by the sounds of birdsong and breezes?
But also want…
The fun of swimming and relaxing in your private pool and sun deck?
The joy of swimming and snorkeling with the turtles at a stunning black sand beach?
The excitement of exploring a volcanic wonderland of lava flows and ancient caverns?
The romance of a soothing spa and glass of wine under a tropical sky?
The convenience of nearby shopping, gas, dining, and community library/clubhouse?
Then this might be the perfect spot for you to enjoy your stay in paradise!
Located 45 miles south of Kailua-Kona and 60 miles from Hilo, we offer the wonderful experience of 'Old Hawaii' with its serenity, quiet, and charm. In addition, we are ideally located to allow you to explore both sides of the Big Island. A five minute trip up to the highway takes you to the growing town of Ocean View, with its grocery and hardware stores, restaurants, gas stations, farmers market, and an active community center with library and computer center.
Nearby must-see attractions include the black sand beach at Punalu'u, the green-sand beach and cliffs at South Point, Volcano National Park, and Kula Kai caverns. For the hikers, don't miss walking about 2 ½ miles down to the beach and lagoon at Pohue Bay where you will likely have it to yourselves (especially on a week day). A quick trip to the quaint town of Na'alehu lets you avail yourselves of organically grown local produce, local style restaurants with live music, and a fabulous bakery. Journeying a bit further takes you through lush rain forest to the Kapoho Tidepools with its outstanding snorkeling and abundant sea life.
On the Kona side, you can take time to kayak with the dolphins in Kealakekua Bay and enjoy one of the best snorkeling spots in the state! Of course, you can always head up to Kona or Hilo and enjoy the many sights and experiences they offer and still have plenty of time to return home for dinner on the lanai at sunset.
Hale Li'ili'i Maluhia, or 'Little House of Peace', is at 600' elevation and 2 miles from the coast, providing panoramic ocean views and perfect temperatures and humidity year round. Its unique location at the southern end of the island allows you to experience both fantastic sunsets and sunrises! Because of our low elevation and the cooling trade winds, we are rarely affected by the vog that can affect the Kona Coast. But we are still on the sunny side, where we don't have the rain and the bugs of the Hilo side
Hale Li'ili'i Maluhia is 1000 sq. ft. and features an open floor plan with a living area, dining area, breakfast bar, kitchen, and large bath. The entire unit is located on ground level, providing easy access without the need to negotiate stairs. We provide a laptop computer and high speed internet. There are two large glass sliding doors providing abundant light and air which open onto the pool and patio area.
With a king size bed and 32' flat screen TV with Dish Network, it is a great place to relax at the end of a long day of sightseeing and swimming. Two ceiling fans supplement the tradewinds and provide a restful cooling breeze.
The kitchen is open, with a breakfast bar for informal dining. It is well equipped and has oak cabinets. It is ready for you to make your favorite island dishes or just pop something in the microwave for a quick snack. We have tried to provide everything you might need to feel completely at home. If you do need something special, it is usually readily available at the local market.
The pool and spa area is spacious and enclosed by lava rock walls. The 20' x 40' pool is covered to allow for solar heating and is surrounded by tiered concrete decking. A propane fired 5' x 7' spa sits adjacent to the pool for soothing away your tensions at the end of the day. Lounge chairs and a table set allow for relaxation and seating and a gas barbecue is available for outdoor dining. Please note that this area is shared with a upstairs rental when occupied. Please be neighborly and bring the spirit of 'aloha' toward your fellow guests if present.
To foster the spirit of quiet and solitude, please be courteous and observe 'quiet hours' before 8:00 AM and after 9:00 PM if the upstairs unit is occupied.
Please see listing # 325889 for information about the upstairs rental and for additional pics of the property.
Keywords: private, secluded, apartment,
My wife and I live in California and love the sun and the sea. We fell in love with the Big Island during our many vacations to Hawaii, and were fortunate enough to purchase this property for our retirement home. We are avid ballroom dancers and plan on building a dance studio on the property after we move over permanently. We both enjoy arts and crafts and hope to continue and expand our hobbies after we move.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009
We love the rural charm of 'Old Hawaii' and serenity of the south end of the island. It is on the 'sunny side' of the island and offers a panoramic view of the ocean 2 miles away. We enjoy watching the whale migration in season from our lanai. We also wanted to be in an area relatively free of the 'vog' that can affect the higher elevations and coastal areas to the north. We enjoy having services and amenities close by to avoid the need for frequent trips in to Kona or Hilo. We love the home and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
At 'Hale Li'ili'i Maluhia' you can experience the peace and refreshment of 'getting away from it all' while still 'having it all'. Your vacation can be as active or relaxed as you wish. You can explore the richness of the Big Island or relax with a book on the lanai or by the pool. Kids will enjoy the opportunity to swim and splash about and adults can enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa at the end of the day. It provides a great base for exploring the delights of the east side of the Island without the long drive back to Kona. Make sure you take the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular, star filled night skies and look for shooting stars. The star-gazing is truly world-class!!
Hi, Bob and Sue,
Mahalo for everything. The studio was very clean and well equipped. We enjoyed our stay here and the pool and BBQ were very nice. We would recommend this place to anybody!
Awesome location between Hilo and Kona, so you can enjoy the whole island. Only an 1.5 hours to Hilo instead of 3hrs from Kona. 1 hour from the volcano park. very clean and a large space to live in, large patio windows, full kitchen was great to use. Communication with owner was professional and prompt, answered all questions. It was like a home away from home really. Everything we needed was available. the local area is an old lava flow so If you like hiking and bizarre rock formations, you can wet your appetite right from the back yard. We loved it. there is a grocery store, gas station, pizza shops, bbq food, breakfast place all nearby just off the main highway (about 4 miles away). if you like Hiking I highly recommend volcano national park to start. there is a ton of other places to hike. also Snorkeling is good at black sand beach, scuba dive in Kona (Big island divers is the best- DO THE MANTA DIVE) as Hilo is not as good (visibility).
Nice place and decent location for hitting some areas of the Big Island not easily reached from other locales.
We truly loved our stay. The unit is open, light, and has a lovely view of the Kau coast, the complete coverage by the lava flow and South Point. We were able to base here and drive into Kona and Hilo without hassle. The total peace and quiet was more than expected, wonderful sunrises and sunsets for us to enjoy and yet our grandson had plenty of pool time.
We felt the "Aloha Spirit" the moment we arrived. A quiet oasis in the middle of an old lava flow. The home is clean & comfortable. Our hosts were informative and kind (making us feel right at home). We liked being away from the busyness of Kona and still close enough to plenty of interesting places. We would like to return with our large family & rent the whole home.
My daughter and I enjoyed our stay very much. We appreciated the solitude and peaceful environment as well as a great place to " come home " to every evening. The only caveat is the distance we had to travel to the things we wanted to do and see each day. Volcanoes National Park is about an hour away but it is a scenic drive and the time passed quickly.
The amenities are very good. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable with groceries available nearby when we wanted to cook ourselves.
Quiet, clean and very comfortable. The stars are amazing. The owners are very attentive. It is a perfect location for visiting both sides of the island. It doesn't have the rain of Hilo or the vog of Kona. Highly recommended.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Notes||Standard rates are for 2 or fewer. Additional guests are $10 per day per person. (Note that the instant quote feature will be inaccurate if the additional persons are children)|
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